Patriots-Eagles and the Rest of Sunday Football [NFL Open Thread]

11/27/11 in NFL   |   Dan_B   |   1067 respect

Another a Sunday and a another day we will be closer to figuring out the hazy playoff races in the NFL. Lots of stars won't be on the field, including Michael Vick in the Eagles' big showdown with New England, as well as Adrian Peterson.  Here is today's slate of games for your viewing pleasure:

1 p.m. ET Games: 
Minnesota at Atlanta
Cleveland at Cincinnati
Tampa Bay at Tennessee
Carolina at Indianapolis
Buffalo at New York Jets
Arizona at St. Louis
Houston at Jacksonville

4 p.m. ET Games:
New England at Philadelphia
Denver at San Diego
Washington at Seattle
Chicago at Oakland

Sunday Night Football:
Pittsburgh at Kansas City
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11/28/11   |   originalcrash78   |   7104 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
The "dangerous and powerful" Jags are horrible on offense, but they had the 5th-ranked defense coming in to this game. We were down to our 3rd-string rookie QB Yates, with TE Owen Daniels in line to be next-QB-up for the remainder of the game. Yates was given the reins/playcalls to run the 2-minute offense at the end of the first half, and he got us into FG range. Rackers' kick gave us the two-score lead (20-10) with a half to play. Assuming Kubiak found out at least by halftime that Leinart would not be returning to the game, he knew that Yates could at least move the ball if needed. I think he then made the wise decision to rely first on our #1-ranked defense to hold the Jags offense and put the game away, rather than put Yates in a position to make mistakes that could cost us the game.

I don't see that it made any sense to throw Yates to the wolves today when we didn't need to in the end, and especially since we're going to need him to play a pretty big part in whatever is left of our tattered season.  Look at the job the team has done this year in overcoming a lot of injuries to key contributors...look at the fact that we won, on the road, with our rookie 3rd-string QB...c'mon Crash...cut Kubiak just a bit of a break. A season like this, in any previous year, and the Texans would've been out of the race long ago.


I get your point Jan, but Ol' Gary has a horrible habbit of playing "not to lose" instead of playing to win. I have no problem with taking your foot off the gas when the game is out of reach, but Kubiak quit too early for my tastes.Save Yates for later, but if you are gonna run the ball down their throats, do it with both barrells. Ben Tate was a non-factor all day. As great as our defense played yesterday had it not been for a bone-headded coaching move by Jack Del Rio at the end of the game it would have been even closer than it was. And if you can't put away a piss poor Jacksonville squad, what are we gonna do when we have to deal with the big boys of the conference in the playoffs?

11/27/11   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

(Edited by HouTxFan)

The "dangerous and powerful" Jags are horrible on offense, but they had the 5th-ranked defense coming in to this game. We were down to our 3rd-string rookie QB Yates, with TE Owen Daniels in line to be next-QB-up for the remainder of the game. Yates was given the reins/playcalls to run the 2-minute offense at the end of the first half, and he got us into FG range. Rackers' kick gave us the two-score lead (20-10) with a half to play. Assuming Kubiak found out at least by halftime that Leinart would not be returning to the game, he knew that Yates could at least move the ball if needed. I think he then made the wise decision to rely first on our #1-ranked defense to hold the Jags offense and put the game away, rather than put Yates in a position to make mistakes that could cost us the game.

I don't see that it made any sense to throw Yates to the wolves today when we didn't need to in the end, and especially since we're going to need him to play a pretty big part in whatever is left of our tattered season.  Look at the job the team has done this year in overcoming a lot of injuries to key contributors...look at the fact that we won, on the road, with our rookie 3rd-string QB...c'mon Crash...cut Kubiak just a bit of a break. A season like this, in any previous year, and the Texans would've been out of the race long ago.


11/27/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I'm gonna give a nod to KC's secondary.  They're the only thing keeping the Chiefs in this game.  If not for them the Steelers have 24 or more and the game is over already.

11/27/11   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7411 respect

kramer wrote:
I never thought I'd hear a "HEEEEATH!" chant at Arrowhead.

Me either.  I have to work something out for next season so that I can see the Steelers play somewhere.  My preference is in Pittsburgh, but whatever it takes....

And I'm surprised the score is no reflection of how poorly KC's offense has performed tonight.

11/27/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

AlwaysSunshine wrote:

I never thought I'd hear a "HEEEEATH!" chant at Arrowhead.

11/27/11   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7411 respect

11/27/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Steelers have taken a 10-3 lead after Tyler Palko fumbles the snap and throws 2 INTs on 3 consecutive snaps.  Like I said, he's just not good.

11/27/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Chiefs get a field goal on their opening drive.  I remember the same thing happening in Foxboro a few nights ago and that's all they got the whole game.

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Right? Jesus is sooo dramatic, do they ALL have to be late game winners. He won't cure cancer until the Pope gets it. Gotta make a scene.

Maybe, just maybe, we can get the economy now and cancer latter.

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Can we get Tebow to lay his hands on cancer?

Right? Jesus is sooo dramatic, do they ALL have to be late game winners. He won't cure cancer until the Pope gets it. Gotta make a scene.

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Can we get Tebow to lay his hands on cancer?

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

 Smart. 

/Tebow saves.

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Eric_ wrote:
That "ice" is so going to bite Denver in the ass. It deserves to.

Damn it.

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That "ice" is so going to bite Denver in the ass. It deserves to.

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Tebow won the toss for overtime which gives the Tebows a chance to Tebow in order to win the Tebow. Tebow Tebow Tebow Tebow.

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sanchez Tebow is going to lead the Jets Broncos to victory because the football gods love laughing at our incredulation.

/fixed for the late games

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Tim Tebow is the best Wildcat running back in the league.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 Sebastian Janikowski is field goal kicking the Bears to death. 

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect


awesomeness! The messiah never fails to amuse me.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 Eagles got off to a quick start.  Patriots have responded with 3 straight touchdowns.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

Chicago Bears fans have to be feeling queasy after watching Caleb Hanie's first quarter of play as the starting quarterback.  

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Buffalp should've had the TD...twice already. Goodness.

*Buffalo, I'd change it but it made me laugh.

Karma is a b*tch for Stevie Johnson  

11/27/11   |   originalcrash78   |   7104 respect

Good afternoon. Welcome to Sarcasm. 101. Enjoy. The Houston Texans, after losing first and second string QB's defeat the always dangerous and powerful Jacksonville Jaguars 20-13 behind the masterful play calling of Coach of the Year front runner Gary Kubiak. (The code of conduct won't allow me to give my true feelings but a win is a win I guess).

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

 Riley Cooper starting strong.

11/27/11   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

 Sorry Jess, but GO REDSKINS!!! 

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Buffalp should've had the TD...twice already. Goodness.

*Buffalo, I'd change it but it made me laugh.
(Edited by kobe_lova)

 Buffalp should've had the TD...twice already. Goodness.

*Buffalo, I'd change it but it made me laugh.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 2nd time this season the Rams have allowed a running back to set his team's all time single game rushing record.  

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Are you supporting me cause somehow it sounds backhanded...


It was not backhanded , how dare u !    

Simple knew Atl would win cause well vikings would screw up anykind of come back

11/27/11   |   beach_pirate   |   1121 respect

Colts are 0 - 11.

Who didnt see that comin

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

What did I just say?

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


Graphic   Its the viking they always screw it up

Are you supporting me cause somehow it sounds backhanded...

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
G**damn, sh**. f*** Percy Harvin!!



Graphic   Its the viking they always screw it up

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

 Omg, my defense came through... I almost just fainted I think

11/27/11   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

 hmmmmm went outside and the Jets/Bills were tied.  Come back in and the Bills are ahead.  Wah happen?

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

G**damn, sh**. f*** Percy Harvin!!

11/27/11   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

 Pittsburgh at Kansas City: Not recommended for those who hate the Steelers.

Thank God I have a CFL Grey Cup game to watch.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

Well, it took 8 quarters but that prolific Rams offense has finally scored a touchdown against the Cardinals

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Sanchez is going to lead the Jets to victory because the football gods love laughing at our incredulation*.

* This is apparently not a word, but it should be.

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

beach_pirate wrote:
Jags?

huh...


2 Notes:
1. The only difference between Arizona and St Louis is .... Patrick Peterson plays for Arizona.
2. When are the Jets gonna finally admit that Mark Sanchez BLOWS?  And, the announcers quit talking like he's a rookie?




Got to wonder if there was another QB option in Jets land besides the ancient one Brunell , if Sanchez wouldn't have been benched already , or at least a whole lot more heat being put on him and the team media wise !

11/27/11   |   JenX63   |   32753 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Not scared this week...only because we're not playing each other. Wait, what? Anyway I type that it comes out wrong, f**k it.

LMAO....

11/27/11   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Jags QB Gabbert is bearing the brunt of the Texans D's efforts to close out this game.

Sacks 6
Hurries 23
Knockdowns 13

11/27/11   |   beach_pirate   |   1121 respect

Joe_L wrote:
I thought Wayne started Social Security in 2009, no?

But the Panthers are still in the lead.

Jags?

huh...


2 Notes:
1. The only difference between Arizona and St Louis is .... Patrick Peterson plays for Arizona.
2. When are the Jets gonna finally admit that Mark Sanchez BLOWS?  And, the announcers quit talking like he's a rookie?

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Ochocinco is out today against the Eagles.

Can someone kindly explain to me, how in the blue hell you injury yourself during your season off?

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Stupid falcons...

Vikes go for it on 4th and 13... TD Harvin. 

 ****!




11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

JenX63 wrote:
You called?

Not scared this week...only because we're not playing each other. Wait, what? Anyway I type that it comes out wrong, f**k it.

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

I thought Wayne started Social Security in 2009, no?

But the Panthers are still in the lead.

11/27/11   |   JenX63   |   32753 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Stevie Johnson= Darrelle Revis kryptonite.

You called?

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

 Painter!!

11/27/11   |   beach_pirate   |   1121 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Ummm, Painter to Wayne for a 55 yard TD! wait, what?

Well, it is Reggie Wayne.
And,  the Panthers DO suck.

11/27/11   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Although not yet confirmed by the team, reports are coming out that Texans QB Leinart has a broken collarbone. 

The Leinart Era was more like a moment...it's TJ Yates Time now.

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

beach_pirate wrote:
Colts game isn't even being broadcast locally.

That about says it all.

Ummm, Painter to Wayne for a 55 yard TD! wait, what?

11/27/11   |   beach_pirate   |   1121 respect

Colts game isn't even being broadcast locally.

That about says it all.

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Christian Ponder!!

11/27/11   |   beach_pirate   |   1121 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Best Touchdown Celebration EVER!
Stevie Johnson mocking Plaxico Burress getting shot in the leg. Here

F'ing Hilarious

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

 Stupid falcons...

Vikes go for it on 4th and 13... TD Harvin. 

 ****!

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 Rams might have the dumbest coaching staff in football.  Once again they punt to Patrick Peterson and once again, it blows up in their face.  2-14, here come the Rams

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect


Rams offense for 2-3 weeks looks like it was coming together somewhat , insert Bradford back in and they seem as lost as ever

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Falcons allowing the Adrian Peterson-less Vikings to hang around is nothing short of.....

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 Rams defense making Beanie Wells look like Eric Dickerson.  Wells over 140 yards rushing, a career high, halfway thru the 3rd quarter

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Stevie Johnson= Darrelle Revis kryptonite.

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

ya know im slow , cheap shot !   

still holding a grudge from that beat down we gave ya'll

 Not at all!






(absolutely)

11/27/11   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Leinart out for day. TJ Yates will finish the game, with TE Owen Daniels the Texans next-QB-up if Yates is hurt. 

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Or you're slow... whatever.


ya know im slow , cheap shot !   

still holding a grudge from that beat down we gave ya'll

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


Then your doing it wrong !  

 Or you're slow... whatever.

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
I wasn't talking bad about y'all. I'm saying everyone thought the same when y'all played the Rams. Everyone was wrong. Ugh.



Then your doing it wrong !  

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

ohwell_ wrote:

Jets/Bills awful game. 
I may nap now.

Looking forward to the Steelers game at the bar (Rooneys)
 

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


Check our record compared to the falcons boo,  TY ,  and i guess your right a couple bad checkdowns and ya'll could lose to just about anyone

I wasn't talking bad about y'all. I'm saying everyone thought the same when y'all played the Rams. Everyone was wrong. Ugh.

11/27/11   |   ohwell_   |   16445 respect

Jets/Bills awful game. 
I may nap now.

Looking forward to the Steelers game at the bar (Rooneys)
 

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
If you've been paying attention to us, you would know that means nothing... We should be 9-1 but we are not. So, thanks for the confidence, but what happened when y'all played the Rams?



Check our record compared to the falcons boo,  TY ,  and i guess your right a couple bad checkdowns and ya'll could lose to just about anyone

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Leinart hurt during a sack.  Texans 5th round 2011 draft pick, T.J. Yates, in at QB for Texans. 

Typical Leinart...

11/27/11   |   HouTxFan   |   5167 respect

Leinart hurt during a sack.  Texans 5th round 2011 draft pick, T.J. Yates, in at QB for Texans. 

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Leinart hurt. Someone named TJ Yates is now quarterbacking the Texans.

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Best Touchdown Celebration EVER!
Stevie Johnson mocking Plaxico Burress getting shot in the leg. Here

LMAO! I think we would've had to fight after that. How rude!...and wonderful. 

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Best Touchdown Celebration EVER!
Stevie Johnson mocking Plaxico Burress getting shot in the leg. Here

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


Your playing the Vikings of course your winning

If you've been paying attention to us, you would know that means nothing... We should be 9-1 but we are not. So, thanks for the confidence, but what happened when y'all played the Rams?

11/27/11   |   Sharp Square   |   11945 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 14-0 Falcons and Colts still in it, 10 all.



Your playing the Vikings of course your winning

11/27/11   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Mark Sanchez still sucks.
After the bye week, Painter is still Painter.
Matt Ryan needs to figure out Julio Jones is back, quickly.
Peyton Hillis looks totally healthily to me.
The Bradford/ Skelton show is, well, not much.

11/27/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

An hour plus late, but my Sunday snark has been off for too long. Assume these for written before the games kicked off.

1:00 PM GAMES:

Minnesota at Atlanta: 
No Purple Jesus equal No Chance for the Vikes.

Cleveland at Cincinnati: While they didn't beat either Pittsburgh or Baltimore, the Bengals at least showed that they weren't total flukes early in the season. Now they get the AFC North's red headed step-child. Easy win or classic trap game?

Tampa Bay at Tennessee: I'd be more inclined to believe the Titans can take advantage of the Houston injury issues if they hadn't showed next to nothing the previous week. Tampa meanwhile can just be happy not to have a super tough opponent.

Carolina at Indianapolis: Cam Newton versus a horrid Colts defense keeps this from the dog designation. Just be sure to watch only when Carolina has the ball.

Buffalo at N.Y. Jets: An elimination game of sorts. The winner will be 6-5 and at least in the conversation for the playoffs, while the loser will be 5-6 and be muttering to themselves what went horribly horribly wrong.

Arizona at St. Louis: Woof.

Houston at Jacksonville: Just when Texans fans thought it was safe to think playoffs, here comes Matt Leinart! Making things worse, Jacksonville's bad, but still just good enough to muck up a game and keep it close (ask the Ravens).

4:00 PM GAMES:

New England at Philadelphia:
The way the Eagles season has gone, would anyone be surprised if Vince Young led them to a bunch of wins in a row?

Denver at San Diego: The voodoo magic of Tim Tebow meets the special ability of Norv to mess things up means the outcome here is preordained.

Washington at Seattle:
 If you love seeing Mike Shanahan get red faced and pissed off after Rex Grossman throws another interception, this is the game for you!

SUNDAY NIGHT GAME:

Pittsburgh at Kansas City:
 Not recommended for those who hate the Steelers.

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 14-0 Falcons and Colts still in it, 10 all.
(Edited by kobe_lova)

 14-0 Falcons and Colts still in it, 10 all.

11/27/11   |   Scott   |   53586 respect

 Rams juggernaut of an offense has scored 1 touchdown in 6 quarters against the Arizona Cardinals defense.  Oh, did I mention that touchdown was on a punt return?  Yes, the Rams are that damn good

11/27/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61862 respect

Falcons up 7-0 over Vikes right now. Go Us!
Go Colts!! and Texans!
The Ohio game should be good.

11/27/11   |   Canadianhick   |   2149 respect

I have to say overall this schedule this week is pretty ####ty for games.