NFL Week 6 Recap
Saints 48, Giants 27 – After slacking for the previous 2 games Saints QB Drew Brees was back on his grind, demoralizing the G-Men’s defense to the tune of 369 passing yards and 4 TD. The Saints are off to their first 5-0 start since 1993 and snapped a 5 game losing streak in games following a bye. Meanwhile the Giants defense allowed 493 total yards, which is the most that they have given up since 1988.
Vikings 33, Ravens 31 – Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson continue to dominate the NFL, as the Vikings are off to their first 6-0 start since 2003. This is the first time in Favre’s career that he has won 6 straight games as the starter and the old head continued to utilize as the Vikes weapons, passing for 278 yards and 3 TD, while Peterson rushed for 143 yards. Sidney Rice had a breakout game with a career-high 176 receiving yards on 6 catches. The Ravens continue to struggle, losing their last 3 games after starting the season 3-0.
Patriots 59, Titans 0 – After a spanking like this, Jeff Fisher might be getting the boot at the end of the season. The Titans continued sucking as the Patriots finally clicked on all cylinders and Tom Brady brought back flashes of 2007. Brady’s 5 TD passes in the 2nd quarter alone set an NFL record for any quarter in League history and his 6 total tied his own franchise record. Randy Moss finally came to play as well, catching 3 TD passes as well as putting up 129 receiving yards. The 59 point margin of defeat is tied for the largest since the 1970 merger.
Falcons 21, Bears 14 – Matt Ryan and the Falcons offense used a no-huddle scheme for most of the game to squeak out this nail-biter in the Georgia Dome. The Bears blew golden opportunities to send the game to OT including a Matt Forte fumble on 3rd & Goal at the 1 and an Orlando Pace false start on a 4th & 1 in the final moments of the game. Jay Cutler responded from some early mistakes to lead his team down the field but the Bears could not punch in any of these opportunities.
Bills 16, Jets 13 OT – All the fanfare that surrounded the Jets 3-0 start and christening of Mark Sanchez as this year’s Matt Ryan have began to fade. After a poor showing against the Dolphins on Monday night, the Dirty continued to slump. With 5 interceptions in the game Sanchez has thrown 8 total in the last 3 games with just one TD pass. After taking the lead early the Jets faltered in the back half of the game, getting outscored 13-0 in the final 2 quarters and OT.
Raiders 13, Eagles 9 – In the shocker of the day, JaMarcus Russell finally looked like a quarterback, throwing for a season-high 224 yards and TD, but still managed to have 2 picks as well. The Raiders defense hounded Donovan McNabb all day, sacking him 6 times and doing just enough to prevent the Eagles from getting the home win.
Cardinals 27, Seahawks 3 – The Cards continued their solid play of late, winning their second consecutive game and also improving to 2-0 on the road this season. Kurt Warner’s 276 passing yards put him over 30,000 in his career and Larry Fitzgerald served the Seahawks secondary with 13 catches for 100 yards and a TD.
Texans 28, Bengals 17 – Ochocinco and Motorola teamed together to purchase 1,200 tickets to avoid a blackout, but after the result of this one they probably wish they would have spent that cheese somewhere else. After 5 straight weeks of too close for comfort games, in which the Bengals went 4-1, the Texans came into Cincy and spanked the Cardiac Cats, snapping their 4 game win streak.
Steelers 27, Browns 14 – The Steelers made it 12 straight wins against the Browns, tying an NFL record for one team’s dominance over another. The Browns, whose team name happens to be the same color as most varieties of boo boo, looked shitty as usual. Big Ben threw for 417 yards, the 2nd time in his career that he has eclipsed the 400-yard mark.
Packers 26, Lions 0 – The Pack made it 8 straight wins against the Lions as Aaron Rodgers lit them up for 358 yards and 2 TD. Donald Driver broke Sterling Sharpe’s franchise record for receptions and the Packers outgained the Lions 435-139 to get the shutout win.
Panthers 28, Buccaneers 21 – In a battle of the 2 nastiest teams in the NFC South, the Panthers won by default because the Bucs are trash. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart both ran for over 100 yards and Jake Delhomme continued to look like he needs to retire. The former gunslinger passed for a career-low 65 yards and threw 2 more picks, bringing his total to 10 on the season. The Bucs lost their 10th straight game and as the weeks go by, the possibility of them topping that 26 game losing streak the team set from 1977-78.
Jaguars 23, Rams 20 OT – This game was on the schedule so we guess it had to be played. We didn’t watch and neither did anybody living outside of St. Louis as the Jaguars were unable to get the sellout causing the game to be blacked out throughout Florida. The Jags did get the win but then again beating the Rams is letting beating a blind kid in a sightseeing contest.
Chiefs 14, Redskins 6 – The Redskins set an NFL record for most games against winless teams to start a season and as has been their modus operandi this year, they let another team get their first win. This was the Chiefs first win of 2009 (including preseason) and following the game Jim Zorn was stripped of his playcalling duties. We wonder how many more weeks until he is stripped of his head coaching duties as well.