Archive for October 4th, 2010



In the NFL, the Jacksonville Jaguars have had a very disappointing season thus far.  They squeaked out a win against Denver on opening weekend, then got shellacked in weeks two and three.  Many thought they were headed for one of those horrific seasons to get in line for the #1 pick in the draft, and possibly even re-locating to Los Angeles.  With the Colts coming to town this week, the Jags were hoping to show people that they actually have life.  Well, David Gerrard and Maurice Jones-Drew finally got things going for Jacksonville with three touchdowns between the both of them, and the Jags even tied the game at 28.  Then, in the closing seconds, Jacksonville’s kicker, Josh Scobee, booted an amazing 59 YARD FIELD GOAL TO WIN THE GAME!!  Amazing!  And the Jags stunned Peyton Manning and the Colts.  Jacksonville 31, Indianapolis 28.

Elsewhere, it was a defensive battle between the Baltimore Ravens and Pittsburgh Steelers.  Pittsburgh was looking to go a perfect 4-0 before they get their primary starting QB back — Big Ben Roethlisberger.  Things were going in Pittsburgh’s direction as they led 14-10 in the closing minutes of the game.  But then, with just under a minute remaining, Baltimore’s Joe Flacco connected with their newly added receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh for an alarming 18 yard touchdown pass to put the Ravens ahead.  The Steelers crowd was absolutely stunned, and the Ravens improved their record to 3-1 to take first place in the AFC North.  Baltimore 17, Pittsburgh 14.

And in Philadelphia, it was the match-up everyone had been waiting for:  Donovan McNabb’s return to Philly, but this time, wearing a Washington Redskins uniform.  No complaints from Philly fans, however, they have their loaded weapon in quarterback Michael Vick.  Vick has been driving defenses crazy this season, and is even causing Eagles fans to start thinking Super Bowl.  They don’t need McNabb anymore.  Or… so they thought.  In the first quarter alone, the Redskins offense bowled over a banged up Philly defense to take a 14-0 lead.  Eagles fans were shocked.  And then… more bad news, as Michael Vick went down hard, got up, clutching his stomach in pain.  Vick had to come out of the game, and may apparently have three broken ribs.  Not good news for the Michael Vick experiment.  Kevin Kolb relieved Vick, and even led a solid comeback, but it wasn’t enough.  McNabb was able to come back to the place where he spent 10 years of his career and ‘nabb’ the win.  Washington 17, Philadelphia 12.

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