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Post season 3 scores here
Lions open the season with an OT win over the Green Bay Packers
After a defense dominated first half ended 3-3, the defenses continued to control the game. With Detroit scoring on a short run by Mikel LeShoure, Green Bay came back with a 78 yard bomb to Randall Cobb to end the third quarter, taking a 3 point lead after opening the half with a field goal. The only scoring seen in the fourth was a short field goal by Jeff Reed (with a RIDICULOUS play by Kilgo to make a catch on a deflected pass on 3rd down earlier in the drive).
The Lions won the toss in overtime, and after completing a pass on 3rd and 11 to Calvin Johnson, the run game took over. The Packers defense could not stop the run in overtime, and the two headed combo of Best and LeShoure ran down the field, and ended the game on a 25 yard TD run by Jahvid Best. Lions win, 19-13.
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Man, overcame a horrendous performance to overcome this one. Just seemed like the CPU was gonna win no matter what. Petrson AND Ponder ran ALL over me. Tried everything to stop AP and nothing worked. Ponder dropped back a lot and just took off for huge gains. Ponder had 99 yards on 9 carries, and Peterson had 220 on 25. Just horrible run defense. I really need to find a nose tackle, or its going to be a long year. They exploited my weakness at that position by running it down my throat. For me, Cobie Ross had 178 yards and a TD. Newcomer threw for 200 yards 3 TDs an 2 INT. His accuracy still seems to be an issue at this point. Willis had 8 tackles and a sack. And despite getting run all over, rookie DT Isheik Williams showed tremendous pass rushing ability, with two sacks and a forced fumble.
Lost a WR and was thin in the position, will have to pikc at least one guy up in FA. Remains to be seen if the Niners will make a move to beef up the run defense or let this season ride.
Tennessee - 37
Chicago - 31
The Titans defeat the defending champ Bears in a close one. This game was crazy and took several turns. For most of the first half it was a huge defensive struggle. Both offenses were feeling each defense out and getting comfortable. The only score in the first quarter was a FG by Gould to make it 3-0 Chicago. The rest of the first quarter was a bunch of 3 and outs and punts. With over 3 min left in the 2nd quarter, we finally get a spark with Sophomore sensation and last years ROY Torry Sanders beating his coverage deep for a 63 yard TD. We get the ball back and are then forced to punt near mid field. We manage to get the ball to roll out of bounds at the one putting Chicago's back to the goalline. mboda elects to get in multi receiver set, and Cutler is flushed from the pocket and sacked for a safety Tenn 9-3. On the ensuing drive, Cutler hits Forte on a screen and we though the D had it contained. However, Forte broke a tackle right after the catch and then dodged another and ran it in from 82 yards out to retake the lead 10-9. With 43 seconds, Locker is able to hit a few WRs deep to get us in scoring position. Then seeing a 5 wide out set for the first time in the game in the red zone, Britt beat his man inside for the TD to close the half out 16-10.
The Bears received the ball in the 2nd half and quickly punted. We drove the ball down the field, and Locker caught Sanders again getting past a jam coverage and was tackled into the end zone for a 31 yard pass. Chicago was then able to drive down the field, mixing it up and Forte crossed the goalline for the second time of the game to make the score 23-17 Tenn. We drive down again, and Chris Johnson finally breaks it loose bouncing a run outside and beating the safety around the corner for a 31 yard TD 30-17. Finnegan then picks of Cutler on the ensuing drive deep into Chicago territory. Johnson eventually answers with his 2nd TD of the day from 2 yards out 37-17 with 4 min left in the game. We then started to feel safe, but mboda and his Bears wouldnt quit. Cutler went on fire launching the ball around the field scoring 2 TDs, the last coming with 43 seconds left after stuffing Johnson 3 times to make the score 37-30. Then Chicago recovered the onsides kick! We were really worried here. Instead of softening up like we had been, we reapplied the pressure on Cutler. This proved successul as McCourty caught the slightly overthrown pass to newly acquired Marshall at the 5 to seal the Tennessee win.
There several key plays in this one. We stopped 2 Chicago 4th down attempts, and picked off Cutler 3 times. We also had a huge punt return muff fumble by Hester. Sanders had a ridiculous deep ball catch in double coverage as well that set up a score.
Great game mboda This was fun.
Broncos - 51
Steelers - 20
Game was a lot closer than the score indicates. The Steelers D was in the backfield most of the game, and outside of a 32 yard TD run, Devine was held in check a week after he ran wild in KC. The defense was incredible, forcing four turnovers and returning three of them for six. They also sacked Roethlisberger three times, one of which was rookie DT Chris Heim's first career sack.
The Offense was efficient, gaining 309 total yards while not turning the ball over.
Ryan Kaiser - 20/30, 208 yds, 1 TD/0 INT
Noel Devine - 17 carries, 103 yds, TD
Tony Gonzalez - 6 rec, 56 yds, TD
Dextrell Wallace - 2 rec, 61 yds
John Abraham - 2 sacks, FF
Chris Heim - sack
Cassius Vaughn - 2 INT, TD
Seahawks - 7
Patriots - 30
The Patriots defense, with 3 new starters, played extremely well in their first game out. They made rookie QB Delonte Waters look clueless out on the field. He struggled finding open receivers and hitting them when they were open.
1st Rounder Markis Savoie had an outstanding first game, recording a sack and an interception. Brandon Spikes also had an interception returned for a touchdown.
Offensively, third down was a major problem. Going 3/11 on third down's will not win you games against elite teams. This will need to be fixed. Brady went 23/32 for 242 yard and a touchdown. Gronkowski was his favorite target, picking 9 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Danny Woodhead also played well, running for 88 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown. He didn't do anything spectacular, but well enough.
Overall, the receivers need to get more seperation if I am going to be successful.
*FS Dashon Goldson broke his jaw and will be out 3 weeks.
Patriots - 17
Jaguars - 10
This game was extremely sloppy in the pouring rain in Jacksonville. 8 turnovers were committed, six by the Jags. Again, New England receivers struggled to get open, especially in dealing with the sloppy turf.
Jacksonville went up 10-0 early, as CB Rashean Mathis returned a Brady pass for a touchdown. The Pats got on the board with a last second field goal at the half making it 10-3.
The Patriots caught a huge break in the 3rd quarter, when MJD fumbled the ball and OLB Clark Dawson picked it up and ran it back for a score. With a 10-10 score late in the 4th, the Patriots caused another Blaine Gabbert interception setting up good field position. Danny Woodhead picked up the slack for the passing offense and finally finished off an offensive driver with a 15 yard touchdown run.
That was all the Patriots needed, as Blaine threw another interception.
I am still terrible at moving the ball and once I play good offenses, I might be in big trouble.
ouch, ya I had a ridiculous fumble game in the rain too recently
Patriots - 34
Dolphins - 17
This game at first was all Patriots. Tom Brady went 12 passes before he had an incompletion and Danny Woodhead had success running the ball. The defense played well again in the first half.
At the break, it was 24-3 and looked like the Pats would cruise. However, the Dolphins came out on fire in the second half with big plays by Donald Thomas and Brian Hartline. Early in the 4th quarter, after a Dolphins score, it was 24-17.
However, Brady returned to form and marched the Patriots down the field again, and Danny Woodhead finished off the drive with a touchdown with less than 2 minutes remaining. An interception put the Patriots in field goal position and that was that. Final, 34-17.
Game started off slow with the Cowboys getting stuffed twice on 4th down from the 1 yard line, but on the Steelers first play from the one after the second stop SS Elam intercepted the ball for a pick 6 to start off scoring. The 'Boys were able to capatilize with a 2 more field goals before halftime and were effectively shutting down the Steeler's offense. Rookie QB Gibson really opened it up in the second half, completing long passes to Rookie WR Waugh and TE Jason Witten. RB Felix Jones also pulled in another 100+ yard day and another rushing TD. However, tragedy struck when Rookie QB Gibson was hit on a 3rd and long in the mid fourth quarter, fumbling the ball and breaking his collar bone. Gibson will be out for 10 weeks. Which leaves veteran QB Tony Romo to take the helm again. Hopefully his accuracy and interception woes from a year ago will not return and put a damper on the Cowboys 3-0 start. Of note, the Steelers only offensive touchdown came with 38 seconds left on a Hail Mary down the sidelines, Mike Jenkins went for the ball and just missed it allowing the Steelers receiver to sprint the remaining 35 yards into the endzone. They would miss the ensuing 2-pt conversion.
Also on the injury list so far this year are MLB McNeal (3 weeks) and OLB Ware (6 weeks). Despite key injuries the Cowboys have continued to win with the stepped up play from underrated backups and the Defensive Secondary making up for interior line shortcomings with 21 defensive points so far this season.
On a side note, Gibson did have one interception in this game. It was raining heavily and Dez Bryant was running an in route. When I went to throw the ball on the inside turn, Bryant fell right on his ass like it was some gag comedy bit. This let the ball go straight over my receiver and to the safety's waiting hands.
Week 3: Browns 34, Eagles 6
After losing 3 fumbles last week, Peyton Hills rebounded nicely with over 120 yards rushing and over 50 yards receiving, in a game dominated by the Browns defense. Rashaad Snow came up with some key grabs, but Benjamin Watson stepped up in the receiving game for a pretty good game.
Colt McCoy threw 2 interceptions, one of which was the receivers fault. The other was an inexplicable overthrow on a medium route that he's normally very accurate on.
The Browns defense did a great job of containing Michael Vick, and they sacked him at least 4 times. Jabaal Sheard finally had a good game on the edge, and Gary Guyton has really established himself in the defense. Joe Haden snagged another interception.
Next week the Browns head into the bye week fairly healthy, with only Wide Receiver Greg Little sidelined from an abdominal tear. He's expected to return week 6.
A crushing victory for the Cowboys, not only blanking the Saints in score, but also beating them in every statistical category. Cowboys defense held the Saints to a scant 149 yards and have 3 interceptions (2 by Newman and 1 by Jenkins). The rushing offense handled the scoring and the yardage for the 'Boys. In fact, first play from scrimmage was a 76 yard rushing TD by Jones. The total rushing yards for the day between Jones and Murray was 244. Tony Romo also had a decent passing game, going 12 for 17 and 138 yards with one interception. Perhaps the most damning stats against the saints were the Cowboys 78% 3rd Down Percentage and the Cowboys 23 minutes time of possession to the Saints 9 minutes. The final drive of the game for Cowboys lasted over 6 minutes and took most of the 4th quarter. The 'Boys are only improving this season despite many key injuries and can only hope to get better as the team gets healthy.
looks like cowboys are improved from last year already even with the injuries
Titans - 24
Lions - 6
Defensive battle in this one. We were able to slow down the Detroit offensive attack. It helped that we knocked out Stafford for a good portion of the game. Finnegan shut down Calvin Johnson, but the Detroit TEs got some action.
On offense we started off slow as well, the score was 7-3 at half. In the 2nd half speedters Chris Johnson and Torry Sanders got it going and we scored 2 TDs in the fourth.
Johnson ended up with 150 yards coming up big in keeping drives going with first downs. Sanders was his usual exciting self snagging 7 passes for 201 yards and 3 tds!
Week 5: Browns 37, Bengals 17
Save a few late scores in garbage time for the Bengals, the Browns dominated this game. Colt McCoy had his best game of the season with go-to target Greg Little back in the lineup. The two hooked up for five receptions for 95 yards. McCoy finished with a perfect QB rating on the day, going 14-18 for 252 yards and three TD's (0 INT). Peyton Hillis rushed for over 100 yards again on 19 carries. Benjamin Watson also had a big day with 5 catches for 107 yards, and all three of McCoy's touchdowns.
"This is the most comfortable I've felt out there in a long time," McCoy said. "We spread the ball out, the O-line did their part and we just couldn't be stopped."
Perhaps the only negative aspect of this game for the Browns was the loss of starting cornerback Joe Haden, who got his team-leading third interception of the season in this game. He suffered a particially torn ACL on the interception return, and is expected to miss 8 weeks.
Cornerback is perhaps the Browns strongest position of depth, however. The team signed all-pro cornerback Jabari Greer to a big contract and traded reciever Brian Robiskie and a 2nd round pick to the Falcons for cornerback Brent Grimes, who had a pick six in the game, and a 4th round pick.
Next week the Browns look to continue their solid play against the 3-1 Chargers in San Diego.
Week 6: Dolphins 10 Colts 26
Miami jumped out to an early lead and really controlled the ball well on the ground with Daniel Thomas running for over 120 yards on 18 carries, however Toscano threw 4 picks, 2 of which were my fault earlier on in the game, and 2 of which were just gambled throws late in the game. Miami did play good defense for the most part of the game and only allowed 2 TD's and the rest were field goals by Vinatieri, Carpenter missed a 56 yard field goal off the cross bar which would have tied it at 13, instead the Colts passing game was able to get them in range for a score after a twice tipped ball was caught by an Indy WR for a big gain and Manning tapped it off with a TD to Garcon. Miami WR's were frustrated most of the game with their inability to get a good release or break away from defenders. Miami really is missing Brandon Marshall who was traded to the Bears and did not have that go to receiver who could make the big play. Miami will be looking to either deal for a big play WR or will be looking to go and get one in the draft of FA.
Steelers - 27
Patriots - 21
Rain is becoming a big issue for the Patriots. Played like crap against Jacksonville in it, and again against a solid Pittsburgh team and it bit them this time.
After forcing a 3 and out, New England had the ball and driving, but a sack strip, put the Steelers in striking distance and they did just that. A one handed catch for Antonio Brown and it was 7-0. Then it became worse. Pittsburgh was up 21-0 before the Pats realized the game was being played.
At the half it was 24-7 and not looking good. The defense started making some plays in the 2nd half and we fought back to 27-21. However, again, we begin to shoot ourselves. A Danny Woodhead fumble inside the 5, a punt and a last second interception was how the 4th quarter ended.
Losing the first game on the season and a pivotal game. Hopefully that is the last of the rain for me.
Oh and I lost Gronkowski. That didn't help. Broken ribs.
Ya I have also hit a significant injury bug this year too. 3 guys have missed or are missing extended time.
Browns 40, Steelers 0
The Browns pulled away in the AFC North with a huge, shutout victory over the rival Steelers. The defense hasn't allowed a touchdown in three straight games. Despite Peyton Hillis not doing much on the ground, he was very active in the short passing game, with 4 catches for 75 yards and a touchdown.
Colt McCoy finished with a 99 QB Rating despite 2 interceptions. McCoy acknowledged after the game that despite the huge win, he was frustrated with his inability to protect the ball. He also fumbled twice.
The defense was huge, recording 7 and a half sacks. Free agent acquisition Trevor Scott lead the way with 2. Barrett Ruud recorded 2 interceptions, including one inside of the Steelers 15.
Cornerback Deonte Ambles had the biggest game, with 2 interceptions, a sack and one touchdown. He's stepped up big in the nickel role with Joe Haden out, a role management wasn't confident with him having this off-season.
Next week the Browns take on the Bengals, and then meet the Steelers again in Pittsburgh. By the end of it, they could already have their division clinched if other things go their way.
nice win, Steelers still have a talented squad
Miami had finally acquired a big name WR in Mike Williams and did it pay off big time. Miami came out in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills and the defense came out motivated as it was able to pick off Matt Cassel 2 times in the first quarter and Koa Misi came up with a sack and fumble that lead to a quick 24-0 lead for the Dolphins. Miami would stick to a hard nosed ground game behind Daniel Thomas who had 22 carries and 82 yards with 2 TD's. Brandon Toscano got Williams involved in the game as Williams would haul in a few big conversions and with :05 left in the first half on their own 3 Miami dialed up Williams number on a deep streak and Williams did what the Dolphins got him for as he went up made the catch and took off down the field for a score at halftime. At halftime Chad Henne took over under center and Williams as well as most other starters offensively were pulled. Karlos Dansby lead the defense with 2 tackles and 2 INTs and Keeston Sparks had an INT and TD. S Chris Clemons had 7 tackles and 1 FF. Miami cruised in the second half behind the run game and are trying to climb back into the division race with the Patriots.
Miami went into Houston to play a tough Texans team. Miami would find the passing game with some struggles this week, and Miami running back Daniel Thomas was said to be mad at himself for not hitting 100 yards last week for the first time since the new regime took over. Houston saw a big dose of Daniel Thomas, as QB Brandon Toscano struggled throwing 5 INTs. In the first the Dolphins were able to get a scoring drive together eating up a lot of the clock and Toscano found Jacorius Favors with a 16 yard TD. Houston would hit it big in the 3rd quarter with a pick 6 for Glover Quin Jr and a forced fumble by JJ Watt that lead to another TD and the Dolphins lead was all but gone. Miami would take back the momentum however with Karlos Dansby securing a sack for a safety on Matt Schaub. Miami would see the struggles of Toscano and in the second half would just feed Daniel Thomas to the tune of 20 carries, 207 yards, 2 TDs for the Dolphins and lead the Dolphins to a win to even up their record at 4-4 and looking to go over .500 for the first time all year next week.
Browns 38, Steelers 31
The Browns stormed out to an early lead thanks to turnovers. With Barrett Ruud out for a game, rookie Justin Young came up huge. He had team leading 9 total tackles, and a fumble recovery on the opening drive of the game deep in Steelers territory. Gary Guyton also had 9 total tackles, and a team leading 2 tackles for a loss. Chris Gocong may have had the biggest play of all the linebackers, picking off a Big Ben pass and taking it 24 yards for the score to take a commanding 24-7 lead in the 2nd quarter.
The Steelers weren't going away without a fight though. Troy Polamalu picked off an errant Colt McCoy pass and took it 85 yards for the touchdown.
McCoy, who's struggled with turnovers all season, was flawless otherwise. He recorded his first 300 yard season of the game, and he did it with Benjamin Watson out for most of the game.
Receivers Greg Little and Rashad Snow both had huge days. Little 5 catches for 43 yards and 2 scores, and Rashaad Snow 5 catches for 137 yards including an 80 yard touchdown. Backup tight end Jordan Cameron, the 2nd year player out of USC, filled in very nicely flashing his athleticism and recording 5 catches for 73 yards and a score.
With the score 38-24 late in the 4th quarter, the Steelers found themselves driving until Brent Grimes came up with an interception in the end zone.
Still, the Steelers could not be stopped on offense, dinking and dunking their way all the way down the field on their next drive, and this time punching it in for 6 with a little more than 2 minutes to go. However, the Browns offense was able to get a first down, and that was all she wrote.
Ravens - 0
Broncos - 36
It was an absolutely dominating performance from the Denver defense, holding the Ravens to an incredible 44 yards of total offense with a mixture of great pass rushing and tight coverage. The offense took the reigns and put up 381 total yards, despite constant pressure from the Baltimore pass rush.
Not really much else to say, Baltimore only had 3 first downs and 2 yards rushing, going 2-11 on third down conversions.
Ryan Kaiser - 22/35, 246 yds, 1 TD/0 INT
Noel Devine - 17 att, 96 yds, 3 TD
Reshard Cobbs - 3 att, 50 yds
Tony Gonzalez - 7 rec, 85 yds
Dextrell Wallace - 3 rec, 43 yds
Brandon Lloyd - 4 rec, 48 yds, TD
Demaryius Thomas - 3 rec, 30 yds
John Abraham - 3 sacks
Elvis Dumervil - sack, FF
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