Archive for October 3rd, 2011



First up in the NFL, the undefeated Detroit Lions looked to storm into Dallas and come out with a victory.  Dallas was favored to win the game, but the Lions play with some serious spirit.  The game started out ALL Cowboys.  Tony Romo had 3 touchdowns on the day, and the Cowboys went into the halftime leading 20-3.  It looked like they had it in the bag, BUT they didn’t count on the fact that (1) the Lions are good, and (2) Romo throws picks.  Romo threw not 1, but 2 pick-six interceptions to put the Lions right back into the game.  Plus, Matt Stafford connected with superstar Calvin Johnson on 2 touchdowns, and that was enough to put the Lions on top.  And they were able to hold on for the win to go 4-0.  Wow, the Lions are 4-0???!!!  That’s just crazy.  Detroit 34, Dallas 30.

And in Cincinnati, the Bills were looking to continue their hot, unexpected start as they took on the Bengals.  Remember this team just beat the Patriots, something they haven’t done in many years.  It was a close game for a while, but then an interception return for a TD and a Fred Jackson run put the Bills up 17-3.  Everyone thought they had it in the bag, but the Bills defense collapsed in the 2nd half and let the Bengals right back into the game.  Andy Dalton even connected with his tight-end Jermaine Gresham for a TD and also ran it in himself for a rushing TD.  Then, in the closing seconds, the Bengals Mike Nugent kicked a game-winning 43 yard field goal.  Cincinnati 23, Buffalo 20.

And in Baltimore, it’s pretty clear that the Jets are in trouble this year.  They may have gone into the game 2-1, but this Ravens game would be a true test for them.  The Ravens just came out storming.  Their defense caused a fumble that they returned for a touchdown, and a Ray Rice TD put Baltimore up 17-7.  The Jets defense tried to get them back into the game, getting a pick-6 for a TD, but Mark Sanchez and the Jets offense were just abysmal.  They just couldn’t get it going and in the 3rd quarter Mark Sanchez threw another pick-6 to the Ravens LaDarius Webb.  Next up for the Jets:  The Patriots, and that will be a real statement game for them.  Baltimore 34, NY Jets 17.


Finally, it was a weekend of baseball playoffs.  In New York, the Yankees had to deal with a tough Detroit squad that was able to even up the series.  And in Texas, the Rays got out to a hot start in Game 1, but the Rangers were able to equalize in Game 2.  That series now heads back to Tampa tied at 1.  In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers are red-hot and are cruising past the Diamondbacks with a 2-0 series lead, and the Cards are keeping things interesting against the mighty Philadelphia pitching staff.  The Phillies had the bats in Game 1, but a rally by the Cards in Game 2 against superstar pitcher Cliff Lee ties the series at 1 heading back to St. Louis.  Now the pressure is on everybody.  Start watching.

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