Tuesday, September 14, 2010

NFL Week One Recap

Saints 14, Vikings 9 - New Orleans had everything Thursday night. It had jazz music, fireworks, people celebrating on Bourbon Street, and the raising of some banner... And that was just the pre-game before the start of the 2010 NFL Season, do the people in the Big Easy know how to party or what. Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees had a great day at the office going 27-36 for 237 yards and a touchdown pass to Devery Henderson just 2 minutes into the young season while Pierre Thomas pounded his way into the end zone in the 3rd quarter in what would end up being the game winning score. On the other sideline Lord Favre wasn't exactly at his best going 15-27 for 171 yards with a dazzling touchdown pass to Visanthe Shiancoe to give the Vikings the lead near the end of the 1st half. Sidney Rice looked like he will be a missed piece the first half of the season as Favre will need a big name go to receiver to repeat success.
Next Up
New Orleans: @ San Francisco
Minnesota: vs Miami

Texans 34, Colts 24 - Peyton Manning had another Peyton Manning day on the field in Houtson Sunday afternoon throwing the ball 57 time and passing for 433 yards and 3 touchdowns. Unfortunately Adrian Foster had more an Adrian Peterson day to open the season, the 2nd year player from Tennessee who just won season was on the practice squad ran wild over the Colts defense carrying the ball 33 times for 231 yards and 3 touchdowns and thwarted any chances of a Colts comeback with his 3rd TD run of the game to give the Colts a 34-17 lead with 1:56 left in the 4th. Matt Schaub essentially had the day off only having to pass 17 times for 107 yards, while Andre Johnson contributed with 3 catches for 33 yards. Mean while Austin Collie had a career day in the Colts losing effort catching 11 balls for 163 yards while Reggie Wayne had 9 catches for 99 yards. If the Texans were trying to send a message to the big bad Colts Sunday afternoon that they have company I think I can safely say mission accomplished.
Next Up
Houston @ Washington
Indianapolis vs New York Giants

Redskins 13, Cowboys 7 - I'm sure everybody knows the story by now... Tony Romo and the Cowboys looked like they had done it, they had given the Redskins the game and Redskins had given it right back as Romo had thrown a touchdown pass as time expired to criticized receiver Roy Williams that would have given the Cowboys an extra point away from a win, then Alex Barron gave the game right back with a hold called against him, his 3rd of the night, ever since then I've ran this question over and over in my mind. How many games did Bobby Carpenter cost the Cowboys with one single bonehead play? I'm sure there were multiple play though Sunday night I could look back at and say would if, like Tashard Choice's fumble on the last play of the first half to give the Redskins a 10-0 lead, which would end up being the games winning points. The Cowboys must get the offensive line woes fixed now if they hope to achieve their goal of making Super Bowl XLV a home game, if not they could very well be watching the playoffs at home come January.
Next Up
Washington vs Houston
Dallas vs Chicago

Ravens 10, Jets 9 - The Ravens defense looked as good as they've been the past couple of season even without Ed Reed, and Rex Ryan didn't get to stick it to his old team as the Jets opened up their new home they share with the Giants with a loss to fellow contender Baltimore. Anduan Boldin made Raven fans and Joe Flacco alike grin from ear to ear catching 7 balls for 110 yards while Willis McGahee pounded the ball in from a yard out with 6 seconds left in the 1st half to give the Ravens a 7-6 lead after two Nick Folk field goals. Another former Cowboy kicker; Billy Cundiff nailed a 25 yard field goal to extend the Ravens lead to 10-6 in the 3rd quarter, while Folk would add another field goal to his total to cut the lead back to 1 in the 4th, but that's all the Jets would manage as the Ravens held on for a 10-9 victory.
Next Up
Baltimore @ Cincinnati
New York vs New England

Upset of the Week
Chiefs 21, Chargers 14 - On paper the Chargers took the Chiefs and mopped the floor with them on a rainy night at Arrowhead in Kansas City, Philip Rivers out threw Matt Cassell by 230 yards, even Ryan Mathews had a decent debut for San Diego running for 75 yards. But another rookie had a more impressive play as former Ole Miss Rebel Dexter McCluster had a dazzling 94 yard punt return he took back to the house at the end of the 1st half to give the Chiefs a commanding 21-7 lead. The Chargers would cut the lead to 21-14 late in the 4th on a bomb to Legedu Naanee. Then when all hope seemed lost the Chargers got the ball back and drove all the Chiefs 4 but stalled from there and the Chiefs would pick up a huge win to start out Todd Haley's 2nd season in Kansas City.
Next Up
Chiefs @ Cleveland
Kansas City vs Jacksonville

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