Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Game Balls and Penalty Flags- Week 8

Another interesting week in the NFL. A long time coach gets shutout for the first time in his career, a "star" running back continues to show his team they were chumps for paying him the big bucks, and the savior is proving his critics right.


Buffalo Bills defense: The Bills defense sacked Washington QB a whopping nine times, just two off a franchise record and held a Mike Shanahan team scoreless for the first time in 267 games as a head coach.

LeSean McCoy, RB Philadelphia: McCoy had a career-high 185 yards rushing and two touchdowns as the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 34-7.

Ben Roethlisberger, QB Pittsburgh: Big Ben passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns as the Steelers finally found a way to beat New England 25-17. Pittsburgh held the ball for more than 39 minutes.

Detroit Lions defense: The Lions sacked Denver QB Tim Tebow seven times and turned two Tebow turnovers into touchdowns in a 45-10 rout of the Broncos.CB Chris Houston had the fourth 100-yard interception return in team history and DE Cliff Avril got a strip sack, returning it 24 yards for the other defensive score.

Steven Jackson, RB St. Louis: Jackson scored two touchdowns and had his first 100-yard rushing game in three seasons as the Rams upset the New Orleans Saints 31-21 getting their first win of the season.


Chris Johnson, RB Tennessee: Until Johnson gets a 100-yard game, he will own Penalty Flags from this week forward. Another pathetic effort for the alleged best player in the NFL. What does $55 million get the Titans? 14 carries for 34 yards, an average of 2.4 yards per carry. Sadly, the highest paid RB was outrushed by teammate Javon Ringer who was able to muster 60 yards on 14 carries. Johnson is now tied for 34th in the NFL in rushing and is behind Delone Carter and Cam Newton among others.

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