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Saints, Packers take us “Back to Football” in a big way

Rosenthal and MDS have given their views on last night’s season-opening game between the Saints and the Packers.  I’ve got some opinions that you’ll hear (if you tune in) during PFT Live (12:00 p.m. ET right here) and/or NBC SportsTalk with Russ Thaler and Peter King (6:00 p.m. ET on VERSUS).

For now, if you didn’t see last night’s game, take a minute (literally) to enjoy some of the many highlights, courtesy of NBC and the NFL.

A year after a 14-9 snooze-a-rama between the Saints and Vikings to open the 2010 season, the Saints and Packers gave us a 76-point track meet that, in hindsight, could be viewed as one of the most exciting games of the year.

But, hey, the NFL still has 255 opportunities to outdo itself.

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9 Responses to “Saints, Packers take us “Back to Football” in a big way”
  1. 4ever19 says: Sep 9, 2011 8:30 AM

    After that hideously obscene display of a pregame show I am embarrassed to be a football fan. And Collinsworth and Michaels were even more irritating than usual. I turned off the game in the middle of the second quarter. I guess I am not ready for some football.

  2. GG Eden says: Sep 9, 2011 9:13 AM

    Good to have football back, but at the same time, I don’t enjoy these shootouts much. Too Arena/flag. I prefer games that are more an equal balance of tough defense and big and key offensive plays. I can’t and don’t speak for everyone, but I am sure there would be many out there who like watching more defensive football.

  3. jw731 says: Sep 9, 2011 9:19 AM

    These articles are beginning too sound more and more like a nascar driver after he wins a race…Plug after plug after plug…….

  4. bendhur says: Sep 9, 2011 9:44 AM

    and the beat goes on !

  5. ss3walkman says: Sep 9, 2011 9:51 AM

    Football is back!!

    And what a way to begin!

  6. billygoat says: Sep 9, 2011 10:30 AM

    It’s easy to have high scoring games when the defenses players are to scared to tackle someone for fear of being fined to death.

  7. Peter Venkman says: Sep 9, 2011 11:54 AM

    GG Eden says:
    Good to have football back, but at the same time, I don’t enjoy these shootouts much. Too Arena/flag. I prefer games that are more an equal balance of tough defense and big and key offensive plays. I can’t and don’t speak for everyone, but I am sure there would be many out there who like watching more defensive football.

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    I love seeing a good defensive battle too, but this was a matchup of the top two offenses, and 2 of the top 3 QBs in the game right now. Add to the fact that defenders were slipping when reacting to routes, and you’re going to see more points a lot of the time.

  8. GG Eden says: Sep 9, 2011 11:54 AM

    exactly, billygoat.

    That’s what i was alluding to. I blame goodell, who rides the competition committee.

  9. axespray says: Sep 9, 2011 12:42 PM

    I love the variety of games in the NFL.
    when you’ve got top two offenses/qbs, then I expect to watch one heck of a fun shootout.

    When I watch a Packers/Bears or Steelers/Ravens game, then I expect a battle for first downs a slug fest.

    I enjoy both…
    kinda fun not being a wannabe former player soundalike.

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