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Eight Straight Title Games - Robert Kraft to Goodall - YOU are my B I T C H

SDRay

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Hate aside, you got to admire the Belichik/Brady combo. None of the so called experts gave them a chance today and that was against a team known for choking. Easily the greatest coach/qb combo of all time.
 

Gill Man

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Spanos and the chokers are his bitch too lolz. First time ever I've pulled for the Pats to beat the bolts. Used to hate 'em, now I love em for what they did to spanos today. Fight for Stockton you dumbass spanos.
 
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Harryo the K

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No, no we don’t. There will always be an asterisk next to their names for cheating. And that’s the way it should be.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend is an ancient proverb which suggests that two opposing parties can or should work together against a common enemy. The earliest known expression of this concept is found in a Sanskrittreatise on statecraft, the Arthashastra, which dates to around the 4th century, BC.
 

SDRay

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Chargers are done early in 41-28 loss to Patriots

https://www.latimes.com/sports/chargers/la-sp-chargers-patriots-20190113-story.html

“Any Squad, Any Place” finally met this squad in this place.
And the New England Patriots, as hardened as Bill Belichick’s scowl by years of playoff success, ended the Chargers season — appropriately and bitterly enough — ASAP.
Sprinting out to a stunning four-touchdown halftime lead, the Patriots turned the final two quarters into garbage time in a 41-28 divisional-round rout Sunday at Gillette Stadium.
“I was in shock,” receiver Keenan Allen said. “I didn’t know what was going on. It just felt like, I don’t know, we couldn’t do anything right. Bad day.”

The Chargers advanced to the step before the AFC title game on the strength of their road success, winning the nine times they played outside of Southern California.
Along the way, they came back from double-digit deficits in Pittsburgh and Kansas City, and won everywhere from Seattle to London. They adopted “Any Squad, Any Place” as their motto of fearlessness.
But a season that continually offered glimpses of possibly being something special ultimately ended up in shreds thanks to the ruthless precision of quarterback Tom Brady and the Patriots.
“They jumped out on us,” running back Melvin Gordon said. “And they just kept attacking and kept attacking and kept attacking. It’s hard to win when they’re scoring 35 in the first half.”
Each of New England’s first four possessions resulted in touchdowns against a defense that missed assignments and tackles and could find nothing close to a solution for Brady.
The Chargers’ “7-Eleven” scheme that worked so well in beating Baltimore a week ago in the wild-card round was a disaster against the Patriots’ pounding running game and subsequent play-action passing.
Even when they appeared to stop New England, the Chargers erred to hurt themselves. A pass interference call on Casey Hayward and a holding penalty on Desmond King converted third downs and extended two of those early scoring drives.

When they finally forced the Patriots to punt, King muffed the kick and New England recovered to set up a fifth touchdown before halftime.
“It was a shock, totally unexpected,” defensive lineman Isaac Rochell said. “You’re never planning, in any situation, to go into halftime down 28.”
The Chargers trailed 35-7 when they retreated to the visitors locker room, where coach Anthony Lynn told them to forget the scoreboard and play for pride and one another.
This franchise hadn’t given up that many points in a first half in more than 30 years. The prospect of coming back in this setting against this opponent seemed absurd, even to a group that had come back so often.
“Once it got to 35-7, I was like, ‘We’re playing the Patriots now,’ ” Allen said. “You gotta get real at some point. We’re playing the Patriots. This ain’t nobody else.”
The deficit reached 38-7 midway through the third quarter before the Chargers scored three touchdowns to at least bring respectability to the scoreboard. It was far too late to salvage anything else.
Brady had 343 yards passing as New England had a 100-yard rusher (Sony Michel) and a 100-yard receiver (Julian Edelman), and a running back with 15 receptions (James White).
Behind so much so soon, the Chargers gave up trying to run and finished with only 19 yards on the ground. The Patriots had a time-of-possession advantage of nearly 17 minutes.
“I felt like I was helpless,” said Gordon, who carried nine times for 15 yards. “We can’t be down four scores and still trying to run. It don’t work like that. It sucks, man. It sucks being taken out of the game like that. But what can you do?”
Rivers, who fell to 0-8 against Brady, was repeatedly pressured and hit, New England flustering the veteran with steady pressure from the opening snap.
By the end, Rivers was limping around and fuming at anyone close enough to hear him. He finished 25 for 51 for 331 yards and three touchdowns, although history won’t remember this game for those numbers.
Instead, it will be the 35-7 deficit that turned a 60-minute game into one that was over after only 30, an AFC final-four matchup that couldn’t have been more emphatic as a finale.
“To not even have a fighting chance at the end, it sucks,” defensive end Joey Bosa said. “I’m sure it will linger into next year. We’ll still have a salty taste in our mouths. We’ll remember losing and what it takes to truly win, because this wasn’t it.”
The Chargers will remember earning a trip to New England to face a Patriots team now heading to its eighth consecutive conference title game and trying to win its third Super Bowl in five years.
And they’ll remember leaving Foxborough feeling a lot like so many teams that came before them.
“They had a great scheme, and they worked it to perfection,” Gordon said. “They did what the Patriots do.”
 

Harryo the K

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Everyone wanted to bury the Patriots. I said Belichick will simply outcoach the opposition.
Until he retires the (Whatever City) Chargers are gonna be dominated. Giving Billy an extra week yo get ready, well thst's just criminal. :cool:
 

captaind

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Everyone wanted to bury the Patriots. I said Belichick will simply outcoach the opposition.
Until he retires the (Whatever City) Chargers are gonna be dominated. Giving Billy an extra week yo get ready, well thst's just criminal. :cool:
Their division sucks ***. That's why they always get a bye.
 

Harryo the K

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Their division sucks ***. That's why they always get a bye.
AFC North is the best division over the last 100 games.
But let's look at Playoff appearances. The AFC West has the least appearances, least as in zero, Super Bowls.

Patriots ain't lucky. They're good.



By Division
AFC North — 334 wins (8.35 wins per team per season)
NFC East — 333 wins (8.33 wins per team)
AFC East — 328 wins (8.2 wins per team)
AFC South — 320 wins (8 wins per team)


If you asked 100 football fans, I bet a lot would be able to hit the oct-fecta (?) on this. There are no real surprises. The AFC North and NFC East have clearly been the two most consistent conferences, while New England’s 122 wins (37% of its division’s total) prop up an otherwise mediocre AFC East. The recent power of Indianapolis and Houston make up for Jacksonville and Tennessee’s recent woes too. As you’d expect, no division has averaged more than nine wins per season and none has averaged less than seven, a nod to both the guarantee of a .500 record in divisional play and overall parity in the league.
NFC South — 318 wins (7.95 wins per team)
NFC North — 318 wins (7.95 wins per team)
AFC West — 307 wins (7.68 wins per team)
NFC West — 297 wins (7.43 wins per team)
The NFC West, which was one play away from having a back-to-back Super Bowl champion, brings up the rear, not that it’s a surprise (it once had a 7-9 team make the playoffs). Not even the excellence of the Seahawks and 49ers in recent years were enough to get the division within 10 wins of its closest competitor. The NFC South, NFC North and AFC South are essentially the same, with just two wins separating the three. After that, it gets far uglier, with the AFC West and aforementioned NFC West.

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Playoff appearances by division (Super Bowl wins in parenthesis, tiebreaker SB wins)
1. AFC North — 19 (3)
2. NFC East — 17 (2)
3. NFC North — 15 (1)
3. AFC South — 15 (1)
3. NFC South — 15 (1)

6. AFC East — 13 (1)
6. NFC West — 13 (1)
8. AFC West — 13 (0)
 

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