Ron Glover’s Week 10 NFL Recap: Saints D stands tall against Falcons, Decisions, decisions in Philly
Jimmy Graham and the New Orleans Saints are looking to complete a historic run into the postseason.
The defense of the New Orleans Saints has been anointed as the worst of any NFL era. Yesterday the home team relied heavily on their feeble unit to deny the potent Atlanta Falcons offense on consecutive fourth downs. The Saints held off the previously undefeated Falcons 31-27 keeping their improved playoff hopes alive.
In Philadelphia, Michael Vick was knocked out late in the second quarter and never returned. Rookie backup Nick Foles replaced Vick and gave the Eagles a brief 14-10 lead in the third quarter. Two turnovers by Foles resulted in Dallas touchdowns and a special teams gaffe leading to a score became the Eagles undoing in a 38-23 defeat to the Cowboys. The loss drops the Eagles to 3-6 and swings the door wide open for speculation about the immediate futures of Andy Reid and Michael Vick.
Josh Freeman and the Bucs continue to win while keeping a low profile.
Buccaneers 34 – Chargers 24 – Ed Daniels, your Buccaneers are balling.
Titans 37 – Dolphins 3 – Just when I thought the Dolphins were ready to make a move.
Patriots 37 – Bills 31 – Great comeback by the Bills. An even greater play by Pats corner Devin McCoutry.
Ravens 55 – Raiders 20 – The Raiders made Joe Flacco look like Johnny U.
Broncos 36 – Panthers 14 – Denver has all but sealed the AFC West.
A.J. Green and the Bengals hit up the Giants D for four touchdowns.
Bengals 31 – Giants 13 – The Giants lead in the NFC East has shrunk to a game and a half.
Vikings 34 – Lions 24 – Adrian Peterson is my NFL MVP.
Saints 31 – Falcons 27 – The thought of Roger Goodell handing the Lombardi to Saints owner Tom Benson has intrigued me.
Marshawn Lynch and the Seahawks continue to put the NFL on notice.
Seahawks 28 – Jets 7 – The least likely of the NFL rookie quarterbacks is at least two victories away from a playoff berth.
Cowboys 38 – Eagles 23 – Three non-offensive touchdowns by the Cowboys took the team’s fate out of Tony Romo’s hands.
Rams 24 – 49ers 24 – Alex Smith was knocked out with a concussion leaving the door open in a competitive division. Hell, Rams punter Johnny Hekker completed two passes.
Texans 13 – Bears 6 – Jason Campbell is the guy if Jay Cutler is unable to go.
Tonight: Chiefs at Steelers 8:30 pm