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True, Mike Tomlin deserves a lot of credit and he can not legislate for the ineptitude of certain receivers last night which totally killed any momentum the team had.

The talk yesterday was that Mason Rudolph will be the guy in 2022 but it remains to be seen whether a veteran guy is brought in as backup or if they’ll draft Ben’s successor in the first round.

As for who I’d like to win it all, it has to be the Bills. Or maybe the Cardinals if they can win in LA tonight.

He does certainly. Think have said it on here before but I give him more credit for a season like this than say when you had the Three B’s at their absolute best.

Can’t really say much on Rudolph as only thing I really know him for is that incident with Myles Garratt. It wouldn’t surprise me in the draft if someone like Sam Howell was to fall to the second round, in that instance I would pull the trigger on it and use the first on OL. Regardless you’d say that the O for the immediate future is going to be all about Najee so give him some blockers.
 

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Both No1 seeds are out on the Titans game think it was really clear Henry was not even close to being game ready which I kind of expected and Bengals allowing Burrow to get sacked 9 times is terrible a lot of it seemed to be him holding onto the ball to long and not having the short outlets. On Kc and us this feels like it is really close match up especially since Kc got there D working.
 

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It's probably because I had him in my fantasy team so I was emotionally invested in him but I've fallen in love with Deebo this year. As a player I mean. :ohn: Just checked the draft out of curiosity and I picked him up in round eleven ffs. He's going in round one next year for sure.

Don't know what to expect later in the Bills Chiefs game. Maybe it's a game where you can't actually expect much if we're using that word to its proper meaning. Could go either way, someone running away with it or a close game. No idea.

Not much point worrying about it though, can't do anything but watch it unfold and shit talk Craig on WhatsApp if we're winning big and ignore my phone until Monday morning if we're losing big.
 

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Great start from the Rams. To be honest I’ve always felt the Buccs secondary is there to be torched and that 3rd and 20 highlighted it there. Add in some serious indiscipline from the Buccs with unsportsmanlike penalties and also kicking out of bounds they’ve been a disaster.
 

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I don’t know who it was in the league office who thought it was a good idea to have Shawn Hochuli take charge of a playoff game but true to form he’s making sure everyone knows it’s his show and everyone else is just there to see him.
 

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I don’t know who it was in the league office who thought it was a good idea to have Shawn Hochuli take charge of a playoff game but true to form he’s making sure everyone knows it’s his show and everyone else is just there to see him.

Exactly what I’ve just tweeted too. Especially after the Thanksgiving debacle too.

Tom Brady went full White Goodman earlier - ‘Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!’
 

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Exactly what I’ve just tweeted too. Especially after the Thanksgiving debacle too.

Tom Brady went full White Goodman earlier - ‘Nobody makes me bleed my own blood!’

Yeah that one was particularly bad. Can only conclude its a case of nepotism he even had a job in the league. Brady probably did himself no favours before the game when he mentioned that he was surprised he never got flagged for unsportsmanlike. If ever that was an invite to Hochuli…

Becoming a full on asskicking from the Rams this. The game reminds me of when we faced the Broncos in the AFCCG when they went on to win the Super Bowl where our OL just couldn’t block them.
 

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This looks a difficult comeback amazing this weekend up to yet has had all the visiting teams winning.
 

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The Rams have been doing their best to screw this up. That snap by the centre over Stafford head was the sign of a team that was letting pressure get to them.

Will say this for the Rams, that Von Miller trade is looking a great move by them.
 

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Ultimately it was the Buccs biggest weakness in that secondary costing them. You cannot let Cooper Kupp of all people have just a Safety on him.

They should breathe a huge sigh of relief as if they lost that I don’t think they ever get over that for a long time. Just ask the Falcons and Seahawks.
 

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What a game! Bemused as to why the Rams forced Akers in so much with how well Michel did at the end of the season, but they got away with it. Happy for Stafford, good guy.
 

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Very good drive from the Bills there. Early days and all that but KC have the same issue we did against their Offense. The LB’s can’t keep up with them.
 

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I really hate OT rules don't think either D was stopping Allen and Mahomes they should at least give the side who lost the toss the chance to respond.
 

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Yeah though then the argument can be made the team getting it second have the advantage as they know if they are in 4 down territory all the way. Maybe look at the college OT rules even if to me it’s a bit gimmicky.

With that said I don’t get why the Bills kicked it for a touchback with 13 seconds on the clock. In addition to that you know that the go to guys for Mahomes are Kelce and Hill so why would they just let the former have a free release and rumble on for 25 yards? Shame for Buffalo as they have played at an exceptionally high level since the second half of the Buccs game.
 

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That was very enjoyable but at the same time quite stressful.
 

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Well Daboll went to the Giants not surprising at all hopefully we don't lose Dorsey otherwise I think we will be looking at an outside candidate for OC.
 

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In five years time going to be a hell of a HOF class with him and Big Ben being eligible then.

Been very weird as a Pats fan seeing him play for another team the last couple of years but not just football as it’s a given but it’s an argument he is the greatest sportsman of all time. Expect Gronk will follow suit now.

As for Tampa unless they trade for an Aaron Rodgers or something like that it’s hard to know where they go. One saving grace is that division with Payton gone from NO is still there to be won as the other two teams are terrible.
 

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Yeah both Big Ben and Tom are 1st Ballots 2027 is shaping up to be a really great class and we have barely even started with the list of retirements.
 

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Does appear Schefter etc may have jumped the gun a little on the retirement stuff after all. I personally think it will be it for him but seems Brady not officially done it as yet, presumably he’ll want to keep it for the final episode of “Man in the arena”.

For today no offence Craig but am fully on board with Cincy in the AFC game and the Niners in the NFC. Particularly want to see Cincy do it as I’m a huge admirer of what they’ve done this season (as well as just have someone new win it) and the Niners just because of Jimmy.
 

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Stroll in the park for KC unfortunately. Must be what it feels like for everyone watching the TB12 Patriots back in the day.

Hopefully the NFC game has a bit more interest.
 

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U wot mate

Nice comeback. I’m not really convinced the Bungals can sustain it. This drive at the start of the fourth will determine where this game goes I think.
 

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Oh my god, they’re actually going to do it. In fairness, the Bengals do deserve this win (I say through gritted teeth).
 

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Get in there Cincy!! What a comeback.

Hopefully the Niners can do it in the NFC game now.
 

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Get in there Cincy!! What a comeback.

Hopefully the Niners can do it in the NFC game now.

Yep, I like the Niners too. As a franchise I mean.

Now the Chiefs are out though I don't really care who wins the whole thing. Burrow cool, Stafford cool, Jimmy G cool.
 

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