Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Zikry, Dec 3, 2011.
Rams Survive Horrible 1st QuarterComeback to Beat Seahawks 28-10 Seattle, Washington Whenever these two teams meet it means just a little more than most games for Rams fans. Traveling to Seattle is always a tough thing to do, and judging by the team's first quarter performance things did not seem promising for the Rams. After a quick 3 and out the Rams D had Seattle in a 3rd and 7 situation but were caught BAD on a quick slant by Golden Tate, who was easily able to run past Quintin Mikell and take it to the house for a 80 yard score. The Rams would once again do absolutely nothing on offense, and on their next possession the Seahawks were able to add a FG, 10-0 Hawks after 1. With a drive that started with 1:10 left in the 1st quarter the Rams were finally able to score with 3:27 left in the half as Bradford was able to hit Danario for an 18 yard score. After forcing the Seahawks offense to punt, the Rams were able to score on their next drive as Bradford found Jacob Tamme, who used some great blocking from the WRs downfield to score on a 64 yard catch and run. 14-10 Rams at the half. The 2nd half was when Jackson took over, scoring his team's last two TDs. First, Jackson would get in between the MLB and Safety to catch Bradford's 3rd TD of the game on a 55 yard play. Then Jackson would put this game away in the 4th quarter on a 42 yard run that sealed this game. The Rams now prepare for the Dolphins before hosting the Seahawks in 2 weeks time.
Yes, the Chicago Bears HAVE A DEFENSEDominant defense, anchored by Lance Briggs and two interceptions from Detchauz Settle lead way for Bears in Indy30-3 Th Chicago Bears came into town on a 3-game losing streak in which the past two weeks they have been savagely beaten by letting small plays turn into huge plays for opposing offenses. Their gameplan against Indy was to change that. Lovie Smith explained. "We just wanted to contain Cox, who we felt was their best player on offense, and let Hortsman beat us with good decisions and throws. That was our plan, and it worked out." This defensive game plan seemed to work out perfectly, as the Bears stuffed Cox (wow that sounds so wrong) for only 55 yards on 19 carries, and Cary Hortsman had the worst game of his career, throwing 4 interceptions on 9 attempts and being pulled at halftime. The Bears stopped the Colts offense to start the game with veteran defensive captain Lance Briggs stripping the ball from Cox. The very first play on offense for the Bears saw Jay Cutler connect with newly-acquired Steve Smith (formerly of the Panthers) who had just made his Bears debut last week in St. Louis.
The first half then belonged to the defensive rookies. #10 overall pick Detchauz Settle picked Hortsman off on two straight drives, and Rasean Carter added one of his own before halftime with the Bears going into the locker room up 23-0.
The whole second half was just both teams conceiding the result and running down clock. Rookie Tercel Watts broke a 75-yard run for a touchdown in the beginning of the 3rd, and that was the only touchdown of the second half. This is what Lovie Smith said to the media after the game."The Colts are a very well-coached, solid football team. We feel fortunate today that we came out and did what we had to do to get a win, but the Colts are a much better team than they showed today. I just wanted to acknowledge that out of respect for them. I am pleased with how we played both on offense and defense. We stuck to the gameplan and we made plays when they were available, and that's what we need to keep doing. This was a big win for us, and next weeks game against Arizona will be another big challenge. I know our team will be ready, and we look forward to another hard-fought victory in order to get us back to .500."Bear of the Game:LANCE BRIGGS 2 tackles 1 sack 1 interception 1 forced fumble
The Streak Lives! A true battle of the top NFC teamsThe Carolina Panthers continued their winning ways today by narrowly defeating a tough Arizona Cardinal team. The game would start out great for the Panthers as they went up 14-0. But the Cardinals would storm back behind the legs of Arian Foster and the great WR abilities of Larry Fitzgerald. Fitz gave the Panthers problems all afternoon. With the score 17-14 Arizona at the start of the 4th quarter, the Panthers would mount what would be the game winning drive. With a huge 50+ yard run by Reggie Bush the Panthers would go up 21-17, only to survive a great drive by the Cardinals with no time on the clock. Kolb would throw three straight incomplete passes from the 6 yard line, and the Panthers would hold on for the 21-17 win.
Defense Carries Jets to Another Victory! The New York Jets take sole possession of the early season divisional lead with a 20-10 win over the Dolphins. New York Jets QB Tim Tebow was the best offense for Miami as he turned the ball over 4 times, including a fumble that was returned for the only td for the Dolphins. The defense played great, however, forcing newly acquired QB Drew Brees to throw 5 ints and just complete 10 of his 19 passes for a measly 109 passing yards. HB Jonathan Stewart lead all rushers with 127 total yds (97 rushing) including a 33 yd td reception from Tebow late in the third quarter.
Ravens Find Defense along with W columnRavens 35
(2-3-0, 1-0-0 away)
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Ravens finally put two solid back to back defensive preformances. Though last week ended with a loss with a last sec FG to Dallas this week may be the win that starts another raven run. Flacco was again bitten by the interception bug but it didnt hurt to much as ravens controlled most of the game. One huge question still is where is the production from ray rice who hasnt sniffed 100 yd game this season. Ravens better figure it out fast as they are set to play the always tough Bengals.
Titans Disappoint Yet Again
Titans not looking too good lately as many would say. But what exactly is this coach doing? Back to Back loses where they have scored a combined 3 points in the first half in the past 2 weeks. We are struggling getting this team off to a fast start in games and that is a huge concern. Locker threw 2 more ints to his 0 td's and yet again below 100 yards passing. This game was insane on the offensive line today, this o line just did not want to give Locker any time. This is becoming the bigger issue than anything. Locker was scrambling from every drop back, on the few he got off he was rushed. A couple of passes were way off on Locker's part but other than that he played decent. Keep in mind coach doesn't expect much from Locker but would like to see more yards and even a TD in their. This has got to be changed, we have 2 of the top WR's in the league and a great TE we need to start finding them. As for the game, even in a 20-0 showing Titans went with the run and it almost paid off. Coach even went with a different playbook and liked it but just not playing well yet.
Jaguars Play Tough Defense, Beat Pats 17-9
The Jaguars defense played strong all game, not allowing a single touch down from the Patriots. "We came into the game knowing we need to get a victory to stay alive in the AFC south and tough defense was what we needed to play" coach wayers said. Jacksonville better be glad their defense played great because their offense was not existent. Blaine Gabbert threw 3 ints and Maurice Jones-Drew only managed 60 yards. The Jags only touchdowns came on the opening kick off when the ball was jarred loose from the Pats kick returner, then scooped up for a touchdown by Jacksonville. Their second touchdown came on a pick six in the 4th quarter to seal the game. Up next for the Jaguars are their division rival Colts.
WE AREN'T DEAD YETFalcons end losing streak, beat Tampa 20-7 Tampa -
In a must win game for the Falcons to prove they were still NFC South contenders, they showed up and defeated the Buccaneers in a divisional matchup in week 5.
Coming off of a bye week and two consecutive losses in weeks two and three, the Falcons were beginning to question their season's outlook after starting 1-2.
"We were getting worried," said head coach Mike Smith. "Its always hard when expectations are high and you come out of the gate flat."
With the Saints and Panthers playing well this season, the Falcons knew they were going to have to step up their game if they were going to have a chance at retaining their NFC South championship.
The team practiced through the bye week up until week 5 with a sense of urgency. They knew if they lost this game, it would be a long road back to contendership.
That sense of urgency paid off as the team came off the bus sharp and ready to play. They defensively provided enough pressure to prevent any consistent scoring threat from the Josh Freeman led Tampa offense.
Offensively, coach Smith gave DeMarco Murray a starting gig after Jacquizz Rodgers had struggled to produce in earlier weeks. Murray's time on the field would be short lived, however, after suffering an injury that forced him to leave the game. He is expected to be back for next week.
Matt Ryan played better this time around and found a good rapport with new WR Randall Cobb. Cobb and Roddy White were the team's leading receivers, and Jacquizz Rodgers stepped up in Murray's place and had a productive day running the ball.
All in all, if the Falcons can get this kind of performance next week when they take on the NFC South leading Carolina Panthers, there is a good chance that things may get crazy in that division down the stretch.
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