We all thought the biggest headline in the NFL this weekend was going to be Donovan McNabb facing Michael Vick. Maybe it still is, but the highlight for me was Jacksonville’s stunning 31-28 upset over the Colts, with the Jags kicker Josh Scobee sealing the game with a 59 yard field goal. The Jags were having some serious problems on offense up until this game, and perhaps a date with the Colts defense was what they needed. Scobee’s career long 59 yarder moves the Jaguars to 2-2, while the Colts now also sit at 2-2.
Donovan McNabb was victorious in his return to Philadelphia, as the Redskins beat the Eagles 17-14. The much anticipated matchup between Michael Vick and McNabb turned out to be a bit of a bust. Vick was forced to leave the game with a rib injury and was replaced by Kevin Kolb. McNabb didn’t really do a lot, throwing for 125 yards, a TD, and an INT, but I suppose it was enough. The Eagles and the Redskins are also at 2-2.
Steelers fans who were hoping for the team to be undefeated before getting QB Ben Roethlisberger back from suspension have to be a little disappointed after Pittsburgh lost to Baltimore 17-14. Joe Flacco was good in what was mainly a defensive battle, posting 256 yards, a touchdown and interception. Regardless of the loss, the Steelers have to be feeling pretty good handing a 3-1 team back to their Pro Bowl QB.
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The Broncos also got some last minute heroics as Kyle Orton threw a strike to Correll Buckhalter inside the two minute warning as the Broncos beat the Titans 26-20. Orton got some big games out of his receivers too, as Eddie Royal and Brandon Lloyd both had over 100 receiving yards.
My Chargers completely annihilated the Cardinals 41-10. As I watched Derek Anderson and Max Hall play QB for the Cards, I came to the conclusion that Kurt Warner should have won an MVP at one point in the past few seasons.
Speaking of annihilations, the Jets did the same to the Bills in a 38-14 win. Everything went right for the Jets, as Mark Sanchez, LT, Shonn Greene, and Braylon Edwards all had big games in the win.
The Packers barely held on but beat the Lions by a score of 28-26. Something tells me the Packers are going to need to fix their running game if they want to be taken seriously as Super Bowl contenders.
The Rams could be legitimate contenders in their weak division as they topped the Seahawks 20-3. Sam Bradford was impressive, throwing for just under 300 yards, 2 scores and an interception.
The Saints bounced back from a loss last week and beat the Panthers 16-14. The Saints move to 3-1, while the Panthers are still winless.
The San Francisco 49ers also stayed winless after a 16-14 loss to the Falcons. The 49ers got off to a great start but then fell flat after the first quarter. I’m not really sure how much longer Alex Smith stays at QB for the Niners.
And lastly, the Texans got a big game from Arian Foster after initially benching him for the first part of the game. Foster pickud up 131 yards and a TD as the Texans beat the Raiders 31-24. With Indianapolis currently struggling, the Texans lead the AFC South with a 3-1 record.
That’s it for now, but don’t forget, the Bears will face the Giants in the late game tonight, and tomorrow, it’s the Pats and Dolphins on Monday Night. If neither of these games interest you, I suggest you go out and watch “The Social Network.”