Afternoon observations

Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2007 by Travis Cody in

One of the best clutch kickers in the league had a rough day. Adam Vinatieri of the Colts had an extra point and a field goal blocked. And he missed a field goal attempt.

Most of the success Tennessee had moving the ball was helped by Indy mistakes. As good as the Colts' offense is, that could be the only way to beat them. A team must capitalize when Indy doesn't score touchdowns in the red zone, or when the kicking game fails. Those things don't happen too often, and an opponent needs to punish them for it in order to beat them. Tennessee did it to a degree, but not enough, and so Indy shows another way to gut out a game on the road against a division rival.

We've decided to run out for Taco Bell between the end of the afternoon games and the beginning of the Sunday night game. Yum-oh!

Last Sunday, Buffalo reserve tight end Kevin Everett suffered a severe and life threatening cervical spine injury that "only about 5 percent to 10 percent of patients regain normal function", according to Dr. Andrew Cappuccino, the surgeon who operated on Everett after the injury. Initial reports indicated that Everett would not regain the ability to walk. After surgery, doctors now agree that the cold therapy that Everett received so soon after the injury has contributed to the young man's remarkable recovery of feeling in his extremities, and the prognosis that he may walk again.

Oh my...there's the woman football fan commercial again. Yeeee-owza!

I won the coin flip, so I get my Raiders on the Plasma. Now I did consider being a gentleman about this. But only briefly. It's my Raiders! We'll get the Seahawks most every other weekend on the Plasma.

Wooooooooooo!! It hasn't been pretty, but SF is getting it done. They are now 2-0 in the NFC West after holding on to beat the Rams 17-16 down in St Louis. Winning these close games against Arizona and St Louis is big for this young team.

What's up with the Browns? They hung 51 points on the Bengals today behind 5 touchdown passes from Derek Anderson. Last week they could only manage one TD against Pittsburgh. Carson Palmer of the Bengals threw 6 TD passes. All of this pissed me off, because it prevented me from seeing my Raiders!!! Cincinnati vs Cleveland wasn't the morning feature game, but CBS and its stoopid bonus coverage had me watching the end of that game instead of the beginning of my scheduled afternoon game. Grrrrrrrrrrr.

Arizona played tough early at home. Pam said they had complete control of the Seahawks offense. She's not happy.

Why would any team deliberately kick to Devin Hester of Chicago? He ran a punt back for a touchdown against Kansas City. You let this guy get his hands on the ball, and you risk giving up 6 every time.

The Raiders are not showing any toughness on the opening drive of the second half. Pam says Seattle is getting it together after having it handed to them in the first half.

Gotta pay attention now. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.


  1. It's about time the Browns offense woke up. Too bad they didn't bring the defense along to the game with them. Maybe they all missed the team bus. Yeahright...

    Colts find a way. Woooooohooooo!

    Tell Pam I'm sorry about her Seahawks. Can't believe the Cards found a way to win that one.

  1. Last couple games the Niners took it right to very end of the game. very very exciting...

  1. Travis says:

    Songbird: So far it's Indy and NE at the top and everyone else chasing. Seattle is on the way down.

    Katherine: They look shaky, but they are definitely figuring out how to win the close ones. That improved defense will keep them in a lot of games.

  1. Ok Trav, now you know that I'm a huge Titans fan ...

    Love me some Vince Young ... he's young ... 2nd year ... he's gonna be not good but REAL GOOD!!! ;-)

    Can't stand *cough, gag* Peyton Manning *cough, gag* I didn't even like him when he played at Tennessee ...