Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Week 7 Football Recap

Browns 30, Saints 17

Who dat going to beat dem Saints? Apparently 1-5 Cleveland. In one of the two biggest wins for the Browns since their playoff season 8 years ago, Cleveland blew out the defending champs in their own house. The defense held the high powered Saints offense to only 10 points before junk time, and the special teams had a 68 yard fake punt. Colt McCoy and the offense did not have a turnover and the team only committed four penalties. It also helps when the Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees throws four picks. Strangely enough, two of the picks went to David Bowens, days after Brees welcomed in a son named Bowen. The 265 pound linebacker then rumbled, stumbled and bumbled those two picks for scores, and who doesn’t love seeing the fat guys score? The Browns better enjoy playing the spoiler role with 5-1 Patriots and 5-1 Jets coming up after a bye.

Cavaliers 48, Eagles 21

UVa finally got a victory over a D1 school albeit in ugly fashion. In the lowest attended game in 13 years, Eastern Michigan ran all over the Hoos for 290 rushing yards. At one point in the 3rd quarter, Virginia was only up 24-21 against a 1-6 MAC team. It’s a sad statement on your defense when the scoreboard hit of the day was made by the pee wee team at halftime. While Verica rebounded with a clean game, and the Cavs scored 48 points, it was still not the best game to take your girlfriend to for the first time. The best highlight of the game came in the opening, when CavMan parachuted into the stadium. Next week Sebastian and the first place ‘Canes storm into town in a rematch of the game two years ago when UVa gave up a tying td with a minute left and lost in overtime after I got a speeding ticket and forgot my game ticket before the game. Hoping for a better day this time.

Redskins 17, Bears 14

This game set offensive football back five years. Nine combined turnovers? The 13 combined drives in the second half ended with five picks, three fumbles, three punts, a missed fg and a kneel down. Thankfully Haynesworth finally stepped up and DeAngelo Hall had a career game. Big Al had his best game as a Redskin, with a sack and stopping Cutler on a qb sneak with a scary jump over the line. Meanwhile DHall picked off four of Cutler’s ill advised passes including a sick one handed grab for a touchdown. The first player to pick off four passes in a game was also a Redskin, Slingin’ Sammy Baugh. Next week the Skins better not play down to the competition against Lions like they did against the Rams in Week 3 this year and Lions in Week 3 last year.

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