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NFL 09/10

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Matabele, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Mighty Vikings go 6-0 on the back of a 40 year old Brett Favre throwing bullets.  Would be a fairytale story if he takes them all the way, quite possible with a once in a generation running back to palm off to.
     
  2. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    Damn Vikings, I had some money on the Ravens that game.. And geeez it was close in the end!
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    My team the Chargers are off to a bad start but come up against arch foe Broncos today. A chance to turn it around. It has been an interesting season so far. Vikings have been a surprise for sure and Favre has made a difference, but Brees is the pick of the QBs.
     
  4. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    unfortunately there will be that one game that takes out all of his reserve. Be great to see don't get me wrong, but if last year and the year before that showed us anything...
     
  5. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say the Vike's position is a surprise.  They've been building nicely for years, have a great RB, the purple people eater defence is back (though they need to do something about their 4th quarter fade outs) and at the moment Favre is making the big plays when they're needed.  The final minute drive against the 49ers would still those that put the choker claim on him.
     
  6. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I'm trying to get into it this year thinking the eagles are the way to go it makes it easier
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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  8. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Too many forward passes in NFL - those refs must have their eyes painted on.
     
  9. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    Yet still less than the amount checcin allows.
     
  10. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    It takes so long for a game to get going, and there is no real flow and very little chance for the game to turn on a dime like rugby league etc.....too much structure is boring
     
  11. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Not a big watcher of the game, but heard some expert on the radio pre season saying he like the look of the Giants, so went and chucked $5 on them

    Think they are 5-1 at the mo, any of you here think they can go all the way ?
     
  12. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    The only way to watch is to record and FF through the ads and slow bits. As for a game turning quickly - San Diego got hammered by two special team return plays for TDs (from a punt kick and a kick-off), both of which had me reaching for a bottle of strong medicine. When they play poorly any NFL game is very painful, but when on song it can be terrific.
     
  13. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Dan's right in pointing out the game is structured around maximising advertising opportunities.  Much like cricket really.

    The Giants would have to be a chance this year.  The AFC teams seem to have dominated Super Bowls over the last 15 years (before that it was all NFC, thanks to the Buffalo Bills).  But the Giants would have to be one of the NFC teams strongly favoured to make the big dance, though I notice the current favourites for the NFC championship are the vikings.  :)
     
  14. Zep

    Zep Active Member

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    The best thing about NFL, each player is involved every play, every player has to be performing there duty or there are consequences.


    BTW, if i wasn't such a strong cowboys supporter i would be liking the Giants. My favourite play ever is E Manning in the pocket shruggin off guys litually twice his weight to throw a ball caught by a guys hand and head. love it!
     
  15. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Steelers have had a slow start but are still a team to beat. Star secondary defender Palomalu will be back soon and they have a good all round offence. The two games they have dropped have all come from missed field goals and a fumble or two. They will be hard to beat again.
     
  16. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Cheers Fella's, at least my money wasn't a complete waste, got the Giants at $12
     
  17. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    CW, sounds like Pittsburgh are doing a Manly '09 to me.
     
  18. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    This weekend will tell Mata - have to play the Vikings who are hot atm.
     
  19. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Steelers have home ground advantage and the Vikes are probably due a loss.  We shall see.  If Peterson gets hot it should be a good game.
     
  20. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

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    Favre chokes while Pittsburgh's D outscores Minnesota.  27-17
     

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