Week 16 NFL Live Thread

Who Will Survive Week 16 With Their Playoff Hopes Intact? [Week 16 NFL Live Thread]

12/27/09 in NFL   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

You won't see me commenting on the live thread today, because I'll be at Gillette Stadium, watching the Patriots hopefully clinch the AFC East with a win against the Jaguars. However, Maurice Jones-Drew could shred them for a couple hundred yards, and it wouldn't surprise me in the least bit.

There are a bunch of games with playoff implications, but one of the biggest games today will be the Ravens-Steelers matchup. The two division rivals are both on the playoff bubble, with the Ravens currently holding a one-game edge. A win for them would virtually lock up a playoff spot, and eliminate the defending champ Steelers. The Texans-Dolphins game is also a virtual elimination game. We'll see who emerges from the rubble, especially in the incredibly crowded AFC.

To see which games are available in your area, check your local TV programming, or the ridiculously awesome distribution maps, courtesy of The506. Here's the schedule:

1:00
Jaguars at Patriots
Chiefs at Bengals
Texans at Dolphins
Bills at Falcons
Raiders at Browns
Panthers at Giants
Seahawks at Packers
Ravens at Steelers
Buccaneers at Saints

4:00
Lions at 49ers
Rams at Cardinals
Broncos at Eagles
Jets at Colts


If you're watching the games, chat it up with us here throughout the afternoon. Don't forget to make your picks on our NFL Pick 'Em Page before it's too late, and as always, enjoy the games!
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12/28/09   |   BluDevil   |   618 respect

Glad to see SF win a meaningless game.... I'd much rather they start Nate Davis at this point in the season so we can see what he can do. We already know what SF has in Hill and Smith. They need to figure out if they need to use their two 1st round picks on a QB next year or not.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

wrote:
It's pretty much everyone of my challenges.... Do u need links to every challenge?

No, just a couple.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

wrote:
Hey can you check with the powers that be about this weeks fantasy games?  All my teams only have 2 WR's on them instead of 3-  what happened?
(Edited by Chief_aka_James)

Links to the game(s) please.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Why ask a question like that? Yes, I'm surprised. Defense played great all day, Charles ran for another 100 yards, and they all played well enough to win. They didn't. Should I just expect my team to lose every time because they aren't that great this season?

You're not surprised the Colts lost, are you?
You're not surprised the Vols lost 5 times this year, are you?
You're not surprised the Jayhawks lost 7 times in a row, are you?

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

wrote:
Look out NFC Playoffs- here come the Dallas Cowboys!   Dallas 14-0  2nd qtr!

 Vin, they absolutely SHOULD win tonight in DC, there's no excuse for a loss to this lousy Redskins team.

12/27/09   |   69Steelerfan   |   4 respect

Steelers Came into the last 2 games to show that they are playoff contenders.....Just Look at thier losses all but 2 were luck of the flip of a coin  I don't know if they will be there for the big dance but they should be in the hunt. Troy is a domanate factor in the Defence but there are 10 other guys that have started to pull together and do there jobs...... 

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

Scott wrote:
I understand about not wanting to get any players hurt and I agree about looking at the bigger picture as far as the ultimate goal being to win the Super Bowl but looking at the faces of the Colts players on the sidelines, you can tell they arent exactly happy about how this whole thing is going down.  You would have to agree that this is a crappy way for an undefeated streak to come to an end

Well NO athlete wants to lose and they all would like to go undefeated Im sure. But the Colts have been there and are a veteran team. I dont think it will bother them like it would some (or most). They want another ring, PERIOD!

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

zzj000 wrote:
I sympathize with ya Joe. But if any of the Colts key players were to get injured in the final 2 games....death threats may overwhelm AT&T in Jim Caldwell's direction. I know Id place a call or 2.

I understand about not wanting to get any players hurt and I agree about looking at the bigger picture as far as the ultimate goal being to win the Super Bowl but looking at the faces of the Colts players on the sidelines, you can tell they arent exactly happy about how this whole thing is going down.  You would have to agree that this is a crappy way for an undefeated streak to come to an end

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

DAMN in 49 seconds the Bronco's with 2 TD's , right back in it.

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Guarantee there not , I know I'm not so enthused about it..

I sympathize with ya Joe. But if any of the Colts key players were to get injured in the final 2 games....death threats may overwhelm AT&T in Jim Caldwell's direction. I know Id place a call or 2.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Joe_L wrote:
And now its the Jets on top on the B,C, and D team Colts.

Jets got a very nice Christmas present from Jim Caldwell and the Colts. 

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

zzj000 wrote:
I have a feeling Pittsburg, Baltimore and Houston arent happy about seeing Manning on the sidelines either!

Guarantee there not , I know I'm not so enthused about it..

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

zzj000 wrote:
Indeed they are. Gametime speed seems to be a bit faster than practice field speed for Painter! LOL

Somewhere, there are a group of Ol' Dolphins gathered around a TV and High Fiving each other.

Maybe Painter forgot there are no RED shirts in games.

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

Scott wrote:
Curtis Painter coming in for the Colts.... bye bye any chance of me winning my fantasy football championship

I have a feeling Pittsburg, Baltimore and Houston arent happy about seeing Manning on the sidelines either!

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

Joe_L wrote:
And now its the Jets on top on the B,C, and D team Colts.

Indeed they are. Gametime speed seems to be a bit faster than practice field speed for Painter! LOL

Somewhere, there are a group of Ol' Dolphins gathered around a TV and High Fiving each other.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

zzj000 wrote:
Its now the Jets vs the Colts B (and at some positions... C and D) team. Sorry Scott

Something tells me some of the A and B team will be coming back out.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

zzj000 wrote:
Its now the Jets vs the Colts B (and at some positions... C and D) team. Sorry Scott

And now its the Jets on top on the B,C, and D team Colts.

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

Its now the Jets vs the Colts B (and at some positions... C and D) team. Sorry Scott

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Curtis Painter coming in for the Colts.... bye bye any chance of me winning my fantasy football championship

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

These Colt rushing touchdowns are going to cost me alot of wins in quick fantasy games this week

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Smith runs the kick off back 106 yards to start the second half for the Jets. Jets lead 10-9

And like normal Peyton and the Colts march right down the field and retake the lead, and then fail on a two point conversion.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

kramer wrote:
 Cardinals are up 7-0...anyone else care besides Scott?

Scott stopped caring 8 losses ago 

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Rams score a touchdown, get a 3 and on the Cardinals offense and then fumble the punt after returning it 34 yards.  The Rams season in a nutshell

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Jets return the 2nd half kickoff back 106 yards, now lead the Colts 10-9

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Smith runs the kick off back 106 yards to start the second half for the Jets. Jets lead 10-9

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Kurt Warner throws his 100th TD pass with the Cards, joining Fran Tarkenton as the only other QB in NFL history to throw 100 TD passes with 2 different teams.

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

COLTS 9-0 (Blocked extra point) over Jets. Making it look rather routine so far.

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Brandon Stokley's ejection is the epitome of the 2009 version of the Broncos' collapse.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Stokley thrown for arguing an obvious call? He punched the air and happened to hit the hand, come on.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
 at least you get a fox game. i have to miss the niners game again 

 I'd rather watch a game that actually has playoff implications for both teams.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

kramer wrote:
 Cardinals are up 7-0...anyone else care besides Scott?

 as long as stl is shutout and has many takeaways , im happy

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Nope.

 Yeah I didn't think so.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

kramer wrote:
 So I don't have cable in my room at home and the damn digital converter box signal is f****d up with CBS, so I put on FOX and I'm getting the Cards & Rams, seriously?

 at least you get a fox game. i have to miss the niners game again 

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

kramer wrote:
 Cardinals are up 7-0...anyone else care besides Scott?

Nope.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Cardinals are up 7-0...anyone else care besides Scott?

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

How bad have the Rams been hit by injuries.  Out of the starters they had in game 1 on offense, only 2 of them are healthy and playing in the game against Arizona... the center Jason Brown and the TE Randy McMichael.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 So I don't have cable in my room at home and the damn digital converter box signal is f****d up with CBS, so I put on FOX and I'm getting the Cards & Rams, seriously?

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

wrote:
it looked dead even, what a tough way to start a game.

Surprised they changed it, but I don't recall ever seeing a parallel pass that fell incomplete before.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Well I can stop hyperventilating for a little bit.  Go Eagles!  Thankfully for the Steelers if Denver loses, that's one team they DO own the tiebreaker over.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Umm, was that a perfectly straight pass by Orton? It looks more like a forward pass than backwards, but I don't think you can overturn that.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Bucs win and Chiefs loss means for another spot up for KC in the draft to where they can't afford another top 5 pick. Awesome.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Scott wrote:
2 touchdowns called back by penalties and a dropped touchdown pass by a wide open Derrick Mason.  The Ravens only have themselves to blame for this loss

I don't think anyone can say Pittsburgh won that game today, but sadly (for haters like myself) it does mean they're right there for the playoffs.

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

MrNFL wrote:
EPIC FAIL Saints.  

And now the AFC is more of a cluster****.  Texans, Steelers, Ravens all 8-7, and I forsee Denver losing to Philly to join them.

Next week: 

Pats at Texans
Steelers at Dolphins
Ravens at Raiders
Chiefs at Broncos

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Scott wrote:
Steven Jackson inactive for the Rams... makes taking the Arizona Cardinal defense in my fantasy game a much smarter move

 me too. hope they make up for rodgers low performance. and i cant believe i didnt start harrison. 

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Steven Jackson inactive for the Rams... makes taking the Arizona Cardinal defense in my fantasy game a much smarter move

12/27/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

EPIC FAIL Saints.  

And now the AFC is more of a cluster****.  Texans, Steelers, Ravens all 8-7, and I forsee Denver losing to Philly to join them.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

yup. saints want to lose.

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Anyone want to convince me the Steelers *aren't* going to make the playoffs and annoy the crap out of the rest of us? Just a heads up guys, we remember when you gave up on them. Don't pretend you kept the faith the whole way.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

2 touchdowns called back by penalties and a dropped touchdown pass by a wide open Derrick Mason.  The Ravens only have themselves to blame for this loss

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Eric_ wrote:
The running game has been good today (especially Brandon Jackson, who has 3 TDs), and the Seahawks have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly. Rodgers didn't have to do much.

 which is bad because i needed him to do good. im in my fantasy championship game

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Cassel INT, Chiefs lose 17-10.

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

redsox1002003 wrote:
 the score is so misleading. aaron rodgers only has 237 yards and 1 td. so lame!

The running game has been good today (especially Brandon Jackson, who has 3 TDs), and the Seahawks have shot themselves in the foot repeatedly. Rodgers didn't have to do much.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
48-3 now, why would anyone rather watch this than NO/Tampa?

 the score is so misleading. aaron rodgers only has 237 yards and 1 td. so lame!

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Hartley honks it. OT in New Orleans.

12/27/09   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Packers are going to the playoffs. Decent chance they'll play Arizona, who they also play next week. Next week will be very strange indeed.

Meanwhile, somehow the Saints-Bucs game is tied, Saints trying to drive and win it.

12/27/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

I'm convinced,  the Saints are going to be bounced in the playoffs and not get to the Super Bowl.  I don't think they will beat the Vikings or Eagles (and even Dallas, they lost once already) in the playoffs.  They have just looked average to mediocre the last few weeks.

Also, WOW Giants, good to see they wanted to miss the playoffs.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

48-3 now, why would anyone rather watch this than NO/Tampa?

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Really FOX, you're showing me the Packers 41-3 lead instead of a tied Saints/Bucs game??

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

James Stewart with over 200 yards rushing against the Giants.  New York sees there playoff chances starting to dwindle

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Hope Dereck Mason is alright.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

 bucs tie the saints 17-17

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Spurlock just ran a punt back for the BUCS tied the game up in New Orleans 17-17 with 2:25 to go in the fourth.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Ravens killing any momentum they had with stupid mistakes and dumb penalties. 

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

The Steelers are playing there typical 4th quarter wet paper bag defense, and the Ravens are doing everything they can not to win the game with stupid penalties.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Mason? Seriously???

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

TD CHIEFS!

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Field goal, Ravens 20-20 tied up in Pittsburgh.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

i hope Pittsburgh chokes down the stretch!

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

come on Baltimore!!!score and you will be ahead!

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Scott wrote:
Looking at some of these early scores, I think you are going to have a hard time finding pretty games on that TV

 oakland/cleveland is PRETTY violent.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

TD Bengals...10-3

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Touchdown Ravens Todd Heap 20-17 Steelers lead narrows.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Scott wrote:
Looking at some of these early scores, I think you are going to have a hard time finding pretty games on that TV

After 6 months of me and my roommates 17" tv in our living room, any game is pretty.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
New HDTV set up, so now I'm kinda straying away from my Chiefs game (tied 3-3) to see pretty games on my TV..

Looking at some of these early scores, I think you are going to have a hard time finding pretty games on that TV

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

New HDTV set up, so now I'm kinda straying away from my Chiefs game (tied 3-3) to see pretty games on my TV..

12/27/09   |   zzj000   |   388 respect

I say AGAIN..... Its amazing how "sub-par" the NFC East teams look when they play out of division!
Giants getting CRUSHED at home by Carolina
(And Please dont mention the Cowboys win over a Saints team that had begging for a loss for nearly a month)

Word of warning.... Dont expect this pattern to change when the Eagles face the Broncos later today.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Half time Steelers up 20-10, still have a lot of work to do.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 That drive was awesome, but the Steelers still need to score more in the second half, I'm sure they know that.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Ben to Holems touchdown on a third and two. 20-10 Steelers.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Free play on the offsides Ben takes a shot down field and completes a45 yard pass to Wallace, drive starting at the 6.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Flacco just ran over, Ike Taylor came in untouched.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Panthers with another touchdown 24-0 Panthers are all over the G-Men.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

Scott wrote:
Speaking of laying an egg, the Giants apparently have decided that they want to make it even harder to get into the playoffs.  Panthers up 17-0 at the Meadowlands and they are in the red zone again

thats very surprising

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
Bengals might be on their way to laying another egg, Chiefs still sticking with them 0-0 in the 2nd and Palmer INT'ed a little while ago.

Speaking of laying an egg, the Giants apparently have decided that they want to make it even harder to get into the playoffs.  Panthers up 17-0 at the Meadowlands and they are in the red zone again

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

wrote:
Now the Offense is giving the ball up.

There killing me, even though we get the ball back off a Ray Rice fumble.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

damnit Rice!!!! now he fumbles

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Diablorain wrote:
YESS!!!!!!FUMBLE..Ravens recover!

YESS  Steelers recover Rice's fumble.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

YESS!!!!!!FUMBLE..Ravens recover!

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Touchdown Ravens, Steelers bring out the wet paper bag defense early. 13-10 Steelers lead

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

Touchdown Ravens!!!!! way to go Heap!

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

LJ with a 5 yard run and acts like he just did something spectacular and adds some jawing at his old teammates? Grow up dude.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Chief_aka_James wrote:
I hate everyone, so you're welcome.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Diablorain wrote:
and i bet your a Cowboys hater right? and that makes America's team that much stronger

No I don't, thanks for playing though.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

I hate everyone, so you're welcome.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

Joe_L wrote:
Love Steeler haters they make Steelers Nation that much stronger. Thanks

and i bet your a Cowboys hater right? and that makes America's team that much stronger

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Cassel overthrows, INT Bengals..

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Diablorain wrote:
touchdown Steelers

Love Steeler haters they make Steelers Nation that much stronger. Thanks

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Touchdown Steelers, Mendenhall with a 3 yard run. 13-3 Steelers. Well the offense finds the end zone.

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

7 punts and 4 first downs in the Chiefs/Bengals game. Exciting...

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

touchdown Steelers

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Pass interference on the Ravens first and goal Steelers on the 5 yard line.

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Matt Schaub, 10-11, 201 yards with 2 touchdowns.  Houston laying a Texas size beatdown early on the Dolphins.. 17-0

12/27/09   |   Chief_aka_James   |   3307 respect

Bengals might be on their way to laying another egg, Chiefs still sticking with them 0-0 in the 2nd and Palmer INT'ed a little while ago.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

(Edited by Joe_L)

Bad kick by Kutla, only goes 21 yards, Steelers with good field position again.

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

the poor Buccaneers lol

12/27/09   |   Diablorain   |   4425 respect

i hope the Ravens Crush the Steelers!!!

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

And the offense FAILS again, yet another field goal. 6-3 Steelers lead.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Logan with a good return brings it back to the 47 of the Ravens.

12/27/09   |   redsox1002003   |   881 respect

Scott wrote:
Jerome Harrison is back at it, rushing for a 17 yard touchdown for the Browns to take a 7-0 lead over the Raiders

 damn. why the hell did i not start him. MB3 better destroy the skins

12/27/09   |   Scott   |   53615 respect

Jerome Harrison is back at it, rushing for a 17 yard touchdown for the Browns to take a 7-0 lead over the Raiders

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Yep, Mendenhall dropped the TD pass after Farrior had himself an easy INT.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Steelers have to settle for a field goal, inside the DAMN 10 yard line. 3-0 Steelers

12/27/09   |   MrNFL   |   175 respect

Picks:

Bengals over Chiefs 34-10
Texans over Dolphins 27-20 (Upset)
Falcons over Bills 23-13
Raiders over Browns 21-10
Giants over Panthers 21-13
Packers over Seahawks 31-17
Patriots over Jaguars 28-17
Steelers over Ravens 24-21
Saints over Buccaneers 41-17
Cardinals over Rams 34-17
Eagles over Broncos 24-13
49ers over Lions 30-17
Colts over Jets 20-17

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

In and out of the hand of Menenhall, got to hold onto those.

12/27/09   |   Joe_L   |   12372 respect

Steelers pick of Flacco and take it down to the 10 yard line.

12/27/09   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

 Steelers get across mid field and stalled on their opening drive, at least they changed field position...