Sunday, October 12, 2014

How 'bout them Cowboys! Week 6 Rapid Reaction

The Dallas Cowboys made the loudest statement in week 6 with their shocking 30-23 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle. While the score indicated a close game, in retrospect, it was a Dallas blowout on the stat sheet.

After falling behind 10-0 the Seahawks, the Cowboys fought back, tied the game at ten, and took the lead before the half on a Tony Romo touchdown pass to Jason Witten.

The only reason Seattle was even in this game had to do with a muffed punt by the Cowboys that gave the Seahawks the football at the Dallas 14. Seattle would eventually score on Russell Wilson's 9-yard scamper, but that was it.

The Cowboys held the Seahawks offense in check all night, forcing two long field goals in the second half, and allowing only 206 yards of offense.

Meanwhile, Tony Romo who has taken so much heat in his career for not coming up in the clutch, did so with the game on the line in the fourth quarter. On a third and 20 at the Dallas 31-yard line, Romo connected on a slightly overthrown pass to Terrance Williams. In fact, it was Williams who made the save there, because the throw was initially intended for Jason Witten but overthrown. That connections was the turning point.

DeMarco Murray next busted through the hole for a 25-yard gain to the Seattle six, and scored himself on the next play with a six-yard scamper to put the Cowboys in front 27-23 with three minutes to go.

With all of the momentum on their side the Cowboys forced the Sehawks into a four-and-out deep in their own territory to ice the game. Dallas (5-1) is for real folks. They beat the defending Super Bowl champions, and with the way things are looking now in the NFC, all roads might be going through the NFC East this season.

THE BROWNS STUN THE STEELERS: Ok, it would not have been surprising if the Browns beat the Steelers on Sunday. Cleveland gave Pittsburgh all it could handle in week 1, but nobody saw the kind of thumping the Browns put on Pittsburgh coming. The Browns posted 21 points in the second quarter, including a 51-yard touchdown strike to Jordan Cameron to blow away the aging Steelers.

The Browns (3-2) are no longer in the AFC North's dog house, instead that honor belongs to the Steelers (3-3).

TIES R US: Nobody wanted to win the game in Cincinnati on Sunday as the Bengals and Panthers played to a crazy 37-37 tie. Both teams exchanged field goals to open up overtime, but it was the Bengals who were in prime position to win it in the final seconds, however Mike Nugent missed the game winning field goal. It was the second tie in the Marvin Lewis era in Cincinnati. For Carolina it was the first ever tie in their history.

RODGERS MARINO'S THE DOLPHINS: It has been a strange season in a lot of ways for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, and Sunday's game in Miami exemplified their season thus far. Get off to a fast start, fall behind the eight ball, and somehow come out of nowhere to win the game. Rodgers led the Packers back from a 24-17 deficit to win 27-24. Rodgers drove Green Bay down to the Miami 20 with 30 seconds to go, and pulled a play out of Dan Marino's playbook when he attempted a fake spike to Davante Adams for a 12-yard gain to the four yard line. Finally, Rodgers hit a Andrew Quarles with three seconds to go to steal it from Miami.

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