Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live Thread
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Midway through the season, and still just a couple of clear front runners [NFL Sunday Live Thread]

10/28/12 in NFL   |   Jess   |   34485 respect

Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadWelcome FanIQ's version of the NFL "pregame" show! This week we bring in Eddie, or you might know him as escobar1721. Eddie is a Cowboys fan and has been with the site since August of 2009, but has just recently become more active and vocal throughout the site. You might know him by his great football polls!

Let's see if we agree on today's games...


Early Games:

Panthers @ Bears
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Panthers over the Bears in an upset.

Jess: I agree. I think that while the Panthers are having a rough run of things and the Bears seem to be unstoppable, both teams are due...for something. 

Chargers @ Browns
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Browns over the Chargers in an upset.

Jess: I don't know, I think that the Chargers will take this game easily, even though it's in Cleveland. I won't be surprised to see them take this game convincingly.

Seahawks @ Lions
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Lions over the Seahawks in a close one.

Jess: ... by now you all know I don't pick my team's games.

Jags @ Packers
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Packers over the Jaguars in a landslide.

Jess: I don't see any reason to disagree.

Colts @ Titans
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Colts over the Titans.

Jess: I think the Titans take this one. It's in Tennessee, and the Titans and Colts always put on a good show. It should be an interesting game, but I think the Titans take it, in a close one.

Patriots @ Rams
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Patriots over the Rams in a close one.

Jess: Is this another trap game for the Pats? I don't know. That Rams defense is tough, they're at home, and they could definitely keep it close. If the Pats collapse again in the end, the Rams could pull off an upset. I think the Pats win, but I wouldn't put my money on this game.

Dolphins @ Jets
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Dolphins over the Jets, please, the Jets are a joke.

Jess: I have a feeling this game will be one of the most exciting of the weekend; I'm looking forward to seeing it on NFL Replay next week. I'm going to call the Jets in this one, by a FG.

Falcons @ Eagles
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Falcons over the Eagles in a landslide.

Jess: One of these days the Falcons are going to have a tough game that they're not able to pull off a win. I'm not saying that this is the day, but mark my words. I think they're a great team and they've found a way to win the close ones, even on the road, but I will be shocked if they go undefeated. The Eagles, however, are just a mess. 

Redskins @ Steelers
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Redskins over the Steelers in a close one.

Jess: I think the Steelers take this game, but I hope I'm wrong.

Late Games:

Raiders @ Chiefs
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: Taking the Chiefs over the Raiders in a close one.

Jess: Agreed.

Giants @ Cowboys
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: Of course taking the Cowboys over the Giants in a good one.

Jess: Sweet, another great NFC East rivalry game! The Cowboys took the first game in this series, right? I think that the Giants take this one. I had them splitting at the beginning of the season, and nothing has changed my thoughts on that. I know they're in Arlington, but do they really even have a "home field advantage" at all?

Primetime:

Saints @ Broncos
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: The Broncos over the Saints in a great quarterback matchup!

Jess: After that fiasco against the Chargers, I don't think there's any deficit the Broncos can't overcome. I think the Broncos take this game, but it'll be another comeback win, and I agree - a great QB matchup.

MNF Bonus Pick:

49ers @ Cardinals
Blog Photo - Week 8 FanIQ Sunday Pre-Game and Live ThreadEddie: 49ers over the Cardinals in a landslide!

Jess: Ugh. I'm hoping for a tie. Actually I'm hoping for a Cardinals win in a landslide, but a tie would actually be better for my Hawks. I think...

Thank you for joining us today, Eddie, and good luck to you on all of your picks!



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10/29/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61286 respect

Scott wrote:
If I'm a Saints fan I don't know what depresses me more.  The inconsistent offense or a defense that can't stop or slow down anybody

The defense. The offense may have had a bad game, the defense has had nothing but awful ones. As someone who has hated her own defense for an extremely long time, I must say I know how sh***y it is to watch such crap. Man, do I know...I don't even like the Saints, and their defense still pisses me off. I watch (and yell at) them more than I watch the offense because it's almost unbelievable; a trainwreck. I think abysmal is a good word for it. 

10/29/12   |   MortonsLaw   |   156 respect

Scott wrote:
Cam Newton just channeled his inner Jay Cutler.  Pick 6 for the Bears gives Chicago the lead just a minute after trailing by 12

Steve Smith fell down--wasn't his fault. 

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

If I'm a Saints fan I don't know what depresses me more.  The inconsistent offense or a defense that can't stop or slow down anybody

10/28/12   |   The_Real_Stoney   |   24958 respect

PFM.. and loving the way the Broncos D showed up tonight

10/28/12   |   texas_tornado4261   |   83110 respect

BEARS  WON  !!!!

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

I jinxed the Giants defense.  Cowboys have taken care of the ball in the last 2 quarters and completely dominated.  Cowboys erase a 23-0 deficit and now lead 24-23

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

D'Angelo Hall should expect to be suspended and fined for his antics at the end of today's game.  They weren't going to call anything on either he or Sanders, but he has to go mouth off to the ref.  D'Angelo, you've been in the league how long?  C'MON MAN!

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

Tony Romo has 8 interceptions in his 5 last quarters played at Texas Stadium.  G-Men defense are making me look good for picking them up as a replacement for the Texans in my fantasy football league

10/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61286 respect

Falcons won!

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

Cam Newton just channeled his inner Jay Cutler.  Pick 6 for the Bears gives Chicago the lead just a minute after trailing by 12

10/28/12   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Just got home a bit ago. I'm of course watching the end of the early games before going to the store for hurricane supplies.

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Wow, our punter is still at the game.

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

The Steelers have had 5 possessions, and scored on every single one of them.

10/28/12   |   JenX63   |   32485 respect

kramer wrote:
I'll forgive you for this week Jen.  I know you only cheer against the Steelers once every 4 years.wink

ha! considering we are getting our arses kicked... have to say, Steelers are playing some football

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Sam Rosen is broadcasting the Steelers game, this makes me miss hockey.crying

Anywho, back to football!

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

Patriots offense too good for the Rams defense to stop or the Rams offense to match.  Brilliant idea for Kroenke to take his team overseas to play a team like the Patriots

10/28/12   |   marcus_nyce   |   26963 respect

kramer wrote:
Rob Gronkowski wins the award for best TD celebration of Week 8.

that was pretty awesome, lol

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

Rob Gronkowski wins the award for best TD celebration of Week 8.

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

JenX63 wrote:
WoW!, I disagree with you on quite a few picks Eddie. Of course I am taking the Skins over the Steelers, but I do that every week against whatever team the Skins are playing...unless the Cowboys have some miracle play, I see them falling to the Giants. Raiders taking the Chiefs that are having a multitude of problems this year...

I'll forgive you for this week Jen.  I know you only cheer against the Steelers once every 4 years.wink

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

HEEEEEEEEATH!  Ben is driving the Skins nuts with the pump fakes.

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

originalcrash78 wrote:
Is it just me, or do the Steelers look like a Rugby team in their throwbacks?

They look like s***.  I'm just thankful they're not playing like the 1934 team right now.

10/28/12   |   originalcrash78   |   7104 respect

Is it just me, or do the Steelers look like a Rugby team in their throwbacks?

10/28/12   |   Jess   |   34485 respect

Scott wrote:
If this were a true "home" game, i'd agree that it would be more then likely that the Rams defense would keep it close, at least until the 2nd half comes around.  However, this game is in London and the Rams have struggled bad away from the Dome in recent years.  

COMPLETELY forgot they were in London. I change my whole mess of "analysis"....They have to travel further than the Pats do, too. 

10/28/12   |   marcus_nyce   |   26963 respect

I see Eddie is a man of few words, which can only mean these are all coming through. What's the most points / yards combined by both teams in an NFL game? Im' predicting that for my Saints vs. Broncos. 61-58 as the clock runs out. Actually scratch that. There is NO WAY the Saints D holds Denver under 75 points. it'll be high scoring, but the broncos will coast down the stretch.

10/28/12   |   kobe_lova   |   61286 respect

GO Falcons!

10/28/12   |   JenX63   |   32485 respect

WoW!, I disagree with you on quite a few picks Eddie. Of course I am taking the Skins over the Steelers, but I do that every week against whatever team the Skins are playing...unless the Cowboys have some miracle play, I see them falling to the Giants. Raiders taking the Chiefs that are having a multitude of problems this year...

10/28/12   |   Scott   |   52053 respect

If this were a true "home" game, i'd agree that it would be more then likely that the Rams defense would keep it close, at least until the 2nd half comes around.  However, this game is in London and the Rams have struggled bad away from the Dome in recent years.  

10/28/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

kramer wrote:
Say it with me then...HERE WE GO STEELERS!

As painful as that is, it is better than cheering on the skins, so Here We Go Steelers!

10/28/12   |   kramer   |   11004 respect

richard_cranium wrote:
Still shocked about yesterday's game. Go Cowboys and any other team playing another NFC East team!

Say it with me then...HERE WE GO STEELERS!

10/28/12   |   richard_cranium   |   17641 respect

Still shocked about yesterday's game. Go Cowboys and any other team playing another NFC East team!

10/28/12   |   Jeff_P   |   19820 respect

WOW..........I DISAGREE ON MANY OF YOUR CHOICES........GOOD LUCK...........