SNF Live-Blog: PHI-NYG, 3rd Quarter

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Shockey and Tara really looked like a fitting couple.

Getting reaction from Peyton Manning on Brett Favre's record during the halftime show, plus the utterly useless "Line of Scrimmage" skit on high school football, especially since I read about the whole Texarkana showdown in SI this week. Olbermann finally gets a "Worst Persons in the NFL" right for once with the Chargers' Dean Spanos and A.J. Smith.

Andrea Kremer is looking more and more like an adult Macaulay Culkin every day. It's frightening.

Eagles get the ball to start, and the Giants defense is absolutely destroying Philly's O-line early, and McNabb throws an incomplete. Mattias Kiwanuka sacks him on third down, and that's going to be a three and out at a time they didn't need one.

Either Genesis or Phil Collins on that music bump. I don't know and I don't care which one it actually is.

Did John Madden just say he could eat something for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Who could doubt him?

Derrick Ward just gets assaulted while trying to get on the outside -- but of course! Another Philly penalty for a 15-yard face mask! Ward gets less on the next carry in Eagles territory. He gets some positive yardage on the next carry. A 3rd and 9 pass doesn't get the yardage, and Feagles' punt is downed at the Philly 1 yard line. Kylie Minogue for music? What connection does she have to Jersey?

"'I love Peanut Butter, I eat it for Breakfest, Lunch and Dinner ' - JM. What dinner meal involves peanut butter" - Cory

Oh, I'm sure you can come up with something.

"I own John Runyon." - Michael Strahan, who really shouldn't be talking about owning ANYONE with his divorce settlement. Another sack for Osi Umenyiora -- number 4 on the game -- and eventually his uniform number is just going to rub off and bleed all over McNabb's.

"I'm confounded...how does NY give up 45 to the 'Boys, the Eagles drop 56 last week, and then the NY defense is absolutely manhandleing the Eagles. Someone please explain." - Dummy

Ask and ye shall receive:

"Well dummy, Andy Reid calls a pass play 80% of the time. Makes the defensive coordinators job really easy." - Brett
"I would guess it has something to do with the fact that Philadelphia hasn't done a single thing to discourage a pass-rush intensive defensive unit from pinning their ears back, and almost totally ignoring a tailback that is more productive than the passing game." - OPS

Now that's hard hitting analysis. The Eagles punt is brought back across midfield, and the Giants are getting every advantage on the field right now.

I swear, there must be a factory where they produce "Our Country"-like songs for TV ads with plenty of mountains, amber waves of grain, all the stuff you find in flyover country -- because that's where they got that "Changes' crap for Coors (or, in my vocabulary, Colorado Kool-Aid.)

Ward gets another couple of rushes to set up a 3rd and 3, and the Giants are playing it fairly conservatively for a team up only by a touchdown with a full quarter and more left -- and as I type that, Toomer can't reel in the pass, and the Giants will be punting. I hate to start espousing theories from the Tuesday Morning Douchebag at ESPN's Page 2, but if you've got it on your opponent's 35 with less than five to go and you've owned them all night, fucking go for it.

Nelly's "Hot in Herre" takes us out. I think I misspelled that properly.

After a bad run on 1st, Buckhalter barrels through to the nine. 3rd and 2, and a first down for Tony Hunt. Now, we've got Andrea Kremer in ghostly echo.

I'd guess Philly fans would be really wrecked about how badly they're playing, but they're probably all getting soused, celebrating the Phillies. McNabb goes down again, this time via Kiwanuka -- that's number 8.

Cameron Diaz is in a cave at the stadium apparently. - AA
Who gives a flying fuck that Cameron Diaz is at the game? Seriously. - Anon
I don't give a fuck that she is at the game, but would fuck her at the game. - Dummy

Agreed, but I would care more if it was Mask-era Diaz as opposed to the tree branch currently going by the name of Cameron Diaz. Oh look, Philly punted again. Eli rolls it out to Jeremy Shockey past midfield and again into Eagle territory.

heh.

mcnabb completions = 6

number of eagle punts = 6.

RACISM. - odessasteps

The Eagles offensive line doesn't care about black quarterbacks.

Eli goes deep and Philly gets a PI flag for knocking Amani Toomer out of the path. 1st and goal, Ward gets fuck-all nothing. Manning throws incomplete to Toomer on 2nd and goal.

"I think Eli Manning finally has this game down." - JM. Um, sure, passing to Burress behind the line of scrimmage on 3rd down shows he and this coaching staff have the game down. Throw it to the end zone. Lozo must be pissed. Tynes FG is up and good, 10-0 Giants.

A completed McNabb pass, another flag -- this time on the Giants. ANOTHER fumble by McNabb on the no-huddle during the handoff, and Sam Mitchell picks it up and takes it in for six. Philly fans are too drunk celebrating the Phillies to care, and Andy Reid is now challenging whether it was a touchdown or Mitchell was down.

"the giants d line let Brett Favre and Tony Romo roam free, but as soon as a black QB comes to play, Jason Cambell and Mcnabb, they turn up the heat
this is despicable, i demand a town hall meeting" - Sam

I don't care who you are, that's just funny.

"John Madden is calling Eli Manning calm.

Somewhere, Tom Brady is realizing that being called calm by John Madden is not really a compliment." - OMDQ

Play is upheld, and so is that touchdown. Kick is up -- and it hits the upright. 16-0, Giants.

Eagles manage to get a first down out to their own 36. Nice of you to show up, Kevin Curtis. If you jumped on Curtis for your fantasy team after last week, you're probably really disappointed.

And that's the end of the third quarter, I believe. 16-0, Giants.

55 Comments:

Alright now. To paraphrase the great Joe Kane, "OMDQ is putting the women and children to bed and going looking for Sunday Night Is Football Night In America."

Sep 30, 2007, 10:01:00 PM  

I'm confounded...how does NY give up 45 to the 'Boys, the Eagles drop 56 last week, and then the NY defense is absolutely manhandleing the Eagles. Someone please explain.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:02:00 PM  

Those Coors light commercials should be alot funnier than they are, right? IIt is a clever idea but poor writing.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:02:00 PM  

Madden loves peanut butter? No shit.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:03:00 PM  

I love Peanut Butter, I eat it for Breakfest, Lunch and Dinner - JM. What dinner meal involves peanut butter

Cory said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

Well dummy, Andy Reid calls a pass play 80% of the time. Makes the defensive coordinators job really easy.

'Boys mixed it up.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

I would guess it has something to do with the fact that Philadelphia hasn't done a single thing to discourage a pass-rush intensive defensive unit from pinning their ears back, and almost totally ignoring a tailback that is more productive than the passing game.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:05:00 PM  

Also, while it was impressive what the Eagles did last week, it still was the Lions. As we all know, the wide recievers they have drafted in the first round in recent years don't play defense.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:07:00 PM  

Yea, I guess...but going from 56 to nothing through 2+ quarters? Against the Giants' D? Now I know why I hate both these teams.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

You got it OPS.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

i think its illegal to have a giants game without talking about the swirling winds

people may bitch about the nfl network and big ten network, but as a cable customer who manages to have both channels let me say this, you dont deal with cross promotion barely at all. the coverage of games may suck ass on the big ten network but ill be damned if there are any stars in the crowd shots

Mike Georger said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:08:00 PM  

Eagles at the 1, and three straight passing plays. Meanwhile, Correll Buckhalter is earning more than six times as many yards per play as McNabb is.

Just sayin'.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:12:00 PM  

I don't have stats tpo back this up, and I'm too lazy to check, but this has to be the most McNabb has been sacked and/or knocked down in a game.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:12:00 PM  

Hard hitting analysis? Stats? Valid opinions? In a live-blog?

Where the hell am I?

Sep 30, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

Yea we all talk about Norv right now but this Andy Reid seems to be let off the hook. His play calling has really let his team down for years. Excluding the year with T.O. Westbrook has been their best player and they have failed to simply hand him the ball.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:15:00 PM  

McNabb: 23 plays*, 12 yards, 2 FD's
Buckhalter: 11 plays*, 75 yards, 5 FD's

(McNabb plays include passes, rushes, and sacks; Buckhalter plays include rushes and receptions. One Buckhalter reception resulted in 7 yards and--ahem--a first down.)

Sep 30, 2007, 10:17:00 PM  

Buckhalter needs the ball every play.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

Cameron Diaz is in a cave at the stadium apparently.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

Who gives a flying fuck that Cameron Diaz is at the game?

Seriously.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:18:00 PM  

I was worried about being the first one to bring up TMQ, S2N. This game must be like porn to him.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

I don't give a fuck that she is at the game, but would fuck her at the game.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:19:00 PM  

OMG they just run the ball twice in a row for 10 yards and a first down....novel idea.......Then on first down they try to throw the ball down field and DM gets sacked....oh well.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:21:00 PM  

Juuuust sayin'.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:22:00 PM  

I think I'd rather watch a futbol game than this football game.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

Is it just me, or can the Giants not play on national television without something negative being said about Mathias Kiwanuka?

Sep 30, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

heh.

mcnabb completions = 6

number of eagle punts = 6.

RACISM.

odessasteps said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:23:00 PM  

I'd like to reiterate what I said last week: the Coors Light commercial with Denny Green could be soooooo much better.

It's the Eli Manning of those commercials.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

mcnabb completions: 6
mcnabb sacks: 7

the giants d line let Brett Favre and Tony Romo roam free, but as soon as a black QB comes to play, Jason Cambell and Mcnabb, they turn up the heat
this is despicable, i demand a town hall meeting

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

Yeah, but if you look at McNabb's stats as a whole, someone who actually doesn't watch the games would argue that he's having a Pro Bowl season.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:25:00 PM  

make it 8

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:26:00 PM  

I said it before. I say it again.

The "Crown their assess" comment begs of a commercial where the guys make a comparison to Budweiser.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:27:00 PM  

Elisha is having accuracy problems in the red zone..and madden is "impressed with how calm he is"

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:28:00 PM  

John Madden is calling Eli Manning calm.

Somewhere, Tom Brady is realizing that being called calm by John Madden is not really a compliment.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:29:00 PM  

hey the bon jovi isn't bump music...it's at the stadium
had me worried for a sec

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:31:00 PM  

Holy fucking shit

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:32:00 PM  

Giants return fumble for touchdown; cut to Andy Reid

Wanna get away?

Sep 30, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  

Thomas Tapeh bumped the ball out of McNabb's hands.

Damn racist.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:33:00 PM  
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Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:34:00 PM  

"buckhalter tries to corral it"
-Al Michaels was probably working on that pun all commercial break

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:35:00 PM  

irony: as soon as they start chanting "eagles suck", the giants miss a pat

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:36:00 PM  

Well at least you have the Phillies, Eagles fans.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:37:00 PM  

Were those idiots really chanting "Eagles suck" during the extra point?

Bravo, Jints fan. You're every bit as intelligent and urbane as Shockey's tattoos.

Sep 30, 2007, 10:38:00 PM  

I'm sure the media will chastize McNabb this week only because he is black, and not because he has sucked shit this game (though, the O-line has been atrocious as well).

Damn all those whiteys.

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:38:00 PM  

I have the volume down. Have they blamed McNabb's troubles on the receivers yet?

I just find it interesting that that was always the "Vick Excuse." Funny, they were catching the hell out of the ball for Joey Harrington today.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:39:00 PM  

and does anyone know why the QBs have the green sticker on their helmets?

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:40:00 PM  

Damn the Eagles are over rated. I guess the most disappointing team of the year so far with San Diego.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:40:00 PM  

Bears/Packers next Sunday.

Can't they "flex" yet?

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:41:00 PM  

Brett,

Saints fans would disagree with you. At least the Eagles and Chargers had a couple of moments.

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

Green sticker designates that guy (quarterback) has a radio from the offensive coordinator. Nothing new really.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:42:00 PM  

dummy: green sticker means it has radio in the helmet

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:43:00 PM  

ahhh, gotcha...gassy ass

dummy said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:43:00 PM  

do people really keep stats of teams "between the numbers"
this is news to me

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:44:00 PM  

Well I know alot of people picked the Saints but, Anon, be honest really. Your defense was givin up 30/game most of last season with little personnel change for this year.

Not over yet. I think 8-8 a possibility and that means playoffs in the NFC.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:48:00 PM  

Bears/Packers has juice. Farve is to that Elway point of his career where no one is routing against him. I would like to see him continue to play well.

Brett

Anonymous said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:51:00 PM  

that's what pisses me off about kickers: how they miss chip shots then turn around and nail 50 yarders

Sam said...
Sep 30, 2007, 10:52:00 PM  

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