Terry Francona has had enough time off from the game. After being fired from the 2011 September collapse of the Red Sox, Francona worked for ESPN as an in studio anaylst and was in the three-man booth for Sunday Night Baseball.
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Falcons 41, Jags 14
-Every time I see Blaine Gabbert, I see a guy who can’t play quarterback.
-Roddy White is a beast in case you were wondering.
Cowboys 31, Bucs 15
– The Bucs are 4-10 for good reason. They looked awful at home on national television.
-With a win against the Eagles, the Cowboys can wrap up a mediocre division.
Dolphins 30, Bills 23
-Reggie Bush is quietly having a great season as the “featured back.”
-For the Dolphins to go on the road to the cold, wintry mix of Buffalo and win, that shows a lot of character.
Seahawks 38, Bears 14
-I’m positive Donovan McNabb is better than Caleb Hannie.
-You know your quarterback is bad if Tarvais Jackson outplayed him.
Colts 27, Titans 13
-Titans are still alive for a wildcard, but one must wonder if Jake Locker will get a start before the year is out.
-Colts are still a game up for the Suck for Luck sweepstakes.
Chiefs 19, Packers 14
-This game makes you wonder how the Chiefs’ season would have played out if Kyle Orton started over Tyler Palko.
-Arrowhead is a tough place to play, I wouldn’t be worried if I were a Packers fan yet. Those offensive line injuries could be an issue though.
Bengals 20, Rams 13
-AJ Green is a stud.
-Not sure what the Rams were expecting with Kellen Clemens starting.
Saints 42, Vikings 20
-Drew Brees would be the MVP if it weren’t for Aaron Rodgers.
-The Saints had 366 more offensive yards than the Vikings. Ouch.
Redskins 23, Giants 10
-I really think the Redskins are a quarterback away from being a playoff caliber team.
-Hakeem Nicks’ drop in the first quarter completely changed momentum in the game.
Panthers 28, Texans 13
-Honeymoon with TJ Yates is over for Houston.
-Steve Smith has over 10,000 yards receiving in his career. A few more years with Cam might push him to Hall of Fame status.
Lions 28, Raiders 27
-I honestly thought the Lions were done, but what a 98 yard drive to come back.
-Calvin Johnson is a monster.
Patriots 41, Broncos 23
-The Patriots clinched their 9th AFC East title in 11 years.
-Broncos still control their own destiny for the AFC West title.
Eagles 45, Jets 19
-Jason Babin has six sacks in his last two games. While I have questions about his run defense, he’s a beast rushing the passer.
-LeSean McCoy is one of the few bright spots in an up and down season.
Cardinals 20, Browns 17 OT
-John Skleton is 5-1 as a starter. Kevin Kolb is no stranger to a QB controversy.
-Glad to see Peyton Hillis finally contribute to my fantasy team. Could have used that about 7 weeks ago.
Chargers 34, Ravens 14
– Chargers need some help, but are a team that no one wants to play right now.
-Whenever I see Ray Rice with less than 20 carries, I have to wonder what John Harbaugh is thinking.
49ers 20, Steelers 3
-That 49ers defense is Super Bowl caliber.
-Alex Smith needs to turn those field goals in the red zone to touchdowns if the Niners want to win the Super Bowl.
Bobby Valentine is the new Boston Red Sox manager. Valentine managed 15 seasons for the Rangers and the Mets. He had a record of 1117-1072 with one National League pennant in 2000 with the Mets. Valentine was most recently a baseball analyst for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.