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Grim Reaper 29-10-2007 08:19 PM

Interesting nookie - I commented elsewhere that I was surprised by the amount of Jets shirts (possibly the 3rd most jerseys on display yesterday) and someone else commented on Pats.

It's certainly a smart jersey is the Pats one.

saxoneagle 29-10-2007 10:58 PM

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Originally posted by Grim Reaper
1990-91 season??
I've just looked back at the 1990 results and for the teams to have been 9-0 and 10-0 the match must have been in Week 11. However, the 49ers didn't play the Giants then - any idea when this was?

All week, SportsCenter has been saying how this is a first but I'm sure it's not but can't find evidence to the contrary!

saxoneagle 29-10-2007 11:01 PM

The Giants were 10-1 when they played the 49ers in Week 13 that season... sorry, I know I'm sad :D

Strathclyde Eagle 29-10-2007 11:01 PM

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Originally posted by Grim Reaper
I see Strath is lying low. Can only assume he's burning his aqua jersey, having now seen the light.
Pardon me for enjoying time with my daughter after getting back. :rolleyes:

Good to see those who I met yesterday. Enjoyed it in spite of the result. :)

saxoneagle 29-10-2007 11:04 PM

Prior to the Pats/Cowboys game, there had only been 4 previous instances of 5-0 teams playing each other (3 home wins, 1 draw)...

Grim Reaper 29-10-2007 11:28 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
The Giants were 10-1 when they played the 49ers in Week 13 that season... sorry, I know I'm sad :D
I knew it was late in the season. Did 49ers win that one? Seem to recall Giants being 13-3 but then the post season being a revenge mission as they then beat the teams that beat them in regular season.

saxoneagle 29-10-2007 11:34 PM

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Originally posted by Grim Reaper
I knew it was late in the season. Did 49ers win that one? Seem to recall Giants being 13-3 but then the post season being a revenge mission as they then beat the teams that beat them in regular season.
Yep, the 49ers won. Not sure if they were unbeaten at the time but they finished 14-2, I think. And yes, the Giants finished 13-3 before winning the Superbowl.

Chester 30-10-2007 04:37 AM

:eek:

If anyone wants an ending to a game watch last nights one!!

:eek:

saxoneagle 30-10-2007 12:29 PM

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Originally posted by Chester
:eek:

If anyone wants an ending to a game watch last nights one!!

:eek:

Favre's pass at the end completely summed up what an amazing man he is, still, even at 38. An 82 yard reception with the first play of overtime was typical Favre.

And all the coming after I thought Denver had messed up the clock at the end of regular time meaning Elam had to rush his kick (in reality, he sauntered on and plopped it over like there was no rush at all!)

Man, I'd kill to try and get up to Green Bay this season as I'd love the chance to see him play at Lambeau Field.

Worth staying up for but I now owe my g/f dinner - I bet her the Broncos would win!

nookiebear 30-10-2007 01:43 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
I don't know particularly about the "atmosphere" on Sunday but I do know the games I've been to in the US aren't always that loud. It doesn't have to be loud to create an atmosphere.

I've been to Cleveland, where the Dawg Pound is supposed to be "where it's at" and the atmosphere wasn't loud except for when they were defending third downs. Same in SanFran.

Same in most US sports - Yankees fans don't make much noise generally but when it's late in the game and their pitcher has a couple of strikes on the board, the noise level makes the hairs on your neck stand up.

You can't always judge these things based on "soccer" experiences, IMO, as the fans are a different breed althogether.

Ben and I thought FedEx Field was very noisy when we saw the Redskins v Dolphins game in Sept.

Might have had something to do with there being 90,000 people there and it being the first game of the season but the Skins fans were going mental on most Dolphin 3rd downs

jazman 30-10-2007 01:49 PM

I think that this maybe my first forray on this thread. I'm a Cowboys fan, have been since the early 90s when NFL first hit our screens on C4. When I lived with my parents, it was a great SUnday nights viewing as my old man is a 49ers fan.

I admit, I have not followed it as closely over the past 5-6 years for reasons unknown really (Cowboys failure to live up to their 90s billing possibly ;) ) but this season the bug has returned.

Enjoyed watching the game at the weekend between the Dolphins and Giants. Even though it wasn't the greatest match to have season game in the UK was awesome with the possibility of more to come.

Does anyone watch the Sky Sports coverage, especially the highlights shows Total Access?

saxoneagle 30-10-2007 02:07 PM

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Originally posted by nookiebear
Ben and I thought FedEx Field was very noisy when we saw the Redskins v Dolphins game in Sept.

Might have had something to do with there being 90,000 people there and it being the first game of the season but the Skins fans were going mental on most Dolphin 3rd downs

Yep, 3rd downs are crazy, it seems, for most home sides.

I think most of the atmosphere is just the general "buzz" of the place rather than the noise particularly.

I would note that I saw two cr*p games last season:
Browns v Saints in Cleveland - Browns hit 80 yard TD pass first play, crowd goes mental,called back for a penalty, no TDs until Q4 after that, Frye was his usual sh*t self!!! Bush made his debut for the Saints but had little impact.

49ers v Vikings in San Fran - Finished 9-6 to the Vikings, I think. Definitely wasn't a TD! Seems I'm jinxed.

Hoping for better luck in Baltimore in 5 weeks!

Chester 30-10-2007 02:28 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
Favre's pass at the end completely summed up what an amazing man he is, still, even at 38. An 82 yard reception with the first play of overtime was typical Favre.

And all the coming after I thought Denver had messed up the clock at the end of regular time meaning Elam had to rush his kick (in reality, he sauntered on and plopped it over like there was no rush at all!)

Man, I'd kill to try and get up to Green Bay this season as I'd love the chance to see him play at Lambeau Field.

Worth staying up for but I now owe my g/f dinner - I bet her the Broncos would win!

I had the Bronco´s to win also and felt they might sneak it in overtime after Elams kick. The guy is a machine and is so compossed.

They paid for Cutlers fumble on the one yard line, he still needs to step up a level and is making a few too many rookie mistakes.

I should have bet with my heart though, Favre´s "final" monday night football it was written in the stars

Strathclyde Eagle 30-10-2007 02:46 PM

Wanted to get round to adding my 2p worth on Sunday, starting with Wembley.

First of all the stadium is awesome. The catering, however, is not. Not great when you've got a diabetic wife who has to eat at certain times.

While the first half was pretty bad (making Eli Manning look like Vince Young on the TD), I didn't think the Dolphins were too bad in the second. However in a role reversal from recent years the defence stepped up while the offence let the team down.

And you could argue that Amani Toomer was our best player (2 drops, 2 penalties). ;)

Cleo Lemon clearly isn't the answer at QB. The quotes that he never misses workouts mean nothing, he is too hesitant to make decisions and offline on too many throws (the one where he led Hagan out of bounds was one I think any competent QB makes).

Did anyone else notice that the Dolphins punter was fully ready to go ahead of every third down play. There's confidence in the offence!

Good to see Jason Allen play. Looks like he might have a future after all. Jesse Chatman wasn't bad either, and Justin Peelle should be the starting TE for ther rest of the season IMO.

Possibly the first time you can clearly say something was Cameron's fault. The clock-management was terrible on the TD drive - why take all the time-outs prior to the two-minute warning?

(And don't ask about the Booker/botched snap turnover. Not the time to try that one with a wet ball.)

On the other hand, smart coaching by the Giants. Keep the ball, nothing fancy, work the clock and field position.

All that said, if a couple of other things go our way (the Allen interception that was called back, the fumble that bounced right to Shockey, the botched play on the goalline) who knows what happens?

Good atmosphere, but definitely not a home game. You can't say otherwise. I can't imagine what a team with a real home advantage (e.g. Seattle, Green Bay) will feel when they travel overseas.

And yes, I do regret not saying something to Wayne Huizenga when I passed him outside Wembley. :bash:

And from other games...
  • Matt Turk. :D
  • If the Patriots run up the score on the Redskins what on earth are they going to want to do against the Jets (who started the camera/spying affair)? I can see this game being very nasty with cheapshots aplenty.

Strathclyde Eagle 30-10-2007 02:48 PM

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Originally posted by saxoneagle
And all the coming after I thought Denver had messed up the clock at the end of regular time meaning Elam had to rush his kick (in reality, he sauntered on and plopped it over like there was no rush at all!)
There was something in a Peter King column after he won the week 1 game in Buffalo - the Denver FG unit make a big point of practicing getting onto the field and getting the ball kicked without the benefit of a time-out. Sounds like it was worth it again (I haven't seen any of last night's game, so don't know how much time was left).

Chester 30-10-2007 02:52 PM

They were saying yesterday that the average team tries to execute a field goal under the circumstances (i.e no time out) in 18 seconds.

Denver have twice this season done it in under 12

:eek:

Strathclyde Eagle 30-10-2007 02:54 PM

How long do Rugby kickers take? Seems like ages (more angles, admittedly).

Chester 30-10-2007 02:57 PM

For some reason the figure of a maximum of a minute springs to mind from when they place the ball

GUCCI Eagle 30-10-2007 03:03 PM

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Originally posted by Strathclyde Eagle
How long do Rugby kickers take? Seems like ages (more angles, admittedly).
Rugby players have a fairly long amount of time available to them. The ex Argentina fly half used to take ages.

I used to play fly half and have kicked both types of ball. A rugby ball was easier, but I only kicked an American Football about ten times. Also kicking from the touchline is much more of an art than in front of the posts.

Kicking off a hard surface must be supremely difficult - astro, waterbase or whatever.

LLCOOLSTEVE 30-10-2007 03:36 PM

Favre was awesome last night


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