Two travesties for what was a bedrock franchise starting in 1934:Tonight my wife asked me why the Lions are on every Thanksgiving. I told her I'd look it up, but I do know that the amount of Americans that have
fallen asleep on the couch watching the Lions over the years would be a number followed by one hell of a lot of zeros.
I mean, staying in the game on Thanksgiving until halftime or so is their Super Bowl. It's sad, really, but this year we have a chance to pull for the Bills
to lose to the Saints, so.......we've got that going.
The Patriots are 3rd of 32 in Pro-Football-Reference's SRS. 1st of 16 in the AFC. Wow
(SRS = Simple Rating System - explained in this blog post, uses a team's point differential and strength of schedule to assign a rating to each team, with 0.0 considered average. The difference in two teams' SRS ratings can be considered to be a point spread should they play each other, disregarding home field advantage.
Pats are at 8.4.
Only the Cardinals (10.1) and Cowboys (9.1) are ahead of the Patriots.
TB is 4th with 8.3.
In the AFC:
Colts = 4.6
Titans = 4.3
Chiefs = 4.1
33-33 19 seconds....If the Raiders go on to beat the Cowboys, the Cowboys will likely fall behind the Pats leaving the Pats in 2nd place for SRS.
This is huge since PFR has years and years of experience keeping NFL statistics and ranking teams.
Many books use PFR when setting point spreads.
It should be revenge of Darth Hoodie.
Beware NFL...the Emmy goes to Kyle Brandt.
"The Return of the Galactic Empire"
I am also impressed by Herbert, but boy oh boy does BBs D own him already.Uh, ok, again I'm just the messenger here.
Mac has PFF's 4th highest grade for a QB for the season.
Barstids. Obviously a mistake bringing him up for a game and letting the world see him, but good for him. He deserves to be on a roster somewhere.
Yep, especially in my little corner. We live right across the Canadian border in Northwestern part of Maine - the towns in Northern New Brunswick are predominantly French speaking. I grew up in the small city of Edmundston, New Brunswick. Went to all French schools through college. Met my husband and immigrated over a bridge 2 minutes to the west - literally. I stand on my front porch and can see my sisters house in Canada.There is a french influence in Maine?
There is a french influence in Maine?
I kinda get this vibe with him and I hope it means he's not going to pull a Butler, where he appreciates where he came from and how his environment has helped him as a player and a person, because he's right. Not all teams provide such an environment for a player to mature. It's a big deal. The reason why he went undrafted is he got into trouble in college and it stained his draft stock (A series of life-threatening events didn’t halt J.C. Jackson’s NFL dreams).
I'd like to believe it's not just lip service and bodes well for his next deal.