Week 6 in Review
Jaguars 37 — Texans 17
The Jaguars improved to 4-1 on the season after a win at home against a team they tend to struggle with. Jones-Drew had his coming out party with 125 yards and 2 scores on just 12 carries. He also added 4 catches for 59 yards. The second threat out of the Jags backfield,
Fred Taylor, had six carries for 90 yards.
David Garrard had 221 yards and 2 TDs for
Matt Schaub was 19/31 with 259 yards and an INT before he was pulled in the 4th for
Sage Rosenfels who hit Leach on a 1-yard TD in the final seconds of the game.
Green was active and rushed for 44 yards while
Kevin Walter had 12 catches for 160 yards. It was evident that Walter was Schaub’s main target in this game with
Andre Johnson still out.
Packers 17 — Redskins 14
The Redskins had the Packers right where they wanted them. They were up 14-7 at half and were looking good on both sides of the ball. The game changed when
Santana Moss fumbled and
Charles Woodson took it 57-yards to the house for the 17-14 lead. The Packers never looked back and won by that score despite
Brett Favre’s poor day. Favre was 19/37 with 188 yards and 2 picks.
DeShawn Wynn got the only offensive TD for the Packers and added 37 rushing yards.
finished with 217 passing yards with 2 TDs (one rushing) and INT.
Clinton Portis rushed for 64 tough yards on 20 carries along with a fumble.
Chris Cooley led the day for the Skins receivers with 101 yards and a score.
Browns 41 — Dolphins 31
is on a mission. After a 3-TD performance on Sunday,
Edwards now has 7 TDs on the year.
Derek Anderson had those 3 TDs as well as 245 yards through the air. He also ran for a score to give him a total of 4 on the day. The starting RB
Jason Wright ran for 59 yards and a TD in the place of the injured
Lewis. Kellen Winslow had 5 catches for 90 yards.
The Dolphins are still winless as they fell to 0-6.
Cleo Lemon finished the game with a nice stat line, though. He ran for 2 TDs and threw for 256 yards with 2 TDs.
Ronnie Brown eclipsed the 100-yard mark on the ground and had 9 catches for 69 yards out of the backfield.
Chris Chambers led
David Martin caught both of Lemon’s TDs. The Dolphins could be looking at an 0-7 hole with the Patriots coming to town next week.
Vikings 34 — Bears 31
The Bears tried to stage a comeback, but
Ryan Longwell and his GW 55-yard field goal had something to say about. Nevertheless, there should only be one name on the Rookie of the Year ballot this year-
Adrian “AD” Peterson. He put on a show against the Bears defense in
Tarvaris Jackson threw for just 136 yards and a TD’s.
Chester Taylor had 22 carries for 83 for the Vikings which totaled 42 carries for the two-headed Vikings backfield.
For the Bears,
Cedric Benson ran for 67 yards against a stingy Vikings run defense. However,
Devin Hester would keep the Bears’ hopes alive as he had a punt return for a TD early in the game and an 81-yard TD catch late in the game.
Bernard Berrian and
Muhsin Muhammad each had a TD catch as well.
Brian Griese finished with a solid day on paper with 381 yards, 3 TD’s, and 2 INT’s. If the Bears could not show some energy and fight to win a big home game after a dramatic MNF win, I don’t think they’ll be playing too many meaningful games down the stretch.
Ravens 22 — Rams 3
How do you spell ugly? I spell it R-A-M-S. The Rams are now 0-6 and
Gus Frerotte threw the same amount of INT’s on Sunday that the Rams have scored on offense through the first six weeks. Five. There was no running room for
Brian Leonard and company and Gus threw for 208 yards.
The Ravens D was the story of the day forcing six turnovers and sacking Gus six times.
Matt Stover was pretty much all of the offense for the Ravens as he went 5 for 5.
Willis McGahee finally hit paydirt as he ran for 61 yards and a score.
Mason kept his hot streak going with 5 catches for 79 yards.
Bucs 13 — Titans 10
was unable to finish the game (quad injury) and
Kerry Collins came in and almost led the Titans to a victory, but
Matt Bryant connected on a 43-yard game-winning FG with eleven seconds to go.
Jeff Garcia threw for 274 yards and a TD to
Joey Galloway, who finished with 97 of those yards. There was no running game for the Bucs, but they didn’t need it.
led the Titans rushing attack with 64 yards and a score. VY had 120 yards and a INT before leaving the game while
Kerry Collins threw for 125 yards in relief. The Bucs are now 4-2 while the Titans dropped to 3-2.
Eagles 16 — Jets 9
J-E-t…..s? It looks like they’re calling for
Clemens again in
Chad Pennington and the Jets did not score a TD in this sloppy game at the Meadowlands.
Jones had his best day of the year with 130 yards on 24 carries.
Jerricho Cotchery led all Jet receivers with 71 yards.
The Eagles did not do much in this game after a 1st quarter 75-yard TD pass from
Donovan McNabb to
Brian Westbrook ran the ball 20 times for 120 yards and hauled in 6 passes for 36 yards. He continues to be the heart and soul of the Eagle offense.
Reggie Brown showed some signs of life as he caught 6 balls for 89 yards. With the win, the Birds improved to 2-3 while the Jets are now 1-5 and will face another struggling team in
Chiefs 27 — Bengals 20
Speaking of the struggling team from
TJ Houshmandzadeh. He caught 8 balls for 145 yards and 2 TDs.
Carson Palmer continues to go to TJ in the crunch time while defenders have
Chad Johnson on their minds. Speaking of #85, he had 8 catches for 83 yards.
Carson Palmer finished with 320 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs.
Kenny Watson started the game and ran for 68 yards while
Rudi Johnson saw limited time.
What’s that guy #27 in red and white doing in the endzone?
Larry Johnson may have felt he was back in 2006 on Sunday as he carried the rock 31 times for 119 yards and a TD.
Tony Gonzalez reached a milestone when he caught a TD in the first half becoming the all-time leader in touchdowns by tight ends. Gonzalez finished with 2 TD’s and 102 yards on 9 catches.
Damon Huard (264 yards and 2 TDs) got the start for KC as they improved to 3-3 on the year, which is good for 1st place in the AFC West.
Panthers 25 — Cardinals 10
We were headed for an old-school matchup of
Warner until Kurt got injured after throwing just two passes in this game and did not return. Vinny, who was signed just a few days before this game, led the Panthers to a big NFC victory. He threw for 206 yards and a TD to
Steve Smith, who finished with 136 yards and 10 catches.
DeAngelo Williams boosted his stat line in the 4th quarter as he ran for 121 yards and a TD.
As for the Cards, it was not pretty. Their defense was a sexy pick all week with the possibility of Testaverde making the start for the Panthers, but it didn’t turn out as planned. The
Edgerrin James reached the endzone for them as he ran for 80 yards on 22 carries.
Tim Rattay replaced the injured Warner and threw 3 picks with 159 passing yards.
Chargers 28 — Raiders 14
… Super Chargers! After a 1-3 start, the Chargers are back. They are now 3-3 and things are clicking…for the most part.
Phillip Rivers struggled, but
LaDainian Tomlinson put the Chargers on his back. He rushed for 198 yards and 4 scores.
Antonio Gates racked up 58 yards as Rivers was only 14/26 with 156 yards and a pick, but completed passes to 7 different receivers.
The Raiders squandered a shot to take over 1st place in the AFC West and gain some respect.
Daunte Culpepper did not exactly get his roll on as he threw 2 picks and lost a fumble in his 230-yard, 1 TD day.
LaMont Jordan did play for
Ronald Curry caught 6 passes for 73 yards.
Patriots 48 — Cowboys 27
And the matchup you’ve all been waiting for… The 5-0 Patriots traveled to
Laurence Maroney did not play in this game and
Sammy Morris left the game and did not return. Therefore, the Patriots threw the ball all day long. Are you ready? Here we go.
Donte Stallworth had 136 yards and a TD.
Wes Welker caught the ball 11 times for 124 yards and 2 TDs. That fellow
Randy Moss got involved too and caught 6 balls for 59 yards and a TD. He also had 2 TDs called back- one on a penalty and one that was overturned.
The Cowboys lost their first game of the year and fell to 5-1.
Tony Romo threw for under 200 yards (199) and 2 TDs.
Terrell Owens and
Patrick Crayton each had a TD for
Julius Jones and
Marion Barber rushed the ball for 51 and 47 yards respectively.
Saints 28 — Seahawks 17
In 2006, the Saints blocked a Falcons punt on the opening possession and ran it in for a touchdown on Monday Night Football. It wasn’t much different on Sunday night. In Seattle, the Saints did the same on their way to their first victory of 2007 and improved to 1-4. They’ll have to take it one game at a time though since they are three games out of first in the NFC South. They were led by
Drew Brees, who went 25/36 for 246 yards and 2 TD’s.
Reggie Bush set the tone early and finished with 140+ total yards of offense. He fumbled inside the 10 in the 3rd quarter or he may have reached the endzone that drive.
David Patten was the go-to-guy for Brees as he caught 8 balls for 113 yards.
Eric Johnson caught a TD pass from Brees as did
The Seahawks looked flustered from the time the game began. The ground game was not working as
Alexander rushed for just 34 yards.
Engram led all Seahawk receivers with 120 yards on 9 catches.
Obomanu caught 4 balls for 72 yards and a TD while
Nate Burleson had 63 yards and a score.
Hasselbeck finished the game with 362 yards, 2 TD’s, and a pick. Seattle dropped to 3-3 with the loss, but still remain tied for first with the Cardinals.
Falcons – Monday Night Football
A game that the Giants should win, but going to Atlanta on Monday night could be difficult if the G-Men get off to a slow start. They’ll need to run early and often on the Falcons as well as rushing the passer well against a depleted Atlanta O-Line. The Falcons will do what they can to pick up their 2nd win of the year at home. Expect this one to be closer than most people think.