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I certainly agree about the Niners front, it is as good as I can remember seeing. Even so Mahomes is much more mobile than Rodgers at this point in his career and frankly he has better weapons outside of Davante Adams. The question will be how the Niners secondary holds up as they are largely zone and the likes of Hill and Hardman have the speed just to go right through that. To have any hope of stopping that KC offense you need to bump them at the line and disrupt their routes, that’s when they can get to Mahomes. That and maybe bracketing Kelce too, can’t allow him the sort of free releases the Titans were especially on third down.
Yeah I would agree there Mahomes is more mobile and the weapons are definately better than the Packers i think the Match up between them and 49ers is one of the most interesting Super Bowls can the Chiefs Receivers uncover before the 49ers get Mahomes Also I think both Kittle and Kelce will be major factors in both teams passing games.
 

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Now this site seems to be back up and running after going down for the 100000000th time seemingly congratulations to Craig on last night. Pleased for you, enjoy the moment.

Thought it was a terrific game. Shanahan may want some of his play calls back when he had the lead again. To happen twice now is going to fairly or unfairly haunt him. Even so to explode the way KC did on that defense is some achievement.
 

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I’m at a loss for words really, amazing night and absolutely loving it.

There’s an overriding feeling that this won’t be Mahomes only SB appearance and it’s a damn good time to be a Chiefs fan right now. Keep the offense together and improve the D and we’ll be unstoppable for a long time to come.
 

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I’m at a loss for words really, amazing night and absolutely loving it.

There’s an overriding feeling that this won’t be Mahomes only SB appearance and it’s a damn good time to be a Chiefs fan right now. Keep the offense together and improve the D and we’ll be unstoppable for a long time to come.
Really pleased for Andy Reid been long overdue for him to get that ring and the Chiefs do look really good short term but the Cap could become an issue especially with Mahomes contract fast approaching and that will definately set the market
 
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Playoff Predict van Dyke Update #4 - aka the last one

With the site being down I got some predictions by other means from some folks. They were as follows.

Lightweight Andy: 49ers 34 v 28 Chiefs + 3pts difference
Creg: Chiefs 41 vs 37 49ers + 10 pts difference
MBExFM: Chiefs 27 vs 21 49ers + 3pts difference

No predictions from Kieran or Tom :( but they still managed to score as many as most of us this week so well done to them and their superior use of their time and energy.

Anyway, here's how we all did. And I have to say, the state of this guys. We suck.

me 0 (49ers) + 0 (score bang on) + 0 (difference)
Kieran 0 + 0 + 0
Abers 0 + 0 + 0
Pride o' Notts 0 + 0 + 0
Lightweight Andy 0 + 0 + 0
Tom 0 + 0 + 0
MBExFM 2 (Chiefs, predicted last week) + 0 + 0
Creglington 1 (Chiefs, predicted this week) + 0 + 0

It took me a while to add all that to the existing leaderboard but I managed it in the end. Here's our final standings:

Final Standings!

1. Abers 15pts --- (3 week one + 8 week two + 4 week three + 0 week four)
2. MBExFM 14pts --- (1 + 7 + 4 + 2)
3. #stagat 13pts --- (1 + 6 + 6 + 0)
4. Tom 10pts --- (3 + 5 + 2 + 0)
4. Creg 10pts --- (1 + 5 + 3 + 1)
6. Kieran 7pts --- (1 + 5 + 1 + 0)
6. Pride o' Notts 7pts --- (1 + 4 + 2 + 0)
6. Lightweight Andy 7pts --- (0 + 5 + 2 + 0)

Great weekend for Creg as his Chiefs win the big one and he moves up to finish joint 4th in this! And MBExFM pipped me to 2nd, the bastard.

It wasn't enough to catch our winner though, the great predictator, measuring 15 on the predichter scale, the predictasaurus rex... congratulations and well done Aberstones!

Game notes

I tried to make it harder to score as we got deeper into the playoffs. And also with the chance to score increasingly more points as we went too so nobody became unassailable.

Definitely achieved the first thing judging by this week.

Thanks all for playing. :wave:
 

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Playoff Predict van Dyke Update #4 - aka the last one

With the site being down I got some predictions by other means from some folks. They were as follows.

Lightweight Andy: 49ers 34 v 28 Chiefs + 3pts difference
Creg: Chiefs 41 vs 37 49ers + 10 pts difference
MBExFM: Chiefs 27 vs 21 49ers + 3pts difference

No predictions from Kieran or Tom :( but they still managed to score as many as most of us this week so well done to them and their superior use of their time and energy.

Anyway, here's how we all did. And I have to say, the state of this guys. We suck.

me 0 (49ers) + 0 (score bang on) + 0 (difference)
Kieran 0 + 0 + 0
Abers 0 + 0 + 0
Pride o' Notts 0 + 0 + 0
Lightweight Andy 0 + 0 + 0
Tom 0 + 0 + 0
MBExFM 2 (Chiefs, predicted last week) + 0 + 0
Creglington 1 (Chiefs, predicted this week) + 0 + 0

It took me a while to add all that to the existing leaderboard but I managed it in the end. Here's our final standings:

Final Standings!

1. Abers 15pts --- (3 week one + 8 week two + 4 week three + 0 week four)
2. MBExFM 14pts --- (1 + 7 + 4 + 2)
3. #stagat 13pts --- (1 + 6 + 6 + 0)
4. Tom 10pts --- (3 + 5 + 2 + 0)
4. Creg 10pts --- (1 + 5 + 3 + 1)
6. Kieran 7pts --- (1 + 5 + 1 + 0)
6. Pride o' Notts 7pts --- (1 + 4 + 2 + 0)
6. Lightweight Andy 7pts --- (0 + 5 + 2 + 0)

Great weekend for Creg as his Chiefs win the big one and he moves up to finish joint 4th in this! And MBExFM pipped me to 2nd, the bastard.

It wasn't enough to catch our winner though, the great predictator, measuring 15 on the predichter scale, the predictasaurus rex... congratulations and well done Aberstones!

Game notes

I tried to make it harder to score as we got deeper into the playoffs. And also with the chance to score increasingly more points as we went too so nobody became unassailable.

Definitely achieved the first thing judging by this week.

Thanks all for playing. :wave:
Apologies Stagat, would have put a prediction in unfortunately this site having a few gremlins leading up to Super Bowl prevented my path to glory in this.

Re KC they’ve rightly been installed as the favourites for next season. Be very hard though, no team has gone back to back since we did in the early 2000s and they will now have a target on their back by all the other teams. Got a nice 2 year window though as theoretically they could use the fifth year option on Mahomes so shouldn’t be an immediate concern.

On to the off-season most uncertain time can remember for the Pats not least with the QB position. Probably will lose Van Noy also in free agency and may have to make some savings elsewhere if we are to provide whoever the QB is with sufficient weapons for next year.
 
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Congrats Craig, feels good to win the big one huh?

Steelers FA plans will be to somehow keep Bud Dupree and Javon Hargrave. I think they'll plump to retain the former but if Hargrave goes, that's going to be a tough ask finding an adequate Nose Tackle without a first round pick.

Edit: Jags playing back-to-back home games at Wembley next season, games against Pittsburgh and Chicago will definitely take place in Jacksonville. Shad Khan really is clueless when to paraphrase him, he didn't think fans in Jacksonville would react negatively to the news.
 

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Re KC they’ve rightly been installed as the favourites for next season. Be very hard though, no team has gone back to back since we did in the early 2000s and they will now have a target on their back by all the other teams. Got a nice 2 year window though as theoretically they could use the fifth year option on Mahomes so shouldn’t be an immediate concern.
They can take there time i think it is likely KC would like to tie up Mahomes quickly given the impending CBA after the 2020 season which tends to inflate contracts after it

On to the off-season most uncertain time can remember for the Pats not least with the QB position. Probably will lose Van Noy also in free agency and may have to make some savings elsewhere if we are to provide whoever the QB is with sufficient weapons for next year.
Yeah Patriots will be interesting there looks like a lot of holes Offensively and the Defence but a bigger worry for them is the Coaching holes in particular O-Line. It's for me think the Afc East is there for the taking this year
 

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