Your “And An Old Man Shall Lead Them” NFC Divisional Round Playoff Game Open Thread

Forty plus year old quarterbacks-next thing you know there’ll be running backs in their mid-to-late 30’s playing! [Frank Gore swings his cane futilely in my general direction] Right, right. Anyway…

TO THE GAME!

Bucs/Saints:

-The math monkeys locked in my basement inform me that the Saints’ odds of beating the Bucs for a third time this year come in at an unholy 66.6%. Of course Packer haters are cheering for T.B./TB because of the 38-10 shellacking they gave Green Bay many, many weeks ago.

-Versus the Saints the Bucs averaged -0.17 expected points per play. Against the rest of the league that number was +0.16.

-Keep an eye out for Saints secondary wr’s Sanders and Humphrey because Tampa has been burned by Cam Sims (104 yards) and Russell Gage (91) the last two weeks.

-Speaking of Saints wr’s, Ball Dropper Extraordinaire Tre’Quan Smith has been activated for this game. My prediction? He will drop a ball.

-Are we still talking wr’s? Yes, yes we are because Mike Evans averages a paltry three catches for 34 yards per game when shadowed by Marshon Lattimore.

-Paging Mr. Noodly Arm: The Bucs pass D ranks a middling 21st in the league. Their run D is another story, morning, er, evening glory.

-As a matter, both run D’s allow runners about 3.6 yards per carry. In what should be a close game, if either team’s rb’s can get into the 4.5, 4.8 range that should be a distinct advantage.

Nugget Time: Tampa guard Ali Marpet last allowed a sack in week 6… of the 2019 season.

-RoJo is designated as a ‘questionable’  game-timer but did practice on Thursday so he’s likely a go.

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Doktor Zymm

Watching a show called “Vengeance: Killer Millionaires”. It’s surprisingly riveting

Viva La Tabula Raza

Are they already millionaires when they commit murders or do they become millionaires from book sales and Discovery Investigation royalties afterwards?

Doktor Zymm

I’ve only seen one so far, some spoiled college kid who murdered his family for the inheritance money

Doktor Zymm

This guy is “very fond of prostitutes “

BrettFavresColonoscopy

Is there a sequel? Killer Vengeance on Millionaires?

Brick Meathook

More German engine building porn, with the Porsche flat-six:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdXJJYnur48

Mr. Ayo

They should have done better with mine. Rebuilds are expensive!

Brick Meathook

The Mercedes guy hand-lubricated every part; these guys are dry assembling.

Mr. Ayo

Makes sense as a flat six layout will dry out the cylinders when not running.

TheRevanchist

Watching 60 Minutes right now. They are talking with Alex Smith and showing some of his leg rehab.

WCS

That should be on HBO, not CBS. Ugh.

bk109

I’m pretty sure there were less graphic slasher movies than that segment. Also a round of applause to whichever intern had the task of editing out Smith’s giant cojones from every frame in order to spare the viewers’ from feeling grossly inadequate

BrettFavresColonoscopy

I’ve had two gin cocktails tonight. More than that usually makes me angry. We’re about to watch Avatar for the first time. Third gin cocktail, beer, or switch to scotch/mezcal/something else?

Doktor Zymm

Avatar the animated movie that looks like a Lisa Frank binder from 1991?

Doktor Zymm

In that case third gin drink, and it should have blue Curacao in it

Mr. Ayo

More gin.

Low Commander of the Super Soldiers

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Doktor Zymm

Boltman should run for Governor, a campaign of him against Newsom would be awesome