Friday, August 10, 2007
There's No Season Like Preseason- Week One
Here's how not ready for the NFL season I am.....last night I turned on SportsCenter and saw NFL preseason highlights and was like.."Shit! I didn't realize there were games tonight." Then I find out one of them was even on FOX, and I didn't even know it. I feel like such an inadequate NFL expert. Anyway, yes, there were 2 games last night, here's how they went down..
(1-0) LIONS 27, (0-1) BENGALS 26 (Halftime- Bengals 16, Lions 10)
Best part of this game was when Ocho Gaymo got labeled on a pass over the middle on the first drive and fumbled. He did have 2 catches for 40 yards though. Calvin Johnson made his debut in a Lions uniform, and he also had 2 for 45 yards. Because of this, I conclude Calvin Johnson is better than Chad Johnson.
Chris Henry had 6 catches for 86 yards and a TD for the Bengals. And here I thought he was in jail. 4th round rookie safety Marvin White had 7 tackles and an INT. 6th round DT Matt Toenina grabbed a batted pass out of the air and took it 81 yards for a TD. 2nd round RB Kenny Irons was carted off with an injury. The Bengals defense gave up 219 passing yards in the first half. Shayne Graham missed a 48 yard field goal as time expired that would have won the game if good.
Former Rams WR Shaun McDonald had 5 catches for 146 yards, including an 83 yard TD reception that he was ridiculously wide open on. Backup QBs JT O'Sullivan and Dan Orlovsky both threw for over 200 yards. The running game struggled. New acquistions Tatum Bell and TJ Duckett combined for 38 yards on 11 carries. Kevin Jones did not play.
(1-0) COWBOYS 23, (0-1) COLTS 10 (Halftime- Cowboys 6-3)
Super Bowl Preview anyone??? Hmmmmmmmmm???? Get down do you???? Yes, I suppose in one reality, the Cowboys and Colts do meet in Glendale, Arizona, 2008. In another reality, TO is killed by a barrage of baseballs.
1st round WR Anthony Gonzalez made his kinda sorta pro debut, and caught 1 pass for 14 yards. The Colts allowed 133 yards rushing in this game, but the Cowboys ran it 39 times, so they only gave up 3.4 yards a carry. As we all remember, the Colts run defense is the enchanted shin of this team, their one honking weakness. Undrafted rookie Edward Johnson had six tackles, 2 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Tony Romo shows that all the sexy time with Carrie Underwood has not affected him adversely, as he completed 10 of 11 for 93 yards. That reminds me of a joke, what's the difference between a White Sox fan and a Cubs fan? A Sox fan thinks Carrie Underwood is hotter than Kerry Wood. I just made that up, seriously. This suit is black not.
Give Round 1 in the training camp battle to be the Boys feature back to Marion Barber. He carried 12 times for 48 yards, while Julius Jones had 6 carries for 22 yards. UFA (undrafted free agent, get used to this shorthand in the preseason recaps) Pete Lougheed had 6 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. Backup safety Keith Davis had an INT return for a touchdown.
Posted by GRRM Jr. at 8:20 AM