The 2019 NFL Season, Week 13: Selfies Are The New Victory Formation

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So don’t look now but the current draft order is:
1. Bengals
2. Giants
3. Falcons
4. Washington
5. Dolphins
6. Lions
7. Cardinals
And then four teams at 4 wins

That puts Atlanta at really interesting crossroads since Tua will actually be on the board for them. Being able to sell Matt Ryan and Julio could fetch big returns put the Falcons on an interesting path for a true rebuild.

It’ll probably go:
1. Bengals Joe Burrow
2. Giants Chase Young
3. Falcons Tua T
4. Washington Andrew Thomas
5. Dolphins Jerry Jeudy
6. Lions Jeff Okudah
7. Cardinals .....Next favorite OT cuz there’s a bunch of them, but there is 2 guys left so far In that top tier Ceede and Isiah Simmons


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Down 44.6 with Russellmania, Lockett, J. Myers
 

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So, Witlon, cover your ears, I have an interesting predicament.

I can try to win this week (it's about a 50/50), which would allow the most dangerous team
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to face an also ran team who has half good matchups, half bad ones
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and I'd face a surging team who has a decent amount of points, but next week faces a tough schedule

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I could opt to let my opponent
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win this week who would then face the Chubb team, while I'd get the Wentz team. This seems to be more viable because I'd face the weaker team hoping for no explosions, while the dangerous team would be facing a more difficult matchup and hopefully bouncing him.

Curious what the prevalent opinion is. I could have clinched a bye with a win and a loss by the #1 seed, but he pulled Keenan Allen out of his ass last minute to win while his opponent played McLaurin instead of Mandrews.
I would do it. As long as it only effects seeding and not if anyone actually gets into the playoffs I would just bench someone. If it effects a potential playoff match up I would intentionally play a worse player than you could, but make sure you at least fill up your lineup.


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Can you get much further back than 3-9 with only declining expensive assets?


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I'd still see if a coaching change does anything, and if you want a QB, let him sit behind Ryan. If the 2020 season shows to be a bounce back year, you've kept the window open to transition or trade them at a higher value.
 

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I would do it. As long as it only effects seeding and not if anyone actually gets into the playoffs I would just bench someone. If it effects a potential playoff match up I would intentionally play a worse player than you could, but make sure you at least fill up your lineup.


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Well...

If I throw the game, the Rodgers team is in. If I don't and manage to win, the Rodgers team is still in UNLESS Cook scores 23.7 points PPR tonight, in which that team and the Rodgers team will have the same record, but Cook team has more points.

Cook has gone for at least that amount 7 of 11 games this year.

I have no one else I can slot into those spots. It's them or blanks.
 

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Just think, if the Bills were to somehow win out they would be the #1 seed in the AFC.

Baltimore is a no chance in hell kind of match up, but this would be the hardest match to overcome. Pittsburgh could be had with their backup QBs playing, and the Jets are...well, the Jets. The Patriots of course would be the second hardest test, but with their offensive woes right now and the confidence of beating the Ravens and Steelers, the chance is there.

The Patriots are in the playoffs and most would pencil them in as the #2 seed as a worst case scenario. If they beat the Chiefs in Foxborough, you're looking at the Bengals on the road, and the Bills and Jets at home. That should be almost a guaranteed 14-2/13-3 (depending on a bills upset.)

The Ravens should finish at 14-2 much like the Patriots, if NE beats KC. Baltimore ends the season against the Bills, Jets, Browns and Steelers. Once again the Jets should be fodder. The Bills will try to play them tough and have a strong defense, and it would come down to the failings of Josh Allen. I'll give the Browns and Steelers a moderate chance of upsetting the Ravens because of the divisional play.

Houston has the least chance of earning a bye, only because they play Tennessee twice, and the Titans will be playing hard to get a wild card spot and with Pittsburgh playing the Ravens and Bills, possibly going 0-2 and limping to a 9-7 record at best in that scenario.
 

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I would love to see the Bills as the number 1 seed.


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And in regards to your scenario, Schisno. I think Josh Allen has been playing decent football so his failings may not be that big an issue, no?

Also, I just figured out the joke in the thread title. That all goes back to Hammer and Witlon saying Haskins is starting to look like a pro. Which was the best comment of the day imo.


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And in regards to your scenario, Schisno. I think Josh Allen has been playing decent football so his failings may not be that big an issue, no?

Also, I just figured out the joke in the thread title. That all goes back to Hammer and Witlon saying Haskins is starting to look like a pro. Which was the best comment of the day imo.


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Against the Ravens, I think his failings would still be an issue. Of course it'd be more of the electric play of Lamar that would be tough to contain. I think the Bills have a good chance of taking the AFC East from the Patriots if they don't figure out their offense.

The Browns have a chance to make the playoffs and play spoiler to the Ravens chances at #1. They should beat the Bengals x2 and Cardinalsx1. If they sweep the Ravens, all the better. I don't think they've loss to a team with a losing record other than the Broncos. Another coach has the Browns as a WC with a 10-6, 11-5 record this year?
 

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If the Bears beat the Cowboys, Packers, Chiefs and Vikings, you deserve not only a playoff spot but a trip to the NFC Title Game.

I think that's the hardest final four to try and overcome.
 

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Also, I just figured out the joke in the thread title. That all goes back to Hammer and Witlon saying Haskins is starting to look like a pro. Which was the best comment of the day imo.


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bruce irvin strip sacking doesn't change that he looked calm, accurate and generally in control for a lot of that game. everyone knew he was green as baby shit, it was his first positive step.
 

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bruce irvin strip sacking doesn't change that he looked calm, accurate and generally in control for a lot of that game. everyone knew he was green as baby shit, it was his first positive step.
So is there hope? I liked him in the pre-draft but figured there was a Mitch Trubisky variable considering his experience.


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unfortunately in todays nfl, teams would be happy with trubisky. theres still enough there with mitch that youre not totally selling on him yet. the problem for mitch is circumstances... you traded up 1 spot to take him 2nd overall, and the narrative that mahomes and watson, who are bonafide studs, went after him. if you take that out, i dont think mitch gets as much grief as he does. since again, he was considered relatively green after only one year of starting at unc.

haskins is in a better boat... dead arm danny looks decent enough for this season's purpose, but he doesnt look like a world beater. i didnt really watch much of that denver game, so i didnt see what lock looked like. and after that... gardner minshew? ryan finley? meh. im sure washington is just happy seeing progression, which i think we saw on sunday. im not saying hes ever gonna become a true pro, even geno smith had a couple games where i went "holy shit maybe we got something"... we merely said he started to LOOK like a pro, which is a step in the right direction.
 

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I did not throw the match, though it's not going to matter anyway.

The commissioner did try to trade Mixon and Cohen for Cook though. We all told him to fuck off. High quality folk I work with.
 
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