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What to watch: Sunday night

Plaxico Burress AP

We’ve got two games on the docket Sunday night, including our NBC telecast at 8 p.m. ET.  (We’ll have a simulcast of Cowboys-Chargers online as well.)

Here’s what we’re looking for in both games.

Bengals @ Jets

The Bengals would love it if rookie quarterback Andy Dalton can show some progress after a rough outing last week. … We’d love it if he can feature rookie wideout A.J. Green down the field more.  The kid has looked great in camp. … Tight end Jermaine Gresham is active in a mild surprise.  The Bengals starters will play an entire half.

The Jets debut Plaxico Burress, but wideout Derrick Mason and running back Shonne Greene will sit this one out. … Second year offensive linemen Vladimir Ducasse tries to rebound from a rough start to the preseason.  New York’s o-line depth looks shaky.

Chargers @ Cowboys

Dallas’ younger, new-look offensive line will get more work together. Rookie guard Bill Nagy will get a chance to start … Cornerback Orlando Scandrick could push for a starting job with Terence Newman and Mike Jenkins out.

The Chargers don’t have a lot of positions up for grabs, which is a good sign. … Antonio Gates will likely sit out for the Chargers despite practicing all week. … Running back Ryan Mathews has steadily improved in camp and will try to prove he’s ready to start.

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19 Responses to “What to watch: Sunday night”
  1. axespray says: Aug 21, 2011 7:23 PM

    Bet NBC hypes up Cowboys/Chargers as “THE” possible superbowl matchup.

  2. hailvictory10 says: Aug 21, 2011 7:26 PM

    Dallas still sucks

  3. mikeyz6 says: Aug 21, 2011 7:32 PM

    i wouldn’t put money on both teams (SD & DAL) to even make the playoffs….

  4. tfaulk says: Aug 21, 2011 7:32 PM

    “The Bengals would love it if rookie quarterback Andy Dalton can show some progress after a rough outing next week.”

    Stop getting high, Rosenthal. At least, try to ease off the bake-and-post. You can see it a mile away; it’s bad writing and makes reading and editing tedious. Not that there’s much editing happening here.

  5. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 21, 2011 7:39 PM

    No post about Dalton going 0-5 with two picks?

  6. rectumnearlykilledem says: Aug 21, 2011 7:41 PM

    Dalton vs Sanchez. Two awful QBs playing in lousy weather. Pass.

  7. hooknosemike says: Aug 21, 2011 7:41 PM

    The Steelers would have “zero tolerance” in watching the cowboys.

  8. bigblueblitz says: Aug 21, 2011 7:42 PM

    Ryan Matthews + Felix Jones = 40% of a complete NFL running back.

  9. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Aug 21, 2011 7:46 PM

    Sorry should have said NOT trying to pick on one person in paticular. See how I correct my mistakes and “own them”? Or maybe it was just an intentional slip ;)

  10. Cowboys-Forum says: Aug 21, 2011 7:57 PM

    hooknosemike says: Aug 21, 2011 7:41 PM

    The Steelers would have “zero tolerance” in watching the cowboys.
    ______________________________

    Why are you even referencing the Steelers, the refs arent here to hand them a SB win.

  11. readysethike says: Aug 21, 2011 8:02 PM

    Terrance Newman is overrated, Scandrick is a good young corner who just needs more experience, Jenkins is ok, but Newman should play nickel, Desean Jackson and Giants receivers ran right by him last year

  12. tatum064 says: Aug 21, 2011 8:04 PM

    hooknosemike says:
    Aug 21, 2011 7:41 PM
    The Steelers would have “zero tolerance” in watching the cowboys.
    ==============================
    This schtick has “zero creativity” NEW MATERIAL, PLEASE.

  13. fballguy says: Aug 21, 2011 8:11 PM

    Michelle Tafoya…hot or not.

  14. madsqgrdn says: Aug 21, 2011 8:44 PM

    Holmes Burres Keller…get used to seeing that jet haters. Sanchez 12 of 20 175 2 Tds in a downpour. Once we get Brandon Moore back well have a run game as well. You experts are all right the receiver position is going to be a problem.
    It’s ok haters got to hate

    Go jets

  15. polegojim says: Aug 21, 2011 8:52 PM

    Bengals – horrible looking football club. No rays of sunshine, nothing even remotely hopeful.

    Offense, defense… just BAD football.

    Lewis won’t make the end of the season as Bengals head coach. Bank on it, write it down.

  16. melonnhead says: Aug 21, 2011 8:57 PM

    Ryan Matthews + Felix Jones = 40% of a complete NFL running back.

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    Brenda Jacobs = 100% of a complete d-bag, Eli = 100% of a backup QB.

    Felix averaging 8 YPC thus far…

  17. staff2cj4td says: Aug 21, 2011 9:26 PM

    Bwahahahahahahaaaa @you Cincy!!

    you guys have managed to assemble this pathetic roster without having the excuse of Matt Millen did it!!

    hahahahaha 0-16, you have company!! and the Bungles are bringing the doughnuts!!!

  18. marcuswelby70 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:12 PM

    Bet NBC hypes up Cowboys/Chargers as “THE” possible superbowl matchup

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    Cowboys, maybe. Chargers however, will have to face two or three of the following to get there: Colts, Steelers, Ravens, Jets, and Pats…and that ain’t happening!

  19. drewbreeze81 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:59 PM

    Dallas needs to no put Romo in ever!

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