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Posted Sep 8, '12 at 11:20pm

vinster132

vinster132

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What's the most surprising upset this week? Louisana-Monroe over Arkansas. 34-31 On the road against the crowd. Another one would be UCLA over Nebraska.

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 12:11pm

Sauron23

Sauron23

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It makes me sad that the Lakers have Dwight Howard, because now they might be even better. I don't like the Lakers. Especially because I'm a Jazz fan. I think the Jazz will be better this year. With Kanter and Burks.

GO JAZZ

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 3:06pm

vinster132

vinster132

5,505 posts

Jazz lost their point guard, Devin Harris. But I think they'll do fine. Mo Williams should be a decent leader and scorer.

 

Posted Sep 9, '12 at 6:20pm

1zth

1zth

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"Were back on Football Sunday!"
"All those doubts, questions and concerns about Rex Ryan's Jets? Well, no worries, after all.

With a whole lot of Mark Sanchez, a sprinkling of Tim Tebow and a dominant first-half effort by the defense, New York manhandled the Buffalo Bills, routing their AFC East rivals 48-28 in the season opener Sunday.

Sanchez threw three touchdown passes, including two to rookie Stephen Hill, Jeremy Kerley had a touchdown catch and a punt return for a score, and Antonio Cromartie took one of New York's three interceptions of Ryan Fitzpatrick to the end zone.
That's from a team -- labeled by some a "circus" for its penchant for offseason headlines -- that had many wondering what to expect after the first-team offense failed to score a touchdown in the first three games of the preseason.
There were plenty of touchdowns in this one for the Jets, who set the franchise mark for most points in a season opener on Shonn Greene's late 1-yard scoring run.
Sanchez had the offense humming along so well, the fans at MetLife Stadium actually booed Tebow when he failed to gain a yard when he took a direct snap in the second quarter. The video board quickly flashed a sign: "Quiet! Offense At Work!"
Not everything went right, though, as the Jets allowed 195 yards rushing, including a career-high 169 by C.J. Spiller, and All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis left in the fourth quarter with a head injury.
Perhaps the only other thing that went wrong came early in the fourth quarter when Ryan took a tumble when Scott Chandler knocked into him on the sideline after a catch. Ryan went down to a knee and then laughed as he got up.
The game marked the highly anticipated debuts of Tebow, who worked in the Wildcat a little bit and also recovered a late onside kick by Buffalo, and Bills defensive end Mario Williams -- who was a non-factor against a Jets offensive line that protected Sanchez throughout and gave him plenty of time to throw.
Sanchez finished 19 of 27 for 266 yards and the three scores and an interception, and Tebow had five rushes for 11 yards and didn't throw a pass. Greene had 27 carries for 94 yards and the TD, and Hill had five catches for 89 yards.
Fitzpatrick was 18 of 32 for 195 yards and three touchdowns -- to Chandler, Stevie Johnson, Donald Jones -- and the three interceptions.
The Jets opened the game to loud cheers as both Sanchez and Tebow took the field, with the backup quarterback lined up as a slot receiver. The throw went to Hill, who couldn't handle the toss. Three plays later, Tebow took the snap with Sanchez lined up at wide receiver and handed to Joe McKnight for a 3-yard run.
With the offense moving along, Sanchez took off running and tried to shovel a pass to Jeff Cumberland, who had the ball tip off his hands and right to Bills linebacker Bryan Scott. The play was reviewed -- and upheld -- by officials after it appeared Scott might have stepped out of bounds.
But the Jets got the ball right back a few minutes later when Revis stepped in front of Fitzpatrick's pass intended for Johnson.
New York used its Wildcat package a few times to get into the end zone on their next drive as Sanchez hit Kerley on a 12-yard pass for a touchdown -- after the first team offense went the entire preseason without one.
The Jets' defense stepped up again a few minutes later, this time with Kyle Wilson picking off Fitzpatrick's pass intended for David Nelson.
Five plays later -- right after Tebow gained 3 yards on a direct snap -- Sanchez connected with Hill for a 33-yard score on the opening snap of the second quarter to put the Jets up 14-0. Sanchez pulled off a terrific pump fake, freezing rookie cornerback Stephon Gilmore for a brief moment, and giving Hill a chance to separate.
The Bills couldn't get much going on their next possession and weren't helped by the crew of replacement officials. On fourth-and-1 from its 29, Buffalo was called for a delay of game penalty after the officials took a while spotting the ball. Several Bills players yelled at officials, to no avail, and it became fourth-and-6 from the 24.
Brian Moorman punted it 43 yards, and Kerley -- zigzagging through tackle attempts -- returned it 68 yards for a touchdown, putting New York up 21-0.
There was more bad news for the Bills on their next possession as Fred Jackson injured his right leg after a 7-yard run when he was tackled hard by LaRon Landry. Jackson stayed down for a few moments while he was checked by trainers before walking on his own to the sideline.
He walked around for a while before finally heading to the locker room, a towel draped over his head, with two trainers accompanying him.
Spiller replaced him and got the Bills on the scoreboard, zipping past a few missed tackles by Landry and Bart Scott and scooting into the end zone for a career-best 56-yard score.
Cromartie got the second half off to a good start for the Jets, intercepting Fitzpatrick's pass intended for Chandler and returning it 42 yards for a touchdown. Cromartie somersaulted into the end zone -- but was not called for a penalty.
Hill got his second touchdown of the game early in the second half, catching a 17-yard toss from Sanchez to put the Jets up 40-7.
Chandler caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick late in the third quarter, cutting the deficit to 27. Donald Jones' 6-yard touchdown catch capped a 96-yard drive midway through the fourth that made it 41-21.
With the Jets' defense playing a bit sloppy, Johnson caught a 29-yard pass with just under 6 minutes left to get the Bills within two touchdowns. But Buffalo's onside kick attempt went right into the hands of a waiting Tebow, and New York sealed the game on Greene's TD run."

 

Posted Sep 10, '12 at 1:26am

superbobdabest

superbobdabest

298 posts

What's the most surprising upset this week? Louisana-Monroe over Arkansas. 34-31 On the road against the crowd. Another one would be UCLA over Nebraska.

how bout texas A & M loss to florida
floria came back from a 17 point half time deficit to win by 3

 

Posted Sep 10, '12 at 1:43am

superbobdabest

superbobdabest

298 posts

sorry for the DP but i forgot to look att he next page

It makes me sad that the Lakers have Dwight Howard, because now they might be even better. I don't like the Lakers. Especially because I'm a Jazz fan. I think the Jazz will be better this year. With Kanter and Burks.

aww i feel bad for you
howard was also my fav center and now hes on the team i hate most

Sanchez had the offense humming along so well, the fans at MetLife Stadium actually booed Tebow when he failed to gain a yard when he took a direct snap in the second quarter. The video board quickly flashed a sign: "Quiet! Offense At Work!

I heard about that
he also got bood during a yankee game when right after he got signed for the jets
he was even wearing a yankee hat
looks like the jets hate tebow

and Bills defensive end Mario Williams

BOOO!!!
I hate him
he was the best DE on the texans and he leaves for the bills come on man
i dont care if we got mercilus

after the first team offense went the entire preseason without one.

that wrong the jets had one touchdown thrown by some backup

we missed yiu 1zth

 

Posted Sep 12, '12 at 6:22pm

1zth

1zth

189 posts

we missed yiu 1zth
Aww thanks man

Were back to sports center(On AG)!
Michael Vick is his own worst critic when it comes to his lackluster play in the season opener.

He knows needs to play better than he did in the opener for the Eagles to have a chance at beating Baltimore on Sunday.

Against Ray Lewis and a tough Ravens defense, four interceptions and bad decisions might not put Vick in a spot where he can pull out a victory in the fourth quarter.

Vick said he doesn't use criticism of his performance as motivation because he saw the mistakes on tape.

"The thing is that nobody really has to motivate me. I have to motivate myself," he said Wednesday. "I watch the film. I'm the one who lived it, and everyone else watched it from afar and is just speculating about it and what they think."

Vick never truly found himself in a groove until he led the Eagles 91 yards for the winning drive against the Browns en route to the 17-16 victory.

He was one of the first Eagles to hit the film room Monday, though, to break down his performance. Vick said he has to stop pressing to make big plays when the game isn't going his way. He knows he made ill-advised throws into coverage, sometimes because he was trying to do much to rally the Eagles.

"I can't dwell on what happened last game," he said, "because I just don't plan on having that type of ballgame again."

Vick's optimism could be squashed in a hurry Sunday.

Ed Reed's 34-yard interception return for a touchdown was the highlight of a solid performance by the Baltimore defense in the Ravens' 44-13 rout of Cincinnati Monday. Haloti Ngata had two of Baltimore's four sacks, proving the Ravens (1-0) just might survive without NFL Defensive Player of the Year Terrell Suggs, who is out indefinitely.

"I shook off the rust last week and I'm ready to get back out against Baltimore," Vick said. "The thing that I can tell you is that we will progress and get better as the season goes on."

Coach Andy Reid backed his quarterback and said Vick should continue to improve with more practice. Vick took only 12 snaps in the preseason -- well shy of the whopping 56 passes he attempted against the Browns. Vick was 29 of 56 for 317 yards and two scores to go with the four picks. He ran seven times for 32 yards, including a 16-yard scamper.

Reid said it was important to remember how well Vick played in the final drive to lead the Eagles to a comeback win.

"He finished the way a great player finishes, and you see this all the time in basketball, where shooters, the great shooters, they're going to have an off-day and they keep shooting," he said. "When it comes down to the end, the great ones end up sinking the winning shot. So Michael, that's what he did. He kept firing."

The Eagles (1-0) have won five straight games, dating back to last season. And Vick, obviously, has had a lot to do with that. But he could have one less star target available on Sunday, as they shoot for six.

Receiver Jeremy Maclin did not practice Wednesday because of a sore hip. And the Eagles definitely won't have Jaiquawn Jarrett in the mix on defense, after they released the second-year safety. Reid took responsibility for a bad gamble on Jarrett, who played at Temple, when they took him in the second round of the 2011 draft. Jarrett played in only 13 games with the Eagles. He did not take a defensive snap against the Browns.

"I think his style of defense will be best for him somewhere else," Reid said, "and not with this team."
DUNA DUN DUNA DUN!
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Posted Sep 12, '12 at 6:53pm

vinster132

vinster132

5,505 posts

he was the best DE on the texans and he leaves for the bills come on man

It's NFL business man. He wants the moneyz.

how bout texas A & M loss to florida
floria came back from a 17 point half time deficit to win by 3

It was kinda surprising. But those two are pretty even teams. And it was all about endurance. Florida wore down A&M in the 2nd half. That's how they won.

 

Posted Sep 19, '12 at 2:30am

superbobdabest

superbobdabest

298 posts

The Eagles (1-0) have won five straight games, dating back to last season. And Vick, obviously, has had a lot to do with that. But he could have one less star target available on Sunday, as they shoot for six.

they are now 6 straight plus a perfect preseason

It's NFL business man. He wants the moneyz.

money does change everything

It was kinda surprising. But those two are pretty even teams. And it was all about endurance. Florida wore down A&M in the 2nd half. That's how they won.

the aggies are known for bad 2nd halfs

 

Posted Sep 19, '12 at 8:37pm

vinster132

vinster132

5,505 posts

Vick with good clutch wins but definitely 2 games that are forgettable.

 
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