Monday Night Football Week Six: Pregame

Monday, October 13, 2008

Who: Giants at Browns
Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium
Spreads: Giant -9, O/U 44
Announcers: Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser

MNF Links:

Before we get to the links there are a couple of MNF items of note. First is one I mentioned the last week, and that's the item of the pregame and game itself featuring a new Kenny Chesney song called, "I'm Alive." Also, injured Giants DE, Osi Umenyiora will be sitting in with the Countdown crew tonight. Onto the links....

Browns hope to turn around season by beating the champs (NFL)
Browns Can't Forget Exhibition Loss To Giants (Hartford Courant)
A look ahead to New York Giants at Cleveland Browns (
10 Reasons the Browns Will Beat the Giants in MNF Game (Cleveland Leader)
Giants in Trade Talks with Chiefs for TE Tony Gonzalez? (Big Blue Interactive)
Winslow Has Swollen, Um, Parts (PFT)

Monday Night Countdown Segments:

ESPN the Magazine's “For Love or The Game:” Giants Head Coach Tom Coughlin
To find out who knows the coach better, the series quizzed Coughlin’s daughter, Kate, and her husband, Chris Snee, a Giants starting guard.

EA Sports Virtual Playbook:
Countdown’s Cris Carter takes viewers on the field to show how Eli Manning has become one of the best play-action passers in the NFL.

Weekly Monday Night Countdown Segments: Field Pass, Quarterback Conundrum (Steve Young and Trent Dilfer offer their views on topical issues), Teams at 20

AA's Prediction:

Pretty sure we're going to get a blowout in this one, but with the way the NFC East teams looked this week, anything is possible. The Browns just don't have it this year and I don't see them challenging that Giant D at all....

Giants 31 - Browns 13


I really don't want to see what a girl with half of Tom Coughlin's DNA looks like.

GMoney said...
Oct 13, 2008, 5:37:00 PM  

Was Javon Walker(?) the "5 Hour Energy Designated Driver" in that picture?

Oct 13, 2008, 5:45:00 PM  

I disagree, in part AA. I think the Giants will win, but I think that this is going to be one of Those MNF games (i.e. Bears and Cards - "They are who we thought they were", Cowboys-Bills, and Ravens-Pats) where the underdog home team is close and leads throughout the game, but they can't quite pull it off in the end.

27-26 Giants in a wild one.

Justin F. said...
Oct 13, 2008, 5:56:00 PM  

"Countdown’s Cris Carter takes viewers on the field to show how Eli Manning has become one of the best play-action passers in the NFL."

What if they put 2 virtual lines of blow on the field and Key and Cris do a race?

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:32:00 PM  

Quasi-related: John Madden will not work Seahawks-Bucs next Sunday night (AP via NBC Sports). Cris Collinsworth fills in.

Anonymous said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:35:00 PM  

If what anon at 6:35 is right, then all I can say is "Do you believe in miracles? YES!". At least the analysis will be good that game. Sadly, that is the only thing that will be good that game...

Justin F. said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:40:00 PM  

Thanks to the Romo injury, the good news is that the crew will have something to talk about during what's sure to be an awful game. The bad news is, Tony Kornheiser is part of the crew talking about it.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:54:00 PM  

While Dilfer is not eloquent - much better than Emmitt to be sure - his analysis is pretty good. Hopefully, he won't go all "Sean Salisbury" on us.

Mal said...
Oct 13, 2008, 6:55:00 PM  

MNF over NLCS game 3? I'm not a fan of any of the teams here... So, dunno... I'd go with the baseball, though...

Sammy said...
Oct 13, 2008, 9:58:00 PM  

Got the score almost exactly right (except it was backwards!)

Anonymous said...
Oct 14, 2008, 8:01:00 AM  

So we have to hear about every little detail of this MNF game, and the most exciting NLCS game in recent memory gets a couple of lines? I understand the NFL rules the universe, but c'mon. There was so much to mock Buck and McCarver about, and you missed it!

Tim said...
Oct 14, 2008, 9:02:00 AM  

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