Brees to face Brady in NFL play-offs
11/01/2021 | sport | other | 140
Drew Brees will face Tom Brady's Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the divisional round of the NFL play-offs after the New Orleans Saints advance from the super wildcard weekend.
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11/01/2021 09:41:42 4 2
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i hope no one puts disrespect on Baker Mayfield's name again
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11/01/2021 09:48:06 4 1
bbc
Nobody puts Bakey in the corner.
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11/01/2021 10:10:06 2 1
bbc
I actually like Baker, too bad the Browns will be going down to the Chiefs next week. Giving up 37 points even with a win against the Steelers, Mahomes and company will have a field day against that defence.
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11/01/2021 21:22:26 0 0
bbc
I believe BM in the US is short for something else.

The dawgs replaced their covid restricted coach with the special teams co-ordinator. Do you think it made a difference?

Their defence is not great but they were excellent at pick offs etc.
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11/01/2021 09:41:42 4 2
bbc
i hope no one puts disrespect on Baker Mayfield's name again
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11/01/2021 09:48:06 4 1
bbc
Nobody puts Bakey in the corner.
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11/01/2021 09:48:39 15 0
bbc
That is one hell of a win by the Browns. Of course, it didn't all go smoothly - it never does for the Browns - but that must have felt really good for them. Well done.
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11/01/2021 09:59:55 7 0
bbc
Wasn't that much of a surprise, Steelers were going backwards 2nd half of the season once everyone figured them out for not having a running game. I'm glad the Browns won because I backed them quite heavily.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:23:08 1 0
bbc
It went as smoothly for Cleveland as it needed to. Every time the Steelers got close, the Browns responded with a timely score to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Had Pittsburgh come back to win, I feel it would have been undeserved.
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11/01/2021 09:48:39 15 0
bbc
That is one hell of a win by the Browns. Of course, it didn't all go smoothly - it never does for the Browns - but that must have felt really good for them. Well done.
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11/01/2021 09:59:55 7 0
bbc
Wasn't that much of a surprise, Steelers were going backwards 2nd half of the season once everyone figured them out for not having a running game. I'm glad the Browns won because I backed them quite heavily.
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11/01/2021 10:01:36 6 22
bbc
american football.... lol
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11/01/2021 11:01:42 25 1
bbc
I used to hate it, because it looks like a bunch of guys just running into each other. In actuality, it's a sport of unbelievable athleticism, speed, skill and tactics, and requires great intelligence from all the players, even the big guys who "just block".
Removed
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11/01/2021 10:09:52 6 2
bbc
Unlike JuJu, the Browns play with respect and discipline. In the face of adversity this last three weeks then why not earn a bit of luck. I expect a shoot out next Sunday night in KC and one we will probably lose but, there is nothing to fear and whatever the result the Browns are no longer a laughing stock. Leave that to the Eagles....
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LG
11/01/2021 11:17:30 3 0
bbc
Got to admit that I thought that the task was beyond them given all of the covid losses, but not once did I question their heart and spirit before kickoff. I figured they'd go in there, have a good go, and there would be no shame in losing to what many people considered to be a better team.

But fair play to Cleveland. Despite Pittsburgh's comeback attempt, they never looked in danger of losing.
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11/01/2021 12:18:18 1 0
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I mean, I'm not a fan of either team and single out JuJu if it suits your narrative but to say the Browns play with respect and discipline when Miles Garrett once used an opponents helmet as a weapon mid game is stretching it.
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11/01/2021 13:54:01 0 0
bbc
It's great to see comments from fellow Browns fans. It all started for me in '87, when we had some exchange students at my uni college, in Liverpool. Being a Toffee has often gone hand-in-hand with being a Browns fan!
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11/01/2021 09:41:42 4 2
bbc
i hope no one puts disrespect on Baker Mayfield's name again
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11/01/2021 10:10:06 2 1
bbc
I actually like Baker, too bad the Browns will be going down to the Chiefs next week. Giving up 37 points even with a win against the Steelers, Mahomes and company will have a field day against that defence.
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11/01/2021 10:12:55 1 0
bbc
The defence that won them the game with their turnovers?
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11/01/2021 10:10:06 2 1
bbc
I actually like Baker, too bad the Browns will be going down to the Chiefs next week. Giving up 37 points even with a win against the Steelers, Mahomes and company will have a field day against that defence.
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11/01/2021 10:12:55 1 0
bbc
The defence that won them the game with their turnovers?
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11/01/2021 10:25:36 0 0
bbc
Mainly through bad throws by Ben, Mahomes won't make as many mistakes and give those chances. When Ben got it right they couldn't stop him, Over 500 yards through passing.
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11/01/2021 15:00:42 1 0
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It was Big Ben that caused the turnovers.
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KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
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11/01/2021 10:28:10 5 7
bbc
I assume that the NFL pay the BBC handsomely to promote it.
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11/01/2021 10:35:50 12 2
bbc
Before complaining about what the BBC reports on, it might help you to realise that the fanbase for American Football is growing in the UK. I agree, there is sport they ignore, but that doesn't mean that this article is irrelevant. You'd be surprised to see how many British NFL fans there are, and try not to dismiss it as 'mince': Even if you don't like it there are plenty who appreciate the sport
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jmw
11/01/2021 11:50:02 1 0
bbc
Clicked on the dedicated 'Scotland' sports homepage. Noted additional home pages for Scottish Football, Rugby, Cricket and Curling. Seemed to be plenty of video, features and analysis articles and podcasts. I accept there can always be more, but it didn't look too shabby.
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11/01/2021 13:05:55 0 0
bbc
No taxation without representation then.
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11/01/2021 15:04:54 2 0
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KRR. What’s North of the Border? Scottish Football or Irish League?
I’d sooner watch NFL ANYDAY. Rebel colonies made me laugh though. Is Rep. of Ireland a rebel colony? Don’t watch League of Ireland either.
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11/01/2021 21:31:57 0 0
bbc
Do you mean sport in Canada?
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11/01/2021 10:12:55 1 0
bbc
The defence that won them the game with their turnovers?
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11/01/2021 10:25:36 0 0
bbc
Mainly through bad throws by Ben, Mahomes won't make as many mistakes and give those chances. When Ben got it right they couldn't stop him, Over 500 yards through passing.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:11:23 2 0
bbc
Decent yardage numbers, yes, but it can't be forgotten that the Browns played soft zone in the second half to avoid giving up too many big plays.
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KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
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11/01/2021 10:28:10 5 7
bbc
I assume that the NFL pay the BBC handsomely to promote it.
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KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
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11/01/2021 10:35:50 12 2
bbc
Before complaining about what the BBC reports on, it might help you to realise that the fanbase for American Football is growing in the UK. I agree, there is sport they ignore, but that doesn't mean that this article is irrelevant. You'd be surprised to see how many British NFL fans there are, and try not to dismiss it as 'mince': Even if you don't like it there are plenty who appreciate the sport
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11/01/2021 15:15:34 2 0
bbc
Precisely. I don't like Rugby League or Athletics but I wouldn't for one minute say that therefore they shouldn't be covered. Although maybe in future iterations of the website it could filter by your preference and only show sports you are interested in?
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
bbc
NOBODY CARES
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11/01/2021 10:42:34 16 1
bbc
WRONG
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11/01/2021 10:53:03 5 0
bbc
So why did you click the link to the page and then post a comment? Trolls do care.....
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11/01/2021 10:57:13 3 0
bbc
Nope. You're wrong.
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11/01/2021 11:06:04 5 0
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Admit it, you love it really. Unless you're a Jets fan...
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LG
11/01/2021 11:14:15 2 0
bbc
Yay for attention seekers.
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11/01/2021 10:40:36 6 0
bbc
Fantastic performance by the Browns, that victory must feel amazing after years of being second best to the Steelers! These kind of upsets are what the NFL is all about. Can't wait to see them go up against the Chiefs, but I'm not sure they will be able to challenge. But I said that before the Steelers game, and we all know what happened there!
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
bbc
NOBODY CARES
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11/01/2021 10:42:34 16 1
bbc
WRONG
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11/01/2021 10:52:45 3 43
bbc
Why do the BBC persist in ramming this rubbish down our throats. It is at best an extreme minority sport.
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11/01/2021 10:55:10 23 2
bbc
Why do people come onto the page of a sport just to complain? If they took some time to investigate the game they might enjoy it far more that watching prima donnas kicking a pigs bladder around, falling to the ground screaming at the lightest touch.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:13:35 6 0
bbc
If you don't like it, then just go away. Nobody is ramming anything, there's this thing called 'choice'. Just bore off.
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11/01/2021 21:35:44 0 0
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because it does not cost much.

the Premier league is on network television in the US, ie free and the NFL want to get even more people into in the UK to establish a franchise here. I really hope they do.
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
bbc
NOBODY CARES
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11/01/2021 10:53:03 5 0
bbc
So why did you click the link to the page and then post a comment? Trolls do care.....
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11/01/2021 15:17:32 1 0
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They're great aren't they, trolls? I don't have any interest in birdwatching but oddly enough I'm not compelled to drive to wherever the nearest hotspot is to tell them I don't care about it.
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11/01/2021 10:52:45 3 43
bbc
Why do the BBC persist in ramming this rubbish down our throats. It is at best an extreme minority sport.
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11/01/2021 10:55:10 23 2
bbc
Why do people come onto the page of a sport just to complain? If they took some time to investigate the game they might enjoy it far more that watching prima donnas kicking a pigs bladder around, falling to the ground screaming at the lightest touch.
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11/01/2021 12:13:06 2 0
bbc
To be fair, it's a fairly complex game with bizarre rules compared to european sports and not particularly engaging or understandable to those tuning in for the first time. Watching football/hockey/ball-goal type games are easy to follow if you've been brought up with it. American football is very alien to most & it's reputation for being stop/start and full of filler doesn't help.
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11/01/2021 16:28:02 1 0
bbc
I don't understand this either. I don't watch "Strictly come Dancing" therefore I don't read anything about it and therefore don't post any negative comments about it. If the BBC was spending a fortune for coverage rights to NFL then I could understand it. But they don't. NFL is a truly awesome sport - it's just that people don't understand it. People fear what they don't understand.
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11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:12:30 4 0
bbc
Bears made it because Arizona bottled it down the stretch.
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11/01/2021 12:16:25 0 0
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Pretty obvious who the finalists finalists will be. I'm no fan of either but it would be nice to see Aaron Rodgers win another one. There'll be plenty of time for Mahomes to add to his tally in the years to come.
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11/01/2021 12:43:41 0 0
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The Chiefs - and Mahomes - have looked complacent all season. Made things far harder than they needed to at times.
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11/01/2021 14:02:57 1 0
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Whaaat? The Rams-Seahawks game was awesome. Love watching two NFC West rivals defense smack chunks out of each other
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
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NOBODY CARES
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11/01/2021 10:57:13 3 0
bbc
Nope. You're wrong.
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11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 12:15:10 2 5
bbc
The awkwardly forced 'bantz' on the BBC's NFL coverage makes it unwatchable. Thankfully I've got the NFL so I don't have to endure it any longer.
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11/01/2021 13:07:30 8 2
bbc
I love watching Jason and Osi - they make the show really entertaining and they know what they're talking about.
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11/01/2021 16:23:15 1 0
bbc
Agree with all the others on here. I want "chappers" back. He's one of the best and most unbiased BBC people around. Why can't they get Elway or Montana or even [eek] McMahon in on a guest basis for a few more dollars? Or even Ditka (just for one or two shows).
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11/01/2021 16:27:35 0 0
bbc
This is exactly what happened when Channel 4 had the coverage years ago, the presenters they brought in ruined it. Channel 5 is already garbage and it's hardly started.
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11/01/2021 10:01:36 6 22
bbc
american football.... lol
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11/01/2021 11:01:42 25 1
bbc
I used to hate it, because it looks like a bunch of guys just running into each other. In actuality, it's a sport of unbelievable athleticism, speed, skill and tactics, and requires great intelligence from all the players, even the big guys who "just block".
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11/01/2021 11:28:03 6 2
bbc
Full contact chess. :-)
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
bbc
NOBODY CARES
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11/01/2021 11:06:04 5 0
bbc
Admit it, you love it really. Unless you're a Jets fan...
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11/01/2021 10:25:36 0 0
bbc
Mainly through bad throws by Ben, Mahomes won't make as many mistakes and give those chances. When Ben got it right they couldn't stop him, Over 500 yards through passing.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:11:23 2 0
bbc
Decent yardage numbers, yes, but it can't be forgotten that the Browns played soft zone in the second half to avoid giving up too many big plays.
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11/01/2021 11:34:18 1 0
bbc
I realise that, but it doesn't change the fact they gave up 37 points to a side whose QB threw 4 interceptions. Not great when you have to go to Arrowhead and face Mahomes etc.
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11/01/2021 12:18:49 0 0
bbc
It also can't be forgotten the Steelers don't have a running game so they have no option but to throw all the time. Face it, the Browns won't beat KC but I'm pleased they got as far as they did given how long it's been.
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11/01/2021 11:11:35 2 0
bbc
Here we go, Brownies, here we go! WOOF WOOF!
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11/01/2021 13:09:32 1 0
bbc
At least you have no Broncos to face this time. Those were hard blows that could only happen to the Browns.
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11/01/2021 13:50:12 1 0
bbc
Yay! :-D
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11/01/2021 14:52:34 1 0
bbc
Great to see the Browns doing well. The Dawg pound was the best.
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11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:12:30 4 0
bbc
Bears made it because Arizona bottled it down the stretch.
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11/01/2021 13:06:51 1 0
bbc
Hey! We helped.
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11/01/2021 10:52:45 3 43
bbc
Why do the BBC persist in ramming this rubbish down our throats. It is at best an extreme minority sport.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:13:35 6 0
bbc
If you don't like it, then just go away. Nobody is ramming anything, there's this thing called 'choice'. Just bore off.
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11/01/2021 11:14:04 6 0
bbc
Intriguing year this year. Of the remaining matchups, all could be close (Yes, even Browns v Chiefs - Browns have nothing to lose) no one team is playing head and shoulders above the rest and all seem to have weaknesses that can be exploited.

Could be the year for the Bills...
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LG
11/01/2021 11:19:20 2 0
bbc
The Bills and the Ravens are the two teams in my opinion who will be able to go to KC next week with nothing to fear (assuming they get past Cleveland of course). Looking forward to that contest in Buffalo.
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11/01/2021 10:40:35 2 29
bbc
NOBODY CARES
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LG
11/01/2021 11:14:15 2 0
bbc
Yay for attention seekers.
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11/01/2021 10:09:52 6 2
bbc
Unlike JuJu, the Browns play with respect and discipline. In the face of adversity this last three weeks then why not earn a bit of luck. I expect a shoot out next Sunday night in KC and one we will probably lose but, there is nothing to fear and whatever the result the Browns are no longer a laughing stock. Leave that to the Eagles....
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LG
11/01/2021 11:17:30 3 0
bbc
Got to admit that I thought that the task was beyond them given all of the covid losses, but not once did I question their heart and spirit before kickoff. I figured they'd go in there, have a good go, and there would be no shame in losing to what many people considered to be a better team.

But fair play to Cleveland. Despite Pittsburgh's comeback attempt, they never looked in danger of losing.
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11/01/2021 11:17:58 11 0
bbc
Jackson v Allen is going to be one exciting QB match-up
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11/01/2021 21:36:48 0 0
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So is Davante Adams(GB receiver) vs Jalen Ramsey(LA Rams CB)
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12/01/2021 09:48:17 0 0
bbc
But technically it isn't a match up? I don;t get all this Brady v Brees etc as they are never on the field at the same time and play different systems against very different defenses. Sorry - this one always gets me as the US commentators overplay the significance.
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11/01/2021 11:14:04 6 0
bbc
Intriguing year this year. Of the remaining matchups, all could be close (Yes, even Browns v Chiefs - Browns have nothing to lose) no one team is playing head and shoulders above the rest and all seem to have weaknesses that can be exploited.

Could be the year for the Bills...
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LG
11/01/2021 11:19:20 2 0
bbc
The Bills and the Ravens are the two teams in my opinion who will be able to go to KC next week with nothing to fear (assuming they get past Cleveland of course). Looking forward to that contest in Buffalo.
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11/01/2021 11:51:34 1 0
bbc
Agreed, KC appeared to stutter towards the end of the campaign whereas Bills and Ravens appear to have got their slump out of the way in mid season. Both are peaking at the right time and I have a funny feeling that either of them could go very deep into the playoffs - in fact it's the Ravens who I feel almost have a point to prove after the way their dominant year last year fizzled out.
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11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 11:53:33 3 3
bbc
Agreed: with Chappers the banter was appropriate, but now it's 3 schoolchildren playing together. I just don't watch the shows now. I thought the BBC were taking American Football seriously - not any more, apparently.
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11/01/2021 11:55:35 7 0
bbc
Definitely missing Chappers this season!
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11/01/2021 12:04:49 10 2
bbc
I'm not an American Football fan by any stretch whatsoever, knowing nothing about it and historically, caring even less . Since Osi and (less so) Jason started, i've found them to be entertaining and as a result, i can now watch the highlights and get an appreciation for the skill involved in the game. If it wasn't for them, i'd be asking why the BBC wastes money on this 'minority interest' sport.
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11/01/2021 20:49:15 1 0
bbc
The job is really hard for the BBC crew this year. Channel 5 has a Monday Night Game which true to the Beeb means no mention. Other point about 2020 is there are no trips to the USA for a weekend or London Games.
(they don't do proper sports news/ anything not on their channels doesn't get mentioned/ there's an NZ version of the WBBL that I can't find on the Cricket pages).
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11/01/2021 11:21:39 5 0
bbc
Well played Browns beating my steelers gutted but good luck
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11/01/2021 11:21:48 7 0
bbc
Geaux Saints??
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11/01/2021 09:48:39 15 0
bbc
That is one hell of a win by the Browns. Of course, it didn't all go smoothly - it never does for the Browns - but that must have felt really good for them. Well done.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:23:08 1 0
bbc
It went as smoothly for Cleveland as it needed to. Every time the Steelers got close, the Browns responded with a timely score to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Had Pittsburgh come back to win, I feel it would have been undeserved.
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11/01/2021 11:01:42 25 1
bbc
I used to hate it, because it looks like a bunch of guys just running into each other. In actuality, it's a sport of unbelievable athleticism, speed, skill and tactics, and requires great intelligence from all the players, even the big guys who "just block".
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11/01/2021 11:28:03 6 2
bbc
Full contact chess. :-)
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LG
11/01/2021 11:11:23 2 0
bbc
Decent yardage numbers, yes, but it can't be forgotten that the Browns played soft zone in the second half to avoid giving up too many big plays.
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11/01/2021 11:34:18 1 0
bbc
I realise that, but it doesn't change the fact they gave up 37 points to a side whose QB threw 4 interceptions. Not great when you have to go to Arrowhead and face Mahomes etc.
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KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
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jmw
11/01/2021 11:50:02 1 0
bbc
Clicked on the dedicated 'Scotland' sports homepage. Noted additional home pages for Scottish Football, Rugby, Cricket and Curling. Seemed to be plenty of video, features and analysis articles and podcasts. I accept there can always be more, but it didn't look too shabby.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:19:20 2 0
bbc
The Bills and the Ravens are the two teams in my opinion who will be able to go to KC next week with nothing to fear (assuming they get past Cleveland of course). Looking forward to that contest in Buffalo.
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11/01/2021 11:51:34 1 0
bbc
Agreed, KC appeared to stutter towards the end of the campaign whereas Bills and Ravens appear to have got their slump out of the way in mid season. Both are peaking at the right time and I have a funny feeling that either of them could go very deep into the playoffs - in fact it's the Ravens who I feel almost have a point to prove after the way their dominant year last year fizzled out.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 11:53:33 3 3
bbc
Agreed: with Chappers the banter was appropriate, but now it's 3 schoolchildren playing together. I just don't watch the shows now. I thought the BBC were taking American Football seriously - not any more, apparently.
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 11:55:35 7 0
bbc
Definitely missing Chappers this season!
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11/01/2021 12:03:15 4 0
bbc
Disappointed the Titans didn't play better. Love watch Henry.
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LG
11/01/2021 18:20:40 2 0
bbc
The Ravens were not messing around on defense for that game. And to be fair to the Titans, they stayed competitive throughout, it just wasn't their day this time.
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11/01/2021 12:03:15 1 0
bbc
As a Hawks fan I’m not asking for much this offseason, just a new OC, new DC and a completely new O line....

Go Hawks!
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11/01/2021 12:42:54 1 0
bbc
As a 49ers fan I hope you don't get them we have enough issues with Russ & Metcalf.
I'd like a new strength and conditioning team given the amount of injuries we had this year - oh and a box to keep Robert Saleh in so no-one else can have him.
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11/01/2021 13:12:33 0 0
bbc
I'm wondering how much we've relied on the 12th man in the past? Interesting that home advantage has been missing for nearly all teams so it's only really Green Bay who have any advantage playing at home this season given how flipping cold it is up there....
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LG
11/01/2021 11:20:41 9 13
bbc
Yeah, get rid of Osi. He is really starting to make the BBC's coverage unwatchable for me. And Dan Walker just comes across as a new kid at school trying to make friends with the cool kids.
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11/01/2021 12:04:49 10 2
bbc
I'm not an American Football fan by any stretch whatsoever, knowing nothing about it and historically, caring even less . Since Osi and (less so) Jason started, i've found them to be entertaining and as a result, i can now watch the highlights and get an appreciation for the skill involved in the game. If it wasn't for them, i'd be asking why the BBC wastes money on this 'minority interest' sport.
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11/01/2021 12:11:19 1 0
bbc
Go on the Browns!
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11/01/2021 13:48:03 1 0
bbc
Indeed, mate!
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11/01/2021 10:55:10 23 2
bbc
Why do people come onto the page of a sport just to complain? If they took some time to investigate the game they might enjoy it far more that watching prima donnas kicking a pigs bladder around, falling to the ground screaming at the lightest touch.
47
11/01/2021 12:13:06 2 0
bbc
To be fair, it's a fairly complex game with bizarre rules compared to european sports and not particularly engaging or understandable to those tuning in for the first time. Watching football/hockey/ball-goal type games are easy to follow if you've been brought up with it. American football is very alien to most & it's reputation for being stop/start and full of filler doesn't help.
78
11/01/2021 14:04:26 0 0
bbc
BBC should have partnered with Nickelodeon and got their coverage for the saints/bears matchup yesterday.
21
11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
48
11/01/2021 12:15:10 2 5
bbc
The awkwardly forced 'bantz' on the BBC's NFL coverage makes it unwatchable. Thankfully I've got the NFL so I don't have to endure it any longer.
52
11/01/2021 12:21:21 0 2
bbc
The NFL app*
19
11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
49
11/01/2021 12:16:25 0 0
bbc
Pretty obvious who the finalists finalists will be. I'm no fan of either but it would be nice to see Aaron Rodgers win another one. There'll be plenty of time for Mahomes to add to his tally in the years to come.
6
11/01/2021 10:09:52 6 2
bbc
Unlike JuJu, the Browns play with respect and discipline. In the face of adversity this last three weeks then why not earn a bit of luck. I expect a shoot out next Sunday night in KC and one we will probably lose but, there is nothing to fear and whatever the result the Browns are no longer a laughing stock. Leave that to the Eagles....
50
11/01/2021 12:18:18 1 0
bbc
I mean, I'm not a fan of either team and single out JuJu if it suits your narrative but to say the Browns play with respect and discipline when Miles Garrett once used an opponents helmet as a weapon mid game is stretching it.
93
11/01/2021 16:07:23 0 0
bbc
Fair point. I should have qualified that as being under Stefanski's regime and not his flag happy predecessors.
24
LG
11/01/2021 11:11:23 2 0
bbc
Decent yardage numbers, yes, but it can't be forgotten that the Browns played soft zone in the second half to avoid giving up too many big plays.
51
11/01/2021 12:18:49 0 0
bbc
It also can't be forgotten the Steelers don't have a running game so they have no option but to throw all the time. Face it, the Browns won't beat KC but I'm pleased they got as far as they did given how long it's been.
125
11/01/2021 21:25:05 0 0
bbc
the stealers tried to run too much in this game because the browns defence was in big ben's face too much early on and they had to resort to getting it away quickly.
48
11/01/2021 12:15:10 2 5
bbc
The awkwardly forced 'bantz' on the BBC's NFL coverage makes it unwatchable. Thankfully I've got the NFL so I don't have to endure it any longer.
52
11/01/2021 12:21:21 0 2
bbc
The NFL app*
53
11/01/2021 12:26:23 1 1
bbc
I predict the winner will be out of the AFC. Not sure anyone from the NFC would beat the Chiefs, Bills or Ravens
66
11/01/2021 13:14:36 1 0
bbc
Think both the Saints and Green Bay would beg to differ but can't see past the Chiefs in Tampa.
54
11/01/2021 12:33:38 1 4
bbc
I realise he's a brand in his own right and people with only a superficial interest in the sport will have heard of him, but why does the BBC always have to mention Tom Brady in every single story? It's not exactly a surprise his team won considering who they played.
59
11/01/2021 13:05:33 2 2
bbc
What I can't stand is when people mention Tom Brady in the comments and the replies to those comments.
63
11/01/2021 13:07:41 2 1
bbc
Where Washington not the higher seed?
44
11/01/2021 12:03:15 1 0
bbc
As a Hawks fan I’m not asking for much this offseason, just a new OC, new DC and a completely new O line....

Go Hawks!
55
11/01/2021 12:42:54 1 0
bbc
As a 49ers fan I hope you don't get them we have enough issues with Russ & Metcalf.
I'd like a new strength and conditioning team given the amount of injuries we had this year - oh and a box to keep Robert Saleh in so no-one else can have him.
76
11/01/2021 13:59:53 0 0
bbc
Saleh's surely gone this year. Promote from inside to replace that role, get a fit Bosa back, sign fred warner long term, keep verrett and draft well. Oh...and sell the farm for Deshaun Watson...(which would make the drafting procedure somewhat trickier granted)
114
11/01/2021 18:51:12 0 0
bbc
I’d be very surprised if Robert Saleh in not a HC next season.....
19
11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
56
11/01/2021 12:43:41 0 0
bbc
The Chiefs - and Mahomes - have looked complacent all season. Made things far harder than they needed to at times.
57
11/01/2021 13:00:03 3 0
bbc
Great result for the Browns. 28 unanswered points in Q1 just amazing.
Going to be even tougher next week at the Chiefs.
Also great for the ex Browns (Ravens) against their nemesis the Titans. Kept Henry to 40 yards!
Bills vs Ravens looks tasty.
85
11/01/2021 15:06:26 4 0
bbc
I did love the comment from Cris Collinsworth at 28-0 that even Browns fans weren’t convinced that they would win.
58
11/01/2021 13:02:29 2 8
bbc
I don't care, it's a rubbish sport!

Well, since week fourteen or fifteen anyway.
D i c k. Removed
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11/01/2021 13:56:23 3 0
bbc
Vikings fan? It was semi-miraculous you were still alive that late!
54
11/01/2021 12:33:38 1 4
bbc
I realise he's a brand in his own right and people with only a superficial interest in the sport will have heard of him, but why does the BBC always have to mention Tom Brady in every single story? It's not exactly a surprise his team won considering who they played.
59
11/01/2021 13:05:33 2 2
bbc
What I can't stand is when people mention Tom Brady in the comments and the replies to those comments.
91
11/01/2021 15:23:49 0 1
bbc
Oh the irony.
9
KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
60
11/01/2021 13:05:55 0 0
bbc
No taxation without representation then.
26
LG
11/01/2021 11:12:30 4 0
bbc
Bears made it because Arizona bottled it down the stretch.
61
11/01/2021 13:06:51 1 0
bbc
Hey! We helped.
130
11/01/2021 21:33:17 0 0
bbc
Thanks for Kamara's 6 TD game!!!!
#demonsexorcised
#geauxsaints
21
11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
62
11/01/2021 13:07:30 8 2
bbc
I love watching Jason and Osi - they make the show really entertaining and they know what they're talking about.
82
11/01/2021 14:59:33 1 5
bbc
Agree completely. It’s dan walker that makes it unwatchable, like football focus, which used to be a Saturday lunchtime staple, but alas no more.
54
11/01/2021 12:33:38 1 4
bbc
I realise he's a brand in his own right and people with only a superficial interest in the sport will have heard of him, but why does the BBC always have to mention Tom Brady in every single story? It's not exactly a surprise his team won considering who they played.
63
11/01/2021 13:07:41 2 1
bbc
Where Washington not the higher seed?
67
11/01/2021 13:20:42 0 4
bbc
No, they 'where' seeded 5th out of 7.
25
11/01/2021 11:11:35 2 0
bbc
Here we go, Brownies, here we go! WOOF WOOF!
64
11/01/2021 13:09:32 1 0
bbc
At least you have no Broncos to face this time. Those were hard blows that could only happen to the Browns.
94
11/01/2021 16:10:49 0 0
bbc
Earnest Byner - the fumble etc etc
44
11/01/2021 12:03:15 1 0
bbc
As a Hawks fan I’m not asking for much this offseason, just a new OC, new DC and a completely new O line....

Go Hawks!
65
11/01/2021 13:12:33 0 0
bbc
I'm wondering how much we've relied on the 12th man in the past? Interesting that home advantage has been missing for nearly all teams so it's only really Green Bay who have any advantage playing at home this season given how flipping cold it is up there....
116
11/01/2021 19:11:00 1 0
bbc
True, I think that was the first time Pete has lost a play off game at home....but even if we had the 12s making noise, we still would have lost with Schotty’s predictable play calling...coaching changes needed!
53
11/01/2021 12:26:23 1 1
bbc
I predict the winner will be out of the AFC. Not sure anyone from the NFC would beat the Chiefs, Bills or Ravens
66
11/01/2021 13:14:36 1 0
bbc
Think both the Saints and Green Bay would beg to differ but can't see past the Chiefs in Tampa.
63
11/01/2021 13:07:41 2 1
bbc
Where Washington not the higher seed?
67
11/01/2021 13:20:42 0 4
bbc
No, they 'where' seeded 5th out of 7.
75
11/01/2021 13:57:19 3 0
bbc
No...divisional winners seed higher. WFT #4, Bucs #5
58
11/01/2021 13:02:29 2 8
bbc
I don't care, it's a rubbish sport!

Well, since week fourteen or fifteen anyway.
D i c k. Removed
46
11/01/2021 12:11:19 1 0
bbc
Go on the Browns!
69
11/01/2021 13:48:03 1 0
bbc
Indeed, mate!
70
11/01/2021 13:48:47 4 2
bbc
As a long-suffering Browns fan, all I can say (in my native Scouse) is; 'Go ed!'
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11/01/2021 16:16:07 0 0
bbc
I stayed up for all of the games and the Browns now have a new fan. That was SOME game!!!! What was the Steelers HC thinking when he gave the Browns a motivational speech by calling them names? 48-37??? I became a fan of this sport when I came home from school to watch "the drive" by John Elway -vs- "the ---- pound".
119
11/01/2021 21:15:06 0 0
bbc
Well done, I really hope Garrett can rip Mahomes a new one.
25
11/01/2021 11:11:35 2 0
bbc
Here we go, Brownies, here we go! WOOF WOOF!
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11/01/2021 13:50:12 1 0
bbc
Yay! :-D
6
11/01/2021 10:09:52 6 2
bbc
Unlike JuJu, the Browns play with respect and discipline. In the face of adversity this last three weeks then why not earn a bit of luck. I expect a shoot out next Sunday night in KC and one we will probably lose but, there is nothing to fear and whatever the result the Browns are no longer a laughing stock. Leave that to the Eagles....
72
11/01/2021 13:54:01 0 0
bbc
It's great to see comments from fellow Browns fans. It all started for me in '87, when we had some exchange students at my uni college, in Liverpool. Being a Toffee has often gone hand-in-hand with being a Browns fan!
5
11/01/2021 10:01:36 6 22
bbc
american football.... lol
Removed
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11/01/2021 13:02:29 2 8
bbc
I don't care, it's a rubbish sport!

Well, since week fourteen or fifteen anyway.
74
11/01/2021 13:56:23 3 0
bbc
Vikings fan? It was semi-miraculous you were still alive that late!
79
11/01/2021 14:33:13 2 0
bbc
Kirk kept us in it, despite our defence's and Dan Bailey's best efforts
67
11/01/2021 13:20:42 0 4
bbc
No, they 'where' seeded 5th out of 7.
75
11/01/2021 13:57:19 3 0
bbc
No...divisional winners seed higher. WFT #4, Bucs #5
55
11/01/2021 12:42:54 1 0
bbc
As a 49ers fan I hope you don't get them we have enough issues with Russ & Metcalf.
I'd like a new strength and conditioning team given the amount of injuries we had this year - oh and a box to keep Robert Saleh in so no-one else can have him.
76
11/01/2021 13:59:53 0 0
bbc
Saleh's surely gone this year. Promote from inside to replace that role, get a fit Bosa back, sign fred warner long term, keep verrett and draft well. Oh...and sell the farm for Deshaun Watson...(which would make the drafting procedure somewhat trickier granted)
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11/01/2021 17:17:04 0 0
bbc
Verrett has been great this year, was terrific against the Cardinals, put Hopkins in a box.
Watson would be a dream come true as a QB, doubt it will happen but who knows, it's the NFL.
19
11/01/2021 10:56:47 4 4
bbc
Most of those games this weekend were not great quality - Rams@Seahawks was chronic. The Bears were awful yesterday. How they made the playoffs is beyond me.

Packers and Chiefs won't have seen anything they need to worry about too much. I think the number one seeds will both make it to the Superbowl.
77
11/01/2021 14:02:57 1 0
bbc
Whaaat? The Rams-Seahawks game was awesome. Love watching two NFC West rivals defense smack chunks out of each other
47
11/01/2021 12:13:06 2 0
bbc
To be fair, it's a fairly complex game with bizarre rules compared to european sports and not particularly engaging or understandable to those tuning in for the first time. Watching football/hockey/ball-goal type games are easy to follow if you've been brought up with it. American football is very alien to most & it's reputation for being stop/start and full of filler doesn't help.
78
11/01/2021 14:04:26 0 0
bbc
BBC should have partnered with Nickelodeon and got their coverage for the saints/bears matchup yesterday.
74
11/01/2021 13:56:23 3 0
bbc
Vikings fan? It was semi-miraculous you were still alive that late!
79
11/01/2021 14:33:13 2 0
bbc
Kirk kept us in it, despite our defence's and Dan Bailey's best efforts
131
11/01/2021 21:34:59 0 0
bbc
Oh dear god!!!!! Why Kirk, why!!!
Saints, why do you have such a bad record against the VIKINGS OF ALL TEAMS??!!!!!
25
11/01/2021 11:11:35 2 0
bbc
Here we go, Brownies, here we go! WOOF WOOF!
80
11/01/2021 14:52:34 1 0
bbc
Great to see the Browns doing well. The Dawg pound was the best.
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
86
11/01/2021 15:12:45 6 0
bbc
"rammed down our throats". There's about 3 articles per month.
89
11/01/2021 15:20:08 3 0
bbc
It is an article you opened to cry about a normal adult would just skip it if they were not interested
It is not rammed down anyone throats they assume people have the brain cells to pick and choose what they read.
So go away and leave is who enjoy this sport to well enjoy it without fools like you
90
11/01/2021 15:20:59 1 0
bbc
I would love to see Brees get another superbowl before he retires his quality deserves it
92
11/01/2021 15:25:32 7 0
bbc
"American drivel rammed down our throats."
Says a brit calling himself Mike Tyson.
You sad limp little chipolata.
96
11/01/2021 16:16:36 4 0
bbc
Sounds like a Patriots fan if there are any left?
97
11/01/2021 16:16:46 3 0
bbc
Go home, troll.
106
11/01/2021 16:44:16 1 0
bbc
Why read about the sport then? Stupidest comment on here from someone with nothing better to do than complain.
127
11/01/2021 21:30:20 1 0
bbc
says the person with a US boxer's name
62
11/01/2021 13:07:30 8 2
bbc
I love watching Jason and Osi - they make the show really entertaining and they know what they're talking about.
82
11/01/2021 14:59:33 1 5
bbc
Agree completely. It’s dan walker that makes it unwatchable, like football focus, which used to be a Saturday lunchtime staple, but alas no more.
8
11/01/2021 10:12:55 1 0
bbc
The defence that won them the game with their turnovers?
83
11/01/2021 15:00:42 1 0
bbc
It was Big Ben that caused the turnovers.
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KRR
11/01/2021 10:25:05 5 30
bbc
So much UK sport ignored by the BBC - especially if it happens north of the Border, yet they spend money broadcasting and reporting on this mince from the rebel colonies.
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11/01/2021 15:04:54 2 0
bbc
KRR. What’s North of the Border? Scottish Football or Irish League?
I’d sooner watch NFL ANYDAY. Rebel colonies made me laugh though. Is Rep. of Ireland a rebel colony? Don’t watch League of Ireland either.
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11/01/2021 13:00:03 3 0
bbc
Great result for the Browns. 28 unanswered points in Q1 just amazing.
Going to be even tougher next week at the Chiefs.
Also great for the ex Browns (Ravens) against their nemesis the Titans. Kept Henry to 40 yards!
Bills vs Ravens looks tasty.
85
11/01/2021 15:06:26 4 0
bbc
I did love the comment from Cris Collinsworth at 28-0 that even Browns fans weren’t convinced that they would win.
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
86
11/01/2021 15:12:45 6 0
bbc
"rammed down our throats". There's about 3 articles per month.
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11/01/2021 10:35:50 12 2
bbc
Before complaining about what the BBC reports on, it might help you to realise that the fanbase for American Football is growing in the UK. I agree, there is sport they ignore, but that doesn't mean that this article is irrelevant. You'd be surprised to see how many British NFL fans there are, and try not to dismiss it as 'mince': Even if you don't like it there are plenty who appreciate the sport
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11/01/2021 15:15:34 2 0
bbc
Precisely. I don't like Rugby League or Athletics but I wouldn't for one minute say that therefore they shouldn't be covered. Although maybe in future iterations of the website it could filter by your preference and only show sports you are interested in?
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11/01/2021 16:33:59 1 0
bbc
That would definitely be useful, I think you can already filter to some extent with the 'My Sport' section and the tabs but would be helpful if the website recognized/asked for what you like and don't like to edit the page to your preferences.
It just frustrates me when people say the BBC should report on the sports they like and only them.
17
11/01/2021 10:53:03 5 0
bbc
So why did you click the link to the page and then post a comment? Trolls do care.....
88
11/01/2021 15:17:32 1 0
bbc
They're great aren't they, trolls? I don't have any interest in birdwatching but oddly enough I'm not compelled to drive to wherever the nearest hotspot is to tell them I don't care about it.
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
89
11/01/2021 15:20:08 3 0
bbc
It is an article you opened to cry about a normal adult would just skip it if they were not interested
It is not rammed down anyone throats they assume people have the brain cells to pick and choose what they read.
So go away and leave is who enjoy this sport to well enjoy it without fools like you
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
90
11/01/2021 15:20:59 1 0
bbc
I would love to see Brees get another superbowl before he retires his quality deserves it
134
11/01/2021 21:42:21 0 0
bbc
As a Saints fan, I'd love it too, but I hate the refs with a passion for what they constantly do to us!!!!
59
11/01/2021 13:05:33 2 2
bbc
What I can't stand is when people mention Tom Brady in the comments and the replies to those comments.
91
11/01/2021 15:23:49 0 1
bbc
Oh the irony.
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
92
11/01/2021 15:25:32 7 0
bbc
"American drivel rammed down our throats."
Says a brit calling himself Mike Tyson.
You sad limp little chipolata.
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11/01/2021 12:18:18 1 0
bbc
I mean, I'm not a fan of either team and single out JuJu if it suits your narrative but to say the Browns play with respect and discipline when Miles Garrett once used an opponents helmet as a weapon mid game is stretching it.
93
11/01/2021 16:07:23 0 0
bbc
Fair point. I should have qualified that as being under Stefanski's regime and not his flag happy predecessors.
64
11/01/2021 13:09:32 1 0
bbc
At least you have no Broncos to face this time. Those were hard blows that could only happen to the Browns.
94
11/01/2021 16:10:49 0 0
bbc
Earnest Byner - the fumble etc etc
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LG
11/01/2021 18:21:32 0 0
bbc
Don't forget 'The Drive'.
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11/01/2021 13:48:47 4 2
bbc
As a long-suffering Browns fan, all I can say (in my native Scouse) is; 'Go ed!'
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11/01/2021 16:16:07 0 0
bbc
I stayed up for all of the games and the Browns now have a new fan. That was SOME game!!!! What was the Steelers HC thinking when he gave the Browns a motivational speech by calling them names? 48-37??? I became a fan of this sport when I came home from school to watch "the drive" by John Elway -vs- "the ---- pound".
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
96
11/01/2021 16:16:36 4 0
bbc
Sounds like a Patriots fan if there are any left?
81
11/01/2021 14:57:44 1 17
bbc
Who what where? Means nothing to me. This is not news. American drivel rammed down our throats. NEXT!
97
11/01/2021 16:16:46 3 0
bbc
Go home, troll.
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11/01/2021 16:22:35 1 1
bbc
Typical Roethlesberger - waited one week too many to score over 40 fantasy points.... And for JuJu, not sure where he will be dancing next season but, unlikely to be in the AFC.
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11/01/2021 10:59:13 11 5
bbc
The BBC's Ben Collins 'essential' guide to the playoffs the other day didn't mention the Saints once. That added to Jason and Osi being pretty much wrong about pretty much everything all year, I think the BBC should look at some hiring and firing themselves this off season.
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11/01/2021 16:23:15 1 0
bbc
Agree with all the others on here. I want "chappers" back. He's one of the best and most unbiased BBC people around. Why can't they get Elway or Montana or even [eek] McMahon in on a guest basis for a few more dollars? Or even Ditka (just for one or two shows).
122
11/01/2021 21:22:23 1 0
bbc
No, nonononono!!!! Not Ditka or Elway!!!
Ditka will probably trash the Saints like EVERYONE IN THE NATIONAL MEDIA AND HE SET MY SAINTS BACK 6 YEARS WITH THE RICKY WILLIAMS TRADE!!!! As for Elway, he's busy stinking it up as GM of the Broncos, and proving why he should NEVER BE A GM OF AN NFL TEAM!!! Give me Ricky Williams or Jay Ajayi if we're going with British or well-travelled NFL players!
100
11/01/2021 16:24:58 0 2
bbc
Resting Big Ben last week doesn't seem like such a smart move now Tomlin ?