Archive for October 5th, 2009


Wow, what a weekend in the sports world.


Landry JonesIn college football, the Miami Hurricanes are having a comeback season.  While they lost last week to Virginia Tech, they were looking to rebound against the mighty #8 Oklahoma Sooners.  Oklahoma has struggled early this season, losing their Heisman Trophy quarterback, Sam Bradford, to an injury.  However, back up Landry Jones has looked good in his place.  Well, the game was tight, but in the end, the Hurricanes prevailed over the Sooners.  Landry Jones threw for only 1 touchdown, while Miami’s Jacory Harris tossed for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Miami may have a loss, but they are still gunning for the National Championship… or at least a BCS bowl.  Miami 21, Oklahoma 20.

In the NFL, the marquee match-up of the day was the Baltimore Ravens v. the New England Patriots.  The Ravens came into the game undefeated, and they seem to have an impenetrable defense.  Would New England have the key?  Well, the Pats didn’t look to have the explosive offense of years past, but they were still able to move the ball on the Ravens, albeit Tom Brady looked average at best.  Definitely not his old self.  And in the end, while the Ravens did have some offensive spurts during the game, they just weren’t able to get the job done.  New England 27, Baltimore 21.

Drew BreesElsewhere in the NFL, another marquee contest between two exciting undefeated teams:  The New Orleans Saints and New York Jets.  The Jets are rolling behind a tough defense and a competent young quarterback in Matt Sanchez.  The Saints on the other hand are getting by behind their high-powered offense.  Well, this game would see a role reversal… at least for one team.  Sanchez didn’t look as good, and the Saints defense took advantage of it.  New Orleans scored 2 defensive touchdowns, and, ironically, their offense couldn’t even put up a touchdown.  Drew Brees didn’t have his magic.  Finally, in the 4th quarter, the Saints Pierre Thomas ran it in for a TD, but they just didn’t look like the offense everyone knows.  New Orleans 24, NY Jets 10.

58286052Finally, the Sunday Night Game on NBC looked like a blowout at first, with the Pittsburgh Steelers marching all over the San Diego Chargers.  The Chargers just couldn’t get anything going in the first half, and Pittsburgh went into the break up 21-0.  They remained dominant in the third quarter, but then, in the fourth, San Diego came powering back.  All of a sudden, the game was 35-28 with a little over 4 minutes to play.  The Pittsburgh defense, in which the Steelers usually rely on to win their games, just completely fell apart.  So, needing to keep the Chargers off the field, they turned to their 100 million dollar quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger. And he came through in a big way, guiding the Steelers down the field for the game winning field goal.  Now, the defending Super Bowl champs are 2-2, but they should continue to be a force to be reckoned with over the duration of the season.  Pittsburgh 38, San Diego 28.

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