WEEK 9 REVIEW
This week the Philadelphia Eagles led by Quarterback Nick Foles came ready to face the Oakland Raiders handing them a 49-20 loss and bringing the Eagles to 4-5 going into their bye week. Foles finished the day 22 of 28, throwing 406 yards and seven (7) Touchdowns. Foles is the second player this season to throw 7 Touchdown passes in a game. He ties the Denver Broncos Peyton Manning and joins an elite group of players who achieved the same feat including Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Joe Kapp and Y.A. Tittle at 7 Touchdowns in a game. Amazingly, Foles threw all seven Touchdowns in the first 3 quarters. For the season, Nick Foles has completed 74 passes for 1,028 yards with 13 Touchdowns and 0 Interceptions. Even though he had a career day, he may lose the starting job back to Michael Vick when his hamstring is healthy.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31. Brady threw for a season high 432 yards and 4 Touchdowns. Rob Gronkowski had a career high 9 receptions with 1 Touchdown. The 55 points are the most scored in an NFL game this season and the most ever scored against the Pittsburgh Steelers in franchise history.
The Washington Redskins beat the San Diego Chargers 30-24 in Overtime. The Redskins Running Backs totaled more than 200 rushing yards in the game while scoring 3 Touchdowns. Success rushing the ball opened up the field for Robert Griffin III to pick apart the Chargers secondary. At the close of the 2nd half, the Chargers did not trust enough in their running game after a failed attempt and chose to pass the ball twice from the 1 yard line before settling for a Nick Novak Field Goal to tie the game and go into Overtime. The Redskins won the coin toss and proceeded to march down the field to score a Touchdown and secure the win. Not bad for a team that started the season 1-3.
The Kansas City Chiefs continue posting wins in their undefeated season. In a close game, the Chiefs narrowly defeated the Buffalo Bills 23-13.
The Dallas Cowboys pulled out a last second 27-24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, while the New Orleans Saints fell to the New York Jets in New York.
The Seattle Seahawks survived a scare against the winless Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an Overtime victory and moved to an NFC best 8-1 for the season.
SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE
- Kansas City Chiefs won over the Buffalo Bills 23-13 and remain the only undefeated team at 9-0 for the season
- Dallas Cowboys beat the Minnesota Vikings 27-23
- Tennessee Titans defeated the St. Louis Rams 28-21
- New York Jets beat the New Orleans Saints 26-20
- Washington Redskins defeated the San Diego Chargers 30-24
- Carolina Panthers beat the Atlanta Falcons 34-10
- Philadelphia Eagles held church on the Oakland Raiders beating them 49-20
- Seattle Seahawks narrowly defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-24
- Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Ravens 24-18
- New England Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 55-31
- Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 27-24
- Chicago Bears beat the Green Bay Packers 27-20
WEEK 9 HIGHLIGHTS
- Nick Foles had the game of his career throwing for 406 yards and 7 Touchdowns joining Peyton Manning as the only other quarterback this season to throw for 7 Touchdowns in a single game.
- Case Keenum threw for 350 yards and 3 Touchdowns and posted a passer rating of 123.4 for the game.
- Andre Johnson scored 3 Touchdowns and racked up 229 receiving yards in the game.
- Stevan Ridley rushed for 115 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- Chris Johnson posted 150 rushing yards with 2 rushing Touchdowns in addition to 20 receiving yards.
- Tom Brady had the best game of his season so far and threw for 432 yards and 4 Touchdowns landing him in the Top 10 at #9 for total passing yards for the season.
- Adrian Peterson rushed the ball 25 times for 140 yards and 1 Touchdown. He also caught 3 passes for 37 yards in the game.
- Eddie Lacy rushed for 150 Yards and 1 Touchdown.
- Jason Witten caught passes for 102 Yards and 1 Touchdown.
- Rob Gronkowski continues to make his mark in his comeback and was responsible for 143 receiving yards and Touchdown.
- Aaron Dobson rushed for 130 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- Zack Stacy ran the ball for 127 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- Jimmy Graham caught 9 passes for 116 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- Chris Ivory ran the ball 19 times for 139 yards and 1 Touchdown
- Pierre Garcon caught 7 passes for 172 yards.
- Riley Cooper caught 5 passes for 139 yards and 3 Touchdowns.
- Ben Roethlisberger completed 58% of his passes in Week 9 for 400 yards, 4 Touchdowns and 2 Interceptions. Big Ben passed the 2,000 passing yards for the season and is now just 9 Touchdowns shy of the Pittsburgh Steelers all time Touchdown leader.
QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Tom Brady moved past Hall of Fame Quarterback Fran Tarkenton to the #7 slot behind Drew Brees with 47,062 Career Passing Yards.
- Ben Roethlisberger passed Mark Brunell to the #32 slot for Career Passing Yards behind Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen with 32,174 passing yards. With 4 passing Touchdowns in Week 9, Roethlisberger moved past Roman Gabriel, Matt Hasselbeck and Phil Simms into the #20 slot tied with Jim Everett at 203 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Tony Romo moved past Steve DeBerg, Joe Ferguson, Hall of Fame Quarterback Bobby Lane and Norm Snead into the #33 slot tied with Kenny Anderson at 197 Career Passing Touchdowns.
RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Steven Jackson passed Ottis Anderson to take the #25 slot behind Eddie George for Career Rushing Yards.
- Adrian Peterson moved up 2 slots to the #30 position passing both Shaun Alexander and Frank Gore on the list and just trailing Hall of Fame Running Back Joe Perry with 9,560 Career Rushing Yards. Peterson also moved past Corey Dillon to #13 tied with Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Taylor at 83 Career Rushing Touchdowns, 3 Touchdowns behind Priest Holmes.
WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Andre Johnson moved up 2 slots to #20 on the list of Career Receiving Yards, passing Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Michael Irvin and Derrick Mason. Johnson enters the Top 20 for the first time and is behind Hines Ward at 12,067 receiving yards. Johnson had a monster day moving up 4 slots passing Haven Moses, Tony Martin, Wes Chandler, Otis Taylor, Chris Chambers, Gary Garrison, Joe Horn and Hugh Taylor to #34 tied with Mark Duper and Maurice Colston at 59 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
- Steve Smith moved past Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Don Maynard into the #23 slot behind Michael Irvin for Career Receiving Yards.
DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 9 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Julius Peppers moved past Sean Jones to #15 on the list of Career Sacks behind DeMarcus Ware with 113.5 Sacks.
- Terrell Suggs moved into a tie with Henry Thomas at #29 with 93.5 Career Sacks.