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“A lot has been said about Eli, but this guy right here is one of the better quarterbacks. He is an elite quarterback in this league.”
— Michael Irvin on Giants quarterback Eli Manning
“We just can’t crown this team anymore like we did. … They’re not explosive as they once were and the defense has so many holes in it you can exploit them in any way imaginable.”
— Deion Sanders on the 5-3 New England Patriots, who lost their second consecutive game
“They have to find a way to get Chad intertwined with this offense. They must find a way.”
— Deion Sanders on New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, who was held without a catch in the loss to the New York Giants
“The most important element for a quarterback is can you make that play late in the game? Today, Joe Flacco did that. We’re used to watching Ben Roethlisberger do it; we’re not used to watching Joe Flacco do it, especially not with Ben Roethlisberger on the field. Give him all the credit. He deserves that today.”
— Michael Irvin on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, who capped a 92-yard game-winning drive with 26-yard touchdown pass in Baltimore’s 23-20 win over Pittsburgh
“Tonight, we just wanted to exercise some demons. Last time we came on this field, we left with a bitter taste in our mouths. We made a vow to ourselves that it wouldn’t happen again.”
— Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin to NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington
“You’ll see the defenses, you’ll start seeing the championship teams start to separate from these guys that just have good records. There are some guys with good records, and there are some guys that are championship teams. The Jets, that’s a championship team.”
— Michael Irvin on what is to come in the second half of the regular season
“That defense only surrendered 287 yards and had a few turnovers. That was vital to help this Jets offense struggling early in the first half.”
— Deion Sanders on the New York Jets defense in a 27-11 victory over the Buffalo Bills
“Last week, it was horrible; it was painful to watch. And some of those throws today were painful, but he gets the job done.”
— Deion Sanders on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who threw for 124 yards and rushed for 118 yards in Denver’s 38-24 victory over the Oakland Raiders
“We’re going to find out where they stack up, but right now so far at the halfway mark in this season, the Bengals are fantastic.”
— Steve Mariucci on the Cincinnati Bengals, who face the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens in their next two games
“We talk a lot about a young quarterback’s best friend, and that’s a defense and a run game. Well that defense keeps them in every single game; they’re not too far behind ever. They’re able to win games on the road. All of these young receivers, especially A.J. Green, they’re just consistent beyond their years and making life very exciting over in that division.”
— Steve Mariucci on the 6-2 Cincinnati Bengals who lead the AFC North
“He comes in, he’s a young guy, he loves being where he is. He says ‘I want to be here; I don’t know anything about the history – we will win in Cincinnati now.’ I love that attitude.”
— Michael Irvin on Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green, who leads all NFL rookies in receptions (40), receiving yards (599) and touchdown catches (five)
“Aaron Rodgers is the best in the league at throwing the back shoulder fade. He could put it on the money anywhere on the field.”
— Steve Mariucci on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
“He is absolutely the new-age quarterback that everybody looks in their stocking for at Christmas.”
— Michael Irvin on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers
“The Philadelphia Eagles can challenge them. The reason I say that is because the Philadelphia Eagles have three cornerbacks that can play man-to-man versus these guys. The problem is, can the Philadelphia Eagles’ linebackers hold up underneath?”
— Deion Sanders on the 8-0 Green Bay Packers
“Ben Tate and Arian Foster are the best one-two punch in the National Football League.”
— Steve Mariucci on Texans running backs Ben Tate and Arian Foster, who combined for 239 yards rushing in Houston’s 30-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns
Michael Irvin’s Top 5 Quarterbacks
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
3. Drew Brees
4. Ben Roethlisberger
5. Eli Manning
Deion Sanders’ Top 5 Quarterbacks
1. Aaron Rodgers
2. Tom Brady
3. Ben Roethlisberger
4. Drew Brees
T-5. Michael Vick
T-5. Eli Manning
Who is the Best Team in the AFC North?
Irvin: Baltimore Ravens
Sanders: Pittsburgh Steelers
Mariucci: Cincinnati Bengals
On NFL.com the following video clips from NFL GameDay Final are available for viewing:
Let’s Go Primetime – Deion Sanders checks in from the corner of 21st and Prime to count down the top 10 performances from Week 9.
Irvin and Sanders’ Top 5 Quarterbacks – Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders list their top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL.
Greatness for Eli – Following the Giants’ 24-20 victory over the New England Patriots, NFL GameDay Final discusses New York quarterback Eli Manning’s place among the top quarterbacks in the league.
AFC North Balance of Power – At 6-2, the Cincinnati Bengals sit atop the AFC North. But are they the best team in the division? NFL GameDay Final discusses.
Boldin on Ravens’ Comeback – Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin speaks with NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington following Baltimore’s 23-20 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
NFL GameDay Express – Take a trip around the NFL GameDay Express to recap all of Sunday’s action in Week 9.
7:30 PM ET: NFL GameDay Highlights
Host: Rich Eisen Analysts: Steve Mariucci and Deion Sanders
NFL GameDay Highlights offers a fast-paced recap of the afternoon games, providing highlights, post-game press conferences, player interviews and instant analysis leading up to the Sunday night primetime matchup.
11:30 PM ET: NFL GameDay Final
Host: Fran Charles Analysts: Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders, and Michael Irvin
NFL GameDay Final is the definitive exclamation point on Sundays providing unlimited highlights of all the games, plus post-game press conferences, interviews from the field and locker room, audio captured throughout the day and expert analysis.
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