SNF Live-Blog: Redskins @ Ravens, 2nd Half

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Willis McGahee, signing things for the airmen at Andrews Air Force Base, outside of D.C.

I saw that Momma's Boy ad during halftime. My jaw's still dropping that someone green-lighted this for production.

Anyway, Suisham kicks off to Yamon Figurs and he gets to the 21 to start. McGahee gets a yard, and follows it up with seven more up the middle. Rice gets the next carry, but is short of the first, and that's a quick 3rd and out. Randle El fair catches at the 31 of the Skins. Portis gets 2 yards on the first carry, but loses 4 on the screen pass on the next play. Campbell hits Randle El, but he's two yards short as Corey Ivy makes a very nice neck tackle that had to hurt.

Figurs collects the punt and gets taken down at his own 20. Flacco to Mark Clayton for six on the screen pass.

Gary Cole is in everything. Now he's playing the blonde secret agent's con man dad in Chuck. I still expect him to be Lumbergh at all times.

Screen to McGahee for a first down. Ball at the 32, Flacco airs it for Clayton but it's over his head. McLain gets up to the 35 for a 3rd and 7. Flacco throws a bullet to Clayton at the 48 for a first down -- had some nice zip on it. McLain gets 2 on the carry. Flacco goes for Heap on the rollout 20 yards deep, but Carlos Rogers breaks it up. He hits Rice on the 3rd down play, but London Fletcher and DeAngelo Hall hit him short of the first down marker.

Madden: "Any time a team spends this much time in the huddle, it's a pass". And...it was actually a pass by the Ravens. He must have figured that out playing his video game. - Mal

Superstars of Dance? Really, NBC?

4th and 1....fake toss, and then a heave over across the field to Todd Heap, who picks up 24 yards. Complete psych-out of the Skins' defense. McLain gets another couple yards, up to the 17. McGahee goes up to the 14. Flacco gets flushed out and hit, but he gets the ball off and it's out of bounds. Matt Stover is on for a 32 yard FG try....up and good. 17-0, Ravens.

And the kicker is down!

"Crab cakes. You come to Baltimore, you gotta have that. That would have been a better choice than the osso bucco you had last night, John." - Al

Mmmmmm....crab cakes....Old Bay....hungry. Stover is apparently okay. Cartwright brings the kickoff back to the 36. Betts gains a yard on 1st down; Sellers makes the grab on the next play for six. Campbell's pass to Thomas is short and incomplete. Jim Leonard gets hit at the 18 after the Plackenmeier punt. The Ravens lose eight yards on the first play, McGahee gets four of those back. Flacco throws over the middle, and LaRon Landry picks him off, bringing it back to the 25!

Campbell scrambles to the left and gains nine yards to start, Betts gets all the way to the 15 for the first down. 4th quarter, ahoy!

The pass to Randle El gets broken up. Betts up to the 12, 3rd and 7. Blitz coming, and Terrell Suggs takes down Campbell way far back for a 4th and 20. Suisham from 43.....it's good, 17-3, Ravens. Washington avoids a shutout.

Jim Leonard brings the kick out to the 33, as I wonder why every stadium plays Bush's "Machinehead" at least once a game before kickoffs. Mason gets four on the catch. McGahee with the carry...and he's got another case of fumbleitis, and DeAngelo Hall picks it up. Ruling of a fumble on the field... this will probably be challenged. But McGahee is still on the ground, first.

Call upheld. Campbell hits Betts in the flat from the 30, and Betts hustles down the sideline for a 1st and goal. He gets the carry on the next play, and Suggs stuffs Betts for at least a 3 yard loss. Campbell has to throw it away on 2nd down thanks to a corner blitz. Betts catches the pass out of the backfield, but gets nailed by Ray Lewis at the 5. Skins will have to go for it, but take a time out first.

4th down...Campbell drops back, fires it through the middle, and Randle El holds on for the TOUCHDOWN! Suisham's kick is up and good, 17-10, Ravens.

McLain gets nine yards on the first carry, with Lorenzo Neal blocking for him. McLain gets out past the 25 for a first down after Bad Lo nails London Fletcher. Another big hole for Le'Ron, but he fumbles it at the 45. Lucky break, as a Ravens O-lineman falls on it.

"I think LaDainian Tomlinson is in San Diego waiting for him to come back." - John

Why is Jim Zorn challenging for four or five yards, essentially? All it does is put you at the 44 instead of the 49. You lose this and you have no challenges for anything more important.

So you get 5 yards, but it doesn't change that it's a first down and you don't have any more challenges. Absolutely no benefit for Zorn and the Skins. End around to Mark Clayton, and he gets to the Redskins 44. McLain goes to the 40, barreling over a couple of guys. McLain gets up to the 33 for another first down, and they're just moving it all the way down and sucking the life out of the Skins. Three more yards, and Flacco has completed 10 of his last 10 handoffs.

The Delaware product backs up, throws for the end zone, and Derrick Mason comes down with it, crossing the plane. TOUCHDOWN, RAVENS! Stover's kick is up and good, 24-10, Baltimore.

Carlos Rogers' next job: Pumping gas at Arco. - SSReporters

I doubt there's a Skins fan who would miss him. Meanwhile, Le'Ron McLain has the right to say to the Redskins, "Hey, fuckhead. Did I come at a bad time?"

Campbell's incomplete on 3rd and 4, and they'll probably go for it in one last gap, even though this game is over, for all intents and purposes. Moss makes the catch and moves the chains to the 39. 2 minute warning. Campbell drops back....and he's picked by Ed Reed once again, who slides to the ground in a nice little pose to top it off.

"I think my eyes would look that way, I'd see Ed Reed...and I'd go the other way." - John. McLain goes for a couple of yards. More McLain, as we run out the clock.

"If you can beat the good teams, then you go to the playoffs. If you can't, then you sit at home, eat cheeseburgers, and watch it on TV." - John
"No BCS rankings." - Al

Who gives a flying fuck about Michael Phelps, NBC? Stop showing him.

"Now come up with that 14-point play in 8 seconds!" - John

This game will end 24-10, with a Ravens victory. See you guys next week for the Giants and the Cowboys.

111 Comments:

McGahee signing an imaginary contract.

49er16 said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:06:00 PM  

Did Andrea Kramer just call John Harbaugh by his brother's name, "Jim Harbaugh"?

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

Oh, snap! A +1 to 49er16 for that.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

Andrews is outside of DC not Balt

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:07:00 PM  

You know, Olbermann and Patrick operated on Jim harbaugh's knee.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

JG, fixing....

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

I'd never thought I would say this, but Joe Buck had a fantastic call of the Deshea Townsend INT for a touchdown.

He showed more enthusiasm in that than he did on the Tyree catch.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:09:00 PM  

Peyton walking on the beach in San Diego, what he'll be doing Feb 1.

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:13:00 PM  

@jg: he'll be doing it alot sooner than feb 1st.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:15:00 PM  

@ SSR: This is really tough to say this and I will probably be permanently be labeled a troll and told to "stay classy" by James Craven, but I actually (for the most part) like Joe Buck's football commentary.

Joe Buck on football >>> Joe Buck on baseball.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:16:00 PM  

I'm pretty pumped that the coffee mugs are in next week. Anybody else order some?

Diana said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

No, JFein, it's only people like Gay Man and Swearing (Cursing) Man and all the anon trolls that get told to "stay classy".

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:18:00 PM  

J

I know that's just the date of the Super Bowl

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:19:00 PM  

Diana and everyone else, do you think AA oughta open an Cafe Press store?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

Anyone else starting to think this might end 14-0? neither offense looks very motivated right now

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:21:00 PM  

POOPY FORNICATION!!

Almost Swearing Man said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

Madden: "Any time a team spends this much time in the huddle, it's a pass". And...it was actually a pass by the Ravens. He must have figured that out playing his video game.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:22:00 PM  

@JamesCraven 10:21 -- what are you talking about?

@Anon 10:21 -- I'm thinking 16-0 . . . a Baltimore safety is brewing.

Diana said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:23:00 PM  

Superstars of Dance?


This is why I watch the CBC.....

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

Titans ran almost an identical play on 4th and 1 today. It went for a TD to the fullback.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:25:00 PM  

I stand corrected. Heap's second rainbow of the day just injected some life back into the Ravens

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:26:00 PM  

I am going to eye gouge myself if this game doens't get better.

49er16 said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Greg Blache is an idiot. How the hell do you call a defense that leaves someone that open on 4th and 1 ? More Prevent/Cover 2 brilliance


FIRE GREG BLACHE !

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:27:00 PM  

Gramatica is do....oh it's Stover.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:28:00 PM  

Oh boy. It looks like we'll have another series of Geico commercials to get sick of. A stock of dollars with eye balls. Great.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:29:00 PM  

@ Almost Swearing Man: Stay classy.

SCORE! POINTS! EXCITEMENT!

@ S2N: Somehow I don't think you're enjoying all of the Eagles good fortunes today

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

i am a stupid midget.

Bob Costas said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:30:00 PM  

Madden: "I'm not a crabcake guy...and I don't trust chowder, either".

Deep thoughts with John Handy.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Did the ad agency w/ the Geico account drop acid before that spot? Good god, stick to lizards and cavemen.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:31:00 PM  

Wouldn't know from Al's call the game was so bad...then again, he probably bet the under.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:32:00 PM  

heh, I'm overseas military. can't be nearly as bad as the commercials we have to deal with

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:33:00 PM  

SSR

The only CBC programming I have access to is Hockey night in Canada(simulcast on NHL Network on Saturdays). So far above any US produced hockey game.

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:34:00 PM  

Is Al pregnant or wearing a bullet proof vest ?

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:36:00 PM  

8 + 7 = 16

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:39:00 PM  

S2N

Little East Coast longing there ?

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:40:00 PM  
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JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:42:00 PM  

@ jg @ 10:36: I would guess both. He somehow got pregnant and he doesn't want anyone to hurt his precious baby, so he's wearing a bulletproof jacket.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

@ Jg, HNIC is so much better......now if they could just get rid of the useless Greg Millen and PJ Stock.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

"He unloads on Randle El there" - John, Batting a pass of the guy's hands is unloading on him ?

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:44:00 PM  

@matmonster: Thanks for serving our country. Be safe.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:45:00 PM  

The Redskins have scored a grand total of 26 points in 4 nationally televised games.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:46:00 PM  

JG - I'm a food tourist. Gotta get crab cakes in the place that knows them best.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

Almost Swearing Man, STAY CLASSY!

And Diana, I was thinking with the mug sales that AA should consider opening a Cafe Press store with AA items.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

Redskin play calling < Pre Thanksgiving Andy Reid play calling.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:47:00 PM  

I had such high hope for the 'Skins to do something there and revive my interest in the game. Oh well....

@Mal thanks, and i generally try

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:48:00 PM  

@matmonster

I second Mal's comment.

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

Doesn't anyone wish ESPN had the flexibility factor?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:50:00 PM  

The Ravens don't want this do they?

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:51:00 PM  

Apparently not. Bet McGahee wishes he'd gone down the first hit now

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

I'll post this article within the next few days.....


But I actually think Monday Night Football has had the most entertaining matchups between them and NBC.


It seems these "high profile" matchups are losing out to games like 49ers vs. Cardinals in terms of exciting moments.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:52:00 PM  

wow, DeAngelo Hall actually doing something right...shocker.

And @mat: thanks for your service to this country. If that means bad acid trip Geico commercials, I'll be glad to watch!

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

SAY FORNICATION SOMETHING OTHER THAN MOTHERFORNICATION STAY CLASSY YOU FORNICATING BUTTHOLE!

Almost Swearing Man said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:53:00 PM  

I actually agree with Madden. The challenges just slow the game down, especially in college.

49er16 said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

@ SSR: Sounds like an interesting article.

@ Matmonster: I third Mal and jg. Thanks.

@ James Craven: You're not gonna tell "Bob Costas" to stay classy?

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:55:00 PM  

And people complained about the Gibbs 2.0 offense

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:57:00 PM  

@SSR: I think ESPN should still have Sunday night games, no flex, with NBC having Monday nights and full flex, no protection by CBS/FOX. End the week w/ the best possible game, and give Costas, Collinsworth, Olbermann and Patrick (drop Bus and Tiki) an hour to lead into a 9PM Eastern kick. Bring back just Berman/Jackson for 1 1/2 hour lead in to 8:30 Eastern kick on SNF. That would kick ass.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 10:58:00 PM  

Finally, it gets interesting

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:00:00 PM  

J - the networks don't WANT weekday football games. Period. Affiliates don't like it when live sports screw with weekday newscasts.

It's a nice thought, but it will never happen, and there are too many scheduling problems to flex a game from Sunday to Monday.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

@ J: Good idea. That would be kick ass. Actually I would probably dispatch send Tiki and Bus on sight and have them give us updates from there (get rid of Andrea Kramer).

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

@ J, the problem with flexing MNF games is that having a Sunday 1:00 game head to a Monday 8:30 game would be hell for those who work. Scheduling a game for another day is logistically a bad idea.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:02:00 PM  

Oh, and matmonster, as the semi-host here, best of luck out there and glad you get some free time to join us.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:03:00 PM  

Jim Carrey should just stop making movies.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:04:00 PM  

Other than the two turnovers in the first quarter, the Ravens haven't looked like much.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

What a stupid challenge.....goodness Zorn.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

Actually, just switched over to night shift over here, and since football for us starts at 7 p.m., I actually get to watch games now

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

@S2N: Keeping the flex the 2nd half of the season, you could flex several weeks ahead of time and get a good matchup (ok, so it might not be THE BEST as I said, but still, damn good) and local lead in's wouldn't matter...I'm saying 8 Eastern pregame 1 hour and kick at 9.

@JFein: LOVE that idea. Bus and Tiki on sideline (one on each sideline) and correspondents to pregame. Lose AK. Sidenote: FNIA has been really good w/ just 4 in studio and Bus and Tiki on the road lately. Absolutely love that idea JFein.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:07:00 PM  

Redskin fans would like to challenge that Jim Zorn has any sense whatsoever. What a retarded challenge.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:08:00 PM  

That'll show 'em, Zorn!!

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:09:00 PM  

That's not the real Bob Costas, thought this guy thinks he is.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

I would rather see the elimination of Thursday and Saturday games on NFL Network and have them all put back with ESPN.


That obviously implies that Kornheiser is gone but yeah....that's what I mean.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

That challenge sequence reminds me of the commercial where the guy buys a piece of art at an auction and then asks to immediately turn around and sell it.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:10:00 PM  

Wow, and fumbleitis is spreading through the ranks of the Ravens rushers. Clayton about lost that at the end

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

@JamesCraven 10:47: that is a great idea. Do you think he might consider it? I think there could be profits reaped there.

MOPED THERMOMETER!!!!!

Diana said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:11:00 PM  

Steelers/Ravens will be called by Nantz and Simms BTW.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

Where is the live blog tomorrow night?

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:12:00 PM  

Man, Baltimore should have been doing this 2 quarters ago

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

@SSR: agree completely. No NFL network (or they could get the worst matchup of the week and do what they can with it.)

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

fireandyreid.blogspot.com for the live MNF bolg.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:13:00 PM  

J - that's all well and good but the networks will never agree to it. They make their local money selling advertising space for news and no matter what your start, it would fuck with the Mountain and West Coast stations. There is enough pull out there that a network head would not agree to it.

Having Monday night games on cable is the best option now. It now keeps the BS entertainment stunts (like Dennis Miller in the booth) to a minimum -- the first year of MNF on ESPN notwithstanding.

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Game over.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:14:00 PM  

Good night now.

Mal said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:15:00 PM  

Carlos Rogers' next job: Pumping gas at Arco.

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Actually it's fireandyreidnow.blogspot.com

Someone had fireandyreid but took it down and apparently you can't name a blog after an old one. But yeah, I'm doing it tomorrow night.

I'd like to see the NFL-N get rid of games (even though it won't happen) just to get rid of those commercials.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:16:00 PM  

Carlos "Toast" Rogers gets burned again.

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

@S2N: If you consider Kornheiser to not be a stunt, sure. I'd rather have Miller trying to make Al laugh every 5 seconds than Korn-hole.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:17:00 PM  

I'll post a link on AA's open thread, and if there isn't one, on his last post of the day.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:18:00 PM  

Kath and Kim: A show that should have been cancelled.

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

Bring back HOME IMPROVEMENT!!

SSReporters said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

J - eventually I think ESPN will remedy their little Kornheiser stunt. The concentration of sports programming is designed to appeal to fans looking to watch the game and be entertained by the on-air product, not necessarily by the guy trying to crack jokes in the booth.

(Or at least I would hope so.)

Signal to Noise said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:22:00 PM  

"Someone's gonna have to win the AFC East." - Al Michaels

Thanks Capt. Obvious!

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

Actually, when Miller tried straight up football analysis he was decent. It was when he did a stand up shtick and the incredibly obscure historical reference that got annoying

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

Move "Pushing Daisies" to NBC.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:23:00 PM  

I feel for that fan who's sign typo just broadcast all across national tv

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:24:00 PM  

That'd be former comic Dennis Miller, btw.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

Apparently, there's no drug testing program in NBC's program development dept

jg said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:25:00 PM  

can someone explain to me why santana moss wasnt allowed to take the ball from ed reed when he was never down by contact?

rockchalkjayhawk said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Madden: "If you lose, you're eating cheeseburgers watching TV."

Michaels: "No BCS rankings."

No Shit, Shylock!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

Well, this caps a great day for the Eagles. A win by the Birds and a loss by the 3 teams ahead of us in the wild card.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:26:00 PM  

@S2N: lots of hope there. ESPN is nothing else loves to cross-promote itself, and Korn-hole does that.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

Why? why call that timeout? Dammit, Jim!

matmonster said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

FIRE JIM ZORN!

BRING JOE GIBBS BACK!

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:27:00 PM  

What? No Ravens jersey with #8 on it, Michael Phelps?

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

Let the clock run down to 21 secs, then, TO, TO, 16 secs left, plenty of time for 2 TD's, huh Zorn? Channeling Andy Reid, are we?

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:29:00 PM  

AA's probably completely plastered by this point.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

apparently, Zorn bet the over

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:30:00 PM  

@ J: No. Channeling Andy Reid would be wasting timeouts in the beginning of the half for reasons known to only a few men and an elite group of monkeys.

JFein said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

AA's bombed beyond Chernoybl.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

@JFein: sorry, my mistake.

J said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

Let's just say that Zorn was channeling his inner Herm Edwards.

JamesCraven said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:33:00 PM  

did anyone see the end of the playon that lasst interception by ed reed? he picked it, then slid, while never being touched, and santana moss came and plucked the ball from him.
why was the play blown dead?

Anonymous said...
Dec 7, 2008, 11:35:00 PM  

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