#151 Posted by ajamafalous (12167 posts) -
@Shaka999 said:

I'm a browns fan, so I don't have anything to contribute other than "yay football!"

Seems like that's all the Browns have to contribute as well.
#152 Posted by Shaka999 (501 posts) -

@ajamafalous: I...

...

...yeah.

#153 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@Grilledcheez said:

@ThePickle: As I watched the Raiders game it felt like a blowout (The Steelers beating the Raiders), yet the Pittsburgh defense played terrible and lost the game. Ben threw for all kinds of yards and touchdowns, we dominated in time of possession for most of the game, and yet we lost. For most of the game the Raiders had 0 penalties! (Definitely the whole first half).

Our defense is atrocious. Big Ben is already a good scrambler, but up against our pass rush he looks like Fran fucking Tarkenton.

#154 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

We got hella fines this week! Ryan Mundy got fined for his hit on DHB, Bill Belichick is getting fined for grabbing the ref after the FG, Kyle Shanahan was fined for unsportsmanlike conduct when dealing with the refs, and Joe Mays will be fined and suspended for his hit on Schaub.

#155 Posted by JasonR86 (9729 posts) -

This season I've started to form this picture of what the NFL entity reminds me of. The NFL reminds me of George Lucas in that they, like George, believe they are absolutely right and that everyone else is absolutely wrong.

#156 Posted by Profsn1pe (16 posts) -

Getting tired of these replacement refs but it looks like the nfl will reach an agreement (hopefully) soon. Hopefully the real refs will come back and get rid of the incompetence of the replacement refs. Some of them might I add were fired from the Lingerie league for incompetence. At least there are funny things that have come out of these replacement refs.

#157 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -

An agreement has been reached and I can't link the story on my iPod Touch! CNN, Nfl.com...

#158 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -
#159 Edited by Milkman (17353 posts) -

People will be bitching about the real refs by the second quarter of the Thursday night game.

#160 Posted by BonOrbitz (2252 posts) -
#161 Posted by uniform (1838 posts) -
@Milkman said:

People will be bitching about the real refs by the second quarter of the Thursday night game.

Exactly. I remember the last two seasons fans were complaining, more than usual, about the incompetency of the refs.  Yes, the real ones.
 
I knew the replacements were immediately done the moment they cost "America's Team" a win. Had they not screwed that one up, who knows how long we'd have had the replacements stick around. Do not piss off a fanbase that large.
#162 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@Milkman said:

People will be bitching about the real refs by the second quarter of the Thursday night game.

Depends on the fan base. As a Raiders fan, I know we will always complain about the refs. The NFL could use state of the art, mistake free computers to officiate the games and we would still say they have something against us.

#163 Posted by Marcsman (3296 posts) -

E A G L E S

#164 Edited by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

Thursday Night Football means the start of week 4:

Okay, the replacements are dead. Raiders fans will still think the refs have it out for them though, Seahawks fans will likely still bring up Super Bowl XL when they have the chance, and the Jacksonville Jaguars will still be irrelevant. All will be right and just in the universe of football. We've got our first byes this week. Pittsburgh Steelers and Indianapolis Colts are both taking the week off.

Week 4 (9/30/12)

AwayHomeScore
Cleveland BrownsBaltimore Ravens23-16 BAL
Carolina PanthersAtlanta Falcons30-28 ATL
New England PatriotsBuffalo Bills52-28 NE
Minnesota VikingsDetroit Lions20-13 MIN
Tennessee TitansHouston Texans38-14 HOU
San Diego ChargersKansas City Chiefs37-20 SD
San Francisco 49ersNew York Jets34-0 SF
Seattle SeahawksSt. Louis Rams19-13 STL
Miami DolphinsArizona Cardinals24-21 ARI
Oakland RaidersDenver Broncos37-6 DEN
Cincinnati BengalsJacksonville Jaguars27-10 CIN
New Orleans SaintsGreen Bay Packers28-27 GB
Washington RedskinsTampa Bay Buccaneers24-22 WAS
New York GiantsPhiladelphia Eagles19-17 PHI
Chicago BearsDallas Cowboys34-18 CHI
#165 Posted by ajamafalous (12167 posts) -

4-0 BABY

#166 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

LET'S GO RAIDERS LET'S GO

#167 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

@ajamafalous: Texans or Falcons?

Watched the end of the Falcons game, and damn that was an amazing play when Ryan hit White deep to set up the game-winning field goal. I honestly think this Falcons team will be the #1 seed in the NFC if they keep this up. Tough loss for Cam Newton and the Panthers considering how close they were to winning, but young QBs learn a lot from tough losses.

I, meanwhile, was watching the Patriots-Bills game. So crazy that the Bills were 21-7 up, then Patriots really just went into beast mode. Quite an achievement for the Patriots offensive line, being without their best player (Mankins) and having two running backs rush for over 100 yards. And yeah, that Bills defence, the one that was so hyped during the offseason, looked real, real bad at times. Not just because Brady was picking them apart; they didn't have anyone covering Gronkowski on one of the Pats last touchdowns, they missed tackles, and Brady had far too much time in the pocket. Unacceptable.

Now watching Saints-Packers. Hope this battle of 0-3 vs. 1-2 lives up to the hype.

#168 Posted by Miketakon (514 posts) -

DEM FALCONS

#169 Edited by Milkman (17353 posts) -

lol Jets

The only thing more satisfying than a Cowboys loss.

#170 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@Atlas said:

Now watching Saints-Packers. Hope this battle of 0-3 vs. 1-2 lives up to the hype.

0-4 Aints or 1-3 Packers. Either way I win.

Also, 52 points holy shit. I didn't watch a lot of that game, but how many times did the announcers mention Fitzpatrick went to Harvard? It was mentioned at least 3 times during the Jets home opener.

#171 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

I didn't watch a lot of that game, but how many times did the announcers mention Fitzpatrick went to Harvard? It was mentioned at least 3 times during the Jets home opener.

To be honest I only heard it once. It was CBS's 2nd team of Gumbel-Dierdorf; one of the better commentary pairs, but Dierdorf seriously needed a throat lozenge. They did spend a fair bit of time talking about the pronunciation of the name of Pats #3 TE Michael Hoomanawanui.

Now I'm stuck with 3 hours of Fox and Aikman. Ugh.

#172 Posted by ajamafalous (12167 posts) -
@Atlas said:

@ajamafalous: Texans or Falcons?

Texans of course.
#173 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Atlas said:

@ajamafalous: Texans or Falcons?

Texans of course.

As a neutral, I love how the Texans are playing right now. They're really looking like a top-class football team on both sides of the ball.

But as a Colts fan, grrr.

#174 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@Atlas said:

@ajamafalous said:

@Atlas said:

@ajamafalous: Texans or Falcons?

Texans of course.

As a neutral, I love how the Texans are playing right now. They're really looking like a top-class football team on both sides of the ball.

But as a Colts fan, grrr.

There is Texans love in my area because someone who went to my highschool plays for them:

#175 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

@ThePickle: Dude, Cushing is one of the very best players on that great Texans defence.

Also congratulations, I now know what high school you went to. Go Crusaders!

#176 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@Atlas said:

@ThePickle: Dude, Cushing is one of the very best players on that great Texans defence.

Also congratulations, I now know what high school you went to. Go Crusaders!

*Currently attend

#177 Posted by Atlas (2457 posts) -

@ThePickle: I stand corrected.

Got a nice shootout going in Green Bay. Living up to the hype so far, let's see if the Saints have another meltdown. Also Peyton Manning is having a hell of game in Denver; 27 of 34, 328 yards and 3 touchdowns in three quarters. Just goes to show; his last two performances were more to do with him playing excellent defences in Atlanta and Houston. Against Oakland? Whole different ballgame for #18.

#178 Edited by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

Raiders vs. Broncos: Holy fuck. 37-6. I guess it's truly back to the norm for the NFL because the Raiders played like shit and the refs just piled on. Calling a sack on Palmer when he didn't even have the ball. Not calling pass interference when Moore was tripped. I fell into the same trap I did in the Miami game. We go into the half looking good with a competitive score and end up blowing it. 10-6 at the half, 37-6 at the end. That's right, we didn't score at all in 30 minutes of football. Not as bad as the Jets not scoring in 60 minutes, but still pretty bad. I should have expected it, honestly. We barely get a win against a crippled Steelers team at home and we think we're the best of the AFC West. Take a QB like Peyton, combine it with our pathetic pass rush and we have a blowout of epic proportions.

#179 Posted by HistoryInRust (6407 posts) -

This'll be the first week I've won in my fantasy league. So thank God for that.

Otherwise, my Lions found their asses being offered to them once again. Which was a bummer.

#180 Posted by Milkman (17353 posts) -

  

#181 Posted by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

damnit Giants. :((((((((((((( brb gonna cry.. :((((

#182 Posted by Milkman (17353 posts) -
@Phatmac said:

damnit Giants. :((((((((((((( brb gonna cry.. :((((

  
#183 Posted by ajamafalous (12167 posts) -

There were 1-2 questionable interference calls on the Eagles on that last drive; I don't even think the Giants deserved the opportunity to kick that field goal.

#184 Posted by DukesT3 (1945 posts) -

The Texans are legit (hopefully) and after the years of being dog shit which was pretty much the David Carr era it feels so good to be on top. Bring on the Jets.

#185 Edited by Lagaroth (171 posts) -

Beating the Jets is not a way to prove legitimacy.

Edit: Oh, and Jags lost. I am surprised. Really. I am.

#186 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

This is old news, but pretty important:

LA be buildin' a football stadium y'all! The NFL confirmed that an existing team would be moving, and that they won't be adding a 33rd team to the league. The Rams, Chargers, and Raiders are all being talked about as being potential movers because they all once played in LA. The Jaguars and Vikings are also being kicked around as possibilities.

The Jaguars make a lot of sense. Sorry to Lagaroth, but dude c'mon. Does Florida really need 3 teams? Then again does California need 5? Rams also make some sense. If there's one thing I'm damn sure of, it's that Missouri doesn't need two teams that don't win.

#187 Posted by KingBroly (1645 posts) -

Well the Jaguars just got new owners who are committed to Jacksonville. So that basically leaves the Rams and Chargers. But I have to imagine the Chargers will move since their current Stadium sucks, aren't getting a new one, and the Rams apparently have a terrible lease on their current deal as well as relatively new owners.

#188 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

Tony Romo throwing two Pick 6's and the game ain't even over yet. This is the greatest day in football history.

#189 Edited by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

Dallas vs. Chicago: 5 interceptions. 2 pick 6's. 5 takeaways. Dropped passes. Cowboys loss. It's all delicious. Makes up for the disappointing Raiders and Giants losses.

Week four standings:

AFC

NorthSouthEastWest
Baltimore Ravens (3-1)Houston Texans (4-0)New England Patriots (2-2)San Diego Chargers (3-1)
Cincinnati Bengals (3-1)Indianapolis Colts (1-2)New York Jets (2-2)Denver Broncos (2-2)
Pittsburgh Steelers (1-2)Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3)Buffalo Bills (2-2)Oakland Raiders (1-3)
Cleveland Browns (0-4)Tennessee Titans (1-3)Miami Dolphins (1-3)Kansas City Chiefs (1-3)

NFC

NorthSouthEastWest
Minnesota Vikings (3-1)Atlanta Falcons (4-0)Philadelphia Eagles (3-1)Arizona Cardinals (4-0)
Chicago Bears (3-1)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-3)New York Giants (2-2)San Francisco 49ers (3-1)
Green Bay Packers (2-2)Carolina Panthers (1-3)Dallas Cowboys (2-2)St. Louis Rams (2-2)
Detroit Lions (1-3)New Orleans Saints (0-4)Washington Redskins (2-2)Seattle Seahawks (2-2)

So, that's week 4! 1/4 of the regular season is over. Let's talk about the season thus far.

#190 Posted by Hailinel (25205 posts) -

@ThePickle said:

This is old news, but pretty important:

LA be buildin' a football stadium y'all! The NFL confirmed that an existing team would be moving, and that they won't be adding a 33rd team to the league. The Rams, Chargers, and Raiders are all being talked about as being potential movers because they all once played in LA. The Jaguars and Vikings are also being kicked around as possibilities.

The Jaguars make a lot of sense. Sorry to Lagaroth, but dude c'mon. Does Florida really need 3 teams? Then again does California need 5? Rams also make some sense. If there's one thing I'm damn sure of, it's that Missouri doesn't need two teams that don't win.

I look forward to Los Angeles once again proving they don't give a shit about the NFL.

#191 Posted by ajamafalous (12167 posts) -
@ThePickle said:




Houston Texans (0-4)

I don't think so Tim.
#192 Posted by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@ThePickle said:
Houston Texans (0-4)
I don't think so Tim.

Whoops. Fix'd.

#193 Edited by ThePickle (4170 posts) -

Three day weekend y'all!

I seriously can't even imagine the pain of being a Cleveland Browns fan. No one can. Not even Bills fans. Not even Vikings fans. Not even Lions fans. And certainly not Eagles fans.

Week 5 (10/7/12)

AwayHomeFInal Score
Arizona CardinalsSt. Louis Rams17-3 STL
Miami DolphinsCincinnati Bengals17-13 MIA
Green Bay PackersIndianapolis Colts30-27 IND
Baltimore RavensKansas City Chiefs9-6 BAL
Cleveland BrownsNew York Giants41-27 NYG
Philadelphia EaglesPittsburgh Steelers16-14 PIT
Atlanta FalconsWashington Redskins24-17 ATL
Seattle SeahawksCarolina Panthers16-12 SEA
Chicago BearsJacksonville Jaguars41-3 CHI
Tennessee TitansMinnesota Vikings30-7 MIN
Denver BroncosNew England Patriots31-21 NE
Buffalo BillsSan Francisco 49ers45-3 SF
San Diego ChargersNew Orleans Saints31-24 NO
Houston TexansNew York Jets

Byes:

Dallas Cowboys

Oakland Raiders

Detroit Lions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Have a good 3-day Bomberinos!

#194 Posted by Dethfish (3699 posts) -

Seahawks win a road game. It's a god damned miracle.

#195 Posted by PeasantAbuse (5138 posts) -

That was rad.

Nice throw Newton, lol.

#196 Posted by two_socks (236 posts) -

RGIII is dead, there goes my FF team.

#197 Posted by Fredchuckdave (6173 posts) -

Mike McCarthy is a dumbass

#198 Posted by RecSpec (3950 posts) -

Gore with 100 yards, Davis with 100 yards, Smith with 300 (ALMOST had a perfect passer rating).  
Niners looked great today. Yes it was against the Bills, but our offense producing like that is huge.

#199 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

Colts beating Green Bay was easily high light of my day (especially since the GB fans in Indy where being jerks).

#200 Posted by Phatmac (5730 posts) -

That ref made some mad money in vegas.