2020 NFL Week 9

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That’s the 4th time this year that Bridgewater had the ball with a chance to win in the final 2 minutes. They lost all 4 games, 2 interceptions and 2 missed 65+ yard field goals. :(
 

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Matt Ryan playing well and winning some games.

Drew Lock playing better too. 313 yards 2/1 with 47 yards rushing and a TD.
 

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AJ Klein sacks and takes the ball away from dungbeetle

I have been surprised Klein hasn't been a huge factor until recently. He looked like a star in the making with the Saints but now he is finally getting a chance to shine. Good to see along with the dreaded Seahawks losing. Klein finished with 2 sacks.

Daniel Sorensen 10 tackles today. Uh he is kind of good. And TE Hayden Hurst another good game for the Falcons. We always knew he was big time and just needed a team to showcase his talent.
 

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Matt Ryan playing well and winning some games.

Drew Lock playing better too. 313 yards 2/1 with 47 yards rushing and a TD.

Lock only has 10 games starting experience so far. He has been inconsistent but shows more signs of promise. Consistency is needed as well as getting off to better starts. We can only hope that the Broncos give him a whole offseason/training camp/preseason and 2021 season to prove himself (the plandemic will be over in 2nd quarter of 2021 miraculously per Fraudci).
 

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Nick Kwiatoski with 5 solo tackles two minutes into the second quarter
 

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The Dolphins have my favorite group of TEs in the league - Gesicki, Smythe and Shaheen.

Shaheen was roundly criticized as a bust with the Bears but it turns out the Rodent is just a bad coach and can't utilize personnel nor call a good game on offense. Dolphins fleeced the Bears with that trade. Hopefully Kmet outlasts the rodent in Chicago and is able to develop into a top tier TE.
 

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Out of curiosity I looked up Teddy Bridgewater on Pro Reference. He's been in he league 6 years and never had a year with over 14 TDs.
 

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Out of curiosity I looked up Teddy Bridgewater on Pro Reference. He's been in he league 6 years and never had a year with over 14 TDs.

Bridgewater is inexplicably the NFLs favorite mediocre quarterback. DWFs love him, commentators lover him, teammates love him, analysts love him - he's simply free from criticism. This goes back to before his knee injury BTW. Here is a great example of that in action:

Teddy Bridgewater completed 36-of-49 passes for 310 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers' Week 9 loss to the Chiefs.
Bridgewater was a check-down artist on Sunday, but it was effective now that he has his full complement of pass-catchers in the lineup. The Panthers called a bunch of screens to Christian McCaffrey and hit on countless shallow crossers to Robby Anderson (13 targets), Curtis Samuel (9), and D.J. Moore (3). Bridgewater's best two plays were runs, a sign that his leg injury is not limiting him much at this point. The Panthers offense is well-coached and has enough fire power to lead Bridgewater into the high-end or mid-range QB2 conversation. Reaching those levels against the Bucs in Week 10 will be a moderate but doable challenge.
 

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Herbert with an impressive first half. His successor at Oregon also looked pretty promising vs Stanford last night.
 

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Harrison Smith, 10 tackles, 7 solo, a pass defense and an interception. Huge game, good to see as he hadn't been filling the box score as much as usual previously this season.
 

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Oh wow! A Laird sighting! And for a first down too. You think they would utilize this guy more.... oh wait
 

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Maxx Crosby with his 5th sack of the season

This is why I call him "Mad Max". This guy is an animal. I see so many of our guys on the defensive side of the ball that could be great if the teams believed in their talent and they went to the right system.

Scooby Wright played for the U of A Wildcats. He was a beast in college. The NFL never gave him a fair shake. He reminded me a little of the great Teddy Bruschi.
 

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53 yards, Carr to Renfrow!


Amazing catch and throw. I really would like to see Renfrow make a bigger impact at the nfl level. He was unstoppable in college. I have no doubt he can be a go to guy consistantly for Carr. Hope they can bond and Carrs trust will continue to grow in
throwing the ball to him more. Hunter Renfrow has some of the best hands in the whole nfl.
 

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Herbert with an absolute beauty of a throw there...wow. He's the best deep ball thrower in the league right now.
 

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Amazing catch and throw. I really would like to see Renfrow make a bigger impact at the nfl level. He was unstoppable in college. I have no doubt he can be a go to guy consistantly for Carr. Hope they can bond and Carrs trust will continue to grow in
throwing the ball to him more. Hunter Renfrow has some of the best hands in the whole nfl.

He does have good hands. What's interesting he has very small hands, measuring 7 3/4 inches from thumb-tip to pinkie- tip. Unusually small.
 

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I have been wondering about this for a while. Is Adam Thielen on a downward slide? Ever since he got injured last year he hasn't put up consistently big number games. He has had three really good games this year but the rest have been pretty quiet. Today he had two catches on four targets for 38 yards. 19 YPC is a nice number but only two catches isn't.

I am not in a full scale panic just yet. His half way through the season stats (37-480-7) aren't all that bad and a 1,000 yard season is still in his sights. If that happened this chatter will thankfully be all for naught. But these down games are becoming more frequent which is concerning.

I hope Thielen rebounds a bit here and has a more consistent second half of the season.

Andy Isabella isn't quite dead yet but close. So far I noticed he has a 2-10 stat line on three targets.
 

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Minnesota has gone run heavy - I still think Thielen has a shot at 1k yards. I am hopeful the Vikings are primed for a run and wild card. Cousins stunk up the joint early in the season but seems to be rounding into his reliable self.
 

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If Andy Isabella ever becomes available I'd jump on it if I ran a team.
 
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