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« Reply #30 on: September 09, 2008, 11:03:18 am »
I can't believe that Zach hasn't resurrected this thread. Could it be the mighty have fallen? ;)

Beautiful stadium, Zach - especially on a night like that. It's too bad your interior offensive line is shot and your QB didn't take a pre-season snap. I'm re-watching the game on TiVo (since I was there it's interesting to see the other angles, etc. as well as educational for my son who is no gonzo for football after getting into a flag league this year), and it was really only about four plays from being much closer - like the one to Wade in the end zone.

So what other shockers? I mean, lets leave the dancing on Brady's grave for another day - what was interesting to you (the general, not just Zach) and/or your team this week?
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« Reply #31 on: September 09, 2008, 11:55:21 am »
I thought Green Bay looked interestingly competent.  That will be an interesting story to follow.

The Raiders sucked worse than I even expected them to suck :(
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« Reply #32 on: September 09, 2008, 12:27:54 pm »
Disappointing loss by SD, but we’ve got to look ahead to Denver now. I just hope Oakland is that bad and that Denver is not that good.
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« Reply #33 on: September 09, 2008, 02:01:42 pm »
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I thought Green Bay looked interestingly competent.  That will be an interesting story to follow.

The Raiders sucked worse than I even expected them to suck :(

I was a bit bummed that the Vikings didn't do a better job - not just because I'm a Bears fan and, therefore, genetically predisposed to hate Green Bay. I was interested to see Berrian with a good QB, how Tavaris Jackson and Adrian Peterson would do, etc. I thought the Vikings could be a decent team this year. The looked so apprehensive in the first half...

Tough loss for San Diego; and now the Bears have to face Carolina coming off that win. At least Steve Smith might still be suspended (I heard rumors that they might try to get a reprieve or challenge it for this week, but that was late Sunday night on overnight Sports Radio between Indy and Chicago, so who knows).

So what the hell is the AFC going to look like now? Patriots lose Brady; Indy looks competent at best; the Jaguars, who seemed to be the trendy pick, lose to Tennessee...
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« Reply #34 on: September 09, 2008, 02:29:35 pm »
If the Bolt can win in Denver, we should be ok. Host the Jets, play @ Oakland, then play @ Miami. Win the next four and that first loss doesn't hurt nearly as bad.
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« Reply #35 on: September 09, 2008, 02:36:57 pm »
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If the Bolt can win in Denver, we should be ok. Host the Jets, play @ Oakland, then play @ Miami. Win the next four and that first loss doesn't hurt nearly as bad.

Wow, I wasn't aware your schedule was so...favorable. ;)

So you're right - was Denver that good? Interesting. I didn't see the game last night, so hard for me to comment.
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« Reply #36 on: September 09, 2008, 02:48:27 pm »
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Wow, I wasn't aware your schedule was so...favorable. ;)

So you're right - was Denver that good? Interesting. I didn't see the game last night, so hard for me to comment.


It's second easiest, based on opponet's 2007 record, behind only to the Patriot's.
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« Reply #37 on: September 09, 2008, 03:11:42 pm »
Which seemed ridiculous (the Pats schedule) until Brady's leg.  It's almost like the football gods knew...

Don't turn your back on the Jets, though.  I think they may be a sleeper team this year.
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« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2008, 03:30:39 pm »
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Don't turn your back on the Jets, though.  I think they may be a sleeper team this year.

I thought the same when Cav posted it, but they will playing them at home. I think SD has more than enough, barring any strangeness, to handle them at home.
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« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2008, 03:37:06 pm »
Willie Parker looked good for the Steelers.  The Texans aren't a top tier team, but they aren't chump change either.  The Steelers beat them soundly which is what you should do if you want to think of yourself as an elite team.  So after week 1, things went about as good as possible for Pittsburgh.  Brady going down, not to mention the injuries the Chargers and Colts are dealing with makes this look like a pretty promising year.
 

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« Reply #40 on: September 09, 2008, 05:04:31 pm »
Anyone have any thoughts on the Bills?  They look so young compared to other teams, but I thought they handled themselves very well for their 1st game.

Unfortunately..my Vikings didn't do so hot, but it was a good game to watch.
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« Reply #41 on: September 09, 2008, 05:30:19 pm »
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I thought the same when Cav posted it, but they will playing them at home. I think SD has more than enough, barring any strangeness, to handle them at home.


I suspect Farve's gunslinging arm will get him into trouble soon.

It's tough to be to high on the Jets, they barely won agaist Miami. Stats wise you can argue Chad outplayed Farve.
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« Reply #42 on: September 09, 2008, 05:47:08 pm »
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Anyone have any thoughts on the Bills?  They look so young compared to other teams, but I thought they handled themselves very well for their 1st game.

Unfortunately..my Vikings didn't do so hot, but it was a good game to watch.

I suspect, and don't take this the wrong way, that Bills had a game like the Bears. That is, they both played well against teams for which there are higher expectations but are facing injury plagued lineups.

So while both looked rather strong in the opener, I'm waiting for a little more evidence.

I was rather disappointed in the interception in the fourth quarter. I was hoping the Vikes would score early enough so that Rodgers could try to lead a two minute drill and we could hear all about the comparisons to Favre - extra points if he fails, so I can hear the Packers fan lament the decision. But that's just my anti-Packers bias showing...
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« Reply #43 on: September 09, 2008, 05:49:46 pm »
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I suspect Farve's gunslinging arm will get him into trouble soon.

No offense, CS, but I spent the last decade hoping that would take place. Alas, for Bears fans, it doesn't happen as often as I would like (though lately the Bears have had the upper hand!).

Good luck. As much as I don't like the Packers, I've always respected Favre's talent - he's a great QB. He'll be remembered as one of the top 10 who ever played, IMHO.

We live in interesting times - there are (or were before injury) three QB's who will be in the top 10, IMHO.
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« Reply #44 on: September 09, 2008, 07:23:40 pm »
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