NFL Week 5 open thread

posted at 10:30 am on October 9, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

So far, the Steelers have had a tough season.  They’ve played three of their first four games on the road … and it shows.  They kept the score close against the tough Houston Texans but never really got into the game, losing 17-10.  They come back to Pittsburgh today to play the 3-1 Tennessee Titans, no pushovers.  If the Steelers can fix their O-line issues and get a running game going — Tennessee is 8th against the rush so far this year, 7th against the pass — Pittsburgh should eke out a 20-17 win at home over the Titans.  I hope.

Last week I went 4-2 to bring my season total to 14-10.  Can I get a clean sweep this week? Let’s find out:

  • Raiders at Texans – Al Davis passed away yesterday, a true American original, and so one might think his team would be fired up to win one for him.  The Texans are tough, though, especially at home.  Can the emotion overcome the difference in talent?  I’m going to make the upset pick and say Oakland beats Houston 24-19.
  • Cardinals at Vikings – This game features two Philly ex-QBs, Donovan McNabb and Kevin Kolb, neither of whom are leading their teams to glory this year.  Kolb has almost 400 more yards than McNabb this year on almost as many attempts, though, and at least his team has won one game.  I made the mistake of picking Minnesota against the winless Chiefs last week, but I’m not going to make that mistake this week.  Kolb and the Cards engineer a 2nd-half comeback and beat the league’s greatest 30-minute team, 27-24.
  • Jets at Patriots – I’m going to break The Ban and make a Jets pick this week — sorry, Jazz.  This game should get plenty of attention as the late CBS feature game, and it should, since it’s a tough division rivalry.  The Jets will play better today than their 2-2 record would indicate, but there is no way that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will allow another New York team to surprise them.  Pats over Jets, 33-21.
  • Packers at Falcons – The Falcons are playing under expectations but are always tough at home.  The Packers, though, look nigh well unto unbeatable this year.  They’re 4-0 for a reason, and they have the added pressure of being in the same division as the only other undefeated NFL team, the Detroit Lions.  Expect the Pack to prevail in Atlanta, 31-20.
  • Bears at Lions – Another great division rivalry, and of course the Detroit Lions are one of the big story lines this year.  Da Bears haven’t looked especially impressive so far, and they’ve played three of their four at home to only go 2-2.  Detroit didn’t get to 4-0 by a fluke, and they came back huge against Dallas last week.  Lions eat Bears, don’t they?  Detroit 35, Bears 17.

Today’s games and all the rest of the games this year will feature a moment of silence in honor of Al Davis.  He was never beloved by the NFL establishment, so this is a nice tribute to a man who contributed far more than his share into making the NFL what it is today.

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I understand a moment of silence at today’s games. But all the rest of the games this year? That seems excessive.

radjah shelduck on October 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Lions came back big against Dallas last week because Romo imploded.

mimi1220 on October 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Between the Vikings and my Gophers – I don’t know who is worse.

It’s going to be another long football year in Minnesota.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Raiders at Texans – Al Davis passed away yesterday, a true American original, and so one might think his team would be fired up to win one for him. The Texans are tough, though, especially at home. Can the emotion overcome the difference in talent? I’m going to make the upset pick and say Oakland beats Houston 24-19.

As a Raider fan I hope this is the case but they’ve only had one day to absorb the shock of Mr. Davis passing. Also their secondary is still extremely banged up. They are starting a rookie at one CB spot today from what I hear.

The good news is that even if the end up 2-3 after the Houston game the rest of their schedule is much easier. They’ll have 3-4 tough ones with a trip to Green Bay, Detroit coming to Oakland, etc but that still could mean a 10-6 record. It would be awesome for them to end up back in the playoffs with Davis watching over them from a silver and black cloud.

Benaiah on October 9, 2011 at 10:38 AM

mimi1220 on October 9, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Jerry Jones magic!!!!

Limerick on October 9, 2011 at 10:39 AM

RIP Al “Just Win Baby” Davis

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM

I’ll pick your Steelers to lose again, let’s go Titans.

When the Steelers lose, the next week you should use a picture of a player from a winning team. We don’t need to see your Steelers every single stinking week!

Patriots 31 Jets 13

shanimal on October 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

There is a player from the winning team in that picture. Besides, RHIP and all that.

Ed Morrissey on October 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

The Texans are tough, though, especially at home. Can the emotion overcome the difference in talent? I’m going to make the upset pick and say Oakland beats Houston 24-19.

The Texans will be without their star receiver Andre Johnson.

Should be interesting to see how the Saints fare in Carolina. The Panthers are 1-3, but that makes them that much more dangerous. Last week Drew Brees threw two interceptions, John Kasay missed two long field goals and the Saints managed only nine second-half points.

Shootout!

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 10:48 AM

49ers win at home against the Buccaneers 27-17 to go to 4-1 on the season.

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Go Cards!

cmsinaz on October 9, 2011 at 10:50 AM

Until the Raiders can stop shooting themselves in the foot they are an 8-8 team at best. Penalties are a part of the game but stupid penalties in critical situations make a good team average.

darwin-t on October 9, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Bread and circuses….

rightwingyahooo on October 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Bread and circuses….

rightwingyahooo on October 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Parties and poopers …

Ed Morrissey on October 9, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Bread and circuses….

rightwingyahooo on October 9, 2011 at 10:52 AM

Go in your own jackyard and backoff douchenozzle.

darwin-t on October 9, 2011 at 10:56 AM

O/T, but NFL related:

Estate Of Al Davis Could Face Huge Tax Bill On Oakland Raiders

And if Eddie bought the Raiders, that would make me ill.

BallisticBob on October 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM

Go Steelers!!!

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RIP Al Davis.

I understand a moment of silence at today’s games. But all the rest of the games this year? That seems excessive.

radjah shelduck on October 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM

Ditto

We don’t need to see your Steelers every single stinking week!

shanimal on October 9, 2011 at 10:46 AM

Whose blog is it?

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:00 AM

My guys have got a bye.

Cindy Munford on October 9, 2011 at 11:02 AM

Between the Vikings and my Gophers – I don’t know who is worse.

It’s going to be another long football year in Minnesota.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM

Saw a little of yesterdays Gopher game. My sympathies.

Hey Ed, why don’t we have an NCAA football thread on saturdays?

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM

The Texans are tough, though, especially at home. Can the emotion overcome the difference in talent? I’m going to make the upset pick and say Oakland beats Houston 24-19.

Sorry, Ed, but with this pick, your season win-loss records starts out the day at 14-11.

TXUS on October 9, 2011 at 11:07 AM

Saw a little of yesterdays Gopher game. My sympathies.

Hey Ed, why don’t we have an NCAA football thread on saturdays?

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Thanks. Our next two games are Nebraska and Wisconsin. I hope we can keep them under 75 points.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Today’s games and all the rest of the games this year will feature a moment of silence in honor of Al Davis…

… who, ironically, never had a moment of silence in his life.

Seriously, for as much as I loathed the man, being a life-long Stillers fan, R.I.P. Al.

Scott P on October 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Go Steelers! Sorry, Titans, but you’ll always be second….

ladyingray on October 9, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Thanks. Our next two games are Nebraska and Wisconsin. I hope we can keep them under 75 points.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM

LOL. Sorry but Minnesota and Indiana really need to find another conference.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Thanks. Our next two games are Nebraska and Wisconsin. I hope we can keep them under 75 points.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM

Right now it seems like those two could be the BigTen championship game.

Last nights come-from-behind win by Nebraska over Ohio State was impressive.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

LOL. Sorry but Minnesota and Indiana really need to find another conference.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:12 AM

Thank goodness we’re a founding member of the Big Ten :)

Someday we’ll field a decent team – someday

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 11:21 AM

To heck with the Cardinals at Vikings; how about a pick on the Cardinals at Brewers (hint; fear the real beer and not the rice brew).

Steve Eggleston on October 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Hey Ed, why don’t we have an NCAA football thread on saturdays?

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Uh … because I’m bad enough at NFL picks?

Ed Morrissey on October 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Right now it seems like those two could be the BigTen championship game.

Last nights come-from-behind win by Nebraska over Ohio State was impressive.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 11:18 AM

So far it looks like it. I don’t see anybody in Wisconsin’s division beating them.

Michigan might have something to say about Nebraska winning our division though.

gophergirl on October 9, 2011 at 11:24 AM

Today’s games and all the rest of the games this year will feature a moment of silence in honor of Al Davis. He was never beloved by the NFL establishment, so this is a nice tribute to a man who contributed far more than his share into making the NFL what it is today.

While never an Al Davis fan, the man knew football and knew what fans everywhere wanted. But the way the sports media jock sniffers are going on and on about his passing is a bit much. To listen to them, you’d think Davis was Lombardi 2.0, which clearly he was not. That said, RIP, Al Davis, and thanks for the entertainment over the years.

TXUS on October 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM

If Cam Newton avg 309yds/game rest of way, he breaks Dan Marino’s record.

Though likely will still be in 3rd or 4th place behind Brees and Brady

jp on October 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

The Rams are not playing this weekend, but they still stink.

flyoverland on October 9, 2011 at 11:33 AM

If Cam Newton avg 309yds/game rest of way, he breaks Dan Marino’s record.

Though likely will still be in 3rd or 4th place behind Brees and Brady

jp on October 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM

Though they don’t look to have a bright 2011 Carolina fans have to be overjoyed and optimistic. Cam has been something.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:34 AM

Ed, what would your season record be if you picked the Pittsburgh games with your head rather than your heart?

aunursa on October 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM

Not taking Giants over the Seahawks? I think that is the most picked match up this week.

clement on October 9, 2011 at 11:45 AM

I’m watching the Cardinals game this sfternoon…

The St. Louis Cardinals…

Even money that Niger Morgan has to pick himself up and dust himself off at least once today…

Khun Joe on October 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM

Ed, what would your season record be if you picked the Pittsburgh games with your head rather than your heart?

aunursa on October 9, 2011 at 11:36 AM

The Steelers are 2 and 2. There was no reason to think the Steelers would have laid that egg against B-More. So at worst your lame point is worth one game.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

I’m not sure if you folks really understand or appreciate what Al Davis accomplished over his career in the NFL, or the AFL for that matter. Yes, Davis was a renegade. Yes, it was easy to hate the man, but no one can dispute that the man had an impact in American Football—and he was a winner—like him or not.

With Davis in control, the Raiders became one of the most successful teams in all of professional sports. From 1967 to 1985 the team won 13 division championships, one AFL championship (1967), three Super Bowls (XI, XV, and XVIII) and made 15 playoff appearances. Though the Raiders’ fortunes have waned in recent years, having gone 37–91 from 2003 to 2010, they are one of two teams to play in the Super Bowl in four different decades, with the other being the Pittsburgh Steelers. Along with appearing in five Super Bowls, the Raiders have also played in their Conference/League Championship Game in every decade since their inception.

Some the classic rivalry games were against Ed’s Steelers, Stabler and company vs. Bradshaw, Swann, and Franco Harris’s immaculate reception.

The rivalry between the Steelers and the Oakland Raiders was one of the most heated of the 1970s and early to mid 1980′s. The Steelers’ first playoff win was a 13–7 victory over the Raiders by way of Franco Harris’s Immaculate Reception on December 23, 1972. The wild card Pittsburgh football team was knocked out of the playoffs the following year by the Raiders in the 1973 AFC Divisional round 33-14, but fired back with two straight AFC Championships in 1974 24-13 and 1975 16-10 over Oakland. Oakland responded with a victory over Pittsburgh in the 1976 AFC Championship game 24-7 (the third consecutive AFC title game between the two teams), but not before Chuck Noll referred to Oakland’s George Atkinson as part of the NFL’s “criminal element” after his alleged cheap-shot on Lynn Swann during a regular-season matchup. Atkinson and the Raiders later filed a defamation of character lawsuit against Noll, but lost. Following the 1983 regular season, the Los Angeles Raiders defeated the Steelers 38-10 in the AFC Divisional round which turned out to be the last NFL game for Steeler NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw who did not play due to injury.

You couldn’t find a Raider fan that gave a hoot about Chuck Noll any more that you could find a Steeler fan to say anything nice about Al Davis. But, there was an era when both men were dominate winners in the NFL. I guess it’s just too easy for many of today’s “football fans” to forget the past—or even learn about it.

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 12:02 PM

I’m going to break The Ban and make a Jets pick this week…

Oh, crap.

Pats over Jets, 33-21

ಠ_ಠ

JetBoy on October 9, 2011 at 12:05 PM

That Cincy-Jacksonville game should be an Epic!

/

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM

Dolphins +7 against Bye Week.

ex Dem from Miami on October 9, 2011 at 12:08 PM

The Steelers are 2 and 2. There was no reason to think the Steelers would have laid that egg against B-More. So at worst your lame point is worth one game.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Let’s talk again at the end of the season.

aunursa on October 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM

Texans will crush the Raiders and here’s hoping the Steelers bounce back and beats the Titans!
I’ve never liked Al Davis, but his AFL/NFL legacy cannot be denied. He was an extremely important force that made pro football what it is today–RIP.
My favorite Al Davis story, tho’ was when he was playing musical cities with the Raiders, and Got the city of Irwindale to hand him a $10 million non-refundable deposit to move the Raiders there if the city would build a stadium, which they ultimately couldn’t. As someone who is against taxpayer subsidized stadiums, I thought it served those idiot politicians right.

cartooner on October 9, 2011 at 12:14 PM

as long as the blue ponies lose it’s all good.

Today’s games and all the rest of the games this year will feature a moment of silence in honor of Al Davis.

Pink shoes, wristbands, and the new rules and now this MOS for a whole year?

UGGGGGGH, the NFL is being destroyed little by little.

PappyD61 on October 9, 2011 at 12:15 PM

I am sorry a man died, but I am not going to give Al Davis one drop of respect. Sorry.

I felt more sympathy for Ted Kennedy’s death than I do Al Davis. He doesn’t deserve a moment of silence at ever game this year. Where was this moment of silence at ever game for Lamar Hunt? If it wasn’t for Lamar Hunt, then there never would have been an NFL (Because the AFL wouldn’t have survived to merge with the NFL). Let the Raiders wear an initial patch on their helmets or jerseys this year, but don’t waste our time with a tribute to a vile individual.

Al Davis is one of the 2 reasons the Raiders are in my ‘Gang of Four’ (my gang of 4 are the four teams I can not stand and hope they all fail. The rest are Dallas, New England, and Denver). The other would be the fans. Raiders fans are worse than 0bama. Any time that a team thinks that fans throwing AA batteries at the opposing team as they enter the field is accepted behavior doesn’t deserve to be an NFL team. There is a reason why the Raiders is the gangbangers team apparel of choice a big part of that reason is Al Davis.

Wolftech on October 9, 2011 at 12:19 PM

Oh, here’s a “sports joke” from ESPN power rankings

2-2 Jets, Steelers, and Raiders are ranked higher that the 3-1 49ers that would be 4-0 if not for giving up a 10 pt lead with 7 minutes left in regulation to the dreaded Cowboys. Yes the same team that just beat the “dream team” Eagles on their home turf is ranked lower than these AFL bums/lightweights.

I will agree, the Niners are a young team, and have won some “squeakers” already, but give us a break ESPN.

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Uh … because I’m bad enough at NFL picks?

Ed Morrissey on October 9, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Oh, awright . . . . . . .(grumble)

There’s only about 4 or 5 times as many college teams as there are NFL .

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 12:35 PM

The Lions are going 16-0…tomorrow night!

NotCoach on October 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM

every time a team from PA wins a professional sports event, a cute baby bunny dies. let us hope the titans can save a bunny like the cardinals did two nights ago! GO TITANS!

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

The Steelers are 2 and 2. There was no reason to think the Steelers would have laid that egg against B-More. So at worst your lame point is worth one game.

CW on October 9, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Let’s talk again at the end of the season.

aunursa on October 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM

The Steelers are 2-2, but both loses have been in the conference, and 1 of the losses has been in their own division. As a result they are currently in last place in the AFC North, as both Cleveland and Cincy have better W-L records against the AFC. Looking at the schedules, Cleveland and Cincy both have tougher schedules the rest of the way than Pittsburgh, however.

The Steelers’ season will most likely be decided at the end of this month, when they play N.E. and Baltimore and Cincy back to back to back. If they sweep them all, they’ll be fine.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 1:00 PM

Expect the Pack to prevail in Atlanta, 31-20.

I hope so. Falcons were pretty embarrassed last year in the playoffs, though – they’ll certainly be determined not to let it happen again, and the Pack is missing a couple of important players, with some key guys playing but slightly hobbled.

There’s also been some jawing back-and-forth this week – I hope it’s not a distraction.

Hoping for a big Pack win…but everybody loses one eventually, and this could be the one for us.

capitalist piglet on October 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM

every time a team from PA wins a professional sports event, a cute baby bunny dies. let us hope the titans can save a bunny like the cardinals did two nights ago! GO TITANS!

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

LOL – I’m with you there!

capitalist piglet on October 9, 2011 at 1:10 PM

every time a team from PA wins a professional sports event, a cute baby bunny dies.

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Already too many bunnies of all ages and varying degrees of cuteness. (is ‘cuteness’ a word?)

We just can’t kill too many cute baby bunnies.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM

GEAUX, SAINTS!

And HAPPY FLIGHT, CARDS!

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 1:22 PM

So far, the Steelers have had a tough season. They’ve played three of their first four games on the road … and it shows.

So far, the Steelers are a lousy team with an easy schedule.
FIFY, whiner.;)

HellCat on October 9, 2011 at 1:27 PM

As a Vikes fan, I have no sympathy for the team this year. Signing Donovan McNabb was instant bad juju. The guy was a overrated choke artist at his best and that was quite a few years ago.

He was never a leader, never made his teammates better, and is a negative in locker rooms. He was awful the last few years and sent to the bench on a weak Washington team last season.

Why on Earth would Minnesota would sign that kind of player?

Not to mention, before letting T. Jack go, the had 3 young guys who they needed to audition. Even now, the Vikes should be finding out if Webb has the skills to be an NFL QB, and/or turning the keys over to Ponder. They didnt risk their whole draft on the guy to let him watch McNabb lose game after game.

I just have no clue what they were thinking in the front office.

If i was the owner, id be giving some serious thought to cleaning house.

Wake me up when they finally get rid of McNabb.

alecj on October 9, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Attention, Vikings fans!

Chad Henne will be available next year …

ex Dem from Miami on October 9, 2011 at 1:37 PM

i’m a big college ball fan… (crimson tide FTW)… the issue i have with watching pro ball is that it happens so fast that it takes me until midway through the third quarter to figure out what i saw on the opening drive.

i still like to see the titans win though, and i love to see a PA team lose. of course, the prefer the steelers to the eagles. i would root for a taliban team versus the eagles…

about the only team i would want the eagles to beat is any random 22 dem senators…

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

… excuse me… i meant to say “i prefer” not “the prefer”… stupid alabama keyboard…

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 1:44 PM

Steelers are kicking teh ass of teh Titans….

ladyingray on October 9, 2011 at 3:03 PM

i’m a big college ball fan… (crimson tide FTW)

NavyDavy on October 9, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Nov 5, 2011 is the date and Tuscaloosa’s the place.

LSU at ‘Bama.

listens2glenn on October 9, 2011 at 3:21 PM

That Cincy-Jacksonville game should be an Epic!

/

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM

And it was! Bungles roar back with 17 4th quarter points to beat JAX 20-10. They scored their final TD with 00:00 on the clock.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:09 PM

Take 2

That Cincy-Jacksonville game should be an Epic!

/

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 12:06 PM

And it was! Bungles roar back with 17 4th quarter points to beat JAX 20-10. They scored their final TD with 00:00 on the clock.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:10 PM

Cam Newton looked terrific for the Panthers today, but he was no match for Drew Brees. The Saints had to rally back to come from behind and the game went down to the final play of the game with the Panthers driving. NO now 4-1.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

WHO DAT?! NOT THE PANTHERS!

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Way to win it for Al, Raiders!

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

WHO DAT?! NOT THE PANTHERS!

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

WWL Radio in New Orleans put it best:

NO CAM DO

Speaking of which, for the first time this season the WWL Radio stream for Saints games is available for free online. They have one of the alltime best radio play by play guys, Jim “Pigs Have Flown” Henderson, who’s been calling their games since the mid 1980s. For many years his partner in the booth was Archie Manning, who has since retired, and he’s now teamed with former Saints RB Hokie Gajan.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Colts have a 24-7 lead with about a minute to go in the first half. Lose the came 28-24. Any one here still think JIm Caldwell deserves to be an NFL head coach.

Tommy_G on October 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Nice. Thanks for the WWL tip, and sorry for being snippy with you before.

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Let’s talk again at the end of the season.

aunursa on October 9, 2011 at 12:09 PM

So that is why you made your silly comment today ?

CW on October 9, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Stikk watching the STL Cardinals… Will change channel when Faith Hill sings to me…

Khun Joe on October 9, 2011 at 5:52 PM

Christien on October 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM

As Alfred E. O’bama says. “What. Me Worry?”

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM

Thank You 49′ers. NFC South leader New Orleans now has some breathing room.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

Thank You 49′ers. NFC South leader New Orleans now has some breathing room.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 7:13 PM

You’re welcome. 48-3 over a 3-1 Tampa team. You can also be thankful the Saints won’t see the Niners till the playoffs.

Signed, Snippy 2

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 7:24 PM

Silver & Black…..!!!!!!!

Tim_CA on October 9, 2011 at 7:25 PM

I have f-ing HAD IT with football…

*slams stuff around room*

JetBoy on October 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

Things could be worse Jetboy…..you could be a Dolfin fan.

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Things could be worse Jetboy…..you could be a Dolfin fan.

Rovin on October 9, 2011 at 7:43 PM

I guess so lol…And the twain shall meet next. If Gang Green can’t pull out a win against Miami…at HOME (finally!)…then I lose all hope.

JetBoy on October 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

Why no love for my 49ers? They’re 4-1 after cruching TB today. Do you (Ed) limit yourself to talking about one conference, or just the teams you ‘like’?

No talk about the Broncos either. Tebow got to play today. Still can’t throw a pass to save his life, but the man bring energy and excitement to the game, that’s for sure.

LiquidH2O on October 9, 2011 at 8:09 PM

I have f-ing HAD IT with football…

*slams stuff around room*

JetBoy on October 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM

The Jets D guys were supposedly assembled this year to Stop The Run, but they never figured on BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Nice story-New Orleans dude, goes to Ole Miss, doesn’t get drafted by the Saints (or anyone else), and the Pats pick him up in the 42nd round of the draft.

Del Dolemonte on October 9, 2011 at 9:07 PM

Being a Raider fan I actually sought out the various tributes each channel did for him. I’m 40 and I love Raiders lore so I knew most everything about Mr. Davis including how much he loved his players, took care of them, and stayed in contact with them when they left.

What I didn’t realize was how much he effected people all over the league. This became partially apparent when Bill Walsh died as I heard they had a very long friendship. Still I was blown away yesterday as people like Terry Bradshaw and Bill Parcells told stories of how Al had reached out to them. To Terry, an Oakland Raider nemesis for many years, he offered financial help if it was needed. To Parcells he gave some extra money for playing hurt for Davis in an all-star type game. Jimmy Johnson had late night phone calls with Davis that would last an hour and they just talked about football.

Yeah it seems excessive to have a moment of silence at every game but I think that moment is more for the players, coaches, and Al’s fellow owners than us.

Benaiah on October 10, 2011 at 7:15 AM

4th, Lions 21 over Da Bears 13.

4:07 left

Ugly on October 10, 2011 at 11:30 PM

Lions!! 5-0!!!

Ugly on October 10, 2011 at 11:49 PM