Week 1 saw Huskeralk's Raiders visiting Penning10's Saints. The Saints started strong with a big run by McAllister into the Raiders redzone. The Raiders D held strong and force Karney to hit a FG to put the Saints up 3-0.
The Raiders Offense struggled early in the game and couldn't get anything going in their first two possessions. The Saints were able to mount a drive that put them up 10-0. However one of the biggest plays of the game came on the following kickoff where Phillip Buchanon took the kick 100 yds to the house to put the Raiders on the board.
The Raiders offense finally started clicking a little and Huskeralk managed to drive the ball into the Saints redzone for a game tying FG at the end of the first half.
The second half was a whole different animal. The special teams erupted. Penning10 returned 2 punts for TDs with "The Beerman" Michael Lewis while Huskeralk responded with one punt return for a TD with Jerry Porter. With just under 2 minutes left Huskeralk trailed Penning10 27-24. With the help of some strong running by Charlie Garner the Raiders found themself inside the 20 yd. line when Huskeralk nearly blew the game. Thinking he had one timeout left he tries to call it to no avail so in a panic he just picks a play. The team comes to the line and he snaps the ball. What's this? It's a running play!! Frantically Garner runs down the line of scrimmage with defenders on his tail and steps out of bounds with 2 seconds left on the clock. After regaining his cool Huskeralk hits a chipshot FG to send it into overtime.
Penning10 won the toss and elected to receive. Huskeralk's D managed to put the clamps on the offense just short of the 50 after the punt the had the ball on their own 35. Charlie Garner took over at this point with a couple big runs. With the help of a desperation pass to Porter and another nice run by Garner the Raiders found themselves in the redzone where Huskeralk immediately called for the FG. Janikowski came out and drove the victory home for Huskeralk's Raiders.
Gannon - 15-24 128 yds. Sacked 4 times
Garner - 17-134 yds. 1 td
Jolley - 6 receptions for 62 yds.
Rod Woodson - 1 int.
Janikowski - 3-3 FG
Buchanon - 4 KR for 168 yds. 1 td.
Porter - 2 PR for 97 yds. 1 td.
Brooks - 9-18 101 yds. 1 td. 1 int.
McAllister - 8-118 yds.
Stallworth - 1 reception for 55 yds.
Charles Grant - 3 sacks
Karney - 2-2 FG
Lewis - 5 PR for 179 yds. 2 tds.
Hell of a good game Penning10, I look forward to playing you again later in the season. You need to do something about that headset though. :lol:
Very close well played game. Couple key turnovers for both teams. Texans coughed it up on the 1st drive at the cowboys 1 foot line but then got the ball right back with a pick inside the cowboys 20. Hambrick had a big run but coughed it up at the end. Nice defensive stand at the end by Vinny. I had the ball at my 35 with 1:50 left but was unable to get a first down.
Tampa Bay's D really played well supporting a slacking O. The Giants fell behind early so that took Tiki out of the game allowing him to only gain 30 yards on the ground. Kerry Collins threw 5 picks which helped the Bucs to a victory. The 2 Great former Super Bowl QBs in this game put up sub 40 QB ratings in this slugfest combining for 8 ints and only 3 TDs. Tampas big men gave the only semblance of offense with Mike Alstott putting in 2 TDs one Running and one Receiving while Ken Dillger got stopped short of the goal line on 2 long plays racking up 151 yards on 6 receptions wil 79 YAC! The Giants turnovers and penalties were costly letting the Bucs win in week 1.
The Horse Trailer Player of the Game was Derrick Brooks
Player stats Giants QB
Kerry Collins 238 Yards 2 TDs 5 Ints 13 completions on 38 attempts
Tiki Barber 30 Yards Rushing on 7 Carries for a 4.2 average with a long of 8 yds and added 51 yards on 3 catches
Jeremy Shockey 4 catches for 41 yards
Ron Dixon 5 Catches for 140 yards and 2 TDs 42 YAC 1 Fumble
Tiki Barber 3 catches for 51 yards
Ike HIlliard 1 Catch for 6 yards
Omar Stoutmire 2 Ints for 9 yards
Brandon Short 5 tackles and 1 int
J Feagles 45 yard average on 2 punts
Ron Dixon 13.2 KR Avg on 4 Returns
Brian Mitchell 12 yards on 1 KR and 15 yards on 1 Punt return
Brad Johnson 185 Yards 1 TD 3 INTs 11 Completions on 27 Attempts
M. Pittman 18 yards on 14 Attempts for a horrible 1.2 average
Mike Allstott 3 yards and 1 TD on 4 Attempts
T Jones 0 yards on 3 Carries
Ken Dilger 6 Catches for 151 yards and 79 YAC!!!
M. Alstott 2 Catches for 10 Yards and a TD
M Pittman 2 Catches for 14 yards
T. Jone 1 Catch for 10 yards
Derrick Brooks 3 Tackles 2 ints for 85 yards and 1 TD on a Long 79 yard return
John Lynch 3 Tackles 1 int
Simeon Rice 2 Tackles 2 Sacks
Ronde Barber 1 int
J Phillips 1 Int
Dwight Smith 1 FF 3 Tackles
M Gramatica 3 for 3 on FGs longest was 39 yards + 3 XPs
T Tupa 2 Punts for a 29.5 yard average
D Smith 1 KR for 30 yards and 2 Punt returns for a 21 yard average
K Williams 1 KR for 22 yards
My qb was picked twice, his qb was picked once. He fumbled twice. He just needs to recognize defensive fronts and he will be ok. DJaparz played pretty good on D...his O, like I said, he just needs to recognize d fronts.
Originally posted by djaparz@Jun 15 2004, 08:01 AM thank you LL you were kind in your post game report -
Look, at some point everyone here has been schooled. I have played vinny three times and he has schooled me three times. Before Boozer76 won any games...he got schooled regularly..then he started schooling people. It just takes practice and you will begin to recognize different things and see the game clearly. I have no doubt that you will do a heck of a lot better...sooner rather than later.
I have sent MAWARU a PM concerning the opening in our league. If he fails to contact me by Wednesday then It will fall upon House of Steell (although he said he didnt want to play unless its emergency).
Does anyone know of someone who wants to play and is dependable?