NFL fans had to wait for games to get interesting on Sunday following a series of Thanksgiving blow-outs. The first Thursday contest featured the Green Bay Packers steamrolling the Detroit Lions 34-12. The 4:15 game displayed the Dallas Cowboys dominating the Raiders 24-7. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the Turkey Day festivities by ending their recent four-game skid with a 26-6 victory over the New York Giants. With just five weeks remaining in the 2009-2010 NFL season, numerous squads have been able to map out what it will take for them down the stretch to solidify a playoff slot. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints rank on top with 11-0 records.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Green Bay Packers 34, Detroit Lions 12 – Aaron Rodgers led his 7-4 Packers with 2 TD’s and 348 yards from 28 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 24, Oakland Raiders 7 – The Cowboys scored 17 first half points while holding Oakland’s offense to 1 TD for the game.
Denver Broncos 26, New York Giants 6 – Denver’s defense really stepped up, holding Eli Manning and the Giants to just two FG’s in the third quarter.
Sunday, November 29th, 2009
Atlanta Falcons 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 – Matt Ryan led his men down field with a 4th quarter TD to take this one by 3.
Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 14 – Terrell Owens made five completions for 96 yards and 1 TD.
Cincinnati Bengals 16, Cleveland Browns 7 – Cincinnati produced the majority of their points in the first half, adding a FG later in the third for good measure.
Seattle Seahawks 27, St Louis Rams 17 – RB Justin Forsett contributed with 130 yards and TD from 11 total carries.
New York Jets 17, Carolina Panthers 6 – Jake Delhomme couldn’t get anything going offensively, earning just 130 yards while throwing up four INT’s.
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Washington Redskins 24 – Donovan McNabb and LeSean McCoy helped rally their Eagles back with a late drive in the fourth to win by 3.
Indianapolis Colts 35, Houston Texans 27 – Houston kept up with the undefeated Colts until the fourth quarter when the defense let up three additional TD’s.
San Diego Chargers 43, Kansas City Chiefs 14 – San Diego came up with an impressive four TD’s in the first half and coasted from there.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 3 – QB David Garrard threw for 307 yards, despite not being able to find the end zone at all for his team.
Tennessee Titans 20, Arizona Cardinals 17 – The Titans have been on a roll lately, winning five in a row after starting the season 0-6.
Minnesota Vikings 36, Chicago Bears 10 – Brett Favre completed 32 passes for 392 yards and 3 TD’s.
Baltimore Ravens 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 17 – Baltimore took advantage of third-string QB Dennis Dixon in overtime with a key interception, eventually leading kicker Billy Cundiff to send one through the uprights for the final score.
Monday, November 30, 2009
New Orleans Saints 38, New England Patriots 17 – Drew Brees threw for 371 yards and five TD’s as the Saints dominated the Patriots to stay undefeated.