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The NFL Thread: Return of the Offseason

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Where does Super Bowl LI rank among the all-time great Super Bowls?

Poll ended at Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:16 pm

#1: Best game ever.
14
37%
#2-3.
9
24%
#4-5.
6
16%
#6-10.
1
3%
#11-20.
0
No votes
#21-30.
2
5%
#31-40.
0
No votes
#41-50.
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No votes
#51.
6
16%
 
Total votes : 38

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Postby Idzequitch » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:13 am

NSG has spoken, and decreed that Super Bowl LI will end with the Minnesota Vikings topping the New England Patriots.

NSG's Projected Division Champs:
AFC North: Pittsburgh Steelers
AFC East: New England Patriots
AFC South: Houston Texans
AFC West: Denver Broncos
NFC North: Green Bay Packers
NFC East: Washington Redskins
NFC South: Carolina Panthers
NFC West: Arizona Cardinals
AFC Wild Cards: Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs.
NFC Wild Cards: Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks

It's the most wonderful time of the year! No, it's not Christmas time. Even better than that! At long last, after seven long months, football season is back. The NFL regular season kicks off Thursday, September 8th, with a Super Bowl rematch between the defending champion Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.

The season brings with it many questions. Can Denver defend its title, despite inexperience at QB? Which rookies will make the biggest impact? Which teams are on the rise, and which ones are in decline? What surprises does this season have in store? And, of course, who will be the winner of Super Bowl LI?

You all ought to know the drill. If it's NFL related, feel free to discuss it here. Many thanks to Tiami for faithfully OPing the last thread. Now, obvious discussion starter: Who is your preseason pick to win Super Bowl LI?

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Postby Holy Marsh » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:34 am

I am very excited about this year's prospects for the Seahawks.
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Postby Osarius » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:08 am

Bengals-Cards Super Bowl would be awesome but we all -- Bengals and Cards fans included -- know that ain't happening.
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Raiders - Jaguars super bowl, calling it now. I'll put up $10,000.
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I still think the idea of a London based NFL team is ridiculous. Too travelling.
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Ya football time!!!!
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:07 am

Bralia wrote:Raiders - Jaguars super bowl, calling it now. I'll put up $10,000.

I think the Jaguars will be in it, I'm just not sure about the Raiders.
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Postby Wray » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:13 am

Patriots-Cardinals Super Bowl for me. Someone has to win the NFC Panthers-Cards-Packers-Seahawks slug fest and I think it will be the Cards, too talented all over the field not to, whilst the Pats will waltz through the play-offs - even without Brady for the first four.

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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:15 am

Wray wrote:Patriots-Cardinals Super Bowl for me. Someone has to win the NFC Panthers-Cards-Packers-Seahawks slug fest and I think it will be the Cards, too talented all over the field not to, whilst the Pats will waltz through the play-offs - even without Brady for the first four.

All I know for certain is that this will be another disappointing season for the Falcons.
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Postby Maineiacs » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:26 am

Us Vikings fans are just going to hibernate until next year and pretend this season never happened. :(
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Maineiacs wrote:Us Vikings fans are just going to hibernate until next year and pretend this season never happened. :(

A least you won't have your hopes artificially supported by a video game simulation
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Postby Cymrea » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:11 am

Holy Marsh wrote:I am very excited about this year's prospects for the Seahawks.

Woot! Very agreed. They looked pretty solid during the preseason; here's hoping that carries over into the weeks ahead. :)
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Postby Cymrea » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:17 am

Luminesa wrote:AND THE WHO DAT NATION SHALL RISE AGAIN!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I'm going to be in Nola over Thanksgiving...I was disappointed to see they're not playing that weekend. :)
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Postby Thermodolia » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:27 am

Luminesa wrote:AND THE WHO DAT NATION SHALL RISE AGAIN!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*Grumble grumble grumble*
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Postby Luminesa » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:29 am

Cymrea wrote:
Luminesa wrote:AND THE WHO DAT NATION SHALL RISE AGAIN!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!

I'm going to be in Nola over Thanksgiving...I was disappointed to see they're not playing that weekend. :)

Yep. We play the Rams.
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Thermodolia wrote:
Luminesa wrote:AND THE WHO DAT NATION SHALL RISE AGAIN!!! WOOOOOOOOOO!!!

*Grumble grumble grumble*

Remember, Therm. Cam Jordan is watching you! >.>
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Bralia wrote:Raiders - Jaguars super bowl, calling it now. I'll put up $10,000.

Yes. As we all know, the Super Bowl is played between two AFC teams. I can't wait.

Actually, it's going to be interesting to see what team that conference sends this year. I can think of several dark horse options...
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Postby Frenline Delpha » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:22 am

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Bralia wrote:Raiders - Jaguars super bowl, calling it now. I'll put up $10,000.

Yes. As we all know, the Super Bowl is played between two AFC teams. I can't wait.

Actually, it's going to be interesting to see what team that conference sends this year. I can think of several dark horse options...

I still remember that Patriots-Bronocos Super Bowl. It was a real thriller.
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Postby Renewed Imperial Germany- » Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:33 am

Patriots v. Cardinals Superbowl.

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Postby Frenline Delpha » Tue Sep 06, 2016 10:14 am

Polar Svalbard wrote:Bills winning the Superbowl all the way.

Or they make it and lose... for their fourh time! :p
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Postby Idzequitch » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:12 am

Bralia wrote:Raiders - Jaguars super bowl, calling it now. I'll put up $10,000.

I'd take that bet, seeing as it isn't possible the way the postseason is set up.
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Or they make it and lose... for their fourh time! :p

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