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Old 26.11.2014, 03:03 PM
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AFC North is the first division in NFL history to have all 4 teams at least 3 games above .500.

And Odell Beckham didn't even use all 5 fingers of his right hand making "that" catch

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Old 26.11.2014, 03:38 PM
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AFC North is the first division in NFL history to have all 4 teams at least 3 games above .500.
A lot has been made of this, and I'm not trying to knock it, but how much is due to the fact that they've played the NFC South and AFC South? You can only beat what is put ion front of you, of course, but it does seem that they've had a pretty good run of bad teams between them.

The AFC North is 10-1-1 against the NFC South this season.

Again not knocking the division, just curious to see how people think these things are affected when judged in context.

For comparisons sake, the AFC East has played the AFC West and in those divisions 6 of 8 teams have a winning record. The AFC west going 8-5 in spite of the Raiders 0-3. That's pretty interesting. To me anyway.

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Old 26.11.2014, 04:02 PM
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A lot has been made of this, and I'm not trying to knock it, but how much is due to the fact that they've played the NFC South and AFC South?
It's all due to this I think. 8 games against NFC & AFC South opponents is a sweet schedule. Apart from the Steelers over the Colts, the AFC North teams have not recorded a win all season against a winning team from outside of their division. The ironic aspect of this AFC North division with the 'great' record is that apart from Cleveland who are coming from a low base, we've all been questioning the form and results of the other three typically more successful teams. I mean Pitt went down to Tampa and the Jets. The Bengals were hopeless for a spell without Green & Gio culminating in a complete offensive embarrassment at home to the Browns. The Ravens haven't impressed either, slipping up badly to the Bengals twice, and failing to beat a single winning record team from outside their division all season (almost failing to play one so far too!!). I'll be amazed if AFC North teams deliver more than one win maximum in the January playoffs. They just haven't proven anything this year, apart from superiority over the bulk of the NFL's worst teams.
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Old 26.11.2014, 07:14 PM
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Former WCW wrestler Bill Goldberg was the first ever player in Panthers history to be cut from their roster.
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Old 26.11.2014, 07:39 PM
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On Sunday Aaron Donald sacked Philip Rivers for a loss of 5 yards, he became the first DT to record 8 tackles for -5 yards or better as a rookie as far back as I can find records (only 1998), passing Ndamukong Suh's previous record of 7.5. Donald did it with 4 tackles and 4 sacks, making him the only DT with 4 tackles of a ball carrier 5 yards behind the line of scrimmage in a single season over the same period.
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Old 27.11.2014, 01:44 PM
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It's still possible that a 5 win team could win the NFC South! And just thinking about it did happen then even if they go all the way to the Super Bowl and win it they still wouldn't have a winning record. It would be the same with 6 wins unless of course it was the Panthers winning the division!

One last point - Week 17 the Falcons play host to the Panthers and if the division is still up for grabs then it could be the game flexed to Sunday Night Football!
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Old 27.11.2014, 07:42 PM
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One last point - Week 17 the Falcons play host to the Panthers and if the division is still up for grabs then it could be the game flexed to Sunday Night Football!
Bring it on, would love to see that happen.
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Old 01.12.2014, 10:53 PM
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Over the last two home games the Rams opponents have run a total of 3 plays inside the Rams 30 yard line, the result of those 3 plays? Negative 23 yards and 2 turnovers (one on downs).
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Old 02.12.2014, 04:26 PM
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A 3 - 13 record can win a division, although the tie breakers get complicated.
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Old 02.12.2014, 08:17 PM
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A 3 - 13 record can win a division, although the tie breakers get complicated.
Technically a 0-13-3 record could win a division, although the tiebreakers would be incredibly complicated!
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