It’s Wembley week part 2, featuring the San Francisco 49ers and the Jacksonville Jaguars (17:00 Sun – Sky Sports). After a tough start, the 49ers are on a 4-game winning streak, where as the Jags have conceded 222 points on their way being 0-7. This should be a ‘9ers win, but then you never know what can happen on any given Sunday. In the other games: on TNF the 3-3 Carolina Panthers at the 0-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (01:25 Fri – Sky Sports); in an NFC South divisional matchup. Also on Sunday night the 6-1 Denver Broncos play host to the 2-4 Washington Redskins (20:25 Sun – Sky Sports). Later on in the NFC North the 4-2 Green Bay Packers are at the 1-5 Minnesota Vikings (00:30 Mon – C4). On MNF there is an all-NFC Westaffair when the 6-1 Seattle Seahawks take on the 3-4 St. Louis Rams (00:40 Tues – Eurosport). Most importantly note the change to kickoff times, for UK viewers at least.
NFL Week 8
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A què campeón de F1 he conocido?
I see the live game is on channel 4 too.
49ers and Jaguars will kick off at Wembley in 12 minutes time. Clearly no-one told the Jaguars cheerleaders that the weather in London is a little bit cooler than the weather in Florida
Not that its important but my goodness the acoustics for this singer on TV is quite something
Evening all! This should be a great game"
Someone has linked me to this on twitter:
useful for someone stupid like me!
That is a good basic explanation
They are going to muredr two anthems. Cancel the UK franchise. I couldn't stand that every week
That was a messy start.
Jacksonville nearly got the ball back
The weather means we're in for one of those days.
I thought with some of the pictures I had seen tweeted that it would be a lot worse at Wembley
i have it on, but i'm being productive so not paying a huge amount of attention. enjoy y'all.
Now I feel bad that I am being unproductive
i am eating maltesers
maltesers is productive
been a crap weekend, rectifying with genius coding.
Wish I had some and I could be productive too
Now Frank Gore decides to play well. Didn't do much in the three weeks he was in my fantasy team
I knew you were an expert
the ball did the stuff and them guys did too!
Who needs Mike Carlson
MJD establishing the run
Very early to be using a time out
Didn't like the look the '9ers' D was showing?
Looks a bit mixed up. Especially when one of them flattened a team mate.
The Jags aren't 0-7 on the night and the season for no reason.
What happened to all the pink?
It was one of the 49ers D Line who flattened a team mate
Your right, it's still BC awareness month.
I missed that - hahaha :)
I always think those vertical skips came about by someone misunderstanding a tech drawing
Kaep not liking what he was seeing from the Jags' D: KILL KILL KILL
KILL KILL KILL means that the QB spotted that the play would not have worked because of the way the defence was set up. They will call a run play and a pass play as back up. Or the other way round. If the defence is set up for one he calls KILL KILL KILL and they switch to the other. Unfortunately there it took too long to read the defence so they didn't have time to set up for the other play
Through his hands.
Don't think he made that
Missed that, Mrs^ had requested foods.
Kaepernick having to run a lot himself
Kaep dived out of bounds an held the ball out to get the first down. Looked a yard short but he got it
Kaep gets the TD himself again
Kaep gets another first down. Head first this time
1st and goal from the 1 yard line. This could be 21-0 before we have played 20 minutes
One of my fantasy teams is loving kaep today
Just checked and he is my wild card. Go Kaep. Keep going in head first. Every yard matters
This could be the most one sided game ever. If they want to sell out games regularly in London the NFL need to re-think their plan to send Jacksonville every year
28-0 Kaepernick again from 9 yards
What are the chances of the Jags laying an egg?
They have 46 yards total offence in half an hour
Make that 57 now. They need a new plan if they are going to score anything
Looks like they are treating your comment as a challenge. Made it to half way line
They have the clock against them... but 1to
I can see a long pass being intercepted and being returned for a TD
28-3 doesn't look half as bad as 28-0
Why run out to stop the clock then have the QB take a knee?
That is exactly the kick off that i used to do on Madden, catch an run oob at the 2
looked like is momentum took him out
I have never played Madden
Brilliant game, even a few iterations ago - great to be qb, playcaller, as well as premium pass-rusher :D
I've not played it for a few years, and I'm sure I'd be 1000x better now I've watched soo much more football
Have to also add that it is kind of brilliant to play on Wii, despite being a simplified verson of other consoles, you use the Wiimote to throw the pass :D
You are just trying to make me buy a wii now
I will never understand why they play with chin cups on their helmets. They are worse than useless
Looks like it took 28 minutes for the Jaguars to come to life
Jags blew it on 4th and goal
Not sure if the recent versions are on Wii / U
I see they've not scored without me
heheheh. brilliant slip up.
Jaguars had a really good drive but couldn't converr 4th and goal. Then their D couldn't keep SF in their own red zone
Yay the turquoise ones.
If they come back and win now this could turn into a great game
I'm watching the Giants and the Eagles. The Giants have won one game this year. ugh. Philly has won 3, I think. Victor Cruz was hit and deposited on his back/shoulder/neck and went to get an x-ray. :(
It was reported here that it is a neck injury
I see him back on the field right now. ! huh.
Must have tightened the bolts and sent him back out.
49ers go 90 yards in 2 plays
Yep. Or he got a magic shot or something.
The Giants can't even line up correctly. Eli is like a traffic cop out there directing them where to be. Then they got a delay of game on the next play.
Lots of Omaha Omaha then?
The opposite of the Giants getting penalties in the red zone and have to settle for a FG. They still lead the Eagles 15-0.
The torquoise ones are in trouble
I was listening for it, but it was a hut hike situation. No time for Omahas, maybe.
Must be bad if there is no time for Omahas
35-10 with 52 seconds left in the third
How can Jacksonville be the home side at Wembley?
it is one of their home games that has moved all this way east
The Giants are the Marussia of the NFL this year. Or Caterham.
Someone has to be the home team. They have one of their home games at Wembley for the next two seasons
I think the bottom line is they can't sell enough seats in Jacksonville so they get to play one at Wembley
I'm hearing Omahas now, so he's regular rushed, not uh oh-omg rushed.
FUMBLE TD RECOVERY
SF strip the ball from one of the turquoise ones and return it 45 yards for another TD
Against the Jags, no need for FGs
Bad day for turquoise. Cole just made a great catch for the Pats. Dolphins down 17-20 in the 4th. It's still close, though.
Lunatic mascot running around the field and being chased off by stewards
I love that people turned up for a 49ers-Jaguars game with cheeseheads
All jerseys are in attendance
I can understand them wearing different teams' jerseys but it seems odd to carry or wear a cheesehead all the way to Wembley.
I saw a guy on the preview for this game with a cheesehead in the shape of a top hat
Massive screw up by the Giants. They were going to punt it, the snap goes WAY over the kicker's head. The kicker runs back to try to get it at their 1. The kicker touches it and....an Eagle is there to scoop it up and runs in for a TD. Unreal.
4:11 left in the 4th. We'll see if the Giants can hold on to their 15-7 lead or if they give their second win away with more mistakes. Oh, Giants. tsk tsk.
The center and the punter could get a game with the Jaguars
The center was like Bam Bam on the Flintstones and the kicker was like Fred. All thumbs.
Looks like we are channel changing again. At 8pm we go to More4
Apprentice QB in for SF now. Kaepernick gets a rest and McCoy gets to see what it looks like from the other side of the sideline
Urgh! '9ers have withdrawn their big guns - fantasy sighs.
The second team had to start on their own 5 yard line. They are at half way on 4 plays.
Jags must hope they want to rest the second team soon
Giants intercept Eagles. Giants win 15-7.
I was sure the Giants were going to be a play off team this year. I guess every win seem better now
Pats block a FG by Dolphins. Rarely see those.
Can't remember the last time I even heard of one
SF 42 Jags 10
They go to More4 just to see the clock wind out.
Cowboys fans on twitter are getting panicky
Rightfully so. Down by 3 with 2:38 to go against the Lions.
And the Megatron & Stafford combo is on fire!
sorry. UP by 3.
Is she wearing a hat in case the Queen turns up?
3rd and 12
Romo has to throw it away.
Lions get the ball w 2:24 left.
People on twitter were predicting interceptions. Must be great to have that much faith in your QB
Lions QB sacked. That's not how you do it, Detroit.
Raiders' QB, 93 yard TD run.... A RUN!
Washington @ Denver next on Sky then Green Bay @ Minnesota at midnight on 4.
That Skins-Broncos game should be a barn-stormer!
I think so. i will miss the first quarter but I will be back for the rest of it. Broncos are going to be tough after losing a game last week
Their D is the weakness, and so it the Redskins', so it should be an offensive matchup (here's hoping anyway).
Dallas 30 Detroit 24 1:02 left
Lions need a TD ftw.
No timeouts left
Great pass by Lions downfield to inside the 25 yd line.
OMG TD LIONS!
lions win lions win
Completion at the 1, no time outs, QB up and over.
What a great play.
3 plays, really.
Matthew Stafford. Great heads up play to get the TD done.
The offensive line had no idea what he was going to do. He just jumped over them to break the plane of the goal line. Thrilling.
You seem happy about that. Still not a Cowboys fan?
Cowboys must lose. :)
just imitating the commentators that say that.
| have Megatron in the sidepodFL, so a Lions fan this season ;)
Thanks for your continuing guidance on the fantasy league stuff. I have a functioning team today, so that's what I was going for. I didn't know I had to replace bye players. Makes sense, I just didn't know.
Yeah, all byes should be on the bench or if they are unimportant replaced altogether (like average kickers that your not worried about picking up again).
Learning as I go isn't pretty. :)
You did so well with Manning, he's carrying you. I think we'll all be ready to start properly by next season ;)
Anything that happened on my team in the original draft is an accident.
Yup - I watched you auto-draft him in the 2nd (or something) and thought that was a bad choice for you, clearly not! :P
I didn't even want a Manning! haha
I was going for Kaep
Kaep is storming it for me in another league! Or at least he now is - a few weeks of low, low single digit scores.
My strategy was to draft a QB later, and fill the skill positions first - is working fine so far :)
Made it back faster than I thought.
I don't know why Denver don't stick with the blue shirts. Elway got so close for so many years in the orange and as soon as they switched to blue they won two superbowls
RG3 is not helping his cause to join Luck, Kaep and Wilson as good 2nd-year qbs
I'm going to watch MotoGP on the DVR for a bit.
At the start of last season all the talk was about him and Luck. Now he is 4th in a 2 horse race
I watched it in the middle of the night in the hour I saved with the clock change
Once I saw him on a Subway commercial I got a bad feeling.
Mismanaged knee-injuries have cost him badly
Damon Hill never recovered from the pizza ads. Of course that was after he retired from driving
Not what any young sportsman needs. Need to play every week and get into the indestructable zone
Denver D back on form, or is that more a reflection on the Skins?
Skins are making some plays now
RG3 is having to hold on to the ball for a long time on every play. He can't do that all night and win
Denver D blow it big style. Redskins set up for a field goal and Denver put 12 men in the formation.
5 yard penalty, 1st down. Touchdown.
7-7 half time
7-7 approaching the half... Offensive shootout, what shootout?
Jets 3 Bengals 35?????
Love watching Peyton change the play then get the first down
Touchdown Redskins. This game got very interesting
Peyton threw an interception for a TD. Denver's season fell apart in the last two weeks. Looked unbeatable before that
Bed time here, so I've switched to the radio coverage. Great news is that Matt Money Smith is calling it.
TD Broncos. Clearly Will^ was bad luck
I'll be here... Still got a final feed and a Baby^ to settle.
How was Moto GP?
Very exciting to watch Marqu
Marquez hunt down Lorenzo.
What was with the guy who just ditched it off the bike? That was crazy looking.
I can't remember. I was barely awake
I didn't catch who it was, but he was heading into a corner and just kind of threw himself/fell off the bike. They said it could've been cooked brakes. He needed to ditch or crash w stuck acceleration or no brakes or something. It looked nuts....like even more nuts than they look normally.
Peyton is 'hurry hurry' ing every time.
I remember the incident now. Can't remember who it was. Everyone had huge brake discs for Motegi because they need the braking force but because of their size they cool more on the straight
Got someone with a hard count on that earlier.
Has to go for it on 4th down. Worst case the Redskins get the ball back on their own 1
Time out Redskins.
Wonder if the Broncos will go for it or will try for offside
He did hurry hur that time
He should get 3 points for that kick off
That could be a fun new element in NFL. ha.
Alternative to an onside kick
it's the future :)
hehe! I was thinking of you! *headping activated*
You just missed someone put the kick off between the posts. Never seen that before
Exciting throw over the middle. Those always make me cringe.
that cannot be humanly possible?
Just happened. Only just made it
drive of the day :)
*THUNK* on the crossbar. So cool.
WOOO! Denver long run for TD
That didn't take much time off the clock
Hey. I want a bag like this but I'm not paying $200 for one. Do you guys know of any company that makes similar?
The poor poor punt gifted them that! 15 yard punt - oops.
Very bad. #fail
no, but i approve.
I know what I want but I haven't found it anywhere yet. I want the bag to stand up and not flop over as I need to get into it or put stuff in it.
e-mailed you video
Got to go for the field goal this time
Peyton's fired up. And has a triangle on his forehead.
that deserves a pint. wow.
That explains a lot @Illuminati_Stop
He usually has it covered under his helmet, but in the heat of the moment he showed us his secret powers...
I love that he is still so ound up after turning a 14 point deficit into a 10 point lead
Never give up, even when you're ahead.
Quick rewind on the TV and try to hold the phone steady. I kept trying to pan up to see the ball coming in. Panning above the TV doesn't work
It's so nice to have a chance to comment with you guys tonight.
Good idea, though. :)
They should be able to take the data and pass it straight to my phone or computer without me having to leave my seat
Of course. I'm sure the NSA heard your comments via your phone and is on it.
I just love the idea that Merkel thought her phone was not being monitored. Everyone's phones are
Great play by the Broncos. Seem to be a lot of late hits from the Redskins tonight
Yay CJ Anderson, first NFL game! *cheers*
I don't know him. That's just cool.
Interception, not an interception, interception again
Re-intercepted. This is getting silly
HA! INT back??
This is a fun game. I've missed football.
Soooo many Redskins are getting hurt today.
Another Broncos TD
Seems a while since they were 21-7 down. 30 consecutive points
Broncos had a bad game but scored 5 TDs
RG3 threw an interception and got flattened
So many Broncos getting stupid penalties for nonsense after the play is over
Holding his OTHER knee? oh boy. :(
I think if I was Shanahan I would park RG3 for the rest of the game. They can't make up 17 points in 5 minutes
It was the other one that got hurt when he was flattened
oh, it looked like his foot was in totally the wrong direction when he hit the ground under that guy. EW.
Shanahan is reading the comments
Wow. INT for TD Broncos. Just to seal the deal.
Interception - touchdown
I'm sure I typed that before
Elway looking very happy
38 consecutive points for the Broncos
Aikman and Elway remind me of each other. Similar era, kind of vaguely look like each other.
I think of Elway as being earlier than Aikman
Had to look it up.
Some overlap, but Elway was earlier, too.
More overlap than I thought
That should be a penalty
ooh. Leading with helmet straight into Cousin's chin. BOOO.
I thought the Broncos were in trouble earlier in the game but they gave the Redskins a 14 point lead then destroyed them
Good game. Interesting. Lots of back and forth.
Good times, like old times.
Yep and we saw a kickoff put through the posts
And I saw a blocked field goal.
Hope that makes one of the highlight reels
Apparently one of the guys has worked on 'hand work' with this MMA fighting brother. I don't know how they're related exactly...
I get the feeling there is a bit more to that explanation
I don't know if that's how he gets to the kicker or if that's how he gets his hand on the ball.
The announcer guys weren't sure either, I don't think.
Someone mentioned something in an interview and we thought we would throw it in but we really don't know what it means?
yeah. It was in his show notes or something. :)
What do you make of people who are not totally familiar with their show notes?
Each person has his/her own talents and preferences. I do not judge another's process. ;)
I suppose it would be boring if we were all the same
you people never forget anything.