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Open Thread: Friday Night Football (Non-Texans Preseason Edition)

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Join BRB as we watch Friday night pre-season football action.

Bryan Braman will be starring at the Alley Theater all week in his self-written, one man play titled "General James Longstreet: Baddest Tap Dancer in the Old South."
Bryan Braman will be starring at the Alley Theater all week in his self-written, one man play titled "General James Longstreet: Baddest Tap Dancer in the Old South."
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Here's a quick look at tonight's match-ups:

  • Vikings @ Bills: Adrian Peterson won't see the field, but Christian Ponder will be all up in...something...I guess. Nah, he'll probably miss it. EJ Manuel looked very good in a two minute drill drive last weekend, but it was all wide open for him, as well. Plus, Mario Williams.
  • 49ers @ Chiefs: This is the game where Alex Smith shows the 49ers they'll forever regret trading him. Or not. Colin Kaepernick was easily my favorite non-Texan to watch last year.
  • Raiders @ Saints: The Raiders announced yesterday that Alex Barron will be the team's starting left tackle (left!). Mr. Barron hasn't been in the league since 2010, and there's a good reason why. Even the Saints might be able to stop the Raiders this game.
  • Buccaneers at Patriots: This is the national game of the night. The Bucs spent a ton of assorted swag improving their defensive backfield. Tom Brady will again be without Rob Gronkowski and Shooty McTightEnd.
Drop your wisdom in the comments. Drop your pants on the floor. It's time for football. Usual open thread rules apply. Seek counseling if your condition persists.