2017 NFL Week 5

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  1. referendum

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    I didn't see anybody mention that Nick O'Leary, in for the injured Clay, was Buffalo's leading receiver yesterday.
     
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  2. PHillisFan

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    The Buffalo dwfs are using that as an example that Tynog has nobody to work with. O'leary was a very underrated TE in his draft class.
    Someone made a good point somewhere that Ryan Fitzpatrick was putting up big numbers with late round picks at receivers in Buffalo years ago.
    I think it's time McDermott quit being a McCuck and hand over the offense to Nathan Peterman.
     
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  3. PHillisFan

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    If anyone missed the news as to why Jordy was absent in game winning drive vs Dallas it was because of a hamstring injury.
     
  4. TheSingularity

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  5. rockybleier

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    They just did a piece on Trubisky.....He was Ohio's player of the year after high school, wanted to play for the Buckeyes, but they went for JTBarrett instead of Mitch.....Anyone here surprised......OSU, Michigan, and now Penn St have become SEC like teams.....
     
  6. Leonardfan

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    Nice to hear Gruden being critical of the team around Trubisky. He looked good on that first drive.
     
  7. Awake in America

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    Did the Vikings start 12 white players tonight? 8 on offense, 4 on defense?
     
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  8. TheSingularity

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    Keenum to Rudolph for a TD
     
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  9. Don Wassall

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    8 on offense, 3 on defense -- Gedeon, Smith and Sendejo.
     
  10. Extra Point

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    The third quarter is almost over and the Bears offense has yet to score a point. They should have stayed with Glennon.
     
  11. Don Wassall

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    Cool two-point conversion play. Trubisky is fast and has a strong and accurate arm.
     
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  12. TwentyTwo

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    Pro Bowl Safety Harrison Smith with the INT

    That was one of the Coolest 2 pt conversions i have ever seen! Yes indeed Don..the average person doesn't realize Trubinsky is a good runner!
     
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  13. Extra Point

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    The White friendly Vikings win, the Bears score a memorable two point conversion and Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky gets some experience in his first start.

    All in all a good result.
     
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  14. Don Wassall

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    I think Trubisky will be a successful NFL quarterback. He has little to work with at this point other than RB Jordan Howard. He looked poised and I like his confidence. Mike Glennon had little to work with too, poor guy, looks like he's going to get the short end of the stick again, but Mitch definitely has lots of "dat upside."
     
  15. Dehbashi

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    I just saw the 2 point conversion. That was awesome. That is how you mess with teams' heads.
     
  16. Leonardfan

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    The "talent" the Bears have on their roster is pretty laughable. I wish they would get Gentry back in there and have Shaheen slowly get involved in the passing game. Their sumo tackles need to be replaced as well.
     
  17. Don Wassall

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    Two tight ends had breakout games -- George Kittle, mentioned earlier in the thread, finished 7/83/1. Tyler Higbee finished tied for 8th in receiving yards in Week 5 with 98 on just 4 catches. It's great to see Higbee coming on. Travis Kelce also had 98 yards before leaving with a concussion. Kittle finished 14th in receiving yards, Amendola and Hogan finished 17th and 18th with 77 and 74 yards respectively. Cameron Brate finished 21st with 68 yards, so that's 6 overachievers in the top 21 this week.
     
  18. Heretic

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    I'm hoping Nick O'Leary's decent game on Sunday bodes well for his future and as another White TE we can cheer on. He certainly has the athleticism and skill to do great things...he's just stuck with Taylor at the QB helm...for now, at least.
     
  19. Flint

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    Zach Zenner and Christian McCaffrey are the first white running backs to score TD's for their respective teams in the same game since Frank Gifford and Paul Hornung in 1962. Ha ha, I made that up, I'm sure Ed Podalak and Marv Hubbard scored together in a classic Raiders-Chiefs tilt in the 70's. Maybe Mike Alstott and some random fullback scored together? Peyton Hillis and Danny Woodhead? I'm sure it's been a while though.

    In a way it's good that Stewart not McCaffrey was getting stone walled on the ground. I'm trying to stay patient. McCaffrey is still putting up decent fantasy numbers and it seems the team likes to use him so eventually Stewart is going to get banged up and they will give Christian a shot. As far as Zach Zenner is concerned I'm staying positive there too. He's got talent and breaks off some good runs. Too bad his 20 yd. gain was cancelled by a penalty. (if I had a buck for every time a white RB had good gains cancelled out due to penalty.....), the Lions backs are injury prone, so he should get a shot too.

    I like the prediction on Abbederis too. I hadn't thought about it but the Lions receiving core is not very good. Tate is their number 1 and he's a small guy. They need someone with size to stretch the field. They drafted a guy that will get a million chances but there may be room for Abbederis in the mix. Here's hoping.
     
  20. La France Blanche

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    I had to look it up, but it WAS Peyton Hillis and Danny Woodhead, four years ago when the Chargers and Giants last played each other (before this year).
     
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  21. Extra Point

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    How does one go about looking something such as this up? What site(s) can one go on?
     
  22. La France Blanche

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    I just used pro-football-reference.com.
     
  23. Deceptive Speed

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    I truly believe Abbrederis and M.mcCaffrey could be the next guys up!
     
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    Brian Robison also plays close to starter mins!
     
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    He's played 62% of defensive snaps, so right you are.

    Speaking of defensive snaps, Smith and Sendejo have both played 100% of snaps - can't be many safety tandems able to boast that stat through 5 games.

    Thielen and Rudolph leading the offensive snap counts (aside from the OL), with 95% and 93%, gotta like these Vikings.

    Finally, first round superstar afflete WR Laquon Treadwell has played 56% of snaps...for 5 catches, 42 yards and 0 TDs. At least it's 5 times more catches and yards than he had last season...a lot of our receivers go undrafted (if lucky!) yet have more talent and would produce far more than this bum.
     

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