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Robbie wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Amazing comeback by the Green Bay Packers on Monday night football. No wonder the 49ers have a terrible season. While Richard Sherman would is great if he is disciplined, he can also take careless and costly penalties and that was the case in which he took an extremely costly penalty that spoiled a sack on 3rd down which would have given the ball back to the 49ers and instead, led to the game winning drive.
Last night's game just highlighted what a great QB Aaron Rodgers is--the best QB in the NFL in my opinion. Here he is hobbled with a lingering knee injury (re-aggravated last week against the Lions), wearing a brace, throwing to rookie receivers Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Equanimeous St. Brown, and having no running game to speak of. His two main receivers, Randall Cobb and Geronimo Allison, were out with hamstring injuries (although Davante Adams came up big) , and he lost his previous go-to guy Jordy Nelson to free-agency in the off-season, and yet he pulls off that 4th quarter drive that led to the winning FG. Just astounding. He threw for 425 yards and even managed to run for 34 yards on 3 carries, all on a gimpy knee.

I thought that 49ers' head coach Kyle Shanahan put together an excellent game plan. They looked good last night for a team missing its starting QB, and Shanahan put backup QB C.J. Beathard in a position to make plays that he was capable of. Without Rodgers' last-minute heroics, the Niners would, and probably should, have won.


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Good outing by the Seahawks after a two week rest with a decent performance in Detroit by scoring four straight touchdowns after giving up an early TD, and then the defence did their job by forcing several key turnovers.

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Win some and lose some for the large city of Los Angeles....but overall more loss and bittersweet. The LA Rams continue to be unbeaten with a close win over Green Bay at home, and their fellow brothers the Kings and Clippers also win at home.

But both soccer teams lose and LA FC lose fall in the MLS playoff standings, while LA Galaxy miss the playoffs. And of course, the big grand daddy of them all......LA Dodgers lose the World Series for a second consecutive year. :bawl: :bawl:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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great day as Rams, Saints and Eagles win


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Robbie wrote:
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:39 pm
Good outing by the Seahawks after a two week rest with a decent performance in Detroit by scoring four straight touchdowns after giving up an early TD, and then the defence did their job by forcing several key turnovers.
Right, the Seahawks played well in Detroit. They have managed to develop a consistent ground game, going for 176 yds. on the ground yesterday, with bell cow Chris Carson going for 105 yds. on 25 carries. I believe that this is Carson's 3rd 100-yd. game this season. And they're running the ball well without their 1st-round draft pick, RB Rashaad Penny, even getting on the field. Carson and Mike Davis are carrying the load effectively.

Russell Wilson went 14/17 yesterday and compiled a purrfect 158.3 passer rating in the game; his passer rating through 7 games so far this season is 112.8. Here's a short piece from USA Today on Wilson's game:

https://seahawkswire.usatoday.com/2018/ ... ll-wilson/

The Seahawks have great depth at the RB position, and their receiving corps looks strong with Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, David Moore (who has developed into a real threat), and backups Jaron Brown and Brandon Marshall.

The 'Hawks had a couple of important guys back for the Detroit game: their expected starting tight end Ed Dickson (first game this season), who played well and caught two passes, and all-pro Will linebacker K. J. Wright. And I noticed DE Dion Jordan out there for the first time after some injury time off. If the secondary can continue to develop with the rookies and 2nd-year guys, it may begin to look like the Legion of Boom before the season is over.

Rams vs Packers. A leading candidate for the NFL Bozo of the Week Award must be the Packers' Ty Montgomery, who ignored his coach's instructions to down the Rams kickoff in the end zone (with the ball then coming out to the 25 for Aaron Rodgers to begin one of his patented 4th quarter drives for a FG with over 2 minutes and one timeout left--along with the 2-minute warning--and down by only 2 points), and instead ran it out only to be smacked by the Rams' kick cover guys on the Packer 20 and fumble the ball away. Rams ball, time bled off the clock by the Rams, game over:



Had Montgomery downed the ball as instructed, there's a more than even chance that Rodgers gets the ball into FG range for the win. Evidently, Montgomery had thrown a tantrum on the sidelines after being taken out previously and decided to show the coaches just how good he was.... :roll:

Here's a little on this from SI:

https://www.si.com/nfl/2018/10/29/ty-mo ... -reactions

Edit: Update (Oct. 30) on Ty Montgomery: traded today to the Ravens on the trade deadline.
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Forgot to mention that Seahawks rookie punter Michael Dickson has huge shoes to fill to replace Jon Ryan. But he fulfilled one part with trick plays like Ryan did with the 2014 NFC championship by doing a fake punt in his own end zone to run for a first down and essentially icing the win.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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No doubt that moving the line of scrimmage for touchdown conversions several yards back (20 in CFL, 13 in NFL) in 2015 has costed placekickers their jobs, most recently LA Chargers kicker Caleb Sturgis. Despite his team winning, he missed two conversions and a field goal and was then given the death glare by his QB Philip Rivers and as a result, was released.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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It's good to see that the Seahawks break their two game losing streak with a narrow win against Green Bay Packers. But more work needs to be done for the Seahawks especially in defence especially in the secondary as they allowed Aaron Rodgers to complete several long passes.

Sometimes, I'll bring up the issue of flying a flag to honour a player's ethnicity and it's agreed that this rarely happens in the NFL given the fact that it's a much insular sport and most players in the NFL are American. However, there was such an example at CenturyLink Field today to honour the placekicker Sebastian Janikowski who was born in Poland.


(click on the YouTube link provided as embedded is not allowed)

At 9:31 while Sebastian Janikowski is attempting a field goal, you can see a some fans in the end zone display the flag of Poland:

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祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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I thought there was great resilience shown by the Seahawks last night. First play, they fumble and then Packers score. Next series, Seahawks are 3 and out and then Packers go downfield and almost score, settling for a field goal attempt that is wide..... it could have been 14 - O for the Packers after only one Seahawk series.... almost like the BC-Hamilton game.... Seahawks come back to win after limiting Packers to field goals instead of TD's through most of the game.... well done.


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It was a pretty solid performance by the Seahawks last night, although it would be nice if they could get going a little earlier in their games. The Seahawks' first half was not impressive. Once again, the 'Hawks had their excellent ground game going, something near and dear to Pete Carroll's heart. They racked up 173 yards rushing. Russell Wilson's 225 yards passing (21/31, 2 TD, 0 int.) rounded out the offense, although they got really lucky with that pass to Tyler Lockett, late in the game, which was ruled a completion when, in fact, the ball hit the ground.

Most of the talk today about the game centers around Mike McCarthy's decision to punt on 4th and 2 with just over 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter and the Packers down by 3. The general consensus seems to be that it was an asinine decision, given that McCarthy has the best quarterback in the game who almost certainly would have got the first down. (See link below.) Seahawks' DC, Ken Norton, Jr., was praying for a punt, and he got it. The strong ground game kicked back in to give the 'Hawks the necessary first downs to kill the clock.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... s-blunder/

Another anomaly just before that 4th and 2 was Rodgers' incomplete pass on 3rd and 2. He had Marquez Valdes-Scantling wide open on a quick out and threw the ball into the ground. That pretty much cost the Pack the game. Here's Rodgers' explanation:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... -the-game/

The one negative for 12s is the play of the Seahawks' secondary. Despite good play from the D-line, the secondary gave up 332 yards to Aaron Rodgers, including a couple of bombs that were poorly covered. The secondary is Pete Carroll's specialty, and I think we can expect some extra work there before the 'Hawks' next game at Carolina.
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Just saw this on Pro Football Talk: "Canadians are watching a lot more American football."

I'm assuming that the reference is to the NFL, but it's possible it could also include US college football.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... -football/


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33 years to the day, Joe Theismann returns to the scene of his broken, tib-fib. Happened on the 40 yard line in a game with a score of 23-21. Yesterday the Redskins QB Alex Smith gets a broken leg at the 40 yd line with that same score!

Exactly 33 years to the day after Theismann's gruesome injury during a nationally televised game , Smith went down with breaks to his right fibula and tibia midway through the third quarter of Washington's 23-21 loss to the visiting Houston Texans on Sunday and was replaced at QB by backup Colt McCoy. Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Smith would have surgery "right away."





https://www.tsn.ca/theismann-turned-awa ... -1.1211869


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While you rarely get very high scoring, back and forth NFL games, Monday Night Football was an exception when the Rams outlasted the Chiefs 54-51. The only thing that's missing from the best kind of excitement kind of game is if the game went into overtime. But the after the Rams scored their final touchdown, the Chiefs had two opportunities to put the game into field goal range, if not go for the winning TD. But the Rams defence finally rose to the occasion two interceptions. I guess this is what happens when you have two 9-1 teams going head to head. Very close games, either very high or very low scoring games.

This reminds me of a game in the 1990-91 NFL season when both the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers played against the New York Giants, dubbed the game of season. It turned out to be a huge defensive, low-scoring game with the 49ers winning 7-3. The two teams played again in the NFC championship with another relatively low scoring game, with the Giants prevailing 15-13.


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Robbie wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:56 pm
While you rarely get very high scoring, back and forth NFL games, Monday Night Football was an exception when the Rams outlasted the Chiefs 54-51. The only thing that's missing from the best kind of excitement kind of game is if the game went into overtime. But the after the Rams scored their final touchdown, the Chiefs had two opportunities to put the game into field goal range, if not go for the winning TD. But the Rams defence finally rose to the occasion two interceptions. I guess this is what happens when you have two 9-1 teams going head to head. Very close games, either very high or very low scoring games.

This reminds me of a game in the 1990-91 NFL season when both the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers played against the New York Giants, dubbed the game of season. It turned out to be a huge defensive, low-scoring game with the 49ers winning 7-3. The two teams played again in the NFC championship with another relatively low scoring game, with the Giants prevailing 15-13.
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Good comeback win by the Seahawks by capitalizing on the Panthers' mistakes, most notably the missed field goal. Still a fair chance in making the playoffs. :cr:


祝加拿大加式足球聯賽不列颠哥伦比亚卑詩雄獅隊今年贏格雷杯冠軍。此外祝溫哥華加人隊贏總統獎座·卡雲斯·甘保杯·史丹利盃。還每年祝溫哥華白頭浪隊贏美國足球大联盟杯。不要忘記每年祝溫哥華巨人贏西部冰球聯盟冠軍。
改建後的卑詩體育館於二十十一年九月三十日重新對外開放,首場體育活動為同日舉行的加拿大足球聯賽賽事,由主場的卑詩雄獅隊以三十三比二十四擊敗愛民頓愛斯基摩人隊。
祝你老鼠年行大運。
恭喜西雅图海鹰直到第四十八屆超級盃最終四十三比八大勝曾拿下兩次超級盃冠軍的丹佛野馬拿下隊史第一個超級盃冠軍。
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Robbie wrote:
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:47 am
Good comeback win by the Seahawks by capitalizing on the Panthers' mistakes, most notably the missed field goal. Still a fair chance in making the playoffs. :cr:
Yeah, Robbie, I thought the Seahawks were lucky to pull that one out. They racked up 414 yds. of total offense, but gave up 478 to the Panthers. The Hawks' run defense was poor, with Christian McCaffrey picking up 125 yards rushing and Cam Newton another 63. The Panthers played well against the Seahawks' run game, keeping it at only 75 yards, but, as he has done in the past, Russell Wilson put the offense on his shoulders and passed for 339 yards and 2 TDs with no interceptions.

The Hawks are now at 6-5 and have a favorable remaining schedule. They have 4 of the remaining 5 at home, and, of the 5, 2 are against the 49ers and 1 is against the Cardinals. A 9-7 record seems fairly likely, and they might make the playoffs. I think Pete Carroll has done a great job this season, given all the losses of key players in the off-season and the injuries picked up along the way (particularly the one to Earl Thomas).

Here is Peter King's Football Morning in America piece for today, with the first item the Seahawks' come-from-behind win in Charlotte. After reading the first part, drop down to "The Lead: Seattle" for some detail on the tying TD drive and the go-ahead drive, including video of two of the most perfectly-thrown long balls you'll see in a while. The rest of FMIA is worth reading too.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2 ... eter-king/

By the way, if you want to see how a receiver scoring a TD should act, take a look at the first video in the above clip and see how David Moore (No. 83) responds after scoring--like he's been there before! No idiotic celebration.... :good:


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