Ron Glover’s Week 9 NFL Recap: Steelers pay it forward before defeating Giants, Falcons survive Cowboys scare

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Hard to find two classier coaches than Tom Coughlin and Mike Tomlin.

When we speak of karma, many times it comes in a negative tone. This week the Pittsburgh Steelers displayed a level of class and compassion that cannot be measured. In the days following Superstorm Sandy, Steelers owner Dan Rooney decided to stay in Pittsburgh until late Sunday morning so the team would not take away hotel rooms displaced New Jersey and New York residents obviously needed. The Steelers rallied for a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to defeat the NY Giants 24-20. 

Panthers 21 – Redskins 13 – The Panthers snapped a five-game losing streak. The frustrated Redskins have dropped their last three.

Packers 31 – Cardinals 17 – Green Bay tallied 176 yards on 39 carries with a running back by committee. The Cardinals free fall continues.

Bears 51 – Titans 20 – The Bears D has scored two more touchdowns. Lovie Smith is definitely a COY candidate.

Texans 21 – Bills 9 – The Texans got a great effort from the defense in the second half.

Lions 31 – Jaguars 14 – Lions running back Michael LeShoure ran for three scores. The Lions (4-4) are beginning to make a move.

Broncos 31 – Bengals 23 – Peyton Manning is now 8-0 against the Bengals — who have dropped four straight for the first time in two years.

Ravens 25 – Browns 15 – Ravens win their 11th consecutive division game.

Shine up your dancin’ shoes Chuck.

Colts 23 – Dolphins 20 – Andrew Luck breaks rookie single-game passing record with 433 yards. The dam breaks when I watch Chuck Pagano’s post game speech.

Seahawks 30 – Vikings 20 – Two potential wild card teams here. Russell Wilson throws for three touchdowns. Adrian Peterson had one of the great non-scoring runs ever.

Buccaneers 42 Raiders 32 – Oakland native Doug Martin rushed for a franchise-record 251 yards and four touchdowns for the Buccaneers.

Steelers 24 – Giants 20 – The Steelers hope Issac Redman (147 rushing yards) continues to be the answer to their running woes.

Falcons 19 – Cowboys 13 – The Cowboys miscues and inability to get off the field on third down cost them a very winnable game.

Tonight: Eagles at Saints 8:30 pm. 


One Response to “Ron Glover’s Week 9 NFL Recap: Steelers pay it forward before defeating Giants, Falcons survive Cowboys scare”

  1. Temple3 says:

    Nice follow through after a busy day.

    For the record, I think the Steelers running game woes may be a bit overstated. Last three games: 167, 140, and 158 — with 2 different running backs carrying the load. The woes might be on the injury side, as opposed to the production side.

    I thought the offense did a decent job, but the team did squander an amazing game by the Special Teams Unit. That was one of the best games the Steelers have ever played on special teams. If the offense was clicking and Antonio Brown was in the game (injured after the first quarter), I’m thinking that should have been a 40 point game…but I’ll take it.

    Refs gave Giants 11 points (maybe 14)…and the defense was surprisingly dominant. Steelers haven’t allowed 180 yards passing in a month. We’ll see where this goes very soon. They play the Ravens twice in the next four weeks.