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Just now, Catloaf said:

We got bailed out big time by KC trying to sabotage themselves almost as much as we are trying to sabotage ourselves.


Against any elite team that doesn't make mistakes, we are going to get completely wrecked (i.e. Patriots).

Only way we play them this year is in the AFCG

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