Sunday, September 17, 2006

Sunday: NFL Week 2 Comment Tailgate!

Update for post-4 p.m. games: More half-cooked thoughts, prepping for tomorrow:

It's a little sad to see the Greatest Show on Turf turned into a no-show...

Has Herman Edwards been fired yet?

Who needs Deion Branch when the Pats have rookie Chad Jackson?

OK, picking the Cards over the Seahawks was my worst pick of the week (almost redeemed by taking the Vikings over the Panthers)...

No, the Ravens are not the best team in the NFL: The Chargers are.

Update for post-1 p.m. games: I'll have a full run-down tomorrow, but a few half-cooked thoughts:

The Dolphins-as-trendy-playoff-pick bandwagon is empty...

That goes double for the Panthers-as-trendy-Super-Bowl-champ bandwagon...

Brad Childress for NFL Coach of the Year?

Chad Johnson's Chicken Dance TD celebration (with a busted wing, no less) was a fine, fine season-opening effort...

You can try to see if Rex Grossman is still available on your fantasy waiver wire, but I doubt it...

Four Mario Williams couldn't have stopped Peyton today. (And certainly Reggie Bush wouldn't have helped)...

Speaking of Reggie, the Saints are 2-0 and Reggie Bush has had very little to do with it...

If only the Eagles could get "No O.T." to go with "No T.O.," they might have something...

Who nees Michael Vick to pass when he can rush for 127 yds and lead the team to 306 yds rushing?

My god: Are the Ravens the best team in the NFL right now? (Let's qualify the enthusiasm, please: They've shut down the Raiders and Bucs. Not exactly the Colts, those two...)

More after the 4 p.m. games.

Let's get your comments on the early-afternoon slate of games? Biggest Studs? Biggest Duds?

-- D.S.

It's Week 2 of the NFL: Use the Comments section here to provide your pre-game, mid-game and post-game analysis. Anything and everything is on the table. Let's start with this: What are your biggest, boldest predictions for the week? (Then, we'll see just how right -- or so very, very wrong -- you are.) Have at it, genius Commenters.

-- D.S.

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42 comments:

ChrTh said...

Biggest Shocking Prediction:
Packers 48, Saints 7 to make it an even 100-10 over the last two seasons.

Least Shocking Prediction:
Jaws needs a new pair of glasses. They totally don't work with his face.

Jon said...

New York Jets over the New England Patriots. Double the shock. Jets winning and also being 2-0.

C-Train said...

Normal Prediction: Reggie Bush has his first 100-yard game against the Packers.

The Shocker: Terrell Owens walks off the field and quits the Cowboys after watching Drew Bledsoe force another 3rd & long throw into triple coverage.

The Easy One: Kurt Warner is carted off with a season-ending concussion. Matt Leinart takes a break from the blowjob he is giving Nick Lachey to toss a few picks.

sobegator said...

F Pro football.
Gators rule.
WOWOWOOWOWOOW. That is what u call a nail biter.

BTW, SEC is the only conference.

Be a Daddy Bull.

wildpitch_20 said...

Gotta love those open minded true sports fans ^^^^^

Bob said...

The Panthers, minus Steve Smith, will beat the Vikings... and the Falcons will beat the Bucs. As for the Lions, I'll go so far and say they'll score on the Bears' D, but they won't win.

ChrTh said...

Touchdown Packers! Brett's Back! MVP! MVP! MVP!

(Give me a break, last week was horrible)

Charlie (Seattle) said...

I hate being a Raiders fan

ChrTh said...

Two Drew Brees sacks. Two Drew Brees fumbles. 10-0 Green Bay. PACK IS BACK, BABY!!!!

The heroin sheik said...

is that the guy from UF kicking the bucs field goals. I think ron mexico is going to bend us over and infect us with his magical herpes stick.

The heroin sheik said...

will someone get chris simms a ladder thats like 4 blocked passes in the first quarter.

Bob said...

What I said earlier about the Lions scoring on the Bears' defense... ehhh... not so sure about that now.

ChrTh said...

Packers defense in the 1st Quarter: Sack/Fumble, Sack/Fumble, Interception deep in Packers territory, and now a 3 and out. Drew Bress is looking positively Brady Quinn-esque out there.

Aly said...

Aaron Brooks already got benched haha

Bob said...

FIRE MILLEN! Chicago is crushing the Lions right now, 24-0 at halftime.

rockchalk said...

How bad is Daunte Culpepper crapping the bed right now? Who would have thought Joey Harrington could look so good?

nico said...

ugh, Culpepper vs Harrington...

Ken said...

Between the Irish yesterday and the Giants today, this has not been a good football weekend for me.

BTW, we got what we deserved, dropping to 12th after yesterday's debacle.

ChrTh said...

Carolina just did one of the most bone-headed things I've ever seen. Up by 7, force a 4th down punt, and try to do some half-assed razzmatazz on the punt return that ends up giving Minnesota the ball on the 20 yard line of the Panthers. Un-freakin'-believable.

tbmd96 said...

My prediction: Because of the convergence of Oktoberfest, the Herbstreit Ohio v. USA Challenge, and a game between the Browns and Bengals at PBS, someone in my apartment complex will puke right by the door for the third night in a row.

Troy (Gainesville, FL) said...

What does Chicago's day against the Lions' say about Seattle's offense? Not saying Seahawks fans should be panicking yet, but... well, maybe just a little.

Blackpot said...
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Blackpot said...

It has become obvoius to me the success of the Giants season rests squarely on my not watching the games.

I stopped watching (as much as I could being at work) at 24-7. I will not be fooled into watching OT and causing my team to lose.

Jason said...

wow, miami hung with the steelers in pittsburgh and loses to the bills in miami, what is going on? could buffalo actually be good, beating miami and almost beating new england last week?

rockchalk said...

no way buffalo is any good

ryan from falmouth ma said...

I really wish I had direct tv(seahawks-arizona,cheifs-broncos), so i'm not stuck watching my pats demolish those jets.

Mark said...

Does anyone want to give the Packers the #1 pick for next year now?

And where is Aaron Rodgers? I don't quite buy that the Saints are this good.

And so far, yes, Brad Childress = Coach of the Year. The only team who can give the Bears a run in the NFC North right now is Minnesota.

Blackpot said...

The Texans travels to Oakland 12/3. If that game isn't the reason for flexible scheduling, I don't know what is.

Maybe Porter will be active by then, after Moss commits some sort of 'cide' (homicide, suicide, Brookscide).

Matt Hooper Presents said...

is it just me or is ed hochule looking less ripped these days? maybe its the new officials' threads...

also, it seems that the really, really bad offenses this season (Oakland, Tennessee, Tampa, Detroit) are worse than usual...and the qb play, ugh... Culpepper sucks, Farve sucks, Brooks/Walter sucks, Kitna sucks, Simms sucks ass, Collins sucks, etc.

i know its just week two, but geez, so many teams are having problems scoring early on.

Jason said...

Phil Simms is getting owned in an arguement about the overtime rule. It figures a douche like Simms would think the current rules are fair.

Jason said...

Also, leave it to Herm Edwards to have one of the best backs in the league, but having an offense that can't score a touchdown. I know it's a backup now, but they looked terrible with Green in there, too.

wildpitch_20 said...

You were giving Baltimore some love in the morning, I think San Diego should get equal love for the afternoon and Atlanta deserves some lov foor the strength of their two victories. There's a lot of good QB play to counter the bad. Peyton 400 yds, Eli 375, Brees 350, Favre 350, Palmer 350, McNabb 350, Vick rushing for 100.

Chris (CT) said...

i watched the det/chi game due to fantasy reasons (roy williams) and all I can say is that detroit sucks. kitna sucks and color me not impressed with grossman either.

let me say this...are people finally off the chris simms bandwagon cause he's terrible. he had one decent half against the skins in the playoffs, but after taylor left the game. the kid stinks. i'm in a grouchy mood.

Mark (Austin, TX) said...

I seriously think I may be giving up on pro football. It hurts so much to be a raider fan right now. But the upside to this is that if they keep this up we may be able to finally figure out how much a Black Hole actually sucks.

ChrTh said...

Ok, let's not start sucking the Vikes' dick yet, to paraphrase Mr. Wolf. If the Panthers don't botch (and botch horribly) that punt return, the Vikes probably lose the game.

Pack actually didn't look horrible today. That's good news, right? No way they're a shoo-in for the #1 with the way the Texans and Lions are playing.

wildpitch_20 said...

The race for 1st pick overall is Raiders, titans, packers, texans. Thanks Dan for throwing the love at the chargers, but I'm a Jags man myself and I think you may have to revise "the chargers are the best in the NFL" after the Jags beat the defending champs tomorrow. And if not after the win tomorrow then definitely after we beat the Colts in Indy next week.

thistlewarrior said...

Stud: Eli Manning!!! (2nd half and OT only; we'll just pretend that 1st half didn't happen)

Dud: Roy Williams...Hey, where were those 40 pts. you were yammering about???

And yes, Jaws glasses suck. Is he going for the Al Davis look?

Brien said...

That silence you here from the banks of the Delaware River is the sound of 2 million Eagles fans, collectively slitting their wrists at the same time.

Out here in Illinois, this Eagles fan threw one after another of his foam "hate bricks" at the TV as Da Boids gagged up a 17-point lead *at home*.

When will Andy Reid learn that you need a Roger Craig-style back in the WC Offense?? Is anyone else annoyed that Brian Westbrook is considered our "best" RB? And, after that costly fumble ... will Reid *finally* acknowledge that if they do not fear your running game, they will not fear *you*???

We should trade with the Chargers for Michael "The Burner" Turner, who had a buck-thirty-eight today for the Bolts. I had the pleasure of watching Turner during his career at NIU ... and he is a terrific back who deserves to be the featured back.

Brien "Tired of bad running backs and five-yard routes on third-and-eight ..."

Horatio said...

Gotta give it to Benson and Loomis credit. This is a different Saints team. Under Haslett, we were the worst good team in football (not counting Katrina season, rule of Louisiana, if it happened in Katrina Year,doesnt count) Now with Peyton and Brees we are, I think, the best bad team.

As for Reggie, he actually has, they showed a graphic during game, he leads the team in first downs and is becoming the go-to-3rd Down Guy. Reggie is being quiet keeping chains moving.

I will take that than a highlight reel and 0-2.

Horatio said...

Best teams: Bears and Ravens.

Defenses normally doesnt win games until later half, imagine thes Ds getting better. Plus they've instilled a new fangled offense: QB Pass to Whoever is Open. So strange, its confusing teams. NOONE would take McNair or Grossmen in ANY draft in the 1st three rounds, but theyre teams are rolling by K.I.S.S. on offense

BGG34 said...

Plaxico Burress, unstoppable on the 1v1 go route :)

Go Giants

Maher said...

why do I keep drafting Willis McGahee? I mean really.