Found November 13, 2012 on
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Still Perfect After Blowout
That’s right, after facing Tony Romo, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Christian Ponder and Mark Sanchez, the Seahawks are still perfect at home this season and 8-0 is attainable.
There were nervous moments on Sunday but then Golden Tate threw a touchdown pass and everything seemed right in the world again.
The one downside of the win? I didn’t get to use the title ‘Even a blind pig finds a truffle once in awhile’ for the losing ‘What Went Wrong’ article.
But that’s not fair; a blind pig would be more accurate of a passer than Tim Tebow…
Offensive Game Ball
Despite the first turnover of his home career, Russell Wilson put in another quality day. He looked like a rookie in the pocket for the first time this season, though.
He looked paranoid and was not confident placing the ball for most of the game. He’s a rookie and it will happen, but we wouldn’t be Seahawks fans if we didn’t hit the panic button over everything, right?
He finished with 188 yards off of 12 completions and two touchdowns.
Marshawn Lynch became the second rusher in the NFL (Adrian Peterson) this season to hit the 1000 yard rushing mark.
Rice gives Tate the TD ball after a heckuva throw.
With 124 yards and a touchdown, he sits at 1005 yards for the season after just ten games. 27 carries on the day is a concerning amount of carries to get consistently, though.
This week’s Offensive Game Ball goes to a guy who threw for a touchdown and caught a touchdown during Sunday’s victory.
Nope, not Sidney Rice. Everyone’s new favorite, Golden Tate!
Despite the third ugliest pass in NFL history being thrown (the top-2 belong to the 2 opposing quarterbacks, ironically), Tate hit Sidney Rice from 23 yards out and gave Tate his first passing touchdown.
As pointed out by our editor, Q, look back before that play and you will see Pete Carroll giggling to himself before the snap. Awesome.
Defensive Game Ball
Earl Thomas and LeRoy Hill paced the defense with four tackles each.
Richard Sherman had a very important and perfectly timed interception in the red zone and stopped a threatening Jets offensive drive.
It was his fourth of the season, tying him for third in the NFL. He also had a forced fumble/sack play that showed off his speed (so much so that it made me think it was Earl Thomas).
The Defensive Game Ball goes to Bruce Irvin, who got to Mark Sanchez for sacks numbers 6 and 7 on Sunday.
He is now tied for 7th in the NFL in sacks with teammate Chris Clemons and several others. His speed off the edge is really unbelievable and he’s already proving the ‘experts’ wrong.
The Seahawks get a well deserved break this year as they hit their bye week at a well earned 6-4 record.
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BEST OF MAXIM
The Dallas Cowboys have saved their season for another week. On Sunday afternoon, they finally played some inspired football en route to a 38-23 whipping of lousy division foe, the Philadelphia Eagles. Dwayne Harris and the Cowboys ran away from the Eagles on Sunday, saving their season. In this game, the Cowboys got 3 TDs from other places besides their offense, as Dwayne Harris...
What did we learn on Day 2 of the “Is Aaron Rodgers engaged,” saga? That Aaron Rodgers, on his ESPN Wisconsin radio show, wouldn’t confirm or deny that the giant rock on his girlfriend’s finger is an engagement ring.
Host Jason Wilde, who said on Monday he wouldn’t ask Rodgers such intrusive questions, sorta changed his tune today, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
In a move that I'm sure shocked his male roommate, it appears Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has recently been engaged to random blonde "woman," Destiny Newton. Speculation on this topic has run rampant after Rodgers and Newton were seen watching Aaron's younger brother, Jordan Rodgers, help Vanderbilt pull out a win against Kentucky this last weekend...
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo claims that wide receiver Dez Bryant is maturing and has gotten much better since he was a rookie a few years ago.
“Dez has come full circle from where he was a couple of years ago,” Romo said, per the Dallas Morning News. “We go by catches whether or not someone has a good game as fans or as media, sometimes. But when we watch the tape...
IRVING, Texas Jason Garrett spent a few minutes discussing one of Tony Romo's best plays of the season after Sunday's 38-23 victory in Philadelphia.
Following his Monday press conference, the Cowboys coach went into greater detail for about 10 minutes, talking about Romo's ability to extend plays.
With the Cowboys down 17-10 in the third quarter, Romo bounced around...
We’re seeing something this season very similar to what we have over the last five years in the quality of play from Tony Romo and Eli Manning during the month of November. For some odd reason, the performances over the last five years or so of these two elite quarterbacks have been closely compared but in November they seem to end up on opposite ends of the field. It turns out...
PHILADELPHIA -- Tony Romo threw two touchdown passes that kept Dallas even through three quarters.
First, he sighed.
Detroit Lions middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch then replied not with a name but a jersey number - "12" - when asked what had stood out about Green Bay's offense during his pregame video study.
That's the kind of dehumanizing effect Aaron Rodgers can have on opposing defenses.
No NFL quarterback is hotter entering the FOX America's Game...
CLASS IN SESSION
Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to undergo anger management counseling for a year as part of deal involving a court case.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dallas scored big on all sides of the ball and pumped some life back into the NFC East race.
Tony Romo threw a pair of touchdowns, Dwayne Harris had a 78-yard punt return TD, and Brandon Carr returned an interception 47 yards for a score to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 38-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
The Cowboys improved to 4-5, and are second...
Evan Dietrich-Smith hears all the nice things Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy are saying about him and does what he always does.
He gets back to work.
Two years after he was cut by the Packers at the end of training camp and spent most of the season looking for work, Dietrich-Smith has become indispensable in Green Bay. Versatile enough to play any spot...
Before the 2012 NFL season started, I picked the Cowboys to qualify for the playoffs as one of the NFCs two wild-card teams.
Naturally, I heard about it.
Your obsession with the Cowboys and blatant man-crush on Tony Romo is not only disturbing, but its clouding your judgment. You happen to be one of my favorite NFL writers, but the odd love affair you have with Romo keeps you from...
Before the 2012 NFL season started, I picked the Cowboys to qualify for the playoffs as one of the NFC's two wildcard teams.
Naturally, I heard about it.
"Your obsession with the Cowboys and blatant man-crush on Tony Romo is not only disturbing, but it's clouding your judgment. You happen to be one of my favorite NFL writers, but the odd love affair you have with Romo...