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Recap: NFL Google+ Hangout with Sam Farmer and Mark Thompson

September 14, 2012

Topics they covered this week included a review of the Packers-Bears game Thursday night and previews to the Lions-49ers "handshake" rematch, Redskins rookie sensation Robert Griffin III playing his second consecutive road game against the Rams at St. Louis as well as the Cowboys-Seahawks and Panthers-Saints games.

Farmer revealed that the handshake-gone-awry moment after last season's comeback win by the 49ers stemmed from Lions Coach Jim Schwartz laughing when San Francisco Coach Jim Harbaugh burned a timeout trying to challenge a call that he couldn't challenge.

Thompson, who has season tickets for Carolina games, likes the Panthers against the Saints in a matchup of 0-1 teams, and a debate ensues.

Farmer talks about Tony Romo's return to Seattle, where the Seahawks upset the Cowboys in the 2006 playoffs when Romo fumbled the snap on a field-goal attempt that could have won the game. Dallas has won only one playoff game since then.

The Google+ Hangout with Farmer and Thompson takes place each Monday and Friday at 11:30 a.m. If you have a question for Sam or Mark, please email them on Monday and Friday mornings to sportshangout@latimes.com and they will try to address them during the chat.

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