With a quarter of the regular season still go to, the Pats beat Miami 23-16 on Sunday, clinching their fourth consecutive AFC East title. The Patriots (9-3) improved to 5-1 in the division this year. (more)
Veteran wide reciever Chad Ochocinco has found work just four days after being released from the New England Patriots. The Miami Dolphins invited the 3x All-Pro to workout a their facilities and signed him to a deal soon after. Ochocinco, a Miami native, is thrilled to be able to continue his NFL career back in his hometown. (more)
Peyton Manning will allow himself one week to decide on which NFL team to play for next season. The four-time MVP was recently cut by the Indianapolis Colts after quarterbacking the franchise for 14 years. He missed the entire 2011 NFL season after neck surgery last September and was due a $28 million bonus if the team decided to keep him. (more)
The 2010 NFL playoff race has become even tighter in light of this week’s results with ties featured in five Divisions. The AFC East is still undecided between the 9-2 New England Patriots and New York Jets following their Thanksgiving Day victories over the Detroit Lions and Cincinnati Bengals. The Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens lead the AFC North at 8-3 after defeating the Buffalo Bills and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. View all NFL Week 12 scores below!
Thursday, November 25, 2010New England Patriots 45, Detroit Lions 24 – Tom Brady racked up 21 completions for 341 yards and four touchdowns to earn a perfect passer rating.
New Orleans Saints 30, Dallas Cowboys 27 – Drew Brees hit Lance Moore for the go-ahead TD from 12 yards out with under two minutes left in regulation.
New York Jets 26, Cincinnati Bengals 10 – Brad Smith broke out for a 53 yard touchdown run in the third quarter and returned a kickoff in the following block to put the Jets on top. (more)
The Chicago Bears allowed just 187 yards and a single third-down conversion in Thursday’s 16-0 win over the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. With quarterbacks Chad Henne and Chad Pennington sidelined with injuries, the depleted Miami offense has handed over all responsibilities to third string QB Tyler Thigpen. Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano refused to blame injury for the loss, saying “those are excuses. I’m not going to use them. I don’t want my team to use them. This is the NFL. The next guy has to step up.”
Robbie Gould kicked in three field goals for the Bears. Matt Forte punched in the only touchdown with 1:57 left in the third quarter. QB Jay Cutler completed 16-of-25 for 156 yards. The recent victory puts Chicago ahead of the Green Bay Packers in the NFC North Division at 7-3. Miami is currently 5-5 behind the New York Jets and New England Patriots in the AFC East. Week 12 will feature the Bears at Soldier Field against the Philadelphia Eagles and the Dolphins at Alamedia County Coliseum against the Oakland Raiders.
The New England Patriots stand alone as the NFL’s top ranked team at 6-1 following their 28-18 win over the Minnesota Vikings. The Green Bay Packers helped the Pats reclaim the AFC East in the process, defeating the New York Jets 9-0 at the Meadowlands. Scheduled Bye week teams on Halloween included the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles and Baltimore Ravens. The Monday night contest featured the Indianapolis Colts earning the top spot in the AFC South after handling their division rival Houston Texans 30-17 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Check all NFL Week 8 scores below!
Sunday, October 31, 2010Miami Dolphins 22, Cincinnati Bengals 14 – Dan Carpenter kicked in five field goals as the Dolphins defense shut down Cincinnati in the second half to win by eight.
Jacksonville Jaguars 35, Dallas Cowboys 17 – David Garrard threw for 260 yards and four TD’s from 17 passes completed.
Detroit Lions 37, Washington Redskins 25 – Rex Grossman replaced Donovan McNabb in the fourth quarter and proceeded to fumble the game winning touchdown for Detroit.
Kansas City Chiefs 13, Buffalo Bills 10 – Ryan Succop split the uprights from 35 yards out as time expired in OT to keep the Bills winless. (more)
The New England Patriots scored 17 points within three minutes courtesy of Brandon Tate’s kickoff return and Patrick Chung’s blocked punt en route to a 41-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins away at Sun Life Stadium. Chung later blocked an attempted field goal to add onto his impressive stat line while setting up Kyle Arrington to take it in from 35 yards out for six. Linebacker Rob Ninkovich came up with 2-of-3 interceptions gift wrapped by Dolphins QB Chad Henne.
Tom Brady spent most of his time celebrating due to the heavy contributions from the defense and special teams. He completed 19 passes for 153 yards and one touchdown to earn his 100th career win as starting quarterback. “I’ve played on a great team for my entire career,” Brady said during his post-game interview. “Same organization that’s committed to winning. I’m privileged to be a quarterback for this team. I hope I’m here forever.” The Pats can look forward to a bye week before they matchup with the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, October 17th. New England Patriots tickets are now available!
The New England Patriots are currently gearing up to face their longtime AFC East rival Miami Dolphins away at Sun Life Stadium. The featured Monday night contest will provide its fair share of challenges due to their past success rate in South Beach. Despite Quarterback Tom Brady’s encouraging 40-11 record against all AFC East opponents, he is just 3-5 vs. the Dolphins on the road.
“It’s a tough contest for us every time we go down there and play those guys,” said Brady in a recent interview. “What it means is that there isn’t a lot of margin for error down there. As an offense, we have to understand they have a very good defense and they play well at home. I’m sure this week will be no different.” The Pats are coming off a hard fought 38-30 victory over the Buffalo Bills at home. Hopefully the momentum will carry over with Miami, Baltimore and San Diego next on schedule. Purchase your New England Patriots tickets right here at AceTicket.com!
As the NFL Championship contests draw closer, a few of the 28 organizations on the outside looking in have already made adjustments in preparation for their 2010-2011 campaigns. The Miami Dolphins hired Mike Nolan as their new defensive coordinator with hopes to better compete with the New York Jets and New England Patriots in the AFC East. Nolan was able to improve the Denver Broncos defense this season, and the Dolphins organization expects for him to make an immediate impact in Miami.
The San Diego Chargers decided to extend head coach Norv Turners contract despite their recent loss in the Divisional round to the underdog Jets. Team president Dean Spanos emphasized turners importance to their success, saying “I think he’s done an outstanding job and I look forward to the next four years.”
The Seattle Seahawks are really shaking things up following their 2009 5-11 showing. Soon after hiring former USC coach Pete Carroll, the Seahawks organization is set to bring in Jon Schneider to assume the General Manager position. Carroll has already been put to work in Seattle rebuilding the roster and coaching staff.
Carroll is surely excited to be a part of the NFL since the Patriots fired him in 1999. “I know that Paul Allen wants to win, and he doesn’t want to just win once in a while. He wants to win from now on,” said Carroll. “To me, that fits exactly with the way I think, and the way I’ve tried to present our football in recent years.”
The New York Jets will attempt to play spoiler over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday for the AFC Championship as Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings meet up with Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome for NFC title rights. NFL Playoff tickets are now available!