Mike Florio's SNF Extra chat: First half

Below is a transcript of Mike Florio’s chat in Sunday Night Football
Extra for Week 7’s Vikings-Packers game. You can access his live chat
every week here: nbcsports.com/snfextra

AskSNF: Is it too late for the chargers to make a run?
PFTonSNF: It depends on whether they’re running to.

PFTonSNF: AFC South, since three teams are jockeying and none is clearly the best team yet.

PFTonSNF: Yes — each player is entitled to buy two tickets to the game.

AskSNF: Have the Chiefs proven they are the team to beat in the AFC West?
PFTonSNF: Absolutely. Unless the Raiders can score 59 every week.

AskSNF: do you think farves injuries wll slow him down
PFTonSNF: Will?

AskSNF: what do you think about the call in the Pitt-Miami game?
PFTonSNF: Bad call on the field, proper use of current replay rules.

AskSNF: Do you think the Jets have a legitimate shot to win the Super Bowl?
PFTonSNF: To quote once again that poet laureate known as Rocky Balboa, “Absolutely.”

AskSNF: Could someone explain to me what indisputable evidence of a recovery is? A Dolphin player fell on the ball first, and the he got up with it.
PFTonSNF: There must be indisputable visual evidence of possession on the ground, not that the guy got up with the ball.

AskSNF: jets are very good but I still like steelers-they know how to win when it matters
PFTonSNF: Steelers will miss Aaron Smith badly.

AskSNF: Are the Saints done?
PFTonSNF: Look at the NFC standings. The Saints are very much alive.

PFTonSNF: Boos not as loud this year as last year when Brett takes the field.

AskSNF: Do you think a coach could be axed in the next few weeks?
PFTonSNF: Possibly. Jack Del Rio could be in trouble. Singletary, too. Watch their bye weeks.

AskSNF: Can the Dolphins appeal the final call since it was an outcome on the final scoring opporunity?
PFTonSNF: No. They can’t. Bad calls happen. Review was used properly.

AskSNF: did Mangini save his job with win over Saints?
PFTonSNF: Mangini probably wasn’t going to be fired with a loss. He definitely won’t be now.

AskSNF: Any update on the chain guy that got injured in the Saints browns game?
PFTonSNF: Peter King reported during FNIA that the man is alert and responsive. He had some bleeding on the brain.

AskSNF: was Brees sick or something?
PFTonSNF: His wife had a baby this week. That could have been a factor.

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio what do you think are The Minnesota vikings chances of reaching the play off?
PFTonSNF: Better than people realize. NFC is wide open.

AskSNF: bigger surprise today: browns or raiders?
PFTonSNF: Raiders. To win by 45 at Mile High is unthinkable.

AskSNF: after another bears loss, do you think the bears will rethink there stragey?
PFTonSNF: But what can they do? Fire Mike Martz?

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio Why is the threat of AP on the ground combined with the threat of Moss deep not panning out one way or the other?
PFTonSNF: Maybe it’s bad playcalling. Or Favre.

AskSNF: Any idea what motivated Haynesworth today? He had his old form
PFTonSNF: I think after his brother dying he was glad to be back and knowing that he won’t be traded.

AskSNF: Why doesn’t MN throw the ball to Moss more since they traded for him?
PFTonSNF: He’s still getting up to speed with the Vikings.

AskSNF: Are the Steelers the best team in the NFL this season?
PFTonSNF: I will still have the Jets on top of the rankings.

AskSNF: Is Norv Turner on the hot seat? Could he be fired in the middle of the season?
PFTonSNF: I don’t think he’d be fired in the middle of the season, but he and G.M. A.J. Smith could be gone after the season.

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio Did Lovie Smith and Mike Martz hurt their chances for future employement with the Bears?
PFTonSNF: If the Bears don’t make the playoffs, everyone gets fired.

AskSNF: Who will be the Niners coach next year?
PFTonSNF: Rob Ryan?

PFTonSNF: Pat Williams is 38 today. Multiply it by 10 and you have his weight.

AskSNF: What’s you prediction for the superbowl based on the season so far?
PFTonSNF: I’m sticking with Ravens and Cowboys until one is mathematically eliminated.

AskSNF: I got a feeling the Cowboys will destroy the Gaints tomorrow, am I crazy?
PFTonSNF: I think the Cowboys will win. Not sure that they will “destroy” the Giants.

AskSNF: how much should the Cardinals pay to get Kurt Warner back?
PFTonSNF: Cardinals are too cheap to pay what it would take.

AskSNF: Who’s more to blame for how bad Cutler was today? Cutler, Martz, or the O-line?
PFTonSNF: All of the above.

PFTonSNF: If Percy Harvin could catch a punted ball, he’d be the most dangerous return man in the game.

AskSNF: Do you think the players changed the way they hit, so they won’t get suspended for helmet to helmet hits?
PFTonSNF: I think we saw some of that.

AskSNF: Will the Cowboys ever get back in the race this season?
PFTonSNF: If they win tomorrow night and move to 2-4, and they’re back. Everyone else would be 4-3.

AskSNF: could the charger make it to playoffs?
PFTonSNF: “Could?” Yes. “Will?” No.

AskSNF: Miami could easily have two more wins or two more losses
PFTonSNF: A lot of teams could say that, or more.

PFTonSNF: Another 200-yard first quarter for the Packers.

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio do you think pack will win
PFTonSNF: I picked the Vikings to win. Now I’m not so sure.

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio Do you think the NFL is protecting Brett Favre?
PFTonSNF: No. The NFL is being thorough. Jenn Sterger has not cooperated.

PFTonSNF: Throw the flag, Chilly!

PFTonSNF: He also lost possession, possibly.

PFTonSNF: Chilly blew that one.

PFTonSNF: Actually, now that I look at the rule, it’s possible that it’s OK for the receiver to lose control, as long as ball doesn’t touch ground.

PFTonSNF: If Manning doesn’t become one of the injured guys, they’ll be fine.

AskSNF: isn’t the leap a form of celebration? nfl doesn’t allow celebrations.
PFTonSNF: There is a Lambeau Leap exception. Seriously.

AskSNF: what do you think about the falcons?
PFTonSNF: I think the Falcons have the best record in the NFC, which is saying something.

AskSNF: Do you think the Browns have a chance to make the playoffs?
PFTonSNF: Very slim.

AskSNF: Do you think the Seahawks are a legit playoff team in the tough NFC West?!!
PFTonSNF: The “tough NFC West”? Really?

AskSNF: did you hear the ref’s voice crack?
PFTonSNF: Yes. “When it’s time to change, then it’s time to change.”

AskSNF: Ask Mike Floriowhy are the bears loosing?
PFTonSNF: Because they aren’t very good?

AskSNF: How strong is Aaron Rodgers?
PFTonSNF: He can lift a hundred pounds right up over his head. http://tinyurl.com/3ypzbeh

AskSNF: What’s your prediction for tomorrow nights Giants/Cowboys matchup?
PFTonSNF: Cowboys will win, I predict.

AskSNF: Ask Mike Florio if the vikings win this game and next week with a bears lose would they be tied for first in the NFC north?
PFTonSNF: Vikings would move to 3-3 and Bears are 4-3.

PFTonSNF: No way there’s conclusive evidence to overturn the Shiancoe TD.

PFTonSNF: Ball touches the ground but it doesn’t move.

PFTonSNF: So much for the rule being simple and clear.

AskSNF: What does PFT stand for?
PFTonSNF: “Pancakes, Fluffy and Thick”

AskSNF: What’s wrong with the Saints?
PFTonSNF: Super Bowl hangover, absence of Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas.

AskSNF: does Randy Moss get an extra game check because he will play 17 reg season games this year?

AskSNF: are the Bengals dead in the water or is it possible they my turn it around?
PFTonSNF: I think the Bengals are more done than an badly overcooked turkey.

AskSNF: What do you predict to happen with Carolina’s season?
PFTonSNF: Plenty more losses, another win or two.

AskSNF: eveyone in nashville is watching online b/c local TV is showing tornado warnings
PFTonSNF: Tornado warnings? Why take those seriously?

AskSNF: who is hall tied with in the most int in one game?
PFTonSNF: 18 guys. First was Sammy Baugh. Last was Deltha O’Neal.

PFTonSNF: Randy Moss is getting upset. And rightfully so.

AskSNF: will the bears make the playoffs?
PFTonSNF: My prediction: No.

AskSNF: When will chilly be let go? Way to conservative.
PFTonSNF: It’s Chilly Ball. Keep it close and hope for late break.