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Old 02-04-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Back and Forth FRANCE
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What I'm wondering. Is the AFC as a whole that inferior to the NFC? Denver was the #1 seed in the AFC.
AFC is definitely looking "old" compared to the NFC.
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Did the whole team take a dive? Some sort of betting scandal?
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:51 PM
 
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I understand why everyone is busy fawning all over the Hawks, because of the big score and the hype all season. But let's be honest. Denver gave away this game. It wasn't that Seattle beat Denver into submission. It wasn't like Seattle was blitzing Manning into the ER on every down (he actually had lots of time in the pocket), it wasn't that Russell Wilson played like Joe Montana (Wilson had an average game).

It was that Denver choked, collapsed, and could not recover after they muffed the first play of the game.
Seattle played average. They were not "dominant", they were not "beastly", they played an average game in which they simply capitalized on most (not all) of their bumbling opponents' mistakes.

The real Super Bowl was the NFC Championship. I would have liked to see the Niners/Hawks in the Super Bowl.

Denver should be disgusted and embarrassed with their sorry performance. And Peyton Manning, well, he tends to play poorly in the big games so no shocker there. But the entire Denver team should be embarrassed for this pathetic Super Bowl. For them to put in that sorry display they deserve to never make it to another Super Bowl again.

By the way the last Super Bowl in which a team did not "show up" also involved Denver.

(55-10 vs Niners 1990)

Denver has a history of big chokes. Ban them from the Super Bowl! We deserve good games!
I do not know what game you were watching. You could see Thomas catching the ball and taking a step back on every play because he was scared of getting the first down. And Manning was pressured by the press rush all day.
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Old 02-04-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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...it wasn't that Russell Wilson played like Joe Montana (Wilson had an average game).
First off, only Joe Montana plays like Joe Montana. He is arguably the best QB ever.

Secondly, since when is a 123.1 passer rating even close to average?!
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:01 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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First off, only Joe Montana plays like Joe Montana. He is arguably the best QB ever.

Secondly, since when is a 123.1 passer rating even close to average?!
People are never gonna get it. Zero picks. Teamwise, zero turnovers! When is someone going to realize that is THE stat that wins games. Take some other QB who throws for 300 yards, none for scores, and throws picks that result in scores by the opposing teams. I really believe there are some slanted use of statistics to "prove" the unproveable. 200 yards with no picks is better than 300 yards with picks. You could throw for 500 yards but if the other team scores 20 points off your mistakes, your fabulous total passing yardage is meaningless. As happened with New Orleans.

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Old 02-05-2014, 05:54 AM
 
Location: NJ
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I didn't read this whole thread, but the premise of the OP is laughable. The only way I can figure someone would come up with this opinion is if they either didn't watch the game or don't know a lot about football.
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Old 02-05-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: South Tampa, Maui, Paris
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Thanks to everyone for all the reps! clearly I am not the only one with this perspective; just listen to NFL Radio or watch the NFL network!

One of the most "laughable" things I heard yesterday is when someone said this was the greatest defense EVER in the NFL. Now THAT is laughable.....
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The Seahawks beat the living **** out of the Broncos. What next, Japan choked in World War II?
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Old 02-05-2014, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Thanks to everyone for all the reps! clearly I am not the only one with this perspective; just listen to NFL Radio or watch the NFL network!

One of the most "laughable" things I heard yesterday is when someone said this was the greatest defense EVER in the NFL. Now THAT is laughable.....
Pretty much like the comments all season about the Denver offense. The words "greatest ever" were seriously overused.
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Old 02-05-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Germany
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