Packers 21, Bears 15. Jay Cutler threw four interceptions in Lambeau last night, and I’m still trying to think of a way to blame him for that poorly-conceived fake punt in the Bears’ own end in the second half.
“It’s pretty simple what happened tonight,” Smith said. “Any time that you have four turnovers, you’re normally not going to win the football game, especially against a good Packers team.”
Smith took the blame for the fake punt, but wouldn’t say specifically who called it. via.
It appeared on the game telecast that long snapper Patrick Mannelly called an audible, even pointing to running back Garrett Wolfe before directly snapping it to him. They’re called “special” teams for a reason.
Broncos 12, Bengals 7. Carson Palmer marched the Bengals down the field late to score what was then the only touchdown of the game. And then this happened:
Vikings 34, Browns 20. Adrian Peterson’s new Nike commercial came out yesterday, featuring a hexagonally-skinned Peterson tearing up a defense in the snow. And then Peterson ripped off a run in the game that was even better against the Browns. He finished with 180 yards rushing and 3 TDs. He had to get fluids at the half.
Ravens 38, Chiefs 24. Joe Flacco threw for 307 yards(!) as Baltimore took to the air to beat Todd Haley in his head coaching debut. More like “gay-bue,” amirite? Ray Rice saw 19 carries (108 yards)to McGahee’s ten (44 yards, 1 rushing TD, 1 receiving TD). Todd Heap and Michael Clayton also caught TDs for the Ravens.
Seahawks 28, Rams 0. The Rams actually blocked a field goal attempt and returned it for a TD, but it was called back because they had 12 guys on the field. Whoops. Steven Jackson only ran for 67 yards in this game.
Saints 45, Lions 27. Drew Brees had 6 TD passes in this game. That tied a team record, which somehow makes it seem less impressive to me now.
Giants 23, Redskins 17. Eli Manning looked great (20 of 29 for 256, 1 TD and 1 pick), but then, it was the Redskins.
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