NFL Open Thread - Week 7 Late Games

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Ready to dance into the late games with Peyton? Let's go over what we've seen so far today:
  • St. Louis looks like a very good offensive team, and it helps when Dallas has no secondary left to defend against the pass. It's 34-7 as I write this.
  • Brandon Jacobs has had a good day and the G-men are up by 10 on the Niners.
  • NORV! just stupidly wasted a challenge on a Phil Rivers fumble. Buffalo up by nine thanks to two Marshawn Lynch TDs.
  • The Titans are running all over the Chiefs. Both Chris Johnson and LenDale White have more than 150 yards on the ground each; Johnson has 1 TD and White 3 (and White is sitting on my bench while Johnson plays. Dammit.)
  • Cincinnati is turrible. 34-10, Steelers.
  • 48-34 is not supposed to be the score of a Vikings-Bears game. Gus Frerotte has helped by throwing 3 picks.
  • Carolina is demolishing the Saints 30-7.
  • Ravens win on the road thanks to turnovers by the Fins.
CBS:

Indianapolis at Green Bay - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
NY Jets at Oakland - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross, Dan Fouts
Cleveland at Washington - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

Fox:

Detroit at Houston - Chris Rose, J.C. Pearson, Nischelle Turner

Blech. Raiders vs. Gunslinger for me. I think I'd rather cook instead.

Posted by Signal to Noise at 3:45 PM

49 Comments:

How are we supposed to sell the London game now? Two 3-4 teams with no defense to speak of?

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:16:00 PM  

I just got the Bills/Chargers final score on my blog exactly right. I said 23-14 and that was the result.

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

The Raiders have already committed two defensive offsides penalties on the first Jets drive.

This is going to be a fun day.

Every week I think the Chargers are going to catch up and make it close with the Broncos in the division, they shit the bed. Watch them lose in London next week, too.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

How is it that I'm stuck with the least watchable games possible today? I had G-Men-49ers with the 9ers supplying the butt, the Bungles supplying the butt to the Steelers, and now the Jets and the Raiders, for what will probably be another butt supplying.

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

"A third offsides call on the Raiders, and it's another delicious 1st and 5 for Brett Favre." - Dick Enberg

I didn't know 1st and 5s were on the menu at McAfee.

"Another completion. He's going for a baker's dozen on the first drive!" - Enberg on Favre hitting Dustin Baker for another pass.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

YEAHHHHHH TITANS 6-0!!!!!!

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

Enberg: He's got a Baker's dozen on the opening drive!

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:23:00 PM  

JFein - there were more butt-whippings than competitive games today. Unless you get Colts-Packers you're stuck with more of it this afternoon, too.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

The NFL gets stranger every week. We should start a pool for which last place team beats a top 5 team.

alex said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:25:00 PM  

The Raiders have a first and goal, taking advantage of a Leon Washington fumble. Let's see if they actually get in the end zone.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

"This is the 5-yard torture for these fans in Oakland." - Enberg, after a touchdown pass is negated by an illegal formation penalty on 2nd and goal.

Commitment to Excrement.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:47:00 PM  

Oh Great ! FG fest

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

"Washington runs into the wedge and gets hits like....like...like a 500-pound weight landed on him." - Enberg
"That wasn't a wedge, it was a wall!" - Randy Cross
"That'll clear your sinuses." - Dan Fouts

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

"A Lambeau Lee! 10-7 Packers." - Jim Nantz

ssreporters said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

"Whoa, Nellie. Just wanted to make you comfortable, Dan" - Dick Enberg channeling Keith Jackson to Dan Fouts

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 4:58:00 PM  

"Now the special teams are infected" - Dan Fouts after another Raiders penalty.

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:01:00 PM  

The referee for the Jets- Raiders game is Ron Winter. Anytime I see his crew working a game, the over/under for the amount of penalties called should be about 25. Terrible officiating crew.

Gregg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:05:00 PM  

HE'S A GUNSLINGER, PEOPLE!

Nice pick, Brett.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:06:00 PM  

"That was a WWF tackle" - Dick Enberg, who does not realize that WWF changed their name to WWE....6 YEARS AGO!!!

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:11:00 PM  

No Gregg. Ron Winter is the ref for the Colts/Packers game. I don't know how the other games on CBS are going because they refuse to give updates. We only got 1 during the Titans/Chiefs game and that was the Cowboys game in the middle of the 2nd quarter.

ifiok2567 said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

Yeah S2N, I started Chris Johnson too. He should have had 2 more touchdowns but they had to feed it to Lendale White inside the 10, I hate that! If I were Chris I would be pissed, he was the workhorse. Lendale had that one big run but Johnson carried the majority of the load.

Fairplay said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:13:00 PM  

And I wonder who got that Browns/Redskins snore fest today. 0-0 with 4 minutes in the 1st half.

ifiok2567 said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:16:00 PM  

Fairplay, it's really my fault. I was the one who thought Ricky Williams was going to have a good game and started him instead of LenDale in the flex spot.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:17:00 PM  

"Everybody's a kid at the ball park" - Dick Enberg in a really creepy voice. Although seeing as their at McAfee Colliseum, I can't say I disagree...

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

You know a commercial is played too often when you can't get the jingle out of your head.
"Saved by 0....Saved by 0..." AAHHH!!! GET OUT!!!

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:27:00 PM  

"We expect this to be tight but we thought there would be there more scoring."-Ian Eagle Redskins/Browns

That's what she said.

I Worship Erin Andrews said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:29:00 PM  

"They dont want to take any chances with the game in hand." - dan Fouts on the Raiders running at the end of the first half, and tied at 3

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:30:00 PM  

Chris Rose is turrible.

That is all.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:37:00 PM  

"Not much to talk about here" - Boomer Esiason in regards to the Raiders-Bretts game.
"Less to talk about here" - James Brown as the scoreboard changes to the Redskins-Browns game.

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:38:00 PM  

@ jg: Remember. This is the Raiders we're talking about. The fact that the game is 3-3, to Raiders fans, is like winning the Super Bowl.

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

"With 8 penalties, we're kinda in low def" - Randy Cross at the start of 2nd half

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

Oh I have that AFL-style Cleveland-Washington game here in WV: 11 punts, ONE FG attempt (missed of course) in the first half. Cleveland has 59 total yds so far. Fun...

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:46:00 PM  

The Jets allowed the Raiders to score on a 70-something yard drive, even after O-lineman Quinn Harris picked up his third and fourth false start penalties of the game on that drive.

J-E-T-S SUCK SUCK SUCK!

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:54:00 PM  

Oops, my mistake. The crappy officiating crew is doing the Colts-Packers game. I consumed one too many Budweiers watching the Bears game. Sorry for the bad post.

Gregg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 5:58:00 PM  

"That is by far the biggest play of the game." Ian Eagle, after a 35-yd pass from Chad Campbell to Santana Moss--and a testament to the massive amounts of suck this game has had.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:01:00 PM  

"We have points in Landover, Maryland. Finally." Eagle after Washington goes up 7-0 with 7:30 to go in the 3rd qtr. Portis ran it in from 3 yds out.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

"He got a turkey wing there" - Cross on the player that sacked Favre

"Faneca prevents further disaster by falling on the ball." - Enberg, no Dick, maybe the Jets OL should do their freakin job and keep the Gunslinger from getting sacked

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:05:00 PM  

And ya can't spell gus ferotte without...GUH!

JamesCraven said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

"You cant blame crowd noise." - Randy Cross after a false start on Raiders, and a very quiet stadium

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  

I don't get the Jets. You trade for Favre and he only passes 23 times against a pass defense that was torched last week. I'm bitter because I started him this week I guess.

Fairplay said...
Oct 19, 2008, 6:46:00 PM  

And out of nowhere we have a good one in Washington. 14-11 Skins and Cleveland has the ball at their 29 with just under 2 mins left and no TOs. See, if they did this the whole game, it might have been worth watching.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:05:00 PM  

Why do coaches bother to freeze the kickers with last minute timeouts?? Sigh, at the dumbness of the Raiders..

JFein said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:08:00 PM  

Phil Dawson (who Washington elected NOT to ice) missed a 54-yd FG wide right, so Skins will squeak by. The kick had plenty of distance; he just pushed it.

I'm just glad it's over. I don't think I could have watched more of that poor excuse for a game, anyway.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

I can't believe CBS is subjecting us to more of this crap. Please, Jets, kick a FG and get it over with.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

The Gunslinger in OT.

And the Holmgren / Gruden "Genius" Bowl tonight.

Is CBS not doing in game updates to save money ?

jg said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:22:00 PM  

Is CBS not doing in game updates to save money ?
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We got plenty of them with Buf-SD, Pit-Cin, and Indy-GB

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 7:36:00 PM  

Janikowski nailed a 57-yarder with two minutes left in OT to win it. There were also five total punts in the thirteen minutes of overtime.

Ted said...
Oct 19, 2008, 8:00:00 PM  

jg@722: Jets-Raiders had no late-game scores on screen until late in the 1st quarter. Also had no updates from the Redskins game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 19, 2008, 8:41:00 PM  

Rich Eisen on the NFL Total Access Postgame Show: "The Browns and Redskins played a 'pointless' game until the 3rd Quarter."

Brad James said...
Oct 20, 2008, 2:08:00 PM  

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