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2020.12.01 04:54 cherry-on-the-cake 29 M4F - Looking for a hetero-romantic relationship in Seattle, WA or broader USA + Canada


I am a mixed bag of American and European values, enriched by inspirations from other cultures. I was born and raised in Scandinavia in Europe, the career brought me to Seattle several years ago. I work at the intersection of business and software engineering and I am passionate about what I do.
Photography has been a big part of my life; throughout the years I have tried most genres - from nature and landscape photography to fine art portraits and nudes. My music tastes aren’t up-to-date. Let’s leave it at that.
I enjoy high-quality tea and coffee. I’m not a picky eater; I usually lean towards Italian or Asian cuisines.
I don't play video games or watch TV shows, but I'm ready for a movie night!
I am happy to share more details via private messages. I hope to hear from you!

Yours truly, Nick

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2020.11.30 21:01 Freaky_d1c3 [AAR] Welcome to Stuffer Shack, how may I Stuff your Shack? <2020-11-30>

Background
Shadowrunners get some redirected messages from their respective fixers about someone who wanted a certain Stuffer Shack in Seattle hit.
Meet
The party of four meet up with the Johnson, a dwarf manager at a Stuffer Shack, not the one they're supposed to hit. Runners are offered up 12k nuyen to smash up a SS ran by a elf manager competing for best regional Stuffer Shack manager of the month. The manager doesn't want that, and through some talking was conviced to bump it up to 16 if they framed him for something incriminating.
Run
Ketrel and Tazama would be doing some leg work, Kestrel committing some time to Matrix research regarding one Mr. David Davidburtoson. They learn that Mr. David -an elf- moved into Seattle roughly around the beginning of the year with his wife and daughter, and that he would the morning shifts which is reeeaaal convenient for the team. Back to Tazama he managed to scout out the SS without allerting the soy fattened Aztechnology security guards.
The four protagonists (antagonists?) make their way through the back and front entrances of the store fully decked out and over qualified. At the front Ketrel rained down stun grenade fire on the various cameras and sole security guard, while Casino peppered the single guard with gel rounds. That poor man. In the back Tazama and Gorebull broke down the back door, which had the unforeseen consequence (benefit?) of smashing and knocking out the target whom was presumably trying to flee through the back door. Sufficent incriminating "evidences" was planted (*cough cough* DRUGS) a sixty some bag of dog chow was palmed, and the crew was all ready piling into the bulldog right before a pair of daring Security Guards riding Segways charged at them. Suffice to say they didn't last long as Gorebull bodied one of the guards with the bag of dog food, efficiently pinning them under their "vehicle" and the looted bag of dog food. Casino made short work of the other one with another hail of gel rounds, and to add further insult to injury, Kestrel popped both guards with some more stun grenades.
Aftermath
The party meet up with the Johnson at a DIFFERENT Stuffer Shack and contemplated robbing his store. The J brought them to the back alley to pay them, and most everyone was interested in what was in his pants.
Expenses
Gorebull: 50 nuyen for giving the bum drug money Kestrel: buying some Hi-explosives
Casino: maybe some self respect for staring at the Johnson's pants
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2020.11.30 05:46 VindictiveMelon 27[M4F] Idaho: I could use a sassy, interesting gal to chat with for a while. You won't find any silly games here.

So I realize that looks are important to a certain extent so here is MAH FACE:
https://ibb.co/WKMmgDh
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So hopefully if you're reading this a little further you actually liked my face a bit. With that out of the way I guess I have to like, describe myself now (Shit, I didn't think about this before hand, here we go!).
Basic details -
-I am six foot. Actually six foot. Not five-ten and rounding up hoping you don't notice the lie.
-I weight about 220. I'm not horrifically obese, but I sure as hell ain't skinny. These thighs are THICC.
-White and native American. Born in Seattle, currently live in Idaho because Seattle is... It's Seattle.
-I am a stoner, and will be until the day I die. I hope to smoke so much weed I forget the difference between my ass and my elbow by the time I'm 85.
-I'm a pianist. I write my own music.
-I fuckin' LOVE lemonade bro. Like, I'm surprised I don't have type 2 diabetes yet.
I'm a hot mess. Then again what 27 year old isn't a bit of a hot mess? I guess things could be a lot worse and I am thankful for what I have. I am a bit of a sarcastic dick, and I appreciate a woman who has a bit of a bite. I don't really hold anything back and I have a very dark, quite offensive sense of humor at times. I've definitely laughed at enough grim humor that I'm probably going to hell by this point. I also never shut the fuck up so I'll likely annoy you with random, loopy conversation. Especially after a good bong hit.
Hell actually doesn't seem too bad because lately here in Idaho it's been freezing so I wouldn't mind a bit of hellfire for a minute.
As far as work - I have two jobs. I am a thrift store cashier during the day then I pick up a few shifts as a waiter after 5 PM. I hope to become a full time supervisor at the Thrift store because honestly, it's super chill. I'm next in line when one quits which happens every couple years.
As far as long term goals - Once I have enough saved between these jobs I would LOVE to get into drug recovery and counseling. I have a nasty history with that myself and have a drive to help others out of the hell hole I had to climb out of. I might seem like I have a rough surface but there's a bleeding heart under this skin. I live by the idea of "To do good, feels good," and try to live in a way that harms as few as possible, while trying to elevate people where I can.
What I want -
I am actually hoping to find a real connection. I'm perfectly fine on my own and happy single, but there is just a certain flare and type of chaos a good woman injects into life that I've been craving lately. As I settle into my new life after screwing it up in my early twenties, I feel like I am stable and love myself enough to try and welcome a new partner into my life.
But let's not rush. I want to get to know you, become a friend, and if there is a spark.... Well I'd let it set that hellfire I was talking about earlier.
Hopefully you're around my age. Twenties to mid thirties. I don't really care if you're significantly older or younger than me, if I like someone? I like someone. Hopefully you're in the USA, but I would be open to someone out of country if it's a good fit.
So tell me about your life a little bit. Send me a picture. And if I see something I like, well we'll call it a date.
Thanks for taking the time to read my wall of text if you made it this far. Cheers. Time to get back to my lemonade.
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2020.11.23 14:30 SirParsifal Looking Back at the Last Decade of Baseball: The 2020s in Review (part 1 of 2)

The last decade of baseball sure has been fun, hasn’t it? We’ve had thrills, we’ve had chills, we’ve had spills, . But a decade is a long time, and much has been forgotten: So let’s look back on the 2020s, and all the things that happened in it! We begin in...

2021

January: Hype builds around the top free agent of the season, Trevor Bauer. After announcing that he will not accept any deals that do not have leading numbers of either 69 or 420, front offices scramble to free up the necessary budget space.
February: As players arrive at spring training, there is an astounding amount of hype surrounding the young superstar Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who is reported by multiple news outlets as being in, ‘the worst shape of his life’.
March: After four intense months of free agent negotiations, Trevor Bauer announces he plans to take a gap year to explore his possible options in life.
On Opening Day, Byron Buxton runs full-tilt into the outfield wall while trying to track down a Jorge Soler home run. He breaks three wrists and is out for the remainder of the season, sparing Twins fans the disappointment of seeing him waste his batting potential.
April: Mike Fiers, sick of being snubbed by front offices due to his role in blowing the whistle on the Astros sign stealing scandal, writes a tell-all where he claims he was the brains behind the whole operation. Eight different MLB clubs and Bill Belicheck immediately send him a contract offer.
May: Mark Reynolds announces his retirement on the grounds of being completely blind. He is promptly offered a lucrative contract by the umpire’s union.
June: On June 12, highly touted prospect Seth Beer makes his major league debut with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He uses ‘Beer’ by Reel Big Fish as his walkup song, and is immediately banned from baseball for life for reminding people that ska existed.
July: Fernando Tatis Jr. again ignites controversy from the media and from former players after being intentionally walked when his team is up by ten. “That is a disgusting act by Fernando Tatis Jr. and it's unfortunate that we had that on our air live”, says Joe Buck, calling the game for FOX, “That is disgusting by Tatis”.
Toronto continues their long-standing tradition of signing prospects who were born of somebody who screwed someone who used to be a good major league player by bringing A.J. Burnett Jr. into their minor league system.
August: Hawk Harrelson returns to broadcast a single game for the White Sox. Chicago gives up ten runs in the first, and Hawk remains completely silent for the last eight innings.
After years of controversy, the Cleveland Indians finally announce their rebrand. Their announcement states, “We waited far too long to get rid of Chief Wahoo. We’re not going to be late to the party for the next step. With Washington rebranding, it’s time to strike while the iron is hot. We recognize that there will likely be uproar, but history will vindicate us. From now on, the team will be known as the Ohio Indians”.
September: The MLB marketing team goes into overdrive and announces the creation of MLBFilms, a movie company developing films starring MLB players to try to increase their public image.
October: The Mariners put the final touches on a blessed season by mounting a five-run comeback against the Angels in the bottom of the ninth inning of game 162. Kyle Seager hits a walk-off grand slam to cap it off. They finish 73-89.
November: With the close of the 2021 season, the collective bargaining agreement between the MLB and the Player’s Union ends. For the sake of everyone’s sanity, both sides agree to ignore this.
After further investigation into the Astros sign stealing scandal, the Comissioners’s Office announces new sanctions: Cleveland State will receive the ‘death penalty’.
December: The Rockies broadcast team welcomes Matt Holliday as their new color commentator. The longtime Colorado player joins Drew Goodman, Ryan Spilbroughs, and Jeff Huson in the booth.
A.J Pierzynski receives two votes for the Hall of Fame and immediately demands a recount.

2022

January: Tim Lincecum, long time Giants fan favorite, announces his intent to come back to baseball. ‘I’ve been out of this game too long. I wasn’t sure if the fans and the team would accept me after all this time, but the support I’ve received has been incredible. When this position as a bat boy opened up, I knew it was made for me”. He will face stiff competition from a number of eight year olds to fill the position
MLBFilms announces their first movie: a four hour long, Scorsese-directed gender swapped version of A League of Their Own. It stars Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, and Mo’ne Davis. It will be cinema.
February: The Blue Jays show some concern as Vladimir Guerrero Jr seems to have gained more weight during the offseason, ballooning up to 300 pounds, and requesting a position change to designated hitter.
March: Tragedy strikes Tampa Bay as Tropicana Field is mistaken for an abandoned shopping mall and torn down by a demolitions company. The goof isn’t noticed for almost a week until a group of Yankees fans arrives to buy tickets.
April: Trevor Bauer finally decides to sign with someone, and signs a $69 million, 4.20 year deal with the White Sox for the express purpose of trying to get suspended by Tony La Russa.
May: The Rays announce they are rebuilding Tropicana Field exactly as it was, brick-for-brick. They put out a call for any Yankees fans who might have attended the stadium in the last few years to send pictures to work off of, as the original plans for the Trop were traded to the Mariners for cash considerations years ago.
Nelson Cruz invites controversy after choosing the 17 minute version of ‘In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida’ as his walkup song, and not stepping into the box until the entire song is finished. He manages to avoid getting plunked by pitchers until he starts doing air-guitars with the bat and drumming the solo on home plate.
June: The MLB marketing team jumps back into action by putting pictures of Spiderman on the bases, presumably on direct order from J. Jonah Jameson. This is immediately met with massive backlash from every human being on earth, including Spiderman himself. Bud Selig counters, “Suck it up, buttercup.” This is a real thing that happened.
The Braves pay Bruce Sutter ten million dollars and thank their lucky stars that Bobby Bonilla gets all the press.
July: The umpire’s union receives serious backlash after Ron Kulpa blows a ball-strike ball on a David Price perfect game in progress, causing him to walk Nick Castellanos with two outs in the first inning.
Joe Buck broadcasts the entire Home Run Derby solo, saying, ‘And we will see you tomorrow night’ in a straight, monotone voice for every single home run; gradually increasing in volume until he yells at the top of his lungs continually during the final round. It receives the highest ever ratings for any television event ever. Jo Adell wins with three total home runs.
On July 21st, in a game against the Diamondbacks, Kenley Jansen intentionally balks to move a runner from second to third. Sensing unwritten rules being broken, Brian McCann punches his way out of his grave beneath the mound and hits Jansen with a DDT, killing him instantly.
August: Tony La Russa publicly announces he is moving on to a more sabermetric way of managing, and moves his center fielder out of the first spot in the batting order. “Perhaps, depending on how this goes, I may even move the catcher out of the ninth spot in the order.”
September: As their season ends, the Ohio Indians announce another name change, citing how large the backlash was and how offensive they learned their name was to the millions of people who were not acclimatized to it. They are now known as the Lake Erie Indians.
October: The Marlins, after years of careful management by Derek Jeter, sweep the National League playoffs on their way to a World Series victory over the Athletics in six games. Immediately after hoisting the trophy, the entire front office is sold off to other franchises to save salary room.
After the World Series, Bud Selig officially announces his retirement as MLB commissioner. “After thirty years in this position, it’s time for me to move on. I am grateful to the owners throughout Major League Baseball for their unwavering support and for allowing me to lead this great institution. I thank our players, who give me unlimited enthusiasm about the future of our game. Together we have taken this sport to new heights and have positioned our national pastime to thrive for generations to come. Most of all, I would like to thank our fans, who are the heart and soul of our game.” Tony Clark is thought to be next in line for the position.
November: Bill James publishes his new book, The Measure of a Man, where he has an exact formula worked out for the value of individual human lives. Mike Trout is worth exactly $290,322,784.32. You are worth twelve cents.
December: The Winter Meetings begin with a bang as the Mariners announce they are trading Kyle Lewis for ten of the Yankees’ wins next year. DiPoto says, “They probably won’t need them, and although we aren’t going to get enough to win the whole shebang, we might be able to get the 15 percent share to get an invite to the debates. With that kind of media coverage, who knows where we can go?”

2023

January: The Nationals announce that Mike Rizzo is stepping down as President of Baseball Operations, but not before giving himself ‘a full and legal pardon for all crimes he may or may not have committed while in his position, and for all the crimes he may or may not commit in the future.’
The Athletic releases a shocking exposé showing that Tim Wakefield’s ‘rolling contract’ on the Red Sox will actually never expire due to a legal technicality. The Red Sox owe him $4 million, every year, until the heat death of the universe.
February: The MLB marketing team puts pictures of Mike Trout on milk cartons, with the caption, ‘Have You Seen This Kiiiiiiiid?’. The only result is the occasional call to the missing persons hotline whenever somebody accidentally tunes into an Angels game.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. arrives at spring training announcing that he feels lighter and faster than ever, due to his fat folds being held up by repulsorlifts like Baron Vladimir Harkonnen in Dune.
March: Disaster strikes the Oakland Coliseum as the Wave takes hold of the stadium on opening day. Thousands of people die either of exhaustion or starvation. The governor attempts to declare a disaster zone, but finds out that legally, the entirety of Oakland has been a disaster for the last thirty years.
April: Nothing happened this month.
May: The Boston Red Sox are caught up in yet another cheating scandal, where the Blue Jays allege that Tom Brady, somehow, managed to deflate their baseballs before a key playoff game in 2022.
Byron Buxton runs headfirst into a Mack truck that was accidentally left parked in Target Field’s outfield by the ground crew. He loses eight ribs from the resulting surgery and is out for 6-8 weeks.
Robbie Cano is banned from the MLB for life after testing positive for shooting up black tar heroin into his eyeball.
June: Matt Holliday is suspended from his broadcast job after claims that, in the past, he had ‘inappropriately touched’ home plate during his Rockies career.
Tom Brady is ambushed at his house by Brian McCann and tombstoned directly into the driveway, killing him instantly. There are no witnesses.
July: Fernando Tatis Jr. is suspended by the Padres without pay for a week after being hit by a pitch with the bases loaded while up by twelve over the Dodgers. John Smoltz condemns his repulsive behavior by running up the score. Lynch mobs assemble outside Petco Park.
Billy Hamilton wins the Home Run Derby after discovering that inside the park home runs are not technically banned. He racks up 783 home runs in the first round alone before the kids playing the outfield figure out what’s going on.
August: Matt Holliday is cleared and reinstated to his job after no evidence was found of him actually touching home plate. In a public statement, he thanks the Padres for their longtime support and their hard work to clear his name in this matter.
During a Braves-Marlins game, the disembodied head of Joe Buck appears on the Fox Sports South broadcast on all cameras and stares wistfully into the camera for twenty-two seconds before bleeding from the eyes and fading away. Buck declines to comment on the matter.
September: Jose Canseco announces in a tweet that, if he is not elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veteran’s Committee immediately, he will not intervene to save us all from the upcoming singularity robot apocalypse.
October: In the Wild Card game against the Blue Jays, the Astros again invite controversy by calling the other team’s bullpen phone constantly and telling Ken Giles to stop warming up; twenty-seven times in the eighth inning alone. With Toronto unable to use their bullpen, Russell Martin comes in for the save situation and gives up seventeen runs. Charlie Montoyo attempts to protest the game, but the Astros yell so loud at the umpires that they can’t hear what he’s saying.
Pete Rose reveals that he was behind the 1978 Boston College point shaving scandal, and boy, did he make a ton of money from that. He is immediately banned for life from the Basketball Hall of Fame.
November: Both the American and National leagues award their MVP award to Albert Belle despite him being out of the league for twenty years, as he certainly did not deserve to lose to Mo Vaughn in 1995. Pedro Martinez finishes a close second.
Albert Pujols’ home run against Brad Lidge finally lands, killing millions on impact.
December: At the Winter Meetings, Brett Favre formally announces his retirement from the NFL.
The Yankees flex their checks and sign one of the best pitchers ever to have played the game for 15yrs/450million: Christopher Robin from Winnie The Pooh Home Run Derby.

2024

January: In an explosive piece of investigative journalism, The Athletic discovers that Joe Buck has ties to Russia. Buck categorically denied the allegations in a press statement, adding, ‘And we will see you tomorrow night. In court.’
Jose Canseco is unanimously elected to the Hall of Fame.
February: Vladimir Guerrero Jr arrives at spring training by oozing through the windows of the practice facility and reforming himself into a man-like form in the hallways. He moves to the outfield, as he now covers enough ground that the ball will never hit the turf.
March: MLB The Show 2024 releases to rave reviews from critics, despite being the exact same game as MLB the Show 2023 and MLB the Show 2022. It is voted the best sports game of the year for the simple fact that they did not remove features from last year’s game.
On opening day, Dusty Baker announces to the umpires that he will be playing the entire season under protest. He gives no explanation.
April: Spencer Torkelson makes his MLB debut for the Tigers, lasting an entire at-bat before the umpires pull him from the game and send him back to the 1890s where his name belongs.
The Yankees announce that they are moving away from the pinstripe uniforms which have dominated their style since the early days of the club, and are switching to more iconic and beloved uniforms - the 1970s Houston Astros rainbow jerseys, effective immediately. Yankees fans strenuously object because it’s harder to look like assholes when wearing bright, happy colors.
May: Aroldis Chapman mirrors Randy Johnson when, during a save opportunity at Yankee Stadium, he brings down a low-flying single engine plane with a pitch, killing the pilot. This becomes the second-worst plane accident involving a Yankees pitcher in New York in the last twenty years.. [Editor’s note: This is not a 9/11 joke. That would be incredibly distasteful and disrespectful to the thousands of Americans that died on that day. This is a joke about Corey Lidle, whose death is slightly more socially acceptable to make light of.]
June: Scientists working with the New York Yankees announce new developments in doing The Wave, led by observations at Yankee Stadium. This new version of The Wave, endorsed by Yankees fans around the world, will be done only with the middle finger.
July: MLBFilms announce their next release - a collaboration with Warner Bros: Scooby-Doo! Batter Up!, where the Scooby gang meets Bryce Harper and the Phillies and have to defeat a ghost that possessed the Philly Phanatic and locked the team inside Citizens Bank Park. The city of Philadelphia defeats the ghost by throwing batteries at it, and it’s revealed to have been Gritty all along. This is not a joke.
For the fifteenth and final time, the Reds pay Ken Griffey Jr. 3.6 million dollars, ending his deferred contract. The Reds front office once again thanks the Mets for being such boneheads that nobody cares that other teams have far, far worse deferred contracts than they do. Although none of the other ones had to do with Bernie Madoff.
August: The Blue Jays announce that they are negotiating with LeBron James, Jr for a minor league deal.
Brett Gardner tests positive for having a giant fucking head and is suspended by the MLB for 80 games. He appeals on grounds of the test possibly being a false positive, and the possibility that vitamins he took were contaminated, and that, as a sovereign citizen, the MLB has no right to test him. He also tests positive for eleven different steroids, which he does not contest.
September: Tony La Russa announces his retirement at the end of the season, citing his early stages of dementia. This confirms the rumors that spread around the league after La Russa wandered off in the middle of a game to find the nearest Cracker Barrel.
October: Fernando Tatis Jr. disrespects the game of baseball by arriving at Petco for a game after the Padres have clinched the top seed in the playoffs. Brain McCann materializes out of the aether and hits Tatis with an elbow off the top ropes, killing him instantly.
The MLB announces a new broadcast format for the World Series, where Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy will sit silhouetted in front of a screen with the official Joe Buck/Tim McCarver broadcast and heckle them constantly, MST3k style. It is cancelled after one game after complaints from Joe Buck’s mother.
November: Radical sabermetricians make the news by making threats against the MLB, warning that unless announcers actually learn how WAR and FIP work, ‘there will be consequences’. Commissioner Tony Clark gives a strong speech, responding that the MLB ‘does not negotiate with terrorists. We don’t even negotiate with the MLBPA most of the time’’.
December: The Red Sox trade Tim Wakefield’s rolling contract to the Mariners in exchange for the Mariners’ franchise history and the cutout of a baseball player that sits outside a Lowe’s in Seattle.

2025

January: The St. Louis Cardinals accidentally delete their Excel 95 spreadsheet listing their minor league prospects. It’s estimated that up to 200 ballplayers were lost, and though scouts managed to retrieve some of them, a large number still cannot be accounted for.
February: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. announces his retirement from baseball to star in an MLBFilms remake of ‘The Blob’.
March: The MLB floats the idea of having a ‘three batter minimum’ for pitchers, so that teams won’t continually switch pitchers to gain a handedness advantage. This is laughed at by everyone, so they forget about it. The idea never comes up again.
April: In an otherwise routine game at Target Field, Byron Buxton is tracking down a routine pop fly when he suddenly runs headlong into the evidence that Pete Rose bet against the Reds, shattering every bone in his body and eight in Max Kepler’s.
May: The Mets broadcast leaves a live mic on Zach Greinke, which picks up what he’s constantly mumbling about while on the mound. A transcript: “Dog carcass in alley this morning. Tire tread on burst stomach. The city is afraid [strikes out Tim Anderson] of me. I have seen it's true face. The streets are extended gutters and the gutters are full of blood and when the drains finally scab over all the [induces a Chad Wallach pop-up] vermin will drown. The accumulated filth of all their sex and murder will foam up about their waists and and all the whores and politicians will look up and shout "save us!"... and I'll look down from the mound and [retires Derek Dietrich on three pitches] whisper "no"”
June: June 28, 2025. A date which will live in infamy. Everyone remembers where they were on that day. The pictures are burned into the brain of every man, woman, and child watching the All-Star game.
The black helicopter landing in center field.
The masked figures kicking a bound and gagged David Eckstein out of the door.
Their speech through the loudspeaker system, calling for the deaths of all those who stood in the way of progress. You all know what followed.
When that helicopter took off, leaving a four foot eight corpse on the field, the relationship between baseball and statistics was changed forever. SABR was declared a terrorist organization, and although Bill James denied any involvement and denounced the perpetrators, he would never be looked at the same. The FBI tracks him for the rest of his life.
July: C.C. Sabathia, Brian McCann, and the corpse of David Eckstein are inducted into the Hall of Fame. During his speech, Sabathia briefly mentions breaking the unwritten rules of baseball, and Brian McCann hits him with a steel chair, killing him instantly.
A huge remembrance of David Eckstein’s life takes place among the media.
“How can a man weighing 45 pounds and only two and a half feet tall make such an impression on the hearts of man? Not everyone has the grit, the determination, the grit, the dirtiness, the courage, the grit, or the grit to win in the MLB, but that’s only because Eckstein took the grit from all those people to use himself.”
“We all remember Eckstein single-handedly dragging the Cardinals to a World Series victory, but it’s easy to overlook his other work, and not just because he was so short. This was a man whose bodily fluids were filled with lunch pails.”
August: SABR’s hitlist is leaked by government agencies. It includes the two bozos who left Pedro Martinez off the MVP ballot, 90’s Joe Carter, John Smoltz, and everyone who ever wrote an article about David Eckstein, ‘to wipe clean the scum of the earth’. All of these people are immediately placed under police protection except John Smoltz, who refused it as he never believed in sabermetrics anyway.
September: A source inside the MLB suggests that they should have been more prepared for a terrorist attack, saying, “These guys are literally named SABR - could they have more of a Bond villain secret organization name? And look at their mission statement: ‘we seek the deaths of those who would desecrate our great national pastime, and those who refuse to understand it.’ - shouldn’t that have turned some heads? I believe that the MLB intentionally ignored this threat so they could go to war with SABR and then seize their oil”. Tony Clark refuses comment.
Tony La Russa announces his retirement from baseball at the end of the season.
October: After a long and storied career, Albert Pujols announces his retirement and immediately ages 150 years to return to his true age like Donovan at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Both dugouts rush his desiccated body to claim the bones as good luck charms.
November: David Eckstein is posthumously inducted into the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame as an honorary member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.
The NAACP makes headlines when they release their list of Greatest Baseball Players of All Time, due to Jose Bautista taking the #1 spot over from Jackie Robinson. They justify it by saying ‘Jose Bautista is the Harriet Tubman of his times”.
December: After missing the playoffs for the tenth straight year, the Philadelphia Phillies trade Bryce Harper to the New York Yankees for a sack of potatoes.
Part 2: 2026-2030
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2020.11.22 19:21 Tequilasanitizer I feel jaded

I moved out to the greater Seattle area about a year ago and well dating wise it has sucked ass. Been on plenty but women have only seemed interested to hookup and then kick me to the side. After the common excuse of I just don’t want a relationship or straight up lying or ghosting to be in a relationship next month. And as soon as they hear my career they ghost or unmatch. And it just makes me sad that I keep trying and get slapped in the face every single time. Just seems like I’m always the second option. (There have been some that have been my fault but the overwhelming majority are just not good people. How do I not feel so jaded because it’s hard for me to believe someone is genuinely interested in me now
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2020.11.22 04:13 MediumExplorer How to manage money after maxing out retirement accounts?

Currently maxing out my 401k as well as my Roth IRA, and I still have some money to spare since I’m a pretty frugal person. I already have an emergency fund with $20k in it, and since I’m single/frugal that should last me 6+ months. So far extra money is just going to a high yield savings account. 401k is invested in Vanguard 2065 target date fund and Roth is invested in 100% in VTWAX.
Don’t really know what to do next. I’m 22 btw.
Couple things I’m considering:
1) Open up a taxable account and put extra money into stock market like VTSAX/QQQ and let it grow since my timeline is long so I can handle any dips.
2) Save for a home/property using either stock market or savings account. Not sure how I can even afford a home in Seattle since my total compensation is $120k for 0 YoE and the average house is like $700k. So I would probably either:
a) have to find property in a low CoL area b) find something cheaper like a town house or a condo which I would be able to afford c) wait for housing until I find someone
I also want to travel and move a lot (I’ve never lived anywhere other than Seattle) so I don’t know if I’m quite ready to buy real estate. Or maybe it is good and I need to look at it from an investment POV.
3) Put more into retirement via Roth IRA using mega backdoor method. My company allows for mega backdoor. But idk I’m already putting about 25.5% of my base income into retirement.
Any other opinions of what to do with spare money welcome. I do enjoy life at the same time while being frugal.
In case someone says I need to enjoy the money, I also have a ton of credit card miles so after COVID I definitely plan on traveling in style (first/business class). Don’t care about cars, I drive a reliable Camry.
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2020.11.20 22:01 SeaFlockBlog Week 11 Game Recap: SEA vs. ARI

Finally, a statement win for the whole league to see. After what seemed like an eternity since the last half-decent Seahawks defensive performance, they showed up. The defensive performance paired with zero turnovers on offense proved to be the secret for Seattle to get even with the Cardinals.
Let’s talk about this defense. The Seahawks only allowed 21 points in their crucial win over the Arizona Cardinals. While 21 points is not by any means a stout performance, it is the least amount of points the defense has allowed thus far. Did the defense play lights out? Of course not. But, they were able to hold the league’s top rushing attack to a season-low 57 yards rushing, 3.2 yards per carry, and limited Kyler Murray to just 15 yards on the ground, also a season-low.
Arizona was only able to muster 312 total yards, the fewest yards allowed by the Seattle defense so far this season, and the first time the Seattle defense has limited the opposing offense to under 350 yards. Additionally, the Seahawks defense had THREE 3 and outs. This defense will never be a top-10 unit this season, but if they can play even just AVERAGE, then the Seahawks have a good chance to win their final six games.
Interesting Impressions
● Carlos Dunlap has paid off, immensely. Now 2nd on the team with 3.5 sacks, Dunlap single-handedly ended the Cardinals’ hopes of tying the game late on 4th and 10 with 0:45 remaining in the 4th. Dunlap had 2 sacks on the day, 3 QB hits, and tacked on 2 tackles for loss. Since Dunlap joined the Seahawks three weeks ago, the Seahawks defense has 13 sacks, including 3 sacks on Kyler Murray after failing to register even a QB hit last time they played. For reference, the Seahawks only had 9 sacks in the 7 games prior.
● Wilson finally played his first turnover-free game since the 49ers came into town in late October and it proved to be a difference-maker in a close one-score game. Uncharacteristically, Wilson didn’t take many shots down the field and simply took what the defense gave him. It was clear that the game plan emphasized shorter route concepts, and not force the ball into bad situations. Even Metcalf’s 25-yard touchdown was originally drawn up as a short crosser, but DK improvised and free deep as he saw Wilson scrambling. Wilson, after electing NOT to scramble for a first down and instead throwing an interception against the Rams last week, scrambled far more often and garnered 42 rushing yards on 10 carries. Wilson already has more rush yards this season than he did all of last season and his 6.7 yards per carry is his best since 2014.
● Carson and Hyde have clearly been missed and this game was a reminder of how valuable these two backs are to the offense. Hyde ran well all game, averaging 5.6 yards per carry, producing a very Seattle-esque physical rushing offense. The rushing attack as a whole performed well, racking up 165 yards and 5.3 yards per carry. Big shout out to the offensive line, as they were able to open GAPING holes for Hyde, Scarborough, and Dallas to run through. All three backs finished with more than 5 yards per carry.
● Rookie Damien Lewis was a surprising start at center, replacing an injured Kyle Fuller who himself was replacing starter Ethan Pocic. On his first snap, Lewis blew his block and led to a sack. Later, he botched a snap under center to Wilson, but David Moore luckily recovered for a 4 yard gain. Lewis was also DESTROYED on the aforementioned (not) holding call and later didn’t snap the ball in time, causing a false start. Lewis has been a phenomenal run blocker at right guard thus far, but he was not great as a center.
● The Seahawks surprisingly fielded a well-balanced attack, with a 28-31 pass-to-run ratio. Yardage was nearly even as well, with 182 net passing yards and 165 rushing. As much as I love to see Russ cook, the Seahawks were becoming frustratingly predictable, just as they had been running the ball in years prior. Despite running more than they passed, the Seahawks offense still passed 60% of the time in neutral game scripts. THIS is what we mean by letting Russ cook. Hopefully this marks the start of a more balanced offense.
● This was not a strong kicking performance. Dickson had a forgettable day, only averaging 43.5 yards per punt and kicked a few line drives. He also had just one punt inside the 20 on four attempts. Myers missed his 2nd PAT of the season, but hit both of his field goals and remains 12/12 on the season.
● However, kick/punt coverage was spectacular. Chase Edmonds was held to just an average of 20 yards, partly due to an excellent tackle by Ryan Neal at the 10 yard line. Similarly, Christian Kirk only mustered 8 punt return yards on 2 attempts, although Ryan Neal was flagged for a 15 yard penalty after failing to reestablish himself inbounds. David Moore continued his efficient season returning punts with one return for 11 yards. DJ Reed’s only true kickoff return went for just 25 yards, but he showed a burst of speed that we haven’t seen from Travis Homer. No hesitation, just running full speed and finding a hole. Throw in an impressive 20 yard return on a safety kickoff and I think it’s safe to say DJ Reed should be the kick returner going forward. For context, he also had one return against the Rams last week that went for 49 yards and averaged over 30 yards per attempt in 2018 with San Francisco.
● The first two 3 and outs the defense forced were VERY encouraging. On the first drive, solid pressure on first down forced a short checkdown wrapped up by Adams for 3 yards. Then, the defensive line got pressure again, forcing Murray to throw the ball away. On third down, an inaccurate pass from Murray was too high for Hopkins, who was shoved by Tre Flowers as he attempted to corral the ball with one hand. During the second drive, a first down run by Drake was followed by good pressure up the middle on second down, resulting in a sack. A false start by Arizona on third down resulted in a screen pass that was blown up by Amadi, who slowed down future HOFer Fitzgerald just enough for Dunlap to make a tackle for just a yard. A common theme in these two 3 and out defensive performances? Solid pressure, even when rushing just four.
● Tre Flowers wasn’t a HUGE liability in coverage, per se, but he sure was one in tackling. Twice did Murray dump off a pass to the underneath receiver while under duress and TWICE did Flowers overrun the receiver, taking a bad angle, and giving up a big gain on what should’ve been a completion for minimal yardage. To his credit, Flowers mainly matched with Hopkins and was able to limit him to just 51 yards on 5 receptions.
● DJ Reed was physically outmatched on a goal line touchdown to Maxx Williams, but was solid in coverage otherwise. With Dunbar on IR, I think the best cornerback duo on the roster is DJ Reed and Shaquill Griffin, with Amadi manning the nickel spot.
● Quandre Diggs has been disappointingly quiet for most of the season, but had himself a spectacular game against the Cardinals. Diggs laid a HUGE hit on Dan Arnold to break up a deep pass in the middle of the field. Diggs also nearly intercepted Murray on an endzone target to Fitzgerald at the end of the game and was also involved in the pass breakup to Andy Isabella, also in the endzone, on the following third down. Diggs was officially credited with 2 passes defended. His biggest negative play came on a questionable late hit after the ball was thrown behind Hopkins on 3rd and 11 during Arizona’s first drive of the second half.
● LJ Collier had a good day despite playing minimal snaps, including a GREAT swim move on former Seahawk JR Sweezy to force a holding call in the end zone to force a safety. He had a sack earlier as well. While Collier may never live up to his 1st round pedigree, I’m happy with his performance in the rotation.
Next on Deck: Another week, another bird. This time, it’s the Eagles (MNF)
The Seahawks get a much-needed mini-bye to get healthy before facing the Eagles, who lead the atrocious NFC East, on Monday night in Philadelphia. Two more starters, Greg Olsen and Brandon Shell, left the game against Arizona. The Seahawks could finally see the return of Shaquill Griffin, Chris Carson, Ethan Pocic, and even Rashaad Penny. Entering this week, the Seahawks led the league with 29 injured players. Hopefully, an extra weekend of rest will help.
Since the start of the Pete Carroll era, the Seahawks have outmatched the Eagles 6-0 in their past meetings. That includes 2 wins by the exact same score of 17-9 in both week 16 and the Wild Card round last season.
Carson Wentz has not played exceptionally well this season and is partly why the Eagles are just a 3 win team. Wentz has thrown an interception in every game this season except for last week against the Giants, including five games with MULTIPLE interceptions. He’s also lost 4 fumbles and currently leads the league in turnovers at quarterback.

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2020.11.17 16:38 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 32-30 WIN VS. BUFFALO (11/15/20)

• The Cardinals earned a thrilling and unforgettable come-from-behind 32-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. With the win, Arizona improved to 6-3 on the season and is off to its best start through nine games since going 7-2 in 2015.
• With seven games remaining in 2020, the Cardinals have already eclipsed their win total from last season (5).

ANOTHER FRANTIC FINISH AT STATE FARM STADIUM

• The Cardinals last-second victory over Buffalo on Sunday capped a three-game home stand that featured:
• All three games decided by 3 points or fewer
• A win vs. Seattle in Week 7 in which the Cardinals never led until the game-winning FG with 0:15 remaining in OT.
• A Week 10 victory over Buffalo that featured two go-ahead TD catches in the final 0:34 of regulation and a game-winning 43-yard
• Hail Mary TD with 0:02 remaining.
• 11 total lead changes
• 19 points scored in the final 0:30 of the 4th QtOT
• 11 Cardinals TDs
• 11 Opponent TDs
• 8 Cardinals FGs
• 7 Opponent FGs (including 5 FGs of 50+ yards)
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Cardinals victory over the Bills on Sunday marks just the second time in the last 60 years that a game featured multiple go-ahead passing TDs in the final 0:40 seconds of regulation. Bills WR Stefon Diggs had a 21-yard TD catch with 0:34 remaining that gave the Bills a 30-26 lead. Four plays later Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins brought down a 43-yard TD on a Hail Mary pass from QB Kyler Murray with just 0:02 remaining.
The only other game in that 60-year span came on 10/29/61 in an Eagles 27-24 victory at Washington. After Washington took a 24-20 lead with 0:40 remaining on a 7-yard TD pass from Norm Snead to Jim Cunningham, Philadelphia struck back with a 41-yard TD pass from Sonny Jurgensen to Tommy McDonald with 0:12 remaining for a 27-24 win.
• Murray’s 43-yard TD pass to Hopkins on Sunday was the first go-ahead Hail Mary in the 4th quarter since 12/3/15 when Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw a game-winning 61-yard TD to TE Richard Rodgers as time expired to give the Packers a 27-23 victory over Detroit.
• Sunday’s game marked the first time the Cardinals won a game on a TD pass on the final scrimmage play of regulation since Josh McCown’s 28-yard TD pass to WR Nate Poole as time expired on 12/29/03 vs. Minnesota. That TD gave the Cards an 18-17 win and knocked the Vikings out of postseason contention on the final day of the regular season.

A THREE-WAY TIE FOR FIRST IN THE NFC WEST

• Arizona’s win on Sunday – coupled with the Rams victory over Seattle – puts those three teams in a tie for first place in the NFC West heading into their Thursday night showdown at Seattle in Week 11.

2020 NFC West Standings

Team W L PF PA Hm Road Div Conf
Arizona 6 3 266 210 3-2 3-1 2-0 4-2
L.A. Rams 6 3 216 168 4-0 2-3 1-1 6-1
Seattle 6 3 290 266 4-0 2-3 1-2 4-2
San Francisco 4 6 238 234 1-4 3-2 1-2 2-5
• With a 6-3 record, the Cardinals .667 winning percentage is tied for fourth in the NFC.

NFC Leaders - Win Percentage (2020)

Rnk Team Pct. W-L
1t Green Bay .778 7-2
1t New Orleans .778 7-2
3 Tampa Bay .700 7-3
4t Arizona .667 6-3
4t Seattle .667 6-3
4t L.A. Rams .667 6-3

KINGSBURY’S OFFENSE CONTINUES ON A HISTORIC PACE

• The Cardinals put up 32 points and 453 total yards in the win over Buffalo on Sunday. It marks the 11th time – and seventh time this season – that Arizona reached 400+ total yards in 25 games under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona reached 400+ yards just once in the 32 games over the two seasons combined (2017-18) prior to his arrival.
Arizona ranks #1 in the NFL averaging 425.4 total yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Total Offense (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/G
1 Arizona 425.4
2 Kansas City 409.0
3 Seattle 405.9
4 L.A. Chargers 403.7
5 Atlanta 396.8
• Through nine games, the Cardinals have 3,829 total net yards on offense (2,309 passing; 1,520 rushing). Arizona’s 3,929 total yards represent the highest total in franchise history through the first nine games of a season.

Franchise History – Most Yards Thru 9 Games

Rnk Year Yds
1 2020 3,829
2 1984 3,796
3 2015 3,970
4 1948 3,731
5 2008 2,469
The Cardinals are just the second team in NFL history to have 2,300+ passing yards and 1,500+ rushing yards through the first nine games of a season, joining the 1951 L.A. Rams (2,451 passing; 1,697 rushing).
Arizona’s seven games with 400+ total yards this season lead the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 400+ Total Yards (2020)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Arizona 7
2t Green Bay 5
2t Kansas City 5
2t L.A. Rams 5
2t L.A. Chargers 5
2t Seattle 5

CARDS SET FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 12TH CONSECUTIVE GAME SCORING 21+ POINTS

Sunday’s victory over the Bills (32 points) was the 12th consecutive game the Cardinals have scored at least 21 points. That is the longest streak in franchise history.

Franchise Record - Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts

Rnk Year(s) Gms
1 2019-20 12
2 1983-84 11
3t 2007-08 10
3t 1948-49 10
5 1975-76 9
• Only two teams have longer active streaks than Arizona.

Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts (Active)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Kansas City 20
2 New Orleans 16
3 Arizona 12
4 Pittsburgh 9
5 Miami 8
• The Cardinals have scored 21+ points in 19 of 25 games under Kingsbury. Arizona scored 21+ points in an NFL-low 9 games in the two seasons prior to his arrival (2017-18).
The win over Buffalo marked the fifth consecutive outing in which the Cardinals scored 30+ points. That is the longest streak in franchise history, surpassing the previous record of four straight (Games 3-6 in 1988).
Arizona's streak of five consecutive games with 30+ points is also the longest active streak in the NFL.

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games w/ 30+ Points (Active)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Arizona 5
2 Kansas City 3
3t Buffalo 2
3t Las Vegas 2
• Arizona has scored 266 points in 2020. That represents the fifth-highest total in franchise history through the first nine games of a season.

Franchise Record – Points Thru 1st 9 Games

Rnk Year Pts
1 2015 302
1 1948 301
3 1984 275
4 1949 267
5 2020 266

FIFTH IN A ROW WITH 400+ YARDS AND 30+ POINTS

• The Cardinals win over Buffalo (453 total yards; 32 points) marks the fifth consecutive game in which the Cardinals have put up 30+ points and 400+ total yards of offense. That is the longest streak in franchise history and the longest for any team in the league since Denver set an NFL record with 30/400 in 10 consecutive games in 2012-13.
Only four teams in NFL history had more consecutive games with 30/400 than the Cardinals current streak.

NFL Record – Consecutive Games w/ 30+ Points & 400+ Total Yards

Rnk Team Gms Year(s)
1 Denver 10 2012
2 New England 9 2006-07
3 StL Rams 8 1999-00
4 New England 6 2011
5t Arizona 5 2020
5t San Francisco 5 1994
5t Oakland 5 1968
5t Philadelphia 5 1953

THE NFL’S BEST RUSHING ATTACK

• The Cardinals ran for 217 yards and two TDs on 35 carries (6.2 avg.) in the win over Buffalo on Sunday. Through nine games, Arizona has rushed for 1,520 yards and 15 TDs on 288 carries (5.3 avg.). In addition to having the NFL’s #1 ranked offense, the Cardinals also have the NFL’s #1 ranked rushing attack. Arizona leads the NFL averaging 168.9 rushing yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Rushing Yards/Game (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/Gm
1 Arizona 168.9
2 Baltimore 164.0
2 New England 161.1
3 Minnesota* 160.4
5 Cleveland 159.0
*Plays on MNF in Week 10
In addition to leading the NFL in rushing yards per game this season, the Cardinals are tied for the NFL lead with 15 rushing TDs and rank second in the NFL with a 5.28 rushing average.

NFL Leaders – Rushing TDs (2020) NFL Leaders – Rushing Average (2020)

Rnk Team TDs Rnk Team Avg.
1t Arizona 15 1 Minnesota* 5.46
1t San Francisco 15 2 Arizona 5.28
3t New England 14 3 Cleveland 5.13
3t L.A. Rams 14 4 Philadelphia 5.12
5 Minnesota* 13 5 Baltimore 5.02
*Plays on MNF in Week 10 *Plays on MNF in Week 10
• The Cardinals have rushed for 100+ yards in all nine games this season. The 2020 season marks just the second time (1984) in the last 60 years (1961-20) that the Cardinals rushed for 100+ yards in each of the first nine games of a season.
Yesterday’s game was the second time this season – and fifth time in 25 games under Kingsbury – that the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game. Arizona had 200+ rushing yards in a game just five times in the previous 15 seasons combined (2004-18) prior to Kingsbury’s arrival.

DEFENSE CLAMPS DOWN IN THE SECOND HALF

• After the Bills scored on each of their four first half possessions on Sunday (TD, 3 FG), the Cardinals defense held Buffalo scoreless on six of their eight drives in the second half. Arizona’s defense recorded a pair of INTs and also forced four Buffalo punts in the second half to help the team overcome a 14-point deficit.
• Of Buffalo’s six scoring drives (3 TD; 3 FG) on Sunday, just two covered more than 40 yards. Only one of the Bills’ eight second half drives covered 45+ yards.

MURRAY LEADS ARIZONA TO SIXTH WIN WITH THREE TOUCHDOWNS VS. BUFFALO

• QB Kyler Murray had another tremendous all-around performance in leading the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win over the Bills on Sunday. He completed 22-of-32 pass attempts (68.8%) for 245 yards and a TD, while also rushing for 61 yards and two TDs on 11 carries. All three of his TDs came in the final 21 minutes of regulation.
• With his performance against Buffalo, Murray continued his record-breaking season as both a passer and runner. Yesterday’s outing was Murray’s eighth game with both a passing and rushing TD in 2020. That is tied for the most in a single season in NFL history.
Murray is the first player in NFL history to accomplish the feat eight times in the first nine games of a season.

NFL Record – Games w/ Pass & Rush TDs (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Year
1t Kyler Murray (AZ) 8 2020
1t Cam Newton (Car) 8 2011
1t Daunte Culpepper (Min) 8 2002
1t Steve Grogan (NE) 8 1976
5t Cam Newton (Car) 7 2015
5t Michael Vick (Phi) 7 2010
5t Kordell Stewart (Pit) 7 1997
Sunday’s win over Buffalo was Murray’s fifth consecutive game with both a passing and rushing TD. That is the longest streak in NFL history.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games w/ Pass & Rush TD

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Year
1 Kyler Murray (AZ) 5 2020
2t Michael Vick (Phi) 4 2010
2t Jim Hart (AZ) 4 1968
2t Jack Kemp (Buf) 4 1964-65
2t Jack Kemp (LAC) 4 1960
2t Y.A. Tittle (SF) 4 1957
2t Otto Graham (Cle) 4 1954
• Yesterday’s game was Murray’s ninth career outing with both a passing and rushing TD. In franchise history only Jim Hart (11) had more such performances. Murray has played 25 career games while Hart played in 199 games over 18 seasons with the Cardinals.

Franchise Record – Games w/ Rushing & Pass TD (Career)

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1 Jim Hart (1966-83) 11
2t Kyler Murray (2019-20) 9
2t Ernie Nevers (1929-31) 8
4 Charley Johnson (1961-69) 7
5 Paul Christman (1945-49) 6
After rushing for 61 yards against the Bills on Sunday, Murray has 604 rushing yards in 2020. That represents a new franchise single-season record for rushing yards by QB, surpassing the mark he established as a rookie in 2019 (544). The previous record stood since 1951 and Murray has broken it twice in two seasons.

Franchise Record - Rushing Yards By QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Kyler Murray (2020) 604
2 Kyler Murray (2019) 544
3 Charley Trippi (1951) 501
4 Timm Rosenbach (1990) 470
5 Charley Trippi (1952) 350
After rushing for two TDs against the Bills on Sunday, Murray now has 10 rushing TDs this season. Only five QBs in NFL history had more rushing TDs in a single season than Murray has through nine games in 2020.

NFL Record – Rushing TDs by Quarterback (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) TDs Year
1 Cam Newton (Car) 14 2011
2 Steve Grogan (NE) 12 1976
3t Kordell Stewart (Pit) 11 1997
3t Tobin Rote (GB) 11 1956
3t Johnny Lujack (Chi) 11 1950
6t Kyler Murray (AZ) 10 2020
6t Cam Newton (Car) 10 2015
6t Daunte Culpepper (Min) 10 2002
• Only four players in franchise history – regardless of position – had more rushing TDs in a season than Murray has through nine games in 2020.

Franchise Record – Rushing TDs (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 David Johnson (2016) 16
2 John David Crow (1962) 14
3 Ernie Nevers (1929) 12
4 MacArthur Lane (1970) 11
5t Kyler Murray (2020) 10
5t Beanie Wells (2011) 10
5t Tim Hightower (2008) 10
5t Donny Anderson (1973) 10
5t Johnny Roland (1967) 10
Sunday’s game was Murray’s fifth consecutive game with at least one rushing TD, tying the franchise record. He is the first QB in franchise history to rush for a TD in five consecutive games.

Franchise Record – Consecutive Games with Rushing TD

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1t QB Kyler Murray (2020) 5*
1t RB Ottis Anderson (1983-84) 5
1t RB Jim Otis (1978) 5
1t RB Donny Anderson (1972-73) 5
1t RB MacArthur Lane (1970) 5
1t HB Elmer Angsman (1948) 5
*Active Streak
Only one QB in NFL history has rushed for a TD in more consecutive games. Murray is just the fourth QB in NFL history to rush for a TD in at least five consecutive games – and the first to do so since Green Bay’s Tobin Rote (5 straight) in 1956.

NFL Record – Consecutive Games w/ Rushing TD (QB)

Rnk Player (Year) Gms Year
1 Johnny Lujack (Chi) 6 1950
2t Kyler Murray (AZ) 5 2020
2t Tobin Rote (GB) 5 1956
2t Dutch Clark (Det) 5 1936
• Yesterday’s outing marked Murray’s second career game with multiple rushing TDs. He also had two in the Cardinals Week 2 victory over Washington earlier this season. Murray and Lamar McHan (2 in 1956) are the only QBs in franchise history to have multiple rushing TDs in a game more than once in a single season.

MURRAY’S ELITE NUMBERS IN FIRST 25 CAREER GAMES

• Yesterday’s win over Buffalo was Murray’s 25th career game. He is the first player in NFL history with 6,000+ passing yards and 1,100+ rushing yards in his first 25 career games. Below is a look at Murray’s stats through 25 starts:

Murray’s 1st 25 Career Games

Statistic Total
Passing Yards 6,097
Passing Touchdowns 37
Rushing Yards 1,148
Rushing Touchdowns 14
Total Pass & Rush Yards 7,245
Total Pass & Rush TDs 51
He also became just the fourth player in NFL history with 7,000+ total yards (pass & rush) and 50+ total TDs in his first 25 career games.

NFL History – 7,000+ Yds & 50+ TDs in 1st 25 Games (Pass & Rush)

Player (Team) Yds (Pass/Rush) TDs (Pass/Rush)
Kyler Murray (AZ) 7,245 (6,097/1,148) 51 (37/14)
Patrick Mahomes (KC) 8,371 (8,007/364) 70 (68/2)
Kurt Warner (StL) 7,133 (7,026/107) 60 (59/1)
Deshaun Watson (Hou) 7,156 (6,291/865) 57 (48/9)

HOPKINS HAULS IN GAME-WINNER ON HAIL MURRAY

• WR DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes for 127 yards in the victory over the Bills, including the 43-yard game-winning TD with just 0:02 remaining in regulation. It was Hopkins fourth career game-winning TD catch in the 4th quarteOT and the first to come with under a minute left on the clock.

Hopkins Career Game-Winning TD Catches (4th QtOT)

Opponent Qtr Dist Time Remaining
11/15/20 vs. Buf 4 43 0:02
11/21/19 vs. Ind 4 4 12:34
11/16/15 @ Cin 4 22 14:20
9/15/13 vs. Ten OT 3 10:32
• Through nine games, Hopkins has 67 receptions for 861 yards and four TDs. He ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards and is tied for second in receptions. The only player ahead of him – Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs – has already played in 10 games.

NFL Leaders – Receptions (2020) NFL Leaders – Receiving Yards (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Gms Rnk Player (Team) Yds Gms
1 Stefon Diggs (Buf) 73 10 1 Stefon Diggs (Buf) 906 10
2t DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 67 9 2 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 861 9
2t Alvin Kamara (NO) 67 9 3 DK Metcalf (Sea) 816 9
4 Keenan Allen (LAC) 65 9 4 Terry McLaurin (Was) 787 9
5 Robby Anderson (Car) 64 10 5 Robby Anderson (NYJ) 772 10
• Yesterday’s game was Hopkins 35th career 100-yard outing – and fifth in nine games with Arizona. No player in franchise history had more outings with 100+ receiving yards in the first nine games of a season than Hopkins has in 2020 (5).
• Dating back to his first NFL season in 2013, only two players have more 100-yard games than Hopkins.

NFL Leaders – Games with 100+ Receiving Yards (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1 Julio Jones (Atl) 49
2 Antonio Brown (TB) 39
3 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 35
4 T.Y. Hilton (Ind) 28
5t Odell Beckham (Cle) 26
5t Mike Evans (TB) 26
5t Keenan Allen (LAC) 26
• Dating back to 2017, Hopkins (22) and Atlanta’s Julio Jones (23) are the only players in the NFL with at least 20 games of 100+ receiving yards.
• Hopkins’ game-winning TD reception on Sunday was his 58th career TD catch. Dating back to Hopkins’ rookie season in 2013, only Antonio Brown (68) has more TD catches.

Active NFL Leaders – Receiving Touchdowns (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Team) TD
1 Antonio Brown (TB) 68
2 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 58
3 Mike Evans (TB) 56
4 Jimmy Graham (Chi) 54
5 Davante Adams (GB) 53

FITZGERALD APPEARS IN 259TH CAREER GAME

• Sunday’s win over the Bills was WR Larry Fitzgerald’s 259th career game with the Cardinals. In NFL history, only six players have appeared in more games with a single team. The only offensive players in NFL history to appear in more games with a single team are OL Bruce Matthews (296 w/Titans) and QB Tom Brady (285 w/Patriots).

NFL Leaders - Games w/ Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 K Jason Hanson (Det) 327
2 OL Bruce Matthews (Hou/Ten) 296
3 CB Darrell Green (Was) 295
4 QB Tom Brady (NE) 285
5 DE Jim Marshall (Min) 270
6 K Sebastian Janikowski (Oak) 268
7t WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)* 259
7t OL Jackie Slater (LAR) 259
9 LS David Binn (SD) 256
10t QB Brett Favre (GB) 255
10t TE Jason Witten (Dal) 255
• Yesterday’s game also marked Fitzgerald’s 93rd consecutive start dating back to 2014. That is the longest starting streak among active WRs and the fifth-longest active streak among offensive players in the NFL.
• After catching two passes yesterday against the Bills, Fitzgerald has at least one catch in 252 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 252 consecutive games with a catch is the longest in NFL history with a single team. Fitzgerald has at least one reception in 258 of 259 career games.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 252 11/7/04 – 11/15/20
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10
• Among active streaks, Fitzgerald’s run of 252 consecutive games with a reception is 121 more than the second-highest total (131 – Antonio Brown).

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streaks)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 252 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Antonio Brown (TB) 131 Oct. 3, 2010
3 Julio Jones (Atl) 125 Dec. 4, 2011
4 Golden Tate (NYG) 123 Oct. 28, 2012
5 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 119 Sept. 9, 2013

PETERSON HAULS IN 28TH CAREER INTERCEPTION AND 3RD OF 2020

• CB Patrick Peterson recorded the 28th INT of his career when he picked off a Josh Allen pass late in the third quarter on Sunday. Only five players in team history – including four Hall of Famers – have more career INTs than Peterson.

Franchise Record – Career Interceptions

Rnk Player (Years) INTs
1 Larry Wilson (1960-72)* 52
2 Aeneas Williams (1991-2000)* 46
3 Roger Wehrli (1969-82)* 40
4 Night Train Lane (1954-59)* 30
5 Pat Fischer (1961-67) 29
6 Patrick Peterson (2011-20) 28
7 Adrian Wilson (2001-12) 27
8 Kwamie Lassiter (1995-2002) 24
9 Norm Thompson (1971-76) 22
10t Jerry Davis (1948-51) 21
10t Ray Ramsey (1950-53) 21
*Hall of Fame Inductee
• Peterson’s INT of Allen was his third this season and second in three games. His three INTs in 2020 are the most for in a single season since he had three in 2016.
• Dating back to his rookie season in 2011, only three players in the NFL have more INTs than Peterson.

Active NFL Leaders – Interceptions (2011-20)

Rnk Player (Team) INTs
1 Richard Sherman (SF) 35
2 Marcus Peters (Bal) 30
3 Reggie Nelson (FA) 29
4 Patrick Peterson (AZ) 28
5t Stephon Gilmore (NE) 25
5t Earl Thomas (FA) 25
5t Tashaun Gipson (Chi) 25

DRAKE HITS THE CENTURY MARK AGAIN

• After missing last week’s game against Miami, RB Kenyan Drake returned to the lineup on Sunday vs. Buffalo and finished with a game-high 100 rushing yards on 16 carries (6.3 avg.). It was Drake’s seventh career 100-yard rushing performance, and his fifth in 16 games with Arizona. Combined with his 164-yard outing at Dallas in Week 6, Drake now has 100+ rushing yards in two of his last three games played.
• After posting 100+ rushing yards in a game just twice in 54 contests with the Dolphins, Drake now has five 100-yard outings in 16 games with the Cardinals. He has rushed for 100+ yards in four of his last 11 games

Drake’s Career Games with 100+ Rushing Yards

Rnk Team Yds Opponent
1 Arizona 166 12/22/19 at Seattle
2 Arizona 164 10/19/20 at Dallas
3 Arizona 137 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
4 Miami 120 12/3/17 vs. Denver
5 Miami 114 12/11/17 vs. New England
6 Arizona 110 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
7 Arizona 100 11/15/20 vs. Buffalo

GONZALEZ TIES CAREER HIGH AGAINST BUFFALO

• K Zane Gonzalez connected on FGs of 23, 42, 21 and 45 yards in the win over Buffalo on Sunday, tying his career high for FGs in a game. Yesterday’s game marked the third time in his career that Gonzalez has made four FGs in a game: 4 @ Cincinnati, 10/6/19; 4 vs. Detroit, 9/8/19. All three of those performances have come with the Cardinals.

KIRKPATRICK NABS PICK #2 OF 2020

• CB Dre Kirkpatrick recorded his second INT of the season when he picked off a Josh Allen pass with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on Sunday. The ninth-year pro now has multiple INTs in a season for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2016 (3) with Cincinnati. Yesterday’s INT of Allen was Kirkpatrick’s 12th career INT.
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2020.11.17 05:58 WhatMyHeartHeld Game Notes Week 10

• The Cardinals earned a thrilling and unforgettable come-from-behind 32-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. With the win, Arizona improved to 6-3 on the season and is off to its best start through nine games since going 7-2 in 2015.
• With seven games remaining in 2020, the Cardinals have already eclipsed their win total from last season (5).

ANOTHER FRANTIC FINISH AT STATE FARM STADIUM

• The Cardinals last-second victory over Buffalo on Sunday capped a three-game home stand that featured:
• All three games decided by 3 points or fewer
• A win vs. Seattle in Week 7 in which the Cardinals never led until the game-winning FG with 0:15 remaining in OT.
• A Week 10 victory over Buffalo that featured two go-ahead TD catches in the final 0:34 of regulation and a game-winning 43-yard
• Hail Mary TD with 0:02 remaining.
• 11 total lead changes
• 19 points scored in the final 0:30 of the 4th QtOT
• 11 Cardinals TDs
• 11 Opponent TDs
• 8 Cardinals FGs
• 7 Opponent FGs (including 5 FGs of 50+ yards)
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Cardinals victory over the Bills on Sunday marks just the second time in the last 60 years that a game featured multiple go-ahead passing TDs in the final 0:40 seconds of regulation. Bills WR Stefon Diggs had a 21-yard TD catch with 0:34 remaining that gave the Bills a 30-26 lead. Four plays later Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins brought down a 43-yard TD on a Hail Mary pass from QB Kyler Murray with just 0:02 remaining.
The only other game in that 60-year span came on 10/29/61 in an Eagles 27-24 victory at Washington. After Washington took a 24-20 lead with 0:40 remaining on a 7-yard TD pass from Norm Snead to Jim Cunningham, Philadelphia struck back with a 41-yard TD pass from Sonny Jurgensen to Tommy McDonald with 0:12 remaining for a 27-24 win.
• Murray’s 43-yard TD pass to Hopkins on Sunday was the first go-ahead Hail Mary in the 4th quarter since 12/3/15 when Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers threw a game-winning 61-yard TD to TE Richard Rodgers as time expired to give the Packers a 27-23 victory over Detroit.
• Sunday’s game marked the first time the Cardinals won a game on a TD pass on the final scrimmage play of regulation since Josh McCown’s 28-yard TD pass to WR Nate Poole as time expired on 12/29/03 vs. Minnesota. That TD gave the Cards an 18-17 win and knocked the Vikings out of postseason contention on the final day of the regular season.

A THREE-WAY TIE FOR FIRST IN THE NFC WEST

• Arizona’s win on Sunday – coupled with the Rams victory over Seattle – puts those three teams in a tie for first place in the NFC West heading into their Thursday night showdown at Seattle in Week 11.

2020 NFC West Standings

Team W L PF PA Hm Road Div Conf
Arizona 6 3 266 210 3-2 3-1 2-0 4-2
L.A. Rams 6 3 216 168 4-0 2-3 1-1 6-1
Seattle 6 3 290 266 4-0 2-3 1-2 4-2
San Francisco 4 6 238 234 1-4 3-2 1-2 2-5
• With a 6-3 record, the Cardinals .667 winning percentage is tied for fourth in the NFC.

NFC Leaders - Win Percentage (2020)

Rnk Team Pct. W-L
1t Green Bay .778 7-2
1t New Orleans .778 7-2
3 Tampa Bay .700 7-3
4t Arizona .667 6-3
4t Seattle .667 6-3
4t L.A. Rams .667 6-3

KINGSBURY’S OFFENSE CONTINUES ON A HISTORIC PACE

• The Cardinals put up 32 points and 453 total yards in the win over Buffalo on Sunday. It marks the 11th time – and seventh time this season – that Arizona reached 400+ total yards in 25 games under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona reached 400+ yards just once in the 32 games over the two seasons combined (2017-18) prior to his arrival.
Arizona ranks #1 in the NFL averaging 425.4 total yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Total Offense (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/G
1 Arizona 425.4
2 Kansas City 409.0
3 Seattle 405.9
4 L.A. Chargers 403.7
5 Atlanta 396.8
• Through nine games, the Cardinals have 3,829 total net yards on offense (2,309 passing; 1,520 rushing). Arizona’s 3,929 total yards represent the highest total in franchise history through the first nine games of a season.

Franchise History – Most Yards Thru 9 Games

Rnk Year Yds
1 2020 3,829
2 1984 3,796
3 2015 3,970
4 1948 3,731
5 2008 2,469
The Cardinals are just the second team in NFL history to have 2,300+ passing yards and 1,500+ rushing yards through the first nine games of a season, joining the 1951 L.A. Rams (2,451 passing; 1,697 rushing).
Arizona’s seven games with 400+ total yards this season lead the NFL.

NFL Leaders – Games w/ 400+ Total Yards (2020)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Arizona 7
2t Green Bay 5
2t Kansas City 5
2t L.A. Rams 5
2t L.A. Chargers 5
2t Seattle 5

CARDS SET FRANCHISE RECORD WITH 12TH CONSECUTIVE GAME SCORING 21+ POINTS

Sunday’s victory over the Bills (32 points) was the 12th consecutive game the Cardinals have scored at least 21 points. That is the longest streak in franchise history.

Franchise Record - Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts

Rnk Year(s) Gms
1 2019-20 12
2 1983-84 11
3t 2007-08 10
3t 1948-49 10
5 1975-76 9
• Only two teams have longer active streaks than Arizona.

Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts (Active)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Kansas City 20
2 New Orleans 16
3 Arizona 12
4 Pittsburgh 9
5 Miami 8
• The Cardinals have scored 21+ points in 19 of 25 games under Kingsbury. Arizona scored 21+ points in an NFL-low 9 games in the two seasons prior to his arrival (2017-18).
The win over Buffalo marked the fifth consecutive outing in which the Cardinals scored 30+ points. That is the longest streak in franchise history, surpassing the previous record of four straight (Games 3-6 in 1988).
Arizona's streak of five consecutive games with 30+ points is also the longest active streak in the NFL.

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games w/ 30+ Points (Active)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Arizona 5
2 Kansas City 3
3t Buffalo 2
3t Las Vegas 2
• Arizona has scored 266 points in 2020. That represents the fifth-highest total in franchise history through the first nine games of a season.

Franchise Record – Points Thru 1st 9 Games

Rnk Year Pts
1 2015 302
1 1948 301
3 1984 275
4 1949 267
5 2020 266

FIFTH IN A ROW WITH 400+ YARDS AND 30+ POINTS

• The Cardinals win over Buffalo (453 total yards; 32 points) marks the fifth consecutive game in which the Cardinals have put up 30+ points and 400+ total yards of offense. That is the longest streak in franchise history and the longest for any team in the league since Denver set an NFL record with 30/400 in 10 consecutive games in 2012-13.
Only four teams in NFL history had more consecutive games with 30/400 than the Cardinals current streak.

NFL Record – Consecutive Games w/ 30+ Points & 400+ Total Yards

Rnk Team Gms Year(s)
1 Denver 10 2012
2 New England 9 2006-07
3 StL Rams 8 1999-00
4 New England 6 2011
5t Arizona 5 2020
5t San Francisco 5 1994
5t Oakland 5 1968
5t Philadelphia 5 1953

THE NFL’S BEST RUSHING ATTACK

• The Cardinals ran for 217 yards and two TDs on 35 carries (6.2 avg.) in the win over Buffalo on Sunday. Through nine games, Arizona has rushed for 1,520 yards and 15 TDs on 288 carries (5.3 avg.). In addition to having the NFL’s #1 ranked offense, the Cardinals also have the NFL’s #1 ranked rushing attack. Arizona leads the NFL averaging 168.9 rushing yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Rushing Yards/Game (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/Gm
1 Arizona 168.9
2 Baltimore 164.0
2 New England 161.1
3 Minnesota* 160.4
5 Cleveland 159.0
*Plays on MNF in Week 10
In addition to leading the NFL in rushing yards per game this season, the Cardinals are tied for the NFL lead with 15 rushing TDs and rank second in the NFL with a 5.28 rushing average.

NFL Leaders – Rushing TDs (2020) NFL Leaders – Rushing Average (2020)

Rnk Team TDs Rnk Team Avg.
1t Arizona 15 1 Minnesota* 5.46
1t San Francisco 15 2 Arizona 5.28
3t New England 14 3 Cleveland 5.13
3t L.A. Rams 14 4 Philadelphia 5.12
5 Minnesota* 13 5 Baltimore 5.02
*Plays on MNF in Week 10 *Plays on MNF in Week 10
• The Cardinals have rushed for 100+ yards in all nine games this season. The 2020 season marks just the second time (1984) in the last 60 years (1961-20) that the Cardinals rushed for 100+ yards in each of the first nine games of a season.
Yesterday’s game was the second time this season – and fifth time in 25 games under Kingsbury – that the Cardinals rushed for 200+ yards in a game. Arizona had 200+ rushing yards in a game just five times in the previous 15 seasons combined (2004-18) prior to Kingsbury’s arrival.

DEFENSE CLAMPS DOWN IN THE SECOND HALF

• After the Bills scored on each of their four first half possessions on Sunday (TD, 3 FG), the Cardinals defense held Buffalo scoreless on six of their eight drives in the second half. Arizona’s defense recorded a pair of INTs and also forced four Buffalo punts in the second half to help the team overcome a 14-point deficit.
• Of Buffalo’s six scoring drives (3 TD; 3 FG) on Sunday, just two covered more than 40 yards. Only one of the Bills’ eight second half drives covered 45+ yards.

MURRAY LEADS ARIZONA TO SIXTH WIN WITH THREE TOUCHDOWNS VS. BUFFALO

• QB Kyler Murray had another tremendous all-around performance in leading the Cardinals to a come-from-behind win over the Bills on Sunday. He completed 22-of-32 pass attempts (68.8%) for 245 yards and a TD, while also rushing for 61 yards and two TDs on 11 carries. All three of his TDs came in the final 21 minutes of regulation.
• With his performance against Buffalo, Murray continued his record-breaking season as both a passer and runner. Yesterday’s outing was Murray’s eighth game with both a passing and rushing TD in 2020. That is tied for the most in a single season in NFL history.
Murray is the first player in NFL history to accomplish the feat eight times in the first nine games of a season.

NFL Record – Games w/ Pass & Rush TDs (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Year
1t Kyler Murray (AZ) 8 2020
1t Cam Newton (Car) 8 2011
1t Daunte Culpepper (Min) 8 2002
1t Steve Grogan (NE) 8 1976
5t Cam Newton (Car) 7 2015
5t Michael Vick (Phi) 7 2010
5t Kordell Stewart (Pit) 7 1997
Sunday’s win over Buffalo was Murray’s fifth consecutive game with both a passing and rushing TD. That is the longest streak in NFL history.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games w/ Pass & Rush TD

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Year
1 Kyler Murray (AZ) 5 2020
2t Michael Vick (Phi) 4 2010
2t Jim Hart (AZ) 4 1968
2t Jack Kemp (Buf) 4 1964-65
2t Jack Kemp (LAC) 4 1960
2t Y.A. Tittle (SF) 4 1957
2t Otto Graham (Cle) 4 1954
• Yesterday’s game was Murray’s ninth career outing with both a passing and rushing TD. In franchise history only Jim Hart (11) had more such performances. Murray has played 25 career games while Hart played in 199 games over 18 seasons with the Cardinals.

Franchise Record – Games w/ Rushing & Pass TD (Career)

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1 Jim Hart (1966-83) 11
2t Kyler Murray (2019-20) 9
2t Ernie Nevers (1929-31) 8
4 Charley Johnson (1961-69) 7
5 Paul Christman (1945-49) 6
After rushing for 61 yards against the Bills on Sunday, Murray has 604 rushing yards in 2020. That represents a new franchise single-season record for rushing yards by QB, surpassing the mark he established as a rookie in 2019 (544). The previous record stood since 1951 and Murray has broken it twice in two seasons.

Franchise Record - Rushing Yards By QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Kyler Murray (2020) 604
2 Kyler Murray (2019) 544
3 Charley Trippi (1951) 501
4 Timm Rosenbach (1990) 470
5 Charley Trippi (1952) 350
After rushing for two TDs against the Bills on Sunday, Murray now has 10 rushing TDs this season. Only five QBs in NFL history had more rushing TDs in a single season than Murray has through nine games in 2020.

NFL Record – Rushing TDs by Quarterback (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) TDs Year
1 Cam Newton (Car) 14 2011
2 Steve Grogan (NE) 12 1976
3t Kordell Stewart (Pit) 11 1997
3t Tobin Rote (GB) 11 1956
3t Johnny Lujack (Chi) 11 1950
6t Kyler Murray (AZ) 10 2020
6t Cam Newton (Car) 10 2015
6t Daunte Culpepper (Min) 10 2002
• Only four players in franchise history – regardless of position – had more rushing TDs in a season than Murray has through nine games in 2020.

Franchise Record – Rushing TDs (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs
1 David Johnson (2016) 16
2 John David Crow (1962) 14
3 Ernie Nevers (1929) 12
4 MacArthur Lane (1970) 11
5t Kyler Murray (2020) 10
5t Beanie Wells (2011) 10
5t Tim Hightower (2008) 10
5t Donny Anderson (1973) 10
5t Johnny Roland (1967) 10
Sunday’s game was Murray’s fifth consecutive game with at least one rushing TD, tying the franchise record. He is the first QB in franchise history to rush for a TD in five consecutive games.

Franchise Record – Consecutive Games with Rushing TD

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1t QB Kyler Murray (2020) 5*
1t RB Ottis Anderson (1983-84) 5
1t RB Jim Otis (1978) 5
1t RB Donny Anderson (1972-73) 5
1t RB MacArthur Lane (1970) 5
1t HB Elmer Angsman (1948) 5
*Active Streak
Only one QB in NFL history has rushed for a TD in more consecutive games. Murray is just the fourth QB in NFL history to rush for a TD in at least five consecutive games – and the first to do so since Green Bay’s Tobin Rote (5 straight) in 1956.

NFL Record – Consecutive Games w/ Rushing TD (QB)

Rnk Player (Year) Gms Year
1 Johnny Lujack (Chi) 6 1950
2t Kyler Murray (AZ) 5 2020
2t Tobin Rote (GB) 5 1956
2t Dutch Clark (Det) 5 1936
• Yesterday’s outing marked Murray’s second career game with multiple rushing TDs. He also had two in the Cardinals Week 2 victory over Washington earlier this season. Murray and Lamar McHan (2 in 1956) are the only QBs in franchise history to have multiple rushing TDs in a game more than once in a single season.

MURRAY’S ELITE NUMBERS IN FIRST 25 CAREER GAMES

• Yesterday’s win over Buffalo was Murray’s 25th career game. He is the first player in NFL history with 6,000+ passing yards and 1,100+ rushing yards in his first 25 career games. Below is a look at Murray’s stats through 25 starts:

Murray’s 1st 25 Career Games

Statistic Total
Passing Yards 6,097
Passing Touchdowns 37
Rushing Yards 1,148
Rushing Touchdowns 14
Total Pass & Rush Yards 7,245
Total Pass & Rush TDs 51
He also became just the fourth player in NFL history with 7,000+ total yards (pass & rush) and 50+ total TDs in his first 25 career games.

NFL History – 7,000+ Yds & 50+ TDs in 1st 25 Games (Pass & Rush)

Player (Team) Yds (Pass/Rush) TDs (Pass/Rush)
Kyler Murray (AZ) 7,245 (6,097/1,148) 51 (37/14)
Patrick Mahomes (KC) 8,371 (8,007/364) 70 (68/2)
Kurt Warner (StL) 7,133 (7,026/107) 60 (59/1)
Deshaun Watson (Hou) 7,156 (6,291/865) 57 (48/9)

HOPKINS HAULS IN GAME-WINNER ON HAIL MURRAY

• WR DeAndre Hopkins caught seven passes for 127 yards in the victory over the Bills, including the 43-yard game-winning TD with just 0:02 remaining in regulation. It was Hopkins fourth career game-winning TD catch in the 4th quarteOT and the first to come with under a minute left on the clock.

Hopkins Career Game-Winning TD Catches (4th QtOT)

Opponent Qtr Dist Time Remaining
11/15/20 vs. Buf 4 43 0:02
11/21/19 vs. Ind 4 4 12:34
11/16/15 @ Cin 4 22 14:20
9/15/13 vs. Ten OT 3 10:32
• Through nine games, Hopkins has 67 receptions for 861 yards and four TDs. He ranks second in the NFL in receiving yards and is tied for second in receptions. The only player ahead of him – Buffalo’s Stefon Diggs – has already played in 10 games.

NFL Leaders – Receptions (2020) NFL Leaders – Receiving Yards (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Gms Rnk Player (Team) Yds Gms
1 Stefon Diggs (Buf) 73 10 1 Stefon Diggs (Buf) 906 10
2t DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 67 9 2 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 861 9
2t Alvin Kamara (NO) 67 9 3 DK Metcalf (Sea) 816 9
4 Keenan Allen (LAC) 65 9 4 Terry McLaurin (Was) 787 9
5 Robby Anderson (Car) 64 10 5 Robby Anderson (NYJ) 772 10
• Yesterday’s game was Hopkins 35th career 100-yard outing – and fifth in nine games with Arizona. No player in franchise history had more outings with 100+ receiving yards in the first nine games of a season than Hopkins has in 2020 (5).
• Dating back to his first NFL season in 2013, only two players have more 100-yard games than Hopkins.

NFL Leaders – Games with 100+ Receiving Yards (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1 Julio Jones (Atl) 49
2 Antonio Brown (TB) 39
3 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 35
4 T.Y. Hilton (Ind) 28
5t Odell Beckham (Cle) 26
5t Mike Evans (TB) 26
5t Keenan Allen (LAC) 26
• Dating back to 2017, Hopkins (22) and Atlanta’s Julio Jones (23) are the only players in the NFL with at least 20 games of 100+ receiving yards.
• Hopkins’ game-winning TD reception on Sunday was his 58th career TD catch. Dating back to Hopkins’ rookie season in 2013, only Antonio Brown (68) has more TD catches.

Active NFL Leaders – Receiving Touchdowns (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Team) TD
1 Antonio Brown (TB) 68
2 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 58
3 Mike Evans (TB) 56
4 Jimmy Graham (Chi) 54
5 Davante Adams (GB) 53

FITZGERALD APPEARS IN 259TH CAREER GAME

• Sunday’s win over the Bills was WR Larry Fitzgerald’s 259th career game with the Cardinals. In NFL history, only six players have appeared in more games with a single team. The only offensive players in NFL history to appear in more games with a single team are OL Bruce Matthews (296 w/Titans) and QB Tom Brady (285 w/Patriots).

NFL Leaders - Games w/ Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 K Jason Hanson (Det) 327
2 OL Bruce Matthews (Hou/Ten) 296
3 CB Darrell Green (Was) 295
4 QB Tom Brady (NE) 285
5 DE Jim Marshall (Min) 270
6 K Sebastian Janikowski (Oak) 268
7t WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)* 259
7t OL Jackie Slater (LAR) 259
9 LS David Binn (SD) 256
10t QB Brett Favre (GB) 255
10t TE Jason Witten (Dal) 255
• Yesterday’s game also marked Fitzgerald’s 93rd consecutive start dating back to 2014. That is the longest starting streak among active WRs and the fifth-longest active streak among offensive players in the NFL.
• After catching two passes yesterday against the Bills, Fitzgerald has at least one catch in 252 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 252 consecutive games with a catch is the longest in NFL history with a single team. Fitzgerald has at least one reception in 258 of 259 career games.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 252 11/7/04 – 11/15/20
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10
• Among active streaks, Fitzgerald’s run of 252 consecutive games with a reception is 121 more than the second-highest total (131 – Antonio Brown).

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streaks)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 252 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Antonio Brown (TB) 131 Oct. 3, 2010
3 Julio Jones (Atl) 125 Dec. 4, 2011
4 Golden Tate (NYG) 123 Oct. 28, 2012
5 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 119 Sept. 9, 2013

PETERSON HAULS IN 28TH CAREER INTERCEPTION AND 3RD OF 2020

• CB Patrick Peterson recorded the 28th INT of his career when he picked off a Josh Allen pass late in the third quarter on Sunday. Only five players in team history – including four Hall of Famers – have more career INTs than Peterson.

Franchise Record – Career Interceptions

Rnk Player (Years) INTs
1 Larry Wilson (1960-72)* 52
2 Aeneas Williams (1991-2000)* 46
3 Roger Wehrli (1969-82)* 40
4 Night Train Lane (1954-59)* 30
5 Pat Fischer (1961-67) 29
6 Patrick Peterson (2011-20) 28
7 Adrian Wilson (2001-12) 27
8 Kwamie Lassiter (1995-2002) 24
9 Norm Thompson (1971-76) 22
10t Jerry Davis (1948-51) 21
10t Ray Ramsey (1950-53) 21
*Hall of Fame Inductee
• Peterson’s INT of Allen was his third this season and second in three games. His three INTs in 2020 are the most for in a single season since he had three in 2016.
• Dating back to his rookie season in 2011, only three players in the NFL have more INTs than Peterson.

Active NFL Leaders – Interceptions (2011-20)

Rnk Player (Team) INTs
1 Richard Sherman (SF) 35
2 Marcus Peters (Bal) 30
3 Reggie Nelson (FA) 29
4 Patrick Peterson (AZ) 28
5t Stephon Gilmore (NE) 25
5t Earl Thomas (FA) 25
5t Tashaun Gipson (Chi) 25

DRAKE HITS THE CENTURY MARK AGAIN

• After missing last week’s game against Miami, RB Kenyan Drake returned to the lineup on Sunday vs. Buffalo and finished with a game-high 100 rushing yards on 16 carries (6.3 avg.). It was Drake’s seventh career 100-yard rushing performance, and his fifth in 16 games with Arizona. Combined with his 164-yard outing at Dallas in Week 6, Drake now has 100+ rushing yards in two of his last three games played.
• After posting 100+ rushing yards in a game just twice in 54 contests with the Dolphins, Drake now has five 100-yard outings in 16 games with the Cardinals. He has rushed for 100+ yards in four of his last 11 games

Drake’s Career Games with 100+ Rushing Yards

Rnk Team Yds Opponent
1 Arizona 166 12/22/19 at Seattle
2 Arizona 164 10/19/20 at Dallas
3 Arizona 137 12/15/19 vs. Cleveland
4 Miami 120 12/3/17 vs. Denver
5 Miami 114 12/11/17 vs. New England
6 Arizona 110 10/31/19 vs. San Francisco
7 Arizona 100 11/15/20 vs. Buffalo

GONZALEZ TIES CAREER HIGH AGAINST BUFFALO

• K Zane Gonzalez connected on FGs of 23, 42, 21 and 45 yards in the win over Buffalo on Sunday, tying his career high for FGs in a game. Yesterday’s game marked the third time in his career that Gonzalez has made four FGs in a game: 4 @ Cincinnati, 10/6/19; 4 vs. Detroit, 9/8/19. All three of those performances have come with the Cardinals.

KIRKPATRICK NABS PICK #2 OF 2020

• CB Dre Kirkpatrick recorded his second INT of the season when he picked off a Josh Allen pass with under five minutes remaining in the fourth quarter on Sunday. The ninth-year pro now has multiple INTs in a season for the fourth time in his career and for the first time since 2016 (3) with Cincinnati. Yesterday’s INT of Allen was Kirkpatrick’s 12th career INT.
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2020.11.16 07:24 pagetrip Will the real-estate market stabilize post COVID?

The house prices in Seattle (and everywhere surrounding) are shooting up through the roof. Every single house coming on market has an offer review date. This is true not only for Seattle and Bellevue but also for areas as far as Lynnwood and as south as Renton and as east as Snoqualmie. Almost every house is selling for 10 to 15% more than list price with some of the good ones selling for even more. I understand that this is due to most tech workers doing WFH and low supply. Despite the pandemic, the real estate market has appreciated really well over past 1 year. Back in the day, many thought that 2018/2019 could be the peak before but its been going up and up.
Will the market every going to stabilize post COVID? With homes selling for such high prices, most of the homes that will come on the market in 2021 will base their pricing on the homes that are selling now. Looks like Seattle will become another Bay Area in a few years where it will be impossible to find a decent home for under a million. What do you guys think?
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2020.11.15 17:20 eleaneither IIL 90’s/00’s RomComs!!

Am an avid fan of movies that make me feel single as hell, listed below are movies I’ve come to enjoy: Notting Hill, Sleepless in Seattle, You’ve got Mail, The Wedding Singer, Runaway Bride, and When Harry Met Sally (also pretty fond of 13 Going 30 and 50 First Dates which are a bit on the newer side)!! Wasn’t really fond of Clueless or 10 Things I Hate about You, and I still don’t know why,,, for the mean time am open to suggestions for both recent or older movies!! Thanks in advance!
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2020.11.13 22:28 TheLolomancer [KrimeAPP] Two Minutes to Midnight. 30th Oct 2020. 17:00 UTC (PART ONE)


Background
" Fat Larry says there's some crazy techno shit going on tonight, man. Two minutes of total shutdown for the Seattle police host. Two minutes that KE is gonna be deaf and dumb to anything and everything. So get in the fragging car. It's heist time. "
Meet
Fat Larry informs the team that there's some mobster money sitting in bills and scrips in a vault in Bellevue Municipal. The team is to take advantage of a tip about a two-minute blackout of the Seattle KE to rush in, steal whatever they can from that vault, and get out. Since the money is all black, it can't be reported missing and as long as they get out within the two minutes they'll be fine.
Run
Soji runs a honeypot and tries to get into the vault to see how it works from the inside as Drifter arranges the getaway vehicle and runs command tower for the team. After a whole lot of bullshit bureaucracy, Soji slips into the vault with a single guard. As the opening hits, Knocks moves in with a fucking terrifying entrance as a stick-up as Ace comes in and fails his intimidation horribly. While the staff are busy wondering whether to quake in their boots or snicker, the team starts firing shots to show they mean business. Someone pushes the panic button and gets shot to shit. The guards are terrified and sufficiently dissuaded from trying to "be a hero". Knocks brute forces into the vault (not the hack action, just literally kicking the damn door down) and chainsaws through the vault to hurriedly pull out the money before the two minute window ends and the panic button triggers. Forced to rush, he tears through a bunch of the money as they spoon whatever they can messily into several duffel bags and fucking book it.
Aftermath
Leads into the car chase scene that starts part two.
Expenses
N/A
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2020.11.13 05:47 happy098golucky RV trip during Christmas Miami and Keys (Florida) 12/21/2020

Hi, I will be in Miami and was planning for a RV trip. Initially planned for a solo trip, slightly confused and considering a travel buddy option. As I have already made the reservations except RV grounds, most expenses are already paid off.
Dates - 12/21 to 1/1.
About Me - 29, single, Indian. Live and work in Seattle, visiting Florida for the Christmas holidays. DM me if you are interested to join.
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2020.11.11 03:09 AlexXav48 Ang Bisa ng Alamat: 1.3

CAMPBELL: That's what the Great Seal is all about. I carry a copy of the Great Seal in my pocket in the form of a dollar bill. Here is the statement of the ideals that brought about the formation of the United States. Look at this dollar bill. Now here is the Great Seal of the United States. Look at the pyramid on the left. A pyramid has four sides. These are the four points of the compass. There is somebody at this point, there's somebody at that point, and there's somebody at this point. When you're down on the lower levels of this pyramid, you will be either on one side or on the other. But when you get up to the top, the points all come together, and there the eye of God opens. MOYERS: And to them it was the god of reason. CAMPBELL: Yes. This is the first nation in the world that was ever established on the basis of reason instead of simply warfare. These were eighteenth-century deists, these gentlemen. Over here we read, "In God We Trust." But that is not the god of the Bible. These men did not believe in a Fall. They did not think the mind of man was cut off from God. The mind of man, cleansed of secondary and merely temporal concerns, beholds with the radiance of a cleansed mirror a reflection of the rational mind of God. Reason puts you in touch with God. Consequently, for these men, there is no special revelation anywhere, and none is needed, because the mind of man cleared of its fallibilities is sufficiently capable of the knowledge of God. All people in the world are thus capable because all people in the world are capable of reason. All men are capable of reason. That is the fundamental principle of democracy. Because everybody's mind is capable of true knowledge, you don't have to have a special authority, or a special revelation telling you that this is the way things should be. MOYERS: And yet these symbols come from mythology. CAMPBELL: Yes, but they come from a certain quality of mythology. It's not the mythology of a special revelation. The Hindus, for example, don't believe in special revelation. They speak of a state in which the ears have opened to the song of the universe. Here the eye has opened to the radiance of the mind of God. And that's a fundamental deist idea. Once you reject the idea of the Fall in the Garden, man is not cut off from his source. Now back to the Great Seal. When you count the number of ranges on this pyramid, you find there are thirteen. And when you come to the bottom, there is an inscription in Roman numerals. It is, of course, 1776. Then, when you add one and seven and seven and six, you get twenty-one, which is the age of reason, is it not? It was in 1776 that the thirteen states declared independence. The number thirteen is the number of transformation and rebirth. At the Last Supper there were twelve apostles and one Christ, who was going to die and be reborn. Thirteen is the number of getting out of the field of the bounds of twelve into the transcendent. You have the twelve signs of the zodiac and the sun. These men were very conscious of the number thirteen as the number of resurrection and rebirth and new life, and they played it up here all the way through. MOYERS: But, as a practical matter, there were thirteen states. CAMPBELL: Yes, but wasn't that symbolic? This is not simply coincidental. This is the thirteen states as themselves symbolic of what they were. MOYERS: That would explain the other inscription down there, "Novus Ordo Sedorum."CAMPBELL: "A new order of the world." This is a new order of the world. And the saying above, "Annuit Coeptis,"means "He has smiled on our accomplishments" or "our activities." MOYERS: He –
CAMPBELL: He, the eye, what is represented by the eye. Reason. In Latin you wouldn't have to say "he," it could be "it" or "she" or "he." But the divine power has smiled on our doings. And so this new world has been built in the sense of God's original creation, and the reflection of God's original creation, through reason, has brought this about. If you look behind that pyramid, you see a desert. If you look before it, you see plants growing. The desert, the tumult in Europe, wars and wars and wars – we have pulled ourselves out of it and created a state in the name of reason, not in the name of power, and out of that will come the flowerings of the new life. That's the sense of that part of the pyramid. Now look at the right side of the dollar bill. Here's the eagle, the bird of Zeus. The eagle is the downcoming of the god into the field of time. The bird is the incarnation principle of the deity. This is the bald eagle, the American eagle. This is the American counterpart of the eagle of the highest god, Zeus. He comes down, descending into the world of the pairs of opposites, the field of action. One mode of action is war and the other is peace. So in one of his feet the eagle holds thirteen arrows – that's the principle of war. In the other he holds a laurel leaf with thirteen leaves – that is the principle of peaceful conversation. The eagle is looking in the direction of the laurel. That is the way these idealists who founded our country would wish us to be looking – diplomatic relationships and so forth. But thank God he's got the arrows in the other foot, in case this doesn't work. Now, what does the eagle represent? He represents what is indicated in this radiant sign above his head. I was lecturing once at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington on Hindu mythology, sociology, and politics. There's a saying in the Hindu book of politics that the ruler must hold in one hand the weapon of war, the big stick, and in the other the peaceful sound of the song of cooperative action. And there I was, standing with my two hands like this, and everybody in the room laughed. I couldn't understand. And then they began pointing. I looked back, and here was this picture of the eagle hanging on the wall behind my head in just the same posture that I was in. But when I looked, I also noticed this sign above his head, and that there were nine feathers in his tail. Nine is the number of the descent of the divine power into the world. When the Angelus rings, it rings nine times. Now, over on the eagle's head are thirteen stars arranged in the form of a Star of David. MOYERS: This used to be Solomon's Seal. CAMPBELL: Yes. Do you know why it's called Solomon's Seal? MOYERS: No. CAMPBELL: Solomon used to seal monsters and giants and things into jars. You remember in the Arabian Nights when they'd open the jar and out would come the genie? I noticed the Solomon's Seal here, composed of thirteen stars, and then I saw that each of the triangles was a Pythagorean tetrakys. MOYERS: The tetrakys being? CAMPBELL: This is a triangle composed of ten points, one point in the middle and four points to each side, adding up to nine: one, two, three, foufive, six, seven/eight, nine. This is the
primary symbol of Pythagorean philosophy, susceptible of a number of interrelated mythological, cosmological, psychological, and sociological interpretations, one of which is the dot at the apex as representing the creative center out of which the universe and all things have come. MOYERS: The center of energy, then? CAMPBELL: Yes. The initial sound (a Christian might say, the creative Word), out of which the whole world was precipitated, the big bang, the pouring of the transcendent energy into and expanding through the field of time. As soon as it enters the field of time, it breaks into pairs of opposites, the one becomes two. Now, when you have two, there are just three ways in which they can relate to one another: one way is of this one dominant over that; another way is of that one dominant over this; and a third way is of the two in balanced accord. It is then, finally, out of these three manners of relationship that all things within the four quarters of space derive. There is a verse in Lao-tzu's Tao-te Ching which states that out of the Tao, out of the transcendent, comes the One. Out of the One come Two; out of the Two come Three; and out of the Three come all things. So what I suddenly realized when I recognized that in the Great Seal of the United States there were two of these symbolic triangles interlocked was that we now had thirteen points, for our thirteen original states, and that there were now, furthermore, no less than six apexes, one above, one below, and four (so to say) to the four quarters. The sense of this, it seemed to me, might be that from above or below, or from any point of the compass, the creative Word might be heard, which is the great thesis of democracy. Democracy assumes that anybody from any quarter can speak, and speak truth, because his mind is not cut off from the truth. All he has to do is clear out his passions and then speak. So what you have here on the dollar bill is the eagle representing this wonderful image of the way in which the transcendent manifests itself in the world. That's what the United States is founded on. If you're going to govern properly, you've got to govern from the apex of the triangle, in the sense of the world eye at the top. Now, when I was a boy, we were given George Washington's farewell address and told to outline the whole thing, every single statement in relation to every other one. So I remember it absolutely. Washington said, "As a result of our revolution, we have disengaged ourselves from involvement in the chaos of Europe." His last word was that we not engage in foreign alliances. Well, we held on to his words until the First World War. And then we canceled the Declaration of Independence and rejoined the British conquest of the planet. And so we are now on one side of the pyramid. We've moved from one to two. We are politically, historically, now a member of one side of an argument. We do not represent that principle of the eye up there. And all of our concerns have to do with economics and politics and not with the voice and sound of reason. MOYERS: The voice of reason – is that the philosophical way suggested by these mythological symbols? CAMPBELL: That's right. Here you have the important transition that took place about 500 B.C.This is the date of the Buddha and of Pythagoras and Confucius and Lao-tzu, if there was a Lao-tzu. This is the awakening of man's reason. No longer is he informed and governed by the animal powers. No longer is he guided by the analogy of the planted earth, no longer by the courses of the planets – but by reason.
MOYERS: The way of – CAMPBELL: – the way of man. And of course what destroys reason is passion. The principal passion in politics is greed. That is what pulls you down. And that's why we're on this side instead of the top of the pyramid. MOYERS: That's why our founders opposed religious intolerance – CAMPBELL: That was out entirely. And that's why they rejected the idea of the Fall, too. All men are competent to know the mind of God. There is no revelation special to any people. MOYERS: I can see how, from your years of scholarship and deep immersion in these mythological symbols, you would read the Great Seal that way. But wouldn't it have been surprising to most of those men who were deists, as you say, to discover these mythological connotations about their effort to build a new country? CAMPBELL: Well, why did they use them? MOYERS: Aren't a lot of these Masonic symbols? CAMPBELL: They are Masonic signs, and the meaning of the Pythagorean tetrakys has been known for centuries. The information would have been found in Thomas Jefferson's library. These were, after all, learned men. The eighteenth-century Enlightenment was a world of learned gentlemen. We haven't had men of that quality in politics very much. It's an enormous good fortune for our nation that that cluster of gentlemen had the power and were in a position to influence events at that time. MOYERS: What explains the relationship between these symbols and the Masons, and the fact that so many of these founding fathers belonged to the Masonic order? Is the Masonic order an expression somehow of mythological thinking? CAMPBELL: Yes, I think it is. This is a scholarly attempt to reconstruct an order of initiation that would result in spiritual revelation. These founding fathers who were Masons actually studied what they could of Egyptian lore. In Egypt, the pyramid represents the primordial hillock. After the annual flood of the Nile begins to sink down, the first hillock is symbolic of the reborn world. That's what this seal represents. MOYERS: You sometimes confound me with the seeming contradiction at the heart of your own belief system. On the one hand, you praise these men who were inspirers and creatures of the Age of Reason, and on the other hand, you salute Luke Skywalker in Star Wars for that moment when he says, "Turn off the computer and trust your feelings." How do you reconcile the role of science, which is reason, with the role of faith, which is religion? CAMPBELL: No, no, you have to distinguish between reason and thinking. MOYERS: Distinguish between reason and thinking? If I think, am I not reasoning things out?
CAMPBELL: Yes, your reason is one kind of thinking. But thinking things out isn't necessarily reason in this sense. Figuring out how you can break through a wall is not reason. The mouse who figures out, after it bumps its nose here, that perhaps he can get around there, is figuring something out the way we figure things out. But that's not reason. Reason has to do with finding the ground of being and the fundamental structuring of order of the universe. MOYERS: So when these men talked about the eye of God being reason, they were saying that the ground of our being as a society, as a culture, as a people, derives from the fundamental character of the universe? CAMPBELL: That's what this first pyramid says. This is the pyramid of the world, and this is the pyramid of our society, and they are of the same order. This is God's creation, and this is our society. MOYERS: We have a mythology for the way of the animal powers. We have a mythology for the way of the seeded earth – fertility, creation, the mother goddess. And we have a mythology for the celestial lights, for the heavens. But in modern times we have moved beyond the animal powers, beyond nature and the seeded earth, and the stars no longer interest us except as exotic curiosities and the terrain of space travel. Where are we now in our mythology for the way of man? CAMPBELL: We can't have a mythology for a long, long time to come. Things are changing too fast to become mythologized. MOYERS: How do we live without myths then? CAMPBELL: The individual has to find an aspect of myth that relates to his own life. Myth basically serves four functions. The first is the mystical function – that is the one I've been speaking about, realizing what a wonder the universe is, and what a wonder you are, and experiencing awe before this mystery. Myth opens the world to the dimension of mystery, to the realization of the mystery that underlies all forms. If you lose that, you don't have a mythology. If mystery is manifest through all things, the universe becomes, as it were, a holy picture. You are always addressing the transcendent mystery through the conditions of your actual world. The second is a cosmological dimension, the dimension with which science is concerned – showing you what the shape of the universe is, but showing it in such a way that the mystery again comes through. Today we tend to think that scientists have all the answers. But the great ones tell us, "No, we haven't got all the answers. We're telling you how it works – but what is it?" You strike a match, what's fire? You can tell me about oxidation, but that doesn't tell me a thing. The third function is the sociological one – supporting and validating a certain social order. And here's where the myths vary enormously from place to place. You can have a whole mythology for polygamy, a whole mythology for monogamy. Either one's okay. It depends on where you are. It is this sociological function of myth that has taken over in our world – and it is out of date. MOYERS: What do you mean?
CAMPBELL: Ethical laws. The laws of life as it should be in the good society. All of Yahweh's pages and pages and pages of what kind of clothes to wear, how to behave to each other, and so forth, in the first millennium B.C. But there is a fourth function of myth, and this is the one that I think everyone must try today to relate to – and that is the pedagogical function, of how to live a human lifetime under any circumstances. Myths can teach you that. MOYERS: So the old story, so long known and transmitted through the generations, isn't functioning, and we have not yet learned a new one? CAMPBELL: The story that we have in the West, so far as it is based on the Bible, is based on a view of the universe that belongs to the first millennium B.C.It does not accord with our concept either of the universe or of the dignity of man. It belongs entirely somewhere else. We have today to learn to get back into accord with the wisdom of nature and realize again our brotherhood with the animals and with the water and the sea. To say that the divinity informs the world and all things is condemned as pantheism. But pantheism is a misleading word. It suggests that a personal god is supposed to inhabit the world, but that is not the idea at all. The idea is trans-theological. It is of an undefinable, inconceivable mystery, thought of as a power, that is the source and end and supporting ground of all life and being. MOYERS: Don't you think modern Americans have rejected the ancient idea of nature as a divinity because it would have kept us from achieving dominance over nature? How can you cut down trees and uproot the land and turn the rivers into real estate without killing God? CAMPBELL: Yes, but that's not simply a characteristic of modern Americans, that is the biblical condemnation of nature which they inherited from their own religion and brought with them, mainly from England. God is separate from nature, and nature is condemned of God. It's right there in Genesis: we are to be the masters of the world. But if you will think of ourselves as coming out of the earth, rather than having been thrown in here from somewhere else, you see that we are the earth, we are the consciousness of the earth. These are the eyes of the earth. And this is the voice of the earth. MOYERS: Scientists are beginning to talk quite openly about the Gaia principle. CAMPBELL: There you are, the whole planet as an organism. MOYERS: Mother Earth. Will new myths come from this image? CAMPBELL: Well, something might. You can't predict what a myth is going to be any more than you can predict what you're going to dream tonight. Myths and dreams come from the same place. They come from realizations of some kind that have then to find expression in symbolic form. And the only myth that is going to be worth thinking about in the immediate future is one that is talking about the planet, not the city, not these people, but the planet, and everybody on it. That's my main thought for what the future myth is going to be. And what it will have to deal with will be exactly what all myths have dealt with – the maturation of the individual, from dependency through adulthood, through maturity, and then to the exit; and then how to relate to this society and how to relate this society to the world of nature
and the cosmos. That's what the myths have all talked about, and what this one's got to talk about. But the society that it's got to talk about is the society of the planet. And until that gets going, you don't have anything. MOYERS: So you suggest that from this begins the new myth of our time? CAMPBELL: Yes, this is the ground of what the myth is to be. It's already here: the eye of reason, not of my nationality; the eye of reason, not of my religious community; the eye of reason, not of my linguistic community. Do you see? And this would be the philosophy for the planet, not for this group, that group, or the other group. When you see the earth from the moon, you don't see any divisions there of nations or states. This might be the symbol, really, for the new mythology to come. That is the country that we are going to be celebrating. And those are the people that we are one with. MOYERS: No one embodies that ethic to me more clearly in the works you have collected than Chief Seattle. CAMPBELL: Chief Seattle was one of the last spokesmen of the Paleolithic moral order. In about 1852, the United States Government inquired about buying the tribal lands for the arriving people of the United States, and Chief Seattle wrote a marvelous letter in reply. His letter expresses the moral, really, of our whole discussion. "The President in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy our land. But how can you buy or sell the sky? The land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? "Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every meadow, every humming insect. All are holy in the memory and experience of my people. "We know the sap which courses through the trees as we know the blood that courses through our veins. We are part of the earth and it is part of us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters. The bear, the deer, the great eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the meadow, the body heat of the pony, and man, all belong to the same family. "The shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you our land, you must remember that it is sacred. Each ghostly reflection in the clear waters of the lakes tells of events and memories in the life of my people. The water's murmur is the voice of my father's father. "The rivers are our brothers. They quench our thirst. They carry our canoes and feed our children. So you must give to the rivers the kindness you would give any brother. "If we sell you our land, remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first breath also receives his last sigh. The wind also gives our children the spirit of life. So if we sell you our land, you must keep it apart and sacred, as a place where man can go to taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow flowers. "Will you teach your children what we have taught our children? That the earth is our mother? What befalls the earth befalls all the sons of the earth. "This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.
"One thing we know: our god is also your god. The earth is precious to him and to harm the earth is to heap contempt on its creator. "Your destiny is a mystery to us. What will happen when the buffalo are all slaughtered? The wild horses tamed? What will happen when the secret corners of the forest are heavy with the scent of many men and the view of the ripe hills is blotted by talking wires? Where will the thicket be? Gone! Where will the eagle be? Gone! And what is it to say goodbye to the swift pony and the hunt? The end of living and the beginning of survival. "When the last Red Man has vanished with his wilderness and his memory is only the shadow of a cloud moving across the prairie, will these shores and forests still be here? Will there be any of the spirit of my people left? "We love this earth as a newborn loves its mother's heartbeat. So, if we sell you our land, love it as we have loved it. Care for it as we have cared for it. Hold in your mind the memory of the land as it is when you receive it. Preserve the land for all children and love it, as God loves us all. "As we are part of the land, you too are part of the land. This earth is precious to us. It is also precious to you. One thing we know: there is only one God. No man, be he Red Man or White Man, can be apart. We are brothers after all."
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2020.11.09 03:17 BuffyBoltonVampFlayr The top secret, quick lil mini affair with a celebrity (that I chickened out on. But it ALLLMOST happened stg)

So I'm 31f and I've been in a super committed relationship since '06ish. We're still very much in love with each other and have been married since Jan. '15.
Story takes place Sept. 17, 2016 and I clearly remember the date because its 2 of my best friend's bday. AND... I kinda made something happen that is so unlikely imo that I stillll question my sanity allll the time while recalling it.
I've never told anyone on earth or the internet this secret. But fuck have i wanted to. Soo. Badly.... and about a month after it happened, I was thhiiiiissss close to telling my bestfriend. And I was pumped because not many people would understand how insanely huge of a deal this was to me personally but she'd be as close as it'd get. But we got distracted by her young daughter and then my friend never said anything like "ok, what were you gonna say???" so I took it as a sign and never brought it up.
And then like a year ago when I discovered a coworker shared a deep love of the thing/person also. But again - distraction. And she didn't say "sorry, go on???" either. Another sign - "FOR THE LOVE OF [whoever] , DO NOT SHARE THIS SECRET, [my name]!!! IT IS TOO PRECIOUS AND NO ONE WILL EVER GET AS HYPED ABOUT IT AS YOU DO. AND IF I TELL [husband], HE'LL BE SAD. KEEP THIS TREASURE TO YOURSELF!!" So I did. Til now cause fuck it 😈
---- STORY STARTS HERE ---*
Sept. 16, 2016.
Went out for drinks w our friends. As we're standing outside, a trans women walks our way. One of our best friends makes a comment I didn't like. (Not like "ew. trans people 😫." But something like, "is that a guy? In a dress? On a coldish night? [We're in Seattle, so, v cold.]" Not that the latter is ok, imo. I just can't understand how my good good good friend could/would think/say something like that.)
So we get home and I'm fuucked up and still upset that someone i love so much could think/feel/make a comment like he did. So, I bitch about it to husb. Then cry about it to husb. He gets annoyed. Does that "calm down jeez get over it can't do anything bout it now just relax" yaddeh yaddeh. Then in good ole shit faced male form, he falls right asleep.
And since I can't fucking staaaaaand when someone1 tells someone2 "it's not a big deal, calm down, mehhh", even though it v clearly IS a big fucking deal to someone2, I'm just there laying in the dark in anger, drunk as all fuck.
SO. I random decide... to send my biggest celebrity crush (who has been quite well known for the last 20+ years [I might add] but was his most popular in the late 90's - early 00's)... a fucking DIR-TY DM to his instagram 😈😈😈 and when i hyphenate an adjective, pls know that I'm using that shit to the absolute highest extent. Like... I was FULLY shocked at what I wrote this man when I woke up the next day. And sooooo embarrassed.........
BUT THEN. I noticed it. Not ONNLLY did my biggest celeb crush open my dirty dm. And read my dirty dm... he fuuucking wrrrottte BACK , you guys......... 😲🥴 Now mind you, all he wrote was one single, lone period mark. But there waass a reason for that which, him being my biggest celeb crush, i was privy to.
You see... this celeb... is also married. Has been for a good while. And they have children. But. He's had some... *indiscretions... and they were made quiiite public... especially because his indiscretion was preetttyy famous at the time for being another indiscretion of a great-big-huge-very-famous-best-in-the-game athlete...
But. My crush's wife, though sooo heartbroken and embarrassed and all that, is apparently saintly because she paved the way of "til death do us part so just make that shit work!" looonng before the world was refreshed by Beyonce's Lemonade.
So you see... having known that my crush got a second chance and had been on his best behavior and showering his wife in endless comments and lovey emojis on all her insta pics, I neeeevvvverr thought he'd evverr even OPEN my dm, let alone respond to lil old me.
And since I luckily was privy to his lone period mark (he didn't want to risk getting screenshotted), I responded with this "🙊😇". And he responded right away , first asking if I was alone, which I was, then...he asked me for my ffUCKING PHONE NUMBER and deleted his message as soon as he could see that I'd seen his message (which he continued to do with anything he wrote me)
That actually kinda scared me at first... what if this wasn't really him? What if it's some fan account or old creepy manager or something?? The revolution of the internet and I grew up together so it has been pounded into my psyche do not give your personal information to strangers on the internet!
I did anyway though. Fuck it.
Sent my area code first. His reply, "Seattle?" again, deleting after being sure I'd seen it.
"Yep 😊", I sent back. Followed with the rest of the numbers (one at a time cause I wanted to tease him lol)
And would you know WHAT. Maybe two minutes later I GET A CALL FROM A "PRIVATE NUMBER"!!!!
Thing is though, even though husb was at work, my in-laws, who we lived with, were not... AND they were anywhere from like 20ft away from me to like, 2ft away from me at any given time... (constantly walking uupp and doown the hallway and iiinnnn and oouutt their room, which was literally 2 feet away... just a wall between us... 😐)
But was i gonna let that stop me from answering? HELLLLLL NO. Would you have??
So I answer. As seductively as I could. Hoping it wasn't a damn telemarketer or some shit.
"hello?...", I whispered. After maybe 5 seconds though, whoever it was hung up. Without a "hi." Without even a breath.
Think maybe that's a good sign though, I thought to myself. So shoot my other shot, I did. Calling the private number (🤡). No answer - duh. Followed by all kinds of crazy emotions. Inntense waves of sheeer excitement and giddiness and forbidden feelings and desperation for this adventure to continue.
And just like that, prayers were answered...
He called back.
My hearts fuuccking raaaaaaaaacing you guys. Especially since getting caught is soooo likely.. the in-laws could hear my every word for SURE should they go in their room or the hall...
Again though... fuck it. I'm not passing this up, no WAY (and tbf, husb might be hurt if he found out, but he'd never leave me over something like this. It is my biggest. celeb. CRUSH. after all...)
"Helllo?" ... "Hello?" -- He answered this time...
"Hi.." I say coyly.
"Do you know who this is?" he asks me.
"I think so..." more coy me.
"How are you?" (Him)
"I'm pretty good. How are you?" (Me)
We're both feeling suuper shy and hesitant, obviously, but we kinda chat about a couple other things.
"What're you up to?" (him)
"Um, just getting ready for work.."
*"Yeah? What do you do?" (Him)
"I'm a barista"
"What's that?" (Him. lol)
"Ya know like making coffee"
"Oh, that's cool" ... " What's your husband do?*" (h)(I mentioned my husb in the drunken dirty dm. Something about how I picture (celeb) when husband goes down on me lmao - to put it gently - which isn't really true lol)
"He works at Boeing"
"Boeing huh?" (h)
"Yeah. Super Seattle of us, I know", I giggle.
"Yeah [giggling back]... And uh, he's at work right now?" (h)
"Yess.. my in-laws are home though" (I tried sneaking that in cause I was SO. N E R V O U S. and he honestly sounded SOOOOO SENSUAL. And that combined with the fact that he actually had to balls to open a fan girl's dm > respond to it > ask for her number > and fucking CALL her??? I thought there's no way he'd do all that if all he wanted was just some every day pleasantries...... didn't matter though cause seemed like he just bypassed that info. He's a celeb though. Former neighbor of the Kardashians. He's used to huge houses and tons of space and privacy for everyone in them. Also at this point we aren't saying or doing anything wrong, necessarily. Just two humans having a nice chat! 🙃)
"So... when do *you have to go to work?*" (h)
"Umm like an hour or so"
"You work nights huh" (h)
"Eh some nights I do. Mainly work early mornings though"
"Oh ok..." (h) "Yeah..." (m)
"So...... what are you wearing...?" (h)
😳😳😳😳 (m)
Ok, me. This is it. Its happening, this is really happening, he's called you and he wants to have fucking phone sex with you.
"What am I wearing??" (m)
"Yeah"(h)
"Just a tank top and panties..." (total lie. I was definitely wearing my work clothes already lol)
And I said that sooooo fucking quietly cause I was just... so fucking shook and nervous of the in-laws overhearing me describe my undergarments to someone on the phone and kind of totally having an outer body experience.
"What?" (h)
"Um.. just a tank top and panties.." still super silenty
Then, before he got his next word out.... I choked... took a short disillusioned pause... and I fucking hung. up. Full panick..
I 99.999% positive that he called back. But I straight to voice mailed it... and instead, went back to wear it began, and have him some bullshit about my husband coming home early - omg!... 🙄
Don't think he responded to that. Probably freaked the fuck out thinking annother shady lady caught him tf up so she could sell dirt on him and become famous herself...
I felt bad about that. Still do sometimes... get thinking about it all and wonder if that fear is always somewhere in the back of his mind...
But I went to work that and I was fucking ecstatic yall. It was SUCH a high for real. I honestly can't describe it...
I dm'd him a couple more times a while after that too. Once after I had a crazy amazing sex dream about him. He asked what it was about and sent a 🙂 after reading it. Then like 2 years ago he was really sick so I sent him a couple more noods saying "feel better". Which he "liked". lol
But yeah!! That's it!! My crazy, wild, insane, bizarre, surreal, errotic experience with my biggest ever celebrity crush 🤗🤗🤗🤗
And I really hope if you read all of this that you'll believe me when I say that save for a feww other life-things, not much else could possibly top this experience for me 😁
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2020.11.06 20:31 outlander4you Where do you meet people for potential relationship?

My life changed drastically in the last few years. From marrying someone I loved with my all heart and ending up as a single parent, all within one year. It was crazy and devastating.
It’s been a year since I left and have been working with a therapist. I am absolutely happy being single mom but that’s not what I ultimately want. Family is my main value. I love taking care of loved ones and have life together.
I tried online dating but there are so many weirdos who want a lady that basically applause their “exciting” lifestyle. No one really wants to settle and have fun together other than skydiving, rock climbing etc. that’s not life, that hobbies. We all wake up, make coffee, take shower, eat and go to work. And waking up with someone and share daily routine yet still love and respect - that’s a real intimacy. I am 34 years old and I get messages from men who is over 45 and close to 50. Are there men who are under 45 but still want a normal life together? I am in Seattle WA if that matters but originally from Ukraine. Tl;DR: what websites or places do you meet people for potential relationship that are not weird?
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2020.11.05 04:46 redditwriter2000 [RO] [SF] [SP] Rico

Terra Camillo opened the door to the apartment Kyle Redding and her were living in. While walking through, she continued the argument she was having with Kyle by saying, “You embarrassed me Kyle. You got drunk and acted obnoxious in front of my friends.” She wore an ocean blue women’s winter jacket, denim jeans and leather riding boots. On her ears hung small, gold earrings. She dropped her Michael Kors purse on top of the entryway table, walked to the coat closet and waited for Kyle to step inside. It was 10:35 pm, on a Saturday evening.
Kyle walked in and closed the door behind him. He wore a black snow cap, a dark-brown bomber jacket, jeans and sneakers. “Why do we need to travel through Europe? So we can watch other people do the same things we do but in a different language?” he asked. He walked up behind their cream-colored, leather couch and sat down on the left-hand end. Terra opened the coat closet, took out a hanger and began taking off her coat. “Don’t try to change the subject. You sounded like a moron tonight.” She hung the coat on the hanger and returned it to the closet. She was wearing a soft, white turtleneck sweater. “You didn’t even try to stay interested in what others were talking about,” said Terra. Kyle sat and stared at the wall in front of him.
Terra continued with, “I watched how your eyes would glaze over when anyone was talking to you and you we’re getting drunk so you didn’t have to listen.” She walked to the armrest opposite of Kyle and stood over it.
Kyle turned to her and said, “I listened to every word they said.”
“You didn’t keep up with any of the conversation. Like when people had to explain the difference between Ireland and Northern Ireland,” retorted Terra, “It was painful to watch.”
“How was I supposed to know that Budapest was in Hungary?” asked Kyle.
“Of course you didn’t know that Budapest was in Hungary! Two years ago I wanted us to travel there during Autumn and you refused. So instead we went camping, again.”
Terra walked from the couch to their sofa chair and sat down. Their oak coffee table was placed between them as she sat on the diagonal away from where Kyle was sitting. “Are you able to tell me what you did on a Friday night two months ago?” asked Terra. Kyle’s eyes moved across the room but when they returned to Terra he didn’t say anything. “Of course you can’t remember. Why should you? You’re content with just living out the same Friday, month after month: going to Cord Cutters and drinking and hanging out with Jake and Jon. I don’t even know why you came to the party tonight.”
“I came because you asked me to,” said Kyle.
“Don’t you listen to anything I say?” asked Terra.
Kyle looked at Terra and said, “Of course I do. I listen to everything you say.” Terra stared at Kyle. “Maybe not everything but I listen to a lot of what you say,” said Kyle.
“I just don’t understand what you’re waiting for,” Terra said and looked away from Kyle. “I never understand what you’re talking about when you get like this,” replied Kyle.
“Maybe that’s my fault,” said Terra. Neither said anything until Terra said, “I asked you to come because I wanted to expose you to people that would share experiences that would be new to you. To understand what other people outside of Seattle are doing. You always want to talk about sports or wood working but when people try to change the subject to traveling or social injustice you would tune out and just start talking about the weekend when you got lost in the woods.”
Kyle threw his hands up and said, “I’m sorry if I don’t find politics interesting yet! Who doesn’t like a story about surviving in the wilderness?” Kyle got up from the couch and walked over to their oak desk and said, “Do you imagine that Europe is some fantasy land with dragons and knights that speak in old English? When did everything become about status with you?”
Terra got up from the chair and walked to the coat closet. She opened the closet door and while reaching in for her coat said, “I’m going to a friend’s house.” Without turning his head to look at her, Kyle said, “You’ll find any excuse to visit him.” After putting on her coat, Terra opened the front door and said, “Any place is better if you’re not there,” and slammed the door behind her.
Rico, pause. Did you say friend’s house? I heard Fred’s house.”
“I said: friend’s house. I needed to get out of the apartment.”
“Wow, you could’ve made that a little clearer. I was fuming after you left because you were so open about seeing him.”
“I’m sorry you misheard me but I didn’t see him.”
“Okay, it’s fine. Did you mean what you said afterwards?”
“I wanted to.”
“I wasn’t sure if you meant it. I wasn’t sure what we were arguing about when we got back. We had gotten into so many arguments recently I just couldn’t keep up.”
“We have been arguing a lot and I’m sorry.”
“Me too. It’s so weird looking at yourself.”
“Yeah, it takes some getting used to. I forgot that during that night I wore those earrings you made me.”
“Where did you go afterwards?”
“To Janelle’s place. Rico, skip to an hour later, prepare for upload.”
Terra sat next to Janelle in the middle of Janelle’s leather couch. In Janelle’s living room, they were joined by Janelle’s boyfriend Marcus and their mutual friend Samantha. Both sat on the couch opposite to Terra and Janelle. Janelle was rubbing Terra’s back.
“I don’t understand how to get through to him. He just frustrates me so much now. We used to be so happy together,” said Terra. “Does it feel as if he is even trying to listen to you?” asked Janelle. “No, honestly it doesn’t. He pretends to listen and tunes me out whenever I have something to say that he doesn’t want to hear. He has himself convinced he’s got me fooled. I don’t know what to do.”
“Rico, pause. You knew I wasn’t listening?”
“Yes Kyle. I’ve lived with you for over 3 years.”
“I’m sorry. It’s how I’ve been handling those situations lately.”
“I know. We need to discuss it later. What did you do after I left?”
“I went to meet up with Jon and Jake at Cord Cutters.”
“How unusual.”
“I’m not sure we need to see where I went.”
“Kyle, we need to give each other’s perspective.”
“Fine. Rico, switch narrator, prepare for upload.”
Kyle sat at a table with Jon and Jake. The bar was busy with people talking and laughing. There were no televisions in the bar. “All she ever seems to do now is look for ways to get upset with me. I know she’s looking for me to make one mistake so she can pounce. That’s why I just tune out when she gets like that,” said Kyle. “Does she know you’re not listening?” asked Jon. “Nope. I put on a good listening face,” said Kyle proudly. Kyle continued with, “I just can’t put up with her when she gets like that. She never acted like that when we started dating. I don’t want to make things worse and it’s really the only defense mechanism I have. She’s still the one I want to be with but it seems as if I’m living with a different person.”
“Rico, pause. I’m not sure I can do this.”
“Kyle, we have to give this a try. The user reviews on the Reconciliation program were impressive and Angela said it saved her relationship with Malcolm. Also, you know we can’t afford couple’s therapy.”
“It’s just that it’s such a violation of privacy.”
“I agree, showing someone else your memories is personal but you’ll be showing them only to me. All we are doing is giving each other our own side of the story.”
“I keep remembering the evening we walked through the snow after the snowstorm.”
“At Discovery Park?”
“Yeah. How long ago was that.“
“About three months after we met. It was the same winter we met.”
“Rico, reset to three months after we met, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle walked through the snow at Discovery Park. The snow came half-way up past their shins. Terra walked ahead of Kyle. Terra said, “C’mon! You gotta keep up!” Kyle said, “What’s the rush?” Without looking back, Terra shouted, “It’s cold out here! You have to keep moving to stay warm.”
Kyle said, “Hold on. Terra, slow down.” Terra stopped, turned to Kyle and said, “What?” Kyle said, “If you’re getting cold, I’ll keep you warm.” He opened up his bomber jacket and Terra stepped inside to hug him. Terra looked up at Kyle and they kissed. They kept each other warm until they returned home.
“There was something special about sharing the silence with you. It felt right.”
“That day was special, but everyday wasn’t perfect. Rico, skip to a year and a half after we met, prepare for upload.”
Kyle sat in the middle of the couch reading a book on ancient Greek history. Terra came into the room smiling. She held up her phone to Kyle and said “This is the website Angela was telling me about. These places look amazing.” Kyle placed the book to his right. He accepted the phone from Terra and started browsing the screen. Terra sat down to his left and looked over his shoulder to see what he was seeing.
It was a post on a popular travel blog about the author’s recent travels through Europe. In the post the author catalogued her experiences and impressions about Brussels, Istanbul and Budapest. Kyle began to wear a look of surprise and confusion as he continued to read. Finally, he put down the phone.
Kyle turned to Terra and said, “When did you want to do this?” Terra looked at Kyle surprised and said, “I’m not sure, maybe this Fall?” “But we already agreed to go camping at Deception Pass State Park this October,” responded Kyle. Terra sighed and said, “I know but I really want to travel to these places.” “Let’s set a date for next year. This year I can show you how to start a fire and how beautiful the night sky becomes. After that we can decide where we want to go next.” Terra nodded in approval and said, “Alright, it's a deal.”
“I remember you talking about that trip but it seemed like something we should do later in our relationship. You enjoyed the camping trip though. Rico, fast forward to October of that year, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle laid on top of their sleeping bags at Deception Pass State Park. The embers from fire that Kyle showed Terra how to make burned low. They stared up at the stars against the clear night sky. Kyle held up his phone displaying a celestial map in his left hand while Terra traced the sky. “Does that look like Perseus?” she asked. “It does,” Kyle said, “And I’m pretty sure this is Camelopardalis.” With his right hand he traced the constellation.
“I’ve never seen the sky so clear,” said Terra.
“Without the light from the city, we’re able to see what it actually looks like,” replied Kyle. They continued their search for constellations until they were satisfied and Kyle put down his phone.
“How long have you been coming here?” asked Terra. “Since my Dad took me here when I was a kid,” responded Kyle. “The air is so fresh out here,” remarked Terra. “That’s why he brought me out here. That and he liked to fish. Fresh air and fresh fish as he calls it,” replied Kyle.
Terra asked, “If you had the chance, would you live out here?”
Kyle paused before saying, “Camping is a way for me to get away from the city for a few days. It’s slower and I’m able to appreciate what’s in front of me but I couldn’t live out here. I would get bored not being able to see anyone else and tired from using leaves as toilet paper.”
“I’m sure living off of wild berries and rabbits would get old quick,” said Terra. “If I lived out in the woods, would you join me?” asked Kyle. “Yes,” said Terra, “so I could drag your ass back to Seattle.”
“Rico, pause. Sure. That was a great vacation. But we did that the last two summers. Do you remember the train ride we took?”
“Yeah, of course. How could I forget?”
“Do you remember what we said?”
“Yeah, we talked about how amazing the country looked and I said this was a great idea that you recommended.”
“We also talked about our dreams. Do you remember what I said during that conversation?”
“You wanted to start a family.”
“Yes and this: Rico, skip to June of the following year, prepare for upload.”
Terra sat in a window seat of a train with Kyle to her left. The train was passing by wheat fields to the right and left of the tracks. She watched as the afternoon sunlight reflected off the tall, golden crops. She watched the fields they passed by change from wheat to corn. Kyle squeezed her left hand and she looked over to him. “See, I told you we would eventually take the train ride,” he said.
“I’m glad you finally made the effort to try something different. I’m always amazed watching so much pass by so quickly,” said Terra.
“I still don’t get why you wanted to do this but watching so much pass by makes me consider what is important,” he said. Terra looked at him encouragingly and said, “Keep going.” “I dunno know where I’m going with this but it just seems like the right time to say how important these years together have been.” Terra gave a warm smile of amusement and said, “There’s still hope for you yet.”
The train left the fields and entered a forest. “Yeah, so as I said, what’s important to me. As far as I can remember, we never talked about what your dreams are.” Terra turned back to the window and watched tall pines pass by before turning back to say, “My dreams are changing. They’re different from a year ago and I can feel them change.” “So can you talk about one at least?” asked Kyle.
“I want to start a family. I want to be a mom and give my kids the best life they can have. What about you?” Kyle took a moment to answer and then said, “Eh… it’s okay. It’s not that big of a deal.” “No. Kyle, if it’s important to you I want to hear it,” said Terra. “There’s this dresser drawer I’ve wanted to make. It came to me after work about a year ago. I sketched it out and it would be, without a doubt, the best work I’ve done yet. I just haven’t been able to get started.” The train entered a tunnel and the dim light in the cabin provided the only source of illumination. Terra waited to speak and they both looked out the window. The train sped through the tunnel until it emerged into an open grassland. Terra looked at Kyle and said, “I want us to fulfill all our dreams together.” “So do I,” replied Kyle.
“Rico, pause. We have been fulfilling our dreams together. We can make this work and stay together. We just have to figure out what went wrong. You agree, right? Terra? Terra, what’s wrong?”
“I need to review a memory. Rico, fast forward to winter of that year, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle held hands as they skated around the ice ring. They were accompanied by others that skated around too. Terra wore a light blue snow cap and kept a scarf around her neck. She wore a winter jacket and jeans. Kyle wore a black snow cap, his brown bomber jacket and jeans. They skated past a young mother teaching her child how to skate. Terra watched the two interact until she had to return her attention to the people skating in front of her. They continued to skate around for a few more laps until Terra said, “I’m going to skate ahead for a while.” Kyle looked surprised but said, “That’s fine, I guess.” Terra let go of Kyle’s hand and skated forward.
Terra noticed another couple in front of her. Terra noticed the designer winter jacket the woman wore and how bright her smile was. She took notice of how her soft hair shined under the ring’s stadium lights. She watched her smile at her boyfriend and he smiled lovingly back.
“It was hard for me to tell in the moment but now seeing myself as an observer, I know it for a fact. Rico, fast forward to the summer of that year, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle sat at a table in Cord Cutters. They were accompanied by Janelle and Marcus. Terra sat across from Kyle and next to Janelle. They ordered drinks and Kyle began to tell a story from work. “So my buddy is working on a dining room table made from Brazilian Rosewood for a client. He stops and leaves for lunch,” said Kyle. While Kyle told his story, Terra looked off in the distance and turned her attention to the outside window.
She saw a group of people standing, talking and laughing. Terra returned her attention to Kyle as Kyle said, “So when he takes off the cover and reveals the table, the client asks him why “For Julie” is inscribed in the middle.” Everyone at the table laughed except Terra, who gave a faint smile and started to let her eyes wander around the room again. Kyle began to tell another joke and Terra returned her gaze to the outside window.
She looked across the street to see a group of people entering an upscale restaurant. One member of the party held the door open so the others could enter.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t notice you were so unhappy. If you could’ve told me what the problem was I would’ve listened.”
“Kyle, something I learned very quickly about you is that you have a hard time seeing what is in front of you. Just watch.”
Kyle finished his joke and everyone at the table began to laugh. Terra stared directly at Kyle. She was laughing harder than Janelle and Marcus. Kyle noticed that Terra was staring at him. Terra said, “Wow, it’s not like I haven’t heard that one before. You make that same mistake again and again. Most people learn not to make the same mistake twice.”
“Rico, pause. You’re wrong Terra. I have noticed how you’ve changed. I just don’t know what to do.”
“Yes, you do Kyle. Just tell me why you’re so opposed to change?”
“Because I remember nights like these. Rico, rewind to the winter of our first year together. Prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle sat on their couch watching the movie Blade Runner. Kyle was seated at the left-end of the couch, with his right arm placed on the armrest. Terra rested her head on Kyle’s shoulder. As they watched, snow began to fall. Terra noticed and turned her attention from the television to the outside window. She watched the snowfall intensify and after a short while looked up at Kyle and said, “You want to watch the snow?” Kyle looked from her to the window and nodded.
After the lights were turned off inside, the room was only illuminated by the soft-yellow light provided by the streetlamps outside. The two watched as the snowflakes fell and their shadows danced on the floor. Kyle sat at the left-end of the couch and Terra laid across it. Her feet rested on the cushions and her head rested in Kyle’s lap. Kyle took Terra’s right hand in his and gently squeezed it.
“We don’t need to travel the world and follow the latest lifestyle advice. We’re able to find happiness just being together.“
“When I laid there, it occurred to me that I never trusted someone as much as you but we can do more than that.”
“Watch this and tell me if we are doing more. Rico, fast forward to three months ago, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle were arguing in the kitchen. “Why are you so concerned with what Fred does? He is one the smartest colleagues I’ve worked with and he has taught me so much. You could learn from him.” “I don’t want to learn from him,” responded Kyle, “He looks like he belongs in a Burberry catalog and he doesn’t shut up about social causes because he knows everyone in the conversation will agree with him.” “Your wrong Kyle, as always. Fred cares deeply about the causes he advocates. I bet you couldn’t even name one in detail.”
Kyle gave a long pause before saying, “I’m not playing this game. I know what I see and he’s a SJW looking for the next popular cause to join.”
“I wish you were a fraction as aware of the world as he is.”
“Why? What good would that do? So I can self-righteously post something on social media? Believe that I made a difference from the comfort of my office desk?”
“You’re wrong Kyle, as always. Words inspire action and knowing what you’re talking about and what you’re fighting for encourages others to do the same.”
“I’m not saying fighting for a just cause is wrong. I’m saying that doing it to make yourself look better or build a cult following is disingenuous.” “Fine, but that isn’t what he does.” Kyle threw his hands up in the air and said, “I give up. I’m getting ready to go to bed.”
Later that night Terra and Kyle slept in the same bed, with their backs turned against each other.
“By then we hadn’t had sex in weeks.”
“It’s strange Terra. When you get really upset like that, I remember the night we agreed to move in together. Rico, rewind to six months after we met, prepare for upload.”
Terra and Kyle held hands as they walked through a neighborhood. They passed single-family detached homes. Some had front porches while others had front gardens with Double Early Tulips, Hosta Roots and Hydrangeas growing. They had stone facades and lights along the walkway that led up to the front door.
“So… my lease will be up this month,” said Kyle. “Really? That’s funny, because mine will be up in two months,” replied Terra. “Are you going to renew?” asked Kyle. “Not sure yet,” said Terra. “Well, if you decide not to renew, maybe we could look for a place together?”
“I dunno, that’s a pretty big commitment. You might as well be signing away the next year of your life to another person,” replied Terra. “Yeah, but you get all of this for a whole year,” said Kyle while gesturing to himself. “It’s a tempting offer,” said Terra. “Is that a yes?” asked Kyle. “Hmm… I guess it is,” replied Terra. Kyle gave Terra a big smile before stopping to kiss her.
They released and continued to hold hands while walking around the neighborhood. Engaged in conversation, Kyle looked straight ahead while Terra looked at every house they passed by.
“Rico, pause. Just please tell me why you’re so afraid of expanding your horizons.”
“I’m not afraid.”
“Then I don’t understand what it is. How can you be content with the same routine and lifestyle.”
“Rico, rewind to the first month after we met, prepare for upload.”
Kyle sat at the bar in Cord Cutters. He waited at the bar until his drink was served.
“It was your lifestyle too.”
A few minutes later, Terra greeted him by wrapping her arm around his neck and kissing him.
“You were fine living this way before.”
“You can be more. We can do more together and live a better life.”
“Such as?”
“Starting our own company.”
“Not this again. Terra, you know all the headaches that come with starting a business. Why do you want this so badly?”
“For our children! So they can live a better life than we did! I’m tired of the same life and I don’t want them to relive it. I want them to aspire as well. And I want you to be their father so they know how great of a person you are. But you know this already Kyle, why are you refusing to accept it?”
“We’re just not ready to take on that kind of challenge. I’m not ready to assume a leadership position and I’m not sure I’m ready to be managed by you. You should accept that we will be lower-middle class. I’m fine with where I am. Rico, rewind to when we first met, prepare for upload.”
Kyle sat at the bar in Cord Cutters with Jake and Jon. Kyle drank a lager while Jon and Jake drank an ale. Jon turned to Kyle and said, “Samantha is bringing some friends with her tonight. They’ll be here soon.” “Who is she bringing?” asked Kyle. “Janelle and Terra. You met Janelle before and Terra is new. I haven’t met her yet but Samantha tells me she is relaxed and open-minded.” “Good to know,” replied Kyle with an approving nod. Kyle, Jon and Jake talked until Samantha arrived with Janelle and Terra.
The men got up from their stools and introduced themselves. After saying hello to Samantha and Janelle, Kyle introduced himself to Terra by extending a hand and saying, “Hi, I’m Kyle.” A smile grew on Terra and she reached out to shake Kyle’s hand. “I’m Terra,” she said.
The group moved the conversation to a table. Terra took off her winter coat before sitting down. Underneath, she wore a plain, navy blue cotton sweater. Kyle sat in the seat across from her. “What are you into?” asked Kyle. Terra gave a short laugh and said, “Snowfalls. I know, it sounds childish.” As the night progressed, Terra and Kyle separated from the group’s conversation and formed their own.
“You were quite the charmer that night.”
“You looked so happy.”
“I was, I had found someone that I was comfortable opening up to.”
“We got along so easily. Every joke I told, you found funny.”
“Uh, I laughed at every joke you told so I wouldn’t offend you. Although, some were pretty good.”
When everyone was getting up to leave, Kyle asked, “Can I give you my number?” “Sure,” said Terra. Kyle told Terra his number while she entered it in her phone. “How about lunch tomorrow?” asked Kyle. “Maybe,” responded Terra with a playful, wait-and-see attitude. The group walked to the front door and left the bar.
“It’s hard to believe we used to get along that well together. Now you don’t find anything I say funny. The same smile I used to give, you now meet with disgust.”
“When I find any trip or adventure I want us to go on, you’ll find an excuse to stay. You will always find an excuse not to venture beyond your comfort zone.”
“I will just want us to appreciate what we have in front of us and you will get frustrated.”
“I will just want you to learn something new and you will refuse. I know you're capable of more but you’re just not ready to see that.”
“We could start a family and give our kids a good life, the same kind we had.”
“But it won’t be the one that I want for them.”
“I’m not ready to let go. To lose you. I’m not ready to give up on you.”
“I’m not ready either.”
“We can save our relationship. Right?”
“Kyle, we’re not going to be able to go any further. We’ve become different people.”
“I wanted us to work this out. To figure out the problem and how to overcome it.”
“I’m sorry but we’ve become different people than when we first met and are no longer compatible.”
“This is the end, isn’t it.”
“It is.”
“What will you do without me? Will you finally travel to Prague?”
“No. That was a trip I wanted us to go on together. I will travel through Europe though. What about you? What will you do?”
“I’m not sure. I guess I’ll start by finishing that kitchen cabinet I started working on last month.”
“Goodbye Kyle, I will always miss you.”
“Goodbye Terra.”
“Rico, close channel.”
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2020.11.03 20:05 interestingstuff6 CDC’s May.20th Virus Planning Models Produce Death Rate Estimates Far Lower Than What We Have Been Led to Believe by the Media

CDC’s May.20th Virus Planning Models Produce Death Rate Estimates Far Lower Than What We Have Been Led to Believe by the Media

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  • Symptomatic Case Fatality Ratio:.... The number of symptomatic individuals who die of the disease among all individuals experiencing symptoms from the infection. This parameter is not necessarily equivalent to the number of reported deaths per reported cases, because many cases and deaths are never confirmed to be COVID-19, and there is a lag in time between when people are infected and when they die. This parameter reflects the existing standard of care and may be affected by the introduction of new therapeutics.”
Seasonal flu kills on average 0.1% of people who become infected according to the New York Times.
(New York Times) “On average, seasonal flu strains kill about 0.1 percent of people who become infected. The 1918 flu had an unusually high fatality rate, around 2 percent. Because it was so contagious, that flu killed tens of millions of people.” https://archive.is/5hm63#selection-671.0-678.0

Now let’s take a look at these newly released CDC estimates that were posted on their website on May 20th, 2020.
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Each column is separated based upon specific scenarios — but take a closer look.
Do you see those fatality rates?
Don’t they look eerily similar to the fatality rate for seasonal flu that was cited by the New York Times?
According to RT, seasonal flu kills 650-300 000 people globally per year…
“For example, tuberculosis kills well over one million people worldwide each year and as many as one-third of the world’s population may be infected with it – although for the vast majority of people, their immune systems will keep the disease in check. Similar numbers may be dying from malaria. AIDS-related illnesses killed well over half a million people in 2018. Seasonal influenza kills, according to one estimate, anything from just under 300,000 to nearly 650,000 people globally per year. And these death tolls are small compared to the biggest killers of all: heart disease, strokes, cancer and dementia”. Read more
Listed below are a series of key news articles that will help broaden your perspective about this coronavirus outbreak.

42 Percent of U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Have Occurred in Nursing Homes

https://freopp.org/the-covid-19-nursing-home-crisis-by-the-numbers-3a47433c3f70

Stanford University Study Concludes Confirmed Cases in Santa Clara 85 TIMES Higher than What is Currently Being Reported…”If our estimates of 48,000-81,000 infections represent the cumulative total on April 1, and we project deaths to April 22 (a 3 week lag from time of infection to death 22), we estimate about 100 deaths in the county. A hundred deaths out of 48,000-81,000 infections corresponds to an infection fatality rate of 0.12-0.2%.” ..

“These prevalence estimates represent a range between 48,000 and 81,000 people infected in Santa Clara County by early April, 50-85-fold more than the number of confirmed cases.”
“Measuring fatality rates and projecting the number of deaths depend on estimates of the total number of infections. To date, in the absence of seroprevalence surveys, estimates of the fatality rate have relied on the number of confirmed cases multiplied by an estimated factor representing unknown or asymptomatic cases to arrive at the number of infections.3–6 However, the magnitude of that factor is highly uncertain.” Read more

An Official at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Announced on Friday that the State Will Begin Differentiating Between Dying With Coronavirus and Dying From Coronavirus…. The Gazette Reports

“In previous reporting, the state health department hasn’t distinguished the deaths of those who died from COVID-19 from those who died from other causes but tested positive for COVID-19, health officials said, and reported them together as COVID-19 deaths.” Read more

CDC Whistle Blower Alleges Coronavirus Death Rate Significantly Exaggerated..“There’s a difference in dying ‘from’ COVID-19 and dying ‘with’ COVID-19.”


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Senator Dr. Scott Jensen: “Right now Medicare is determining that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you get $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator you get $39,000, three times as much. Nobody can tell me after 35 years in the world of medicine that sometimes those kinds of things impact on what we do.”, The Spectator

https://thespectator.info/2020/04/09/hospitals-get-paid-more-to-list-patients-as-covid-19-and-three-times-as-much-if-the-patient-goes-on-ventilator-video/

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford Says U.K. Lockdown Measures Unnecessary, Rival Models Show Death Rate Between 0.1% and 0.01%, Belfast Telegraph

According to the Belfast Telegraph, Professor Sunetra Gupta, professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, has produced rival models showing an implied death rate that is far lower than the 1.4% worst-case scenario modelling provided by Imperial College London….Read more

Nobel Prize Winning Biologist Michael Levitt Believes Lockdowns Completely Useless, Saved No Lives, NY Post

“I think lockdown saved no lives. I think it may have cost lives,” Read more

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Army’s Seattle Field Hospital Closes After 3 Days Without Treating a Single Patient, Military.com

“The hastily built field hospital set up by the Army in Seattle’s pro football stadium is shutting down without ever seeing a patient, so the service can shift resources where they’re more urgently needed, Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee said.” —->Read more

Twitter Censors Brazilian President — Glenn Greenwald Believes it’s the First Time Twitter has Removed a Tweet by a National Leader, RT

(RT) — “In an unprecedented move, Twitter has yanked two posts by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, in which he took aim at coronavirus lockdowns as part of his controversial campaign to avoid a shutdown of the economy.” Read more

(Mar 19, 2020) Italian Doctor Says Coronavirus Nothing like the Flu, More like ‘Very Severe Pneumonia’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J60fQr0GWo

U.S Government Collaborating With Big Tech to Utilize Phone Data for the Purpose of Combating Coronavirus, Seattle Times

“The U.S. government is in active talks with Facebook, Google and a wide array of tech companies and health experts about how they can use location data gleaned from Americans’ phones to combat the novel coronavirus, including tracking whether people are keeping one another at safe distances to stem the outbreak.” Read more

Bill Ackman: Shut Down the Country, Send Everybody Home for Spring Break, and the Stock Market Will Soar

https://archive.is/8R980

(March.7th) “Best-Case Scenario 15M Dead, $2.4T GDP Hit”, Australian National University

(Newsmax) “The highest-end prediction, using the Spanish flu from 1918 to 1920 that killed 17 million and cost GDP $50 million, projects 68 million dead and a GDP hit of $9 trillion, per the study”. Read more

(February 11, 2020) Asia Futures Remain Bullish; Wall Street Again Shrugs off Growing Disease Outbreak, Even Though Three of the Largest Cities in the World Were Recently Put on Lock Down, CNBC

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2020.11.01 15:20 techn0crat McClain's Mailbag: State of the Texans at bye week

The Texans are off this week because Sunday is their open date. They’re 1-6, and their only victory is over the Jaguars. They return from their vacation with a rematch at Jacksonville to see if they can extend the Jaguars’ losing streak to seven games.
My Thursday column tracing the Texans’ woes back to not giving Duane Brown an extension before the 2017 season and how it affected the team’s current predicament caused you to send a lot of comments and questions. Thank you for reading.
As always, please check out the Chronicle’s two television shows this season: “Texas Sports Nation” runs Sunday nights on Ch. 2 after “Sports Sunday.” Our second show, “Texas Sports Nation: In Depth,” runs twice a month on AT&T SportsNet Southwest, which also reruns it at different times. Thank you for watching.
And thank you for contributing to the Mailbag, reading our stories in the Chronicle and at Texas Sports Nation, where we also have multiple weekly podcasts. As you do every week, please send your comments and questions to [email protected].
Q: A "B?" What game were you watching? I saw a QB who was rarely on target, gave his defense no confidence that he could pull it out and didn't. He lost, John. The score didn't tell the story. They were fortunate to score 20 points. Green Bay was in charge all day. Geesh -- I bet you voted for Trump. – Carl R.
A: Geesh, Carl, what does Trump have to do with me giving Watson a “B” on my report card after the loss to the Packers? Here’s what I saw from Watson: Playing without a running game or a defense and falling behind from the get-go as the Texans almost always do, Watson had to play from behind and finished with 29 of 39 for 309 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. His rating was 114.2. He also ran seven times for 38 yards. It was his fourth consecutive game with at least 300 yards and his fifth in a row with a rating of at least 109.1. Against a defense knowing it doesn’t have to worry about the running game, I thought Watson played well.
Q: I just finished reading your article "McClain: One decision’s domino effect on the Texans." I believe that is the article all your fans have been waiting for you to write. It does a terrific job of tying together how the Texans reached their current state. Tough decisions need to be made. It may be just my opinion but, I believe the front office should be working the phones trying to find some trade value in players we need to move on from. But who wants a player we have whose last name does not start with "W” aside from Deshaun, JJ, Bradley Roby and ridiculously expensive Laremy Tusil, everyone should be for sale. But only for draft picks. We need to shed salary and look to acquire some capital for the new GM to start a rebuild. Then we need to cross our fingers and hope the brain trust that decided to crown King Bill and rubber stamp his moves is capable of finding a really good GM. Then trust again they go to work on finding a quality head coach who in turn hires a quality coaching staff. In hindsight they got it right once with Gary Kubiak and Wade Phillips. Too bad they got "Schaubed" out of town. Then again Houston may just be cursed by the football gods. Oilers, WLF Texans, USFL Gamblers, Texans not a championship game for any of them. And in 2020 when the Roughnecks looked like they might be unbeatable, they lost their undefeated season to COVID-19. – Tim M.
A: Tim, I appreciate you reading and writing. I’d like to point out Kubiak never got farther in the playoffs than O’Brien. And the Oilers did win the first two AFL titles, so saying not a championship game for any of them isn’t accurate. And I wouldn’t get rid of players for mid-round draft choices. What players are they going to draft who can replace players like Fuller and Cooks?
Q: Enjoyed reading your insightful column on the Texans woes. O'Brien was taken to the cleaners so often in trades the Texans will be suffering his mismanagement for another two to three years. As you pointed out, his inability to replace the players who left for whatever reason was costly and is now showing up in the performance of the team on the field. Thank goodness this is a bye week. Texans and their fans need the break! You only named 4 of the best 6 Texans in the column: Hopkins, Brown, Watt and Johnson. Who are your other 2? Deshaun Watson and Dunta Robinson? It's difficult for me to come up with 2 more as you need to have some longevity to be considered I believe. Watson has shown he's a special talent destined for the HOF. I think the Texans should trade Watt if they can get fair value. Don't want them to trade him but he's given the Texans everything he's got and left parts of himself on the field at NRG. He's earned his chance to go to a Super Bowl and it won't happen here anytime soon. – Jerry W.
A: Jerry, the other two greatest Texans are Arian Foster and Johnathan Joseph to go with Johnson, Watt, Hopkins and Brown. Watson hasn’t played long enough to be in that group, but I believe he’ll be at the top in a few years.
Q: It goes back further -- not keeping players like center Ben Jones with the Titans and guard Brandon Brooks with the Eagles. They could have had one of the best offensive lines. – Sam C.
A: Sam, do you think the Texans should give every player whatever they want? There’s a salary cap. Tough financial decisions have to be made. Jones and Brooks left for more money. It happens with every team. You can’t pay them all. Would you have given Clowney $100 million? I wouldn’t have. I would have handled his exit differently, but he had to go because they weren’t going to pay him a contract like that. Neither did Seattle or Tennessee, his current team.
Q: I too trace our woes back to the Brown trade. But my recollection is that Brown’s refusal to stand for the anthem was also a factor, aggravated by the comment that Brown couldn’t get over. Who can blame him? Do I recall correctly? – Glen B.
A: No, Glenn, you don’t. That was during the 2017 season. If Brown had been extended in March of 2017, as I wrote, he wouldn’t have been traded. Ultimately, because he was holding out and had lost five game checks before reporting for the sixth game and speaking out about Bob McNair being anonymously quoted as saying the owners couldn’t let the “inmates run the prison,” he was traded to Seattle, where he got an extension.
Q: Thank you for your piece on all the awful trades and bad decisions made by the front office of the Texans. It’s incredible to me how easy it’s been for them to dismiss players. I also believe it all started to go downhill with the departure of Duane Brown. I only have one observation. I believe it wasn’t only the contract that wasn’t given to him but how bad the relationship had turned after Bob McNair made the horrible comment about the players over the Colin Kaepernick situation. After everything that’s happened since then, it only makes it more obvious how wrong he was. I run a big company and I’m always telling my team that money will only get you so far when you’re trying to retain a good employee. One of the many things that helps you in those situations is when an employee is taken into account for big decisions throughout their tenure. People want to feel that their opinion matters. Now you can’t always make everyone happy but you can let them in on the discussion. At the end of the day that builds trust. I think the Texans have done a horrible job in creating that trust and when money is the only thing you have to offer, trust me people will leave sometimes for even less money. – Francisco M.
A: Francisco, I don’t know of one Texans player who has left for less money. Read my previous answer about McNair. Had Rick Smith extended Brown in March of 2017, Brown would have been under contract for years. By the way, do you pay every employee exactly what they want? If you do, you’re different than any boss I know. If you do, and you have an opening for an old, bald, fat sportswriter with 48 years of experience, please let me know, and I’ll forward my résumé.
Q: After watching that Green Bay fiasco, it’s hard seeing Hopkins, Brown and Carlos Hyde playing well elsewhere. There is no argument that there are many former Texans all over winning NFL rosters. It hard to watch, so many mistakes, so many chances. Poor David Johnson, he has nothing left. I have no doubt many will consider it one of the worst trades in the history of football. And they have yet to find the guts to open up the offense. The receivers are some of the best in the league. On reflection I bet the Cardinals would have accepted Will Fuller for Johnson just to get something. They knew he was washed up. Well this season is a wash. We are an expansion team again. As fans we may have agreed or disagreed at the time on certain players leaving. But no one can disagree that at this time certain players are truly missed. Some brought more to the team than what was seen on the field. To name a few: Honey Badger, Jackson, Hyde, Clowney, Hopkins and Brown. Teams depend on chemistry, Not everyone can be a star. But when you subtract, complementary players, you also subtract chemistry. – Ronald J.
A: I will point this out, Ronald: Johnson is on a pace for 10 touchdowns and almost 1,300 yards running and receiving. They also got Ross Blacklock in the trade, and it’s way too early to judge him. And they got a fourth-round pick next year. Yes, it was a terrible trade, but at least on the Texans’ end, it’ll be two or three more years before it can be accurately evaluated to see how Blacklock and the upcoming fourth-round pick develop.
Q: The Green Bay performance was disheartening. But give credit to the special teams unit -- they played awesome -- and analyst Jonathan Vilma! Do you think Tim Kelly and Anthony Weaver will show enough to land a job with the Texans or any other organization after this year? Med venlig hilsen. -- Kristian S.
A: It was another disheartening loss to a better team, Kristian. I heard Vilma did a terrific job providing the analysis for Fox. Stay warm, and ha en fin helg!
Q: I knew it was a tall order beating the Packers. They had lost to Tampa the week before and were looking to bounce back. They did. The defense was anemic as usual. The offense didn’t show up until the second half. Even the commentator made comments about the play calling, first down run plays? The Texans are determined to make David Johnson an integral part of the offense even though he has no run blocking or cutting ability. The bright spot was the special teams, a blocked punt and an onside kick. A 2-14 record is looming, and we won’t even get a first round pick for enduring through the worst season in our history. JJ Watt deserves better and we all feel his pain. Brutal is the best word to describe this season. – Darryl K.
A: I’ve covered two 2-14 seasons, Darryl. David Carr and Matt Schaub were the quarterbacks. I think the Texans will win four or five games because Watson and his receivers are playing well, and there are no more teams like Kansas City, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Green Bay on their schedule. By the time they finish against the Titans, Mike Vrabel could rest his starters like O’Brien did against them last season, which helped them win the game and allowed them to reach the playoffs.
Q: I do not understand that this same offensive line blocked for Carlos Hyde to gain over 1,000 yards but forgot how to run block this year. Also, did they target the tight end even once Sunday? – Joe T.
A: It’s the interior run blocking that’s been such a disappointment, Joe, and no tight end was targeted against the Packers.
Q: The media and fans continue to beat the drum on the big mistake to trade Hopkins for Johnson as if Johnson is chopped liver. He is still the best RB we've had the past three years. I believe an even bigger blunder was not signing Tyrann Mathieu. Our DBs cannot cover the average college WR let alone pro. – Eric R.
A: I think Hyde was better last season than Johnson has been through seven games, Eric. Mathieu made $7 million, was offered $11 million and signed with the Chiefs for $14 million. Smart move by him, huh?
Q: The Green Bay game was not as bad as it could've been. The offense scored some points and everyone looked like they were really trying hard. Nice job on the onside kick at the end, but not nice when David Johnson coughed up the ball on the next play. I'll just mention the name DeAndre Hopkins and leave it at that. Unfortunately, I think this game might be about as good as it gets the rest of the season. What do you think? O’Brien has set this franchise back at least two years. Their defense is absolutely horrible and Eric Murray is a joke. Do you think O’Brien made any good trades? David Johnson is not good and the offensive line is not good blocking for the run. I do not understand Tim Kelly calling all these running plays when they do not have a running back that is elite and no one on the defensive side of the ball is elite. -- Glen K.
A: Trading Martinas Rankin for Hyde worked well last season, Glen. I think getting Cooks, their leading receiver, for a second-round pick was good.
Q: When they fired O'Brien, why didn't they send his play list with him? I just read your column on TSN.com and I say the Texans aren't good enough to establish the run first. They need to establish the pass first to back the linebackers off the line of scrimmage. Look at the way the good offenses around the league play. Start with quick passes and get the ball out of Watson's hands fast. I don't see them throwing quick slants often, and we have speedy receivers that could make good yardage on them. They are being wasted. Three or four-yard passes equal a first down! Oh, and Tim needs to trash the idea of running an option to the outside on 4th and one. Being a Texan fan is extremely hard right now. – John W.
A: I agree they should use the pass to set up the run, John. I also thought that fourth down option call was awful.
Q: Your column this morning was uncharacteristically tough on the Texans, but your insights are right on the mark. Just like in the NBA, NFL championships are won by teams with great defense. The offense has to score enough points, of course, but JJ has aptly noted that the Texans' offense can do that. We saw what an outstanding Bucs defense did to the Packers. To quote Bill O'Brien's weekly refrain -- we have to play better.
Your column appearing in this morning's Chronicle does a great job of recounting recent personnel moves by the Texans and how each one worked against the best interests of the team. Many of us readers don't recall or never knew the details of these moves, but the main point -- which you hammered home -- is that the Texans got less in return for every player they traded or let go. My experience as a resident of the Houston area doesn't go much further back than Bill O'Brien's reign so I don't know if it's always been this way. My observation is that O'Brien's influence on personnel decisions did serious long-lasting damage to the organization. The team's owner gave O'Brien that kind of power so the buck stops with the owner as does the responsibility to come up with solutions. Since I spent most of my life in Phoenix I'll spend the rest of the season rooting for the Cardinals and their new star receiver acquired at a bargain price. – Greg G.
A: All the things I wrote about as far as the personnel and what happened to them had been written and broadcast many times but not recently, Greg. I tried to convey going back to after the 2016 season how some things could have been avoided and how the team could have been better this season.
Q: I hope they give JJ a release to go to a team that has Super Bowl potential. That kid has played his heart out in every single game for the Texans. I still think they need to bring in one or two consultants. Romeo needs some support. O’Brien was so bad for many reasons. Cal is a businessman not an NFL coach. He should sell the franchise and get to his other businesses. My projection is 3-13. – Joe I.
A: The Dolphins hope you’re right, Joe.
Q: What are the most glaring weakness in the Texans’ defense? It wasn’t great last year but wasn’t it supposed to be better this year? – Joe W.
A: They don’t have a player consistently getting to the quarterback. They can’t stop the run. And they can’t stop the pass. Other than that, Joe, everything’s great. I had no idea the defense would be this bad. They’ve played against a lot of great quarterbacks, and they’ve made some good running backs look great, so maybe they’ll improve over the last nine games.
Q: Green Bay just had too much horsepower for us. I am glad they are in the NFC because they have no flaws that I could see. Just not getting blown away by 50 points is a win for me. If we are going to kick a lot of field goals then we need to upgrade kickers. I would hold open tryouts. You would be surprised how much talent is out there. – Jack C.
A: Fairbairn kicked 10 in a row before his miss against the Packers, Jack. He’s not going anywhere. The Texans’ loss to Green Bay game shows how good Tampa Bay is.
Q: David Johnson is a joke, and the cabinets are empty! It’s like taking candy from a baby. Let’s focus on Cal McNair – he let it all happen. We need to be trading now, but Easterby is unqualified. What a joke! -- Steve C.
A: Steve, do me a favor, please: Next time you write, knock it off with all the sophomoric name calling so I don’t have to take so much time to edit them out. You don’t need to stoop that low to make your point. Thank you.
Q: Someone once said, “Sometimes you sacrifice one person for the sake of others." In memory of O'Brien trading key players, trade Watson for 11 starters! Trade of all Trades. Or let this team mature over next two years and fans wait! AJ McCarron is a very good QB. Alabama births great guys. So my suggested Watson trade is far-fetched, kind of nightmarish but not entirely insane. Remember, 11 starters. – Stephen G.
A: Stephen, I don’t know how you dream up some of this stuff. Nightmarish? That’s a great way to put it.
Q: JJ can thank Bill O’Brien for trading away the bank. – Curtis G.
A: He didn’t trade away the bank, Curtis. They still have plenty of money. They just need better players.
Q: I don't know if it was because they were playing the Packers but there was a lot of message board activity this weekend.
The consensus is that the Texans need to junk the typical plays. The Packers smothered those. More razzle dazzle plays are needed. More RPO plays too. Why not try some screens? What they don't want to see any more is Watson just handing the ball off. There's little gain there. He's gone from magic man to hard luck Watson now as fans who typically don't get to see the Texans play can't believe how bad the Texans are. They can't run block, barely can pass block, and don't have any great receivers. It's rare for them to ever make a great play on defense. I believe DW4 is capable of at least 6 yards per carry, and if he can reach that goal, he will average 10 yards per pass play.
With nothing left to lose but draft spots they should tailor the plays so DW4 can reach those goals. I've said it before, but it bears repeating, the more the defense fears him as a rusher, the more space his receivers will have to catch passes. He won't have to thread impossibly small windows to earn a completion.
The Texans often look like one of the worst coached teams in the NFL. Now's the best time to change that. – Juan B.
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2020.10.27 23:41 Arizona-Cardinals NOTES FROM THE CARDINALS 37-34 OT WIN VS. SEATTLE (10/25/20)

The Cardinals defeated the previously unbeaten Seattle Seahawks 37-34 in overtime at State Farm Stadium on Sunday Night Football.
With the victory, the Cardinals improved to 5-2 in 2020 and matched their win total from all of last season. It marks just the third time since 1988 (6-1 in 2014; 5-2 in 2015) Arizona has at least five wins in the first seven games of a season. • The win over Seattle on Sunday Night Football was the Cardinals 14th primetime victory dating back to 2008. In 38 seasons between 1970-2007, the Cardinals had 10 total primetime wins. Arizona is 2-0 in primetime this season with victories over Dallas on Monday Night Football (Week 6) and vs. Seattle on Sunday Night Football.
The 2020 season marks the first time in franchise history the Cardinals have won on Monday Night Football and Sunday Night Football in consecutive weeks.The Cardinals trailed by 10 points with under three minutes left in regulation on Sunday. Prior to Arizona’s comeback win over the Seahawks, NFL teams trailing by 10+ points with under three minutes left in regulation had lost 255 straight games. • Arizona has now won primetime games in consecutive weeks for just the fourth time in franchise history – and for the first time since 2016 (Week 5 @ SF on TNF; Week 6 vs. NYJ on MNF).
• With the victory, the Cardinals snapped a seven-game winless streak at home against the Seahawks and earned their first win over Seattle at State Farm Stadium since 2012.
Arizona handed the Seahawks just their eighth loss in 40 primetime games under Pete Carroll. Seattle entered Sunday’s game with a 31-7-1 record in primetime games and their .808 winning percentage was the best in the NFL. • Dating back to Week 5 of the 2019 season, Seattle is 0-2 against the Cardinals and 13-3 against the rest of the NFL.

A RARE COME-FROM BEHIND VICTORY OVER WILSON AND THE SEAHAWKS

• Seattle entered Sunday’s game with a 30-0 record when leading by 10+ points at halftime in the regular season since Russell Wilson took over as the starter in 2012. Arizona handed Wilson and the Seahawks their first loss in such a game.
• Cardinals QB Kyler Murray now joins Tom Brady as the only QBs to throw 3+ TD passes and overcome a 4th quarter deficit of 10+ points against Wilson. Brady accomplished the feat in Super Bowl XLIX at State Farm Stadium. • Sunday’s game marked just the fourth time in Wilson’s 134 career starts that he threw at least three INTs in a game. Arizona became the first team to record at least three INTs off Wilson since the Jaguars had three on 12/10/17 in Jacksonville.
• Wilson entered Sunday’s game having thrown just three INTs on 169 pass attempts this season.
• In his first 8 career games against the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium, Wilson threw 12 TDs and just 1 INT on 245 pass attempts. He hadn’t thrown an INT against the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium since his rookie season in 2012 – the first game of his NFL career.
Wilson had attempted 251 consecutive pass attempts without an INT against the Cardinals at State Farm Stadium before he was picked off by Budda Baker in the second quarter on Sunday. He threw 3 INTs in his final 33 pass attempts on Sunday.

CARDINALS HAND DIVISION-LEADING SEAHAWKS FIRST LOSS OF 2020

With the victory over Seattle, the Cardinals improved to 5-2 heading into their bye week. That includes a 2-0 record in divisional matchups, and leaves Arizona just a half-game back of Seattle in the NFC West. The Cardinals have started a season 2-0 in the division for the first time since 2014.

2020 NFC West Standings

Team W L PF PA Hm Road Div Conf
Seattle 5 1 203 172 3-0 2-1 0-1 3-1
Arizona 5 2 203 146 2-1 3-1 1-0 4-2
L.A. Rams 5 2 176 124 3-0 2-2 0-1 5-1
San Francisco 4 3 181 136 1-3 3-0 1-1 2-2

AZ WINS YET ANOTHER ONE IN OVERTIME

• In defeating the Seahawks in OT on Sunday night, the Cardinals earned their 37th all-time OT victory. In NFL history, only Denver (28) has more OT wins than Arizona (27).

NFL History – Total OT Victories

Rnk Team Wins
1 Denver 28
2 Arizona 27
3t Washington 25
3t Chicago 25
5 NY Jets 24
The win over Seattle gives the Cardinals a .617 win percentage (27-16-4) in their 47 overtime contests. That is the best OT winning percentage in NFL history.

NFL History – Total OT Victories

Rnk Team Win% Record
1 Arizona .617 27-16-4
2 Denver .604 28-18-2
3 Washington .591 25-17-2
4 Buffalo .583 21-15-0
5 NY Giants .575 22-16-2
• Dating back to 2007, the Cardinals are 11-2-2 in their last 15 OT games. They are 4-0-2 in OT games since 2013.

KINGSBURY’S OFFENSE HAS ANOTHER MONSTER PERFORMANCE

Six days after posting 38 points in a win over the Cowboys on Monday Night Football, the Cardinals finished Sunday night’s win over the Seahawks with a season-high 519 total net yards (360 passing; 159 rushing) and 37 points. *It marks the ninth time – and fifth time this season – Arizona reached 400+ total yards in 23 games under head coach Kliff Kingsbury. Arizona reached 400+ yards just once in 32 games over the two seasons combined (2017-18) prior to his arrival.Yesterday’s game marked the first time since 11/10/96 at Washington (615 yards; 37 points) the Cardinals posted 500+ net yards and 35+ points in a game. • In a span of 20 years between 1999-2018, the Cardinals had 500+ total yards in a game just three times. Arizona has now posted 500+ yards twice in 23 games under Kingsbury (10/6/19 at Cincinnati – 514).
• Through the first seven games, the Cardinals have 2,934 total net yards on offense (1,809 passing; 1,125 rushing). Arizona’s 2,934 total yards represent the second-highest total in franchise history through the first seven games of a season.

Franchise History – Most Yards Thru 7 Games

Rnk Year Yds
1 1948 2,977
2 2020 2,934
3 1984 2,913
4 2015 2,848
5 1988 2,827
The 2020 season marks the first time in franchise history the Cardinals have at least 1,800 passing yards and 1,100 rushing yards through the first seven games of a season. • The Seahawks (572) and Cardinals (519) featured 1,091 combined total yards, the most in a regular-season NFL game since the Raiders and Eagles combined for 1,102 yards in Week 9 of the 2013 season. • Arizona ranks second in the NFL averaging 419.1 total yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Total Offense (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/G
1 Seattle 425.2
2 Arizona 419.1
3 Dallas 418.0
4 L.A. Chargers 405.8
5 Tennessee 401.3

CARDS REACH 10 STRAIGHT GAMES WITH 21+ POINTS

• Sunday night’s victory over the Seahawks (37 points) was the 10th consecutive game the Cardinals have scored at least 21 points. Only two teams have longer active streaks than Arizona.

Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts (Active)

Rnk Team Gms
1 Kansas City 18
2 New Orleans 13
3 Arizona 10
4 Seattle 7
5t Pittsburgh 6
5t Detroit 6
• There has only been one streak in franchise history longer than the Cardinals current one. The team scored 21+ in 11 consecutive games between 1983-84.

Franchise Record - Consecutive Games Scoring 21+ Pts

Rnk Year(s) Gms
1 1983-84 11
2t 2019-20 10
2t 2007-08 10
2t 1948-49 10
5 1975-76 9
• The Cardinals have scored 21+ points in 17 of 23 games under Kingsbury. Arizona scored 21+ points in an NFL-low 9 games in the two seasons prior to his arrival (2017-18).
• The Cardinals have scored 30+ in each of their last three games, all wins. Only once in franchise history (4 straight in Games 3-6, 1988) have the Cardinals had a longer streak of games in which it scored 30+ points. • Arizona has scored 203 points in 2020. That represents the fifth-highest total in franchise history through the first seven games of a season.

Franchise Record – Points Thru 1st 7 Games

Rnk Year Pts
1 1948 250
2 2015 229
3 1984 215
4 1967 207
5 2020 203

GROUND GAME CONTINUES TO PILE UP YARDS AND TOUCHDOWNS

• The Cardinals ran for 159 yards and a TD on 33 carries (4.8 avg.) in the victory over Seattle on Sunday. Arizona has now rushed for 100+ yards in all seven games this season – and in 17 of 23 games under Kingsbury.
• The 2020 season marks just the second time (1984) in the last 47 years (1974-20) that the Cardinals rushed for 100+ yards in each of the first seven games of a season. • The Cardinals have now rushed for 1,125 yards and 12 TDs on 216 carries (5.2 avg.) in 2020. Arizona’s 1,125 rushing yards are the most through the first seven games of a season since the team had 1,188 rushing yards through seven games in 1976.
Through Week 7, Arizona ranks second in the NFL averaging 160.7 rushing yards per game in 2020.

NFL Leaders – Rushing Yards/Game (2020)

Rnk Team Yds/Gm Att Avg TD
1 Baltimore 164.3 181 5.45 7
2 Arizona 160.7 216 5.21 12
3 Cleveland 157.0 216 5.09 8
4 New England 155.0 187 4.97 8
5 Tennessee 145.2 186 4.68 8
• After rushing for seven TDs over the last three games, the Cardinals are now tied for the NFL lead with 12 rushing TDs in 2020

NFL Leaders – Rushing TDs (2020)

Rnk Team TDs
1t Arizona 12
1t San Francisco 12
3t L.A. Rams 9
3t Dallas 9
3t New Orleans 9

DEFENSE COMES THROUGH IN THE SECOND HALF

• Arizona’s unforgettable comeback on Sunday wouldn’t have been possible without the efforts of the defense in the second half. The Cardinals outscored Seattle 20-7 in the second half/OT as the defense held the Seahawks high-powered offense to just one TD on their final seven possessions, which went as follows:
• Punt
• INT
• TD
• Punt
• Punt
• INT • The Cardinals defense was at its best in the most crucial time – the OT period. On the Seahawks two OT possessions, Arizona’s defense recorded 2.0 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits, an INT and held Seattle to minus-6 rushing yards.

TURNOVER TALE:

After forcing just three turnovers (2 FR, INT) through the first five games, Arizona’s defense has seven takeaways (5 INT, 2 FR) over the last two games. The Cardinals have turned those seven takeaways into 27 points.

FITZGERALD REACHES 1,400 RECEPTIONS AND SETS STADIUM RECEPTION RECORD

• WR Larry Fitzgerald caught eight passes for 62 yards in the win over Seattle on Sunday. With his first reception of the game, Fitzgerald became just the second player in NFL history to reach 1,400 receptions in his career. Now with 1,407 catches in his career, Fitzgerald joins Jerry Rice – the NFL’s all-time receptions leader with 1,549 – as the only players in league history to reach the milestone.

NFL All-Time Receptions Leaders

Rnk Player (Years) Rec
1 Jerry Rice (1985-04)+ 1,549
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-)* 1,407
3 Tony Gonzalez (1997-13)+ 1,325
4 Jason Witten (2003-17; 19-)* 1,222
5 Marvin Harrison (1996-08)+ 1,102
+Hall of Fame Inductee *Active Player • Fitzgerald reached 1,400 receptions at 37 years, 55 days old while playing in his 257th career game. Rice reached 1,400 receptions at 40 years, 7 days old while playing in his 260th career game.
• Fitzgerald’s 1,407 catches are nearly 2.5 times the second-place total on the franchise all-time receptions list – Anquan Boldin (586).

Franchise Record—Career Receptions

Rnk Player (Years) Rec Difference
1 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 1,407 -
2 Anquan Boldin (2003-09) 586 -821
3 Larry Centers (1990-98) 535 -872
4 Roy Green (1979-90) 522 -885
5 Frank Sanders (1995-02) 493 -914
• His 1,400th catch came exactly 5,888 days (16 years, 1 month, 14 days) after he first career reception. In his NFL debut vs. the Rams (9/12/04), Fitzgerald caught a 37-yard pass from Josh McCown on a flea flicker that came on the first offensive play of the game.
• Fitzgerald’s 1,400th reception came on a pass from QB Kyler Murray, who was 7 years, 1 month and 5 days old the day Fitzgerald had his first catch in the NFL.
• Fitzgerald’s first reception on Sunday night was also his 647th career catch at State Farm Stadium. He has more receptions at State Farm Stadium than any other player in NFL history at a single venue. He surpassed the previous record held by Jerry Rice (646 at Candlestick Park).

NFL History – Receptions By Stadium

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Stadium
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 654 State Farm Stadium
2 Jerry Rice (SF) 646 Candlestick Park
3 Andre Johnson (Hou) 560 NRG Stadium
4 Cris Carter (Min) 531 Mall of America Field
5 Marvin Harrison (Ind) 515 RCA Dome
• Fitzgerald has at least one catch in 250 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history behind Jerry Rice (274 straight). Fitzgerald’s streak of 250 consecutive games with a catch is the longest in NFL history with a single team. Fitzgerald has at least one reception in 256 of 257 career games.

NFL Record - Consecutive Games with a Reception

Rnk Player (Years) Games Streak Dates Duration
1 Jerry Rice (1985-2004) 274 12/9/85 – 9/12/04 18 years, 8 months, 15 days
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004-) 250 11/7/04 – 10/11/20 15 years, 11 months, 18 days
3 Tony Gonzalez (2000-2013) 211 12/4/00 – 12/29/13 13 years, 26 days
4 Marvin Harrison (1996-2008) 190 9/1/96 – 12/28/08 12 years, 3 months, 28 days
5 Hines Ward (1998-2010) 186 11/9/98 – 11/8/10 12 years
• Among active streaks, Fitzgerald’s run of 250 consecutive games with a reception is more than twice as long as the second-place total: Julio Jones (123 games).

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streaks)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 250 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Julio Jones (Atl) 123 Dec. 4, 2011
3 Golden Tate (NYG) 121 Oct. 28, 2012
4 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 117 Sept. 9, 2013
5t Travis Kelce (KC) 102 Sept. 7, 2014
5t Jarvis Landry (Cle) 102 Sept. 14, 2014
• Last night’s contest against the Seahawks was Fitzgerald’s 257th career game with the Cardinals. In NFL history, only seven players have appeared in more games with a single team. The only offensive players in NFL history to appear in more games with a single team are OL Bruce Matthews (296 w/Titans), QB Tom Brady (285 w/Patriots) and OL Jackie Slater (259 w/ Rams).

NFL Leaders - Games w/ Single Team (All-Time)

Rnk Player (Team) Games
1 K Jason Hanson (Det) 327
2 OL Bruce Matthews (Hou/Ten) 296
3 CB Darrell Green (Was) 295
4 QB Tom Brady (NE) 285
5 DE Jim Marshall (Min) 270
6 K Sebastian Janikowski (Oak) 268
7 OL Jackie Slater (LAR) 259
8 WR Larry Fitzgerald (AZ)* 257
9 LS David Binn (SD) 256
10t QB Brett Favre (GB) 255
10t TE Jason Witten (Dal) 255
• Yesterday’s game also represented Fitzgerald’s 91st consecutive start dating back to 2014. That is the longest starts streak among active WRs and the sixth-longest active streak among offensive players in the NFL.

MURRAY SHINES AGAIN UNDER THE BRIGHT LIGHTS WITH FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND PERFORMANCE

• QB Kyler Murray completed 34-of-48 pass attempts (70.8%) for 360 yards, 3 TDs and a 104.5 passer rating in the win over the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. His 34 completions are a new career high. He also added 67 rushing yards and a TD on 14 carries. • With his performance on Sunday, Murray became the first player in NFL history to throw for 350+ yards and 3+ TDs while also rushing for 50+ yards and a TD in a single game.Murray also became the first player in franchise history with 300+ passing yards and 50+ rushing yards in a game.
Through seven games in 2020, Murray has 1,847 passing yards and 437 rushing yards. His current pace has him finishing with 4,222 passing yards and 999 rushing yards this season. No player in NFL history has ever thrown for 4,000+ yards and rushed for 1,000+ yards in a season. • In three career primetime starts, Murray has completed 60-of-96 pass attempts (62.5%) for 789 yards, 7 TDs, 1 INT and a 108.4 passer rating. He also rushed for 175 yards and 2 TDs in those contests.

Murray in Primetime

Opponent Att Com Yds TD INT Rate Rush Yds TD
10/25/20 vs. Sea (SNF) 48 34 360 3 1 104.5 14 67 1
10/19/20 @ Dal (MNF) 24 9 188 2 0 93.7 10 74 1
10/31/19 vs. SF (TNF) 24 17 241 2 0 130.7 5 34 0
Totals 96 60 789 7 1 108.4 29 175 2Yesterday’s win vs. Seattle was Murray’s seventh career game with both a passing and rushing TD, including his sixth such performance in seven games this season. Only two players in franchise history had more games with both a passing and rushing TD in their career than Murray has in his first 23 career games.

Franchise Record – Games w/ Rushing & Pass TD (Career)

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1 Jim Hart (1966-83) 11
2 Ernie Nevers (1929-31) 8
3t Kyler Murray (2019-20) 7
3t Charley Johnson (1961-69) 7
5 Paul Christman (1945-49) 6
Murray’s six games with a passing and rushing TDs in 2020 are the most in a single season in franchise history.
He is the first player in NFL history to accomplish the feat six times in the first seven games of a season. The NFL record for most games with both a passing and rushing TD in a single season is eight.

NFL Record – Games w/ Pass & Rush TDs (Season)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Year
1t Cam Newton (Car) 8 2011
1t Daunte Culpepper (Min) 8 2002
1t Steve Grogan (NE) 8 1976
4t Cam Newton (Car) 7 2015
4t Michael Vick (Phi) 7 2010
4t Kordell Stewart (Pit) 7 1997
7t Kyler Murray (AZ) 6 2020
7t Josh Allen (Buf) 6 2019
7t Cam Newton (Car) 6 2013
7t Cam Newton (Car) 6 2012
7t Jack Kemp (LAC) 6 1960
7t Tobin Rote (GB) 6 1956
• Murray’s five-yard TD run in the third quarter on Sunday was his seventh rushing TD of the season. Just seven games into the 2020 campaign, Murray has already established a franchise single-season record for rushing TDs by a QB. He surpassed the previous record of six, established by Jim Hart in 1968.

Franchise Record – Rushing TDs by Quarterback (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) TDs Gms
1 Kyler Murray (2020) 7 7
2 Jim Hart (1968) 6 13
3t King Hill (1959) 5 11
3t Lamar McHan (1956) 5 12
5t Kyler Murray (2019) 4 16
5t Jake Plummer (1998) 4 16
5t Charley Trippi (1952) 4 11
5t Charley Trippi (1951) 4 12
5t Arnie Horween (1922) 4 11
Murray and Cam Newton (7 in 2011) are the only QBs in the Super Bowl era with at least seven rushing TDs through the first seven games of a season.
• Only two players in team history (at any position) had more rushing TDs through the first seven games of a season.

Franchise Record – Rushing TDs Thru 1st 7 Games (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) TD
1t David Johnson (2016) 8
1t MacArthur Lane (1970) 8
3t Kyler Murray (2020) 7
3t Beanie Wells (2011) 7
3t Donny Anderson (1973) 7
3t Johnny Roland (1967) 7
3t John David Crow (1962) 7
• Including his team-high 67 rushing yards vs. Seattle, Murray has now rushed for 437 yards in 2020. Despite being just seven games into the season, his 437 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a QB in a single season in franchise history.

Franchise Record - Rushing Yards By QB (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Yds
1 Kyler Murray (2019)* 544
2 Charley Trippi (1951) 501
3 Timm Rosenbach (1990) 470
4 Kyler Murray (2020) 437
5 Charley Trippi (1952) 350
*Rookie Season
• Sunday night’s game marked the 12th time in his career – and fourth time in the last five games - Murray has thrown for multiple TD passes in a game. It marked Murray’s fourth career game with three TD passes.
Murray now has 33 TD passes in his career, the most in a player’s first two seasons in franchise history.

Franchise Record – TD Passes in 1st 2 NFL Seasons

Rnk Player (Years) TDs
1 Kyler Murray (2019-20) 33
2 Jake Plummer (1997-98) 32
3 Jim Hart (1966-67) 19
4 Paul Christman (1945-46) 18
5 Lamar McHan (1954-55) 17
• After throwing three TDs against the Seahawks on Sunday, Murray now has 13 TD passes in 2020. Only two players in team history had more TD passes in the first seven games of a season.

Franchise Record – TD Passes in 1st 7 Games (Season)

Rnk Player (Year) Rec
1 Carson Palmer (2015) 16
2 Kurt Warner (2008) 14
3t Kyler Murray (2020) 13
3t Charley Johnson (1965) 13
3t Charley Johnson (1963) 13
• Murray’s outing against Seattle marked his seventh career game with 300+ passing yards – and his second in the last three games. No other QB in franchise history had more than four games with 300+ passing yards in their first two NFL seasons.

Franchise Record – Games w/ 300+ Passing Yards in 1st 2 Seasons

Rnk Player (Years) Gms
1 Kyler Murray (2019-20) 7
2 Jake Plummer (1997-98) 4
3 Charley Johnson (1962-63) 3
4t Ryan Lindley (2012-14) 2
4t John Skelton (2011-12) 2
4t Timm Rosenbach (1989-90) 2
4t Jim Hart (1966-67) 2

ANOTHER PINPOINT PERFORMANCE FOR KYLER:

Murray completed 70.8% of his pass attempts last night vs. Seattle (34-48). It was his seventh career game above 70% and third in last four weeks. If you take away the four spikes to stop the clock at end of 4th/OT, last night was the second most accurate performance of his career at 77.3%.

O-LINE KEEPS KYLER CLEAN ON SUNDAY NIGHT

Despite 48 pass attempts on Sunday, Kyler Murray was not sacked once by Seattle. The Seahawks did not register a single QB hit in Sunday’s game.
Sunday’s game marked the first time since 12/23/07 (Kurt Warner at QB – 52 pass attempts) that the Cardinals allowed no sacks in a game they had at least 45 pass attempts.
• Below is a look at what the Cardinals have been able to accomplish in both the run game and passing game this season behind the offensive line.

Keeping Kyler Clean in the Passing Game

QB Kyler Murray has been well-protected behind the line of scrimmage this season. Through 6 games in 2020, the Cardinals rank:
• 8th in the NFL in sacks allowed (9)
• t-5th in the NFL in total QB pressures (37)
• 3rd in the NFL in sack percentage (3.4)
• 2nd in the NFL in sack yardage (38)

Helping the Run Game Succeed

The Cardinals have one of the NFL's top run games in 2020. Arizona ranks:
• 3rd in runs of 20+ yards (10)
• 3rd in rushing average (5.21)
• 2nd in rushing yards per game (160.7)
• 2nd in runs of 10+ yards (33)
• t-1st in rushing TDs (12)
• 1st in rushing average before contact (4.30) • With the win on Sunday, the Cardinals improved to 6-3 over the last two seasons 92019-20) in games they allow one sack or fewer. Arizona has won three such games in a row. The Cardinals are 3-0 during that stretch when they don’t allow a sack.

HOPKINS GOES FOR 100+ FOR FOURTH TIME THIS SEASON

• WR DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a TD in the Cardinals victory over the Seahawks on Sunday. It was his fourth game with 100+ receiving yards in 2020 and his third game with 10+ receptions. Through seven games, Hopkins now has 57 receptions for 704 yards and three TDs. He leads the NFL in receptions, receiving yards and first down receptions in 2020.
• Hopkins is currently on pace for 130 receptions and 1,609 receiving yards in 2020. Both of those totals would represent franchise single-season records. They would also represent career highs for the three-time 1st-team All-Pro. His current career highs for both receptions (115) and receiving yards (1,572) came in 2018.

NFL Leaders – Receptions (2020) NFL Leaders – Receiving Yards (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Rnk Player (Team) Yds
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 57 1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 704
2 Amari Cooper (Dal) 53 2 Robby Anderson (Car) 640
3t Stefon Diggs (Buf) 48 3 Calvin Ridley (Atl) 615
3t Tyler Boyd (Cin) 48 4 Stefon Diggs (Buf) 603
5t Robby Anderson (Car) 46 5 Amari Cooper (Dal) 583
5t Alvin Kamara (NO) 46

NFL Leaders – 1st Down Receptions (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) 1st
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 36
2 Tyler Boyd (Cin) 33
3t Calvin Ridley (Atl) 32
3t Amari Cooper (Dal) 32
5t 5 players tied 28
Hopkins set an NFL record for most receptions in a player’s first seven games with a team. The previous record of 52 was set by Eric Metcalf (Atlanta) in 1995.

NFL Record – Receptions in 1st 7 Games with a Team

Rnk Player (Team) Rec Year
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 57 2020
2 Eric Metcalf (Atl) 52 1995
3 Terance Mathis (Atl) 51 1994
4t Brandon Marshall (Chi) 50 2012
4t Brandon Marshall (NYJ) 50 2015
• Hopkins’ 57 receptions also established a franchise record for receptions in the first seven games of a season. J.T. Smith (54 in 1989) held the previous mark.

Franchise Record – Receptions in 1st 7 Games of Season

Rnk Player (Year) Rec
1 DeAndre Hopkins (2020) 57
2 J.T. Smith (1989) 54
3t Larry Fitzgerald (2009) 47
3t Larry Centers (1996) 47
5t Larry Fitzgerald (2016) 46
5t Larry Fitzgerald (2015) 46
5t Larry Fitzgerald (2007) 46
5t David Boston (2011) 46
• Hopkins caught his third TD pass of the season when he hauled in a 35-yard reception from Kyler Murray in the first quarter. It was his 57th career TD catch, the most among active NFL players dating back to his rookie season in 2013.

Active NFL Leaders – Receiving Touchdowns (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Current Team) TD
1 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 57
2 Mike Evans (TB) 54
3 Jimmy Graham (Chi) 53
4 Odell Beckham (Cle) 51
5 Davante Adams (GB) 48
• Sunday’s game also marked Hopkins 34th career 100-yard outing – and fourth in seven games with Arizona. He becomes the fourth player in franchise history with at least four 100-yard receiving performances in the first seven games of a season.

Franchise Record – 100+ Receiving Yard Outings in 1st 7 Games

Rnk Player (Year) Gms
1t DeAndre Hopkins (2020) 4
1t Larry Fitzgerald (2008) 4
1t David Boston (2001) 4
1t J.T. Smith (1989) 4
5t 7 players tied 3
• Dating back to his first NFL season in 2013, only two players have more 100-yard games than Hopkins.

NFL Leaders – Games with 100+ Receiving Yards (2013-20)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms
1 Julio Jones (Atl) 48
2 Antonio Brown (TB) 39
3 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 34
4 T.Y. Hilton (Ind) 28
5t Odell Beckham (Cle) 26
5t Mike Evans (TB) 26
Dating back to 2017, Hopkins (21) and Atlanta’s Julio Jones (22) are the only players in the NFL with at least 20 games of 100+ receiving yards.
• Hopkins now has at least one reception in all 117 games played in his career. His streak of 117 consecutive games with a catch is the fourth-longest active streak in the NFL.

NFL Leaders - Consecutive Games with a Reception (Active Streaks)

Rnk Player (Team) Gms Date Streak Started
1 Larry Fitzgerald (AZ) 250 Nov. 7, 2004
2 Julio Jones (Atl) 123 Dec. 4, 2011
3 Golden Tate (NYG) 121 Oct. 28, 2012
4 DeAndre Hopkins (AZ) 117 Sept. 9, 2013
5t Travis Kelce (KC) 102 Sept. 7, 2014
5t Jarvis Landry (Cle) 102 Sept. 4, 2014

TOUCHDOWNS COMING IN BUNCHES FOR KIRK

• WR Christian Kirk had five receptions for 37 yards and two TDs in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks. Combined with his two TD catches in Week 6 at Dallas, Kirk became just the fifth different player in franchise history to have multiple TD receptions in back-to-back games. No player in team history has had multiple TD catches in three straight games.

Cardinals w/ Multiple TD Catches in Consecutive Games

Gms Player (Year) TDs Opponents
2 Christian Kirk (2020) 4 2 at Dal (10/19); 2 vs. Sea (10/25)
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2015) 5 3 at Chi (9/20); 2 vs. SF (9/27)
2 Anquan Boldin (2007) 4 2 at Bal (9/23); 2 at Was (10/21)
2 Larry Fitzgerald (2004) 4 2 vs. StL (12/19); 2 at Sea (12/26)
2 Sonny Randle (1960-61) 5 3 vs. Pit (12/18/60); 2 at Cle (9/24/61)
2 Mal Kutner (1948) 4 2 at Det (11/25); 2 vs. GB (12/5)
• Despite having played in just six games in 2020, Kirk has already established a career high with five TD receptions this season. His five TD catches are a team high.
• After recording six total TD receptions in his first 27 career games, Kirk now has five TD catches in his last four games this season.

BACK-TO-BACK GAMES WITH A PICK FOR BUDDA

• S Budda Baker posted a game-high 14 tackles, his second INT of the season, a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in the win over Seattle on Sunday. It was a fitting end to a remarkable six-day stretch on the national stage in which the All-Pro was named a team captain, totaled 21 tackles, 2 INTs (one returned 90 yards), 1.0 sack, 2 passes defensed, 2 tackles for loss, 2 QB hits, a forced fumble and an NFC “Defensive Player of the Week” Award (Week 6).
After going without an INT in his first 50 career games, Baker now has an INT in each of the last two games. He tallied his first career INT off Cowboys QB Andy Dalton on Monday Night Football in Week 6. Prior to the last two-game stretch, the last time Baker had an INT in consecutive games was in his sophomore year at the University of Washington in 2015 when he had an INT at Stanford (10/24) and vs. Arizona (10/31).
• Despite playing the last three games with a cast on his thumb from a surgery that forced him to miss a game, Baker has registered 59 tackles, 2.0 sacks, 4 tackles for loss, 2 INTs, 3 passes defensed and a forced fumble in 2020. His 59 tackles are tied for the team lead (Jordan Hicks), as are his 2 INTs (Patrick Peterson). • Baker’s 59 tackles lead all NFL DBs in 2020, despite him having played fewer games than any other player in the top-5 on the list.

NFL Leaders – Total Tackles by a DB (2020)

Rnk Player (Team) Tackles GP
1 S Budda Baker (AZ) 59 6
2t S Jeremy Chinn (Car) 56 7
2t S Josh Jones (Jax) 56 7
4 S Jordan Poyer (Buf) 55 7
5 S Vonn Bell (Cin) 53 7

PETERSON SNAGS CAREER INTERCEPTION #27

• CB Patrick Peterson collected his second INT of the season when he picked off Russell Wilson in the Cardinals end zone early in the third quarter. It was the 27th INT of Peterson’s career, and second in the last four games. Only five players in team history – including four Hall of Famers - have more career INTs than Peterson.

Franchise Record – Career Interceptions

Rnk Player (Years) INTs
1 Larry Wilson (1960-72)* 52
2 Aeneas Williams (1991-2000)* 46
3 Roger Wehrli (1969-82)* 40
4 Night Train Lane (1954-59)* 30
5 Pat Fischer (1961-67) 29
6t Patrick Peterson (2011-20) 27
6t Adrian Wilson (2001-12) 27
8 Kwamie Lassiter (1995-2002) 24
9 Norm Thompson (1971-76) 22
10t Jerry Davis (1948-51) 21
10t Ray Ramsey (1950-53) 21
*Hall of Fame Inductee • Dating back to his rookie season in 2011, only three players have more INTs than Peterson.

Active NFL Leaders – Interceptions (2011-20)

Rnk Player (Team) INTs
1 Richard Sherman (SF) 35
2t Reggie Nelson (FA) 29
2t Marcus Peters (Bal) 29
4 Patrick Peterson (AZ) 27
5t Stephon Gilmore (NE) 25
5t Earl Thomas (FA) 25
• Peterson’s INT on Sunday was his third career INT against the Seahawks and second pick of Wilson.

REDDICK SETS NEW CAREER HIGH WITH 5.0 SACKS IN 2020

• Fourth-year LB Haason Reddick continued his breakout performance this season with one of the most productive games of his career in the victory over Seattle on Sunday. He finished with 11 tackles, a sack, 3 tackles for loss and 3 QB hits – with his 3 QB hits and 3 tackles for loss setting career highs for a single game.
• Reddick came up with a big sack on the Seahawks opening possession of the OT period, taking down Russell Wilson for a six-yard loss. He now has 5.0 sacks in 2020, a new career high. All 5.0 sacks have come in the last six games, including 3.0 in the last two games.
• Reddick now joins Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs as the only Cardinals defenders in the last three seasons (2018-20) to post at least 5.0 sacks in a season.

FIRST ROUND PICK MAKES PLAY OF THE GAME IN CARDINALS WIN

• Rookie LB Isaiah Simmons – the #8 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Clemson – only played five defensive snaps on Sunday but that’s all it took for him to come up with the play that led to the Cardinals game-winning FG in OT. With Arizona having just missed a potential game-winning FG, Seattle took over on the ensuing possession and with just over a minute remaining in OT they faced a 3rd-n-14 at their own 48-yard line. Russell Wilson attempted a pass over the middle to Tyler Lockett that Simmons intercepted and returned 12 yards to the SEA 49-yard line. Six plays later – with just 0:15 remaining – the Cardinals kicked the game-winning 48-yard FG.

EDMONDS COMES UP BIG FOR CARDINALS IN COMEBACK

• RB Chase Edmonds finished Sunday’s game with 145 scrimmage yards (87 receiving; 58 rushing) on 12 total touches. He established career highs for receptions (7) and receiving yards (87) in the Cardinals victory. Of his 145 total yards on Sunday, 124 came in the second half/OT. • In the second half/OT, Edmonds had 10 total touches (5 rush; 5 reception) and 124 yards (66 receiving; 58 rushing). Of those 10 touches, seven went for first downs and six covered at least 10 yards. He had receptions of 21, 18, 13 and 11 yards and runs of 12 and 32 yards.

ZANE KICKS CARDS INTO OT AND ALSO KICKS GAME-WINNER

• K Zane Gonzalez made 3-of-4 FG attempts in Sunday’s win over the Seahawks, including a 44-yarder as time expired in regulation to send the game into OT and a 48-yarder to win it in OT.
• Gonzalez’s 48-yard FG in OT was the third game-winning kick of his career and the first to come in OT. He had game-winners at Green Bay in 2018 and in Cincinnati in 2019.
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