@TSFSports Week 10 NFL recap and commentary: Drew Brees goes off as the Saints pound the Cowboys 49-17

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The Saints defense knew the importance of  yesterday’s game to their coordinator Rob Ryan.

When the Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan last winter, he assured them he would have a new job in five minutes. The timing was off, but, the New Orleans Saints eventually brought Ryan in to cure their defensive struggles. Last night, Ryan’s defensive unit shut down a struggling Cowboys offense, allowing quarterback Drew Brees to blister a porous Cowboys pass defense as New Orleans dumped Dallas 49-17.

Sunday November 10, 2013

Philadelphia Eagles 27, Green Bay Packers 13 – Nick Foles passed for three more touchdowns — raising his season total to 16 with no interceptions. The Eagles have won all five of their games on the road. Packers third string quarterback Scott Tolzien was 24 for 39 for 280 yards with a touchdown and two picks.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 12 18 228 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. McCoy 25 155 6.2 0
N. Foles 8 38 4.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Cooper 3 102 34 2
D. Jackson 4 80 20 1
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
S. Tolzien 24 39 280 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 24 73 3 0
S. Tolzien 1 19 19 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Boykin 8 112 14 0
J. Nelson 6 56 9.3 0

Jacksonville Jaguars 29, Tennessee Titans 27 – Maurice Jones-Drew was key in the Jaguars scoring a season-best 29 points. The Titans bid for a comeback was foiled when the Jaguars recovered the onside kick late in the game. The Jags produced four turnovers and never trailed.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 14 23 180 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 21 41 2 1
J. Todman 3 11 3.7 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Shorts 2 42 21 0
M. Brown 2 40 20 0
TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 22 33 264 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 12 30 2.5 0
S. Greene 9 22 2.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Wright 7 78 11.1 0
D. Walker 4 62 15.5 1

Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Buffalo Bills 10 – The Steelers defense shut down E.J. Manuel in his return to the Bills lineup to push their record to 3-6. The frustrating fall in the Steel City took another turn when rumors of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger requesting a trade in the offseason surface, but have since been refuted by his agent.

BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manuel 22 39 155 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Jackson 12 55 4.6 0
C. Spiller 8 23 2.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Johnson 3 48 16 0
C. Gragg 4 25 6.2 1
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 18 30 204 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 22 57 2.6 1
J. Dwyer 6 38 6.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 6 104 17.3 0
L. Bell 3 39 13 0

NY Giants 24, Oakland Raiders 20 – The Giants over came a self-inflicted 17-point deficit to win their third game in a row. Running back Andre Brown rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown. Terrelle Pryor rushed for 19 yards and a touchdown.

OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Pryor 11 26 122 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Jennings 20 88 4.4 0
T. Pryor 5 19 3.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Moore 3 45 15 0
M. Reece 3 30 10 0
NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 12 22 140 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 30 115 3.8 1
P. Hillis 5 21 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Randle 3 50 16.7 1
H. Nicks 4 49 12.2 0

St. Louis Rams 38, Indianapolis Colts 8 – The Rams got a huge boost from rookie Tavon Austin who scored on a 98-yard punt return and touchdown passes of 57 and 81 yards as St. Louis stunned Indianapolis — who were held scoreless until the third quarter.

ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
K. Clemens 9 16 247 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Cunningham 7 72 10.3 0
Z. Stacy 26 62 2.4 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Austin 2 138 69 2
C. Givens 2 54 27 0
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 29 47 353 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Luck 4 17 4.2 0
T. Richardson 5 2 0.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Hilton 7 130 18.6 0
D. Brown 5 64 12.8 1

Seattle Seahawks 33, Atlanta Falcons 10 – Seattle wideout Golden Tate caught six balls for 106 yards and a touchdown as the Seahawks moved to 9-1 in a rematch of last season’s divisional playoffs. Marshawn Lynch punished the Falcons defense to the tune of 145 yards on 24 carries.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 19 26 287 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 24 145 6 1
C. Michael 8 33 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Tate 6 106 17.7 1
D. Baldwin 5 76 15.2 0
ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 23 36 172 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Rodgers 3 31 10.3 0
M. Ryan 3 15 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Douglas 7 49 7 0
T. Gonzalez 3 29 9.7 0

Baltimore Ravens 20, Cincinnati Bengals 17 (OT) – I guess something finally clicked in the Super Bowl champions. Jason Tucker kicked the game-winning field goal in overtime after A.J. Green caught a Hail Mary deflection at the end of regulation. The Ravens are in a tie for second place in the AFC North.

CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 24 51 274 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
G. Bernard 14 58 4.1 0
B. Green-Ellis 9 36 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 8 151 18.9 1
T. Eifert 3 55 18.3 0
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 20 36 140 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Pierce 8 31 3.9 0
R. Rice 18 30 1.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Smith 5 46 9.2 1
E. Dickson 3 28 9.3 0

Detroit Lions 21, Chicago Bears 19 – The Lions gained sole possession of the NFC North after a slugfest with the rival Bears. Calvin Johnson caught two second half touchdown passes and Reggie Bush rushed for 106 yards. Brandon Marshall caught seven balls for 139 yards and two scores.

DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 18 35 219 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Bush 14 105 7.5 0
J. Bell 10 41 4.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 6 83 13.8 2
B. Pettigrew 5 70 14 0
CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Cutler 21 40 250 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 17 33 1.9 0
A. Jeffery 2 5 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Marshall 7 139 19.9 2
A. Jeffery 9 114 12.7 0

Carolina Panthers 10, San Francisco 49ers 9 – Defense was the word as the Panthers sealed their fifth straight win with a Drayton Florence interception late in the game. The loss ended the Niners five-game win streak. The Panthers defense shut down Colin Kaepernick on two consecutive drives late in the fourth quarter. DeAngelo Williams rushed for 46 yards and a touchdown.

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 16 32 169 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
De. Williams 8 46 5.8 1
J. Stewart 13 41 3.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Smith 6 63 10.5 0
B. LaFell 4 48 12 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 11 22 91 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 16 82 5.1 0
C. Kaepernick 4 16 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Manningham 3 30 10 0
A. Boldin 3 23 7.7 0

Arizona Cardinals 27, Houston Texans 24 – The Arizona Cardinals moved to within a game of second place as Carson Palmer threw two touchdown passes. The loss was the Texans seventh in a row — a franchise record. The team learned earlier in the day that running back Arian Foster will miss the rest of the season as he prepares for back surgery.

HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Keenum 22 43 201 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Tate 15 56 3.7 0
C. Keenum 2 13 6.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Hopkins 6 69 11.5 0
A. Johnson 5 37 7.4 2
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 20 32 241 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Ellington 11 55 5 0
R. Mendenhall 13 42 3.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Roberts 5 72 14.4 1
R. Housler 4 57 14.2 1

Denver Broncos 28, San Diego Chargers 20 – The Chargers bounced back from a 21-6 halftime deficit, but failed to close the gap. Peyton Manning passed for 330 yards and four touchdown passes, three to Demaryius Thomas.

DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 25 36 330 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 15 65 4.3 0
M. Ball 5 20 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thomas 7 108 15.4 3
J. Thomas 3 96 32 1
SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 19 29 218 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 14 59 4.2 1
R. Brown 9 36 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Gates 4 62 15.5 0
K. Allen 4 41 10.2 0

New Orleans Saints 49, Dallas Cowboys 17 – The Saints posted 49 points on 40 first downs. Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns — at one point completing 19 consecutive passes. The loss drops Dallas into a first place tie with Philadelphia in the NFC East.

DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 10 24 128 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Murray 16 89 5.6 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bryant 1 44 44 0
J. Witten 2 27 13.5 0
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 34 41 392 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Ingram 14 145 10.4 1
P. Thomas 17 87 5.1 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Colston 7 107 15.3 1
D. Sproles 7 76 10.9 1

Tonight:

Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 8:40

5 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 10 NFL recap and commentary: Drew Brees goes off as the Saints pound the Cowboys 49-17”

  1. mapoui says:

    The MSM bandwagon is building already to chase Mike Vick out of Philly.

    Foles is good but Chip Kelly is wary and fair. Vick seems toast however

  2. mapoui says:

    Carolina looks real contenders as Luck and the Colts are exposed by a strong St Louis defense.

    since last week I have been kind of queasy about the Seahawks. Carolina’s rise looks a bit more solid

    hers hoping that Mike Shanahan gets fired and Griffins career is saved

  3. Miranda says:

    Too bad bout those Falcons huh? Tip of the day: If your elite QB needs Elite WRs, an Elite TE, Elite Running back and an Elite O-line to be elite……………….he’s not elite.

  4. All of what Miranda said…

  5. mapoui says:

    true… Brady has been producing wins all season with inexperienced receives, no Gronkowski or the guy in prison..

    Ryan should be doing just as well with the hype. but its not real