Falcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2417 times:
We're headed around the back turn, and into the final stretch of the NFL season, so give us a run-down of your team.
Despite playing a pretty damn good game, the Browns still haven't figured out how to close the deal, and lost another one they should have won, 24-20 to the hated Steelers in Cleveland.
The frustrating thing is the Browns made no glaring errors, physically beat up on the Steelers for most of the game. The only problem in the 4th quarter is the Defense was on the field, and were completely spent by the end of the game. Big Ben played a marvelous 4th quarter for Pittsburgh, avoiding at least a half dozen sacks, and on most of those, making pin-point passes to usually well-covered receivers.
Frustrationg for Browns' fans. But they ARE getting better. They've improved vastly from the beginning of the year. They have to learn to close out games though.
Your take on this week, as we no longer have any unbeaten teams.
Shame about Donvan, btw. I hate seeing anyone like that get a season-ending injury.
Bright side for the Browns was they shut down Charlie Parker, and were opportunistic on defense in the 1st half. Joshua Cribbs had a 92-yard kickoff return for a TD in the 4th quarter.
Dark side: no turnovers on offense, or major gaffes, but no points by the offense except for a field goal. Defense not getting any stops on 3rd down. Offense not getting a first down when they finally got the ball in the 4th quarter, and running out the clock.
N670UW From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2390 times:
Great to see the Steelers pull out the win late after playing a horrendous first half. Roethlisberger put together three clutch fourth-quarter scoring drives. The line gave him time and the receivers made big plays.
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4994 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2345 times:
CHARGERS DEFEAT BRONCOS!!!!!
Final score in Denver tonight- 35 to 27!
All kinds of records were broken tonight by the Chargers:
First time in NFL history that a team has won 4 consecutive games in which they gave up more than 24 points.
First time in NFL history that a team has come back to win consecutive games when behind by more than 17 points.
Ladainian Tomlinson becomes the fastest player to reach 100 TDs, achieving it tonight in his 89th game.
Ladainian Tomlinson also continues his record for most TDs in a xxx-game span, making his current record 19 TDs in the last 6 games.
Philip Rivers came through again, going 19-for-26 with 2 TDs, though he did get a little roughed up for 2 INTs. LT, besides the records he broke above, had 105 rush yards and 74 receiving yards, by far his best performance ever at Denver.
Antonio Gates came through late in the game, and our defense, while giving up over 24 points for the 4th straight game, held Denver to only a field goal in the second half to allow the comeback...
Nkops From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2762 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
My Niners beat Seattle, although they made it very interesting in the last minute (fumble, get ball back on int., missed field goal). Even as a 49'ers fan I never would have guessed we'd be .500 this late in the year and have a wild-card chance.
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4977 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (8 years 5 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2307 times:
Well my Colts finally lost but I'm alomst glad that they did. The whole sit back and then rally in the 4th while exciting is not the ideal means of building a chamionship team. There is no question that they were always gonna be tops of the AFC South but that's really a minor accolade at this point. I think this loss might be enough to get Dungy to do some retooling. Hoepfully it will be enough to push the Colts all the way to the big show this year... hoepfully.