@TSFSports Week 12 recap and commentary: Comeback kids

(NY Daily News)

Tom Brady led the Patriots to an astounding comeback against the Broncos.

The most stunning of the five come from behind wins yesterday was the improbable comeback by the New England Patriots who trailed the Denver Broncos 24-0 at halftime only to pull out a 34-31 victory in overtime.

The Carolina Panthers won their 7th game in a row with a late rally against the Miami Dolphins. The Titans, Cowboys and Chargers also won late.

Thursday Night:

New Orleans Saints 17, Atlanta Falcons 13 - Drew Brees passed for two touchdowns as the Saints (9-2) survived an ugly offensive showing to hold off the Falcons (2-9). Atlanta — who has been swept in the season series is guaranteed their first losing season since 2008. Matt Ryan was 30 of 39 for 292 yards, but could not find the end zone.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 23 33 278 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
P. Thomas 10 73 7.3 0
M. Ingram 9 32 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Graham 5 100 20 1
P. Thomas 5 57 11.4 0
ATLANTA FALCONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Ryan 30 39 292 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
S. Jackson 16 63 3.9 1
A. Smith 1 11 11 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
H. Douglas 9 79 8.8 0
D. Johnson 6 67 11.2 0

Sunday November 24, 2013:

Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24, Detroit Lions 21 - Matt Stafford’s fourth interception iced the Buccaneers (3-8) third win in a row. The Lions are now 6-5 after losing two in a row at home, but remain in first place in the NFC North. Tampa’s Mike Glennon was 14 for 21 passing for 247 yards and two touchdowns.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Glennon 14 21 247 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Rainey 18 35 1.9 0
B. Leonard 1 3 3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Underwood 3 108 36 2
T. Wright 8 75 9.4 0
DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 26 46 297 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Bush 15 83 5.5 0
J. Bell 6 15 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 7 115 16.4 0
N. Burleson 7 77 11 1

Minnesota Vikings 26, Green Bay Packers 26 - Has there been an uglier 52-point game? The Packers (5-5-1) rallied back from 16 points down to force the extra period, but each team could only muster a field goal. Adrian Peterson led the Vikings (2-8-1) with 146 yards on 32 carries.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Ponder 21 30 233 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Peterson 32 146 4.6 1
T. Gerhart 8 91 11.4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Patterson 8 54 6.8 0
J. Simpson 2 54 27 0
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Flynn 21 36 218 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 25 110 4.4 1
J. Starks 3 37 12.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jones 7 80 11.4 0
J. Boykin 5 60 12 1

Jacksonville Jaguars 13, Houston Texans 6 - These are trying  times for the Texans (2-9) — who have failed to win a game since September 15th. The Jaguars (2-9) never trailed against an ineffective Texans defense. Maurice Jones-Drew rushed for a season-high 84 yards in the victory.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 23 32 239 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 14 84 6 1
J. Todman 11 31 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Shorts 8 71 8.9 0
A. Sanders 4 61 15.2 0
HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Keenum 18 34 169 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Johnson 13 74 5.7 0
C. Keenum 1 2 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Griffin 1 37 37 0
A. Johnson 2 36 18 0

San Diego Chargers 41, Kansas City Chiefs 38 - These two longtime rivals endured eight lead changes, the final being a Phillip Rivers touchdown pass to Seyi Ajirotutu with :24 remaining. The Chiefs (9-2) defense suffered a huge blow — losing their top pass rusher Tamba Hali and Justin Houston. The timing couldn’t be worse with the Broncos visiting this Sunday. The Chargers (5-6) will face the Bengals next.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Rivers 27 39 392 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mathews 14 55 3.9 1
D. Woodhead 6 25 4.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Allen 9 124 13.8 0
E. Royal 4 87 21.8 0
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 26 38 294 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 14 115 8.2 2
K. Davis 1 3 3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Avery 4 91 22.8 1
D. McCluster 7 59 8.4 0

Carolina Panthers 20, Miami Dolphins 16 - For the second consecutive week Cam Newton led the Panthers (8-3) offense on a game-winning drive. The most critical play came on 4th and 10 when Newton connected with Steve Smith for 19 yards to extend the drive. Newton found tight end Greg Olson on a one-yard pass play for the clincher. The Dolphins (5-6) led for the entire contest up to that point.

CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 19 38 174 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Newton 8 51 6.4 1
De. Williams 10 31 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
S. Smith 5 69 13.8 0
B. LaFell 2 36 18 0
MIAMI DOLPHINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Tannehill 28 42 310 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Tannehill 4 36 9 0
L. Miller 10 8 0.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Wallace 5 127 25.4 1
B. Hartline 5 78 15.6 0

Pittsburgh Steelers 27, Cleveland Browns 11 - Safety Troy Polomalu turned in a vintage performance as Pittsburgh (5-6) moved back into the playoff picture after an 0-4 start. Ben Roethlisberger is now 16-1 against the Browns (4-7) — who lost quarterback Jason Campbell to a concussion in the third quarter.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 22 34 217 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 23 80 3.5 0
F. Jones 2 9 4.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 6 92 15.3 1
E. Sanders 6 52 8.7 1
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Weeden 13 30 209 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Ogbonnaya 4 26 6.5 0
F. Whittaker 6 16 2.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 14 237 16.9 1
J. Cameron 3 32 10.7 0

St. Louis Rams 42, Chicago Bears 21 - The Rams (5-6) proved their victory against the Indianapolis Colts was no fluke by taking out their second division leader in as many weeks. The Bears (6-5) fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and never recovered. St. Louis’ Tavon Austin scored on a 65-yard touchdown run — his fifth score in his last seven touches.

CHICAGO BEARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. McCown 36 47 352 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Forte 16 77 4.8 0
A. Jeffery 1 4 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Marshall 10 117 11.7 1
M. Bennett 4 62 15.5 1
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
K. Clemens 10 22 167 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Cunningham 13 109 8.4 1
Z. Stacy 12 87 7.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cook 4 80 20 1
T. Austin 2 39 19.5 0

Baltimore Ravens 19, NY Jets 3 - The Jets (5-6) playoff hopes took a huge hit with yesterday’s loss. Geno Smith struggled again –throwing two picks to Baltimore’s Cory Graham. The Ravens (5-6) running game continues to struggle, but Joe Flacco was efficient, passing for 273 yards and a touchdown.

NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
G. Smith 9 22 127 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Powell 11 41 3.7 0
C. Ivory 9 35 3.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
G. Salas 2 48 24 0
K. Winslow 2 34 17 0
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 17 26 273 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Pierce 11 30 2.7 0
R. Rice 16 30 1.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Jones 4 103 25.8 1
T. Smith 2 74 37 0

Tennessee Titans 23, Oakland Raiders 19 - Ryan Fitzpatrick hooked up with Kendall Wright with 10 seconds remaining to give the Titans (5-6) a come from behind victory. The win moves Tennessee into a six-way tie for the final playoff spot in the AFC. The Raiders (4-7) were haunted by two missed field goals by Sebastian Janikowski.

TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 30 42 320 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 20 73 3.6 0
R. Fitzpatrick 5 26 5.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Hunter 6 109 18.2 1
K. Wright 6 103 17.2 1
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. McGloin 19 32 260 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Jennings 16 73 4.6 0
M. Reece 5 14 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Streater 5 93 18.6 0
R. Jennings 4 49 12.2 0

Arizona Cardinals 40, Indianapolis Colts 11 - The Cardinals (7-4) moved into second place in the NFC West with their fourth win in a row. Carson Palmer passed for two touchdowns and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (two touchdowns) became the youngest player to reach 11,000 receiving yards. The Colts (7-4) have scored 19 points in their last two games.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Luck 20 39 163 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Herron 4 33 8.2 0
A. Luck 2 31 15.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Fleener 4 55 13.8 1
T. Hilton 5 38 7.6 0
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 26 37 314 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Mendenhall 13 54 4.2 1
A. Ellington 10 50 5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Floyd 7 104 14.9 0
L. Fitzgerald 5 52 10.4 2

Dallas Cowboys 24, NY Giants 21 - Tony Romo converted two passes on third down in a critical 14-play drive — which led to the game winning field goal by Dan Bailey. The Cowboys (6-5) move into first place in the NFC East while simultaneously crushing the Giants (4-7) playoff hopes.

DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 23 38 250 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Murray 14 86 6.1 0
L. Dunbar 3 20 6.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Bryant 9 102 11.3 0
D. Murray 3 40 13.3 0
NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
E. Manning 16 30 174 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 21 127 6 0
B. Jacobs 9 75 8.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Randle 3 64 21.3 0
B. Myers 3 39 13 1

New England Patriots 34, Denver Broncos 31 – Tom Brady threw three touchdowns in the second half as the Patriots (8-3) rallied from a 24-0 halftime deficit. New England scored on their first five second half possessions. Peyton Manning led a scoring drive for the Broncos (9-2) late to force overtime. Denver’s Tony Carter was in the wrong place at the wrong time when Ryan Allen’s punt touched his leg and was recovered by the Patriots. Stephen Gostkowski kicked a 31-yard field goal to seal the win.

DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 19 36 150 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 37 224 6.1 1
M. Ball 7 40 5.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Tamme 5 47 9.4 1
D. Thomas 4 41 10.2 1
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 34 50 344 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Bolden 13 58 4.5 1
S. Vereen 10 31 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Edelman 9 110 12.2 2
R. Gronkowski 7 90 12.9 1

Monday Night Football 8:40 pm:

San Francisco 49ers (6-4) at DC (3-7)

2 Responses to “@TSFSports Week 12 recap and commentary: Comeback kids”

  1. mapoui says:

    Regardless I like RG3. he has made mistakes and set himself up for a fall. he has fallen and that may be a good thing. I hope so!

    but the best result that could come out of this situation would be the end of Mike Shanahan. Shanahan’s son may hang on for a bit with other organizations but he too, should be ended too as soon as possible.

    the Shanahans are now anachronistic coaching elements in the NFL. Compared to the newer and more progressive elements I note like Doug Marrone, Chip Kelly, Chudzinsky..the Shanahans stand exposed as dinos.

    like Schiano in Tampa, but twice… the Shanahans got saddled with QB’s they did not like…in Griffin a draft selection they did not like but could not avoid..no matter how good he was/is

    the Shanahans have coached like they cannot be trusted where Griffin is concerned. it follows then that DC either get a coach who coaches the team he has…not the one he wishes for. or trades Griffin.

    and were I RG3… I would sit out the rest of the season with the owners agreement if that can be secured.

  2. mapoui says:

    Chad Johnson is the man!

    on CBS he stands up and establishes that Geno Smith is getting a bum rap..that he has a lousy support caste that is more hindrance than help. that Geno needs much more as a rookie. he has no help at all.

    strong stuff! Johnson is a great commentator…sees the game clearly and speaks his mind

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