Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

Week 11 Game Discussion Thread

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after Week 11 of the 2006 NFL season. You can talk about who you think will win or lose before the games start and last-minute news on Sunday morning. Then during the games, discuss strange plays, great performances, and stupid announcers (of which there are plenty). After the day is done, we'll discuss the results of the week Sunday night and Monday before our weekly commentary articles appear.

A separate thread will go up Sunday night for discussion during the Sunday and Monday night games.

Please ask your fantasy football start/bench and waiver wire questions in the discussion thread for Scramble for the Ball.


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1
by grburch (not verified) :: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 4:30am

First. Let's try playing all 4 quarters this week, Carolina...

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by Pippin (not verified) :: Wed, 11/15/2006 - 4:55pm

Not specifically about week 11, but this seemed like the most harmless place to ask a question of FO readers about the "NFL Field Pass" service for watching games over the net:

Does it work?

I can't find any information on it online easily except that it sucked in Week 2 and barely gets mentioned after that.

If anyone has any experience with it, I'd love to know. I live in New Zealand, and this is one of the few options I have if I want to see every (Cowboys) game.

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by rant (not verified) :: Thu, 11/16/2006 - 6:05pm

NFL Games Broadcast Online (tv streams): Streamed NFL Blogspot

You might be able to get a decent feed for free from here.

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by Pippin (not verified) :: Thu, 11/16/2006 - 6:48pm

#3: Hey, thanks a lot for that, will give it a try for Sunday's game and see how it goes.

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by MCS (not verified) :: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 11:33am

and the IR games continue. . .

New England Patriots
OUT S Rodney Harrison (Shoulder)
QUESTIONABLE TE Daniel Graham (Ankle); CB Ellis Hobbs (Wrist); G Steve Neal (Shoulder); CB Asante Samuel (Knee); DE Richard Seymour (Elbow); DE Ty Warren (Shoulder); S Eugene Wilson (Hamstring)
PROBABLE QB Tom Brady (Right Shoulder)

Green Bay Packers
OUT T Mark Tauscher (Groin); WR Shaun Bodiford (Lower Leg); TE Tory Humphrey (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE CB Will Blackmon (Rib); RB Vernand Morency (Back); RB Brandon Miree (Elbow); DT Johnny Jolly (Ankle); TE David Martin (Shoulder); DE Mike Montgomery (Hamstring)
PROBABLE CB Charles Woodson (Knee); CB Al Harris (Illness); RB Ahman Green (Knee); RB William Henderson (Knee); DT Cullen Jenkins
(Ankle); WR Greg Jennings (Ankle); QB Brett Favre (Ankle)

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by new guy (not verified) :: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 11:38am

I do not know if this is true, but I believe free feeds are a violation of the NFL copyright agreement. By posting that information here, you may have just implicated FO as an accessory.

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by Mikey (not verified) :: Fri, 11/17/2006 - 8:02pm

This is also not related to Week 11 games, but I had to post it somewhere.

Neil Best of NY Newsday has an interesting story today about NBC and ESPN and their approaches to game production.

The story of course mentions ESPN's practice of doing celebrity interviews during the games. ESPN producer Jay Rothman responds:

"If I fed you three and a half hours of down-to-down football, you would die. You're going somewhere else. You're not staying with me."

Sheeeeeesh....

Three and a half hours of down-to-down football. Yeah, who would want that??

Ugh.

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by hector (not verified) :: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 6:20pm

I'm with you, #7. It's sad to read that ESPN's approach is the way it is. Give football fans some credit, for crying out loud.

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by ABW (not verified) :: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 10:28pm

What's wrong with that injury report?

Anyhow, Mike Reiss is reporting that both Samuel and Eugene Wilson have been downgraded to out. Bad news for the Patriots. It looks like they will be trotting out Ellis Hobbs and Chad Scott for CBs and Atrell Hawkins and James Sanders as safeties. What is it with the Patriots and injured defensive backs?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sat, 11/18/2006 - 10:47pm

Re: #9

You beat me to it...

*sigh*

Looks like the Pats are going to be a reasonable bet to end up ofer-November, when the month is all said and done.

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by Israel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:47pm

Pippin (#2) - I have been using Field Pass for three years and it's pretty good.

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:49pm

My 4:15 game on FOX today is the Lions Vs. Cardinals.

Wow.

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by Israel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:54pm

Middle East TV from Cyprus is showing BAL-Atl and SF-Sea.

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by Travis (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 1:58pm

Here's the article discussed in #7. Has ESPN completely forgot who its audience is?

"I love football," [Jay Rothman, ESPN producer] said. "I just don't believe the masses watching the show want every play dissected for them. They're watching to be entertained and informed."

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by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:06pm

Adam, who's the announcer? If you're "lucky," one of them will be Bill Maas.

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by MFurtek (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:14pm

Adam,
The only way you can get that is by either living in Detroit or Arizona. CBS is showing everyone except for San Francisco and Seattle areas the huge IND-DAL game.

If Dallas pulls it off, NFC be scared!

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by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:19pm

Then the local paper must be wrong. And if it is...then thank god for that.

Who is the national Fox game at 4?

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by navin (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:22pm

I'm sure this site has been posted before. Click my name.

The FOX national game at 4pm is SF-Seattle. You're probably getting that because you live in a market in which FOX is blacked out at 1pm, correct? (Pittsburgh?)

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:51pm

I know there is a "Extra Point" article on the possible change of guard in Miami - from Nick Saban to Steve Spurrier ...

As much i disagree with the ways of Nick Saban, i think the move to usher the SS era is as dumb as it can get - if that information is correct.

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by Israel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 2:53pm

That's Miami U, not the Dolphins.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:04pm

Bears @ Jets or Falcons @ Ravens, followed by Colts @ Cowboys or Lions @ Cardinals. (The late game's gonna be a really difficult choice).

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by Shylo (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:04pm

Titans going with white shirts and sky blue pants today - if it weren't for the dark numbers on the jerseys and the Titan logo, they'd pass resemblence to the Houston Oilers, at least, the 1994 Houston Oilers.

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by Bill (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:06pm

Bengals on the board. First to 50 wins!

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:07pm

How does Braylon Edwards get so open underneath on 3rd down?

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:11pm

Frye sacked and fumbles; Steelers ball.

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by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:12pm

Lance Briggs is injured in the Bears game. Anyone see it? I am following on NFL scoreboard.

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by Israel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:13pm

Stover misses from 42. Go Falcons.

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by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:13pm

Miami driving Ronnie Brown fumbles Vikings ball.

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by Barnas (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:14pm

"Ronnie, if you want Brady Quinn rather than Joey as your QB next year, fumble this handoff".

Nick Saban to Ronnie Brown just prior to that bizzare fumble.

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by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:15pm

Well it looks like a long day for GB. Marquand Manuel is proving quite ineffective at safety.

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by Lou (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:16pm

Briggs just got some Field Turf in his eye and had to come out a play

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by Nate (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:17pm

26 - Something to do with his eye. He's back in.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:17pm

Totally idiotic penalty on Anthony Smith.

Horrible penalty.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:18pm

And by that, I mean that Smith is an idiot, not that it was a bad call.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:19pm

David:

If you review any Packer related post from the beginning of the season you will find that the play of the safeties has been the sore point on the defense all season.

He and Nick Collins have undermined the defensive effort on a repeated basis.

Tyrone Culver must be pretty awful for Manuel to stay on the field. Manuel is slow and has no ball skills. He has been ABUSED in coverage all season.

But I am sure the "Audibles" on Monday will contain many a mocking comment on the Packer defense with Manuel the prime foil.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:21pm

Ahman Green leg whipped but no call. Oh well.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:23pm

Browns lose 8 on an end-around.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:23pm

This playcalling guarantees a Patriot blowout. Favre never enters a game with accuracy. 15 years in the league and his nerves still get in the way.

Great, a week of Bill Simmons and Co. taking shots. Swell.

Ah well.......

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:25pm

Browns 44 yard FG attempt hits the crossbar- no good.

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by MFurtek (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:25pm

4 punts already in WAS-TB!? Avert your eyes!

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by Israel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:26pm

Pippin (#2). I should have kept my mouth shut. Field Pass has shut down four times already since kickoff.

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by Catholic Samurai (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:27pm

Is it safe to call Lee Evans ROBO-RECEIVER now?

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:29pm

Joe Horn is pretty good.

BTW, self promotion here, but I beat Tory James in the 100m in high school.

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by Shylo (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:30pm

WOW. The Titans challenge of Westbrook's TD that puts the ball on the Titans' half yard line actually had a good outcome: McNabb gets intercepted on 3rd and goal.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:31pm

Ugh. Holmes drops a 1st down catch.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:32pm

Geez, pretty obvious hold on the Pats defensive back......

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:33pm

Will someone explain to me why GB is trying to wing the ball all over the place? Geez, I know the Pats have a good run defense but you can't just give up.

Sigh....

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:36pm

Sounds like good Vick today in Baltimore. 5 for 7 with a TD so far.

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by Shylo (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:38pm

Haha...wtf?

M.Bryant kicks 65 yards from TB 30 to WAS 5. R.Cartwright pushed ob at WAS 31 for 26 yards (B.Adams). PENALTY on TB-M.Bryant, Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards, enforced at WAS 31.

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by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:39pm

Majestic Mike is back! i had a feeling we would inexplicably show up for this game.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:39pm

Holmes held onto one... but I was expecting to see Davenport returning.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:39pm

Jason Campbell watch:

His first play was a perfectly thrown bomb to Brandon Lloyd, who had Barber beaten by a step. The ball went right through Lloyd's hands. He's now 2 of 6 for 29 yards with 1 sack. Game tied at 3.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:40pm

Favre's accuracy just isn't there.

And now Rayner misses the field goal.

Gonna be a LOOOONNNGGGG day.....

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:40pm

And in the game I get to watch, one wonders why DeShaun Foster still has the starting RB job in Carolina. He just runs into the pile, into the pile, into the pile.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:42pm

JP losman

8/8 209yds 2TD 0INT

Joey Harrington

11/12 105yds 0TD 0INT

The Jets are running at will on Chicago.

Has the world gone mad?

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:43pm

Pick 6 for the Browns. High pass got tipped by the receiver and into the hands of the Browns' defender.

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by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:44pm

The Bears run D is getting absolutely whipped today.

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by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:44pm

Where is the NE pass rush today? Not like they need it with the way GB's Offense has been playing.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:46pm

3rd & Goal, Urlacher picks Pennington in the end zone.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:47pm

Sean Morey for kick returner!!!!!!!!

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by Yaxley (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:47pm

Go Sean Morey!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:48pm

Having seen the replay, Penningtons throw was not a good one. One reciever, surrounded by 3 defenders. Not smart.

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by queequeg (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:48pm

lj smith dodges a pass, almost picked

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:49pm

Horsecollar tackle by Thomas Davis of Carolina on Stephen Jackson

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:49pm

Another pick for Ben...

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by Nate (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:49pm

The Bears and Jets got together before the game and agreed not to defend the run.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:49pm

David:

The Green Bay offensive line is pretty solid at pass blocking. If you don't believe a Packer fan Michael David Smith has written several comments about their collective improvement.

But you are correct in that McCarthy's approach to the game today is awful. They keep going downfield.

Meanwhile, the Pats are willing to grind it out. Gee, what a concept.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:51pm

Poppinga kills GB again in pass coverage. New England is just too smart a team not to exploit these obvious issues.

Poppinga/Manuel/Collins are just bad, bad, bad in coverage. Just terrible.

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by Shylo (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:52pm

McNabb down! McNabb down!

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:53pm

If GB don't acquire a safety or two in the draft/FA next year, I think Badger will self-combust.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:54pm

I don't know who reminded the offensive players of the Vikings that they are professional football players, but they've been actually able to move the ball so far today. The receivers have discovered how to use those strange things on the end of their arms.

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by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:54pm

McNabb hurt, there goes the season

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:55pm

New England has dominated this game. If B&B are looking to make a point this score could get real ugly. The Packer defense has no way to hide their pass defense issues, and the Green Bay coaching staff will now likely panic and take even more chances.

Which means turnovers. Which means runaway.

Sigh.......

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:56pm

Sigh...

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by Shylo (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:56pm

McNabb is carted off the field

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:57pm

NE @ GB: The color guy rants and raves for a almost a full minute about how Vrabel should have a touchdown because he got both feet down, and somehow doesn't notice that his elbow landed waaaaay out of bounds long before he got his foot in.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:57pm

Maybe next year for the state of Pennsylvania.

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by Fnor (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 3:58pm

As always, IRC is open in channel #FO on server bendenweyr.dyndns.org.

Come and talk about how terrible my steelers are this year.

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:00pm

QB draw with Carson Palmer?

Bizarre. Obviously, Cincy's kicking a FG.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:00pm

James:

Marviel Underwood was almost certain to grab the starting job away from Manuel. But he got hurt in pre-season and is out until next season. He looked to be an exciting talent though obviously error-prone.

The problem is two-fold. First, Schottenheimer MUST, MUST, MUST(!) be replaced. GB's secondary was ok last season with Collins as a rookie and a worse player then Manuel on the field. The GB secondary has routinely lost guys in coverage game after game with no improvement whatsoever. That is a lack of coaching. Period.

Two, Manuel has to be dumped by the side of the road at the end of the season. He's not an NFL caliber player.

Collins can be salvaged.

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by kevinNYC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:00pm

Anyone who has info, please update me on what happened with McNabb.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:02pm

Somehow McCarthy has to realize that Brett didn't show up today. His accuracy has been terrible which I am sure I will read about ad nauseum in Monday's "Audibles".

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:02pm

3 & 2: Why is someone using a shotgun?

With Ahmad Green doing well this year, can they not just run down the middle

TMQ would have written "GAME OVER" in his notebook after this play

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by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:04pm

First one to score in the Bears game wins!

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by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:04pm

No word yet on McNabb, but he wasn't able to put any weight on his right leg...bad sign. Sigh. Hope he is okay.

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:04pm

BTW, in the Reggie Watch, he's currently 6 carries for 31 yards.

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by JasonK (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:05pm

They just showed the McNabb injury as a gamebreak in WAS-TB. Looked like a fairly ordinary roll-right. McNabb carried the ball out of bounds and took a bit of a tumble on the sideline. Wasn't much contact at all.

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by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:05pm

Time for the Jeff Garcia era in Philly...avert your eyes!

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:07pm

Post 83:

The GB offensive line rarely has been able to generate a push on short yardage. Still, this shotgun nonsense on that down and distance is dumb.

I really do not understand the approach today.

BTW, the Dillon injury might be a positive for the Pats. Maroney is the better player.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:07pm

Browns' FG, 10-0.

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:09pm

Ugly in Baltimore: 4 plays between the Baltimore 5 and 10, interspersed with two offsides and a defensive hold

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:09pm

Copper fumbles yet again.

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:10pm

3 false starts on this drive by Baltimore, all on their own ten yard line.

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by spatne (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:10pm

calig-

for those of us who can't watch, has Ben been as bad as his numbers? You said the first pick was a tip. The second?

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:10pm

Yet another offsides on the Baltimore OL...the lineman just stood up?

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by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:11pm

thanks mcnabb, way to stay in shape that a simple roll out injures you. there goes my fantasy year.

Will the saints please give Copper the Tiki Barber ball protection talk.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:11pm

What? "Bill Cowher never lays down at the end of a half."

Did he not watch the Falcons game?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:12pm

Bears dodge a bullet. Thomas Jones fumbles on his own 28, and the Bears challenge and win, although the replay was marginal. The Bears get it back and are able to punt away.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:12pm

WTF?????!!!

Another pick 6???

Flags on the play, though..

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:12pm

And Carolina is eating Bulger alive.

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by kevinNYC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:12pm

Jets get screwed on a challenge overturning a definate fumble. It makes you wonder exactly what the hell the ref was looking at.

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:13pm

96: I'm about to go back home and knock some sense into young Terrance. Payton should be furious.

And now Reggie's limping off the field. First Colston got hurt and now Reggie. Dammit.

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by Count (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:14pm

Favre hasn't thrown a pick but his throws are way off. He keeps missing open recievers.

104
by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:14pm

Eagles keep dropping interceptions, they're going to need a defensive touchdown or two to win this...

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:15pm

Will Vince Young be a better Vick than Michael is?

He looks good running on broken plays. I was gonna say he looks like he is throwing with touch, but he just threw one right to Lito, but dropped.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:15pm

Just a brutal day by Favre. Tanier is going to have a field day taking potshots.

Just a matter of time before the interceptions come.

Rats....

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:15pm

Browns seriously cheap shot Ben multiple times on this play.

108
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:15pm

Steve Smith burns St Loius .. life is the same

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by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:15pm

Foster's out with an elbow injury in Carolina...getting X-rays...meanwhile Steve Smith bails out Delhomme yet again, with the help of just a little push off the DB.

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by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:16pm

Just give the ball to Westbrook and things will be fine...Just give the ball to Westbrook and things will be fine...

111
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:16pm

I think it's time for Polamalu to spike Charlie Frye, Terry Bradshaw style. This is an ugly game in a lot of different ways.

112
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:18pm

Browns delay of game penalty will take them out of FG range. Oops.

113
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:19pm

28 yards total offense for the Rams so far.

114
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:19pm

R Grossman - 4/8 for 5 Yds!

Wow, the Bears coaching staff need to monitor which side of bed he wakes up on game day.

This inconsistency is maddening, at best!

115
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:19pm

Caldwell ridiculously wide open for 54 yards and a touchdown. 21-0 New England.

Game. Set. Match.

116
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:20pm

Browns come thiiiissss close to catching the Hail Mary in the endzone.

117
by Count (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:21pm

Manuel got destroyed by Caldwell on that TD. Green Bay has some issues, to say the least.

118
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:22pm

atlast, the Pats have a 50+ yd passing play ...

.... wish we played the Packers a long time ago, this season!

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:22pm

Manuel had him and turned outside while Caldwell went inside. This sh*t has been going on since game 1 with no improvement.

I give the coaching staff credit for improving the offensive line and integrating some young players into the lineup.

But the secondary has REGRESSED. And nobody is hurt. It's just plain sad.

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:22pm

And now Copper is holding the ball like it's his first born child. Good on him. I want this kid to succeed, and once he gets his confidence back, he'll be pretty good. BTW, That Bush kid is back in the game after tweaking his ankle, but Colston is still out.

I shouldn't be worried now, but every time Brees gets hit, I'm scared about his shoulder.

Big catch by Devery Henderson, who I wisely benched this week. Last time I considered playing him, it was the Tampa game where he had 100+ yards and a couple of TDs.

And Reggie should have gotten out of bounds.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:24pm

Posts 117 and 118 are mild compared to what I expect in the Audibles come Monday.

Green Bay has played better of late. But each game hinges on Favre playing well. And when he doesn't......well, you can see the results.

I wonder how many will be suggesting that Favre be benched in the comments on Monday?

My guess is the over/under at six.

122
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:25pm

Brees has two INTs in the endzone today. WTF, Drew? WTF?

123
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:25pm

Bears & Jets are 0-0 at the half. We've had 11 Possessions, resulting in 9 punts, 1 INT and the end of the half. It's a bit different from last week.

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:26pm

New England easing up a little.

And the Patriots turn it up a notch and get the sack.

Not surprising. It's a mismatch today. Here's hoping McCarthy is paying attention on the nature of the gap that still exists between his team and real NFL teams.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:27pm

122: Maybe he caught Redzone-int-itis from Big Ben last week in Pittsburgh, while he was in remission.

126
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:27pm

Air just fumbled for the Ravens. Not good.

I hate the Falcons and I want them to lose.

127
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:28pm

Favre out due to injury.

Well, the Favre bashers get their wish with Rodgers into the game.

128
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:28pm

Big Raven punt return at the end of the half sets up some sort of score; 30 seconds and no time outs left from the 14.

129
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:28pm

Who would have guessed that highest scoring game so far is Buffalo-Houston?

Or that the Raiders would be leading the Chiefs?

130
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:28pm

But McNair fumbles the snap! Falcons ball!

131
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:28pm

the falcons will win today, saints will lose, equilibrium will return.

132
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:29pm

let's see AIR BOLLER!!!!

133
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:30pm

Ronnie Brown has 7 rushes for -8 yards and a fumble.

We're all professionals here, as TMQ would say.

134
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:31pm

125: That must be it. Now, the Saints can not lose this game, because I'm not in town. Every time I've been home in NOLA, the Saints have lost this season. So I'm avoiding the city until Mardi Gras.

Now, I wonder which game will be played in Hell's Sports Bar. Chicago/Jets?

135
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:31pm

miami -13 yds rushing 1st half. pathetic

136
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:32pm

So, I have 4 QBs on my fantasy team- McNabb, Favre, McNair, and Big Ben.

I chose to start McNabb and Favre.

McNabb threw a pick, and then left with an injury.

Favre has been completely ineffective, and now has left with an injury.

Ben has tossed 3 picks.

McNair has passed okay, but lost a fumble.

I guess I was going to be screwed no matter what I did.

137
by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:33pm

Favre is injured - Anyone know what happened?

138
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:34pm

Morey has another solid kickoff return.

139
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:37pm

The Steelers have a franchise QB and surrounded him by the worst group of Wide Recievers in the NFL.

Exciting.

140
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:38pm

Aaron:

He was sacked and when rolled to the ground caught his wrist underneath his body.

I doubt he is coming back. This game is toast anyway so why risk compounding the injury?

Though I am sure many will inform me that Favre sucks anyway so what's the loss?

Exactly the way I didn't want this game to go. After trying to tell people that McCarthy/Favre had made progress they combine to stink up the joint.

Are the Pats a good team? ABSOLUTELY. But it isn't NE causing Favre to overthrow open receivers. And it isn't Favre calling plays from the shotgun 80% of the time and giving up on the running game.

141
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:38pm

The Falcons now have 3 fumble recoveries at the end of the first half this season, two with no time on the clock, and today's which left just enough time for a kneel-down.

141
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:38pm

Re:#139

Eh, more like the worst pass-blocking O-line in the NFL.

143
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:39pm

Favre was sacked and fell with his throwing arm under the ball, which was under his body. It looked like an elbow or wrist injury, maybe.

144
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:40pm

That too. But the recievers aren't much better.

145
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:40pm

139: Steelers - Hines Ward is a future HoF candidate, Holmes is a first round draftee.

I guess the difference in class between Big Ben and Brady has been underlined by the WR corps they possess this year.

146
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:40pm

Titans get first down inside the Eagle 30 with the play whistled dead with :50. Titans finally snap the ball at :28.

Two minute offense just like you might expect from a 9 yr old midget team. Pitiful.

How can you let 22 seconds run off the clock before snapping the ball?

147
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:41pm

Yay for the Steelers' 3rd down defense...

148
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:41pm

NYJ start the 2nd half with an onside kick, which the Bear recover. 3 plays later, the Bears have 2nd & Goal at the 6.

Why?

149
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:42pm

Can someone give a report as to how good Jason Campbell looked in the first half of the WAS-Tb game?

150
by Erasmus (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:44pm

my fantasy team has McNabb and Colston on it....

my back-up QB is Favre.

Great day for me...

151
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:45pm

The future hall of famer is directly responsible for one of those INT's and taking points off the board for the Steelers.

152
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:45pm

Sounds like Demorrio Williams is having a good game for Atlanta.

153
by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:45pm

The karma police are out for you Colston abusers today.

154
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:45pm

131: Dem's fightin' words.

Next Sunday will be fun.

155
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:46pm

Favre has an elbow injury. Not likely to return.

156
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:47pm

Big kickoff return to start the second half for Carolina...coming back because of a hold.

Meanwhile, Mark Clayton goes over the top of Allen Rossum...sigh.

157
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:48pm

yeah, next week's game is gonna be EPIC. could decide the season!

158
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:49pm

The Steelers' offense this year has been either completely unstoppable(KC, Atl, and NO), or completely ineffective.

Today, it's ineffective.

159
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:49pm

Atlanta defense holds inside the 10; Ravens try a 29 yard FG ; 7-3 Atlanta.

160
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:50pm

Browns RB fumbles after a nice gain; Steelers ball.

160
by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:50pm

Campbell looked OK in the first half of the Redskins game, and he is looking great in the 3rd quarter. 4/6 for 45 yards and a touchdown on his first drive of the second half.

Even his incompletions are beautiful throws. Sometimes the receivers just aren't quite staying in bounds and they're dropping passes and doing all the usual dumb stuff that Lloyd and Randle El tend to do.

162
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:51pm

I've been living in exile in the ATL for a few years now, and the Saints/Falcons game is always the highlight of my autumn.

Of course, now that Tech should be UGA on Saturday, I should have a good sports weekend for a change after the Saints whip up on the Falcons. :)

163
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:53pm

Best defensive weapon the Falcons have is that McNair is the QB for the opponent. His last 2 red zone efforts were just horrendous.

In fact, he fumbled the ball away again on that sack, but the ball was trapped between the tackler and him until it slipped free when he fell to the ground. By then the whistle had blown, but the ball was out of his hand as soon as he was hit.

164
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:53pm

Hampton with a beautiful strip on that play.

165
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:54pm

Copper's having a bad day, but you can see that he has the ability. C'mon, son. Step it up.

And Drew gets sacked. Why is there more scoring in the Buffalo/Houston game than in the Saints/Sinners game?

166
by BB (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:54pm

Pennington with a fadeaway jumpshot as he was about to be crunched by Alex Brown, intercepted by Vasher, ending the Jets threat. Terrible pass.

167
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:56pm

Rodgers in for Favre.

And completes a pass for a first down. The THIRD first down of the game for Green Bay.

Yes, that is correct. 3....

168
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:56pm

Reed's FG goes off the upright, but good. 10-3.

169
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:56pm

Nice effin return by Sams.

170
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:56pm

oh god bj sams.

171
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:56pm

Any Steve Hutchinson or Lecharles Bentley type free agents on the free agent market this off-season?

172
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:58pm

Pennington throws another poor pick. Rolling left and under pressure, Pennington throws back across the field, to no-one in particular and Vasher made the INT. It's only because Grossman is 5/12 for 7yds that the Jets aren't dead.

As I write, Muhammed catches a jump ball for 28yds.

173
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:58pm

Another big punt return for BJ Sams

173
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:58pm

i'll be stoked if/when Tech beat UGA. i've always kinda had a disdain for the dawgs.

175
by BB (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 4:59pm

Maybe the Falcons should consider just punting out of bounds the next time, that's two long ones they've given up now.

176
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:00pm

4th and short for Baltimore...TO

177
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:02pm

Yeah, Tech's my #2 team behind the Mighty Green Wave. OK, we're mighty in baseball...

Back to NFL, end zone pick by the Saints. Great stop. We have to have the fan favorite linebacker corps...

178
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:02pm

McNair in the red zone again -- WR wide open on a slant, but Steve throws it low and behind so the WR has to go to the ground to make a tough catch and now the Ravens have to go for it on 4th and 1.

McNair is late getting the pass to Lewis, but Jamal makes the play for the first.

179
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:02pm

1st and goal at the 3 for the Ravens

180
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:03pm

Ike Taylor sucks.

181
by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:03pm

atl's special teams are supposed to be based around kicking towards the sidelines anyway so i dunno wtf is up with that. baltimore does have some pretty awesome STs tho.

182
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:04pm

Brees is over 300 yards for the 4th straight game. Archie didn't do that.

And I should have started Devery. Dammit. Dammit. Dammit.

183
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:06pm

A picture of Ike Taylor in action.

http://tinyurl.com/yclney

184
by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:06pm

Game over in Philly

185
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:07pm

No Colston sighting in the Saints game? Is he playing today or has he been shut down by the Bengal defense (!)

186
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:07pm

Ravens punch it home with Lewis from a spread set with Grady Jackson out of the game. 10-7 Ravens

187
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:07pm

Deuce is getting loose.

188
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:08pm

mare yet another missed fg. i don't think he'll be back next year.

189
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:09pm

185: Colston hurt his ankle in the first quarter. He has not returned.

190
by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:10pm

re: 184

when they carted McNabb off the game was over.

190
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:10pm

Browns FG is good, 13-3.

I think Ike Taylor has become the opposite of Cris McCalister. McCalister is a pretty good corner, but always sucked against Ward and Burress.

Ike Taylor shuts down Chad Johnson every time they face each other, but he sucks against everyone else.

192
by BillWallace (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:10pm

I'm going to need an explanation on this one.

KC ran a play, got a first down, no huddled and ran another play on which the refs threw a bunch of flags. This was the explanation word for word.

"Kansas City substituted on the last play. Oakland had 12 men on the field. Because of the substitution, there is no foul, we will replay first down". Then they canceled the play that had just ran, and re-ran first and ten.

What???????????????

193
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:11pm

189: Thanks

194
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:12pm

Davenpoop with a nice return, but penalty on the Steelers.

195
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:12pm

That Travis Henry guy is pretty good.

Imagine -- when he was in college his team had Jamal Lewis, Henry, Onterrio Smith and Travis Stephens at TB at the same time. Ron Dayne won the Heisman, but he would have been buried on the bench on that team.

196
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:12pm

Ben should look to this Miller kid more often.

197
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:13pm

Another near INT for Ben...

198
by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:13pm

that was a lifetime achievement award in the form of a Heisman for Dayne.

I can't watch the Iggles game, what is McNabb's diagnosis?

199
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:14pm

how many 3rd down passes have the dolphin wrs dropped this year?

200
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:14pm

Vick has taken things into his own hands here...with some help from a Samari Rolle PI. First and goal at the Raven 5

201
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:14pm

Hehehehe. Davenpoop.

202
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:15pm

Cedrick Wilson, nice catch. But he pushed off.

203
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:15pm

Quite possibly the worst offensiv pass intereference call i've ever seen on Cedric Wilson.

And The Steelers make up for it by converting a 3rd and 20.

But still.....A horrific call.

204
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:15pm

Holmes with the 1st down catch on 3rd and 20.

205
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:15pm

Falcons settle for 3: 10 all in Baltimore

206
by Paralis (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:16pm

192:

The offense isn't allowed to substitute without allowing the defense to as well. I don't know how long they're required to wait before snapping the ball, but the play can't run with 12 defenders on the field, so they had to blow it dead and replay.

207
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:16pm

David Carr is 21/23. Wow.

208
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:16pm

Michael Vick needs some more work on his passing. Had Alge wide open for a short easy 5 yard toss and threw it too wide. Falcons have to settle for 3.

And Atl might want to kick OB every time.

209
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:17pm

TD for New England. Manuel beat again this time by Watson.

28-0.

210
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:17pm

B.J. Sams.

211
by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:17pm

Bears just scored. Play by play lists it as a short pass but taken 57 yards for the TD - Anyone see it?

212
by Jeremy Billones (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

192:

No Huddle rules.

If you are running the no-huddle, and do not substitute, the defense is on their own. They can try and sub, but if they end up with 12 on the field it's a penalty.

However, if you *do* substitute, you are required to let them substitute as well. If you go no-huddle, sub, and catch them with 12 on the field, it's a no-play.

213
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

Willie Parker drops the dumpoff pass...

214
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

Sams with a big kickoff return now. Sigh again.

215
by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

Well I guess the Eagles will get some decent draft picks again this year...

216
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

Game Over:
TEN over PHI
NE over GB

217
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

TOUCHDOWN!!!!!!!!!!!

218
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:18pm

HOLMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

219
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:19pm

When Ben is on, he's on. Wow.

220
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:19pm

That Jamal Lewis guy is pretty good, too. Damn good quick feet.

220
by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:19pm

TD Baltimore, Jamal Lewis on a 16-yard run.

222
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:19pm

208:

Michael Vick needs some more work on his passing.

This must be the FOMBUSY (Football Outsiders Message Board Understatement of the Year).

223
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:19pm

TD Baltimore as Jamal Lewis has a couple of nice runs.

224
by Nate (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:20pm

211 - Little hook, whiffed tackle by the CB, and there was no safety back there.

225
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:21pm

wow what a goal line stand by the miami d. z. thomas just destroyed the fb on the lead block.

226
by Nate (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:21pm

Leon Washington has just been blowing up Bears blitzers all day. A very solid blocker.

227
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:22pm

Yep, that's the Steelers.

Game over.

228
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:22pm

222,

Uh, yeah.

229
by queequeg (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:22pm

do football players understand that diving for a tackle does not work?

230
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:22pm

Forget this team. Forget them.

231
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:23pm

Call him Mr. Cribbs...

232
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:24pm

RE: 229, only if they played enough Tecmo Bowl.

233
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:25pm

Glad we still have Brian St. Pierre instead of Chidi Iwouma and Andre Frazier.

234
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:25pm

This is starting to feel like the Denver game; every time the Steelers get within a score, the Browns come right back and push it to two scores.

235
by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:25pm

198: Believe me, you're not missing anything. It's a horror show for the Iggles faithful.

236
by spatne (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:26pm

If the NFL kept official stats on "clawing your way back into an ugly game only to give up a huge scoring play immediately thereafter," this Steeler team would be in line for some kind of trophy.

237
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:26pm

Another Steelers' penalty on a return.

238
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:26pm

Still, it would be Brownslike for Cleveland to blow this one. So I'll retain some hope.

239
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:27pm

When was the last time we saw a team leading 24-6 in the 4th Q with a QB who is 5-17 for 53 yards?

240
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:27pm

Vick hits a bomb on 3rd and 16 against a deep zone.

241
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:28pm

Ocho Cinco scores a TD and cramps? pulls hamstring?

242
by BB (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:28pm

Ridiculous holding call on Kreutz negates about a 30 pass to Berrian. As Aikman said, if they want to call that, they should be throwing a flag on every single play. Just looked like a good blocking job and the defensive guy fell down.

243
by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:28pm

re: 235

did the iggles sell their season away to the devil in order to beat the Cowboys and TO earlier this year? It looks like it now.

244
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:28pm

Nice play by Palmer to Huit Cinq for the long TD, but he looks like he hurt his hammy.

Time for a rally by that Brees kid.

245
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:29pm

Ouch. Screen read; Vick doesn't get rid of the ball and the Falcons have to punt.

246
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:30pm

jason taylor gets his 6th forced fumble this year

247
by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:31pm

243 - I think they are still paying Lucifer back for the Super Bowl run in 2004.

248
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:31pm

How does the Man Law about no fruit in beer apply to Lambic Ales?

249
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:32pm

Thanks Mr. Wimbley.

250
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:32pm

Dumb facemask by the Browns' Wimbley.

251
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:33pm

Nice blocking Smith. Really nice.

252
by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:33pm

it took awhile but the real joey finally showed up. i hope saban has figured out you can't make chicken salad out of chicken #$*&.

253
by Bobman (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:34pm

What's going on with Philly? Looking one week ahead?

254
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:34pm

Wow!

How did Ben not get sacked on that play?!

255
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:34pm

Ben Roethlisberger with the most impressive incomplete pass you will ever want to see.

256
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:36pm

Ravens are moving the ball, picking up key 3rd downs. Not looking good for the Falcons.

257
by PhillyCWC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:37pm

253 - well, that and the franchise QB is out with a knee injury and will not return.

258
by chuangtzu (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:38pm

As soon as someone gives Keyshawn the damn ball, he gives it back, throwing an INT.

259
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:39pm

Chad Johnson must be OK; another deep catch.

260
by Just Another Falcon Fan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:39pm

Team to beat in the NFC South: Carolina.

261
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:40pm

I hate Chad Johnson.

262
by David (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:41pm

...and Keyshawn's pass gets picked off. Was it TMQ who talked a few weeks ago about how much less effective WR passes were than RB passes?

263
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:41pm

TD, Parker.

264
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:41pm

Maroney leaves Nick Barnett wondering what happened.

35-0.

And tomorrow's Audibles will be split to be comments praising New England's effort and sneers toward Green Bay.

Or maybe Packer fans like me who wrote positive things about the team.

Because today I read as a complete idiot. What a dismal performance.

265
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:42pm

So, let's provide some kick coverage this time, guys.

266
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:43pm

I really don't hate Chad Johnson--it's just for today.

267
by clem (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:43pm

261: At least he's too injured to dance.

268
by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:43pm

I never thought I'd ask for the return of the "in the grasp and control" rule, but after that ridiculous Roethlisberger incompletion, it might be time. The Browns defender had to let up because if he finished the tackle, it would have been a penalty and possibly a fine. But Ben was able to stumble and keep his feet, and get an incomplete pass off.

If they're going to penalize and fine every defender who hits a QB hard, and defenders let up early because they know it, they have to call the QB down in those cases. We all saw it a few weeks ago when Freeney didn't kill Brady, it just happened again. We can argue forever about how much the QB should be protected. But to put the defense in a no-win where they get penalized if they finish the tackle but hurt if they don't, is just ridiculous.

269
by BB (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:44pm

Backbreaking drive by Baltimore -- 15 plays, 80 yards, 8 minutes off the clock taking it from 11 left to 3, ending in another Lewis TD. Game over.

270
by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:44pm

why is brady still in the game? hasn't he been banged up enough this year?

271
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:44pm

New England has 21 first downs. Green Bay has four.

The Pats have had the ball twice as often as the Packers.

My gosh.

272
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:44pm

Drew throws a pick six. Game over, but let's see how the guys salvage this.

273
by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:46pm

The worst is that this will be a tiebreaker that the Saints will lose.

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by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:46pm

wow chris chambers caught a 3rd down pass for a 1st down

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:46pm

Polamalu bats down the Browns 3rd down pass.

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by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:48pm

I think I'll just root for the bucs to go on a 7 game winning streak from here on out.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:50pm

Ward is hurt.

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:50pm

Is that Ward's leg that doesn't have an ACL?

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by Sharon (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:52pm

HA!!! The announcers were busy praising Aaron Brooks for resurrecting the Raiders offense, and he promptly throws an interception in the end zone with 32 seconds left ... Raiders lose.

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by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:52pm

j taylor int screen pass and goes for 6

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:53pm

And it's a blocked extra point. Yes, these are the Saints I know.

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by blahblahfalcons (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:53pm

well... at least Vick didn't turn the ball over.

283
by Adam Gretz (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:53pm

And now Ben is hurt.

I told you guys he was safer on his bike than he is dropping back to pass behind this offensive line........

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by sophandros (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:55pm

BTW, J.P. Losman did OK this week. Let's see how the staff finds a way to bash him this week.

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by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:55pm

please bengals pound the rock, please.

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by TomC (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:56pm

Anybody see what happened to Bears DE Ogunleye on the sack of Pennington?

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:56pm

Campbell brought the Redskins within three, despite having no running game, no Santana Moss, goofy drops by Lloyd and Betts and others, and a defense that forgot to show up for the second half.

Unfortunately, TB recovered the onside kick.

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by dave whorton (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:57pm

j taylor with another sack and ff

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:58pm

Please no turnover... please no turnover...

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by Trogdor (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 5:59pm

Come on Ben, you have a good game-losing fumble in you...

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by BB (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:00pm

286: Judging by the play and his reaction, he might have an abdominal strain/pull. As he tackled Pennington he got bent back a bit. He jogged off the field to the locker room after he got up, so it must not be terribly serious, though he was in obvious pain when it first happened.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:01pm

Willie!

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:01pm

TD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:01pm

nice play ben

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by Bobman (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:01pm

257, Thanks, I had only seen the score. Since then I saw that there were also a few flukey plays like a punt returned and an INT rtn. Is this a cursed year in Philly or what? How bad is McNabb?

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by spatne (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:02pm

Anyone have the 4th quarter stats on Ben? WOW!

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by Independent George (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:03pm

Don't get too cocky, Steelers fans. You still have to kick off...

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by Yaguar (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:04pm

Is it just me or has Jason Taylor been totally insane for the past three weeks?

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by Jeremy B. (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:04pm

Reed should kick this one out of bounds, no? I wouldn't recommend it with a 3-point lead, but when the Browns need a TD, and when they're likely to run it back at least to the 40...

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 11/19/2006 - 6:04pm

wow., 2-7 Lions at the 1-8 cardinals ...

thats going to be a cover-your-eyes matchup!