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Running Game and Opportune Defense Lead Way to Rams WinBeat Panthers 40 - 28 St Louis, Missouri RECAP: This week started what Coach Zikry called the most important three game stretch of the season. In came a Panthers team looking to bounce back from a poor showing against the Patriots the week before, and their first drive showed exactly what they were capable of. Cam Newton was successful on three straight 3rd and longs, with the last one resulting in a 53 yard TD pass to Ramses Barden giving the Panthers the 7-0 lead. That would be all the scoring for the Panthers in the 1st half as the Rams put up 27 straight points to close out the half, with Freeman accounting for all 3 TDs along with 2 Josh Brown FGs giving the Rams the 27-7 lead at the half. The 3rd quarter was more of the same for the Rams as Freeman got his 4th TD of the day, and 3rd on the ground, to start the quarter on a 54 yard run before Odom was able to give the Panthers some life with a kickoff return. Steven Jackson would add a 70 yard TD run late in the quarter to give the Rams a 40-14 lead heading into the 4th quarter. The 4th quarter is one that the Rams secondary will want to forget. Not only was the team outscored 14-0 but both TDs were on BOMBS that the secondary simply could not handle, as Pierre Garcon had himself a breakout quarter, scoring on 65 and 80 yard TD catches. STATS: Cam Newton torched the secondary to the tune of 397 yards on 16/27 passing with 3 TDs and an INT. While a chunk of those yards did come in the 4th quarter the defense needs to shape up and not allow opposing QBs the opportunity to put up career numbers. The run game really set up the win for the Rams tonight. Sterlin Freeman continued to play out of his mind as he ended the day with 190 yards on 19 carries; keeping his ridiculous yards per carry average on the season at around 10 yards per. Steven Jackson added 93 yards himself on 8 carries. LOOKING AHEAD: Next week the Rams head to Minnesota to play a team that has knocked them out of the playoffs for two straight seasons. While the team has shied away from using the word "revenge" since this is only a regular season game, the team is amped up for this game as a win would be huge for morale. With AP being back from injury in that game it will be interesting to see how he does, and if he has his game legs back. In the battle of unbeatens, this game could come down to who makes the least mistakes on the day.
THE MARSHALL PLAN Shaq Marshall throws the game winner. Richard Marshall ices it with a late interception. SHAQ MARSHALL HITS RILEY COOPER FOR THE GAME WINNER CARDS WIN 24-21 (OVER THE 49ERS JUST FOR YOU MG) SDID'S POST GAME COMMENTARY We went with Marshall because we need to find out what we have. Marshall went 13-21 3 Td to 1 INT The QB position is the most important in sports rarely are you successful without a good one. We think Shaq's pretty good. Pleased with his ability to hit two deep balls for TD's although both times the WR were in quarantine. The defense is bend but dont break but we need some improvement Mills, Cooper, and Jean-Miles (all 1st rd selections) all had a sack in this one Cooper had 2 along with 8 stops. Very pleased with the maturation of our 1st round picks they played big in spots in this one Marshall will get the go vs. the Texans next week. Disappointed in the running game this week. Felt like Williams missed on some big gainers, he will have plenty of opportunities going forward
Giants Close Out Kansas City After a Slow Start for Big Blue, the Giants Explode in 2nd Half for the Win 35 - 16 The New York Giants hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in a pivotal cross conference game for both teams. Kansas City was looking to get above .500 and New York wanted to continue rolling. The first half of the game was all defense as neither team scored until the final 2 minutes of the half. Kansas City moved the ball down the field and QB Jay Cutler found WR Dwayne Bowe on a slant in the endzone, putting KC up 7-0 with 1:57 left. It didn't take the Giants long, as on their first play of the possession, QB Shane Boals connected with WR Jordan Shipley (@BobJr) on a WR Screen that went all the way for an 81 yard TD. The second half was all New York as the Giants offense found their rhythm and the defense figured out the KC pass game, forcing 3 total interceptions on the day. HBs Corey mays and Ahmad Bradshaw combined for 3 TDs on the 2nd half, and MLB David Hawthorne returned an interception 32 yards to put the game away for the Giants as they get the 35-16 win. The Giants defense continued to play well, only allowing HB Jamaal Charles to rush for 21 yards on 15 carries. After getting pretty beat up in the first half in the pass game, the Giants were able to key on TE Heath Miller and WRs Marc mariani and Dwayne Bowe to limit the KC pass attack. Along with Hawthorne, MLB McClain and S Kenny Phillips each picked off a Jay Cutler pass, and Haloti Ngata and Jason Pierre-Paul each sacked the KC QB in the second half. The Offense continues to produce for New York. QB Shane Boals threw for 165 yards and a TD on 8 of 14 passes. The run game continues to be the Giants strength. HB Corey Mays had yet another 100 yard run game as he ran for 178 yards and 2 TDs on 16 carries, leading New York to a 5-1 record before the Giants bye week.
H22APWRD94 outplayed me last night in all facets - won 20-17 in a close one in the GOTW. I assume he is doing the write up.
Looked like a great game based on the boxscore. Cant wait for the summary
Was a very good game & a lot of fun.
In what was touted as GOTW, the fans sure were not disappointed. The leads in the game were never more than 7 points. It was a back and forth battle the entire way. The teams traded punts to start the game before Buffalo found a few gains on their second drive. They made their way into FG range with a run on a long third down they did not want to risk a TO going for the first. Brandon Coutu continues to make the kicks that Rian Lindell could not. Atlanta came right back on the following drive with a heavy dose of Mendenhall and beat up the defense the whole way down the field. Mendenhall finally punched it in from 1 yard out to give the Falcons the lead 7-3. Buffalo's next drive didn't make it very far and they punted. The Falcons looked like they were moving again, but a bad choice by Peyton Manning led to Deon Grant's first interception of the year. Buffalo needed to put a scoring drive together as they had great field position and had not made any serious pushes since the FG drive. Again mixing it up, trying to keep that stellar front four of Atlanta off balance, the Bills pushed it inside the 10. The running game had been consistent all day, and it was time to go back to it. Nothing ever sprung big, but the line kept us moving forward, staying ahead of the chains for most of the day. This drive saw CJ Spiller cut a stretch play up early and get over the goalline from 7 yards out. The defense played well under two minutes and kept the score at 10-7 going in to the half.
Coming out of the half, Atlanta had the ball and needed to make something happen. They could not get anything going and punted the ball to Buffalo. The Bills started moving, but an errant throw from the other Manning gave rookie De'Joshua Miles his first career interception. Miles returned it inside the Bills 15 to setup the Falcons with great field position. Gut check time for the Buffalo defense, and they were up to the task. They managed to keep the Falcons from even moving forward on the drive as big stuffs of Mendenhall on 1st and 2nd down actually drove the Falcons offense further away from the goalline. They forced the Falcons to settle for the tying FG from 27 yards. With the Bills back on offense and a tie game at 10-10, Eli Manning and the offense needed to produce something. The offense responded with a drive that was capped off with a 17 yard TD run by LaScelle Saunders on third and long. Catching the defense thinking pass, Saunders went off tackle and went untouched into the end zone. Leading 17-10 going into the 4th quarter, this game was going to come down to the wire. The Falcons could get nothing going on their next drive and punted back to Buffalo. Buffalo ended up turning it over on a completed pass to TE Calvin Fletcher. Fletcher was fighting for more yards and ended up getting the ball knocked free as he was going to the ground. Buffalo then forced another punt from the Falcons with under 3 minutes left, and the Falcons were getting short on time. On first down, Greene went for 8 yards, but the defense stuffed the second down run, and sacked Eli on third down as he tried to get rid of it quickly to FB Corey McIntyre. Trailing 17-10 with under two minutes remaining, this was the last chance for the Falcons. It started on the punt return as Randall Cobb got off his best return of the day. Manning then followed it up with consecutive completions to Julio Jones, who was kept in check for most of the day. Inside the red zone, Manning again found an open receiver as he squeezed it in to TE Travis Beckum. Manning had to make a perfect throw on this one, and it was his best throw of the day. Beckum had MLB Jacorie Joplin blanketed on him, but Peyton being Peyton made a pass that was untouchable. With :56 left on the clock, the Falcons had tied the game. After the touchback, the Bills looked to try and get into FG range. A big pass down the middle to Fletcher set them out near midfield, and then a run off tackle by Greene got them over the midfield stripe, but he was tackled in bounds. After taking their second timeout, two incomplete passes to Walker and Fletcher left them on third and ten and needing about 10 yards to get in FG range. A completion over the middle to Saunders set them up with a one time chance to end the game. Coutu again stepped up and knocked it through, this time from 49 yards out. With double zeros showing on the clock, the Bills walked away from the Ralph with a 20-17 win.
Great game G_T_G, this was the most fun I have had in a while playing this game.
Titans keep Winning Streak Titans 38 - Colts 14 This game was a big game as Titans are on a hot streak heading into Indianapolis looking to make all the right calls to go into the bye week undefeated. They knew the first time they met rookie QB was shaky but they didn't realize he would be the next Tim Tebow, losing edition. This game was interesting when Colts were on offense because the QB Anthony Anderson is looking to be Rookie of the Year and Titans MLB Antione Buice is on top of a lot of ballots thus far for Defensive Rookie of the Year and even overall Rookie of the Year. Colts would get the ball to start the game off and it ended rather quick as the Titans forced a 3 and out and got the ball in their own hands. Titans would look to the 3 headed monster in the back field, Chris Johnson, Akiee Moore and Javon Ringer. They went right down the field burning up time and picking up huge gains not forcing QB Jake Locker to even throw the ball as they worked it down the field and capped it off with an Akiee Moore 1 yard plunge into the endzone. Colts would struggle again as they had to punt the ball away and it set up for a 61 yard run from Chris Johnson to take it to the house. Colts rookie QB would then quickly turn into Tim Tebow as he figured out running the ball was easier to do then throw, but MLB Antione Buice was all over this for the first couple of attempts. Then Anderson would take off for 15 yards and would continue to take chunks throughout the game. Cortland Finnegan would get burnt twice for huge amounts in the first half as Colts cut the lead down to 17-14 going into half. 3rd quarter was boring as no one would score, Colts would threaten the endzone only to see the ball picked off in the endzone by Finnegan. 4th quarter went all to the Titans as they scored 3 TD's in the 4th to put the game away. QB Anthony Anderson of the colts would run 15 times during the game only to see his last 2 rushes he ran into Antione Buice who forced 2 fumbles on those 2 hits. Coach said, 'Buice was expressing his anger on the sideline towards QB Anthony Anderson saying that he needed to be stopped this Tim Tebow fraud needs to be stopped' Buice would put his anger on his pads and make Anderson think twice about running the rest of the season.
Jags Blow Late Lead, Lose to Texans 38-35
"This one is a tough one to swallow, having the lead late and not being able to pull out the victory, it hurts", Coach Wayers said. The Texans were able able to tie up the game with 16 seconds left and force it to over time. "I'm very disappointed with my defensive play calling today. I made some bad calls at crucial times and we paid for it", Wayers said after the game. "We like to try and pride ourself on defense and today we got burnt". Houston would kick a field goal in overtime to win the game after a Gabbert interecption.
Denver Broncos 31 - Cleveland Browns 27
This game was filled with excitement as the Broncos went on the road to try and get their season back on track. It started off with a nice drive by Cleveland, but getting stopped in Broncos territory and having to settle for a FG. The rest of the game was basically determined by big plays from both teams. A few minutes after the Browns took the lead, Danny Woodhead, filling in for injured Knowshon Moreno, broke a tackle and burst 65 yards to the endzone to put the Broncos up 7-3. That lead was short-lived, however, as Romo hit Hoopes for an 81 yard TD on the Browns next offensive play to give them the lead back. After another Browns FG, Woodhead would find more running room as he hit the hole and no one could find him as he slid through the line and ran 82 yards for a TD to make it 14-13. The scoring would slow there, until just before halftime as Matt Prater added a Broncos FG with no time left to make it 17-13 Broncos at the half.
There would be no scoring at all in the 3rd quarter, but less than a minute into the 4th, DeAngelo Williams busted a 76 yard TD run to put the Browns back on top. The Broncos would put together another drive and boone would find Pettigrew for a 33 yard TD reception. A few minutes later, Romo would hit DeSean Jackson, and he evaded all Bronco defenders on his way to a 52 yard TD catch. With 2:35 left in the game, the Broncos were trailing 27-24, but Boone would hit Brandon Lloyd on their next play, and he would not be caught on an 84 yard TD pass and catch. With 2:08 left in the game, the Browns would start driving, but would turn it over on a Romo INT, sealing the victory for the Broncos on the road.
J. Boone (DEN) - 13/21 for 236 yards 2 TD's 1 INT
T. Romo (CLE) - 16/27 for 333 yards 2 TD's 2 INT's
D. Woodhead (DEN) - 21 for 203 yards 2 TD's
D. Williams (CLE) - 24 for 158 yards 1 TD
B. Lloyd (DEN) - 4 for 113 yards 1 TD
B. Pettigrew (DEN) - 5 for 65 yards 1 TD
D. Jackson (CLE) - 6 for 120 yards 1 TD
C. Hoopes (CLE) - 4 for 102 yards 1 TD
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Chargers Beat Skins With Opportunistic Defense
In a battle of one win teams, Ryan Mathews (21 car, 150 yards, 3 TDs) opened up the game early for the Chargers with a 64 yard touchdown scamper. Early in the 2nd quarter he would score again, this time from 1 yard out to put the Chargers up 14-0. The Redskins would finally answer late in the 2nd quarter on a beautiful 52 yard strike from QB Mark Sanchez (18 of 32, 418 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs) to WR A.C. Powe (2 rec, 71 yards, 1 TD) to cut the deficit to 7. This would open up a frenzy of scoring before half time as San Diego would answer with a 14 yard pass from QB Philip Rivers (13 of 18, 221 yards, 2 TDs) to WR Jerome Simpson (2 rec, 27 yards, 1 TD). On the ensuing kickoff the Skins would cough up the ball and CB Exavier Graham (2 tck, 1 sack, 1 Fum Rec, 1 TD) would scoop it up and take it 20 yards to the house putting San Diego up 28-7. The Redskins wouldnt go quietly into halftime though as they added a 46 yard field goal to the board to make it 28-10 at the half.
The second half would take off as quickly as the first half ended. After Washingtons drive stalled, San Diego would open up the scoring on a 69 yard pass from QB Philip Rivers to HB Jordan Todman (8 car, 32 yards, 1 rec, 69 yards, 1 TD) to put the Chargers up 35-10. Feeling the pressure of the game slipping away, Mark Sanchez decided it was time he put his stamp on the game. Sanchez would throw two of his three touchdown passes in the 3rd quarter finding WR Leonard Hankerson (9 rec, 186 yards, 1 TD) from 11 yards out and later TE Tony Moeaki (2 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD). At the end of the third the Redskins had closed the gap down just 35-24.
Feeling the pressure rising, the Chargers went after the clock. HB Ryan Mathews was a work horse in the 4th quarter and capped off a long drive with a 22 yard scamper with 7 minutes remaining to lengthen the Chargers lead at 42-24. This was all the Chargers would need as they would intercept Mark Sanchez twice in the 4th quarter to seal the victory for San Diego.
The Chargers went into Washington and played arguably their best game of the season and won on the back of 4 Redskins turnovers. San Diego returns home next week for the first home test of the early season as they take on the Broncos.
San Diego Chargers - 42
Washington Redskins - 24
Great game SteamboatReb , it was definitely a lot closer then the score indicated.
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