Monday, November 5, 2012

NFL - Week Nine Review

The Monsters of the Midway were on full display Sunday in Tennessee as the Chicago Bears dismantled the host Titans, 51-20, forcing five turnovers and scoring two defensive/special teams touchdowns.
Bears cornerback Charles 'Peanut' Tillman (pictured left) forced four fumbles (three recovered by the Bears) and along with Tampa Bay running back Doug Martin, is the Heftyinfo NFL co-Player of the Week.
Chicago's defense had four fumble recoveries and a 46-yard TD off an interception by linebacker Brian Urlacher. In addition to that, Corey Wootton scored on a blocked punt recovery to open the scoring in the game.
Meanwhile, Bears' QB Jay Cutler hooked up with wide receiver Brandon Marshall for three touchdowns.

Bucs' rookie Doug Martin ran for 251 yards and four TD in win.
Tampa Bay beat Oakland, 42-32 behind Martin's big day as the rookie rushed for 251 yards on 25 carries and scored four touchdowns to pace the win. Martin had long TD runs of 45, 67 and 70 yards that enabled him to set the Bucs' team rushing record for a single game.
Raiders' QB Carson Palmer passed for 414 yards and four touchdowns along with three interceptions in the loss.


Denver 31, Cincinnati 23 - Broncos' QB Peyton Manning threw for 291 yards and three TD to lead the way in the road victory.

Carolina 21, Washington 13 - QB Cam Newton passed for a touchdown and also ran for another as the Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak against the host Redskins.

Green Bay 31, Arizona 17 - The Packers rolled to the win behind four TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers, including a pair of scoring strikes to WR Randall Cobb.

Houston 21, Buffalo 9 - The host Texans defense limited the Bills to just three field goals while Matt Schaub threw two TD passes and Arian Foster rushed for another score to help improve the Texans to 7-1.

Indianapolis 23, Miami 20 - The Colts won at home as QB Andrew Luck threw for a NFL rookie record 433 yards passing along with two TD passes. Indy kicker Adam Vinatieri made three field goals to help make the difference for the win.

Baltimore 25, Cleveland 15 - Ravens' running back Ray Rice ran for 98 yards and scored a TD and QB Joe Flacco threw for another score to win on the road against the Browns.

Detroit 31, Jacksonville 14 - Mikel Leshoure rushed for three touchdowns and the Lions won on the road against the Jaguars to improve to 4-4.

Pittsburgh 24, New York Giants 20 - The Steelers beat the host Giants as running back Isaac Redman ran for 147 yards and scored the deciding touchdown in the fourth quarter to go with two TD passes from QB Ben Roethlisberger. Giants' QB Eli Manning was held to just 125 passing yards in the loss.

Seattle 30, Minnesota 20 - The Seahawks won at home as QB Russell Wilson passed for a pair of touchdowns and Marshawn Lynch ran for another score to offset a big performance by Vikings' RB Adrian Peterson, who had 182 yards rushing and two touchdowns.

Atlanta 19, Dallas 13 - The Falcons won a yawner on the Sunday Night Football game against the visiting Cowboys to improve to 8-0 for the season as kicker Matt Bryant drilled four field goals and RB Michael Turner (102 yards rushing) scored a touchdown. Dallas dropped to 3-5 with the loss.

San Diego 31, Kansas City 13 - The host Chargers stopped a three-game skid last Thursday night to improve to 4-4 as QB Philip Rivers threw for two touchdowns and the defense scored twice to lead the way. The Chiefs slipped to 1-7 with the loss.

New Orleans 28, Philadelphia 13 - The Saints won at home on Monday Night Football as QB Drew Brees threw for 239 yards and a pair of touchdowns while cornerback Patrick Robinson took an interception back 99 yards for a score. Philly running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 119 yards in the loss, which was the fourth consecutive setback for the Eagles.

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