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Patriots Talk: Tom Brady is Voted The No.1 Player on The NFL Top 100 of 2017

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Patriots Talk: Tom Brady is Voted The No.1 Player on The NFL Top 100 of 2017

Many predicted that New England Patriots [Quarterback] Brady would make the final 10 players on the NFL Top 100 list this year. The NFL Top 100, throughout its time has been the only list exclusively made from the players throughout the NFL.  Throughout his time, since 2011 till last year, Brady has never been rated outside of the Top 5 on this list.

It’s incredible to realize how players even after all these years all acknowledge Brady has the best of the best. Just as the title suggests, Brady has for the first time since 2011 gained the top slot on the NFL Top 100 at No.1. In many ways, it would seem very odd considering that Brady had given the league a 4 game head start due to the Deflategate suspension that was repealed last summer.

The Patriots QB since 2001, has reclaimed his throne as the greatest player (according to the players) in the NFL in 2017, but many players and fans agree despite Brady deserving the No.1 spot especially after his miraculous comeback performance in Super Bowl LI, this list seemingly was flawed on many fronts. While players have much more keen understanding of other players, it is a apparent that the list had alot of mixed opinions across the board.

Despite, no Patriots fans having any issue with Brady being No.1 on the list, Falcons fans are once again are feeling robbed as NFL MVP Matt Ryan only made No.10 on the list. (the lowest that the NFL MVP has ever placed on the list) Denver Broncos [Linebacker] Von Miller being voted No.2 despite his team not making the playoffs (especially over Defensive Player of the Year, Khali Mack). Rookie Ezekiel Elliott being voted No.7 over No.9 Le’veon Bell (although, Bell missed several games due to the league’s policy on Marjiuana).

There is much about this list that even as a sports fan I would argue is vastly undervaluing several key players. Nonetheless, NFL Top 100 always has been about the players saying who is the best among them. And this year, the majority of players believe that Tom Brady deserves to be hailed as the best among them in 2017. The quick recap version of the 2017 list can be seen below.

 

 

 

 

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Patriots Talk: Patriots Shut Out Raiders In Mexico City

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What a day for the Patriots to secure a win in the most Patriot way possible. The game was effectively over before the 2nd quarter ended. The team was dominant throughout the entire duration of the game and it showed. In many ways, there were a number of factors within this game that caused the Raiders to ultimately fold early on in the game

The Altitude Difference

The Patriots had the smart idea to stay in Denver and travel to Colorado Springs to adjust their bodies to the pressures of high altitude. The Raiders took the same approach when they traveled to Mexico City to play against the Houston Texans in Week 11 of the 2016 season. Although, the method worked last year, you can’t deny that there was a lot of outside interference in that game.

This time around, it was very clearly from just the fact that CB Stephon Gilmore and WR Danny Amendola leaving the game due to dehydration showed how taxing the high altitude was on them. The Raiders were arguably worse with their team as they allowed 4 turnovers on the offense yesterdays. The sheer pressure the game put on most of the players was quite significant in this game for both team. But the Patriots ultimately minimzed the effect that it had on them.

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Patriots Football Talk: Patriots Dominance Continues In Mexico

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It was a sunny Sunday at the Estadio Azteca, Mexico’s Premier Stadium, in Mexico City.  The New England Patriots were facing off against the Oakland Raiders in what was called a Road Game.  It was a made for TV experience to draw in a more viewers and fans.  It was the NFL’s way to reach a larger market, that being fans in Mexico City.

The Game showed off the best in the NFL.  And you know what?  The best Team in the NFL showed what it means to be the best.  Of course I’m talking about the Patriots dominating yet another Team.  They continue to out preform their opponents on the field.  It’s something that this year’s Team has grown in to.  From being just a contender to being an all-out reigning champ; this Team has figured out how to be great.  Today’s game was proof of that!  I’d say they played perfect, but they didn’t get the shut out.  Hey you can’t have everything!

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NFL Talk: Week 11 Picks

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We are finally getting down to the last stretch of the season where teams will finally start to line up where they will make the playoffs and those who will simply tank for the higher pick in the 2018 NFL draft. At this point, most people have teams figured out and know how games should go from here on out. As of now, I got 11-3 correct last week, which puts me at 95-51 for the season.

Tennessee Titans @ Pittsburgh Steelers: Winner – Steelers

At this point in the season, I think the Titans will likely make the wildcard as Jacksonville will run away with the division. The Steelers are pretty much a lock for the playoffs. Their division has the Browns with the worst record in the NFL, and the Bengals and Ravens have fallen off. Even though the game was already played yesterday here was my thoughts before the game:

They are playing the Titans at home and the Steelers defense has been a hack of a surprise for this season. It’s mainly because of how much money was invested into their offense yet their defense has improved substantially from last year. The 2nd best passing defense in the NFL (allowing only 181.8 passing yards per game) and 11th against the run (allowing 102.7 rushing yards per game).

The Titans will have some serious difficulties holding the Steelers down while they are playing at home. Despite the Titans not having a bad team by any stretch (they have the 6th best rushing defense in the NFL), this is the Steelers game to lose and thankfully after what we have seen, that isn’t alot. Steelers won by 40-17 and my prediction was they would score 27-20. (Titans couldn’t even get me that)

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Cleveland Browns: Winner – Jaguars

If the Jags somehow throw this game away I will be so done with predicting their games this season. The Browns are a team that needs a massive overhaul and I don’t see it being enough for them to win this game. The Jaguars will win this game 24-21 with Blake Bortles somehow almost throwing the game away. Almost.

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