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Old 09-05-11, 06:01 AM
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2011 NFL Regular Season Thread -- Week 1

WEEK 1
Thursday, September 8, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)TVLOCATION
New Orleans at Green Bay8:30 PMNBCLambeau Field

Sunday, September 11, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)TVLOCATION
Atlanta at Chicago1:00 PMFOXSoldier Field
Cincinnati at Cleveland1:00 PMCBSCleveland Browns Stadium
Buffalo at Kansas City1:00 PMCBSArrowhead Stadium
Philadelphia at St. Louis1:00 PMFOXEdward Jones Dome
Detroit at Tampa Bay1:00 PMFOXRaymond James Stadium
Tennessee at Jacksonville1:00 PMCBSEverBank Field
Pittsburgh at Baltimore1:00 PMCBSM&T Bank Stadium
Indianapolis at Houston1:00 PMCBSReliant Stadium
NY Giants at Washington4:15 PMFOXFedEx Field
Seattle at San Francisco4:15 PMFOXCandlestick Park
Minnesota at San Diego4:15 PMFOXQualcomm Stadium
Carolina at Arizona4:15 PMFOXU of Phoenix Stadium
Dallas at NY Jets8:20 PMNBCMetLife Stadium

Monday, September 12, 2011
TEAMSTIME (ET)TVLOCATION
New England at Miami7:00 PMESPNSun Life Stadium
Oakland at Denver10:15 PMESPNSports Authority Field at Mile High
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Re: 2011 NFL Regular Season Thread -- Week 1

Broadcast Map for Week 1:

http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/2011/wk1.html

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Re: 2011 NFL Regular Season Thread -- Week 1

Just wanted to get this out of the way before the season starts, similar to previous years, this thread will also have some discussion of betting lines and fantasy football along with the usual NFL football talk. You are all welcome to partake on the discussion or ignore it, it's up to you. Please don't bitch about it in the thread.

Saying that, are you ready for some NFL football?
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I am ready. They'd better not interupt the Packers game for the President's speech.
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Pitt v Balt should have been a monday night game.
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ugh... I hate that my Patriots are playing on Monday night on opening weekend.
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I switched to DirecTv this season, no need for broadcast maps!
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi View Post
I know. I've been using those maps for years.
Never mind about my earlier deleted post. I realized that you were talking about your personal experience.

Enjoy the NFL ST package! Once you have it, you can't go back. I hope you got the NFL Red Zone channel too.
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Originally Posted by LorenzoL View Post
Enjoy the NFL ST package! Once you have it, you can't go back. I hope you got the NFL Red Zone channel too.
Red Zone is included with the Sunday ticket package.
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Red Zone is included with the Sunday ticket package.
I didn't know. Here in Canada, you have to purchase the channel separately. My cable provider charge $50 per season.
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Re: 2011 NFL Regular Season Thread -- Week 1

I was thinking it must be about time for this thread. Start the damn games already!
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Re: 2011 NFL Regular Season Thread -- Week 1

This is a continuation of the P. Manning story from the Preseason thread:

Colts are worried about Peyton status but no extra surgery is required...
The NFL was set on fire when an Indianapolis radio station reported quarterback Peyton Manning will need an additional surgery on his neck. Well, that isn't true. Yet.

Emphasis on yet. ESPN reported Manning is seeing additional specialists due to the slow healing of his neck. That is accurate.

After speaking to a source on the Colts the team didn't believe Manning would get another surgery. There was, however, a serious concern that Manning was not only going to miss the season opener but the potential was for Manning to miss four or five games. Or more.

Just to be clear: I'm not saying this will happen but there is a great deal of concern about the progress of Manning's healing. It appears to be going far more slowly than the Colts or Manning are saying publicly.

The Colts have been preparing for the worst, I'm told, beginning this week. When Kerry Collins was signed some on the coaching staff always thought Collins would replace Manning for a game or two. Now, that mindset is changing within the team. I can tell you the coaches are preparing for a longer period of life without Manning. They are hoping for the best but now fearing the worst.

So, for now, no additional surgery for Manning. But this is starting to look extremely dicey.

This is starting to look very bad for Manning.
http://mike-freeman.blogs.cbssports....64363/31746257
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Originally Posted by NORML54601 View Post
I am ready. They'd better not interupt the Packers game for the President's speech.
agree.. Screw the President.. He can have his speech on another night.
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RIP Lee Roy Selmon

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/1...oy-selmon-dies

Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon dies

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Lee Roy Selmon, the Hall of Fame defensive end who teamed with his brothers at Oklahoma to create a dominant defensive front that helped lead the Sooners to consecutive national championships, died Sunday - two days after being hospitalized for a stroke. He was 56.

A statement released on behalf wife Claybra said he died at a Tampa hospital surrounded by family members.

"For all his accomplishments on and off the field, to us Lee Roy was the rock of our family. This has been a sudden and shocking event and we are devastated by this unexpected loss," the statement said.

Selmon was hospitalized Friday, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers confirmed later that he had a stroke.

"No Sooner player cast a longer shadow over its rich tradition than Lee Roy," former Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer said in a statement. "Beyond his many and great accomplishments, I believe the true legacy of Lee Roy Selmon lies within the kind of man he was. Lee Roy possessed a combination of grace, humility, and dignity that is rare. His engaging smile and gentleness left you feeling blessed to be in his presence. Best of all, he was all genuine. One would be blessed to have a father, son, uncle, brother, or friend like Lee Roy Selmon."

In nine seasons with the Buccaneers, Selmon had 78 1/2 sacks and earned six consecutive Pro Bowl selections. He retired after the 1984 season.

"The guy just worked as hard as you could ever work and was just a great guy," said former Tampa Bay teammate Bill Kollar, now the Houston Texans' assistant head coach and defensive line coach.

"Never got mad, was just always great to everybody and it's hard to imagine that you could end up being a better person than Lee Roy was. Really, the guy was just a phenomenal person. ... It's obviously really a sad day. The guy was a great player and even a better person. It's just a shame that this happened to him."

The Glazer family, which owns the team, released a statement mourning him.

"Tampa Bay has lost another giant. This is an incredibly somber day for Buccaneer fans, Sooner fans, and all football fans. Lee Roy's standing as the first Buc in the Hall of Fame surely distinguished him, but his stature off the field as the consummate gentleman put him in another stratosphere," the statement said.

Selmon and his brother, Dewey, were both chosen as All-Americans in 1975 when the Sooners won their second straight championship under Barry Switzer. They followed older brother Lucious to Oklahoma, and the three played together during the 1973 season.

News of Lee Roy Selmon's stroke had already spurred tributes to Selmon on Saturday, when members of the University of South Florida's football team wore his number on their helmet. Selmon had served as the school's athletic director from 2001 to 2004.

"We all loved him, and we're all deeply saddened," USF President Judy Genshaft said. "We're a better university because of Lee Roy Selmon. He was an incredible role model, who cared about all of our student-athletes, no matter what sport. He built an incredible legacy and he will never be forgotten."

Selmon followed his Hall of Fame college career with an equally impressive run in the NFL. He was the No. 1 pick in the 1976 draft - the first ever selection by expansion Tampa Bay - and suffered through a winless inaugural season before achieving success. In 1979, he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year award when he helped Tampa Bay make it to the NFC championship game. The Buccaneers also won the NFC Central title two years later.

Selmon was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1995. Presented by brother Dewey, Lee Roy said it was his family background that was noteworthy and not his accomplishments on the field.

"People have said, 'Your parents must be proud of you,' but I'm more proud of them," he said.

Selmon played a key role in the creation of the football program at South Florida, where he was the associate athletic director starting in 1993 and served as the AD from May 2001 until he stepped down in February 2004 because of health concerns.

While accompanying the South Florida football team to a game against Oklahoma in 2002, Lee Roy Selmon said he was humbled that Switzer had called him his greatest player.

"I see myself as just having been a teammate with so many great players and coaches," he told The Associated Press. "I'm floored by such a generous compliment."

Lee Roy Selmon was born Oct. 20, 1954, in Eufaula, Okla., to Jessie and Lucious Selmon Sr. and raised on a farm with eight siblings. The three who'd go on to star for the Sooners could have ended up at Colorado, if not for a last-minute recruiting

Larry Lacewell described in the book "Wish Bone" that the Sooners didn't decide to recruit Lucious Selmon until Barry Price switched his commitment from Oklahoma to Oklahoma State the day before signing day. Lacewell showed up at the Selmons' house to find Colorado coach Eddie Crowder there. When he got his chance to talk to the family, he stayed at the house until the two younger brothers had fallen asleep and he had convinced the Selmon parents it was better for Lucious to play 100 miles away than 600.

It ended up being a key day for the program.

Oklahoma went 10-0-1 with all three Selmon brothers playing together in 1973, then won national title the next two seasons. Lee Roy Selmon won the Lombardi Award and the Outland Trophy in 1975. He ended his college career with 335 tackles, a school record for a linemen at the time, and 40 for a loss.

"There was a sense of awe every time you were in Lee Roy's presence, and yet that was the last thing he would have wanted," current Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops said. "He accomplished so many things in life, but remained a humble, unassuming champion. I hold up many of our previous greats as examples for our current players and Lee Roy is among the very best. All of our players would do well to follow in Lee Roy's footsteps."
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When do the week 1 injury reports come out?
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agree.. Screw the President.. He can have his speech on another night.
He should move it to Wednesday night, nothing of importance is going on that night.
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Grossy gets the start vs. the G-men. I thought before the preseason he would get the nod, but given that Beck played pretty well in the preseason, I thought he'd get it. Well, if Grossman can repeat what he did vs. the Giants last season, the Skins will have a shot. The big problem is no Landry in the secondary....Eli might have a field day.
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Looks like Manning is almost certain not to play week 1: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/69...ikely-doutbful
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agree.. Screw the President.. He can have his speech on another night.
NBC should just program the night as usual and direct viewers to MSNBC if they want to see Obama coverage. It would probably be the highest rated game of the season outside of the SB.
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Looks like Manning is almost certain not to play week 1: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/69...ikely-doutbful
Looks like I'm starting M Stafford, but I can't believe I'm benching Manning for a Lions QB not named Layne.

Here's my start/bench puzzler: Kenny Britt or Ochocinco?
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Looks like I'm starting M Stafford, but I can't believe I'm benching Manning for a Lions QB not named Layne.

Here's my start/bench puzzler: Kenny Britt or Ochocinco?
Britt, he's facing a team that has a bad secondary and gave up a bunch of long pass plays in the preseason. That and there aren't that many good receiving options in Tennessee.
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Looks like Manning is almost certain not to play week 1: http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/69...ikely-doutbful
To show the draw of Peyton, Houston is now favored by 8 pts. I have to think the last time Indy was more than a TD dog in a game was before 1999.
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Texans should win somewhere in the 30-14 range. I'd be shocked if Indy plays without Manning and stays within 2 scores. Can't stop the run (even without Foster), and our vastly improved D will harass a clueless Collins all day long.
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To show the draw of Peyton, Houston is now favored by 8 pts. I have to think the last time Indy was more than a TD dog in a game was before 1999.
It was apparently 2002....at least in a meaningful game (outside of a week 17 when there was nothing to play for).
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Took a 19-1 flyer on Atlanta to win the SB. I really don't see them winning the NFC, but 19-1 seemed like very good value.
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