2022-23 NFL Playoffs thread

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 5:05 PM

Talk about putting a chip on the Bengals shoulder, the league announced they've sold 50,000 tickets for the "assumed" Bills/Chiefs AFC Championship Game in Atlanta.

I can see this opening the door for the league to do this (neutral site AFC/NFC Championships) in the near future as I'm sure old Rog is seeing huge dollar signs with the potential (corporate sponsors, etc).

Ironman92 Administrator
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 5:08 PM
posted by BR1986FB

Talk about putting a chip on the Bengals shoulder, the league announced they've sold 50,000 tickets for the "assumed" Bills/Chiefs AFC Championship Game in Atlanta.

I can see this opening the door for the league to do this (neutral site AFC/NFC Championships) in the near future as I'm sure old Rog is seeing huge dollar signs with the potential (corporate sponsors, etc).

Joe don’t care about that….some Bengals players will but how the hell could you be more motivated to win a football game once you get to this point?


friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 5:12 PM

I know logistically they have to start planning it to give people a chance to figure out what they’d do for a game theoretically in nine days. But it sure still is annoying.

I hope Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow have been taking notes. Imagine the atmosphere for this Sunday’s game if Jacksonville upset the Chiefs. 

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 6:49 PM
posted by Ironman92

Joe don’t care about that….some Bengals players will but how the hell could you be more motivated to win a football game once you get to this point?


Pretty sure "the mouth that roared", Joe Mixon was chirping about the "disrespect."

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 6:51 PM
posted by friendfromlowry

I know logistically they have to start planning it to give people a chance to figure out what they’d do for a game theoretically in nine days. But it sure still is annoying.

I hope Trevor Lawrence and Joe Burrow have been taking notes. Imagine the atmosphere for this Sunday’s game if Jacksonville upset the Chiefs. 

The fact that the league announced the number of tickets sold is laying the groundwork for future neutral site conference championships. I get it that they have to plan ahead but do they have to announce the tickets sold?

superman Senior Member
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Fri, Jan 20, 2023 9:07 PM

Just an interesting little side note.  Trevor Lawrence has never lost a game on Saturday.  

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 7:17 AM
posted by BR1986FB

Pretty sure "the mouth that roared", Joe Mixon was chirping about the "disrespect."

Maybe a card he’s always played…I doubt he thinks about it all game 


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 8:39 AM
posted by Ironman92

Maybe a card he’s always played…I doubt he thinks about it all game 


As far as "bulletin board material" goes, I'd be surprised if it plays any role in motivation once the first snap is taken. Like you said, I'm sure players don't have it on their minds all game.

friendfromlowry Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 10:11 AM

If the Bengals win tomorrow, which bitter old Ravens player comes out of the woodwork to trash talk them next? 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 10:20 AM
posted by friendfromlowry

If the Bengals win tomorrow, which bitter old Ravens player comes out of the woodwork to trash talk them next? 

I’d say who cares and enjoy my team’s big win and upcoming opportunities. Other fans and dumbass players past and present will always be doing that for whatever reason.


mhs95_06 Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 6:37 PM

Chiefs challenge that they earned a first down and lost.  The expert on NBC said it was short because the spot was correct as the rule is it should be placed where the ball crossed over the sideline.  That is the way I thought the rule was.  My question is if the rule is the same in college as that is a big reason why OSU lost to Georgia when they ruled on the field they were short on 4th down which was spotted correctly by this pro rule, then overruled on review because he crossed the line to gain even though the ball had crossed over the sideline into OB territory before any body part touched OB.

superman Senior Member
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Sat, Jan 21, 2023 7:27 PM
posted by mhs95_06

Chiefs challenge that they earned a first down and lost.  The expert on NBC said it was short because the spot was correct as the rule is it should be placed where the ball crossed over the sideline.  That is the way I thought the rule was.  My question is if the rule is the same in college as that is a big reason why OSU lost to Georgia when they ruled on the field they were short on 4th down which was spotted correctly by this pro rule, then overruled on review because he crossed the line to gain even though the ball had crossed over the sideline into OB territory before any body part touched OB.

I was thinking the same thing

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 1:49 PM

Well this should be interesting to watch. After burning 3 first rounders on Trey Lance the Niners have already said that Purdy will be their starter going into next season. Definitely deserving. Niners fans already calling Lance a bust.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 4:30 PM

Fun game…yeah I wish my team was in it but I love a big game with no stress watching.

To me it should’ve been a TD but I also understand why they called it back.

Bills need a TD to start the 3rd and have to stay within a score going to the 4th

mhs95_06 Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 4:55 PM

Keeping the Bills from scoring on their last drive of the first half was key for Bengals as it guaranteed they would still be ahead after the Bills first drive of the 2nd half.

mhs95_06 Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 5:02 PM

Hurst atones for his drop with a catch and hurdle!

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 5:22 PM

No turnovers and Bengals move on in this one….only a turnover can save Bills hopes

Bengals are simply better

Ironman92 Administrator
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 6:31 PM

Bengals should not be an underdog in Vegas….but will be

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 7:26 PM

Buffalo = soft

I do expect Cincy to be repping the AFC in the SB again. No way Mahomes functions at 100% in that game.

gut Senior Member
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Sun, Jan 22, 2023 7:36 PM
posted by BR1986FB

I do expect Cincy to be repping the AFC in the SB again. No way Mahomes functions at 100% in that game.

CIN looks like the most complete team.  They can play some sound defense, and have a future 1st ballot HOFer at QB on his rookie deal.

But never bet against Mahomes.  There have been some legendary performances from athletes on a gimpy ankle, and Mahomes is certainly capable of adding to that.

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