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NFL Pregame Shows Week 15 Sound Bites: NFL Network's 'Thursday Night Kickoff'

By Ken Schott
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Here are the sound bites from NFL Network's "Thursday Night Kickoff" pregame show. The quotes are provided by the NFL Network PR department.

Quick Quotes:

- “The Washington Redskins will win the NFC East.” – Marshall Faulk on the Washington Redskins who are 7-6 and one game behind the 8-5 New York Giants in the NFC East

- “The Seattle Seahawks will lose out and not make the playoffs.” – Michael Irvin on the Seattle Seahawks who are 8-5 and the fifth seed in the NFC playoff picture

- “I feel like I am watching the Peyton Manning run Indianapolis Colts. Andrew Luck is not winning running the ball, not with defense, he is winning with his right arm.” – Michael Irvin on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

- “The Cincinnati Bengals will be the sixth seed.” – Marshall Faulk on the Cincinnati Bengals who are currently 7-6 and in seventh place in the AFC playoff picture

- “Mike Zimmer should be a head coach.” – Deion Sanders on Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer

- “The Philadelphia Eagles are not a talented team.” – Michael Lombardi on the Philadelphia Eagles

- “Adrian Peterson won’t break Eric Dickerson’s record.” – Michael Irvin on Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson who has 1600 yards rushing on the season and is 505 yards short of Eric Dickerson’s single season rushing record

- “Tom Brady is going to carve up the San Francisco 49ers defense.” – Deion Sanders on New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Brady and the Patriots plays the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday who rank second in total team defense in the NFL

- “I am tired of people not giving the Atlanta Falcons the props they deserve. They are still the team to beat in the NFC.” – Michael Irvin on the Atlanta Falcons who are currently 11-2 and the one seed in the NFC playoff picture

- “I don’t like what the Chicago Bears are doing. They are throwing too many balls to Brandon Marshall. They need more production out of Matt Forte.” – Deion Sanders on the Chicago Bears offense

Front Office View with Michael Lombardi

On Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid’s future
“It is tied to the end of the season. I think Jeffrey Lurie has made the decision in his mind, but, also, the Eagles can change that decision based on the play in the next three games. It is highly unlikely Andy Reid comes back, but I wouldn’t rule out anything. It is about the entire season.”

On NFL.com the following video clips from Thursday Night Kickoff are available for viewing:

Will the Cincinnati Bengals make the playoff? – The Thursday Night Football analysts discuss whether the Bengals can beat out the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets to qualify for the AFC Playoffs: click here.

Which rookie quarterback will take his team the farthest –The Thursday Night Football analysts discuss which rookie quarterback - Indianapolis Colts Andrew Luck, Washington Redskins’ Robert Griffin III, or Seattle Seahawks’ Russell Wilson – will bring his team the farthest in the playoffs?: click here.

Year of the comeback ­– Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning have overcome roadblocks in their to careers to become two of NFL’s greatest impact players. What will happen when they potentially meet on Sunday?: click here.

M & M: AP2K – Will Adrian Peterson eclipse 2000 rushing yards and break the single-season record? Is there any concern for the Atlanta Falcons or New York Giants? Michael Irvin and Marshall Faulk answer these questions: click here.

The Scary life of NFL’s youth – In the aftermath two tragedies, Deion Sanders discusses what really goes on inside the minds and hearts of NFL’s young players: click here.

 
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