September 2008

Wow! Talk about upset! Twenty-five (yes, 25) point underdog Oregon State defeated the #1 team in the nation, the mighty USC Trojans, 27-21 in a madhouse in Corvallis. Contributing mightily to this was 5’7″, 185 lb. tailback Jacquizz Rodgers who rushed 37 times for 186 yards and two touchdowns. Consistently finding holes in the Trojan defense, Rodgers scooted, darted, and churned for large chunks of yardage all night.

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Ronnie Brown had a great day against the New England Patriots, rushing 17 times for 113 yds and a whopping 4 TD’s. He also threw a touchdown pass as the Miami Dolphins, who finished 15 games behind the Patriots in the AFC East last year, defeated the Superbowl runner-ups 38-13. Too bad they didn’t get a chance to go for it on fourth down late in the fourth to make it 45-13.

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Continuing to punch his ticket to Canton, Peyton Manning brought the Colts back from a 15-0 deficit in the second half against Minnesota, giving the Colts a win they desperately needed. Constantly pressured due to problems on the offensive line and without a reliable receiving tight end and virtually no running game (25 yards!), it was entirely left up to Peyton to keep Indianapolis in the game.

Manning was 26 of 42 for 311 yards with 2 INT’s and a TD.

Willie Parker carried the ball 25 times for 138 yards and scored 3 touchdowns as the Steelers blew out the Houston Texans at Heinz Field 38-17. Willie appears to be completely recovered from the broken leg he suffered in Week 15 last year and is easily keeping rookie Rashard Mendenhall at bay.

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Colored using Photoshop.