Ron Glover’s Week 7 NFL Recap: RG3 goes toe-to-toe with Eli Manning on a day full of fantastic finishes

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Eli Manning - Robert Griffin III

RG3 and the Redskins sent a message to the rest of the NFL despite losing to the Giants

Week 7 was undoubtedly the most entertaining in the NFL this season. Two overtime contests were mixed in with several games decided in the final minute of action.

Robert Griffin III nearly led the Redskins to an upset of the NY Giants. Thanks to a turnover by Mark Sanchez the Patriots would overcome the NY Jets in overtime.

The Giants/Redskins contest set the tone for a wild NFL Sunday.

Giants 27 – Redskins 23 – A great game for Griffin (20-28 258 yds. 2 TD. int., fumble 89 yds. rushing) and the Redskins to build on. Can’t say enough about the combo of Manning and Cruz. Shanahan finds another gem in running back Alfred Morris (22 carries, 120 yards).

Houston 43 – Baltimore 13 – Terrell Suggs was inspiring in his return with three tackles and a sack. Passing off some of that sizzle to Joe Flacco would’ve been nice. Flacco’s struggles continue. Passing for only 147 yards and two picks including one for a Texans score. Matt Shaub passed for two touchdows. Arian Foster rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

New Orleans 35 – Buccaneers 28 – The Buccaneers bid for overtime was foiled when a touchdown pass to Mike Williams was negated after he stepped out-of-bounds and re-entered the field of play. Drew Brees rallied the Saints from a 21-7 third quarter deficit. Josh Freeman passed for 420 yards and three touchdowns while Vincent Jackson caught seven balls for 216 yards and a score.  

Cowboys 19 – Panthers 14 – The Cowboys pushed ahead with two field goals in the final four minutes. The Panthers remain winless when Cam Newton throws an interception (0-12)

Colts 17 – Browns 13 – Andrew Luck ran to two scores and rookie running back Vick Ballard rushed for 84 yards on 20 carries. Brandon Weeden passed for 256 yards and two touchdowns for the Browns.

Packers 30 – Rams 20 – Aaron Rogers continued his roll with three more touchdown passes yesterday.

Chris Johnson followed up with an 83-yard TD run later in the game.

Titans 35 – Bills 34 – The Titans rallied after trailing in the fourth quarter for the second consecutive week. Matt Hasselback found Nate Washington for the winning score with 1:03 left. Chris Johnson rushed 18 times for 195 yards and two touchdowns. Ryan Fitzpatrick was 27-35 for 225 yards and three touchdowns. It was Fitzpartick’s lone interception that set up the Titans winning score.

Vikings 21 – Cardinals 14 – Adrian Peterson rushed for 153 yards and a touchdown. Chris Ponder was putrid. The second year quarterback was 8 for 17 for 58 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. Cardinals quarterback John Skelton was sacked seven times. The Cardinals have allowed and NFL-leading 35 sacks.

Patriots 29 – Jets 26 (ot) – Toss away two fumbles by Mark Sanchez (328 yards, TD) and the Jets probably win this game.

Raiders 26 – Jaguars 23 (ot) – The Raiders rallied from ten points down in the fourth quarter. Sebastian Janikowski missed a 64-yard field goal at the end of regulation before kicking a 40-yard game-winner in overtime. The Jags lost Maurice Jones-Drew (ankle) and Blain Gabbert (shoulder).

Steelers 24 – Bengals 17 – Ben Roethlisberger continues to convert on third down. Jonathan Dwyer rushed for 122 yards for the Steelers who held the Bengals to 185 yards of total offense. 

Tonight: Lions at Bears 8:30 pm. 



2 Responses to “Ron Glover’s Week 7 NFL Recap: RG3 goes toe-to-toe with Eli Manning on a day full of fantastic finishes”

  1. Origin says:

    Great game by RG3. I am not surprised that the young man is playing well. Now if they can just stop calling so many read options. On that one fumble RG3 almost got his knees blown out.

    Any way lets see if the redskins get this young man help on the offensive end next year. Or if this is the same old story as with other QBs that look and play like him.

    As far as the Panthers the media needs to call out those 2 horrible calls by the refs late in the game. They bitched about the Packers and Seattle game. Then the punks in the mainstream media needs to bitch about this.

    Oh and I see the Panthers still running read option 90% of the time. The panthers have still ran the ball less than 50 times while the QB has been under center all year…..less than 50 times!!!

    Like I said before Cam is being straight up set up to fail. Chud ass is fucking this dude up and not only that the media is ignoring that players such as D. Williams is taking shots at the offensive play calling even on twitter after the game. Oh but never mind that lets not even acknowledge that right???

  2. DeShawn says:

    Yawn. Whenever a black QB fumbles and intercepts his way to failure, you always blame the coach. We get it. You’re a broken record. Meanwhile, whenever a white QB fails it’s all on his shoulders and his alone, right? Try to be just a tad less predictable and biased, okay pal?