Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live Thread

Can the Texans bounce back against a depleted Ravens D? [NFL Sunday Live Thread]

10/21/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadWelcome, Q-lets! This week we bring in The_Real_Stoney, or just Stoney. Stoney's been with the site for well over three years, and he treats us to insightful views on all things sports regularly. Today we steal him for our Sunday pre-game show and live thread! 

Without further ado, thank you for joining us, Stoney - tell us what you've got...


Early Games

Titans @ Bills
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadWho are the two teams who give up the most points per game? That’s right, these guys. This matchup may not be the sexiest, but there’s a great chance it will be the highest scoring Did you know only 4 QBs have thrown more TDs than Ryan Fitzpatrick? While only throwing for 202 yards per game? Bold prediction, Fred Jackson, CJ Spiller, and Chris Johnson all go for over 100 on the ground. Bills pull this one out to get above .500

Jess: I keep wanting to say "as soon as Chris Johnson has a good game, the Titans will have a good game", but I'm not so sure it's as simple as that. I think Hasselbeck still has a great game or two in him, and I'll go out on a limb and say it's this week.Titans by a TD.

Browns @ Colts
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThe Browns are coming off a big intrastate win last week and riding the turd colored wave of momentum into Indy to take on the Fighting Pagano’s. While I think the Browns behind Trent Richardson keep it close for the first half, look for Andrew Luck to have a huge game and the Colts surpass last year’s win total.

Jess: "Turd colored wave of momentum" sounds more like a Cleveland positive than Indy, but I'm going to have to agree with you on this one. I'm not sure about Luck having a huge game, but I think the Colts pull off the win anyway.

Packers @ Rams
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadI’m not gonna lie, at this time last week, this game was on my upset radar. Then of course the real Aaron Rodgers showed up and dismantled what I thought was a stout Texans D. Even though they’re at home, it’s going to be tough for the Rams to keep the pace with Rodgers with the magic foot of Greg Zuerlein. I’m not going to double check the spelling. Pack win big.

Jess: For the record, Zuerlein is correct. As for the game - I would be surprised to see the Rams get the win here too. Their defense is good but I don't think it's as good as the Texans, even at home. They might put up a decent fight though.

Cardinals @ Vikings
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadDid you know that when the Vikings win this game they will be 5-2 and 4-0 at home? Jon Skelton is in for the injured Kevin Kolb which I think automatically raises the betting line 4 points, add 3 for the Vikes playing at home and you have a 7 point Vikings win.

Jess: Wow - the Vikings are looking scarier on the schedule coming up for my Hawks in a couple of weeks. I'll take the Vikings too, but I'm still saying by a FG.

Redskins @ Giants
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadShowdown of the early games at the MetLife Blimp stadium. Look for boring Manning to toss all over the league’s worst pass defense, but I do have a feeling Bob Griffin III can keep the Redskins close. I want to go with the upset, but I don’t think the Skins can make a stop when they need to. Giants 33-27

Jess: Ooh this is going to be a good game. I'm going to call an upset special here and say Redskins by a point.

Saints @ Buccaneers
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEvery time I see the Saints on D, I can’t help but let out an audible ewww. Luckily they have Drew Brees and are facing an awful pass D in Tampa.. Brees throws for 400+, but the Saints D let’s the Bucs keep it close.. In the end… The Saints win.. I think

Jess: I think the Saints are pulling it together and get this win pretty convincingly.

Cowboys @ Panthers
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadOne of these days Cam Newton has to break out of this sophomore slump, right? Right? Not so fast my friends. I like the Cowboys as long as they can avoid having to manage the clock late in the game, plus I don’t think the Panthers will do enough to let bad idea Romo make an impact. Cowboys win despite blowing all 2nd half timeouts in the 3rd quarter.

Jess: Eh, I dunno - I like the Panthers in this game. 

Ravens @ Texans
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadGame of the week? Check. Battle of two elite running backs? Check. Despite a strong start to the year by Joe Flacco, I’m not sold on him in the long run. Throw in season ending injuries to Ray Lewis and Lardarius Webb and the fact the Texans are at home and Houston has the edge in this one. The Ravens on defense already weren’t performing like the Ravens D of old, and I think they get exploited in this one. Texans by a touchdown.

Jess: I have a feeling the Texans are going to come out swinging, which is going to be more than Flacco can handle. I think they win by a lot more than 7.

Late Games

Jaguars @ Raiders
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadThe Raiders are coming off a strong performance but a loss in Atlanta and get to go home against the worst offensive team in the league. If this wasn’t the perfect set up for a win, I don’t know what is. The fact the Raiders are only 4 point favorite surprises me as I think they hammer the Jags.

Jess: I'm calling another upset here just because.

Jets @ Patriots
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadHere we got ourselves a good old fashioned AFC East showdown. Both teams come in at 3-3 with a shot at taking at least a share of 1st place in the division. On paper this should be a big win for the Patriots, but they already have two awful losses this year. Then again, they’ve looked downright amazing at times. When it comes down to brass tax, I’ll take Tom Brady over the Filthy Sanchez/Tesus out of the backfield combination.

Jess: Do we seriously only have 2 late games today? Gross. I don't even know who to pick here...On one hand we have an obvious favorite with the Pats, and on the other hand we have the craziness that is Rex Ryan, Sanchez and Tebow. Are they ready to put Tesus in yet? I don't even know...but with the Pats habit of giving up late leads and Tesus miracle comebacks you never know what could happen. I suppose losing to the Seahawks last week may have ticked them off, so I'll pick NE here. 

Prime Time

Steelers @ Bengals
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadTrap game!!!!! The Steelers have been good at home, but 0-3 with awful losses on the road including a loss at the Titans last week. The Bengals just got hammered by the Browns in Cleveland. I think the Steelers come out strong but end up losing another close one.

Jess: Ugh. Another Cris Collinsworth + Steelers game? I have a feeling that extra Naked Grape Pinot Noir purchase I made recently was a smart one. Bengals. Again, because I can (sorry Steelers fan friends).

MNF Bonus Pick

Lions @ Bears
Blog Photo - Week 7 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadMonday Funday!! The Lions have been a disappointment this year, especially that no good bastard Matt Stafford. 4 TD passes? Seriously? But they are coming off a win over the overrated Eagles. Unfortunately, I don’t think they match up well with the Bears and as much as I want to see Jay Cutler fail, it ain’t happening this week. Bears big.

Jess: I take it you have Stafford on your fantasy team? And I don't know, I think Cutler might be due for another meltdown.

Thanks for joining us today for a great read, Stoney! Good luck on all of your picks, and let us all wish a belated Happy Birthday to you!


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10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

Eric_ wrote:
These games are so close, yet so horribly played.

Yes.

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

These games are so close, yet so horribly played.

10/21/12   |   badgermann   |   30 respect

Jess wrote:
This Jags/Raiders game is just ugly. I may sleep.

It's better then a sleeping pill. Still pulling for the Raider's to win this ugly!

10/21/12   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

This Jags/Raiders game is just ugly. I may sleep.

10/21/12   |   JenX63   |   32786 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
As long as Morris is healthy and getting me fantasy poi!nts everyone else on on the skins can get hurt

shutup

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

Coaching all around is awful this year. Play calling, clock management, etc...simply awful. They are getting paid tons to make stupid call after stupid call. It's sad.

The Bills are killing themselves every week...and me, for picking them. In the Cowboys game, I wasn't sure who wanted to win at any point in that game. That was ugly. Redskins...*sigh* Shanahan needs to go.

10/21/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

Hot Damn Texans!  43-13 over the Ravens!

10/21/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25335 respect

Bills ruined my early game prognostication..
Then you've got the Saints.. If they don't pick up a first down here, they don't win this game

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

:| these last 2 minutes!

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

Eli Manning continues to be clutch in the 4th quarter

10/21/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   25335 respect

Taio Cruz.. That just happened

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

That Rodgers guy is pretty good.

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

(Edited by kobe_lova)

I'm praying for Indy NOT to blow it.

@%^#%@#*^!

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

Rams secondary giving the Packers receivers about 10 yards of cushion on every play.  Rodgers and company just methodically moving down the field.  Rams with -7 yards of offense in the 2nd half midway thru the 4th quarter

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Scott wrote:
The only reason they are hanging around is because the Packers seem hell bent on trying to run the ball. Rams have zero answer for Rodgers and the passing game

Now I see what you mean. That was terrible with goal to go. Game could've been all but sealed with a touchdown.

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

TB sucks!


RG3 with the horrible INT! :| Can't keep giving them the ball and expect to win. Puts lots of pressure on the defense.

10/21/12   |   Debi_L   |   11862 respect

Watching NASCAR, and following twitter, which says Fred Davis has a suspected torn Achilles tendon.  Sucks for the Redskins, but I NEVER get to see any of their games anyway, so I wouldn't know if they were winning, losing, sucking or playing the best game of their season.

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Hey, RGIII is human!

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Scott wrote:
The only reason they are hanging around is because the Packers seem hell bent on trying to run the ball. Rams have zero answer for Rodgers and the passing game

I can only see what Red Zone shows, but hard to argue.

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

Aaron Rodgers now 20-22 passing after his 2nd touchdown pass.  17-6 Pack might as well be 27-6 with the Rams inability to score touchdowns

10/21/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19895 respect

Scott wrote:
The only reason they are hanging around is because the Packers seem hell bent on trying to run the ball. Rams have zero answer for Rodgers and the passing game

the PACKERS ARE a pass happy team...........RODGERS WILL get his stats....sickening..........

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

Scott wrote:
The only reason they are hanging around is because the Packers seem hell bent on trying to run the ball. Rams have zero answer for Rodgers and the passing game

As i just saw... :|

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

kobe_lova wrote:
They are letting them hang around still, the Rams could steal it if they find some consistency not named Zuerlein.

The only reason they are hanging around is because the Packers seem hell bent on trying to run the ball. Rams have zero answer for Rodgers and the passing game

10/21/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

Texans TE Owen Daniels is having a great game.

10/21/12   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Texans interception!!! This is just getting ugly.

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

Scott wrote:
I was hoping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers wouldn't figure things out until after they left St. Louis

They are letting them hang around still, the Rams could steal it if they find some consistency not named Zuerlein.

10/21/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19895 respect

Scott wrote:
For being known as special teams whiz, Jeff Fischer has been a step behind the last two weeks.  

the RAMS are giving the PACK ALLLLLLLLLLLLL they can handle.........

10/21/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19895 respect

Scott wrote:
I was hoping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers wouldn't figure things out until after they left St. Louis

figure things out.......they have a LOUSY 10 points......GOOOOOOOO RAMS......

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

I was hoping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers wouldn't figure things out until after they left St. Louis

10/21/12   |   Jess   |   34876 respect

GO FOOTBALL! 

10/21/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

Texans are rollin', with a 23-3 lead over the Ravens!

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

I didn't expect Houston/Baltimore to be the biggest blowout of the day (thus far).

10/21/12   |   Scott   |   53796 respect

For being known as special teams whiz, Jeff Fischer has been a step behind the last two weeks.  

10/21/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

Texans' offense finally wakes up.  Kevin Walter with the TD!

10/21/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

JenX63 wrote:
agh and Davis is down.....bottle comes out....

As long as Morris is healthy and getting me fantasy poi!nts everyone else on on the skins can get hurt

10/21/12   |   JenX63   |   32786 respect

and they can't get it done...settle for 3

10/21/12   |   JenX63   |   32786 respect

agh and Davis is down.....bottle comes out....

10/21/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17679 respect

(Edited by richard_cranium)

Go Cowboys! Go whomever is playing the other NFC East teams!

10/21/12   |   JenX63   |   32786 respect

Go Skins! 

10/21/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

There's only 2 late games because FOX has Game 6 of the NLCS tonight starting at 7, and thus couldn't show any late games. What sucks isn't necessary the amount of games available, but which ones they are: the Pats-Jets hype machine and the game I would've given the Woof designation.

The good thing about the baseball game though is it gives us an alternative to the Steelers tonight.

10/21/12   |   HouTxFan   |   5177 respect

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

I have the Texans game or the redskins. I'll probably watch the Texans and lots of RedZone. I love that option so.

10/21/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61958 respect

Go Falcons....wait...no :). 

Go Colts!! (hi, Richard Cranium)


There aren't enough games this week, I am annoyed.

p.s. I happened to check my fantasy team and had to sit Jimmy Graham. My only available back up is Chandler who had 0 pts last week I think. I'm not loving it. And I started GB against Rams instead of MN against the Cardinals. I hope they at least score equal points. It's predicted that I shall lose my matchup. Boo.