Monday Night Football Week Seven: Pregame

Monday, October 20, 2008


Who: Broncos at Patriots
Where: Gillette Stadium
Why: So Tony can think he's a genius for explain how losing Brady, REALLY hurt the Patriots.
Spreads: Patriots -3, O/U 48.5
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser

MNF Links:

Five Things To Watch Tonight (Boston Herald)
Cutler's mobility will give aging Patriots problems (ESPN)
Coaches Shanahan, Belichick set to match wits again (Rocky Mountain News)
Week 7 Preview: Broncos at Patriots (Pats Blog)
Injury Report (Bronco Talk)

Monday Night Countdown Segments:

Dallas Drama

Reporter Greg Garber looks at all the elements that make up the “soap opera” of the Cowboys season.

Titans Defensive Line Unity

The Tennessee D-line keeps a circular chain with each player’s number on it to signify strength in unity. Countdown’s Jackson travels to Nashville to find out what the chain means to the Titans’ “front four.”

Mayne Event: The Helmet Debate

Senators John McCain and Barack Obama held their third and final presidential campaign debate Wednesday night, making their stances known on the economy, health care and national security. In this week’s “Mayne Event,” Kenny Mayne wanted to find out where the two candidates are on the hot-button issue of 2008 – NFL helmet safety.

Countdown’s “Spin The Wheel”

In “Spin The Wheel,” Countdown analysts discuss and debate hot-button NFL topics and issues displayed on a wheel.

EA Sports Virtual Playbook: Dwight Freeney vs. Aaron Rodgers

In EA Sports Virtual Playbook, Tom Jackson breaks down Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and the techniques he will use to get to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

AA's Prediction:

Well I was obviously dead wrong last week, so let's see if I can get back on track. I think the Broncos will be just too fast on both sides of the ball tonight, and win a close one on a Prater FG.....

Broncos 24 - Patriots 21

12 Comments:

EA Sports Virtual Playbook: Dwight Freeney vs. Aaron Rodgers

In EA Sports Virtual Playbook, Tom Jackson breaks down Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and the techniques he will use to get to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

What?

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

I agree with you and disagree with you AA. I agree that the Broncos will win, but I don't think it will be that close. The Patriots are without Brady are mediocre at best who have benefitted greatly from an easy schedule.

Broncos 30, Patriots 10

Over/Under on the amount of times that Tony Kornheiser mentions Brady: 11. Remember this is the first time the Pats have been on MNF since the Brady injury. Korny's never had this talking point to work with....until now.

JFein said...
Oct 20, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

What's the deal with ESPN NOT reporting on the Brett Favre story? I'm sick of hearing about him too, but isn't this more relevant than the crap they usually report on? Also, I trust Jay Glazer.

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2008, 6:48:00 PM  

Yeah I have no idea what that's about Anon. I was going to touch on it this afternoon, but it was pretty much covered elsewhere.

Might have something to say if they don't bring it up at some point tonight though. Just odd.

Oct 20, 2008, 7:10:00 PM  

Don't you know, AA? The Saint Of Football Brett Favre can do no wrong. And if he does do wrong, ESPN certainly won't want to talk about it...

JFein said...
Oct 20, 2008, 7:14:00 PM  

You can't punish kids!

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2008, 7:46:00 PM  

Jeezis Christ that Berman commercial is the worst.

CGI can do amazing things...

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2008, 7:49:00 PM  

AA?
Where can i check out that Mayne Event thing on helumt safety?

BK said...
Oct 20, 2008, 7:50:00 PM  

Richard Seymour's favorite steroid? Anadrol, because it makes him extra crazy.

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2008, 7:53:00 PM  

Berman just made Cris Carter look stupid...

LOL

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2008, 8:04:00 PM  

Wow Emmitt.

"Sympathy cause."

I think he said he would give his top four teams then named five?

hollywood wags said...
Oct 20, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

Do they need all of these dumbasses on on show? The fact that ole glass eye booyah is on the sideline pisses me off too. That guy is so lame and his schtick is old. It was old 5 years ago. Add Emmitt and his poor use of cliches, phrases, and just plain English makes for a show no one watches for insight, only comedy.

Anonymous said...
Oct 20, 2008, 8:26:00 PM  

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