Monday Night Football Week 14 Live Thread

Battle of the AFC Powerhouses: Can the Pats close the gap? [Monday Night Football Live Thread]

12/10/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34809 respect

Blog Photo - Monday Night Football Week 14 Live ThreadIs this a preview of what we have to look forward to when the AFC Championship game rolls around? Quite possibly.

I've tried to predict this game, and I find myself going back and forth. I'm not entirely sure this Patriots team is as great as it's been in years past. However, while this Houston team has given their fans a lot to cheer about, they've also given them heart palpitations when they shouldn't. I took Houston in my pick'em league, but today I think I'm taking NE. I hope I'm wrong, simply because I think it would be great to see a new powerhouse emerge for awhile in the AFC.

Let's see a couple of other opinions from around the site. Here's an excerpt from yesterday's pre-game show and live thread for the MNF bonus pick:

Mike: ESPN must be licking their chops at what on paper looks like the game of the week. Both teams are playing at a high level and this should eb a great test for both. New England’s December record is insane and their home record in December is even better. However, they have injury issues and a defense that does just enough to win, but makes their fans pull their hair out. Houston has shown some lapses over the past month. I’m going with the Pats at home 27-23.

Eric: This is the part of the year where the Patriots just outscore everyone to make the world forget they can't stop a good offense. Thus, I pick New England.


This will be a test for sure, for both teams. Let's hope that means an exciting game for spectators. The Texans' one loss came at home, and the Pats are also on a six-game winning streak. It appears to be a battle on paper, but we all know how football can be sometimes.

Is there even any question anymore about this Texans team being legit? Will the Pats continue their pattern of December domination? The answers to these questions and more will most likely be answered tonight. Q it up here for MNF!
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12/10/12   |   Jess   |   34809 respect

Well all I can hope for is the Pats to continue steamrolling their opponents now...

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
sorry... I blame it on the mentality of running over your own momma to win the super bowl.

:|







(LOL)

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Yuck.  G'nite.  :(

12/10/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Michael, Michael...why you do me dis way?

sorry... I blame it on the mentality of running over your own momma to win the super bowl.

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

:/

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
sorry sis... sometimes they shoulda just stayed on the bus... wish it was more competitive

Michael, Michael...why you do me dis way?

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
might be a better cartoon than is going on out west :-|

....

12/10/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Makes me nauseous. lol

might be a better cartoon than is going on out west :-|

12/10/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Yeah, take him down. 

sorry sis... sometimes they shoulda just stayed on the bus... wish it was more competitive

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
he's trying to help my boys =)

Makes me nauseous. lol



Along with this game...wth was that?! ugh.

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
he's trying to help my boys =)

Makes me nauseous. lol

12/10/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Hush yo mouf!


(and ewww, what does snoopy have on?)

he's trying to help my boys =)

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
Don't sing it, just bring it! ;-)

Hush yo mouf!


(and ewww, what does snoopy have on?)

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

ironhead_mike wrote:
Don't sing it, just bring it! ;-)

Hush yo mouf!

12/10/12   |   ironhead_mike   |   9776 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I'll kick cousin Mike's ass if you want me to.

Don't sing it, just bring it! ;-)

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
 Lemme see how this 3rd quarter goes...

Yeah, take him down. 

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I'll kick cousin Mike's ass if you want me to.
(Edited by HouTxFan)

 Lemme see how this 3rd quarter goes...

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Their suckitude is really surprising me. To be honest, I didn't necessarily expect a win tonight, but I sure as heck didn't expect a butt-kickin'.  They better make some hella good halftime adjustments just to slink out of there with a bit of dignity intact. 

I so sad right now, but...still   nonetheless.

I'll kick cousin Mike's ass if you want me to.

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Breathe, MA!



(feels like I'm watching the f***ing Falcons again...'cept this one is surprising)

Their suckitude is really surprising me. To be honest, I didn't necessarily expect a win tonight, but I sure as heck didn't expect a butt-kickin'.  They better make some hella good halftime adjustments just to slink out of there with a bit of dignity intact. 

I so sad right now, but...still   nonetheless.

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Oh.

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

lol

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
quit throwing it to Andre Johnson.. thanks

Hushpleasenthanks.

12/10/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25290 respect

quit throwing it to Andre Johnson.. thanks

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

Breathe, MA!



(feels like I'm watching the f***ing Falcons again...'cept this one is surprising)

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

[Paging Jan's Worst Nighmare. Will Jan's Worst Nightmare please report to the big stage of Monday Night Football?]

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

Ya killin me, Petey!!

12/10/12   |   Jess   |   34809 respect

(Edited by Jess)

Dear Texans,
Stop it.

Love, someone who wants to see the Pats win lose and come out next week with something to prove.

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

This is not working well right now...

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Ouch.

12/10/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Welker returns punts? Man, that guy does everything! 

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Fun weather fact for tonight's game...it's colder in Houston right now than it is in Boston.

12/10/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61840 respect

Texans

12/10/12   |   DallasFan55   |   38115 respect

I'm a Pats fan but I just saw the story on how awesome JJ Watts is to help people..He is a very giving ,loving person and I'd like to see him do several of "what he calls" the wheelchair dance and salute that those precious kids are hoping to see tonight. GO JJ !!!

12/10/12   |   JenX63   |   32749 respect

Go Texans!

12/10/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect