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[Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

2020.09.25 20:35 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 3 - Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-2)

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-2)
The Eagles are off to their worst start with a real coach since 2003 (I consider 2013-2015 non-existent) when they also dropped their first two games of the season. The team would like a repeat of that season where following a week 3 bye,the team rebounded to defeat the Bills 23-13. The Eagles ripped off 12 wins in their remaining 14 games following their 0-2 start. Maybe the Eagles will be able to do the same, but they will have to shake the injury bug first. The Eagles will be without first round pick Jalen Raegor this week who underwent surgery on his hand to repair a torn UC ligament in his thumb. The Eagles may also be without Fletcher Cox who is dealing with an oblique injury. The Cox injury should be watched closely if he can’t go, Joe Mixon and Joe Burrow will have a much easier day against the struggling defense. Last week against the Rams, the defense was under prepared and unable to stop anyone. The Rams took advantage of Jim Schwartz’s consistently odd decision to have his CBs, play so far off the line of scrimmage, giving a free release to the WRs and allowing easy short passes. If Schwartz does the same this week, it will be another long day for the Eagles defense and a great fantasy day for Tyler Boyd, who Bengals Joe Burrow connected with 7 times last week including 1 for a TD. On the other side of the ball Doug and Carson will both need to be better than the last two weeks. For Carson, he needs to get out of his own head and play with confidence. For Doug, he needs to find some creativity and help his 5th year QB. He would do well to get Carson moving and utilize the RBs more in the flat and screen game. However, if we see more of the same we saw in weeks 1 and 2 from the Eagles coaching staff, we should expect another loss. Hopefully that is not the case and Carson and the coaches can learn from their mistakes in weeks 1-2 and pull our a win this week. Go Birds!
General Information
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Date
Sunday, September 27th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 78°F
Feels Like: 78°F
Forecast: Clear. Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 1%
Cloud Coverage: 31%
Wind: South Southwest 8 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Eagles -5
OveUnder: 46.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-2, Cincinnati 1-0-1
Where to Watch on TV
CBS will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Spero Dedes will handle the play-by-play duties and Adam Archuleta will provide analysis.
TV Map - Week 3 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Bengals Radio
Bengals Radio Dan Hoard will handle play-by-play and Dave Lapham will provide analysis for the game.
National Radio
Compass Media will broadcast the game nationally with Chris Carrino handling the play by play and Brian Baldinger will provide analysis.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Bengals Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 81 (Streaming 825) SIRI 105 (Streaming 806)
XM Radio XM 226 (Streaming 825) Streaming 806
Sirius XM Radio SXM 226 (Streaming 825) SXM 385 (Streaming 806)
Eagles Social Media Bengals Social Media
Website Website
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
Instagram Instagram
Snapchat: Eagles Snapchat: officialbengals
NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 1-0 1-1 42 47 -5 1L
Cowboys 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 57 59 -2 1W
Eagles 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-2 36 64 -28 2L
Giants 0-2 .000 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 39 43 -14 2L
Series Information
The Cincinnati Bengals lead the Philadelphia Eagles(Cincinnati Bengals lead series, 9-3-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 19th, 1971 at Riverfront Stadium, Cincinnati, OH . CIncinnati Bengals 37 Philadelphia Eagles 14
Points Leader
Cincinnati Bengals lead Philadelphia Eagles (360-222)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 0-1 against the Bengals
Zac Taylor: 0-0 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Zac Taylor: First meeting between coaches
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 0-1
Joe Burrow: Against Eagles: 0-0
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Joe Burrow: First meeting between QBs.
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Bengals lead Eagles: 2-0
Record @ Paul Brown Stadium: Bengals lead Eagles 1-0-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 23 - Bengals No. 28
Record
Eagles: 0-2
Bengals: 0-2
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
Eagles 32 - Rams 14
Andy Dalton threw a pair of touchdown passes and Cincinnati finally got its depleted offense moving without receiver A.J. Green, and the Bengals sent the Philadelphia Eagles to their most lopsided loss of the season, 32-14 on Sunday.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 13th, 2012
Bengals 34 - Eagles 13
Andy Dalton threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score, an opportunistic defense forced five turnovers, and Cincinnati beat the Philadelphia Eagles 34-13 on Thursday night. The Eagles offense imploded turning the ball over 4 times with another turnover on a kick off. At one point the Eagles turned the ball over on 3 straight possessions. The Eagles lost double digit games for the first time since 2005, in one of the last games the Eagles were coached by Andy Reid.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/4/2016 Bengals Eagles 32-14
12/13/2012 Bengals Eagles 34-13
11/16/2008 Bengals & Eagles 13-13
1/2/2005 Bengals Eagles 38-10
12/24/2000 Eagles Bengals 16-7
11/30/1997 Eagles Bengals 44-42
12/24/1994 Bengals Eagles 33-30
11/17/1991 Eagles Bengals 17-10
9/11/1988 Bengals Eagles 28-24
11/21/1982 Bengals Eagles 18-14
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Bengals Bengals
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 3 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Bengals Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 50 85 58.8% 512 2 4 64.4
Burrow 60 97 61.9% 509 3 1 81.5
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 20 95 95 4.8 1
Mixon 35 115 57.5 3.3 0
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Goedert 12 131 65.5 10.9 1
Boyd 11 105 52.5 9.5 1
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat/Graham 1.0 4
Lawson/Bynes 1.0 2
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 17 8 9 0.0
Bell/Bynes 16 6/7 10/9 0/1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
Jackson III 1 1
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 7 389 62 55.6 49.1 4 1 0
Huber 8 428 70 53.5 43.5 3 3 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 4 3 75.0% 38 3/3
Bullock 6 5 83.3% 50 4/4
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Scott 3 61 20.3 25 0
Wilson 3 131 43.7 45 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
Erickson 2 29 14.5 29 0 1
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Offense 314.0 28th 324.0 26h
Rush Offense 89.0 29th 95.0 26th
Pass Offense 225.0 23rd 229.0 22nd
Points Per Game 18.0 T-27th 21.5 23rd
3rd-Down Offense 46.2% T-11th 43.8 15th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-25th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 60.0% T-14th 40.0% 30th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Total Defense 344.0 9th 398.0 22nd
Rush Defense 135.5 22nd 185.0 30th
Pass Defense 208.5 5th 213.0 7th
Points Per Game 32.0 26th 25.5 T-16th
3rd-Down Defense 40.0% 10th 45.8% 20th
4th-Down Defense 66.7% T-19th 25.0% T-9th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 77.8% 27th 62.5% 16th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Bengals Stat Bengals Rank
Turnover Diff. -5 32nd -2 T-25th
Total Penalties 8 5th 11 T-12th
Total Penalty Yards 50 2nd 89 13th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - The Eagles' struggles continued in their home opener against the Los Angeles Rams. An early fumble by Miles Sanders led to a Rams touchdown by Tyler Higbee. After the Eagles cut their deficit to four with a Jake Elliott field goal, Los Angeles responded with a Robert Woods touchdown run followed by a second Higbee touchdown catch. Trailing 21-3, the Eagles closed the deficit to five points by halftime with touchdown runs by Wentz and Sanders. After forcing a three-and-out on the Rams' first possession of the second half, the Eagles would drive to the Los Angeles 21, only for Wentz's first down pass to be picked off by Darious Williams, turning the momentum back in the Rams' favor as they would outscore the Eagles 16-3 the rest of the way. Despite not being sacked once during the game, Wentz finished the day with a 56.5 passer rating, completing 26 of 43 passes for 242 yards and two interceptions. The 37-19 blowout loss dropped Philadelphia to 0-2 for the first time since the 2015 season, and marked the Eagles' first home opener loss since that same season. It was also the first home loss to the Rams franchise since the opener of the 2001 season.
Bengals - After losing their regular season-opening game at home, the Bengals then traveled to Cleveland to face the Browns for Battle of Ohio Round 1. In the first quarter, the Bengals scored first when Randy Bullock kicked a 38-yard field goal to make it 3-0. Though, the Browns took the lead when Nick Chubb ran for an 11-yard TD to make it 7-3. In the second quarter, the Browns went up by double digits when Baker Mayfield found O'dell Beckham Jr. on a 43-yard TD pass to make it 14-3. The Bengals then came within 4 after Joe Burrow found C.J. Uzomah on a 23-yard TD pass to make it 14-10. Mayfield then found Kareem Hunt on a 6-yard TD pass to put the Browns up by double digits, 21-10. The Bengals closed out the half when Randy Bullock kicked a 43-yard field goal to make it 21-13 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Browns went back up by double digits when Chubb ran for a 1-yard TD to make it 28-13. The Bengals drew closer with Bullock's 27-yard field goal to make it 28-16. In the fourth quarter, the Bengals were able to get within 5 when Burrow found Mike Thomas on a 4-yard TD pass to make the score 28-23. Though, the Browns would go back up by double digits yet again when Hunt punched the ball in for a 1-yard TD to make it 35-23. The Bengals wrapped up the scoring when Burrow found Tyler Boyd on a 9-yard TD pass to make the final score 35-30.
Connections
Bengals HC Zac Taylor is the older brother of Eagles QB Press Taylor.
Bengals TE Coach James Casey played two seasons for the Eagles from 2013-2014.
Bengals assistant Special Teams coach Colt Anderson played 4 seasons for the Eagles from 2010-2013.
Eagles Run game coordinatodefensive line coach Matt Burke was the LB coach for the Bengals from 2014-2015.
Eagles DB coach Marquand Manuel played for the Bengals from 2002-2003.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Bengals
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Geno Atkins
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter)
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Adrian Hill
Philadelphia hosts Cincinnati at Lincoln Financial Field for just the third time in the all-time series and first time since 2012. Sunday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams.
The Eagles are 23-10 (.697) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which is tied for the 6th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8), New Orleans (.727, 24-9) and Green Bay (.712, 23-9-1).
In Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams, Miles Sanders combined for 131 scrim-mage yards (3rd-most in a single game in his career), including 95 rushing (1 TD) and 36 receiving. In 2019, Sanders led his class with a franchise-rookie-record 1,327 scrimmage yards.
Brandon Graham recorded sack No. 52 of his NFL career against Rams QB Jared Goff in Week 2 vs. L.A. Rams. His 52.0 sacks are the 5th-most in Eagles history, behind Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92), Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93) and Hugh Douglas (54.5, 1998-2002, ‘04).
Draft Picks
Eagles Bengals
WR Jalen Raegor QB Joe Burrow
QB Jalen Hurts WR Tee Higgins
LB Davion Taylor LB Logan Wilson
S K’Von Wallace LB Akeem Davis-Gaither
OT Jack Driscoll DE Khalid Kareem
WR John Hightower T Hakeem Adeniji
LB Shaun Bradley LB Marcus Bailey
WR Quez Watkins
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Bengals
S Will Parks NT DJ Reader
DT Javon Hargrave CB Trae Waynes
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman CB Mackensie Alexander
CB Darius Slay G Xavier Su’a-Filo
LB Josh Bynes
WR Mike Thomas
S Vonn Bell
CB Leshaun Sims
RB Jacques Patrick
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Bengals
S Malcom Jenkins QB Andy Dalton
CB Ronald Darby CB Dre Kirkpatrick
RB Jordan Howard G John Miller
WR Nelson Agholor OT Cordy Glenn
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai TE Tyler Eifert
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill WR Marqise Lee
RB Darren Sproles CB Darqueze Dennard
DT Timmy Jernigan DT Andrew Billings
LB Nigel Bradham S Clayton Fejedelem
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6386 needs 79 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (52) needs 2.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Bengals WR AJ Green (8987) needs 13 yards to reach 9000 receiving yards for his career.
Bengals WR AJ Green (63) needs 3 receiving TDs to move into a tie with Chad Johnson for the most receiving TDs in Bengals history.
Stats to Know
QB Adjusted Completion %
What’s one thing rookie Joe Burrow and 5th-year Carson Wentz have in common? They have not been terribly accurate so far. PFF has an Adjusted Completion % stat that accounts for clear drops, spikes, throw aways, batted passes, and throws made while getting hit. Burrow and Wentz are near the bottom in AC%, with 70.4 and 70.3, respectively. Interesting to note a bit of the distribution within the array of aforementioned stats: while Burrow has had one of the lower rates of on-target passes dropped by the receiver (4.1%), Wentz doubled that at 8.4%, good for 5th-highest. Yes, Wentz has stunk, but...
Matchups to Watch
Rookie versus Veteran, Which QB Has Poise Down 0-2?
With two consecutive weeks of porous defense from both the Eagles and Bengals defensive units, this Sunday's matchup should rest squarely on the shoulders of each offensive unit. Will the Eagles be able to rely on fifth year starter Wentz? Will he be able to shake off two tumultuous weeks and put together a consistent offensive performance? Will the Bengals weapons coalesce around their rookie Burrow? Will he be able to put together his first complete NFL game and demonstrate that this season is the turning point for the franchise? A big piece of Wentz stabilizing his game time performance will be continuing his focus on short-time-to-throw plays. From Week 1 with 8 sacks versus the Washington Football Team to Week 2 and zero sacks versus the Rams with the vaunted Aaron Donald, the Eagles Offensive Line and Wentz’ pocket choices resulted in less lost yards and broken plays. Unfortunately, key turnovers again forced short-yardage scoring situations and massive tempo swings. Wentz needs to take advantage of the cleaner pocket that will likely be available versus the Bengals (2 sacks on the year so far) and finish drives cleanly to put the game away. Without rookie WR Jalen Reagor (placed on IR with a thumb injury after Week 2), Wentz will have to make use of the remainder of his threats, including veteran DeSean Jackson who had 6 catches on 9 targets for 64 yards against the superior Rams’ defensive backfield. Joe Burrow has had the classic introductory NFL QB experience. A high-flying game versus the Browns last week, with 300+ yards passing, 3TDs and zero ints was fantastic bounce back from Week 1 versus the Chargers. 193 yards, 0 TDs, and an int will not win the game for the Bengals versus the Eagles, even if Wentz struggles. A key focus for Burrow will be settling into the routine and relationships he’s formed with his offensive weapons. AJ Green remains one of the best WR threats in the NFL and his slow start to the season (8 catches for 80 yards) could end at any time, in any game with a QB like Burrow. Burrow threw a nearly record setting number of passes during the almost-come-from-behind loss versus the Browns; if the Bengals are able to establish their run-game and abuse the Philadelphia secondary in a similar way to the Rams offensive scheme, then Burrow could have a very big day. If he is forced to drop back 60+ times, and Joe Mixon is again held under 75 yards on the ground, the Bengals and Burrow may have a hard time. Keep an eye on how comfortable each QB is feeling, and whether they can establish good tempo. That will be key to offensive production this weekend.
Coaching Conundrum; Pederson versus Taylor
At the core of the NFL these days is the combat between offensive and defensive schemes. Both coaches come from a background of coaching QB play and offensive schemes, though from different eras and coaching trees. How they go about using that experience to enable their teams to a secure a necessary win this week will make or break their seasons. Doug Pederson, at the helm of a revamped offensive coaching tree with the addition of Quarterbacks Coach Press Taylor as Passing Game Coordinator, has had a rough three year stretch of offensive stumbles. Since the miraculous Super Bowl 52 season (2017), the Eagles have consistently failed to be productive, with a lot of the challenges relating to lack of roster depth and poor player improvement through misaligned coaching. This is the third consecutive year of stuttering offense to begin the season and a big piece of the matchup versus the Bengals will be how well the Eagles can settle in. Coach Pederson has made it clear that the lack of full-speed off-season practice plays a big role in the Eagle’s struggles so far; so it remains to be seen when and if both units can make use of this gametime practice to solidify the small flashes of prior success we’ve seen. Opposite Pederson is Coach Taylor, in his second year of a complete rebuild, now with the (ideally career-long) franchise WB in Burrow. Hailing from the Shanahan line, through the LA Rams McVay, Taylor was brought into Cincinnati to recreate the organization’s coaching structure and form a new core for the team around veteran WR AJ Green. The 2019 season showed marked improvement throughout, particularly in run production and passer protection; the addition of Covid-related practice limitations have also taken their toll on the Bengals’ preparations for this season, as exemplified by the Week 1 drubbing by the Ravens. Taylor returns this season with second-year offensive coordinator Brian Callahan, formerly the QB coach for the Raiders. The cerebral talent in the Bengals organization is clearly arrayed around giving Burrow the best possible chance to shine; and they may just do so against an extremely poorly performing Eagles defense. Being able to establish consistent offensive strength and consistency throughout this season will be a key part of whether this new coaching structure is able to flourish in Cincinnati or if yet more change is needed to remake the franchise. During game day, keep an eye out on how these coaches make use of their star players, now that the very early season yips and stumbles should be behind them. Whoever can appropriately adjust to the flow of the game and take advantage of the others mistakes will win this football game.
The Big Punt: How Special Teams Makes An Impact
Kevin versus Cameron, Huber versus Johnston, two players that may very well decide the nature of this Bengals versus Eagles matchup. These titans of the turf, two punters to rule them all, and two punters to pin them deep; two punters waiting on call, and two punters to make fans weep. In lieu of offensive production, and in hopes of good defensive play, Kevin Huber and Cameron Johnston bring their punting prowess to Lincoln Financial Field this Sunday. Hailing from opposite sides of the Earth, Huber from Cincinnati itself, and Johnston from Geelong Australia, these two are some of the most capable foot-based deliverers of the football to opposing teams. Huber holds nearly all of the Bengals franchise records in punting statistics; and Johnston holds the highest gross and net punting averages in a single Eagles season. The third year Australian punter is known by Eagles fans for his insanely long hang-time and penchant for pinning the NY Giants inside the 20 (20+ times in four games). Huber is loved by the Bengals fanbase as both their longest tenured player and his consistency over the past 13 years. He has missed just 2 of 180 possible games, and has been perennially top 10 at his position. Both players are in the final year of their contracts, so effective performance is a must for maximum salary gains. Keep an eye out on how effective these two are in establishing and keeping good field position. If both teams are struggling for consistency, these swings may be the key to a late drive that puts the game away. Additionally, with every punt comes the magic of a muffed punt return. If you’re a particular connoisseur of special teams play, watch and see if these punters add any special spin or location to their strikes; and key turnover last week in this position kept the Eagles hopeful. Maybe lightning will strike twice for the Eagles Special Teams and the Wizard with the Large Leg, Cam Johnston; maybe the Bengals gunners will scoop up a muff and Huber will be huger than expected. Stay tuned!
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2020.09.25 03:43 xylopolist The Rookie Report: Week 3 Starts & Sits

Welcome back to the Rookie Report! Hopefully your fantasy team came out of week 2 without a bunch of red letters next to players’ names. Last weekend was a bloodbath across the NFL as 4 players who may have been 1st round picks in your fantasy draft left the week with injuries (CMC, Saquon, Davante Adams & Julio Jones), along with a host of others. If your fantasy team didn’t suffer major injuries, you came out of the week in pretty good shape. Some of these injuries are going to open the door for rookies to step into bigger roles in the immediate future, and I’m here to help you sort through what to do with your rookies in week 3. Let’s dive in…
Editor's Note: This article was posted before the start of Thursday Night Football (Dolphins @ Jaguars).

Rookies to Start:

RB Jonathan Taylor, IND (Wk. 3: vs. NYJ): This one is a no-brainer. Taylor put the Colts’ offense on his back last Sunday against Minnesota, and he’s likely to do the same this week with Indy favored by double-digits. The Jets are much tougher against the run than they are against the pass, but volume alone should get Taylor where he needs to be. The Jets have allowed the 8th-most RB points per game this season. He’s a locked in RB1 this week with top-5 potential. He’ll likely be a chalk play for DFS cash games even at his $7,000 DraftKings price tag.
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, KC (Wk. 3: @ BAL): This is not an ideal matchup for CEH. I mention him as a guy to start because you know the volume will be there. You likely drafted him in the first round, and there really aren’t any weeks to sit your first-round pick if he’s healthy. The Ravens allowed the 6th-fewest RB points per game a season ago, and have allowed THE fewest so far in 2020. They also ranked 4th in Football Outsiders’ run defense DVOA stat in 2019 (3rd so far in 2020). Edwards-Helaire is more of a contrarian DFS play this week, but you have to run him out there in season-long leagues. Just know to temper your expectations a little bit.
RB Josh Kelley, LAC (Wk. 3: vs. Car.): Week 3 has a chance to be Kelley’s best week all year. There is no better matchup for a running back than the Carolina Panthers, and everything shapes up for Kelley to see at least 15 carries. The Panthers’ run defense is bad by any metric. They ranked dead last in Football Outsiders’ run defense DVOA stat in 2019 and rank 29th so far in 2020. They also allowed the most RB fantasy points last year, and have allowed the most so far in 2020, and they’ve been surrendering rushing touchdowns at a ridiculous rate. Carolina has allowed 18 rushing touchdowns in their last 7 games dating back to last season, including 3 in each of the first two games this year. Kelley and Ekeler split the lead back role pretty evenly in week 2, and I didn’t see anything from Kelley that makes me think that will change this week. The rookie has a very solid floor in this one and has top-12 upside if he’s able to get in the end zone. He should probably be in your lineup if you have him.
RB James Robinson, JAX (Wk. 3: vs. Mia.): Everything is setting up for a breakout for Robinson on the national stage on Thursday night. The rookie has looked great through two weeks in average matchups. He’s the RB26 so far on the season in PPR scoring, and he’s looked even better than that ranking would suggest. He’ll face off with one of the worst run defenses in the league in week 3. The Dolphins have ranked in the bottom-4 in the league in run defense DVOA both last season and so far in 2020 and have given up 5.1 yards per carry on the ground so far this season. I expect Robinson to have a bit of a coming-out party on Thursday night and think a top-15 finish for the week is very possible.
WR CeeDee Lamb, DAL (Wk. 3: @ SEA): Lamb has wasted no time showing why the Cowboys were thrilled when he fell to them in the first round of the NFL draft. He’s clearly an integral part of the offense with 15 targets in the first two weeks. The Seahawks are 2-0, but they have a burnable secondary and have given up an insane 831 passing yards through two weeks. This is a spot to get all of the Cowboys’ pass-catchers into your lineup, especially after head coach Mike McCarthy told the media he has no intention to try and milk the clock to keep the ball away from Russell Wilson. This should be the most entertaining game of the week, and CeeDee Lamb should be a solid WR2 in it.
WR Laviska Shenault, JAX (Wk. 3: vs. Mia.): Along with James Robinson, Viska may also be in line for a big night. DJ Chark has been ruled out, leaving Shenault and Keelan Cole as the top 2 receivers. You may have 3 better options than Shenault on your team and not be able to find a place in your lineup for him, but he’s going to be a huge part of the game plan. The Jaguars will move him around enough to keep him away from Xavien Howard, and with Bryon Jones out that will put him in some mismatches in his favor. Shenault is an upside WR3 on Thursday night against a Miami secondary that let Josh Allen throw for 411 yards last week.

Borderline Rookies:

QB Joe Burrow, CIN (Wk. 3: @ PHI): Burrow had a very nice fantasy day last Thursday night against the Browns, but it could’ve been even better if he hadn’t been so hell-bent on forcing the ball to AJ Green all night. The Eagles’ secondary hasn’t been great so far this year ranking 27th in pass defense DVOA, but the best member of that secondary, Darius Slay, should be shadowing Green. If Burrow can avoid tunnel vision with Green again, there is a chance at a respectable day. I wouldn’t be considering Burrow in 1-QB leagues and his outlook this week isn’t as rosy as his matchup with the Browns was, but he should be a low-end QB2 option with a very solid floor.
RB Antonio Gibson, WAS (Wk. 3: @ CLE): Gibson seems to have wrestled the starting job away from Peyton Barber in Washington, and with so many running backs injured right now you may be forced to play him. Just be aware this isn’t a great matchup and he’ll still cede some work to Barber and JD McKissic. The Washington offense as a whole isn’t a high-scoring unit and has an implied total of just 18.5 points this week. The Browns did give up two short yardage scores to JK Dobbins in week one, but have still allowed the 7th-fewest RB points per game and rank 4th in run defense DVOA. Gibson’s volume makes him an enticing flex option, but he’s far from an automatic start and not someone I would be using in DFS lineups this week.
RB D’Andre Swift, DET (Wk. 3: @ ARI): What a difference a week makes for the Lions’ backfield usage. In week one with the Lions leading most of the day, Adrian Peterson touched the ball 17 times while Swift handled just 6 touches. In week 2 with the team trailing Green Bay for most of the game, Swift out-touched Peterson 10-to-7. The key for Swift is that he’s been heavily involved in the passing game with 8 receptions on 10 targets through 2 weeks. The Lions are a 5.5-point underdog this week, so the usage should slant in Swift’s direction again, and Arizona has allowed scores each of the last two weeks to backs with similar skill-sets to Swift (Jerick McKinnon & Antonio Gibson). Swift is in play as a PPR flex option in a game where Detroit has an implied total of 24.5.
WR Jerry Jeudy, DEN (Wk. 3: vs. TB): The injury to Courtland Sutton moves Jeudy up to the top of the Broncos’ WR depth chart, and thanks to how much time he spends in the slot he’ll be able to avoid Tampa’s top CB Carlton Davis for most of this game. Jeudy lines up in the slot on about two-thirds of his snaps. No team allowed more points to opposing wide receivers than Tampa a year ago, and they allowed DJ Moore and Robby Anderson to each top 100 yards last week. Jeudy should be in line to see 7+ targets this week and is very much in the WR3 conversation in all formats.
WR Michael Pittman Jr., IND (Wk. 3: vs. NYJ): Pittman stands to be the biggest beneficiary of Parris Campbell’s trip to the IR. His snap share rose from 53% in week 1 up to 92% in week 2 with Campbell going down on his first touch of the game. Pittman should continue to be a full-time player at least until Campbell returns. This game figures to be a blowout where Indy will lean on Jonathan Taylor and the run game, but Pittman was targeted 6 times in a game that went that way last week. The Colts have an implied total of 27 points, and dating back to the start of last season, 66% of the offensive TDs the Jets have allowed have been through the air. At 6’4”, Pittman figures to be a factor in the red zone. If he gets 6+ targets in this one, he’ll have a great chance at finishing among the top-40 WRs and should outproduce his $4,000 price tag in DraftKings.

Rookies to Sit:

QB Justin Herbert, LAC (Wk. 3: vs. Car.): I think it’s very likely that Herbert has a better real game than fantasy game this week. As I laid out with Josh Kelley above, Carolina has been absolutely shredded on the ground since the start of last season, especially in the red zone. I’d expect a lot of Austin Ekeler and Josh Kelley in this game. The Chargers are a 6.5-point favorite in this one and Christian McCaffrey, the engine of the Panthers’ offense, is sidelined. It feels like the most likely outcome is that the Chargers get out in front and stay there. I’d probably view Herbert as no more than a low-end QB2 this week due to limited passing volume.
RB Zack Moss, BUF (Wk. 3: vs. LAR): In a typical week with so many top running backs out, I’d be telling you to consider a guy like Moss as a flex option. He’s seeing plenty of red zone usage on a surprisingly potent Bills offense that has an implied total of 25 points this week. Unfortunately, he’s also dealing with a toe injury that has him not practicing yet as of Thursday. I think even if Moss plays he’ll be less effective than usual. The Rams are not a run defense to be afraid of, but I’d lean against starting Moss this week even if he is able to suit up. He’ll probably need to find the end zone to return any value.
RB JK Dobbins, BAL (Wk. 3: vs. KC): I fell for the trap on Dobbins a little bit after his week 1 breakout game. I already believed in his talent coming into the season, but week 1 made me believe he’ll get enough usage to be start-able in fantasy. Week 2 threw a bit of a wet blanket on that. The snap share wasn’t drastically different from week 1 to 2, but the touches were. Dobbins handled 7 carries in week 1 including 2 carries from the 2-yard line that he cashed in for scores, but in week 2 he touched the ball just 3 times. He managed to avoid a complete dud of a week by breaking off a 44-yard run to set up kneel downs at the end of the game. Mark Ingram & Gus Edwards combined for 4 red zone carries to Dobbins’ zero in week 2. The Ravens have one of the highest implied totals of the week at 28.5, but if you play Dobbins you’re counting on him getting in the end zone. I’d avoid starting him this week unless you’re in a tough spot due to injuries. He could be a reasonable fall-back flex option if you’re waiting on a player like Davante Adams for Sunday night or Sammy Watkins Monday, but Tre’Quan Smith and Mecole Hardman are guys that are probably available in your leagues that I would prefer in those situations.
RB Cam Akers, LAR (Wk. 3: @ BUF): Akers seems like to a long-shot to play this week, and I’d expect that if he does suit up he’ll be mainly there as insurance in case something happens to Darrell Henderson. I’d expect Henderson to handle the bulk of the work. The Bills aren’t an impenetrable run defense, but they aren’t one to target either, allowing the 12th fewest RB points per game so far this year (14th-fewest last year).
WRs Henry Ruggs & Bryan Edwards, LV (Wk. 3: @ NE): Ruggs and Edwards failed to do much last Monday in a game where the Raiders offense dominated possession, and this week they’ll face a Patriots’ secondary that is among the best in the league. Don’t be fooled by what the Seahawks did to them last week. Derek Carr continued to effectively lead his ‘death by a thousand paper cuts’ offense, dinking-and-dunking to Darren Waller and his running backs, and handing the ball to Josh Jacobs. The Patriots biggest personnel losses due to COVID opt-outs and players changing teams last offseason were in the defensive front 7. That’s the part of the defense that I’d expect the Raiders to attack. If Josh Jacobs sits, things get a little more interesting (he was held out of practice Thursday), but neither Ruggs nor Edwards would be more than a desperation flex play. I’d prefer Ruggs to Edwards this week if I had to choose one.
WR Justin Jefferson, MIN (Wk. 3: vs. Ten.): Jefferson has been on the field quite a bit in the first two weeks of the season, but the Vikings’ passing game has been a low-volume attack that runs through Adam Thielen. A third of all of Minnesota’s targets have gone to Thielen while Jefferson has been targeted just 6 times at an average depth of 8.8 yards downfield. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak talked about wanting to do a better job of getting the ball in his hands this week, but at that same presser said they need to run the football more. The Vikings already rank 31st in the league in pass attempts DESPITE playing from behind on 79 of their 96 offensive snaps so far this year…and Kubiak wants to run more. The matchup isn’t terrible for Jefferson this week on paper. On any snaps in the slot he should be lining up against 7th-round rookie corner Chris Jackson (PFF grade of just 27.2 through two weeks), but the Minnesota passing game is fundamentally broken right now. I wouldn’t look at Jefferson as anything other than a low-priced DFS dart throw in a limited slate tournament.
WR Chase Claypool, PIT (Wk. 3: vs. Hou.): Claypool’s final stat line in week 2 was impressive, finishing with 17.8 PPR points, but almost all of it came on one long TD catch. Outside of an 84-yard score, he had just 2 catches for 4 yards and played a total of just 24 snaps. It’s clear the Steelers are trying to get him involved and are drawing up a couple of shot plays for him each week, but his limited playing time makes him a risky weekly option. Houston has been a bottom-10 pass defense in terms of DVOA since the start of last season and gave up 12 pass plays of 40+ yards in 2019 (T-7th most in the league) but they haven’t given one up yet in 2020. Claypool is best left to DFS tournaments this week. The weekly floor is going to be below 5 PPR points until he moves up in the depth chart.
WR Van Jefferson, LAR (Wk. 3: @ BUF): Jefferson split the Rams’ WR3 snaps almost evenly with Josh Reynolds in week 1, but in week 2 he was out-snapped 42-to-26. That didn’t stop him from outproducing Reynolds with a 4-45 line on 5 targets (Reynolds went 2-33 on 2). Some of that target volume was undoubtedly the result of Robert Woods facing off with Darius Slay (Woods was targeted just 5 times), and although Woods gets another tough matchup this week in Tre’Davious White, it’ll be tough to rely on Jefferson unless he fully takes over the WR3 role. Jefferson doesn’t have a picnic of a matchup himself facing off with Levi Wallace, who was Pro Football Focus’s highest graded rookie cornerback a year ago. Cooper Kupp and Tyler Higbee are the Rams’ pass-catchers to target this week.
WR Brandon Aiyuk, SF (Wk. 3: @ NYG): Aiyuk’s debut was mostly inauspicious. He played 72% of the team’s snaps but was targeted just 3 times and finished with 2 catches for 21 yards. The offense will look a bit different this week with Nick Mullens under center and the combo of Jerick McKinnon and Jeffrey Wilson Jr. splitting the backfield duties. George Kittle could be out again as well. I’d look for the Niners to have a conservative game plan, but it’s hard to know exactly what that will look like. I’d probably avoid any 49ers for your lineups this week aside from Kittle (if he plays), Jordan Reed (if Kittle doesn’t play), and the two running backs I mentioned. You can’t trust Aiyuk to have a useful fantasy day based on what we saw last week.
WR Gabriel Davis, BUF (Wk. 3: vs. LAR): Davis is playing more snaps than you would expect for a number 4 wide receiver, but it isn’t translating to targets yet. Josh Allen has thrown the ball 81 times for 729 yards and 6 scores through two weeks, but Davis has seen just 3 of those targets and turned them into 3-22-1. The matchup this week should involve Jalen Ramsey following Stefon Diggs all over the field, so it could result in a little bit more volume for everyone else, but it would take a pretty sizable bump in volume to make Davis anything more than a TD dart throw. He remains a guy worth stashing in dynasty leagues though.
WR John Hightower, PHI (Wk. 3: vs. Cin.): With the news that Jalen Reagor has a torn ligament in his thumb Wednesday, Hightower is once again worth mentioning this week. He played 40% of the snaps in week 1 with everyone healthy, but that was with both Reagor and DeSean Jackson being limited to little more than half of the offensive snaps each. Week 2 saw Jackson and Reagor both function as closer to full-time players and the rest of the receiver group fighting for scraps. With Reagor sidelined, I expect to still see a lot of Jackson, and aside from him a mix of JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward & Hightower. With the Bengals likely to be without Geno Atkins & Mike Daniels at DT, look for Philly to play a lot of 2-TE sets and run the ball a ton. They’ll be eager to take a bit of the load off of Carson Wentz given how he’s played the first two weeks. For Hightower to return value this week, he’ll probably have to catch a deep ball or two, but his average target depth in week 1 was just 8 yards. I’d avoid him even as a bargain basement DFS play.
WR Quintez Cephus, DET (Wk. 3: @ ARI): Kenny Golladay practiced in full on Wednesday and should be good to go for this weekend’s tilt with the Cardinals. Cephus has been on the field more than 70% of the Lions’ snaps with Golladay out the first two weeks, but that number is going to drop drastically this week assuming Kenny G returns. Cephus has lined up in the slot on just 9 snaps. Danny Amendola will continue to serve as the team’s slot receiver with Golladay and Marvin Jones on the outside. Quintez will likely only see a handful of snaps and should be left out of any fantasy lineups this week.
TE Harrison Bryant, CLE (Wk. 3: vs. Was.): Bryant was on the field for more than 50% of the Browns’ offensive snaps last week and gets to face a Washington team that has allowed the 8th-most tight end points per game so far, but he just isn’t seeing the ball come his way enough to be useful. He’ll do just enough to be annoying to people starting Austin Hooper. The Browns’ offense is too run-heavy right now to be targeting either tight end for fantasy.
TE Cole Kmet, CHI (Wk. 3: @ ATL): I’m sure you already know better on this one, but I wanted to make sure you know to not get cute just because the Falcons couldn’t defend Dalton Schultz last Sunday. Kmet is still the Bears #3 tight end, and he should be nowhere near your fantasy lineups.

Deep League Sleepers, Stashes, & Cheap DFS Options:

RB JaMycal Hasty, SF (Wk. 3: @ NYG): Don’t throw Hasty into your lineups for week 3, but he’s an interesting guy to possibly scoop up in dynasty leagues with the injuries to Raheem Mostert and Tevin Coleman. Hasty is likely to be promoted from the practice squad for this game, and I’d expect him to see at least a few touches. If he manages to impress with those touches he could ascend the depth chart quickly and possibly have a useful week or two in this very running back-friendly offense. He’s a shifty back that can be more dynamic than Jeff Wilson. He’s a player to monitor in deep dynasty leagues if he gets the call-up.
WR Tee Higgins, CIN (Wk. 3: @ PHI): Higgins saw a huge jump in playing time in week 2 with Auden Tate a surprising healthy scratch. I’d expect that to be the case again this week, and he’ll get the most favorable matchup of the receivers. Tyler Boyd will get Nickell Robey-Coleman in the slot, and AJ Green is likely to face off with Darius Slay. Higgins meanwhile will tangle with Avante Maddox. Higgins posted 3-35 on 6 targets last week, and so long as Burrow doesn’t have tunnel vision for AJ Green again, I expect the rookie to exceed that easily. He costs just $3,900 on DraftKings.
WR KJ Hamler, DEN (Wk. 3: vs. TB): With the news that Courtland Sutton is out for the season, Hamler suddenly finds himself to be a much bigger part of Denver’s plans. He was an explosive playmaker in college, and new QB Jeff Driskel has shown flashes of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s YOLO style back when he was in Detroit. This week isn’t an ideal matchup for Hamler since he will likely see a lot of ascending star CB Carlton Davis (Jerry Jeudy has worked mostly from the slot and is likely to avoid Davis), but Driskel targeted Hamler 7 times last week after coming on in relief of Lock. Driskel averaged 8.2 intended yards per attempt last year, which would’ve put him in the top half of all QBs if he played enough to qualify, and he was at 12.4 intended yards per attempt on Sunday. Hamler is a bit of a shoot the moon option this week as a minimum-priced WR on DraftKings. He also shouldn’t be on your league’s waiver wire in 12-team leagues.
WR Darnell Mooney, CHI (Wk. 3: @ ATL): Mooney’s impressive week 1 performance did in fact lead to more playing time in week 2. The Bears were comfortable enough with Mooney that they made Ted Ginn a healthy scratch for week 2 and let Mooney play 60% of the offensive snaps. Atlanta is an inviting matchup for receivers. Both Atlanta games this season have turned into shootouts with over 700 yards of combined passing offense in each. I don’t know that Chicago has the firepower to make that 3 in a row, but I like Mooney’s chances at a surprisingly solid week. I’d expect him to have a season-high in catches and yards, and he’s a sneaky flex option for deep leagues and costs the minimum in DraftKings.

That’s all I’ve got for this week. Hopefully it helps you make some of your tougher lineup decisions involving rookies. It’ll be especially important this week to keep an eye on the injury report. There are a lot of statuses still up in the air as of this writing. Make sure you’re vigilant enough that you don’t start any inactive players, and make sure that whoever you put in your flex spot is the player in your lineup who plays the latest game of the week at his position. You don’t want to stuck without a fallback if a player is a last minute scratch like Tyrod Tylor or James White (condolences to him and his family this week). Feel free to hit me up on Twitter if you have any questions or want to yell at me about anything written above (@Shawn_Foss). As always: Good luck, trust your gut, and have fun. It’s just a game. Original article from drinkfive.com.
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2020.09.24 18:26 SaintRidley Wrestling Observer Rewind ★ Apr. 18, 1988

Going through old issues of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter and posting highlights in my own words, continuing in the footsteps of daprice82. For anyone interested, I highly recommend signing up for the actual site at f4wonline and checking out the full archives.
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  • Akira Maeda announced that he’s restarting the Universal Wrestling Federation (the Japan version, not the one Bill Watts had) and they’re running their first show at Korauken Hall on May 12. Nobuhiko Takada and Kazuo Yamazaki, along with Yoji Anjo, Tetsuo Nakano, and Shigeo Miyato are also going with Maeda. All of them are members of the original organization, which closed in September 1985. The official announcement was set for April 8, but the story broke early. Expect matches to be in the style of the original UWF, focusing on a hard martial arts style of kicks and holds with next to no showmanship. UWF lasted 17 months in its original incarnation and gathered a cult following in Tokyo, but it couldn’t draw on the road because they had no tv and the style was fairly impenetrable to all but the hardest core fans. Like, I love Shayna Baszler, but I also don’t want an entire promotion of Shayna Baszlers, and that’s UWF. Anyway, they’re not going to do tours like the other big promotions in Japan, but rather do a big show each month in the big cities only. Their next planned show in Tokyo after the return isn’t until August, and they won’t hit Osaka until December. Back in November Maeda shot on Riki Choshu, breaking two bones under his eye and getting Maeda suspended, before ultimately getting fired on March 1 after he wouldn’t come to terms on a new contract. Dave expects UWF 2.0 to have a hard time making it with only one show a month and videotape as their only revenue streams (yeah, tapes are too expensive for the PWG model to work).
  • And tying into all this, Takada and Yamazaki’s last match in New Japan saw another shoot incident. On March 19 in Korauken Hall, they wrestled Kuniaki Kobayashi and Norio Honaga, and Kobayashi slapped Yamazaki hard at the opening bell. Since he apparently was already going to quit, Yamazaki then shot on Kobayashi, kicking him in the face and they then brawled until several wrestlers broke them up. Later on he tried again when Kobayashi had Takada in an abdominal stretch.
Watch: Takada and Yamazaki vs. Honaga and Kobayashi
  • Outside that news, the world of wrestling is quiet in the post-Wrestlemania season. WWF will have tv tapings on April 21 in New Haven and April 22 in Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as a Saturday Night’s Main Event taping that week and a Madison Square Garden show on the 25th. The line-up for the New Haven taping has DiBiase vs. Beefcake, Savage defending against Andre, Honkytonk vs. Bigelow (may not happen, since Bigelow underwent double knee surgery last week), and Strike Force vs. Demolition. It’ll be interesting to see what kind of rating they pull for an entire show without Hogan.
  • WWF released information on their internal projections for Wrestlemania IV, and in hindsight they’re laughable. They anticipated a gross of $40 million when adding the gate, ppv, closed circuit, and projected videotape sales. As for their reports on what they did take: they’re claiming $1.5 million for the live gate (probably accurate, if you include the site fee Donald Trump paid), $20 million on ppv (they’re claiming a 9.8 buyrate), and $4 million incoming from the 100,000 video tapes they project selling. (Dave’s been told that’s never going to happen). Even adding up those figures, you fall ludicrously short of their projected $40 million, and yet publications are running with the numbers and even the $40 million number and not even bothering to add things up. And that really gives proof to the fact that it does not matter what the actual numbers are for WWF - they are entirely built up on image, and the whole wrestling business is too, for that matter. WWF needs to claim Wrestlemania IV was a bigger success than Wrestlemania III for three key reasons: 1. Advertisers and the media have predicted the end of the “wrestling fad” since the beginning and anything that would make them think it actually is dropping off will make sponsors drop WWF real quick, 2. WWF can’t allow an image of failure (and let’s be clear, Wrestlemania IV wasn’t a failure, it just wasn’t as successful as projected), and 3. It keeps people from looking into why it wasn’t as successful as projected. Now, the reasons there are that the tournament as an idea wasn’t as strong as they thought it would be and that weakens the image of Vince as a genius, but he can’t be blamed here because it looked like a good idea until the ticket sales numbers started coming in. And if someone got the idea that Crockett’s show hurt them, well that makes them competition, and WWF’s official company line is that there is no competition to them. So if you’re WWF, you have to project strength on all fronts and positive momentum no matter what, and in a way that’s what keeps them running - the momentum of their own image of success is more powerful than the reality of their actual numbers. And since to the wider world Wrestlemania was not a failure and Crockett doesn’t even exist, that might just be the biggest hurdle they have to overcome and should be Crockett’s number one goal. And indeed, WWF/WWE has always managed to keep a stranglehold on the public image of wrestling in the United States, even in the Monday Night Wars to an extent, as evidenced by the many times WCW’s contributions would be ignored or even labeled as WWF stuff.
  • Syndicated ratings for the week ending March 20 had WWF at number 3 with an 11.2 All-Star Wrestling network (AWA, Memphis, Pro Wrestling this Week, POWW, GLOW) got an 8.6 and 6th place, while Crockett had a 7.8 for 7th place.
  • The third Crockett Cup takes place on April 22 and 23 in Greenville, SC and Greensboro, NC, and it’s the least hyped yet. The Crocketts are projecting a sellout and $307,000 at the gate, and advance sales have been good, but Dave gets the feeling it might be too soon to run a big show after a big show, since it’s hard to get a crowd up in interest again so soon after a big peak point for interest. And then there’s the build, which has been awful. Flair vs. Koloff, the main event for the second night, won’t even be announced until April 16, like it’s a throwaway. Midnight Rider vs. JJ Dillon in a bullrope match probably won’t be announced until then too, and not even all the teams for the Cup have been announced yet, let alone the bracket. Dave knows about 14 teams, some of which haven’t been announced officially, and they have every name guy there is in the company, which means ten teams of jobbers. And that’s going to make the Greenville taping suck. Much better to limit things to 16 teams, but that’s not the Crockett way.
  • Gordon Solie leaving Global may be the biggest burial Dave’s ever seen. Bob Roop, the face commentator, talked about Solie as a once-great announcer and former legend who has absolutely lost it, while Red Roberts played heel and “portrayed Solie as someone who never [was] what he appeared to be” and said he was a “very ordinary man who was a different person when the camera was off.” They referenced little off-camera remarks Solie would make denigrating fans and brought up all the jobs he’s lost in the past few years (TBS, Pro Wrestling This Week, Championship Wrestling from Florida, which really isn’t a lot in wrestling, but whatever). Obviously, lots of hard feelings about Solie quitting Global to go work with Steve Keirn and Jerry Jarrett in their proposed Florida promotion.
  • Central States is now working with World Class to get big names for their big shows, and the first outing of this joint venture was a total disaster. It mostly comes down to the World Class guys not being able to get enough work in Texas. Anyway, they had Mike George defend the “World” title against Chris Adams, and George accidentally hit Adams really hard in the face with a dropkick. He broke Adams’ cheekbone and nose, and knocked out several teeth as well. No word on how long Adams will be out of action, but he’s going to have to have reconstructive surgery. Considering he just came back from a broken hand (which didn’t heal correctly in the first place), he may have the doctors re-break it to let it heal correctly.
  • Stampede had a near sellout in Calgary on April 1. The main event had Owen Hart and Jason the Terrible vs. Johnny Smith and Makhan Singh in a street fight (Owen and Jason won by DQ, so I guess those are possible in Calgary street fights). Everybody bled and Kerry Brown and Rip Rogers ran in to attack Owen and Jason, which caused the disqualification. At one point Smith hit Jason with a 45 gallon drum. For April 8 they announced an eight-man street fight, but due to the mayhem the Calgary Boxing and Wrestling Commission is refusing to authorize a street fight, so it’s going to be a regular eight-man tag match.
  • May 9 in Memphis is going to be Jerry Lawler night. They’ll have Curt Hennig defending the AWA World Title against Lawler, and if Lawler loses he’ll retire from wrestling. Their April4 stretcher match drew 6,500 on the strength of $1 student tickets. Lawler was going to win, until Scotty the Body (the future Raven) interfered ineffectively, and Eddie Gilbert came out after and used chloroform to knock Lawler out and put him on the stretcher. A riot almost broke out. On April 9 Scotty and Lawler had a grudge match where Scotty would get a date with Missy Hyatt if he won. He lost, bad, and Missy slapped him, and he’s back as a babyface since Lawler saved him from a beat down afterwards.
  • Dave hears that AWA is trying to get out of being a wrestling promotion and operate more as a booking office. The idea is to showcase as many wrestlers as they can on the Las Vegas tapes, use ESPN to sell shows for local promoters, and farm their talent out. We’ll see how that goes.
  • AWA is bringing some dude named Diamond Dallas Page in to manage Diamond and Tanaka. Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson are apparently also being booked out of the AWA now, which should end rumors of them going to the WWF.
  • Bob Orton signed a three year contract with New Japan.
  • Fabulous Lance still hasn’t arrived in World Class.
  • Correction on the description of the King Parsons title win in World Class. Black Bart and Buddy Roberts weren’t shining flashlights in fans’ faces when the lights went out.
  • New Japan had no tv for the past three weeks but returns on April 16 in a 4 pm to 5 pm Saturday timeslot. It’s going to get pre-empted regularly for the rest of the year due to TV Asahi having other sports they have higher on their priority list.
  • The departures from New Japan in the wake of the UWF announcement have them hurting pretty bad for roster depth.
  • Bob Orton’s getting over well in the small towns with his Billy Gasper the pirate gimmick. He’s doing lots of clowning around and that works in the small towns. It’s going poorly with the Tokyo fans, though.
  • Masa Saito did an interview on March 18 saying the guys in the pirate masks aren’t real pirates and he’ll bring real pirates to New Japan. Orton then did an interview and said they were real pirates, and said a third Gasper brother named Barry coming to Japan.
  • Two more All Japan Women retirements have been announced. Kazue Nagahori (age 19) and Condor Saito (age 20) announced their impending retirements on April 2. That brings us to 7 women leaving the promotion since December (including Dump Matsumoto, Yukari Omori, and Devil Masami). Losing Dump has done a huge number on their ratings - Dump’s retirement show drew a 13.2 (compared to an average range from 8.5-11.5), but their first show without her drew a 5.7.
  • The Jumping Bomb Angels returned to AJW and were billed as WWF Tag Team champions. They’re defending the titles over there right now. We’re a couple months from Moolah getting the titles and division killed off.
  • All Japan is building toward an April 15 match between Genichiro Tenryu and Bruiser Brody to unify the singles titles. Tenryu has the United National and PWF Titles and Brody has the International Title. This doesn’t go anywhere. This issue’s street date is one year to the day before the Triple Crown Championship is established.
  • Tom Magee is wrestling preliminary matches in All Japan, and Dave gives an overview of his career thus far. He debuted in October 1985 and everyone thought he’d be a future superstar. Built like Lex Luger, strong as an ox (he’s a three time winner of World’s Strongest Man competitions), 6’5” and north of 270 lbs, and experienced in gymnastics and karate so agile as all hell. On paper, he’s kind of like Lesnar: just a freak specimen of an athlete. Only, unlike Lesnar he couldn’t transition that into learning to wrestle even a lick. He started out in Stampede and his very first match was his best because he just kept getting worse. He had a terrible match in Japan against Riki Choshu where a spark of potential might have shone for a millisecond. WWF signed him and debuted him in a match against Bret Hart, and Hart made him look incredible and Vince was convinced he had the guy to replace Hogan., only to find out later that the match was all Bret and nobody else knew what to do to make him look good. They had him on the C string house show tours with no improvement in sight, and he left to go do strength stuff in Europe. Unlike Ultimate Warrior, whose build is similar and wrestling ability is even more negligible, Magee had no charisma or personality to save him. So 2.5 years after supposedly being the next Hogan, he’s still no better than he was on his first match and has no discernible future in the wrestling business. The match is on the WWE Network on the special Holy Grail: The Search for WWE’s Most Infamous Lost Match.
Watch: Tom Magee vs. Riki Choshu
Watch Tom Magee reminisces about his match with Bret Hart
  • Vince McMahon is trying to get lobbyist support to abolish the Washington State Athletic Commission.
  • April 2 in San Juan Puerto Rico drew 10,000 for WWC with Hercules Ayala beating Carlos Colón to retain the Universal Title by disqualification. On the same card, Invader #1 (fuck Invader #1) regained the TV title from Super Black Ninja (Keiji Muto).
  • Madusa Miceli is doing a test shoot for Playboy. Playboy’s wanted to do a spread with a pro wrestling personality, but several women have turned them down and Dave won’t name names, but you can probably guess accurately anyway if you know the major women in the business right now. I can’t decide if the extremely minimal coverage Dave gives American women’s wrestling at this point is an advantage in guessing (if you go by Dave’s coverage, Candi Divine, Sherri Martel, Medusa, Rockin’ Robin, The Glamour Girls, the Jumping Bomb Angels, Precious, Missy Hyatt, Misty Blue, Baby Doll, and Elizabeth are basically the only women in the United States), or if it’s an indictment of his coverage of women’s wrestling. Anyway, Medusa does the shoot, but doesn’t authorize release because she gets an offer to do a tour with AJW, and with the strict code of conduct in Japan for performers, she made the smart move for her career here.
  • Northeast Championship Wrestling is trying to get Iron Sheik and Sergeant Slaughter together for a match. The big wrench in the works there is Vince McMahon. If Sheik can clean up his act, he’s likely to get re-signed by Vince because McMahon still sees some cartoon villain value in him on the lower card.
  • Everything in Global is still revolving around the Dr. Red Roberts and V.C. Minh vs. Col. Kirchner and G.I. Joe Palardy feud. But worry not, they’ve got a guy named Steve Collins who’s turning heel because he’s got two valets called the party girls, and one (Dominique) is a heel. The other is apparently the hottest valet in the business right now, and I cannot believe that sentence is basically verbatim.
  • We get a letter from a graduate student in the radio-tv department at Auburn University (nowadays he’s a professor at Union University) who wants to offer his professional take on Clash and Wrestlemania. He says Clash definitely wins for best show and Sting/Flair wins best match, then runs down positives and negatives for each. For Wrestlemania, the camera setup, lighting, roster, Ventura, and quality finals are all big pluses for the show, and the venue had the requisite glitz and Bob Uecker fit in well with the zany cast of characters as well. For Clash, the big pluses were solid feuds, minimal Dusty, better lighting than their previous shows, good use of interview segments, Bob Caudle, three really excellent main event level matches, limited ad breaks, Jim Ross emerging as the best commentator in the company, better wrestlers, and a really hot crowd from start to finish. Negatives for Wrestlemania include Gorilla Monsoon’s cliches, the unwieldy tournament, too long a card, a weak main event compared to the match they had on Saturday Night’s Main Event (it seemed rushed for time), and the non-tournament matches were largely garbage, leading the whole show to feel unfocused, confused, and unprepared compared to Wrestlemania 3. Clash had some minuses as well though: too many crowd reaction shots, timing miscues on shots going wide, why were Jason Hervey and Ken Osmond at the judges’ table, the cop-out finish to the main event (they could have saved it with Osmond playing his character to break a 2-2 tie for Flair), maybe a bit more context on a couple things like Dusty/Tully/Magnum would have helped out, and they could have really used a video package for FlaiSting to set the stage for new viewers. He rates both shows out of five on several fronts. For overall production, Wrestlemania wins 4.5 to 4 over Clash. For match quality, Clash gets 4.5 to Wrestlemania’s 2. For crowd enthusiasm, Clash wins 5 to Wrestlemania’ 1.5. Clash gets 4 (for Jim Ross) and Wrestlemania gets 3 (for Ventura) on announcing. For overall excellence, Clash wins 5 to Wrestlemania’s 2, leading to overall totals of Wrestlemania 12.5/25 to Clash’s 22.5/25.
  • The rest of the letters are more thoughts on Wrestlemania and Clash. You can guess fairly accurately that the vast majority agree Clash was better. One ridiculously long letter takes a contrarian view and tries to argue that Flair looked like a sad, tired old man and the match gave him all the Sting he’ll ever need to see for the rest of his life.
  • In Global, there’s a team called Death Row and they beat up a plant in the audience. Dave thinks this is the stupidest angle ever, because why would fans buy tickets if they think it puts them in danger of getting beat up by the wrestlers for no reason?
  • Also Global, Rusty Brooks and Jumbo Barretta won the tag titles in a match where they were on opposite teams. Brooks was teamed with Tom Nash and Barretta with Matt Oddo, and somehow Brooks and Nash won when Barretta wouldn’t get in the ring to fight Brooks, but somehow Brooks and Barretta wound up becoming champions out of it. Nobody understands what happened.
  • Joe Pedicino is running a 20 hour wrestling telethon on May 28 to benefit the Atlanta Police Department. It won’t be just wrestling - there will be some movies and sports interspersed in. So I guess it’s not exactly a 20 hour wrestling telethon, now, is it, Dave?
  • So that Hogan movie? Not a biopic. It’s going to star Hogan and the story will be built around a toughman contest. Dave notes that every movie with that concept has bombed. Well, Dave’s wrong about this being a toughman movie, but he’s right about it bombing. We’re at least somewhat conceptually closer to No Holds Barred, at least.
  • Roddy Piper signed a three movie deal with John Carpenter for several million dollars. Good for Piper, but he needs to hope his movies continue to do well - one flop and Hollywood is likely to move on from him and the other movies will likely be forgotten.
  • WWF has done some spring cleaning. S.D. Jones, Iron Mike Sharpe, Sika, Outback Jack, Hillbilly Jim, Johnny V, and Terry Gibbs are all gone. Craig De George, an announcer, is also gone.
  • Vince McMahon is privately blaming himself for Wrestlemania not being as successful as expected. Particularly, he’s beating himself up for letting the creative slide. Is this where the beginning of the creative slide that gets us to the New Generation doldrums began? I don’t know, so I guess we might see.
  • NWA Main Event is the new big show, so obviously the best way to build it up is to have it pre-empted four weeks in a row right after it debuts. Yep. Atlanta Braves baseball has kicked NWA Main Event from its timeslot for the next few weeks and it wound up on at 11 am Saturday, so nobody saw it. There were apparently some good matches this week, and Dave promises to talk about the show and some of its production snafus next week.
  • Last week Dave incorrectly reported that Brad Armstrong had knee surgery. He didn’t. He just took off the week to rest up, but his knee is messed up and he probably should get surgery.
  • [NWA] Midnight Rider (Dave calls him Midlife Rider) debuted on the tv tapings on April 10. If you somehow don’t know, it’s Dusty. Anyway, he came in on a horse with Magnum T.A. leading the horse, then came out later and choked Tully Blanchard with a lasso.
  • The April 30 Saturday Night’s Main Event will be taped on April 22. They’re taping an episode of Wrestling Challenge too, so expect a 5 hour card if you’re there live. And bring a pillow, because this sounds dreadful: Savage vs. Gang for the title, Honkytonk vs. Beefer for the title, Bulldogs vs. Demolition non-title, DiBiase vs. Muraco, and Andre vs. Jake the Snake.
  • Big John Studd was set to return to WWF, but has pushed his planned return back to the fall. Push that back until December. It’ll be Studd’s final run in the company and it’s only going to last until June next year, but at least he’ll have a Royal Rumble win out of it. After that he’ll do occasional independent dates and retire in 1990 after discovering he has Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
NEXT WEEK: Big shows being built, New Japan coming to American tv?, more in-depth poll results analysis, and more
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Monday, September 21

Television

Tuesday, September 22

Television
Streaming

Wednesday, September 23

Movies
Television
Streaming

Thursday, September 24

Television

Friday, September 25

Movies
Television
Streaming

Saturday, September 26

Movies
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2020.09.21 16:20 texasalaskamontana NBA Left Charlotte & Indianapolis Markets Out of NBA MVP/Awards Voting

After reviewing all 100 NBA media voters it appears the NBA left the Charlotte and Indianapolis media markets out of the 2020 NBA Awards balloting.
There's no publicly written rules for the makeup of NBA media voting. When the league announced reforms in 2017 one of the reported intents was to include an independent media member from every NBA market. Many markets were heavily dependent on local TV and radio broadcasters who are actually employees of the team and the league removed them from the pool.
But here in 2020 the league didn't stick with that rule. It has happened to other markets in recent years. This year it's pretty egregious as both Charlotte and Indiana media markets were represented in January NBA All-Star media voting by the following reporters...
When it came time to cast votes for the NBA Awards neither of these voters were given a ballot nor were they replaced in the voting pool with a different local media member.
Hell, even Reggie Miller was pulled from the voting pool this year denying the Pacers a media member who spent his career with the team.
Charlotte --
In past seasons the Charlotte media market vote was held by Richard Walker previously with the Gaston Gazette. Walker has covered the Hornets since their founding for many publications but was at a smaller outlet and was given the vote for either his emeritus status as an NBA writer or the limited eligibility of other members of the media market.
Several markets have publications which don't allow voting on awards. The Charlotte Observer, despite being the market's largest newspaper and having a dedicated Hornets beat writers, appears to be one of those. Other examples are the Washington Post, New York Times, and Houston Chronicle.
Walker also left the Gaston Gazette to start his own website covering local sports which likely rules out his eligibility as he no longer works for an established outlet.
So Boone was laid off, Walker had started his own website, and the Observer doesn't allow voting. Is it possible that didn't leave anyone in the media market who was eligible to vote in the eyes of the NBA? Or that they didn't look hard enough or consider established alternatives?
If someone in the comments can identify a writer in the market who could have had the vote I'd appreciate it. I failed in this attempt.
Indiana --
Scott Agness was laid off by The Athletic in June and surpringly the NBA did not keep the awards ballot in Indy by passing it to the Indianapolis Star.
This doesn't make sense as the Pacers beat writer for the Indy Star is J. Michael Falgoust. Who once held an MVP ballot during his time with CSN Washington in the DC media market.
Falgoust cast an MVP vote in 2017. The league's most contentious recent election. He was one of nine voters who zagged for Kawhi Leonard in first place over both Harden and Westbrook. In 2019 he was also given an All-Star ballot while at the Indy Star.
If you drop Falgoust from the equation this situation still feels like an outright denial as the Indy Star's beat writer has routinely held an NBA Awards ballot in the past: Clifton Brown in 2018 and Nate Taylor in 2017.
Charlotte makes some sense, but Indy just feels like they got stood up on a date. It doesn't make sense why there wouldn't be an Indianapolis vote with the option that existed for the NBA.
Sorry Charlotte and Indy. It feels like the league did you wrong.
Check out the NBA's list of media members and their votes here.
Here's my 2020 breakdown of markets and the voter who represents the market....
Note: I don't worry about NY or LA too much as many national voters live in those markets and have their greatest exposure to those teams. I did note the Clippers and Nets voters. Those seem pertinent to track each year.
Market Voter
Atlanta Hawks Chris Kirschner, The Athletic
Boston Celtics Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe
Brooklyn Nets Greg Logan, Newsday
Charlotte Hornets none
Chicago Bulls Joe Crowley, Chicago Sun Times
Cleveland Cavaliers Chris Fedor, Cleveland.com
Dallas Mavericks Brad Townsend, Dallas Morning News
Denver Nuggets Nick Kosmider, The Athletic
Detroit Pistons Rod Beard, Detroit News
Golden State Warriors Connor Letourneau, SF Chronicle
Houston Rockets Kelly Iko, The Athletic
Indiana Pacers none
LA Clippers Mirjam Swanson, Southern California News Group
LA Lakers They good
Memphis Grizzlies Evan Barnes, Memphis Commercial Appeal
Miami Heat Anthony Chiang, Miami Herald
Milwaukee Bucks Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Minnesota Timberwolves Chris Hine, Minneapolis Star Tribune
New Orleans Pelicans Will Guillory, The Athletic
New York Knicks Mike Breen, ESPN, Marc Berman, NY Post
Oklahoma City Thunder Royce Young, ESPN, Eric Horne, The Athletic
Orlando Magic Josh Robbins, The Athletic
Philadelphia 76ers Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer
Phoenix Suns Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic
Portland Trailblazers Jason Quick, The Athletic
Sacramento Kings Jason Anderson, Sacramento Bee
San Antonio Spurs Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News
Toronto Raptors Doug Smith, The Toronto Star, Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun
Utah Jazz Andy Larsen, Salt Lake Tribune
Washington Wizards Fred Katz, The Athletic
Shout if you see something I got wrong.
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2020.09.20 12:35 ConorCulture Rebookiversary Pt.2 – Slammiversary 2006

Team Canada (A-1, Eric Young and Johnny Devine) defeats The Naturals and Shane Douglas in a Pre-show Match
When Douglas returns, he reunites with Chase Stevens, and they go under the wing of Shane Douglas. Their first opponent of this trio is Team Canada. The Naturals and Team Canada have had issues in the past, but they now have third men in their corners. Team Canada gets the win.
Team 3D defeats The James Gang in a Bingo Hall Brawl
Rhino defeats Team Canada (Bobby Roode and Coach D’Amore) in a Handicap Match
Senshi defeats Shark Boy, Petey Williams, Puma, Jay Lethal and Sonjay Dutt in an Ultimate X Match
The participants of the match stay the same, only instead of being a 6-way Elimination Match, it is an Ultimate X Match, meaning the winner gets a shot at Samoa Joe’s X Division Championship. This is the most men to ever participate in an Ultimate X as its hyped. They have a lot of the same spots as the real match, but extra involving the cables and four towers. Senshi then goes on a strike spree with kicks galore. He then swings on the cables with a kick to the midsection to Puma. He flips inside out off the cables and Senshi grabs the X to win the match. He will soon challenge Samoa Joe.
Kevin Nash defeats Chris Sabin
A.J. Styles and Christopher Daniels defeats America’s Most Wanted © to win the NWA World Tag Team Championships
Samoa Joe © defeats Scott Steiner to retain the X Division Championship
This match is heavily hyped as the biggest ever match in TNA not for the World title. Joe holds the X Division Championship when he starts feuding with Steiner. The feud isn’t about the title, but Steiner still wants it based off his thought process that its never bad to have an extra title on the accolades list. This is Joe’s chance to see if he belongs in the main event picture, and will be his biggest test to date against Big Poppa Pump. Steiner also believes that the X Division represents everything he hates about TNA and wrestling, and that he will make it relevant.
The opening of the match stays the same, both guys working some pretty stiff stuff. They trade strikes with big lariats and dropkicks. However instead of the ending we got of Steiner kicking out of Joe’s finisher, and then a lot of low blows, and a botched slam, and a REALLY long wait for the pin – Joe simply proves that he is indeed worthy of the main event and is definitely able to hang with the big boys. He hits an STJoe and locks in the Rear Naked Choke, making Freakzilla tap out in seconds. He leaves Steiner in agony as he stands victorious. He then does something he very rarely does, and takes the mic. “I want…the NWA World Heavyweight Championship.”
Monty Brown defeats Christian Cage ©, Alex Shelley, Abyss and Sting in a King of the Mountain Match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Championship
For the second year running a King of the Mountain Match has been apart of the NWA World Heavyweight Championship picture, but this time it is for the title itself. Champion, Christian Cage, declares that he will defend the title against four of the best TNA have to offer, and the qualifiers begin tonight. Sting is the first man to qualify, defeating A.J. Styles in the main event of Impact!. He stares down Christian to close the show. Abyss then opens the show next week in a match with Hernandez. Abyss wins cleanly and this time with James Mitchell in his corner, he will avenge last years loss. Monty Brown also gets into the match second year running, leaving the last match of the night to be Jeff Jarrett vs. Ron Killings, and you’ll see how that plays out later, but in short: it’s a no contest. This means the go home show will have a Gauntlet for the Gold match for the empty slot, won by Kevin Nash’s best friend Alex Shelley.
Shelley has some skits with Nash on how to be a main eventer early in the show, so he’s prepared for tonight. He impresses in the match, with two big spots. He becomes legal after pinning Abyss in a shock, and then stops Christian from retaining by hitting him with a Automatic Midnight off the side of the ladder! He then climbs up the penalty box and dives off the top into the ring with a Sliced Bread #2 to Christian! Christian pins Sting early to become legal, who then forms an alliance with Abyss while in the penalty box. They then go on a tear together, pinning Christian and Monty Brown, until they both try and climb up the ladder. Abyss then hits a Black Hole Slam off the side of the ladder!
Christian and Monty Brown both fight in the penalty box until they’re released. Meanwhile Alex Shelley sits on the top of the box, waiting for the right moment. Monty takes Shelley off the roof and hits him with The Pounce to become legal. He goes to climb up but Sting pulls him down. Sting clocks him with the bat and he fights with Abyss up top. They’re both then pushed off by Christian and Monty! Christian climbs up but he’s met by Monty. Christian hits him with the belt, and then hits him again. He goes for a third but Brown ducks and he swings too far. The title is snatched out of his hands and is easily pushed off. Monty then hangs the title up and dethrones the champ! He is the new NWA World Heavyweight Championship, and now has his second chance to make it big with the gold.
Ron Killings defeats Jeff Jarrett in an Unsanctioned Match
Jeff Jarrett tries to get involved in the King of the Mountain Match to regain the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, but in his qualifying match with Ron Killings, the newly face Truth ends it in a no contest when it goes too far. He explains afterwards that he doesn’t care that he lost his shot at the world title, he can regain that when he wants. But he says it is his duty as a man who has been one of the faces of TNA for 4 years to not let this ass hat win the title once again. A gauntlet for the gold is made for that spot their qualifying match was meant to fill, which we already saw. Jarrett is enraged by Truth’s actions and wants revenge. He attacks him backstage and cuts a scathing promo on Killings, and tells him the real “truth”, he always has and always will be in his shadow as the face of TNA the last 4 years.
The match is declared Unsanctioned by Dixie Carter as what they will do to each other cannot be associated with their brand. Truth says in the promo before the match he doesn’t even think that will able to contain them. It’s brutal from the get go as they trade shots with chairs, until a shot to the head busts Killings open. He is bleeding profusely early and they’re barely into it. Jarrett continues to assault him with weapons and target his cut forehead. The gruesome violence gets to the degree Tenay has to tell the audience at home to turn the TV off for the kids. Jarrett is slingshot into the ring post and he’s now bleeding. Ron unloads with his beat down, hitting a Diving Elbow off the timekeepers stand through the announce table. They then have a moment where they’re both on their knees and throwing elbows, until Jarrett and Truth both fall in unison. Truth then gets up and struggles to stand, while the ref demands the bell be rang because Jarrett can’t keep going. Jeff then slaps him and the match is restarted.
More violence ensues with Killings being hit with The Stroke onto thumbtacks near the end. This is kicked out of though. Jarrett then hammers the tacks in with a chair but he keeps fighting, and hits Jeff with The Stroke. 1….2…Jeff kicks out. Jarrett’s old rival Monty Brown, who just won the world title comes out and tells him to stop the match. Jarrett then beats him down with a kendo stick. He turns around into being hit with a Truth Conviction onto the tacks by Killings!! He gets up and hits Monty in the head with the steel chair, and hits a Hang Time on Jarrett for the win. In the most brutal and violent match in TNA history comes to a close, both guys are stretchered out, although Killings holds a triumphant fist in victory.
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2020.09.18 18:22 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 2 - Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles(0-1)

Los Angeles Rams (1-0) at Philadelphia Eagles (0-1)
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season didn’t have the start they were looking for week 1 as they opened the season without their starting LT, RT, RG, RB, DT and WR and struggled against the Washington Football team to open their season with a loss. Luckily they will get two of those starters back this week in running back Miles Sanders and RT Lane Johnson. Both will be welcome additions as the Eagles struggled to block anyone against the Football Team both on the line and from the running back position. Additionally, getting a running game going will greatly help slow the pass rush which will be impressive as the Rams posted one of the best pressure rates last week led by All-Pro Aaron Donald. Hopefully Doug Pederson learns from his mistakes of last week and gets Carson moving with some designed rollouts and mixes up his play-calling more to establish the run. If Doug tries to do the same thing as last week it will be a long day for Carson and Donald will feast. On the other side of the ball, Schwartz had Slay follow McLaurin last week and it worked as Slay shut McLaurin down, but that is more difficult this week as the Rams have two talented receivers in Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp. The Eagles will need to see how Maddox holds up on the outside with a bigger challenge this week. With the struggles of the Eagles offense and their injuries on that side of the ball, the Eagles will need their defenses to limit the quick scoring Rams offense or it will be a long day. Should be a good test for the Eagles to rebound after falling flat out of the gate last week. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, September 20th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern Lincoln Financial Field
12:00 PM - Central 1020 Pattison Ave
11:00 AM - Mountain Philadelphia, PA 19148
10L00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 62°F
Feels Like: 62°F
Forecast: Clear. Clear throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 0%
Cloud Coverage: 0%
Wind: Northeast 10 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Even
OveUnder: 45.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-1, Los Angeles 0-1
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Monday’s game to a national audience. Kevin Kugler will handle the play-by-play duties and Chris Spielman will provide analysis. Laura Okmin will report from the sideline.
TV Map - Week 2 TV Coverage Map
Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo and Bill Kulik will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Rams Radio
Rams Radio J.B. Long will handle the play-by-play duties and former pro bowl running back Maurice Jones-Drew will provide analysis. D'Marco Farr will report from the sidelines.
National Radio
N/A
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Rams Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 98 (Streaming 825) SIRI 156 (Streaming 818)
XM Radio XM 231 (Streaming 825) (Streaming 818)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 231 (Streaming 825) SXM 386 (Streaming 818)
Eagles Social Media Rams Social Media
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Football Team 1-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 1-0 27 17 +10 1W
Eagles 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-1 17 27 -10 1L
Cowboys 0-1 .000 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 17 20 -3 1L
Giants 0-1 .000 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 16 26 -10 1L
Series Information
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (Philadelphia Eagles lead series, 22-19-1)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
September 21, 1937 at Philadelphia Municipal Stadium, Philadelphia, PA. Cleveland Rams 21 Philadelphia Eagles 3
Points Leader
Philadelphia Eagles lead the Los Angeles Rams (843-842)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 2-0 against the Rams
Sean McVay: 0-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Sean McVay: Pederson leads 2-0
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against Rams: 1-0
Jared Goff: Against Eagles: 0-2
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Jared Goff: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead Rams: 2-0
Record @ Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum: Rams lead Eagles 5-4-1
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 21 - Rams No. 09
Record
Eagles: 0-1
Rams: 1-0
Last Meeting
Sunday, December 12th, 2018
Eagles 30 - Rams 23
Nick Foles filled in for the injured Carson Wentz, taking up his spot under center after three months without game action. Foles promptly recaptured the magic, passing for 270 yards and confidently leading the Eagles to a 30-23 win over the Rams on Sunday night with plenty of help from his defense and his playmakers. Foles got plenty of help from his running game as Wendell Smallwood rushed for two touchdowns and rookie Josh Adams ran for another score as the Eagles (7-7) kept their playoff hopes quite viable with a gritty victory over the Rams (11-3), who lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time in coach Sean McVay's tenure.
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Last Meeting at Site
Sunday December 10th, 2017
Eagles 43 - Rams 35
Carson Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before leaving with a knee injury and Jake Elliott kicked the go-ahead 33-yard field goal with 3:45 left for the Philadelphia Eagles, who beat the Los Angeles Rams 43-35 in a thriller Sunday to clinch the NFC East title.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/16/18 Eagles Rams 30-23
12/10/17 Eagles Rams 43-35
10/05/14 Eagles Rams 34-28
09/11/11 Eagles Rams 31-13
09/07/08 Eagles Rams 38-3
12/18/05 Eagles Rams 17-16
12/27/04 Rams Eagles 20-7
12/01/02 Eagles Rams 10-3
01/27/02 Rams Eagles 29-24
09/09/01 Rams Eagles 20-17
Injury Reports Depth Charts
Eagles Eagles
Rams Rams
2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 2 - "Expert" Picks
2020 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Rams Season Stats
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
2020 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 34 42 57.1% 270 2 3 72.5
Goff 20 31 64.5% 275 0 1 79.4
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Scott 9 35 35 3.9 0
Brown 18 79 79.9 4.4 2
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Goedert 8 101 101 12.6 1
Woods 6 105 105.0 17.5 0
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Sweat 1 3
Donald/Floyd/Brockers 1.0 3
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Gerry 10 5 5 0.0
Fuller 8 5 3 0.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
N/A 0 0
N/A 0 0
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 5 268 62 53.6 50.2 3 0 0
Hekker 3 142 58 47.3 40.7 2 0 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 2 1 50.0% 38 2/2
Sloman 3 2 66.6% 35 2/2
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
NA 0 0 0 0 0
Webster 1 20.0 20.0 40 0
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Raegor 2 6 3.0 6 0 2
N/A 0 0 0 0 0 0
League Rankings 2020
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Offense 265.0 29th 422.0 5th
Rush Offense 57.0 30th 153.0 6th
Pass Offense 208.0 T-21st 269.0 8th
Points Per Game 17.0 T-23rd 20.0 T-19th
3rd-Down Offense 35.7% 23rd 52.9 8th
4th-Down Offense 0.0% T-17th 100.0 T-1st
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 50.0% T-18th 40.0% T-25th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Total Defense 239.0 1st 380.0 22nd
Rush Defense 80.0 5th 136.0 22nd
Pass Defense 159.0 3rd 244.0 20th
Points Per Game 27.0 T-21st 17.0 T-8th
3rd-Down Defense 27.8% 5th 25.0% T-3rd
4th-Down Defense 50.0% T-19th 33.3% T-17th
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 75.0% T-20th 50.0% T-9th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Rams Stat Rams Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 31st -1 T-19th
Penalties Per Game 3.0 T-2nd 5.0 T-8th
Penalty Yards Per Game 20.0 T-2nd 34.0 6th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - In a near-reversal of the previous season's opener, the Eagles scored the first 17 points, only for the Washington Football Team to then shut their offense out for the remainder of the afternoon. Meanwhile, Washington's offense scored 27 unanswered points, and the defense sacked Carson Wentz eight times, recorded two interceptions, and forced three fumbles. With the loss, Philadelphia's six-game winning streak against Washington was snapped dating back to Week 14 of the 2016 season, and the Eagles lost the first game of the season since 2015.
Rams - Playing their first game ever in their brand-new home at SoFi Stadium, the Rams held off the Cowboys in a close battle of NFC contenders. Receiving the opening kickoff (from former Rams kicker Greg Zuerlein), Los Angeles drove 75 yards in seven plays, with Malcolm Brown scoring the new stadium's first touchdown on a 1-yard run. Rookie kicker Samuel Sloman missed on his first field goal attempt, a 29-yard try that bounced off the left upright near the end of the first quarter, but later was successful on field goals of 35 and 31 yards in the second quarter. However, Dallas took a 14-13 halftime lead as Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scored on both a touchdown run and a touchdown reception. The Rams reclaimed the lead as Malcolm Brown (who finished with a team-high 18 rushes for 79 yards) scored his second touchdown of the game on a 2-yard run midway through the third quarter to put Los Angeles ahead 20-14. Zuerlein converted a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter, but it would be as close as the Cowboys would get. Rookie safety Jordan Fuller led the Rams with eight total tackles, including a key tackle of Cowboys wide receiver CeeDee Lamb on a fourth-and-3 play at the Rams' 9-yard line, just one yard short of a first down to kill a Dallas scoring drive.
Connections
Rams QB Jared Goff and Eagles QB Carson Wentz were selected 1st and 2nd in the 2016 NFL draft after both teams traded up.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod played for the Rams from 2012-16.
Eagles CB Nickell Robey-Coleman played for the Rams from 2017-19.
Eagles LB coach Ken Fajole was defensive coordinator of the Rams for three seasons from 2009−2011.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz went to Stanford (2009-13) and is from Orange County, CA.
Eagles Director of Sports Performance Ted Rath worked for the Rams from 2017-2019 as their Strength and Conditioning Coach (2017) and Director of Strength Training and Performance (2018-2019).
Eagles Special assistant to the general manager Connor Barwin played for the Rams in 2018.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Rams
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) DT Aaron Donald (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) CB Jalen Ramsey
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Allen
Philadelphia has produced a 22-19-1 (.536) record in the all-time series vs. Los Angeles. The Eagles own a 6-game winning streak against the Rams, scoring 30+ points in 5 straight contests.
Philadelphia is 15-8 (.652) in home games vs. Los Angeles, with victories in each of the last 2 such meetings (last: W, 34-28 on 10/5/14 at Lincoln Financial Field).
The Eagles are 23-9 (.719) at home in the regular season under head coach Doug Pederson, which marks the 5th-best home winning percentage in the NFL since 2016, trailing only New En-gland (.818, 27-6), Baltimore (.758, 25-8), Kansas City (.758, 25-8) and New Orleans (.727, 24-9).
Philadelphia has captured all 4 of its home openers with Doug Pederson at the helm (since 2016). Pederson is one of only two head coaches in Eagles history to win each of their first 4 home openers with the team, joining Joe Kuharich (1964-67).
In Week 1 at Washington, Philadelphia allowed only 239 total yards (80 rushing, 5th; 159 passing, 3rd), which were the fewest by any defense in the NFL during kickoff weekend. The Eagles limited Washington to just 27.8% (5-of-18) on third downs, which was also the 5th-best mark in the league.
Draft Picks
Eagles Rams
WR Jalen Raegor RB Cam Akers
QB Jalen Hurts WR Van Jefferson
LB Davion Taylor OLB Terrell Lewis
S K’Von Wallace S Terrel Burgess
OT Jack Driscoll TE Brycen Hopkins
WR John Hightower S Jordan Fuller
LB Shaun Bradley LB Clay Johnston
WR Quez Watkins K Sam Sloman
OT Prince Tega Wanogho G Tremayne Achrum
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Rams
S Will Parks DT A’Shawn Robinson
DT Javon Hargrave OLB Leonard Floyd
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
CB Darius Slay
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Rams
S Malcom Jenkins DE Dante Fowler Jr.
CB Ronald Darby RB Todd Gurley
RB Jordan Howard WR Brandin Cooks
WR Nelson Agholor LB Cory Littleton
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai S Eric Weddle
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill CB Nickell Robey-Coleman
RB Darren Sproles WR Jojo Natson
DT Timmy Jernigan WR Mike Thomas
LB Nigel Bradham LB Clay Matthews
QB Blake Bortles
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (99) needs 1 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6322) needs 145 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Rams WR Cooper Kupp (2636) needs 28 yards to move up to 16th on the Rams all-time receiving list passing WR Carroll Dale
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WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
Stats to Know
Pressure Rate
It doesn’t take advanced stats to know that Wentz spent most of Sunday under significant pressure. Washington sacked him eight times behind a makeshift offensive line that struggled to contain the Football Team’s pass rush. The Eagles allowed a 34% pressure rate Sunday, according to ESPN Next Gen Stats. That was the third-worst in the NFL. Five different Washington players generated at least four pressures. And it doesn’t get any easier against the Rams. The Cowboys allowed a 40.5% pressure rate Sunday night in their loss to the Rams, which was the second-worst mark of Week 1. And a big reason for that was Rams star Aaron Donald. Donald — the six-time Pro Bowler, five-time All-Pro and two-time AP Defensive Player of the Year who has 44 sacks over the past three seasons — posted a 28.6% pressure rate on Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott himself. He pressured Prescott 10 times for 35 pass rushes and finished with four tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss and four quarterback hits. According to Next Gen Stats, Donald’s pressure rate over the past three seasons is 13.5%, 13.9% and 14.6%. The Eagles offensive line is going to have to be ready or it is going to be another long Sunday for Carson Wentz.
Matchups to Watch
Carson Wentz vs. Himself
I note this matchup not to downplay the Rams and what they bring to the table, but to note that Wentz had plenty of mistakes that ultimately cost us the week 1 matchup. Change nothing of the game last week, bad OL, questionable scheming especially in the second half, Carson Wentz playing better wins us the game. Things were bad around him and he actively made them worse at times. These two things can be true: Wentz cost us the week 1 game and he should bounce back because he is a really good QB. This isn't the sky is falling, #TankForTrevor blurb, it's simply acknowledging the biggest change from week 1 to week 2 that would aid in a victory - Carson Wentz returning to form. There was also a lot of good last week, namely the first half! Check out the first TD throw to Ertz. Short, compressed field where he needs to make a snap decision and he comes off his first read (JJAW) and hits Ertz for 6. This is a great play by Wentz where he showed how good he is capping off a great drive. We need more of this consistency. Wentz was even missing on staples of the offense. He was erratic in the pocket and regularly off target. I love hero ball, I hate when QBs play scared, but better urgency and avoiding negative plays in the pocket would go a long way in smoothing out the rough edges of his game. It's infuriating to have some of the same issues he had in year 3 continue in year 5. Regardless, Wentz is a really good QB, so he should be expected to bounce back from a bad game every QB has once in a while. It just needs to happen quickly so the Eagles don't fall behind in the young season. This Rams secondary has a phenomenal CB in Jalen Ramsey and a really good young safety in John Johnson III; they aren't slouches. Wentz needs to be better and it would be surprising if he isn't.
Eagles (downright) Offensive Line vs. Aaron Donald and the Rams Pass Rush
Washington may have a better, deeper defensive line but they don't have Aaron Donald. He is so good he lifts a pass rush up to the top tiers of the league on his own given his dominance and versatility. Donald isn't just a Defensive Tackle; he'll line up inside and outside while wrecking every part of the OL he can along the way. Just look at what Baldy has in his review for him this week. This is a problematic matchup for Philly given their patchwork offensive line. Even though there were positive things some of the new guys did, they made a lot of mistakes, and will continue to do so in their young careers. The last time the Eagles played the Rams in 2018, Philly held Donald to 2 total pressures in probably his most ineffective game during the course of his DPOY season. The difference between that Eagles OL and this one is the health. Philly won't have a healthy Brandon Brooks; while they'll have Lane Johnson again it'll be in his first start of the season, he's coming off a late summer ankle procedure. So his effectiveness is still TBD. JP, who also played in that game, has also declined a considerable amount since then. One player returning to the field Sunday that should also give the Eagles a boost in pass protection is Miles Sanders. Not only is Sanders the best runner on the team, he's also the best pass blocking running back on the team. This alone won't stop Donald, but it should help. This defensive front from the Rams can get pushed around in the run game (more on that later) but can absolutely get after it in the pass rush department. Dallas doesn't have the line it used to either and Dak was under pressure at a roughly 42% rate, among the worst in week 1. The return of Lane Johnson should increase the effectiveness of this OL a considerable amount but given the new parts there will still be an adjustment period. This unit needs to come together quickly and the coaching staff needs to actually focus their game plan on helping their OL much more so than they did in week 1. Otherwise, expect Donald and his homies to bring the pain up front.
Eagles Pass Rush vs Rams OL
Even with some of the sustained injuries on this roster, the Eagles still have a formidable pass rush and flashed it quite a bit in week 1. The box score stats are highly deceiving in this area as Washington shifted their game plan quite a bit as the game went along. Philly pressured Haskins at a 30% clip last week. That number isn't great considering the state of Washington's offensive line. However, Haskins had the quickest time to throw in the NFL in week 1 with an average time to throw of 2.13 seconds. It's extremely difficult to pressure QBs when they get the ball out that quickly. Last week, Jared Goff was 8th in the NFL in this category, which will present some challenges for the Eagles. Dallas pressured Goff at a 20% clip last week, which is a horrendous number. Goff is a good QB and will slice you up if you don't get to him. But when you do, oftentimes he's effectively standing in quick sand as he was a bottom 8 QB under pressure (by Rating) in 2019. It's imperative this defensive front plays well this week. We already saw Malik Jackson return to form, now we need Fletcher Cox. Philly should get Brandon Graham (concussion) and Derek Barnett (hammy) back this week which should increase the effectiveness of the pass rush. Josh Sweat has also shown tremendous growth in year 3 having the best game of his career this past Sunday with TY McGill flashing in limited snaps. This offensive line from the Rams underwent a mini make-over this offseason but still has some question marks up front. This will be a real test for them as the Eagles pass rush is much more formidable than the one Dallas offers. Furthermore, this is a defensive staff that has consistently gotten to Goff of late. Given the changes on both squads, this is a good measuring stick game in the trenches.
Eagles Coverage vs Rams Receivers
Jim Schwartz had Sean McVay's number in their most recent matchup in 2018 so I am curious to see who gets the upper hand this time around. The Rams have a really good WR room with Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Van Jefferson, and Josh Reynolds. They also have a good tight end in Tyler Higbee. Philly has their work cut out for them this week as the Rams are much deeper than Washington. The Rams passing attack was predicated on the short, quick game with a lot of motions and play action last week. Carson Wentz led the NFL in Average Intended Air Yards while Jared Goff was last. Goff's Average Intended Air Yards were 4.3 per attempt with roughly half his passing attempts coming within 5 yards of the line of scrimmage. Getting the ball to Goff's first read and out of his hands quickly is key as he can be an adventure when he is forced to hold onto the ball. McVay is really good at disguising what the Rams will do running multiple plays out of similar looks. Lastly, their receivers are great at getting quick separation and great getting yards after the catch. The defensive game plan for Philly in the secondary should look quite different this week than it did last week. There isn't one receiver the Eagles can key on for Slay to take away. I'd bet Schwartz moves him around quite a bit but with Woods as the primary recipient of special attention. Slay looked every bit as good as you'd expect last week and that's a huge addition to this secondary. One area of concern I have for Philly is the middle of the defense. This Eagles LB group is among the worst in the NFL in coverage; McVay is going to look to attack that relentlessly all game long. He did the same thing to Dallas last week. It was encouraging to see Rodney McLeod bounce back after a poor 2019 as he was every bit as spry as he once was. The rest of the middle of this defense leaves a lot to be desired. Either way, this is a deeper Rams receiving room, with a creative play-caller, and a better passer than the Eagles just faced. There was a lot of good to take from the defensive performance last week but they face a significant test Sunday in the Rams.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.15 14:15 Kakxar [TOMT][MUSIC VIDEO][1990s-2000s] Features a Ruby on a Wall that Grows in Size, Second Attempt

I remember little about this music video, but I can say that I must have watched it as early as 2005/2006, and I put the cut-off date at around 2009 just in case. It was likely to be in a DVD or CD collection, that is, if it was a music video. It could have been part of a musical or a movie. It could be from the early 2000s or 1990s, possibly even the 80s or 70s.
I can vaguely recall a scene, possibly towards the beginning of the song, where two young men, fair-skinned, wearing white shirts and gray or black pants/overalls, are leaning in to look at a ruby(?) on a wall in front of them, possibly residential. One or both of them may have been wearing a dark brimmed hat of some kind, but I am not so sure about it. One or both of them may have had curly brown/blond hair. I have faint memory that they were chanting something like "as-your-cur", possibly two or three times, as they stare at the ruby on the wall, and as they speak a second(?) time, the video cuts to a shot in front of the ruby. Once they stop chanting, the ruby starts growing, and expands to fill the entire screen. Inside the ruby are faces, presumably of the band(?) featured in the music video. I think there was a prominent face to the left of the image that may have been of a middle-aged(?) man, sporting a grin, and perhaps a mustache, on his face. Instruments playing in the background are likely electronic/synth, and may have sounded somewhat like this, though that is a crude attempt that I may improve on if needed. I may also provide a storyboard of the events if the need arises.
This was my first attempt at finding the music video through this subreddit. One user suggested I look through the "Director's Label" series, especially Volume 2, which covers the works of Chris Cunningham, to search for it, as I had then considered that the music video may have been of British origin. Ultimately, it was inconclusive, and looking through the music videos featured in the series, I am thinking that it has a tiny chance of having originated in a Western (or Central) European country, such as France. It is far more likely though, that it comes from either the UK, USA, Australia, Canada or New Zealand. South Africa could even be a potential candidate.
This video has been on my mind for about two decades by now. I would greatly appreciate it if someone were to give a conclusive answer on what it may be. Thanks in advance.
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2020.09.14 03:43 elnickruiz PEGASUS (LEAK) Full Review & Tracklisr

I’ve listened to the album in full over ten times already. Listened to it 3 times on an 8 hour drive today. I followed it up by the rest of his discography too. I really think this is the best, most complete, Trippie album to date. Even thought it is 26 songs long, it’s not a drag to listen too, it’s not repetitive at all, and every song has its own charm. Since it seems like the album should be officially dropping soon (1-3 weeks from now), I want to go ahead and get everyone FOOKING HYPED FOR PEGASUS.
Without further ado, here’s the track by track review:
  1. Let It Out (ft. Myiah Lynnae) - A great intro song for the album. It’s got a very lo-fi vibe. Myiah Lynnae has great vocals on the song. Overall it’s a decent Trippie love song but it’s nothing overly special imo. 7/10.
  2. Moonlight - Let it Out transitions perfectly into this track that is a fan favorite on this thread. The track is very atmospheric and has great production. A beautiful song but I think the placement right after Let It Out is suspect. Could have been a great introspection type interlude between maybe Excitement and Mood. 9/10.
  3. Love Scars 4 - I was initially really dissatisfied with this track. I was expecting something very different because it’s part of the Love Scars saga but it definitely grew on me and I enjoy it. It feels a little lacking on production. Love Scars 1&3 are better songs. 7/10.
  4. The Nether - When I first heard this snippet, I thought Trippie was doing a better Drake type flow than Drake in his latest songs. Was very excited for this track. It did not disappoint but I do think the intro is way too long before trippie gets into it and I wish he had one more verse. 8/10.
  5. So Stressed (ft. Yung LB) - On the first few listens this track didn’t stand out a lot to me. But it has definitely grown on me and I enjoy it. The chorus is very catchy and you just want to sing along to it. I’m not sure who the feature is but felt like they definitely held their own and added to the song. 8/10.
  6. Excitement (ft. PND) - We’ve all heard this song. It’s a mood. Great production and hook. I wish there were more verses and less chorus repetition but it was a lead single for a reason. 8/10.
  7. Mood (ft. Chris Brown) - To me this is the weakest song of the first third of the album (which clearly focuses on themes of love and loss). I don’t find anything too special about this song, it’s too similar to Excitement for me to be the next track. That may be what took away from it. Chris Brown does a great job on the feature though. It feels more like his song than Trippie’s. 7/10.
  8. Pegasus - Probably the best production on the whole album which is good considering it’s the title track. I was just expecting the title track to be more compelling lyrically. This song being called Pegasus kind of takes away from the album being called Pegasus. His vocal range on this song does redeem it. 6/10.
  9. Weeeeee - The song is a straight banger. The chorus is super catchy and energetic. Trippies verses are great. It has a ton of replay value. The Weeeeeee meme at the end takes away from it because no one wants to hear that more than once but the rest of the song makes up for it. 8.5/10.
  10. Personal Favorite (ft. Rich The Kid) - As soon as this songs starts you hear Juice. The beat itself sounds like a Juice song. I wish Juice was on this song. The chorus is catchy and this track could do very well with non Trippie fans. Rich does a decent job on the feature but sorta underwhelming because you’re kind of set up for something else. 9/10.
  11. V-12 - One of my personal favorites. I love the intro and the outro. The chorus is very catchy and the verse has a huge throwback feel with Trippies grungy vocals. The song just makes me happy. 10/10.
  12. Spaceship (ft. Young Thug) - This is a very introspective song. Lyrically it is very powerful. Thug really fits the mood of the song. I was expecting something different but one of my favorites now. The hook and outro are beautiful. Could be a sleeper hit. 9/10.
  13. Never Change (ft. Future) - The transition from Spaceship to Never Change is beautiful. This song is also introspective. Both Trippie and Future have good verses. I wish Trippie used a different type of autotune in some places but it’s a strong song. 9/10.
  14. Good Morning - This song is so great. You know it’s going to be all over Tik Tok which will make it viral for sure. Easy to get lost to and sing along. The verse in between the hooks is good. I feel like we’re missing a feature credit but it doesn’t seem it’s Shiloh Dynasty. 9/10.
  15. No Honorable Mention (ft. Quavo & Lil Mosey) - Just a very strong rap song. Definitely can be enjoyed by a wide range of people. They just really need to fix the mixing at the end of Mosey’s verse. 9/10.
  16. I Got You (ft. Busta Rhymes) - Wanted to listen to this one for so long since the snipped on Instagram and him saying it was dropping three weeks after his birthday. First few listens I did not like Busta’s verse at all. I was hoping for or expecting something different. All my exposure to him has been different than that verse. It definitely has grown on me and now I look forward to the switch up and the Boston Markets. 8/10.
  17. Too Fly - This is a great song. Definitely one to roll a blunt and smoke to. Don’t have anything negative to say about this song. I think it’s a pretty classic Trippie song. 9/10.
  18. Red Beam (ft. Sean Kingston) - This track feels more like a Pegasus to me. I really like the feel of the song and the hook is great. Sean Kingston adds to the song. It does have a bit of a dancehall type of vibe. 8/10.
  19. Oomps Revenge Pt. 2: Free LO - A continuation of the song from LAT. The sound and intro are similar but it’s a good song. 7/10.
  20. Take One - Definitely not my favorite on the album but it does have some great one-liners. The Nick Mira production is on point though. 7/10.
  21. Sleepy Hollow - One of my favorites on the album if not my favorite. It has a great vive, a great, hook, and a great beat. The outro really hypes you up. It’s like a Dark Knight Dummo feel but with a Taking a Walk song structure. 10/10.
  22. Kidd That Did (ft. Future & Doe Boy) - This is a song that I guess you just have to be in a certain mood for. I have skipped it a few times. I don’t feel like the features add to the much and the hook is too convoluted. Feels like a less hype OTF Knightmare. Probably an unpopular opinion. 6/10.
  23. Don - I love this song. It’s a very complete track. It has great verses and a great hook. Production is great. Lots of replay value. 10/10.
  24. Hell Rain (ft. Lil Wayne & HoodyBaby) - An Old song remastered. It sounds a lot better than the original in my opinion and the rain intro and outro for this song and the next few songs are a great add. Goes well with the overall feel of the album. 8/10.
  25. TR666 (ft. Swae Lee)- I’ve always loved this song. Really liked how they tied it to Hell Rain and Sun God. It also fits the overall feel and production of the album very well. 9/10.
  26. Sun God (ft. Myiah Lynnae) - Beautiful somg and beautiful way to close the album. It’s one of his best love songs in my opinion right along with say Toxic Love or Romeo & Juliet). The long outro of this song goes really well with the long intro of the opening track and having the same feature also makes the album be extremely repeatable over and over. It hasn’t gotten old. 10/10.
Overall ranking: 8.3/10. Because there are 26 tracks, there’s definitely some tracks some people won’t like due to the range of styles that Trippie uses. Still I feel the album is very cohesive, flows extremely well, and has a lot of replay value that both the mainstream and hardcore fans can enjoy.
If you haven’t listened to it yet, keep waiting, it’s worth it. If you already have, keep pumping it up!
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2020.09.13 21:53 tutetibiimperes Nugu Roundup #56 -Blooming Boys - 200913 + Album Giveway!

Hello and welcome to the latest Nugu Roundup!
What is this?: This is a weekly feature designed to highlight the unknown/underappreciated groups and soloists working hard in the Kpop world that often fall under the radar. Please share your own information, favorite performance videos, fanmeet stories, or anything else relevant below!
Last week we supported #Hashtag. This week it's time for a boy group who's relatively new but who has been making some very cool music, let's get to know ENOi!
Look at the first comment below for the winner of the tenth Nugu Roundup Album Giveaway, plus details on this week's album up for grabs!
What is Nugu?: While in Korean it literally means 'Who' in the broader Kpop context it refers to groups that are generally unknown amongst the greater public. It doesn't have to mean they're extremely new, though it can, and there are of course varying degrees of 'unknown' which some groups having very strong niche fandoms and others being almost invisible. I take a fairly broad view and will include groups that may be known to some, but who don't have widespread name recognition.
Let's get on with the show...
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ENOi
Who are they?: A seven member boy group under KITHEWHALE Entertainment, their name comes from "wE caN dO iT". The group members have individual colors and gemstones which are meant to represent both positive and negative elements of their personalities, with the concept being that they will grow to be better and overcome their negative aspects. Their fandom name is RAYS which stands for 'Realize All Your Stars' and also carries the meaning that the group can't grow without the rays of light form the fans.
Company: KITHEWHALE Entertainment's name comes from combining the Korean words for 'Lungfish' and 'Whale'. They are a combination IT Company and Kpop Agency and are involved in some way with blockchains. Their goal is to merge their strengths in technology and artistic development. ENOi is their first and only Kpop group, though they have produced Korean hip-hop content in the past.
Full Group Interview
Members
Debut: April 21st, 2019 with Bloom (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: August 6th, 2020 with W.A.Y (Where are You) (MV) Live Stage (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
First Comeback: January 12th, 2020 with Cheeky (MV) Live Stage (Link) Choreography Version (Link)
Other Releases
YouTube Channel: ENOi Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: Member Hamin had been considering giving up on his dream of becoming a singer before Laon convinced him to join the group. Dojin and Jinwoo were students at the same training academy and when Laon approached Dojin he convinced Jinwoo to sign on as well. Avin and Gun were both discovered by Laon through social media and he e-mailed them a presentation about ENOi to convince them to join. Laon was living in a one room studio apartment when he had the idea to form the group, and admits that it was a reckless desire but he's very proud of how they've all come together. The group is known for being perfectionist when it comes to their practice schedule - going through the dance routine for Bloom over 1,500 times before debut, and over 1,000 times for Cheeky to the point where they were sustaining knee injuries but didn't want to water down the choreography or give up.
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Soloist of the Week
Grace/Grazy Grace
Who is she?: Grace is currently an independent soloist/singer-songwriter. She was previously promoted by YYAC but is currently involved in a contract dispute with them. She is Korean American, born in Long Island, but traveled Korea as a trainee though never debuted with a group, later gaining attention competing in Unpretty Rapstar 3. She is known for sharing stories from behind the scenes of the Kpop system on her YouTube channel.
Solo Debut: February 4th, 2016 with I'm Fine (MV) Live Performance (Link) Dance Practice (Link)
Most Recent Comeback: June 29th, 2020 with Planet (MV)
Other MVs and Releases
YouTube Channel: Grazy Grace and Grazy TV and YYAC Official
Random Stuff
Trivia: The English bios I've found all state that she was born in Long Island, NY, however her Korean bio on the namu.wiki indicates that she was born in Seoul and emigrated to the USA at age 7, I'm not sure which is correct. She was eliminated from Unpretty Rapstar in the 8th episode. She created the hook for the Unpretty Rapstar Season 3 theme song "She's Coming". While she has never publicly stated it, it's widely assumed that her trainee experience was in Nega Network/NH Media as part of the group that eventually became Laboum. She is friends with former Rania member Alex and H.U.B member Hyosun. She's a fan of sushi and mexican food. She holds a lifeguard certificate. She has been quite candid about her experiences in the Kpop industry on her YouTube channel, including stories about some of the less-glamorous behind the scenes issues such as encouragement of plastic surgery, sexual propositions, and body shaming issues. ________________________________________________________
IN MEMORIAM
PPL
Who were they?: A six member girl group under Parksal Entertainment. The group was made up of Racing Models, and stood for "Perfect Performance Ladies".
Company: Parksal Entertainment had a highly-anticipated pre-debut girl group known as Rendezvous which has disbanded prior to debut, though their main vocalist Seulgi will be debuting as a soloist. They also represent former PPL member Ah Hee who now promotes as DJ Fatal, ballad duo Premu, and a number of models. They also appear to be involved in various other business activities such as watersports equipment rental, video production, and vaping products.
MVs and Releases
Active Between: October 30th 2015 - Sometime in 2018
Reasons for Disbanding: In early 2018 the company announced that they would be replacing four members of the group, however the replacements never debuted and one of the remaining two, Ah Hee, began working under the company as a DJ. All other activity ceased and the group's YouTube channel was replaced with one hawking vaping devices.
Trivia: Member Ah Hee is now active as a model and as DJ Fatal. Member Da Hee married the CEO of Parksal Entertainment in December 2018 and afterwards it was revealed they had been dating for six years (which would have included the entire run of the group). Member Gakyung was named the 10th most beautiful woman in the world by fashion magaine MODE and appeared in Top Gear Korea. She continues as a model. Member Yujin was previously a law student but didn't feel it suited her, she is currently working as a model following the breakup of the group. Member Azi was Miss Korea 2008. Member Sol A dreamt of becoming a kindergarten teacher and getting married quickly but did not follow through with those plans. A Chinese fan once flew from China to give her gold on her birthday. She is currently working as a model.
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That's it for today, let's get the discussion on!
As always, if you have any suggestions for groups, content, or things you'd like to see, please let me know in the comments below.
Also as always, a big shout-out to u/not-named-in-credits for founding nugutown and u/sharnaranwan for continuing the work over there.
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2020.09.13 18:33 KDR14 LH League of Dreams 2021 Preseason Power Rankings

Tier 1 1. Conway
Kyle: Even with little to no football knowledge, Ray RIce’s Left Hook sure packs a punch coming out of the draft. The starting running backs are a top pairing in the league. The wide receivers are deep. Conway is primed to win the positional battles at Qb and Te every week and this team is as deep as the pain caused by being an Everton fan. This isn’t the same Conway as previous years though. He was beaten to drafting the first kicker and the first defense. Could this be the year the Iron Curtain falls and Conway makes a trade? Anything is possible in 2020.
J: Love the swing the Left Hook’s took in this years draft. Conway once again proves to be a savvy drafter and I expect this team to produce some results. Anything less than the playoffs would be disastrous for Ray Rice and his meaty left bell.
2.Pat
Kyle: Pat has to have some serious blackmail on someone at ESPN. Year after year Pat marches his way to the playoffs or close to it. How in the world does he end up with one of the best teams in the league from autopick?! I have my doubts about Mike Evans this year but he is still a top talent wide receiver. Pat has arguably the best RB core in the league, a solid fantasy qb, and decent depth. Add in having the best defense in the league. it is going to be hard to put up points against Pat this year, especially back at the barnyard. Lock in a 75-65 win over crone week one.
J: Best player in the league? Check. Lowest points against in the league? Probably. Playoff lock. Tier 2 3.Mike D
Kyle: Everyone in this second tier can be mixed around in the rankings and I would probably agree with them so take Mike D at 3 with a heavy pinch of salt. The self proclaimed league loser is coming off a heart wrenching less than 1 point loss to Pico that has him penciled in for a date with a thicc stack of goodness (watch out Casey). Zeke and Mostert are as consistent as they come when healthy. There are some question marks around his wide receiving core but there is so much depth on this team that Mike D has six startable wide receivers out the gate. Kelce is a top TE but the running back depth here is shaky and Matt Stafford’s broken like it got into a bar fight in Italy.
J: I’m Not Gonna Win the League making a serious jinx effort for this season it seems. The talent on this starting lineup is very sexy. The bench is a bit more questionable than those ranked higher, but if this team stays healthy watch out.
4.Ryan
Kyle: I was a lot higher on Ryan’s team before Jim talked me down. Lamar can be a league winner if he repeats his fantasy production from last season but he will probably take a step back fantasy wise. I expect Cook and Drake to finish as top 10 running backs but Cook has had injury issues his whole career and the vikings will be forced to throw more this year because of their deteriorating defense. Cooper is a walmart clearance version of Tyreke Hill and can lose you some games. RB and WR depth is above average but not top tier. O yeah I have to put some jokes in here. What do Ryan and the Hulk have in common? They both are notorious for getting green in the face.
J: I think this team is decent with a pretty big gap between the top 3 players (Lamar, Dalvin, & Drake) and the rest of the squad. Two Cowboys receivers on the same team will always raise an eyebrow from me, and there isn’t any other receiver or tight end on Ryan’s team I think can be top 5-7 in the league. Ryan is a great free agent GM though, so I have faith he can pull through and make a playoff run.
5.Pico
Kyle: I really hate the RB combo of Johnson and Gurley. Gurley got hurt in camp again and these two are just washed at this point. His Wr’s are great but top Wr’s have struggled when they have changed teams.
J: How did Pico end up with the two best receivers in the league? And how did I left Kyle talk me into ranking this team fifth?? The world may never know. This team is filthy and I predict them to be a playoff team.
6.Kyle
Kyle: Legally I had to rank myself third this year but Jim forced the system to have me at 6. The reigning champ has stacked his bench with some wiley vets to coach up a young starting lineup. Kyle was able to go bargain bin hunting and find the treasure that is Justin Tucker. That is Ali Marpet level value for those Madden fans. My concerns for this team are Matt Ryan at Qb, the potential lack of a WR 1, and some injury prone rb’s. You know what they say though, it’s a kickers league and we are just living in it.
J: Ahhh. Feels damn good to not have Kyle in the top 3 for once. Maybe without the crippling weight of preseason expectations his squad will stay healthy. Maybe without the crippling weight of preseason expectations the head coach won’t make a boneheaded lineup change on Sunday morning. I do have to give a shoutout to the reigning champs, though, glad you got the monkey off your back.
7.Jimmy
Kyle: Jim is primed to win the Qb and Te matchup each week with Kittle and Mahomes but the rest of his team is either unproven or are boom/bust players. Jim could put up 170 or 50 any given week and I wouldn’t be surprised. Just like previous years I expect The Evening News Team to steadily build up hope just to have it all washed away with a flood of sadness similar to the one that almost swept away his apartment building. Also having 3 backup Rb’s on your team is asking to turn The Evening News team to the lowly Public News Team.
J: Lure them into a false sense of security, then strike when they are most vulnerable. Tier 3 8.Crone
Kyle: Crone is gonna pissed as soon as he opens this and sees he isn’t one. He will be horrified as he keeps scrolling past 7 other better teams to find his lowly team all alone in tier three. He will also ignore the fact that this is based off of drafted rosters and he will probably finish much better than 8 because of how active of a GM he is. His Rb core just hurts to look at. Lev Bell’s coach hates him, he was making Lev take second team snaps in practice out of spite. Plus the Jets are going to be worse than last year and that means fewer rushing yards and attempts. Sanders is already hurt. And his depth is two backups?! Count me out. Worst of all he has Chris Boswell. Common this is a kickers league and he is washed.
J: Crone once again goes for the 4 Eagles on the bench special. Will he ever learn? Stay tuned in 2021. Tier 4 9.Mike A
Kyle: Melvin Gordon is in a timeshare with his other rb, Lindsay, on an unproven offense. Rodgers had some brutal stretches last year and is another year older. Engram, Allen, Swift, and Sony are all made of glass. At least he has some depth at WR but this team is as washed as their namesake. Some striking similarities to his LHFBA team which pumps out disappointment after disappointment. Of course Mike actually has a chance for a week one win against the stumbling to the starting line Fuller-Chubb 2020 squad.
J: Oh my how the giants have fallen. No Kyle, no Ryan, and no Mike A in the top 3 feels incredibly strange. Honestly, not in love with this team from Mike A this year though. Don’t love Melvin Gordon or Juju or Keenan Allen and he will be relying on 2 of those 3 as a starter week in week out. I don’t think his bench is terrible, but definitely feel like its one of the weaker starting lineups.
10.Stross
Kyle: Everyone in the league had to see this coming before the draft even began. And as sure as the sun rises every day, one of stross’ top pick already is tragic with fournette being cut. Derwin James on the Chargers defense has suffered a horrible season ending injury. I don’t know how stross sleeps at night after he destroys career after career. Lives are ruined because Stross thinks it is a good idea to spend a high pick on a certain player. In the good ole days Matt would be tried and burned as a witch but we have grown soft as a society. Really though his starting two Rb’s and Wr’s are solid. I like Josh Allen. Hooper is way down the order on a struggling brown’s offense. The end of his bench are three wasted spots with Cam, AP (also cut), and Sammy Watkins. Sammy literally does not believe he is a human.
J: This is not a lineup that jumps out in terms of elite NFL talent. Sure Joe Mixon, Nick Chubb, and Josh Allen are solid. The problem is there isn’t anyone else I could feel confident in predicting a breakout season. And for that reason... I’m out.
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2020.09.13 16:10 NFL_Prediction_Bot Predicting Lions Games 2020-21 Season Week 01

Week 01 - Sunday, 13SEP2020, 1:00pm

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears

Lions fan, coming in peace! I'm writing an article series where I predict the outcomes of Lions games using several methods, some of them logical, and some kinda bonkers. It was well-received last year, so this year I thought I would share the fun with our opponents as well! I hope you enjoy.
Funnily enough, my final full post last year was for Thanksgiving, which was a day on which we hosted the Bears. I only had to update the date in my header! The last time Chicago came to town, we lost 24-20, getting hammered with...3 Trubisky touchdowns? That can’t possibly be correct. Am I in a coma and just dreaming all of this? Has 2020 not been real?? If so, my imagination is MESSED UP.
For details about the methodology for these prediction approaches or an explanation of any rivalries, please see here.

Rivalry A: 'Cause I Ain't No Quartaback Girl

Prediction Method 1: Higher QB Rating Record: (0-0) / null%
While it’s true that he only played for half the season last year, Matthew Stafford’s QB Rating remains 6th in the league at 71.3 for the 2019 regular season. It’s not frozen, because in my last writeup, it was 69.0 (nice), and he hasn’t played a snap since then so...I’ll admit that I don’t know exactly how it works. Point is, 71.3.
At this time, it’s a little unclear who will become Chicago’s primary passer this year, but at least for Week 1 Mitchell Trubisky has been named the starter. For us, that’s great. For Chicago fans, that’s less great. For Nick Foles, who was unable to win a starting position from Mitchell Trubisky in training camp, that’s…probably complicated. And for this pick, it means that Stafford’s 71.3 QBR is up against Trubisky’s 28th-place 41.5.
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 2: Higher Passer Rating Record: (0-0) / null%
Stafford also happens to rank 6th in the NFL’s Passer Rating, with a 106.0. Trubisky rises to 26th with an 83.0. That’s still bad, Mitchell.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry B: As, Of Course, Is Tradition

Prediction Method 3: Better Turnover Differential Record: (0-0) / null%
I just spent two predictions poking the bear (get it?) about Chicago’s offense, so I guess it’s time to own up to their defense. I think their defense will continue its slide from their 2018 dominance, but they still appear to be more than solid - at least on paper. And they ended their 2019 season with a turnover differential of exactly 0. With Trubisky throwing 10 interceptions last year (ha, got in one last zing!), that’s actually okay.
Detroit, on the other hand, ended with a differential of -5. Ouch, man.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 4: Average Points Per Game Record: (0-0) / null%
It appears that Detroit was just around the middle of the pack last year, in 18th place averaging 21.3 points per game (and that was without Stafford for much of the season!). Chicago fell in right near the bottom, 29th place with 17.5 points per game. Apparently those 4 points make quite the gulf between team positions.
For the record, the 2019 leader was Baltimore with 31.9, more than 10 points more. As you can see, it’s a much farther climb from the middle to the top than it is a fall from the middle to the bottom.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry C: Every Now and Then

Prediction Method 5: Best 2019 Record Record: (0-0) / null%
It’s only Week 1, and I’m telling you right now, it’s gonna get really depressing to write this piece of the article every week. Twist the knife, why don’t you.
Detroit finished 3-12-1 last year. Given that we know they came in last in the division, we know Chicago had a better record. Do we have to look up exactly what it was? Do we reaaaaaally?
Ugh. We do, and it was 8-8.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 6: Best Team History Record Record: (0-0) / null%
The Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears have the longest running annual series in the NFL, and that lengthy division rivalry means that a number of the wins and losses in these records will have come at the hands of the other team. I’m interested to look this up, though, because I honestly don’t know where they stand.
Detroit Lions: (562-670-33) / 45.7%
Chicago Bears: (769-591-42) / 56.3%
Holy shit, Chicago is fourth overall for all-time win percentage? Especially for such a venerable team, that’s...actually really cool. Hard times lately, maybe, but I don’t even have a joke for that. I’m impressed. Good job, Bears.
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry D: Upper Management vs The Union

Prediction Method 7: More Experienced Coaching Staff Record: (0-0) / null%
Lions:
Matt Patricia: 2 years as a head coach Darrell Bevell: 14 years as an offensive coordinator Cory Undlin: 0 years as an defensive coordinator Brayden Coombs: 0 years as a special teams coordinator Total: 16 years
Bevell is really carrying this stable. Everyone else is pretty new to their positions, at least at the NFL level!
Bears:
Matt Nagy: 2 years as a head coach Bill Lazor: 4 years as an offensive coordinator Chuck Pagano: 2 years as an defensive coordinator Chris Tabor: 9 years as a special teams coordinator Total: 17 years
Their Matt is as experienced as our Matt, their offensive coordinator is named FRICKIN’ LAZOR, and Chris Tabor gives me Teez Tabor flashbacks. Regardless of any of that, they beat us in this category by one dang year. Boo.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 8: More NFL Top 100 Players Record: (0-0) / null%
Lions
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bears
19) Khalil Mack, OLB 93) Allen Robinson, WR
Astute readers will notice that we have NO NFL TOP 100 PLAYERS. Slay made the list, but he isn’t with us anymore. I’ll be real with you; I did not realize that before I chose this metric. That said, I think it still works - it’ll always pick the opposing team unless they also have none (in which case the pick defaults to the home team), but it’s still making a selection, y’know? And in future years maybe this one will get more interesting, after we crush it this year and comprise the first 53 of the NFL Top 100 of 2021.
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry E: It's Just A Game

Prediction Method 9: Madden 19 Simulation Record: (0-0) / null%
The thing about using Madden 19 is that it was built for the 2018-19 season, when Chicago was set to have an outstanding defensive performance. It was also when there were still a lot of questions about Trubisky, whereas Madden already knew they didn’t like Stafford all that much. As a result, this game features a lot of the “typical Lions” fare: Missing several 3rd down conversions in a row, interceptions thrown in enemy territory, wasting downs on a ground game that’s on life support, long drives ending with 4th and Goal field goals (“And Praaater’s kick is oooon the moneyyyy, it’s gooooood”)...you all know the kind of stuff I’m talking about.
The flailing Lions, combined with a great showing by Trubisky (417 yards and 4 TDs??) lead to a Bear win, 38-19.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 10: Tecmo Super Bowl Simulation Record: (0-0) / null%
Man, Chicago came out like a lion (or a bear, I guess) in this one. The Bears defense was utterly dominant. The Lions defense was...not. We allowed Trubisky the run of the field, which is annoyingly accurate to how it’s been lately, as we allow such a bad QB to carve us up. In this case, it led to 21 unanswered points. I’m blaming the weird brown uniforms(?). They’re camouflaged. Just sneak right up on ya.
Our own first points came when we were forced to punt, but Chicago fumbled on the return. We picked it up and ran it the remaining 35 yards to finally get on the board. We managed a proper score after receiving the ball to start the second half, followed by a stop, and a 50-yarder from Prater. Lions finally take the lead at 24-21! That seems to have woken up the Brown Bears, who immediately fire back with another touchdown, 28-24 Chicago.
The game is nearly over, so the pressure is on Detroit. Adrian Peterson gets injured on the next play (sure hope that isn’t an omen), but the following is a long touchdown pass to Golladay! Chicago now has a brief window in which they could score, but they’re forced to 3rd down, at which point Trubisky throws an interception to close out the game. All is right with the world.
31-28 Detroit.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry F: Going To The Dogs

Prediction Method 11: Fen's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
Fen picks Detroit. Good girl.
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 12: Elena's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
What? Our new dog is faulty. What’s the number for customer support?
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry G: This Was A Terrible Idea

Prediction Method 13: My Wife's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
“Are we at home or away?”
“We are at home.”
“Hmm. Okay, I’m going to, with reservation, say that the Lions are going to win. Just because...the first home game, I really want to win. I’ve learned to be cautiously optimistic.”
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 14: My Mother’s Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
“I need to get your first NFL pick of the year!”
“Ohhh, okay. Do I get to know the people that are playing tomorrow? The two teams?”
“It’s the Chicago Bears, in Detroit.”
“Oh my. I am gonna go with Detroit. Gotta start the year off positive. That’s it.”
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry H: Money, Meet Mouth

Prediction Method 15: OddsShark Forecast Record: (0-0) / null%
This week, OddsShark’s predicted score is 22.4-20.7 Chicago. That’s less than a field goal, which aligns with my own perception of each team. Either way, a narrow favorite is still a favorite.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 16: My Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
I may be too hopeful here. I can’t say for sure that the Lions are better this year, but they’re certainly different this year and I’m optimistic. I have my doubts about some things, like relying on a lot of youth, or carrying five RBs, but I genuinely think things have been put together enough for a 9-7 season.
I’m less confident in Chicago. I don’t see anything that’s going to immediately save an anemic offense (though they do always seem to step up their game against our own anemic defense and give us a sound thrashing). Their defense does scare me, though. I still don’t think it’s at 2018 levels, but I do think they could give trouble to any team in the NFL, and a lot of those teams are better than we are. That’s why, even though I’m giving the pick to Detroit, it’s close, and I don’t feel super confident in it. I would not at all be shocked by a Bears win today.
I will also say that this game is a bit of a bellwether for the rest of the Lions season. If Trubisky manhandles us like he’s done recently, and if our offense with “so many weapons” can’t function with an injured Golladay, then we don’t deserve to make the playoffs. I’ll still hope we do, don’t get me wrong, but if we manage to then it’ll be on the back of some rapid and impactful changes.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Unrivaled Methods

Prediction Method 17: A Literal Coin Flip Record: (0-0) / null%
It’s the first flip for this coin, and it comes up favoring the Bears. Stupid thing.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 18: Honolulu Blue Kool-Aid Record: (0-0) / null%
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WE STILL OWN THE BEARS. FIVE OF THE LAST SIX GAMES DON’T COUNT. THE SUN WAS IN OUR EYES. IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. AND INDOORS FOR THE HOME GAMES. SHUT UP.
FINE, SO IT HASN’T GONE GREAT AGAINST CHICAGO LATELY, BUT NOW WE’VE GOT THEM FIGURED OUT. I’VE SOLVED IT. YOU KNOW HOW SOME PEOPLE THEORIZE THAT JAR-JAR BINKS WAS A SECRET SITH LORD PULLING ALL OF THE STRINGS THE WHOLE TIME? THAT’S TRUBISKY. HE IS A SECRET EVIL MASTERMIND. ALWAYS PLOTTING. ALWAYS WATCHING.
BUT NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT, HE HAS NO POWER. IT’S LIKE FIGURING OUT RUMPELSTILTSKIN’S REAL NAME. HE CAN’T HURT US ANYMORE.
PLEASE.
OH DEAR GOD PLEASE.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Summary

Raw Prediction: Detroit Lions (9 for Detroit Lions, 9 for Chicago Bears) Raw Prediction record: (0-0) / null%
Weighted Prediction: Detroit Lions (9.0 for Detroit Lions, 9.0 for Chicago Bears) Weighted Prediction record: (0-0) / null%
For Week 1, the weighted prediction is the same as the raw, because...well, nobody has any weights assigned to them yet. And since each team had 9 methods selecting it, these both default to the home team.
Exciting way to kick things off, though! The predictions couldn’t be closer, and I’m itching to get some football back into my life! Hope you all enjoy the game, and I’ll see you next week to review the results of today’s predictions and...ugh, predict Lions @ Packers. Gross.
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2020.09.13 16:02 NFL_Prediction_Bot Predicting Lions Games 2020-21 Season Week 01

Week 01 - Sunday, 13SEP2020, 1:00pm

Detroit Lions v Chicago Bears

Funnily enough, my final full post last year was for Thanksgiving, which was a day on which we hosted the Bears. I only had to update the date in my header! The last time Chicago came to town, we lost 24-20, getting hammered with...3 Trubisky touchdowns? That can’t possibly be correct. Am I in a coma and just dreaming all of this? Has 2020 not been real?? If so, my imagination is MESSED UP.
For details about the methodology for these prediction approaches or an explanation of any rivalries, please see here.

Rivalry A: 'Cause I Ain't No Quartaback Girl

Prediction Method 1: Higher QB Rating Record: (0-0) / null%
While it’s true that he only played for half the season last year, Matthew Stafford’s QB Rating remains 6th in the league at 71.3 for the 2019 regular season. It’s not frozen, because in my last writeup, it was 69.0 (nice), and he hasn’t played a snap since then so...I’ll admit that I don’t know exactly how it works. Point is, 71.3.
At this time, it’s a little unclear who will become Chicago’s primary passer this year, but at least for Week 1 Mitchell Trubisky has been named the starter. For us, that’s great. For Chicago fans, that’s less great. For Nick Foles, who was unable to win a starting position from Mitchell Trubisky in training camp, that’s…probably complicated. And for this pick, it means that Stafford’s 71.3 QBR is up against Trubisky’s 28th-place 41.5.
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 2: Higher Passer Rating Record: (0-0) / null%
Stafford also happens to rank 6th in the NFL’s Passer Rating, with a 106.0. Trubisky rises to 26th with an 83.0. That’s still bad, Mitchell.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry B: As, Of Course, Is Tradition

Prediction Method 3: Better Turnover Differential Record: (0-0) / null%
I just spent two predictions poking the bear (get it?) about Chicago’s offense, so I guess it’s time to own up to their defense. I think their defense will continue its slide from their 2018 dominance, but they still appear to be more than solid - at least on paper. And they ended their 2019 season with a turnover differential of exactly 0. With Trubisky throwing 10 interceptions last year (ha, got in one last zing!), that’s actually okay.
Detroit, on the other hand, ended with a differential of -5. Ouch, man.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 4: Average Points Per Game Record: (0-0) / null%
It appears that Detroit was just around the middle of the pack last year, in 18th place averaging 21.3 points per game (and that was without Stafford for much of the season!). Chicago fell in right near the bottom, 29th place with 17.5 points per game. Apparently those 4 points make quite the gulf between team positions.
For the record, the 2019 leader was Baltimore with 31.9, more than 10 points more. As you can see, it’s a much farther climb from the middle to the top than it is a fall from the middle to the bottom.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry C: Every Now and Then

Prediction Method 5: Best 2019 Record Record: (0-0) / null%
It’s only Week 1, and I’m telling you right now, it’s gonna get really depressing to write this piece of the article every week. Twist the knife, why don’t you.
Detroit finished 3-12-1 last year. Given that we know they came in last in the division, we know Chicago had a better record. Do we have to look up exactly what it was? Do we reaaaaaally?
Ugh. We do, and it was 8-8.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 6: Best Team History Record Record: (0-0) / null%
The Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears have the longest running annual series in the NFL, and that lengthy division rivalry means that a number of the wins and losses in these records will have come at the hands of the other team. I’m interested to look this up, though, because I honestly don’t know where they stand.
Detroit Lions: (562-670-33) / 45.7%
Chicago Bears: (769-591-42) / 56.3%
Holy shit, Chicago is fourth overall for all-time win percentage? Especially for such a venerable team, that’s...actually really cool. Hard times lately, maybe, but I don’t even have a joke for that. I’m impressed. Good job, Bears.
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry D: Upper Management vs The Union

Prediction Method 7: More Experienced Coaching Staff Record: (0-0) / null%
Lions:
Matt Patricia: 2 years as a head coach Darrell Bevell: 14 years as an offensive coordinator Cory Undlin: 0 years as an defensive coordinator Brayden Coombs: 0 years as a special teams coordinator Total: 16 years
Bevell is really carrying this stable. Everyone else is pretty new to their positions, at least at the NFL level!
Bears:
Matt Nagy: 2 years as a head coach Bill Lazor: 4 years as an offensive coordinator Chuck Pagano: 2 years as an defensive coordinator Chris Tabor: 9 years as a special teams coordinator Total: 17 years
Their Matt is as experienced as our Matt, their offensive coordinator is named FRICKIN’ LAZOR, and Chris Tabor gives me Teez Tabor flashbacks. Regardless of any of that, they beat us in this category by one dang year. Boo.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 8: More NFL Top 100 Players Record: (0-0) / null%
Lions
¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Bears
19) Khalil Mack, OLB 93) Allen Robinson, WR
Astute readers will notice that we have NO NFL TOP 100 PLAYERS. Slay made the list, but he isn’t with us anymore. I’ll be real with you; I did not realize that before I chose this metric. That said, I think it still works - it’ll always pick the opposing team unless they also have none (in which case the pick defaults to the home team), but it’s still making a selection, y’know? And in future years maybe this one will get more interesting, after we crush it this year and comprise the first 53 of the NFL Top 100 of 2021.
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry E: It's Just A Game

Prediction Method 9: Madden 19 Simulation Record: (0-0) / null%
The thing about using Madden 19 is that it was built for the 2018-19 season, when Chicago was set to have an outstanding defensive performance. It was also when there were still a lot of questions about Trubisky, whereas Madden already knew they didn’t like Stafford all that much. As a result, this game features a lot of the “typical Lions” fare: Missing several 3rd down conversions in a row, interceptions thrown in enemy territory, wasting downs on a ground game that’s on life support, long drives ending with 4th and Goal field goals (“And Praaater’s kick is oooon the moneyyyy, it’s gooooood”)...you all know the kind of stuff I’m talking about.
The flailing Lions, combined with a great showing by Trubisky (417 yards and 4 TDs??) lead to a Bear win, 38-19.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 10: Tecmo Super Bowl Simulation Record: (0-0) / null%
Man, Chicago came out like a lion (or a bear, I guess) in this one. The Bears defense was utterly dominant. The Lions defense was...not. We allowed Trubisky the run of the field, which is annoyingly accurate to how it’s been lately, as we allow such a bad QB to carve us up. In this case, it led to 21 unanswered points. I’m blaming the weird brown uniforms(?). They’re camouflaged. Just sneak right up on ya.
Our own first points came when we were forced to punt, but Chicago fumbled on the return. We picked it up and ran it the remaining 35 yards to finally get on the board. We managed a proper score after receiving the ball to start the second half, followed by a stop, and a 50-yarder from Prater. Lions finally take the lead at 24-21! That seems to have woken up the Brown Bears, who immediately fire back with another touchdown, 28-24 Chicago.
The game is nearly over, so the pressure is on Detroit. Adrian Peterson gets injured on the next play (sure hope that isn’t an omen), but the following is a long touchdown pass to Golladay! Chicago now has a brief window in which they could score, but they’re forced to 3rd down, at which point Trubisky throws an interception to close out the game. All is right with the world.
31-28 Detroit.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry F: Going To The Dogs

Prediction Method 11: Fen's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
Fen picks Detroit. Good girl.
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 12: Elena's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
What? Our new dog is faulty. What’s the number for customer support?
Pick: Chicago Bears

Rivalry G: This Was A Terrible Idea

Prediction Method 13: My Wife's Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
“Are we at home or away?”
“We are at home.”
“Hmm. Okay, I’m going to, with reservation, say that the Lions are going to win. Just because...the first home game, I really want to win. I’ve learned to be cautiously optimistic.”
Pick: Detroit Lions
Prediction Method 14: My Mother’s Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
“I need to get your first NFL pick of the year!”
“Ohhh, okay. Do I get to know the people that are playing tomorrow? The two teams?”
“It’s the Chicago Bears, in Detroit.”
“Oh my. I am gonna go with Detroit. Gotta start the year off positive. That’s it.”
Pick: Detroit Lions

Rivalry H: Money, Meet Mouth

Prediction Method 15: OddsShark Forecast Record: (0-0) / null%
This week, OddsShark’s predicted score is 22.4-20.7 Chicago. That’s less than a field goal, which aligns with my own perception of each team. Either way, a narrow favorite is still a favorite.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 16: My Pick Record: (0-0) / null%
I may be too hopeful here. I can’t say for sure that the Lions are better this year, but they’re certainly different this year and I’m optimistic. I have my doubts about some things, like relying on a lot of youth, or carrying five RBs, but I genuinely think things have been put together enough for a 9-7 season.
I’m less confident in Chicago. I don’t see anything that’s going to immediately save an anemic offense (though they do always seem to step up their game against our own anemic defense and give us a sound thrashing). Their defense does scare me, though. I still don’t think it’s at 2018 levels, but I do think they could give trouble to any team in the NFL, and a lot of those teams are better than we are. That’s why, even though I’m giving the pick to Detroit, it’s close, and I don’t feel super confident in it. I would not at all be shocked by a Bears win today.
I will also say that this game is a bit of a bellwether for the rest of the Lions season. If Trubisky manhandles us like he’s done recently, and if our offense with “so many weapons” can’t function with an injured Golladay, then we don’t deserve to make the playoffs. I’ll still hope we do, don’t get me wrong, but if we manage to then it’ll be on the back of some rapid and impactful changes.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Unrivaled Methods

Prediction Method 17: A Literal Coin Flip Record: (0-0) / null%
It’s the first flip for this coin, and it comes up favoring the Bears. Stupid thing.
Pick: Chicago Bears
Prediction Method 18: Honolulu Blue Kool-Aid Record: (0-0) / null%
ARE YOU KIDDING ME? WE STILL OWN THE BEARS. FIVE OF THE LAST SIX GAMES DON’T COUNT. THE SUN WAS IN OUR EYES. IN BOTH DIRECTIONS. AND INDOORS FOR THE HOME GAMES. SHUT UP.
FINE, SO IT HASN’T GONE GREAT AGAINST CHICAGO LATELY, BUT NOW WE’VE GOT THEM FIGURED OUT. I’VE SOLVED IT. YOU KNOW HOW SOME PEOPLE THEORIZE THAT JAR-JAR BINKS WAS A SECRET SITH LORD PULLING ALL OF THE STRINGS THE WHOLE TIME? THAT’S TRUBISKY. HE IS A SECRET EVIL MASTERMIND. ALWAYS PLOTTING. ALWAYS WATCHING.
BUT NOW THAT WE KNOW THAT, HE HAS NO POWER. IT’S LIKE FIGURING OUT RUMPELSTILTSKIN’S REAL NAME. HE CAN’T HURT US ANYMORE.
PLEASE.
OH DEAR GOD PLEASE.
Pick: Detroit Lions

Summary

Raw Prediction: Detroit Lions (9 for Detroit Lions, 9 for Chicago Bears) Raw Prediction record: (0-0) / null%
Weighted Prediction: Detroit Lions (9.0 for Detroit Lions, 9.0 for Chicago Bears) Weighted Prediction record: (0-0) / null%
For Week 1, the weighted prediction is the same as the raw, because...well, nobody has any weights assigned to them yet. And since each team had 9 methods selecting it, these both default to the home team.
Exciting way to kick things off, though! The predictions couldn’t be closer, and I’m itching to get some football back into my life! Hope you all enjoy the game, and I’ll see you next week to review the results of today’s predictions and...ugh, predict Lions @ Packers. Gross.
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2020.09.11 17:32 Rsubs33 [Game Preview] Week 1 - Philadelphia Eagles(0-0) at Washington Football Team (0-0)

Philadelphia Eagles (0-0) at the Washington Football Team
The 2020 Philadelphia Eagles season is the franchise's 88th season in the National Football League and the fifth under head coach Doug Pederson. The Eagles will try to improve on their 9–7 record from 2019 where they made the playoffs, but lost in the NFC Divisional game against the Seattle Seahawks. They will begin that journey Sunday afternoon as they take a trip down 95 to face off against the division rival with a new name Washington Football Team. To go with the name they also have a new coach in Ron Rivera who is looking for a fresh start after spending the last nine years as the Head Coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rivera inherits a defense that has 4 first round picks on the defensive line that will be facing off against an injury riddled offensive line of the Eagles as they will be without starting LT Andre Dillard and starting All-Pro RG Brandon Brooks. The Eagles bought back former LT Jason Peters who will look to protect Carson Wentz’s blind side. IF the Eagles OL is able to give Wentz time, he proved last year against the WTF that he has great chemistry with Jackson who has torched his former team in the past. Defensively Eagles fans will get their first look at their revamped secondary which will include Pro Bowler Darius Slay and Jalen Mills at safety. They will look to keep Terry McLaurin under control as he burnt the Eagles secondary in both games last season with long TDs. If the Eagles can get a lead early, I think their defense should be able to keep Dwayne Haskins under control and force the second year QB into some turnovers. Always fun to start the season vs a division rival and happy to have some football again in these crazy times. Go Birds!
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Date
Sunday, September 13th, 2020
Game Time Game Location
1:00 PM - Eastern FedEx Field
12:00 PM - Central 1600 FedEx Way
11:00 AM - Mountain Landover, MD 20785
10:00 AM - Pacific Wikipedia - Map
Weather Forecast
Stadium Type: Open Air
Surface: Grass
Temperature: 77°F
Feels Like: 79°F
Forecast: Mostly Cloudy. Humid and partly cloudy throughout the day.
Chance of Precipitation: 5%
Cloud Coverage: 69%
Wind: South 6 MPH
Betting Odds
Oddsshark Information
Favorite/Opening Line: Philadelphia by -5.5
OveUnder: 42.5
Record VS. Spread: Philadelphia 0-0, Washington 0-0
Where to Watch on TV
FOX will broadcast Sunday’s game to a regional audience. Kevin Burkhardt will handle the play-by-play duties and Daryl Johnson will provide analysis. Pam Oliver will report from the sideline.
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Radio Streams
List of Eagles Radio network member stations with internet broadcast availability
Radio.com 94.1 Desktop Streaming
Listen to Merrill Reese and Mike Quick
Calling the game on 94WIP and the Eagles Radio Network will be Merrill Reese, the NFL’s longest-tenured play-by-play announcer (44th season). Joining Reese in the radio booth will be former Eagles All-Pro wide receiver Mike Quick, while Howard Eskin will report from the sidelines.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA WIP-FM 94.1 FM and 610 AM
Allentown, PA WCTO-FM 96.1 FM
Atlantic City/South Jersey WENJ-FM 97.3 FM
Levittown, PA WBCB-AM 1490 AM
Northumberland, PA WEGH-FM 107.3 FM
Pottsville, PA WPPA-AM 1360 AM
Reading, PA WEEU-AM 830 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, PA WEJL-FM 96.1 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WAFL-FM 97.7 FM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WEJL-AM 630 AM
Salisbury/Ocean City, MD WBAX-AM 1240 AM
Williamsport, PA WBZD-FM 93.3 FM
Wilmington, DE WDEL-FM/AM 101.7 FM
York/LancasteHarrisburg, PA WSOX-FM 96.1 FM
Philadelphia Spanish Radio
Rickie Ricardo, Macu Berral and Gus Salazar will handle the broadcast in Spanish on Mega 105.7 FM in Philadelphia and the Eagles Spanish Radio Network.
Location Station Frequency
Philadelphia, PA LA MEGA 105.7 FM
Allentown, PA WSAN 1470 AM
Atlantic City, NJ WIBG 1020 AM; 101.3 FM
Football Team Radio
Washington Football Team Radio Network Larry Michael (play-by-play), Chris Cooley (analysis), Rick “Doc” Walker (sidelines).
National Radio
NA.
Satellite Radio
Station Eagles Channel Football Team Channel
Sirius Radio SIRI 105 (Streaming 825) SIRI 81 (Streaming 831)
XM Radio XM Streaming 825 XM 226 (Streaming 831)
Sirius XM Radio SXM 380 (Streaming 825) SXM 226 (Streaming 831)
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NFC East Standings
NFC EAST Record PCT Home Road Div Conf PF PA Net Pts Streak
Eagles 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Cowboys 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Football Team 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Giants 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 NA
Series Information
The Washington Football lead the Philadelphia Eagles (85-80-6)
Series History
Head to Head Box Scores
First Game Played
October 21st, 1934 at Fenway Park in Boston, MA. Boston Redskins 6 - Philadelphia Eagles 0
Points Leader
The Philadelphia Eagles lead the Washington Football Team (3591-3386)
Coaches Record
Doug Pederson: 6-2 against the Washington Football Team
Ron Rivera: 3-2 against Eagles
Coaches Head to Head
Doug Pederson vs Ron Rivera: Tied 1-1
Quarterback Record
Carson Wentz: Against the Washington Football Team: 5-2
Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Against Eagles: 0-1
Quarterbacks Head to Head
Carson Wentz vs Dwayne Haskins Jr.: Wentz leads 1-0
Records per Stadium
Record @ Lincoln Financial Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 10-7
Record @ FedEx Field: Eagles lead the Washington Football Team: 14-6
Rankings and Last Meeting Information
AP Pro 32 Ranking
Eagles No. 11 - Football Team No. 30
Record
Eagles: 0-0
Football Team: 0-0
Last Meeting and Last Meeting at Site
Sunday, December 30th, 2018
Eagles 37 - Washington Football Team 27
The Eagles looked to keep their playoff hopes alive and and opened up the scoring with a Jake Elliot FG in the first quarter. The lead was short lived as Dwayne Haskins hooked up with Terry McLaurin for a 75 yard touchdown pass. The Eagles went into half-time trailing 10-14, but took back the lead in the 3rd quarter on a Miles Sanders TD reception that put the Eagles up 17-14. The Eagles and Washington Football Team traded TD passes in the 4th quarter before the Washington Football Team regained the league with a pair of Dustin Hopkins FGs put the Washington Football Team's up 24-27. Carson Wentz answered the call leading the Eagles on a four and half minute 75 yard touchdown drive that culminated in a Greg Ward TD reception. The Eagles defense forced a fumble on the ensuing drive which was returned for a TD by Nigel Bradham for a nail in the coffin putting the Eagles up 10 with no time on the clock to give the Eagles the win.
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Last 10 Meetings
Date Winner Loser Score
12/15/2019 Eagles Football Team 37-27
09/08/2019 Eagles Football Team 32-27
12/30/2018 Eagles Football Team 24-0
12/3/2018 Eagles Football Team 28-13
10/23/2017 Eagles Football Team 34-24
9/10/2017 Eagles Football Team 30-17
12/11/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-22
10/16/2016 Football Team Eagles 27-20
12/26/2015 Football Team Eagles 38-24
10/04/2015 Football Team Eagles 23-20
12/20/2014 Football Team Eagles 27-24
09/21/2014 Eagles Football Team 37-34
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2020 “Expert” Picks
Week 1 - "Expert" Picks
2019 Team Stats
Eagles Season Stats
Football Team Season Stats
2019 Stats (Starters/Leaders)
Passing
Name CMP ATT PCT YDS TD INT RAT
Wentz 388 607 63.9% 4037 27 7 93.1
Haskins 119 203 58.6% 1365 7 7 76.1
Rushing
Name ATT YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Sanders 179 818 51.1 4.6 3
Peterson 211 898 59.9 4.3 5
Receiving
Name REC YDS YDS/G AVG TD
Ertz 88 916 61.1 10.4 6
McLaurin 58 919 65.6 15.8 7
Sacks
Name Sacks Team Total
Graham 8.5 43
Ioannidis 8.5 46
Tackles
Name Total Solo Assist Sacks
Jenkins 80 62 18 2.5
Collins 117 78 39 1.0
Interceptions
Name Ints Team Total
Gerry/Jones/Darby/McLeod 2 11
Dunbar 4 13
Punting
Name ATT YDS LONG AVG NET IN 20 TB BP
Johnston 71 3292 61 46.4 42.3 28 4 0
Way 79 3919 79 49.6 44.1 30 4 0
Kicking
Name ATT MADE % LONG PAT
Elliot 26 22 94.6% 53 35/37
Hopkins 30 35 83.3% 53 21/22
Kick Returns
Name ATT YDS AVG LONG TD
Sanders 14 314 22.4 67 0
Simms 32 819 25.6 1
Punt Returns
Name RET YDS AVG LONG TD FC
Scott 6 43 7.2 13 0 4
Quinn 16 78 4.9 15 0 9
League Rankings 2019
Offense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Offense 360.8 14th 274.7 31st
Rush Offense 121.2 11th 98.9 22nd
Pass Offense 239.6 11th 175.8 32nd
Points Per Game 24.1 12th 16.6 32nd
3rd-Down Offense 45.4% 4th 29.1% 32nd
4th-Down Offense 33.3% 28th(t) 42.9% 22nd
Red Zone Offense (TD%) 66.7% 3rd 48.8% 27th
Defense Rankings
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Total Defense 331.7 10th 385.6 27th
Rush Defense 90.1 3rd 146.6 31st
Pass Defense 241.6 19th 238.9 18th
Points Per Game 22.1 15th 27.2 27th
3rd-Down Defense 34.2% 4th 48.9% 32nd
4th-Down Defense 61.1% 27th 63.2% 22nd
Red Zone Defense (TD%) 55.8% 14th(t) 61.0% 27th
Team
Category Eagles Stat Eagles Rank Football Team Stat Football Team Rank
Turnover Diff. -3 22nd +1 13th(t)
Penalty Per Game 6.8 9th(t) 6.6 14th(t)
Penalty Yards Per Game 52.3 9th 52.2 8th
Recap from Last Week’s Games.
Eagles - N/A
Washington - N/A
Connections
Washington Football Team’s HC Ron Rivera was the Eagles linebackers coach from 1999-2003.
Washington Football Team’s QB coach Ken Zampese worked as an offensive assistant for the Eagles in 1998.
Washington Footbal Team’s CB Ronald Darby played the previous 3 seasons with the Eagles.
Eagles LS Rick Lovato briefly signed with the Washington Football Team during the 2016 season for two weeks.
Eagles WR Desean Jackson spent 3 seasons with the Washington Football Team (2016-2018) after he was released from the Eagles.
Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Football team in the 6th round of the 2016 NFL draft and played one season for them before being cut in 2017.
Eagles backup TE Richard Rodgers was signed with the Washington Football Team this past offseason before being released Sept. 5th and signing with the Eagles.
2020 Pro Bowlers
Eagles Football Team
DT Fletcher Cox (Starter) P Tress Way (Starter)
OG Brandon Brooks (Starter) G Brandon Scherff
C Jason Kelce (Starter)
LS Rick Lovato (Starter)
TE Zach Ertz
SS Malcom Jenkings (1st Alt)
OT Lane Johnson (1st Alt
General
Referee: Brad Rogers
The Eagles have won each of their last 6 games vs. Washington, marking their longest such streak since 12/16/01-12/12/04 (7 games). Philadelphia is 14-9 (.609) all-time at FedExField.
Carson Wentz has posted a 5-0 record vs. Washington since 2017, completing 128-of-185 (69.2%) attempts for 1,460 yards (292.0 per game), 14 TDs, 3 INTs and a 111.1 passer rating.
Fletcher Cox has 12.5 sacks in 16 career games vs. Washington, which are his most against any NFL team and the most by any NFL player vs. Washington since 2012. Only four players have more sacks vs. Washington since 1982: Lawrence Taylor (19.0, 1982-93), Michael Strahan (17.0, 1994-2007), Justin Tuck (15.0, 2005-13) and Simeon Rice (14.0, 1996-2005).
The Eagles have won 8 of their last 9 season openers, which are the most opening day victories in the NFL since 2011.
Philadelphia is 4-0 in season openers under head coach Doug Pederson (since 2016). Pederson is one of two head coaches in team history to win 4 straight season-opening contests, join-ing Greasy Neale (6, 1942-47). The Eagles are one of only five NFL teams to start the season 1-0 in each of the last four years, joining Baltimore, Green Bay, Kansas City and Minnesota.
Draft Picks
Eagles Football Team
WR Jalen Raegor DE Chase Young
QB Jalen Hurts RB Antonio Gibson
LB Davion Taylor OT Saahdiq Charles
S K’Von Wallace WR Antonio Gandy-Golden
OT Jack Driscoll C Keith Ismael
WR John Hightower LB Khaleke Hudson
LB Shaun Bradley S Curl Kamren
WR Quez Watkins DE James Smith-Williams
OT Prince Tega Wanogho
LB/DE Casey Toohill
Notable Off-season Additions
Eagles Football Team
S Will Parks QB Kyle Allen
DT Javon Hargrave CB Ronald DArby
CB Nickell Robey-Coleman LB Thomas Davis
CB Darius Slay RB Peyton Barber
S Sean Davis
WR Cody Latimer
CB Kendell Fuller
RB JD McKissic
G Wes Schweitzer
Notable Off-season Departures
Eagles Football Team
S Malcom Jenkins QB Case Keenum
CB Ronald Darby CB Josh Norman
RB Jordan Howard CB Quinton Dunbar
WR Nelson Agholor TE Vernon Davis
OL Halapoulivaati Vaitai WR Paul Richardson
LB Kamu Grugler-Hill TE Jordan Reed
RB Darren Sproles OT Donald Penn
DT Timmy Jernigan CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
LB Nigel Bradham CB Kayvon Weber
G Ereck Flowers
LT Trent Williams
Milestones
Eagles QB Carson Wentz (97) needs 3 passing TDs for 100 career passing TDs.
Eagles TE Zach Ertz (35) needs 1 TDs to move up to 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list all-time tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (6276) needs 192 yards to move up to 3rd on the Eagles all-time receiving yards list all-time passing his mentor WR *Mike Quick
Eagles WR Desean Jackson (34) needs 2 TDs to move into a tie for 7th on the Eagles all-time receiving TD list tying WR Jeremy Maclin
Eagles DE Brandon Graham (51) needs 3.5 sacks to move to 4th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Hugh Douglas
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (48) needs 2.5 sacks to move up to 6th on the Eagles all-time sack list tying DE Greg Brown
Eagles DE Vinny Curry (27) needs 1 sack to move up to 19th on the Eagles all-time sack list passing DT Darwin Walker
Washington Football Team OLB Ryan Kerrigan (90) needs 1.5 sacks to become the Washington Football Team's all-time leader in sacks passing Dexter Manley (91).
Pro Football Focus Matchup Charts courtesy of PFF Edge (join.profootballfocus.com/edge/)
WDB Matchups (CAPS = expected shadow coverage)
PFF Stats to Know
Play Action Passing
[Threshold = QBs with at least 20% snap count of the QB with the highest snap count of Play Action for the season] In the 2019-2020 season, no QB had a worse completion rate via Play Action than WFT’s Dwayne Haskins at 54.9% and only 2 others had worse such Passer Rating. For comparison, the Eagles’ Carson Wentz was at the top of the bottom 3rd in both metrics. Whereas has Wentz fared near the top of Play Action % of snaps during his NFL tenure and his completion % and Passer Rating have both ranked near the top in each of ‘16-‘18, in 2019 he did not do well in that respect. How Wentz performs in Play Action with injuries at the OL and WR positions, as well as how much the coaching staff will even ask him to turn his back to this particular DL and keep it...I’m not sure.
Matchups to Watch
Washington Defensive Line vs Eagles Offensive Line
NFL battles always start in the trenches and this is perhaps the biggest advantage the WFT has against the Eagles in this Week 1 tilt. Washington always had a formidable front that lead to intriguing battles between the two teams but the addition of Chase Young and the injuries the Eagles have already sustained make this match up concerning for Philly. The Eagles projected Week 1 starting OL prior to the injuries was, from left to right: Dillard, Seumalo, Kelce, Brooks, and Lane Johnson. Now, the Eagles will start: Peters, Seumalo, Kelce, TBD, TBD. Lane Johnson has practiced everyday this week in a limited capacity which makes me believe that he'll start but it's an uneasy feeling knowing he's working his way back from injury too. The logical guess at RG is Matt Pryor, but they've also tried out Nate Herbig in practice. Either way, the Eagles have a massive downgrade at RG with Brandon Brooks out. Fortunately, the Eagles may have accidentally upgraded in the short term with Jason Peters at LT but the depth in the trenches is already spread too thin. The Eagles are lucky to be as deep as they are on the OL given they aren't totally screwed (yet) but the current state of line makes this a very formidable match up for the Football Team (get a damn team name, jerks) to take advantage of. Additionally, they aren't just deep at EDGE, they are deep at DT as well. Payne, Allen, and Ioannidis are very stout and capable of dominating opposing OLs. Washington's roster is very thin but it isn't on the defensive line. They have more than enough ammunition to put the Eagles in difficult situations. This mismatch will force the coaching staff to be creative in their run designs and how they give help to the OL in pass protection.
Washington Secondary vs Eagles Passing Attack
The Eagles much beleaguered WR room went through a mini-makeover in the offseason and a lot of new, young, and fast faces were added to the mix. What they lack in proven talent, outside of DeSean Jackson's return, they make up for in athleticism. One thing Howie Roseman said this offseason was he was frustrated with the lack of speed on the team. It took him a while to understand that athleticism does matter. It's not just that the new group of receivers are fast, but they all have strong overall athletic profiles. But as previously mentioned, this is an unproven group going up against a very weak opposition. WFT brought back Kendall Fuller this offseason, who was a real good jack-of-all-trades player in the secondary for the Chiefs last season. His status for Sunday is questionable given his limited participation this week in practice. Opposite him is former Eagles favorite Ronald Darby. If I'm Doug Pederson, I make it a point to go after him all day. Even when Darby is at his best, which isn't often these days, he has absolutely zero ball skills. Washington may play Fabian Moreau if Fuller can't go, which is another defender the Eagles should target. Jimmy Moreland and Landon Collins are quality players, more so the latter, but they can't hide the deficiencies that should be easily exploitable by the Eagles. Remember, Philly put up over 30 in week 15 last year with less in the WR room than they currently have against a secondary that really isn't better than it was then. If Jalen Reagor is able to go, that would add another dimension to this offense the Eagles have lacked for a long time. If the Eagles can do a good enough job slowing down Washington's front, they are more than capable of picking apart a subpar secondary. And I didn't even talk about Ertz and Goedert! Or Miles Sanders through the air!
Washington Offensive Line vs Eagles Defensive Line
Despite the current injury limitations on the Eagles defensive line, this is a matchup that heavily favors the Eagles. Haskins finished 2019 on a positive note in his last 3 starts prior to his ankle injury; one thing he's never been known for is his pocket ability and ability to avoid taking sacks. Put a statue behind a bad offensive line and you are going to have issues. Trent Williams is now gone having finally forced his way out and his logical replacement, rookie Shaadiq Charles, isn't likely to play in week 1. Wes Martin, their starting left guard, is a below average player himself. The only player on the Washington Football Team's offensive line that is good is Brandon Scherff. While the Eagles aren't 100% on the defensive line, they are one of the few teams in the NFL with likely more talent and depth on their defensive line than the Washington Football Team's. Barnett has been limited in practice and has missed the last few weeks with another injury and his status is questionable while Hargrave is likely to miss a couple games as well. The Eagles still have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, the return of Malik Jackson, and a lot more to throw at this beleaguered unit. Additionally, this is a defensive front that is always stingy against the run under Jim Schwartz even when the DL isn't at peak health. There are a lot of matchups to exploit and Schwartz has a lot of options to exploit them. For his faults as a coordinator with secondary scheming, Schwartz is a God at maximizing the talents of his pass rushers. Given the current state of the Washington OL and Haskins own difficulties under pressure, this is a juicy match up for Philly.
Washington Passing Attack vs Eagles Pass Defense
Washington is incredibly thin and young at the skill positions but that isn't the sort of thing that has deterred the Eagles from allowing big plays in the past. This is a secondary, and really a pass defense in general, that went through a major shake up this offseason and for good reason. The Eagles defense was pretty average per DVOA which was encouraging given what they had, but they consistently allowed big play after big play in 2019. Opposing WR1s absolutely shredded Philadelphia last season as they were automatic monsters against an overmatched, elementary secondary. Darius Slay and NRC were added to the mix and should provide immediate help to this unit. Avonte Maddox will start at CB2; while this is an iffy move, the additions of Slay and NRC should allow the Eagles to help him out a bunch. The Eagles finally have players that can play in man coverage and one of the best CBs in the league in shadow coverage. Schwartz has admitted that he will allow Slay to shadow receivers but likely not 100% of the time. This makes sense as it should be a matchup-specific thing... this is that time. Furthermore, allowing Slay to shadow receivers will lead to considerable scheme changes on defense as they can't play the coverages they've played the last four years while shadowing receivers. What does this look like and how quickly does it come together? Terry McLaurin is the only real commodity at receiver for Washington and he's a tremendous talent. Even when he was the only real receiving threat last year, he still tore the Eagles apart. Another major change for the Eagles is in the safety room with the departure of Malcolm Jenkins. The Eagles added Will Parks to the room but he will miss the first 3 weeks due to injury. They also retained Rodney McLeod; this could be a good thing or bad thing depending on which Rodney shows up. If another year away from knee surgery helps, then he'll be fine. But if last year's version shows up then the Eagles have a big problem. Lastly, the Eagles will be starting Jalen Mills at safety. Apparently, the cure for being a bad cornerback is a position switch to safety despite never playing it in the NFL. All that being said, the middle of the defense is slower and more unknown than it has ever been. LB1 is Nate Gerry. LB2 is Duke Riley. Mills is the new Jenkins. Will Parks is out. Does McLeod have enough left in the tank? Offenses are fast and innovative; the Skins lack a lot of talent on offense but their new offensive scheme could lead to some issues in the middle of the Eagles defense. If I'm Washington, I lean heavily on motions and play action to confuse the middle of the Eagles defense. Get guys who struggle to cover to cover your athletic RBs then take plenty of shots to Terry McLaurin. The Eagles are clearly better at CB than they've been in years but have considerable question marks in the Safety and in the LB rooms as it pertains to pass defense. Better CBs should lead to better pass defense overall but there are matchups to take advantage of. Washington might not be the best team to fully exploit these weaknesses, but they could.
Special thanks to MikeTysonChicken and abenyishay for their help in creating this Game Preview.
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2020.09.08 18:34 GGallowBoob RECAP: Katie on Mouthing Off Podcast

Life Before the Show:

Her Narcolepsy (Pre-Filming)

Colton’s Season:

Hannah Brown's Season

BIP

Relationship with Chris During and After Filming

Life After the Show:

Being a Black Woman in this Franchise

[Side note: Olivia I wish we had more time to focus on this!!]
Edit: This is a lot of information and I listened to this podcast at work. Please let me know if I made any mistakes!
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2020.09.08 17:36 GGallowBoob Full Recape Kate on Mouthing Off Podcast

Life Before the Show:

Her Narcolepsy (Pre-Filming)

Colton’s Season:

Hannah Brown's Season

BIP

Relationship with Chris During and After Filming

Life After the Show:

Being a Black Woman in this Franchise

[Side note: Olivia I wish we had more time to focus on this!!]
Edit: This is a lot of information and I listened to this podcast at work. Please let me know if I made any mistakes!
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2020.09.06 21:44 jayscar21 Tours expected to come in 2021?

what tours are you predicting/you think we should expect once covid is over?
here are my predictions:
Dua Lipa- The Future Nostalgia Tour- this was supposed to happen but got cancelled! she hadn't even announced the North American tour dates, but I know she had plans to tour America because her European tour dates coincidentally ended around the end of May, so I feel the U.S. was up next.
Lady Gaga- Chromatica Ball/ Chromatica Tour- so so sad chromatica ball did not happen this year. i also feel like she had a tour planned or something. she had a coachella performance planned and it was cancelled. i predict Gaga will make a Chromatica-Expanded Edition and then repromote it and do a tour next year after chromatica ball.
Taylor Swift- lover & folklore tour- Lover fest was supposed to happen this year, but unfortunately got cancelled. I feel like she's planning a tour though, perhaps another album after folklore and do a 3-album tour?? that would be amazing and she could hype the hell out of that tour.
Billie Eillish- I just know once things open up, she'll probably drop an album and go on tour. she's become huge the past year.
Cardi B- fun fact, has never once done like an international tour in the past 3 years since Bodak Yellow released. she's done shows and festivals, but never like a full-on tour. do you think she will ever do one??
Nicki Minaj- never actually got a chance to do the NickiHendrixx tour in the U.S. due to Future backing out. she did the European tour, but never an American tour. there were rumours about her doing a tour with Chris Brown, but it never happened.
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2020.09.06 20:02 spinynorman1846 [Match Thread] England XI v World XI Soccer Aid

LIVE SCORE: ENGLAND XI 0-0 WORLD XI
Date: 06/09/2020 19:30(ish) BST
Competition: Soccer Aid
Venue: Old Trafford
Please do not post links to streams in the comments

ENGLAND XI - 4-4-2 (diamond) WORLD XI - 4-3-3
D. James ↑↓ HT A. Allen S. Given ↑↓ HT O. Oduba
M. Wright P. Evra
J. Terry ↑↓ A. Cole Locksmith
W. Brown ↑↓ HT J. Cole M. Silvestre ↑↓ HT C Makelele
J. Bishop ↑↓ 37' P. McGuinness ↑↓ 54' M. Humes M. Gilligan ↑↓ HT I. Stirling
G. Barry ↑↓ HT E. Heskey ↑↓ 84' A. Cole C. Grimes
K. Smith M. Essien ↑↓ HT D. Fletcher
K. Chapman ↑↓ 76' J. Dommett D. Kennedy ↑↓ 68' Dave
O. Murs J. Lynch
T. Davis ↑↓ 14' Chunkz ↑↓ 37' L. Mack ↑↓ 54' J. Bay S. Pizzorno ↑↓ 38' L. Sanderson ↑↓ HT J. Fleeting
D. Jones ↑↓ 28' Y. Filly ↑↓ 64' J. Wicks L. Sanderson ↑↓ 37' K. Cetinay 65' J. Manford ↑↓ 76' R. Kemp
Managed by: Wayne Rooney / Sam Allardyce / Bradley Walsh Managed by: Harry Redknapp / Byran Robson / Vic Bettinelli
England XI squad:
Celebrities
Legends

World XI squad:
Celebrities
Legends

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0' - Olly Murs is on the hunt for celebrities to play in this year's Soccer Aid. Unfortunately all the good ones turn him down so he's left with some Youtubers and the bloke from McFly.
0' - An appearance for Kammy doesn't save the VT, but at least Lee Mack lampshaded the shocking acting. At least we get some classic John Barnes rapping.
0' - It's clear the 19:00 kick off above was optimistic, maybe we'll get around to the football at some point tonight!
0' - I think we're kicking off! We have Clive Tyldesley and Chris Stark on the mic - a legend/celeb lineup even in the commentary box. When will we see a celebrity referee as well?
0' - Someone is doing an "inspirational" speech. I don't know who it is. Possibly Derek Acorah from beyond the grave?
0' - And we're off. The players take the now familiar knee and 8 year old Benjamin gets us underway (before getting off the pitch as quick as possible)
3' - An early free kick for the World XI after Jeremy Lynch is bundled over by John Bishop. Michael Essien to take... but it's high, wide and not too handsome.
6' - Kelly Smith plays a lovely pass to set Danny Jones of McFly through, but he's comfortably tackled by Mikael Silvestre
7' - Chelcee Grimes has the ball out wide in the box, lays it off to Michael Essien but his shot is blocked
8' - Gareth Barry looks like a player who only retired a few weeks ago with some nice tricks and little tidy passes in midfield
14' - We have our first substitution of the game as Chunkz replaces Tom Davis up front
17' - Lianne Sanderson puts through Chelcee Grimes, but Grimes is just a little slow to it and David James tidies up on the second attempt
17' - World XI still have it, and some tidy passing around the box between Sanderson and Dermot Kennedy almost creates a chance but Kennedy can't turn in the box and it's cleared away
19' - The ball is threaded through for England by someone blonde (Murs?) but Locksmith uses his strength to keep Danny Jones from getting on the end of it
20' - Evra feeds Jeremy Lynch in acres of space, but a very poor touch costs him the chance and Wes Brown is in before he can get it back out of his feet
24' - Following a particularly long drinks break, we're back in the action with the scores still 0-0 and a corner for World XI
25' - The ball falls in the box following the corner, the best chance is probably for Lianne Sanderson but all the shots are somehow blocked
28' - Substitution - Yung Filly for Danny Jones
30' - Patrice Evra gets the ball out wide in the box, thinks about crossing but instead puts in a great shot into the bottom corner, but David James is up to the task
31' - Yung Filly chases a long ball from Gareth Barry and gets to it before it runs out of play near the corner flag. Patrice Evra bundles into the back of him and gives a freekick but it goes nowhere
34' - Yung Filly chases a long ball, and from about 35 yards down the pitch he whips in an incredible cross to John Terry (of all people) but he miscues and the ball goes wide for a throw in
36' - Substitution - Lee Mack is coming on for the previously subbed Chunkz to the sound of Chesney Hawkes. Paddy McGuinness replaces John Bishop, and Kem Cetinay for Lianne Sanderson
36' - The latter appears to be a mistake as World XI now only have 1 woman on the pitch, so Serge is replaced by Lianne Sanderson
40' - The game is coming alive and I'm struggling to keep up with the live commentary. Jeremy Lynch makes a decent run but is too slow to beat David James, then Essien curls a shot from distance wide
41' - Gareth Barry leaves one on Lynch as he tries to turn around the halfway line
43' - John Terry is taking this a little more seriously than the rest and goes flying in on K. Cetinay
44' - Grimes gets the ball and tries to play in Lynch, but he loses the flight of the ball and it bounces off his back. Lynch tries to win the ball back but runs it out of play for a goal kick
46' - Sound wonderful skill by Evra, Cetinay feeds him back down the wing and a ball comes in for Lynch around the penalty spot but another move falls apart at Lynch's feet
HALF TIME - 0-0
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HT - A Jack White impersonator and a holographic Robbie Williams are singing a terrible halftime song - I have no idea what it happening now
HT - My red wine has ran out so I'm watching the second half without a drink. Oh no
HT - Lots of subs at half time - hopefully they'll announce them soon! Iain Stirling is one, but I don't know who for! Gilligan?
47' - A. Allen's first touch almost gets him in trouble but Robbie Keane's touch puts it wide
54' - GOAL - Lynch beats a man and then plays a simple pass to Robbie Keane, who curls one in off the post. There's little Alfie Allen could do about that.
56' - There's stuff going on and I can't keep up. I think something happened here but I didn't type it and can't remember
56' - Substitution - McGuinness off for Humes and James Bay is on for Mack
57' - A shot is cleared off the line by Chapman. I have no idea who took it, I was trying to work out the subs
58' - GOAL - 1-1 - A ball in to the box puts Yung Filly in the box with more space than outer space. He makes no mistake and slips it past Oduba
59' - Lynch gets one on one with Alfie Allen with no one else around but the celebrity goalkeeper blocks the shot with his feet and keeps it out
62' - Lynch feeds... someone? on the edge of the box, but the shot is blocked by his own player Fleeting
63' Lynch running away from the goal goes to ground under a fairly light touch from Terry and it's a free kick. J. Terry is not happy.
63' - Substitution - Joe Wicks is on for the goal scorer Yung Filly
65' - Substitution - Jason Manford for Kem Cetinay
69' - Substitution - Davide Santon Santan Dave is on, but I have no idea who for - I'm saying Kennedy but I'm guessing at this point
74' - Jason Manford has the ball on the edge of the box, it's taken off him by his team mate Dave but Dave's shot is blocked in the box
75' - Makelele is still the tidy player he was, even as centre back. He brings the ball forward and plays tries to play Lynch through but it's picked out by Humes
75' - Substitution - Dommett for Chapman (I don't think that's allowed!). Manford is subbed for Roman Kemp
76' - I've been reliably informed by CarrowCanary that the second half only needs one woman so it is allowed. Also means that Grimes is off so I have no idea what the teams are
77' - England win a few corners in quick succession but they're cleared and World XI are awarded a free kick to get things clear
82' - James Bay is through in to the box, it looks like he's held back by Iain Stirling but nothing is given. Stirling is a lucky man.
84' - Did Andy Cole just replace Heskey? I think so. Who knows
85' - Patrice Evra makes a wonderful run, but Mark Wright clatters through him winning all of the ball. Lovely stuff!
86' - A tidy cross and Andy Cole will always get on the end of it but he can't direct it on target
88' - Lynch tries twice to beat Humes but the ball bounces messily off his knee and goes out for a goal kick
89' - Manford is still on the pitch. What? I'm very confused now.
90' - Lynch chases down a pass but is too slow and Allen is quickly out of his goal to win the ball nicely
FT - 1-1 - AND IT'S GOING TO PENALTIES!
PENALTIES - So it's celebs vs celebs. No pros involved at this stage
W 1-0 E - Lynch buries it in the top corner
W 1-1 E - Murs scores comfortably
W 1-1 E - Locksmith goes down the middle but hits the crossbar. Advantage England!
W 1-2 E - Mark Wright makes no mistake calmly placing it to his right
W 2-2 E - Serge rolls it into the bottom corner
W 2-2 E - Lee Mack misses for a third year! He tries to go to the bottom right but Oduba reads it and saves well!
W 3-2 E - Dermot Kennedy puts it away nicely
W 3-3 E - James Bay hammers it past Oduba into the top corner. It's sudden death!
W 4-3 E - Cetinay makes no mistake with the pressure on
W 4-3 E - Chunkz puts it wide and World XI take it!
Thank you everyone who got involved in the match thread for the most important match of the year! Remember to donate if you haven't already
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2020.09.05 20:35 finnagains Trump Signs Executive Order Banning Federal Compulsory 'White Privilege' Shaming Sessions - Diversity Trainers Lose Millions (BBC) 5 Sept 2020

US President Donald Trump has ordered federal agencies to stop racial sensitivity training, labelling it "divisive, anti-American propaganda".
A memo to government agencies says it has come to his attention that millions of dollars of taxpayers' money have funded such "trainings".
The document says these sessions only foster resentment in the workforce.
President Trump has ordered federal agencies to cease using tax dollars for “anti-racism” training for government officials, which the White House slammed as inflammatory “propaganda” meant to smear the US as “evil.”
“It has come to the President's attention that Executive Branch agencies have spent millions of taxpayer dollars to date ‘training’ government workers to believe divisive, anti-American propaganda,” Russell Vought, the Director of the Office of
Management and Budget, wrote in a memo on Friday, adding that the White House would soon issue a more detailed guidance.
Mr Trump has previously said he does not believe systemic racism is a problem in the US.
The memo comes amid the social justice protests that have swept the nation in recent months.
'They push black people out and replace us with BLM signs'
They filmed police brutality - then faced a backlash
Friday's two-page document from Office of Management and Budget Director Russell Vought is addressed to the heads of federal executive departments and agencies.
"All agencies are directed to begin to identify all contracts or other agency spending related to any training on 'critical race theory,' 'white privilege,' or any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil," it says.
The memo says that "according to press reports, employees across the Executive Branch have been required to attend trainings where they are told that 'virtually all White people contribute to racism' or where they are required to say that they 'benefit from racism'."
Though Vought said that the president remains “fully committed to the fair and equal treatment of all individuals,” he said “false” and “demeaning propaganda” had no place in the federal government, pointing to training sessions which teach that “virtually all white people contribute to racism” or require staff to state that they “benefit from racism.”
Again citing press reports, the text says that some of the training sessions "have further claimed that there is racism embedded in the belief that America is the land of opportunity or the belief that the most qualified person should receive a job.
"These types of 'trainings' not only run counter to the fundamental beliefs for which our Nation has stood since its inception, but they also engender division and resentment within the Federal workforce."
It was not clear which reports Mr Vought was referring to or what prompted the memo. But such training sessions have been highlighted by the Discovery Institute, a conservative non-profit think tank based in Seattle. Media captionOne thing Americans find hard to talk about
Chris Rufo, one of its research fellows, told Fox News this week that the US Department of Treasury is among federal agencies that have hired such trainers.
Mr Rufo says his public records requests show these sessions have included teaching employees that white people uphold America's system of racism, and sending white male executives to mandatory training in which they write letters of apology to minorities.
According to internal documents obtained by Christopher Rufo, the director of the Center on Wealth and Poverty, the training courses for government officials have encouraged personnel to “own their racism,” as well as to accept their “unconscious bias,” “white privilege” and “white fragility.” Agencies including the FBI, the Sandia National Laboratories, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, among many others, have undergone such training.
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, who will challenge Mr Trump for the White House in November, has vowed to fight systemic racism if elected.
When doing an interview with black radio host Charlemagne Tha God Biden said, "If you don't vote for me, you ain't black."
"For generations, Americans who are black, brown, Native American, immigrant, haven't always been fully included in our democracy or our economy," the former vice-president said in July.
Biden also said, "Poor kids are just as intelligent as white kids."
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54038888
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2020.09.01 06:03 Crystal_like_turtles Saloone Strikes Back

I had to repost cuz this got caught in the spam filter for some reason, and I will be adding more 'sessions' in the future if you wanna see the new 'sessions' here's the google doc:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Wshd7qbMa-TvfuqZs-TyjB5lwwjuDErGLEulGcRj5D
This fanfic takes place after the last episode and is based on the aftermath of episode 136.
Saloone Strikes Back
Paultin was out for a late night of drinking with Handrew, things were going normally until she showed up, Zothora Flintcreek, she was a musician and a bard, just as Paultin was. Handrew pointed her out and Paultin’s jaw dropped. She was a little shorter than he was; she had shoulder height brown hair grey colourless eyes, but still so appealing. She wore a brown leather jacket, with a pair of blue jeans, worn in the knees and in a tattered state altogether. Paultin choked on his wine. She saw him eyes wide open, she had always dreamed to meet Paultin Seppa, her idol, the person who had inspired her to get into music and start performing. She had a lute and a trumpet hanging from straps on her back. She sat down beside him, Paultin started to sweat, Handrew helped his buddy out and wiped some of it off with a napkin. Handrew could tell they were both nervous, he encouraged Paultin to buy Zorthora a drink, he turned to her. “Uh, hi..I’m,”
“Paultin Seppa, I’m your number one fan you inspired me to start gigs,” she finished his sentence.
“Oh and your, “
“Zothora Flintcreek, nice to meet you,”
“Could I get you something to drink,”
“What’s the strongest wine you have here in Waterdeep,”
Paultin smiled “I’ll have that too,”
They talked for a while, and drank (of course).
“AAHH, INTRUDER!!!” Strix called as she opened Paultin’s bedroom door. The two woke up as the sheets fell off their bodies it revealed umm... they uh... they didn’t have clothes on. Strix screamed and ran downstairs.
“Paultin, who is this?” Evelyn demended,
“Uh..this is,”
“I’m Zothora Flintcreek, if you give me a few minutes and I’ll be out your hair.”
“Oh no, don’t worry about it sweetie, just put on some clothes while you sleep alright.” Evelyn assured Zothora that she could stay and she shut the door. The two obeyed and put their clothes on then went back to bed waking up around noon, hungover. Strix is waiting at the bottom of the stairs with a pie staring up the stairs waiting anxiously for them to come down. Zothora gleefully takes the pie from Strix and thanks her, Strix has a huge smile on her face at this point, she skips away. Paultin is flabbergasted, “I didn’t know you were so good with people, especially with Strix.”
“Neither did I,” Zothora admitted.
Diath had met Zothora for the first time about five minutes after the pie was given to her. “Hi, are uh..you the Zothora that Paultin had told me about,” before she could answer Waffles starts to come barreling down the stairs. “Ya, I’m Zothora Flintcreek, nice to meet ya,” she finishes and starts cuddling and praising Waffles, Waffles puts her paw up to shake, Zothora picks it up and shakes it. The kids have all met Zothora and ignore her as they continue with their chaos but, Squiddly seems to like her almost as much as Paultin does “Dad, are you dating this girl,”
“Um..sort of, not really..ya, promise you won’t tell anyone,” Paultin seems embarrassed telling Squiddly.
“It’s okay dad, I would like having her as my mom even though Strix is my first mom,” he hugs Paultin.
Paultin chuckles, “I’m glad you like her,”
The Waffle Crew and Zothora spend the rest of the day getting to know the new addition. Paultin takes Zothora on a romantic walk through the forest and she tells him a secret she wont trust anyone else with (which is kinda a stupid idea) “So Paultin you remember when you went to the temple of Saloone,” he nods “so you remember how Evelyn convinces Preistess Prune to join Lathander and leave Saloone,” he nods again, he also notices that her arms and neck start to grow and get more muscular, grey veins start to pop out of them. “She got really mad and chose a random citizen to give powers to kill Evelyn and all other followers of Lathander and he chose me,” she turns around and her grey eyes are glowing her necklace with a moon on it glows brightly in Paultin’s eyes. He stands there flabbergasted, but he seems to understand and shrug it off. She smiles, “Thank you for understanding,” she hugs him, he hugs back. They find a log in a field and they watch cuddling and kissing as the sun sets. Paultin hears something calling his name, he stands up, Zothora confused, stands up with him and follows him as he walks towards a lone tree. He picks up something she asks what it is, he turns around and shows her it's the Ring of Winter. He slides it on without hesitation, Saloone appears, Zothora hides behind Paultin, scared that she’s here to punish her for not finishing her quest.
“It’s okay sweetie, I set the ring there so he would find it and then he could help you,”
“So, you turned my boyfriend against his own friends for your own glory?” Saloone doesn’t respond but instead shows them to the log they were sitting on before. She sits the duo down and explains to them how she had worn the Ring of Winter and made a deal with it. Before they could question Saloone turned to gaseous form and flew into the moon charm of Zothora’s necklace, Zothora falls back a little and gasps and looks extremely sick as if it’s trying to take control. It seems to take control as Zothora catches her breath and colour returns to her face.
The duo heads back home with the jewelry releasing control so they don’t look suspicious. No one really seems to notice the ring or that Paultin and Zothora disappear for multiple hours a day, for a few days, supposedly going to the tavern. After about a week of this Diath gets suspicious and decides to investigate, he decides to go through their room while they're gone. Diath asks them what's going on but to no avail of his suspicions. But, Diath had a right to be suspicious, for what the duo was doing was not drinking, (but they still were although the training obviously) but the pieces of jewelry were training and practicing negotiating the plan with Paultin and Zothora. That night Diath called everyone to a meeting, “Ok, so I’m not the only one who has been noticing that ever since Zothora showed up Paultin and her have been acting...strange?”
“No, I think they’re just having a fun time getting to know each other. Paultin has announced that he is willing to try at love again and we all swore to protect and accept whoever he chooses,” Evelyn told the group. Strix just shakes her head and shrugs.
“I guess he did say that,” Diath sighed “but can you at least agree with me that they have been acting somewhat strange lately,” Diath states in an angered manner. Everyone awkwardly nods (except for Paultin and Zothora). They discuss taxes and money and stuff then they go to bed. Paultin and Zothora felt cocky that night and decided to become more than friends, safe le fuck comenses (cause the couldn’t deal with a baby especially with all the adventures). They come out of the bedroom the next day in a better mood than usual, no one really questions it. This time instead of coming home after a few hours they don’t come home at all the ring and Saloone, persuade Paultin and Zothora to go to another tavern that the ring knows that has a barrier around it that only lets evil in just like the last one (how coincidental). Their plan is to wait for the Waffle Crew to come (again this ring is not good at coming up with new ideas) and then they would have an ambush of Moon Goblins (who are resistant to the cold) waiting for their appearance. Everyone is worried sick and Diath declares that his suspicions were right; they believe Diath that the two have been manipulated by some sort of evil artifact. They leave the kids and pets with the Nanny they had newly acquired and head out to find some sort of sign that the duo went through. Meanwhile, Zothora and Paultin are in a carriage driven by a ghost to the place that the ring refused to tell them where in fact the ring hypnotizes them but only so they’re asleep and don’t know where they’re going but only know where they are when they wake up so their friends have a harder time trying to find it so the quartet has more time to prepare. Paultin and Zothora wake up in the back of the carriage from a long three day trip to sleep. They get out and Zothora goes up to thank the driver but he seems to have just disappeared. She sees the two black horses and unhooks them from the carriage and lets them go graze in a field nearby. Paultin casts the winter spell which makes a perfect circle of winter as far as the eye can see. Zothora sends out an army of about 200 Moon Goblins to guard the perimeter. Paultin and Zothora stood on a slightly elevated piece of land and ordered the goblins to guard the perimeter and only let anyone named Evelyn, Diath, and Stirx in. In the meanwhile Paultin and Zothora go spend some time with the two horses from the carriage one of the beautiful horses chose Zothora and the other Paultin. “I wonder what their names are,” she muttered then notices a name on the side of the halter “look there’s names on the sides of the halters this one's name is Shadow,”
“Mines Fire,”
“Fire and Shadow, uh oh,” she slaps her palm on her forehead “say it just say it,”
“THEY’S IS HOKAGE,” Paultin annonces, but when he says Hokage the horse's heads perk up.
The two of them walk to the other side of the field and call Hokage, the two horses come trotting towards them. “So we’ve established that if we need to call both of the horses we just call for Hokage,”
They head inside the tavern and it’s much nicer than the other one Paultin had been to the first time he was under the influence of the ring, it was more like a house with a bar downstairs. There was a big bedroom with a huge mattress, it also had a kitchen which worked, and a bathroom that worked so they could make food and have a well earned shower but it was a cold one (obviously). They got very well rested that night; it was very comfortable and cozy in the house. Zothora made breakfast and decided to teach Paultin about horses after all they had plenty of time before the rest of the Waffle Crew would get here. The two brushed, cleaned, and rode the two horses growing closer to both each other and the horses. The ring and Saloone are just letting them have this time to themselves. Over the course of these few days Zothora’s arms and neck have gotten much more muscular and the grey veins have made themselves known. Same goes for Paultin except his veins are blue, both of their eyes are glowing Pautins blue, Zothora’s grey. Paultin’s hair has gone from it’s normal blonde to a black in a matter of a few days. Zothora has kept her hair down and whenever someone sees her like this are for some reason astonished at her looks. She never really understood why. The Waffle Crew is exhausted but have finally arrived. There is a village just outside of the winter wonderland if you will, they ask around hoping for a place to stay and say they are here to end the cold snap that has nearly consumed this village destroying crops and sickening many. They finally find a woman who has spare rooms willing to let them in. They sleep preparing for a difficult and strong battle also noticing that they will have to get through a wall of goblins. The village is ecstatic, the cold has only been here for a few days but it has been devastating. Paultin had been notified this morning from the captain of the Moon Goblins that the Waffle crew had arrived. Paultin had ordered for Zothora’s Moon Crater (which is an orb over a cursed amount of land with only one entrance/exit.) He then ordered all the Moon Goblins to guard the entrance. The duo had a few drinks and watched as the Waffle Crew arrived at the opening in the orb swords drawn expecting to have to fight they're way through. They saw Buddy laying on the front deck (that’s Zothora’s pet wolf), he stood up barked a bit and ran up to them wagging his tail hoping for a few pets. Evelyn squats and gives him a few cuddles then they both return to their posts. Paultin walks out of the building onto the porch and he scuffles the wolf's fur a bit and he proudly sits down on his right side. Evelyn notices the ring on Paultin’s finger and that he looks the same as the last time he was under the ring's control. “SEE I TOLD YOU I HAD A GOOD REASON TO BE SUSPICIOUS!!” Diath yells, he is really pissed off that he has to deal with this again.
“Why, why are you doing this to us again?” Evelyn mumbles in despair.
“You all seem in a bad mood, come, come in, have a few drinks,” Zothora had cut one of the twig dolls and once they tried to take one of the pieces of jewelry or try to hurt them she would put it back up and kick them out. Zothora walked down the stairs, “I see you all have arrived,” she sat down next to Paultin and took a sip out of the wine bottle he was drinking. They were obviously flirting with each other but Strix (of course) didn’t understand what was going on and put on a face of concern. No one bothered to explain to her what was going on. Everyone had a sip of the wine Paultin had offered, but that was a mistake; one glass would have been able to make someone blackout drunk, if they hadn’t been drinking they’re whole life. It was so potent in fact the Paultin and Zothora could only have about two glasses before getting blackout drunk. The Waffle Crew is now passed out on the floor, Paultin and Zothora standing over them cackling. Zothora and Paultin both pull a dagger out of a satchel hanging on the side of their pants. They both stab Evelyn in the back of the neck, killing her instantly. Paultin banished Evelyn’s body so they wouldn’t see how she was brutally murdered. The twig-made doll was put back up and now Diath and Strix are locked out. The goblins ended up killing Strix and leaving Diath just waking up realizing the rest of his team is dead. “You killed them, why, Paultin this isn’t you, don’t listen to the ring it’s making you do things you know aren’t right,” Diath tried to persuade him but to no avail. Paultin came out of the house and placed his hand on Diath’s shoulder. His hand was cold, and it left a frosted hand print on Diath’s shoulder. Paultin walked around the back of the house where Zothora had the two horses saddled and ready for their getaway when Diath was last standing. They jumped on the two horses as Paultin called “You have to catch me first fucker!”
“That is something Paultin would say,” Diath looked around for some sort of transportation method. But as the horses galloped out of the orb it all disappeared all the magic was gone the second they left the area which was good news for the townsfolk they gave Diath one of their horses as they saw the duo ride off Diath thanked them and promised to return with justice. He took off after the beautiful Friesian horses (pronounced free-shun) it was going pretty well (as well as a high speed chase can go) until Zothora’s ribbon fell out of her hair and landed right in Diath’s face causing him to stop the horse to take it off, which inturn gave the other’s a huge advantage as they got even farther ahead then they were before. “Shit, doesn’t look like I'm catching up to them any time soon,”Diath admitted he and his horse trotted up to a little cabin and asked to stay. They let him in once they realized who he was and what he was doing. Paultin and Zothora had made it back to Waterdeep and were already heading to get the kids. They rode up to the little cottage and knocked on the door. “Hey, kids Paultin’s here!” they heard a voice call. The door swung open and Squiddly came and stood in awe as the two tall, majestic horses stood there with their mane blowing in the wind. “Are they ours,” Squiddly excitedly asked.
“Ya, this one’s Fire and Zothora’s is Shadow,”
“Can I ride with you Paultin,”
“Of course,” he lifted Squiddly up in the saddle with him and Simon jumped up for a ride. Zothora took Nat and Jenks with her, Waffles followed closely behind running the horses with Buddy. After a good ride for about an hour they take the kids back, pay the woman and ask her to keep them overnight she agrees. They hug all the kids and give Waffles some cuddles goodbye and head back to face Diath. They ride up to the village that he stopped at and start asking around for him no one told them because they know what Paultin and Zothora have done. Paultin casts Circle of Truth on a woman who lives a cabin a little bit out of the village. She starts to cry “He’s upstairs.” Paultin nods and signals Zothora to come inside. They go upstairs and knock on the door of the room Daith is in, “Come in,” he calls. His face goes from a joyful smile to a deceiving frown. “What are you doing here, how did you find me, wha..” Paultin stared deep into Diath’s eyes and chanted something no one understands, it’s basically unintelligible. But, whatever he said had some affect on Diath he gets up and leaves, Paultion later explains that he casted a spell to send him home and to just take care of everyone there.
A few weeks go by and the kids are missing everyone and Diath isn’t all that great with kids so it was going...well. Paultin and Zothora come home and the horses are in the backyard eating some grass. The kids come to say hi, they give hugs and then go see the horses. The second they leave the house Diath pulls a dagger out and holds it to their throats. “Please just, look out the door,” Paultin pleads. As he walks through them he notices they look extremely sick they are really scrawny and have barely any colour to their skin. Daith looks outside and sees Evelyn and Strix standing there perfectly fine.
“Diath, are you okay, are the kids okay, I’m sorry,” Evelyn hugged Diath and Strix hugged him to but didn’t say anything. Paultin and Zothora are doing horrible, we took them to a place where they took the evil out of the jewelry and for the first bit they seemed fine but as we got closer to home they just kept getting wor..” just as Evelyn was about to finish Paultin and Zothora fell over face down on the wooden floor unconscious. Evelyn rushed to their side and finished, “They had said the evil in them was so powerful that it had become a part of them and they will get really sick for a few days and we just need to make sure they stay alive and they’ll be fine. They carried them up to their bedroom and set them down Evelyn healed them as much as she could and let them be. A few days later the duo finally wake remember on faint memories of the whole experience Diath ends up explaining most of the story to them, probably wouldn’t of remembered it that much especially when they drink about two bottles of wine a day each. Paultin and Zothora stay together but don’t get married (because bad memories) and Squiddly finally stops calling Strix mom and starts calling his Zothora his mom. Either way they get better and Fire, Shadow, and Buddy become a part of the family, no matter how many times Diath says no more pets.
And That’s Where We’ll Stop
Session 2
Pie business has been going very well lately, and there have been no villains or monsters have been around lately so the Waffle Crew had spent most of this time for leisure. Paultin and Zothora had taken Buddy and Waffles on their daily walk Hokage (I’m just gonna call the horses Hokage cause it’s easier than typing Fire and Shadow over and over again) we’re being ridden. Waffles and Buddy ran around the forested trail as Paultin and Zothora followed closely behind mounted on Hokage. Paultin stops just before they reach the end of the bushline and hops off his horse. He gets down on one knee and opens a little blue velvet box. Zothora is welling up in tears at this point.
“Zoe,” That’s what he’d been nicknaming her “will you make me the happiest man alive, and take my hand in marriage?”
“YES!” Zoe jumps off her horse and kisses Paultin.
The duo returns Buddy and Waffles are unaware of what Zoe's mascara was running down her face.
“Oh sweetie what happened.” Evelyn wrapped her in a hug, Zoe showed her the ring. It was a very simple ring but it was still beautiful. It had a single diamond on it. “Paultin it’s beautiful, you really know how to find a ring.” Evelyn was overwhelmed with joy. “*intense gasp* Do I get to be y’alls preacher for the wedding.”
“We didn’t talk much about the wedding yet, but yes whatever happens you will be the officiant.”
“Ooh I’m so excited is there anything I can help y’all with.”
Diath walks down the stairs. “Hey wha... Zothora is everything okay.” She holds out her hand and shows Daith the ring. “Paultin I….I thought you said you weren’t going to get into another relationship.”
“Well, she’s the one, the second she walked into the tavern I knew.”
“Awww.” Zoe wraps Paultin in a hug.
“Mom, Dad is there something wrong?” Squiddley and Jenks came down the stairs.
“We’re getting married.”
“Can Nat and I be the flower kids!”
“Of course!”
Strix finally comes out of the panic room and looks to see what all the fuss is. “Hey what’s going on, is it something important, is it cute animal shit going on without me!”
“No Strix, Paultin and I are getting married.”
“Holy Shit.” Strix runs upstairs probably to the panic room.
A week or two goes by and the wedding has been planned, and was being set up for the next day was the special day.
“Oh this is going to be so beautiful y’all.”
“I’m so happy the decorations came in yesterday so we’d have time to set it up beforehand.”
“Oh me too!”
“I’m nervous and ecstatic at the same time.”
“Honey don’t worry you’ll be great!”
“Thanks Evelyn should we go try on that dress?”
“Oh you know me too well!”
Zoe and Evelyn went back to the Waffle House to try on her dress. It was a beautiful white sequined dress, strapless, and the train was about 2-3 feet long. The girls played around with the dress for a while but Paultin and Diath came back from trying on suits. Zoe changed back into her normal clothes and gave Paultin a kiss at the door. It was about 10:00 at night so everyone headed to bed anxiously waiting for the night to pass.
Waffles and Buddy barked and cooked around 7:00 that morning Paultin and Zoe were actually up early that morning Evelyn had been up for the same amount of time they were. Diath had also gotten up early and Paultin went to get into their tuxedos. Diath was Paultins best man and Evelyn and Strix were Zoe’s bridesmaids (Evelyn was somehow also the officiant not quite sure how it worked but it did)
After many hours of preparation it was time. People from all over Waterdeep came to see.
Zoe walked out in her dress, Paultin was in his fancy purple jacket. Paultin’s eyes welled up with tears.
The vows were said and Paultin and Zoe were about to kiss before Evil Paultin burst through the door of the church. Like most things Evil Paultin had come back to bite him in the ass (not literally.)
“*sigh* Chris Perkins WHY ON MY GODDAMN WEDDING DAY!”
“Paultin calm down, let’s have some fun.” Zoe tore off the bottom half of her dress revealing a white skirt.”
“See I told y’all that was a good feature.”
Paultin pulled out his sun sword and drove it through Evil Paultins gut. He collapsed, “I see this is the way we’re gonna do this.” The rest of the evil Waffle Crew appeared.
“Oh, I’ve been waiting for this.” Zoe pulled out a pocket knife with purple roses carved into it, and threw it driving it through Evil Strix’s head and hitting Evil Evelyn right between her eyes.
“HOLY SHIT!!!” Diath and Paultin’s jaws dropped.
“We should have had you the first time we encountered these guys the first time, you really put my dagger throwing to shame.”
“Well I don’t want you to feel bad about your amazing skills.”
“I don’t.”
“Okay good.”
“That’s the sexy bitch I know and love!” Paultin scooped her up in his arms and kissed her.
“Hey, guys hate to ruin your moment but Evil Paultin and Diath are still alive.”
“You got it Diath, just focus.”
“Okay I’ll try.” Diath hit Evil Paultin with Moondagger. But I mean I’ll give him some credit cause what Zoe did was badass and probably took at least a few years of experience and practice. Evelyn Moonbeamed Evil Diath to finish him off. At this point all of the townsfolk had ran off. But now that the evil had been dealt with the pie could be cut! Strix had made a humongous pie for the occasion.
The rest of the wedding went spectacularly, the Waffle Crew enjoyed pie, music, dancing, wine (obviously.) Diath was having too much fun to realize that he had gotten drunk, he was tumbling around, and puking constantly.
Everyone got home around 1:00 am, all the kids were being carried in, they were exhausted from the big day. Paultin ended up carrying Diath home because he had passed out, poor guy. Everyone else stayed up the rest of the night Zoe and Paultin drank (like they had both finished two bottles at the wedding and three more at home they were drunk out of their minds) they ended up passing out around 5:00 that morning.
“Dad, Mom why are you sleeping at the table?” Squiddley shook Zoe and Paultin awake. They were so hungover that his voice sounded like drills were going off on their temples.
“We weren’t... no….uh….*hiccup*....oh...I...I guess you’re right.”
“Sorry Squiddley, Paultin and I just….we just had a bit to drink last night.”
“Oh, okay I just wanted to tell you guys I think Diath’s dead, he’s not moving at all.”
“Oh shit you get Evelyn and we’ll meet you upstairs.”
“Got it.”
They all ran upstairs and met in Diath’s room. He was snoring profusely, “Diath wake up.” Paultin shook Diath. He opened his eyes just enough to see Paultin standing over him ready to slap.
“Whoa, whoa I’m up, I’m up,” he held his head “ugh what happened.”
“You got drunk.”
“Ugh.”
“So, how is your first hangover so far.”
“Shitty, everything hurts.”
“Sounds about right.”
“Can I have some alone time.”
“Yea, remember to eat something though you’ll regret it if you forget it!” Paultin and Zoe walk out of the room.
“So did you make up that rhyme so you don’t forget to eat in your hangovers.”
“Yea, you like it.”
“Yea, it’s cute.” She wraps him in a hug and kisses him.
“Thanks.” Everyone spent the rest of the day recovering except for Paultin and Zoe they spent most the day flirting and cuddling.
“Mom, Dad.”
“Yes Squddley.”
“I can’t sleep.”
“Come on hop in with us, just try not to wake up Paultin.”
“Okay!”
“Shh.”
“Sorry.” Squiddley crawled in bed and snuggled up to Zoe, he fell asleep after five minutes.
The next morning Paultin and Zoe were set to head out on their honeymoon. Squiddley was insisting he went with them but after some explaining accepted the fact that he wasn’t coming.
“Bye see you guys, don’t get into that much trouble while we’re gone!”
“We’ll miss you lovebirds!” Paultin jokingly fingered Diath and he giggled and fingered him back.
“I hope nothing bad happens while we’re gone.”
“Same.”
Paultin and Zoe made it safely to their AirD&D cabin by the mountains. They unpacked their bags and collapsed into bed, they had spent the whole day traveling. After a few hours of lying in bed talking and reminiscing, they got up and had a few drinks, whilst taking in the view of the mountains. They went to bed almost as happy as they were getting married. But like all things it went south real fast. They woke up tied in chairs, a freak with a top hat and funky scientist goggles on in their face (picture that one dude in Branded with the tophat and goggles.)
“Ah, YoU’rE fInAlLy AwAkE.”
“JESUS CHRIST!”
“Ugh, Paultin wha...HOLY SHIT, who the hell are you!”
“That’s not important, but what is, Is Me TaKiNg YoUr PoWeRs FoR mY oWn!” This motherfucker cackled, like he was in solitary confinement for his whole god damn life.
“Wha….wha.” Zoe was confused, scared, and overall freaked the fuck out. The guy walked over to a huge panel full of buttons and switches. He flipped a lever and it sent a painful wave of electricity down their bodies. This went on for a few minutes their screams echoed throughout the building.
“I sEe YoU’rE nOt GoInIg To GiVe Me YoUr PoWeRs, I gUeSs I’lL jUsT HaVe To UsE YOU INSTEAD!!!” as he finished a group of people in masks walked out with two silver platters. They took off the lid to reveal two masks both somewhat robot looking. They picked them up and brought them towards their faces Paultin and Zoe wiggled around trying to break free, but to no avail. He put the masks on their faces, a calming feeling rushed down them, their breathing slowed. “Now are you ready to fulfill your task.”
“Yes master.” Paultin and Zoe were in sync with each other, the guy had got what he needed. He had brainwashed them into his mindless zombies. A few weeks had passed and Paultin and Zoe were back home, the rest of the waffle crew oblivious to what had happened. They went straight to Evelyn and Strix, you see their task was to retrieve all of the Waffle Crew's magic since he couldn’t get his hands on Paultin and Zoe’s. When they went to give them a hug they both stared at them and after a few seconds, sparkles started coming out seemingly draining all of their energy. Evelyn and Strix both dropped to the floor, Paultin and Zoe locked eyes on Diath.
“Shit.” he ducked under his arm making sure that they wouldn’t get a chance to get a glance of his eyes. Just as he pulled out his dagger the tophat man poofed into the room.
“Good job you two, now if you don’t mind I’m gonna need that magic from Evelyn and Strix.”
The sparkles drained off them and seemed to snake into him (this is really starting to sound like that episode of Rick and Morty where they have like magic sex with that dragon.)
Diath quickly ran behind Paultin and Zoe and ripped off their masks, they both stood there dazed and confused for a good 5 minutes before collapsing. He quickly shoved his dagger into the tophat man’s gut and released the sparkles as they crawled back over to Evelyn and Strix. The tophat guy just welted up into a pile of ash on the ground.
“Is everyone okay?”
“Yea, Strix and I are just fine honey!”
“I’m..uh...not...okay Diath what happened?”
“Well I’m assuming that guy used those masks, that are now in pieces, to control so he can get our powers so he could become more powerful.”
“Oh, Paultin are you doing alright.”
“I could use a drink.”
“He’s fine.” Diath walked over the cellar to grab them some wine.
Everyone got up and did they’re welcome back hugs, properly this time. Paultin and Zoe went to bed early that night; it was a very eventful and tiring day. After an hour or two the door creaked open, they were both oblivious. The two masks had reformed, they floated onto the bed and landed on their faces, sinking into their faces so they wouldn’t be noticed. They twitched as if the masks were getting a feel of their new permanent host.
And That’s Where We’ll Stop
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2020.09.01 01:28 TheOvy The gulf between YTM's Library and our Uploads may be wider than we think

We all know that it takes an extra couple of clicks to get from YTM's Library proper to our actual Uploads. But I believe this divide is more significant than a complicated interface. To elaborate:
  1. Search
The first warning sign is how search works. If I look up "Heroes" (without quotation marks), the top result in YTM's library is David Bowie's music video, followed by the song from the album itself. When I click the Uploads tab, however, the first result is a Leonard Cohen album, followed by a Metallica album, followed by a Stiff Little Fingers album, followed by a Hendrix album... etc. It then lists every track from that Hendrix album, followed by every track from that Stiff Little Fingers album, and then a mix of tracks. Eventually, the 26th result is Joe the Lion, which is at least a track from David Bowie's album, "Heroes". The actual song "Heroes", however, is literally the last result of the entire search.
So right off the bat, it's clear that YTM makes no attempt to index our uploads. It seems to be scraping the metadata on the fly, and just listing the findings in a confused manner (possibly sorted by upload date, though I'm unsure of this). I think this leads to a more dire conclusion, however:

2. Artist Page
I believe YTM is functionally blind to what is actually in our uploads. That is to say, it will read the metadata and sort it accordingly, so that when we click Artists, it's roughly in alphabetical order. However, I do not believe it recognizes what those artists actually are. So while it may understand that I'm listening to a song whose metadata lists the artist as, say, Led Zeppelin, it will not understand that "this song is by Led Zeppelin, the English band that was active from the 60s through the 70s." In other words, it doesn't associate our Uploads with the artists profile in the YTM library. This is why the artist page in our Uploads isn't as fancy as the artists page in YTM proper -- no matter what the metadata says, it's not a Led Zeppelin song, as far as YTM is concerned, so it's not associated with the Led Zeppelin artist page. It's just some random audio file, metadata be damned.

3. Your Mix
What really clinched this for me is a recent post complaining about Your Mix. Apparently, Your Mix has switched from a never-ending radio, to a finite playlist for some users. This post surprised me, because Your Mix has never been useful. I assumed it was just broken, as I've spent the last couple months playing music through YTM, so that it could be a proper taste profile for me, but it seems entirely oblivious to what I actually like. So, for example, this is my top ten artists on Last.fm:
  1. Radiohead
  2. Led Zeppelin
  3. Jimi Hendrix
  4. The Velvet Underground
  5. The Replacements
  6. The Smiths
  7. Sigur Rós
  8. Billie Holiday
  9. Pixies
  10. Bob Dylan
And now, here's the first ten songs recommended in Your Mix:
  1. J Balvin & SAINt JHN
  2. Harry Styles
  3. The Weeknd
  4. Chris Brown & Young Thug
  5. Katy Perry
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Maroon 5
  8. Harry Styles (again)
  9. Drake
  10. Lil Mosey
Suffice it to say, Your Mix is utterly alien compared to what I actually listen to. Since YTM is blind to our uploads, it doesn't actually understand what I like. So, if I listen to one million Led Zeppelin tracks from my uploads, and then one Yanni track in YTM's actual library, YTM will assume that I only ever listen to Yanni, and recommend to me artists similar to Yanni. It will completely ignore what I demonstrably prefer.

4. Comparisons to GPM
None of this is a problem in GPM. If I search for "Heroes," it lists David Bowie's album first, and the song itself is the top of the list, all of which are my uploads. If I go to Led Zeppelin in my GPM library, it shows the actual artist landing page, complete with a picture of the band. And, of course, when you scroll down on GPM's Home page, and see what it's recommending for the day, it's actually showing me relevant artists, based on the uploads I've been listening to recently. This is how YTM should work.

5. tl;dr version
YTM not only segregates your Uploads from the Library proper, but it's actually oblivious to what your uploads are. GPM recognizes your uploads, associates them with their respective artists, and makes recommendations based on that. YTM does not recognize your uploads, and does not consider it as part of your taste profile.
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