The New England Patriots held off the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, beating them 37-31 at Gillette Stadium. It was a back-and-forth shootout but ultimately the Pats sealed the deal with an interception by Devin McCourty in the last 23 seconds. (more)
The New England Patriots will face off Sunday against the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots are in first place in the AFC East and the Bills are in last. In this point in the season, however, there are only two games separating the top and the bottom of the division. (more)
The New England Patriots will head to Ralph Wilson Stadium this weekend to face the Buffalo Bills. After a two-game losing skid New England will be counting on Brady to bring them back to .500 and avoid a third straight loss. (more)
The New England Patriots will have a chance to lock up the AFC East and also clinch a first round bye and home field advantage though out the playoffs with a win against the 4-10 Buffalo Bills when they travel to Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday afternoon. When the two teams last met in week 3, the Patriots battled to a 38-30 win in a game that was much closer than expected. Patriots receiver Randy Moss caught two touchdowns, and unknown newcomer Danny Woodhead scored his first touchdown as a Patriot. Oh how times have changed!
For Buffalo, career backup quarterback and Harvard alum Ryan Fitzpatrick made his first start of the season and threw for 247 yards and two touchdowns in the loss, including one to Stevie Johnson. Both players have gone on to enjoy solid seasons, despite the team’s lack of success. However, the team’s poor record doesn’t reflect the way they have played towards the end of this season. They have played hard for a full 60 minutes in every game of the season, and will continue to do so for the rest of the campaign; a rare feat for a 4-10 team in the NFL.
It is for that reason, along with the previously mentioned Fitzpatrick and Johnson, that this could be a dangerous game for the Patriots. Johnson, who is perhaps best known for blaming God after dropping a pass in overtime against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is one of the breakout players of 2010. He currently leads the team with 72 catches for 943 yards and 10 touchdowns. If the Bills are going to have a chance this week, Johnson will have to have one of his best games of the season.
This could be a problem for Buffalo, as he will likely see plenty of Devin McCourty, who has the ability to shut down almost anyone in the NFL. If McCourty is able to put Johnson in check, the rest of the Patriots defense will be able to zero in on running back Fred Jackson, who has become the team’s workhorse. Jackson has been used in both the running and passing games, but has been shut down in recent weeks. The Patriots should be able to do the same, but even if they do, they will see a heavy dose of Jackson. (more)
Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick claimed headlines this week as the first player in NFL history to produce 300 yards passing, 50 yards rushing, four passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns in Philadelphia’s 59-28 victory over the Washington Redskins on Monday night. The Eagles are now on top of the NFC East Division with the New York Giants at 6-3. The New England Patriots handled the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday as the New York Jets edged the Cleveland Browns in OT. The AFC East rivals and the NFC South leading Atlanta Falcons are the only teams to showcase 7-2 records. Check for all NFL Week 10 scores below.
Thursday, November 11, 2010Atlanta Falcons 26, Baltimore Ravens 21 – Matt Ryan led his men downfield in the final minute, hitting Roddy White with the go ahead touchdown from 33 yards out to pull ahead by 4.
Sunday, November 14, 2010Buffalo Bills 14, Detroit Lions 12 – Fred Jackson gained 133 yards and one touchdown from 25 carries to give the Bills their first win of the season.
Chicago Bears 27, Minnesota Vikings 13 – Chicago scored 14 points in the second quarter for the initial advantage and held on from there.
New York Jets 26, Cleveland Browns 20 – Mark Sanchez connected with Santonio Holmes for the game winning TD with 16 seconds left in overtime.
Miami Dolphins 29, Tennessee Titans 17 – Anthony Fasano pulled in five receptions for 107 yards and one touchdown. (more)
The New England Patriots are closing in on their first goal of the 2009-2010 season. After earning their first true road victory against the Buffalo Bills while the New York Jets and Miami Dolphins fell to their respective opponents, the Pats find themselves just one win away from wrapping up the AFC East Division.
Quarterback Tom Brady was relieved to finally prove successful away from his own stomping grounds, saying “It’s pretty embarrassing to not have a road win into the middle of December. That’s something that I think has been really bothering all of us. It was definitely good to get that (Sunday in Buffalo).”
Sunday’s matchup certainly wasn’t the prettiest of contests, but it showcased the Patriots as a team that can in fact close out games in the fourth quarter. Brady and Wes Welker connected on a crucial third down play with two minutes left to finally put the game to rest. Randy Moss was able to find a rhythm following his dismal performance against the Carolina Panthers last week. Laurence Maroney has also been improving week by week through the most important stretch of the year.
“In the running game, being a downhill runner, when you make your read, you make your cut you go with it,” said Brady. “You run with explosion through the hole. And Laurence certainly has been doing a better job of that, as evidenced by the number of carries that he had and the amount of yards he’s gaining. He has done a good job these last few weeks and I think that was something we definitely needed. That is a big part of controlling the game also.”
New England is scheduled to meet up with the Jacksonville Jaguars this Sunday at Gillette. Their last game of the season will take place at Reliant Stadium against the Houston Texans January 3rd. New England Patriots tickets are now available right here at AceTicket.com!
NFL fans had to wait for games to get interesting on Sunday following a series of Thanksgiving blow-outs. The first Thursday contest featured the Green Bay Packers steamrolling the Detroit Lions 34-12. The 4:15 game displayed the Dallas Cowboys dominating the Raiders 24-7. The Denver Broncos wrapped up the Turkey Day festivities by ending their recent four-game skid with a 26-6 victory over the New York Giants. With just five weeks remaining in the 2009-2010 NFL season, numerous squads have been able to map out what it will take for them down the stretch to solidify a playoff slot. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints rank on top with 11-0 records.
Thursday, November 26, 2009Green Bay Packers 34, Detroit Lions 12 – Aaron Rodgers led his 7-4 Packers with 2 TD’s and 348 yards from 28 completions.
Dallas Cowboys 24, Oakland Raiders 7 – The Cowboys scored 17 first half points while holding Oakland’s offense to 1 TD for the game.
Denver Broncos 26, New York Giants 6 – Denver’s defense really stepped up, holding Eli Manning and the Giants to just two FG’s in the third quarter.
Sunday, November 29th, 2009Atlanta Falcons 20, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 – Matt Ryan led his men down field with a 4th quarter TD to take this one by 3.
Buffalo Bills 31, Miami Dolphins 14 – Terrell Owens made five completions for 96 yards and 1 TD.
Cincinnati Bengals 16, Cleveland Browns 7 – Cincinnati produced the majority of their points in the first half, adding a FG later in the third for good measure.
Seattle Seahawks 27, StLouis Rams 17 – RB Justin Forsett contributed with 130 yards and TD from 11 total carries.
New York Jets 17, Carolina Panthers 6 – Jake Delhomme couldn’t get anything going offensively, earning just 130 yards while throwing up four INT’s.
Philadelphia Eagles 27, Washington Redskins 24 – Donovan McNabb and LeSean McCoy helped rally their Eagles back with a late drive in the fourth to win by 3.
Indianapolis Colts 35, Houston Texans 27 – Houston kept up with the undefeated Colts until the fourth quarter when the defense let up three additional TD’s.
San Diego Chargers 43, Kansas City Chiefs 14 – San Diego came up with an impressive four TD’s in the first half and coasted from there.
San Francisco 49ers 20, Jacksonville Jaguars 3 – QB David Garrard threw for 307 yards, despite not being able to find the end zone at all for his team.
Tennessee Titans 20, Arizona Cardinals 17 – The Titans have been on a roll lately, winning five in a row after starting the season 0-6.
Minnesota Vikings 36, Chicago Bears 10 – Brett Favre completed 32 passes for 392 yards and 3 TD’s.
Baltimore Ravens 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 17 – Baltimore took advantage of third-string QB Dennis Dixon in overtime with a key interception, eventually leading kicker Billy Cundiff to send one through the uprights for the final score.
Monday, November 30, 2009New Orleans Saints 38, New England Patriots 17 – Drew Brees threw for 371 yards and five TD’s as the Saints dominated the Patriots to stay undefeated.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Chad Pennington has recently been diagnosed with a torn capsule in his throwing shoulder and will be expected to miss the rest of the season. TE Anthony Fasano spoke out on the situation, emphasizing the fact that together the team must move on. “We’re going to have to go out there with Henne, who is a lot less experienced,” said Fasano. “There is definitely going to be a learning curve for Henne. He can learn as much as he wants in a classroom, but until he’s out on the field, in-game experience he’s not going to learn.”
Chad Henne being the man who was just promoted, has only completed 17 passes in his short NFL career. The 24 year old although lacking pro experience was a strong leader in his college days at the University of Michigan. Former U of M teammate and current Dolphins teammate Jake Long believes Miami can move forward confidently with Henne taking the snaps. ”He’s poised. He’s a leader,” said Long. “When he gets his chance, he’s going to do good.” The Dolphins next game is scheduled for Sunday, October 4th against the Buffalo Bills at LandShark Stadium in Miami.
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This week certainly backed the point that this is anyone’s season. The AFC East seems to be stronger than ever knowing the New York Jets upset the New England Patriots, and the Buffalo Bills dominated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after last week’s heartbreaking loss. The Miami Dolphins were fighting head to head with the Colts on Monday night, that is until Peyton Manning led his offense for 14 fourth quarter points. The biggest surprise so far has been the red hot San Francisco 49ers; starting the year off 2-0 after their win over the Seattle Seahawks. Check for all NFL scores and updates below.
Sunday, September 20, 2009Atlanta Falcons 28, Carolina Panthers 20 – Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 220 yards and 3 TD’s to lead his squad to outscore Carolina.
Minnesota Vikings 27, Detroit Lions 13 – Vikings stand-out RB Adrian Peterson ran for 92 yards with a TD from 15 carries.
Cincinnati Bengals 31, Green Bay Packers 24 – Chad Ochocino was able to collect 91 yards, 1 TD, and 1 Lambeau Leap at Green Bay.
Houston Texans 34, Tennessee Titans 31 – Houston’s Kris Brown kicked 2 through the uprights, including the go-ahead field goal in the fourth to stun the Titans.
Kansas City Chiefs 10, Oakland Raiders 13 - The Oakland Raiders proved they can’t be beat too easily this season after competing last week and spoiling Kansas City QB Matt Cassel’s debut on Sunday.
New England Patriots 9, New York Jets 16 – Rookie QB Mark Sanchez in his first game at home carried the Jets offensively with 163 yards and a passing touchdown.
New Orleans Saints 48, Philadelphia Eagles 22 – Saints QB Drew Brees has been on fire to start the season, this week throwing for 311 yards and 3 TD’s.
Washington Redskins 9, St. Louis Rams 7 – The Redskins scored the last points of the game with a field goal in the third quarter to win over the Rams in this defensive battle.
Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Arizona Cardinals 31 - Arizona did most of their work in the first half, racking up 24 points before heading into the locker room.
San Francisco 49ers 23, Seattle Seahawks 10 – Frank Gore led the charge in this upset with 207 yards from 16 carries with 2 TD’s.
Buffalo Bills 33, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 – Buffalo scored 13 points in the final quarter to earn their first win of the season.
Chicago Bears 17, Pittsburg Steelers 14 – The Bears looked to QB Jay Cutler to lead them pass the defending champs, who threw for 2 TD’s and 236 yards.
Baltimore Ravens 31, San Diego Chargers 26 – Both teams were held to just a field goal in the fourth quarter, allowing Baltimore to keep their four point lead when the final horn sounded.
Denver Broncos 27, Cleveland Browns 6 – The Broncos sealed the deal with 14 fourth quarter points to coast by Cleveland.
New York Giants 31, Dallas Cowboys 31 – Giants franchise QB Eli Manning came through for New York with 330 yards and 2 TD’s thrown.
Monday, September 21, 2009Indianapolis Colts 27, Miami Dolphins 23 – Peyton Manning just needed the ball for under 15 minutes to help post 27 total Indianapolis Colts points last night at LandShark Stadium.
ESPN analyst and sportscaster Chris Berman brought up the old saying “that’s why they play the game” at half time during the New England Patriots Buffalo Bills Monday night showdown at Gillette Stadium. The Bills were ahead and in control for the entire game, aside from the last portion of the fourth quarter when Tom Brady connected with TE Ben Watson for two touchdowns. The 12 point swing resulted in a New England 25-24 victory.
With two minutes left on the clock and all time outs still available, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided for special teams to kick off deep with hopes that the defense would take care of business. Special teams decided to bring it back earlier than expected, stripping the ball and recovering Leodis McKelvin’s fumble to set up the go-ahead TD.
Tom Brady in his first game since week 1 of last season completed 39 passes for 378 yards. Randy Moss came up with 141 yards from 12 grabs, outplaying Buffalo’s newly acquired wide-out Terrell Owens (held to 46 yards). “I felt good all night, we were just off. The plays we needed to make – fourth downs we missed, third downs we missed, two chances in the red area, the interception – those things really get you behind the 8-ball,” said Brady. “We recovered with just a few seconds left. Sometimes it happens like that. It’s a pretty special victory.”
The Pats will have the week to correct their mistakes and look forward to their Sunday game against the New York Jets at Giants Stadium.
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