Archive for November 4th, 2013

WATERCOOLER CHAT: COWBOYS HANG ON FOR WIN OVER VIKINGS, SEAHAWKS TOUGH AT HOME, COLTS GET WIN IN OVERTIME, BULLYING ISSUES IN MIAMI

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In the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys are starting to look like a team that could be coming together.  However, after a last second loss last week to Detroit, they desperately needed to rebound at home against the Minnesota Vikings squad.  The Cowboys started out pretty hot, but the Vikings just wouldn’t go away.  And before they knew it, the Cowboys were trailing late in the 4th quarter thanks to a monstrous run by Adrian Peterson.  But, in the closing minutes, Romo marched the Cowboys down the field and hit Dwayne Harris for a last second TD to take the lead.  The Cowboys hung on and are now atop the NFC East at 5-4.  Remember, winning your division gets you a home field playoff game.  Dallas 27, Minnesota 23.

And in Seattle, the Seahawks are practically impossible to beat at home.  That stadium is designed to be an extreme nuisance for road teams on account of the crowd noise.  It affects their ability to communicate plays correctly, which leads to convenient incomplete passes and interceptions for the Seahawks.  So when the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into Seattle, nobody gave them a chance.  Yet, before the Seahawks knew it, they were down 24-7, and the Buccaneers suddenly looked amazing.  But, you can never count out QB Russell Wilson.  He managed the game perfectly and led the Seahawks all the way back to overtime.   In OT, some “Beast Mode” runs by Marshawn Lynch helped the Seahawks get in field goal range and ice the game.  The Seahawks are now 8-1 for the first time in franchise history.  Seattle 27, Tampa Bay 24.

Finally, on Sunday Night Football, the Houston Texans had a home game against the division rival Indianapolis Colts.  They decided to start 3rd string quarterback Case Keenum, the former University of Houston phenom.  And right off the bat, Keenum launched two bombs down field to Andrew Johnson to give them a 14-0 lead.  Keenum and the Texans looked rejuvenated and amazing.  This one looked like it belonged to the Texans.  But, in the 2nd half, the Texans D just collapsed, allowing Colts QB Andrew Luck to lead several perfect drives to give the Colts the lead late in the game.  The Texans tried to march down the field for a game-tying field goal, but Texans kicker Randy Bullock just couldn’t put it through the uprights and the Texans lost a nail biter.  And if that wasn’t sad enough, their coach, Gary Kubiak collapsed at half time and had to be taken to the hospital via ambulance.  He didn’t have a heart attack, but it was a very scary scene.  Indianapolis 27, Houston 24.

In other news, Richie Incognito suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins for bullying.  Dolphins’ offensive tackle, Jonathan Martin filed a misconduct complaint against Incognito for excessive bullying. I imagine we’ll be hearing much more of this over the next few weeks as this story has sparked interest from players and fans.

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