NFL GDT: 2018 AFC Divisional Round: (2) New England Patriots vs (5) Los Angeles Chargers

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Poll closed Jan 13, 2019.
  1. New England Patriots

    56.1%
  2. Los Angeles Chargers

    43.9%
  1. Fixed to Ruin

    Fixed to Ruin Come wit it now!

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    His whole side business is built around athlete science and all that stuff. So my impression is that he's trying to play longer than any other player to prove his "methods" work.
     
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    I don't buy it, I would say the rules work. I don't care what diet you do, if they barely allow you to be touched for the most part it greatly increases your longevity.
     
  3. Fixed to Ruin

    Fixed to Ruin Come wit it now!

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    I'm not saying he'll succeed at playing a long time. I'm saying he's trying to do so. And yes i agree that the new rules will help with longevity.
     
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    Will there be an all LA Super Bowl?
     
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    The Superbowl where Brady threw for 505-3-0.. yeah off day I guess :naughty:
     
  6. Harry Kakalovich

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    He did well, but with 2 something left all he had to do was drive the field and they win, and he fumbled it away. I'm just saying - to me that seemed like a little chip off the impregnable Brady fortress.
     
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    You're making it sound like he fumbled a snap or something. It was a strip sack from the blindside.
     
  8. Gene Parmesan

    Gene Parmesan Dedicated to babies who came feet first

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    He was also 28/48. Missed a lot of throws.
     
  9. Dont Toews Me Bro

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    New England 26-24
     
  10. Blackhawkswincup

    Blackhawkswincup RIP Fugu

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    This is a much better Chargers team than any in the last decade. Since Anthony Lynn took over as head coach I’ve laughed at them a lot less and haven’t found much to laugh at this season.
     
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    I think all the travel and weather will affect the Chargers more than people think. However, they are going to be fired up to win for Mebane. This is a really hard game to handicap, I'm struggling where to put my money.
     
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    If this was anyone else but Brady and Belichick, that game would be straight up an unfair Match-up. Chargers are better everywhere.
     
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    Chargers have 7 of the 10 best athletes in this matchup. Brady, McCourty and Gilmore, although I still think Gilmore is mad overrated in general.
     
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    Gene Parmesan Dedicated to babies who came feet first

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    Derwin James is better than any defender the Patriots field. The same with Bosa and Ingram.
     
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    All made that perspective list.
     
  17. Harry22

    Harry22 GO HABS GO!

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    Yes and the Pats are 8-0 at home this year and if it wasn't for that fluke loss to the Dolphins, they would be the number 1 seed AGAIN in the AFC. They are near invincible at home in the playoffs and Rivers will need to play the game of his life to win.
     
  18. Harry22

    Harry22 GO HABS GO!

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    lol Brady has over 4000 passing yards again this year and the Pats offense is 4th best in the league. So much wrong in this post.
     
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    Harry22 GO HABS GO!

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    That's what the Pats do. They got schooled against the Chiefs 41-14 one year and won the Super Bowl 3 months later. They started 2-2 again last year and made it to the SB AGAIN. This year if that fluke loss to Miami does not happen, you are looking at another 12-4 number 1 seed Pats. Yes they are not as good as some of the Pats teams in the past but you are comparing them against themselves and that is the biggest mistake you can do. This is not an amazing team but they are far from a team you should count out easily.
     
  20. p0ck3ts

    p0ck3ts I wake up every morning and piss excellence...

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    Don't bother wasting your time, I already made that argument and just got a bunch of mindless dribble back, just ignore it...
     
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    Stat padding in games like the Jets and well say the Chiefs where they couldn't stop a fly. Those 2 games alone count for almost 1/4 of their season point total.

    Compare his stats to Rivers he only beats him in completion percentage by a point. Rivers was like the 8th best QB this year, Brady 18th I think I saw.
     
  22. Harry22

    Harry22 GO HABS GO!

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    What excuse will it be when Brady and the Pats make it back to the Super Bowl? Every year there is an excuse for them being good. At the end of the day, shut up and watch.
     
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    Gene Parmesan Dedicated to babies who came feet first

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    He doesn't need to play the game of his life. He just can't make the back breaking mistakes he has in the past. They have the formula to beat the Patriots. Just can't self destruct.
     
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    Couldn't be that in all these years they were aided by a horrible division where none of the teams committed to a true tank? They almost get 6 free wins a year. Then they get a bunch of overachieving teams from the prior year who end up sucking but earned a temporary first place schedule. 11 wins in a lot of years will get you the 1 seed. At worst a 2. NE in all this time has only succeeded with homefield and the byes. The AFC has been so weak over the years, hell I don't think any of these teams beat whoever reps the NFC this year.
     
  25. Harry22

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    They are playing against one of the best home playoff teams ever, a team that has not lost a home game this year. He will be playing in the bitter cold and they won't have the luxury of playing against one of the worst playoff QB performances ever for 3 1/2 quarters (Lamar Jackson).
     

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