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Bills Outlast Jets in Overtime Thriller!!!!
The fans that came out for the GRAND OPENING at the newly built stadium in Buffalo definitely got thier moneys worth with this game. The Jets came in with a chip on thier shoulder after being swept by the Bills last season, and the Bills came in feeling like they had something to prove missing out on the playoffs last season by one game.
The first half was all about the Jets and controlling the ball, the clock and the tempo of the game. The Jets came out on the first drive and scored with a passing touchdown. The Bills drove on the Jets and 2nd yr QB EJ Manuel misread a coverage and threw a INT right into the waiting arms of Antonio Cromartie. The Jets were able to drive again on the revamped defense of the Bills and scored again going up 14-0. The Bill answered with a strong drive and a rushing touchdown by CJ Spiller to put the score at 14-7 with less than a minute left in the half, which the Jets elected to run out with the lead.
The second half of the game was nothing short of big plays and fireworks. Both teams went back and forth with big plays, and eventually the Bills took the lead 35-28 with just over a minute left. The Bills tried playing it safe falling back into a prevent style zone, but Geno Smith was able to pick it apart and drive down the field to tie up the game with 25 seconds left in the game. The Bills tried to run a few plays having 2 timeouts left, but the defense thwarted any attempt to move the ball and the clock ran out bringing it to overtime.
The Bills won the toss and elected to receive. The first play was a draw to CJ Spiller for a loss of 2 yards, and the Bills offense looked out of rhythm while the Jets defense looked amazing. The next play EJ Manuel completed a pass just shy of the first down, but the defender rolled the receiver past the first down marker when tackling him giving the Bills a first down. The next play was a broken play where EJ Manuel was nearly sacked but managed to break away on a 30 yard run to bring them to the Jets 40 yard line. A few plays later EJ Manuel found tight end Scott Chandler across the middle for a game winning touchdown to win 41-35 to start the season.
Players of the Game:
(Buf) CJ Spiller - 13 rush attempts 47 yards 3TD 3 rec. 41 yards
(Buf) Braylon Edwards- 3 rec 126 yards
(Buf) Stephon Gilmore 5 tackles 1 INT
(NYJ) Stephen Hill 4 Rec 105 yards 1 TD
(NYJ) Clyde Gates 3 Rec 84 yards 1 TD
(NYJ) Antonio Cromartie 4 tackles 1 TD
The Jets are a very strong offensive and defensive team, and will have to remain the way in last years most competetive division in the league. The defense is strong with Millner and Cromartie (both with INT's this game) on the outside and rookie Clinton-dix over the top. On the other side of the ball they have Geno Smith and Stephen Hill which will speadhead this offense, and will be the keys to putting up points. The biggest asset this team has, is being able to run the ball. The first few drives they had 4-6 yard runs on first down, and went away from doing it consistently. The best thing they had going for them was the unpredictability of thier play calling, and keeping the Bills guessing as to what defensive packages to play. This is a very solid and improved team that has a shot for the playoffs.
The Bills made it a point to do 2 things this offseason...The first was to solidify a strong offensive line. The Bills went out in free agency and got 6 guys so they could have a solid line, with solid backups. The Jets were able to get only 2 sacks (one when EJ Manuel ran out of bounds 1 yard shy of line). Manuel had time to get the ball out, and when he didn't he used his legs to move around in the pocket to avoid the pressure. The second key was to get the defensive secondary up to par. They went and got Nnamdi Asomugha, Tramon Williams, and drafted Craig Loston. Asomugha and Loston both had interceptions as well as Stephon Gilmore. The biggest suprise was the ground attack, accumulating 173 rushing yards and 5 rushing touchdowns (Spiller 3, Manuel 1, Jones 1).
Colts @ Titans
Indy traveled to Tennessee this week in a big game against two division foes.
The Titans received the ball first and got to work quickly. Locker was hot early and never cooled off leading the Titans to an early 7-0 lead after a catch and throw to Wright, who made the defender miss, and scored. The Colts were slow and seemed to be caught off guard be Tennessee's energy levels. The Colts eventually punted and gave the ball back to the Titans. Again, the Titans used Locker's arm to move the ball down field as he connected with Hunter on a long pass to go up 14-0. Locker was up to this point... unstoppable. He was fitting passes into the smallest of windows and I'm sure dakota7 was pulling his hair out. Before the half the Titans would drive in less than 2 minutes to go, and score again on a beautiful pass to Marnini (sp?) for a 21-0 lead at the half.
Up to this point the Titans were firing on all cylinders. The Colts looked lethargic. Luck wasn't super accurate and the running game was below average. They needed to open up the PB some more and be aggressive. The 2nd half was more back and forth, but the damage had been done. Colts D just could not keep Tennessee off the field and answered back on both Colts scores. The FINAL in this one would be 35-14 Titans win.
Player of the Game:
Off. Jake 'The Snake' Locker: 22-25 +300 yards, 4 TD
Def. CJ Mosely: 5 tackles, 1 FF
Good game. Pretty good analysis of the game.
Redskins win 45-42 shootout vs 49ers
After being blown out in the Super Bowl, the Redskins needed to start the season off strong. After getting out to a fast start vs the 49ers, Washington found themselves in a shootout that game down to the very end.
The Redskins offense came out doing what they were successful doing all of last year, running the ball. Last season's rushing champ Alfred Morris had a couple good runs before the drive stalled. On the 49ers first play Colin Kaepernick ran a read option to perfection and was off to the races, unfortunately he may have had too many McDonald's mighty wings before the game and ran out of gas only to be caught by Ryan Kerrigan who forced a fumble. On the ensuing drive, the Redskins would start to get cooking and move the ball against the 49ers relentless press defense. Morris scored the first of three TDs on the drive. Redskins jumped out to a 14-0 lead after RG3 would lead a second scoring drive capped off by a TD pass to TE Logan Paulsen. After a 49ers score, the Redskins would extend the lead to 28-7 behind a 49 yard TD run by Roy Helu Jr. and a second TD run by Alfred Morris that saw him truck safety Donte Whitner. The Niners would score at the end of the half to cut the lead to 14.
To start the second half San Francisco would score on their very first play as Frank Gore would take a shotgun run to the house. At this point we had ourselves a game. Fortunately the Redskins offense was cooking as RG3 would complete 16 passes in a row and lead the Redskins to scoring drives in every possession in the half. The two teams would trade TDs until late in the 4th when a FG put Washington up 10 pts with 1:52 left in the game. The 49ers would score to cut it down to a 3 point game but could not recover the onside kick and the Redskins would eventually run the clock out for the win.
Robert Griffin III: 20-27, 263 yds, 2 TD
Alfred Morris: 27 car, 183 yds, 3 TD
Roy Helu Jr.: 8 car, 77 yds, TD
Pierre Garcon: 7 rec, 85 yds, TD
Colin Kaepernick: 14-20, 334 yds, 3 TD; 5 car, 85 yds, 2 TD, fumble
Frank Gore: 5 car, 97 yds, TD
Anquan Boldin: 5 rec, 124 yds, 2 TD
Vernon Davis: 4 rec, 88 yds
1. That beat is sick. 2. That move you put on him with Morris at 0:55 was so nasty. And the beat switched up right then too haha, that was perfect.
Raiders Win Opener vs Vikings 27-14
The Raiders open the season against the Vikings who made it to the NFC Championship last season while the Raiders had a dissapointing exit in the divisional round after a 15-1 season. Raiders were eager to get the season started and added to the pass rush with 1st round pick Tuitt, but ultimately the team remained the same other than retirements of Randy moss and Charles woodson.
The Raiders didn't take long to do what they are good at and it was running the ball and feeding mcfadden. The Raiders jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st half behind run by mcfaadden and a Pryor TD pass to newly acquired Deverey Henserson. The vikings offense got off to a very slow start in the 1st half and took a risk and going on 4th and inches in the 1st half inside the redzone, the Raiders defense held to force a turnover on downs. Adrian Peterson Struggled to find room in the running game running 32 yards on just 13 carries. McFadden on the other hand rumbled for 155 yards on 29 carries with a TD.
The Raider offense took control most of the game controlling the clock which was the biggest factor of the game, the Raiders time of possesion was almost 75% of the game and one point was up 24-0 late in the 3rd. The Vikings got on the board with a drive hitting Carlson for a TD pass and followed up with another scoring drive to Jennings to bring the Vikings within . With just half the quarter left, the Raiders ran out the clock behind the short passing game of Pryor and also the running of McFadden eventually adding another FG to seal a win.
The only question I have, is how the hell can a Defensive lineman catch people with far superior speed? I've had lineman catch CJ Spiller from behind a few times.
To answer your question he isn't a defensive lineman, that's Ryan Kerrigan an OLB. Also some people hold the RT and their guys run out of gas.
I realized he was a LB after, but Kerrigan who at most around an 80 speed and less stamina than kaepernick with around 90 speed. Just saying if kaepernick gets the edge like that in real life most CB can't catch him, let alone a LB from behind. Just like the NfC championship game against the Packers when Charles Woodson 88spd on madden had the angle on him and got dusted. Great game though...your a best with Morris, and the play actions by RGIII are sick
I mean it's a give and take, Kerrigan did catch him from an angle not directly from behind. Also remember that it's a video game so we aren't ever going to have a perfect balance of speed and realism. What happens when you have more emphasis on speed coupled with bad AI is a game where every play is taken for a TD as soon as you round the corner, do you really want that? We have to do what we can to make the game less frustrating to play on both sides of the ball. There's only so much we can do to prevent this game from playing like an arcade game.
I favor threshold settings that minimize the speed difference because even fast receivers in the nfl dont get that much separation like they do in madden. I can accept an LB or a fat defender catching up to me because if the defense AI and the game played even close to any realism, the ball carrier wouldn't have been that wide open anyway. This game seems to have a lot of one on one in the open field because of the terrible pursuit and no gangtackling, so once you beat that one, it is wide open. The threshold minimizes that
U could tell in the video Kaep ran out of gas...someone was holding down that button too much lol
Well season one week one. New year, new coach, new quarterback, and still same old Chargers. There were many areas that the Chargers needed to clean up heading into the season. But the same problem areas trouble the bolts.
Now week 1 meant a trip to Mile High, to take on the hated Broncos. It was a 10:00 start for opening weekend, and those who stayed up got there moneys worth. The old versus the new! Peyton the football god, against the going brash Johnny Football, what would happen!
The game started with Peyton driving the field as normal until last seasons Rookie of the year dropped into a zone a made a nice interception. Good start for the bolts. Now Manziels turn, play after play the Chargers gain yards, a very good drive is going on. Until, Johnny threw his pick. Good read, right choice, the throw was just too late and flat. A little more back and forth until the first break came in the form of missed tackles. A simple button book turns into a huge catch and run touchdown. More shambles from the Chargers O. DJ Fliuker just could not handle a pass rush! Giving up three sacks in the game. Marshawn gave the Broncos another touchdown, and an AMAZING falling backwards interception led to a FG.
The Broncos came out of HT with a 17 point lead. Now it gets fun. Johnny Football snaps. Leads two consecutive TD drives with. With arm and feet. Peyton answers. Back and forth and the Chargers down 10 to start the fourth. Manziel leads another drive and now SD is down by three. A huge stop on D gives the ball back and SD takes the lead with 3 minutes. Now Peyton's turn. And on the first play, Julius Thomas runs free in the middle of the field. How the fuck is there a blown coverage on the most important drive of the year so far? Well Manziel has to answer right? He does, with his third Int of the game.
All hope is not lost though, a FG still means a TD can win it. 1st and 2nd down run plays leads to the all important 3rd and medium. Denver calls a pass, SD blitzes. The blitz is picked up, as well as nobody open. Peyton throws to the backup TE, perfectly covered. Yet, the defender misses on the swat and the TE walks into the end zone.
Some garbage time stats, bit overall a good game from Denver. Johnny made some plays for sure, was even brilliant at times. But his horribly weak arm left too many throws out there, and the defense must stop giving up big plays. Its the single biggest issue the Chargers continue to have. 80 yards on a hitch, 85 yards to Julius on a blown coverage. 50 yard screen. And a missed swat were the difference.
Tampa wins all three phases and beats Jags 37-24
Tampa,FL- The Tampa Buccaneers opened up the 2014 campaign with a home game against there in state rivals the Jacksonville Jaguars. This was the first home game with a new owner and the best way to start a new ownership is with a win and thats what the Buccaneers did. Jacksonville won the toss and elected to receive and took the opening kickoff deep into Tampa territory. Out came Dennis Dixon who sparked there turn around after a dismal start to last season and he was looking to keep that momentum rolling. Unfortunately for Jacksonville Dixon thought he had his TE Mercedes Lewis open for the sure touchdown but one of the key offseason signings for Tampa MLB Jonathan Vilma jumped the route and picked it off but when he was tackled lost the football and Jacksonville recovered but after the booth review he was down and Tampa got a shot at offense.
The first offensive possession for Tampa was short lived and they were forced to punt. Jacksonville's next drive Dixon looked rattled but MJD carried the load for the offense and got them a field goal out of the drive 3-0 Jags. On the ensuing kickoff rookie Josh Huff brought the kickoff from deep in the endzone and with some key blocks was able to get deep into Jags territory and give Glennon and company great field position to start the drive. This drive was a success for Tampa as the run game of Doug Martin came to life and Glennon made some nice passes to move the chains but it was Martin who powered it in to make it 7-3. The Jags next drive ended very quickly as it was 3 and out which the Buccaneers turned into a Mike Williams touchdown catch to make it 14-3. Another three and out for Jacksonville saw Dennis Dixon hit the bench and after a nice hold by the Jaguars defense out came Tajh Boyd and his first drive was a nice one it should have ended sooner but Dashon Goldson dropped a pick which seemed to be the story of the game for the Tampa defense who dropped at least 4-5 on the day but nevertheless Boyd manufactured a nice drive that resulted in 7 points 14-10 Bucs. The ensuing kickoff was returned 100 yards by former Florida standout Jeff Demps to push the lead to 21-10. The Jacksonville offense looked way better with Boyd under center and MJD ramped up his play as well as the two hooked up on a screen play which MJD housed to make it 21-17.
After the half the Tampa defense clamped down and held Jacksonville to 7 points in the 2nd half while the Tampa offense tacked on 16 points. The 7 points for Jacksonville came inside a minute to go in the 4th. The defense for Tampa picked off the Jacksonville quarterbacks 4 times but like I said earlier there were at least 4 that were dropped. All in all a pretty solid showing from Tampa and it should be an interesting season if the defense can play at this level every week. Next up for the Buccaneers is a trip to Charlotte to take on division rival Carolina. Good game again Butcher Black
QB Mike Glennon 8-17 164 Yards 1 TD
RB(s) Doug Martin 20 Att 120 Yards 2 TD Michael Dyer 8 Att 79 Yards 1 Rec 29 yards
WR Mike Williams 2 Rec 61 Yards 1 TD
DEF Dashon Goldson 5 Tackles 1 INT
QB Tajh Boyd 12-21 211 Yards 2 TD 3 INT 3 Att 29 Yards
RB MJD 14 Att 115 Yards 1 TD 2 Rec 117 Yards
TE Clay Harbor 4 Rec 65 Yards
DEF Paul Posluszny 8 Tackles 2 Sacks
It was a great game!!! I was going to put this up this morning but you beat me to it! The missed 4th and 10 stop was BIG for the Broncos on the last drive for SD.
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