Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live Thread

How will the backup quarterbacks fare this week? [NFL Sunday Live Thread]

11/18/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34401 respect

Late Games:

Saints @ Raiders
Blog Photo - Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThe New Orleans Saints have won their last 2 games beating the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football(Week 9) and the once undefeated Atlanta Falcons at the Superdome in the Big Easy (Week 10) but their challenge is on the road as they visit the Oakland Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum also known as the "Black Hole". The Saints defense gives up 31 points on the road as oppose to giving up 24 points at the Superdome. The Saints may have found their groove on their home turf but will they find their groove on the road? Stopping Carson Palmer and the Raiders' 5th passing offense could be a difficult task for the Saints' defense that ranks 31st and stopping the run and stopping the pass, 32nd in total yard defense and 28th in scoring defense. Also Carson Palmer has been the heart of the Raiders' offense when the running game at times struggled. It's a chance that Raiders' RB Darren McFadden may not play in this game but Mike Goodson (Raiders' RB) should be a go as he tries to exploit the Saints' defense that hasn't been good on stopping the run. The Raiders' defense will also be challenged when Drew Brees steps on the field to attack the Raiders' defense that gives up 31 points a game (31st in scoring defense), 24th in stopping the pass, 23rd in total yards defense and 21st in stopping the run. Expect a shoot-out in this matchup between Brees vs. Palmer as the Raiders attempt to snap their 2-game losing streak and fight for their playoff hopes. If the Silver and Black want to make the playoffs, they will have to improve on their defense as well as winning all of their remaining games starting with the Saints. Brees will have a good game but it'll be up to the Saints' defense to limit Carson Palmer and the Raiders' passing attack and the Saints' 28th rushing offense to have a great day if the saints have a shot of beating the raiders and making it 3 straight wins. This game will also come down to who makes the fewest mistakes and the Raiders have a slight edge on defense over the Saints. Raiders over Saints

Jess: Saints

Chargers @ Broncos
Blog Photo - Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadPeyton Manning is totally responsible for why the Denver Broncos are on a 4-game winning streak as they host the AFC West Foes San Diego Chargers. The Last time these 2 teams met was on a Monday Night Football game in San Diego (Week 6) where the Chargers had a 24-0 lead at halftime and Peyton Manning lead the Broncos from a 24-point deficit, outscoring the Chargers 35-0 and getting 6 turnovers (4 interceptions from Philip Rivers and 2 fumble returns) in the process. In this rematch at Mile High, don't expect the Chargers to get a 24-point lead on the Broncos on the road as the Broncos will attempt to make things alot rough for the Chargers as they are 1-4 in their last 5 game. They only beat the Kansas City Chiefs in that stretch. Philip Rivers has 8 interceptions in the last 5 games and has 12 interceptions all together this year which makes him 8 interceptions shy of tying his career-high when he had 20 interceptions last year. That also explains why the Chargers 22nd in total yard offense, 16th in the passing game, 18th in running the ball and 17th in scoring offense. Ever since Vincent Jackson (WR for the Buccaneers) left the Chargers and Darren Sproles (RB for the Saints) left the Chargers, the Chargers' offense hasn't been the same even with Chargers' TE Antonio Gates being the main target for Philip Rivers hasn't help heal the pain. Peyton Manning should have a good game once again against a Charger Secondary that is 17th in stopping the pass and a defense that gives up 21 points a game. (11th in scoring defense) Philip Rivers and the Chargers' offense will be challenged once again as they face a Broncos' defense that are 6th in total yards defense and 10th in scoring defense and stopping the run and 11th in stopping the pass and would love to generate turnovers and get Rivers closer to his career-high interception record. Broncos over Chargers

Jess: Broncos

Colts @ Patriots
Blog Photo - Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThis is the "Student vs. Teacher" Matchup. Luck vs. Brady. Andrew Luck is the rookie for the Indianapolis Colts this is making a great name for himself. The City of Indianapolis (Naptown) may never get over the absence of Peyton Manning (Some people at least) but Andrew Luck has shown Indy that the Colts have a bright future and has sent a message real loud and clear that he will be one of the best quarterbacks in years to come in the NFL and I wouldn't be surprised if he won Rookie of the Year. Andrew Luck has the improving Colts in the Playoff Hunt at 6-3 but going against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium is never an easy task especially when it comes to winning a game there... The Colts' 18th total defense, 15th pass and scoring defense and 22nd run defense could have their hands full against Tom Brady and the Pats' offense that is #1 in scoring and total yards offense, #5 in rushing offense and #7 in passing offense... If the Colts want to pull an upset in Foxboro, Andrew Luck will have to score in advance against the Pats and the Colts defense will have to play extremely perfect against the Future Hall of Famer Tom Brady. It's a good chance that it'll be raining touchdowns when Luck and Brady clash together. Patriots over Colts

Jess: Pats

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11/18/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Ever since that opening drive, Leftwich has played like I expected him to...overall lousy.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

kramer wrote:
When the Texans obliterated the Ravens a couple weeks ago, it was clear to me that they're the best team in the AFC.  Nobody wins a game THAT far lopsided over the Ravens.  As for the Jags, I smell QB controversy with Gabbert and Henne.

The Jags need to draft another QB, plain and simple...  Henne is not the long-term answer for the Jags.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

Rob Gronkowski of the Pats is out 4-6 weeks with a broken forearm...  A big loss for the Pats' offense.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Scares the heck out of me to think this way, but...yeah, they're at least near the top. (fingers crossed )

Right!  The Jags had a 2 possession lead at one point but the Texans should be just fine this year wink

11/18/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Who is that in the #4 jersey?  Since when did Leftwich learn how to get out of a sack and run?  That was a perfect start to this game.

11/18/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

When the Texans obliterated the Ravens a couple weeks ago, it was clear to me that they're the best team in the AFC.  Nobody wins a game THAT far lopsided over the Ravens.  As for the Jags, I smell QB controversy with Gabbert and Henne.

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

RaiderSteeler15 wrote:
Hey Jan, the Texans has to be the best team in the NFL this year!!
(Edited by HouTxFan)

Scares the heck out of me to think this way, but...yeah, they're at least near the top. (fingers crossed )

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Hey it was a fairly big kick. Made Detroit have to score a TD somehow. A long field goal attempt had some theoretically possibility.

uh huh.

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
Ha, look at you, with that* silver lining...

Hey it was a fairly big kick. Made Detroit have to score a TD somehow. A long field goal attempt had some theoretically possibility.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Questions about Andre Johnson's age and legs should just stop. He tallied 14 catches for a career-high 273 yards, capping the day off with a 48-yard game-winning TD.in OT.  I love him. Very much.  

Hey Jan, the Texans has to be the best team in the NFL this year!!

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

This week in football has to be entitled "Almost doesn't count" for the teams that almost pulled an upset today like the Jags vs. Texans, Browns vs. Cowboys and Cardinals vs. Falcons.

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Despite Crosby's issues lately, he did make the field goal late to make it 24-20. That's something at least.
(Edited by kobe_lova)

Ha, look at you, with that* silver lining...

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Despite Crosby's issues lately, he did make the field goal late to make it 24-20. That's something at least.

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

JenX63 wrote:
So what are you saying? smiley

Nuffin

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Questions about Andre Johnson's age and legs should just stop. He tallied 14 catches for a career-high 273 yards, capping the day off with a 48-yard game-winning TD.in OT.  I love him. Very much.  

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Questions about Andre Johnson's age and legs should just stop. He tallied 14 catches for a career-high 273 yards, capping the day off with a 48-yard game-winning TD.in OT.  I love him. Very much.  

11/18/12   |   JenX63   |   32439 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
That was fun!!


Romo sucks...make no mistake. (don't be blinded by the win)

So what are you saying? smiley

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

The Raiders' Defense need to stand up and force some turnovers by Drew Brees...

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

TOUCHDOWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNN RAIIIIIIIIIDDDDDEEEEEEEEERRRRRSSSSS!!  Finally!!  Palmer to Myers for the 1st TD of the game!

11/18/12   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7341 respect

JenX63 wrote:
Skins won, Griffin is OK (he should quit trying to be a hero) 

on a side note....any wagers on what is happening in the Eagles Locker Room right now?

Andy Reid got his pink slip?


I have never seen a kicker s**t his pants as much as Mason Crosby did today.

And I'm distracted from the 2nd games by Louisville basketball.heart

11/18/12   |   JenX63   |   32439 respect

Eric_ wrote:
I present this without comment.

(Edited by JenX63)

Skins won, Griffin is OK (he should quit trying to be a hero) 

on a side note....any wagers on what is happening in the Eagles Locker Room right now?

11/18/12   |   Jess   |   34401 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
That was fun!!


Romo sucks...make no mistake. (don't be blinded by the win)

Yea there was nothing good about that game on his end.

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

That was fun!!


Romo sucks...make no mistake. (don't be blinded by the win)

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

HOT DAMN ANDRE JOHNSON!!!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Jags extend OT with a FG.  Texans with the ball at their own 20. Next team to score wins.   

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Texans bat down 2 passes in a row...4th down Jags!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

GO DEFENSE!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Texans score a FG on the first OT possession. Jags' hopes still alive...

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
The second half today is gonna be really great...or really awful, based on these scores. I'm thinking really great  and crazy though.

see

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Cowboys fail is the best fail.

Unfortunately Browns fail had its say as well.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

Eric_ wrote:
Cowboys fail is the best fail.

They just tied the game up at 20 all...

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Cowboys fail is the best fail.

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Texans tie it up with 1:30 remaining!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

HouTxFan wrote:
Don't make let her watch the game, Jess.  Jags lead the Texans 27-17 halfway through the 3rd quarter.

In fact, tell her I'm extending her grounding by one week if the Jags win this game.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

For the record, The eagles can't blame Mike Vick entirely for the eagles' downfall...  The eagles are the epitome of why they are struggling to win games due to the lack of heart on both sides of the ball, offense and defense...  I can really see Andy Reid getting fired now...

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Trailing 34-27, Texans have a little over 2 minutes to tie the game.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

The eagle fans got what they wanted...  The eagles have no heart whatsoever...

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Thanks a lot to Crosby, this has turned into a No Effing Way game for the Packers.

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I present this without comment.

11/18/12   |   taju1971   |   1 respect

Jess wrote:
Remember the tweet - how I said I hate it when she's grounded on the weekend? That's because the parents are punished when the children are grounded as well. Watching the Jags game in full (sorry Texans) would be just one example of that.

in fact,i really like nfl and hope we become friends.taju ,from Ghana.

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5027 respect

Jess wrote:
Remember the tweet - how I said I hate it when she's grounded on the weekend? That's because the parents are punished when the children are grounded as well. Watching the Jags game in full (sorry Texans) would be just one example of that.

Don't make let her watch the game, Jess.  Jags lead the Texans 27-17 halfway through the 3rd quarter.

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Can anyone watching tell me what's going on with the Packers?

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

The second half today is gonna be really great...or really awful, based on these scores. I'm thinking really great  and crazy though.

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   21008 respect

Cowboys better step their game up getting shut out by the Browns so far in the game...

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61219 respect

Whoa! :|


Go Falcons!

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Phil Dawson: Forever the Browns offensive MVP

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11/18/12   |   Jess   |   34401 respect

Eric_ wrote:
You tweeted earlier that your kid was grounded. You should make her watch the Jags game in full as punishment.

Remember the tweet - how I said I hate it when she's grounded on the weekend? That's because the parents are punished when the children are grounded as well. Watching the Jags game in full (sorry Texans) would be just one example of that.

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Oh Jets, you magnificent tire fire.

11/18/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Jess wrote:
My poor daughter. After we went to the Jx preseason game, she decided that the Jags were her 2nd favorite team. I tried to warn her that they're comically bad, and she said "so...we've liked the Seahawks all my life and they've been really bad."  Touche.

What's the best game to watch right now? Most exciting? Maybe I'll GameMix it.

You tweeted earlier that your kid was grounded. You should make her watch the Jags game in full as punishment.

11/18/12   |   Jess   |   34401 respect

My poor daughter. After we went to the Jx preseason game, she decided that the Jags were her 2nd favorite team. I tried to warn her that they're comically bad, and she said "so...we've liked the Seahawks all my life and they've been really bad."  Touche.

What's the best game to watch right now? Most exciting? Maybe I'll GameMix it.

11/18/12   |   JenX63   |   32439 respect

I agree with most of what has been said. Go Skins!

11/18/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19813 respect

SAINTS AND SKINS...........will win in the ones i disagree with..........