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NFL Week #22 Superbowl 51

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by mrpackerguy, Jan 23, 2017.

  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    It will be 2 great offenses vs 2 above average defenses. I'd like to see a changing of the guard and an Atlanta win, but you just can't discount Brady's experience in his record 7th appearance. I'll take the Pats by a TD 31-24
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
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  3. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    I'm not sure anybody knows what I really think about Tom Brady around here. Should I explain? Nah. I'll just root for Atlanta and hope the pretty boy gets to go home disappointed.
  4. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Big Dogs Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    It's less Brady vs. Falcons than Brady vs. Roger Goodell.
    My money is on Brady.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Dan Quinn is going to get schooled by Belichick.
    The Patriots move in with the 49ers and Cowboys, right behind Pittsburgh for most SB titles.

  6. Bipslapper

    Bipslapper Well Ahoy, Paloi Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    Cape Cod, MA
    Atlanta looks great, no doubt. Number 11 is the best in the league but I don't know much about the other receivers (we don't get many Falcons games here locally in NE) on the team. Bill will do his best to neutralize Jones so Matt Ryan will have to throw to other guys and I think that will be a huge advantage to the Patriots. New England, even without Gronkowski, has a bunch of great receivers that can step up at any time to answer the call: Edelman, Hogan, Bennet, Amendola, Deion Lewis, James White (running backs that can catch the ball fairly well).
  7. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Julio Jones will be a non-factor in the Super Bowl.
    He'll catch 7-8 passes like Antonio Brown did. No TD's, no big yards.
    Well, I take that back. He may rack up some stats as the final moments of the game wind down when NE is already up 20-30 points and it doesn't matter.

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  8. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    From ESPN.com:
    This is the 6th time the team to lead the NFL scoring (Falcons) will meet the team that allowed the fewest points (Patriots) in the Super Bowl.
    Anyone care to guess the results from the previous five games?
    The team with the top defense won 4 of the previous 5 matchups

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  9. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Unless NE is willing to double him on every play, I think Jones will do better than that. He's not as fast as Brown, but he's 5 inches taller and 40 pounds heavier. So he's going to get some 50/50 balls, and break some tackles (and not head for the sideline). He won't be able to run wild like he did vs. the Packers, but 8 for 120 with a TD or two isn't out of the question, IMO.
    That said, the Falcons will likely need 300+ passing yards to win, so the other WRs do have to step up.
  10. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    We'll be able to tell how the Falcons' D will do as soon as we see them line up against the Pats' receivers. If they play soft and give them a bubble at the line of scrimmage, they'll be toast. If they play hard nosed man with some safety help (that's why those guys are supposed to be called "safeties" after all), then they'll have a chance because they may get a turnover or two and their offense is up to the task.
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  11. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy

    Atlanta's defensive backs have done fine so far this post-season. They haven't faced the hoodie's maddening water torture offense yet though.
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  12. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    Who will Lawyer Milloy cheer for? For the second time in three years, he played for both teams in the SB.

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  13. jimfist

    jimfist "Cling tenaciously to my buttocks!" Supporting Member

    Mar 28, 2011
    Boston, MA (USA)
    The only defenses to ever slow down Brady with any consistency have been Denver and NY Giants when they were able to dominate the line of scrimmage and literally get in Brady's face rushing 4 or even 3 at the line of scrimmage. If Atlanta can't do that, then all they can hope for is Brady to have a bad game, or the offense to turn the ball over, or a combination of those things. I'd go so far as to say that the aggressive and ultimately superior D-lines that can get after Brady are the only reason he and Darth Hoodie don't have two or more rings.

    Does Atlanta have this type of "get after the QB" defensive line? We thought the Steelers had this type of talent, but it only showed up in spots yesterday. So, that's my call: if Atlanta forces 4 sacks, 6 hurries, a couple of pocket flushes, and a handful of knockdowns, they could pull it out. Their offense looks ridiculously good. Could be a shootout.
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  14. mpdd

    mpdd neoconceptualist

    Mar 24, 2010
    after my dog dying and the steelers losing i am declining to watch the super bowl
  15. tangentmusic

    tangentmusic A figment of our exaggeration

    Aug 17, 2007
    I'm just tired of the Pats.

    I'm rooting for the Falcons.
  16. planetdrumz


    Jan 4, 2016
    Being from Boston and a die hard Patriots fan I choose not to get involved in any of these discussions for fear of being thrown out of the forum..:smug::smug::):)☮☮.
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  17. Jloch86


    Aug 1, 2016
    New Jersey
    Brady will win his 5th ring and we won't have to hear this garbage about "he's arguably the greatest ever".
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  18. planetdrumz


    Jan 4, 2016
    Im verry sorry to hear about your dog passing. Its a very hard thing to go through. They truly do become part of our family. :(
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  19. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    Seattle loves Brady so much that they have his number lifted high at the Seattle Center


    Pats fans were out and representing at NAMM on Sunday

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  20. Gaolee

    Gaolee Official leathers tester and crash dummy


    You got me good!
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