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NFL Wild Card Sunday: Live coverage, analysis & more

Join SB Nation's NFL crew for complete coverage of Sunday's Wild Card games, starting with the Chargers at Bengals at 1:00 p.m. ET and continuing through the 49ers at Packers 3:40 p.m. ET.

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Ryan Van Bibber [8:01 PM]:

thanks for hanging out with us. we’ll back next weekend!


Cheese Pudding [7:55 PM]:

So, we’ll have a Physics Bowl: Newton x Kaepernick


Stephen White [7:46 PM]:

Finally was right about a game lol Gnite folks!


Stephen White [7:46 PM]:

49ers win


Stephen White [7:45 PM]:

Man that was almost blocked


Stephen White [7:45 PM]:

Maybe he likes it on that hash. Hope so for their sake.


Stephen White [7:44 PM]:

Move it to the middle then call the TO


Stephen White [7:43 PM]:

First down. Line up and go


Stephen White [7:42 PM]:

That pump fake made the blitzer jump too. Smart by Kaep


Stephen White [7:42 PM]:

Leaving it to a kicker today in these conditions has to make you uneasy though


Brandon 'B G' Garner [7:41 PM]:

@sgw94 you would be correct.. he was the one at the beginning of the 3rd quarter


Stephen White [7:40 PM]:

Think he hurt his knee earlier. Cant have him trying to catch Kaep


Ryan Van Bibber [7:40 PM]:

Kaep runs are just going to haunt GB forever


Stephen White [7:40 PM]:

55 shouldnt be out there


Stephen White [7:39 PM]:

Got em anyway looked like somebody pulled a hammy


Stephen White [7:38 PM]:

Ugh, dont like that call. Stops the clock


Stephen White [7:38 PM]:

Just pound it then give Kaep a run pass option on third down if necessary


Stephen White [7:35 PM]:

Good patience by Kaep


Stephen White [7:34 PM]:

My goodness Crab is stepping up. Run this down to FG range now


Ryan Nanni [7:33 PM]:

Daltonlike.


James Dator [7:33 PM]:

Goodness that was close


Stephen White [7:33 PM]:

Yikes, bad decision. Late throw shouldve been a pick


Ryan Van Bibber [7:32 PM]:

don’t quite get the deep shot there


Stephen White [7:31 PM]:

Good yac by Crabtree


Stephen White [7:30 PM]:

They should ride Boldin and Gore this drive. Just keep moving the sticks


Stephen White [7:29 PM]:

Tie game. Lets see if the 49ers can keep the chains moving to win the game here. Damn sure dont want Rodgers to have a shot at winning at the end. Tie at best


icorriher [7:27 PM]:

Interesting to not put Lacy on the field starting with 1st and goal at the 9


Ryan Van Bibber [7:27 PM]:

didn’t know they were allowed to call holding in this game


Stephen White [7:27 PM]:

Finally a holding call


Ryan Van Bibber [7:27 PM]:

ah, holding


Ryan Van Bibber [7:27 PM]:

what’s the flag for?


James Dator [7:26 PM]:

Best wild card weekend ever? It sure feels that way. If only you hadn’t screwed it up, Bengals


Stephen White [7:26 PM]:

Playing with fire losing contain to Rodgers right


Ryan Nanni [7:24 PM]:

Typical Kentucky football talent.


Chris Haines [7:23 PM]:

Man, Aaron Rodgers is pretty good, you guys.


Stephen White [7:23 PM]:

How did Cox miss Rodgers. He was totally unblocked. Shouldve been a fumble but he whiffs


James Dator [7:23 PM]:

Aaron Rodgers is downright unbelievable


Clay Wendler [7:23 PM]:

son of bus


Stephen White [7:22 PM]:

Lacy is not playing with em out there.


Stephen White [7:22 PM]:

That time Smith was held, no call


Stephen White [7:21 PM]:

Oh man bad drop by Lacy. No idea what Aldon Smith is doing. Should be trying to kill Newhouse


Clay Wendler [7:20 PM]:


Stephen White [7:20 PM]:

Jordy Nelson with the jump cuts


jared.mcnutt.9 [7:19 PM]:

Is it bad that I thought #31 for the Packers was Al Harris?


King in Canada [7:19 PM]:

SF can only score td’s immediately after GB


Stephen White [7:18 PM]:

That was tampa 2 and thats about the perfect coverage for that play but….its Vernon Davis


Ryan Van Bibber [7:18 PM]:

4th 10:31
49ers 20
Packers 17

Dimitri Dorlis [7:16 PM]:

@sgw94 nailed it


Stephen White [7:16 PM]:

Just unfair


Ryan Van Bibber [7:15 PM]:

game’s getting chippy now


Stephen White [7:12 PM]:

Grabbed him and PI. Face guarding


Stephen White [7:12 PM]:

Why are the packers still trying to run 2 man?!


Clay Wendler [7:11 PM]:


Stephen White [7:11 PM]:

Big run by Kaep


Stephen White [7:11 PM]:

There it was, bad throw


Stephen White [7:10 PM]:

Id take a shot with Vernon Davis on this drive. Hes been pretty quiet today


Clay Wendler [7:08 PM]:


Ryan Nanni [7:08 PM]:

It’s the Lambeau Finger Roll. IT’S A THING SHUT UP.


Dimitri Dorlis [7:06 PM]:

That Leap attempt


Stephen White [7:06 PM]:

Kuhn with the one inch vertical lol


Clay Wendler [7:06 PM]:


Stephen White [7:06 PM]:

Kuhn in for the TD


Navy_Rebel [7:05 PM]:


Stephen White [7:05 PM]:

Watched it again, thats friggin ridiculous that they didnt throw the flag on that one. I mean blatant as hell and obviously crucial to the play


icorriher [7:04 PM]:

@sgw94 both DBs and OL.


Stephen White [7:03 PM]:

They are definitely “letting em play” today


King in Canada [7:03 PM]:

somebody piss test A-rod


Stephen White [7:03 PM]:

The OLineman tackled 91 off of Rodgers. Gotta call that


Ryan Van Bibber [7:03 PM]:

Aron F’n Football!!


Ryan Nanni [7:03 PM]:

ACC REFS


Ryan Van Bibber [7:02 PM]:

oh man.


Stephen White [7:02 PM]:

WOWWWWWWWW


Stephen White [7:02 PM]:

You have Rodgers, what in hell is that call?!


Stephen White [7:01 PM]:

They just totally let Bowman get hit late. Blindsided eveb


Stephen White [7:00 PM]:

Thought that was a PI. Didnt look like Brock looked back


Ryan Van Bibber [6:59 PM]:

Down goes Hitner!


Clay Wendler [6:59 PM]:


Stephen White [6:57 PM]:

Now Starks rolling too. 49ers defense looks like a dam about to break. Their offense hasnt helped them lately at all


James Dator [6:56 PM]:

Jordy Nelson could be wearing less than any player on the field. I have no clue how he’s doing it


Stephen White [6:55 PM]:

Fell forward at the end for the first down.


Ryan Van Bibber [6:54 PM]:

he cannot be stopped


Stephen White [6:53 PM]:

Kdidisjsmsjsjsnsjsjs Lacy dont hurt em!!!


Stephen White [6:52 PM]:

This three point lead isnt bound to stand. 49ers better get their offense out of neutral


Stephen White [6:51 PM]:

Still dont get all these wide running attempts. Go straight ahead!


icorriher [6:48 PM]:

Old-school rules in effect in the secondary today. Nothing being called.


Stephen White [6:46 PM]:

Then Brooks gets Rodgers. Pass rush coming up huge for the 49ers


Ryan Van Bibber [6:45 PM]:

Rodgers keeps looking for those deep shots


Stephen White [6:45 PM]:

Aldon Smith with the Debo pass rush move. Just shoved the LT out of the way


Ryan Van Bibber [6:44 PM]:

@Run Home Jack Captain D’s does a nice version of that combo platter tho, comes w/ hush puppies


Stephen White [6:44 PM]:

Brooks gave up the edge peeking inside


Ryan Nanni [6:41 PM]:

Timeout → sack is the worst combo platter.


Stephen White [6:40 PM]:

Bad sack by Kaep


Stephen White [6:37 PM]:

Gotta get that call in faster


Stephen White [6:34 PM]:

Packers starting to look like the Chiefs yesterday with all these injuries


Stephen White [6:34 PM]:

Got cute smh


Stephen White [6:34 PM]:

Nice run after the catch by Dixon. Just kept his legs churning


Stephen White [6:33 PM]:

Packers are playing the run better than i thought they would


Stephen White [6:32 PM]:

Crabtree almost got loose there. Wouldve been a footrace


Stephen White [6:31 PM]:

The more Kaep runs the better today imo. Make em respect it then throw it behind them


icorriher [6:28 PM]:

Underthrow + drop. Bad on both ends.


James Dator [6:28 PM]:

Jones should have had that


Stephen White [6:28 PM]:

Risky pass int double coverage but James Jones has to catch that


Stephen White [6:26 PM]:

Lacy got stuck trying to make that cut lol


icorriher [6:25 PM]:

49ers waste so many time outs and take so many delays for a well-coached team. So much motion could be part of it, I guess


Stephen White [6:25 PM]:

Mike Daniels


Ryan Nanni [6:24 PM]:


Stephen White [6:24 PM]:

Or just ignore my advice. Whatevs


Stephen White [6:23 PM]:

49ers need to stay with the run, dont get pass happy


Stephen White [6:22 PM]:

How does that happen?


Ryan Van Bibber [6:13 PM]:

half
Coastal team 13
Tundra dwellers 10

Ryan Van Bibber [6:11 PM]:


Stephen White [6:06 PM]:

Good and thats the end of the half


Ryan Van Bibber [6:05 PM]:

1388963012

Frank Gore: NFL Fullback

Wonder if he said “Woop!” at that moment.


Stephen White [6:05 PM]:

Kick the FG


Stephen White [6:04 PM]:

Aldon Smith was grabbing his facemask too


Stephen White [6:03 PM]:

And that penalty will help


Stephen White [6:03 PM]:

Gotta hold em to a FG


James Dator [6:01 PM]:

“quick Jerry” everyone


Ryan Van Bibber [6:01 PM]:

oh my


James Dator [6:00 PM]:

Just five FOX friends hanging out and being silly together


Stephen White [5:59 PM]:

Somebody better cover Jordan Nelson


Stephen White [5:58 PM]:

Coming back


Stephen White [5:56 PM]:

The center had Smith in a front facelock on the ground. That HAS to be illegal


Stephen White [5:55 PM]:

What were rhey doing to Justin Smith on that play?


Stephen White [5:54 PM]:

Gotta gang tackle Lacy lol.


derp ferguson [5:54 PM]:

@James Dator he got a shoutout from lil wayne in his prime at least


jared.mcnutt.9 [5:53 PM]:

@James Dator He’s been consistently solid his whole career, even more so under Harbaugh


jared.mcnutt.9 [5:52 PM]:

Initially picked GB because of the weather factor. But I completely forgot that Kaep had his two best games ever against this Packers D. So…I’m leaning Niners


James Dator [5:51 PM]:

It feels like Frank Gore was born a few years too late. He’s the league’s best running back that never gets mentioned


Clay Wendler [5:50 PM]:


Ryan Van Bibber [5:50 PM]:

Dom Capers gonna have some questions to answer if the Packers still can’t figure out the SF option game


Stephen White [5:50 PM]:

Gore with another grown man TD run


James Dator [5:49 PM]:

It will be interesting to see if the Packers scheme heavily toward spying Kaepernick after the big run


Stephen White [5:49 PM]:

Run straight ahead


Ryan Van Bibber [5:48 PM]:

visions of 2013


Ryan Nanni [5:48 PM]:

OSTRICH


Rodger Sherman [5:48 PM]:

kaep!


Stephen White [5:48 PM]:

Kaep getting loose.


Oh No Romo [5:48 PM]:

Big run by Kaep


Stephen White [5:48 PM]:

49ers probably shouldnt have Brooks go inside from their left anymore. Gave up,contain on that TD because of a pass rush game


Clay Wendler [5:47 PM]:


James Dator [5:47 PM]:

A total of five coaches in this game came from the Carolina Panthers at one time, and neither fanbase seems happy with its coaching staff. This seems appropriate


Clay Wendler [5:44 PM]:


Ryan Nanni [5:43 PM]:

2nd 5:50
SAN FRANCISCO 6
FREEZER BURNED CHEESE IS STILL CHEESE 7

Ryan Van Bibber [5:43 PM]:

helluva throw there


Stephen White [5:42 PM]:

After all that Green Bay takes a one point lead. Touchdowns not field goals


Stephen White [5:42 PM]:

Nelson with the TD grab


King in Canada [5:42 PM]:

just missed on breaking that up


Ryan Van Bibber [5:40 PM]:

that’s PI half the time


Stephen White [5:40 PM]:

Jerry seems like a pass protection call


Stephen White [5:39 PM]:

Lacy is making a huge difference this drive


James Dator [5:38 PM]:

@Ryan Van Bibber I think he’s the best pocket-adjuster in the NFL (I can’t think of a better phrase)


Ryan Van Bibber [5:37 PM]:

it’s always amazing to see a QB like Rodgers make that extra step to avoid a pass rusher, like a sixth sense


Stephen White [5:37 PM]:

49ers need more push inside


James Dator [5:37 PM]:

I’m not sure if he was the “best” offensive rookie this year, but Eddie Lacy is probably the most important to his team


Ryan Van Bibber [5:36 PM]:


Stephen White [5:35 PM]:

Packers finally getting rolling on offense


Ryan Van Bibber [5:35 PM]:

added benefit of the hurry up offense: warmth


Stephen White [5:34 PM]:

Pass to Kuhn for the first


Stephen White [5:34 PM]:

Lacy with another spin turns a loss into a gain of 2


Clay Wendler [5:33 PM]:


Stephen White [5:31 PM]:

@James Dator yes. And not well lol


Stephen White [5:30 PM]:

Then that happens. Go low next time Kaep


James Dator [5:30 PM]:

@sgw94 Did you ever play in anything like this? If so, how did you handle the cold?


Stephen White [5:30 PM]:

Doing*


Stephen White [5:29 PM]:

Packers arent foing much in the way of stopping the 49ers except when they get in the redzone


Ryan Nanni [5:29 PM]:

Lambeau Field is the color of sadness.


Rodger Sherman [5:26 PM]:

If you wanted to, you could rob Green Bay of every last cent right now.


Stephen White [5:25 PM]:

More of that Kaep


derp ferguson [5:25 PM]:

i think that’s what green bay looks like at noon on a weekday as well


James Dator [5:25 PM]:

I see one car on the road. Where’s the dedication, single person?


Stephen White [5:22 PM]:

Not now!


Stephen White [5:21 PM]:

Run the ball, mannnnnnn


Stephen White [5:21 PM]:

Aldon Smith didnt even know the ball was out


Ryan Nanni [5:17 PM]:

NFL Refs: Nature’s Random Number Generator


Stephen White [5:17 PM]:

Thought that was a delay but if not how is that hot a PI?!


Stephen White [5:14 PM]:

Theyre gonna have a matchup problem with Boldin all day


stell [5:14 PM]:

Anyone, a link for free live stream of game… without a TV account?


Stephen White [5:12 PM]:

With Crab back Boldin is looking even better


Ryan Van Bibber [5:09 PM]:

not easy to run on the 49ers, but they can’t give that up too quickly


Stephen White [5:08 PM]:

Hasnt worked so far though


Stephen White [5:08 PM]:

I thought they would feed Lacy early.


stell [5:08 PM]:

someone, please, tell me how to watch the game online free live stream. i’ve been trying to for 1/2 hour. :-(


jkrdevil [5:07 PM]:

Ed hoculi is going to rob a 7-11 after the game


Oh No Romo [5:07 PM]:

Ooooh, bad punt


Ryan Van Bibber [5:07 PM]:

@DMackey Fox is showing it on their website, i believe


Stephen White [5:06 PM]:

Another 3 and out for the Pack


Stephen White [5:06 PM]:

Packers look tight so far on offense


Stephen White [5:05 PM]:

Credit the whole DLine on that sacked. They all worked well together. Coverage helped too of course


DMackey [5:02 PM]:

Where can I watch the game on-line?


Ryan Nanni [5:00 PM]:

1st 9:00
JIM HARBAUGH SCREAMING AT THE COLD ABOUT BEING A COWARD 3
GREEN BAY 0

James Dator [4:59 PM]:

This Packers defense might not be the most talented from top to bottom, but they’re deep


Stephen White [4:59 PM]:

Big breakup by house


Stephen White [4:58 PM]:

Gotta make those plays when you get a chance. They usually dont come often in these kinda games


Oh No Romo [4:56 PM]:

[Mike Martz timeout joke here]


Stephen White [4:55 PM]:

What a play call and what execution on 4th and 6 this early in the game


Navy_Rebel [4:55 PM]:

Wow. Just Wow.


Stephen White [4:55 PM]:

Big brass ones…


Stephen White [4:54 PM]:

Kaep can’t do that. Gore mightve been wrong but still


Oh No Romo [4:54 PM]:

Frozen beer!


Stephen White [4:52 PM]:

Crab and Kaep working well together early


Oh No Romo [4:52 PM]:

@sgw94 Good call on Crabtree. Third catch today.


Stephen White [4:52 PM]:

Close play by Crab. That would have been a huge momentum shift


Ryan Nanni [4:47 PM]:

this looks MISERABLE to run on.


Stephen White [4:47 PM]:

That will be a huge loss for the Packers


Stephen White [4:46 PM]:

And there is Crab with his first catch for 14 yards


Stephen White [4:45 PM]:

Nice run by Gore to start if off for the 49ers


Stephen White [4:45 PM]:

I think Crabtree gets loose today


Oh No Romo [4:44 PM]:

Harbaugh thought twice about challenging.


Stephen White [4:44 PM]:

Fumble


Stephen White [4:44 PM]:

Didnt get it


James Dator [4:38 PM]:

@Clay Wendler The cheek puff was a beautiful touch, Clay


Clay Wendler [4:38 PM]:


Oh No Romo [4:27 PM]:

@Clay Wendler I’m not sure what to think.


lougagliardi [4:26 PM]:

Doesn’t matter, Rivers won’t be able to beat the Denver Mannings anyway


Clay Wendler [4:26 PM]:


derp ferguson [4:23 PM]:

@jared.mcnutt.9 gotcha, that makes sense. i’m not a bengals fan but i wouldnt want them to reach for someone in the late 1st round, when all the stellar QBs are long gone


jared.mcnutt.9 [4:18 PM]:

@derp ferguson I think they can get someone like Mettenburger or Murray. Those guys won’t play at all next season because of their injuries. But either of them could develop and become a starter


Stephen White [4:17 PM]:

I don’t think ive picked a game correctly so far smh


derp ferguson [4:16 PM]:

does marvin lewis even want to keep coaching in Cincy? it has to just be about the financial security at this point


Stephen White [4:14 PM]:

LOL at the hot mic


Stephen White [4:13 PM]:

@matthew_k maybe even someone higher if im them


lougagliardi [4:13 PM]:

You know, at this rate, the cincinnati bengals might as well be disqualified from the NFL Playoffs automatically. Maybe we should replace them with the Charlie Strong led Louis…oh…too soon?


Clay Wendler [4:12 PM]:


lougagliardi [4:12 PM]:

What a shocker. Cincy chokes in the first round again. #gosteelers


Stephen White [4:11 PM]:

In bounds please. Id take my chances with Green on those


Matthew Kenerly [4:11 PM]:

Would the Bengals take a flier on Mettenberger or Murray if they slip?


Clay Wendler [4:10 PM]:


Clay Wendler [4:10 PM]:


Stephen White [4:10 PM]:

Exactly


James Dator [4:09 PM]:

@sgw94 No, I don’t. Reminded me of Dalton with more of an arm at NC State. Too slow to pull the trigger on deep passe


tmoseley20 [4:08 PM]:

@jared.mcnutt.9 They should, they’ll never get past the first round with Dalton. He gets exposed in the playoffs every year


derp ferguson [4:08 PM]:

@jared.mcnutt.9 are there any decent QBs projected to fall to the 2nd round? They’re 25th in the 1st round so I doubt they’d go QB there


Stephen White [4:08 PM]:

Anybody think Mike Glennon will ever be as good let alone better than Dalton?


Matthew Kenerly [4:07 PM]:

Not a Chargers fan, but I do enjoy Philip Rivers histrionics


jared.mcnutt.9 [4:06 PM]:

Does Cincy take a QB somewhere in the draft?


James Dator [4:05 PM]:

Fun, rather


James Dator [4:05 PM]:

This weekend is run, especially seeing Ronnie Brown score a touchdown


Stephen White [4:05 PM]:

Fitting end to this one


Oh No Romo [4:05 PM]:

@Run Home Jack It’s 2005 and Tommy Tuberville is sitting next to you.


Stephen White [4:05 PM]:

How does AJ Green not see a pass that last set of downs?!


Oh No Romo [4:04 PM]:

ICE


Ryan Nanni [4:04 PM]:

Ronnie Brown long touchdown run OH GOD WHAT YEAR IS IT


Matthew Kenerly [4:04 PM]:

insult to injury now


Stephen White [4:02 PM]:

Wow


Stephen White [4:02 PM]:

Throw. It. Up. To. Green.


Chris Haines [4:02 PM]:

Sweet hands there


Stephen White [4:01 PM]:

Throw it away mannnnn


Brett Stover [4:01 PM]:

You can’t get sacked there.


Stephen White [4:00 PM]:

Great awareness and run by Jones there


Stephen White [4:00 PM]:

Good chunk play to start off the drive


Stephen White [3:59 PM]:

Ans by here of course i meant on the last drive in general, not on 4th down


Stephen White [3:58 PM]:

Wait, mathews is healthy and they arent using him here? WTF?!


Stephen White [3:57 PM]:

When they get back on offense


Stephen White [3:57 PM]:

Gotta score fast. Throw it up to Green


Stephen White [3:56 PM]:

McClain can run the ball too. Id use him some at the end to close it out if im the Chargers


Ryan Van Bibber [3:55 PM]:

or the Broncos will just have 50 points by the 3rd


Ryan Van Bibber [3:55 PM]:

A San Diego/Denver rematch could be pretty interesting next week


Stephen White [3:54 PM]:

These dummies still almost gave up a deep ball with double coverage. Sheesh


Clay Wendler [3:54 PM]:


Brett Stover [3:53 PM]:

Andy Dalton doesn’t want to win anymore.


Stephen White [3:52 PM]:

Three man rush and theyre off the field


Clay Wendler [3:52 PM]:


Stephen White [3:52 PM]:

Always come away after watching Bengals feeling like Gresham is criminally under used


Stephen White [3:51 PM]:

Got a LB playing man on a slot WR. STOP BLITZING


Stephen White [3:50 PM]:

Man what is San Diego doing?!


Stephen White [3:49 PM]:

Good play on the ball in AJ’s hands by Stuckey though


Oh No Romo [3:49 PM]:


Brett Stover [3:49 PM]:

YOU HAVE TO CATCH THAT


Matthew Kenerly [3:49 PM]:

AJ, no!


Stephen White [3:49 PM]:

Soooooo close. Man AJ usually doesnt drop those


Ryan Van Bibber [3:48 PM]:

Turning point so far: Dalton’s 3Q fumble, his first TO?


Stephen White [3:47 PM]:

Keep feeding Gio if youre smart


Stephen White [3:46 PM]:

What was that?


Stephen White [3:46 PM]:

http://www.nfl.com/player/melviningram/2532870/profile ingram listed as 6’1" on NFL.com and im pretty sure he stopped growing after the combine lol


Stephen White [3:43 PM]:

Punt man


Matt Conner [3:43 PM]:

Ingram is listed at 6’2


Brett Stover [3:42 PM]:

#punttowin


Clay Wendler [3:41 PM]:


derp ferguson [3:40 PM]:

@sgw94 banks aren’t doing subprime anymore


Stephen White [3:39 PM]:

If ingram were five inches taller the Chargers would have to take out a lien against their franchise to afford him a couple years from now. Dude is crazy athletic but…short


Oh No Romo [3:38 PM]:

Two steps forward…interception?


Ryan Van Bibber [3:38 PM]:

gonna be a long offseason in Cincy


Stephen White [3:38 PM]:

Nice drop by Ingram


Mark Ennis [3:38 PM]:

Holy moly what a stupid throw


Brett Stover [3:38 PM]:

DALTON NO


Stephen White [3:38 PM]:

See, toldja


tmoseley20 [3:38 PM]:

Oh my god


Ryan Van Bibber [3:38 PM]:

damn


Stephen White [3:35 PM]:

These are gimmies. Stay in zone!


Stephen White [3:35 PM]:

Not sure id man blitz again if i were the Chargers till Dalton shows he can make a bunch of throws in a row


James Dator [3:32 PM]:

Four quarterbacks with three years or less experience play(ed) this weekend. There’s a chance Andrew Luck is the only one to finish with a win


Ryan Van Bibber [3:31 PM]:

just think of all the money Mike Brown saved on Andy Dalton though


Mark Ennis [3:31 PM]:

Bengals have time for two, at the most three, more turnovers.


Stephen White [3:31 PM]:

Seems as if the Bengals have fooled us again


Brett Stover [3:29 PM]:

That was an important stop there. #hotsportstakes


Navy_Rebel [3:28 PM]:


Stephen White [3:27 PM]:

Way too much room inside on that draw. Someone has to protect an A gap.


tmoseley20 [3:27 PM]:

Andy Dalton is doing a solid Blaine Gabbert impression today


Clay Wendler [3:27 PM]:

holy crap dj fluker landed on woodhead


Clay Wendler [3:26 PM]:

the chargers don’t even have a good defense, andy is so bad


Clay Wendler [3:25 PM]:


Stephen White [3:24 PM]:

Man the Bengals were sending the house. Best delay ever


seattle_since_81 [3:24 PM]:

Rivers shrugged to the sideline after that play. His reactions are the best.


Stephen White [3:24 PM]:

Not smart Harrison


Cyd Zeigler [3:23 PM]:

Sadly I have to head out to a pool party now. Watching the rest on tape delay. 80 degrees > football


Stephen White [3:23 PM]:

Or DE


Stephen White [3:22 PM]:

Nobody blocked the DT. Wow


Ryan Van Bibber [3:22 PM]:

ugh


Cyd Zeigler [3:22 PM]:

Now THAT was Bad Dalton.


Stephen White [3:22 PM]:

Still cant throw that pick


Ryan Nanni [3:22 PM]:

ANDY


Stephen White [3:22 PM]:

Couldnt there obviously. Everybody was free


tmoseley20 [3:21 PM]:

Andy Dalton….


Stephen White [3:21 PM]:

Seems to me Dalton should be climbing the pocket. Os drifting and helping the Chargers pass rush


Mark Ennis [3:20 PM]:

@Ryan Van Bibber Yeah. Gonna get ugly.


Ryan Van Bibber [3:19 PM]:

@Mark Ennis supposed to snow too, isn’t it?


Mark Ennis [3:18 PM]:

It’s beginning to rain in Cincinnati now. Weather is about to be ridiculous. It’s 52 in Louisville right now (90 miles away) and going to be 0 degrees by midnight.


Ryan Van Bibber [3:17 PM]:


Stephen White [3:17 PM]:

Twas almost a lateral


Stephen White [3:16 PM]:

What was that Phillip?!


Stephen White [3:15 PM]:

Not a great series for Carlos Dunlap. He has to get down the line


Ryan Van Bibber [3:15 PM]:

Rookie of the Year


Stephen White [3:14 PM]:

Keenan Allen is so good


King in Canada [3:14 PM]:

nice PA, route confusion


King in Canada [3:13 PM]:

woops


Stephen White [3:13 PM]:

Dunlap has to make that play. That was his gap


Stephen White [3:12 PM]:

Think Johnson got the wind knocked out of him hitting the turf


Ryan Van Bibber [3:11 PM]:

3rd 5:51
Future L.A. franchise 14
Bad Andy Dalton 10

Mark Ennis [3:10 PM]:

I’m blaming this on his rubber wedding ring.


Clay Wendler [3:09 PM]:


Ryan Van Bibber [3:08 PM]:

Andy Dalton is not Alex Smith


Stephen White [3:07 PM]:

You big dummy


tmoseley20 [3:07 PM]:

Oh no


James Dator [3:07 PM]:

Oh Andy…


Stephen White [3:07 PM]:

What in the


Stephen White [3:07 PM]:


lougagliardi [3:07 PM]:

Personally, as a Steelers fan, I hope the Bungles choke. It will bring me great joy.


Stephen White [3:06 PM]:

Bad Andy is back


Stephen White [3:05 PM]:

What in hell was that Dalton?!?!


Clay Wendler [3:05 PM]:

andy no


Clay Wendler [3:03 PM]:


Stephen White [3:02 PM]:

Got em coach


Stephen White [3:01 PM]:

That puts so much oressure on the safeties. Gotta protect Gates over the top


Stephen White [3:01 PM]:

Four verticals


Stephen White [3:00 PM]:

Too much time


Stephen White [3:00 PM]:

Bengals dont really need to blitz with the way their ends are pass rushing.


Ryan Van Bibber [2:56 PM]:


Stephen White [2:56 PM]:

I think he was touched


Ryan Van Bibber [2:55 PM]:

Chargers going no-huddle now


Stephen White [2:55 PM]:

My god King Dunlap got run over by Johnson. Right into Rivers


Stephen White [2:54 PM]:

Mathews has looked good all game. Maybe should feed him more. As he runs off the field


lougagliardi [2:54 PM]:

I’m surprised the Bungles haven’t choked and lost this game in the second quarter myself.


lougagliardi [2:53 PM]:

wow..cowher looks bad. almost like the guys to the right to him are sucking all the life out of him, especially former bungles QB Eiasion.


Stephen White [2:53 PM]:

Bengals dont get much of anything going to start the half and have to punt


Ryan Van Bibber [2:52 PM]:


Cyd Zeigler [2:48 PM]:

Bengals have outscored their opponents in the fourth quarter at home this season, 71-17. Only two teams — the Colts and Patriots — have scored on them in Cincy in the 4th quarter.


Tubiathan [2:47 PM]:

Any explanation why spikes aren’t snaps?


Oh No Romo [2:46 PM]:


Ryan Van Bibber [2:44 PM]:

@Run Home Jack that’s not even one pass per Rivers child


Ryan Van Bibber [2:44 PM]:

Win probability still favors Bengals, 76% http://live.advancednflstats.com/index.php?gameid1=2014010500&adj=1


Ryan Nanni [2:44 PM]:

@Ryan Van Bibber San Diego throws more than 6 passes. Bold, I know.


Cyd Zeigler [2:41 PM]:

Because in baseball, the manager doesn’t have to think about much. ;-)


Ryan Van Bibber [2:41 PM]:

predictions for the second half?


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:35 PM]:

@Cyd Zeigler yeah they only seem to work well with Baseball.. which makes sense i guess…


Cyd Zeigler [2:34 PM]:

These quick chats with the coach are such a waste. They never ask a good question, and they never get a good answer.


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:33 PM]:

@sgw94 ahh I see now, certainly weird but goodness…


Ryan Nanni [2:33 PM]:

2nd 0:00
ANDY DALTON IS THE LITTLE MERMAID 10
SAN DIEGO 7

Stephen White [2:33 PM]:

FG is good nonetheless


Jake Lear [2:33 PM]:

Weird, so they just didnt count the spike play, 1st and 10 on that FG


Stephen White [2:33 PM]:

The spike technically never happened


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:32 PM]:

this was so unnecessary…. lol


Stephen White [2:32 PM]:

12 seconds when he went out


Stephen White [2:32 PM]:

Gotta change the clock tho


Jake Lear [2:32 PM]:

yeah, unless there is some special provision for spike formation, i don’t see how that could have even been reviewed


Stephen White [2:31 PM]:

Five really counting the one out of bounds


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:31 PM]:

but like Jake said, why are we even here if he clocked it? will they replace the time on the clock then?


Stephen White [2:31 PM]:

Dude if its incomplete after four steps with the ball something is wrong


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:30 PM]:

but if you have to control to the ground then its incomplete


Brandon 'B G' Garner [2:30 PM]:

@Jake Lear i wondered that myself


Jake Lear [2:30 PM]:

isnt clocking it technically another play


Jake Lear [2:30 PM]:

How are they able to review this after he clocked it?


Ryan Nanni [2:29 PM]:

Nothing is real.


Stephen White [2:29 PM]:

Four or five steps with the ball in his hands


Cyd Zeigler [2:29 PM]:

New Jeff Triplette drinking game: A shot for every time the NFL wants to review a play.


ian.barrett.9 [2:29 PM]:

I think gresham got it


Stephen White [2:29 PM]:

Yeah thats a catch


Stephen White [2:28 PM]:

Did Gresham complete that catch?


Ryan Van Bibber [2:27 PM]:

lotta ball game left


Stephen White [2:27 PM]:

That screen had a chance too


Stephen White [2:27 PM]:

Dalton with the courageous throw. Got blasted but completed it to Green


Stephen White [2:26 PM]:

Ingram didnt force that. Dalton just drifted to his right


Stephen White [2:25 PM]:

Bengals have enough time to score at least a FG


Cyd Zeigler [2:24 PM]:

What is Simms talking about with these timeouts? Last night the team that used TOs early – the Saints – won the game. Sometimes I think there’s a 5th grader feeding him talking points.


Stephen White [2:24 PM]:

James Harrison sniffs out the draw right away


Oh No Romo [2:23 PM]:

@Ryan Van Bibber A lot of daylight left


Stephen White [2:22 PM]:

Nice play by Gilberry beating the combo block


Ryan Van Bibber [2:22 PM]:

most frightening of all, Triplette’s batting 1.000 so far today


Ryan Van Bibber [2:21 PM]:

@Cyd Zeigler good point.


Cyd Zeigler [2:21 PM]:

“he was running when he fumbled it … why is there even a question” Because they don’t want Triplett screwing up another big call.


Clay Wendler [2:18 PM]:


Ryan Van Bibber [2:17 PM]:

he was running when he fumbled it … why is there even a question


Clay Wendler [2:17 PM]:


Stephen White [2:17 PM]:

Thats a fumble. Made a football move turning around imo. But i was wrong on the first review soooo


Stephen White [2:17 PM]:

Better throw and maybe he scores. Dalton should have led him


Cyd Zeigler [2:16 PM]:

Saw that coming. Didn’t tuck the ball. #Rookie


Stephen White [2:16 PM]:

Gio with the fumble smh. Nice route too


Ryan Van Bibber [2:14 PM]:

marvin jones can make some sweet catches


Stephen White [2:14 PM]:

If 31 is gonna line up that far off the WR he CAN’T get beat deep!


Cyd Zeigler [2:13 PM]:

Now gotta pray the zebras don’t overturn it.


Cyd Zeigler [2:13 PM]:

That play said a lot.


Stephen White [2:12 PM]:

Woooooo that throw and catch


Cyd Zeigler [2:12 PM]:

You get a pick, 3 minutes left, now face 1st & 20. This is where we see what this team is made of…


Stephen White [2:12 PM]:

Ingram showing up today


Stephen White [2:10 PM]:

Ruled a catch


Clay Wendler [2:10 PM]:


Ryan Van Bibber [2:10 PM]:

this is Jeff Triplette’s time to shine


Stephen White [2:08 PM]:

Not sire thats a catch. Ball moved when he hit the ground and he was out right after that


Stephen White [2:08 PM]:

They might want to start helping Fluker or its gonna be a long day in the passing game for the Chargers


Ryan Nanni [2:07 PM]:

Just leaving a little room for the Holy Spirit on that dive.


Stephen White [2:06 PM]:

Dunlap got around him again. Rivers mobility is so underrated


Stephen White [2:06 PM]:

Dunlap ismgetting the best of Fluker so far. Got held


Stephen White [2:05 PM]:

Thats not a sprint


Stephen White [2:04 PM]:

Might be James Harrison time. More likely they plug in Rey though i guess


Ryan Nanni [2:02 PM]:

(courtesy of Mike Tunison)


Ryan Nanni [2:02 PM]:


Stephen White [2:01 PM]:

Kinda wonder of ingram’s hit didnt help Dalton complete that pass. Ball came out soft so Gresham could adjust to it while it was in the air.


Ryan Van Bibber [2:00 PM]:

2nd 5:59
Bolo ties 7
Mike Brown’s ATM 7

Clay Wendler [1:59 PM]:


Cyd Zeigler [1:58 PM]:

Crazy that was his first playoff TD pass. Only took 9.5 quarters…


Stephen White [1:57 PM]:

No idea what left tackle was doing. Ingram beat him clean.


Stephen White [1:57 PM]:

Great Dalton shows up. Nice pass rush by Ingram but Dalton still gets it to Gresham for the TD


Oh No Romo [1:56 PM]:

How did that…


Cyd Zeigler [1:56 PM]:

You know what? That’s good enough for me.


Ryan Nanni [1:56 PM]:

@Cyd Zeigler Because then Notre Dame fans would be right.


Cyd Zeigler [1:55 PM]:

Why don’t NFL refs ever call “helping the runner”? It should be a penalty.


Stephen White [1:55 PM]:

Big boy run


Stephen White [1:54 PM]:

Here comes Gio


Cyd Zeigler [1:54 PM]:

That was a great-designed, well-executed screen.


Ryan Van Bibber [1:54 PM]:

that was a nice screen pass


Stephen White [1:54 PM]:

Nice play call on that screen


Ryan Van Bibber [1:53 PM]:

@Oh No Romo sans pantalones!


Stephen White [1:53 PM]:

Law firm with the first down pick up


Oh No Romo [1:52 PM]:

@Ryan Van Bibber Pants Party at Paul Brown Stadium?


Ryan Van Bibber [1:51 PM]:


Clay Wendler [1:51 PM]:


Clay Wendler [1:51 PM]:

gut bombs!


Stephen White [1:47 PM]:

Pass sailed high and behind Keenan Allen. Maybe the wind is a factor?


Ryan Nanni [1:47 PM]:

Ok, that Philip Rivers pass was DEFINITELY Bad Dalton.


Clay Wendler [1:47 PM]:


Clay Wendler [1:45 PM]:

i like to think andy was sired by timothy dalton, the worst bond


Ryan Van Bibber [1:43 PM]:

Chris Simms praising the zone read by Dalton … same guy who says it won’t work in the NFL


Cyd Zeigler [1:43 PM]:

Mmmmmm – not sure that was Bad Dalton. That’s a very tough throw without a guy in your face. Trying to throw it around a guy chasing you, to a moving RB – just tough.


Ryan Nanni [1:43 PM]:

Marvin Lewis is so B1G he should be made of bratwurst.


Stephen White [1:42 PM]:

And there is Bad Dalton


Stephen White [1:42 PM]:

For the zone read to be “dead” we sure have seen it quite a bit so far in the playoffs. Prisco’s head must be about to explode


Ryan Van Bibber [1:41 PM]:

Ginger Avenger in the read option! <3


Stephen White [1:38 PM]:

Nice effort by Gio for the first down. Teo has to hate spin moves from running backs at this point lol


Ryan Van Bibber [1:36 PM]:


Ryan Nanni [1:32 PM]:

1st 0:48
PHILIP RIVERS HAS 18 CHILDREN 7
NO SERIOUSLY I THINK THAT’S RIGHT 0

Ryan Van Bibber [1:32 PM]:

The Newsboy always delivers on Sunday


Stephen White [1:31 PM]:

Boley over ran the play. Has to be patient and wait backside for the cutback


Stephen White [1:30 PM]:

Nice cutback by Woodhead for the TD


Cyd Zeigler [1:30 PM]:

Missed tackles & dropped interceptions: I wish there was a stat for these. They tell the story of the outcome of games better than anything else.


Ryan Van Bibber [1:30 PM]:

oh no Rivers


Stephen White [1:29 PM]:

Busted play


Stephen White [1:29 PM]:

Oh man what a play by Rivers avoiding Dunlap and dropping it in a bucket to Woodhead


Ryan Van Bibber [1:29 PM]:

Large_sb_nation_final

Chargers C Nick Hardwick being looked at by trainers

Hardwick walked off the field on his own power and was seen talking to medical officials on the sideline, likely for concussion tests.


Stephen White [1:28 PM]:

First down


Oh No Romo [1:28 PM]:

@Run Home Jack It is a good field goal drive.


Ryan Nanni [1:27 PM]:

Pretty pumped for this drive to inevitably end with a field goal, though.


Ryan Nanni [1:24 PM]:

San Diego’s so good at these long, time-eating drives – they lead the NFL in drives of 10+ plays with 39 this year.


Stephen White [1:23 PM]:

I like the mix of run and pass so far for the Chargers. Losing Hardwick will hurt though. Hopefully he wont be out long


campfirebot [1:22 PM]:

I too would like to know if this sb nation show game


Chrisbuck [1:21 PM]:

New to sb ,is this showing game?


Ryan Nanni [1:21 PM]:

I have a feeling that CBS graphic showing the Chargers beating Oakland in Week 16 and Week 17 is inaccurate.


Stephen White [1:21 PM]:

Ronnie Brown just keeps chugging along. Good for him


Chrisbuck [1:21 PM]:

Does this sb nation show game.


Ryan Van Bibber [1:19 PM]:

@sgw94 how have they covered up w/out Atkins so well?


Cyd Zeigler [1:19 PM]:

A rookie returning punts for the Chargers in the playoffs. Hmmmmm. That could be interesting to watch…


Stephen White [1:18 PM]:

Both teams forced to punt on their first drive. Gotta wonder when the loss of Geno Atkins will show up. Bengals have done well covering up for it but it has to catch up to them at some point, right?


Ryan Nanni [1:18 PM]:

I’ve said it before, but Andy Dalton-Philip Rivers is the youth groupiest QB showdown.


Cyd Zeigler [1:16 PM]:

First three pass attempts by Dalton: Overthrown, complete, batted down.


Stephen White [1:16 PM]:

Melvin Ingram has gotten better the last few weeks. Keeps having injury scares though. I want to see him pass rush today


Cyd Zeigler [1:14 PM]:

BJGE has playoff experience. I like this. Put the ball in his hands, settle down Dalton and the offense.


Stephen White [1:13 PM]:

Not that he sucks, but Gio is special


Stephen White [1:13 PM]:

I am still amazed that the Bengals start BJGE over Gio


CJane87 [1:12 PM]:

@Celebrity Hot Tub he’s got orbitz it’ll be fine


Cyd Zeigler [1:12 PM]:

Bengals point differential is +141 at home … and -16 on the road. That’s crazy.


Stephen White [1:10 PM]:

Not sure who Dunlap thought had the blitzer with Woodhead lined up on the opposite side


ajkst1 [1:10 PM]:

@Run Home Jack Mike Brown wants to know about bus fares instead of charter flights.


Stephen White [1:10 PM]:

Bengals blitz and get to rivers. Nice disguise


Ryan Van Bibber [1:09 PM]:

Danny Woodhead,, packs his lunch, delivers on Sunday


Stephen White [1:07 PM]:

Mathews could be the key today. Has been a beast the second half of the season


gleeker8 [1:06 PM]:

at least jeff triplette knows what a touchback is


Oh No Romo [1:03 PM]:

Whoa hey, more playoff football!


PikesPeakUC [1:02 PM]:

@CelebrityHotTub To be fair, we’re not even sure Mike Brown is among the living anymore, so it’s hard for him to be excited about anything.


Ryan Nanni [1:02 PM]:

@CJane87 Mike Brown is not excited about all the potential travel costs associated with the playoffs.


Cyd Zeigler [1:01 PM]:

Dalton is Jekyll & Hyde – Jekyll at home, Hyde on the road.


CJane87 [12:59 PM]:

the bengals last won a playoff game when i was 3. i am now 26. i would like this to happen.


Ryan Nanni [12:58 PM]:

@sgw94 I bet we get both.


Stephen White [12:57 PM]:

Oh and goooood playoff football afternoon!


Stephen White [12:57 PM]:

Good Dalton or Bad Dalton today?


Ryan Nanni [12:56 PM]:

Ok, I’ve showered. Screw your blogger stereotypes.


Ryan Van Bibber [12:56 PM]:

Jeff Triplette time!


Ryan Nanni [12:56 PM]:

It’s just like “WAIT I HAVEN’T EVEN STRETCHED OR SHOWERED


Cyd Zeigler [12:55 PM]:

Ha. Sports on the West Coast is the best. You get up and the games start right away — and no turning off SNF or MNF because of work the next day.


Ryan Nanni [12:54 PM]:

This is my first time watching a 1:00 game on west coast time. It’s extremely disorienting.


Cyd Zeigler [12:53 PM]:

I hope today’s games measure up to yesterday! But I have the feeling the Bengals will win by double digits.


Ryan Van Bibber [12:52 PM]:

hi everyone!