The Falcons lost, and hey, here's some more bad news!
Thomas DeCoud left the game with a head injury, and did not return. Backup Zeke Motta filled in for DeCoud, and probably wasn't a huge downgrade despite the fact that Motta was also playing with a broken hand. Surely DeCoud has a concussion, which is the logical assumption, and Motta should be able to fill in reasonably enough.
Steven Jackson left the game briefly with what may have been a groin injury, but he did return to the game, and seemed to be reasonably effective despite the injury.
Antone Smith left the game with a knee injury. ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure elaborated on the injury after the game, specifying that it was an injury to the patella, or kneecap. Smith indicated that he will undergo an MRI to determine the extent of the damage.
Falcons RB Antone Smith said he's undergoing an MRI on his knee for a patella injury.— vaughn mcclure (@vxmcclure23) December 8, 2013
Sean Weatherspoon was also sidelined early in the game with a shoulder injury, but he did return to the game. As a matter of fact, after the injury Weatherspoon intercepted a ball after it bounced off of Paul Worrilow's foot and returned it 71 yards for a touchdown. Spoon seemed winded after the fact, but it was, to be fair, a pretty long run. He seems to be okay.
All in all, the injuries to Antone Smith and Thomas DeCoud seem to be the most serious, and it's something we'll keep an eye on through the week. It seems like Steven Jackson and Sean Weatherspoon should be alright for next week's game, barring any setbacks.
There were some positives for the Colts offense today. There were way more negatives for their defense.
Even though the Colts and the Bengals played in the cold, both teams scored quite a few points. The Colts scored 28, the Bengals scored 35, and the referees, not wanting to be left out of the action, scored 7.
The refs were terrible (and I'll have more on this later), but that's not the sole reason the Colts lost. It changed the game, sure, but the Colts defense was terrible. Just terrible. The 42 points allowed today are the most by the Colts defense with Chuck Pagano on the sidelines as their head coach (they gave up 59 to the Patriots last year when Pagano was gone and battling leukemia).
There were actually quite a few positives for the offense today, which I'll get to. And, of course, I'll get to the officiating. But there is no where else to start but with the defense, and that's where I'll begin my game notes today.
In CIN, it sure looks to me like he was touched by #96. Certainly can't prove he DIDN'T touch him.— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) December 8, 2013
The NFL has to fire Jeff Triplette. He's consistently the worst ref in the NFL.— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) December 8, 2013
this is a huge game with significant playoff implications. The NFL needs to actually treat this situation with more than an apology and lube— Greg Cowan (@GregCowanCA) December 8, 2013
I would say there was utter disbelief in the press box here after that reversal. And that goes for those from Cincy and Indy. Stunning— Stephen Holder (@HolderStephen) December 8, 2013
The overturn by Triplette in Cincinnati: disgraceful. Indefensible.— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) December 8, 2013
The Cincinnati Bengals won the game but may have lost two defensive backs against the Colts on Sunday.
Despite securing a 42-28 win over the Indianapolis Colts and claiming a 1.5-game lead for the third seed, Cincinnati paid a certain price and the cost remains relatively unknown.
When half of Cincinnati's defense missed the elusive LaVon Brazill, turning a short gain into a 19-yard touchdown with 6:30 remaining in the third quarter, safety George Iloka suffered a head injury and laid on the turf for several moments. After he was helped off the field (and looked extremely unbalanced), Iloka was quickly ruled out of the game. Defensive back Chris Crocker moved to safety and Dre Kirkpatrick filled in as the slot defender.
With 9:54 remaining in the fourth quarter, Andrew Luck floated the football down the right sidelines, hitting wide receiver LaVon Brazill in stride for the 29-yard touchdown to reduce Cincinnati's lead, 35-21. Cornerback Terence Newman allowed the inside release, expecting safety help from Chris Crocker which never came.
Then at some point after the play (maybe during it or another defensive play that I completely missed), the team announced that Terence Newman suffered a left knee injury and would not return.
Usually when the team announces that someone will miss the rest of the game after sustaining an injury, it's never good.
After the game, Newman was seen in the locker room on crutches.
Newman was on crutches in the locker room. Sounds like he could be out awhile— Joe Reedy (@joereedy) December 8, 2013
If he's unable to go, the Bengals would likely slide Dre Kirkpatrick into the starting role. Normally Chris Crocker would play the slot, but he was forced to replace George Iloka, who suffered a scary looking head injury in the second half in what could be a concussion (based on his reaction coming off the field).
Concussions can be frustrating recoveries (Carlos Dunlap needed several weeks during the preseason) and people rarely say "it's cautionary" while walking around on crutches (though I seem to remember that actually being the case in the past). Keep in mind that nothing is actually known and more details will be released this week.
If neither are able to go against the Pittsburgh Steelers next week, the Bengals would be down to three cornerbacks (Adam Jones, Kirkpatrick and Brandon Ghee) and three safeties (Crocker, Reggie Nelson and Shawn Williams). If the Bengals are forced to call up anyone, Chris Lewis-Harris and Onterio McCalebb are on the team's practice squad.
Your second quarter game thread. Enjoy the discussion!
Here's some info to help you through the game:
The order was actually shaken up quite a bit following the early slate of Sunday games in week 14.
Another week, another Falcons loss.
Falling by one point to the Packers at Lambeau Field, even with Matt Flynn as the opposing quarterback, is not entirely embarrassing. At the same time, it marks the first time Atlanta has posted double-digit losses in a season since 2007. What a futile year of football.
The silver lining, of course, is that fun little event in April in which the Falcons can grab some stud college player and begin to rebuild this team. And with the way things have unfolded through the early Sunday games, they now have an even better shot at landing Jadeveon Clowney (or whoever Thomas Dimitroff wants) with a top-3 pick.
The projected order, as of week 14:
1. Houston Texans (2-11)
SoS = .550
3. Atlanta Falcons (3-10)
SoS = .553
4. Minnesota Vikings (3-9-1)
SoS = .535
5. Jacksonville Jaguars (4-9)
SoS = .495
6. Cleveland Browns (4-9)
SoS = .510
7. Oakland Raiders (4-9)
SoS = .512
8. Buffalo Bills (4-9)
SoS = .529
9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-9)
SoS = .570
10. Pittsburgh Steelers (5-8)
SoS = .488
The Texans, of course, lost to the Jaguars on Thursday Night Football and have first rights to Teddy Bridgewater on lock-down. Poor Matt Schaub.
The hapless Washington Dan Snyders, meanwhile, were blown out 45-10 by the Chiefs at home, effectively emptying the stadium by the third quarter. They've got a ton of issues, from management to the locker to actual on-field performance, and (more importantly) they hold the strength of schedule advantage over the Falcons.
All of this makes next week's Falcons-Redskins home game crucial in determining where the Falcons end up picking in the draft. A loss, however ugly losing to Robert Griffin III might sound, would have Atlanta looking at No. 2 and sitting pretty at the top
But should Atlanta win (and let's face it: Washington is bad), the team could wind up falling anywhere from a couple to several spots, though it would entirely depend on what teams like Jacksonville, Cleveland, Minnesota and Oakland end up doing next week.
And so here are a few games that will end up having an impact on how everything plays out as these teams continue jockeying for draft position:
Bills vs. Jaguars (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
Eagles vs. Vikings (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
49ers vs. Buccaneers (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
Bears vs. Browns (Sunday, 1 p.m.)
Chiefs vs. Raiders (Sunday, 4 p.m.)
Looking at that list, the odds of Atlanta winning and not free-falling out of the top five look a bit better. The Raiders almost certainly lose to the Chiefs. Either the Jaguars or Bills will end up losing. And the Eagles just won in a snowstorm, so that has to count for something.
In the meantime, make yourselves a drink or two, Falcons fans. It's a long wait until April.
You know, I've been watching Minnesota Vikings football since 1984 at the tender age of eight. I've seen a lot of games involving this team over the course of my lifetime. And I can honestly say that what we saw at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore on Sunday is the craziest thing I have ever seen on a football field. And it's probably the craziest thing you've ever seen on a football field, too.
The Vikings, having lost Adrian Peterson in the second quarter to a foot sprain, trailed the Baltimore Ravens at halftime by a score of 7-3, and trailed after three quarters by a score of 7-6. So, let's just get to the fourth quarter where all the good stuff happened anyway.
The second play of the fourth quarter saw Matt Cassel throw his first touchdown pass of the day when he found Jerome Simpson in the back of the end zone from eight yards out to give the Vikings a 12-7 lead. The two-point conversion failed, so the score stayed a five-point Minnesota lead.
On the next drive, the Ravens pushed all the way down to the Minnesota 21-yard line, where they faced a 4th-and-1. They tried an inside handoff to fullback Vonta Leach, but the Minnesota defense stonewalled him and the Ravens turned it over on downs. Unfortunately, all the Vikings could do was go three-and-out and punt the ball back to Baltimore.
On the Ravens' next drive, Joe Flacco threw his third interception of the day, this one going to Marcus Sherels (after Chad Greenway and Andrew Sendejo registered interceptions earlier in the game). But, again, all the Vikings could do was go three-and-out, and they punted back to the Ravens with 6:22 on the clock, still nursing that 12-7 lead.
And then. . .as we've said numerous times about this Vikings season. . .things got weird.
The Ravens pushed the ball down the field, and took the lead back when Flacco found the returning Dennis Pitta for a 1-yard touchdown pass. Baltimore made good on their two-point conversion, and they took a 15-12 lead with 2:05 left in the game. Vikings fans were fearing another late loss as Cordarrelle Patterson returned the ball to the Minnesota 32-yard line on the ensuing kickoff.
It took the Vikings just two plays to answer back. A 27-yard pass from Cassel to Simpson moved the ball to the Baltimore 41-yard line, and Toby Gerhart. . .yes, Toby Gerhart. . .handled it from there, as he dashed into the end zone from 41 yards out for a touchdown. The extra point from Blair Walsh made the score 19-15 with 1:27 left to play, and it looked like fortune may have smiled on the Vikings.
But there was still time left.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Vikings attempted to pooch kick the ball short, but it still wound up in the hands of Jacoby Jones, one of the league's best returners. Before anyone knew what was happening, he had gone 77 yards for a touchdown for the Ravens, with their extra point making the score 22-19 with 1:16 left in the game after another Patterson kick return. Fans were hoping that maybe the Vikings could get into field goal range for Walsh and send the game into overtime for a third straight week.
Patterson wasn't having any of that.
After a couple of incompletions, the Vikings were staring at 3rd-and-10 from their own 21-yard line, and Cassel flipped a pass short right for the rookie out of Tennessee. Patterson made a couple of great moves, and before you could blink, he was in the end zone for a 79-yard touchdown reception, and the extra point by Walsh put the Vikings ahead by four again, 26-22, with 45 seconds left on the clock. Jones downed the ball in the end zone, and Joe Flacco and company went to work with 80 yards to go and two time outs at their disposal.
It appeared that the game was over after Flacco overshot Pitta and threw his fourth interception of the day, which would have been the second of the afternoon for Sendejo. However, an iffy. . .and I do mean very iffy. . .pass interference call on Chad Greenway gave the Ravens new life. With ten seconds to go, Flacco found Marlon Brown in the back of the end zone, and after a review, the Ravens had another touchdown and the Ravens took the lead back 29-26. That's how it ended, as the Vikings just didn't have another miracle left in them in this one.
Neither quarterback was terribly impressive on the day. Flacco completed 28-of-50 pass attempts for 245 yards, and while he had three touchdown passes, he was also intercepted three times. Matt Cassel completed less than half of his passes (17-for-38) for 265 yards and two touchdowns. Toby Gerhart wound up leading the way in rushing for the Vikings with 89 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries, while Ray Rice had one of his better games of the year for the Ravens, with 67 yards on 17 carries.
The big story for the Vikings on offense, in my opinion, is Patterson. He had his first 100-yard game as a pro, reeling in five catches for 141 yards, and a kick return where he absolutely flattened Baltimore placekicker Justin Tucker.
He was responsible for over half of the Vikings' passing yardage in this one, and is looking more and more like a top-flight NFL wide receiver at this point. It's becoming more apparent why the Vikings gave up what they did for the ability to be able to draft him.
The Vikings fall to 3-9-1 with the loss, and are officially eliminated from post-season contention as a result.
We'll have more updates on the injuries to Adrian Peterson (foot), Xavier Rhodes (ankle. . .and who played another outstanding game), and John Carlson (possible concussion. . .yes, another one) through the rest of the day today and tomorrow. For now, I think we all need to take a rest for a little bit after one of the craziest finishes of this or any other day in Minnesota Vikings' history.
The Cincinnati Bengals took care of business at home against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Unfortunately, so did the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots, if only barely.
By defeating the Colts 42-28 at Paul Brown Stadium, the Cincinnati Bengals improve their overall record to 9-4 with the Colts falling to 8-5. The win slides Cincinnati into the No. 3 seed, virtually taking a 1.5-game lead over the Colts for the third seed (Cincinnati claims the head-to-head tiebreaker so the Colts need to win more games than the Bengals).
That much is certain.
The questions that remained asked if the Bengals could move into the second seed and/or extend their lead in the AFC North by three games.
For a moment, it seemed probable -- if we were talking about any other team.
Cleveland actually took a 26-14 lead with 2:39 remaining in the game. Tom Brady and the Patriots moved the ball 82 yards on 11 plays in 1:38 to score a touchdown (failed two-point conversion) to reduce Cleveland's lead, 26-21.
New England attempted and recovered an onside and a questionable pass interference call later put the Patriots at the Browns one-yard line. Brady hit Danny Amendola on a quick one-yard out to beat the Browns 27-26. Cleveland nearly recovered, but Billy Cundiff's 58-yard field goal attempt fell short.
No second seed this week.
Cincinnati still had an opportunity to take a three-game lead over the Baltimore Ravens, if Minnesota can beat the Ravens in Baltimore. I know, long shot. But it was a wild one.
Vikings running back Toby Gerhart scored on a 41-yard touchdown run to take a 19-15 lead with 1:27 remaining in the fourth. Jacoby Jones returned the ensuing kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown, reclaiming the lead for Baltimore, 22-19. After two incomplete passes, Matt Cassel connects on a short pass to Cordarrelle Patterson, who evades the Ravens defense and sprints 79 yards for the touchdown to give the Vikings a 26-22 lead with 45 seconds remaining.
With a little help from a Chad Greenway defensive pass interference, the Ravens go 71 yards to the Vikings nine-yard line with nine seconds remaining when Joe Flacco hit Marlon Brown at the back of the endzone for a game-winning touchdown, giving the Ravens the 29-26 win.
Still a two-game lead in the AFC North.
Now the New England Patriots can claim the No. 1 seed if the Broncos lose to the Tennessee Titans later on Sunday afternoon. Additionally, based on that scenario, if the Patriots, Broncos, and Chiefs all lose next week, the Bengals will slide into the No. 1 seed if the Bengals beat the Steelers on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps we're a bit ahead of ourselves.
The Cleveland Browns took a 26-14 lead over the New England Patriots with 2:39 to go in the game. In a season of misery for Browns fans again, Cleveland was ready to pull off the stunner of the week and a classic upset of the Patriots, despite questionable calls from officials. What we didn't know? The officials were not finished.
Tom Brady drove down the field and threw a touchdown pass to Julian Edelman with 1:01 to play. Defensive back Jordan Poyer put a hit on Edelmen to try to jar the ball loose, and he was flagged for a defenseless hit for no good reason. That played big into the onside kick, which means the Patriots would have 15 yards less to travel if they recovered. New England did recover, and two plays later, the officials gave Brady and the Patriots another gift: pass interference, and the ball at the one yard line:
Brady then threw a touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 0:31 to play, giving New England a 27-26 lead. Campbell drove the Browns down the field to get in range for a 58-yard field goal with 0:01 left on the clock, but Billy Cundiff's attempt fell short.
The Browns played an excellent game offensively and defensively -- they were the more physical team and executed in all phases of the game...except for the shoddy officiating that cost Cleveland what would have been one of the more uplifting wins this franchise has had in a long time.
A condensed drive-by-drive recap of the action. Feel free to make this your post-game thread
I'm going to try and shorten these a little bit this week. We'll see how it goes.]
Looks like the Birds get the ball first and proceed to drive it a good ways before stalling past the 50.
Falcons First Drive: Punt - Falcons 0 - Packers 0
Packers first drive, the commentator has already said, "Flynn has all day to throw." I imagine that'll be the story of the game.
Eddie Lacy is getting a ton of carries already and he's getting yards. Falcons have allowed 100+ yards rushing in the last 8 games? I barely saw that stat.
Penalty on Worrilow sustains a drive. Not sure what he was doing there. Not smart.
Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, snow is everywhere. They have a team of leafblowers to blow the lines of the field.
The Packers have driven down to around the 30 now. The Falcons D, as predicted, is not stopping anything. I don't know what Packers fans were thinking. We made Geno Smith, who might be the worst QB in the NFL right now, look like a Pro Bowler. I can't stress how terrible that is, but other teams' fans don't get it.
Falcons 3rd down D is last in the NFL. That provides some serious tears. That stat is right on the heels of another 3rd down conversion.
Packers pick up 17 on a 1st and 15. No surprise there. Dread Zone incoming.
Let's not forget this drive started on the 10, where so few drives actually result in TDs.
And the Packers terrible TD Red Zone stat is cured by the Falcons worse red zone D. Eddie Lacy plows into the end zone for a TD. The end of the first quarter coincides with the first score of the game. Oh, and DeCoud went down on that play. I know he's not played well lately, but I never want a Falcon to be injured
End of 1st Quarter, Packers First Drive: TD - Falcons 0 - Packers 7
Ryan Tannehill just tried to go deep in a blizzard. Imagine my surprise when it failed. Well, maybe not blizzard by you northern peoples' standards, but it doesn't snow where I am...ever.
It's 11 degrees in GB with a wind chill below 0. And the Packers fans are there in droves. (Probably because they're playing miserable us), but still, that's incredible.
SJax's first touch of the drive is a sweep, which gets some great blocking. Lamar Holmes went running at a DB, who immediately tried to get away from that. I would, too.
I didn't know that Lambeau had a field warmer system. That was really neat to look at. I wonder if the players' feet stay warm (or at least warmer) than they would be normally.
Now we hear Spoon and DeCoud are out. Sweet.
Wow, a nice TD pass to Drew Davis! And Billick is right, Matty had some actual pass protection there. Supposedly, the Packers pass rush isn't very good. At least we struck back this time.
Falcons 2nd Drive: TD - Falcons 7 - Packers 7
Now comes the problem. Our experienced LB is out. Our...well, DeCoud is out. Hope he's alright, but here comes another rookie. That makes...Trufant, Alford, Worrilow, Bartu, Motta, Goodman...6 out of 11. Good grief.
Wow, the Packers' second drive ends on the first play! A destructo-blast hit from William Moore knocks the ball loose from Flynn.
Packers' 2nd Drive: Fumble - Falcons 7 - Packers 7
The Packers were pretty mad about that hit, too. Now the Falcons convert a long 3rd down with Roddy White, who really looks better. He might not be 100% but a 90% Roddy is still better than most WR in the league.
Now the Falcons have 100 OL in the game, but it's a fake! And Gonzalez is wide open in the end zone for a TD. Very well done by the Falcons there.
Suddenly, after being down after the whole first quarter, the Falcons have scored 14 in just under 7 minutes.
Falcons 3rd Drive: TD - Falcons 14 - Packers 7
So the Dolphins' punt returner was falling backwards in the snow and caught the ball while falling on his rear. That's impressive.
Packers try a WR screen and Trufant is right there with a nice tackle behind the LoS.
Packers then convert a 3rd down by Jordy Nelson, who was in the middle of 4 Falcons.
Zeke Motta just laid a hit on Lacy and Lacy didn't budge. That's insane.
Well, DeCoud is out and now all I see is #41 all over the place where the ball is. Hmm......
Mason Crosby kicks a field goal to reduce the Falcons' lead to 4.
Packers 3rd Drive: FG - Falcons 14 - Packers 10
So it looks like the Packers have Fire Fans on the sidelines. What was that? Oil drum fires and fans, or something.
Good grief, Philedelphia. THAT is a blizzard.
And the Falcons drive fails without doing much of anything.
Falcons 4th Drive: Punt - Falcons 14 - Packers 10
What was that thing on the Packers sideline? Fire Iron Lung Workout Bicycle?
Well, one of the more bizarre interceptions was just returned for a TD by Spoon. What in the world.
Packers 4th Drive: TAINT - Falcons 21 - Packers 10
That's also the Halftime score ^^
Packers get the ball to start the second half. Nothing new there for Falcons fans.
A false start really hurts the Packers and the Falcons D makes a stop
Packers 5th Drive: Punt - Falcons 21 - Packers 10
And the Falcons also fail a drive without so much as a whimper
Falcons 5th Drive: Punt - Falcons 21 - Packers 10
Alford, he of supposed physical prowess, just got burned by Jordy Nelson. Actually that route fooled him pretty badly. Still, burned. Now the Packers are near the Dread Zone.
JoMass gets a sack, forcing a 3rd and long. Robert McClain makes a nice, but strange open field tackle.
Packers 6th Drive: Field Goal - Falcons 21 - Packers 13
Falcons do nothing, once again
Falcons 6th Drive: Punt
Packers next drive starts with a bone crushing sack, which then leads to an easy completion. Typical Falcons is starting to rear its ugly head now. Lacy gets hit 4 yards behind the LoS, gains 2. Sweet.
Easy completions. Easy completions. Easy completions. Here comes le Packers.
Corey Peters just ran Eddie Lacy down. I'm amused.
Falcons manage to halt the Packers in the Dread Zone. If Rodgers was here, we'd be down by 40.
Packers 7th Drive: Field Goal - Falcons 21 - Packers 16
So we've failed to do anything of note the past two offensive drives. One play ends the third quarter. So here we go to the deciding quarter, Falcons are still up 21-16.
And the Typical Falcons fumble the ball away suddenly.
Falcons 7th Drive: Fumble
Here comes Typical Falcons, back from the dregs of the first quarter. Packers already in the Dread Zone.
And they score easily.
Packers 8th Drive: TD - Falcons 21 - Packers 22 - Packers fail 2-pt Conv.
HD provides us with the first 1st Down in about 3 years. He's almost at 1000 yards, which is awesome.
SJax gets another first down, then Roddy gets his hand warmer grabbed. I don't know if that's holding but it's definitely something.
Money Matt Bryant misses the field goal by literally a yard, giving the Packers excellent field position to put the game away.
Falcons 8th Drive: Nothing
Falcons manage to keep the Packers from doing anything there.
Packers 9th Drive: Punt
As you may have noticed, I stopped putting the score if it doesn't change.
Quizz just laid a slam to Morgan Burnett. That was nice on that screen.
That was not nice on that throw to SJax.
That was nice on that throw to Gonzalez. Looks like the Packer that tackled Gonzo is down. He just held Gonzalez and still gave up the catch. I'd be down too. But really, hope he's alright.
Then another play with more Packers injuries. Then they ran into each other.
Big 3rd and 9 here...and the Falcons require a timeout.
Miserable play call on 3rd and 9 makes it 4th down.
I'm so torn between whether or not I want us to win. I mean...I want us to win, but winning provides literally nothing for the team at this point except a worse draft pick. I'm thinking of the team's long term future at this point.
And that's pretty much the game. Gonzalez drops a first down pass. Could've been a better throw, but it's zero degrees out there.
Falcons 9th Drive: Fail
3rd and 9 here for the Pack. If they throw, they win. If they run, we get a (small) chance.
They run, and Osi throws the heck out of Lacy.
So Matty will get about 50 seconds to take the ball roughly...who knows, 40 yards? We'll need it inside of 50 yards to win the game, methinks.
Packers 10th drive: Punt
SO after that punt, Matty gets the ball on the 9. We need 60 yards in 44 seconds.
Two plays, they're at their own 43. And an incompletion.
Now we have 17 seconds to get 25 yards. We also must get out of bounds.
And HD drops a perfect pass. And now it's 3rd and 10.
Well, that was our chance at it. But the Packers inexplicably have an illegal substitution. No wonder they had 7 DBs on the field, they also had 6 LBs and 5 DL.
Nevermind, they got a "timeout".
Well, here we go. 3rd and 10. And it's a pick.
Ball game, your final score:
Falcons 21 - Packers 22
Another winnable game lost because of stupid mistakes.
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