NFL Week 7: Rundown
NY Giants (5-2) destroyed the Dallas Cowboys (1-5) 41-35. QB Eli Manning went 25-35 for 306 Yards, four TD’s, and three Interceptions. The interceptions killed them early on, as the Cowboys amassed a 20-7 going into the second quarter. Eli and the Giants came alive later in the second quarter scoring two TD’s and one field goal to go ahead 24-20. The Giants continued attacking in the third quarter extending the lead to 38-20. The Giants did get sloppy again in the fourth quarter and gave up two TD’s.
Key Players: Giants: RB Ahmad Bradshaw 24 carries 126 Yards
RB Brandon Jacobs 12 carries 75 Yards 1TD
WR Hakeem Nicks 9 receptions 108 Yards 2TD
WR Steve Smith 9 receptions 101 Yards 1TD
WR Mario Manningham 3 receptions 40 Yards 1TD
The Giants knocked out Tony Romo (broken collar-bone eight weeks) as well as the Dallas Cowboys (1-5).
Minnesota Vikings (2-4) took a tough loss to the Green Bay Packers (4-3) 24-28. The Vikings did have a chance to win the game on the last drive. Favre actually threw a pass into the end-zone that was called a TD, but with further review was clearly not a TD as the receiver landed with one foot out of the back of the end-zone. Adrian Peterson put up big numbers with 28 rushes for 131 Yards and one TD. Brett Favre ended up breaking his ankle in two places, one stress fracture and one avulsion fracture.
Eagles (4-3) lost to the Tennessee Titans (5-2) 19-37. The Eagles strangely didn’t play QB Michael Vick and paid the price for it. Philly QB Kevin Kolb threw 26 completions out of 48 attempts for 231 Yards, one TD, and two Interceptions. Titans WR Kenny Britt was on fire catching seven passes for 225 Yards and scoring three TD’s. [Philadelphia coach Andy Reid is switching quarterbacks again and says Michael Vick will start Nov. 7 against Indianapolis in the Eagles’ next game after their bye week.] (courtesy msn.com, foxsports gametrax)
Cleveland Browns (2-5) defeated defending Champion NO Saints (4-3) 30-17. Saints RB Reggie Bush went from World Champion to disdained college Hero from last year to this year. Bush also suffered a broken leg injury in Week 2, but he will be back in action by next week or the following week at the latest.
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-1) barely edged out the Miami Dolphins (3-3) 23-22 winning on a controversial last play that set up the Steelers for the winning field goal. [Ben Roethlisberger and several other players waged an end-zone scrum for a loose ball so frantic the officials were unable to determine a winner. That gave the game to the Steelers. A video review determined Roethlisberger’s late touchdown was instead a fumble, but because it was unclear who recovered, Pittsburgh kept the ball and kicked the game-winning field goal on the next play to beat the Miami Dolphins 23-22.
”Just a bizarre kind of play. You hate to win it that way, but you’ll take a win,” Roethlisberger said.] (in brackets courtesy msn.com, foxsports, Oct 25 1:51AM)
Jacksonville Jaquars (3-4) lost to the KC Chiefs (4-2) 20-42. The KC Chiefs are strong this year with powerful new recruits out of the SEC conference.
Oakland Raiders (3-4) poured it on the Denver Broncos (2-5) 59-14. The Raiders had a 38-7 lead going into the half.
The Cincinnatti Bengals (2-4) lost to the Altanta Falcons (5-2) 32-39. Chad Ochocinco did turn in 108 Yards, One TD on 10 catches. T.O. (Terrell Owens) turned in 88 Yards, One TD on 8 catches. The Bengals have a good passing game, no running game, and can not close out games. Better wait up and stop tweeting T. Ocho Show.
Other Scores: LA Rams (3-4) 17, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-2) 18
Arizona Cardinals (3-3) 10, Seattle Seahawks (4-2) 22
New England Patriots (5-1) 23, San Diego Chargers (2-5) 20
SF 49er’s (1-6) 20, Carolina Panthers (1-5) 23
Buffalo Bills (0-6) 34, Baltimore Ravens (5-2) 37
Washington Redskins (4-3) 17, Chicago Bears (4-3) 14
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