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Old 01-18-2017, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Type 0.7 Kardashev
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Another note about the Patriots' win in the divisional round:

As a starting QB, Tom Brady has now won at least one postseason game in 12 different NFL (post)seasons. That's the most ever by a decent margin - Brett Favre did it 9 different times, while no one else has done it more than 7 times (if you're wondering - this year Ben Roethlisberger has done it for the 6th time in his career, Aaron Rodgers the 5th time in his).

Brady has also won at least two postseason games in 7 different NFL (post)seasons. If the Patriots win on Sunday, he'll raise that record to 8x. (Joe Montana, Brett Favre, and Peyton Manning each did it 5 times)
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Old 01-18-2017, 07:20 PM
 
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Pittsburgh had a tougher schedule than New England. The NFC-West was Seattle and a bunch of losing teams. Pittsburgh played the NFC-East with two playoff teams, the Redskins with a winning record, and Philly as 7-9. The only Pittsburgh schedule advantage was getting Cleveland twice instead of just once for the Patriots. Of course, the Patriots got the Jets twice instead of once for Pittsburgh.

I don't see New England as a dominant team. New England hasn't played any elite QBs other than losing to Seattle. Rapistburger was hurt when they beat Pittsburgh. The Patriots have a strong offense so all those teams with weak quarterback play had to pass instead of run.

Not that this is a news flash to anyone but I see the key to the game being the Patriots OL. If Brady has time, New England will score a lot of points. If it's a Broncos last year, Ravens, or the two Giants debacles with Brady on his back on every passing play, Pittsburgh certainly has enough weapons to score the points to win the game.
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Old 01-19-2017, 11:27 AM
 
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Pittsburgh had a tougher schedule than New England. The NFC-West was Seattle and a bunch of losing teams. Pittsburgh played the NFC-East with two playoff teams, the Redskins with a winning record, and Philly as 7-9. The only Pittsburgh schedule advantage was getting Cleveland twice instead of just once for the Patriots. Of course, the Patriots got the Jets twice instead of once for Pittsburgh.
All of that is completely irrelevant to the game this Sunday.

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I don't see New England as a dominant team. New England hasn't played any elite QBs other than losing to Seattle. Rapistburger was hurt when they beat Pittsburgh. The Patriots have a strong offense so all those teams with weak quarterback play had to pass instead of run.
You don't see a team that went 14-2 as a dominant team? If New England was not a dominant team this year, than who was? Your analysis is lacking.
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:42 PM
 
Location: AriZona
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You don't see a team that went 14-2 as a dominant team?
I agree. However, Marty Schottenheimer was fired from his head coaching position with the San Diego Chargers in 2007, after leading the Chargers to a 142 regular season record (but a disappointing second round playoff loss). Different team, different owner & GM, different circumstances, but still 14-2!
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Old 01-19-2017, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Northern Wisconsin
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I agree. However, Marty Schottenheimer was fired from his head coaching position with the San Diego Chargers in 2007, after leading the Chargers to a 142 regular season record (but a disappointing second round playoff loss). Different team, different owner & GM, different circumstances, but still 14-2!
Yeah, I never understood why the Chargers fired Schottemheimer after a 14-2 record. It makes no sense to me.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:09 PM
 
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I agree. However, Marty Schottenheimer was fired from his head coaching position with the San Diego Chargers in 2007, after leading the Chargers to a 142 regular season record (but a disappointing second round playoff loss). Different team, different owner & GM, different circumstances, but still 14-2!
I think Marty being fired speaks more to the ownership of the Charges, which is garbage, than the results San Diego had that year. They were a great team that season.
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Old 01-22-2017, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Pulling Scarnecchia outta retirement this year has proven to be the difference maker in the O-line this season.....no doubt. I was hoping the Pats would've cut Cannon during last year's off season, but he has played great this year and Scar has a lot to do with that. Gotta call on that O-line for 2 more games, but will take 'em one at a time. GO PATS!!!
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Old 01-22-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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Hogan with 180 receiving yards and two TDs? I think I'm going to be sick. LOL. Hogan's alright but geez, Steelers are really letting him run free on a lot of these.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:00 PM
 
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Pats are now putting the hammer down on Pittsburgh. Brady has 367 passing yards. And the Pats are on top 33-9 with one minute left in the third quarter.
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Old 01-22-2017, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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Yep, and I am envious watching their corners cover WRs and playing defense so this is how it is done!
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