FanIQ Week 3 NFL Live Thread

FanIQ GameDay Live: Week 3

9/22/13 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - FanIQ Week 3 NFL Live ThreadWeek 3 represents an early gut check time for many teams. If you've started 0-2, today is a must win or the season is essentially over already*. If you've started 2-0, today is a chance to show everyone that your team is for real and will be around all season. If you've started 1-1, well 2-1 is better than 1-2, isn't it?

*does not apply to the Browns and Jags, whose seasons were over before they began

Joining me for FanIQ GameDay Live is Ash, aka kobe_lova, aka Queen of the Locker Room. Let's get to it.

EARLY GAMES

Green Bay at Cincinnati

Eric: I'm still mad at the Bengals for losing to Chicago in Week 1. Obviously, I'm picking the Packers, especially if last week means Rodgers is in a groove.

Ash: Cincy for the upset, just cause it's you and I do what I want. I don't believe but I also don't like Rodgers' face.

Eric: You suck. You also remind me of my theory that there isn't a single quarterback liked by a majority of NFL fans.

St. Louis at Dallas

Eric: Both teams seem mediocre in their own special way. In that case, I'll go with the home team.

Ash: Go Rams. I'm not as big on Bradford as others but I think he will outplay Romo (maybe) so they win. Maybe. Who said what?

San Diego at Tennessee

Eric: This is a classic "Are either of these 1-1 teams any good" game. I'm thinking if either are good, it's probably the Titans.

Ash: As a lone Philip Rivers fan, and for my friiiind, Go Chargers. TN plays aggressive defense, but they get penalized a lot too, so if SD can play 4 qtrs of D and kept the turnovers down, they should pull it off.

Cleveland at Minnesota

Eric: I'll be the Devil's Advocate with the trade. Most running backs are replaceable to some degree, and most are not worth first round picks in trades. Richardson has yet to prove he is either. Because the universe is funny, the Browns now get to face the one running back who breaks all these rules. Vikings win against what's left of the Browns unless Ponder really stinks up the joint.

Ash: Go Christian Ponder! lol

Tampa Bay at New England

Eric: Obviously the Patriots receiving core isn't very good, but it's probably better than it was last Thursday (because those games are always garbage), and the Bucs are imploding, so the day of reckoning gets delayed again.

Ash: Patriots because **** TB, and because Freeman is not so great.

Arizona at New Orleans

Eric: Cardinals on the road? No thanks. Saints.

Ash: BOOOO Dat wins. But I'm picking the Cardinals. Who's their QB?

Eric: In case that is a serious inquiry, Carson Palmer.

Detroit at Washington

Eric: RGIII suffered a catastrophic knee injury 8 months ago, did not play a single preseason down, and isn't Adrian Peterson. Thus, it's not really a surprise that he's not playing great yet. Despite the fact that RGIII needs to get reps to get comfortable again, Washington fans are calling for Kirk Cousins. Seriously. The bigger problem is still that their defense can't stop anything. Since the Lions offense is good when not self-destructing, I pick them.

Ash: Hmmm, I have no idea. Just....none. I suppose I'll take Calvin Johnson against no D. Is he playing? I should have prepared better. Let me take another drink.

Eric: You're supposed to prepare for this? I wasn't told that!

Blog Photo - FanIQ Week 3 NFL Live ThreadN.Y. Giants at Carolina

Eric: OK, I give on the Panthers. Ron Rivera is horrible. Giants win and Eli keeps it to 2 picks this time.

Ash: But he looks nice on the sidelines. Like a lovable grandpa. Giants should win so I'll go Panthers. Go Giants, ugh.

Houston at Baltimore

Eric: The Ravens aren't good right now. The Texans may be good, but have gotten ridiculously lucky so far. Texans, I guess.

Ash: Texans hit a groove this week, but it really could go either way. I'm hoping for tons of Flaccups. Entertain me, Bert.

LATE GAMES

Atlanta at Miami

Eric: So, are the Dolphins good? I haven't seen them play much, so I'll take the safe pick, the Falcons.

Ash: They are better than before. Our team is pretty much on the IR. So sad. *sobs* *for real* Money should be on the Dolphins. But kill that noise, Go Falcons!! Hiiii Beans!

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets

Eric: Manuel and Geno have shown enough to put the "Woof" designation away for the week. Bills, because I dunno. Does it matter?

Ash: It matters. Manuel needs the practice. I expect it to come down to the last 5 min and the Bills to eek out another W. Because it's more exciting that way.

Indianapolis at San Francisco

Eric: Team Regression has their new shiny object. Have fun with a pissed off Niners team! San Francisco easy as long as they keep Aldon Smith sober in the interim.

Ash: Go Colts!! Is that Bert and Ernie mighty wings commercial not the worse Mickey D's commercial ever? It is. Kaepernick...deserves the L.

Eric: "Bert and Ernie mighty wings commercial?" Wha?

Jacksonville at Seattle

Eric: This is the closest we'll get to an NFL game that looks like an early season college football game.

Ash: Superhawks.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Chicago at Pittsburgh

Eric: Remember when the Packers last won the Super Bowl, and how close we got to a Bears-Steelers game? Had that occurred, I would not have watched the Super Bowl. Needless to say, I feel the same way about this. I don't know who will win, I don't care, and I will watch anything else this evening but this.

Ash: Ridiculous. I want you to love this game more. Football is on? Watch it. Steelers win because they haven't yet, so it'll be an upset and I like that. And I like Jot, and Mike Tomlin, and I need them to get 7 wins so that I am extra fantastically correct by seasons end.

Eric: No.

Thank you Ash (and Jen last week, my apologies for forgetting). Don't you all forget to hit the GameCenter and bet against of all our picks. Q it up here throughout Week 3.
 
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9/23/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21272 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I hope you're right.  As a Texans fan looking for a bright side to today, I'd much rather blame poor play by the 49ers for the loss than credit the Colts for the win.  devil

Andrew Luck coming into San Fran and him playing against his coach back in Stanford who happened to be Jim Harbaugh had something to do with why the Colts beat the 49ers badly...  But as a Texan fan, you shouldn't panic this early...  Of course every team will have their ups and downs but the AFC South is a weak division to a certain extent and I believe Houston will turn up the heat on their competition in the next several weeks. wink

9/23/13   |   Jess   |   34615 respect

Eric_ wrote:
It only took one half for the Seahawks to cover the spread.

And three quarters for them to yank their starters :/

9/23/13   |   kobe_lova   |   61507 respect

Oooh, and I was right! lol. (I completely forgot we did this) I don't think an American citizen hates Drew Brees, and some hate to admit it but they secretly like Peyton Manning, esp since he started giving out free pizzas. Such a nice man. Carson Palmer? That's why I couldn't recall. The Bills ruined my premonition...well the score part, the rest was pretty solid. I see I waffled a lot with these picks :|. And this is probably the best I've ever done. If you don't count the games I didn't really pick and factor in my team love, I think I got about 95% of these correct. YAY Math.
We lost as expected, but it was a much better game than I thought it would be.

9/22/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

RaiderSteeler15 wrote:
The titans have improved on defense this year but their pass offense is still a weakness...  As for the colts, the Colts took advantage of a 49er team that is still coping with the butt-kicking they received last week in Seattle against the seahawks...

I hope you're right.  As a Texans fan looking for a bright side to today, I'd much rather blame poor play by the 49ers for the loss than credit the Colts for the win.  devil

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

This Bills/Jets game is something else.

9/22/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21272 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
I'm shocked by this Colts @ 49ers game.  AFC South will have a 3-way tie at the top, with both the Titans and Colts on a roll, and the Texans looking none too spiffy.  Not what I had envisioned at the start of the season.  :(

The titans have improved on defense this year but their pass offense is still a weakness...  As for the colts, the Colts took advantage of a 49er team that is still coping with the butt-kicking they received last week in Seattle against the seahawks...

9/22/13   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21272 respect

Miami's 3-0 for the 1st time since 2002!!  Great game between the Falcons/Dolphins!

9/22/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

I'm shocked by this Colts @ 49ers game.  AFC South will have a 3-way tie at the top, with both the Titans and Colts on a roll, and the Texans looking none too spiffy.  Not what I had envisioned at the start of the season.  :(

9/22/13   |   Scott   |   52693 respect

Andrew Luck looks like he is about to go 1-0 against his former college coach.  

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Dolphins are threatening to at least tie.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

It only took one half for the Seahawks to cover the spread.

9/22/13   |   Scott   |   52693 respect

Trent Richardson's first carry as a Colt is for a touchdown.  Colts impressive first drive against the 49ers

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I hate football.

9/22/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

Texans were totally dominated by the Ravens...totally.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jake Locker led the Titans to a 94 yard game winning TD drive with no timeouts. I'm as shocked as you. I'm also still laughing at the Chargers last desperation play.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Franklin train just derailed.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wow. RGIII with a beautiful deep ball for a touchdown...but Aldrick Robinson didn't complete the catch.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Quote from the Red Zone guy: "To those that enjoy other team's misfortunes, let's check out the Giants offense."

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Giants are a disaster right now.

9/22/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

  • Cleveland Browns K Billy Cundiff left the game with quad tightness. His return is doubtful.
Who kicks....Punter!!!

9/22/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

Texans D doesn't want the O getting all the credit for this debacle...they wanna play like crap too.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Starks got hurt, so Johnathan Franklin gets his first NFL action. No worries, he was impressive in his 4 carries and scored a touchdown. 23-14 Packers.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Despite the disastrous beginning and an O-line that looks overmatched, the Packers do lead at the half 16-14.

9/22/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Browns 24 points in the first half after trading their best player!!!

9/22/13   |   Scott   |   52693 respect

Rams offensive stats at halftime: 0 points, 1 first down, 0-6 on 3rd down, 18 total yards, allowed 4 sacks.  Last week's no huddle offense that worked so well against the Falcons has yet to be used against the Cowboys

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Browns have the most points so far because of course they do.

9/22/13   |   orangemen90   |   5785 respect

Ravens not looking very good!!!

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Just when it looked like the Washington offense was finally coming together, RGIII throws a horrible interception.

9/22/13   |   Scott   |   52693 respect

Rams offering up very little resistance.  Thank god I have NFL red zone

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Giants pick off Cam and start a drive in the red zone. The result: TD run called back for a penalty, Eli sacked, Josh Brown (he's still in the league??) misses a 38 yarder that was spotted right in the middle of the field.
 

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Green Bay offensive line is getting eaten alive right now.

9/22/13   |   HouTxFan   |   5103 respect

Just for you, Ash - Texans' defense starts the game with two 3-and-outs on Flacco and the Ravens.

9/22/13   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

This is starting well for the Packers.

/sarcasm

9/22/13   |   Scott   |   52693 respect

Two 3 and outs, a fake punt gone wrong, another penalty prolonging a drive and the Cowboys running right at the defense.  3rd straight game the Rams have started out with a pi$$ poor effort