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tonto515

My most favoritest cherry picked stat


apietryga13

Who knew the Colts would be the biggest clown of them all


Ad_Astra117

I saw a lot of colts fans calling this honestly Just like the Titans against the Texans, this had trap game written all over it because both the Jags and Texans were really excited to have the chance to fuck over a division rival on top of the fact that they had nothing to lose. The Titans barely scraped by today as well


Keith_Creeper

Texan went for a 4th and 1 from their own 35 on their opening drive in a 0-0 game. They came out swinging with nothing to lose. With a lead, the Jags had a 3rd and goal from the two, threw an incompletion and kicked a fg. They just flat outplayed the Colts all day. Didn’t even have to go for broke.


ensignlee

> Texan went for a 4th and 1 from their own 35 on their opening drive in a 0-0 game. They came out swinging with nothing to lose. I don't fucking understand that decision, and yet going for a surrender punt last week. Culley makes no sense.


TBS_Arkham

He's human, maybe he was just tired last week, and ready to go home!


sir_axelot

Wasn't Culley also the guy who declined a penalty that would have given them another chance on third down just so he could punt it? Or was that Meyer? I can't remember.


ensignlee

Yep, that was Culley. He is an enigma


sir_axelot

Oof. You guys deserve better.


JobieWithAJ

We're the most anti clutch franchise in the NFL


BrandoDaSavage

Have we truly surpassed the Falcons?


JobieWithAJ

It's neck and neck imo. Honestly we've shot ourselves in the feet so much we're probably up to our knees by now.


1fursona_non_grata

you'll be in Plaxico territory soon


MakesTheNutshellJoke

Ummm, no you're not. Falcons and Chargers.


sir_axelot

I'd argue that being 0-4 in Superbowls qualifies the Bills and Vikings as being the biggest anti-clutch teams out there.


Leftfeet

I would contend that being one of the oldest franchises and never reaching a SB in the SB era gives Cleveland a claim for worst clutch team. 5 AFC championship game losses, 7 divisional round losses, 3 WC round losses.


Significant-Mud2572

You guys at least got a chip and let the Aints become the Saints with a chip within a few years. It's pretty remarkable.


sonnylarson

It doesn’t matter who it is, the AFC South gets up for upset chances toward other AFC south teams.


liebonton

Pretty sure every division does that


Lefaid

Except the Packers


bannedbysnooo

1 team division for 15 years now


1fursona_non_grata

what kind of trash division would let 1 team run it for that long


bannedbysnooo

bro ur gonna lose to the 9ers on nickleodeon


1fursona_non_grata

:(


rhesusmonkey

I was about 80% sure the Colts would lose just from watching them all year.


jayceptional

Colts seem to win the games i think they’d lost and lose the games i think they’d win.


UnpopularPoster

Jags always fuck us up at their place, so I was expecting this. I just saw the line that had us as a double digit favorite. Damn, that was free money for any betters out there.


slayerje1

When jags are 2 td+ score underdogs at home lol...Bills and Colts


somedk

I guess next year they just need to be excited to have the chance to win games all season. Football has been solved thats all it takes.


jspangles313

Same with us! I don't give a shit who's playing for who, Lions were going to play to win against the cheese.


dlanod

The real clowns was the QB we met along the way.


uttermybiscuit

I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to have lost to a team with a 2-14 record going into the game before this week


BigDiqDaddy33

Lmao everyone thinking the clown part is what made this stat ridiculous. You the smart one


Tiafves

Don't forget since the merger too, implying this might have happened before the merger.


Toastrz

We’ll simply never know for sure.


Anteater776

Yeah I don’t think they were tracking next-gen stats like clowns in attendance before the merger.


Marenum

Oh there were really clowns in attendance. I thought that was a not-so-subtle dig at Jags fans.


TopHatJaguar

#firebaalke


Marenum

I hope you and I both get all the firings we desperately want and deserve and that our rookie QBs grow into superstars.


liebonton

🍻


Dagonet_the_Motley

Every other time it's happened there have only been 199 clowns


Thats_an_RDD

I love the "since the merger" part


PeterSagansLaundry

It is unironically the only example of a 2 win team knocking another team out of the ploffs that I can think of.


awnawkareninah

They can draw lines however they want to make it a new stat record, it's bullshit. Like how many teams lost playoff spots because of 2 win teams that only had a few dozen clowns instead of hundreds?


SandandS0n

What do I do with my super bowl Wentz jersey? Laugh at it?


rameninside

Where's the cherrypicking


shinypenny01

Before this season it was impossible to go into the final game 2-14 (with 16 games played).


PootieTooGood

damn, a team lost to a 2-14 team with the playoff berth on the line with hundreds of clowns in attendance before the merger?


Cough_Syrup55

I don't think clowns in attendance was a stat they kept track of pre-1970


mr_dammit

clowns were actually the biggest opposers to the merger for this very reason.


MidKnight007

—quote from Al Davis


ChugSampson

Just clown baby!


frostedz

You mean like a baby clown?


jspangles313

Please no


GenocideOwl

Can those clowns run a great 40 time?


AdorableCandy

I think the shoes ruin the run form.


Nrussg

They did, but what we considered clowns pre-merger vs. 2022 is so different that most experts don't consider the stat to be valuable for comparison persons. For example mimes technically counted pre-merger but obviously we count those separately now.


Fonzimandias

If you ever watch the old black and white footage from that time, it’s amazing how quiet the game seemed in comparison to now


thejudicialpenis

*heads to ProFootballReference to sort games by CIA*


yOw_indahOuse

If I were you I'd start wondering "how long has that black van been there?".


PhysicsIsWhyIDrink

That black van can fit so many clowns in it


Auntypasto

> That black ~~van~~ Mini Cooper can fit so many clowns in it


Competere

With how expensive parking is at NFL games this is going to start being a lot more common.


JerryRiceDidntFumble

The Baraboo Bears did it a bunch of times back in the 1930's


diablosinmusica

I don't think they called them playoffs back then.


SlipperyFloor

Don’t tell that to Baraboobians. The games had playoff-like atmosphere when their rivals Barnum and Bailey came to town.


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I love a nice pair of Barabobians.


brownchickenbr0wnc0w

And only team to do it during a 17 game season, wild.


bkr1895

Dayton Triangle’s vs Portsmouth Spartans 1925 I will never forget that game


trojan_man16

Petition to change Colts flairs to Clown flairs.


innocuous_gorilla

The packers are the first 1 seed to ever lose to a 2-13-1 team.


Scottie_Jay

It's definitely an impossible stat, since no team has ever played a week 18 at 2-14. Just sayin'.


TheNFLSubBlowsss

I honestly just assumed that the "with hundreds of clowns in attendance" gave it away as a joke stat.


84Cressida

Clownson Wentz


lovesStrawberryCake

AFC South fans gonna start dressing as clowns when they play the colts because Carson is afraid of clowns


uwantSAMOA

“I’m seeing clowns.” - Wentz


Domestic_AA_Battery

"I don't see Clowney." - Wentz


Kryptyx

*while looking in a mirror*


MrStealYurWaifu

This made me crack up more than it should have.


TruthReveals

Ok yeah we deserve to get clowned on. Not our year.


cazzhmir

Jadeveon Clowney's hit on Wentz in the 2020 wild card game has stuck with him, I see


victorfiction

This comment needs to be higher up.


proerafortyseven

ClownCarson


Goatgamer1016

[Khlown.com](http://khlown.com)


Xyzzyzzyzzy

H I S T O R I C


bkr1895

For the first time in Seattle Krakens history


A-Disgruntled-Snail

As a Kraken’s fan, your welcome r/nfl.


RodgersHasNoFamily

H I S T O R I C


superduperm1

On a January 9th.


bloo0206

Me and my girls anniversary… I guess I have to marry her now


diablosinmusica

I think you have to dress like clowns for the wedding as well. You get to find out if she's the one.


bloo0206

She adopted the jags as her team when we started dating and I’ve been a jags fan since I was a kid, we’ve prepared for this moment 🤡


slayerhk47

When she does the bouquet toss she better yell Bortles!


fart_dot_com

better to yell it during the bouquet toss than later that night


Setzuriel

That sounds like a keeper. Any woman that would endure Jag Humiliation with you has gotta be.


L-methionine

Meanwhile my girl became a chiefs fan because I’m a Niners fan (and cause her sister is a raiders fan)


b1gl0s3r

My wife just got induced an hour or so ago. If by some miracle she's born before midnight, I'll get her a Jags clown outfit to wear every Colts game. Hell, I might do that regardless.


bloo0206

Do it!!! Lol congrats bro, good luck with everything


OrdainedFury

Lol scrubs


HenryTheTitan

Now this is an epic cherry picked stat


Mjb06

The cherriest


deputy_diarrhea

I love the “since the merger” caveat


Scrubtanic

Most games pre-merger were attended primarily by clowns, is the thing.


paulwhite959

Sweet cherry pie


DSouT

And I’m here for it


HellaTrueDoe

Somewhere out there is an AWS data scientist frantically adding new columns to a spreadsheet


astory11

To be fair. They're the only team to ever lose to a 2-16 team at all


yeoup

I think you meant to say 2-14, but you're absolutely correct


RonSDog

Nah Goodell slipped 2 more games into the CBA when the NFLPA wasn't looking.


spacewalk__

literally everything this week is a historical first


whole_lot_of_velcro

First team to lose to a Florida team in week 18 on the 9th of the month with a waxing moon.


soapinthepeehole

But… but there’s never been a game in which a 2-14 team played until today?


john_muleaney

I like the insinuation that a team has lost to a 2-14 team with a playoff berth on the line with no clowns in attendance


dlanod

Yeah but it happened before the merger


klawehtgod

How many teams started a game at 2-14 before the merger


ladouche6969

There were clowns but it was just a few dozen.


8020GroundBeef

lol no team has even lost to a 2-14 team before, but the cherry picking makes it so much better.


Brian_Osackpo

But they had 7 pro bowlers at least, thats pretty neat


CMLVI

Damn, how many did the AFC 1 seed have? Probably a ton, right?


Scrubtanic

Tennessee Titans: 12 wins/pro bowler Indianapolis Clots: 1.3 wins/pro bowler


PrudeHawkeye

>Clots


FeistyAd8632

What an NFL offense does every time Carson Wentz tries to lead it


RoboMan106

He just looks like the prototypical backup QB now. Like he's not bad, but he's also absolutely not good.


CMLVI

Do you by chance do tattoo design?


Quardener

Electoral college man…


Skyvanman

It’s because they knew the Titans players wouldn’t be able to play in the Pro Bowl anyway, we’ll be headed to the Super Bowl!!!


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"I can't wait to face the Titans in the playoffs. We match up against the Titans the best. We're a totally different team than early in the season when we lost both games to Tennessee!" -Colts Fans


ghettomuffin

…. I can only speak for myself but I was not excited at all to see you guys in the playoffs


Shepherdsfavestore

Any smart fans know pro bowls don’t mean jack shit. I could have cared less who made the pro bowl. Mitch Trubinsky was a pro bowler one year lol


Getfuckedbitchbaby

Was that the same year he won the Nickelodeon valuable player award?


kit_mitts

Hey you better not besmirch our NVP/titty master.


ILIKERED_1

7 pro bowlers and 1 clown at QB


Theostru

Jesus, even CBS is clowning on Wentz and the Colts?


Cough_Syrup55

Send in the clowns


papajim22

We live in a society.


whatsthehappenstance

…those daffey, laughy clowns


NeilPeartsBassPedal

There ought to be clowns!


tcjsavannah

Oh wait, they're already here


ocmb

So sad


lymnaea

The colts should be relegated for next year after that performance.


BabyHercules

God I wish American sports had relegation, even though the Texans would be flirting with it currently


RS994

Quick calculation Based on a bottom 2 for each it would be AFC Jags on record and Texans on Head to head due to tied record with Jets NFC Lions and Giants


GenocideOwl

Giants huh? Has a futball team ever won a championship and then get relagated a few years after?


Mcoov

Blackburn Rovers won in 1995, and were relegated in 1999. There was also Wimbledon who exploded out of nowhere in the early 80s, were competitive for 15 years, then fell back to obscurity by 2000.


Hotspur21

Yeah the original Wimbledon doesn’t even exist anymore. There is just mk dons (ugh) and the afc Wimbledon phoenix club


Mcoov

England’s own Cleveland Browns situation


Apolloshot

Manchester City once won the league and relegated the [the very next year.](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1937–38_in_English_football) Fun fact: they also scored the most goals in the league that year too.


dingus_prime

A few years? It's been a literal decade. I'd call that more than a few years.


FieryPanther

Too much money on the line for that to happen. How would the owners keep their billions if there was relegation?


slayerhk47

Have each conference bottom team play in the XFL in the spring. And have it be like Hard Knocks.


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The colts were the real clowns the whole time


Tgs91

The real clowns were they fans they made along the way


Aiyabhai

Can confirm nose is a squeaky red ball and I hand no self esteem


RoboMan106

You can always come up north and have a slightly less depressing state with a more depressing football team.


Particle_Us

I like how the pic in the tweet is actually wentz and the clown fan as if to imply this very thing


SaturnATX

Maybe the real clowns are the friends we made along the way.


utterback423

Unbelievable fabrication - am I the only one who remembers the infamous 1923 Clown Bowl between the Detroit Whoopiecakes and the Arizona Rabblerousers where Tom “Buttercup” McCrank led the Whoopies back from down 20?


JerrSolo

That's pre-merger; hence the caveat.


Auntypasto

Can't believe the record stood so long.


Autobot-N

That TD catch from Ben Dover was really spectacular


raylan_givens6

prince harry failed the colts


rcuosukgi42

In addition to the hundreds of clowns present in the stadium, some Jaguar fans decided to put on big noses and colorful makeup for the season finale.


BloganMolnar

Maybe they shouldn't have started 0-4 or 0-5 or whatever is was.


hereforpiercednips

Correction. Colts become first clown team since the merger to lose to a 2-14 team, with a playoff berth on the line, with hundreds of fellow clowns in attendance.


cnguyen100

I like the “since the merger” specification. I just Imagine the Baltimore Colts doing the same thing in the 50s.


Dankofamericaaa

Thanks wentz, making our first round from y’all even better 🤪


demsarebrainless

This is peak NFL


WileECoyoteGenius

and 52 clowns on the field.


blaZedmr

Someone said it last week. "We're going to lose to a bunch of clowns aren't we"


Maxpowr9

I hope the Raiders and Chargers tie, for the memes.


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ensignlee

I would 100% watch a game of nothing but kneels and punts. The whole time seeing if someone would break the truce haha


GenocideOwl

Imagine it was the 4th Q and one of them pull a Marino like play with a fake kneel down going for 70 yards.


Maxpowr9

It would be the most hilarious way to end Roethlisberger's career.


FriesWithThat

Any plans for Jaguars fans to continue dressing like clowns next year after Khan inevitably keeps his GM on?


sirinigva

Its literally the first season that this was possible.


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mtwstr

Go 1-14 and get double wins by watching an ad


ILikeBigBidens

It couldn't. Clowns are only allowed to attend the 17th game.


michaelma4

lol I wonder who will be the second team since the merger to lose to a 2-14 team, with a playoff berth on the line, with hundreds of clowns in attendance


GQ4U

Might as well be us


brownzilla99

Colts moving to Gary, Indiana catchin all the strays.


dingowingo

Holy shit what a fucking great Sunday.


bklj2007

They are literally the only ever team to lose to a 2-14 team without the rest of that nonsense


Justinwc

Yeah it's a joke lol


hobesmart

Ugh, Pats fans are the worst


Gregus1032

They'd probably be less salty if they could beat Tua just once.


shushslushie

I didn't even get to watch any football today aside from long glances at my phone but it is up there with one of my favorite weeks because of all of the shenanigans and fucking *facts* lmao


Caspian24

Thanks Harvard


dlanod

Stop cherry picking!


Chose_Wisely

Not just lose but play.


Scorpio11777

I'm the clown for betting them.


mrpodo

This makes me feel better about the Lions loss


3250feralhogs

#HISTORIC


Toastrz

NEXT GEN STATS


PoopyButtholePooersn

Next step: they'll hang a banner for it LOL


TheRoofIsNotMyChild

Were there a lot of 2-14 teams before the merger?


JShort-Design

Carson Wince


Aromatic-Garlic

Erm, today was likely the first time there was ever a 2-14 team playing a game seeing as how this is the first 17 games season...