Yesterday’s NFL matchups really defined the gap between the good and bad. The undefeated Giants, Vikings and Colts all handled their opponents quite easily. The only 5-0 team to actually have a contest in order for them to stay undefeated was the Denver Broncos. They surged back in the second half against the New England Patriots to tie it up, pushing the game into OT where they closed it out with a field goal. Check for all week 5 scores below.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Cleveland Browns 6, Buffalo Bills 3 – The Browns were able to knock two field goals through in the second and fourth quarters to win the defensive battle.
Pittsburgh Steelers 28, Detroit Lions 20 – QB Ben Roethlisberger threw for 277 yards and three TD’s from his 23 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 26, Kansas City Chiefs 20 – WR Miles Austin caught 10 passes for a franchise record 250 yards and the winning overtime TD.
Minnesota Vikings 38, St Louis Rams 10 – Adrian Peterson led the Vikings with two TD’s from 15 carries against the winless Rams.
New York Giants 44, Oakland Raiders 7 – QB Eli Manning racked up two TD’s from 10 passes completed in the first half as the G-Men coasted by the Raiders.
Philadelphia Eagles 33, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 – The Eagles offense managed to score every quarter as the defense shut down the Bucs completely in the first and third quarters.
Carolina Panthers 20, Washington Redskins 17 – Carolina scored 11 fourth quarter points to come back and win by 3.
Cincinnati Bengals 17, Baltimore Ravens 14 – RB Cedric Benson rushed for 120 yard and one TD as Cincinnati went on to barely edge out the Ravens.
Atlanta Falcons 45, San Francisco 49ers 10 – QB Matt Ryan threw for 329 yards and 2 TD’s as the Falcons defense went on to shut down the 49ers for the entire second half.
Seattle Seahawks 41, Jacksonville Jaguars 0 – WR Nate Burleson caught only six passes but gained 98 yards and two TD’s.
Arizona Cardinals 28, Houston Texans 21 – The Texans rallied and scored 14 of their 21 total points in the fourth quarter, but ran out of time as the Cards held on to win by 7.
Denver Broncos 20, New England Patriots 17 – The Broncos won the overtime coin toss and capitalized with a field goal to send the Pats back east with a loss.
Indianapolis Colts 31, Tennessee Titans 9 – QB Peyton Manning and his Colts posted 21 points in the first half and never looked back from there.
Monday, October 12, 2009
Miami Dolphins 31, New York Jets 27 – Ronnie Brown scored the go-ahead TD in the final seconds to carry his Dolphins past their division rival Jets.