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NFL Week 16 // 2012 NFL Season

Published by Will Davies

With the festive season well and truly upon us, it’s out with Thursday & Monday Night Football, and in with a late-Saturday game. The Atlanta Falcons are the current NFC #1 seed, and can secure home-field advantage for the playoffs with a win against the 4-10 Detroit Lions (0130 Sun am – BBC). The Pittsburgh Steelers are still alive in the race for the playoffs, but it will only stay that way if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (1800 – Sky Sports). A Bengals win will give them the final AFC spot, a Steelers win gives them the upper hand going into the final week. The defending Superbowl Champs the NY Giants are in a tough spot, tied at 8-6 with 4 other teams, so desperately need a win against the out-of-form Baltimore Ravens (2125 – Sky Sports). Finally we’ve the San Diego Chargers playing at the NY Jets (0120 – C4); these two teams have nothing left to play for this season, and will be already looking to 2013.




  • So... Because the Bolts-Jets game has no say in the playoff race, it's been moved earlier to 1800, and replaced with the SF 49ers vs Seattle Seahawks - they can now play in front of a primetime audience. Among the plethora of clinching scenarios the easiest for each team is that a Seahawks win guarantees them a berth, whereas a '9ers win gives them the division.

  • The 1800 games are underway :) and the Bolts are already ahead :O

  • My Sky subscription is cancelled now, so I only have the non-Sky games.

  • Having said that, it doesn't look like any games are blacked out today

  • I've just realised that my phone contact gives me an add-on which included SS :D

  • Jags miss a field goal on a poor snap. Still up 10-3.

  • Jets' new QB McElory doing a good job, combined with some poor CB coverage.

  • Brady's been picked off twice in the first quarter.

  • Jets 14-7 currently.

  • The Jaguars are annihilating the Patriots right now.

  • The Jaguars are annihilating the Patriots right now.

    TeeHee - pretty sure the Pats will rebound, but this will help the Broncos seal a bye-week.

  • 13-13 at half time in Jacksonville, Patriots will be the happier team with that scoreline I reckon.

  • The Chargers are trailing 14-10 at the half I think (their best stretch of play was the punt-return right at the start of the half. *grumbles*

  • Jags sacked Brady, but penalised for roughing the passer. Bad call.

  • But they just sacked him again.

  • Is his OLine on holiday already?

  • O-line has been bad today, d-line has created no pressure, Wilfork hasn't managed anything.

  • Jake Locker's first-half quarterback rating: 0.0.

  • It's been a while since I last saw that.

  • Cheung just got flagged 5 times on one play for mashing a defenseless receiver.

  • Can a play be reviewed if the offence have taken a spike?

  • Pats win.

  • Switched to the Jets game. Looks ugly.

  • And that's just the coaching.

  • The Steelers have just received a ko and now have 3s for a Hail Mary!

  • CIN D drop back into coverage, play breaks down. The Bengals are playoff bound.

  • I'm on Saints-Cowboys now. Just a PAT for OT now...

  • That's where I am,... before the Ravens-Giants game.

  • I have a stinking headache, hence lack of comments.

  • I have a stinking headache, hence lack of comments.

    I'm busy trying to finish our Christmas-y puzzle, that Mrs^ has given up on saying that we don't have enough time to finish it before Tuesday... #ChallengeAccepted

  • 23yd fumble to the 2 is a pretty good play.

  • Almost as good as a fwd pass

  • that's a tough way to lose.

  • Looks like the Giants are not going to get rolled over after all

  • Bye bye playoffs. And hello to some momentum for the Ravens

  • Hi guys. :)

  • Hi guys. :)

    Hello there.

  • Hi guys. :)

    Evening.

  • This game is interesting. I just got home and I saw about the last 15 minutes. What do you think?

  • This game is interesting. I just got home and I saw about the last 15 minutes. What do you think?

    I haven't reaally been concentrating on it. I am watching a stream of the game and something entirely different on TV at the same time

  • This game seems to be taking ages. I thought there was only a minute to go in the third quarter.

  • This game seems to be taking ages. I thought there was only a minute to go in the third quarter.

    It does.

  • It does.

    Must be worse for you Giants fans

  • Must be worse for you Giants fans

    They're kind of a mess and bumbling today.

  • They're kind of a mess and bumbling today.

    You just have to hope that the second half is better than the first

  • You just have to hope that the second half is better than the first

    I have gluten free chocolate cake and a new phone that I'm setting up. Whatever the Giants do is fine with me today. Win or lose, whatevah.

  • I have gluten free chocolate cake and a new phone that I'm setting up. Whatever the Giants do is fine with me today. Win or lose, whatevah.

    Amazing how chocolate and gadgets take away all the worry of sportsfans about their team

  • Amazing how chocolate and gadgets take away all the worry of sportsfans about their team

    on the continuum of fanage, from "Look at the cute boys in uniforms!" to "I just got a (your sports team here) tattoo", I'm somewhere slightly to the right of the middle. I'd like for the Giants to win, but if they mess it up, I have other teams I like that I can root for.

  • on the continuum of fanage, from "Look at the cute boys in uniforms!" to "I just got a (your sports team here) tattoo", I'm somewhere slightly to the right of the middle. I'd like for the Giants to win, but if they mess it up, I have other teams I like that I can root for.

    So more likely to have a picture card than a tattoo

  • So more likely to have a picture card than a tattoo

    hehe. Yeah. And think about a jersey for a player I really admire, but never get one.

  • I feel like I should share this cake with yo, Steven. It's a bit too chocolatey for me. I enjoy vanilla a bit more. It's chocolate ganache and it's a bit much. I'm struggling through alright, though. It's my birthday cake from yesterday. Add another year onto "27".

  • I feel like I should share this cake with yo, Steven. It's a bit too chocolatey for me. I enjoy vanilla a bit more. It's chocolate ganache and it's a bit much. I'm struggling through alright, though. It's my birthday cake from yesterday. Add another year onto "27".

    The good thing about reaching 27 is that you know you are not going to get any older. If you can get chocolate cake here I am quite happy to sample it.

    Happy Birthday

  • The good thing about reaching 27 is that you know you are not going to get any older. If you can get chocolate cake here I am quite happy to sample it.

    :) I may bump up my 27 to 32. I feel like I'm more 32 now than 27.

  • :) I may bump up my 27 to 32. I feel like I'm more 32 now than 27.

    Must have been a tough year if you went all the way from 27 to 32

  • Must have been a tough year if you went all the way from 27 to 32

    It actually was, but I also feel more mature or something...but not too mature... so 32 seems about right.

  • It actually was, but I also feel more mature or something...but not too mature... so 32 seems about right.

    Another couple of years like that and you will be over 40.

  • Another couple of years like that and you will be over 40.

    or maybe we need a symbol to represent being ageless and not hooked into time, like the age formerly known as 27.

  • 27-7 Ravens. Giants are being dominated.

  • or maybe we need a symbol to represent being ageless and not hooked into time, like the age formerly known as 27.

    I can't imagine what kind of symbol can replace 27

  • NO 3rd down conversions all day for the Giants? Can't be right.

    Oh man, it was right! But they just got their first. Boy, that's bad.

  • NO 3rd down conversions all day for the Giants? Can't be right.

    That is pretty bad. Mind you I saw a comment earlier say Jake Locker's first half passer rating was 0.0

  • Manning sacked.

  • Total yards

    Giants 121

    Raves 531

    A bit one sided

  • A bit one sided

    I moved on to other shows. :)

  • what's the deal with the Giants re: playoffs?

  • what's the deal with the Giants re: playoffs?

    Redskins, Cowboys and Giants are all 8-6 at the top of their division so getting hammered today is very bad for the Giants

  • I moved on to other shows. :)

    Shocking :)

  • Redskins, Cowboys and Giants are all 8-6 at the top of their division so getting hammered today is very bad for the Giants

    Aren't Skins 9-6, Cowboys/Giants 8-7? Any idea who holds the tiebreaker at the moment?

  • Aren't Skins 9-6, Cowboys/Giants 8-7? Any idea who holds the tiebreaker at the moment?

    Npt according to nfl.com but maybe today's results have not been added

    http://www.nfl.com/standings

  • Shocking :)

    oh well. Giants screwed up. At this point in the year, you can't get rolled by anyone. They made their bed.

  • oh well. Giants screwed up. At this point in the year, you can't get rolled by anyone. They made their bed.

    The Ravens are good, but the Giants looked terrrrrible.

  • The Ravens are good, but the Giants looked terrrrrible.

    You can tell the Giants are in trouble when Cruz only has 3 catches for 21 yards

  • You can tell the Giants are in trouble when Cruz only has 3 catches for 21 yards

    They had no rhythm.

  • Chicago just had a 20yd FG blocked and returned to the house.

  • They had no rhythm.

    They just got another touchdown. I am not sure that it is more than just a consolation

  • Chicago just had a 20yd FG blocked and returned to the house.

    Ouch

  • Anyone staying up for SNF?

  • Anyone staying up for SNF?

    It's only 8pm here, but I'm watching a movie. Sorry. :(

  • It's only 8pm here, but I'm watching a movie. Sorry. :(

    No worries, I only watch until I fall asleep anyway, in case anyone's ever wondered why I suddenly disappear :-) It's almost always because I fell asleep (during NFL threads anyway) - plus, I'm working tomorrow, so I have to be at least moderately awake.

  • No worries, I only watch until I fall asleep anyway, in case anyone's ever wondered why I suddenly disappear :-) It's almost always because I fell asleep (during NFL threads anyway) - plus, I'm working tomorrow, so I have to be at least moderately awake.

    I hope what you see is good and work goes by quickly tomorrow. :)

  • No worries, I only watch until I fall asleep anyway, in case anyone's ever wondered why I suddenly disappear :-) It's almost always because I fell asleep (during NFL threads anyway) - plus, I'm working tomorrow, so I have to be at least moderately awake.

    I have a habit of doing that too.

    I will watch the start of the 49ers - Seahawks game but I am not sure how much of it I will see

  • I will watch the start of the 49ers - Seahawks game but I am not sure how much of it I will see

    Fair enough. My headache forced me to sleep through most of the Broncos game, so I can probably stay awake until 2am without too much trouble.

  • Al Michaels is go on NBC,

  • SNF definitely has the best music.

  • and the best comms too, now I think of it.

  • and the best comms too, now I think of it.

    I agree. They're very good.

  • I always love teams that go for a 90 yard pass on the first play of the game

  • Seattle head coach says the key to winnign tonight is "taking care of the football". Americans aren't really good at game-time insight.

  • Amazing that the 49ers have two QBs with a 104.x QB Rating.

  • Amazing that the 49ers have two QBs with a 104.x QB Rating.

    Must be hard to be dropped with a rating over a hundred

  • Seahawks show what you should do with a first possesion

  • Must be hard to be dropped with a rating over a hundred

    It's a pretty elite group, that one!

  • Looks like there is a lot of rain in Seattle

  • Looks like there is a lot of rain in Seattle

    And a lot of offence

  • You know it is not the 49ers day when they have a field goal attempt blocked and returned for a TD

  • Anyone staying up for SNF?

    lordy i had no idea what day it was/is.

  • lordy i had no idea what it was/is.

    Sunday Night Football - On Channel 4.

    There is only 7 minutes left but since the Seahawks are leading the 49ers 42-6 it is safe to say the game is over

  • Sorry I left, was still up at the end of the firt half, but my iPod is posting he mess of my flat and my Windows Phone just doesn't get on with Sidepodcast :-(

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With the festive season well and truly upon us, it’s out with Thursday & Monday Night Football, and in with a late-Saturday game. The Atlanta Falcons are the current NFC #1 seed, and can secure home-field advantage for the playoffs with a win against the 4-10 Detroit Lions (0130 Sun am – BBC). The Pittsburgh Steelers are still alive in the race for the playoffs, but it will only stay that way if they beat the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday (1800 – Sky Sports). A Bengals win will give them the final AFC spot, a Steelers win gives them the upper hand going into the final week. The defending Superbowl Champs the NY Giants are in a tough spot, tied at 8-6 with 4 other teams, so desperately need a win against the out-of-form Baltimore Ravens (2125 – Sky Sports). Finally we’ve the San Diego Chargers playing at the NY Jets (0120 – C4); these two teams have nothing left to play for this season, and will be already looking to 2013.

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01:30GMT +00:00

23 December 2012