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NFL Season 2014


Well its only 8 weeks till the new season kicks off and should be a good season. Mark 5th September on your calendars, with the kick off between the Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos.

Each week leading up to the first game, I will cover 2 AFC Divisional teams and Beefy with cover the NFC teams.

Subjects may include the big name players to look out for and some must see match ups.

We are hoping this thread will help introduce more people to the game of NFL and maybe even introduce more people to Fantasy.

In Australia, NFL is shown on One HD each Monday, and covers 3 games iirc.

http://www.nfl.com/rulebook/beginnersguidetofootball
Wiing
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Buffalo Bills


This team is one of the poor performers in the last few seasons, and as a result they have signed up a new coach and a rookie Quarterback. Rookie QB EJ Manuel comes to the team and brings some good athleticism to the Bills. Manuel was the Number 1 pick for the Bills, and was the first QB since 2001 to be picked in the first round.

The Bills will be hoping this QB will go great with their near elite Running Back C.J. Spiller and above average Wide Receiver Steve Johnson. Spiller is the starting RB this year, and with a big year last year being second, this year should be even bigger. Johnson is a consistent WR and with a better QB this season it should be a good sign for him.

One weak link is the poor Defensive Team, last season they were tied third last in the whole NFL. With a new Defensive Coordinator this season, things may start to look up for the Bills.

Must see game – Week 1, Sept 8th Bills vs Patriots at Home. This is a big match up for the Bills and will be good to see how the new team competes with the Big Boys.
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Miami Dolphins


With a few big names coming to Miami this season, QB Ryan Tannehill should have a big second season. Ryan can only get better and with the new receiving line up, the Dolphins fans should be pretty happy with themselves.

With Reggie Bush going to the Detroit Lions, RB Lamar Miller has the starting spot and along with Ryan, this should be a better second season for the rookie RB. Last season showed us that he is very fast on his feet; however, he had to share the Ball with Bush and Thomas.

New WR Mike Wallace will bring his speed and experience to the Dolphins line-up. Overrated or not, Wallace will open the field up for the other WRs Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson. New Tight End Dustin Keller, is a big signing for Miami, and has the potential to be a game changer. He only signed up for one year at $4.5 Million, which he believes is less than what he is worth, so expect big things from Keller this season.

Must see game – Week 13, Dec 1st Dolphins vs Jets Away. Usually even matched games, Tannehill and Miami’s Offensive line will be tested.
Spoon
I've found this quite entertaining after watching the last few Superbowls (and all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights).

I'd be fairly interested in following along with this season.

I'd say I'll most likely be barracking for the New England Patriots. Which division are they in?
Beefyfife
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Washington Redskins



As a rookie, QB Robert Griffin III (RGIII) was unbelievably efficient, completing 65.6 percent of his passes and averaging 8.14 yards per attempt. That's just through the air. On the ground, RG3 ran for 815 yards, averaging 6.8 yards per pop. He tore his ACL just before the playoffs and reinjured it in a game that the Redskins SHOULD have won but dropped the ball against the Seahawks.

RB Alfred Morris proved capable of a brilliant season, but Griffin was always the team's main offensive threat. The team is lead by Mike Shanahan. Since being hired to coach the Denver Broncos in 1995, Shanahan has groomed seven different 1,000-yard backs, none of whom were drafted in the first round. Combined, those backs posted 12 1,000-yard campaigns.

The one thing that raises questions about Griffin's impact is backup QB Kirk Cousins' success. When RG3 went down with a torn ACL, the fourth-round pick stepped up with a shockingly solid performance. Griffin was certainly better, but Cousins still led the Redskins without difficulty. This may lead to some QB controversy but highly unlikely as long as RGIII is healthy.

This team is certainly on the upswing but has one of the toughest schedules playing @ Green Bay and Atlanta, as well as the Superbowl runner up San Francisco 49ers at home. All of these games will probably be good. This team can really establish itself as a perennial contender or flounder under increased expectations and tougher competition than last year. I wouldn't bet in any of the games the Redskins play because it may win the division or it may only win 6 games.
Must Watch Games Redskins @ Cowboys week 6 This has trap game written all over it for the Redskins.
Must Watch Games Redskins @ New York week 17 With a playoff spot probably on the line, after a home game against Dallas in week 16, they travel to New York.
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New York Giants


After last year's disappointment of not making the playoffs the year following their Superbowl win, the Giants are trying to reestablish their defense. In recent seasons, New York's sack masters have brought home the bacon for the Giants defense. From 2007-2011, the Giants averaged 44.2 sacks per season, which allowed defensive ends Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul to reach superstar status. That wasn't the case in 2012. The Giants recorded just 33 sacks last season (22nd in the NFL), as the once-vaunted New York pass rush struggled to find an identity.

For the first time in his career, QB Eli Manning won't have a running back with at least 30 games of experience to lean on. What has previously been a steady string of runners for the Giants (only behind Mike Shanahan's teams in top performing 1,000 yard rushers) has some unanswered questions regarding their RBs. Second-year running back David Wilson is projected to be the starter, and Andre Brown will be his backup, as well as the team's short-yardage and goal-line specialist. The two backs have four career starts between them.

Coaching this team is Tom Coughlin. In the storied history of the New York Giants, there has never been a head coach-quarterback combination that has lasted 10 seasons, so the relationship between Coughlin and Manning is certainly one of a kind. Through thick and thin, these two men have held down their respective positions for nearly a decade—the ultimate display of NFL-style symbiosis. Coughlin's drill-sergeant attitude and experience has commanded respect from his team. If the Giants are within striking distance of the playoffs come December, Coughlin will probably be the difference-maker.

The Superbowl is being played in New York for the first time this year. It is, in fact, the first time it is in a cold city and there is also a curse associated with the home of the Superbowl. No team has ever gone to the Superbowl in their home stadium. Will this team rise above their issues on D and with their running backs or will Coughlin and Manning win their 3rd Superbowl this season.

There will probably be only one team out of the NFC East this year as the competition in the other divisions will be super tight so all of the NFC East games will be close and exciting I believe.
Must Watch Games Broncos @ Giants week 2 Eli Manning will play his older brother Peyton Manning for the first time since Peyton left Indianapolis.
Must Watch Games Packers @ Giants week 11 The Giants have had the Packers number as of late and going to play in New York has become a habit with both teams matching up pretty equally.
Wiing
Spoon wrote:
I've found this quite entertaining after watching the last few Superbowls (and all 5 seasons of Friday Night Lights).

I'd be fairly interested in following along with this season.

I'd say I'll most likely be barracking for the New England Patriots. Which division are they in?


Ah, yes Friday Night Lights, thanks for reminding me Spoon, I have been meaning to watch this.

The Patriots are in AFC East, I will cover them next week. Pretty much my team as well, Brady Fanboy :sun: .

For more information on how the season works, in regards to who plays who, read over this wiki - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_F … lar_season

May confuse some people and probably best left alone while trying to get the hang of the game.

Nice Posts Beefy.
willy
Spoon/fork; paul mammotte from high school plays in the Australian team for NFL. (yes we have one).
Spoon
Plays...against who?

Wiing: I just read the 'Current formula' section and it sounds like the most complicated shit in the world. I guess when you've got 32 teams and only 16 games a season, you're going to have to work out some fancy shit to try to keep things rotating though.
Beefyfife
Spoon wrote:
Plays...against who?

Wiing: I just read the 'Current formula' section and it sounds like the most complicated shit in the world. I guess when you've got 32 teams and only 16 games a season, you're going to have to work out some fancy shit to try to keep things rotating though.


there are 8 divisions of 4 teams each. AFC North, South, East, and West and NFC North, South, East, and West. Every 3 years, you will have played every team from your Conference (AFC or NFC) and every 4 years, you will have played every team from the other Conference.

To give you an example
The NFC North and NFC West play this year against all teams 2 games home, 2 games away while at the same time the NFC East and NFC South play against each other, also 2 games home, 2 away. Next year, as part of the rotation North vs East and West vs South. 2 years, North vs South and East vs West. That makes up 4 games, you play your own division twice, one home, one away. That brings us to 10 games.

Then you play one division from the other conference for 4 more games. This year NFC North plays AFC West. Next year NFC North plays AFC East. 2 years NFC North vs AFC North and finally, 3 years from now NFC North vs AFC South. These are also 2 home, 2 away.

That takes us to 14 games. The final factor is your record from last year. If you finished in 1st place, you play the other first place finishers from the previous season in your conference.
Last year those were Packers, Redskins, 49ers, and Falcons. The Packers are already playing the 49ers because NFC North vs NFC West as listed above, therefore the last 2 games will be Packers v Redskins and Packers v Falcons. The number 2s play the number 2s, the 3s v the 3s, and the 4s vs the 4s.

To Recap
Play every team in my division (6 games 1 home, 1 away)
Play every team in another division in my conference (4 games 2 home, 2 away)
Play every team in another division in the other conference (4 games 2 home, 2 away)
Play the team based on performance from last year that finished in the same place in the division (2 games 1 home 1 away)
Total Season 16 games 8 home, 8 away

Any questions?
Spoon
I said I read it and that it was complicated, not that I didn't understand it.

Out of the divisions the Patriots are against (They're AFC East and matched against AFC North and NFC South), only really the Ravens and the Steelers are the teams I've really heard / seen much about.

I actually even added The Patriots schedule to my calendar to keep me reminded of when / who they're playing.

Wiing do you know if there's any sort of Sickbeard for NFL? Would be pretty awesome to set it to auto-download all games for a chosen team.
Wiing
I guess you could set up a RSS Feed from your desired site, using accept and reject search words in sabnzdb. Probably wait until the finish of week one so you can fine tune the search criteria.

something like
accept NFL*2013*Patriots*720p
and
accept NFL*2014*Patriots*720p
Beefyfife
just a quick update, in 10 days i will be on vacation for 10 days. I will be adding my teams before I leave and will answer questions about em when I get back
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