This is the week where teams start to pull away and seasons start to be defined. The ‘early’ game features the Detroit Lions, who need to start playing to their potential, at the Philadelphia Eagles, with their ‘fumble-y QB’ Mike Vick (1800 – Sky Sports). Up second are 2 NFC-Championship contenders when then New York Giants play the San Francisco 49ers (2115 – Sky Sports). The late-ko has the Houston Texans hosting the Green Bay Packers (0120 Mon am – C4); where Aaron Rogers will probably be looking to abandon the run in an attempt to overturn the yet-undefeated Texans. Monday night sees an all-AFC West showdown with the San Diego Chargers travelling to the Denver Broncos (0130 Tues am – BBC), and should be an offensive slug-fest, regardless of the strengths of either defence.
NFL Week 6
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Odds we're all slightly distracted this evening? ;)
One of the Eagles just got thrown out of the game.
I've just switched my feed back on...
Woah that Jets won earlier - points on offence, and not many on defence, against the Cotls.
Didn't see, it was after an extra point.
Ahh no worries, thought your eyes might've caught it.
sadly not - 'twas a very late flag.
throwing a punch
What time will the third quarter start?
I'm switching to radio, so I can go to bed at the same time
got home just as they kicked off. brilliant return.
My sound is two seconds ahead of my pictures.
Radio on. In bed. #nothere
Will defos do tomorrow night.
So just me then? Anyone else around, watching Alex Smith have a disaster?
I#m watching the Yankees struggle in the ALCS. I will join you after the game finishes
have C4 on now, but am behind with stuff cause of stratos.
I have it on but I will not be around for long. Felix took up a lot of everyone's time today
Ok, I may stay around for a bit.
I should have watched the earlier games rather than the baseball. Terrible game in so many ways
Just about to kick off
And that is how to stop te return
Great job by the Packers defence. Texans go 3 and out
If the Texan player had not been offside in the previous play they would have had the ball. He was and a minute later they are 7-0 down.
Flags all over the place though
The Packers have an AJ, a BJ, a CJ and a DJ on their defence but BJ Raji is injured so they no longet have a BJ
does dj play?
does dj play the halftime show?
Apparently he is in the team. The offence has a TJ too. You would think some of them would have proper names
I have to get some sleep. Haven't had much all weekend and I have to be awake in 5 hours
Ok, so it turns out that tonight's game is in San Diego - that'll teach me to trust the BBC NFL schedule.
Anybody else in for this one?
i'll pop it on. distracted a bit by technology though :)
bbc already running 4mins late. #greatstart
There should be plenty of BBC-blue-screens during the game ;)
i best stock up on some pre-game snacks.
#joke If they're delaying the game by 4 that means being > a whole play behind.
I've given up waiting and loaded a stream until the Beeb get going *rolls eyes*
just started. will it be outta sync, or skip the first bit?
It's behind my 'stream' by about 15s, and it's one of those, so maybe closer to 30s.
Which is about ok for Twitter and GameCenter :)
Forget that, I can already see 2/3 plays ahead on GC
must be ahead of all streams. that's a bit mental.
I can imagine official website might be able to challenge slow streams, does me I can cheat if I'm nervous ;)
Manning there - carrying a bit of weight
Both Ds starting well, but time to play the NFL weekend-roundup podcast on over this tedium.
guess they're gonna play those screens for the whole season. very odd.
The amount of hate they're had directed over those. The do now occasionally show a highlight from the weekend or a best-of-2011 reel. #poorshow
Philip Rivers needs to realise the game has started
Great hustle on that play - TO
Another TO on special teams!!
TOUCHDOWN - and through the air as well :)
The 2 turnovers?!
a slightly one-sided start :)
:) Nice move to break the plane.
Just wait till the 3rdQ, the Chargers this season usually fold somewhat and give teams an in.
Another 3 and out - Peyton's struggling
for any reason?
I think he's scared of the pass-rush, which is strange, because there's not been much penetration yet
He also doesn't have as much arm-strength since he's comeback this season - no real deep threat.
He will work out how to get past that before long.
snack break :)
run forrest, run.
Taken them 15min, but Manning's got his offence working.
These false-start calls against Rivers are bogus
he didn't do anything did he?
guys wearing helmets and pads have a punchup!?
Nope - the refs are saying he's doing too much to lure them offside. Which is not the case, he's so far within the law...
LOL at that guy for putting the Broncos on the 5 by spiking the ball.
I was about to say that I was feeling comfortable with the Chargers' D
"tripped over the 45 yard line"
he could have run that all the way. what a frickin muppet!
Chargers' #23 is useless ;)
INT - Pick6?!
that's the craziest 2 mins of play i've ever seen.
Always said that #23 was God's-gift to cornerbacking ;P
:) :) :)
Now that's what I'm talking about!
This Eli featurette is really interesting
so young! :)
The babyface helps
true. no idea how old he was there, but if i had to guess, i'd say about 15.
I dunno either, he's 31 now, but doesn't look too different.
Looking like this? http://matchbin-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/public/sites/550/assets/elimanningmug.jpg That'll be about 14 months ago.
Yup - I was slightly shocked
BOOM TD SD
game over, surely.
Broncos get the ball start of the 3rd, and Chargers haven't played very well in that Quarter much this season :S
am confident enough to call it a night v.soon. you watching to the fin?
Yup - had about 5 hours of sleep already yesterday afternoon/earlier
until tomorrow chap. g'night.
Here we go: 3rd Q - I'm not holding my breath. #pessimist
Sustained Broncos drive
That'll be a TD then
Nice drive so far from the Chargers, including a recover of their own Fumble
Uhoh Rivers hit and Fumbled, although might've been incomplete - returned for TD, awaiting review.
Bahh - TD, although I stand by incomplete.
Another standard Chargers 3rd Q
Chargers 24-14 at the start of the 4th.
Another Broncos TD. 3pt game.
Urg - INT.
Urg - TD.
Broncos 28-24. 09:03 remaining.
Urg - another INT.
3-&-out - still a game on.
Urg - another-nother INT.
That'll be the game. Broncos 35-24. That's 2 weeks in a row that I've been on my own to watch the Chargers throw it away. Thank goodness they have a Bye next week.
Having complained about the BBC coverage, I only played ~12mins of podcast in their tedious blue screens. The VTs weren't as good as studio analysis, but I'm warming to it.
i went to bed too early :(
's up on iPlayer already: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01nh8rn/American_Football_Live_Matches_2012_13_Season_Denver_Broncos_at_San_Diego_Chargers/