Posted on: November 29, 2010 3:48 am
Edited on: November 29, 2010 4:20 am
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Posted on: November 22, 2010 6:24 pm
Justin Tuck had three sacks and was phenomenal in containment outside and against the run.
Donald Brown had 68 yards on 17 carries, but 36 of those yards came on one good run. Brown was his usual ineffective self for most of the night.
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 21/34, 316 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
For the second week in a row, the Bills won and Lee Evans caught just two passes. (Not trying to suggest there’s a correlation between the two.) Steve Johnson has become Buffalo’s No. 1 wideout. He had eight catches for 137 yards and three scores against the Bengals.
Jahvid Best, who is battling a bad foot, had just two yards on three carries. Or maybe it was three yards on two carries. Anyway, he was a non-factor.
Dez Bryant averaged minus-two yards per catch on all of his non-touchdown receptions Sunday.
Before leaving with a re-aggravated groin injury, Clinton Portis looked fresh on five carries (32 yards).
It came predominantly in garbage time, but Derek Anderson was 25/46 for 295 yards and a touchdown. And Matt Cassel, who raised the bar for garbage time excellence last week, was a sturdy 15/24 for 193 yards and two touchdowns.
Sidney Rice’s debut: three catches, 56 yards.
Clay Matthews added another sack to his records (league-high 11.5 on the season). He also had two tackles for a loss and two hits on the quarterback.
LaDainian Tomlinson still looks fresh. He only managed 36 yards on 12 carries, but he turned in 71 yards on seven receptions.
Joel Dreessen could wind up keeping the starting tight end job even once Owen Daniels is healthy. Dreessen, who is a slightly better blocker than Daniels, caught four passes for 106 yards and a touchdown.
Pittsburgh held Oakland to 61 yards rushing, which is par for the course for the Steelers this season.
James Harrison had two sacks, two tackles for a loss and two hits on the quarterback (one of which drew a ridiculous roughing the passer flag)…and those numbers still don’t describe the depth of his impact Sunday.
Ray Lewis got his 30th career interception (and took it to the house).
Peyton Hillis was held to 48 yards on 21 carries, though he produced 95 yards on six receptions.
The Jaguars sacked Colt McCoy six times. Six sacks used to be a half-season for Jacksonville.
Mike Williams, barely 48 hours removed from a DUI arrest, caught all three passes thrown his way. Williams finished with 54 yards and a touchdown.
Patrick Willis stamped his ticket to Hawaii: two sacks, two tackles for a loss, two QB hits and a team-high 13 tackles.For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
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Posted on: November 8, 2010 3:03 am
Edited on: November 8, 2010 3:27 am
Posted by Andy Benoit
3.) What the Hillis happened in Cleveland?
10.) Quick Hits
***In his first game back since suffering a week 6 concussion, Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson did not look at all eager to stick his nose in there and be physical. Not saying the Falcons have another Bryan Scott situation on their hands (remember Bryan Scott, the rising safety for Atlanta who got a concussion and, for the next year or two, was noticeably afraid of contact?). But Robinson’s lack of aggressiveness was plain to see.
***This seems like a perfect segue into ripping Mike Jenkins one more time for his pathetic tackling effort (or non-effort) on the James Jones touchdown. Seriously Mike. What. Was. THAT?
***Nate Burleson got flagged for celebrating a touchdown by kicking the ball into the stands a few weeks ago. When he scored Sunday, Burleson did a wind up to boot the ball again, only this time he intentionally missed it. Clever. (P.S. Burleson had seven catches for 113 yards this game.)
***How about Ray Rice racking up 97 yards on seven receptions?
***When was the last time we saw two teams score fumble recovery touchdowns on kickoff coverage on the same day? Talk about the ultimate lucky touchdown. The Cardinals got one from Michael Adams and the Packers got one from Nick Collins on a fumble that would have been ruled down by contact if the Cowboys had been able to challenge.
***Hope you enjoyed watching Nick Collins, by the way, because if the NFL is true to its word about cracking down on illegal hits, the Packers safety should be suspended a game for his shot on Roy Williams. That hit was almost as egregious as Brandon Meriweather’s hit on Todd Heap. (True, Meriweather was not suspended, but that was likely only because the hit occurred the week before the NFL issued the harsher punishment for violating the rule.)
***I didn’t watch the Chargers-Texans game, but in seeing the highlights and scanning the box score, it’s looking like I might have to learn how to say the name Seyi Ajirotutu. Dammit all.
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Posted on: October 25, 2010 3:26 am
Edited on: October 25, 2010 3:13 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
**For the second straight week, Seattle’s Mike Williams set a career-high for receptions (10 last week, 11 this week). Williams has incredibly strong hands and, for a 6’5”, 235-pounder, uncanny body control.
**For what it’s worth, Devin Hester cut his dreadlocks. He also had zero punt returns Sunday because the Redskins wisely refused to kick anywhere near him.
**The Redskins have scored 17 points or less in all four of their wins this season. This is remarkable considering they entered Sunday with, technically speaking, the league’s 32nd-ranked defense.
**It was surprising to hear that Roger Goodell actually called James Harrison this week.
**Even if this is only Quick Hits, I refuse to mention anything specific about the Panthers-49ers game.
**Imagine if the Chargers had won – then we’d all have to recycle the “Belichick going for it on fourth down” debate. Glad we don’t. (Though in case we do, my stance: it was absolutely the right call, just like last time; the problem on this particular play was BenJarvus Green-Ellis not trusting his blocks and bouncing it outside, where end/linebacker Antwaun Applewhite, who had a marvelous game, made the play.
Tags: Adrian Peterson, Anthony Herrera, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimiore Ravens, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Brett Favre, Bryant McKinnie, Buffalo Bills, Carson Palmer, Cedric Benson, Chad Ochocinco, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Darren McFadden, David Bowens, DeAngelo Hall, Denver Broncos, Drew Brees, Dwayne Bowe, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Jay Cutler, Kansas City Chiefs, Kenny Britt, Marshawn Lynch, Michael Turner, Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Philip Rivers, Ray Lewis, Roddy White, Ryan Fitzpatrick, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, Shawn Nelson, Tennessee Titans, Terrell Owens, Washington Redskins
Posted on: September 27, 2010 4:10 am
Edited on: September 27, 2010 2:33 pm
Posted by Andy Benoit
2.) Hold your horses, Texans fans
3.) Saints get marched on
4.) Killer kickers
5.) The lost fumble that’s not a turnover
6.) The Denver Broncos
7.) Drunk driving = superstar status
8.) Who the Hillis?
9.) Okay, let’s start learning more of the Chiefs players
10.) Quick Hits
***Charlie Batch’s pocket presence was close to flawless against the Bucs.
***Jimmy Clausen looked every bit like the unprepared rookie that he is. This isn’t meant as a harsh criticism of the Golden Domer. In just about any other situation, Clausen would still be learning from the bench. But the Panthers realize they have next to no chance with Matt Moore. So, Clausen, fairly or unfairly, is forced to play. He consistently held the ball too long against the Bengals Sunday. That was the crux of his problem. It will be interesting to see how much quicker he can get by next week. (If it’s not dramatically quicker, Carolina is in trouble.)
***It’s strange to see Redskins defensive lineman Lorenzo Alexander lining up at outside linebacker, though he wasn’t too bad in this role against the Rams.
***The Seahawks won because they got two kickoff return touchdowns from Leon Washington. Great comeback story, but this is the exact type of game we shouldn’t read too much into. San Diego must get better in special teams coverage; Seattle is dangerous at home. Both true statements. A third true statement: anyone who thinks the Seahawks are better than the Chargers is crazy.
***With Donovan McNabb headed back to Philly in Week 4, I figured you’ll be glad for a break from Eagles quarterback stories this week. Thus, I won’t acknowledge Michael Vick’s magnificent performance in Jacksonville. (Oops.)
Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Brandon Flowers, Brandon Lloyd, Braylon Edwards, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, DeMarcus Ware, Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos, Garrett Hartley, Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Jason Snelling, Kanas City Chiefs, Kyle Orton, Miami Dolphins, Michael Turner, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, Ovie Mughelli, Peyton Hillis, Peyton Manning, Roy Williams, Tony Moeaki, Tony Romo
Posted on: June 23, 2010 9:09 am
Falcons running back Michael Turner was not himself last season. Sure, he averaged 4.9 yards per carry, nearly a half-yard more than in his 1,699-yard debut season in Atlanta the year before. But watch the film and you’ll see an inconsistent, sluggish runner who struggled to change directions or hit his holes with great initial burst. Some would assume Turner’s late-season ankle problems were a factor, but the 28-year-old (27 at the time) was struggling early on, well before injuries hit.
Turner is listed at 250 pounds. He didn’t specify what he weighed last season, but said he’s back to his desired weight this summer. (He wouldn’t be discussing the issue publicly if he weren’t.) Whether this translates to more production remains to be seen.