NFL 2008–Week 7 Recap

This week the Oakland Raiders host the New York Jets. I will not be at the game, which bothers me. I really want to see Brett Favre. As I told Steve at “No Runny Eggs” last year, I was going to see the Raiders play the Packers with a sign that read, “I’ll trade our 45 for your # 4.”

Now Brett is a Jet, but the Raiders are still a mess. I would still trade most of our 45 for their # 4.

If the Jets win, let the record show that I conceded in advance, and Jersey McJones should not be too rough on me.

If the Raiders win, I knew it all the time, and never lost faith.

In addition, there were other games played on this NFL Sunday, but with less meaning.

With that, from my multiple television pad in Los Angeles, below is my NFL Week 7 Recap.

San Diego Chargers @ Buffalo Bills–It seems like only 47 years ago that both of these teams ruled the AFL, with Jack Kemp quarterbacking them both. This game was actually delayed due to a power outage. Nevertheless, football was played. After a Buffalo field goal, Philip Rivers led an 11 play. 6 1/2 minute drive that ended with a 14 yard touchdown toss to Floyd. In the 2nd quarter, a San Diego fumble had the Bills Starting at the San Diego 38. With the short field, Trent Edwards, who completed 14 of his first 15 passes, found Lee Evans for the 2 yard touchdown and a 10-7 Bills lead. Buffalo added a field goal to take a 6 point lead into the locker room.

Early in the 3rd quarter, Rivers led the Chargers 80 yards on 12 plays in over 6 minutes. The 12 yard touchdown from Rivers to Vincent Jackson put the Chargers up 14-13. The Bills needed 6 minutes and 9 plays to cover the78 yards needed to retake the lead. Marshawn Lynch rambled 9 yards to put Buffalo up 20-14. With 6 minutes remaining in the game, Rivers had the Chargers in the Buffalo end zone. Rivers was intercepted in the end zone by Kavika Mitchell, who ran it back to the Buffalo 31. That set up a field goal to put the Bills up 9 points with 3:17 remaining. Rivers was hit and fumbled, snuffing out any comeback hopes. It was Mitchell again that made the play.

Perhaps Norvelous Norv Turner regretted his 3rd quarter decision on 4th and 1 from the Buffalo 40 to punt rather than utilize Landanian Tomlinson. Either way, Buffalo owner Ralph Wilson turned 90 this past Friday, and the Bills turned 5-1 for the first time since 1995, during K-Gun days of Marv Levy, Jim Kelly, and Thurman Thomas. 23-14 Bills

New Orleans @ Carolina Panthers–It seems like only 13 years ago that the late Sam Mills, aka the “Field Mouse,” left New Orleans for Carolina. Rest his defensive soul. Defense reigned early on, but with the Panthers leading 3-0 in the 2nd quarter, the Saints got the ground game going. Reggie Bush had a 30 yard run, and Deuce McCallister plunged in from a yard out to put the Saints up 7-3. A Jeremy Shockey fumble on their next drive had the Panthers starting at the New Orleans 40. Jake Dolhomme threw a 19 yarder to Steve Smith, and Stewart ran 18 yards to put the Panthers up 10-7. On the next Carolina drive, a flea flicker set up a 29 yard toss from Delhomme to Smith. John Kasay added his second field goal to put Carolina up 13-7

The Carolina defense clamped down in the second half, as it frequently does. Coach John Fox released Julius Peppers and the rest of the hounds. One minute into the second half, it was offense that did the job. Delhomme found Smith for 39 yards and a 20-7 lead. A Brees interception at midfield was returned to the New Orleans 18. Delhomme hit Williams for 4 yards to put the game out of reach. 30-7 Panthers

Minnesota Vikings @ Chicago Bears–It seems like…oh please, they play each other every few weeks, and both wish that Brett Favre retired years ago. This game was supposed to be a black and blue slugfest. Instead the teams racked up the points early on.

The Vikings took the opening kickoff and went 67 yards in 10 plays, with Adrian Peterson running it in from one yard out to put Minnesota up 7-0. After a short kickoff, the Bears began at their own 46. Kyle Orton worked out of the no huddle, and an 18 yard pass to Greg Olsen tied the game 7-7. Minnesota had to punt on their next drive. The snap was fumbled, and a desperate attempt at a punt was blocked and returned 17 yards for a touchdown to put the Bears up 14-7. Gus Frerotte led the Vikings right back, and a 24 yard pass to Shiancoe tied the game 14-14. That was only the 1st quarter.

The 2nd quarter began with an exchange of field goals. With the game tied at 17-17, Minnesota had more special teams problems. A fumbled punt was recovered by the Bears in the end zone for a gift touchdown and a 24-17 Chicago lead. The Bears had 2 special teams touchdowns, neither involving Devon Hester. With 3:47 left in the half, Frerotte led the Vikings back. Chester Taylor plunged over form one yard out to tie the game 24-24 with 22 seconds left in the half. Yet the scoring was not done. Another short kickoff followed by a 19 yard toss fro Orton to Olsen set up Robbie Gould’s 48 yard field goal. The Bears led 27-24, and the only thing that temporarily stopped the scoring was halftime.

The pinball machine continued into the 3rd quarter, when the game turned into a sandlot game. Orton began at the Chicago 20, and reached the Minnesota 36. He then threw a pass to Clark that went for 35 yards down to the 1. Clark was hit by 2 Minnesota defenders just shy of the goal line and fumbled the ball. Yet Davis recovered the ball in the end zone for the touchdown, just as the Bears drew the play up. They led 34-24, but not for long. Adrian Peterson ran 54 yards for a touchdown, as the Vikings were within 34-31.

Orton then hit Marty Booker on a swing pass. Booker outran all the defenders in a game with no defense anyway. Booker raced 51 yards to put the Bears back up 41-31. Frerotte then threw a bomb that resulted in his 3rd interception of the day. With Payne returning the interception 50 yards to the Minnesota 6, the 3rd quarter ended. The 4th quarter began with Chicago failing to convert on 4th and goal from the 1. The goal line stand was all for nought as a defensive penalty gave Chicago a new set of downs. Matt Forte ran it in to put Chicago up 48-31.

This game was not close to being done. Frerotte brought the Vikings right back, but on 4th and 3 form the Chicago 5, needing 3 scores, the Vikings kicked the field goal. They trailed 48-34 with 9 minutes remaining. After a Chicago punt, Frerotte led the Vikings back. A 5 yard touchdown pass to Bernard Berrian finished off a 75 yard drive. The Vikings trailed by only 7 points, and did get the ball back with 1:06 left. Frerotte’s magic fell short as he was intercepted with 40 seconds remaining. 99 points later, Chicago had held on in a thriller. 48-41 Bears

Pittsburgh Steelers @ Cincinnati Bengals–It seems like only 36 years ago that the Steelers were getting better and the Bengals were getting worse. To quote Spinal Tap, the more it stays the same, the less it changes. Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers 75 yards on their opening drive, capping it off with a 2 yard touchdown pass to Mewelde Moore. A field goal extended the lead to 10-0, but then both defenses geared down. The Steelers were in total control of the game when Fitzpatrick, again filling in for Carson Palmer, led Cincinnati down the field late in the half. A 14 play, 92 yard drive led to a 5 yard touchdown pass from Fitzpatrick to Chad Johnson just before halftime.

Pittsburgh took a Cincinnati punt and began the second half at their own 45. Mewelde Moore put on a clinic, running 13 yards for the touchdown that put the Steelers up 17-7. Although Pittsburgh only led 17-10 after 3 quarters, they poured it on in the 4th. Big Ben hit Nate Washington on a 50 yard bomb to put the Steelers up 24-10. Moore’s 2 yard touchdown had the Steelers up 31-10. Byron Leftwich came in for Big Ben in mop up action, and added to the final misery of the Bengals. They need Palmer back now. 38-10 Steelers

Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs–It seems like only 14 years ago that Warren Moon and Joe Montana battled, except the Houston Oilers existed. Vince Young remained bench, and Kerry Collins remained efficient. Brodie Croyle completed 9 of his first 10 passes, but was knocked out of the game early, bringing Damon Huard back into action. A Rob Bironas field goal and a 6 yard Lendale White run had the Titans up 10-0 after the 1st quarter. The Chiefs did manage to reach the Tennessee 21, but on 4th and 1, a field goal was no good. The second quarter featured heavy doses of White, who ran it in from 2 yards out to put the Titans up 17-0 at the break. For some reason, the second half was played. Lendale White had an 80 yard touchdown run to put the Titan up 27-0. Jeff Fisher and the Titans are the sole remaining unbeaten team at 6-0. The Chiefs are a mess. 34-10 Titans

Baltimore Ravens @ Miami Dolphins–It seems like only last year that the Ravens blew a chance to prevent history by giving away a game to New England, failing to prevent 16-0, while succeeding in giving away a game to Miami, preventing them from going 0-16. Shockingly enough, a game involving the Ravens was a defensive slugfest. A 3-3 tie was broken when Chad Pennington threw a 44 yard touchdown pass to Terrell Suggs. Unfortunately for Pennington, Suggs plays defense for Baltimore. After another Miami field goal, the Ravens finally finished a drive late in the half Joe Flacco led the Ravens 67 yards, with an 11 yard touchdown pass to Derrick Mason putting the Ravens up 17-6 at the half.

In the second half, a field goal had the Ravens up 20-6. Chad Pennington then found Patrick Cobbs for a 27 yard gain to set up a 6 yard touchdown pass to Bess to close to within 20-13. Yet the Ravens were too much on this day. Flacco found Mason for a 23 yard gain to set up a 5 yard touchdown run by Willis McGahee to ice the game. The Dolphins are improved, and so are the Ravens. 27-13 Ravens

San Francisco 49ers @ New York Giants–It seems like only 18 years ago that both these teams started 10-0 before engaging in two of the greatest defensive clashes in history. The 49ers have fallen on hard times, but the Giants still have solid quarterback play in Eli Manning, a bruising running back in Brandon Jacobs, and a tough defense.

Beginning their second drive at their own 46, Brandon Jacobs ran over San Francisco. His 26 yard run had the Giants up 7-0. After a San Fransisco field goal, Jacobs continued barreling over the 49ers. His 2 yard touchdown put the Giants up 14-3. J T O’Sullivan got going, and his 30 yard touchdown pass to Morgan had the 49ers within 14-10. O’Sullivan was intercepted at his own 15 late in the half, but the San Fransisco defense stopped the Giants at the 3 yard line. New York settled for a field goal and a 17-10 halftime lead.

Early in the 3rd quarter, O’Sullivan fumbled at his own 15. This time, the Giants made them pay, as Manning found Plaxico Burrress for 6 yards and a 24-10 Giants lead. A chip shot field goal had the Giants in position to take a 3 score lead. Instead it was blocked and returned 74 yards for a touchdown by Nate Clements. Out of nowhere, the 49ers were within 24-17.

Yet the Giants clamped down in the final quarter. John Carney redeemed himself by nailing a 48 yard field goal early in the 4th quarter to go up by 10. The defense then forced a fumble of O’Sullivan that resulted in a safety to end the scoring. It was not pretty, but what Giants football lacks in beauty, it makes up for with wins. As for the 49ers, they fired Coach Nolan the day after the game and replaced him with assistant and former Bears great Mike Singletary. 29-17 Giants

Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis Rams–It seems like only 33 years ago that these teams were fighting for the right to go to the Superbowl. The Rams are less awful with new Head Coach Jim Haslett. The Cowboys are less super with Tony Romo out with an injured pinkie. Yet backup Brad Johnson, despite being 40 years old, has a Superbowl ring and plenty of experience. Johnson led the Cowboys 74 yards in 10 plays, and Marion Barber ran it in from one yard out. The Cowboys led 7-0 in a game they were expected to win big.

The game was a blowout, but in the reverse direction. The Rams scored 3 times, all very quickly. They partied like it was 1999, and the Greatest Show on Turf still existed. Marc Bulger needed only 4 plays to reach Avery on a 42 yard touchdown pass to tie the game. Brad Johnson fumbled, recovered his own fumble, and had the Cowboys punt on 4th and 24 from their own 8. The Rams took over at the Dallas 44. 4 plays later, Stephen Jackson ran 8 yards to give the Rams the lead. Johnson was intercepted at his own 17, and 4 plays later, Jackson’s 1 yard run had the Rams up 21-7. None of these 3 drives lasted 2 minutes. This was only the 1st quarter. Things settled down in the 2nd quarter, but a field goal extended the St. Louis lead to 24-7.

In the second half, the Rams had another drive that lasted 2 plays and 38 seconds. Jackson ran 56 yards to put the Rams up 31-7. Terrell Owens ranted and raved, because that is what he does. The Rams just rolled. They have won back to back games since Haslett took over. 34-14 Rams

Detroit Lions @ Houston Texans–It seems like every year from now until eternity, that nobody will have a reason to care about this game. The Texans have been relatively awful since they entered the league in the 21st century. The Lions have been awful since the 1950s.

Matt Schaub led the Texans 75 yards, and found Daniels for 2 yards to put the Texans up 7-0. Schaub later led the Texans into the red zone, where a defensive penalty led to Ahman Green running in from 1 yard out to put Houston up 14-0. In the 2nd quarter, Schaub found Danield for 25 yards to set up a 1 yard touchdown run by Slaton. The Lions again trailed 21-0, as they do in many of their games. Rumor has it that USC is favored over the Lions. Orlovsky probably wished that Jon Kitna was still starting instead of him.

A 26 yard touchdown run by Kevin Smith in the 3rd quarter had the Lions within 21-10, but Schaub then led a 79 yard drive that took 15 plays and ate a staggering 10 minutes off of the clock. Schaub hit Daniels for 1 yard and a 28-10 Texans lead.

In the 4th quarter, from his own 4 yard line, Orlovsky found Calvin Johnson for a 96 yard bomb. A field goal by Jason Hanson cut the gap to a touchdown. The Lions did make it close, but the Texans held the ball for 40 minutes, and that was enough to win it. They ran down the clock and the Lions. 28-21 Texans

Indianapolis Colts @ Green Bay Packers–It seems like only 40 years ago that these teams took turns ruling the NFL. Despite Green Bay keeping the ball for 11 minutes in the 1st quarter, the Colts led 7-3 on a Dominic Rhodes 3 yard touchdown run. Late in the 1st quarter, Rodgers led the Packers 80 yards, hitting Darren Lee for a 12 yard touchdown and a 10-7 Green Bay lead early in the second quarter. On the next Green Bay drive, Rodgers led the Packers 89 yards in 11 plays and 7 minutes. Ryan Grant ran the final 11 yards, and the Packers led 17-7 at intermission.

Peyton Manning had a tough first half, and in the 3rd quarter had a pass intercepted by Collins, who took it 62 yards the other way. The Packers led 24-7. Nothing went right for the Colts. They had a short field goal attempt blocked on their net possession. Later Manning had another interception for a touchdown as Aaron House went 100 yards the other way. There would be no miracle comebacks today. 34-14 Packers

New York Jets @ Oakland Raiders–It seems like only 38 years ago that the movie Heidi ruined a great game between these teams. For more on the Raiders, go to

Favre went right to work, and the Raiders defense jumped offsides 3 times. A field goal had the Jets up 3-0. The Oakland offense began with a false start, showing the team had balance. Leon Washington fumbled a punt, and the Raiders began at the New York 16. JaMarcus Russell hit Zach Miller to set up 1st and goal at the 4. A touchdown pass was nullified, the Raiders moved backwards, and the worst goal line offense in the league settled for a 29 Sebastian Janikowski field goal to tie the game 3-3.

The Raiders have always been a highly penalized team, but today was out of control. After offensive and defensive errors, the Raiders killed themselves on special teams. The Jets punted on 4th and 4, but the Raiders jumped offsides. Giving Brett Favre a second chance is suicide, and the Raiders were in favor of this strategy. Favre led the Jets down the field, reaching the 3 yard line. Luckily for Oakland, the Jets then did their impersonation of the Raiders. A false start on 3rd and goal at the 3 was followed by Favre being intercepted in the end zone by Gibril Wilson for a touchback.

Russell led the Raiders from their own 20 to the New York 23. Seabass then clanked a 40 yard field goal attempt off of the upright to continue this miserable game. Thankfully halftime did not feature any mistakes.

The Raiders finally showed a spark of their potential on the first drive of the second half. From the 30, Fargas picked up by 5 yards, and then 16 yards to pass midfield. A reverse to McFadden and then Higgins went for 18 yards. Russell then hit Higgins for 16 yards to the 20. McFadden ran 13 yards to the 7. This is where the Raiders break down, and it appeared they had self destructed again after a false start on 3rd and goal from the 3. However, from the 8, Russell rolled out, and threw a bullet to Javon Walker for the touchdown. The Raiders led 10-3.

After a big gain, the Jets had a pitchout go wrong, resulting in a big loss. On 3rd and 14 Favre then got belted. The SIlver and Black got several good hits on him on defense during the game. After the punt, the Raiders took over at their own 37. They had the lead, the ball, and momentum. Could they finish a game?

Not on this drive. A completion on 3rd and 2 was ruled out of bounds. After a delay of game, team bright spot Shane Lechler punted again. The Jets could not move the ball, and as he clock clicked into the 4th quarter, Oakland was on the move. The first play of the 4th quarter saw Russell complete 30 yard pass to the New York 41. Yet the Raiders cannot finish drives or games, and after another false start, they punted again.

The Jets took over at their own 12, and Favre led them down the field. Would this be typical Raiders game where the offense would malfunction, the defense would get tired, and the 4th quarter would be a disaster?

Yes it would. On 3rd and 2 from their own 45, Brad Smith came in at quarterback, and Favre went as a wide receiver. Smith ran for the 1st down. Then a reverse, with Favre throwing a block, went for 16 yards. Washington ran up the middle through several pathetic tackles for n 11 yard otuchdown run. The game was tied 10-10 with 8 minutes remaining. The Raiders then went 3 and out, with 3rd and 2 being an incomplete pass out of the shotgun. The Raiders were in full collapse mode.

Coach Tom Cable then took the gamble of the year. On 4th and 2 from their own 28, a fake punt went to midfield. On the next play, a tripping call on McFadden pushed them back to their own 35. Yet this team showed signs of heart. A 25 yard gain to McFadden with an additional 15 yard facemask penalty had the Raiders at the New York 20. Only 4 minutes remained. On 3rd and 14 from the 24, the Raiders played it safe and ran for 5 yards. Seabas came in for a 37 yard attempt. The kick was good, and the Raiders led 13-10 with 2:56 remaining. It was up to the defense, which was tough all game, but wilted on the previous drive. Could the Raiders finish a game?

Favre went for the long ball on 3rd down, and the only person around was Denagelo Hall. The third Jets turnover had the Raiders at the Jets 40 with 1:55 remaining. The Raiders could not pick up a first down, and the Jets used their timeouts. On 3rd and 7, instead of plowing forward, a pitchout lost yardage. Instead of a field goal attempt, Lechler punted. It was a spectacular punt, and the Jets took over at their own 5 yard line with no timeouts and 1:21 remaining.

After avoiding a safety, Favre on 3rd and picked up the 1st down. After a defensive penalty, with 40 seconds remaining, a completion kept the ball inbounds. The Jets were just shy of midfield with 3rd and 3 with 27 seconds left. With 8 seconds left, a 52 yard field goal attempt bounced off the upright. The Raiders had won.

Except Coach Cable had called timeout. Naturally the second attempt was good. The game went into overtime 13-13.


In overtime the Jets began at their own 10. They got to midfield but punted. The Raiders went 3 and out, and the Jets took over again. The Jets went 3 and out. The Raiders began at their own 45 and wasted the opportunity with 7 minutes remaining in overtime. The Jets again went 3 and out, and the Raiders took over at their own 20.

Russell hit Walker for 16 yards and Miller for 27 more. From the New York 39, the offense went stone cold. With 2:35 remaining in overtime, Cable decided to bring in the Polish Cannon Sebass for a 57 yard attempt. Cable figured they would not get the ball back, and if the kick missed, Favre would make them pay.

The longest field goal in Raiders history…IT’S GOOD! Seabass would have been good from well over 60. He drilled it. Somebody by Seabass a beer and then keep him out of the clubs.

3 to 5 years from now, if the Raiders are a very good team, it started today. The players can now rally around Tom Cable. Thank you Seabass. 16-13 Raiders, OT

Cleveland Browns @ Washington Redskins–It seems like only decades ago that I would be mixing up decades by comparing the 1940s and Sammy Baugh with the 1950s and Otto Graham. The 1st half was scoreless. I refuse to elaborate out of respect for the game of football. The Redskins scored midway through the 3rd quarter when Clinton Portis ran it in from 3 yards out. The drive was set up by a 35 yard pass from Jason Campbell to Santana Moss. A field goal pulled the Browns within 7-3.

In the 4th quarter, field position allowed Washington to start just past midfield. A 27 yard Portis run set up an 18 yard pass from Campbell to Moss to put the Redskins up 14-3 with 12 1/2 minutes remaining. A short kickoff had Cleveland take over on their own 44 and get to the Washington one yard line. 4 plays later, the Redskins had a goal line stand. Yet Portis, after a 24 yard gain, fumbled at the end of the run. The Browns came back, and on 4th and goal from the 1, this time converted. Derek Anderson hit Joshua Cribbs for the score. The 2 point conversion had the Browns within 3 points with 2:44 left.

Washington went 3 and out, and the Browns took over at their own 29 with 1:51 remaining and no timeouts. Anderson passed for 18 yards to Dante Stallworth and 9 yards to Kellen Winslow. With 32 seconds remaining, Phil Dawson had a shot from 54 yards to tie the game. The kick was no good, and the Redskins survived. It was ugly, but Jim Zorn and the Redskins are 5-2, and playing hard. 14-11 Redskins

Seattle Seahawks @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers was the Sunday night game. It seems like only 32 years ago that these two expansion teams began a legacy of…well, never mind. The Walrus and Chucky matched up again.

The Buccaneers jumped out to a 7-0 lead when Jeff Garcia went deep to Antonio Bryant for 47 yards. A one yard touchdown run by Graham had Tampa Bay up 14-0 with 6 minutes remaining in the second quarter. The rest of this game was “Buc Ball,” meaning it was ugly and unwatchable, with the exception of the brilliance of Monte Kiffin and his Tampa Bay defense. A field goal with 4 minutes remaining effectively ended a game that was a statistical blowout.

The Bucs led 20-3, and Seattle at that point had only 109 yards of total offense. Seneca Wallace did move the ball during garbage time, and a touchdown pass on 4th and 1 from the 2 with 1:55 left gave the illusion of a close game. It was not. The Bucs had the ball for nearly 42 minutes. Garcia outpassed Wallace 310 to only 73. Seattle dropped to 1-5, and the Buccaneers are 5-2 with the win. 20-10 Buccaneers

Denver Broncos @ New England Patriots is the Monday night game. It seems like I ran out of hyperbole. These are both good teams, in desperate need of a win. Jay Cutler hurt his hand on the first play of the game, but stayed in. The Broncos fumbled twice in the opening quarter, but New England could only convert them into a pair of field goals. The Patriots began driving in the second quarter, and Matt Cassell reached 4th and 1 at the Denver 6. A handoff to Sammy Morris went for the touchdown, putting the Patriots up 13-0. On Denver’s next series, Cutler went for the long ball, and was intercepted. Denver came into the game 30th in total defense and dead last in pass defense. It showed, as Morris reached over 100 yards in the first half alone.

Nothing went right for Denver. New England faced 3rd and 15 near their own goal line, when Cassell was chased and threw incomplete. He was outside the tackles, so it was not intentional grounding. It was a facemask penalty, that gave New England an automatic first down and continued the drive. Denver committed a second personal foul, and New England reached midfield. Despite getting stuffed on 2nd and 1 and on 3rd and 1, the Patriots again gambled on 4th and 1, and Morris picked upa  big gain around the end. His 36 yard run to the 14 set up Cassell’s touchdown to Randy Moss had the Patriots up 20-0 with 44 seconds left in the half.

At that point Patrick Ramsey came in for Cutler. It was not a benching. He was injured. Ramsey promptly called timeout before running one play. Ramsey did complete a couple of passes, and with one personal foul on New England, crossed midfield near field goal range. However, Ramsey was then hit while trying to pass, and the fumble was picked off out of the air at midfield with 17 seconds left in the half. The Broncos had 5 sacks in the first half, yet trailed 20-0 at the break.

Cutler returned for the 2nd half, but it did not matter. He got battered, and Denver appeared to give up with a run on 3rd and 14 deep inside their own territory. A punt return had New England starting at the Denver 28. Cassell threw a swing pass to Moss, who did the rest. New England led 27-0 midway through the 3rd quarter. Cutler immediately responded by throwing his second interception for Denver’s 5th turnover. Cassell then found Wes Welker for his 3rd touchdown pass and a 34-0 lead after 3 quarters. Other than Mike Shanahan continuing his NFL record streak of never being shut out in 235 games as a head coach, there was nothing positive for Denver to take from this game. 41-7 Patriots


5 Responses to “NFL 2008–Week 7 Recap”

  1. Hey, don’t worry, I won’t be too hard on you (though, believe me, I was temted to do some serious ribbing…). Look at it this way – at least the Raiders have the lifetime advantage!

    Ya’ never know with this year’s Jets, though. Favre has been on and off. The Jets run defense is tough though, and the run is all the Raiders have. If the Raiders secondary can hold off Favre, and if Favre is off today, the Raiders could stand a chance – but it will be a real grinder.


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  3. Welp, Favre was off, the raiders ran pretty well, Russel played it safe with the ball… The Raiders won.

    Drink the sweet nectar, Tygrrrrr.

    I have to get back to banging my head on the wall.


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