Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Briefs: Happy Halloween Picks Time

Last week was a bad week for me pick-wise. Because I made an error in picking the Jets over the Bengals (it was suppose to be the Chiefs), I automatically disqualify the pick. Therefore, I went 1-4 for the week. Don't you just love it when a blogger has ethics?

Buffalo over New York (Jets)- I won't make that mistake again.

Tampa Bay over Kansas City- I could see Jeff Garcia passing for 300 yards on this not-so-good Chiefs defense.

Philadelphia over Seattle- The Eagles are soaring again.

New York (Giants) over Dallas- For the third straight week, I am picking against the Cowboys.

UPSET PICK: St. Louis over Arizona- I still think the Rams are in great shape.

Enjoy your Halloween!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 28, 2008

Ahh yes, we have now officially reached the halfway point of this 2008 NFL season. That said, here's a look at the top five worst teams in the NFL.

1. Detroit Lions- I believe that picture says it all. The Lions are just flat out awful this year. To make matters worse, Detroit's former mayor was sentenced to 120 days in jail.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- No Carson Palmer, not much of anything. The Bengals are preparing for the next season. The best they can do at this point is go .500. Be real though, do you think the Bengals can win eight straight games.

3. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a chance against the Jets last week, but sadly, they still somehow found a way to lose the game. On the bright side, Tyler Thigpen had a terrific game against the Jets.

4. San Francisco 49ers- It was a tough loss for Mike Singletary. The Niners have now lost five straight games. Is that a good enough reason for you?

5. St. Louis Rams/Seattle Seahawks- Would you believe that the NFC West is the worst division in pro football? Yeah I find it hard to believe as well.

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 8 NFL Photos

Your week 8 photos. As always, the credit goes below the photo.

Photo Credit: New York Daily News

Photo Credit: Cleveland-Plains Dealer

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Enquirer

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

Photo Credit: Associated Press

Monday, October 27, 2008


New York Giants 21 - Pittsburgh Steelers 14- A field goal, a safety and a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Boss in the fourth quarter made the difference for the Giants. The 12 points came in a five minute span. The Giants remain at the top of the NFC East. Things are going very well for the Giants going into their showdown next week against the Dallas Cowboys.

New Orleans Saints 37 - San Diego Chargers 32- Things look good for the Saints, but not so much for the Chargers. The Saints are keeping up with the rest of the NFC South. The Chargers shouldn't panic yet. If the Broncos continue to struggle, the Chargers could win the AFC West with an 8-8 record.

Baltimore Ravens 29 - Oakland Raiders 10- So how about that Joe Flacco guy? He's got some cool playing ability, that's for sure. Flacco threw one touchdown pass and ran another one in. He's slowly maturing into a good quarterback. It's not out of the realm of possibility for the Ravens to get in the playoff fray.

New England Patriots 23 - St. Louis Rams 16- The Rams played hard again on Sunday, but it wasn't enough. Marc Bulger threw for 300 yards on the Patriots defense. The Pats are now tied for first in the AFC East. Anything is possible at this point in the season.

Cleveland Browns 23 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17- I have a question. What's wrong with the Jags? They're 3-4 and now tied for third (or last if you're pessimistic) with the Houston Texans. The Jags have Cincy and Detroit for the next two weeks. If the Jags split, I can't see them making the playoffs.

There was no Sunday Night Game.

Monday Night Prediction: Tennessee over Indianapolis

Enjoy your Monday

Friday, October 24, 2008

Friday Briefs: Time to pick some games

It finally happened, for the first time this season I went 5-0 for the week. I really nailed those picks. I'm now 25-10 for the season, which means the season is at the halfway point. Time for some week 8 picks.

Baltimore over Oakland- This seems like an obvious win for the Ravens. They need this win to keep with the Steelers in the AFC North.

Jacksonville over Cleveland- The Browns are falling apart, but then again so are the Jags.

New York (Jets) over Cincinnati- The Bengals will keep losing until they decide to win.

San Francisco over Seattle- Good luck goes out to Mike Singletary as he makes his head coaching debut for the 49ers.

UPSET PICK: Tampa Bay over Dallas- No namesake, no win.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 22, 2008

Another week, another loser's rankings are here. You know the drill by now.

  1. Detroit Lions- So, it has been a couple of weeks since Matt Millen was carried out of Detroit on a pole. Yes, the Lions are still winless. Two more losses and the Lions are officially out of the NFC North playoff hunt.

  2. Cincinnati Bengals- So this team is continuing to fall apart. It's funny, but sad, tragic, yet amusing.

  3. Kansas City Chiefs- So the woes continue for the Chiefs. Things just don't look good for this franchise.

  4. Seattle Seahawks- I did not see this one coming. Honestly!

  5. Oakland Raiders- If they keep winning, they won't have to be on this list.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Week 7 in pictures

We love photos here at Oh No Romo. We want to give you some of our favorites of the week. As always we aim to give credit where credit is due. The photo credit will be below the photo.

Photo Credit: Images

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle

Photo Credit: San Diego Union-Tribune

Photo Credit: Seattle Times

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Mondays: A good day for Tampa

Sunday was a great day to be a citizen of Tampa. The Rays won the AL Pennant and are playing in their first World Series in franchise history. A big congratulations goes out to them, here at Oh No Romo. However, this is a football blog. We talk football here.

SUNDAY NIGHT RECAP: Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 - Seattle Seahawks 10- Sunday night was by far a big night for quarterback Jeff Garcia. Garcia threw for 310 yards and one touchdown in the win. The lone touchdown pass went to receiver Antonio Bryant. The Bucs are now 5-2 and tied for first in the NFC South. If the Bucs go through Dallas and KC, they will go 7-2 into their bye week. I'd have to say things are going well.

ROMO ALERT: St. Louis Rams 34 - Dallas Cowboys 14- No Tony Romo, no win? It could be the case. You can't deny that the Rams have been playing good football though. Steven Jackson had a HUGE day for the Rams. Jackson ran for three touchdowns and 160 yards rushing. The Rams have knocked off two NFC East teams in a row. Coach Jim Haslett could very well save this season for the Rams.

Chicago Bears 48 - Minnesota Vikings 41- The Bears are an offensive fire power. Kyle Orton threw for 280 yards on Sunday with two touchdown passes. The Bears special teams deserve the credit for the win on Sunday though. Two touchdowns were scored on miscues by the Vikings special teams. The first came when punter Chris Kluwe dropped the snap, with Garrett Wolfe recovering the fumble and returning it 17 yards. The second came on a fumble by Charles Gordon, with Zackary Bowman scoring the touchdown.

Monday Night Prediction: Denver over New England

Photo Credit: Getty Images

Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Briefs: Week 7 NFL Picks

Another week of the NFL season left us. Believe it or not, I finished week 6 with a 3-2 record. In my last three weeks, I'm 10-5. Overall for the season, I am 20-10. I need to try and keep the good times rolling. Let's roll off some week 7 picks.

Buffalo over San Diego- Trent Edwards is back for the Bills. They are coming off a bye week and they need this win.

Houston over Detroit- The win over Miami last week might just have saved the season for the Texans. They have the chance to go for two in a row.

Chicago over Minnesota- Hey, at least the Bears aren't playing an NFC South team.

Pittsburgh over Cincinnati- Ryan Fitzpatrick versus the Steelers defense...I'm picking the defense.

UPSET Pick: St. Louis over Dallas- I'm a little concerned about the Cowboys. Things do not look very good.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hump Day: Loser Rankings- October 15, 2008

Without waiting any further, here's your top five worst teams in the NFL.

1. Detroit Lions- They came oh so close to winning this week, but it was a safety by quarterback Dan Orlovsky that would cost them the game against Minnesota.

2. Cincinnati Bengals- They ran with the Jets, but they couldn't close the deal. Now it looks like Carson Palmer will not play this week.

3. Oakland Raiders- Tom Cable made his debut as the Raiders Head Coach. It was a debut that he would like to forget. The Raiders were blown away, 34-3. The Raiders have been horrible on third downs this season, only converting 27.5 percent, third worst in the NFL.

4. Kansas City Chiefs- They had a bye week last week. They play the Titans this week and things could get bad.

5. St. Louis Rams- You see what happens when you win, you increase your chances of falling out of the top five. The Rams scored a HUGE win over the soaring Redskins. The Rams season is not entirely out of reach. The Seahawks aren't that strong (and risk being in the top five), the 49ers aren't that strong and I'm not sure what to think of the Cardinals (other than they're really really good). The win over Washington could very well salvage the Rams season.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Some NFL Pictures

Instead of doing the Monday Night Recap, I'll give you some pictures to look at from the week that was, week six. As always we aim to give credit where credit is due. The photo credit will be below the photo.

Photo credit: Images

Photo Credit: Houston Chronicle

Getty Images

Photo Credits: Boston Globe

Photo Credit: New York Post

Monday, October 13, 2008

Remember the time when Tony Romo got hurt? We don't

Consider Oh No Romo in a panic right now. Our fearless leader is out for as much as four weeks because of a broken finger on his throwing hand.

Ordinarily, we wouldn't fret over this, but because this is our namesake and the fact that he is on all three of my fantasy teams (who by the way were in great shape prior to the injury), we can't help but panic.

I can't imagine how the Cowboys nation is feeling right now. I'd be willing to bet the panic is greater there than it is at Oh No Romo. I'm sure Joe Buck is inconsolable right now.

Get better soon, man.

My fantasy team is doomed right now.

The Mondays: Jason Elam likes to win

Atlanta Falcons 22 - Chicago Bears 20- This was a great game from start to finish. In the end, the Falcons came out on top. Falcons kicker Jason Elam kicked a 48-yard field goal, as time expired, to win the game. Elam missed a 33-yarder two minutes earlier, which gave the ball back to the Bears. After the Kyle Orton touchdown pass to Rashied Davis with 11 seconds left in the game, it looked to be all but over for the Falcons. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan threw a 26-yard pass to Michael Jenkins with one second left on the clock. Jenkins landed out of bounds with possession. The play led to the Elam field goal. Elam made 5-of-6 field goals on Sunday. Ryan threw for 300 yards for the first time in his NFL career. No doubt this is a huge win for the Falcons. The NFC South is turning into a very tough division. Things are looking up for the NFC South.

Houston Texans 29 - Miami Dolphins 28- A three yard draw by Texans quarterback Matt Schaub made the ultimate difference in the game. Schaub went for it on fourth down and got in for the score. Meanwhile, Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter isn't happy about a blown call by referee Ed Hochuli. The popular ref seems to be having some bad string of luck this season. It's hard to say what's wrong with him. Hopefully he can get back on track, because right now, no team wants to play while Hochuli is reffing.

St. Louis Rams 19 - Washington Redskins 17- A Josh Brown 49-yard field goal gave the Rams their first win of the season. Brown made four field goals on the day. In a way, Sunday was a day for field goal kickers.

Romo Alert: Arizona Cardinals defeat Dallas Cowboys in overtime- The man formerly known as Antonio threw for three touchdowns today, but it wasn't enough to stop the Cardinals.

Sunday Night Recap: San Diego Chargers 30 - New England Patriots 10- Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had a huge night, last night. Rivers threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns. He had a quarterback rating of 141.9. The big question is, how far will the Patriots fall?

Monday Night Prediction: New York Giants over Cleveland Browns

Enjoy your Monday

Oh No Romo

Photo Credit: Atlanta Journal Constitution

Friday, October 10, 2008

Friday Briefs: A little more of those NFL picks

So last week was kind of okay for me. I really screwed up the San Diego-Miami game. I finished the week with a 3-2 record. I'm 17-8 for the season. Maybe I can get 20 wins before I get 10 losses.

Washington over St. Louis- This seems like a no-brainer. The Redskins are firing on all cylinders and I can't see Jim Haslett doing anything with this team.

Minnesota over Detroit- The Lions woes continue.

Philadelphia over San Francisco- The Eagles aren't a bad team, but they need a win to stick with the rest of the pack in the NFC East.

San Diego over New England- No Brady, no win.

UPSET PICK: Miami over Houston- I'll bite on this pick.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Hump Day: The Loser Rankings- October 8, 2008

So the Loser Rankings decided to take a bye week last week. That is how bad things are right now. Sure I'm probably overreacting, but that's not the point. The point is that there is no point.
  1. Detroit Lions- This team is indeed the worst in football. How does a defense give up 334 yards passing from Kyle Orton. Nothing against Orton (I'm a fan of the neckbeard), but when the Bears pass for 300 yards on you, you know you suck.

  2. St. Louis Rams- Scott Linehan is gone, but don't expect the Rams to leave the Losers Rankings anytime soon.

  3. Cincinnati Bengals- They came close to winning last week, but sadly they stay in the top five.

  4. Houston Texans- This is such a good team and they came oh so close to defeating the Colts on Sunday. Unfortunately, it didn't happen. I hope the Texans don't stay in the top five for
    too long. They're too good of a team to be 0-4.

  5. Kansas City Chiefs- It should be the Raiders in the top five, but the Chiefs won the tiebreaker because they lost to Oakland.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tuesdays with Romo: Vikings win close one

Minnesota Vikings 30 - New Orleans Saints 27- So, the Saints lost the game, despite two punt return touchdowns by Reggie Bush. Bush ran the first one back in the third quarter when he returned it for 71-yards. The second return came in the fourth quarter when Bush ran it back 64-yards to give the Saints a 27-20 lead with a little more than 10 minutes left in the game.

Vikings quarterback Gus Frerotte would tie the game when he threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Bernard Berrian. A Ryan Longwell field goal late in the game would give the Vikings the win.

Frerotte had one touchdown pass and 222 yards through the air. Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw for 330 yards and one touchdown in the loss.

Neither side was able to get the running game going. Adrian Peterson had 32 yards on 21 carries for the Vikings. Bush had 29 yards on 12 carries.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Week 5 in pictures

Note: We like to give credit where credit is due here at Oh No Romo. We like pictures and so do you. Some pictures don't make it on the sports page, or you don't pay enough attention to go find some pics. So we want to bring you some photos from around the league. The photo credit is located below the picture.

Photo Credit: Newsday

Photo Credit: The Boston Globe

Photo Credit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Photo Credit: The Tennessean

Photo Credit:

The Mondays: Washington wants to be cool

Washington Redskins 24 - Philadelphia Eagles 17- So...are the Redskins for real? Two weeks in a row, they've knocked off a division rival on the road. That is impressive, even for NFC East standards. Coach Jim Zorn has this team firing on all cylinders. In their next three games, the Redskins will play St. Louis, Cleveland and Detroit. The Redskins could easily be 7-1 at the halfway point.

Tennessee Titans 13 - Baltimore Ravens 10- How about the Titans? They are off to an excellent start. I think what needs to be asked is if Vince Young is ready to come back and play. At this point, Kerry Collins is the hot pick.

Chicago Bears 34 - Detroit Lions 7- How about that Kyle Orton fella? He threw for 334 yards and two touchdowns. The Bears are in great shape. They're 3-2 and could easily be 5-0, had they not lost close cames to Carolina and Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, things are just not looking good for the Lions. Quarterback Jon Kitna was benched in the third quarter and we got our first look at Dan Orlovski. He didn't have a lot of luck.

Atlanta Falcons 27 - Green Bay Packers 24- Would you believe that the Falcons need one more win to match last season's total? It is great to see the Falcons playing good football. Matt Ryan is continuing to mature as quarterback. It helps that he has a good back in Michael Turner, who ran for 121 yards and one touchdown.

New York Giants 44 - Seattle Seahawks 6- The Giants have it going on and they don't look to be stumbling anytime soon. Eli Manning threw two touchdowns on Sunday. Something is wrong with the Seahawks. They're 1-3 to start the season. There's a lot to be concerned about in Seattle.

Denver Broncos 16 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13- The Broncos managed to play defense and won a close game.

ROMO ALERT: Dallas Cowboys 31 - Cincinnati Bengals 22- This one shouldn't have been close, but the Cowboys did struggle. Tony Romo threw for 176 yards, three touchdowns and one interception.

Sunday Night Recap: Pittsburgh Steelers 26 - Jacksonville Jaguars 21- The Steelers stay strong in the AFC.

Monday Night Prediction: New Orleans over Minnesota

Photo Credit: Washington Times

Friday, October 3, 2008

Friday Briefs: NFL picks to start October

It's Octoberfest every October here at Oh No Romo. To cap off the first Friday, we have nothing but picks for you. Last week, I went 3-2. I'm 14-6 for the season. Hopefully, I can keep the good times rolling. Here's my five picks for the week.

Carolina over KC- Carolina should start to show that they are a force to reckon with in the NFC.

Chicago over Detroit- This is shaping to be the Bears division, but it's a long season.

San Diego over Miami- Sorry, I can't see the Dolphins giving another terrific performance.

New York Giants over Seattle- I have no idea what is wrong with the Seahawks, but they're not going to win this cross-country trip.

UPSET PICK: San Francisco over New England

Enjoy the weekend

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Church Sign of the Week- October 2

NOTE: The Losers Rankings took a bye week

We here at Oh No Romo aren't typically religious, but we respect those who seek religion. Therefore, we hope you enjoy these signs that we'll post weekly. We did one over the weekend and we have another one for you today.