WEEK 10 REVIEW
This week the Denver Broncos started where they left off before the bye week with their power house offense led by Peyton Manning. Manning continues to maneuver his offensive unit down the field with regularity and ease. The San Diego Chargers trailed the Broncos 21-6 at the half and put up 14 points in the second half but it was not enough to overcome the Broncos losing 28-20. In the game Peyton Manning threw 3 Touchdowns to his seemingly new favorite receiver Demaryius Thomas who now has 9 receiving Touchdowns this season. With that, the Denver Broncos now have 3 receivers with 9 Touchdowns each accounting for 27 of Manning’s 33 passing Touchdowns this season. At the very end of the game there was a scary moment as a low tackle took Manning down and he was visibly hobbled as he limped around. An MRI on Monday showed he did not further injure his ankle and should be ready to go when the Broncos face the undefeated and well rested Kansas City Chiefs coming off of their bye week.
Nick Foles once again led the Philadelphia Eagles in the place of injured Quarterback Michael Vick who is still nursing a sore hamstring. Foles and the Eagles beat the Green Bay Packers 27-13 and Foles picked apart the Eagles secondary finding his new favorite target Riley Cooper for another 2 Touchdowns and 102 yards receiving. The rushing game of the Eagles was suppored mainly by LeSean Jackson who posted 155 rushing yards averaging 6.2 yards per carry. The win brings the Philadelphia Eagles to 5-5 for the season and still in good position in the NFC. It is hard to believe that Foles could lose the starting job back to Michael Vick when his hamstring is healthy at this point but crazier things have happened in the NFL. Foles is proving to be a tremendous asset and has played in 7 games throwing for 1,256 yards and 16 Touchdowns with 0 Interceptions so far this year.
On Thursday, it looked like the Washington Redskins would beat the Minnesota Vikings when the game went to half-time with the Redskins leading 24-14. The Vikings came back with a vengeance in the second half scoring 20 points while holding the Redskins to just 3 points in the half. The Redskins ended up losing the game 34-27 leaving the Washington Redskins at 3-6 for the season.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Jacksonville Jaguars both posted their first wins of the 2013 season in Week 10. The Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 29-27 and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Miami Dolphins handing them their 5th loss of the season.
The Baltimore Ravens beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Overtime 20-17. The first half was dominated by the Bengals as they shut out the Ravens with 17 unanswered points. The pep talk in the Ravens locker room and adjustments made at halftime proved to be more than the Bengals could handle and the Ravens scored 3 points in the third quarter and another 14 unanswered points in the 4th quarter to tie the game and force it into overtime. The Ravens moved the ball and Justin Tucker scored the game winning Field Goal when he booted the ball 46 yards through the uprights for the win giving the Baltimore Ravens their 4th win of the season and taking the Cincinnati Bengals to 6-4 just past the halfway point in the season.
SCORES FROM AROUND THE LEAGUE
- Minnesota Vikings won over the Washington Redskins 34-27
- Denver Broncos beat the San Diego Chargers 28-20
- Seattle Seahawks defeated the Atlanta Falcons 33-10
- Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 21-19
- Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Green Bay Packers 27-13
- Jacksonville Jaguars secure their first win of the season over the Tennessee Titans 29-27
- St. Louis Rams handily beat the Indianapolis Colts 34-10
- New York Giants defeated the Oakland Raiders 24-20
- Pittsburgh Steelers won easily over the Buffalo Bills 38-8
- Baltimore Ravens defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 20-17
- Carolina Panthers narrowly defeated the San Francisco 49ers 10-9
- Arizona Cardinals beat the Houston Texans 27-24
- New Orleans Saints routed the Dallas Cowboys 49-17
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers secured their first victory of the season over the Miami Dolphins 22-19
WEEK 10 HIGHLIGHTS
- Peyton Manning was back in action after a much needed bye week for the Denver Broncos. Manning completed 25 of 36 passes for 330 yards and 4 Touchdowns and leads the league with 3,249 passing yards and 33 passing Touchdowns.
- Tavon Austin had his break out game of the season showing why he was a first round draft pick in this years draft. Austin caught 2 Touchdowns while racking up 138 yards receiving. He also had 145 yards in Punt Returns along with 1 punt returned 98 yards for a Touchdown.
- LeSean McCoy ran for 155 yards and caught 1 pass for 6 yards.
- Denaryius Thomas caught 3 of Peyton Manning’s 4 Touchdowns for 108 yards in the Broncos win over the San Diego Chargers.
- Alfred Morris posted 135 rushing yards.
- Golden Tate had 106 receiving yards with 1 Touchdown and 55 yards in punt returns.
- Darren Sproles had 1 receiving and 1 rushing Touchdown in Week 10.
- Pierre Thomas rushed for 87 yards and 1 Touchdown plus had 24 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
- Pierre Garcon had 119 receiving yards and scored 1 Touchdown.
- Riley Cooper had another good week with Nick Foles at the helm and caught passes for 102 Yards and 2 Touchdowns.
- A.J. Green was responsible for 151 receiving yards and 1 Touchdown.
- Marshawn Lynch rushed for 145 yards and 1 Touchdown.
- Nick Foles started again for the Philadelphia Eagles and completed 69% of his passes throwing for 228 yards and 3 Touchdowns win the Eagles victory over the Packers.
- Brandon Marshall caught 7 passes for 139 yards and 2 Touchdowns.
QUARTERBACK LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Ben Roethlisberger moved up 2 slots to #30 for Career Passing Yards passing Hall of Fame Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and Kurt Warner while still behind Ken Anderson at 32,378 yards passing. Big Ben threw 1 Touchdown pass in Week 10 moving him past Jim Everett into sole possession of the #32 slot with 201 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Carson Palmer moved up 1 slot to #35 passing John Brodie and sitting behind Mark Brunell with 31,619 Career Passing Yards. Palmer moved up 1 slot into the #31 position tied with Roman Gabriel and Matt Hasselbeck at 201 passing TDs.
- Philip Rivers moved up 1 slot into a tie with Randall Cunningham at #29 with 207 Career Passing Touchdowns.
- Tony Romo moved past Ken Anderson to gain sole possession of the #33 slot behind Phil Simms with 198 passing TDs.
RUNNING BACK LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Adrian Peterson moved past Hall of Fame Running Back Jim Taylor to occupy the #12 slot behind Priest Holmes with 85 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
- Maurice Jones-Drew scored 1 Touchdown in Week 10 which moved him past Thurman Thomas and Stephen Davis into the #25 slot tied with Fred Taylor, Ricky Williams and Michael Turner at 66 Touchdowns.
- Marshawn Lynch moved up 1 slot into a tie with Marion Barber and Chuck Foreman with 53 Career Rushing Touchdowns.
WIDE RECEIVER LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- Andre Johnson passed Hines Ward to occupy the #19 slot behind Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Charlie Joiner with 12,104 yards receiving in his career. Johnson caught 2 Touchdowns in the game and moved up 2 slots past Marques Colston, Mark Duper, Anquan Boldin, Drew Hill, Hall of Fame Wide Receiver Elroy Hirsh, Jerry Smith and Gene A. Washington to join Mike Quick, Pete Pihos, Billy Horton, Antonio Freeman and Donald Driver at #32 with 61 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
- Anquan Boldin moved past Stanley Morgan into the #32 slot behind Gary Clark with 10,734 receiving yards.
- Calvin Johnson scored 2 Touchdowns in Week 10 moving past Mike Quick, Pete Pihos, Billy Horton, Antonio Freeman, Donald Driver, Hall of Fame Tight End Shannon Sharpe, Mushin Muhammad, Herman Moore and Dante Laveli into a tie at #34 with Hall of Fame Wide Receiver John Stallworth, Carl Perkins, Anthony Miller, Keenan McCardell and Terrance Mathis with 63 Career Receiving Touchdowns.
- Marquis Colston passed Mark Duper to join Gene A. Washington, Jerry Smith, Elroy Hirsh, Drew Hill and Anquan Boldin at #33 with 60 Touchdowns.
DEFENSIVE LEADERS – WEEK 10 PLAYERS ON THE MOVE
- John Abraham entered the Top 10 at the #10 position for Career Sacks passing Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas with 127.0 Sacks.
- Jared Allen passed Clyde Simmons into a tie with Simeon Rice at #12 with 122.0 Career Sacks.
- Robert Mathis passed Neal Smith and Kevin Carter to assume the #21 slot behind Trace Armstrong with 105.0 Sacks.