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Week 1 NFL running thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Since my team is hosting and in the spotlight for the opener on Thursday (and no one else has done it), I'll start things off.

    Great opening game, of course. Rematch of the incredible double-overtime playoff game on Jan. 12 in near-zero degree weather (definitely not the case Thursday). Rahim Moore and Jacoby Jones reunited. Elvis "Just the Fax" Dumervil returns to Denver. The Flacco Flap around 5,280 over the banner hung on the stadium and others around town to "promote" the game.

    Other notable games that look intriguing:

    Falcons at Saints. NFC South blood rivals and the return of Sean Payton.
    Packers at 49ers in a playoff rematch.
    Eagles at Redskins on Monday night with RG3 getting the start.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Reports say Raiders pick Terrelle Pryor to start.

    Colts minus 7 is the kind of line that makes you think about doubling the college fund.
  3. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I love that the Packers didn't just sign Seneca Wallace ahead of their game with the 49ers. They also signed Scott Tolzien for the stuff the Niners put in before Wallace got there. Rent, don't buy Scott. Better yet. Find an affordable hotel with weekly rates.
  4. ColdCat

    ColdCat Well-Known Member

    because they feel the JuJu over a starting QB wearing No. 2 is not as bad as the JuJu of a starting QB from LSU
  5. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    You could dig up George Blanda and it wouldn't make a difference with these Raiders.
  6. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Probably just crashing on his buddy's couch in Madison.
  7. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Giants 4-0 at Jerryworld
  8. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Browns have a legit shot to be in first place after this week.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I hate when the NFL burns off a game like Packers-49ers in Week 1. It's Week 1, we'll happily watch 49ers-Cardinals or Packers-Lions.

    Aside from the Thursday night opener and the Sunday night game, they should save obvious marquee matchups for later in the season.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    They always try to load up the opening week with good games. They want every broadcast partner to have a national attraction for the week. Weren't Packers-49ers a Week One game last year, too?
  11. UPChip

    UPChip Well-Known Member

    Yup. Same time slot, in Green Bay. Clusterfuck for the Packers, just like the Divisional game was and just like Sunday very well could be.
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    They could put the Jaguars and Raiders on Thursday night and I would watch. If it was Week 10, maybe not...

    I like putting the Super Bowl champ in the first game of the season, I get that. But putting two favorites against each other in a non-prime time game is a mistake.
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