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Wow, the Saints got jobbed, and the Chiefs looks like they were replaced with the sisters from Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow.

WTF Mattel (KC)?!
Mahomes has been over amped for the first quarter or two in every night game this season. Kid is 23 and far exceeded ever expectation. Only delusional people believed this game would be different.

But yeah, hope those New Orleans refs hired the Secret Service to escort them to the airport.
 

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Not only was it the most blatant PI call in the world, but it was also helmet-to-helmet on a defenseless receiver. As the ball whizzed by, the receiver's feet were above his head. A blind chimp would have made that call. If that side judge isn't disciplined or fired, I'll be stunned.
 

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Yeah that no call was ridiculous, though hard to say what the final score would have been even with the call. Was a pretty good game otherwise, entertainment value wise.

The Pats/KC game was entertaining too.. in the 2nd half.. I imagine it could have been a lot different if NE had scored on that drive instead of tossing an INT. 21-0 feels a lot different coming out in the 2nd half. Likewise, if KC had scored just once in the first half (What was it, 60 yards of total offense?) I think they'd have won the game.

Though when all is said and done, KC did just fine, Mahomes only lost because he didn't get the ball in OT. The Patriots/Tom Brady is the GOAT. Their scheme is perfect, and they make due with so many different players, and still succeed. Edelman is solid. Gronk is barely a shell of his former self.. and they have a run game again.

I hope hope hope the Rams win, as the only thing better than the Pats missing the superb owl is them losing it and having to watch sad Brady face. But looking at the game yesterday, I imagine they'll win it all again. Hopefully riding off into the sunset as 1 big group and leaving the AFC alone for a while.
 

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Yeah that no call was ridiculous, though hard to say what the final score would have been even with the call.
I could buy that argument if the missed call was earlier in the game. You take your lumps, roll with it, and deal with bad calls as part of the game. The refs are human. But if they make that call (hell, either of the fouls on that play), the Saints have a 1st down, and the Rams have only a single time-out. The Saints could run the clock down to less than 10-sec and try a field goal from inside the 10 yard line. Not a guarantee, but the next best thing.

Sure, we absolutely don't know what would happen from that point on, but I suspect if the call is made, the computers would give NO a 95% or more chance of winning. Without it, their chances are probably only 60% or something like that. While they clearly made mistakes and had other chances to win, a mistake of that magnitude by the refs at that point in the game is beyond massive. It took a near-sure-thing and put it very much still in question. That late in a conf championship game with the SB berth on the line is inexcusable.
 

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Mahomes has been over amped for the first quarter or two in every night game this season. Kid is 23 and far exceeded ever expectation. Only delusional people believed this game would be different.
Really, it's "delusional" to expect the #1 offense in the league to put up more than 50 yards in the first half of the game (at home)? I know it's rough being a young QB facing Darth Hoodie. Better teams than KC have had trouble with them over the years. I suspect Goff will struggle mightily in the SB as well in the same situation. But I don't think it's insane to expect the offense to do something besides shit the bed for the first 75% of the game, especially since KC has seen this team already this year. I didn't think they'd put up half-a-hundred on Bill, but I didn't expect them to play like they were from the vocational school for the blind.
 

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Look, no fronting, Brady probably is the GOAT. Even with his empty balls. :troll: It's just fatiguing seeing that fucking team EVERY post season.
 

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As much as I don't really care about football much at all these days (didn't watch a minute of football this season before yesterday), it really is something to watch a team that is so good at it simply buckle in and go to work and just plow their way to a meaningful win... again... There's something exciting about watching the best do exactly what they do best. I used to absolutely hate Belichick, Brady and company, but man, I've come around to at least respect what it takes to do that again and again and again, especially as they have gotten older.
 

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Really, it's "delusional" to expect the #1 offense in the league to put up more than 50 yards in the first half of the game (at home)? I know it's rough being a young QB facing Darth Hoodie. Better teams than KC have had trouble with them over the years. I suspect Goff will struggle mightily in the SB as well in the same situation. But I don't think it's insane to expect the offense to do something besides shit the bed for the first 75% of the game, especially since KC has seen this team already this year. I didn't think they'd put up half-a-hundred on Bill, but I didn't expect them to play like they were from the vocational school for the blind.
Then you have not watched the Chiefs this year. The only big game Patty did not take a quarter or two to get going was against the Colts the week before. His performance in that game was the big surprise. It was only the lesser games in daylight that the Chiefs came out of the gates and bolted to a big lead.
 

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As much as I don't really care about football much at all these days (didn't watch a minute of football this season before yesterday), it really is something to watch a team that is so good at it simply buckle in and go to work and just plow their way to a meaningful win... again... There's something exciting about watching the best do exactly what they do best. I used to absolutely hate Belichick, Brady and company, but man, I've come around to at least respect what it takes to do that again and again and again, especially as they have gotten older.
Like watching the US military roll thru an objective with combined arms. Brutally efficient with excellent intel and strategy.
 

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KC stayed in it with the big plays, NE just kept grinding the downs.. time of possession.. 44 minutes to 20! 36 first downs for NE, 18 for KC.

KC scores big and scores fast, and I bet if the Pats changed their game plan and tried to go for big shots, they would have lost. They kept it up and slowly and methodically progressed.

KC vs Rams was just them both going big and fast back and forth.. much more entertaining.. but I imagine Rams vs Pats will be a lot like the game last night.

I thought last night would be decided by who screwed up, but the Pats screwed up twice, KC just couldn't get it going early.

Also, giving up 3 3rd and 10s in OT/final drive is not gonna get you to the superb owl.
 

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It's absolutely possible to respect what B&B have accomplished, while simultaneously hating their guts and wishing for them to lose. I do it every year in the NFL with the Pats, in college ball with Alabama, in NASCAR with Kyle Busch, and Formula 1 with Lewis Hamilton. The world is full of assholes who are good at their jobs and achieve tremendous success.

That being said, I'm still gonna cheer for anybody they're up against.
 

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Why so serious? :p

Nah, I get it. I always root against the Penguins for that reason. In the not too distant past, many of them were d-bags. As long as the main ones remain, I'll always dislike that team, and enjoy any time they fail.

I used to feel similarly to that for NE, though not as strongly, as I never really had any skin in the football game. Somewhere along the way, I just turned to admiring what they accomplish for what it is.
 

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I’m not sure we’ll resign Dee this year which sucks. We have to re-sign Hill and Jones this year and then Mahomes next offseason, so money will be tight. Time to find out who wants to take a pay cut in order to play with best young QB in the league and compete for yearly SBs.
 

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I think that's the beauty of Brady.. he always took paycuts and was never the highest paid.. clearly he doesn't need to with Gisele.. but in reality none of the top QBs NEED 200 million vs 150 million or whatever. But Brady always made sure they could field a good team. The fact that they turned other teams crap into Superb Owl stars is.. well I guess that's on Belichick?
 

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Wow, fans seem to hate him a lot. I always thought Sutton was a pretty good DC. I'm sure they're frustrated about the OT drive, but if every coordinator that couldn't stop Brady got fired, every DC in the league would turn over annually. It's not like they have any talent on defense. One or two good pass rushers, and a talented safety that can't stay on the field. They traded away his only corner. Seems like a scapegoat to me.
 

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I agree with you during the Alex Smith years, but it became blatantly obvious he was failing this year. The offense averaged 40.3pts this year in their losses. You should not lose if you score 40.3 points. I don’t care either way because I’m a fan not a coach, but I can no longer rationally defend Sutton if he can’t hold teams under 40pts.