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Week 15 Game Discussion Thread

This thread is for discussion of action on the field before, during, and after Week 15 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.

Please note that there is a separate thread for the Thursday and Saturday night games. A third 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 BillWallace (not verified) :: Fri, 12/15/2006 - 11:44pm

Can anyone tell me why the Bay area wouldn't get a game in the early Fox slot on sunday? SF played on Thursday, and Oakland plays in the late slot. So why on earth wouldn't we get a game?

It's as if they realized that we weren't getting screwed this week because of the Thursday thing and said "ok we can fix that".

Is it really important that Pitt-Carolina run unopposed on CBS in the early slot in the Bay area??????

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by MFurtek (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 11:23am

I don't know where to put this. While watching Eagles-Redskins last week they showed a replay of the McNabb injury from a different angle.

Some have complained it was a late hit, and even looked like it on TV. From this second angle we see it looks like the Titans DE (93) steps on McNabbs left foot and his right foot slides on the tarp as he is trying to plant it down.

I just thought it was interesting as I hadn't seen any different angles on the play and even I thought the DE gave him a little push. Looks like the DE was trying to hold him up.

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by MFurtek (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 11:27am

... and I can't get over how retarded the play-calling was on the Lewis interception return.

The Redskins have 3rd and 9. They run a single-back, 2 TE formation with Moss split right and Cooley split out left. One TE was #62 who reports as eligible, and the other was Mike Sellers.

And they decide to run a quick slant to Cooley?! Where were the other WRs?!!?!?

There was pretty much no criticism of this formation from the in-game commentary.

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by Sambo (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 4:30pm

Bill

NFL blackout rules... HOME team not sold out means only one game each on CBS and FOX. Now you should actually rejoyce because if Raiders had sold out you will be watching the putrid STL@OAK instead of PHI@NYG though you would have got an earlier FOX game too.

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by BillWallace (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 5:56pm

Ok Sambo, I guess I believe you, but I thought the blackout rules only pertained to the televising of the game in question. Isn't the logic to make the local fans go to the game instead of watch it at home?

If they just take away an unrelated game from a different time slot, what on earth does that accomplish? I don't go to StL Oak, so I lose Wash v NO on TV?? Is it just punishment?

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by PatsFan (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 10:40pm

The Boston Herald reports that Maroney has a torn rib cartilege and will likely not play tomorrow vs. Houston.

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by Harris (not verified) :: Sat, 12/16/2006 - 11:46pm

Sambo?! If that's a joke, it's not funny. If you're not joking, that's just sad.

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by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:06am

Well with that MIN chance of making it increased 10-15% or so, and ATL is now in real trouble. A win today and it may be smooth sailing :)

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by SteveNC (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 11:04am

Re 5:

I think the idea is that having a doubleheader on provides a disincentive for fans to go see the game in person.

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by MFurtek (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 12:00pm

Ugh, the putrid NFC.

I really think the Redskins will give the Saints a good fight. Gibbs' teams shouldn't quit, and I am expecting to see some progress in the offense leading to 2007. Betts and the o-line have been tearing it up... it's just a matter of Campbell clicking with the WRs.

Until last week I don't think I've ever seen a Washington QB throw the "fade-stop" route, and Campbell threw one to ARE and one to Moss... they were beautiful.

Anyway... as normal on these national games the Redskins will probably crush my optimism.

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by The Babaganoosh (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 1:14pm

Pre-emptive "Holy $#!T" in case anyone kicks the ball to Devin Hester.

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by James C (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:02pm

#11

Now he returns kicks aswell, how do you avoid giving him the ball?

Is there a rule against lining up your punt formation staggered by putting your deep snapper second in from the edge of your line and shifting the whole line over toward the sideline. You could then snap the ball on an angle to the punter who is in the middle of the slanted formation. This would get the punter well outside the hashmarks and give him a better chance to kick out of bounds. Most importantly it would avoid punting at Hester.

Is it legal? Anyone know?

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by Kal (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:09pm

#12: Now he returns kicks aswell, how do you avoid giving him the ball?

You kick it out of bounds. Or kick it short and make sure your coverage can get to it - a high kick that travels 30 yards would almost certainly cause either a fair catch or a short gain.

As to the formation, I believe that's not legal, but it hardly matters - directional punting will solve that better than a weird alignment, and I suspect that'll end up in an outside rush that will utterly obliterate the punter.

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by johnnyxel (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:35pm

So, watching the pre-games (I don't know why I do this), I have a question: is "poise" the new "swagger"?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:35pm

I just picked up Devin Hester in my fantasy league. Week 15, the playoffs start, someone finally picked up Devin Hester.

*Checks Schedule* Let's see, I'm in the New York area, so I see the possibly-important NYJ@MIN and the this'll-be-fun PHI@NYG. Can't wait.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:36pm

#14: Yes, although Swagger is still around.

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by Josh (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:43pm

Was anyone else suprised by the quality of Deion's performance last night as an analyst during the game?

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by Fnor (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:53pm

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by Hank (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:55pm

Anyone else getting screwed by the Time Warner - Fox rift? So there will have been 11 games on between Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday through 1PM PST, and I have had the chance to watch ZERO games at my house, and I pay 55 bucks per month for cable. Where can I vote on ending the NFL's anti-trust exemption?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 2:59pm

#18 - Help me out here, I got mIRC but can't find your server.

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by James C (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:00pm

Do you have to pay for the mIRC thingy?

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:01pm

#17,

Yes, I was. Deion can be pretty good at times.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:02pm

The Bucs do not kick it to Hester.

About time someone figured that out.

Touchback to Gilmore.

Oh well, they still have Gradkowski at quarterback.

Seriously, never let a Gradkowski do anything for you except make your polish sausages.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:06pm

Nice to see Chidi back.

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by Kal (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:07pm

#21: No, you do not.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:07pm

Gah!! Jabar Gaffney, for some reason still running deep routes for the Pats (he is a possession guy, Belichick!) somehow get behind the Texans secondary...and drops the ball.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:07pm

Ladell Betts is having another big gain.

To start with, an 11-yard run, a 4-yard run, and an 11-yard pass reception.

With that kind of performance, it doesn't make much of a difference that Portis isn't playing.

The 'Skins are driving deep in Saints territory. The 'Skins have moved the ball at will so far.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:08pm

Bucs @ Bears or Jags @ Titans early, followed by Broncos @ Cardinals or Eagles @ Giants.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:08pm

Damn, Brad Johnson actually hit a receiver in stride, TD.

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:08pm

Dan Henning starts off with some more brilliant playcalling today. 3rd and 2, long drop and dump pass for a zero gain with only 6 Steelers in the box.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:11pm

And the Vikings are the first on the scoreboard today.

Johnson throws a 30-yard touchdown pass to Travis Taylor, the Vikes lead 7-0 over the Jets.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:12pm

Fake punt by the Texans, and they come up short. Well, at least they escaped TMQ's irrational wrath, even if they gave the ball back.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:14pm

Start your fred taylor hamstring jokes now, he came up lame or he had a chance to go all the way.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:14pm

The Saints defense stiffens, and the 'Skins choose not to go for it on fourth a short.

The kick was pulled a bit wide left, but it eaked inside the left upright.

'Skins 3, Saints 0.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:14pm

Pick 6 pacman jones

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:15pm

Fred Taylor hurt, and David Garrard, all he does is win.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:16pm

Suisham almost pulls the field goal try wide left, and then proceeds to kick the ball out of bounds at about the 20, on the left side, on the kickoff.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:16pm

So far, it looks like the Steelers O-line didn't really bother to show up.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:16pm

The Vikings are apparently going to blitz on every down.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:17pm

Pac-Man Jones is on fire.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:17pm

Kevin Faulk TD! w00t!

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:17pm

I wonder will Pacman Jones become the thorn in jaguars side like Samari Rolle was for all those years.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:18pm

TD Bears, and Good Rex makes an early appearance.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:18pm

New England has a good running game going while the passing game seems anameic. Is there anything new?

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:19pm

Marcus Washington just tried to do his best Demarcus Ware on Michael Vick impersonation.

Seriously, was that not just absolutely sick last night?

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:19pm

Kasay misses a 50 yard FG.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:19pm

Gamecenter is showing Willis McGahee hurt on a lost fumble. Anyone got more than that?

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:21pm

To paraphrase Major League, regarding the Tennessee Titans, "these guys ain't half-f*cking sh*tty."

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:23pm

A reverse, er, end around, by the Steelers gets nothing. They look anemic on offense today.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:24pm

Carr just got picked by Richard Seymour! Pats in Texans territory again.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:24pm

Rushing TD by the Jets against the Vikings, just as the announcers are praising how historically good the Vike's run defense is (54 yds allowed/game).

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:24pm

Jets get a rushing TD up the middle from the 6.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:24pm

Da Bears!

Grossman to Clark for a 24-yard touchdown pass.

7-0, Da Bears!

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:25pm

Re:#49

It looked to me like Washington could have picked up maybe 2 or 3 yards if he had just kept running diagonally towards the sidelines, but instead, he just sort of stopped and let himself be tackled.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:26pm

Reality Check: At 4/7 for 21 yds - Tom Brady, your numbers are as good as David Carr. Short passes on checks

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:27pm

I like how the announcers keep saying that the titans have a better run defense than the colts.. well so do I

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:27pm

Favre sacked, fumbles. Yawn! Anything new around?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:29pm

#57: The Pats are winning.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:29pm

I don't know if "anemic" really covers what the Steelers offense has been so far.

Three possessions, three and out all three times, for a combined total of -1 yards of offense.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:29pm

Kitna might be the worst game manager in NFL!

Sorry, i forgot about Brad Johnson!

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:29pm

Mcgahee is being held out for "head and neck" injuries.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:30pm

57,

You can just tell how much fun Brett Favre is having when he is playing this game.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:31pm

MJD scores again on the 12yard run up the middle.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:32pm

Terrible tackling by the Pats on a slant route by some guy just off the practice squad. Ye gods.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:32pm

My money says that Favre will be given a chance for passing TD

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:32pm

Re:#62

Does each turnover boost his Funometer rating?

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:33pm

#58: I wish the Pats offense shows up one more time before the season ends.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:33pm

Woohoo! James Sanders picks off the great David Carr!

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:34pm

Carr., Intercepted. Thank the NE Defense

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:34pm

Of course.

Every time the Packers are hopeless in yet another game, largely due to turnovers, and Favre flings up a wounded duck that somehow gets caught, he gets this big sh*t-eating grin on his face, and you can just tell how much he loves to play this game.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:35pm

It's Kevin Faulk day at Gillette!

Anyone know why Boller's in the BAL-CLE game? GameCenter didn't say McNair was hurt.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:36pm

Faulk for 43 yds? Can someone explain the play for me please?

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by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:36pm

Richard Marshall is the cure for the Steelers poor offensive play.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:36pm

Holmes was wide open in the endzone, but overthrown by Ben. However, Carolina got hit with a pass interference- probably what caused the pass to be overthrown.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:37pm

Fumbled snap on an attempted FG by the Jets.

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:37pm

McNair was indeed hurt -- he was hit as he threw and a Browns defender (unintentionally) stomped on his throwing hand.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:37pm

OMG, are you serious?

Boller is playing, and the Ravens are winning?

I know it's the Browns, at home, but still.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:37pm

Re: 72

It was a screen pass, and the Texans couldn't tackle Faulk for some reason. In fairness to Kevin, he made some good moves.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:37pm

Santana Moss 31yard td, beautiful playaction pass.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

To counteract the "don't kick to Devin Hester" strategy, Devin Hester is now also doing punt returns.

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

Jason Campbell is freeeeeeee!

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

Horrible screen attempt by the Steelers.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

Damn it.

10-0 Redskins.

Saints look awful. WTF?

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

73: Aint this Richard Marshall the rookie CB?

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

77: Give it time.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:38pm

Which is made up for on a screen to Poop which goes all the way to the 2 yard line.

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:39pm

Re #61, Thanks. Doesn't sound like McGahee's coming back.

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:39pm

Saints have committed a fair number of dumb penalties. If they can calm down they can get right back in the game.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:39pm

wow! it 10-0 in the superdome? Did the saints leave a lot in their Sunday night match against the dallas last week?

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:39pm

Jets sack Brad to force the 2nd 3 and out in a row.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:39pm

I don't wish to alarm anyone...

But apparently Boller's doing well. He play in limited time this year reminds me of the favorable projection FP 2006 gave him. Could FO have been right?

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by Sid (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:40pm

Announcer in Jets game calls Shaun Ellis "Greg", confusing him with the Dallas Cowboys defender.

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:41pm

Ben bootleg; Ben TD!

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:41pm

Please please PLEASE bring in Brooks Bollinger against the Jets.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:41pm

Dang it, that should say "his play..."

Ugh. The Texans just cut down Dillon 5 yards behind the LOS.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:41pm

Big Ben runs it in.

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:41pm

Every game Campbell starts, it's clearer that he should have been the starter on day one of the season. He may not be the best young QB in the league but he has transformed the offense.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:42pm

Boller is 4-5 today for 41 yards.

Weinke is 6-7 today for 41 yards.

Seriously, guys, what the f*ck is going on?

Something is up.

99
by Larry (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:42pm

Reggie Bush's position is "playmaker." Great.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:42pm

The sad part is that inspite of a great year, Colvin won't make the Probowl. Shawm Merriman, Phillips (Both SD), A THomas (BAL) are right up there in terms of recall. And they do deserve to be above Colvin

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by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:42pm

If anyone gets any more info on the severity of McNair's injury I'd appreciate an update. I have a fair bit of faith that Boller will do just fine, but still...

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:44pm

101: He's still in the locker room. I suspect he's done until halftime at the very least.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:44pm

#98: Brad Johnson is 4-4 with a touchdown, averaging nearly 10 yards per completion.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:45pm

Oh yeah, for those wondering, Favre is having a ton of fun playing this game today.

He's 2-7 for 14 yards.

I wonder if his mind is pre-occupied? Maybe he has another heartburn medication commercial being taped tomorrow.

Wonder if he's having the boys over for crawfish on day two again?

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:45pm

Oh my! A Jeff Reed touchback?! I can probably count those on one hand.

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by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:45pm

re: 100

Thomas is going to haul in a pretty good contract at the end of the year.

Boller just threw a TD pass, and the skies are darkening over Babylon.

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:46pm

Dang it, Henderson.

Would have been first and goal at about the 5 for the Saints, and Henderson stone hands it.

Great throw by Brees.

The Saints are killing themselves today.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:46pm

I wish to volunteer myself for the Jaguars. I can be completed trusted to hand-off the ball to the running backs and all i do is win games for you doing it!

ps: atleast i dont throw interceptions when you ask me to check for wind movements

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by Yaxley (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:47pm

re: 105

On the radio broadcast, they said that was only Reed's 3rd touchback on the year, tying him for 27th in the league.

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by Devin McCullen (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:47pm

Shawn Merriman in the Pro Bowl when he missed 4 games due to a steroid suspension? I'll accept that when you can explain to me how he could contribute as much in 12 games as everybody else could in 16.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

who is b. graham having 2/3 for 15 yds for the NY jets. Never heard of him.

112
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

The announcers in the Steelers/Panthers game have no idea who anyone on the field is. They have misidentified or misnomered about ten players already.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

I missed something. Where did Pennington go?

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

FOX is listing Ben Graham (Jets punter) as 2-3 for 15 yards passing. I don't remember that happening.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

^ But do you have poise?

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by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

No Mellancamp songs today, as of yet.

Good deal.

I don't know if I can afford another TV if I have to shoot yet another TV set to shut up that God awful, "This is our country..." crap.

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by Ryan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:48pm

You do realize that Merriman leads the league in sacks right?

118
by rollo (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:49pm

The announcers are correct that Vince Young is off to a slow start, but its probably because he's only been allowed to throw 1 screen pass.

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:49pm

that referenced 108

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:49pm

David Martin drops a TD pass right in his stomach and nary a whisper from the nattering nabobs.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:49pm

is b.graham a mistake? NFL gamecenter shows that. are all the NYJ QBs down?

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:50pm

Re:#112

That last catch, I think they referred to the guy as "Keyshawn Foster" though I suppose it could have been "DeShaun." In any event, it was Drew Carter.

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by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:50pm

Ah there we go, they dropped Graham except for 1. He must be the holder.

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by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:50pm

Graham's stats are errors. Pennington has thrown all the passes.

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by B (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:51pm

I think the fact that Merriman was suspended for steroid use should disqualify him from making the pro-bowl.

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by Larry (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:51pm

The famed 'double-reverse' for the Saints (no... not really).

Whenever someone other than the #1 QB throws a pass, it seems to take awhile before the Yahoo stat trackers switch the default passer back to the regular QB. Graham threw a pass on a botched FG. I assume nothing's happenned to Pennington.

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by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:51pm

It has to be, I'm watching the game and looking at the play-by-play, and I only remember one pass by Graham and it was incomplete.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:51pm

115/119: Lots of poise. Also, i can be a leader in the huddle. I have proven "IT" factor!

ps: i am rolling on the floor with laughter tying that in!!

129
by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:51pm

Joey Harrington is 3-7 for 7 yards.

The Bills have good field position now though, starting at their own 45.

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by Devin McCullen (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:53pm

#117 - Well, actually I didn't, but I still think my point stands, especially because he missed those games because of his own actions.

I do expect him to make the Pro Bowl, I'm just preemptively complaining about it.

131
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:53pm

Deuce runs it in from the 1 and the Saints have woken up.

132
by Paul (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:53pm

Weinke hasn't looked this good since his Criminole days.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:53pm

wow! the pats starting on the 31 yd line. i need a TD on this one. Not a FG

134
by Smeghead (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:54pm

2-8-WAS 23 (12:17) R.Bush right end to WAS 24 for -1 yards (A.Carter). Double-reverse, Brees hands off to Copper sweeping left, Copper laterals to Bush, left-to-right, double reverse.

TMQ: End-around/reverse/double-reverse autotext on standby!

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by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:54pm

Titans stopped on 4th and 1, and some guy name deuce scored in the saints game.

136
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:55pm

NowTHAT was a bad pass by number 4. Yuck....

137
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:55pm

i didnt realize that the JAX-TEN match pitted 2 QBs who 'just win games'.

138
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:56pm

Free any other QB on the Vikings!!

139
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:56pm

And the Jets officially get the better end of the C.J. Mosley/Bollinger deal as Mosley sacks Brad Johnson.

140
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:57pm

Parker with a nice stiff-arm. That's a positive development.

141
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:57pm

#138: Free Brooks Bollinger!

142
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:57pm

Ah yes, the 2 yard checkdown on 3rd and long.

143
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:57pm

Cedrick Wilson pulls a Randel-El.

144
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:57pm

Brady. DONT RUN! This is the Texans and you are too valuable to risk any injury in this game

145
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:58pm

And trick plays are back!

Cedrick Wilson to Hines Ward for 21 yards.

146
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:58pm

I think they just misidentified Cedrick Wilson too, but I have no idea what they called him.

147
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 3:59pm

Seriously, if Dimple Chin gets hurt against the Texans, it won't be pretty with Rusher McFumbles in the play-offs.

148
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:00pm

NO Saint defense had an intensive training session with the Colts defense. Thank you very much!

Now we cant tackle a dummy!

149
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:00pm

Rusher McFumbles is the Quarterback Of The Future.

150
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:00pm

Re: 146

Perhaps someone pranked them and they're reading off names from the JAC-TEN game.

20-0 Pats.

151
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:01pm

I like Davenport, but he's not too hot with the short yardage.

152
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:01pm

rusher mcfumble! that was really good!

153
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:02pm

Tampa starting a drive on the Chicago 26. Best starting field position of the week for any game thus far.

154
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:02pm

TB starts on CHI 26. Something tells me it is either a missed FG from here or a CHI INT returned for TD

155
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:03pm

Cripes. Packers and Lions are trying to out ugly one another.

I am all for Jon Kitna as the Lions QB but no Detroit fan can favor that idea.

Anyone else recall Kitna rejecting 9 mill a year from Seattle?

156
by Gerry (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:03pm

I am really impressed with the way Jason Campbell looks.

157
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:03pm

Re:#151

Agreed.

158
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:03pm

Ah, that's the Kyle Boller we know and...are familar with. He fumble on his own 30.

159
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:04pm

155: You must be kidding about kitna

160
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:04pm

Holmes TD!

161
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:05pm

3-20 against the NE Pats. Something tell me that they will convert. Isnt it surprising NE pats would rather have 3-1 rather than 3-20

162
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:06pm

re: 160

I didn't think so on the initial view, but I don't know if they can overturn it.

163
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:06pm

Panthers challenging.

I think they will probably win.

164
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:06pm

Wow. Faulk just got popped.

165
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:07pm

Maybe not. I don't think he was down.

166
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:07pm

Wow! That epitomizes how ugly the Texans are. You need 20 yds and you try a short pass!

167
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:08pm

Re: 166

Ugly?! What are you talking about, Carr's a hunk!

Oh, wait...their football playing? Yeah.

168
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:08pm

Elbow was down, TD is overturned. 4th and about a yard.

169
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:09pm

I am a Packer fan. Therefore, I am a staunch supporter of Kitna remaining as the starter.

170
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:10pm

Reed nearly misses the chipshot FG, but it's 10-0 now.

171
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:10pm

Joe Thomas: Houston Texan.

172
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:10pm

Okay, I just the Combos commercial for the first time.

Um..... ok.

173
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:11pm

NE Offense: One advice. MOVE TOWARDS opponent's endzone., not yours

174
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:11pm

Looks like the Titans have a hundred people in the box, jags still running though.

175
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:12pm

Feh. Kitna really isn't the problem, but it makes no sense to play him at QB instead of McCown, who could still improve. (I am telling Lions fans what they already know)

By the way, if I'm leaving out a bunch of "s"s in my posts, it's becaue the " "-key on thi keyboard uck !

176
by scottnot (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:12pm

Kitna blows. He could be the worst qb in history that has a chance to throw for 4000 yds. His two sizes too large, chemo isn't working, but I'll still blame everyone else for my lack of any pocket presence and three horrible picks, while I pray jesus (Millen)still loves me head just finds way to lose.

177
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:12pm

#172: And "This Is Our Country" gets some competition for worst commercial in the FO Awards.

178
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:13pm

Joey Porter drops an easy pick.

179
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:14pm

I am starting to feel bad for David Carr. Has any QB ever had a more unfortunate first five years in the league?

180
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:14pm

Joey Porter doesn't take the six points that Chris Weinke tried to give him.

181
by foos (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:14pm

Reggie Bush is just too cute with those spin moves close to the line after first contact. He is a catastrophic, McCallum-esque knee injury waiting to happen.

182
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:15pm

Driver caught the ball. Terrible reversal.

By the way, the Lions are repeatedly going low when hitting Favre. No complaint because it's football but another example of uneven officiating.

183
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:15pm

Steelers block the punt!

Penalties on the play...

184
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:16pm

Not only is DeShaun Foster the worst rusher in the league, but he can't block worth a damn.

And now a blocked punt. I hate Dan Henning so much.

185
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:16pm

Re: 181

LOL, that made perfect sense to me for the wrong reason; I have a buddy on my soccer team named McCallum who missed the year with a knee injury. I didn't think twice about associating that "Oh, he's talking about Steve's knee injury."

I'm an idiot.

186
by ZS (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:17pm

Mike Nugent kicks a 52 yard field goal, millions of Loser League teams get three points.

187
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:18pm

Ugh. And now the commentators begin to talk about Brady's intangibles. I won't be watching this for much longer if they keep it up...

188
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:18pm

Bears are 14-3 up in Chicago, and having seen Tampa's Offense in the 1st half it's over.

189
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:19pm

Gradowski is back on the bench and Tim Ratty is in. What's the minimum attempts for a LL QB?

190
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:19pm

i got a great idea! how about swapping NE & PHI playbooks.

That means more short passes in the PHI book and more long passes in the NE book

Round of applause for the genius. i can see someone patting on my back. Nope that is a spider!

191
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:20pm

The referees in this game have done a good job of accounting for the "early releases" that some defensive players have been guilty of due to fears of getting a penalty. Twice now, a play has been whistled down with the QB in the grasp of players but still upright.

192
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:20pm

Re: 188

Yes, but what you don't know is that--following being cut by the Colts when they realized I was 5'9" 160ish--I have been signed to play OL for the Bucs! Here comes the second half turnaround!

193
by Sid (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:20pm

Announcers in Jets game continue to confuse things. Leon Washington had a big PUNT return, not kickoff return. Isn't this the deadly Wilcots duo? Ugh.

194
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:21pm

Davenport TD off a screen. That's how he should be used.

195
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:21pm

Davenport on the screen for the TD.

196
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:21pm

Oh, hell.

The Panthers can't tackle and they have about three plays in their offensive book. This game is over.

197
by Marko (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:22pm

The Bears second touchdown was set up by Tampa Bay's pooch kick after their field goal. One of the blockers from the front line peeled back and caught the ball at the 35 yard line and ran it back to the 44, setting up the Bears in great field position. The threat of Devin Hester paid dividends there.

198
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:23pm

1:43 and the ball on NO 2. If Drew Brees gets a TD, i guess the debate for the MVP will be over

199
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:24pm

Jabar Gaffney! I knew there was a reason I irrationally defended you in another thread!

200
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:25pm

Now Karl Hankton is Steve Smith

201
by sonofbrocklanders (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:25pm

the Pats look like a Super Bowl team!!!!! oh wait, they're just the latest team to play the Texans.

202
by rollo (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:25pm

Great coaching by Fisher. Officials rule a forceout on a Reggie Williams catch inside two minutes, and Fisher calls timeout. The booth in the meanwhile decides to review, and decide he didn't have complete possesion. I don't see how they can get overturn the call on the field with the replay, but now Tennessee is driving and may take the lead inside of being down by 6 or 10.

203
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:26pm

i think the def pass interference rule should be modified. DPI should mean that the offense gets 5 yds and automatic first down. Also, you could think of penalizing the defense one member (10 players instead of 11) on the next play.

204
by Alex DL (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:27pm

Re: 187... These guys have been the best announcers that I've heard so far this year. Marv Albert has a good rythm for the play-by-play and has been very focused on the game action, very little distraction and not much hyperbole. Gannon has provided some insight into the passing game, i.e. when he pointed out the throw to Brown on a 3rd down being incomplete was brady's fault, was quick, concise and accurate. All in all tlaking about "intangibles", "swagger" and the like are minor offenses for tv announcers these days.

205
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:27pm

One irritant over the way the some refs handle review.

Redskins' Moss looks like he may have actually caught a low pass that was called incomplete. I think the commentator is right, he may very well have caught the ball, but the view is just not clean enough to meet the standard to say definitively that it didn't touch the ground.

The ref says -- "review shows the ball hit the ground, play stands as called." Uhh, BS on that ref. The review didn't show it hit the ground. In fact, it seems more likely than not that it didn't. Just cause review doesn't overturn the call doesn't mean that it confirms your call.

206
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:27pm

And Herm Edwards is coaching the Panthers.

207
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:28pm

Re: 207

I agree, but only because they didn't go overboard with their Brady-praise.

208
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:28pm

Carolina pisses away a lot of time, and now are settling for a FG with 7 seconds left.

209
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:31pm

Are the Vikings the team with the lowest number of passes defensed? I can't remember a Viking player actually breaking up a pass recently.

210
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:33pm

The Bennett catch is overturned, Bironas misses the mid-range FG and the Titans have to settle for down 3 at the half.

211
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:36pm

Memo to Tampa Bay:

You may wish to cover Desmond Clark. He now has 6 catches for 107 yds and 2 TDs, and the fist half isn't quite over.

212
by Aaron Boden (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:39pm

for anyone watching the Bears. Has Tampa gotten any pressure on Grossman? Just wondering if he is having lots of time or if there is any pressure.

213
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:41pm

If Taylor does not win the Defensive Player of the year award., we might as well as scrap it!

214
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:41pm

Clifton injured. If he doesn't return expect a reinvigorated Lions pass rush.

215
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:41pm

They just showed the Packers TD on the halftime show...impressive run by Morency!

216
by KillerB (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:41pm

Did I just hear that Brett Favre threw a touchdown pass to Carlisle Holliday? (or however you spell it)

217
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:42pm

Taylor has 12.5 sacks, 9 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recoverd for 19 yards, 2 interceptions for 71 yards and 2 TDs.

218
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:42pm

Back-to-back turnovers in Buffalo as Losman loses the ball on a sack, only for Harrington to be picked off on the next play.

219
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:42pm

Yikees! Harrington gives it away with an INT!

220
by Becephalus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:45pm

Granted i have been busy and only seen about 10 plays. But why were 9 of them Brad Jophnson passes?

221
by Peter (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:45pm

#80 : To counteract the "don't kick or punt to Devin Hester" tactic, they're also trying to throw the occasional pass to him.

He didn't catch it but they'll be trying to mix it up a bit.

222
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:45pm

216:

No. If CH breaks one more tackle it would have been 6.

Rats....

223
by Alex DL (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:46pm

correction on #204, it's Kevin Harlan, he sounds just like Marv Albert, without as much bite.

224
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:46pm

I'm not sure I liked that view of the kickoff. It gave a great view of what look like a gaping hole in the middle of the Steelers' coverage unit. I didn't really want to see that...

225
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:46pm

223: booooo

226
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:47pm

The Steelers tackling on that play was just about the worst I've ever seen. How do that many guys get run over by DeShaun Foster?

227
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:48pm

Re #212

The Bucs have got some pressure, including a Greg Spires sack, where he beat the Bears RT for speed on the outside, but by and large, Grossman has had a reasonable pocket to work with. Not having seen the Bucs this year, what has suprised me is the space in the LB zones in the Tampa D. This is not a good team on either side of the ball.

228
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:48pm

In comparison to Taylor, Urlacher has 0 Sacks, 3 INTs for 39 Yards, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovered for 1 yard. He is in with as much a chance as Taylor and that is why these awards should be renamed as popularity awards.

228
by Alex DL (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:48pm

I try too hard sometimes, sorry

230
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:50pm

Pacman Jones with a huge return on the opening kickoff and add 15 yards for the facemask.

231
by rollo (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:51pm

I'd love to see a Titans DVOA, separated w/ Pacman and without. He's directly responsible for Tennessee's 10 points so far.

232
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:51pm

Grrrrr....
Where is McNair?
If the Ravens lose this game I'll never stick up for Boller again.

233
by Chris I. (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:51pm

Re: #212--

Grossman has been sacked twice and pressured a few other times (Fred Miller stinks as pass blocker). But generally he's doing a good job of getting rid of the ball quickly.

Grossman's big key seems to be Desmond Clark. Good Rex finds Clark and the other TEs all over the field. Bad Rex ignores the TEs and prefers throwing to opposing defensive backs.

234
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:51pm

AAAAAAAAA... if they're just going to hand it off because Brad has little ability as a passer anymore, please, for the love, put a different QB in. Make me interested in this game in some @#$^ing way.

235
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:51pm

Ron Dayne is actually looking pretty good here. TD Houston.

236
by foos (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:52pm

Ladell Betts is playing with some swagger.

237
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:52pm

Re: 232

McNair's hand got stepped on, and while it's not broken, he had a pretty nasty cut.

238
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:53pm

Watching the game at a bar and every time the Pats do something halfway this incredibly h-o-t feminina leaps around like she's on a trampoline.

239
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:54pm

238: well, then, for the first time in my life, i must say: GO PATRIOTS.

:)

240
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:54pm

ELLIS HOBBS!!!

241
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:54pm

Do we have a R Doyle fumble in the end zone in the script? Sadly., nope

242
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:55pm

Pacman Jones has a Kickoff return for 70 yds (85 incl. 15 yd face mask!), 1 punt return for 8 yds, 1 INT for TD and 0.5 sack. Some more maturity off the field, he could be the next champ bailey

243
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:56pm

Hobbs for 93 yd kickoff TD return! Special teams and Defense winning it for the Patriots

244
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:56pm

It's sure hard to run plays when your center gets run over immediately after the snap. Good one, Hartings...

245
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:56pm

Maybe I'm directing my anger at Boller unjustly.
derek Anderson is 17-20 for 177 yds vs the Ravens. ugh.

246
by Alex DL (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:57pm

re 238..use the camera phone...do it.

247
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:57pm

Miami offense reaching Oakland levels of suckitude today, albeit without quite so many sacks.

248
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:57pm

Yes, he and the Browns were tearing it up on this drive and then he got sacked for a loss of seven in the red zone.

249
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:58pm

242,

It would appear that the Titans' only hope to win is another Pac Man TD. They have less than 100 yards offense.

250
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:59pm

I sure wish Garrard was accurate

251
by Moridin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 4:59pm

A defensed pass sighting for the Viking D. A early christmas miracle, it is.

252
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:00pm

Hester has one more big punt return. Great! he is stamping his ticket to next season's pro-bowl as well

253
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:00pm

Big Ben's last name is apparently "Roethlisberg"

254
by BC Eagle (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:00pm

badger where's the bar?

255
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:00pm

Peppers just blew right past Faneca, but Ben eluded him and found Miller for a nice gain.

256
by Tony (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:01pm

TD Braylon Edwards.

257
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:02pm

Man, how much fun would be had playing if Brett Favre and Hines Ward were on the same team?

258
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:02pm

239:

On the last TD she jumped around in a circle multiple times tipping her chair over before falling into the lap of an old dude sitting nearby.

Outstanding.

259
by Chris I. (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:03pm

Bucs sack Grossman again. Tampa Bay had just 17 sacks coming into this game and now they have three in a little more than a half.

The Bears start on the Tampa side of the field and call three consecutive pass plays. Dumb.

Run the freakin' ball already!

260
by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:03pm

this thread is useless without pics.

261
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:04pm

garrard fumble returned for a touchdown.

262
by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:04pm

Reed with the FG, 20-3.

263
by asg (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:04pm

All tied up in Baltimore... yikes.

264
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:05pm

Titans get a defensive TD on about a 90 yard fumble return. Dumbass raised the ball in celebration about 30 yards out, though.

265
by James C (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:05pm

Anderson is 18 of 21 for 191 yards 2TDs and 1 pick against the Ravens defense.

Anyone watching who can shed a little light on this?

266
by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:06pm

The Ravens are Boller-fied. If only it had happened earlier.

267
by BC Eagle (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:06pm

again, where's the bar badger?

268
by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:06pm

TEN could be the giant playoff hopes killer team in the AFC.

give it some thought! NE Pats are there next and i dont think i am confident enough to say that they can beat the TEN hands-down.

Also, come next season - TEN can be the Miami of 2005 season

269
by jonnyblazin (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:07pm

Boller is a QB god.

270
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:07pm

Kyle Boller to Demetrius Williams for a 77-yard TD!

271
by Tony (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:07pm

Argh, Ravens w/77 yard touchdown pass. Guess it's time for Derek Anderson to work his magic again.

272
by rollo (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:07pm

Garrard's second turnover returned for a TD. If they can't fight back and win this game their confidence is going to be absolutely shot.

273
by black (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:08pm

garrard with two opposite of good plays, the sack before he lost 12 and then the fumble return for td. so he gave away 14 points today, sweet.

274
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:10pm

A 45-yard punt by Ken Walter?! He's on the juice.

275
by Quinn (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:10pm

More passes underneath on third and long. Thank you, Dan Henning.

276
by ammek (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:11pm

Welcome to Mike McCarthy's Guide for Blowing Home Games to Crummy Opposition.

Today's topic is dumb penalties.

277
by Tampa Bay Mike (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:11pm

Apparently the Redskins were unsatisfied with the vanilla success they were having offensively, so they pulled out the trick play and lost ten yards on 3rd and seven. That play never had a chance.

278
by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:11pm

Titans still have 85 yards passing and 13 rushing. The Jags have the ball again with 4+ min in the 3dQ. Will Titans get to the 4th Q with fewer than 100 yards and the lead? Is this game exciting or what?

279
by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:12pm

The Joey Harrington Passing Clinic:

5/16 20yds 0TD 1INT.

Outstanding. Where's Cleo Lemon?

280
by Gus (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:13pm

Maybe it's Ellis Hobbs Day, not Kevin Faulk day. INT on a crappy back-foot throw by Carr.

281
by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:13pm

Cincinnati.

Trying to attach image.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:14pm

Can the Offense give me a TD atleast now? For crying out loud, you have all of 29 yds to go

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:15pm

I feel bad for anyone that has Mike Nugent on their Loser League team. Of course, now I have to go check and see if he's on mine....

Crap. He is.

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by rollo (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:15pm

Now we see the error in putting Leftwich on IR. Garrard's confidence is done. 3rd TO returned for a TD.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:15pm

Garrad with one more defense TD with a INT to Hope. All he used to do was win games. What happened to him?

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by Al H (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:15pm

Garrard just wins games my arse. 2 HORRIBLE pick sixes.

Free agency here we come.

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:17pm

Nice off PI not called by Saints. That "run 15 yards downfield and block the DB" is a great way to get your teammate open.

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by Kal (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:17pm

Well, you have to admit - Garrard throws a lot of TD passes. Just some of them are for the opposing team.

Can't wait to see the highlights of that one.

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:18pm

Memo to all Football analysts:

Please, please - dont tell "All V Young does is win games". Atleast show some knowledge of the game by acknowledging that the defense does win games (like this match!)

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by BadgerT1000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:18pm

ammek:

That was a lame call. That play happens 10 times a game. If Favre goes to Jennings he's wide open as his man followed Driver.

Ridiculous.

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by oljb (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:18pm

Run, Willie. TD.

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:18pm

fast willie parker.

TD! 41 yds ...

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by calig23 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:18pm

Parker with a 41 yard TD run!

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:19pm

Did Big Ben run for a 41 yd rushing TD ?

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by James, London (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:20pm

RE #286,

Who on earth are Jax gonna pick up in Free Agency? Jon Kitna? Joey Harrington? Brad Johnson? Andrew Walter?

The Jaguars have a good young QB on the roster. Who are you going to get that's better that Leftwich?

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:20pm

My my! NFL gamecenter got one up on me! it showed Big Ben for a 41 yd td and once i wrote a comment, refreshed to show willie parker

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by pr9000 (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:21pm

i think that if ben had to run 41 yards for a TD ... the play would still be happening.

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by stan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:21pm

285 and 286,

The "Garrard just wins" swagger is being trumped by the "Vince Young just wins games" swagger. Those 3 defensive TDs by the Titans are purely a function of Vince Young's leadership and ability to motivate. Without Vince, Titans would be down 2 TDs at least.

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by scottnot (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:21pm

Jags 59 plays 249 yds and 34 minutes T.O.P.
Titans 23 plays 90 yds and 10 minutes T.O.P.
Who's winning?

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by Kalyan (not verified) :: Sun, 12/17/2006 - 5:21pm

T Brady: Why pass for 3 yards when you need 10? Pls understand., you are better than Carr.