Thursday, February 17, 2005

Eagles soar into Chump Bowl I

The Eagles routed the Giants 83-31. The game saw the Giants jump out to a quick 17-0 lead in the 1st quarter. After that it was all Eagles as McNabb had a 6 passing TD game, Westbrook had 3 rushing TD's and Akers had 11 PATs and 2 field goals. Lets not count out the defense who had two interception return TDs also.

The Eagles will next meet the Ravens in Chump Bowl I. If you remember this is a regular season rematch of a game that came down to the final play.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Ravens advance to the Chump Bowl

Coach Billick actually let Kyle Boller throw the ball a couple of times in this one... he completed a total of 5 passes (one of which was a touchdown). Jamal Lewis again ran for over 300 yards. And, despite an All-Pro caliber game from Lav Coles, the Ravens came out on top of this one, 37-15.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

giants keep playoff hopes alive... just barely

After a very disappointing season the giants finally came away with their first win. It was no blow-out though as the packers almost came back to take the lead. This game was decided by turnovers, nothing fancy nothing pretty.

Sorry for the short version but I don't have the timeon my hands like other analysts that think people actually care about reading a five page essay(yeah that was a shot at you two knuckleheads!).

Anyways great game Ben.

Sunday, February 06, 2005

Playoff Picture

Hey Guys-
I guess the post-season is upon us! Aaron is the undisputed regular season champ! Now, let's see if he can keep it up in the playoffs. I did the math (please check me on this), The Eagles came in 1st with a 3-0 record, The Ravens came in 2nd with a +51, The Skins 3rd with +37, and K.C. came in 4th with a +22 point differential. Now, to the hard part. I believe Brent is leaving town for a while on Monday. So, I think Ben or Lonny should be the wildcard in the playoffs. According to my math (which is known to be sketchy), Lonny and Ben finished with the same point differential... -78! What do you guys want to do? Would it possible for the 2 of you to get a game in early this week so this doesn't go an extra week?

Aaron would play Lonny or Ben, and I get another shot at Jama..I mean John. Anyway, that's where we are now, I'm open to any ideas and thoughts.

Friday, February 04, 2005

Redskins Vs Ravens

In the annual Beltway Battle, it was Jamal Lewis' day. Kyle Boller was reduced to no more than a conduit through which to get Lewis the ball. Jamal carried the ball 40 times, for an all-time NFL record 377 yards and 5 TDs. While giving him the occasional breather, Musa Smith racked up 119 yards on 12 carries, along with 2 scores. Boller, normally a solid QB, only attempted 5 passes, with 1 completion and 1 interception.

On the Redskins' side, Mark Brunell was knocked out of the game halfway through the second quarter on a vicious sack by Anthony Weaver. Patrick Ramsey, although marginally effective, could never get much going.

The Ravens stormed to a quick 21-0 lead, and they never relinquished it. The Skins had a few drives that closed the gap, but the Ravens ground game chewed up the clock with long drive after long drive.

Ultimately, the Ravens lead proved to be insurmountable. When the game ended, Baltimore was on top: 52-20. Baltimore handed the Redskins their first loss of the season, resulting in each team being 2-1.

Eagles vs. Giants

Well I was never trying to have the longest posts but after Brent's last one I can't even compete. So here is a quick synopsis. This game was plagued with injuries on both sides. The 1st quarter saw Eagles running backs Brian Westbrook and Correll Buckhalter both go down with injuries. While the Giants also had there share of injuries with Tiki Barber and Carlos Emmons going down early in the second half. In the end Reno Mahe had over 100 yards of rushing for the Eagles and helped lead them to a 54 - 30 win over the Giants.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Week 3 (Chiefs vs. Packers)

It was perfect night for football as the crowd settled in to watch an old-fashioned grudge match. Yes, the Chiefs were at Lambeau Field hot off a 1 game winning streak, facing the once mighty Packers. Could the Packers turn their season around with a dominant victory? Would the Chiefs continue the hot streak that was started a week ago against the Giants?

The Packers won the toss and elected to kick off to the Chiefs. Kansas City took advantage of the first posession and jumped to an early 7-0 lead. Green Bay charged down the field on their first posession, but were held to a field goal by a questionable Chiefs defense that allowed 50 points a week ago. The first quarter closed with the Chiefs holding a 21-3 lead, but there was much football left to be played.

The second quarter was all Green Bay as the Packers charged back to get within 4 with only a few minutes remaining in the half. Kansas City awakened is slumbering offense and added another touchdown before the half, but not before Green Bay added a touchdown of their own. Opting to try for the 2 point conversion to bring them within a field goal, the Packers were held at the goalline and closed the half trailing by 5 points, 28-23.

As the teams took the field for the second half, emotions ran high as the Packers knew they had to come out and make a statement with the first posession of the final 14 minutes of play. However, the Chiefs defense held and forced the Packers to punt. But all was not lost, as the Packers defense also held, forcing the KC punt team to come onto the field. It was beginning to look like the game would turn into a defensive struggle, when Priest Holmes evaded a Darren Sharper ankle tackle in the backfield and turned what looked to be a loss into a touchdown, giving the Chiefs the 35-23 lead. As the third quarter wound to an end, the Packer faithful tried to rally the team together for a strong fourth quarter.

Sadly, a storybook finish was not in the cards for the once-mighty Packers. The Chiefs defense held the Packers offense, while the Chiefs offensive squad added 3 more touchdowns to jump to a 56-23 lead with the fourth quarter closing. However, in a final show of the heart and toughness that has defined his career, Brett Farve led the Packers on a final scoring drive (the key play of which may be seen at Ben't house - he made me save the instant replay, and yes, I admit it was a pretty good play). The Packers, refusing to give up, went for the onside kick - however, the Chiefs were not about to be embarrassed by allowing another onside kick to be converted on them after the debacle against the Giants last week. Kansas City recovered the kick and made the most of their final posession, scoring a touchdown as the clock winded down to end the game, Chiefs 62, Packers 30.

Where have these Chiefs come from, you might ask? Is it true that a Phoenix will rise from the ashes of a Week 1 defeat? Only time will tell...

Monday, January 31, 2005

Week 3 matchups

...and the hits keep on comin'!

Rico @ John

Brent @ Ben

Aaron @ Lonny

Eagles win a close one against the Ravens

In what will possibly be the lowest scoring game all season and the only game to almost go into overtime, the Eagles beat the Ravens on Saturday 28-20. While all the pregame hype was about the controversy which landed T.O. in Philadelphia. The game itself showed the defenses and the running games take charge. With only 2 catches T.O. had a disappointing outing. With both QBs unable to control the turnovers (3 INT's for McNabb and 2 INT's for Boller) it proved to be a contest between Jamal Lewis and Brian Westbrook. The Eagles got one of their 2 INTs early in the game however it looked bad for the Eagles when Brian Westbrook went down with an injury in the 2nd offensive series and Mark Simoneau went out with an injury on the 2nd defensive series. Both however were only suffering from leg cramps and were able to come back. A fumble on a kick return late in the first half looked to be what the Eagles would need to break the game open. However, the Raven's D stood up to the test and kept the Eagles from scoring. Late in the 2nd half the Ravens were down 21 - 20 and were mounting a long drive down the field. Jamal Lewis fumbled the ball and Westbrook proved who was better when he scored his 4th rushing TD of the game. The Eagles were celebrating on the sideline until with less than a minute left Boller started to mount a comeback. The Raven's had the ball inside the 10 with 2 seconds left and a chance to tie with a touchdown and 2 pt. conversion. But Boller proved true to form when he threw an incompletion. With a heartbreaking loss the 1-1 Ravens will face the 2-0 Redskins next week. While another close win puts the 2-0 Eagles against the 0-2 Giants.