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Colts look the best fit I would say and gives him a chance to win a championship. Pats I doubt it, we have the cap room and draft capital to make it happen but realistically not enough weapons to take advantage of him. I’d also be wary of a QB who spent most his career playing in a dome which is certainly not the case in NE or Pittsburgh.

Great drive by Rodgers. The level he is playing at right now is just insane.
 

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Colts would be an excellent spot for Stafford think Saints could be another option though Cap space will make it difficult we are in for another interesting off season with QB movement Also it will be interesting to see who will be going QB in the draft.
 

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Yes that was clear DPI however is it really asking too much for consistency having let that go all day?
 

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Green Bay threw that away especially not punishing the Buccs for those interceptions also think the Green bay HC has to answer for kicking instead of going for it in the 4th quarter.
 

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Tyler Bass has some leg on him. Good start for the Bills get some points on the opening drive. Looked pretty good there.

Be interesting to see how Mahomes goes here.
 

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Outstanding play design on the 4th down conversion for the Bills. I’m hoping the officials let a lot of ticky-tacky calls go like they did in the first game.
 

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I feel like Rodgers is never going to forgive Lafleur for not going for it on 4th down. The fact he's only been to 1 Superbowl is criminal, maybe a bit of Vikings bias creeping in here but would it be crazy to think he requests a trade with Love looming in the background? Maybe not straight away but if they don't draft a WR early again....
 

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Wow great coverage from the Bills on that punt to recover the fumble. Big time play and sign of a really well coached team.

Just prior to that Allen did the thing he’d largely eradicated and gave up a huge loss of yardage due to trying to be the hero and not just acknowledging when a play is dead and throwing it away.
 

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KC just been too good so far. No shame for the Bills and it is still far from over but they are just a step ahead of everybody else. I know Tyreek Hill is the one with the big flashy plays but Kelce is the key on this offense. The Bills really need to start trying to jam him at the LOS just to disrupt him if they can.

Seems from Aaron Rodgers comments after the game its quite possible he has played his last game for the Packers. Now that is something I would hope the Pats would be at the front of it if it were to arise. Probably wishful thinking but BB and AR would be deadly as a combo.
 

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Yeah we are struggling against Kelce but it's not very surprising we have struggled stopping the Tight End all year which was perfectly shown in the wild card how much yardage we gave away to the Colts Also Chris Jones no way should he still be on the field
 

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After all those personal fouls called by the refs they end being offset. Brilliant!

Admire the way the Bills have kept fighting at least even if they are going to come up short. They’ll be even stronger again next year for this though I feel even if as I believe the rest of the division will be improved also.
 

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After all those personal fouls called by the refs they end being offset. Brilliant!

Admire the way the Bills have kept fighting at least even if they are going to come up short. They’ll be even stronger again next year for this though I feel even if as I believe the rest of the division will be improved also.
Yeah should do not really got many that I am overly concerned with out of contract the major one would be Milano plus we will probably be working out long term with Allen I think there is a couple of issues with Offense Tight End and the Run Game being the prime issues personally I hope we go Corner in the 1st depending on who is available at 30th
 

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I said to Craig a few days ago I wouldn't be too disappointed about losing if the game went as it ended up doing - us definitely second best and down by a couple of scores for much of it. Three years ago we weren't good enough to make the playoffs. Last year we weren't good enough to win that Houston wild card game. This year we just weren't good enough to beat the best in the NFL in the Championship game. I'm okay with that progress.

Allen said the other week he'd stiffened up in that Houston game last year and it looked like he did again last night. Although KC had a great plan I think, that awesome man coverage that Romo pointed out a few times plus the pass rush meant Allen had nobody to throw to and then no time for anyone to get open so had nowhere to go. I think they could do that so well coz there was no run game for them to worry about defending against?

Allen does need to cut out those -20 yard sacks though! But he did redeem himself somewhat by tossing the ball at that bloke's face. I liked that throw at least.

Regardless, well done KC, well done Craig, and well done Brady and the Bucs. I'm weirdly finding him a lot more likeable now he's not at New England. Him and Gronk just like a couple of old dorks having as much fun as possible now while they can in the very twilight of their careers. Fair play. That tweet they put out is ridiculous. :D

 

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DeShaun Watson officiallly requested a trade out of Houston. Amazing how things have gone so sour there and it is all the Texans ineptitude as an organisation. Got to think if you’re the Jets that is worth trading the #2 pick plus whatever extra required for that given how great Watson is. For selfish reasons obviously would hope that didn’t happen.

Other one that could tempt Houston would be if the Jags were to offer up the #1 pick for him. Essentially a straight trade Watson for Trevor Lawrence I could see both sides biting on that.
 

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Don't really think Allen stiffened up that much against KC think the biggest issue was the complete lack of a run game it's an area that needs improving on KC didn't need to show any respect for it all a question of where to address it FA or draft don't think it is entirely on the backs either Run protection was pretty bad all year so definetely need improvement at Guard

On Watson I get the feeling Jets might be the Location they have the firepower to make it happen they have 4 1st Rounders in the next two drafts alone so I can see some kind of deal being done there.
 

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Urban Meyer also likely took the job in Jacksonville on the understanding that they would draft Trevor Lawrence and he can incorporate his skillset into his system.

Twitter's a real beehive over the Deshaun Watson news, he's probably in play for a good dozen or so teams, I hadn't even thought of Vegas until I saw Derek Carr trending this morning.

Ryan Pace is on absolute thin ice in Chicago and it's highly likely he trades the farm to Houston to try and get Watson over to the Bears. Whether that succeeds remains to be seen.
 

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On Watson I get the feeling Jets might be the Location they have the firepower to make it happen they have 4 1st Rounders in the next two drafts alone so I can see some kind of deal being done there.

Miami possible too? Unfortunately for us. They have a decent number of picks to play with in a trade + Tua if they want Watson? But I think they have a more long term plan and might not want to blow that up for him. Or maybe he's worth it.

I could see him in Chicago tbh. But that might just be because they play in a similar blue to Houston so it's easiest to picture.
 

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Stafford has been traded to the Rams for Goff 2 1st's and a 3rd It's insane that now the Rams have traded away 7 1st Rounders and there last 1st round pick was Goff in 2016 and they are now not due one till 2024
 

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I think in the Rams case there is an argument given most of those first rounders will have been around 20th and lower its probably worth trading for proven veteran talent than the sort of rookie you could pick in that position.

It is an unusual approach to team building though. I do think the reason they’ve had to spend that much though was to get the Lions to take on that godawful contract they gave to Goff.

Does add intrigue to the draft now as Lions were a team you’d have thought would have gone QB with their pick but now that is probably unlikely. Frees up a team below like Carolina to take one of those QB’s
 

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Lions are still in a position to take a QB I suppose it's what they exactly do with Goff use him as a tank Commander for the 2022 draft or they could use him as the bridge QB to whoever they draft outside of that I think a trade down is the best option and go D Line.
 

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Chiefs, hopefully an offensive shootout.
 

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My money is on the Bucs from the start of the playoffs, but I think the Chiefs win easily, though Bucs defense has started well.
 

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That’s the only time I’ll ever enjoy a Brady to Gronk TD. Stuck some money on Gronk as first TD scorer at 19/1 so massively quids in irrespective of what happens next.
 

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To be honest that was up there with the last Pats-Rams and Broncos-Seahawks one for worst Super Bowls have seen. Also wasn't impressed with the officials, called the game very differently to how have seen the other playoff games being done with defensive holding etc.

Thought KC would win this handily but if anyone ever doubted the importance of an O-Line even with an incredible QB like Mahomes then last night proved it. They just couldn't overcome the loss of both starting tackles. Going to be tough for KC though going forward as it's not easy to bounce back after a loss in the Super Bowl, we managed it a couple of years ago but generally most other teams have found it a struggle. Also with them being $17m over the cap as it stands the days of having the luxury of Sammie Watkins as your third receiver are probably over too. All of which is a long way of saying the Bills, Ravens and Colts (if they get a good QB) will not have a better opportunity to be representing the AFC next year.
 

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On the subject of Brady guess who is on the Pats schedule at Gillette stadium next season...

No chance that doesn’t become a media circus with weeks on end of Skip Bayless type hot takes on the most tedious “debate” in sports of BB v Brady!
 

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Without a doubt and the sad thing is Skip isn't even the worst hot take merchant in American Sports Media.
 

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