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Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams

Discussion in 'Football: NFL, College, High School' started by J.R., Jan 20, 2019.

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Super Bowl LIII: New England Patriots vs. Los Angeles Rams

Poll closed Feb 3, 2019.
  1. Patriots

    80.6%
  2. Rams

    19.4%
  1. Nick

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    I actually think defenses should try and make stops in OT. Not a fan of the college OT where defense is intentionally mitigated.

    If they want to extend OT in the playoffs, maybe sign off on that... but these games are too damn long and too injury inducing to have 3-4 more possessions per every OT game.
     
  2. Nick

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    Ironically, teams deferred (or chose to kick, not receive) greater than 95% of games this year.

    Apparently it makes more sense to start games on defense... but the same doesn't apply to OT?

    If I had a dominant defense (with gas left in the tank), I'd defer on OT as well... easier to get a stop then kick a FG than drive for a long TD, IMO.
     
  3. Easy

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    The starting possession in regulation means nothing because whoever doesn't start the first half will always start the second half. In OT, you don't have a second half. That's the whole point.

    Teams choose to start the game on defense in the first half because they think the second half is more important. Have you ever seen a team choose defense in OT after winning a coin toss? I don't have the numbers. But I am almost certain that the teams that won the coin toss (and started the first possession in OT) won the majority of the games.

    Any reasonable mind understands that given first opportunity to score first has a better chance of scoring first. The team that loses the coin toss will have to (1) stop the other teams offense AND (2) score on offense. The team that wins the coin toss only needs to do #2. So which is easier?

    You don't have to play 15-minute OT. You can play, say, 10 minutes of OT.
     
  4. Nick

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    I also don’t have the numbers, but I would say that if you don’t score a TD on the first possession, your odds of losing go way up.

    I have no doubt that teams take the ball first in OT. But teams also value their defenses (especially if it’s a strength), and like I said odds of a defensive stop and a FG are inherently greater than a length of field TD drive.
     
  5. juanm34

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    Yawwwwwn......

    Pats- 45. RAMS 20
     
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  6. PatBev

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    Should be Brady vs. Brees
     
  7. sealclubber1016

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    9 f**king super bowl trips.

    They need to spread some of this around
     
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  8. Jake Tower

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    Brady is the starting QB for 17% of all Super Bowls ever played.
     
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  9. PhiSlammaJamma

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    I remember seeing the HD TV in the Smithsonian as the future around 96 or thereabouts, pretty impressive, and it's probably there as part of ancient history now. Just like Tom Brady, But I am rooting for the Patriots. Patriots 31 Rams 17.
     
  10. dumbartonbass

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    Here's a question: should we, the haters, root for the Patriots in the hopes that Brady and/or Belichick retires after a victory?

    I'm tired of seeing them in this position every single year and will root for anything that ends the dynasty.
     
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  11. Ziggy

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    Are we talking about overtime in here too then? If so, I think if a team scores on the first drive they should be able to "set the bar" - so 6pts + whatever they decide to do. If they score a 2. Game over. If they kick from 37, the other team has to score on their drive and kick from 38. Pee-pee games for my enjoyment.
     
  12. Roc Paint

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    It’s time to Ram it through Tom Brady’s depends!
     
  13. marky :)

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    Only plus side was adding his GF on insta.
     
  14. PhiSlammaJamma

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    I feel the ovetime is unfair, not because of the TD rule, but the because the team going 2nd has the unfair advantage of using all 4 downs to move down the field, while the team going first only uses 3 downs. That is the epitomy of unbalanced. Just like not using replay for flags, I feel like this has been washed under the radar and that one day everyone's eyes will be opened up to change it as a duh moment.
     
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    Weird detail request, but is it known ahead of time which uniforms each team will wear? For some reason don't like being surprised by that.
     
  16. HstnSprtsFan101

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    We’ve got to. I’m a big fan of Brady, except when he rips the Texans heart out, no doubt the GOAT. With that being said I would love to see him retire. A win could do it. Pretty certain this will be Gronks last game.
     
  17. CoolGuy

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    Since the 2013 nfl season (new OT rule was implemented) the team that won the coin toss in OT won 52% of the time. During that same stretch in college football, the team that won the coin toss in OT won 55% of the time.

    Don’t forget, that same day the Saints won the coin toss in OT and lost.
     
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  18. J.R.

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    FYI : That's actually his father's jacket; he wore it in honor of him :

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Rockets34Legend

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    As an Oilers fan, I am jolted to see that. :)
     
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