Pats and Steelers Head Up This Week in Football [NFL Week 8 Live Thread]

10/30/11 in NFL   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Let's be frank, it's not the most exciting week on paper for the NFL. Hopefully though the games can transcend that look and give us something good to watch.

1:00 PM GAMES:

Indianapolis at Tennessee:
 We start off with two teams coming off getting blown out. That's grand.

New Orleans at St. Louis: Two teams going in completely different directions. The plus for the Rams is that the Saints probably won't be as good as they were last week.

Miami at N.Y. Giants: From the aftermath of the East Coast freak storm snow comes yet another matchup that looks putrid. For Miami though, two silver linings: it's on the road and the Giants continue to play down to their competition. The Dolphins better hope for Eli to show up today though, so as not to hinder their Suck For Luck plans.

Minnesota at Carolina: The Vikings banged up and criminal secondary goes from Aaron Rodgers to Cam Newton. Have fun!

Arizona at Baltimore: The Ravens don't get to be mentioned as a good team for a while after last Monday's debacle. Get a first down in the first half and then we'll talk.

Jacksonville at Houston: The Texans looked great last week against the Titans, but now they play the masters of making it ugly, Jacksonville. That's what the Jags have to do because they aren't any good. If Houston truly is, they'll find a way to blow them out.

4:00 PM GAMES:

Washington at Toronto Buffalo:
Yep, it's time for Bills fans' annual reminder that they're headed to Toronto the second Ralph Wilson dies. The good news for fantasy owners is that with Tim Hightower, Mike Shanahan only has two running backs with which to make your life in a living hell over.

Detroit at Denver: TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW TEBOW /Tebow gets eaten by Ndamukong Suh

New England at Pittsburgh: The marquee game of the week by far, and from what I know of the Pats and Steelers fans on the Q, I expect this thread to be a pissing contest by kickoff.

Cleveland at San Francisco: The 49ers are a win away from 6-1. No really, look it up. I know, it confused me too.

Cincinnati at Seattle: If this game is as bad as Browns-Seahawks was last week, then the NFL needs to ban Seattle from ever playing an Ohio team again.

SUNDAY NIGHT GAME:

Dallas at Philadelphia:
 Tony Romo! Michael Vick! I thought there were 104 players on the field for this game, but NBC and ESPN have assured that is not the case.

Q it up here during all the Week 8 action.
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10/30/11   |   JenX63   |   32485 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Does anyone else wait all day for Sunday night to see Faith Hill in that leather catsuit?


I'm going home. Good evening boys, and Jess.

Nope, its muted and im in the kitchen, hisssss, dislike hill immensely!

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

(Edited by richard_cranium)

Jerry and the Cowboys organization should have saved themselves some time and money and just forfeited the game. At best just sent the cheerleaders to Philly. Since not a single player or coach showed up for tonight's game.

10/30/11   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7349 respect

I posted this in Friday's F/E, but I love the look on Brady's face so much, I decided to put it here too!  I'm so sorry the game was not televised here.  STEELERS!!!  STEELERS!!!  STEELERS!!!

10/30/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Wow, that was the dumbest call I've ever seen.  Correct in overturning it, but how can you not see that ball went forward?

10/30/11   |     |   3295 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Does anyone else wait all day for Sunday night to see Faith Hill in that leather catsuit?


I'm going home. Good evening boys, and Jess.

I just miss this from last season, but the leather catsuit is okay, I guess.

10/30/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
 Does anyone else wait all day for Sunday night to see Faith Hill in that leather catsuit?


I'm going home. Good evening boys, and Jess.

I wait all day to see her in those capris.

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

 Does anyone else wait all day for Sunday night to see Faith Hill in that leather catsuit?


I'm going home. Good evening boys, and Jess.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
I know what you are saying, 6 minutes till kickoff and the nearest McDonalds is a 9 mile drive(one way)!

Isn't what Woody did a violation of CoC? Can we kick him off for that?

Let me read up, you may have something there.

10/30/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

In happier news, 60 Minutes is running a story on Mark Herzlich.

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

wrote:
Da**it, now I want a McRib. Thanks for bringing it up Woodrow!

I know what you are saying, 6 minutes till kickoff and the nearest McDonalds is a 9 mile drive(one way)!

Isn't what Woody did a violation of CoC? Can we kick him off for that?

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

I think a McRib would go nicely with my TaterTots, Nacho Cheese.& Bud Lt

10/30/11   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

I decided to watch Red Zone and I saw 95% of the Steelers game anyway as they showed the game anytime either team got their hands on the ball.  That was a close game, but the Steelers beat Bill Belichick at his own game, take the short passes over the middle because the Pats' defense stinks.  And when you're on defense, hooray they actually rushed Tom Brady, something they've been afraid to do all these years!  Ben played well save that dumb INT, and someone needs to teach the Pats how to do an onside kick and drop kick after the safety.  Those last 2 sacks Ben took actually helped the Steelers because it kept the clock moving, Pats would've been smarter to run him out of bounds to stop the clock.  Where's Pat?  I'd love to see how he responds to Roethlisberger throwing 36-50 for 350+ yards while Brady threw for less than 200.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Da**it, now I want a McRib. Thanks for bringing it up Woodrow!

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

woody050681 wrote:
 Exactly! Like the old saying goes "You can't have your McRib and eat it too"

SH**, I almost spit out my drink. LOL

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

woody050681 wrote:
 Exactly! Like the old saying goes "You can't have your McRib and eat it too"

I know what you are saying, I can''t even get a McRib, they tore down(and are currently rebuilding) the McDonald's close to my house. I have to drive across town to get a McRib! F**king Ashholes!

10/30/11   |   woody050681   |   13680 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
I love how the media is now saying "you can't blame the guy we anointed the Mile High Messiah for this loss. The team needs to take the blame." Hey media if you are going to give him all the credit when they beat a bad team, then give him all the blame when he plays like crap(even if the rest of the team plays like crap too). You can't just give him the credit when they win and blame the team when they lose

Also 13 sacks in 2 games, I thought MHM's ability to scramble was the great part of his game?.

 Exactly! Like the old saying goes "You can't have your McRib and eat it too"

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

I love how the media is now saying "you can't blame the guy we anointed the Mile High Messiah for this loss. The team needs to take the blame." Hey media if you are going to give him all the credit when they beat a bad team, then give him all the blame when he plays like crap(even if the rest of the team plays like crap too). You can't just give him the credit when they win and blame the team when they lose

Also 13 sacks in 2 games, I thought MHM's ability to scramble was the great part of his game?.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

wrote:
They don't need a perfect record, as long as they are better then others and last years record was better then few of their last ones.

 I know they don't need a perfect record...I know how it works  

If the Rams had won that game, their record would have been 8-8, and at least a .500 team would have taken the division. But, they had a bad game that day (Seahawks certainly didn't win that game. St. Louis lost it). They were a better team last season than the Seahawks, no question. 

I know they had a better record last year than the 2 seasons before...as I said, they've sucked since '06. We have Tim Ruskell to thank for that, with his brilliant drafts, trades, and people he let go into free agency. He was the worst thing to happen to the Seahawks in franchise history. At least now instead of signing old veterans to expensive long term contracts and saying "see-ya" to proven young guys who get it done, we're restructuring contracts to let the old timers go earlier, paying them less, and getting a young team out there that can have some sort of future. It's not going to happen this year, but at least we're on the right track.

10/30/11   |     |   281 respect

Jess wrote:
 Uhm...they sucked last year too. 7-9 record to make the playoffs doesn't make a good team - it just means the rest of the division was worse (although, the Rams were a better team last year than the Hawks...just not that day). Really, the Hawks have sucked since 2006. Thank you, Tim Ruskell.

They don't need a perfect record, as long as they are better then others and last years record was better then few of their last ones.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Damn, I head to the bar for the day's games, and everyone's pissy all day. Sheesh. Glad I wasn't here.

 I have an excuse...my team makes my heart hurt.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

wrote:
Last year was a fluke for the hawks..they suck donkey ass.

 Uhm...they sucked last year too. 7-9 record to make the playoffs doesn't make a good team - it just means the rest of the division was worse (although, the Rams were a better team last year than the Hawks...just not that day). Really, the Hawks have sucked since 2006. Thank you, Tim Ruskell.

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Damn, I head to the bar for the day's games, and everyone's pissy all day. Sheesh. Glad I wasn't here.

And some people think it would be a good idea to put everyone in the same room....Psssh! 


(this was pretty tame)

10/30/11   |     |   281 respect

Jess wrote:
 I see the Seahawks aren't playing any better at home this year than they are on the road.

Last year was a fluke for the hawks..they suck donkey ass.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

You mean to tell me Tebow didn't mount a comeback of epic proportions?

I'm beside myself. Long live the Messiah!!

10/30/11   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

(Edited by Eric_)

Damn, I head to the bar for the day's games, and everyone's pissy all day. Sheesh. Glad I wasn't here.

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

 Rams may need to wear those same unis next game.

Congrats Joe.
Sorry Jess (I'm going to have to stop picking the Seahawks too)

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

Just...Ick. And the NFC West continues to be sucky...except for those Niners - they're legit. (boo)

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Steelers win 25-17 on a Brady fumble/safety. 

For Gary, Patriots lost, 17-25.

Well said.

Congrats Joe .... and thanks for not screwing my afternoon viewing.  :)

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

 Congrats to Omar Epps and the Steelers on beating a homeless guy and the Patriots!

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Steelers win 25-17 on a Brady fumble/safety. 

For Gary, Patriots lost, 17-25.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

A double post???
How the f*** did that happen?

I shall NEVER speak ill of the Chosen One again!

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Timmy has eeked his passer rating above 50 (53.2)

Thank Daddy for Garbage Time, Messiah

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Timmy has eeked his passer rating above 50 (53.2)

Thank Daddy for Garbage Time, Messiah

10/30/11   |   woody050681   |   13680 respect

wrote:
Tebow to Decker TD. Here comes the biggest comeback in NFL history.

 If anyone can come up with a 35 point play The Mile High Messiah can. I'm ready to see a miracle!

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

 lol

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Tebow to Decker TD. Here comes the biggest comeback in NFL history.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
You're out of respects for the day, I owe you.

yep, been out of Respects for a while.

'bout out of candy.

All I have plenty of tonite are Tater Tots, Nacho dip and Bud Lt.
Life could be worse!

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

woody050681 wrote:
 The Messiah is the best player on the Lions team today, just threw a pick six 

That's officially his longest TD of his pro career 102 yds!

his comeback is going to be amazing!

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

woody050681 wrote:
 The Messiah is the best player on the Lions team today, just threw a pick six 

 The Lord works in mysterious ways...

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Damn kids. Im about out of candy already. I may have to start passing out shots.

You're out of respects for the day, I owe you.

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

wrote:
Damn kids. Im about out of candy already. I may have to start passing out shots.

I have found one well placed buckshot, and the rest will not be bothering you again.

10/30/11   |   woody050681   |   13680 respect

 The Messiah is the best player on the Lions team today, just threw a pick six 

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Damn kids. Im about out of candy already. I may have to start passing out shots.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

The Messiah has his rating up to 45.7
ALL HAIL the Chosen One!

Staffords rating is 130.8

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Oh, yes left hamstring injury is what is being reported.

yep. that was my initial thought.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Joe,
Woodley going down in a heap didnt look good.

Hammy, maybe?

Also, Clark is lucky he didnt bget tossed!!!

Oh, yes left hamstring injury is what is being reported.

10/30/11   |   kobe_lova   |   61277 respect

wrote:
Jason posted this on twitter, I had to share.

Tebow gets Tebowed by the Lions.

HAt!

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

D O I N K



hahaha

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

wrote:
Joe,
Woodley going down in a heap didnt look good.

Hammy, maybe?

Also, Clark is lucky he didnt bget tossed!!!

Agreed and agreed.

They need to get it together, they're starting to act like it's over. And with Brady on the other side, it's far from that.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Joe,
Woodley going down in a heap didnt look good.

Hammy, maybe?

Also, Clark is lucky he didnt bget tossed!!!

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Thanks Woodrow, damn you work fast.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Woody, I know I'm playing you this week. But if you would be so nice to send Stafford a message telling him to get Megatron a TD or two would be great. I know you will understand. Thanks!


Jess, I just spit my drink out @sucks walnuts.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

wrote:
Just NO running game at all, Jess.
10 rushes for 9 yds today thus far.

Thats tough no matter who's at QB.

 Also, it doesn't help that Lynch keeps losing yardage due to miscommunication between him and Jackson - twice that screwed us.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

wrote:
Just NO running game at all, Jess.
10 rushes for 9 yds today thus far.

Thats tough no matter who's at QB.

Oh please don't make excuses for my QBs...both of them suck walnuts. Young "not-quite-together" o-line doesn't help that running game, I know (and also doesn't help the QBs), but I can't imagine either of these QBs would fair much better with a much better o-line. Also...dropped passes like crazy today. This entire team is fubar.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
Am I the only one that is wondering why, FOX/CBS didn't report during halftime how badly Tebow is playing today?

Agree with Joe.
Lightning bolts HURT

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Can someone who watched the game, please explain to me how Chris Johnson was held to 34 yard on 14 carries against the Colts?

3 reasons:
Colts had 2 spies on CJ.
Titans O-Line did nothing.
He ran with NO conviction.

Colts penalties and missed tackles were the best part of Tennessee's offense.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
Am I the only one that is wondering why, FOX/CBS didn't report during halftime how badly Tebow is playing today?

I've came to the conclusion they will never say anything bad, scared of the rapture.

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

Am I the only one that is wondering why, FOX/CBS didn't report during halftime how badly Tebow is playing today?

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Jess wrote:
 I see the Seahawks aren't playing any better at home this year than they are on the road.

Just NO running game at all, Jess.
10 rushes for 9 yds today thus far.

Thats tough no matter who's at QB.

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Can someone who watched the game, please explain to me how Chris Johnson was held to 34 yard on 14 carries against the Colts?

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Jason posted this on twitter, I had to share.

Tebow gets Tebowed by the Lions.

10/30/11   |   Jess   |   34472 respect

 I see the Seahawks aren't playing any better at home this year than they are on the road.

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Woodley sacks Brady again, 7 yard loss this time.

That will just never get old, I don't care who does it.


*Patriots get a field goal, 17-10 per Gary 10-17 Steeler lead.

................ 10-17 Steeler lead Patriot deficit.

*fixed                   

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Woodley sacks Brady again, 7 yard loss this time.

That will just never get old, I don't care who does it.


*Patriots get a field goal, 17-10 per Gary 10-17 Steeler lead.

And on the next play, Brady was barking at his reciever .... for obviously not being 8'9" tall.

Hahaha

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

Woodley sacks Brady again, 7 yard loss this time.

That will just never get old, I don't care who does it.


*Patriots get a field goal, 17-10 per Gary 10-17 Steeler lead.

10/30/11   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

wrote:
Tebow is averaging more yds per rush than yds per pass. LMAO

3.8 per rush
2.9 per pass

QB rating is now 39.6
(Edited by richard_cranium)

His fans have anointed him, does that mean the rest of us can crucify him now?

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

wrote:
Roethlisberger to Brown for Steeler TD, 17-7 lead.

I prefer to call it a 7-17 Patriot deficit.  :)

10/30/11   |     |   1121 respect

Tebow is averaging more yds per rush than yds per pass. LMAO

3.8 per rush
2.9 per pass

QB rating is now 39.6

10/30/11   |   Joe_L   |   12371 respect

Roethlisberger to Brown for Steeler TD, 17-7 lead.