The victory streak is now seven games long. Thanks to a single point victory this weekend.
The highest score of the week was off the Cowboys’ defense, who continued their mistreatment of offenses – the individual key play was a pick returned for a touchdown, sweet eight points in a single offensive miscue.
Drew Brees outplayed Derek Anderson, meaning that I really have to start thinking which one of the quarterback duo to field. The running backs executed themselves OK. But on the wide receivers should definitely gave fielded Atlanta’s Roddy White – his TD-capped 104 yards are surprisingly many against the stingy Colts’ defense.
The game was indeed close. And the opponent was carried by niners’ Frank Gore, who demolished the Cardinals for 32 points total. A welcome return of the air/land threat to the San Francisco team badly in need of a saviour.
So the week culminated in Monday Night Football, with Hines Ward and Heath Miller of the Steelers receiving corps fighting for points and a nine point deficit for the opponents. The game turned out to be an affair on a well-soaked field. With balls slipping out of everybody’s hands, the Pittsburgh-Miami event looked like the first scoreless draw in the 64 year history of NFL. But that was not to be, Jeff Reed kicked a field goal seventeen seconds before clock expired. No points for Miller, eight for Ward. Enough to preserve victory.
Bring on week thirteen.