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  1. C

    NFL Ignoring Offensive Holding

    So the NFL is basically no longer a thing really. Through 4 weeks they called something like 95 offensive holding penalties vs. 234 from last year. This has led to an increase in average scoring. They also appear to be calling more defensive PI, but I haven't looked up the stats. Interestingly...
  2. P

    NEW ARTICLE: VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy - The Pats Did Their Job But The Refs Didn't

    VIDEO: NFL Fan Therapy - The Pats Did Their Job But The Refs Didn't Robert Alvarez Pats fans Francis and Jerry discuss the Patriots loss to the Chiefs and questionable officiating in new "NFL Fan Therapy". Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the...
  3. P

    NEW ARTICLE: Five Thoughts on The Patriots Loss to the Chiefs: Hoyer Made the Wrong Statement Monday Night

    Five Thoughts on The Patriots Loss to the Chiefs: Hoyer Made the Wrong Statement Monday Night Ian Logue Monday night's game out in Kansas City will go down as a missed opportunity as the Patriots had their chances to win this game. Here are some thoughts coming off a tough loss against Patrick...
  4. P

    NEW ARTICLE: Missed Opportunities, Sloppy Mistakes Bury Patriots in 26-10 Loss to the Chiefs

    Missed Opportunities, Sloppy Mistakes Bury Patriots in 26-10 Loss to the Chiefs Steve Balestrieri <p ="text-align: center;<i>Observations on a Brutal Loss</i></p> The hallmarks of a Bill Belichi Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs Up/If not, hit the Thumbs down in...
  5. Ice_Ice_Brady

    Holding Penalties down 59%; PI calls up 22%

    Now the NFL has its own version of the HoMe RuN and the ThReE pOiNtEr. As if years if eroding away defense wasn’t enough... It’s hard to take it seriously when QBs/offenses accomplish new records...
  6. ctpatsfan77

    Semi-OT: What is the most unwatchable type of football game?

    Set aside the question of which teams are playing. What sort of game makes you think "Yuck, this isn't worth watching?"
  7. supafly

    Popular myth vs. reality article that addresses some widespread beliefs

    Saw this on ESPN while I was combing their homepage for scores. It covers a nice handful of popular fan theories like whether or not Brady gets more roughing the passer calls than other QBs, if sitting on the timeout in SB49 vs. SEA was on purpose, if Belichick’s choice to go with left footed...
  8. Tunescribe

    The "trailblazer" will be on Sunday's officiating crew

    Link: Sarah Thomas To Be First Woman To Officiate NFL Playoff Game I recall when this woman started officiating NFL games she made some notably bad calls drawing BB's wrath. Apparently she has grown beyond being a Goodell PR stunt and working a playoff game is a landmark for her. Like any good...
  9. T

    Can someone explain the penalty on Gronkowski catch?

    Gronk caught a pass and rumbled another 10 to 15 yards. The play was negated by some sort of blocking penalty, on 83 Dwayne Allen, I believe. The senile commentators barely mentioned it and failed to explain it. Was it legit or not? If so what was the infraction? Looked totally bogus to me but...
  10. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the final edition

    Lots of interesting things happening around the league today. Unfortunately, nothing really interesting about the game today. The Jets would be undermanned with a full roster. They didn't even seem to have that today. So while the run game was adequate (13o odd yards) and the passing game...
  11. everlong

    Steelers "hosed" by bad calls

    Former NFL refs agree Steelers got hosed on phantom pass interference that may cost them playoff spot LOL. It's always the Steelers who are hosed on these close calls. Watching the Saints game yesterday the Steelers were once again allowed to hold while there were a few, not as many as the Pats...
  12. TomPatriot

    Penalties

    During the presser, Brady said an official was told by the League to call the game tighter, to call more holding penalties. Brady also said there’s holding on every play. Both statements are probably true. Here’s a list of the penalties called in the game. New England Patriots @ Pittsburgh...
  13. patfanken

    Idle thoughts - the "pluses and minuses" edition

    First about last week. I was 13 years old when the Pats played their inaugural season in 1960. I was already in love with football (as well as basketball, baseball, and hockey). Like all of you non-millennials, I lived through the few ups and MANY downs that marked the first 40 years of the...
  14. C

    SNF - Bolts vs Stillers

    Go Bolts
  15. patfanken

    Idle thoughts: the stretch run edition

    OK we opened up the post-Thanksgiving part of the season. This is the one where we would like to think the season long operation is finally coming together and a 5-1, 6-o kind of finish would be likely. Today was was a decent first step on the stretch run to the playoffs. But was it an...
  16. P

    Not Pretty, But Patriots Will Take it After Win Over the Jets

    Not Pretty, But Patriots Will Take it After Win Over the Jets Bob George After a week off of reflection, healing and resting, the Patriots finally got to play football again on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in the Meadowlands. Continue reading... (If you enjoyed this entry - hit the Thumbs...
  17. FortressX

    NFL fires official Hugo Cruz, who missed false start in Chargers-Browns

    Some radical action by the NFL NFL fires official Hugo Cruz, who missed false start in Chargers-Browns
  18. Joey007

    NOOOOOOOOO (Boger alert)

  19. BobDigital

    We're on to Buffalo

    We're on to Buffalo The Bills. One of the worst teams in the NFL who we will face on MNF. Honestly, I don't know why it was scheduled for that slot when it has the potential to be so one sided. Is there anything worth looking at for this game? Obviously it be nice to see the defense have a...
  20. Joey007

    Al Riveron is such a stooge.

    Anyone else getting sick of him trying to justify these calls every week? I get the vibe he’s never played a down of football in his life. His voice annoys me too.

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