Sunday, November 28, 2010

NFL Week 12 Review

The Vikings got their 4th win on the season and 1st under coach Leslie Frazier. Adrian Peterson was injured in the first half but back up running back Toby Gerhart filled in very well running for 76 yards and a touchdown in the win. The Vikings didn't turn the ball over all game while they capitalized off a McNabb interception. The Redskins fall to 5-6 on the season.

The Falcons won their 5th straight as they beat the Packers 20-17 thanks to a late field goal. Matt Ryan had 198 yards and a touchdown and running back Michael Turner ran for 110 and a score in the win. The Falcons stay atop the NFC South with the win. Aaron Rodgers had 344 yards and a passing  touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the loss for the Packers. Rodgers also fumbled in the second quarter on the Atlanta 1 yard line as he was diving for a touchdown. Packers fall to 7-4 on the season.

Peyton Hillis's three first half touchdowns help propel the Browns past the Panthers 24-23. The Browns maintained their lead for the entire game thanks to a solid performance from quarterback Jake Delhomme who had 245 passing yards. The Browns move to 4-7 on the season while the Panthers are the first team to lose 10 games this season as they fall to 1-10.

Eli Manning hit tight end Kevin Boss late in the 4th quarter to help the Giants complete their comeback as they beat the Jaguars 24-20. Jacksonville was leading 17-3 at one point in the first half but two second half touchdown passes by Eli Manning helped it become a game. The Giants move to 7-4 on the season while Jacksonville falls to 6-5. Both teams are still very much alive in the playoff race.

Arian Foster's 218 total yards (143 rushing, 75 recieving) helped the Texans blowout the Titans and stop their 4 game skid. During the game Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and Titans corner back Cortland Finnegan got ejected from the game for fighting in the 4th quarter. The Texans defense picked off three Rusty Smith passes and Texans quarterback Matt Schaub threw for 178 yards and two touchdowns, one for those to Johnson, in the win. Both team now are at 5-6 on the season and tied for 3rd in the AFC South.

Jay Cutler threw four touchdown passes and Matt Forte rushed for 117 yards to help lead the Bears get past Mike Vick and the Eagles 31-26. The Bears sacked Vick four times and forced him to throw his first interception of the year. The Bears move to 8-3 and first in the NFC North while the Eagles drop to 7-4 and are now tied for first with the Giants in the NFC East. Mike Vick threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns in the loss and ran for 44 more.

Sam Bradford and the Rams held off Denver's late comeback attempt and advance to 5-6 with the 36-33 win. Sam Bradford had three touchdowns and 308 yards in the win for the Rams. The Rams are tied atop the NFC West with the Seahawks after the win. Denver quarterback Kyle Orton threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns and receiver Brandon Llyod caught two touchdowns. Denver falls to 3-8.

The Ravens shut down the Buccaneers offense forcing them two only 260 total yards on the game as they win 17-10. Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes for the Ravens in the win(Todd Head and Derrick Mason). The Ravens now stand atop the AFC North with a 8-3 record. Tampa Bay still is in the playoff picture with their 7-4 record but two games behind in the divisional race.

The Dolphins defense forced three turnovers and Chad Henne threw for 307 yards and two touchdowns to help the Dolphins beat the Raiders 33-17 and move to 6-5 on the season. Devonne Best caught six passes for 111 yards for the Dolphins while Jacoby Ford led the Raiders with 108 receiving yards and a score. The Raiders had only 16 rushing yards on the game as they fall to 5-6.

Matt Cassell hit receiver Dwyane Bowe 13 times for 170 yards and three touchdowns as the Chiefs beat the Seahawks 42-24. The Chiefs move to 7-4 and keep their lead atop the AFC West while the Seahawks drop to 5-6 and are now tied with the Rams in the NFC West. Matt Cassell ended the game with 233 yards passing and four touchdowns while Jamal Charles had 173 yards and a score on the ground. Matt Hasselbeck had 282 yards a two touchdowns while receiver Ben Obomanu had 159 yards and a score.

The Chargers defense forced Peyton Manning to throw four interception and they returned two of those for touchdowns in the 36-14 win. The Chargers have now won four in a row and are right behind the Chiefs in the AFC West divisional race. Mike Tolbert had 103 yards on the ground a score and Nate Keading had five field goals in the win. The Colts fall to 6-5 but still tied atop the AFC South with Jacksonville.

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