“Maybe this sleeping giant just woke up.”
— Steve Mariucci on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 34-7 victory over the Dallas Cowboys
“When you have the explosiveness of a Michael Vick playing the way Michael Vick is playing right now, it’s almost impossible to beat Philadelphia, certainly for most of those teams in the NFC East. Michael Vick just gives this team too much.”
— Michael Irvin on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, who threw for 279 yards and two touchdowns in Philadelphia’s 34-7 win over the Dallas Cowboys
“The Philadelphia Eagles came out and understood the enormity of the game, and the Dallas Cowboys melted under the pressure in the bigness of that same game.”
— Michael Irvin on the Philadelphia Eagles, who moved into second-place in the NFC East
“The Dallas Cowboys have a lot of young guys and I think they still have to learn how to win those big games and being in those situations.”
— Michael Irvin on the Cowboys
“We expect to perform like this each and every week. Even though it’s not going to happen that way, you just have to keep pushing and keep fighting.”
— Eagles quarterback Michael Vick to NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington following Philadelphia’s win
“This guy epitomizes what a Pittsburgh Steeler is: what he looks like, what he plays like, his whole attitude. He’s a leader and he should be mentioned amongst the elite quarterbacks.”
— Deion Sanders on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who threw for 365 yards and two touchdowns in a 25-17 win
“Did they get their butts kicked Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens? Yes they did, but this is a whole new team. Mentally, physically, atheistically – this is a whole new team.”
— Deion Sanders on the 6-2 Pittsburgh Steelers, who lead the AFC North
“All of a sudden they take a page out of the New England Patriots’ book and play this wide open, spread them out offense against the Patriots. They convert third down after third down after third down, and Tom Brady spends a day over by the Gatorade; they don’t let him on the field. … They totally dominated this football team.”
— Steve Mariucci on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 25-17 victory over the New England Patriots
“I measure a man not only for what he accomplishes, but distance traveled. When you talk about distance traveled with this team, this team has come a long way and you can see the nucleus of a young team that will be good for awhile.”
— Michael Irvin on the 6-1 San Francisco 49ers
“What [Jim] Harbaugh is doing out there, he’s changing the whole culture. These guys are believing in themselves, especially Alex Smith. This guy was one of the jokes of a first-round draft choice; now he’s a formidable quarterback.”
— Deion Sanders on the first-place San Francisco 49ers
“Today, Tim Tebow looked like he wasn’t ready for the NFL.”
— Deion Sanders on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, who was 18-of-39 for 172 yards, one touchdown and one interception in Denver’s 45-10 loss to the Detroit Lions
“He has all of the intangibles, we love the kid and he’s that kind of guy, but he has to make plays from the pocket. He went back in the pocket many times today and A) he didn’t complete many passes, and B) he didn’t have a lot of time. He was under duress the entire day.”
— Steve Mariucci on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow
“This combination might be the best combination ever with rookie quarterback and receiver.”
— Steve Mariucci on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green
“These guys are going to make some noise in the AFC North.”
— Deion Sanders on the 5-2 Cincinnati Bengals
“The strength, the speed, the vision. This kid is going to be around for a long time.”
— Deion Sanders on Cardinals’ Patrick Peterson’s 82-yard punt return for a touchdown in a loss to the Baltimore Ravens
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 8.
Trick or Treat – Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, the improving Philadelphia Eagles’ defense and the San Francisco 49ers atop the NFC West at 6-1: what was a “trick” or “treat” on Sunday?
Steelers Solve Patriots – Analysts Steve Mariucci, Deion Sanders and Michael Irvin discuss the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 25-17 victory over the New England Patriots.
Most Impressive Team in the AFC North – With the Pittsburgh Steelers at 6-2, and the Baltimore Ravens and Cincinnati Bengals each at 5-2, which team in the AFC North has been the most impressive?
Eagles’ QB Michael Vick with NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick speaks 1-on-1 with NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington following the 34-7 win.
NFL GameDay Express – NFL GameDay Express recaps all of Sunday’s action.
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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