Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Key Contests Recap: Week 6

A wild Week 6 saw five games decided in the closing seconds and 3 NFC East teams get smacked in the mouth. I'll have a full write-up of the Browns' thrashing of Big Blue on Wednesday morning. In the mean time, there's a recap of the game on GSTV...

As for the other Key Contests, the Cowboys and Redskins were both upset. The Cardinals victory I predicted, but they almost gave it away with some sloppy defense at the end. The Cardinals came through in OT and helped to soften the blow of Big Blue's beat down. Some other notes from the game, Tony Romo broke his pinky finger on his throwing hand in OT and will miss approximately 4 weeks. This just in: Larry Fitzgerald is ridiculous...

The other upset I did not see coming. Coming off their bye, with new Coach Jim Haslett, the previously winless Rams shocked the Redskins in their own stadium and ended Washington's 4 game win streak. If Washington fans are looking for an explanation here, I would point to their team's 3 turnovers. If this week taught us anything, it's that it's very hard to win a game when you turn the ball over that many times.

The lone NFC East team to pick up a win in Week 6 was the Philadelphia Eagles, who went out West and defeated the San Fransisco 49ers 40-26 to improve to 3-3 and gain some ground in the division. This game was not as close as the score would suggest. San Fran was leading at one point in the 4th quarter and had the chance to tie the game at the end before QB J.T. O'Sullivan threw a pick 6. Philly heads into their bye week while the Niners head East to Giants Stadium in what will be a big game for both teams.

Again, a wild Week 6. I had high hopes for the G-men to put some distance between them and the rest of their division following the Cowboys' and Redskins' losses, but alas... We'll have to rebound next week at home.

Full write-up of the Monday Night meltdown Wednesday.

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