Thursday Night Football Week 3 Live Thread

Giants at Panthers: First Round Showdown [Thursday Night Football Live Thread]

9/20/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

The best thing about this football season? We get three days of NFL football every week. Every. Week. Fantasy owners may not be so keen on having to set their lines early (go do that by the way, we'll wait) - but it's a small price to pay for more days of football each week.

Blog Photo - Thursday Night Football Week 3 Live ThreadTonight we'll see an interesting game between a couple of NFC teams; a battle between two #1 overall draft picks. 

Their last mid-week primetime game didn't turn out so well for the Giants, after a badly played first half, though you'd never know it was a one-possession score when all was said and done. Last week, they were able to come from behind against what seems to be a fairly decent Tampa Bay team and pull out a W. How will they fare against yet another team that seems to be a relatively fair matchup? 

Carolina, on the other hand, turned around and beat the Saints convincingly after losing to the Bucs in Week 1. Will they be able to make a statement with a big win over the Giants?

I think the Panthers will give the Giants a good game, but I'm going with Eli & Co. in this matchup, with another surge in the 2nd half.

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9/21/12   |   lathamJ1   |   72 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
I'm still not sold on this Thursday night football stuff. In an era when the NFL is supposedly concerned with the welfare of its players, three days between games does not seem near sufficient. These are by no means "off days" either. The players and coaches have only three days to heal, prepare, and practice for a major game on their schedule... because they're all major. As always, it's a money grab, and who cares about anyone else. That being said, I'll be watching.

trying to give us football 24/7 jess..............

9/20/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

"Pierre-Paul blew up the integrity of that play." Who talks like this? And that wasn't even Mayock!

9/20/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

Holy Christ, thank you for mentioning who the color guy is on this game. Believe it or not this is the first time I've got NFL Network at home (thanks James Dolan and Cablevision), and Mike Mayock is making my ears bleed. He is the worst. His commenting after a play as though he had said something was going to happen before the play is laughable. Cosell did it much better, and at least he was entertaining. Newton throws a pass and he says  it was Manning. Barden catches second pass of the game and he says "Victor Cruz has caught the first two." This guy covers the waterfront of awful. He literally is the Monday Morning Quarterback Nostradamus.

9/20/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect

Jess wrote:
Eli's trying to let them get some momentum w/a pick...



Maybe second half will be better !

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Sharp Square wrote:


even beat up that Giants D isn't the fluffy Saints D angry

Eli's trying to let them get some momentum w/a pick...

9/20/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect

Jess wrote:
indecision I was really expecting a better game



even beat up that Giants D isn't the fluffy Saints D angry

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

indecision I was really expecting a better game

9/20/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

Jess wrote:
Your friend Mayock was doing it.


(On that note, that TD drive looked simple enough)

I will slap Mayock next time we are kicking it on Clearwater beach.

9/20/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Man these replacement refs are atrocious, I don't care what Mayock says, that is not pass interference. 

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
Who calls that cracker Eazy-E? Should be more like Slowzy-E

Your friend Mayock was doing it.


(On that note, that TD drive looked simple enough)

9/20/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

Jess wrote:
I like Eli as much as the next guy, but I REALLY wish they'd stop calling him "Easy E"...

Signed,
Eazy-E Fan

Who calls that cracker Eazy-E? Should be more like Slowzy-E

9/20/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17638 respect

Damn it Mayock, why are you not is South Bend preparing for ND and Meeshegan?

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

I like Eli as much as the next guy, but I REALLY wish they'd stop calling him "Easy E"...

Signed,
Eazy-E Fan

9/20/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

Sharp Square wrote:

I usually don't mind the NFL network coverage but i too could do without Eisen indecision

Talk about a guy who looks like he has aged.

9/20/12   |   Sharp Square   |   11906 respect


I usually don't mind the NFL network coverage but i too could do without Eisen indecision

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

Wards_Page wrote:
I'm still not sold on this Thursday night football stuff. In an era when the NFL is supposedly concerned with the welfare of its players, three days between games does not seem near sufficient. These are by no means "off days" either. The players and coaches have only three days to heal, prepare, and practice for a major game on their schedule... because they're all major. As always, it's a money grab, and who cares about anyone else. That being said, I'll be watching.

You make a great point, Ward. I wonder if it would be worth it to not start doing Thursday night games until Week 4 and schedule them so the teams with a Bye the previous week play on Thursday. Of course ideally as you noted, we wouldn't have TNF at all, but in a perfect league to appease the masses...

In other news, can't we have a NFL Network broadcast without Rich Eisen? That would be wunnerful.

9/20/12   |   Wards_Page   |   248 respect

I'm still not sold on this Thursday night football stuff. In an era when the NFL is supposedly concerned with the welfare of its players, three days between games does not seem near sufficient. These are by no means "off days" either. The players and coaches have only three days to heal, prepare, and practice for a major game on their schedule... because they're all major. As always, it's a money grab, and who cares about anyone else. That being said, I'll be watching.

9/20/12   |   Jess   |   32868 respect

I don't know how to feel about Cee Lo's Thursday Night Football song. I usually like him, but he's kind of annoying in this. I love the fans' part though, and the premise of the whole thing.

9/20/12   |   DallasFan55   |   38096 respect

Dan_B wrote:
The Giants are hurting tonight with no Bradshaw, Diehl or Nicks...

True, however the Panthers are lacking RB Steward and if their rookie can't do the job Cam will be passing a lot, giving the Giants ample chances for picks. :)

9/20/12   |   DallasFan55   |   38096 respect

Under normal circumstances the Giants scare the heck outta me... They are a powerful force!...My concerns tonight are based on the number of injuries with several key players on the Giants sideline. My guess is that the Giants pull out the win in a close game.

9/20/12   |   Dan_B   |   1066 respect

The Giants are hurting tonight with no Bradshaw, Diehl or Nicks...