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2011 NFL WEEK 17 LIVE THREAD [last week of the season!]
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Posted on 01/01/2012 6:20:29 AM PST by big'ol_freeper




Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers - 1PM FOX

Tennessee Titans at Houston Texans - 1PM CBS

Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Jaguars - 1PM CBS

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins - 1PM CBS

Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings - 1PM FOX

Buffalo Bill at New England Patriots - 1PM CBS

Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints - 1PM FOX

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles - 1PM FOX

San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams - 1PM FOX

Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - 4:15PM FOX

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons - 4:15PM FOX

Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - 4:15PM CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos - 4:15PM CBS

San Diego Chargers at Oakland Raiders - 4:15PM CBS

Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants - 8:20PM NBC



TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: 49ers; billsstillsuck; flaccowhines; football; nfl; ravens; ravensux; steelers; steelerslose; week17
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1 posted on 01/01/2012 6:20:34 AM PST by big'ol_freeper
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To: big'ol_freeper

go pats!


2 posted on 01/01/2012 6:22:07 AM PST by brivette
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To: big'ol_freeper; Bender2; Allegra; cleveland gop
My peerless predictions:

The Packers will run by the Lions

The Texans will thump the Titans

The Jaguars will best the Colts

The Dolphins will spoil the Jets

The Vikings will plaster the Bears

The Patriots will roll over the Bills

The Saints will thump the Panthers

The Redskins will roll by the Eagles, but who cares

The 49ers will sail by the Rams

The Cardinals will edge the Seahawks

The Falcons will best the Buccaneers

The Ravens will spank the Bengals

The Chiefs will surprise the Broncos

The Chargers will nail the Raiders

The Giants will sneak by the Cowboys





oh...and Bender is not around today, but he says:

The Cowboys will spike the Giants

3 posted on 01/01/2012 6:32:52 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers

Even if the Lions lose today, I’m happy enough with them.

GO LIONS!


4 posted on 01/01/2012 6:33:09 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: big'ol_freeper

So the Steeler/Brown game has been canceled.


5 posted on 01/01/2012 6:38:55 AM PST by chopperman
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To: big'ol_freeper

Crony capitalists


6 posted on 01/01/2012 6:40:39 AM PST by Daveinyork
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To: big'ol_freeper

IF CIN loses, IT IS SIMPLE
EXACTLY 2 TEAMS LEFT AT 430PM

it opens up the 9-7 tie possibilities. And it is simple ... at 4:30pm EST when the 1pm games end, there will be exactly 2 teams left for the wildcard ... and the OAK & DEN games at 4pm EST will decide THE WINNER.

So exactly 2 of the 4 teams (CIN NYJ TEN OAK) will be eliminated when the 1pm games end. The easiest rules of thumb:
1. ONLY IF NYJ win, is 9-7 CIN out at 4:30pm.
2. ONLY IF TENN wins, is 9-7 NYJ out at 4:30pm.
and
3. OAK is out at 430pm, only if TENN wins and NYJ lose.
4. IF TENN wins, they survive at least until the 4pm games end.


7 posted on 01/01/2012 6:41:14 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I am the AFC Wildcard tiebreaker-meister and I will go back to western New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

AFC WILDCARD TIEBREAKERS

2-WAY TIE AT 9-7:

CIN
NYJ* wins due to conf rec

CIN* wins due to head-2-head
TEN

CIN
OAK* wins due to conf rec

AT 9-7, CINCINNATI LOSES ALL 3-WAY AND 4-WAY TIEBREAKERS DUE TO INFERIOR CONF RECORD. WORST OF THE 4-TEAMS AT 6-6, they are the first team out. Jets also have no 3-way or 4-way tiebreakers.

CIN
NYJ
TEN* wins due to common games vs. NYJ, 4-1 vs. 3-2.

CIN
NYJ
OAK* wins due to head-2-head over NYJ

CIN
TEN* wins due to common games vs. OAK, 4-1 vs. 3-2
OAK

CIN
NYJ
TEN
OAK* wins due to large lead in Strength-of-Victory over NYJ & TEN

(DEN IS OUT THE WILDCARD BECAUSE AT 9-7, THEY WIN THE DIV)


8 posted on 01/01/2012 6:46:58 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I am the AFC Wildcard tiebreaker-meister and I will go back to western New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

bender is on a secret mission up north in Iowa for his favorite candidate.


9 posted on 01/01/2012 6:49:27 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I am the AFC Wildcard tiebreaker-meister and I will go back to western New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

broncos and giants win.

go tim t


10 posted on 01/01/2012 6:49:27 AM PST by beebuster2000
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To: campaignPete R-CT; Bender2
RE: bender is on a secret mission up north in Iowa for his favorite candidate.

More likely he's laid out drunk on a hammock

11 posted on 01/01/2012 6:57:45 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: big'ol_freeper

We have truly terrible games on the tube here in the Twilight Zone today....Have to resort to other options to watch the Pack dupe the Lions today...
GO PACK GO!


12 posted on 01/01/2012 7:00:09 AM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: equaviator

They played well this year, Congrats!


13 posted on 01/01/2012 7:01:44 AM PST by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

If Philadelphia beats Washington, the loser of the Dallas/NY Giants game will finish in third place in NFC East getting the third place schedule for two games next year.


14 posted on 01/01/2012 7:22:54 AM PST by Perdogg
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To: big'ol_freeper
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers - 1PM FOX

Can't Rogers move ahead of Brees with 500 yds?

15 posted on 01/01/2012 8:02:18 AM PST by montag813
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To: big'ol_freeper
The Dolphins will spoil the Jets

Reggie Bush isn't playing. He has accounted for 70% of their rushing yds.

16 posted on 01/01/2012 8:03:12 AM PST by montag813
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To: chopperman
It would be an act of mercy.



go browns

17 posted on 01/01/2012 8:46:16 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: equaviator

It sounds like Matt Flynn will be quarterbacking the Pack today.


18 posted on 01/01/2012 9:03:15 AM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Hopefully the Lions will take advantage and wrap up the Number 5 slot, which means an easy victory against the NFC Least winner.


19 posted on 01/01/2012 9:04:13 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: big'ol_freeper

Go Broncos and God Bless Tebow..


20 posted on 01/01/2012 9:13:43 AM PST by crazydad
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To: big'ol_freeper
T E B O W !!

AFC WEST CHAMPIONSHIP!!

TODAY!! : )

21 posted on 01/01/2012 9:56:36 AM PST by CainConservative ( Newt/Rubio 2012 with Cain, Bolton, Santorum, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

i did not realize that CIN game was moved to 4pm.
exactly 2 of the 4 teams will be eliminated at 4:30 ASSUMING A LOSS BY CINCY. But certainly CINCY still alive at that point.


22 posted on 01/01/2012 11:22:55 AM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I am the AFC Wildcard tiebreaker-meister and I will go back to western New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: brivette

Buffalo goes up 21-0 after Q1...

Pats storm back with ~50 pts to win...

Microcosm of the Bills’ season ...


23 posted on 01/01/2012 1:19:53 PM PST by mikrofon (Thanks though for the $100, Brady ;)
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To: montag813
Can't Rogers move ahead of Brees with 500 yds?

Rogers sat out, and Brees (The Man) lit the kitty pants up for nearly 400. Incredibly the annointed MVP (Rogers) will finish nearly 900 yards behind Brees.

24 posted on 01/01/2012 1:32:24 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: big'ol_freeper
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25 posted on 01/01/2012 1:42:19 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: mikrofon
Was watching the New England Patriots game today and when they fell behind 21-0, nobody in New England seemed too worried. All you had to do was look at Bill Belichick's expression to know that he would have his team right back in the game. Sure enough, the Pats rolled off 49 unanswered points with ease. Even during that run, it seemed they were just going through the motions. The Pats defense might suck badly, but when your offense can put up 30+ points in almost every game without really trying, you are going to end up with a good record. The Pats going 13-3 is almost ho-hum around here. With Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, getting to the Super Bowl is an expectation. Anything less than a Super Bowl will be a disappointment.

Love seeing the New York Jets lose. Rex Ryan is such a pompous jerk. He is like Bill Parcells' punk kid brother. Rex Ryan is a mediocre .500 coach and his 8-8 record is exactly what he deserves.

Now I will find myself in a rare instance of rooting for the Dallas Cowboys tonight as Tom Coughlin is the second most contemptible NFL coach. If the Giants lose tonight, both New York City teams will finish the season at 8-8 and that will be a very good thing.

26 posted on 01/01/2012 2:03:46 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 36 days away from outliving Marty Feldman)
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To: VicVega

Saints are looking good. In fact the entire field of NFC playoff teams are looking good except for the winner of the NFC East.


27 posted on 01/01/2012 2:13:40 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: catfish1957

Brees will get the MVP!


28 posted on 01/01/2012 2:21:59 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Philly was the best team in the NFC East by far. But Vick getting hurt doomed them.


29 posted on 01/01/2012 2:25:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: VicVega

Vic, I have been a life long Saints fan since the opening kickoff in ‘67. As much as want to agree with you, I think Rogers has the overall edge. Pass rating, int’s, and a few others.


30 posted on 01/01/2012 2:26:35 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Big... I might be wrong, but I remember telling you after the opening night that that game may be a prelude to Saints v. Packers NFC championship game.


31 posted on 01/01/2012 2:28:42 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: dfwgator
Living in Texas, I am around a lot of Cowboys fans. As I told Bender, the Cowboys will never win a sb as long as romo is qb.

Of course dating both Jessica Simpson and Carrie Underwood is epic.

32 posted on 01/01/2012 2:32:42 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: catfish1957

They will never win a Super Bowl until Jerry Jones fires his GM.


33 posted on 01/01/2012 2:33:58 PM PST by dfwgator
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They will never win a Super Bowl until Jerry Jones fires his GM

True dat too. Fool is clueless to think romo is even a shadow of Staubach or Aikman. "the little "r" on romo is on purpose. :) "

34 posted on 01/01/2012 2:39:07 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: catfish1957
Than you are well aware of the records he and the Saints broke this year. All the sports heads are pointing to Drew Brees.

Lets take back the Lombardi Trophy.

35 posted on 01/01/2012 2:39:39 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: catfish1957

Atl 42 TB 0 with 5 min before the half? WT...?


36 posted on 01/01/2012 2:43:23 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: VicVega
Looks like we are getting Detroit next week.

I'l give the over/under for Detroit penaltization yards next week at 100.

37 posted on 01/01/2012 2:50:46 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: dfwgator

I listened to the game on the radio. What a game! There were about a dozen lead changes. And how about that Packer JV squad?


38 posted on 01/01/2012 2:51:06 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: catfish1957

Might be but the Falcons and 49ers will have something to say about that.


39 posted on 01/01/2012 2:53:21 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: catfish1957

It’s up to our Defense. They have to play like the old dome patrol.


40 posted on 01/01/2012 2:54:48 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: SamAdams76
Good luck to your Pats. I think they are the best in the AFC. Getting that SB win may be a stretch when you see the tandem of GB, NO, and SF.

PS.... while you are at it, tell Tom Brady that I think that Gisele has manly facial features.

41 posted on 01/01/2012 2:56:01 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: VicVega

At least we know one thing, we won’t have any whining Viqueens fans crying all over the thread.


42 posted on 01/01/2012 2:56:48 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: catfish1957

Romo is the least of their problems.


43 posted on 01/01/2012 2:58:07 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

He is up there as far as I am concerned. To me he is the anti clutch.


44 posted on 01/01/2012 3:01:51 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

At least we hope not. LOL


45 posted on 01/01/2012 3:11:20 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX LSU TIGERS, GEAUX SAINTS)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

update AFTER jets LOSS AND TENN WIN
AFC WILDCARD TIEBREAKERS

2-WAY TIE AT 9-7:

CIN* wins due to head-2-head
TEN

AT 9-7, CINCINNATI LOSES THE 3-WAY TIEBREAKERS DUE TO INFERIOR CONF RECORD. WORST OF THE 4-TEAMS AT 6-6, they are the first team out.

CIN
TEN* wins due to common games vs. OAK, 4-1 vs. 3-2
OAK

OAKLAND IS NOW OUT OF THE WILDCARD.
(DEN IS OUT THE WILDCARD BECAUSE AT 9-7, THEY WIN THE DIV


46 posted on 01/01/2012 3:55:32 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (I am the AFC Wildcard tiebreaker-meister and I will go back to western New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: CainConservative
It's Tebow ti...








...err...guess not

47 posted on 01/01/2012 4:29:10 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Thanks Pete... These playoff computations get crazy some times


48 posted on 01/01/2012 4:29:55 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Unlike the Cowboys, Tebow has another game to play after tonight.


49 posted on 01/01/2012 6:55:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Like when I said earlier.... The boys fold when it counts.


50 posted on 01/01/2012 7:25:07 PM PST by catfish1957 (Save a Pretzel for the Gas Jets!!!)
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