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That Sunday Night game was GLORIOUS.

I would quite enjoy it if they went ahead with the Panthers/Vikings game for SNF only to have the Panthers show up for once and pull one over on the Vikings.

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Next week's Flex Game: Dallas vs. Washington

:censored: you, NBC.

You do understand the concept of ratings, right?

In past years, NBC has went with quality matchups down the stretch. Why even have the Flex Game if you're gonna feature worthless teams like Carolina and Washington in the final weeks? It's pretty clear to most of us that NBC is desperate for ratings, but c'mon man!

It's not all or nothing in either direction. Not all "quality match-ups" draw viewers. The quality has to have a little drawing power too. Let's say for the sake of argument that Jacksonville-Houston is a "quality match-up." Your other choice is Dallas-Washington. You're the head of sports programming at NBC. Which game are you going to televise?

Look back at "past years" on NBC and see how many times they dropped games featuring one of the marquee teams for a game that featured two supporting cast teams like Houston or Arizona. Without looking, I'd be willing to bet that every time NBC exercised their "flex" rights, the game they went to still featured a marquee team or a big market. I may be wrong but I'll bet that they never dropped a dog game with marquee teams to pick up a "quality match-up" like Cincinnati-Buffalo or something similar.

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From the Department of Useless NFL Trivia STATS, LLC: Pittsburgh's win over Green Bay was the first game in NFL history with a final score of 37-36. (Last season as you may recall, the Steelers also won the first 11-10 game in NFL history, over San Diego.)

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From the Department of Useless NFL Trivia STATS, LLC: Pittsburgh's win over Green Bay was the first game in NFL history with a final score of 37-36. (Last season as you may recall, the Steelers also won the first 11-10 game in NFL history, over San Diego.)

I may be the only one besides you to think that's interesting but that's interesting. I would have never guessed that.

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WOOOOO SUH!!!!!!!!

Thank you Seattle. I believe it is now time to shut down all the Rams remaining good players.

Normally, I don't speak for all of the Seahawk fans, but for this since it needs to be done: Everyone in St. Louis AND in Tampa Bay can blow it out their asses.

There. I feel much better now after that godawful game today. How the hell do they lose to the Yucs? They're just as bad, if not worst, then the Lambs.

If there is any consolation prize, is that there could be a top 10 pick in the waiting for the rebuilding Seahawks.

The big picture answer: I've lived in the Atlanta area for the last 8 years and thus had a front-row seat for the Mora era here and IMO your team made an awful hire for the head coaching job.

As for SNF, are the Panthers that good? I'm reluctant to rag them since the Saints going up there in a couple of weeks and they may lose to Carolina as well but wow...what about Brett Fav...ruh? What are Vikings fans thinking this morning? :wacko:

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WOOOOO SUH!!!!!!!!

Thank you Seattle. I believe it is now time to shut down all the Rams remaining good players.

Normally, I don't speak for all of the Seahawk fans, but for this since it needs to be done: Everyone in St. Louis AND in Tampa Bay can blow it out their asses.

There. I feel much better now after that godawful game today. How the hell do they lose to the Yucs? They're just as bad, if not worst, then the Lambs.

If there is any consolation prize, is that there could be a top 10 pick in the waiting for the rebuilding Seahawks.

I'm interested about this...what do Seahawks fans generally want to do with that pick? I'm a Hasselbeck supporter (He's my aunt's cousin or something like that), but I always wondered what Seahawks fans think of him, especially the last few years with the team's struggles and his injuries. Do Seattle fans want a QB?

Unlike Jimmy, who has abondoned all hope, I still think there is some hope for Hasslebeck. Think about it, he's been there through thick and thin and right now is the thin part. The first step is to fortify the Offensive Line. If you look at the injury list, a good chunk of those out are on the O-Line and with the key linchpin (LT Walter Jones) possibly retiring after this season, now would be a good time to land a high cailber OT to be the new linchpin on the Offensive Line. Everything revolves around the O-Line, cause if they're good, then everything else gets better.

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The Bengals needed that one. That really hurt and not just because of Chris Henry's death. I forgot I was watching the Cincinnati Bengals and actually thought that when they were driving down the field at the end of the game that they were actually going to score the go-ahead TD. They are the cardiac cats after all. But then it all comes crashing down and Andre Caldwell gets the ball blown 20 yards backward out of his arm. The moment when I'm reminded that I'm a Bengals fan. Somehow Carson Palmer got on it at the 40 and it's a miracle they even managed to tie the game with a Shayne Graham field goal. I looked at the clock saw 54 seconds and even as one of the most optimistic Bengals fans I know, I still had a feeling they would lose. If not in regulation, then in overtime. I just knew it. The worst part is that NBC alerted me in the highlights that LT was in front of the line coming off the bench when Rivers spiked the ball and it wasn't called. So now I have some officials to blame too.

So now, they have zero shot at the 2 seed and my arch-enemies, the Pittsburgh Steelers, have a pretty good chance of weaseling their smelly asses into the playoffs. That means that if the Steelers make it then there's a 50-50 chance of playing them in the first round of the playoffs. Something I do not want to do. I want a rematch with the Denver Broncos.

I keep telling myself that there are 22 different fanbases that would love to be 9-5 right now. If someone had come to me before the season and offered me the Bengals at 9-5 playing Kansas City for the division championship then I would definitely take that deal.

I'm with ya here. I just had a bad feeling. I think the silly number of penalties this team commits helped me feel that way.

I love the record the Bengals have, but I just feel like they could do so much more.

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From the Department of Useless NFL Trivia STATS, LLC: Pittsburgh's win over Green Bay was the first game in NFL history with a final score of 37-36. (Last season as you may recall, the Steelers also won the first 11-10 game in NFL history, over San Diego.)

I may be the only one besides you to think that's interesting but that's interesting. I would have never guessed that.

Who actually sits around and figures this stuff out? Is there just a standard list of things that they look at after every single game, and score numbers is one of them? Seems like it wouldn't be an obvious thing to check out.

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From the Department of Useless NFL Trivia STATS, LLC: Pittsburgh's win over Green Bay was the first game in NFL history with a final score of 37-36. (Last season as you may recall, the Steelers also won the first 11-10 game in NFL history, over San Diego.)

I may be the only one besides you to think that's interesting but that's interesting. I would have never guessed that.

Who actually sits around and figures this stuff out? Is there just a standard list of things that they look at after every single game, and score numbers is one of them? Seems like it wouldn't be an obvious thing to check out.

It's probably a very easy to use computer program.

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Unlike Jimmy, who has abondoned all hope, I still think there is some hope for Hasslebeck. Think about it, he's been there through thick and thin and right now is the thin part. The first step is to fortify the Offensive Line. If you look at the injury list, a good chunk of those out are on the O-Line and with the key linchpin (LT Walter Jones) possibly retiring after this season, now would be a good time to land a high cailber OT to be the new linchpin on the Offensive Line. Everything revolves around the O-Line, cause if they're good, then everything else gets better.

My point was more of the stance that this team has a lot more holes that need to be filled; the offensive line being just one.

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

All of a sudden, the end of this season is looking a lot like the end of last season for the Jets. Only difference is that this swoon may extend into the playoffs...

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

Brett Favre calling the shots and holding his team hostage if he doesn't get what he wants?.... NO WAY!

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

Brett Favre calling the shots and holding his team hostage if he doesn't get what he wants?.... NO WAY!

The only really important question is this; was he having fun? The rest is just theater.

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Ravens CB Webb out for season with torn ACL

I know Webb is just a rookie but this is a huge loss. He really stepped in and solved our secondary issues from earlier in the season. The article says we may also try to sign Chris McAlister or another CB. I just hope we do, because we're in trouble if we have to really on Fabian Washington or worse, Frank Walker.

I just hope Webb is able to come back next season. He looks to have a bright future.

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WOOOOO SUH!!!!!!!!

Thank you Seattle. I believe it is now time to shut down all the Rams remaining good players.

Normally, I don't speak for all of the Seahawk fans, but for this since it needs to be done: Everyone in St. Louis AND in Tampa Bay can blow it out their asses.

There. I feel much better now after that godawful game today. How the hell do they lose to the Yucs? They're just as bad, if not worst, then the Lambs.

If there is any consolation prize, is that there could be a top 10 pick in the waiting for the rebuilding Seahawks.

If they swapped schedules, Tampa would have at least a handful of wins, and I don't know if St. Louis would have any. A big part of Tampa's problems this season are caused by playing an absolutely brutal schedule.

But still, the majority of their problems are caused by the simple fact that they just flat out suck.

If they had beat the Seahawks in a little dink dunk disaster, 9-6, then I'd be extremely pissed that they blew their shot at Suh. They have no business winning games like that with what they have on the line. But considering they beat them by three touchdowns, it just goes to show that they are actually starting to play a bit better. Bravo Tampa, good win. Here's to the Rams winning out.

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

Brett Favre calling the shots and holding his team hostage if he doesn't get what he wants?.... NO WAY!

The only really important question is this; was he having fun? The rest is just theater.

He's gotta be loving every moment of it -- This is EXACTLY what Brett Favre lives for!.... Overachieve for the first dozen weeks. Flame out. Stick it to his team, coach, and GM. Take his ball and go home.

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

Brett Favre calling the shots and holding his team hostage if he doesn't get what he wants?.... NO WAY!

The only really important question is this; was he having fun? The rest is just theater child like enthusiam and gunslinging.

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So reportedly, Brad Chilldress wanted to pull Brett Favre when the Vikings were up 7-6 last night. Favre refused, of course.

Brett Favre calling the shots and holding his team hostage if he doesn't get what he wants?.... NO WAY!

The only really important question is this; was he having fun? The rest is just theater.

He's gotta be loving every moment of it -- This is EXACTLY what Brett Favre lives for!.... Overachieve for the first dozen weeks. Flame out. Stick it to his team, coach, and GM. Take his ball and go home.

And then he'll jerk them around next summer until the last week of training camp, then repeat the sequence until he's either unable to crawl onto the field or even the California Redwoods have lost interest.

On another note, why are the Browns, Seahawks, or anyone else interested in having Holmgren as their 'football czar'? If I understand the progression, he succeeded in Green Bay with a strong GM, then left, insisting in Seattle that he get all the responsibility, made the one Super Bowl then flamed out, and now he wants to oversee all football operations? Am I missing something here?

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