NFL Week 1 Live Thread

It's Finally Football Time [NFL Week 1 Live Thread]

9/9/12 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - NFL Week 1 Live ThreadOfficially the NFL season started Wednesday, but we all know it really doesn't get going until 1:00 pm that first Sunday, when all those games kick off at once, and we quickly settle into the routine. Welcome to another year of NFL live threads. Without further ado, let's get to it.

EARLY GAMES

Indianapolis at Chicago:
Andrew Luck makes his debut, giving Colts fans hope. That hope should be extinguished after a few minutes, when they remember the rest of the team was 2-14 last year.

Philadelphia at Cleveland: Dream Team 2.0 gives it another go, hopefully a little wiser this time. Oh wait, Juan Castillo is still defensive coordinator? Never mind. Meanwhile, Browns fans will be too busy dancing on Art Modell's grave to notice their team sucks again.

St. Louis at Detroit: The biggest issue with Sam Bradford's development has been an offensive line that has failed to protect him. They traded for Wayne Hunter a few weeks ago, and now face a dominant and sometimes felonious Detroit defensive line. This should end well.

New England at Tennessee: The Patriots should be excellent on offense, and in theory not as terrible on defense as a year ago. I have no idea what to say about the Titans.

Atlanta at Kansas City: Once again the Falcons are considered a potential break out team. The Chiefs, on the other hand, consider step 1 to be getting through the game with everyone's ACL in tact.

Jacksonville at Minnesota: Since we don't know for sure who will be good or not, it's too early to give a game the "Woof" designation. However...

Washington at New Orleans: The Saints and their fans will be loud, annoyed, and ready to take out some frustration on someone. Have a fun debut RGIII!

Buffalo at NY Jets: Over/Under on how many snaps before Sanchez is booed: 2.5. Bet the under.

Miami at Houston: Arian Foster is a game-time decision, which isn't that big a deal unless you care about fantasy football a little too much. That's because despite losing Mario Williams, the Texans still have Messers Watt, Barwin, Cushing, and Reed to make Ryan Tanehill's life a living nightmare.

LATE GAMES

Note these games start at 4:25 this year.

San Francisco at Green Bay: Your game of the day. The Niners have been tabbed as a favorite by some, and a regression candidate by others. Opening the season against the one NFC favorite no one disputes will be a good early test. For the Packers, it's the first glance to see if they actually have a competent pass rush this year.

Seattle at Arizona: It's an expensive battle of clipboard holders between Matt Flynn and Kevin Kolb. On the field it will be Russell Wilson, darling of the preseason, versus John Skelton, darling of the Skelton household.

Carolina at Tampa Bay: The Panthers are getting some sleeper talk, fueled by Year 2 of the Cam Newton Experience. The Bucs should also be better, since most teams don't start quitting on their coach until at least Week 10.

SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

Pittsburgh at Denver:
We know Pittsburgh will be on national TV a lot, since the national media is in love with them in a way everyone who isn't a Steelers fan is not. We also know Denver will spend a lot of time on national TV, due to Peyton Manning. Might as well get the first one for both teams out of the way now.

Q it up here through Week 1. The NFL is finally back, folks.
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9/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

JenX63 wrote:
aww man, It was so awesome! I hope you get to see them play this year. Totally different team then what we have seen in the past.

That's what I am seeing and reading everywhere! We are in the midst of CFL so not as much NFL stuff playing up here - thank God for the internet!!! I am STOKED for this season!

9/10/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Debi_L wrote:
No, I was working (10 hour day) and we had golf on the TV in the clubhouse - people actually wanted to watch golf! So when I got home I checked in to see what had happened, and WOW!!! I did a happy dance :)

aww man, It was so awesome! I hope you get to see them play this year. Totally different team then what we have seen in the past.

9/10/12   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Did you see the game?

No, I was working (10 hour day) and we had golf on the TV in the clubhouse - people actually wanted to watch golf! So when I got home I checked in to see what had happened, and WOW!!! I did a happy dance :)

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Debi_L wrote:
HA!!!! The Redskins BEAT the Saints laugh

Carry on........

Did you see the game?

9/9/12   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

HA!!!! The Redskins BEAT the Saints laugh

Carry on........

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

They played better down the stretch, but still *bleep *bleeping* *bleep *bleep*

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Been a long time since I've seen Aaron Rodgers look so rattled.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That could be the worst interception Rodgers have ever had. All that work to get back in the game flushed down the toilet.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Serena does it! She wins the US Open title over Azarenka 6-2, 2-6, 7-5. Incredible match.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Azarenka can't serve it out, and it's now 5-5 in the final set.

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

so I was reading the comments and heard this annoying lady start talking about dementia and I had no f*cking idea where it was coming from.. now I forgot what I was going to say.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jeff_P wrote:
lol.....they figure they dont have to tackle as RODGERS will throw 100 times and out score every one......NOT TODAY GIRLS........

Girls? Are you 12?

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I hate football.

9/9/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19893 respect

Scott wrote:
I see the Packer defense is in mid season form.  Alex Smith looks like Joe Montana right now

lol.....they figure they dont have to tackle as RODGERS will throw 100 times and out score every one......NOT TODAY GIRLS........

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

I see the Packer defense is in mid season form.  Alex Smith looks like Joe Montana right now

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

We're going to a 3rd set at the US Open.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That half sucked, as shown by a damn 63 yard field goal.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Somebody better check David Akers leg for PED use.  63 yard field goal to end the half

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
:D.. Falcons win!

Congrats Ash! I am sure it was an awesome game!

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Washington at New Orleans: The Saints and their fans will be loud, annoyed, and ready to take out some frustration on someone. Have a fun debut RGIII!



I believe he did!

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

For once, Aikman is right. The penalty calls have mostly been correct, but the flags have been coming in late, which is frustrating everyone.

Also, 8 flags already on Green Bay. What the hell guys?

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Refs have completely lost control of this game.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Bad calls or no, that touchdown play was just embarrassing defense on account of the Packers.

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

This Green Bay - San Francisco game is proving to be a lot more than this group of refs can handle

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

In other news, here are the MLB scores that matter:

Yankees 13, Orioles 3 (Final- ouch)
Rays 6, Rangers 0 (Final)
Royals 0, White Sox 0 (Top 10th)
Angels 3, Tigers 1 (Bottom 6th)
A's 0, Mariners 0 (Top 4th)

Braves 3, Mets 2 (Final/10)
Marlins 8, Nationals 0 (Final)
Cubs 4, Pirates 2 (Final)
Cardinals 4, Brewers 2 (Top 9th)

The US Open women's final has also started. Serena is already up a break.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Never mind. Brees threw a pick and it was returned inside the 5.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Meanwhile, Saints are within 8.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Lions drive Scott to drink (more) with a TD with 10 seconds left.

Vikings kick a field goal in OT, but apparently they went to the playoff rules for the regular season when I wasn't looking, so that game is not over.

Same crap I've seen the last 5 years. Up by 3 with under 2 minutes left and you play prevent defense.  Lions drive down the field at will and score on a broken coverage by the linebacker. 

9/9/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19893 respect

Scott wrote:
"The Leg" kicks his 3rd field goal of the game.  Rams up 23-20 with just under 2 minutes left

LIONS JUST WON 27-23

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Lions drive Scott to drink (more) with a TD with 10 seconds left.

Vikings kick a field goal in OT, but apparently they went to the playoff rules for the regular season when I wasn't looking, so that game is not over.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

"The Leg" kicks his 3rd field goal of the game.  Rams up 23-20 with just under 2 minutes left

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Wow! Now the Vikes rookie kicker hits the 55 yarder at the gun to force OT. Jags-Vikings is suddenly an awesome game.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

:D.. Falcons win!

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blaine Gabbert leads the Jags on a game winning TD drive. Yes, that really happened. No, this isn't a prank call.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Rams still cant cover an opponent's TE.  Lions go 80 yards in 6 plays and tie the score

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Bradford to Brandon Gibson for the touchdown.  Rams up 20-13

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Nooo, How about them Redskins beating up on the 2012 NFL Champion Saints right now? :S

:D

Swear to God I cant breathe. One more quarter.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Phil Dawson: Forever the Browns offensive MVP

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

OMG, Titans.... Locker needs (needed) to settle down. Doing a little too much.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Did anyone else think the Saint's/ Skin's game would be this exciting? Did anyone think the Skin's would actually be leading? cool My team ROCKS!



How about them Falcon's? 

Nooo, How about them Redskins beating up on the 2012 NFL Champion Saints right now? :S

:D

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

While we're updating other sports, Yankees up 5-3 on the O's after 4. Yanks scored 4 in the 4th mostly because Zach Britton forgot where the strike zone was. O's made it a game again in the bottom half of the inning though with 3 off Freddy Garcia. Pitching matchup is now Jake Arrieta vs. Joba Chamberlain.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

I'll say this about the 2012 Rams.  They certainly aren't backing down from the Lions.

9/9/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

This feels like the Dick Vermeil Chiefs all over again :(

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

After a Mickelson bogey, he, MCIlroy, Westwood and Dustin Johnson are all tied at the top at -17

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

Did anyone else think the Saint's/ Skin's game would be this exciting? Did anyone think the Skin's would actually be leading? cool My team ROCKS!



How about them Falcon's? 

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Tyler Thigpen or Brad Smith. Tavaris Jackson I saw is inactive.

Well then, Thigpen might as well get some PT

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
Atlanta has a D, I thought that they just put 11 non tackling dummies out there and made the other team run around them.

Right now we do!!!!! Yay!

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

2nd half. Bring it Saint's!

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

We Want Tebow! We Want Tebow!

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Who's Buffalo's back up?

Tyler Thigpen or Brad Smith. Tavaris Jackson I saw is inactive.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Jeff Hostetler?


Falcons D has shown up in the 2nd half

Hostetler made me cry. You're so stooopid.
Thanks, Ma, Im gonna assume you are correct and thats why Fitzpatrick is still in

34-17 people! Here's to holding on...

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Our defense is gonna kill me.

Atlanta has a D, I thought that they just put 11 non tackling dummies out there and made the other team run around them.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Rams have just as many penalty yards as they do offensive yards.  

9/9/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5176 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Who's Buffalo's back up?

Think they traded for Tavaris Jackson.

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Who's Buffalo's back up?

Jeff Hostetler?


Falcons D has shown up in the 2nd half

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

So nice of the Bills to destroy their fans hope so early and not drag it out.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

Who's Buffalo's back up?

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

The Rams offense is B-A-D BAD.  Bradford is going to get killed playing behind this crappy offensive line

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

Our defense is gonna kill me.

9/9/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5176 respect

Scott wrote:
Texans D is giving Ryan Tannehill a rude welcome to the NFL

JJ Watt is a beast.  heart

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Texans D is giving Ryan Tannehill a rude welcome to the NFL

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

ugh. these drinks are about to get stronger.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Offense, offense everywhere. Except, of course, in Cleveland.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Pick 6 for Cortland Finnegan.  Rams have turned 3 turnovers into 13 points.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
Hotlanta's defense is awful.. Good thing they can score a lot of points

sigh

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

Scott wrote:
Damn, what the hell has gotten into Matt Cassel.  He looks like a completely different quarterback

Hotlanta's defense is awful.. Good thing they can score a lot of points

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Damn, what the hell has gotten into Matt Cassel.  He looks like a completely different quarterback

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

New regime.  Same old Rams in the red zone.  Zuerlein with another field goal.  Lions up 7-6 with just over 3 minutes left in the 1st half

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Looks like the only way the Rams defense is going to stop the Lions is if Matt Stafford continues to make bone head plays.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

The Jets might have been trolling us this preseason.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

Boss, who I didn't know was a Chief, just scored a TD. Our defense looks basically the same. 10 all. Ugh.

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

shootout brewing at arrowhead

9/9/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25329 respect

now I remember already why I hate playing fantasy football

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Matt Forte does all the work and Michael Bush gets the touchdown.  That doesn't bode well for my fantasy team

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

RG III to Garcon for a 88 yard touchdown.  Looks like a shootout in Nawlins

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

Nice first TD for RGIII....and Garcon.

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

RGIII to Garcon, 88 yard TD. The irrational exuberance in DC just got upped to about 20.

9/9/12   |   JenX63   |   32776 respect

That was BEAUTIFUL! Go Skins!
(i just might cry)

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Hmm... I don't recall that. lol

Fisher looks good as a Ram.

Fox has had no picture for about 5 minutes. Bullsh**.

I believe that Ogletree scored the first 2 TD's of the year!

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/20081660/why-kevin-ogletree-succeeded-for-the-cowboys-and-why-it-doesnt-have-to-stop

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

You heard it here first.  Greg "the leg" Zuerlein will win a game for the Rams this season kicking a 50+ yard field goal

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
First TD of the season was scored by Kevin Ogletree!
(Edited by kobe_lova)

Hmm... I don't recall that. lol

Fisher looks good as a Ram.

Fox has had no picture for about 5 minutes. Bullsh**.

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
First TD of the season...Julio Jones, btw!

First TD of the season was scored by Kevin Ogletree!

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Why yes, I did enjoy that Cutler pick six very much.

Locker and RGIII looked good their first drives.

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Other game in this area is the Bears and Colts.  Cutler was sacked on the first play and was just picked off and returned for a touchdown at the start of their 2nd drive

9/9/12   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Man, the Bears' offense is atrocious!

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

First TD of the season...Julio Jones, btw!

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

Did anyone see that Giants a$$ kicking on Wednesday?

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Rams defense offers up very little resistance on the Lions first drive until rookie CB Janoris Jenkins picks off a really bad decision pass by Matt Stafford on the goal line.  Rams take over at their 35

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
In case FanIQaeda finds this, is there a  unfollow button yet?

oh sweet lord....

9/9/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

In case FanIQaeda finds this, is there a  unfollow button yet?

9/9/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sanchez already has his first dumb interception of the season.

9/9/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61946 respect

I don't know why we are still considered a "break out" team, but it doesn't matter. We're good on paper, we need to play like it on the field. As with every year, the defense is the major concern, so here's hoping that they found something that gets us over the playoff hump. But as for this one game, I'm just so happy to see them!
Go my team!

9/9/12   |   Scott   |   53741 respect

Playing on the road in a hostile environment against an up and coming team with a team that is the youngest in the NFL is the way I wanted to see the Rams start the season.  I have no doubts that Les Snead and Jeff Fischer can turn this franchise around but unfortunately, they have about 10 years worth of screw-ups to try and fix.  Rams will have to play mistake free and damn near perfect to win games in 2012.