Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tebow! Broncos shock the Steelers, 29-23 OT

Give Tebow some credit. Maybe he's not the flashiest QB that can throw lasers all over the field, but he was good enough to go unconventionally conventional as he went 10-21 with 316 passing yards and 2 TDs. The Broncos started hot and earned a 20-6 lead. The Steeler would tie the game with 3:48 and had a chance to set up a game-winning Fg, but Roethlisberger was sacked and pushed back out of FG range. The game would go to OT, the first ever with the new system. Tebow did the same thing he's been doing all season in OT: win. That's exactly what he did when he tossed the ball to Demaryius Thomas for an 80 yard catch and run to set up a rematch against New England and Tom Brady.

Giants shutdown the Falcons, 24-2

Marty Ice was ice cold as he and the Falcons offense was shut down all game long. The only points for the Falcons came on an intentional grounding by Eli Manning in the End Zone. Those were the first points and the only points in the game for Atlanta. The Giants were well balanced on offense as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw steadily picked up yards and Eli was efficient enough. Green Bay better be concerned in the solid Giants defense next Sunday.

Cats top the Trojans, 57-46

The Cats showed two weaknesses on their tip to the LA schools: a small interior and a three-point dependent offense. The Cats went only 2-15 against USC in their win on Sunday due to poor guard play and an offense dependent on shooting the trey. The Cats are usually better than this, but on an off-day, they better be wary of a team that can jump on their back. Arizona jumped out to a dominating 32-16 halftime lead, but the Trojans could slowly climb back. Jesse Perry picked up the slack for the three-point shooters as he put up 20 points.