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
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.
A Season High
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.
Hey Get that Damn Ball
San Francisco 21
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.
Chargers Bury the Chiefs
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 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 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
Bill Run Over Panthers
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!
NY Takes Oakland Down
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
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
Cowboys Break Away
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?
Something Looks Wrong With This Huddle
Is It In the Stars
New Orleans Hands it to Miami
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,"
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.