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Saints 28 @ Panthers 10
Final
Thu, 10/30/14 7:25pm
12 Picks - 80% 3 Picks - 20%
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Jets 10 @ Chiefs 24
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
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Cardinals 28 @ Cowboys 17
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
12 Picks - 75% 4 Picks - 25%
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Buccaneers 17 @ Browns 22
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Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
2 Picks - 13% 14 Picks - 87%
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Redskins 26 @ Vikings 29
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
4 Picks - 25% 12 Picks - 75%
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Eagles 31 @ Texans 21
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
13 Picks - 81% 3 Picks - 19%
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Chargers 0 @ Dolphins 37
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
14 Picks - 88% 2 Picks - 12%
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Jaguars 23 @ Bengals 33
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Sun, 11/2/14 12:00pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
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Rams 13 @ 49ers 10
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 3:05pm
0 Picks - 0% 16 Picks - 100%
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Raiders 24 @ Seahawks 30
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 3:25pm
1 Pick - 6% 15 Picks - 94%
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Broncos 21 @ Patriots 43
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 3:25pm
11 Picks - 69% 5 Picks - 31%
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Ravens 23 @ Steelers 43
Final
Sun, 11/2/14 7:30pm
6 Picks - 38% 10 Picks - 62%
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Colts 40 @ Giants 24
Final
Mon, 11/3/14 7:30pm
15 Picks - 94% 1 Pick - 6%
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Week Record11 - 2
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Season Record84 - 49
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Scotttime Record1418 - 848
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No-Pack-Vike Record2516 - 1476
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Lifetime Record2095 - 1238
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1976 - 1357
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2082 - 1251
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2089 - 1244
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Saints 28 @ Panthers 10

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Jon
Saints, I guess.
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Sarah
I don't like the Saints.

Redskins 26 @ Vikings 29

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This could be another ugly one, just like the whole season so far. But I think Teddy could throw for like 300 something and three or four tds, so there's that.
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This could be a suck fest.

Ravens 23 @ Steelers 43

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Jon
This doesn't always mean anything, but Baltimore won big when they played earlier this year.
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Sarah
Ben Roethlisberger had himself a game last week. Joe Flacco did not. Therefore, I have dropped Flacco and picked up Roethlisberger. This should end well for me.

Colts 40 @ Giants 24

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Jon
The Colts have been at that good, but not top-tier, level for like three years now. I still don't think they're over the hump. But the Giants haven't really beaten good teams this year, so I'm not confident in them either.
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Sarah
Baseball is over. Sadness.
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11/02/2014 @ 08:54:08 AM
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It's sunday!
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scott.jpgScott - You're going to have to call your hardware guy. It's not a software issue.
11/03/2014 @ 10:29:22 AM
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The crew that officiated the Redskins-Vikings game and thus threw the pretty awful unnecessary roughness flag on Harrison Smith has called more than twice the NFL per-game average for unecessary roughness penalties. In their weak weak weak defense, the lead-up to the play had all the makings of a penalty, and even in realtime it isn't impossible to think that Harrison clocked RG3 (or that the 2 seconds leading up to the slide would have logically resulted in a hit on a sliding quarterback). However, refs really should get their crap together and ask themselves "did anyone actually see Smith make contact with RG3?" Because there was virtually no contact made at all, and it can in large part be attributed to a late slide by RG3. This league.

There, throwing a bone to my Vikings counterparts.
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11/03/2014 @ 02:41:34 PM
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I didn't even realize until after the game that Harrison actually "barely touched" him. I still thought it was total BS. Or, even if not "BS", a rule that needs to change asap.

From our angle in live action it did look like Harrison actually hit him, but it was the ultimate "what else was he supposed to do?" moments. You had RG3, a guy who had earlier escaped a dead-to-rights sack, running out wide on a play where the first down was HALF A YARD beyond the line of scrimmage. In other words, it's the kind of distance where a guy doesn't even have to "get by you" to get by you. Then, at the last second, RG3 goes down. Maybe he decided he was screwed and it was a conscious attempt to draw the flag. Maybe it was because that was the most natural way for an oft injured guy to roll with an inevitable hit on a play that was over, and the fact that he ended up in a position that is meaningful in football was sheer happenstance.

It really doesn't matter, because either way the rule needs to be clarified and altered. A behind the line of scrimmage QB, who has given up his qb-ness no less via the run-option, should not be able to use a rule designed to protect them as a tool to get more yards, and maybe a position that is perfectly natural to "wind up in" in certain circumstances shouldn't be the signal. If the defender has already made his "move" then you shouldn't be allowed to slide under him and get a penalty. I suppose you could say the NBA has fouls like this all the time, and it's the defender's fault for diving, but I think the NFL needs to be allowed to be more chaotic than that.

No matter what it's cheap, and it chips away at the actual intent of the rule. The defender may as well take the chance to ef you up if the flag is coming either way. How long before RG3 is "faking" the slide, and then getting the half a yard he needs because of it?
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11/03/2014 @ 06:12:21 PM
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Here's Kevin Seifert's take on the play.

Smith lowered his right shoulder to initiate contact, and Steratore penalized him for "a blow to a sliding quarterback's head," according to the post-play announcement. There are several factors to unpack here...Was Griffin still considered a quarterback by rule at the end of the play? And what, if any, protection did the slide afford him?

First, the NFL confirmed last season that a quarterback running the read-option loses his "quarterback protection" and can be hit as if he were a running back. So it is difficult to understand why Steratore referred to a "sliding quarterback" when the league doesn't consider him one on that play.


Further in article, he says that it actually is spelled out in the rule that this sliding feet first protection isn't just granted to quarterbacks. So had Smith made the devastating that the ref thought he had made, the call might have a been justified, aside from the fact that RG3's slide might have been late and thus Smith was hard-pressed to do much of anything to stop his already executed decision hitting RG3.
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Scott messed with this at 11/03/2014 6:16:11 pm
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11/03/2014 @ 06:16:49 PM
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Gene Steratore is from Pittsburgh.
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11/03/2014 @ 06:19:54 PM
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Jon Wrote - Today @ 06:16:49 PM
Gene Steratore is from Pittsburgh.

This is totally meaningless to the conversation at hand, I just like to say it.
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Jon screwed with this at 11/03/2014 6:20:23 pm
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11/04/2014 @ 10:18:40 AM
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I think the rule should apply differently behind the line and in traffic than, say, after a first down.

I know at first blush this is going to sound stupid because the whole rule exists to avoid hits, but you shouldn't be allowed to do this just to avoid an inevitable hit. The concept of "giving yourself up" only even makes sense in the context of choosing to be down when being down there wasn't an inevitability. Maybe that would be too hard to parse, and in most cases that's a bad thing. Perhaps the rule just needs to go. You already have a way to avoid a hit (going to a knee) and while that takes more "space" to be able to come to a stop, and kneel, maybe that's a good thing. Almost by definition that would allow for give ups in situations where you're giving up, but not allow give ups in the cases where you're .002 seconds from getting decked. It's not like these slides are totally safe either.

Either way I don't think this rule should apply behind the line of scrimmage, or within a yard of the line of gain. Behind the line is too chaotic, and way too hard to parse if it was intentional, or if the player just happened to "roll with the punches" and wind up in a position that was meaningful penalty wise.

Too near the line of scrimmage and guys are going to be working too hard to do anything they can do to stop a guy, or make it clear where he was stopped. Sure the ball is supposed to be spotted where the player started their give up, but if a defender dives in there so there's no doubt the ball/player never made it over the line of gain, then there's little doubt where to spot it.
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