Sunday, September 27, 2009
FAVRE DOES IT AGAIN AND THE DETROIT LIONS WIN A FOOTBALL GAME
Say what you will football fans about Brett Favre and his waffling about retirement but the future Hall-of-Fame quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings made an incredible play that led the Vikings to a thrilling 27-24 comeback win over the upstart San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in Minneapolis.
The veteran quarterback threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Lewis with two seconds remaining to win the game. Lewis made a great catch at the back of the end zone and stayed inbounds for the winning grab.
Meanwhile, the Detroit Lions finally won a game for the first time since the end of the 2007 season, ending a 19-game losing streak against the Washington Redskins.
The Lions won 19-14 at Ford Field in Detroit as rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford, the top draft pick, earned his first win as an NFL quarterback.
In other early game action, the New York Jets held off the Tennessee Titans 24-17 to go to 3-0 in the young season. The Jets defense came up big in the fourth quarter, intercepting Titans QB Kerry Collins and then completing the deal by not allowing a pass completion in the final 13 attempts by Collins.
The New York Giants steamrolled Tampa Bay 24-0 as their defense dominated in the rain in Florida... Tom Brady and the New England Patriots methodically beat the visiting Atlanta Falcons, 26-10 behind a stellar defense that limited the high-flying Falcons offense to nothing in the second half.
The Green Bay Packers struggled for a while, but eventually pulled away from the St. Louis Rams (probably the worst team in the NFL now that Detroit has won a game) on the road to win 36-17... The Baltimore Ravens continue to live up to their early season billing as Super Bowl contenders by crushing the hapless Cleveland Browns 34-3 in Baltimore... Kevin Kolb led the Philadelphia Eagles at quarterback as they rolled 34-14 at home against Kansas City. The game featured Michael Vick in action for the first time in three years ... Houston dropped another game at home as they fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars 31-24. The win was the first of the season for the Jags as QB David Garrard led the way along with Maurice Jones-Drew, who rushed for three TDs, including a 61-yard romp to get Jacksonville rolling.