Week 18 game thread?

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No idea where to put this but wasn't sure it deserved its own thread. I was just thinking about great brothers playing in the NFL.

Devin & Jason McCourty
- Devin: 31 int, 2x pro-bowl, 3x Super Bowl champ, 82 AV
- Jason: 18 int, 1x Super Bowl champ, 55 AV

Nick & Joey Bosa
- Nick: 24 sacks, 2x pro-bowl, 13 AV
- Joey: 57 sacks, 4x pro-bowl, 43 AV

JJ & TJ Watt
- JJ: 102 sacks, 5x pro-bowl, 5x all-pro, 2x DPoY, 122 AV
- TJ: 71 sacks, 4x pro-bowl, 2x all-pro, 50 AV

Travis & Jason Kelce
- Travis: 700 rec, 8972 yds, 56 td, 7x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 77 AV
- Jason: 5x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 91 AV

Peyton & Eli Manning
- Peyton: 71940 pass yds, 539 pass td, 14x pro-bowl, 7x all-pro, 2x Super Bowl champ, 271 AV
- Eli: 57023 pass yds, 366 pass td, 4x pro-bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ, 169 AV

Clay & Bruce Matthews
- Clay: 82.5 sacks, 16 int, 4x pro-bowl, 139 AV
- Bruce: 14x pro-bowl, 7x all-pro, 215 AV

Ronde & Tiki Barber
- Ronde: 47 int, 5x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 148 AV
- Tiki: 10449 rush yds, 5183 rec yds, 55 rush td, 12 rec td, 3x pro-bowl, 1x all-pro, 122 AV

Sam & Randall Cunningham
- Sam: 5453 rush yds, 1905 rec yds, 43 rush td, 6 rec td, 1x pro-bowl, 70 AV
- Randall: 29979 pass yds, 207 pass td, 4928 rush yds, 35 rush td, 4x pro-bowl, 1x all-pro, 137 AV

I first thought about whether the Watts or Bosas were better, and the edge clearly has to go to the Watt brothers. But then I thought about other brothers throughout history, and I think clearly the edge has to go to the Manning brothers (yuck). Both won multiple SBs. Lots of pro-bowls. Tons of stats. Peyton clearly dwarfs Eli in terms of career, but Eli's career was still pretty good.

But the Watt brothers...holy cow incredible.

I didn't include the Ground brothers because while Rob obviously is legendary, the others...not so much.
 

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in advadce of tomm i am sorry for the 3 hours of blowout nfl fans will see tomm i wish we couild put up a better fight for the NE fans but unlees denver gets a def score early it's going to be a long day for denver i fear we have quit on vic
 

joe dokes

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No idea where to put this but wasn't sure it deserved its own thread. I was just thinking about great brothers playing in the NFL.

Devin & Jason McCourty
- Devin: 31 int, 2x pro-bowl, 3x Super Bowl champ, 82 AV
- Jason: 18 int, 1x Super Bowl champ, 55 AV

Nick & Joey Bosa
- Nick: 24 sacks, 2x pro-bowl, 13 AV
- Joey: 57 sacks, 4x pro-bowl, 43 AV

JJ & TJ Watt
- JJ: 102 sacks, 5x pro-bowl, 5x all-pro, 2x DPoY, 122 AV
- TJ: 71 sacks, 4x pro-bowl, 2x all-pro, 50 AV

Travis & Jason Kelce
- Travis: 700 rec, 8972 yds, 56 td, 7x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 77 AV
- Jason: 5x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 91 AV

Peyton & Eli Manning
- Peyton: 71940 pass yds, 539 pass td, 14x pro-bowl, 7x all-pro, 2x Super Bowl champ, 271 AV
- Eli: 57023 pass yds, 366 pass td, 4x pro-bowl, 2x Super Bowl champ, 169 AV

Clay & Bruce Matthews
- Clay: 82.5 sacks, 16 int, 4x pro-bowl, 139 AV
- Bruce: 14x pro-bowl, 7x all-pro, 215 AV

Ronde & Tiki Barber
- Ronde: 47 int, 5x pro-bowl, 3x all-pro, 1x Super Bowl champ, 148 AV
- Tiki: 10449 rush yds, 5183 rec yds, 55 rush td, 12 rec td, 3x pro-bowl, 1x all-pro, 122 AV

Sam & Randall Cunningham
- Sam: 5453 rush yds, 1905 rec yds, 43 rush td, 6 rec td, 1x pro-bowl, 70 AV
- Randall: 29979 pass yds, 207 pass td, 4928 rush yds, 35 rush td, 4x pro-bowl, 1x all-pro, 137 AV

I first thought about whether the Watts or Bosas were better, and the edge clearly has to go to the Watt brothers. But then I thought about other brothers throughout history, and I think clearly the edge has to go to the Manning brothers (yuck). Both won multiple SBs. Lots of pro-bowls. Tons of stats. Peyton clearly dwarfs Eli in terms of career, but Eli's career was still pretty good.

But the Watt brothers...holy cow incredible.

I didn't include the Ground brothers because while Rob obviously is legendary, the others...not so much.
I'd add Pete and brief-Patriot Charley Gogolak. They probably weren't as great, but they are the only kickers that might qualify and they were part of the "soccer-style" total revolution of the kicking game.
 

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Though not nearly among the greatest of NFL brother combinations, this reminds me of the interesting story of Clarence Weathers, who played several seasons in the NFL, including a couple in New England with his brother Robert. (The short story: Clarence, a few years out of college and with no NFL experience, visited Robert in New England while Clarence was working a layman's day job, was invited to try out for the Pats, made the team, and went on to have a longer and better NFL career than did Robert.)

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW70-B-Fo-Q
 
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Rudy's Curve

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The Broncos' blue jerseys are the best in the league. Their primary oranges are the worst. Why the hell did they switch?
 

Zedia

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I was expecting that little inside shuffle pass to Kelce, either way how the hell do you not even pay attention to him?
 

Euclis20

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I'd love for this game to be competitive enough for it to matter that Butker can't plant his plant foot, but I doubt it works out like that.
 

Mystic Merlin

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So the Chiefs told the sideline reporter that Hill hurt his heel in warmups, and he’s getting limited snaps as a result, but it isn’t being ‘classified as an injury.’

Seems legit.
 

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The Chiefs annoy me, but as a Pats fan I am rooting for them today because if they lose the odds go up dramatically that the Pats will have to play them in the first round, and that strikes me as the worst possible first-round matchup for the Pats by far.
 

johnmd20

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Robinson catches the ball and holds the ball like a loaf of bread for no reason, risking a fumble. I don't know why guys do that.
 

Zedia

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The Chiefs annoy me, but as a Pats fan I am rooting for them today because if they lose the odds go up dramatically that the Pats will have to play them in the first round, and that strikes me as the worst possible first-round matchup for the Pats by far.
Absolutely still rooting for the #1 impossible dream until it’s dead.
Would it be correct to say that a Chiefs loss only helps the Pats if Pats win, AND Bills lose, right?
The impossible dream of the #1 requires a Chiefs loss, otherwise no real difference (other than matchups).