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Week 9 in Review

Week 9 in Review

 

Adrian Petersons 35 — Chargers 17

AD. All Day. Rookie of the Year.

Adrian Peterson. Call him what you want, but the kid is unstoppable. 296 yards…on the ground. His thirty carry, three touchdown career day set the NFL record for most rushing yards in a single game, surpassing

Jamal Lewis’ 295 yard effort a few years back. Putting individual efforts aside, the Vikings surprisingly won this game, despite being a heavy underdog at home. The Chargers fell to 4-4 and

Philip Rivers threw for just 197 yards against the league’s worst passing defense.

 

LaDainian Tomlinson

rushed for 40 yards and a score while adding 6 receptions for 37 yards.

Chris Chambers was held to 59 yards receiving while

Antonio Gates had just one catch for ten yards. It’s hard to believe what happened to the Charger offense in

Minnesota on Sunday. The Chargers will host the Colts in a key Sunday Night matchup next weekend.

 

Packers 33 — Chiefs 22

An entertaining game took place Sunday in Arrowhead and

Brett Favre worked his magic again.

Greg Jennings was on the receiving end of another game-winning TD. This time, it was a 60-yard bomb with just three minutes to go. #4 for the Packers finished with 360 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs.

Ryan Grant carried the ball 19 times for 55 yards.

Donald

Driver broke out of a slump catching 5 balls for 99 yards.

Jennings, one of the heroes on Sunday, had 85 receiving yards and 2 TDs. The Packers are now 7-1.

 

Damon Huard

led the Chiefs with 213 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. Larry Johnson had 2 TDs (one rushing, one receiving) and totaled 95 yards. However, he left the game with an injured ankle.

Tony Gonzalez led all KC receivers with 109 yards and a TD.

Kansas City dropped to 4-4, but thanks to the Chargers loss, they still remain atop the AFC West.

 

Lions 44 — Broncos 7

Wow. The Detroit Lions are for real. Granted, the Broncos lost

Jay Cutler early in this game with an injury, but the Lions looked very good and are now 6-2.

Jon Kitna threw for 252 yards and 2 TDs, but more importantly the running game got going again.

Kevin Jones rushed for 71 yards and

TJ Duckett rumbled for 48 yards with a TD.

Shaun McDonald caught 5 balls for 78 yards and a TD.

 

Jay Cutler

threw for just 20 yards, but had to leave early with an injury and

Patrick

Ramsey replaced him, throwing for 262 yards and one TD and INT apiece.

Travis

Henry ran for 31 yards and

Brandon Marshall led all Bronco WR’s with 96 receiving yards.

Denver will face the Chiefs in Arrowhead next Sunday.

 

Bills 33 — Bengals 21

Ah, the misery of the Cincinnati Bungals. Cincy (2-6) is not a good football team, at least on the defensive side of the ball. It showed on Sunday against

Buffalo, who is not exactly an offensive powerhouse. However,

Marshawn Lynch rolled for 153 yards and a score on the ground.

Lee Evans had another breakout game with 165 yards and a TD.

JP Losman served to be a solid bye week fill-in with 295 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.

 

On to

Cincinnati,

Carson Palmer threw for 271 yards, 2 TDs, and 1 INT. One of his top targets,

Chad Johnson, had to leave the game on a stretcher.

TJ

Houshmandzadeh caught another TD to go along with 45 receiving yards. The Bengals had just 11 yards each from

Rudi Johnson and

Kenny Watson on the ground. However,

Watson led the

Bengal wideouts with 90 receiving yards. Cincy will head to

Baltimore next weekend.

 

Falcons 20 — 49ers 16

The two quarterbacks combined for 4 interceptions and no touchdowns. That about sums up this thriller. Here’s the noteworthy stats and then we’ll stop with this mess:

 

Atlanta

:

Warrick Dunn– 27 carries for 100 yards and a TD.

 

San Fran:

Maurice Hicks– 49 yards and a TD.

Vernon Davis also had 77 receiving yards.  

 

Titans 20 — Panthers 7

The Titans dominated this game on defense from start to just about finish.

Vince

Young had 110 yards passing with 2 picks, but ran for 25 yards and a score.

LenDale

White had 100 yards and a TD on 31 carries. The Titans are now 6-2 and a solid AFC team.

 

As for the Panthers, they’re slowly getting away from the playoff picture. The QB situation is a mess and they don’t have much of a running game.

Drew Carter had the lone TD from

Carr for the Panthers on the day.

Carolina is now 4-4 and will host

Atlanta next weekend.

 

Bucs 17 — Cardinals 10

Another game that was tough to watch took place in

Tampa. Kurt Warner couldn’t do much against the Bucs defense as he threw for 172 yards and 2 picks.

Edgerrin

James ran for just 15 yards, but had the Cards only score.

Larry Fitzgerald led the Zona WR’s with 95 yards.

Arizona dropped to 3-5 and missed out on an opportunity to move into 1st place in the NFC West.

 

Jeff Garcia

continues to manage the game well for the Bucs as they improved to 5-4 and will head into the bye.

Earnest Graham carried the ball 34 times for 124 yards and a TD in his best rushing effort of the year.

Joey Galloway caught 5 balls for 84 yards and a score.

Tampa

Bay dominated the time of possession in this game holding the ball for over 43 minutes.

 

Redskins 23 — Jets 20

Ah, the misery of the Jets. They led this 17-3 in the 1st half, but could not hold on for a victory. The Jets also had a chance to win this game in regulation, but were held to a FG to send the game into overtime. In overtime, the Jets had the ball inside the Redskins 40, but were forced to punt. The Skins did what they did all game long in the extra session, and that was run the football with

Clinton

Portis. Shaun

Suisham kicked the game winner from 46 yards out. Other than

Clinton

Portis,

Suisham was the player of the game for

Washington. He was 5 for 5 on FG’s. Speaking of

Portis, he carried the ball 36 times for 196 yards and a TD. It was a tremendous performance against a poor Jets defense that propelled the Skins to victory.

 

As for the Jets,

Kellen Clemens made the start and played a decent game. He threw for 226 yards and a TD. He also ran the ball for 48 yards, one less than

Thomas Jones.

Jerricho Cotchery had 90 receiving yards for Gang Green. The Jets will head into the bye at 1-8.

 

Saints 41 — Jaguars 24

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Patience is a virtue. The Saints breezed to a win led by their QB,

Drew Brees. He went 35/49 with 445 yards and 3 TD’s.

Reggie

Bush also had a solid game with 2 TDs, 72 rushing yards, and 43 receiving yards on 7 catches.

Marques Colston caught 10 passes for 159 yards to lead the Saints.

New Orleans has battled all the way back to .500 after starting 0-4.

 

The Jaguars could not keep up with the Saints offense. The game was tied at 17 thanks to a

Maurice Jones-Drew 100 yard kickoff return, but then the Saints took off.

Quinn Gray threw for 354 yards, 2 TD’s, and 3 INT’s. However, on the ground, Fred Taylor and Jones-Drew combined for just 82 yards.

Reggie Williams led the Jaguar wide receivers with 128 yards and a score. Don’t be fooled, though, as he had an 80-yard bomb for a touchdown.

Jacksonville is now 5-3 and will travel to

Tennessee for an AFC South battle.

 

Browns 33 — Seahawks 30

The Cleveland Browns are 5-3 and have an offense that cannot be stopped. After Week 1, I never thought I would utter those words.

Derek Anderson threw for 364 yards and a pick with no touchdowns because Jamal Lewis stole them all! Lewis ran for only 37 yards, but had 4 touchdowns.

Kellen Winslow caught 11 balls for 125 yards while

Lewis and

Edwards each had 67 yards. However, the hero of the day was

Phil Dawson, who kicked the game winning field goal in overtime.

 

As for

Seattle, they fell to 4-4 and they have plenty of problems, starting with the backfield.

Shaun Alexander is not the same, as he carried the rock 14 times for 32 yards. Bobby

Engram led the Seattle WR’s with 139 yards on 14 catches with a TD.

DJ Hackett also added a TD and

Nate Burleson had a 94 yard punt return. However, they could not convert on a 4th and inches in

Cleveland territory in overtime, which did them in. They’ll get a break by hosting the pitiful 49ers at home next Sunday. Luckily for

Seattle, the NFC West is very, very weak.

 

Texans 24 — Raiders 17

Who was watching this one? 95% of

America was getting the Patriot-Colt game and if live in the

Houston or

Oakland area, you probably went to a local bar or restaurant to watch Superbowl 41 ½. Therefore, the highlights here will be limited.

McCown earned the start for

Oakland and threw 3 interceptions and 1 touchdown. The lone star for the Raiders was

Justin Fargas, who rumbled for 104 yards and a score.

LaMont Jordan rushed just 4 times for 10 yards.

 

As for the winners,

Houston’s

Sage Rosenfels threw for 181 yards, 1 TD, and 1 INT.

Ron Dayne had a huge day with 122 yards and a TD. You never know who will have the big day out of the Texan backfield.

Ahman Green had a TD, but left early with an injury. The Texans are 4-5 and will head into the bye.

 

Patriots 24 — Colts 20

And the Pats are Superbowl 41 ½ World Champions… Anyway, glad that’s over.

Tom

Brady and

Randy Moss showed that they are the number one combination in the league. The Patriots overcame a 20-10 deficit with just 8 minutes to go in the game. Brady threw for 255 yards, 3 TD’s, and 2 INT’s.

Randy Moss caught 9 balls for 145 yards and a TD.

Wes Welker also caught a TD pass, but

Kevin Faulk had the most significant one.

Faulk caught a game-winning 13 yard pass from Brady in the final minutes.

 

Meanwhile, the Colts have to be kicking themselves today as they had this game in hand in the 4th, but couldn’t close it out.

Peyton threw for 225 yards, 1 TD (1 rushing), and 1 INT. He also had a key fumble with just over two minutes to go.

Joseph Addai single-handedly kept the Colts in it on the offensive side of the ball as he had 112 rushing yards, 114 receiving yards, and a TD. The Colts are now 7-1 and will travel to

San Diego for a Sunday night clash. The Pats are 9-0 and will have a week off. The talks of perfection will start to brew…

Cowboys 38 — Eagles 17

T.O. was flapping his wings on Sunday Night Football in Philly as the Cowboys cruised to victory over the Eagles.

Tony Romo threw for 324 yards, 3 TD’s, and 1 INT in the Cowboys 7th win of the season.

Julius

Jones and

Marion Barber each had a rushing TD.

Terrell Owens had 174 yards and a TD on 10 catches. Jason Witten also had a TD and played a physical game as he lost his helmet on a play, but continued running.

As for the Birds, they’re in disarray.

Donovan McNabb threw for 264 yards, 1 TD, and 2 INTs in the loss, but his lost fumble on the first play from scrimmage set the tone.

Brian

Westbrook had a nice game in garbage time totaling 155 yards and a TD. The Eagles dropped to 3-5 on the year and will face another divisional foe in the Redskins. Meanwhile, the Cowboys will head to the Meadowlands in a showdown with the 6-2 Giants.

Monday Night Football

The

Steelers are romping the

Ravens supporting the old school uniforms on Monday Night Football.

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