Tuesday, September 12, 2006
The Giants lost their first game of the season with Eli Manning, but the Chargers have made the best out of that trade. Phillip Rivers completed 8 of his 11 passes (and a TD), while a little-known part of that trade (Sean Merriman) had 3 sacks.
Brad Johnson won the battle of the senior citizen QBs, beating Mark Brunell and the Skins 19-16 on a Ryan Longwell FG. Clinton Portis was effective in limited time, with 12 total touches for 50 yds and a TD. Chester Taylor had 131 total yds and a TD for the Vikes.
Deion Branch was traded to Seattle for a 2007 1st rd. pick. Good move by the Seahawks, that pick will likely be very late in the first round.
The Tigers continue to choke away the division, with the Twinkies closing down to 1.5 games (W.Sox are 3 back). The Royals trail playoff position by just 30.5 games.
In the NL, the Marlins spanked the Mets to move within 2 games of the Padres.
How did EVERYONE not take Chargers (-3) last night?!!??! like shooting Fish in a Barrell. Also, Rivers 3rd & 11 completion in the 4th (went on to score final TD) was SICK! He took one hell of a shot from Sapp and threaded a needle down field. Very Impressive.
If the Fish take the Wilcard, does Joe Gerardi deserve Manager of the Year? (article idea for you)