October 20, 2003 |
One look at Vinny Testaverde convinced Santana Moss the New York Jets would be able to complete their comeback. Testaverde led the Jets on a long drive in the waning minutes to set up an eight-yard touchdown run by LaMont Jordan with 1:21 left in a 19-14 comeback victory Sunday over the Houston Texans. "He didn't say anything," Moss said of Testaverde. "He could just see it in our eyes and we could see it in his eyes. We just had to fight. We knew it would not be easy and we had to fight them."
December 18, 2006 |
The New Orleans Saints returned to their lockers to find hats and T-shirts commemorating the franchise's first playoff berth since 2000. Players hastily stuffed them in bags as they dressed and left the stadium looking frustrated. "I won't be celebrating at all tonight if that's what you're wondering," quarterback Drew Brees said after the Saints clinched the NFC South by default Sunday while losing, 16-10, to the underdog Washington Redskins. "I have the shirt. I have the hat.
August 25, 2002 |
Reggie Barlow returned a punt for a touchdown, and Oakland's defense looked vastly improved Saturday as the Raiders held off San Francisco, 17-10, in an exhibition game before a half-filled Coliseum at Oakland. The Battle of the Bay turned into the Battle of the Backups, considering all the scoring drives were led by Marques Tuiasosopo and Rick Mirer of the Raiders (1-2), and Tim Rattay of the 49ers (1-3).
October 28, 2002 |
As Coach Butch Davis left the field, he looked up to the sky. He sensed his Cleveland Browns did something very special Sunday. Four days after team owner Al Lerner died, the Browns rallied from an 18-point deficit to beat the New York Jets 24-21. Quarterback Tim Couch, who threw two touchdown passes and a two-point conversion in the second half, said the team wanted to play well for Lerner and his family. "This was about courage and heart and it exemplified what Mr.
December 30, 1998 |
Look out, college football. The Miami Hurricanes are blowing through opponents again. Edgerrin James and James Jackson each ran for two touchdowns as the 24th-ranked Hurricanes routed North Carolina State, 46-23, Tuesday night in the Micron PC Bowl. Scott Covington threw for 320 yards and two TDs, including an 80-yarder to Santana Moss, as Miami (9-3) rolled up 594 yards of offense to cap its comeback from three years of NCAA sanctions.
October 27, 2003 |
Donovan McNabb threw a touchdown pass, ran toward the sideline, stopped, raised his arms, looked toward the crowd and took in their applause. It had been awhile since McNabb heard cheers. McNabb completed 17 of 23 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown, and Correll Buckhalter ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-17 victory over the New York Jets in Chad Pennington's return Sunday. "We knew what we're capable of," McNabb said.
November 22, 2004 |
Curtis Martin's injured knee wouldn't let him play Sunday. His heart wouldn't let him quit. Knowing he was too hurt to be effective, Martin still wanted to be in the huddle as the New York Jets tried to rally in the fourth quarter. So he went to Coach Herman Edwards and asked a favor. "I said, 'Just let me go in there, look the offensive linemen in the eye and see if we can't get this thing going,' " Martin said.
December 14, 2000 |
SMU was placed on two years' probation by the NCAA on Wednesday, just as the school was recovering from being the only major college football program to get the "death penalty." The NCAA cited recruiting violations in broadening the penalties already imposed by the university. The governing body said an SMU coach engaged in academic fraud and made payments to students two years ago. The NCAA did not place any restrictions on TV appearances or eligibility for bowl games.
October 8, 2006 |
Charlie Frye Cleveland * While at Akron, he set 54 passing and total offense records. Bruce Gradkowski Tampa Bay * Had nation's second-best completion rate as a Toledo sophomore. Byron Leftwich Jacksonville * At Marshall, he led one of the most potent offenses in the country. Chad Pennington New York Jets * Marshall's QB rivaled another MAC star: Central Florida's Daunte Culpepper. Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh * When he was at Miami of Ohio, Big Ben also handled punting.
September 19, 2009 |
LaDainian Tomlinson is one of three San Diego Chargers who have been ruled out of Sunday's home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. The star running back, who sprained his right ankle in Monday night's 24-20 win at Oakland, will miss just the second game of his career due to injury. The first was in January when a groin injury kept him out of San Diego's playoff loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers. Also out are center Nick Hardwick (ankle) and defensive end Travis Johnson (groin)