2021 Week 1 surprises

2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby racepug » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:15 am

N.F.L. surprises Week 1, 2021 (in no particular order): 1) AZ over TEN. 2) Green Bay's faceplant against "Nawlins." 3) Cleveland giving K.C. all it could handle (and almost more). 4) PIT over BUF. 5) Las Vegas over BAL (go Raiders!) 6) BAL in last place in the A.F.C. North. 7) Philly in FIRST place in the N.F.C. East. Any others?
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby Bryan » Tue Sep 14, 2021 9:18 am

It seemed like a lot of established players switched their jersey numbers to a single-digit number. Very confusing. I thought I was watching 1987 replacement games.

FURTHER RANT: It was even worse in college, where so many teams are changing their uniform colors that you can't even tell who is who. It took me 5 minutes to figure out the Iowa-Iowa State game, because one team wore black/gold and the other team wore black/white. The Navy/AF game was equally icky.
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby racepug » Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:35 am

Bryan wrote:It seemed like a lot of established players switched their jersey numbers to a single-digit number. Very confusing. I thought I was watching 1987 replacement games.
I looked that up just yesterday to find out "Why?" Something to do with COVID and increased practice squad sizes, believe it or not (it was originally brought to the league by the Chiefs).

Bryan wrote:FURTHER RANT: It was even worse in college, where so many teams are changing their uniform colors that you can't even tell who is who. It took me 5 minutes to figure out the Iowa-Iowa State game, because one team wore black/gold and the other team wore black/white. The Navy/AF game was equally icky.
I'm kinda "old school" that way. I like for teams to stick with their actual school colors. Which is part of why teams like Oregon's drive me nuts (and NOT in a good way).
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby racepug » Tue Sep 14, 2021 1:25 pm

One more: Derrick Henry being held in check by the Cardinals. The Cardinals, of all teams!
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby TanksAndSpartans » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:12 pm

I thought Jameis Winston's 5 TD game was a surprise. Will he be able to keep it up? Especially the no interceptions part.
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby single wing » Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:08 pm

I don't think Arizona over Tennessee was a big surprise at all. I am in a pick the winner season long contest. The majority of our 27 members picked Arizona over Tennessee including me.
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby Brian wolf » Tue Sep 14, 2021 10:35 pm

The Titan loss wasnt a surprise because the Cards had a good offense last year. They just ran out of gas when it counted down the stretch. The Titan defense was terrible last year and is completely rebuilt. Will take awhile to jell. Lewan and Tannehill had bad games but covid protocols affected Tannehill more than people realize.

The Packers getting routed was a surprise. The Texans needed a win after being maligned all summer ...
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby racepug » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:04 am

single wing wrote:I don't think Arizona over Tennessee was a big surprise at all. I am in a pick the winner season long contest. The majority of our 27 members picked Arizona over Tennessee including me.
As someone who's been watching the N.F.L. for over 40 years and who now knows something about N.F.L. history, I'm surprised just about anytime the Cardinals win.
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby Teo » Wed Sep 15, 2021 2:30 pm

I am a Cowboys fan and I was pleasantly surprised they weren't wiped up by the Bucs. Hopefully they will have a better season than last year.
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Re: 2021 Week 1 surprises

Postby JohnR » Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:52 pm

I am a Raiders fan and I cracked a smile when I saw they won in OT. That's it folks. All you're getting in week 1.
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