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Week 4: Other games around the NFL

Posted: 09/27/2012 7:32 PM

Week 4: Other games around the NFL 


the real refs are back and got a standing 'O' in baltimore! biggrin

well this is actually a good game- real grind it out, tough kind of game.

anyone see josh cribbs get knocked out cold? it wasn't a horrible hit, but unfortunately he hit heads with a ravens player and his helmet popped off. he was out when he got hit i think, but then he also fell to the ground and hit his head again.

it didn't look terrible so i'm hopeful he'll be OK. but it still was a bit scary. eek

"You are either getting better or you are getting worse; you never stay the same."

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Posted: 09/27/2012 8:17 PM

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Yeah that was scary hope he isn't concussed to bad but most likely is though. Glad to have the refs back the flags and calls are more definitive or decisive. The refs are more sure or confident with what they are doing.
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Posted: 09/28/2012 3:08 AM

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he looked reasonably OK when he left the field. could miss a week, maybe 2. but i'm going to guess he won't be out an extended period of time.

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Posted: 09/28/2012 3:14 AM

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ravens win 23-16. the browns looked pretty good IMO. it probably helped that the ravens were playing their 3rd game in 18 days and just played on sunday NIGHT!

however cleveland played pretty tough and i was impressed. they had a chance to tie it on the last play of the game, and if we had replacement refs, they might have been able to do it! ;o)

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Posted: 09/30/2012 1:21 PM

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The panthers have choked big time!


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Posted: 09/30/2012 3:13 PM

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It's looking more and more as if Atlanta could run away with their division. I don't like the idea of playing the Falcons at the Georgia Dome in the postseason. I hope SF secures home field advantage.
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Posted: 09/30/2012 8:42 PM

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Andy Reid's moronic TO almost cost the eagles the game.

If the opponents kicking team is rushed out onto the field to kick at the end of the game with the play clock running down, DO NOT CALL A TIME OUT!

Stupid lucky idiot!


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Posted: 10/01/2012 7:40 PM

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Why does the NFL continue to put the Cowgirls on Prime time?  They are pathetic, the Texan's are the best team in Texas. noidea

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Posted: 10/01/2012 10:48 PM

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Tony Romo was pathetic tonight. 5 picks. And I can just about guarantee you that some national pundits will continue to insist he is a much, much better QB than Alex Smith. Especially if he tosses a 60 yard down field pass to win a game next week.Such is life.
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Posted: 10/02/2012 1:46 PM

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CDC84 wrote: Tony Romo was pathetic tonight. 5 picks. And I can just about guarantee you that some national pundits will continue to insist he is a much, much better QB than Alex Smith. Especially if he tosses a 60 yard down field pass to win a game next week.Such is life.


2 or 3 of the INTs weren't his fault. The last one was in garbage time so I wouldn't pin it on him either.  Plus his receivers were downright awful.  I lost track of how many passes they dropped.  He has his share of bad games but this loss clearly was not on him
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Posted: 10/02/2012 8:28 PM

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Yeah, I'd only pin two of Romo's interceptions on him and, as lazyworker said, one came in garbage time when he was likely taking bigger risks in desperation.

The first interception seemed to be due to Dez Bryant not making the proper sight adjustment off the line, the second interception was right on the receiver's hands and he let it deflect off his hands and into the hands of a Bears player and the third was really a fumble that was caught out of the air, on a play where Romo got hit from behind more quickly than his internal clock "should" have been telling him to get rid of it...more of a protection problem.

Romo's capable of some bad decisions, but a lot less than people claim, IMO. He's naturally risk-taking, which burns him sometimes, but the Cowboys' troubles have usually been their offensive line and their defense (and sometimes, inconsistent receivers) rather than Romo. In my opinion, anyway.
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Posted: 10/03/2012 2:33 PM

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CDC84 wrote: It's looking more and more as if Atlanta could run away with their division. I don't like the idea of playing the Falcons at the Georgia Dome in the postseason. I hope SF secures home field advantage.
No question, Atlanta's been impressive, but I actually like the potential matchup. Atlanta has looked good on offense (as expected), and their pass defense has been opportunistic early (7 INT). They lead the league in TO differential (+10), and that has helped feed their strong offense.

But there are definitely signs that they are vulnerable. First off, their run defense has been pretty spotty. They have given up an average of 146.3 yards per game on the ground, and 5.2 ypc. Second, few may have noticed, but their OLine struggled with Charles Johnson this last game (Ryan was sacked 7 times for 64 yards).

Given that the 49ers preach avoiding the TO, and they like to run the ball to control the game, they would appear a difficult matchup for Atlanta. The 49er front 7 may be the best in football, so, if Carolina's Charles Johnson could cause problems, imagine what the Smith bros. might do?

Atlanta deserves to be considered a NFC contender, and they have built a nice lead in the South. But I think it might be a little early to be worrying about having to play them in the Georgia Dome come playoff time. The 49ers have gone through a pretty tough part of the schedule (3 of 4 games on the road, including back to back ET zone games) and done pretty well. Now they have five of six at home, while the Cardinals have 4 of 5 on the road (@Minny, @GB, and @ATL). The 49ers could look like the team to beat, again, after this next stretch as it looks like they will have ample opportunity to seize control of the NFC West.
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Posted: 10/04/2012 8:36 PM

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Well, we've seen the recipe to beat the cards, pressure, pressure and more pressure. The dolphins did it but had a complete breakdown and now the rams beat up the cards!

We need to rush 4 and 5 every down against them!


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Posted: 10/04/2012 11:16 PM

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dea49 wrote: Well, we've seen the recipe to beat the cards, pressure, pressure and more pressure. The dolphins did it but had a complete breakdown and now the rams beat up the cards!

We need to rush 4 and 5 every down against them!

There is no special recipe needed for the Niners to very strongly consider the Cardinals. Niners are heads and shoulders better than them. Their 4-0 record was skewed to begin with. They played 3 out of 4 games at home. They should have lost to NE (had NE made a very makeable field goal). If they played upper echelon team instead of bottom feeder Miami, they would have lost that game. And they struggled against Seattle at home. The only quality win was against the Eagles (at home). The losses were bound to happen sooner or later.

On D, the only Cardinal unit up to par with the Niners is the front four. Niners LB unit is ten times better than the Cardinal. Outside of maybe Peterson, as a unit so is the Niners secondary.

On O, Kolb is the turtle (compared to Alex’s mobility) Alex Smith clone.  More so, Smith has an upper hand on him in terms of starting games experience. More importantly, he has Harbaugh/Roman combo at his disposal Kolb does not have. The only salvation for Kolb would have been if he had the shutdown, elite OL. Cardinal OL is a total mess; they luckily got by with that in the first four games. If the Rams and Dolphins had literally destroyed Kolb, what can the Niners do to an immobile QB with the sieve OL and 30th ranked running game? What they did to Sanchez and then some. If the running game is non-existent against the lesser Ds, how is it going to do against the Niners D? Fitzgerald is supreme, but with poor OL and no running game, the opposing Ds can key in on him with secondary help. Outside of him the Niners WR overall core is better as a unit. Especially when combined with the Niners much superior TEs, ground attack and short to mid-range offensive game plan. How is Kolb going to consistently utilize Fitzgerald threat when he is constantly beat up or on the ground?

Peterson can be one man racking crew on punts and kick returns. But in terms of the punter, kicker and overall unit, it’s not even close.

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