Sunday, October 25, 2009
Week 7 Sunday Recap
Let's take a quick look at the game that took place today:
-New England, Indianapolis, Green Bay, and New York Jets all dominated as I predicted they would.
-Pittsburgh's defense looked sharp scoring two touchdowns to give the Steelers the 10 point victory over the Vikings. Minnesota played well, kept themselves in the game, but turnovers killed them.
-San Diego looked like they are on their way back to old form. Phillip Rivers threw for 3 touchdowns, and the defense had 4 sacks, 3 interceptions, and a blocked punt returned for a touchdown.
-Houston beat the 49ers by 3, the 49ers were led by Alex Smith after Shaun Hill got benched after a dismal first half. Smith connected on 3 touchdown passes to tight end Vernon Davis, but threw an interception late in the 4th that allowed the Texans to move to 4-3.
-Buffalo won in Carolina, an ugly win at best, but a win is a win and now the Bills are 3-4 and feeling good on the flight home to Buffalo. The Bills defense had 3 interceptions, 2 sacks, a fumble recovery, and were the main reason that the Bills won this game. Both teams looked bad all game.
-New Orleans scored 22 points in the 4th quarter and survived a scare in Miami. Miami had the Saints, but poor play calling in the 4th quarter cost them the game in my opinion. Chad Henne showed his rookie arm off late in this game as well.
-Dallas looked terrific at home today. Tony Romo out performed Matt Ryan, and the Cowboys defense came up with key 3rd down stops, one that led to a Patrick Crayton punt return. Atlanta has work to do this week in practice, that's a tough loss heading into a road game against New Orleans.
-Cincinnati dominated Chicago. Carson Palmer threw for 5 touchdowns and Cedric Benson ran 37 times for 189 yards and a touchdown. Chad Ochocinco had a great game with 10 catches for 118 yards and 2 TD's. The Bears were horrible from the opening whistle to the closing seconds in the 4th quarter. Cutler threw 3 interceptions, the Bears ran the ball 9 times with running backs, and the defense recorded no sacks, forced fumbles, or interceptions.
-Arizona looks like they are back to where they were last December and January. Very impressive win in the Meadowlands against the Giants. The Cardinals defense shutdown Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw, as well as put a lot of pressure on Eli Manning forcing him to commit a late interception that ended the Giants chance to tie the game. Very impressed by the Cardinals, and hopefully the Giants have a short memory because they head to Philly for a tough divisional matchup.