Monday, December 6, 2010

NFL Week 13 review

The Saints took advantage of the Bengals secondary miscues to get the 34-30 win. The Saints had 5 passing plays of over 40 yards, the last one being with two minutes to go on the winning drive. The Bengals have now lost 9 straight and the season keeps getting worse while the Saints have now won five straight behind great performances from Drew Brees. Brees had 317 yards through the air and two touchdowns while Chris Ivory rushed for 117 and a pair of scores.

The Bears struggled to get past the Lions 24-20. The Bears got help from a questionable roughing the passer call to help them score the go ahead touchdown. The Bears stay atop the NFC North with the win, one game in front of Green Bay. The Lions have now dropped five in a row and dwell at the bottom of the NFC North.

The Packers breeze by the 49ers 34-16 despite their less than appealing old school uniforms. The Packers bounced back after their loss last week to the Falcons while the 49ers are falling further out of the playoff picture in the NFC West. Aaron Rodgers threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns while Greg Jennings caught six passes for 122 yards a couple of scores.

Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for 186 yards as the Jaguars got past the struggling Titans 17-6. The Jaguars now maintain a two game lead atop the AFC South thanks to the bad season the Colts are having. The Jaguars held star running back Chris Johnson to only 53 yards in the game. The Jaguars go to 7-5 while the Titans are now at 5-7.

The Chiefs got the win over the Broncos in a low scoring 10-6 game. Matt Cassel hit Leonard Pope in the first quarter for the only touchdown of the game. The Chiefs increased their lead atop the AFC West thanks to the Chargers loss to the Raiders. The Chiefs are now at 8-4 while the Broncos fall to 3-9.

The Browns defense picked off three Chad Henne passes to help them get the 13-10 win over the Dolphins. Jake Delhomme had 217 yards and a touchdown pass to Ben Watson in the game. The Browns are now at 5-7 on the season while the Dolphins drop back to .500 at 6-6.

Brett Favre got knocked out in the first quarter yet Adrian Peterson carried the load to help lead the Vikings to a 38-14 win over the Bills. Peterson had 107 yards and three scores while Sidney Rice had 105 receiving yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings still need a lot of good things to happen if they have a chance at the playoffs with their 5-7 record.

Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw ran in four touchdowns in the Giants 31-7 win over divisional rival, The Washington Redskins. The Giants defense forced six turnovers in the win to help them stay in the NFC East divisional race with the Eagles.

The Raiders ran by the Chargers to get the 28-13 win and move back to .500 on the season at 6-6. The Raiders had 251 rushing yards and three scores to the Chargers 21 and no touchdowns. The Raiders had gotten blowout in back to back weeks but this win could get their momentum up again as they try to get into the playoffs. The Chargers are also still in the playoff picture at 6-6.

The Colts dropped their third straight, this time it was an overtime loss to the Cowboys 38-35. Peyton Manning threw four more interceptions in the game. One of the interceptions was in the overtime and the Cowboys ended up kicking the field goal for the win off that pick. The Colts drop to an unheard of 6-6 and second in the AFC South while the Cowboys move to 4-8 and 3-1 under Jason Garrett.

The Rams scored 19 unanswered points to beat the Cardinals 19-6 and stay tied atop the NFC West. Steven Jackson rushed for just over 100 yards and a touchdown in the win while the defense picked off two Derek Anderson passes.

Marshawn Lynch's three touchdowns power the Seahawks past the league worst Panthers 31-14. Matt Hasselbeck added 229 through the air for the Seahawks in the win. The Seahawks now move to 6-6 and are tied atop the NFC West with the Rams. Those two teams will face each other in week 17.

Matt Ryan delivers in the clutch once more as the Falcons squeeze past the Buccaneers 28-24. The Falcons scored back to back touchdowns in the 4th quarter to secure the win and become the first team to win 10 games on the year. Ryan threw for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the win while LeGarrett Blount rushed for 103 and a score in a losing effort. The Buc's have dropped two straight and fall to 7-5 but are still very much alive in the playoff race.

A Troy Polamalu forced fumble in the 4th quarter leads the Steelers to a 13-10 win and helps them climb atop the AFC North. The Steelers got the win despite never leading till two minutes left in the 4th and with a hobbling Ben Roethlisberger under center. Despite the injury; Roethlisberger threw for 253 yards and a touchdown in the win while Joe Flacco threw for 266 and a touchdown in the loss. Steelers move to 9-3 and the Ravens fall to 8-4.

Weekly Leaders

Peyton Manning, Colts- 36-48, 365 yards, two touchdowns
Matt Schaub, Texans- 22-36, 337 yards, two touchdowns
Drew Brees, Saints- 24-29, 313 yards, two touchdowns
Aaron Rodgers, Packers- 21-30, 296 yards, three touchdowns

Mauice Jones-Drew, Jaguars- 31 carries for 186 yards
Knowshon Moreno, Broncos- 23 carries for 161 yards
Chris Ivory, Saints- 15 carries, 115 yards and two touchdowns
Jamaal Charles, Chiefs- 21 carries for 116 yards

Reggie Wayne, Colts- 14 catches for 200 yards and a touchdown
Andre Johnson, Texans- 6 catches for 149 yards
Vernon Davis, 49ers- 4 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown
Greg Jennings, Packers- 6 catches for 122 yards a two touchdowns

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