Ron Glover’s NFL Recap for Week 3: Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith summons strength in the face of tragedy

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The game was probably just a blur for Torrey Smith who played in the wake of his brother’s passing

Early Sunday morning Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith learned that his younger brother Tevin Jones, 19 lost his life in a motorcycle accident. After talking things over with his mother and other siblings Smith decided to play.

We’re all glad he did.

With little sleep and the weight of the world on his mind, Smith had six receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns as the Baltimore Ravens edged the New England Patriots 31-30.

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Dez Bryant #88 of the Dallas Cowboys makes a 44-yard punt return against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Cowboys Stadium on September 23, 2012 in Arlington, Texas.

Dez Bryant’s punt return set up a late score for the Cowboys.

Cowboys 16 – Bucs 10 – The Cowboys were just glad to be home after last Sunday’s beating.  They didn’t look much better.

Jaguars 22 – Colts 17 – Let’s hope that Blaine Gabbert feeds off yesterday’s victory.

Bills 24 – Browns 14 – Things don’t look good for C.J. Spiller who suffered a shoulder injury in the win.

Jets 23 – Dolphins 20 – The Jets run defense was shredded again yesterday. Darrelle Revis may be out for an extended period.

Chiefs 27 – Saints 24 –  Maybe people will back up off Romeo Crennell. The days of the paper bag may be returning to the Bayou.

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Robert Griffen III #10 of the Washington Redskins runs the ball against the Cincinnati Bengals at FedExField on September 23, 2012 in Landover, Maryland. The Bengals defeated the Redskins 38-31.

Although he was sacked six times RG3 was able to keep the Redskins in the game with his legs.

Bengals 38 – Redskins 31 – Valiant effort by a short-handed Redskins team. Pierre Garcon may return in a week. Andy Dalton is the real deal.

Bears 23 – Rams 6 – I think Jay Cutler has learned his lesson. I hope he has anyway.

Vikings 24 – Niners 13 – We forgot that the Vikings have a pretty good defense too. Alex Smith is looking like 2010.

Titans 44 – Lions 41 – The Lions just need to chalk this one and move on

Falcons 27 – Chargers 3 – The Falcons have opened up the season going 3-0 against the AFC West — only the Raiders remain.

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Larry Fitzgerald’s domination of the Eagles secondary is almost comical.

Cardinals 27 – Eagles 6 – LeSean McCoy had only five carries in the first half. For some reason Andy Reid decided to run in the fourth quarter down three scores..

Raiders 34 – Steelers 31 – In a fourth quarter comeback made for NFL Films the Raiders pulled out a win that would’ve made Al Davis proud.

Texans 31 – Broncos 25 – A Peyton Manning comeback was foiled for the second week in a row.

Ravens 31 – Patriots 30 – Bill Belichick’s phone was ringing by the time he hit the locker room.

Tonight: Packers at Seahawks

2 Responses to “Ron Glover’s NFL Recap for Week 3: Ravens’ wide receiver Torrey Smith summons strength in the face of tragedy”

  1. Sinclair says:

    Smith’s performance last night underscores how ridiculous Cam Newton looked in the NYG/CAR post game presser. Cam’s got pressure? How much pressure was on Smith last night?

  2. CAvard says:

    Double B’s most certainly will get a call from Roger Goodell this morning. However, these replacement refs have to go. They were pissing off BB and Harbaugh immensely last night. It’s one thing to blow calls. I get that. They all do. But to persistently mess up where the ball is supposed to be spotted is just incompetence. How many times did they do that last night? There’s more about the refs, but I’ll leave it there.

    Other than that, the Patriots 4th quarter defense still has not improved since 2008. They can’t get the job done when they need to most in key games. The lat two super bowls and last night’s game against the Ravens were indicative of that.

    Pissed of Pats fan this morning.