NFL Open Thread - Week 13 Early Games

Sunday, November 30, 2008


An NFC East showdown is one of the highlights on today's NFL schedule. Clinton Portis is ready. Here's your Week 13 maps and announcers, and let's go.

CBS:

Indianapolis Colts at Cleveland Browns
- Dick Enberg, Randy Cross
Miami Dolphins at St. Louis Rams - Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker
Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals - Ian Eagle, Solomon Wilcots

Fox:

N.Y. Giants at Washington Redskins - Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa
New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Dick Stockton, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick
Carolina Panthers at Green Bay Packers - Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan
San Francisco 49ers at Buffalo Bills - Ron Pitts, Tony Boselli

Posted by Signal to Noise at 12:45 PM

59 Comments:

ARSENAL HAVE BEATEN CHELSEA AT STAMFORD BRIDGE!!!!!!

S2N, you have to catch a replay of this, end-to-end stuff and Van Persie scores twice in 6 minutes to provide a shock win.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 12:57:00 PM  

SSR - The replay is on after SNF, apparently. I'll have a look. I have a hell of a time trying to get up early to watch 8 am EPL matches now.

Randy Cross has that trash stache looking for him today.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:03:00 PM  

Joseph Addai has an early case of fumbleitis. Browns ball.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:04:00 PM  

What a fantastic tackle by Peyton Manning.......yeah.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:06:00 PM  

I am sick of the Sean Taylor story. It was tragic and heartbreaking, but bringing it up every time is annoying.

So stop it Kenny, Moose, and Goose.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:11:00 PM  

Touchdown Giants, Amani Toomer.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:12:00 PM  

"3rd and 3." - Dick Enberg on a 2nd and 4....nap time Mr. Enberg!

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:20:00 PM  

Yea the incredible suckiness of the Greg Blache Prevent shows itself early. 15 yd zones on 3rd and 9

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:22:00 PM  

Everyone's got a Wildcat formation. You can add the Giants to that list now with Derrick Ward.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:23:00 PM  

The Redskins may be getting punished for not wearing white at home.

That and also the Giants are very, very good.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:25:00 PM  

Dick Stockton keeps saying "...but does not get out of bounds" even though it's the first quarter.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:28:00 PM  

It's not a game with DeAngelo Hall in it if he doesn't incur at least one dumb 15-yard penalty.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:29:00 PM  

"Randy Ross, er, Randy Cross..." - Grandpa Enberg addressing his broadcast partner

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:36:00 PM  

S2N 1:29

That's the LaVarr Arrington principle, he just needs to be caught out of position to complete the effect

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:38:00 PM  

Jason Campbell throws a beautiful deep ball. Just looks nice. It's a wonder that Zorn's offense doesn't do it a bit more, but his version of the West Coast has been pretty effective this year, so whatever.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:39:00 PM  

I don't think Enberg is watching the same game as me. He just said "nearly picked off," as the Colts defender had his head turned the wrong way.

Yes, maybe he could have picked it with his shoulder blades?

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:45:00 PM  

Gus Johnson doing the Rams/Dolphins game:

Ricky Williams is the deep back... and here's Wicky with the carry.

Todd in Chicago said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:48:00 PM  

It's 10:53 and the 1st half is almost over in Colts/Browns.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:54:00 PM  

"Only one jerk per line." - Randy Cross

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:55:00 PM  

Portis laying on the ground after a screen pass.

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 1:58:00 PM  

Jim Zorn just took a huge chance. After Portis gets hurt on a screen, he calls the same play to Ladell Betts

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:01:00 PM  

S2N, it should be pointed out that the Redskins will wear white against Dallas and Philadelphia, as well as early in the season.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:04:00 PM  

Zorn just channeled the Ole Ball Coach, reverse to rookie WR with starting QB as lead blocker. TD Skins !

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

James, is there a reason they don't do it against the Giants? I thought they wore white at home against just about everyone, and particularly NFC East rivals.

Very nice reverse on the touchdown. Everyone on the Giants' D bit on that.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:05:00 PM  

And if anyone sees Swearing Man, Gay Man or aa hates ESPN, tell 'em to stay classy for me, mmmmmmkay?

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:06:00 PM  

Giants always wear blue at home, S2N.

Duh!

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:06:00 PM  

"Justin Tuck pursuits downhill" - Siragusa showing his mastery of the English language

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:07:00 PM  

Cleveland will win this game....mark it down.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:09:00 PM  

James - I know the Giants do. I thought Dallas and the Skins always wore white at home except on select occasions.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:12:00 PM  

Great catch by Sellers

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:14:00 PM  

poop

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:15:00 PM  

"Thanks to Glenn Coffee yesterday, we got the matchup we wanted in the championship game" - Johnston on the SEC Championship game, but that matchup has been setup for a couple of weeks.

jg said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:19:00 PM  

Anybody know about those coffee mugs, whether or not they will be sold again this year?

Diana said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:21:00 PM  

It was right down Main Street, Moose! The sirens were blaring, the doors were being blown off...

Dallas (unless they wear the throwbacks) wears white at home and the 'Skins wear white early in the season and always against Philly and Dallas, S2N.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:25:00 PM  

Those CBS studio knuckleheads are all giving Boomer a hard time because he used "quagmire" to describe the Bucs-Saints game.

Yes, quagmire is WAY too big a word to use.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

Damn CBS and anyone out of local markets who thinks that NYJ v. DEN should be shown over the NE/PITT game. They better have an inside line of a Farve 4pick/debilitating injury day or go back to the scheduling that map got me exciting for since Weds.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:27:00 PM  

Pot brownies.......pretty liggggghttttt

Marijuana Man said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:28:00 PM  

"Hey Goose you got any wind?" - Moose

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:31:00 PM  

And you...well, have fun, Marijuana Man in the big house.

The BCS will really be a clusterfuck at about 4:25 PM today. And the AP writers poll, which isn't in the survey that the BCS compiles, doesn't know Jacques Shitte about that, lists Alabama and Florida as 1-2, then Oklahoma and Texas 3 and 4. Didn't Texas beat Oklahoma in Dallas? Show the writers what they know.

Coaches poll shows Alabama one, then Oklahoma two and Texas three. Looks like the Horns are gonns have some computers to fuck as they're shut out of the Big 12 Title game according to the early projections.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:35:00 PM  

James, I'll have a BCS/college football recap post up later this afternoon. I'm waiting on the final computers, but it does not look good for Texas.

Basically, allowing the BCS to be the tiebreaker here in a three-way was gonna screw somebody over.

Signal to Noise said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:40:00 PM  

J.P. Losman is coming into the game for Buffalo. The Niners don't look that bad.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:43:00 PM  

Dawson misses a 35 yarder. Lindell for Buffalo missed from 20....what is going on?

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:46:00 PM  

Is anyone watching NO/TB? That exchange between Dick Stockton and the sideline reporter (Laura Okmin?) was....weird.

MrEleganza said...
Nov 30, 2008, 2:47:00 PM  

Lindell actually made his FG. Buffalo still down 10-3 to the Niners.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

"Steptoe got more than his toe stepped on." - Enberg

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:00:00 PM  

And Vinatieri missed a field goal in Cleveland.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:09:00 PM  

Dick Enberg = idiot.

"The Middies, bowl eligible. Might be heading to San Diego for the Poinsetta Bowl."

Except they already accepted a bid to the EagleBank Bowl a few weeks ago.

Anonymous said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

Dick Juron just pulled a Norv Turner and lost a challenge, that should have never been challenged.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:13:00 PM  

Dick Juron is challenging another play. We will see if it works this time.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:17:00 PM  

Well Dick won his challenge and Buffalo gets the ball back.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:22:00 PM  

The Redskins are toast if they keep losing home games.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:28:00 PM  

The Bills went for it on 4th down and within field goal range, and turned the ball over on downs. Dick might be the next coach to go after this game.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:37:00 PM  

Colts barely beat the Browns.

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:46:00 PM  

"We'll send it to James Brown for the Burger King Updat......date." - Dick Enberg

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

Lindell just missed another FG. The Bills are killing themselves.

49er16 said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

Enburg: "We'll go to [James Brown] with the Burger King Upset, Update..."

Senility is setting in on Mr. Enburg.

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:48:00 PM  

"Miami looking for the wildcats.....wild card spot excuse me." - Gus Johnson

SSReporters said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

Will Kenny,Moose, and Goose stop talking about Plaxico? Yes, it was an illustration of how hard he has fallen, but christ, there's a god damn game going on. It was a stupid ass move to begin with, and now he's gonna be charged. It's his own damn fault.

Brady said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

Gus Johnson with a rare bobble:

"The Dolphins in contention for the wildcat, er, wildcard spot..."

JamesCraven said...
Nov 30, 2008, 3:53:00 PM  

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