Fantasy Football: Week 12 (and Football Season open thread)



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  1. Avatar Jaybird says:

    When the Broncos beat the Patriots, was there a smile on your face for half a day too?

    Did you, for a single moment, dare to Believe?Report

    • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Jaybird says:

      Do I believe in Brock Osweiler? I believe Brock Osweiler is playing better football than Peyton Manning was, but sadly for the remarkable Mr. Manning and his partisans, this year that isn’t a particularly ambitious claim.

      What I believe in is that Denver defense. Take, for instance, my beloved Green Bay Packers. Green Bay played Denver more than a month ago, took its first loss for the season, and has yet to recover its mojo. This is the high point of a pattern that seems to be repeated all over the place.

      Although yes, it feels like a measure of justice when it’s the Patriots on the receiving end of that rough treatment. The word “comeuppance” comes to mind.Report

  2. Avatar Burt Likko says:






    • This shows the difference between Lions bad, where you lose because your opponents outplay you, and Browns bad, where you lose because you’re Wile E. Coyote.Report

    • Avatar Kolohe in reply to Burt Likko says:

      That victory over the lions couldn’t have been uglier if Aaron Rogers were a dentist.Report

      • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Kolohe says:

        A dentist would have used anesthetic so getting to the end result would have been less painful.

        Still, a W is a W. And that pass. That pass!Report

        • This was not the first game I’ve seen this year where a team lost on a hail-mary pass on the last play. The ones where the pass was successful all looked the same: the defense rushes three, the QB dances around for 7-8 seconds and gets outside the hash marks, then stops, gathers himself, and throws it 60 yards down the field. A leaping 6’6″ receiver pulls it in over the head of a much shorter defender.

          Rush five, drop six, make the QB throw it in four seconds while he’s running as fast as he can. If I were the head coach, I’d be looking for a new defensive coordinator today.

          But as you say, it still goes in the Packers’ win column.Report