Archive for October 7th, 2013



In the NFL, there were 5 undefeated teams headed into week 5.  Could they all remain undefeated?

In Dallas, Peyton Manning and the Broncos came into town ready to showcase their high-powered offense.  But the Cowboys were ready for them, and had an aerial attack that could match Denver’s.  Peyton and Tony Romo had a shootout in what would turn out to be the 4th highest scoring game in NFL history.  Manning threw for 414 yards and 4 touchdowns, while Tony Romo threw for a whopping 506 yards and 5 touchdowns. Unfortunately for Romo, he threw a pick late in the 4th quarter that would cost the Cowboys the game.  It allowed the Broncos to get a last minute field goal to ice it.  The Broncos stay undefeated.  Denver 51, Dallas 48.

Meanwhile, the undefeated Saints and Chiefs would have to take their game on the road in two places that are very difficult to play.  The Saints headed to Chicago, while the Chiefs would have to do battle with the tenacious Titans defense in Tennessee.  There is just no stopping this Saints offense, however, and they just kept working their magic, running up a big early lead on the Bears that would prevent them from coming back.  The Saints stay undefeated.  And the Chiefs steady offensive attack behind quarterback Alex Smith was enough to let their defense shine.  The Chiefs came out of Tennessee with a victory, and remain undefeated — with a Chiefs/Broncos match-up looming.  New Orleans 26, Chicago 18.  Kansas City 26, Tennessee 17.

Finally, in Indianapolis, the undefeated Seahawks came to town to try and stop Andrew Luck and the Colts (who have been hot lately).  The Seahawks jumped out to an early lead, but the Colts clawed their way back in, thanks to some gorgeous touchdown passes from Andrew Luck to T.Y. Hilton.  And in the end, the Seahawks just didn’t have enough to stop the Colts, and the Seattle suffered their first loss.

And in Cincinnati, the undefeated Patriots came to town to take on a Bengals team that has been struggling lately.  But a team as strong as the Bengals had a resilience about them coming off a loss to the Browns last week.  They held Tom Brady and Patriots offense in check.  The Pats only put up 6 points, and the Bengals ended Tom Brady’s 52 consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass.  The Bengals needed this momentum boost, and the Patriots now have one in the loss column.   Cincinnati 13, New England 6.

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