Week 7: Blowouts, Benchings, And The British

10.25.09 8 years ago 150 Comments

Your Sunday Night Football Open Thread

Another precious Sunday afternoon has come and gone, leaving just one game left before another work week begins. The New York Giants host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday Night Football, so sit back and enjoy the game with KSK. Who knows, maybe Crying Giants Fan will make his return to the comment section? Eh, probably not. After all, the Yankees game is on.

New England 35 – 7 Tampa Bay

Well the game was awful, but the crowd at Wembley Stadium seemed to enjoy themselves for the most part. Tampa could never get anything going on offense, thanks in part to Josh Johnson’s three interceptions. Tom Brady threw a couple of his own, although his miscues were offset by three touchdown passes. Wes Welker delighted the masses with a performance that Brits would likely call “Giggs-ian”. He caught 10 passes for over 100 yards and scored a first quarter touchdown. First round pick Josh Freeman saw his first action of the season after Josh Johnson was pulled late in the game.

Note: Brady threw three touchdown passes were enough to beat out the total goals scored in this morning’s Liverpool/Manchester match (Liverpool won 2-0).

Indianapolis 42 – 6 St. Louis

Steven Jackson expended a lot of energy for no reason whatsoever.

San Diego 37 – 7 Kansas City

Matt Cassel is still awful (10/25 for 90 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions). Marmalard hooked up with Vincent Jackson five times for 142 yards and a touchdown, almost all of it coming in an explosive first half.

Pittsburgh 27 – 17 Minnesota

It was a pretty even 13-10 game heading into the last quarter before shit started getting crazy. The Vikings had a 74-yard drive end abruptly when Brett Favre was stripped of the ball resulting in a 77-yard touchdown return by Lamarr Woodley. Percy Harvin answered back immediately with an 88-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to bring Minnesota back within three points. The Vikings were soon driving again with a chance to tie or take the lead in the final minute when a pass from Favre bounced off of Adrian Peterson and directly into the arms of Keyaron Fox. The Steelers linebacker returned the interception 82-yards for the game-sealing score.

Green Bay 31 -3 Cleveland

Anybody who was eliminated from their suicide pool this week is a fucking moron.

Houston 24 – 21 San Francisco

After going down 21-0 before halftime Mike Singletary benched Shaun Hill in favor of former top pick Alex Smith. Believe it or not, that actually worked. Smith tossed three touchdown passes to fellow first round disappointment Vernon Davis, but they were unable to secure a win. Andre Johnson was sent to the hospital after sustaining a chest injury late in the game.

New York Jets 38 – 0 Oakland

The most anticipated benching of the season finally arrived when JaMarcus Russell’s long leash finally snapped. Russell turned the ball over three times in the first quarter (2 picks and a fumble), although he wasn’t pulled until after Oakland’s quick three-and-out to start the second quarter. Things didn’t get much better after Russell’s exit, but at least nobody had to watch him play anymore. The Jets dominated the game on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards. Shonn Greene broke out for 144 yards and 2 touchdowns with Thomas Jones adding 121 yards and a score. Greene’s role will only grow from here, because Leon Washington’s season is probably over after snapping his fibula.

If you had to guess which team’s starting quarterback was caught eating a hot dog on the bench you would probably be wrong.

New Orleans 46 – 34 Miami

It’s a game like this that truly makes you appreciate the NFL’s Red Zone channel. They cut away to show meaningless scores elsewhere, but I never felt like I was missing key parts of the one really good late game. Drew Brees rallied following four earlier turnovers to lead the Saints on four scoring drives (23 points) in the final 17 minutes. Tracy Porter capped the comeback win with an interception returned for a touchdown with two minutes left.

Darren Sharper had a pick-six of his own earlier in the team’s 36-point second half. The score gave Sharper more touchdowns this season (3) than any running back, wide receiver, or tight end on the Washington Redskins.

Buffalo 20 – 9 Carolina

Sources tell KSK that this game happened. They were unable to confirm why. Jake Delhomme threw three interceptions, yet he was not among those quarterbacks benched this week. At this point it’s safe to assume that John Fox is attempting to hasten his departure in an effort to gain the inside track on the Washington job.

Cincinnati 45 – 10 Chicago

Carson Palmer threw five touchdown passes, including four on consecutive possessions to start the game. Jay Cutler did not (three interceptions and two fumbles).

Cedric Benson had a dream day against his old team with 189 rushing yards and a touchdown. Matt Forte did not (24 rushing yards).

Dallas 34 – 21 Atlanta

Okay, maybe I underestimated the Cowboys a little bit. Miles Austin now has 16 catches for 421 and 4 touchdowns in his two games as a starter in Dallas (171 and two scores today). Tony Romo delivered with a nearly perfect performance (20-28 296 yards 3/0), and recently demoted Patrick Crayton responded with two touchdowns (one on a punt return). However Roy Williams continues to suck, which is oddly comforting.

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