Monday Night Football Week Six Live-Blog: Giants-Browns 2nd Half

Monday, October 13, 2008



Hey AA what is the o/u on Browns flag tonight (Via Johnny Yellow)

The official number is set at 14.

Yep, Eli is showing his true colors tonight with all the errors he's making, but boy was he lucky that the Browns are ridiculously undisciplined, or else that awful fumble would have counted. (Via Anon)

He seems to be settling down now, but we shall see. 2nd Half starting in a few and it will be Giants ball.

"No mistake by the lake."- Mike Tirico talking about the Browns play tonight

10:24- Downed in the endzone, Giants ball at their 20.

Eli Manning with play action and it's picked downfield!!! McDonald then runs it all the way back to Giants' territory. Manning and Burress were not on the same page there.

"Settling down" into 2005 Eli form. On cue - INT # 2. (Via Mal)

Yes....thanks very much for pointing that out Mal. Browns ball at the NY 36....Lewis nowhere on first down. Harrison on the reverse (which was called correctly for once) and he takes it all the way to the 13!!! Great play.

Lewis goes for two and follows that up with another two. 3rd and 5, and the Browns need a TD here. Anderson to Stallworth! Noooooo. Just off his fingertips. Dawson out for another FG.....

Good. 20-14 Browns.

You know your season is going well when your own player tackles you on an interception return and hurts himself doing it. (Via Dan)

Haha...this could become a "You might be a redneck" kind of thing.

So, where is all of Tony's talk about how Eli is better than Big Ben now? (Via HW)

Yeah he stopped all that chatter quickly.

I've mostly been watching the Giants game but everytime i turn to FOX Tim McCarver has just been plain awful. (Via Anon)

Me too. I heard both the bunt/passed ball comments when Victorino was up and that slider nonsense from earlier. I might have to switch over to the game for a bit.

10:35- Jacobs for four on first down, incomplete to Burress on second and they have to call a timeout as the Cleveland crowd gets loud.

"When I look at the Cleveland Browns helmets it looks like someone put the numbers on with magic markers."- Tony Kornheiser third quarter
"Did somebody write those numbers on the Browns helmets with a Sharpie?"- Mal at 9:02pm

Hmmmmm. Manning on a scramble and he gets the first. Jacobs to the left and he adds another first. He runs again but this time he's dropped behind the line. And again....nowhere. 3rd and long....

Browns blitz! Manning sacked.

"This isn't the Super Bowl."- Mike Tirico on Manning not being able to escape the Browns' grasp

10:45- Cribbs goes nowhere and it will be Browns ball at their own 10. The Browns and Giants trade penalties and then Lewis reels of about four. Lewis again and he gets a nice gainer of about 11 and a first.

Incomplete pass as Dinkins drops it on first and whoa....Harrison almost breaks one but is tackled by the shoelaces right before the marker. 3rd and 2....got it. Good run there and Tirico correctly credits the O-line on that one. When they're not false starting, they're not that bad.

Play action to Dinkins....incomplete. Annnnnnnd.....false start. Penalty number seven. 2nd and 15....Anderson to Heiden and that'll make it third and a "manageable", 3rd and 4....

Heiden again and another first down! Kellen Winslow who? All the way down to the Giants' 37....annnnd they immediately commit a hold. Good lord.

"We're betting the over on the Browns penalties tonight right?"- Tony Kornheiser

Edwards is wide open on 1st an 20 and he picks up a ton of those yards back. It'll be 2nd and 6....Anderson to Edwards.....dropped....again. 3rd and 6....screen to Wright and that's right at the marker....FIRST DOWN!

Browns penalty....drink. Anderson to Harrison down to the 11 for 18 yards and that's a huuuuuge play!

End of the third....20-14 Browns and they're looking to score again.

"The dog pound got a bone they can chew on here tonight"- Mike Tirico (Via Mal)

Anderson rolls out....HIT.....TOUCHDOWN BRAYLON EDWARDS! Way to hang in there. It wasn't pretty but it got there.

27-14 Browns and Ross is down for the Giants.


Coughlin is wondering how the Browns are beating his team. He looks confused. (Via BWAlaska)

11:06- Bradshaw muffs the kick and he can only bring it out to his 12 yard line. Jacobs for three on first down and a facemask on him on second down will make it 2nd and 16. Manning hits Smith over the middle for a nice gain though and that will make it 3rd and 4....

Manning to Smith again! First down. The other S. Smith is everywhere tonight. Eric Wright on the corner blitz and he brings down Jacobs. Wright is having a great game tonight. Jacobs gets a nice gainer on 2nd down and it'll be 3rd and short....

Manning to Burress and that was too easy. Braylon Edwards tries to strip him on the sidelines, but that doesn't work either. First down into Browns' territory. Ward up the middle and he's all the way to the 30! Another first.

And Ward again....almost the same exact play. First down at the Browns' 15. Jacobs for five......

Manning under pressure....PICKED! It's Wright and he only has Manning to beat.....GONE!!!!! Pick six for the Browns....amazing. That makes three for Eli....

35-14 Browns with 8 minutes left to go!


Baseball time! Top of the 8th Phillies have a man on first and Pat Burrell pops it up for out number one. Victorino up.....

GONE! TWO-RUN SHOT TO RIGHT!!! That's a nice F-you to the Dodgers.

Feliz flies out but Ruiz hits a single and the go ahead run is on. Stairs to the plate. Pitching change.


11:20- Back to Football and of course Eli is making the Eli Manning face. Nice return by Bradshaw out to the 40 and a draw to Ward nets 18. Eli avoids a sack and/or fumble...and hit Burress for another first down at the Browns' 30. Ward again and he's running all over the Browns! Ball all the way to 14 yard line in what seems like 14 seconds.

Manning to Smith, but that's only for a half a yard and they have to take a timeout on second down. Not what they wanted there.

STAIRS KILLS ONE!!!!!!!!!!!! Phillies 7-5 in the 8th. WOW! That's a dagger if I've ever seen one.

2nd and 9....Manning to Ward and he only gets a yard. 5 minutes to go. 3rd and 8....Draw to Jacobs and that's a sure sign they're going for it on 4th. 4th and 2....

INCOMPLETE! Browns ball with 3:58 to go.

In other news...Big Brown retired hurting Detroit Shock's chances at a repeat championship. (Via Mal)

"Just shocking."- Tim McCarver

Rollins with a stolen base and he's on second with two out and a 2-2 count to Werth. Utley on deck. And JW fouls it off...and again. Strike out....crazy inning and FOX cues the Rocky music.


Browns ball....3rd and 7.....LEWIS FOR 13 YARDS! That might just about do it. First and 10 Browns at their own 21 and the Giants are out of timeouts. Two minute warning.

That's it folks and the NFC East was officially dreadful this past weekend. I'm switching over to Baseball and will have videos if anything else crazy happens.

Final: Browns 35 - Giants 14

87 Comments:

Eli: Hey Peyton, look a girl is really dancing with me.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

I gotta say I love that annoying "wooop" sound Chris Berman makes during every highlight. If I had the power I'd release an alarm clock with that noise as the alarm.

Lammy742 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

"Settling down" into 2005 Eli form. On cue - INT # 2.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

You know your season is going well when your own player tackles you on an interception return and hurts himself doing it.

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

that was a weird throw..had to be some sort of miscommunication

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

So, where is all of Tony's talk about how Eli is better than Big Ben now?

You imbecilic douche.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Nice play call

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Did Romeo just think that they had an 8-game pre season?

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

I've mostly been watching the Giants game but everytime i turn to FOX Tim McCarver has just been plain awful.


For instance, criticizing the Dodgers' corner infielders for playing in for the bunt since Victorino was up. Guess what Victorino did..bunt.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Casey Blake....deep....gone. A solo shot and it's 4-3 LA.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

Is it just me or like half the time when DA hands off to Lewis does it look like he doesn't know which side Lewis wants to take it on?

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

TK just rambles about poetry and psyches. Save it for your newspaper column, Tony. Oh, wait...

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

Ah, a certain poetry.

Thank you Tony for enlightening us, and being so swell.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Gotta love every reciever throwing up their hands wanting a flag. It's their excuse when they don't make the play.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

My poem:

Tony Korny has no hair

Of his breath, they say BEWARE

When he talks

no one cares

Tony Korny has no hair.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  
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ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

I have to think ESPN wanted 3 Browns games because there would be a 1 in 3 chance to get Brady Quinn in the game.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

A misthrow on a bunt results in an error and a man scoring for LA. 5-3 Dodgers and I'm getting angrier and angrier.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

Oh, great. Now Kornheiser is stealing my material.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

Ryan Howard isn't gonna win a Gold Glove anytime soon. Sac bunt turns to a 5-3 LA lead and men on 2nd and 3rd w/ no outs.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

Hey, Tony busted out a "Nijinsky" reference.

And he stole it from Myron Cope...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:41:00 PM  

The Browns need cheerleaders so the random shots don't have to be of the very ugly fans.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

Has anyone seen them show stars in the crowd at Chavez Ravine? I swear I think I see Milly Vanilly sitting behind homeplate.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

"It's come easy for the Giants, until tonight." - Mike Tirico forgetting that the Bengals took the Giants to OT in the Meadowlands.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

"This isn't the Super Bowl, Eli isn't going anywhere."-Mike

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:43:00 PM  

Christ, Eli goes from a fine sharp point of a mind to confused idiot in one fuckin play!

give me a break Jaworski!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

Isn't half of Milli Vanilli dead? Maybe it's just Vanilli.

Oct 13, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

ooooo...what tune is that?

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

You know, even if he doesn't play tonight something tells me Kellen Winslow is going to have a huge sack.

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

Is the Browns offense without KE3 the same as the Giants offense last year without Shockey? Hmmm.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

Stupid penalties killing the Browns

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

Eyre's first wide-one to Man-Ram was pretty close to the plate... I really wanted to see Manny go Vladdy style and swing at the intentional walk pitch.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

"It's unseen to see a team have so many penalty's."-Mike, while talking about the Browns.

The call is against the Giants

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

You know Tirico wants to say what happened to Winslow so bad...you can hear it in his voice.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

How many times has Jaws predicted a particular play to happen, and in fact, it actually happens. I love this guy..smart football mind

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

Was Romeo dozing off there? 6:43 left in 3rd.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

I didn't now there were sidline reporters at the game? We need more Suzy.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

Was Romeo just sleeping?

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

I thought Packers fans were ugly...

Holy crap.

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

"The Browns are playing more like the Giants than the Giants are playing like the Giants." - Tony Kornheiser



Hmm....that quote is so familiar, just different words.

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

At 49er16, he actually clarified that, right after he said it..no fair

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:49:00 PM  

Double Play! Chase Utley! Incredible! The Phils still have a chance, down by 2 with 9 outs to work with.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

C'mon man, this is an ugly, ugly game

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

"This is not rocket scientry."

Jay said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

'hut, hut'...lol..it really isnt that hard

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

@jfein: Has Fox played "I Love LA" going to every break? It just seems like it.

Oct 13, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

this is idiotic..how many penalties can you commit

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

"So we are betting the over on Browns penalties."-Tony

Al Michaels would want it on some of that action.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

"Seeing the field with clarity." Jaws

What does that mean?

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

what happened to braylon

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:54:00 PM  

Damn, jaws just ripped Tony...

"Did ya give up on that short receiver thing?" after Tony went on about a stupid analogy to a car or something that he talked to Phil Savage today about or something...

tony is now quiet.

Thanks Jaws!

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

"And the dog pound has a bone to chew on tonight."-Mike

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

MT: "The dog pound got a bone they can chew on here tonight".

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

"Derek Anderson is playing so much better than he has all seaon" - Tony Kornheiser with the Captain Obvious quote of the year.

"End of the 3rd quarter. And the dog pound really has a bone it can chew on here tonight". - Mike Tirico.

Nice pun, Mike. Nice pun. You've been waiting all game for that one, haven't you?

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 10:59:00 PM  

A pre-hoodie Belicheck.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

Edwards didn't drop that one.

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

Coughlin is wondering how the Browns are beating his team. He looks confused.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:01:00 PM  

I hope Aaron Ross isn't hurt, but he has sucked tonight.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Was Braylon wearing a Penn State T-shirt? Odd for a Michigan man.

BWAlaska said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

@ RJBO: Joe Buck has been rooting for the Dodgers constantly tonight. And while I haven't really noticed the music, I am not surprised at all.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

8th inning coming up with the heart of the Phils order (Howard, Burrell, and Victorino) due up. If the Phils are going to make this interesting, now is the time to do so.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

"[The Giants] figured they would just come in here and win" - Tony Kornheiser

That, my friend, is what we call a trap game. It already happened to Dallas and Washington (what a shame, AA.....what a shame) this week.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

"It's not about who you play, but when you play them." -Jaws

That's the smartest thing I've heard all night in either the baseball or football game.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

"No superstars on that offensive line of the Giants." -Tirico

Is there a single OL superstar in the league?

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

Game.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Why does everyone think they are Deion Sanders?

49er16 said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Why force that throw on 2nd down and 4 with plenty of time left? Dumb. Throw it away and go back to the huddle.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

You know what I like about Tom Coughlin, Eli and the Giants offense?

That they are totally fucking up.

They can't help kissing the ass of the NYC ballclubs...

Hollywood Wags said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

HR Victorino - tie game.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Wow....touchdown Browns. Cue moment of Eagles homerism: YES! YES! YES! End moment of Eagles homerism.

Two things: First of all, who had the Eagles being the only NFC East team to pick up a win this week. If you did, run to Vegas, you're the luckiest man in the world.

Second of all, who had the Tennessee Titans as the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. If you did, run to Vegas you're the luckiest person in the world.

VICTORINO.....DEEP....GONE!!!!!!!!!!! A 2-RUN SHOT AND THIS ONE IS TIED!!!!!!!!!

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

That 31-13 prediction is looking pretty close.

Oh wait, wrong team winning...

Dan said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Why is Jaws so adamant that they should have gone for 1, saying "it's too early" to do it?

Whether it's 19 or 20, 3 TD's and PATs win. Seems ike 21 is the way to go.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

"That's a nice F-you to the Dodgers"

Hahahahahaha. I was thinking the same thing to myself. That's revenge for the shenanigans last night!

Sorry for my blatant Philadelphia homerism but this night just keeps getting better and better...

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

Time out. Matt Stairs is on the Phils' roster?

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

Touche, Matt Stairs.

Bazooka Jones said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

Good googily moogily, Stairs.

Oct 13, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

STAIRS.....DEEP....GONE!!!!! F-U LA, A PINCH-HIT 2-RUN SHOT AND IT'S 7-5 PHILADELPHIA!

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

In other news...Big Brown retired hurting Detroit Shock's chances at a repeat championship.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

After the incomplete pass on 4th down to Smith - that was the best "Manning Face" in a couple of years.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Hey - Joe Namath with the Manning Face.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:31:00 PM  

Jaws tells Tony he wasn't paying attention as Tony complained that Jaws wasn't upset at the lack of urgency by the Giants offense on the last possession.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

Wow, so many penalties and this game will finish in less than 3 hours?

ssreporters said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:36:00 PM  

7-5 Phils heading into the ninth.

JFein said...
Oct 13, 2008, 11:51:00 PM  

2 out in the bottom of the 9th. Phils still up by 2.

JFein said...
Oct 14, 2008, 12:06:00 AM  
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JFein said...
Oct 14, 2008, 12:09:00 AM  

Kent lines it to Feliz and the Phillies are one game away from the World Series!!!

JFein said...
Oct 14, 2008, 12:10:00 AM  

Looks as if Barrack O'Eli has fallen to Earth ... The Giants were nothing more than media hype.

Gee? They've beaten the worst teams the league has to offer ...

.. the Bengals in OT (0-6)

.. the Seahawks (1-5 / beat the Rams)

.. the Rams (1-5 / beat the Redskins)

.. the Browns (2-4 / beat the Bengals and Giants)

.. they beat the Redskins ... who with a couple of slight breaks could be 0-6).

H-Y-P-E!

If this team were playing in the Midwest the NY media would be hammering them as over-rated. Thanks ESPN..thanks alot.

dmcg88 said...
Oct 14, 2008, 8:26:00 AM  

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