|NFL Today, Week 2|
|Written by Admin|
|Sunday, 16 September 2007 15:27|
Monday night, Sept. 17
Washington (1-0) at Philadelphia (0-1). An early-season NFC East showdown with both teams missing key players sidelined by injuries.
-Brett Favre, Packers, won for the 149th time in his career, moving past Hall of Famer John Elway and leading the Green Bay Packers to a 35-13 win over the New York Giants.
-Derek Anderson, Browns, threw for five TDs, completing 20 of 33 passes for 328 yards in Cleveland's 51-45 win over Cincinnati. Carson Palmer, Bengals, threw for six TDs and 401 yards.
-Peyton Manning, Colts, threw for 312 yards and a touchdown to lead Indianapolis to a 22-20 win over Tennessee.
-Marc Bulger, Rams, was 24-for-41 for 368 yards and one touchdown in St. Louis' 17-16 loss to San Francisco.
-Jamal Lewis, Browns, rushed for 215 yards to help Cleveland outlast Cincinnati 51-45.
-Edgerrin James, Cardinals, ran for 128 yards in Arizona's 23-20 win over Seattle.
-LaMont Jordan, Raiders, gained a career-best 159 yards on 25 carries in Oakland's 23-20 overtime loss to Denver.
-Travis Henry, Broncos, rushed for 128 yards to help Denver beat Oakland 23-20 in overtime.
-Frank Gore, 49ers, scored two touchdowns and gained 81 yards on 20 carries in San Francisco's 17-16 win over St. Louis a few days after his mother passed away.
-Willie Parker, Steelers, rushed for 126 yards and a TD in Pittsburgh's 26-3 win over Buffalo.
-Braylon Edwards, Browns, had eight catches for 146 yards and two TDs in Cleveland's 51-45 win over Cincinnati.
-Joey Galloway, Buccaneers, caught four passes for 135 yards and two TDs in Tampa Bay's 31-14 win over New Orleans.
-Chad Johnson, Bengals, had 11 catches for 209 yards and two TDs in Cincinnati's 51-45 loss to Cleveland.
-Steve Smith, Panthers, had three TDs and 153 yards receiving in Carolina's 34-21 loss to Houston.
-Isaac Bruce, Rams, caught eight passes for 145 yards in St. Louis' 17-16 loss to San Francisco.
-Devin Hester, Bears, scored on a 73-yard punt and set up a field goal with another long return in Chicago's 20-10 win over Kansas City.
-Neil Rackers, Cardinals, kicked a 41-yard field goal with 1 second to go after his 52-yarder tied it at 20 with 4:44 to play, giving Arizona a 23-20 victory over Seattle.
-Jeff Reed, Steelers, kicked four field goals in Pittsburgh's 26-3 win over Buffalo.
-Joe Nedney, 49ers, made a 40-yard field goal with 3:28 to play and San Francisco hung on to beat St. Louis 17-16.
-Anthony Henry, Cowboys, had two interceptions in Dallas' 37-20 win over Miami.
-Leigh Bodden, Browns, intercepted Cincinnati's Carson Palmer with 21 seconds left to preserve Cleveland's 51-45 win over Cincinnati.
-Mike Peterson, Jaguars, had two of Jacksonville's seven sacks on Joey Harrington in a 13-7 win over Atlanta.
-Dre' Bly, Broncos, intercepted Oakland's Josh McCown in the final minute of regulation before Denver won 23-20 in overtime.
Brett Favre got the 149th win of his 17-year career in Green Bay's 35-13 win over the New York Giants, giving him one more than Hall of Famer John Elway. He completed his first 14 passes of the second half and threw three touchdown passes, finishing 29-of-38 for 286 yards. ... Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin won his home opener, 26-3 over Buffalo, just as Bill Cowher (1992) and Chuck Noll (1969) did before him. Tomlin also matched Cowher by winning his first two games.
Oakland has lost 11 games in a row after falling to Denver 23-20 in overtime. The Broncos' win was their eighth straight win in a home opener. ... Pittsburgh's Willie Parker has three consecutive 100-yard games dating to last season after he went for 126 and a TD in the Steelers' 26-3 win over Buffalo. ... Carolina lost to Houston 34-21, giving the Panthers' their fourth consecutive loss in a home opener. ... Bears P Brad Maynard missed a game for the first time in his career, ending a streak of 161 consecutive games, when he sat out Sunday's 20-10 win over Kansas City because of a groin injury. ... New Orleans had allowed 62 straight points to Tampa Bay and Indianapolis until Mike Karney scored the Saints' first offensive touchdown of the season on a 1-yard run late in the third quarter of a 31-14 loss at Tampa Bay.
ton's George Blanda (5) did it on Dec. 22, 1963, and Billy Kilmer of New Orleans (6) and Charley Johnson of St. Louis (6) did it on Nov, 5, 1969. ... Buffalo lost at Pittsburgh 26-3 and hasn't won a regular-season game there since 1975, though the Bills knocked Cowher's first team out of the playoffs in 1992. ... ... Cleveland scored its most points since returning to the league in 1999, beating Cincinnati 51-45. ... Chris Carr recovered Oakland's first successful onside kick since 1996 in Oakland's 23-20 overtime loss at Denver.
d into the end zone, where Kevin Walter pounced on it for a touchdown. ... Through two Steelers victories, including a 26-3 win over Buffalo, QB Ben Roethlisberger has five TD passes and an interception. A year ago, following a motorcycle crash and an appendectomy, he had five interceptions and no TD passes while losing his two starts. ... Jeff Garcia completed 10 of 16 passes for 243 yards and no interceptions for Tampa Bay after not getting his team into the end zone during a season-opening loss to Seattle. He was not sacked, and Tampa Bay had no turnovers.
artially blocked that bounced off the crossbar before going over. He also missed a 36-yarder to the left, but made field goals of 22, 39 and 20 yards to help Indianapolis win 22-20 at Tennessee. ... Giants Pro Bowl TE Jeremy Shockey was called for a delay penalty when he spiked the ball after a first-down catch at the Packers 16 late in the first half with the score tied at 7. He dropped a potential first-down pass at the Green Bay 3 just seconds later, forcing a 48-yard field goal in New York's 35-13 loss to Green Bay. Veteran Amani Toomer also was called for taunting at the Green Bay 8 a couple of plays before New York settled for a field goal.
Texans rookie defensive tackle Amobi Okoye had two of Houston's three sacks in a 34-21 win over Carolina. ... Led by linebacker Mike Peterson, Jacksonville had seven sacks of Atlanta's Joey Harrington to help the Jaguars rebound from a humbling season opener with a 13-7 victory over the Falcons. ... Tommie Harris sacked Kansas City's Damon Huard twice, and Brian Urlacher also got his first sack since 2005 in Chicago's 20-10 win. ... Gerard Warren, traded from Denver to Oakland in the preseason when he didn't grasp Jim Bates' new defensive scheme fast enough, sacked Broncos' QB Jay Cutler in the end zone for a safety in Denver's 23-20 overtime win.
Eli Manning started at quarterback for the New York Giants in their 35-13 loss to the Packers after bruising his shoulder a week ago. He led New York to scores on three consecutive series bridging the second and third quarters. ... Detroit's Jon Kitna, who missed about two quarters after being shaken up, ran the ball twice to pick up a key first down before the Lions kicked a field goal to beat Minnesota 20-17 in overtime. Kitna finished 22-of-33 for 245 yards with one touchdown and an interception. ... Bills players wore Everett No. 85 T-shirts under their jerseys to salute injured tight end Kevin Everett in Buffalo's 26-3 loss to Pittsburgh. ... Jacksonville defensive tackle John Henderson left in the first half because of a ``blow to the head,'' the team said. He returned in the second, but then had to be helped off the field with heat-related issues.
Larry Johnson ran for just 55 yards on 16 attempts in Kansas City's 20-10 loss to Chicago. ... Tampa Bay did a good job of containing Reggie Bush, limiting the Saints' multi-purpose threat to 27 yards on 10 rushes and 43 yards on six receptions in the Buccaneers' 31-14 win. ... Detroit limited Minnesota rookie Adrian Peterson to 66 yards on 20 carries in the Lions' 20-17 overtime win.
Denver called a timeout just before the ball was snapped on Sebastian Janikowski's 52-yard field goal in overtime. The Raiders rushed the field in celebration and the Broncos hung their heads in defeat, but officials ruled Denver called a timeout. On the retry, Janikowski's kick hit the left upright, giving the Broncos new life and the ball at their 42. They drove to the Oakland 6 and Elam nailed it on first down to give Denver a 23-20 win.
``It was all in good fun. I hope they don't give me a hefty fine like they gave Belichick.'' - Dallas' Terrell Owens, who celebrated a touchdown catch by leaning against the goal post and holding the ball to his face as if videotaping with it - his way of poking fun at the spying scandal involving Patriots coach Bill Belichick
``Before we would go down by 14 points early, the games were over. Now we go down by 14 points, everyone comes on the sideline and says, 'Hey we're fine.''' - Texans receiver Andre Johnson after Houston started a season 2-0 for the first time, beating Carolina 34-21.