NFL WEEK 5 SCORES AND REVIEW
EAGLES NOW 1-4; PACKERS 5-0
BUFFALO 31 PHILAEDLPHIA 24
The Buffalo Bills picked Micheal Vick off 4 times and held off a late charge to hand the Eagles their 4th straight loss with a 31-24 win. Buffalo is now 4-1 and has the division lead in the A.F.C. East Division. The Eagles drop to 1-4 and will travel to Washington on Sunday to face the Redskins. I find it interesting that people are still talking about the Eagles going to the playoffs. No one else is talking about 1-4 teams in the playoff picture. Granted, the Eagles have tons of talent, but where are they now? Vick did have 315 yards passing and 90 yards rushing. Great stats but you can't win when you turn over the ball.It wasn't all Vick's fault. Two interceptions were not his fault. What about the defense? They have the talent, but their players are not in the right schemes, the right position. I believe they need to evaluate their defense and make changes because whatever their doing isn't working. The Eagles next 3 games are Washington, Dallas, and Chicago.
GREEN BAY 25 ATLANTA 14
The Green Bay Packers dominated this game from the 12:00 mark in the 2ndquarter on. The Atlanta Falcons quickly ran out to a 14-0 lead in the early second quarter, but failed to score after that point. Green Bay scored 25 straight points andimproved to 5-0 on the season. Aaron Rodgers had another great performance going 26-39 for 396 yards and 2 touchdowns. Mason Crosby went 4-4 on field goals, including a 56 yarder, Atlanta dropped to 2-3 on the year with the loss. Green Bay was impressive on third down conversions going 9-15.
SAN FRANCISCO 48 TAMPA BAY 3
The San Francisco 49ers are for real. They destroyed the Bucs 48-3 andmovedto 4-1 on the season. Alex Smith threw for 3 touchdowns and passed for 170 yards. Frank Gore added 125 yards on the ground and a touchdown. San Francisco ran for 213 yards as a team and the 49ers forced 3 Tampa Bay turnovers. Josh Freeman was only 17-33 with 187 yards and 2 interceptions. The 49ers dominated all aspects of this game. The Bucs left their game back in Florida. Tampa Bay dropped to 3-2.
CINCINNATTI 30 JACKSONVILLE 20
The Cincinnati Bengals scored 17 points in the 4thquarter and hung on to a 30-20 victory over the Jaguars to improve to 3-2 on the season. The number one defense in the N.F.L. kept Jacksonville under 300 yards of offense. Rookie quarterback Andy Dalton went 21-33 for 179 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. Jacksonville's rookie quarterback Blaine Gabbert played well and threw 2 touchdown passes, but wasn't able to pull out the win at home. The loss drops Jacksonville to 1-4 on the season. Jacksonville was only 6-16 on 3rd downs.
MINNESOTA 34 ARIZONA 10
The Minnesota Vikings scored 28 points in the 1st quarter and never looked back as the Vikings won their first game of the year. Adrian Peterson led the way for the Vikings, rushing for 122 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Vikings forced 4 Arizona turnovers and held the Cardinals in check the entire game. Arizona and Minnesota are both 1-4 on the year. The bye week couldn't have come better for Arizona as they have lost 4 straight.
PITTSBURGH 38 TENNESSEE 17
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers got back on track Sunday as they dominated the Tennessee Titans for a 38-17 win on Sunday. Big Ben passed for 228 yards and 5 touchdown passes and Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 107 yards on 11 carries for the 3-2 Steelers. The Steeler defense held Chris Johnson to 51 yards. Matt Hasselback was 29-49 passing for 262 yards with a touchdown and a interception. The loss dropped the Titans to 3-2 and ended their 3 game winning streak.
NEW ENGLAND 30 NEW YORK JETS 21
The New England Patriots improved to 4-1 on the season and handed the New York Jets their 3rd straight loss in a 30-21 win on Sunday. Tom Brady carved up the Jets secondary for 321 yards and a touchdown. Green-Ellis rushed for 136 yards and 2 touchdowns as the Jets continue to have issued stopping the run. Mark Sanchez went 16-26 for 166 yards and 2 touchdowns, but New England clearly dominated this game. The Jets drop to 2-3 and third in the A.F.C. East Division.
KANSAS CITY 28 INDIANAPOLIS 24
The Kansas City Chiefs won their second game in a roll after starting out 0-3 and they handed the Indianapolis Colts their 5thstraight loss of the season with a 28-24 win. Things were looking good for the Colts as they led in this game 24-7, but they were outscored 21-0 to end the game. Matt Cassel was 21-29 for 257 yards and 4 touchdowns. Jackie Battle gave the Chiefs running game a boost, rushing for 119 yards. Painter had another strong performance, going 15-27 for 277 yards and 2 touchdowns, but it wasn't enough to get their first win of the season.
SEATTLE 36 NEW YORK GIANTS 25
The Seattle Seahawksforced 5 turnovers andthey won their secondgame of the season to improve to 2-3 with a 36-25 win. The defense picked Eli Manning off 3 times and controlled the game for the most part running the ball. Marshwan Lynch had 98 yards rushing anda touchdown. Seattle saw action from both quarterbacks and the defense settled down. Eli Manning threw for 420 yards and 3 touchdowns, but added 3 picks as well. The Giants were awful on 3rd down, going 1-12. The Giants were marching down the field trailing 29-25 and Manning threw a pick 6 to end the game. New York drops to 3-2.
NEW ORLEANS 30 CAROLINA 27
Drew Brees led the Saints on Sunday to a 30-27 win and the Saints improved to 4-1 by winning their 4th straight game. Breeswas 32-45 for 359 yards with 2 touchdowns and an interception. The Saints were 12-17 on 3rd down as Carolina struggled to get the Saint offense off the field. Carolina drops to 1-4, but it is not because lack of effort. Cam Newton was 16-31 passing for 224 yards and two touchdowns. DeAngeloWilliams had 115 yards on just 9 carries with a touchdown, but Brees was too much to handle. All 4 of Carolina's losses are by 7 points or less.
SAN DIEGO 29 DENVER 24
The San Diego Chargers improved to 4-1 yesterday and held on to defeat the Denver Broncos 29-24. Philip Rivershad a solid performance going 18-29 for 250 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. The Broncos trailed 26-10 when Tim Tebow was put in the game. Tebow ran for a touchdown and passed for another one to cut the lead 26-24. The two point conversion was dropped andthe Chargers connected on a field goal to push the lead to 29-24. Tebowdrove the Broncos to a last second hail mary, but the ball fell incomplete. The Broncos dropped to 1-4 on the season with the loss.
OAKLAND 25 HOUSTON 20
The Oakland Raidersplayed with emotion andpassion on Sunday in the wake of Al Davis's death to pull out a win 25-20 over the Houston Texans. Both teams are now 3-2 on the year. The Raidersstopped a last second drive that ended on the Raider 5 yard line to end the game. Matt Schaub finished 24-51 for 416 yards and 2 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Foster had 116 yards receiving and 68 rushing. McFadden was held to 51 yards rushing.
It has been another crazy week in the N.F.L. The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots are both 4-1. San Francisco is now 4-1. The Cincinnati Bengals improved to 3-2 and Cam Newton is still impressing. Tonight, the Detroit Lions host the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. Make sure you watch it cause it is going to be a good game, although the Lions win of course.