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- Your NFC Championship Game Open Thread – January 19, 2020
- Your AFC Championship Game Open Thread – January 19, 2020
- Your NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game Part 2 Open Thread – January 12, 2020
It’s been a great run, hasn’t it? We’ve seen plenty of favourites fall, plenty of lousy squads win and seen a few heavyweight battles that didn’t disappoint. And now we get a tussle between an 8-3 team and a 9-2 squadoo. It isn’t a ‘sexy’ matchup but it should deliver on the ‘tightly-contested game’ front. But First!
-Oh boy. Little Nicky Foles and his 4 year 88 million contract (50! million guaranteed) are holding a clipboard the rest of the year. Depending on when he is released his cap hit will be either ‘stunning’ or ‘incomprehensible’. Because you asked, Minshew’s salary of $678,000 represents .27% of the Jags total spend.
-Insufferable fans/media folks prompted TB12 to say “We’re not 2-10. We’re 10-2”. Insane jackwads, all of them.
-Dalton gets the win! The competent-est of game managing qb’s gave life to a moribund unit and a W was delivered for the first time this year. Cincy fans should realize that they should use these last few games to say ‘farewell’ because he’ll not be around next year. This’ll be the last time he wears stripes unless he has plans to model his post-football career after Kellen Winslow Jr. or Aaron Hernandez.
TO THE GAME!
Seattle is a gaudy 9-2 and has only out-scored their oppos by 29 total points. They’ve had but one win by more than one score. You can run on them, you can pass on them, so what’s the difference? An MVP candidate that will finish second behind Lamar!, that’s who. Qb Wilson leads all tossers in passes over 20+ yards and he should get some more ‘chunk’ plays from Metcalf and Gordon because Minny has already given up over 40 of them. As for the running game, if Carson puts the ball on the turf early he’ll be turfed in favour of Penney. On t’udder side, Dalvin’s combined yards from scrimmage is second behind only McCaffrey.
Relax and enjoy. Or don’t. It’s your call.