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samzheresamzhere BannedHoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
Haven't seen a "Terrible Towel" posting for a while, but the Steelers did take care of business last week. They've struggled this season but now are above .500 and seemed to be much better in sync in their offense.

Broncos: Amazing QB, Peyton Manning. Probably the smartest QB in the NFL, manages his offense while setting up plays. Denver is playing a lot better overall now. I for one think Drew Brees is overrated.

Not a lot of upsets this past week, the better teams are finding their stride and weaker teams are still making things tough for themselves. Watching some games this past week, it's obvious how penalties can stop a drive and change the momentum. The top teams just don't make those mistakes as often.

Comments on your fave teams? Gripes?

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  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Panama City, Fl.Posts: 8,687 Senior Member
    Buford must not have access to a computer, said he was going to be in Pens. for a month.
    No surprises here. Pack won, but have a lot of injuries.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member A true 'Southerner'. NZPosts: 8,401 Senior Member
    My apologies Sam. I was supposed to keep the flag flying.

    Better late than never I guess


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  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    Raider fan here. Other than the obvious complaints, I'm happy to see my team ranked 21st in penalties this year, instead of the record breaking season last year. A little discipline goes a long way.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Podunk, Tx.Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    I just wish that lady would come and pick up her 11 kids. They're beating the Cowboys.

    Again.
    Jerry

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  • samzheresamzhere Banned HoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Enjoyed seeing the Steelers win, but their retro uniforms gave me a headache.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned HoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Speaking of penalties, the 49ers apparently took personal foul lessons from the Raiders. Monday night was a bunch of late hits and such. Irritates me because they're good enough to win straight out.
  • Bham ShooterBham Shooter Senior Member Posts: 609 Senior Member
    CaliFFL wrote: »
    Raider fan here. Other than the obvious complaints, I'm happy to see my team ranked 21st in penalties this year, instead of the record breaking season last year. A little discipline goes a long way.

    We went to the Falcons game a few weekends ago. Dads been a Raiders fan since Stabler (the Alabama connection) and I've been a fan since birth as a result of it. They were thiiiiiiis close to pulling the upset. I like what I've seen this year.


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  • prozium451prozium451 Member Posts: 130 Member
    Go D! Lions are rethinking their offense after losing Burleson to a broken leg. I hope we can keep the momentum going. Not out of the running yet.
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Kaniksu Nat'l Forest, IDPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
    We went to the Falcons game a few weekends ago. Dads been a Raiders fan since Stabler (the Alabama connection) and I've been a fan since birth as a result of it. They were thiiiiiiis close to pulling the upset. I like what I've seen this year.

    Raider fan since the '77 Super Bowl. It was on or close to my 10th birthday. Stabler, Branch, Van Eegan, Casper, Guy, Sistrunk, Hendricks...I still have the trading cards from that season.

    Coming from behind to beat the Squeelers is the seasonal apex so far.
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • samzheresamzhere Banned HoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
    alpha, my sympathies being a Browns fan. If only they had a nice flashy logo! But yeah, I understand -- I stuck with the Astros for a long time and finally let them slide into oblivion. It's tough being a fan of a team that never seems to be able to break .500, with no real future moves toward the better.

    If the Browns were on a steady building and improvement program (like the Texans did for their 10 years of existence, losing a lot but slowly getting better, now a 6-1 record with good prospects for a division title) then yeah, you can hold with them. But the Browns team management seems to be satisfied with mediocrity, which can be discouraging for fans.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned HoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
    On a general note, we're about mid-season and this is where the really good teams hang in there and continue to win (or at least not lose much). The top teams will drop one or two games in the coming weeks but stay ahead of their challengers and win the critical inter-division games. That's what makes them eventual playoff material.

    The midlevel teams will win and lose, and those with good coaching and steady players will hang in there, defeat some higher-ranked teams, gain a notch or two in the standings, and be playoff contenders.

    That's what the top and medium teams offer the fans ---- not necessarily perfect football in mid-season, but sharp and entertaining play, and hang in there.

    And then there are the saggers. Maybe next year?

    Overall, I think we're going to have a very interesting NFL season, lots of good exciting games. Speaking for myself, a non-rabid fan, that's all I can ask. Other than of course seeing the Texans in the Super Bowl.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned HoustonPosts: 10,923 Senior Member
    Yeah, I'm aware of the former Browns nee Ravens, and the new ownership, not a very nice way to treat loyal Cleveland fans. I don't see a lot of progress for them until they get better ownership or at least general managers who care. Jeez. No fun.
  • MichakavMichakav Senior Member Southwest PAPosts: 2,907 Senior Member
    The Browns won their 2nd game of the season last week! Unfortunately the game was ugly as sin (7-6), played in 40 degrees with driving rain and heavy winds (typical late October day in Cleveland). They beat the unprepared San Diego Chargers who rarely play well in bad weather. My Browns though are definitely one of those teams that has been good at shooting themselves in the foot with penalties all year, but that will happen when you have 26 first or second year players on your opening day roster. Young players need to get experience, but that can cost your team wins in the process. Despite being 2-6 they at least haven't gotten blown out yet and have played some very good teams close including the Giants and Ravens. I'm interested to see how they play against a banged up Ravens team at home this weekend. I think it will be another competitive game and will probably come down to Ray Rice vs. Trent Richardson and their respective offensive lines.

    I hope the Browns take it to the Ravens!!!! Helps out the Steelers.
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