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Packers just got royally SCREWED on the final play. First, Tate pushed off, BLATANTLY. Second, Jennings had control of the ball before Tate, so it should have been an interception, anyway.

These replacement officials have got to go, or be retrained in NFL rules.

Never mind that completely FUBAR interference call on Shields, and several other horrible blown calls.

EDIT: I do have to say that Seattle's defense did a VERY good job, though.
 
 
29 December 2011 @ 01:14 am
Packers have clinched the NFC north.
Niners have clinched the NFC west.
Saints have clinched the NFC south.
Lions & Falcons have clinched the wildcards.
Winner of Sunday night's game between the Giants & the Cowboys wins the NFC east.

Seeds:
Packers have clinched #1 seed, first-round bye, and home-field throughout.

Niners & Saints will have #2 & #3 seed as follows:
--If the Niners win OR if the Saints lose OR if they both tie, then the Niners clinch #2 seed & first round bye. This would leave the Saints at #3.
--If the Saints win & the Niners lose or tie OR if the Saints tie & the Niners lose, then the Saints will have #2 & a by, leaving the Niners at #3.

Winner of Dallas/Giants will have the number 4 seed.

If Detroit wins OR Atlanta loses OR both tie, Detroit will be #5 and Atlanta will be #6. If Atlanta wins & Detroit loses, Atlanta will be #5 & Detroit #6.
 
 
26 December 2011 @ 02:18 am
Rodgers season stats
Att: 502
Comp: 343 (68.33 pct); 1.916
Yds: 4643
Yds/Att: 9.25; 1.562
TD: 45 (8.96 pct); 1.793
INT: 6 (1.2 pct); 2.076
Total: 7.348 for a rating of 122.46

He's still top in the league by a significant margin.
2) Brees; 109.1
3) Brady; 105.1
4) Romo; 102.2



Week 16
Rodgers
Att: 29
Comp: 21 (72.41 pct); 2.121
Yds: 283
Yds/Att: 9.76; 1.690
TD: 5 (17.24 pct); 2.375 (Would be 3.448 if not for the limit.)
INT: 0 (0 pct); 2.375
Total: 8.560 for a rating of 142.67
Would be 9.634 for a rating of 160.56


Josh McCown
Att: 28
Comp: 19 (67.86 pct); 1.893
Yds: 242
Yds/Att: 8.64; 1.411
TD: 1 (3.57 pct); 0.714
INT: 2 (7.14 pct); 0.589
Total of 4.607 for a rating of 76.79


Defense season opponent rating
Att: 578
Comp: 354 (61.25 pct); 1.562
Yds: 4294
Yds/Att: 7.43; 1.107
TD: 24 (4.15 pct); 0.860
INT: 29 (5.02 pct); 1.121
Total of 4.621 for a rating of 77.01
We're 8th in the league.


We're still tops in the league for interceptions.
1) Packers; 29
2t) Niners, Seahawks; 21
4t) Bills, Lions 20


We're still second in net turnovers:
1) 49ers; +26
2) Packers; +22
3) Patriots; +14
4) Lions; +13
 
 
26 December 2011 @ 01:55 am
They keep making a big deal out of the Packers-Bears game being a role-reversal of the final game of last season (this time, the Bears were desperately needing a win while the Pack had everything all but wrapped up) but there's one HUGE difference: Last year, the Bears were wetting their pants in fear at the idea of having to face the Packers in the playoffs (even though they tried to deny it.)
 
 
24 December 2011 @ 02:19 am
Cedar Rapids, Iowa has a new Indoor Football League team starting in the Spring. The team will be the Cedar Rapids Titans. Their head coach is Kyle Moore-Brown....Gilbert Brown's brother. :)

http://www.cedarrapidstitans.com/
 
 
 
21 December 2011 @ 01:48 am
I just can't bring myself to do the weekly passer rating details this week. If someone really wants to see them, comment, and I'll hold my nose long enough to do them. ;-)

I will recopy the clinching scenarios from espn.com, though.


AFC

Clinched:
Houston: AFC South
New England: AFC East
Baltimore & Pittsburgh: playoff spot

NE clinches a first-round bye with:
1) NE win + HOU loss or tie OR
2) NE win + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie OR
3) NE tie + HOU loss OR
4) NE tie + PIT loss + BAL loss
NE clinches home-field advantage with:
1) NE win + HOU loss or tie + PIT loss or tie + BAL loss or tie

BAL clinches AFC North with:
1) BAL win + PIT loss
BAL clinches a first-round bye with:
1) BAL win + PIT loss + HOU loss

DEN clinches AFC West with:
1) DEN win + OAK loss or tie OR
2) DEN tie + OAK loss + SD loss or tie
DEN clinches a playoff spot with:
1) DEN win + NYJ loss + CIN loss + TEN loss or tie


NFC

CLINCHED:
Green Bay -- NFC North and first-round bye
San Francisco -- NFC West
New Orleans -- playoff spot

PACK clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
1) GB win or tie
2) SF loss or tie

SF clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + NO loss

NO clinches NFC South with:
1) NO win or tie

DAL clinches NFC East with:
1) DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
2) DAL tie + NYG loss

ATL clinches a playoff spot with:
1) ATL win or tie OR
2) DAL loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie OR
3) NYG loss or tie + CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie

DET clinches a playoff spot with:
1) DET win or tie OR
2) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + DAL loss or tie OR
3) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + NYG loss or tie OR
4) CHI loss or tie + ARI loss or tie + SEA loss or tie + ATL win or tie
 
 
15 December 2011 @ 04:04 am
Rodgers season stats
Att: 438
Comp: 308 (69.63 pct); 1.982
Yds: 4125
Yds/Att: 9.42; 1.604
TD: 39 (8.9 pct); 1.781
INT: 6 (1.37 pct); 2.033
Total: 7.400 for a rating of 123.33

He's still top in the league by a significant margin.
2) Brady; 106.0
3) Brees; 105.9
4) Romo joins the 100 club at 100.6
Nobody else is in the 100+ club.

Week 13
Rodgers
Att: 30
Comp: 17 (56.67 pct); 1.333
Yds: 281
Yds/Att: 9.37; 1.592
TD: 2 (6.67 pct); 1.333
INT: 1 (3.33 pct); 1.542
Total: 5.800 for a rating of 96.67

His first game this year with a rating below 100.


Carson Palmer
Att: 42
Comp: 24 (57.14 pct); 1.357
Yds: 247
Yds/Att: 5.88; 0.720
TD: 1 (2.38 pct); 0.476
INT: 4 (9.52 pct); 0.000 (Would be -0.006 if not for the limits)
Total of 2.554 for a rating of 42.56
Would be 2.548 for a rating of 42.46 if not for the limits.

Defense season opponent rating
Att: 519
Comp: 312 (60.12 pct); 1.506
Yds: 3753
Yds/Att: 7.23; 1.058
TD: 23 (4.43 pct); 0.886
INT: 27 (5.2 pct); 1.074
Total of 4.524 for a rating of 75.41
NFL.com still has the error for yards per attempt, so has 76.8 (tied w/ Niners for 7th best in the league.)

We're still tops in the league for interceptions.
1) Packers; 27
2t) Lions, Patriots, Niners; 18
5t) Bears, Texans, Chiefs Seahawks; 17


We're still second in net turnovers:
1) 49ers; +21
2) Packers; +20
3) Lions; +11
4) Texans; +10


Some more interesting (to me, at least) stats:
3rd down percent made by offense:
1) Saints (54)
2t) PACKERS, Chargers (48)
4t) Steelers, Patriots (46)

20+ yd pass plays made:
1) Panthers; 60
2t) PACKERS, Chargers; 57
4t) Patriots, Giants; 56




Here are some simple facts from the 2011 season: If your team is even with an opponent in turnovers, it's 50-50 you win the game, as it should be. But if your team wins the turnover battle by one, the odds of winning go up to 69 percent. If they win the turnover battle by two, the odds go up to 85 percent, and if they win the battle by three it shoots up to 97 percent. Green Bay is the only team in the NFL to have not lost a turnover battle in a game this season. They also lead the NFL with 32 takeaways.


The 49ers are the only team in the league to not give up a touchdown to an opposing defense or special teams unit in 2011. Not surprisingly, the Packers show up high on this list as well, surrendering only one such touchdown all year. Teams that get a defensive score win 69 percent of the time, but if a team gets a special teams score its winning percentage improves to 75 percent.
 
 
14 December 2011 @ 03:58 am
From nfl.com....the playoff scenarios for the upcoming week:

NFC

CLINCHED:
Green Bay Packers: North Division and first-round bye
San Francisco 49ers: West Division
New Orleans Saints: wild card spot

ELIMINATED:
Carolina, Minnesota, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Washington

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Green Bay clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs:
1) GB win or tie
2) SF loss or tie

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
New Orleans clinches South Division title:
1) NO win + ATL loss or tie
2) NO tie + ATL loss


AFC

CLINCHED:
Houston Texans: South Division

ELIMINATED:
Buffalo, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Miami, Jacksonville

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
New England clinches East Division title:
1) NE win
2) NE tie + NYJ loss or tie
3) NYJ loss

New England clinches a wild card spot:
1) NE tie
2) CIN loss or tie + OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS
Baltimore clinches a wild card spot:
1) BAL win or tie
2) NYJ loss + OAK loss or tie
3) NYJ loss + TEN loss or tie
4) OAK loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Pittsburgh clinches a wild card spot:
1) PIT win or tie
2) OAK loss or tie
3) TEN loss or tie
4) DEN loss
5) NYJ loss


I'll most likely do my standard passer rating post late Wednesday night. :)
 
 
09 December 2011 @ 03:08 am
ESPN.com, NFL.com, etc all used to do this every seek when it became relevant, but none of them seem to be doing it this year. It's a list of who can clinch or be eliminated as well as who has clinched or been eliminated in the current week.

Since it's late at night, I'm not going to look into tiebreakers, tie games, or any situations where teams playing each other "guarantee" a win to one or the other to contribute to an elimination (such as if NYJ, CIN, or TEN play each other at some point, meaning that one will get the win.)

AFC East:
Miami will be eliminated with a loss and a win by any one out of NYJ, CIN, TEN or both DEN and OAK.

AFC North:
Cleveland will be eliminated with a win by any one out of NYJ, CIN, TEN or both DEN and OAK (since they lost tonight.)

AFC South:
Indianapolis has been eliminated.
JAX will be eliminated with a win by any one out of NYJ, CIN, TEN or both DEN and OAK.

AFC West:
None.

NFC East:
None.

NFC North:
Packers have clinched the division, and can clinch a first-round bye with a win & a NO loss.
Minnesota has been eliminated.

NFC South:
None.

NFC West:
Niners have clinched the division.
Rams are out.



I don't think I missed any others, other than ones due to what I'm not bothering to check at this time. :)