NFL Open Thread - Week 5 Late Games

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Sad Norv in the rain takes us to this afternoon's slate of games in the 4pm Eastern slot. It's almost poignant as they're a touchdown behind, but crumbling against the Dolphins. Antonio Cromartie wants to know if anyone got the license plate number on Ronnie Brown after the Miami RB ran his ass over.

Other news from the early games:

  • The Seahawks predictably fell apart on the East Coast as usual. 44-6, Giants. That's an ass-nailing. You know you've wrapped up a win when David Carr is under center for Eli Manning.
  • Sage Rosenfels and Steve Slaton are leading the Texans are on their way to finishing off the Colts --- wait a minute, the Colts scored 14 points in the last 2 minutes or so and have the ball again in the Red Zone. The Texans have their hands around their throat, and choke. Indy up 31-27. Rosenfels fumbled 3 times and lost two of them, but they're driving now with less than two minutes left.
  • Philly scored the first 14 points but Washington scored 23 unanswered. It's now 23-17 with about 7 minutes left.
  • Kansas City is back to amazingly inept against Carolina (34-0 as of this writing). Tony Gonzalez now owns the all-time receiving yards record for a TE, but if you set a record while on a horrific team, does anyone care?
  • The Lions are making the Bears' passing game look like the Greatest Show on Turf. The Neckbeard has 300+ yards and two TDs passing.
  • Titans-Ravens is the defensive war we were all expecting.
CBS:

Cincinnati at Dallas - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
New England at San Francisco - Dick Enberg, Randy Cross, Dan Fouts
Buffalo at Arizona - Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein

FOX:

Tampa Bay at Denver - Chris Myers and Tim Ryan

Steelers-Jags live blog coming up in a couple hours, folks -- so stick with me here; I'm gonna try to watch my poor Broncos give up a personal-best day to Earnest Graham on the ground today. (If you have him in fantasy, I hope you started him today.)

Posted by Signal to Noise at 3:45 PM

19 Comments:

Texans: EPIC FAIL.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2008, 3:59:00 PM  

Sage Rosenfelds is the Colts' MVP!

Drew said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:00:00 PM  

True dat. I hadn't seen a choke job like that since interestingly enough that Monday Night game five years ago when the Bucs had these same Colts put away, then stopped playing defense. Heck this one was probably worse, since the Texans committed two turnovers that handed the Colts the game.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:02:00 PM  

Skins win held ball for final 7 minutes of 4th

jg said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:07:00 PM  

i did start graham actually. hope that works out

jon said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:18:00 PM  

Tennessee Titans: 5 wins 0 losses

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:20:00 PM  

My team is going against both Graham and Brandon Marshall. We're just looking to hold on at this point.

No idea who the Pats-Niners PBP man is (I'm terrible with announcer names, if you haven't noticed), but on New England's first play, he managed to mix up Laurence Maroney and Kevin Faulk.

Oct 5, 2008, 4:24:00 PM  

Every time I see Jerramy Stevens I wonder why he has not been smited yet.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:26:00 PM  

I'm not familiar with this Jerramy Stevens person.....

ssreporters said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:32:00 PM  

@ OMDQ


Dick Enberg is the announcer, and he called Brandon Meriweather a rookie.

ssreporters said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:33:00 PM  

Eddie Royal has 28 catches this season through 4 games and change with the Broncos. He had 33 last year in his senior year at Virginia Tech.

If you need any more proof of just how much Sean Glennon sucks, there you go. He is truly the White Reggie Ball.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:37:00 PM  

Matt Prater has a giant leg. 55 yard FGs are chip shots to him.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

"there are QBs who dont throw 17 times in a game" - Nantz discussing Owens whining after last week.

And some talking head on Fox News Channel just called OJ a lowlife.

jg said...
Oct 5, 2008, 4:59:00 PM  

I honestly had no idea Tampa Bay's offense was this bad. It can't be any sort of massive improvement by Denver's D. Teams don't change like that in a week.

Signal to Noise said...
Oct 5, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

Jim Nantz, "He goes from Ocho Zero to the first catch of the day" (I'm not sure of the exact quote, but the response was priceless).

Phil Simms, "What did you just say?"

Joe said...
Oct 5, 2008, 6:17:00 PM  

Forgot to mention it earlier, but somebody on TV talked about the Redskins' "upset victory" over the Eagles.

Washington's record coming in: 3-1
Philly's record coming in: 2-2

Not an upset.

Oct 5, 2008, 6:44:00 PM  

Speaking of hair, what's up with Belichik's hair?

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2008, 7:24:00 PM  

@one more dying quail

Eagles were favored by 6. It's an upset.

JFreak said...
Oct 5, 2008, 9:55:00 PM  

Not in the NFC East.

Anonymous said...
Oct 5, 2008, 10:24:00 PM  

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