Scrub: Good to know there is another member of the Raider Nation here. The Raiders got royally screwed last night – they had more penalty yards than positive yards in the first quarter, and it was close for the entire half.
I don’t know if the announcers were right about the decibel level at TN interfering with the players’ ability to hear the snapcount, but I went to a few TN games back in law school, and it was damn loud. It seemed a couple of the offsides calls were pretty weak – and that endzone call was complete B.S.
TN played well, but I’d still lay money on Oakland at home v. the Titans.
Other games: Houston knocked me out of my suicide pool, but ours is modified – you can buy back in for another $20 after the first week only. I’m just dumb enough to do so, especially since at least 2/3 of the pool got knocked out on that game, and if they all buy back in the pot will be over $3K.
Detroit and AZ looked good, but remember they were playing each other…
Baltimore was bad enough to make Pittsburgh look better than they are. Weird confluence of circumstances (Milloy cut, picked up by Bills, plays Patriots first week at Buffalo) made Milloy look really good and Pats look bad. I don’t care what Belichek says – Milloy had the keys to the Pats offense like the Bucs did to the Raiders in the Super Bowl when Gruden knew the audibles…
Ah, gotta love football season. Buc and Eagles tonight, and then I have to wait a whole week for more. At least college ball fills in the Saturdays.