Friday, October 21, 2011

The NFL Story: Week #6

So Chicago is playing Tampa Bay in England this Sunday. Is the game on the Tampa Bay season ticket plan? And are the Buccaneers planning on running a bus to the game for the fans?

THE SCORE:
St. Louis (0-5) 3
GREEN BAY (6-0) 24
THE STATS: Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers 17-28-310-1-3-119.6 rating.
THE STORY: No Super Bowl hangover here.


THE SCORE:
Jacksonville (1-5) 13
PITTSBURGH (4-2) 17
THE STATS: Pittsburgh balanced attack 185 yards rushing, 185 yards passing.
THE STORY: Steelers are sandwiched in the middle of a division separated 1st place to last by just 2 games.


THE SCORE:
PHILADELPHIA (2-4) 20
Washington (3-2) 13
THE STATS: Washington 1-10 on 3rd down conversions.
THE STORY: Occupy Philadelphia protesters go back to complaining about Wall Street instead of Andy Reid.


THE SCORE:
SAN FRANCISCO(5-1) 25
Detroit (4-2) 19
THE STATS: San Francisco: 203 yards rushing, 7.0 average. 111 yards passing, 3.3 yards per pass play.
THE STORY: Niners and Lions were each 6-10 last year; now both 5-1.


THE SCORE:
Carolina (1-5) 17
ATLANTA (3-3) 31
THE STATS: Atlanta RB Michael Turner 27-139-2 TD.
THE STORY: Atlanta: Best .500 team in the NFL.


THE SCORE:
Indianapolis (0-6) 17
CINCINNATI (4-2) 27
THE STATS: Colts had just 2 penalties but 3 turnovers; Bengals 11 penalties but 0 turnovers.
THE STORY: Season not yet lost for Indy; they can match last year's record by running the table 10-0.


THE SCORE:
Buffalo (4-2) 24
NY GIANTS (4-2) 27
THE STATS: New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw 26-104-3 TDs.
THE STORY: Giants take 1-0 lead in the Battle For New York, this being a rare year when all 3 New York state teams play each other.


THE SCORE:
Houston (3-3) 14
BALTIMORE (4-1) 29
THE STATS: Baltimore K Billy Cundiff 2-2 XP, 5-5 FG (43, 48, 25, 33, 40), 17 points.
THE STORY: Houston completes the 0-3 weekend for the AFC South, which at 7-16 is the worst division in the NFL.


THE SCORE:
Cleveland (2-3) 17
OAKLAND (4-2) 24
THE STATS: Oakland defense allows just 3.9 yards per Cleveland play.
THE STORY: No letdown for Oakland after their emotional signature win of the season last week.


THE SCORE:
Dallas (2-3) 16
NEW ENGLAND (5-1) 20
THE STATS: Tom Brady 8-9-78 yards, TD passing, 2 yards rushing, on
last-minute drive.
THE STORY: Bill Belichick seemed happy about being back in first place in the AFC East; during his post game press lashing, he only snarled twice at the media, gave one word answers only 3 times, and even took off the hood.


THE SCORE:
New Orleans (4-2) 20
TAMPA BAY (4-2) 26
THE STATS: New Orleans +33 on total yards, but -4 on turnovers.
THE STORY: Huge tiebreaker loss for Saints as Tampa Bay ties for the division lead.


THE SCORE:
Minnesota (1-5) 10
CHICAGO (3-3) 39
THE STATS: Chicago QB Jay Cutler 21-31-267-0-2 TD, 115.9 rating.
THE STORY: Donovan McNabb had his best game of the season -- a 97.4 passer rating. And then got fired from his third 1st string QB job in three years. There's no stimulus plan in the world that can save McNabb's job.


THE SCORE:
Miami (0-5) 6
NY JETS (3-3) 24
THE STATS: Jets defense: 4 sacks, 1 fumble recovered, 2
interceptions, 1 pick six, 6 points allowed.
THE STORY: Jets coach Rex Ryan said that he would have two Super Bowl rings with San Diego if he'd had Norv Turner's personnel. Then he apologized. But what part of that was wrong?


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