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   |   32868 respect

Primetime:

Ravens @ Steelers
Blog Photo - Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThis should be a very good game between these teams. When these 2 teams meet, it's like watching a heavyweight fight. The Baltimore Ravens dumped the Oakland Raiders 55-20 winning their second straight game in the row, Even though the Ravens are 26th in stopping the run and stopping the passing and 27th in total yards defense, they are 13th in scoring defense... The Ravens' offense has been alot better putting up 28 points per game which makes them 4th in scoring offense in the league. Joe Flacco has stepped up offensively in the absence of Ray Lewis along with Ravens' RB Ray Rice, and Ravens' WRs Torrey Smith, Anquan Boldin and Jacoby Jones. As for the Pittsburgh Steelers, they narrowly beat the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football and Big Ben Roethlisberger was injured in that game that affected his right shoulder, if Big Ben doesn't play this week, this could be a major concern for the steelers' offense especially with the running game that hasn't been better this year.(21st in Running the Ball) Big Ben has been the heartbeat for the Steelers' offense especially with the Steelers' 4 game winning streak. The Steelers may be #1 and total yard defense and stopping the pass but if the Steelers struggle to put points on the board with Byron Leftwich, (Backup Steelers QB) the Steelers may be put in position where they could lose some games down the stretch after this matchup with the Ravens even if Big Ben was to play on Sunday Night Football he may not be 100% healthy. The Steelers will see a totally different Ravens team that loves to light up the scoreboard. I love the Pittsburgh Steelers but it comes a time where you have to be critical about your favorite teams going through roadbumps. Ravens over Steelers

Jess: Ravens

MNF Bonus Pick:

Bears @ Niners
Blog Photo - Week 11 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThe Chicago Bears had their 6-game winning streak snapped against the Houston Texans on Sunday Night Football on Week 10 as they regroup and head to San Francisco to face the San Francisco 49ers that played the NFC West foe St. Louis Rams that resulted in a draw. When the Bears played the Texans on Sunday Night football, we learned that the Bears' offense is capable of struggling against another defense that can be as good as the Bears' defense especially when it comes to putting points on the board. What do the 49ers and the Bears have in common? Not only they are good on defense but they both have starting quarterbacks that suffered a concussion and may be doubtful to play on Monday Night Football. That means Jason Campbell may start to replace Jay Cutler for the Bears and Colin Kaepernick who is capable of being a mobile quarterback will start to replace Alex Smith. This will be an offensive struggle for both the Bears and the 49ers and we should expect a low scoring affair, I believe the Bears' offense will continue to struggle getting the ball into the endzone as they face a 49ers' team this is stingy when it comes to giving up points, (1st in scoring defense) also they are 3rd in total yards defense, 5th in stopping the pass and 7th in stopping the run. The 49ers' offense will be challenged as well as they face the NFL's #2 scoring defense and the Bears's 4th ranked defense will be ready to prevent 49ers' RB Frank Gore for having a big game. This game will also come down to how many turnovers each team will have in this game, the team with the fewest turnovers will win this game on Monday Night Football. Also the 49ers' defense should have the hometown crowd rooting for them to play better which may play a factor into why the bears' offense will continue to struggle scoring points at Candlestick Park. 49ers over Bears

Jess: Ugh. Niners.

Thank you for your input, Falcon! 

Now that we're in the last half of the season, it's playoff push time. Grab a drink and some snacks as usual, and Q it up here for NFL Sunday!



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11/18/12   |   kramer   |   11003 respect

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

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19861 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   |   19861 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   |   19861 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   |   11003 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   |   11003 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   |   4807 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   |   59481 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   |   19861 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   |   19861 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   |   59481 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   |   59481 respect

JenX63 wrote:
So what are you saying? smiley

Nuffin

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 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   |   4807 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   |   31554 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   |   19861 respect

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

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19861 respect

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

11/18/12   |   AlwaysSunshine   |   7034 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   |   31554 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   |   32868 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   |   59481 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

That was fun!!


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

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 respect

HOT DAMN ANDRE JOHNSON!!!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 respect

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

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 respect

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

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 respect

GO DEFENSE!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 respect

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

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59481 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   |   19861 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   |   4807 respect

Texans tie it up with 1:30 remaining!

11/18/12   |   HouTxFan   |   4807 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   |   19861 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   |   4807 respect

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

11/18/12   |   RaiderSteeler15   |   19861 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   |   4807 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   |   59481 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   |   19861 respect

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

11/18/12   |   kobe_lova   |   59481 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   |   32868 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   |   32868 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   |   31554 respect

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

11/18/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19776 respect

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