Eagles 33, Redskins 25 – The game has passed Joe Gibbs by, clearly. There is really no way to explain that flaccid play calling deep in Philly’s territory on fourth down with repeated runs and settling for a field goal in a game Washington should have had, getting three touchdown passes out of Jason Campbell. Brian Westbrook scored a 50+ yard TD on a screen pass from Donovan McNabb on the next possession for a one-point lead and the Skins then gave it right back.
Broncos 27, Chiefs 11 – God bless Herm Edwards’ mismanagement. Keeping Damon Huard in way too long during a game in which he made the Denver defense look competent is an amazing achievement. Elvis Dumervil keeps looking better and better for the Denver D-line, and in the AFC West, it seems anything is possible, as Denver and KC are now tied in the division for 2nd. If the Bolts lose to the Colts tonight, that’s a three-way tie for first with 4-5 records. Selvin Young filled in admirably for Travis Henry, going for 100+ on the ground and a score. Nate Webster took back a fumble by Huard for six as well.
Steelers 31, Browns 28 – A tale of two halves: Derek Anderson and his two TD passes got the Browns out to a serious halftime lead, but then Big Ben decided to lead a comeback with his legs, going 30 yards for a score, watching Joshua Cribbs then fumble the kickoff and return it to the house on the next play. Roethlisberger then led another TD drive, throwing it to Heath Miller in the end zone. Wild stuff, wish I’d gotten that game on TV.
Jaguars 28, Titans 13 – One passing TD from Quinn Gray and two rush scores (one to Jones-Drew and one for Taylor) plus the Jags D sacking Vince Young four times and picking him off twice makes for this Jacksonville victory. If they can hold up until David Garrard can return, this team can still make that run.
Packers 34, Vikings 0 – Just an absolutely disgusting drubbing in which Brett Favre topped the 60,000 career passing yards mark and Adrian Peterson had to walk off with a knee injury.
Rams 37, Saints 29 – St. Louis leaves the ranks of the winless with Marc Bulger throwing all over to Torry Holt and Isaac Bruce. Steven Jackson rushed for one and threw another to TE Randy McMichael. Crucial Drew Brees INTs helped seal the game for the Rams.
Bills 13, Dolphins 10 – The Dolphins are still in that winless category, though, in an absolutely unremarkable game.
Falcons 20, Panthers 13 – If you gotta go with Joey Harrington or whomever Carolina trots out at QB, go with Harrington. He threw a late TD with 20 seconds left to Alge Crumpler for the victory.
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