FanIQ Week 2 NFL Live Game Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 2

9/15/13 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Week 2 NFL Live Game ThreadFootball Outsiders has long named Week 1 "National Jumping to Conclusions Week." Luckily, Week 2 is now upon us, and we can find out if teams will play all year like they did in Week 1, or if the opener was just one game. Joining me today for FanIQ GameDay Live is JenX63. Our respective teams are playing each other this week, so this could get interesting.

EARLY GAMES

St. Louis at Atlanta

Jen: I don't fear the stache, so Falcons win.

Eric: I don't particularly fear, or know much about, the Rams, so I'll take the Falcons. I'd feel better about this if their good receivers were healthy though.

Cleveland at Baltimore

Jen: I like the underdog. Browns.

Eric: The Ravens probably aren't as bad as they looked last week. The Browns probably are as bad as they looked last week, particularly Weeden. Easy win for Baltimore.

Carolina at Buffalo

Jen: The Bills kept pace with NE last weekend. The Panthers seem to have a decent defense, but you need a good offense to score some points. Bills by more than the Panthers.

Eric: I'm still driving the Panthers bandwagon, although it's about to spin like Clint Bowyer. Panthers, although Ron Rivera will probably find a way to screw it up.

Minnesota at Chicago

Jen: Bears, not for any other reason except I just can't pick the Vikings.

Eric: My fantasy team this year ended up with Adrian Peterson and Matt Forte as my starting running backs. Add Tom Brady to the mix and I wouldn't mind having a terrible fantasy season. (Pick: Bears)

Washington at Green Bay

Jen: I know what I should say, but I just can't.

Eric: RGIII showed some inevitable rust and DC inevitably freaked out. He'll be fine. It's the rest of the team that could be a problem. The Packers, meanwhile, have licked their latest San Francisco wounds and look to do to Washington's defense what the Eagles did. I, of course, think they can.

Tennessee at Houston

Jen: The battle of the T's. I'm taking the Texans.

Eric: My apologies for using the city names and thus not helping you sell that joke. The Titans are a question mark. Are they as good as they looked in Week 1, or are the Steelers just bad? Houston is probably better regardless.

Miami at Indianapolis

Jen: Go Dolphins, I refuse to choose the other team

Eric: Do the Colts ever play a game that doesn't go down to the wire? My guess is they do again, but this time their luck runs out and the Dolphins take it.

Dallas at Kansas City

Jen: Oh please let the Chiefs be a good enough team to beat Dallas. Chiefs

Eric: Kansas City is going to match their 2012 win total in two weeks this season.

San Diego at Philadelphia

Jen: If the Chargers can play all four quarters and not implode they might win this. Eagles played well against the Skins last week, but also faltered in the second half. Chargers.

Eric: But if they played all four quarters and not implode, they wouldn't be the Chargers. This, plus the West Coast team playing at 10 am thing* means I'm taking the Eagles.

* I'm convinced this is a thing, but don't have proof. I'm sure someone out there has done the research, but I'm too lazy to look it up.

LATE GAMES

Detroit at Arizona

Jen: I haven't a clue. Cardinals, maybe.

Eric: The Lions pretty much dominated the Vikings except for stupid mistakes that made it closer than it looked, which sounds exactly like the Lions. I'll pick them to win even though this feels like a game they would blow.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay

Jen: Bucs have so many holes to fill. Saints have all their weapons and a fresh start. Saints.

Eric: The Bucs are a complete disaster, as it turns out Greg Schiano is a dumbass. Saints.

Denver at N.Y. Giants

Jen: Peyton best live up to his reputation. Ugh Giants. Broncos.

Eric: Denver got the extra days off coming off a virtuoso performance, The Giants are coming off a high profile loss and are so desperate for a running back they brought back Brandon Jacobs. So why am I picking the Giants? Because football is whack, Jack.

Jacksonville at Oakland

Jen: Go Raiders.

Eric: Woof.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

San Francisco at Seattle

Jen: Oh man, at the risk of Jess not speaking to me for a day or so, I have to take the Niners. Seattle just didn't play that well last week. Niners.

Eric: I don't know why Jess speaks to me anyway, so I might as well risk it to. Niners, because as a Packers fan I'm used to them dominating. It's a form of Stockholm Syndrome I think.

There you have it. Don't forget to place your bets on today's games at the GameCenter, and to Q it up throughout Week 2.
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9/17/13   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

JenX63 wrote:
They won! and proved me wrong. There's that to rub in my face! 
Hope you had a great time and are able to speak.

I did.

I'm not.  indecision I may have permanently damaged something.

9/17/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

Jess wrote:
Hmm.
 

They won! and proved me wrong. There's that to rub in my face! 
Hope you had a great time and are able to speak.

9/17/13   |   Jess   |   34829 respect

Hmm.
 

9/15/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

kramer wrote:
It is taking forever, but thanks to Red Zone I found out why.  They had about a 90-minute lightning delay.

Thunderstorms in Florida?  Never woulda thunk it. indecision

Thank you! (glad it wasn't just me)

9/15/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Thank you Denver !

Congrats to my other picks as well: Cardinals & Raiders!!

Is it just me or does that Saints/Buccs game seem to be taking forever?

It is taking forever, but thanks to Red Zone I found out why.  They had about a 90-minute lightning delay.

Thunderstorms in Florida?  Never woulda thunk it. indecision

9/15/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

Thank you Denver !

Congrats to my other picks as well: Cardinals & Raiders!!

Is it just me or does that Saints/Buccs game seem to be taking forever?

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I'll pick (the Lions) to win even though this feels like a game they would blow.

Why don't I listen to myself?

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I think we should go ahead and start 0-16 watch for the Jaguars. OK?

9/15/13   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I will answer your question about the Titans there.  The Steelers aren't quite AS bad as they were last week, but they aren't going to be in the playoffs this year.  I'll almost guarantee it.

9/15/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

Well, so far I have picked 7 winners....Congrats to the Chargers, Texans, Chiefs, Bears, Dolphins, Bills, and Falcons!

Go Broncos! (please)

9/15/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5168 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Things that just happened in the Titans/Texans game:

1.) Texans make game winning kick, but timeout called.
2.) Titans block the kick, but negated by an offside penalty. No time left, untimed down next.
3.) Texans miss kick, but another timeout to ice the kicker called.
4.) Texans kick goes off the upright. Overtime.

Game freakin killed me. Pretty sure my corpse is just running on adrenalin.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

DeAndre Hopkins is a beast. Texans win.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Things that just happened in the Titans/Texans game:

1.) Texans make game winning kick, but timeout called.
2.) Titans block the kick, but negated by an offside penalty. No time left, untimed down next.
3.) Texans miss kick, but another timeout to ice the kicker called.
4.) Texans kick goes off the upright. Overtime.

9/15/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

ugh.

we won.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

*head explodes*

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Today is why Red Zone channel exists.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

In the red zone down 3 late, Michael Vick gets hurt. Nick Foles time.

9/15/13   |   JenX63   |   32760 respect

I can't bear to watch.  broken heart
it's not like the Skins don't have another QB to go to.....ugh...back to hatin Shanahan

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Every game except GB/WAS is tied or one possession right now. Nuts.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

James Starks with a 37 yard TD. He becomes the first Packer to rush for 100+ yards in 45 games.

9/15/13   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

It looks like RG 3 and his receivers have to get reintroduced every week. It aqppears they barely practice together. This Packers defense is NOT very good. The Redskins are making them look great. 

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

When was the last time all the early games hit halftime at the same time? Usually there's at least one straggler.

9/15/13   |   Scott   |   53604 respect

You want some proof you don't have to have a rushing attack to win in the NFL.  The Falcons are opening up a can of whoop a$$ on my Rams and at the half, they have 1 yard of rushing

9/15/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61881 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

All of our receivers are good.

Go Falcons.

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Meriweather led with his helmet on Lacy and injured him. Now he leads with his helmet on Starks and injures himself.

9/15/13   |   Scott   |   53604 respect

Damn the Rams and these stupid penalties

9/15/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Packers up 3-0, but Eddie Lacy is out for the rest of the game with a concussion.

Every game has points already except Carolina-Buffalo.