NFL Power Ratings in the Home Stretch

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    NFL Power Ratings in the Home Stretch

         I will cite the Power Ratings list from Jonathan Comey of the Cold, Hard Football Facts, beneath my comments. Heres' my list:

    1.) Indianapolis Colts (14-0): Have to give the devil their due. Some folks will say the Colts have been lucky, since seven of their wins have been close calls. But, I believe that winning close games is the mark of a great team. The Colts have the best "closer" in the game in Peyton Manning. But, there is hope. Manning has yet to get his hair messed up in a game, let alone take a beating. You-all saw what happened when Drew Brees and Brett Favre got pressured

         1. INDIANAPOLIS (14-0): Last week: 35-31 win at Jacksonville. Over the last seven games, the Colts have been out gained 2,688 to  2,541, and have committed 13 turnovers while forcing 14. How they've gone 7-0 over that stretch will  be the focus of the "CSI: Indianapolis" series premiere.

    2.) San Diego Chargers (11-3): Playing great football, and may be peaking at the right time. Philip Rivers is the most underrated QB in the NFL. His set of tall receivers, Vincent Jackson, Malcolm Floyd, and Antonio Gates, are a nightmare match-up for secondaries.

         2. NEW ORLEANS (13-1): Last week: 24-17 loss vs. Dallas. Speaking of yards allowed, the Saints have allowed 400+ five times this year. The last four Super Bowl champs allowed just three 400-plus games between them in 64 regular season outings.

    3.) New Orleans Saints (13-1): Importance of a pass rush was on full display in the Saints' loss to the Cowboys. After watching OLB/DEs Demarcus Ware and Anthony Spencer wreak havoc on Brees, one has to wonder whether the Saints' OTs are good enough to give him the time to work his magic in the play-offs?

         3. SAN DIEGO (11-3): Last week: 27-24 win vs. Cincinnati. If a quarterback “Quality Start” is defined as one where the QB has a passer rating of 80+, Philip Rivers has had an incredible 18 Quality Starts in a row. The only quarterback to go 16-for-16 in Quality Starts was Steve Young in 1992. 

    4.) Minnesota Vikings (11-3): This was a tough choice, as the Vikings appear to be slipping fast. Forty year old Brett Farve seems to be breaking down again, as he did with the Jets. Rookie WR Percy Harvin can't stay on the field. Whats' happening with Adrian Peterson? Could it be that his OL is failing him? Judging from their embarrassing losses to Arizona and Carolina, their OL may be failing Brett Farve, too.

         4. MINNESOTA (11-3): Last week: 26-7 loss at Carolina. Another Brett Favre controversy? Here’s the real issue: the Favrkings have been outrushed 356-245 over their last three games, and MLB E.J. Henderson isn’t making a miraculous recovery in time for the playoffs.

    5.) Green Bay Packers (9-5): The Packers should have beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh last week. But, since they were swept by the Vikings, they weren't going to bypass them and win their division anyway...so, does it really matter? What matters is that their OL is finally giving QB Aaron Rodgers time to throw. As a result, he's having a pro-bowl season. Though their defense allowed 37 points to the Steelers, the unit is playing better, now that they're a bit more familiar with Dom Capers' 3-4 defensive scheme. The Packers are a dark horse SB threat in the NFC.

         5. PHILADELPHIA(10-4). Last week: 27-13 win vs. San Francisco. Donovan McNabb joined an exclusive group of 25 quarterbacks with 4,500+ career pass attempts earlier this year. He’s third among them in passer rating (86.5), behind only Peyton Manning (95.3) and Joe Montana (92.3). 

    6.) Philadelphia Eagles (10-4): Have the most dangerous home-run hitter in the game in WR Desean Jackson, and perhaps the best deep passer in the game, in Donovan McNabb. Solid OL gives McNabb time to go deep, or work underneath to underrated TE Tom Selleck, or drop-off passes to his RBs. Good on special teams. Loss of RB Michael Westbrook really hurts. How far they go will depend upon whether their front seven can generate pressure against the better QBs.  

         6. GREEN BAY (9-5). Last week: 37-36 loss at Pittsburgh. The Packers are now 0-1 all time when allowing 500+ passing yards to a quarterback with 14 or more characters in his surname. The Pittsburgh loss was a classic example this year of Green Bay’s Achilles’ heel. They're a good team that can’t make critical plays.

    7.) New England Patriots (9-5): At the beginning of the season, I predicted that the Patriots would go as far as their defense could take them. But, after watching their offense consistently disappear in the second half of games, it may not matter how well their defense plays. The Pats need a strong performance this Sunday against Jacksonville to establish momentum, and build confidence, as they head into the play-offs.

         7. NEW ENGLAND (9-5). Last week: 17-10 win at Buffalo. Last week’s game was the least appealing event at Ralph Wilson Stadium since back in 1994, when our Uncle Phil broke out of the Orchard Park fat farm, scored a ticket and watched the entire game wearing nothing but Buffalo wing sauce.

    8.) Cincinnati Bengals (9-5): Gave the San Diego Chargers all they could handle in a 27-24 loss. Have a great set of young CBs and LBs...who will get nothing but better over time. Underrated. This team can give any of the above a go.

         8. DALLAS(9-5). Last week: 24-17 win at New Orleans. The Cowboys’ sub par Scoreability (No. 23) is balanced nicely by their excellent Bendability (No. 3). 

    9.) NY Giants (8-6): Regained their mojo in smashing the Redskins. But, is it too late? They own the tie-breaker over the Cowboys (beat them twice)...but not the Eagles (lost twice). Need to sweep their final two games, and a loss by either Green Bay or Dallas, to get in the tournament.

         9. BALTIMORE(8-6). Last week: 31-7 win vs. Chicago. The Ravens finished 6-2 at home, now let’s see if they can get to .500 on the road and make the play-offs (at Pittsburgh and Oakland).

    10.) Arizona Cardinals (9-5): Though the Cards are wildly inconsistent, isn't that the way things were last year, when they came within a play of winning the SB? The key to the Cards is their OL. If their big uglies can protect Kurt Warner, anything can happen.

         10. CINCINNATI (9-5). Last week: 27-24 loss at San Diego. The Bengals currently rank No. 3 ranking in scoring defense (17.4 PPG), tied with New England. It’s not only the highest rank in franchise history, but would represent the first top-10 finish in scoring defense since 1989. Cincy’s highest rated defensive united finish No. 5 in scoring D – under head coach Paul Brown way back in 1972.

    11.) Dallas Cowboys (9-5): After their impressive win in New Orleans, how can I keep the 'Boys out of the top 10? I question the leadership on their team. The 'Boys always seem to be "a day late and a dollar short". But, if they keep getting a pass-rush like they did against Drew Brees, they can beat anybody. In any event, they'll get their chance to prove me wrong. If they can win their next two against Washington and Philly, they'll win the NFC East. If that happens, they'll have to face the Eagles, once again.

         11. ARIZONA
    (9-5). Last week: 31-24 win at Detroit. The Cardinals suddenly have a stout bend-but-don’t-break defense this year. They rank No. 6 in Bendabilityafter finishing dead last in 2008. Considering the fact that the 2008 team made the Super Bowl, perhaps the rest of the NFC should be concerned.

    12.) Pittsburgh Steelers (7-7): Have never recovered from the loss of SS Troy Polamalu. Secondary is a mess. But, Ben Roethlisburger is an elite QB, which always gives them a punchers' chance.

         12. N.Y. GIANTS(8-6). Last week: 45-12 win at Washington. The Giants are a splendid 6-0 against losing teams this year with an average victory margin of 19 PPG. Against Quality Opponents? They’re just 2-6 and have been outscored by 8.8 PPG.    

    13.) Baltimore Ravens (8-6): 
    The Ravens have a good young QB in Joe Flacco, but he needs someone to throw to. RB Ray Rice would be even better than he is, if the Ravens had a more lethal passing attack. On the other side of the ball, the Ravens have a grossly overrated defense, anchored by aging veterans.  

         13. DENVER(8-6). Last week: 20-19 loss vs. Oakland. The scary part about Denver’s latest two-game losing streak is that they were +2 in turnovers against both Oakland and Indy. 

    14.) Tennessee Titans (7-7): Really like the way that the Titans are playing. The return of Vince Young has clearly rejuvenated the team. Chris Johnson is the best RB in the NFL...and has a shot at a 2000 yard season. But, injuries on their "D" will make it tough for them to finish any better than 8-8.

         14. TENNESSEE(7-7). Last week: 27-24 win vs. Miami. Chris Johnson averages 6.2 YPA on his first 20 carries of the game, 3.2 YPA on No. 21 and above. But he’s one of just five players in history with more than 300 carries (301) and more than 5.5 YPA in a season (5.75). As noted Monday, he’s chasing 2,000 yards on the ground and Marshall’s Faulk’s 1999 yards-from-scrimmage record (2,429).  
          
    15.) Denver Broncos (8-6):
    After a torrid start, are in danger of missing the play-offs. This Sunday, they must play the Eagles in Philadelphia...a tall order for any team. Just don't have the fire-power to compete with the elite teams.

         15. MIAMI (7-7). Last week: 27-24 loss at Tennessee. Our fingers are tired from all of that Chris Johnson stuff. The Dolphins probably wish he was on their team. Whew. 

    16.) Miami Dolphins (7-7): No coach has gotten more out of his talent than Tony Sparano has in Miami. Congratulations to Bill Parcells and Sparano for returning this franchise to respectability.

         16. N.Y. JETS(7-7). Last week: 10-7 loss vs. Atlanta. The Jets are almost certainly going to miss the play-offs despite surrendering the fewest points per game (15.8), yards per game (262.8) and offensive touchdowns (17) in the league. But Mark Sanchez throws an INTs every 16.5 passes, the worst ratio since Vinny Testaverde threw 35 in 1988 (min. 300 attempts).

    17.) Jacksonville Jaguars (7-7): Jack Del Rio is one of the most underrated coaches in the NFL. Its' amazing that he's been able to lead this offensively challenged team to a .500 record, especially when you consider that he has a rather pedestrian defense. If his team can upset the Patriots in New England, they'll have a great chance of earning a playoff spot.

         17. HOUSTON(7-7). Last week: 16-13 win at St. Louis. How rare was Andre Johnson turning in back-to-back games with 190+ yards receiving? It’s been done in the same season only 12 times, four times since the 1970 merger (Henry Ellard, Isaac Bruce, Chad Ochocinco, Johnson). 

    18.) Houston Texans (7-7): One never knows what to expect from week to week from this Jeckyl and Hyde team. They have some outstanding young players on defense, and perhaps the best WR in the game, in Andre Johnson. If they fail to make the play-offs again, it wouldn't surprise me if they brought in a new coach.

         18. PITTSBURGH(7-7). Last week: 37-36 win vs. Green Bay. The best thing you can say about Pittsburgh’s title defense is that it’s at least been an interesting season. The Steelers rank no higher than No. 7 this year (Passer Rating Differential) in any of our Quality Stats. Big Ben is the only thing keeping this team competitive.

    19.) Atlanta Falcons (7-7): Despite beating the Jets in NY last week, they've been eliminated from the play-offs. Their defense must improve before they become a true contender.

         19. SAN FRANCISCO(6-8). Last week: 27-13 loss at Philadelphia. TE Vernon Davis has accomplished a rare NFL double-double – he leads the NFL in touchdown receptions (11) and drops (10). He’s two TD receptions shy of the NFL record for a tight end (Antonio Gates, 2004).

    20.) NY Jets (7-7): Injuries may have prevented them from truly challenging the Patriots for the AFC East crown. Rookie QB Mark Sanchez has shown signs of being a good NFL QB. But, one must wonder whether his knees will hold up. Despite losing their best defensive lineman, Kris Jenkins, the Jets have one of the best defenses in the NFL. 

         20. ATLANTA(7-7). Last week: 10-7 win at N.Y. Jets. WR Roddy White is having a nice season with 71 receptions. But he's also had 71 incomplete passes thrown his way (most in the league).

    21.) San Francisco 49ers (6-8): Are on their way to becoming a very good team. Still need to solve their QB problems. Own two first round picks in 2010...theirs and the one they got in an April 2009 draft day trade with the Carolina Panthers.

         21. CAROLINA(6-8). Last week: 26-7 win vs. Minnesota. The Panthers are just 4-4 in their last eight games despite a +13 turnover differential (23 to 10).

    22.) Carolina Panthers (6-8): Must decide to jettison star DE Julius Peppers, or be prepared to pay him $20mil. for next season. Have to find themselves a QB, as Jake DelHomme clearly is no longer the answer. Also must provide Steve Smith with some help at WR...who gets' blanketed even worse than Randy Moss. But, because they foolishly traded their 2010 first round pick, the rebuilding task may take a bit longer than expected. 

         22. JACKSONVILLE(7-7). Last week: 35-31 loss vs. Indianapolis. The Jaguars are the least penalized team in the league. So there’s that. Some of the worst pass defenders in football keep the team from being a contender (93.0 Defensive Passer Rating, 27th). 

    23.) Oakland Raiders (5-9): Have shown some life this season. Hopefully, there will be no carryover to that in 2010, as the Patriots own their #1 pick in 2011.

         23. OAKLAND (5-9). Last week: 20-19 win at Denver. Finally, the Raiders have taken on the character of their owner, Al Davis: unpredictable but spunky. They have a shocking three Quality Wins this year, more than likely playoff teams New England, Philly, Dallas, Green Bay and Arizona.

    24.) Buffalo Bills (5-9): Must find an answer at QB, and must rebuild their OL. Lots' of work to do here for the new coach.

         24. CHICAGO (5-9). Last week: 31-7 loss at Baltimore. How did the Bears go from a contender shipping away a second-round pick at the trade deadline (for the useless Gaines Adams) to looking up at Oakland? 

    25.) Cleveland Browns (3-11): Playing better of late, Can Joshua Cribbs save Eric Mangini's job? Lets' hope not.
        
         25. BUFFALO(5-9). Last week: 17-10 loss vs. New England. T.O. has followed his “resurgence” with three games totaling seven catches and 66 yards.

    26.) Washington Redskins (4-10): Should be banned from the league after that disgraceful performance against the Giants. But, there may be a silver lining to that debacle for 'Skins' fans...as owner Danny Snyder has vowed to turn over the football operations (including all personnel decisions) to his GM. Time will tell.

         26. WASHINGTON(4-10). Last week: 45-12 loss vs. N.Y. Giants. QB Jason Campbell has turned it over 17 times this year (14 INTs, 3 fumbles), about average. But last year, he quietly had the most efficient QB season in NFL history with six total turnovers (INTs + fumbles lost) on 591 dropbacks. Six turnovers is just an average Sunday for Jake Delhomme.

    27.) Seattle Seahawks (5-9): Need to move away from injury prone QB, Matt Hasselbeck...and develop a new leader. Deion Branch may be released, clearing the way for a possible return to the Patriots.

         27. SEATTLE(5-9). Last week: 24-7 loss vs. Tampa Bay. Easily No. 1 on the Forgettability Index. The only memory of note for the 2009 Seahawks will be those terrible green uniforms they wore early in the season.

    28.) Chicago Bears (5-9): The wheels have completely come off in Chicago. Dumb, desperate trade for Jay Cutler was a disaster. Cutler appears to be the second coming of Jeff George.

         28. TAMPA BAY (2-12). Last week: 24-7 win at Seattle. The Bucs’ secondary has responded after major early struggles, and ranks a respectable 18th in Defensive Passer Rating (85.7). 

    29.) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-12): From what I've read, this team has shown improvement, particularly on defense. The Green Bay Packers are still kicking themselves for losing to these guys:
     
         29. CLEVELAND(3-11). Last week: 41-34 win at Kansas City. Welcome to Cleveland, Mike Holmgren. If he can help lead a fourth franchise to the Super Bowl (assistant in San Fran, head coach in Green Bay and Seattle), it’ll be impressive. If it happens in Cleveland, we want the rights to “He Is The Walrus: The Mike Holmgren Story.” 

    30.) Kansas City Chiefs (3-11): Matt Cassel needs lots of help...particularly on the OL. On defense, the Chiefs can't stop the run...which is a recipe for disaster in the National Football League.

         30. KANSAS CITY(3-11). Last week: 41-34 loss vs. Cleveland. Yes, the Chiefs have allowed 796 rushing yards over the last three games. No humorous comment needed. 

    31.) Detroit Lions (2-12): The Lions can't seem to do anything right. They've let the St. Louis Rams beat them out of the #1 overall draft choice in 2010...sure to be Mr. Suh, from Nebraska.

         31. DETROIT(2-12). Last week: 31-24 loss vs. Arizona. How desperate are Lions fans? They are 2-12, yet coach Jim Schwartz’s “Approval Rating” on ESPN.com was 75 percent as of Tuesday morning and it hasn’t dipped below 50 percent all year.  

    32.) St. Louis Rams (1-13): Truly painful to watch this bunch. Badly need a QB...and everything else you can think of. Should try to trade star RB Stephen Jackson for additional help, and for Jackson's well being.

          32. ST. LOUIS(1-13). Last week: 16-13 loss vs. Houston. Looks like it’ll be the No. 1 pick this year for the Rammies after two straight No. 2 overall picks. Too bad that DE Chris Long and T Jason Smith haven’t been as good as the franchise’s previous No. 2 overall selections: Eric Dickerson in 1983 and Tom Mack in 1978. Both are Hall of Famers.    

         Heres' an article on playoff projections and chances: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/writers/dom_bonvissuto/
    12/22/week.16/index.html
        

         Merry Christmas, You-all!!

         Thoughts?

         
      
             
       








              
               

        
         
            
     
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    It will take something very near to a miracle to put this team in the SB.

    I'm not hating, I'm just being realistic.  Colts are going to be very, very tough to beat in Indy.  Beyond that, SD looks good again, and eiter  NO or MINN is going to take the NFC.  Any of those teams could well prove to be too much for the Pats.

    That said, they're likely going to go 11-5.  Same as last year, except that last year they missed the playoffs.  They'll go to the playoffs and win the opener.  Beyond that, yikes.
     
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         Soups...how is this for a nightmarish play-off scenario:

    1.) Pats earn the 3rd seed...play the 6th seed, the Pittsburgh Steelers, at home;

    2.) If the Pats get by the Steelers, they play the 2nd seed Chargers in SD;

    3.) If the Pats get by the Chargers, they play the Colts in Indy; and

    4.) If the Pats get by Indy, and are still able to walk, they face the Saints in the SB. YIKES!!

         I'd much rather see the Pats get that 4th seed, and win at home in the opening round...setting up a rematch with those hated Colts. If the Pats get the 3rd seed, the Colts would have a relatively easy path to the SB, as they would avoid playing either the Pats or the Chargers...just like in 2006, when those bums won it all.  
     
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    I'd much rather see the Pats get that 4th seed, and win at home in the opening round...setting up a rematch with those hated Colts. If the Pats get the 3rd seed, the Colts would have a relatively easy path to the SB, as they would avoid playing either the Pats or the Chargers...just like in 2006, when those bums won it all. 

    Tex, the way this years been going for these guys you can almost set the schedule to this now. You mentioned that good teams win and these guys have come from behind in the forth quarter seven of their games. Couple that with getting the benefit of timely calls and this seasons setting up nice for them so this wouldn't surprise me one bit.
     
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         Hope someone stops 'em, Sam.
     
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    1 INDY
    2 SD
    3 NO
    4 PHI
    5 MIN
    6 CIN
    7 CARDS
    8 PATS
    9 RAVENS
    10-12 STEELERS/COWBOYS/PACK
     
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    As most know, I give the Patriots a lot of credit.

    They're better off with the #3 seed.  San Diego is still a couple of points below Indy. 

    The toughest game is when the Patriots play a team that has been resting for 2 weeks.  That's why I'd rather have them play S.D. 

    No guaranteed wins, no guaranteed losses either.  They're all close games except for that first one in Foxboro January 9 or 10.
     
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         After watching last nights' game, does anybody doubt that the Chargers belong at least in the #2 power slot? Those tall receivers create nearly impossible match-ups.
     
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    Tes, Assuming the Pats win the AFC East and their Wild Card Game... I would much rather travel to Indy than SD.

    Main Reason is the Travel Differential.  I think the Pats have a better chance of beating the Colts than the Bolts.  Secondly, even if we lose to the Colts, at least they will have a tougher road to the SB...
     
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         Completely agree, Joe. I don't want the Colts getting an easy path to the SB, like in 2006...where the Pats bumped off the Chargers...and Indy only had to face one tough team (Patriots), to win its' lone championship. I would much rather see the Pats with the 4th seed. That way, assuming that the Pats win their wild card round game at home, they would next face Indy...and if Indy beat them, the Colts would still have to face the Chargers.

         As for the SB, my motto is, "Anybody...but the Indianapolis Colts".    
     
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    TP -- I don't understand your thinking here.  For one thing, who says that a Colts victory over the winner of the Cincy/no. 5 seed game is a cakewalk?  I doubt very much that's an easy win for the Colts, who have gotten by on smoke and mirrors for a number of their wins this year.  Second, who says we get by the Chargers if/when we play them in the divisional round?  The Chargers look pretty good and we might get smoked.  Then they go into Indy and do what they do best, which is beat them.  You're assuming a whole lot that I don't think you can bank on at all.
     
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    TP - with all due respect, the colts played and beat the 13-3 Ravens (who btw beat SD) with #1 ranked D in pts and yds in Baltimore.   

    But, I totally agree with you re: SD's receivers.  They are big, fast, and have good hands.  To make matters worse, Rivers throws were very accurate.
     
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    UD

    That game was week 4 in that season. Marty ran the ball 16 straight times to close out the game and it bit him in the end when Todd Heap caught a 10yard pass in the seconds. BAL won 13-10.

    Your Colts are going down!    
     
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    Underdogggy and gaybolt discuss their teams.. UD- "OH! yooour teamm is sooo much better" Bolt - "OH! no doggg yooouur teams is the best, and sooooo precious" 

     
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         Pats' lover...here are my responses to your post, copied below:     

         TP -- I don't understand your thinking here.  For one thing, who says that a Colts victory over the winner of the Cincy/no. 5 seed game is a cakewalk?

    RESPONSE: I don't believe that Cincy is in the same class as the Colts, Chargers, or Patriots. The Bengals haven't shown the consistency to play at a high level, as the other named teams have. 

      I doubt very much that's an easy win for the Colts, who have gotten by on smoke and mirrors for a number of their wins this year.

    RESPONSE: I don't think that the Bengals have the experience to beat the Colts in Indy. 

    Second, who says we get by the Chargers if/when we play them in the divisional round?  The Chargers look pretty good and we might get smoked.

    RESPONSE: I didn't say that the Pats are a lock to get by the Chargers. In fact, I would pick the Chargers to beat the Pats, in San Diego. I don't want the Pats and Chargers softening each other up before they play Indy.
         What I said was that I'd rather see the Colts have to beat both the Patriots and the Chargers to get to the SB...not one or the other.


    Then they go into Indy and do what they do best, which is beat them.  You're assuming a whole lot that I don't think you can bank on at all.
     
    RESPONSE: What I want is to see the Indianapolis Colts derailed...and I don't care who does it. I don't want those idiots representing the AFC in the SB.

        
     
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    Tex: I'll disregard harley. His childish ways would get him hurt in closer proximity. I'll just leave it at that.  
     
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         HorseColt18...where did we go wrong, my good friend?? I must say that I'm disappointed in the post you sent me below, and must respond as follows:

         "Texas Pat---it has been a long time since I have replied to one of your stupid posts--you pickle chuckling sports writer wanna be

    RESPONSE: "...pickle chuckling sports writer wanna be??" LOL!!! I see that you still haven't gotten past 6th grade level in your seemingly endless quest for a high school diploma. Please keep trying, my friend.  

    --obviously you didn't learn the first time about your "Trouble in Paradise"
     
    RESPONSE: Wasn't that a great thread? Ah, the good ol' days, before the Mods interfered with our fun...LOL!!

    and your constant posts on Indy Star Forum(aka Mr. Bojangles).
     
    RESPONSE: Sorry, my friend. I have never posted on the Indy forum...and, if I did, I would come up with a better handle than Mr. Bojangles.

    I continue to this day dispise all of you and for all you stand for--I need not go into it(meaning for the stupid New England area mutants who think the coach,qb, & team are gods) save for that tuck rule you would not be in this discussion.

    RESPONSE: Harsh words, my friend...especially around Christmas.  Shame on you, Mr. Grinch!
         I don't hate Indy fans. I pity them. Its' not their fault that the Indiana school system awards a high school diploma once a student graduates from the 6th grade. 
         As for your Colts, save for the referees and their Peytonference calls, you would never beaten the Patriots in 2006...and would have never beaten them this year.


    Forget about your PI calls that you constantly complain about--it has come around full circle--and even you know what I mean.
     
    RESPONSE: Sorry, my friend. I have no idea what you are referring to. Only the Colts receive such preferential treatment from the officials...and everybody, even Colts fans, know it.

    So, in essence, since a lot of your bluebloods consider you the leader of your pack--keep your fingers shut and watch what happens. First half of the decade you owned us--now, we own you.............

    RESPONSE: You own nobody. The Colts are winning because they own the referees. Incidently, have you installed your new septic tank yet?  

         Goodbye, my friend. Keep in touch!
     
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    It makes me wonder just exactly who is determining the boundaries of good taste here at BDC when a thread about Christmas wishes is deleted and gay porn is (apparently) perfectly acceptable.

     
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    Re: NFL Power Ratings in the Home Stretch

    Both the Giants & the Dolphins both quit on their seasons today. As for the Giant game, the announcers called it the worst tackling by a team they saw all year. Both teams are out of the playoffs.
     
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    Re: NFL Power Ratings in the Home Stretch

    I wonder who Pats really are? The two biggest trolls on this board for years are bolt and doggg and no they don't talk good football they despise all things New England. These two deserve all the negative posts and threads that real Pats fans throw at them. And to Pats fans say "Oh way does that post stay and that post go"
    just shows that you empathy for enemy.
     

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