Jumping straight into the action this week, the Colts are at the Titans on TNF (01:25 Fri – Sky Sports). Indianapolis are without their top WR Reggie Wayne with season ending injury and similarly the Tennessee have just lost their starting QB Jake Locker. First up on SNF, for all those not watching the F1, an all AFC North affair, as the Cleveland Browns play the Cincinnati Bengals (18:00 Sun – Sky Sports). Next up two teams firmly in the NFC playoff picture, the San Francisco 49ers play the New Orleans Saints (21:25 Sun – Sky Sports). In the first flexed game of the season Andy Ried’s still undefeated Kansas City Chiefs travel to Mile High to face off against a tough division rival Denver Broncos (01:30 Mon – C4). Finally for the week, on MNF, the New England Patriots are hosted by the Carolina Panthers (01:40 Tues – Eurosport). Both teams are rediscovering their stride which makes this one to stay up for (or watch the highlights at least).

161 responses

  • Steve F.15/11/2013 at 03:29

    Should be a good week. Can't wait to see Denver Vs. K.C.

  • Will^17/11/2013 at 18:13

    Evening... I'm guessing that as there's soon to be an F1 race that most of use will have an eye on both till the second games.

  • Will^17/11/2013 at 18:37

    Ravens-Bears game suspended due to weather.

  • Noelinho17/11/2013 at 18:58

    Have paid for NowTV for the race today, so won't be around 'til later. Early games not massively appealing today anyway.

  • Noelinho17/11/2013 at 21:09

    Anyone here?

  • Noelinho17/11/2013 at 22:54

    No-one here at all?

  • Steven Roy17/11/2013 at 23:19

    Anyone here?

    I think your question must have worked like a headping

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:04

    Have paid for NowTV for the race today, so won't be around 'til later. Early games not massively appealing today anyway.

    same. last time for sky coverage until march for me, so i best make the effort to watch a bit.

    have SF v NO on at the minute.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:06

    have SF v NO on at the minute.

    At last we have enough people for a conversation. :)

    And if we are discussing NFL I won't be getting into an argument with Adam Cooper on twitter

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:07

    And if we are discussing NFL I won't be getting into an argument with Adam Cooper on twitter

    oh, what's he said?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:08

    oh, what's he said?

    Adam Cooper @adamcooperf1

    Official crowd figure for Sunday from COTA is 113,162. Not a great race today - but a great event at a fantastic facility

    He is a serious racing journalist who went to Japan to live to cover racing and he is now talking about events at facilities as if the racing is incidental

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:11

    I can't believe he dropped that. Kaepernick put it right in his hands

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:11

    He is a serious racing journalist who went to Japan to live to cover racing and he is now talking about events at facilities as if the racing is incidental

    heh. i guess you gotta find what positives where you can. he's technically correct, it did look like a decent event and the circuit seems nice.

    i can totally see why american's prefer nfl though. f1 sucked today/

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:12

    i can totally see why american's prefer nfl though. f1 sucked today/

    I fell asleep during it and woke us in the middle of the podium. I couldn't even stay awake for that and it was another couple of hours before I woke properly.

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:16

    I fell asleep during it and woke us in the middle of the podium. I couldn't even stay awake for that and it was another couple of hours before I woke properly.

    awake ready for football. perfect :)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:16

    I am really looking forward to the late game. Denver and KC are probably the best two teams around. Denver have the best offence and KC the best defence

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:17

    awake ready for football. perfect :)

    I already slept through a chunk of this game

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:17

    I am really looking forward to the late game. Denver and KC are probably the best two teams around. Denver have the best offence and KC the best defence

    on c4 at 12:45. i'll watch the start for certain.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:22

    That's a harsh call. He hit him on the chest. His arm hit his head because that is where it has to be to get his hand in the right place

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:24

    Just as well that Harbaugh is going nuts on the sideline or he would not have gotten that call

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:27

    20-20 with 2 minutes left

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:27

    nice kick. 20/20.

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:28

    great crowd.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:29

    Standing still while all the black shirts are coming is not a good idea

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:35

    Stupid penalty to give away

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:37

    Field goal here should be a certainty

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:39

    Made it. Saints win

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:39

    Made it. Saints win

    nice finish.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 00:42

    nice finish.

    Fun last 2 minutes for me to catch.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 00:42

    My fantasy team is sinking in the rankings. Boo.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:45

    My fantasy team is sinking in the rankings. Boo.

    Mine is doing really well. And hopefully a lot better after this next game. 26 points from LeSean McCoy, 11 from Anquan Boldin and 11 from some Bears kicker I had never heard off. Brees has been my only disappointment so far with 14

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:48

    It seems unfair that Denver and KC are in the same division. Denver are only second in a division despite breaking records all season

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:52

    I am so looking forward to this game

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 00:53

    I am so looking forward to this game

    Do you have tomorrow off or are you just going without sleep?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:53

    Do you have tomorrow off or are you just going without sleep?

    I slept through a chunk of the race. Late start tomorrow too

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:53

    I am so looking forward to this game

    that almost guarantees you'll be fast asleep before the end ;)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:54

    that almost guarantees you'll be fast asleep before the end ;)

    OI!!!

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:54

    OI!!!

    #sorrysteven

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:54

    #sorrysteven

    I don't believe you mean that

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:56

    I keep forgetting about Alex Smith. This time last year he was on the scrap heap after losing out on the starting position to Kaepernick at San Francisco. Now his team are 9-0

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 00:58

    I don't believe you mean that

    am just sad i won't be here at the end.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 00:59

    am just sad i won't be here at the end.

    Hopefully the early part of the game will live up to expectations

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:00

    This guy sounds like he is reading his comments

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:02

    This guy sounds like he is reading his comments

    I'm kind of around until the game starts, but will be distracted until then, getting ready for tomorrow.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:02

    I'm kind of around until the game starts, but will be distracted until then, getting ready for tomorrow.

    How did the play and your former students go?

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:03

    How did the play and your former students go?

    Oh, great. Thanks for asking. It's so sweet and inspiring to see them growing into such capable young adults. And they're so brave to get up and perform in front of their peers and the public. It was special. I'm glad I made myself get off the couch today.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:04

    Oh, great. Thanks for asking. It's so sweet and inspiring to see them growing into such capable young adults. And they're so brave to get up and perform in front of their peers and the public. It was special. I'm glad I made myself get off the couch today.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:30

    Broncos about to kick off

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:31

    yay

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:32

    Bad start when you get a penalty before you start your first play

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:32

    *aborted start*

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:33

    I wish the Broncos would go back to wearing blue

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:34

    That isn't just 3 and out it is a lousy 3 and out

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:34

    The two punters are brothers. I had no idea

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:36

    I wish the Broncos would go back to wearing blue

    when/why did they change?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:38

    when/why did they change?

    They used to play in orange and they had a great team but they could never get to the superbowl (1980s) They switched to dark blue and won two superbowls. Then a few years ago they changed back

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:39

    54 yard field goal. Bet he is glad he is at Mile High Stadium

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:42

    off topic (ish, right country at least), joe suggests in gp+ that alexander rossi might get a drive next year. wonder which caterham driver is toast?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:42

    off topic (ish, right country at least), joe suggests in gp+ that alexander rossi might get a drive next year. wonder which caterham driver is toast?

    May be both Caterham drivers if Heikki gets the other car

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:42

    That isn't just 3 and out it is a lousy 3 and out

    "3 and out". It must be Sunday Night on SPC. :)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:44

    "3 and out". It must be Sunday Night on SPC. :)

    This is old style SPC Sunday Night football where the team that recieves the kick off goes 3 and out on their first drive. Although drive is a bitt OTT for what they really did

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:44

    Smith sacked. Denver D is playing like KC's

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:45

    This is old style SPC Sunday Night football where the team that recieves the kick off goes 3 and out on their first drive. Although drive is a bitt OTT for what they really did

    Attempt rather than drive?

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:45

    Attempt rather than drive?

    Effort?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:45

    Attempt rather than drive?

    Disaster rather than attempt

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:48

    Mr C

    I have been getting something really odd recently. I click to quote and for some reason the comments scroll all the way back to the top of the thread. Even when there are a thousand comments it scrolls slow enough that I can read the odd comment. When I go back to the comment box the text I clicked to quote is there twice. This has happened a dozen times recently. I thought it was only happening when there were a lot of comments but it just happened again.

    I assume this is some oddity at my end rather than something others are getting but I thought I should mention it

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:50

    I assume this is some oddity at my end rather than something others are getting but I thought I should mention it

    scrolling here is one thing that's a bit flaky, so it doesn't surprise me. there is some promised functionality coming to browsers soon that'll sort it once and for all, so i'm just hanging on for that. sorry. ought to be perfect by next season.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:51

    scrolling here is one thing that's a bit flaky, so it doesn't surprise me. there is some promised functionality coming to browsers soon that'll sort it once and for all, so i'm just hanging on for that. sorry. ought to be perfect by next season.

    It's not a problem because it happens so rarely. It's just very weird

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 01:53

    It's not a problem because it happens so rarely. It's just very weird

    i've seen it myself too, once or twice.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:54

    i've seen it myself too, once or twice.

    Glad it is not just me being weird then

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 01:55

    I love the camera shake because of the foot stomping in the stadium. It would be fun to be there.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:56

    I love the camera shake because of the foot stomping in the stadium. It would be fun to be there.

    I think it is from the shivering but I would love to go there

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:57

    Defences very much on top so far

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 01:58

    Surely they could have found him a better shot than that to illustrate it

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:01

    Wes.Yay. #fantasypoints

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:01

    Don't ever remember Peyton shouting OMAHA before. That is notmally his brother's thing

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:02

    Wes.Yay. #fantasypoints

    I replaced him with Demaryius Thomas this week

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:02

    I replaced him with Demaryius Thomas this week

    How's it going?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:02

    Tackle by Peyton

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:03

    How's it going?

    ZERO

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:03

    ZERO

    haha

    :( I know the feeling...

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:03

    Fumbled the other way now

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:03

    Fumble-palooza

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:05

    I bet the Broncos heirarchy held their breath when Peyton went for the tackle

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:07

    ZERO

    There's your man.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:07

    Points for me.

    You can only stop Peyton for so long

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:09

    Touchdown by my tight end receiving a pass from my QB

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:09

    Touchdown by my tight end receiving a pass from my QB

    sweeet.

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 02:09

    Touchdown by my tight end receiving a pass from my QB

    living up to your expectations then!

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:10

    I fogot about Denver's field goal earlier. Almost posted a stupid comment about a 0-0 quarter

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:10

    living up to your expectations then!

    Made a few of changes this week and they are working

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:11

    KC defence has had a great quarter and still they have lost 10 points

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:21

    Stupid penalty to give away.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:22

    You are a bad boy so you will stand next to the head coach until you learn to behave

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:22

    Stupid penalty to give away.

    Yep.

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 02:22

    You are a bad boy so you will stand next to the head coach until you learn to behave

    :)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:23

    Touchdown Chiefs

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:29

    Great play by Manning. Totally sold the hand off then made a great pass

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:29

    Great play by Manning. Totally sold the hand off then made a great pass

    and I liked the catch, too.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:30

    and I liked the catch, too.

    He was under a lot of pressure to make it

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:30

    He was under a lot of pressure to make it

    Love those over the middle.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:31

    Interference?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:32

    That was a bad bad choice by Manning. Decker was wide open in the end zone

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:32

    Does my guy Wes get fantasy points for that or not, if he didn't actually catch it?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:32

    Does my guy Wes get fantasy points for that or not, if he didn't actually catch it?

    I think he has to make the catch. Like that one

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:32

    Does my guy Wes get fantasy points for that or not, if he didn't actually catch it?

    This seems like a dumb question when I read it back. He shouldn't get points.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:33

    I thought Brandon Flowers was a musician

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:34

    I thought Brandon Flowers was a musician

    He has a wide range of talents, I guess.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:34

    TD

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 02:34

    I thought Brandon Flowers was a musician

    everyone needs a hobby :)

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:35

    everyone needs a hobby :)

    Plays shows Saturday night, NFL games on Sundays.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:35

    I thought Brandon Flowers was a musician

    He is. How did I know music stuff?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brandon_Flowers

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:35

    He is. How did I know music stuff?

    hehe

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 02:36

    He is. How did I know music stuff?

    maybe he's sung the anthem ;)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:37

    maybe he's sung the anthem ;)

    I have no idea. It was just as soon as the commentator said the name my brain said musician. I couldn't have said if he was dead or alive or what kind of music he was involved in.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:38

    I don't know why the Chiefs bother lining up for kick offs. Denver always just blast them out the back of the end zone

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:39

    Imagine being the Denver head coach and your team is having its best season in a lot of years while you are not involved

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:39

    Imagine being the Denver head coach and your team is having its best season in a lot of years while you are not involved

    awkward.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:41

    What is that flag for?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:41

    Holding before the snap??

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:41

    Holding before the snap??

    Dookie. hehe

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:42

    Great run.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:43

    Great job by Smith. I thought that was a certain sack

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:44

    Another nice reception over the middle. Both sides having some good catches.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:44

    Another nice reception over the middle. Both sides having some good catches.

    It's almost like the defences are having a rest period

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:45

    It's almost like the defences are having a rest period

    The coverage seems good. The passes and receivers are just a bit better.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:46

    shoulder, looks like.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:47

    Unusual for time of possesion to be even in a Broncos game. Normally their offence spends hardly any time on the field because they score withing a couple of minutes of taking the field

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:48

    Great tackle

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:48

    Fumble?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:48

    Fumble?

    Down by contact?

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:50

    I love the way Mike Carlson explains what happened on plays

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 02:51

    I love the way Mike Carlson explains what happened on plays

    i do prefer this coverage over sky sports. far more accessible.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:52

    i do prefer this coverage over sky sports. far more accessible.

    Wish I had it, too. These guys are fine, but soooo many ads. 'murica.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:52

    i do prefer this coverage over sky sports. far more accessible.

    Carlson manages to talk to the people who know the sport and those who don't at the same time without annoying either. Not many can do that

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:53

    Just to prove that everyone looks for something different in their sports coverage

    Phil Plait @BadAstronomer

    Cool, NFL just showed the Denver U. Observatory during the Bronco’s commercial break. Pretty ‘scope.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:53

    Carlson manages to talk to the people who know the sport and those who don't at the same time without annoying either. Not many can do that

    Yeah. It's so annoying to deal with how much "teaching" goes into US F1 broadcasts. I know they need to do it, but geez. I get so sick of it.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 02:53

    Just to prove that everyone looks for something different in their sports coverage

    That's great. :)

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:55

    Yeah. It's so annoying to deal with how much "teaching" goes into US F1 broadcasts. I know they need to do it, but geez. I get so sick of it.

    It used to happen a lot here too. One of the good things about Sky's coverage is that everyone who is prepared to pay for the F1 channel can be assumed to know something about F1

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 02:59

    I thought that was going to be an interception

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:00

    I thought that was going to be an interception

    Close!

  • Mr C18/11/2013 at 03:02

    i gots to call it a night. catch you all soon!

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:02

    i gots to call it a night. catch you all soon!

    Good night

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:02

    Can't believe he missed that

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:02

    i gots to call it a night. catch you all soon!

    Good night.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:02

    Can't believe he missed that

    Wow. haha.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:05

    Fabulous coverage by Denver

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:05

    Fabulous coverage by Denver

    and again.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:06

    Looked like there was a facemask against the offence early in that play

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:06

    Looked like there was a facemask against the offence early in that play

    I hate seeing their heads being twisted like that. ew.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:08

    64 yard field goal???

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:09

    Smith tucks it and goes! Fun to see.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:09

    I don't understand why he ran that. He was never going to get to the end zone

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:10

    I don't understand why he ran that. He was never going to get to the end zone

    Didn't see any options? Coverage too good? But you would think he'd at least give it a shot. But he was on the run...

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:11

    Didn't see any options? Coverage too good? But you would think he'd at least give it a shot. But he was on the run...

    I guess once he left the pocket he had to go

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:11

    I guess once he left the pocket he had to go

    Did what he could, I guess.

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:13

    I need to go to bed. Sorry, Steven. Gotta be up at 6. Boo work!

    Nice to spend some time this evening. Good night.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:13

    Did what he could, I guess.

    I'm glad it was a close first half. Didn't want to see a blow out

  • Kai18/11/2013 at 03:13

    I'm glad it was a close first half. Didn't want to see a blow out

    Yeah. They seem pretty even strength.

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 03:14

    I need to go to bed. Sorry, Steven. Gotta be up at 6. Boo work!

    Shame. Good night. Speak to you later

  • Steven Roy18/11/2013 at 05:09

    Final score

    KC 17 Denver 27

    For Kai

    Wes Welker finished the game in the locker room with suspected concussion