NFL Week 7 Best Highlights of the Games 2009

Here are a few of the many highlights from the NFL week 7. Were there any majors surprises? Any new stars emerge? The NFL changes every week and week 7 is no different. Come take a look at some of the highlights of this weeks games. Did your favorite team win? Are there any games that upset you (or the other team;)

Minnesota Vikings Sad Loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (4) with the help of defensive end Brett Keisel (99) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Gene
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison (92) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre (4) with the help of defensive end Brett Keisel (99) in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Gene

Minnesota 17

Pittsburgh 27

Three times the Minnesota Vikings were ready to take the lead and possibly put away the Pittsburgh Steelers. But it didnt happen for the Pittsburgh defense not only outplayed the Vikings but they outscoured them! The Steelers linebackers sacked Favre 3 times and scored 2 touchdowns.

Favre was 34 of 51 for 334 yards, while Roethlisberger was 14 of 26 for 175 yards.

Minnesota's Percy Harvin showing great vision of cutting back and finding that open field, had his second kickoff return touchdown this season. It was an 88 yard kickoff return and the second such score allowed by Pittsburgh in two games.Did you see when that poor official got knocked over. I hear that the NFL will consider equipping umpires with helmets to protect them when contact is made with players. But this resolution would not have included Reels, who is a back judge.


Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior (R) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the first quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 25, 2009. (REUTERS)
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Farrior (R) sacks Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre in the first quarter of their NFL football game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Oct. 25, 2009. (REUTERS)

A Season High

Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) breaks away from Cleveland Browns safety Brodney Pool (21) on a 37-yard run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Cleveland. Grant ran for 148 yards and a touchdown in t
Green Bay Packers running back Ryan Grant (25) breaks away from Cleveland Browns safety Brodney Pool (21) on a 37-yard run in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Cleveland. Grant ran for 148 yards and a touchdown in t

Grrrr

Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini, left, talks with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in the first quarter in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Browns coach Eric Mangini, left, talks with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in the first quarter in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Green Bay Packers 31 Cleveland Browns 3

Coming into this game Aaron Rodgers had been sacked a league-leading 25 times, today he was not sacked a single time. He completed 75 percent of his passes, while throwing for three touchdowns. Green Bay RB Ryan Grant had 27carries with one TD and a season high 148 yards. Donald Driver and Spencer Havner each went in for a touchdown.

All in all the match up between these 2 teams were pretty lopsided with The Packers 460 yards to the Browns 139 in total yards.


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Hey Get that Damn Ball

San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary yells towards an official during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
San Francisco 49ers coach Mike Singletary yells towards an official during the second quarter of a NFL football game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton (20) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)
Houston Texans running back Steve Slaton (20) dives into the end zone for a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Houston. (AP Photo/Dave Einsel)

San Francisco 21

Houston 24

Matt Schaub passed for 264 yards on 20-of-30, throws , he threw a pair of touchdown passes, and Steve Slaton scored twice rushing for 67 yards on 18 carries. Owen Daniels caught seven balls for 123 yards (season high) and a score.

Shaun Hill completed 6 of 11 passes for 45 yards in the first half. As for San Francisco Its no wonder that with only 50 total yards and three first downs in the half they trailed 21-0 at halftime. It was in the 2nd half that Alex Smith had to replace Hill. Smith led San Francisco on a five-play, 63-yard touchdown drive on the 49ers' first possession of the third quarter. He threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Vernon Davis, his first TD pass since Oct. 28, 2007. Michael Crabtree started in his NFL debut and had five receptions for 56 yards.


San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled for a loss by Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams (90) during the second quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore (21) is tackled for a loss by Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams (90) during the second quarter of a NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Chargers Bury the Chiefs

San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches a touchdown pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie R
San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson (83) catches a touchdown pass in front of Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie R

San Diego 37

Kansas City 7


In the battle between AFC West rivals at Arrowhead Stadium the San Diego Chargers demolished the lowly Kansas City Chiefs, 37-7. Rivers was 18 for 30 for 268 yards and three TDs, that makes 250 yards in each game this season. LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for a season-high 71 yards on 23 carries. Darren Sproles caught three passes for 58 yards and a TD. He also rushed for 41 yards on five carries. And Vincent Jackson had a season high of catching 5 passes for 142 yards and a TD, he did this in the first half of the game which is the most ever for a Charger in the 1st half.

Matt Cassel connected on 10-of-25 passes for 97 yards with a touchdown and three interceptions for the Chiefs. Add to that he left at least 14 points on the field. Brian Waters along with the rest of the offensive line is horrific, add insult to injury, Rudy Niswanger. As for the Special Teams, I'll just leave that at a dishonorable mention.

Across the Pond

New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) is caught from behind by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) near the goal line after Moss caught a long first quarter pass before their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Su
New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) is caught from behind by Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Aqib Talib (25) near the goal line after Moss caught a long first quarter pass before their NFL football game at Wembley Stadium in London, Su
Please Stop . I Give I Give
Please Stop . I Give I Give

New England 35

Tampa Bay 7

Brady finished the game with 308 yards passing as the Patriots improved to 5-2. The Buccaneers are now 0-7, clearly one of the worst teams in the N.F.L.

The Patriots are entering a bye week and then have some real games to play, They will host the Dolphins, go to Indianapolis, host the Jets and then go to see the Saints. They go into these games with 2 blowouts, confidence high and Brady connecting with his receivers.

As for Tampa Bay . .there are no words.



Colts Delivers -  Rams Lose Again

this is how we do it

St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo, right, talks to defensive end LaJuan Ramsey, left, during warmups before the start of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo, right, talks to defensive end LaJuan Ramsey, left, during warmups before the start of an NFL football game between the Indianapolis Colts and St. Louis Rams Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom

Colts Rams

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, right, drops back to pass under pressure from St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlm
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, right, drops back to pass under pressure from St. Louis Rams defensive end Leonard Little, left, during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Seth Perlm

Indianapolis 42

St. Louis 6


Peyton spread the ball around to eight different receivers, finishing 23 of 34 for 235 yards and three TDs. In the last 4 wins for The Colts' they have all been by 17-plus points. ... As for the Rams, they have lost 17 straight, the longest active losing streak in the NFL. And there is a really good chance that the Rams might go 0-16 this year. Is that their destiny or can they maybe win on the road against Detroit and/or Tennessee.



Bills Win Back to Back on the Road


Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens (81) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Chris Gamble (20) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
Buffalo Bills' Terrell Owens (81) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Chris Gamble (20) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Bill Run Over Panthers

Buffalo Bills' Jairus Byrd (31) runs the ball after an interception with teammate George Wilson (37) against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009.  (AP Photo/Rick Havner)
Buffalo Bills' Jairus Byrd (31) runs the ball after an interception with teammate George Wilson (37) against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Rick Havner)

Buffalo 20

Carolina 9

The Bills beat the Panthers 20-9 on Sunday to win back to back road games for the first time since 2004.

Trent Edwards out with a concussion allowed Ryan Fitzpatrick to play and he did. He completed 11 of 22 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown. RB Marshawn Lynch ran for 7 yards putting up the Bills first rushing touchdown of the season. The defense came to play as well, Safety Jairus Byrd added 2 more interceptions to give him a total of 5 for the season.

Delhomme now leads the NFL with 13 interceptions this season. Panthers WR Steve Smith had six catches for 99 yards.

The Jets Came to Play!

Jets QB Mark Sanchez celebrates his TD run in first quarter of Sunday's win. photo - Jacobsohn/Getty
Jets QB Mark Sanchez celebrates his TD run in first quarter of Sunday's win. photo - Jacobsohn/Getty

NY Takes Oakland Down

Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (5) is brought down by New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Oakland Raiders quarterback Bruce Gradkowski (5) is brought down by New York Jets linebacker Calvin Pace in the third quarter of an NFL football game in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Jets 38

Raiders 0


Welcome back Calvin Pace ;) the Jets Defense came to play today with a mission and they came fast and they came hard. They got to JaMarcus Russell early and often, and forcing the Raiders QB into making mistake after mistake. And after the Defense was known on the field out came the offense and the Jets running game. The Jets ran for 316 yards, including 121 yards and a TD from Thomas Jones on 26 carries and 144 yards and 2 TDs from Rookie Shonn Greene on 19 carries, playing for the injured Leon Washington who went down in the first quarter with a potentially serious ankle injury. For now we in NY can remember the ability that Greene quick speed to break through the hole.

At the half, the Jets had rushed the ball 30 times, compared to 10 passes. And when the running game gets going it seems to open the field up to long passes and this is exactly what we saw when Sanchez found David Clowney for a 35 yard TD.



Only in New York Kids Only In NY!

The Bengals Strut their Stuff over the Bears

Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis shakes hands with Chad Ochocinco in the first quarter. The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger
Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis shakes hands with Chad Ochocinco in the first quarter. The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger
Cedric Benson, now a Bengal, prepares for the game against the Chicago Bears in Cincinnati. The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger
Cedric Benson, now a Bengal, prepares for the game against the Chicago Bears in Cincinnati. The Enquirer/Jeff Swinger

Bears 10

Bengals 45

Cedric Benson had a very sweet day and he got his revenge on Chicago. The rest of the Bengals' offense had a sweet time, too. The Bengals out rushed the Bears 215 to 35. Cedric had 37 carries and rushed for a career high189 yards and one sweet up the middle right into the end zone touchdown.
Chad Ochocinco, had no dance in the end zone today even though he had 10 catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns—they let him run wherever he wanted and catch whatever he wanted. Maybe he couldnt dance cause he was so out of breathe to dance.

The offense scored on its five possessions, the defense forced four turnovers and special teams did a solid job as the Bengals rolled to a 45-10 victory over Chicago at Paul Brown Stadium.

As for the Bears, they are 1-3 on the road this season and have lost seven of their last nine away from Soldier Field.



A Little Respect for The Boys

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks for an open receiver as he scrambles protected by his offensive line in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) looks for an open receiver as he scrambles protected by his offensive line in the first half of an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Cowboys Break Away

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) breaks a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Chevis Jackson (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin (19) breaks a tackle by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Chevis Jackson (22) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Falcons 21

Dallas  37


Tony Romo had a great day. He had no interceptions, he had 3 touchdowns (21 for 29, 311 yards) Yes he made plays and he avoided mistakes. Credit must also go to the Cowboys' pass rush. They sacked Matt Ryan four times after he had been downed only 2 other times in 156 passing attempts entering today.
Miles Austin (six catches, 171 yards, two touchdowns) and Patrick Crayton (73-yard punt return touchdown) made huge plays..

The Cowboys finally can shut everyone up about them not being able to beat a quality opponent. And if the Boys play at the level they showed today, the NFC East will really get interesting.


What is there to Clap About?

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin looks on during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)

Arizona 24

Giants 17

Something Looks Wrong With This Huddle

New York Giants defense huddles during the first quarter an NFL football game against the the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)
New York Giants defense huddles during the first quarter an NFL football game against the the Arizona Cardinals Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Tim Larsen)

Is It In the Stars

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks up at the scoreboard in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins during an NFL football game in Miami Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks up at the scoreboard in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins during an NFL football game in Miami Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)

New Orleans Hands it to Miami

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) hands off to running back Pierre Thomas during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Miami. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) hands off to running back Pierre Thomas during the second quarter of an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Miami. (AP Photo/Jeffrey M. Boan)

Saints 46

Dolphins 34

He Entered the game with just two interceptions and four sacks.today, yet against the Dolphins he was intercepted 3 times and sacked 5 times after.

"Obviously, the first half was something to be forgotten,"
~Drew Brees~
Trailing 24-3 in the second quarter and 24-10 at halftime,

And this is what Coach Sean Payton told his players in the lockerroom at halftime . .

'If you want to be great, you have to do something you've never done before,''


And so Trailing 24-3 in the second quarter and 24-10 at halftime, the Saints outscored Miami 36-10 in the second half, including a 22-0 run in the fourth quarter.


Coach Paytons team went on to win in a stellar comeback.


New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (9) goes over his linesmen to score a touchdown from within the one yard line Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Miami as they play the Miami Dolphins. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)
New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (9) goes over his linesmen to score a touchdown from within the one yard line Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009 in Miami as they play the Miami Dolphins. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

And He Shoots And He Scores, , And its Good!

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dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

How did you manage to write this so soon! Great job, Wavegirl22! I was going nuts switching back and forth between the Giants and Yankees (YES!). It was a bittersweet day to say the least...I did say the Yanks would beat the Halos in 5, but who the heck is that impostor that calls himself Phil Hughes? Joba will be fine, BTW.

As for the G-Men...Vicious slide thus far. They have yet to prove that they can beat a good opponent. I still believe they need veteran leadership in that secondary. They really should have kept Sam Madison to help the new guys along the way. But as a bias fan, I do believe they bounce back, don't you?

Talk to you soon!


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Yes Yankees! I think all NY'ers were toggling! How could you not!!! As for the Giants, you are so right. . they need veteran leadership. Remember how Strahan used to be there cheerleading them on. The Giants have lost a bit of their spirit and they need to find their heart. Great teams always have heart and they show it. I do believe they will find their groove . .Eli is going to step up to the next level where he needs to go. . .I beleive . .I do.

And thanks for coming by so fast and giving me the thumbs up on this one. I needed it. . I was a bit hesistant to hit that "submit" .. but I did it!


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ShyneIV 7 years ago from Montreal

Great recap of the Week 7 Games. Wonderful pictures and tons of insight. Love the Week 7 Recap. As for the G-Men, they typically play better on the road in bad weather games when they can just pound the ball and rely on their defense. The temperature is not yet at a level where teh Giants ca ntake advantage of it. Just wait and see


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

thanks Shyne! You are the one to blame for my new found love of writing about football . . ha ha . As for the GMen . they need more than the cold weather. .they need Strahan to give up his twittering and sitcom . he can stay on Fox cause i like his rundowns. . and they need Too Tall Toomer and Tyre and Plax to get out of the slammer. . ok ok so i was kidding on all the above . a girl can dream cant she?? Really what I think is that they need to get back to the basics and do like Strahan did . .find their heart and soul . .I think they have the talent and the right stuff . .they need to get that bad energy off the field and put a little lite on:)


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EYEAM4ANARCHY 7 years ago from Las Vegas, NV.

That's some good pics and nice recaps. The Vikings killed me. They looked like they would pull it out late and were pretty much assured to cover until those two turnovers.


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Sara Tonyn 7 years ago from Ohio, the Buckeye State

Cool hub! Too bad my team is the Cleveland Browns. Ugh. What's the next step down from being terrible? And how much will it cost Browns fans to get NYers to take Mangini back?


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

@EYEM4ANARCHY thanks for the thumbs up on this one. I really thought the Vikings had it too. Its pretty inspiring just watching Farve, I hate to see him get sacked. . I had fun doing this one. Alot of firsts here on Hubpages for me! And comments like this one make it all that much sweeter;)

@Sara Tonyn, there is not enough money to cover even the thought of Maniac Mangini coming back to NY. Sorry he is yours. Im a Knick fan so I can relate and understand =your pain. The GMen are killing me but at least there was the Jets and the Yankees Sunday to make the hurt sting a little less!


Football Lover 7 years ago

Saints game was my favorite to watch! Brees comeback was incredible!


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

Football Lover ;) I couldnt agree with you more . .and truth be told as a big Gman it is hard to like any other team but there is something special and magical about the Saints. . and I must admit I am looking forward to watching more of them . . pretty amazing such a comeback after they only converted five of 15 third downs . .I keep thinking did I read that one right? And the Bengals with Cedric Benson and Ochocinco are another team/pair I am really enjoying . .Ocho is really a funny twitter!

Thanks for stopping by Football Lover;)


ralwus 7 years ago

I gave up football and all sports when Modell left Cleveland. I just swung 'round to see that purty face again. Love the new picture. ~sigh~ were I a footballer I might be able to steal you. Enjoy the coming winter, I hope ya got someone to hunnyfuggle with on cold nights. Keep ya warm.


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wavegirl22 7 years ago from New York, NY Author

I think you should take up football again;) always nice to see you Ralwus . you always seem to put a huge smile on me face:)

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