Sunday, December 11, 2011

New York Giants top the Cowboys for first place in the NFC East, 37-34

Dallas vs New York always produces a thriller. An eight lead change game with a total of 71 points is nothing short of that. Eli Manning was protected all night as he passed for 400 yards while Brandon Jacobs ran crazy on the Boys. Eli Manning led the Giants to a three point lead, but Tony Romo put ten Cowbaoys at FG position. Dan Bailey must have remembered being iced by his own coach last week, but this week Tom Coughlin iced him and guess what, it worked.

Cards stun the Niners, 21-19

The Cards defense has strung together an impressive slew of performances, including Sundays' win against the rival Niners. Both offenses looked a bit flat, but mostly because the defenses showed up. On the first Cardinals possession, Kevin Kolb lost a fumble and seemed to be concussed, so John Skelton once again stepped in. The Niners consistently had great field position, but the Cards defense held them to FGs. On one attempt, John Harbaugh elected to call a fake FG, but Whisenhunt out did him by throwing a challenge flag before the play was executed. The Cards would then score a 60 yard TD on the next play. Fitzgerald had a great game as he caught six passes for 146 yards including an electrifying TD catch and run. This win ends a 5-game losing streak to the hated Niners.

Tebow time, Broncos stun the Bears in OT, 13-10

Just look at his throwing motion! How in God's great world does a quarterback like this win six games in a row... Oh, it's Tebow. This guy just has a knack for leading his team to victory, especially if the game comes down to the wire. With about two minutes left and down 10-0, Tebow would have a TD toss to Demaryius Thomas and set up a 59 yard FG from Matt Prater. In OT, Matt Prater would hot a 51 yard game winner, but all the credit goes to Tebow. I have to agree that Tebow is finding ways to win and that he should receive some credit, but he's been gifted with a stout Broncos defense that has given him chances to win in the 4th quarter. Next week however, he'll have to take on Brady and the Patriots.