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NFL Week 10 Best Highlights & Pics of the Games 2009
NFL in Pictures
There's No Place Like Home
When You Play in the NFL
The highlights of Week 10 will show that there are two unbeaten teams in 2009 in the NFL and these two teams in week 10 have the best records and remain unbeaten. Both the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts still have perfect records, yet both of these teams won their games by the skin of their teeth.
And then there are six teams with 2 or less wins.
15 Teams have records ranging from 3-6 to 5-4 - and time is running out for them to figure out real fast if they are joining in or jumping out of the playoff hunt.
No More Bye Weeks
This was the last of the "bye" weeks and I am hopeful that the New York Giants took their week off to heal their wounds, get some physical and emotional rest and get their winning swagger back. Ditto for the Titans.
One would have to agree with Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz in that the theme of the NFL's week 10 was . . "There's No Place Like Home"
And home for the NFL is always right here.
49ners Beat the Bears
What Happens When U Throw Ball 5x's To Wrong Colored Jersey
Good Read For Cutler
Jay Cutler Mic'd Up
Chicago Bears 6
San Francisco 49ers 10
The San Fransisco 49ers needed a break this week. They had not won a game since they last beat the St.Louis Rams on Oct. 4. And in week 10 the 9ers can thank Jay Cutler and the Bears secondary for rescuing them from being on the brink of falling our of the NFC West playoff picture.
Neither one of the Quarterbacks had impressive numbers in this game. Alex Smith was 16 of 23 for 118 yards and Jay Cutler went for 29 of 52 for 302 yards. Chicago outgained San Francisco 350-216.
For the 49ers Frank Gore had his second 100-yard rushing game this season and the 17th of his career. Matt Forte's 120 receiving yards were the most by a Bears player this season and he was effective on screen passes against the 49ers, gaining 37, 31 and 12 yards.
This was a game that was all about who could keep possession of the ball while at the same time who made the fewest mistakes.
Bottom line here is that the Bears are bad and they proved it again this week.
8 Catches 120 Yards Not Enough
Redskins Romp Broncos
Ok This is What They Told Me To Tell You
Little Early for a High Five
Denver Broncos 17
Washington Redskins 27
The Washington Redskins' offense finally showed some semblance of functionality during Sunday's 27-17 win over Denver. This win for the Redskins one could say was a total team effort. Few of these plays lit up any stat sheet but when you add all the key plays that were made, they add up to victory.
The Broncos, behind Orton, scored on touchdown passes of 40 and 75 yards to Brandon Marshall. Orton was 11/18 for 193 yards in the first half. And then he got hurt. Simms came in and the rest is history. More bad news on this loss for the Broncos as this game put them in the record book of being the second team in NFL history to follow a 6-0 start with 3 consecutive loses. The team they join in this sad stat is the Vikings in 2003.
And on one last ugly note for the Broncos loss, they get the award for the most embarrassing missed play of the week.With the Redskins trailing 14-7 In the second quarter and facing on fourth and 20 at the Denver 35 yard line the Redskins line up for a field goal. Hunter Smith shifts from his holder position into a shotgun snap and he rolled to the right sideline and threw and connected with Mike Sellers to tie the game.
Sellers Scores on a Great Fake Out
Panthers Over the Falcons
Stay Right There
Atlanta Falcons 19
Carolina Panthers 28
This was a tough loss for the Falcons. Matt Ryan completed 22 of 41 passes for 224 yards,with one touchdown and two interceptions.
Just as the Falcons were on the verge of a comeback late in the game it was a missed field goal by Jason Elam and an interception that Ryan threw on an attempt to Michael Jenkins. All it took the Panthers was three plays to end if for the Falcons. For on the last of those three plays, Jonathan Stewart ran the ball 45 yards in for a score to put the game out of reach with two minutes remaining.
Michael Turner led the Falcons with 111 yards on 19 carries, but in the second quarter he was done with a sprained ankle.
Jake Delhomme went turnover-free for the third straight game, finding Steve Smith for two touchdowns. Delhomme finished completing 15 of 24 for 195 yards.
Jaguars beat The Jets by 2 Points
Mark Baby, Sulking Gets You No Where
Jets Marquice Cole #34 So Sad
Jacksonville Jaguars 24
New York Jets 22
Good teams find a way to win close games and bad teams find a way to
lose close games. Nine games into his NFL career, Sanchez almost led the Jets to a
fourth-quarter comeback victory. But almost doesn't count, does it.
Sanchez did not get sacked once all day but he threw two very bad interceptions, and twice missed on potential TD passes one to Thomas Jones and the other Braylon Edwards.
For the Jags this game looked like it was going to slip through their fingers. But they were able to rally and Josh Scobee kicked the game winning field goal just as the clock ran out. Maurice Jones-Drew ran 24 times for 123 yards bringing his total to 860 yards for the season. A visit to the Pro Bowl looks like is in his future.
Aw C'me Here & Gimme A Big Hug
We The Real Thing
Look Me In The Eyes & Say That
Why did the Steelers lose this game? According to Quarteback Ben Roethlisberger in his first talk to reporters since Sundays loss Ben spoke out on Thursday November 19, 2009,
You know what? I had a bad day. Everyone in here's had a bad day. ... I flat out had a bad day and it's going to happen sometimes, It's just unfortunate that when the quarterback has a bad game it affects the whole offense. That's why you can't afford to have too many bad games."
As for the Bengals, they beat the Steelers at their own game, on their own field and have now taken control of the division and head into the easy stretch of their schedule.
Yes the Bengals blitzed the team known as Blitzburgh right into second place. Pittsburgh had only 87 yards in the second half against a defense that pressured Ben Roethlisberger into his bad day - four sacks, one interception.
Bernard Scott the rookie running back for the Bengals went for a 96 year kickoff return in the first quarter. He also filled in for when Cedric Benson had to leave the game when he injured his right hip in the second half rushing for 33 yards on 13 carries and catching one pass for 21 yards.
Cincinnati held Pittsburgh to 226 total yards, sacked Ben Roethlisberger four times, intercepted him once, and most importantly, did not allow a Steeler touchdown.
Follow Me, Follow Me
What a Shock . . . Well Almost
New Orleans Saints 28
St. Louis Rams 23
The game that almost was. The Rams are definitely a team that needs some talent and maybe even a life preserver but this game that they played against the Saints was one hell of a good showing, Keeping Drew Brees to only 223 yards and 2 touchdowns in itself is a feat. And all I could think about was how lucky the Rams are to have Steve Spagnuolo as their coach. The Rams showed a superb defensive effort and you could see that it all stems from a coach hard at work. All Coach Spagnuolo could say after the game was "Tough one, Tough, tough, tough, tough.
So in week 10 though the Saints looked sloppy they are still sitting pretty at 9-0, but they almost blew this one as they squeaked by the Rams in 28-23 victory.
Marc Bulger, the Rams QB threw a touchdown pass to Donnie Avery in the first half and at halftime the game was tied at 14-14. Courtney Roby set the tone for the second half with an 87-yard kick-off return touchdown
But one has to look to the future and start questioning the Saints offense and their 13 tunovers in the last of their 4 games. Brees was intercepted twice by the Rams, once on a tipped pass. In the last 4 games Brees has turned the ball over 10 times and has had 7 interceptions and 3 fumbles.
The Man Hard at Work
Never Give Up
Lets Hear it for The Boys
Buffalo Bills 17
Tennessee Titans 41
Heading into the 4th quarter this game was tied. And then an explosion happened and the Titans put 24 points on the board. Vince Young proved again he is starting lineup material. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 210 yards with one touchdown pass and one interception. Also coming through for the Titans was Chris Johnson who had a monster day with 132 yards rushing on 26 carries and two touchdown runs. Add to those stats he caught 9 passes for 100 yards. And while we are talking about the passing game I have to mention Kenny Britt (2 rec, 55 yards) and Nate Washington (2 rec, 33 yards). By the end of the game the Titans can boast of their 378 total yards in the game which came from 168 rushing yards and 210 passing yards.
Buffalo’s offense came out strong off their bye week. Third down conversions were a major focus and the Bills converted their first two opportunities keeping a 10-play drive alive that culminated in an unexpected touchdown play. The offense finished 5-14 on conversions.
We played hard again, not smart all the time,” said head coach Dick Jauron. “We made a few too many errors. The two interceptions at the end kind of made the whole thing look significantly worse than it was. It’s always bad to lose, but it wasn’t good.”
And now Buffalo says bye bye to Jauron.
Was This Neccessary? Bud Adams Flipping Bird
Chiefs Beat Raiders
Looks Like I'm Gonna Be Sitting Here A LONG Time
We Are Outta Here
Kansas City Chiefs 16
Oakland Raiders 10
The Raiders won the toss and elected to receive. And so the Raiders start off strong with Michael Bush and his 60 yard run to the Chiefs 4, and Justin Fargas finished from one yard out as Oakland led 7-0. The Raider defense played well again, intercepting Matt Cassel on the first Chiefs drive.
Jamaal Charles scored on a 44 yard run—the team’s first rushing touchdown of the season—and Kansas City added three field goals from Ryan Succop to take the victory.
Raiders’ QB JaMarcus Russell was once again ineffective, and replaced midway through the game by Bruce Gradowski. Gradowski came in and played ok, but he also threw an interception late that sealed the victory for Kansas City.
Kansas City won its seventh consecutive game at Oakland.
Cardinals beat Seahawks
); Matt Sacked ;(
Seattle Seahawks 20
Arizona Cardinals 31
The Cardinals had a slow start in this game against the Seahawks but in the end they pulled out a win. They trailed 17-7 during the first half and led by just three points early in the fourth quarter.
As usual the Cardinals had their passing game in place but the real story behind Arizona's win is all about RB #81 Beanie Wells and his breakout performance. He accumulated a career high 85 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Add two catches for 32 yards. Running Back Tim Hightower remains the starter but during this game he played second fiddle to Wells rushing 10 for 37 yards on 10 carries.
Kurt Warner played a nearly flawless game. He completed over 76 per cent of his passes. He had 2 touchdowns and went for 29 of 38 for 340 yards.
Matt Hasselbeck was pretty erratic completing 26 of 52 passes, he was intercepted twice but he did throw for 315 yards. For Seattle, Justin Forsett had a career day rushing for 123 yards and T.J. Houshmandzadeh had nine receptions for 165 yards. Deion Branch had four receptions.
Hey It Wasn't Me!
Packers Over the Cowboys
Romo Rumbles errrr . . . I Mean Fumbles
No, No Not the Face
Dallas Cowboys 7
Green Bay Packers 17
The Packers sent the Cowboys away from this game Beaten and Bruised.
Romo was sacked 5 times, he dropped back 44 times and was hit 11 times. With the best trio of running backs in the NFL, and great blocking tight ends and wide receivers why arent these Boys running the ball?
Was it the Packers defense?
For Green Bay was able to keep Dallas' ground game under control until Dallas just abandoned the running game completely. And even when Romo dropped back to pass, the Packers put enough pressure on him with Linebackers Nick Barnett and Clay Matthews and defensive backs Charles Woodson and Nick Collins for each one of these guys sacked him. Woodson himself was enough of a wrecking crew as he forced two fumbles and denied Dallas a score at the goal line by intercepting a Romo pass.
In a game where flags were flying, the penalties were abundant (Green Bay -Twelve penalties for 100 yards) and the Cowboys ( ten fouls for 67 yards)
Chargers win Over the Eagles
Westbrook Swarmed by Some Eagles
Philadelphia Eagles 23
San Diego Chargers 31
What a Day for LaDainian Tomlinson. 96 yards, 2 Touchdowns and a Positive Pregnancy Test. After this win San Diego is now tied with Denver at 6-3 atop the AFC West Division. A mighty important game will be played next week at Invesco Field with Denver hosting San Diego and the AFC West Division Title is up for grabs.
As for the Eagles, McNabb went 35 of 55 for 450 yards. He had 2 touchdowns and one interception. It was the final play of regulation, the last of McNabbs 55 passes when Antonio Cromartie intercepted the ball in the end-zone. Add to this loss Brian Westbrook suffered his second concussion in three weeks. Also a note to the Birds you dont win games when you get penalized nine times for 70 yards.
Im Gonna Be A Daddy
Colts Win By 1 Point Over the Patriots
Here They Come
What a Bummer
New England Patriots 34
Indianapolis Colts 35
Twitter proved it can be better than ESPN for a game like this. Before the Colts scored to shock Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, about 1,500 tweets were issued within a second; when the Colts scored, that number jumped to 9,648 tweets in a second.
Peyton and the Colts. Need we say more. Jacob Lacey
Randy Moss throw it up to him and he catches it. And yes he was on the losing team but lets give Randy a shout out which he so rightly deserves. Moss made 9 catches for 179 yards and two touchdowns, keeping the Colts on its heals all night. This night for Randy as bittersweet as it can get had his second biggest day as a Patriot.His first was when he debuted as Patriot in September 2007 against the Jets when he caught nine passes for 183 yards.
Brady was on fire most of the night, he completed 29 of 42 passes for 375 yards and 3 touchdowns. Still it wasn't enough to beat the Colts and Manning.
For the Comeback Colts all it took was four plays to drive for the winning touchdown. Manning to Reggie Wayne slant from a yard out.
And Belichick chooses his offense. Bad decission.
"I'm about to make one of the dumbest coaching decisions in the history of sports. Care to stop me? No? Okay. Let's do it."
Did He Really Do What I Think He Did?
Ravens shutout the Browns
Ray Rice Runs
Baltimore Ravens 16
Cleveland Browns 0