November 9, 2009

1st Down- Week 9

Dallas 20 Philadelphia 16: After I praised Andy Reid last week, he goes out this week and disappoints me. Reid made two stupid challenges that cost his team timeouts, including a precious timeout the Eagles were left without at the end of the game. With no timeouts left and the Eagles stopped on third down, Reid sent his field goal unit on the field. David Akers made the kick, but the Eagles had no timeouts and Dallas picked up a first down and ended the game. I'm also glad to see I'm not the only person confused by the Eagles.

Tennessee 34 San Francisco 27: Have I talked before about how much I hate Alex Smith? He's an interception machine. And against Tennessee, the ugly side of Smith reared it's ugly head. Smith threw three interceptions and fumbled once, all times leading to Tennessee points. Shaun Hill may have a noodle for an arm, but at least he doesn't throw interceptions. You could also see where this game was headed after this Justin Gage catch.

21 San Diego 20 New York Giants: Phillip Rivers drove the Chargers 80-yards down the field to throw a game-winning touchdown to Vincent Jackson with 21 seconds left in the game. If the Giants season wasn't on life support after the Eagles thrashing, then it certainly is now. Also how about the sweet revenge for Phillip Rivers against the team that traded him on draft day.

20 Carolina 30 New Orleans: The Saints are just that good. After going into halftime down 17-6, New Orleans exploded for 24 points in the 2nd half while holding the Panthers to only 3 points. The Saints are one out of two teams that are still undefeated and they aren't even down yet.

17 Washington 31 Atlanta: If it couldn't get any worse for Washington, now their players are starting melee's on opposing team's sidelines. Take a guess who started the melee on Atlanta's sideline? Yep none other than former Falcon and noted hot head DeAngelo Hall. My favorite part of this story is Hall's quote after the game, "It's different when a coach comes over there to break guys up," Hall said after the game "When a coach comes over there to put his hands on you in a harmful way, something needs to be done about that. . . . I'm going to call Commissioner Goodell. Ray Anderson used to be with Atlanta. I know him very well from there. He's the vice president [of football operations] over there in the league office. I'll definitely going to be calling some of my friends to figure out what we can do about the situation." Go get em, DeAngelo.

17 Miami 27 New England: The Wildcat didn't burn New England on this day. A year after the Dolphins unleashed the Wildcat on the Patriots and the world, New England was able to contain both Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams. The Patriots were burned by a Ronnie Brown touchdown pass, but nothing else on the day. Also in the game, Randy Moss made this incredible catch.

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