Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Ben Huh, Sep 18, 2013.
Let's see em'.
JETS EDGE OUT TITANS
Rex Ryan maybe at home shaking his head as he sees his vaunted defense he took years to build up being scored on upwards of 30 points a game a few games this year but it has been a rather surprising development seeing Geno Smith come into his own with the Jets. With his arm and a solid running game today, the Jets edge the Titans 42-35.
Geno Smith has thrown for 300 yards 3 out of the first 4 games here. He has been stellar matriculating the ball up and down the field but HAS shown rookie mistakes with 2 picks in this game and an almost costly fumble which could have put the Jets behind the 8 ball. Still without a true #1 WR on this team, Geno has performed admirable, especially in this game where he went 19/29 for 321 yards and 3TD's. He hit 9 different receivers in the game, clearly displaying his very good field vision.
Alex Green may have cemented himself as the #1 RB after this game with a strong showing as he rushed for 89 yards on 16 carries. Even better was he hit paydirt 3 times on the game. Backup and 3rd down back Mike Goodson only had 1 rush for 13 yards but had 4 catches for 98 yards as he becomes a main cog in the passing game.
Oh and that defense we spoke of before? Well despite giving up 35 points, the run defense was spectacular containing Chris Johnson to only 42 yards on 17 carries. Yes Jake Locker threw for 311 yards and 4TD's but he threw 3 picks, 1 to the NFL leader in interceptions so far this year in Dawan Landry, who has 5 on the year already.
"It's a process," said Coach Reece Mills. "We have to continue to get our guys into prime position to make stops out there and I feel I haven't given my corners that opportunity as of yet." "We will continue to work hard and correct the defensive issues and continue to make this offense a big time juggernaut in TLY."
REDSKINS WIN OT THRILLER VS RAIDERS 47-41
In a matchup of two teams off to great starts and two of the best defenses statistically through 3 weeks, this game was devoid of defense for most of the game. Things started out rough for both teams as both QBs threw INTs on their first pass attempts of the day. The Redskins were able to strike first on a FG by Kai Forbath. The Raiders answered back with a 7 yd TD run by Darren McFadden and we were off to the races.
The teams would trade touchdowns in the 2nd quarter. Late in the 2nd Tim Tebow entered the game and took a read option 68 yards for a TD in a play that was simply a bad read by the entire Redskins D.
Washington would regain the lead right before the half when Robert Griffin III hit Santana Moss on a slant and the Redskins would lead at the half 24-21. The Raiders would receive the ball to start the 3rd quarter and be force into a 3 and out. The Redskins would drive down the field but stall in scoring territory and settle for a field goal. Oakland would answer back quickly when would Denarius Moore beat DeAngelo Hall for a 68 yd TD.
Washington would answer when RG3 hit Niles paul from 3 yards out. Paul was playing significant time as Fred Davis as lost early in the 3rd quarter with a broken collarbone. On Oakland's next possession, they were in position to score and had a key 3rd down in the redzone. Wilson would hit Jacoby Ford in the hand with a pass and Ford ended up dropping it forcing the Raiders to settle for a FG to make the score 34-31. The Redskins would stall in their next drive giving the Raiders an opportunity to take the lead late in the game. Oakland would find themselves near the goaline with less than a minute and a half left in the game and tried to avoid going into the endzone to run time off the clock and force Washington to use timeouts. Redskins wanted Oakland to go ahead an score the TD and finally McFadden had no choice but to score and Oakland had a 38-34 lead with 1:08 left.
On a 2nd down play after almost throwing an INT on 1st down, RG3 would connect with Santana Moss on a skinny post and Moss would get a huge gain into Oakland territory. a couple plays later, Logan Paulsen would haul in a pass in the middle of the field and bowl over the Raiders defenders for what the Redskins thought was the game winning TD putting them up 41-38 with 27 seconds left.
Jacoby Ford had other ideas as on the ensuing kickoff he would find a crease and threaten to win the game but was tackled by Brandon Meriweather 20 yards shy of the endzone.
Oakland would try to go for the win but a Ryan Kerrigan sack would put them far enough away that they had to just settle for the tying FG which Sebastian Janikowski would hit and we were headed to overtime.
The Redskins would win the toss and start with the ball. RG3 led a great drive into Raiders territory. Roy Helu would then take a shotgun handoff and juke his way into space and score the game winning TD.
Thrilling victory for the Redskins as they wanted to avoid dropping two in a row heading into a bye week.
Robert Griffin III: 29/36, 440 yds, 3 TD, IT
Alfred Morris: 19 car, 80 yds, 2 TD
Roy Helu Jr: 6 car, 58 yds, TD; 4 rec, 48 yds
Pierre Garcon: 6 rec, 105 yds
Santana Moss: 5 rec, 114 yds, TD
Tyler Wilson: 17/23, 335 yds, 2 TD, INT
Darren McFadden: 25 car, 79 yds, 2 TD
Denarius Moore: 4 rec, 111 yds, TD
Jacoby Ford: 3 rec, 78 yds
Rod Streater: 4 rec, 71 yds
SAINTS CAUGHT STEALING
The New Orleans Saints were handed a win in an almost indescribable contest against the Miami Dolphins 33-27 in OT.
Drew Brees started the Saints out well enough on the way to a 10-0 start thanks to some nice moves by WR Marques Colston. Colston's early success continued on his way to a career game in front of the Superdome crowd. Colston obliterated his previous record set during his rookie season in 2006 when he had 10 rec for 169 yards and setting the benchmark to 10 rec for 270 yards and 2 TDs.
There were a ridiculous 9 turnovers between the two teams in this game and the power balance in the game kept shifting with each one. The Dolphins ball carriers couldn't hold on to the ball and the Drew Brees kept getting picked off by the great defense.
In the 4th quarter the Dolphins built a 7pt lead and were on their way to sealing a 2 score lead late in the game when they fumbled the ball in the redzone. The Saints were able to tie the game up with a FG 27-27 late in the 4th quarter but then the Dolphins QB Alex Tanney had all day in the pocket on a 3rd and 16 backed up near their own 10 yard line. The Saints pathetic 3 man rush let Tanney hit the seam deep to Mike Wallace and set the Dolphins up for a short FG to win the game.
New Orleans was out of timeouts and all Miami had to do was wait for the clock to tick down and kick the FG. The Miami coach must've been trying to center the ball for the FG or something but he called a run play by the FB and MLB Curtis Lofton laid the lumber and caused his second forced fumble of the game and DE Akiem Hicks fell on the ball. With under :30 remaining and 90+ yards to go the Saints coach was just happy to be going to OT.
The Dolphins lost the toss in OT and the Saints elected to receive.
Coach Matrix Monkey decided to play it safe and try to run the ball despite limited success during regulation. After a first down the Saints were about to run another play to the halfback but they faced a stacked box. QB Drew Brees checked to the pass and asked his back to stay in to block. The underneath routes were covered so Brees looked deep to see Colston coming open on the deep post. Brees made a stellar throw and Colston came down with it, avoided the tackle, and ran it in for the game winning TD!
LSUTRUTH GG dude.
QB - Drew Brees - 100.2 QB Rating 23/34 (67%) 424 yards 3 TD 5 INT
WR - Marques Colston - 10 rec 270 yards 2 TD
MLB - Curtis Lofton - 10 TKL 1 TFL 2 FF
LOLB - Junior Galette - 6 TKL 2 TFL 2 Sacks
WR - Mike Wallace - 5 rec 147 yards
RE - Dion Jordan - 6 TKL 3 TFL 3 Sacks
MLB - Dannell Ellerbe - 5 TKL 2 INT
Gg dude. Can't believe trying to center it up on a fg cost me the game. Oh well. The injury bug is in Miami as Miami is now down 3 of its 5 best players
MATT RYAN HAS RECORD DAY AS THE FALCONS TOP THE PREVIOUSLY UNDEFEATED PATRIOTS
The Atlanta Falcons, 52-0 losers a week ago, have come back and beat the New England Patriots, who came into the game undefeated at 3-0. Tom Brady did all he could (23/34 365yds 2td 1int), but it wasn't enough as his team fell to the Falcons 42-21. New England's coach was unavailable due to illness and his absence showed, as their defense had little pressure on Matt Ryan all game, resulting in Ryan going 20-21 through the air, including completing his last 16 passes. A week after getting drubbed in Miami, the Falcons made it a point to return to the heart of their offensive attack and established the run game with a 2 RB approach. Both Jackson and Snelling each had over 50 yards rushing, and they also each helped in the passing game. With Roddy White still out with injuries, Julio Jones has continued to step up his game and it showed against the Pats. Falcons' coach Mike Smith said he was proud of the ways the men responded after their crushing defeat last week at the hands of the Dolphins. "We got our butts handed to us and it hurt our pride somewhat. We made some tweaks to our offensive line, including bringing some guys in from FA, and it showed in a big way. [Matt] Ryan was sacked almost 12 times in Miami and that is unacceptable. He's our franchise, has taken this team to places that they didn't see before he came in 2008 and we need to protect him. We did this week." The coach also remarked about his defense - "...overall we need to generate more pressure, particularly from the edges. Tom Brady had too much time to rip apart our defensive unit. Coverage was good, but not even HOF defensive backs can cover for ages. Pass rush must improve moving forward." The coach also hinted at making changes to defensive depth chart and rotating more guys along the defensive line. The Pats coach was unable to make the trip with his team due to illness. "My guys played with heart and 3-1 is still a very good start for the first quarter of our season" he said about his teams efforts. Reports say he should be available as soon as next game.
Falcons came into teh game with a ball control mentality and held the ball for 6 of the first 8 mins of the game. Balancing their attack with 27 rushes and 21 passes, the Falcons were not forced to punt once. They scored an opening drive TD to go up 7-0 with a Matt Ryan pass to TE Tony Gonzales. The Pats would quickly answer with a score to WR Danny Amendola. The next 3 series the teams would trade scores until former Patriot Asante Samuel intercepted Brady in the EZ on a play that started inside the Falcon 5 yard line. The Falcons would answer with a TD before half to go up 28-14 at the break. The first drive of the second half resulted in another TD pass from Brady to WR Danny Amendola, however after that it was all Falcons as they held the ball and played bend-don't-break defense. The final nail came inside the last 2 mins of the game with a quick hitting TD pass from Ryan to Jones.
Ryan 20-21 288yds 5td 0int 158.3 rating
Jones 7-141 2tds
Gonzales 7-92 2tds
Brady 23-34 365tds 2td 1int 110.5 rating
Amondola 3-102 2tds
Falcons vs. Jets
Patriots @ Bengals
Wish m25 had some defense. Some of the zone coverages were soooo off, it was sad.
Zone coverages are def weak in this year's Madden. I had to help out and play LB in the shallow areas or safety at times and still got passed on for 365 yards, and allowed each of their top guys to get 100 yards.
Defense Forces 5 Interceptions; Vikings Down Steelers at Home
Minneapolis, MN - The Vikings came into their Week 4 match-up with Pittsburgh short-handed on offense. With both AP and Gerhart out for the next 5-6 weeks, they picked up Ronnie Brown and Bernard Scott off waivers during the week; Brown would get the start. The team knew that in order to get a W versus a tough (2-1) Steeler team, either QB Ponder or the defense would need to step up.
The game started out with both defenses playing well, forcing punts on both team's first drives. However, the Steelers would put a nice drive together on their second and finished it off with a LeVeon Bell 5-yard TD run to go up 7. But, as he did last week, CB Marcus Sherels picked them up yet again in the return game, taking the ensuing kickoff 105 yards to paydirt. Score after 1 quarter - 7-7.
The second quarter started out with a 52-yard Blair Walsh FG, and was followed by an answer from Pittsburg, Bell's 2nd TD of the day from 1 yard out. The Vikings would answer right back as TE John Carlson would catch a 6-yd TD pass from Ponder to go up 17-14. On the Steelers next drive, Big Ben would make his first (of many) mistakes on the day, and was picked off by rookie CB Xavier Rhodes. The Vikings would turn it into a late half TD - a 5-yd run by newly acquired RB Ronnie Brown. Score at half: 24-14 in favor of MN.
The second half was dominated by the Minnesota Defense, as they racked up another 4 interceptions of Big Ben. 2 by Rhodes, 2 by CB Josh Robinson and one by LB Desmond Bishop. The Steelers couldn't get anything going in the run game either, as they totaled just 49 yards on 17 carries. The Vikings would tack on 10 points in the 4th quarter to the Steelers 7. Final score: 34-21 in favor of MN.
Players of the Game:
QB Christian Ponder - 16 of 23, 238 yds, 2 TD, 0 INT
CB Xavier Rhodes - 2 Tack, 1 TFL, 2 INT
CB Josh Robinson - 3 Tack, 2 INT, 1 PD
HB Le'Veon Bell - 7 carries, 24 yds, 3 TD
WR Emmanual Sanders - 7 catches, 91 yds
MLB Lawrence Timmons - 8 Tack
GG Hokie Effect
Browns take down undefeated Bengals
The Browns would lead this one from start to finish. Trent would put up the first points of the on a short TD run on the first drive. Then the defense came out and forced a punt and Benjamin would take it to the house given us a 14-0 lead early in the game. Brandon Weeden would have his best game of the season throwing for 179 yards and 3 touchdowns. Then Bengals would score and make 14-7 but that is a close as they got until a last second TD to cut it 10. The defense may have given up a lot of yards but they played when they had to and cruised in the 4th. We are off to a 2-2 start and looking for more good things to happen.
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