- Your “Let’s Tie A Bow on 2020” Superb Owl Open Thread - February 7, 2021
- Your AFC Championship Game Open Thread - January 24, 2021
- Your Footy/Football Sunday Open Thread (w/bonus mini NFC Championship preview!) - January 24, 2021
Twas a lovely feel good moment for a fan base that has been kicked in the nads so often for the last quarter century and beyond, really. And to do it against the team that has grinded their hopes down into an ashy paste under their jackboots won’t soon be forgotten. Are they emotionally spent though? For the non-answer to this and other questions, read below…
TO THE GAME!
-Hey, good luck to HC Stefanski, coaching his very first playoff game. As far as harbingers of good fortune, I Preifer someone else.
-Chubb should be able to impose his will. He’s had 100 yards from scrimmage the last three games and scored in the last 6 of 7. And that KC run D is nothing to be afeared of.
-Tyreek is all set up to dominate-he has the most deep TD passes caught (8) this year and the Browns have given up the 3rd most (11) long scores. Though they do get back secondary starters in Ward and Johnson. Pro Bowler Bitonio is back to protect his Baker as well.
-Folks rightly point out that the Browns o-line is elite (although 4 dudes are questionable for this one) but t’udder side has allowed only 3 opposing rb’s to run for more than 65 yards this year. So maybe temper your expectations for CEH (also listed as questionable) or Bell or Williams or Thompson.
-“Just Win, Patty!” After a blowout of the Jetskis back in week 8, the Chiefs largest margin of victory was a 6 point trouncing of the Broncos.
-The Rich Get Richer: The Chiefs hit it big in the 4th round of the draft when they landed cb L’Jarius Sneed, who became an instant starter in the secondary and on special teams. Needless to say, when a scouting staff can find gems in later rounds a team’s overall depth improves dramatically.
-You’d think that the Browns would need a defensive turnover or two to keep pace with the opposition but it’s highly unlikely they’ll get the 4 picks that they generated last week-Mahomes has but 6 for the year.
-Sleeping With Bieniemy: The Chiefs OC has been pegged (damn!) by the Eagles as an HC candidate and/or a Rooney Rule checkmark.
Scribble your kibble in the comments.