Tue, 08/02/2011 - 22:50 by Jaspreet Virk
Imagine buying tickets for Super Bowl, and not making it to the game due to mismanagement on part of the organizers? Enraged is definitely an understatement. Well, the 400 Super Bowl ticket holders experienced a similar situation, as they were refused seats at Super Bowl XLV, Sunday.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 10:26 by Rakhi
Arlington, Texas -- Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson hooked up on a 91-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter Sunday, sending the Philadelphia Eagles past Dallas 30-27.
Vick found Jackson on the left sideline early in the final quarter, threading the ball past Cowboys cornerback Mike Jenkins and into the hands of Jackson at his own 9-yard line. The Eagles receiver ran 91 yards for the touchdown, putting Philadelphia up 27-20 with 11:24 remaining.
David Akers kicked two of his three field goals in the final 20 minutes and Vick finished 16-of-20 passing for 270 yards, two TDs and two interceptions for Philadelphia (9-4), which pulled a half-game ahead of the idle New York Giants atop the NFC East.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:10 by harsheeb
East Rutherford -- Chad Henne's 6-yard scoring pass to Brandon Marshall for Miami Sunday was the game's only touchdown and the Dolphins eked out a 10-6 win over the New York Jets.
Henne's strike to Marshall as the first half wound down put the Dolphins up 10-0 and Miami's tenacious defense held the Jets to an anemic 131 total yards.
Despite the touchdown, Henne struggled, gaining only 55 yards on 5-of-18 passing. But he yielded no interceptions and Miami (7-6) overcame three lost fumbles to hang on for the win.
Mark Sanchez had a rough day, losing the ball on a fumble and tossing an interception while posting 216 passing yards for the Jets (9-3).
Nick Folk kicked a pair of field goals in the loss.
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Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:08 by harsheeb
San Diego -- San Diego's Phillip Rivers threw two first-half touchdowns to Malcolm Floyd Sunday and the Chargers romped to a 31-0 win over AFC West rival Kansas City.
Rivers connected on 18-of-24 passes for 226 yards and was intercepted once while guiding the Chargers (7-6) to a crucial victory that kept alive their hopes of claiming the division.
Mike Tolbert (16 carries for 66 yards) and Ryan Matthews (16, 65) each scored rushing touchdowns as San Diego amassed 426 yards of total offense while limiting the Chiefs to a paltry 67.
Kansas City (8-5) could manage only five first downs. Backup quarterback Brodie Croyle was 7-of-17 for a mere 40 yards after starter Matt Cassel missed the game while recovering from an appendectomy.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:07 by harsheeb
San Francisco -- Alex Smith fired three first-half touchdowns Sunday, igniting the San Francisco 49ers's offense in a 40-21 victory over Seattle.
Smith found Vernon Davis on a 42-yard scoring strike less than 4 minutes into the game and connected with Josh Morgan and Brian Westbrook before the first half was over, staking the 49ers (5-8) to a 27-7 lead.
Smith went 17-of-27 for 255 yards and no interceptions. Six passes went to Westbrook for 87 yards as San Francisco kept its playoff hopes in the NFC West alive.
Dashon Goldson returned an interception 39 yards for a touchdown -- one of five turnovers yielded by Seattle.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:03 by harsheeb
Chicago -- Tom Brady connected on a pair touchdown passes during a big first half Sunday, propelling the New England Patriots to a 36-7 rout of Chicago.
Brady ignored the snow and wind at Soldier Field to hit Rob Gronhowski for a 7-yard scoring strike early in the game, then capped off a 26-point second quarter with a 59-yard TD bomb to Deion Branch as the Patriots (11-2) clinched a playoff berth.
Brady finished 27-of-40 for 369 yards and wasn't intercepted in the dominating performance.
Branch made eight grabs for 151 yards and Wes Welker also hauled in eight passes for 115 yards in the win.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:02 by harsheeb
New Orleans-- Drew Breese threw two first-quarter TD passes to Marques Colston Sunday and the New Orleans Saints cruised to a 31-13 victory over St. Louis.
Breese found Colston on scoring strikes of 5 and 17 yards to put the Saints up 14-0 and Malcolm Jenkins ran an interception back 96 yards for a score with 47 seconds left in the half, boosting New Orleans (10-3) to the win.
Breese went 25-of-40 passing for 221 yards and three TDs, surviving a pair of interceptions. Colston ended with five grabs for 46 yards for the Saints, who stayed a game behind Atlanta in the NFC South.
Sam Bradford produced 231 yards on 18 completions but was sacked three times for 40 yards in losses for the Rams (6-7).
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 09:01 by harsheeb
Glendale -- Kicker Jay Feely accounted for all 16 first-half points on three field goals and a TD run Sunday, powering the Arizona Cardinals to a 43-13 win over Denver.
Feely took off for the end zone on a fake field goal attempt and scored with 4 minutes left in the first half and then finished the frame with a 55-yard boot for Arizona (4-9).
The Cards kicker went 4-of-4 on field goals for the game, scoring 19 points in all.
Tim Hightower racked up 146 rushing yards on 18 carries with a pair of touchdowns for the victors. John Skelton passed for 146 yards, going 15-of-37, and Larry Fitzgerald made six grabs for 72 yards in Arizona's win.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 07:20 by Prince damin
Detroit -- Detroit football fans who'd like to watch the Minnesota Vikings play the New York Giants Monday at Ford Field can have free tickets, the NFL said Sunday.
The Giants-Vikings was moved to Detroit thanks to the collapse of the Metrodome's inflatable roof under the weight of a 17-inch snowfall that hit downtown Minneapolis this weekend.
Vikings fans with tickets to the Giants game who can make their way to Detroit will be given priority seating at Ford Field. But all other seats for the game will be distributed free at the stadium box office starting at 9 a.m. EST Monday, USA Today reported,
All Vikings fans will be given refunds for the moved game.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 07:18 by Prince damin
Pittsburgh -- Troy Polamalu and LaMarr Woodley each ran interceptions back for touchdowns Sunday and the Pittsburgh Steelers rolled to a 23-7 win over Cincinnati.
Ben Roethlisberger piled up 258 yards on 21-of-33 passing, hooking up with Hines Ward on eight passes for 115 yards. But Pittsburgh's offense didn't record a touchdown and instead relied on its defense, which held the Bengals to just 190 total yards.
The Steelers (10-3) racked up a fourth straight victory and maintained their hold atop the AFC Central.
Carson Palmer yielded three interceptions -- including the Polomalu and Woodley touchdowns -- bringing his season total of pick-offs to 18. He tossed for 178 yards and a score on 20-of-32 attempts in the setback.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 07:17 by Prince damin
Detroit -- Drew Stanton connected with Will Heller for the game's only touchdown with 7:55 to play Sunday and the Detroit Lions bested Green Bay 7-3.
Stanton finished with 117 yards on 10-of-22 passing with two interceptions and Maurice Morris gained 51 yards on 11 carries for the Lions (3-10), who won for the first time in six games.
The worst news for the Packers (8-5) may have been a concussion sustained by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was hit from behind by Landon Johnson with 2:43 left in the first half while scrambling for an 18-yard gain.
Matt Flynn came in and completed 15-of-26 passes for 177 yards with one interception for Green Bay, losers of two of their last three.
Mon, 13/12/2010 - 07:16 by Prince damin
Jacksonville, Fla. -- Maurice Jones-Drew scored on a 30-yard touchdown run with 1:34 to go Sunday, lifting the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 38-31 decision over Oakland.
AFC South-leading Jacksonville (8-5) got 159 yards passing on 11-of-22 attempts from David Garrard, who winged three TD passes with one interception on the day.
Jones-Drew ended up with 101 yards on 23 carries and Rashad Jennings added 109 rushing yards and a 74-yard score for the Jaguars, who won for the fifth time in six games.
Jason Campbell tossed for 324 yards and two touchdowns for the Raiders (6-7), who who lost for the third time in four games.
Darren McFadden gained 123 yards and added two scores on 16 carries in the setback.