NFL Open Thread - Week 16 Late Games

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Brian Westbrook, doing the proper stretching for the game against the Skins. Quick notes:

  • Two Large Ben picks have led to a major point swing in Tennessee's favor. Chris Johnson and LenDale White have a six a piece, and Kerry Collins hooked up with Justin Gage early with a bullet for a score. Large Ben has thrown two TD passes. 24-14, Titans, 6:30 left.
  • Two picks by Shaun Hill have the 49ers down 16-3 to the awful, awful Rams. 16-3, 5 minutes left.
  • Shootout in Arrowhead! 31-all tie between Chiefs and Fins. Two TDs for Pennington and Thigpen on the passing end, Ted Gin and Ricky Williams with rushing scores for Miami. Larry Johnson and Thigpen also rushed for scores. 8 minutes left.
  • 4 TD passes by Philip Rivers and a pick six by Antoine Cason make up the majority of the Chargers' scoring. 41-24 over Tampa Bay, this one's almost done and SD will be watching and rooting for Buffalo in the late games.
  • There's 10 minutes left in the snow in Foxborough, and the snow has been the only pretty thing about this game. Matt Leinart is in at QB for the Cards, who are getting blanked by the Pats 47-0. 3 TD passes by Matt Cassel, 2 rushing TDs for LaMont Jordan, and 4 FGs.
  • Detroit is now officially 0-15 after getting ass-nailed by the Saints 42-7. 351 yards passing and two TDs for Drew Brees, and four different rushers added TDs for New Orleans.
  • A pick six by Leon Hall and a Ryan Fitzpatrick TD pass to Chris Henry put the Bengals over the Browns 14-0.
Now, your late games:

Fox:

Philadelphia at Washington - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman and Pam Oliver
Atlanta at Minnesota - Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger and Laura Okmin

CBS:

NY Jets @ Seattle - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
Buffalo @ Denver - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots
Houston @ Oakland - Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein

Posted by Signal to Noise at 3:55 PM

68 Comments:

This question was brought up in the Early Games thread, the question being why we got to see all of the New England slaughter. According to another site, a person there said that because the other two games didn't sell out and thus were blocked out in their home cities, you can't switch to them (?) I think the NFL can F off and die for the whole blackout rule and how it's disgracefully bad and stupid, but yeah that's allegedly why that happened.

Dec 21, 2008, 4:15:00 PM  

Oh, and the NFL can also F off for the rule saying that at 4:15, you can't watch any game that you get switched to after your game is finished with. It's off to Justin.tv to try and watch the end of the Dolphins game.

Dec 21, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

The 49ers came back to beat the Rams. I can drink in joy today.

49er16 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:17:00 PM  

The NFL has some dumb rules. Why can't they show more than 15 minutes of the early game that runs late (CBS isn't allowed to show the conclusion of the Fins-Chiefs game).

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

49er16 - JESUS CHRIST THE RAMS ARE PATHETIC. That game was supposed to be over.

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

Skins OL = fail

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

The Vikings are still mad at Atlanta for preventing them from going to the Super Bowl 10 years ago after a 15-1 regular season.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:22:00 PM  

The Titans are the best team in the NFL.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

Eddie Royal busts an end-around all the way to the Buffalo 9, and the Broncos are already up 7-0.

Dick Jauron will be enjoying a nice payout when he gets fired.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:29:00 PM  

from our friend One More Dying Quail:

"Roddy White is a Matt Ryan creation." - Brian Baldinger.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:30:00 PM  

correction. here's the full quote:

"Roddy White, going to his first Pro Bowl, having a fantastic season, been a benefit of that golden arm of Matt Ryan." - Baldinger

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:32:00 PM  

Meanwhile, Jim Rome is Burninating cheering loudly as the Lying Downs go to 0-15. They're at Green Bay next week, and have been pathetic outdoors all year.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

If Matt Millen was still in charge with the Lions, I would joke they were on the clock to take Michael Crabtree.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

"If your wife hates it, you gotta get rid of it." - Joe Buck, as he and Troy discuss the Eagles' late season bears.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:49:00 PM  

@S2N

If that's true how the hell does Buck still live there ?

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:51:00 PM  

They're on the clock to take Tim tebow if he comes out, Paulie Walnuts.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:52:00 PM  

@JG - HEY-O!

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:55:00 PM  

I was saying Crabtree because his history of picking WR in the first round, but they could be dumb enough to pick Tebowner.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:56:00 PM  

Skins need to dump Suisham into the Potomac, misses another FG

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 4:56:00 PM  

Gus Johnson is awful. His annoying yelling voice is getting to me everytime the seahawks do something goof.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

Dont miss Prison Break Fall Finale ! How is that show still on air ? Well ER lasted 15 years so I guess anything's possible.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:02:00 PM  

@jg: HI-YO!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:03:00 PM  

I don't think those whopper commcials are real.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:03:00 PM  

"he didnt play well last week against the Bangles' - Aikman on Skins QB Jason Campbell

80s music flashback !

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

"I just think the Redskins are a better team when Clinton Portis is in the game, not on the sidelines."

Cutting, insightful work there, Troy.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:04:00 PM  

"Seahawks playing mistake free football." - Gus Johnson


2 lost fumbles (including one inside the Jets 5) would beg to differ.

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:11:00 PM  

If Jansen and Samuels ever see the field again for the Skins, Zorn and all the offensive coaches need to go.

And Skins cheerleaders in Santa outfits !

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:11:00 PM  

Man is the Metrodome dead today. I mean it's not like the fans have to be all that loud considering the sound waves just bounce all over the place in there. Was it too cold to tailgate? Are they refusing to sell beer in the concessions? For a game with playoff implications, this is SAD.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:12:00 PM  

Suisham actually makes a FG !

The end is near !

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:12:00 PM  

And Jim Zorn channeling his inner Norv Turner and will lose the challenge.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:22:00 PM  

"They didnt call him Slingin Sammy Baugh for handing it off." - Aikman, on former Skins QB Sammy Baugh who died this week.

And to think I was dreading having to hear Buck today.

Amazing stat about Baugh he led the league for the season once with 71 completions. That's a two or three game total today.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:23:00 PM  

@Anon 5:12

It could be that FOX has the crowd mics turned down for whatever reason. I guess they would rather us hear stockton, billick, and baldinger.

Oaklandfan said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:25:00 PM  

Why are they reporting on Will Allen sleeping with a baby blanket? How is this information important to the outcome of this game?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:28:00 PM  

Seahawks 7 Jets 3 at the half...

SSReporters said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:31:00 PM  

@Walnuts 5:28

It's called pointless filler, or its the end of the season and we dont give a sh*t.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:32:00 PM  

Eagles have 55 yards of total offense, that's pathetic.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:36:00 PM  

"That sack takes Washington out of FG." - Buck after Campbell gets sacked

"That incompletion lets them try a FG." - Aikman after the next play, and the camera shows the Skins in punt formation
"They will punt here" - Buck
"And the punt

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:40:00 PM  

@S2N, snow on HD is awsome. I am watching the Jets-Seahawks game, and the snow is blocking out Mike Holmgren's face.

kd said...
Dec 21, 2008, 5:57:00 PM  

walnuts at 5:28:

Because it's pretty damn funny and more than a little frightening. I mean, why would you still sleep with it as a adult? Have childhood issues there?

Dec 21, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

On behalf of JFein...

FIRE ANDY REID!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:03:00 PM  

"Jason Taylor with the strip sack there." - Buck

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:06:00 PM  

KD - he is the Walrus, goo goo ga joob.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:06:00 PM  

Had Stockton and Baldinger last week...the Georgia Dome sounded exactly this loud then too.

While the Bengals have regressed from their playoff berth a few years ago, the Lions are the new Bengals.

The Lions would be smart to trade this year's number one given their proclivity for totaling blowing a top 3 pick (unless the Packers take Tony Mandarich ahead of Barry Sanders) but all of the talk radio listeners in Metro Detroit will make it clear that some douchenozzle (h/t JamesCraven) ought to be number one. And Ford/whoever becomes the Lions 6th head coach in the last 9 years will believe them.

The same talk radio listeners will then show up at the game wearing the other team's colors and only drink 11, rather than 12, beers to show their displeasure.

Secor314 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:07:00 PM  

The Vikes can't catch a break. They've fumbled it four times and just allowed the Falcons to score a fumble recovery td.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:11:00 PM  

And since the Skins are up by 10, Greg Blache comes out in a prevent.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:12:00 PM  

Wow, I just saw the Whopper Virgins ad for the first time, and it makes me pray for the return of SAVED BBYYY ZZZEEERRROOOO! if it means Burger King immediately dropping that campaign and starting a better one instead. Even the Geico ads with the plastic eyes on the stack of bills is better than that garbage.

Dec 21, 2008, 6:21:00 PM  

@SSR, why couldn't the Niners or Seahawks play this way for the whole season.

49er16 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:24:00 PM  

The real offensive thing about those Whopper ads is that it really isn't that much better than a Big Mac.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:26:00 PM  

The Eagles are pissing me off.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:31:00 PM  

@S2N or AA, you have to get this clip of Gus Johnson going crazy after the Jets failed to convert on fourth down.

49er16 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:37:00 PM  

And Favre just threw his obligatory interception. Game Over the Jets are dead.

49er16 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:46:00 PM  

As an Eagles fan, I have to take a step back and honestly say neither the Skins or Birds deserve to win today. NFC East games are meant to be tight battles, but this is re-goddamn-diculous.

Jim Williams said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  

Think just as a joke FOX sends Buck and Aikman to do Lions game next week ?

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 6:57:00 PM  

Dick Stockton really sounds excited today. Guess Lesley slipped a couple extra Cialis in his coffee this morning.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:00:00 PM  

What game is on SNF next week?

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:04:00 PM  

Won't be announced till tomorrow I think. Smart money is on DEN @ SD if the Broncos continue to choke; otherwise, the Dolphins @ Jets will probably be the choice.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:08:00 PM  

@walnuts 7:04

Wont be decided until after tomorrow's night game. Likely candidates are Dolphins @ Jets, Cowboys @ Eagles, even possibly Giants @ Vikings, according to PFT.

I guess considering today's results maybe SD/Denver.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:08:00 PM  

I was thinking it would be Dallas-Philly but FOX was promoting that game already. Personally, I don't want to see either of those games (especially SD-Denver).

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:09:00 PM  

Please explain why the national media love affair with Brett Favre continues ... he makes SEVERAL crucial mistakes, including the predictable interception there at the end of today's game ... AND STILL is chosen for the pro-bowl over several more talented and better performing QB's. Endlessly annoying, I have to say.

Kyng said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:11:00 PM  

The FOX promo during Eagles/SKins showed all games, and Buck said he didnt know where he was going to be.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:13:00 PM  

And somewhere, JFein takes cyanide pills after seeing the end of the Eagles game and the receiver not getting into the end zone by 6 inches.

Dec 21, 2008, 7:15:00 PM  

That sucks.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

The Eagles rely on the Oakland Raiders to get in the playoffs? Yikes!

Secor314 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:16:00 PM  

My Niners could save the Eagles if they beat, Washington.

49er16 said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:21:00 PM  

I'm guessing SNF will be in NY so they can get all sentimental about a possible Brett Farve retirement. ugh.

walnuts said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:23:00 PM  

Fuck you and this no-defense team, Shanahan. Fuck, fuck, fuck.

The Chargers will be your AFC West champions with an 8-8 record after next Sunday.

GODDAMNIT.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:27:00 PM  

And the Genius Gruden just happens to be playing his former next week to win a game he needs to get in playoffs.

jg said...
Dec 21, 2008, 7:32:00 PM  

It would be so unfair if they put the Jets game on later, if they know the Pats have already won they'll probably just tank it so Miami can win the division.

Anonymous said...
Dec 21, 2008, 8:25:00 PM  

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