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#241

Score made it sound closer than it was, the Rams were never in that game. Not a great game to watch as a neutral, chili and loaded cornbread (bacon, jalapeno, spring onion, shredded gruyere) with butter whipped with honey was good though :zap:


#242

Ironically unAmerican?


#243

I didn’t stay up this year for a change as I had work to do first thing, and watched it back on gamepass. Glad I didn’t tbh.


#244

I was really tired, but managed to stay awake throughout it all - not sure how!

It must have been so frustrating for Goff and the Rams. While their defence was obviously causing problems for the Patriots, that was nothing as to what the Pats’ defence was doing to the Rams.

I get that the amount of research that the defensive co-ordinators must do into their opposition is huge, but why weren’t the main season games like this? They have just as much time to prepare. The defences were so tight and imaginative.


#245

Two of the best game strategists in the game at the moment, it was always likely to be a chess match.

Bellichick did a real job on nullifying the Rams running game and forcing Goff to throw the ball. As talented as Goff is, when its really tight it’s Brady who can use tiny margins to put a scoring drive together.


#246

Yeah it’s just like the Corbyn-May 4D chess extravaganza


#247

Or maybe 0.4D


#248

#249

Yeah yeah. I can’t stand the Patriots (fans mainly) but you have to give credit where its due.

Although as a Raiders fan, or frankly as a fan of any other team, I think that the officials give Brady a lot of protection and calls his way…


#250

I put it down to sorcery, I’m constantly scanning the Patriots roster looking for someone on the coaching/training staff with a name like Papa Legba or some such . . .


#251

More likely to be on the Saints staff?

Its Bellichick, once he goes then hopefully normal service will be resumed.