NFL Week 9 Best Pictures and Highlights of the Games 2009


Welcome to week 9 of the NFL. There were some surprising games and some not so surprising. The divisions are taking form and the teams are etching out their place in the race for the playoffs. And here are some of the highlights of all the games from the NFL week 9.

Thanks to NFL.com for the photos.

We Got What To Cheer About

AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser.
AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser.

Get Me Outta this Mess

 (AP Photo/John Amis)
(AP Photo/John Amis)

Redskins 17 Falcons 31

Atlanta Falcons running back #33 Michael Turner breaks away from Washington Redskins' London Fletcher in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Falcons running back #33 Michael Turner breaks away from Washington Redskins' London Fletcher in the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Washington Redskins 2-6

Atlanta Falcons 5-3

After a tough Monday night loss to the Saints a home game against the Redskins were exactly what the Falcons needed. They needed a win to stay alive and today that is exactly what they did.

Gashed in the running game all day one might think that the Redskins after coming off a bye week might just come out and the move the ball a little bit. But It was Michael Turner who gave it to the Skins good today, with 166 rushing yards and a 58-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter to put the game away.

The Falcons sacked Washington quarterback Jason Campbell 5 times tying a team record. On a high note for the Redskins, their defense kept pressure on Matt Ryan, sacking him three times and forcing one interception.

Things got a bit ugly with a little sideline skirmish when safety LeRon Landry hitting QB Matt Ryan as he was going out of bounds. DeAngelo Hall got some of his previous frustrations out and Atlanta's coach Mike Smith almost got crushed in it all. Redskins were penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Hard season for Washington, my heart goes out to you.


H i k e

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith reacts to a Washington Redskins penalty during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith reacts to a Washington Redskins penalty during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Every Other Week Warner Works It

Arizona Quarterback #13 Kurt Warner first quarter pass against the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Arizona Quarterback #13 Kurt Warner first quarter pass against the Chicago Bears in an NFL football game in Chicago, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Cardinals 41 Bears 21

Arizona Cardinals WR #11 Larry Fitzgerald celebrates with teammates #15 Steve Breaston and  #74 Reggie Wells after making a touchdown-reception against the Chicago Bears 11/8/09 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Arizona Cardinals WR #11 Larry Fitzgerald celebrates with teammates #15 Steve Breaston and #74 Reggie Wells after making a touchdown-reception against the Chicago Bears 11/8/09 (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Arizona Cardinals 5-3

Chicago Bears 4-4

The Bears got blown out in Soldier Field today. The Bears had no answers for the Cardinals passing game. Among the many embarrassing stats for the Bears, they gave up 182 rushing yards. That's more than three times what the Cardinals are averaging this year.

The Bears showed no passion, no force and no enthusiasm. To say they were flat would be an understatement.

The Cardinals came to win and so they did and they did. And more importanly what they did was to dominate a decent team on the road.

Arizona's offense was tremendous today. And we saw a very balanced Kurt Warner who went 22/32 with 261 Yards and 5 Touchdowns and he went 0 interceptions.

Seems to me the Bears have a whole lot of soul searching to look forward to.

Hey FLack

Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh yells instructions in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh yells instructions in the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Over here Coach

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers (91) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco (5) passes under pressure from Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Robert Geathers (91) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Ravens 7 Bengals 17

Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)
Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco (85) is tackled by Baltimore Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth (24) in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Baltimore Ravens 4-4

Cincinnati Bengals 6-2

Earlier this year, Benson became the first player to rush for over 100 yards against the Ravens since 2006. Today he rushed 34 times for 117 yards and a touchdown. Enough said?

The  Bengals are agressive right now... 4th and 2 and they go vertical  . .. 

As for the Ravens, they couldnt get near the quarterback, and their cornerbacks were not very good in man coverage. That's an awful combination for any defense. When Baltimore tried to bring extra defenders, the corners either got beat or they got a flag.

This might be Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco's worst game of the season.

My Name Is Carson

 Carson Palmer looks to pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. Bengals' Cedric Benson (32) blocks Ravens' Jarret Johnson at right. (AP Photo/Ed R
Carson Palmer looks to pass in the first half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Cincinnati. Bengals' Cedric Benson (32) blocks Ravens' Jarret Johnson at right. (AP Photo/Ed R

REPORTING FOR DUTY

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) reacts after a sack of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) reacts after a sack of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Texans 17 Colts 20

Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Houston Texans offensive tackle Rashad Butler is at left. (
Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney (93) sacks Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub (8) during the second quarter of an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. Houston Texans offensive tackle Rashad Butler is at left. (

Houston Texans 5-4

Indianapolis Colts 8-0

This week presented the real test for the Texans and they failed. With all the injuries to the Colts defense and the problems in the running game, they still somehow manage to pull out another win..Is anyone surprised? It was a great win for the home team and a big disappointment for the visitors.

After one quarter, Peyton Manning has threw 25 passes. Manning's sick first quarter: 19 of 25, 176 yards and a TD.He ended the game: 34 of 5 and a total of 318 yards, 1 Touchdown and 1 Interception.

These 2 teams will meet again on Nov 29 when the Texans host the Colts at Reliant Stadium. Maybe then they can get what they almost got done today.


How Can That Be

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak argues with an official after his team lost a fumble during the second quarter of an NFL Football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak argues with an official after his team lost a fumble during the second quarter of an NFL Football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Tom Strattman)

I am Peyton and You Are Not

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks to pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning looks to pass during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Houston Texans in Indianapolis, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Get Out My Face

Jacksonville running back Rashad Jennings, right, stiff-arms Kansas City safety Mike Brown for a touchdown in first quarter game action during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
Jacksonville running back Rashad Jennings, right, stiff-arms Kansas City safety Mike Brown for a touchdown in first quarter game action during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Chiefs 21 Jaguars 24

Jacksonville wide receiver Jarett Dillard (87) makes a catch over Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher, left, in first quarter game action during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)
Jacksonville wide receiver Jarett Dillard (87) makes a catch over Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher, left, in first quarter game action during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

Kansas City Chiefs 1-8

Jacksonville Jaguars 4-4

The Jaguars had the ball today and their offense controlled it and pretty much did what they wanted.

Did you know. .. . that the Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio played two years with the Chiefs (1987-88)

The Chief's' season-long issues on offense are continued today in Jacksonville. Almost got something going late in the game but almost doesnt count.

Jags recovered from a loss well yet again, and they did to KC what they needed to do.

Ha Ha

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker celebrates a second quarter touchdown during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker celebrates a second quarter touchdown during an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Phil Coale)

I'm Trying but my Legs Wont Move

Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, left, scrambles into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, left, scrambles into the end zone for a touchdown during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Dolphins 17 Patriots 27

Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) makes an interception behind New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis (21) makes an interception behind New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Miami Dolphins 3-5

New England Patriots 6-2

Miami pulled out all they could . . and it just wasnt enough.

The Patriots are now 6-2, that put them two games ahead of the Jets and three ahead of the Dolphins and Bills. As if the Giant loss just now wasnt enough.

Brady commanded the game. He completed 25 of 37 throws for 332 yards. Chad Henne stats show 19 of 34 for 219 yards, no touchdowns, no interceptions.

Randy Moss finished with 6 receptions for 147 yards.

Who Got It?

Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, left, goes up over New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) to intercept a Tom Brady pass during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Char
Miami Dolphins cornerback Vontae Davis, left, goes up over New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss (81) to intercept a Tom Brady pass during the first quarter of their NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Char

Yeah Baby

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) hugs teammate Derrick Ward (28) after Ward scored a first-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow (82) hugs teammate Derrick Ward (28) after Ward scored a first-quarter touchdown against the Green Bay Packers during an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

I Feel A Miracle Coming

Bucs rookie QB Josh Freeman made the first start of his career vs. the Packers on Sunday (Don Montague)
Bucs rookie QB Josh Freeman made the first start of his career vs. the Packers on Sunday (Don Montague)

Packers 28 Bucs 38

Green Bay Packers running back #25 Ryan Grant stiff-arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers' #36 Tanard Jackson after running past Buccaneers #98 Ryan Simms during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Mea
Green Bay Packers running back #25 Ryan Grant stiff-arms Tampa Bay Buccaneers' #36 Tanard Jackson after running past Buccaneers #98 Ryan Simms during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Mea

Green Bay Packers 4-4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-7

Josh Freeman made his starting debut today and with not much to lose after an 0-7 start, Tampa Bay got its first win since November 30, 2008 and stunned the world with a 31-28 win.

On a high note for Green Bay, Ahman Green became the leading rusher in Green Bay Packers franchise history. On a low note Aaron Rodgers was sacked six times making him the league leader with 37 times. Last season he had a total of 34. What does that say?


Green Becomes Leading Rusher In Green Bay Packers History

Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green (34) is pulled down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes (54) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green (34) is pulled down by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Geno Hayes (54) during the first quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

A Gatorgade Splash Well Deserved

Raheem Morris is doused at the conclusion of the Buccaneers' first win of the season in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)
Raheem Morris is doused at the conclusion of the Buccaneers' first win of the season in an NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

Why Cant We See More of This

AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
AP Photo/Patrick Semansky

Panthers 20 Saints 30

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leads his team in a pregame cheer before their NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) leads his team in a pregame cheer before their NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

Carolina Panthers 3-4

New Orleans Saints 7-0


The Panthers came into this game with determination to win. . .but it wasnt enough and when they blew the 17-3 lead I think everyone knew what the outcome was to be.

Drew Brees overcame two early turnovers to pass for 330 yards and a touchdown in a 30-20 comeback victory over Carolina. This was the first game all season that the Saints did not intercept a pass all day and add to that for the entire first half the Saints failed to score a touchdown.  But then came the third quarter and they needed only four plays to score. Devery Henderson's 63 yard gain on a short slant pass set up Pierre Thomas to score a 10 yard run. This was the start of the demise of the Panthers determination.

Uh Oh I Better Pick This One Up

(AP Photo/Bill Haber)
(AP Photo/Bill Haber)

I Had A Dream

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz watches his team during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 32-20. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz watches his team during an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 32-20. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Lions 20 Seahawks 32

Seattle Seahawks' Lawrence Jackson waves a U.S. flag on military appreciation day before the Seahawks' NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
Seattle Seahawks' Lawrence Jackson waves a U.S. flag on military appreciation day before the Seahawks' NFL football game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Detroit Lions 1-7

Seattle Seahawks 3-5

The Detroit Lions just couldnt hold on.

Matt Hasselbeck threw an interception on his first play but finished with the first 300-yard passing game in two seasons for the Seahawks (3-5). He was 39 of 51 for 329 yards. An early 17-0 deficit forced the Seahawks to pass on 52 of their 70 offensive plays, Hasselbeck set a career-high with 40 completions. "The plan was definitely to commit to the run," he said. "I thought we ran the ball better once we took the lead."

And then there was Seahawks RB Louis Rankin who finished with 82 kickoff yards, including a 41-yard return that helped his team crawl back from a 17-0 deficit.

For the Lions Matthew Stafford threw two touchdowns and five interceptions and he was 22-for-42 for 203 yards.


Look Alive

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford calls to his team in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford calls to his team in the first half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

I know I Need To GO . .but who will take me?

22-for-42 for 203 yards.
22-for-42 for 203 yards.

Chargers 21 NYG 20

Here ya go .. consider it an early Xmas present
Here ya go .. consider it an early Xmas present

San Diego Chargers 5-3

New York Giants 5-4

New York Gives the Game to San Diego in the last minutes 21-20

This Is How We Do It

New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith (12) celebrates with fellow receiver Domenik Hixon (87) after catching a pass for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in East Ruther
New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith (12) celebrates with fellow receiver Domenik Hixon (87) after catching a pass for a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in East Ruther

Lets Imagine for a second and go back to the fourth quarter . . its 3rd and 9 and Eli sees Mr. Third Down himself, you know the NY Giant that leads the league in 3rd down receptions for 1st down conversions.Ya gotta know who I mean . . this guy is a great route runner . .he is all in all one you would call a "Clutch Player" 

Yes I am talking about Steve Smith #12.

This is a shout out to the coaching staff. . . throw the damn ball to Smith on a play like this or else please someone tell us why you go for that ridiculous draw play. Do you want to win a game or what????

Yes its true my stats for the day were not too bad . . 25 for 33 for 215 yards and 2 touchdowns .. ok so I had 8 incompletions but did you see me scramble and I

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after the Giants lost to the San Diego Chargers 21-20 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) walks off the field after the Giants lost to the San Diego Chargers 21-20 in an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Get It Right -This is What a NY Coach Looks Like

Coach Joe Girardi not GM
Coach Joe Girardi not GM

Watch Me Now

Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Titans 24 49ers 27

 Running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans gets past the 49ers' Parys Haralson on his way to scoring a touchdown. Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images
Running back Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans gets past the 49ers' Parys Haralson on his way to scoring a touchdown. Photo: Ezra Shaw / Getty Images

Tennesee Titans 2-6

San Francisco 49ers 3-5

A Stunned San Francisco team has lost four straight following a 3-1 start - and the 49ers have little time to recover before they host a Thursday night game against the Bears.

Young has been clutch and it shows when he gets the Titans into the endzone when it matters. With back to back victories, the Titans morale has been restored.

My Time Has Come and I'm Young

Photo: Marcio Sanchez / AP
Photo: Marcio Sanchez / AP

McNabb, Halloween is Over . . Isnt it?

Donovan McNabb, left, and Michael Vick laugh before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
Donovan McNabb, left, and Michael Vick laugh before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

Cowboys 20 Eagles 16

Tashard Choice, left, celebrates with teammate Miles Austin after Choice's touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
Tashard Choice, left, celebrates with teammate Miles Austin after Choice's touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dallas Cowboys 6-2

Philadelphia Eagles 5-3

Tonight Roy Williams and Tony Romo showed that a little extra practicing together was exactly what they needed. Williams had five catches for 75 yards and on this evening he was Romo's favorite target.

But the winning touchdown came from Miles Austin which gave the Cowboys a 20-13 lead. The boys are now ready to travel to travel to Green Bay with the confidence that comes when you win four consecutive games.

Romo had his first interception in the past four games but he threw for 307 yards and a touchdown. Romo led his team to a win and prevented the Eagles from finishing off a three game sweep of their division.

McNabb threw for 227 yards, one TD and was intercepted twice for the first time this season. The Eagles played without star running back Brian Westbrook for the second straight game because of a concussion and linebacker Chris Gocong sat out with hamstring and quad injuries. Fokou, a seventh-round pick, made his first start in Gocong's place.


I Can FLy

Tony Romo, center, passes to running back Marion Barber, right, as Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson, left, reaches for Romo during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Tony Romo, center, passes to running back Marion Barber, right, as Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson, left, reaches for Romo during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

We're on Top of the World . . . Green Bay Here We Come

Miles Austin, right, celebrates with running back Tashard Choice after Austin's 49-yard touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Miles Austin, right, celebrates with running back Tashard Choice after Austin's 49-yard touchdown in the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Nov. 8, 2009, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

I Got Me Some Time Here

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 28-10 victory in an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) looks to pass against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 28-10 victory in an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Steelers 28 Denver 10

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (L) slips a tackle for a long run in the third quarter past Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard (C) and cornerback Champ Bailey in their NFL football game in Denver November 9, 2009. (REUTERS/
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall (L) slips a tackle for a long run in the third quarter past Denver Broncos linebacker Wesley Woodyard (C) and cornerback Champ Bailey in their NFL football game in Denver November 9, 2009. (REUTERS/

Sad Sad Night

Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton walks off the field at the end of the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. The Steelers won 28-10. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Denver Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton walks off the field at the end of the NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Denver on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. The Steelers won 28-10. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

Pittsburgh Steelers 6-2

Denver Broncos 6-2

To beat a good defense, domination over the clock is key. And when you rush the ball well the clock is yours.

Lets take a look . . In the first half the Steelers had only 23 yards rushing and Denver had not only outgained the Steelers, 183 yards to 54, they also outpassed them, 157-31.

And then the 2nd half began and somehow Pittsburgh came out knowing what they had to do and made some important adjustments. Domination came with no huddle and three-wide receiver sets. And so the self destruction of the Broncos began to unfurl. For nothing Denver could do now could stop the Steelers.

Orton was 16 for 21 for 163 yards in the first half compared to 7 for 17 for 58 yards in the second half.He had one touchdown and 3 interceptions one returned for a touchdown.

Roethlisberger was 21 for 29 for 233 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Great show by Rashard Mendenhall who went for a stunning 155 yards on 22 carries.


Hey This Is Easy

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 28-10 victory in an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/David
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward celebrates after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Denver Broncos during the fourth quarter of the Steelers' 28-10 victory in an NFL football game Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/David

Peace Out

Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels signals a play during the first half in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)
Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels signals a play during the first half in an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, in Denver. (AP Photo/Chris Schneider)

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dohn121 6 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

OMG. I'm still stunned, Shari. Why in the hell did the Giants get so conservative in the fourth quarter when they could have put the Chargers away? They pass when they should be chewing clock (result: incomplete pass and stops the clock) and then run on third and long when they should be putting the game away with a pass? *covers face with hands*

IDK...One good thing next weekend when it comes to the Giants??? For the first time in a month, I won't have to watch them LOSE! Yes, Eli looked great and I think maybe only one of his receivers dropped a pass--the others he threw away to avoid sacks.

Great hub as usually! Thanks for sharing :D


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Oh Dohn , once again I had no words to write.I hate to lay blame but I think it is in the coaching and not so much Coughlin as much as it is Sheridan. Blitzing on every third down with this defensive line is not the answer and that is what it looked to me like they did. Change things up a bit, get creative. Fire his arse! Whatever it takes. There is still hope in a wildcard and Im still a believer but until things get shaken up we will see the rest of the season with the GMen putting their hearts on the line and I'd like to see something other than a loss come out of it.

As always I have a smile on my face when you come over and visit me here.


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

GO COWBOYS!!!

The NFC East has been crazy this year and , it's not over yet. The Giants and Eagles will give the Boys a run for their money.

Thanks wavegirl22


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Jai . .aint that the truth. And you are right it sure isnt over yet. I was right there with you last night rooting hard for the Cowboys . .if is isnt the Giants I would rather see the Cowboys make a go for it. And the boys sure looked good last night.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


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acanderson24 6 years ago

Love your review....The G-Men will be back....The Boys beat the Eagles maybe that will get Romo over the big game hump...Indy and the Saints keep winning the games they should lose....The Redskins, ahhmmm next...lol...can the Broncos bounce back tonight? The Steelers are playing good....Larry Johnson is out of KC....Vince Young is back.....You have to feel for Stephen Jackson with the Rams....Are the Cards for real?....What about the Chargers?....Tom Brady is getting more comfortable....Tampa Bay got'em one....Green Bay is faultering....more to come....


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jobister 6 years ago from Anaheim, California

Good stuff. Glad the Giants lost, but I am upset with the Eagles! The Cowgirls will need to pay! Eagles have a tougher schedule than Cowgirls I think. Hopefully they can pull through in San Diego this week.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

acanderson24-with your crystal ball (I know you have one - who else but you got every game right this weekend (well minus one in Tampa) so hearing you say my GMen will be back means the world to me. Please tell me Brady is gonna fall .. just something about him rubs me the wrong way!

In any event I am honored that a man of your caliber came and read this .. :)

jobister- ditto for you . .caliber and all . .thanks for coming by .. B U T please dont be so hard on my Giants. . .hard enough for me that they lost again, dont need to hear ya say how happy you are for it. .... lets make a deal I wont trash your Eagles if you dont trash my bluemen . .deal????

Seriously thanks for the "good stuff" it means alot to me to hear it from you!


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Midasfx 6 years ago

"Go Patriots! Woohoo! "


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Drew Breezzy 6 years ago from somewhere in my mind

The Bucs won due to a snazy throwback!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Midasfx . .. sorry cant join you in your woohoo. .. Colts all the way even -3 . .No one gets it done the way the Bolt of the Colts can. But I do want to thank you with a big Woohoo for stopping by ;)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Hi Breezzy . .you know you made my day by stopping by. .. but do ya really think it was the Creamsickles that won it for the Bucs? Im hoping for all the Bucaroos out there that Josh is more than a one hit wonder. The next few weeks I guess we will all see if he can do it again .. and maybe even once again. Crazier things have happened in the NFL.


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ShyneIV 6 years ago from Montreal

Great job with the hub. Amazing pictures to complement your content. Great stuff Wave!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

And finally this hub has a little sun Shyne on it :D

You truly are my hushpuppy for life!

xoxox your LC


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ShyneIV 6 years ago from Montreal

Thanks Wave; nice of you to say. Check your direct messages on Twitter


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

did and answered xolc


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

HI! wow, you know what you are talking about! I am asteelers fan and Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall did well last week! Now they need to win the next game too, am a Steeler fan!


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Coolmon2009 6 years ago from Texas, USA

WOW nice hub you know your stats. I love the pictures you included!!


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

Pretty. .your Steelers did good look last week and this week is not going to be an easy one. . Cincy is tough both on offense and defense . .and I am liking the game the Bengals have been playing this year. . time will tell .. My Blue Men have the week off so I am sure NY will be getting this game. . and Ill be watching (and secretly cheering for you:)


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

thanks for stopping by Coolmom . .always nice to see a new female take part in the wonderful world of football! And huge big thanks for the thumbs up for my pictures . . I cant tell you how much I appreciate hearing that:)


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Drew Breezzy 6 years ago from somewhere in my mind

IDK I knew Green Bay's record was misleading but a Buc double digit win is still shocking.


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wavegirl22 6 years ago from New York, NY Author

crazier things can and will happen . . . i guess we shall see. And what about your Jags tomorrow . .do you think they will bury Sanchez?

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