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2017-1018 NFL Thread
« on: September 08, 2017, 03:29:18 AM »
It's that time of year again as the (American version) pigskin is back.  The NFL officially opened Thursday night at Gilette Stadium in Foxborough, MA, where the New England Patriots, last year's Super Bowl Champions, were upended by the visiting Kansas City Chiefs 42-27.


That was opening week's season-opener.

Here's a look at facts & tidbits, etc:


http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000838679/article/fiftytwo-nfl-things-to-watch-on-the-road-to-super-bowl-lii
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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 11:16:54 PM »
I enjoyed watching K.C. stomp on the Patriots!  ;D
New England's D didn't look good at all, they need to make some adjustments on that side of the ball.
The news for the Chiefs wasn't all good though, Eric Berry ruptured his Achilles and is gone for the season. Big blow to their secondary!

As for my Bills its looking like same old, with some hope for the future with all the draft picks they are stockpiling. New regime really cleaning house on the Ryan/Whaley mess though, shipping out guys that were drafted high just because they don't fit the current scheme or culture.
Expectations tempered as a result this season, hoping for 5-6 wins...playoff drought will continue.

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Re: 2017-1018 NFL Thread
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 01:52:58 PM »
Has anybody tried out DAZN for streaming games?

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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 06:08:30 PM »
Has anybody tried out DAZN for streaming games?

I was going to but I read about the technical issues they had on Thursday so I figured I'd wait and see what people said about how they handled the traffic of a Sunday before I did.
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« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 04:15:25 PM »

So first weekend certainly had some issues. I'll wait and see how they go forward to fix those.

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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 04:38:16 AM »
Didn't know where to put this but since it's American football, I placed it here:

It took seven, count 'em, seven OTs with the winner emerging in the form of  Michigan defeating Buffalo 71-68.  A game that began in the early afternoon and finished in the late evening. Only the fourth time that a college football game has gone to seven OTs.  It was also the highest-scoring on record for a college game, beating the previous high score of 76-61 set in 2016.

More:
https://sports.yahoo.com/western-michigan-beats-buffalo-71-68-record-tying-7-overtimes-003425055.html
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« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2017, 10:32:14 AM »
In Sunday's 24-17 win over the NY Jets, Patriots' quarterback Tom Brady set an NFL  record in recording his 187th win.  Terrific Tom & his Patriots (4-2) occupy first place in the AFC East standings.

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http://www.cbc.ca/m/sports/football/nfl/new-england-patriots-new-york-jets-recap-1.4355985

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« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2017, 10:46:05 AM »
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a broken collarbone in Green Bay's 23-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings Sunday.  Rodgers was the recipient of what appeared to be an illegal hit, as Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy put it, courtesy of the Vilings' Anthony Barr who meted out the punishment.  No penalty was given on the play.

Rodgers is slated to undergo surgery and some say he could be done for the season, though according to Packers coach McCarthy, Rodgers could miss "a significant time."

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https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/aaron-rodgers-set-for-surgery-and-mike-mccarthy-rips-illegal-hit-that-led-to-injury/
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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2017, 03:26:09 PM »

In what is a terrible shock, it turns out members of a largely black workforce don't like being referred to as "inmates" in an almost entirely white ownership meeting:

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