Monday, October 27, 2008

Monday Morning Quick Hitters

Phillies Pheaver is at a...well, PHEAVER PITCH (Please no sequel) as the Philadelphia Phillies are 1 win away from taking home its 1st World Championship in 28 years. Joe Blanton pitched 6 strong innings and helped his own cause by hitting the 1st HR by a pitcher in 38 years. The Tampa Bay Rays could only muster 6 hits, including 2 HRs, 1 by Carl Crawford and the other by Eric Hinske, who replaced Cliff Floyd on the roster. The Phillies won 10 - 2. The Phillies lead the series 3 games to 1.

The New England Patriots continued the roller coaster season that is the post Tom Brady season, beating the St Louis Rams 23 - 17. Matt Cassell drove the team down the field on the 4th quarter, hitting Kevin "Not My Cigars" Faulk for a TD Pass with just over 3 minutes left. Deltha O'Neil, yep, that Deltha O'Neil intercepted a pass from the Rams QB Marc Bulger to seal the deal. The Pats are tied for the division lead with the Bills at 5 - 2.

A surprising display of defense from the Cowboys lead the Boys over the Tampa Bay Bucs 13 - 9.

The Washington Redskins used a stellar punt return TD by Santana Moss catch and finally beat the hapless Detroit Lions 25 - 17.

The Buffalo Bills, in a position to take control of the AFC East, floundered and turned over a victory to the Miami Dolphins, allowing the Dolphins to win 25 - 16.

The New Orleans Saints survived the trip to London and the lack of defense, and showed Londoners just how American Football is supposed to play, beating the San Diego Chargers 37 - 32. The win propels the Saints to 4 - 4 and drops the Chargers to 3 - 5.

Even after his 3rd interception, returned for a TD, Brett Favre proved he's got a little left. Favre drove the team down for the game winning TD, hitting Laveranues Coles with less than 1 minute left to beat the Kansas City Chiefs 28 - 24.

After a defensive 1st half, the offenses broke loose in the 3rd quarter as the Carolina Panthers outlasted the Arizona Cardinals 27 - 23.

The Baltimore Ravens keep floating that Wildcat Offense or as Ravens Coach John Harbaugh calls it "Suggs Package" (referring to Terrell Suggs statements that Troy Smith should be the starting QB) as Ohio State product QB Troy Smith hit QB Joe Flacco on a pretty 43 yrd pass that almost resulted in a TD. The Baltimore Ravens beat the Battle of the Ryan Brothers and the Oakland Raiders 29 - 10.

Wake me up when it's over...oh it's over?!? The Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 35 - 6.

The Pittsburgh Steelers defense did all it could do, holding the NY Giants to 16% Red Zone Efficiency, but Big Ben Roethlisberger threw 4 picks to help the New York Giants to a 21 - 14 win over the Steelers.

Is there any way Mike Singletary can play for the 49ers? The 49ers lost to the Seattle Seahawks 34 - 13. This is all that needs to be said.

Here are the BCS Standings
1 - Texas 6 - Georgia
2 - Alabama 7 - Texas Tech
3 - Penn State 8 - Florida
4 - Oklahoma 9 - Oklahoma State
5 - USC 10 - Utah



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