Manning’s fourth quarter comeback came up a little short
Peyton Manning made a valiant effort. His team was down and he had to take his share of the blame. Coming off the emotional loss to the Patriots last week, the Colts lost 23-21 to the Chargers last night in San Diego. Manning threw 6 interceptions in the game. Thats his career high.
Despite Manning having one of his worse career games, the colts being riddled by injuries, and being down 23-0 at one point, the Colts still had a chance to take the game in the end. With 1:31 left in the fourth quarter the Colts had all but made an improbable comeback scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half.
The score was 23-21 with automatic Adam Vinatieri up to kick a 29 yard chip shot. Vinatieri has made 96% of field goals 30 yards and under in his career and he has been known as a clutch kick. However, the hostile crowd and the rainy conditions in last nights game must have gotten to him or something because he missed it and the Chargers escaped with the win. What a crazy ending.
Cowboys sweep the Giants
In the NFC game of the week, the Cowboys took it to the Giants yesterday beating them 31-20. The Cowboys came in being the most penalized team in the NFL and at some points it seemed like they were trying to beat each other by penalties.
The game was close at halftime. The Cowboys were up 17-14 and the Giants were content with going in the the locker rooms with that being the score. The Cowboys got a taunting penalty which allowed them another chance to get into field goal range which they capitalized on and went into halftime with the score tied up at 17.
The Cowboys have been known this year as a second half team though. Their superstars didn’t disappoint either. Tony Romo hooked up with Terrell Owens for two second half TD’s. One for 25 and one for 50.
Other Notable Games
- Big Ben scampered for a 30 yard TD run in the Steelers 31-28 win over the Browns. The Browns had a shot in the end but their kicker Phil Dawson came up just short on a 52 yard field goal to tie it in the end.
- Brett Favre’s milestone season continued as he became only the second player to pass for over 60,000 yards in the Packers rout of the Vikings 34-0. Adrian Peterson left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury. He will get an MRI Monday.
- These Rams looked like the Rams of old in their 37-29 win over the hot Saints. The Saints 4 game win streak was snapped in the loss as Marc Bulger went 27-33 for 302 yards and 2 td’s