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PATRIOTS OUTLAST COLTS WITH LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL TO WIN 34-31
This game had the looks of a defensive showdown through the first few drives, but then the offenses showed up. This was a treat for football fans everywhere with both teams putting on a show. The Patriots could have taken a huge advantage early in the game when 2 interceptions were negated by huge penalties. The first was called back because of a roughing the passer penalty where the Patriots would have taken over in Colts territory. The second was negated after a late pass interference call, where it was returned to the Colts 5 yard line. Even without those turned over interceptions the Patriots managed 2 other interceptions during the game.
The 2 main targets of the game were the veteran Deion Branch and the rookie Coby Fleener. Branch ended the day with 114 yards and a pair of touchdowns and Coby FLEENER ended the day with 88 yards, but fellow teammate Reggie Wayne had 2 TD of his own. Luck looked very good out there, and even ran for a few huge first downs throughout the game, but it was his decision making that was the Colts Achilles heel in this game.
With 2 minutes left in the game, the Colts were up 31-28 after scoring a late touchdown. Brady had 3 timeouts and faced 2 4th downs, but still managed to get into field goal range and Gostkowski split the uprights on a 42 yard field goal. This left the Colts with 18 seconds , and could have downed the ball and went into overtime. In the first play from scrimmage Luck was Getting pressured and threw the ball which was picked off by Brandon Spikes and returned back into Colts territory. 2 plays later with 3 seconds on the game clock Goskowski drained a long 47 yard field goal to give the Patriots a hard earned Win at home.
Great game! Had to try to get into field goal range
Didnt like the idea of ot on the road with rookie qb.
Hopefully we see eachother in the playoffs!; )
EAGLES START QUICK, HOLD OFF 'SKINS LATE
In Brian Kelly's first NFL game we saw plenty of promise for what should be an exciting Eagles' games for years to come. However, we also saw the flaws and rookie mistakes of an inexperienced NFL coaching squad. As much as the Eagles offense, behind a very talented LeSean McCoy, was up to play today they were mostly overshadowed by the Eagles' surprising defensive performance. In building their 17-3 halftime lead the Eagles defense was about to make big plays when needed. Trailing 17-3 and with less than 2 minutes to go in the first half, RG3 had his team on the move. Facing 3rd down and long and just 8 seconds left on the clock from the PHI 25 the Redskins decided to take one more shot. RG3 thought he had Santana Moss open in the right-corner of the end zone, but star CB Nnamdi Asomugha would have none of it as he leaped up and made the pick to end the half.
McCoy was absolutely filthy on Sunday as he ran for 165 yards on 25 carries, and also took one in for a TD from 22 yards out. Brian Kelly was quoted after the game, "Without LeSean we probably don't win this ballgame. He was an animal." Every time the Redskins defense thought they had the young RB bottled up he would cut, juke, and dance to avoid tacklers and find the hole. While Michael Vick struggled finding a consistency in the passing game, he did have a late strike to DeSean Jackson that pushed the Eagles lead to 24-13 and the final mark.
Despite the Redskins struggles to find the end zone today they still found themselves with a chance late. After scoring their only touchdown of the game and cutting the score to 17-13 with just 4 minutes left the Redskins kicked off to the always dangerous DeSean Jackson. With swirling winds all game long, the Redskins finally were forced to kick the ball to Jackson with 15mph head winds. Jackson would take the ball from his own 3 yard line and would return it all the way to the WAS 28 yard-line. This would set the Eagles up for a couple quick runs and the late strike to Jackson to close this game out.
The Eagles (4-8) will take on the (7-2) Panthers next week. The Redskins (2-8) will take on the (7-2) Cowboys.
Packers Take Care of Detroit on the Road
Green bay won a key NFC North divisional game against the Lions which for now has placed the Packers on top of the NFC North Division. The Packers were able to execute a smart gameplan which involved a heavy mix of running the ball combined with the play action pass. Although Green Bay won, they loss starting RB Jonathan Stewart to a broken collarbone. He may return for the end of the regular season but for now the load will be carried by former starting RB James Starks. Stewart also fumbled the ball on the Packers first drive of the game deep in Lions territory which resulted in a turnover. Packers OLB Clay Matthews and also CB Leon Hall both made big plays with each recording an interception against Matt Stafford. Green Bay also did an excellent job of containing the Lions rushing attack although the Lions are battling key injuries of their own including starting HB Jahvid Best. Mikel Leshoure had 12 rushes for 28 yards. Aaron Rodgers had first the first time in a while a 0 INT game. Rodgers finished with 9 completions on 13 attempts for 153 yards. Next up for the 7-3 Packers is another tough road game against the New York Giants.
Great game Black, the Lions franchise might be in for a long season and may pack it in for next season if things don't change soon.
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