New England Patriots Trade Randy Moss, Returns To Minnesota Vikings

The trade talks are now finally over. It is confirmed that wide receiver Randy Moss has been dealt by the New England Patriots to the Minnesota Vikings on Wednesday. This recent trade is a homecoming of sort since Moss was initially picked by the Vikings in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Terms of the trade include exchanges of future draft picks in 2011 and 2012.

The addition of future Hall of Famer Moss to the Vikings offensive lineup gives the struggling team some hope for the Super Bowl. Quarterback Brett Favre has expressed excitement over the trade as he now has a passing option in what has been a stagnant Vikings offense. Pro Bowl receiver Sidney Rice underwent hip surgery in August while Percy Harvin has not been playing up to par.

Moss has been a competitive athlete and entertainer at the same time, bringing in sellout crowds. His behavior may be a cause for concern but there is no denying that he can still contribute to winning games at the age of 33.

The next few weeks are pivotal to the Vikings. They face the New York Jets on Monday night.

Their next two games are just as crucial as they meet rivals Green Bay Packers and New England next.

Washington Redskins Defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 17-12

The Washington Redskins-Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday was highly anticipated partly due to the Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick matchup. McNabb has played as an Eagle for a decade and was set to meet his former teammates and a new starting quarterback in Vick.

Michael Vick has made a successful return to football coming from an 18-month sentence. When the Atlanta Falcons released him, the Philadelphia Eagles signed Vick in August 2009 to play as backup to then starter McNabb.

With McNabb moving to Washington and fellow Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb injured early in the season, Vick has taken over the starting quarterback role with good results so far.

The hype up matchup on Sunday, however, did not live up to expectations as Vick got injured early. Vick suffered from a rib cartilage injury that forced coach Andy Reid to play Kolb in the second half.

McNabb was also sparingly used, completing 8 of 19 passes for 125 yards, a touchdown and an interception as the Redskins defeated an Eagles team that failed to score a single touchdown, 17-12.

Two touchdowns in the first quarter gave the Redskins a comfortable lead, 14-0. A 26-yard Redskins field goal sandwiched by two Eagles field goals in the second quarter pegged the halftime score at 17-6.

A late touchdown by a Kevin Kolb pass to Brent Celek pushed the Eagles closer, 17-12, but time ran out on the Eagles.

New York Giants Win On Defense Against Chicago Bears, 17-3

The New York Giants displayed an awesome defensive game, knocking out Jay Cutler and Todd Collins as they beat the Chicago Bears 17-3 on Sunday. Although the Giants were not as impressive in their offense missing several scoring chances in the end zone, their defense was too much for the Bears to handle.

The Giants wound up with a total of nine sacks in the game with Justin Tuck and Osi Umenviora recording three each.

The Chicago Bears were held down to only 110 yards. Bears starting quarterback Jay Cutler was knocked down several times in the first half. Todd Collins left the game in the fourth quarter and the Bears had to tap Caleb Hanie to take over quarterbacking chores late in the fourth.

A 22-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes in the first quarter highlighted an otherwise futile first quarter for both squads to give the Giants the lead, 3-0.

The second quarter saw Cutler sacked seven times. The score did not change as the Bears trailed at halftime, 0-3.

Ahmad Bradshaw scored a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter to extend the Giants lead, 10-0.

Robbie Gould kicked a 40-yard field goal in the fourth to push the Bears closer at 10-3. Brandon Jacobs scored the final touchdown of the game with a 2-yard rush, 17-3.

Ahmad Bradshaw had 23 rushes for 129 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown.

Michael Vick, Philadelphia Eagles Demolish Jacksonville Jaguars 28-3

Michael Vick has proven in his first three games that Andy Reid made the right decision about him. He has so far led the Philadelphia Eagles to rally against Green Bay, a win over Detroit and a demolition job of Jacksonville on Sunday.

Vick completed 17 of 31 passes for 291 yards that included three touchdown passes and a touchdown of his own to notch a win over the Jaguars, 28-3 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Vick found DeSean Jackson for a 61-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter to make a statement early in the game. He issued two more touchdown passes to Jeremy Maclin, the first one a 16-yarder as time was winding down in the second quarter and the other a 45-yard touchdown at the 10th minute of the third quarter.

Vick rushed and scored his 17-yard touchdown in the last twenty seconds of the third quarter for the final score, 28-3. DeSean Jackson wound up with five catches for 153 yards and a touchdown in the game. Jeremy Maclin had four catches for 83 yards with two touchdowns.

The Eagles are now 2-1 overall but 2-0 with Michael Vick starting at quarterback. This makes the Donovan McNabb-Michael Vick discussion more interesting.

Colts vs Giants 2010 Score and Highlights

Indianapolis Colts vs New York Giants Score and Highlights – The New York Giants seems to lose their touch in their recent game against the Indianapolis Colts. Payton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts to its first victory this season. The Colts where defeated by the Texans during their game opener.

Peyton scored a throw for three touchdowns during the game. There were two Mannings in this game and each playing for a different team. Peyton and Eli each shared a Super Bowl victory.

In 2006 during the irst meeting of sibling NFL quarterbacks, Peyton’s Colts won 26-21 at the Meadowlands. Five months later, he guided Indy to the Super Bowl title. Then, in 2007 it was Eli’s time to lead the Giants to one of the NFL’s biggest upsets over undefeated New England.

The first meeting of the Colts and the Giants during the NFL 2010-2011 season was somewhat not the game that everyone expected. It was very lopsided and the Giants seems lost.


Broncos Acquire Laurence Maroney from Patriots

The New England Patriots could no longer wait for running back Laurence Maroney to live up to expectations. After being drafted 21st overall in the 2006 NFL Draft out of Minnesota, he was supposed to be the Patriots’ No.1 running back.  

In 2008, Maroney played only three games when he suffered a shoulder injury. A thigh injury caused him to miss the season opener for New England that they won against the Cincinnati Bengals 38-24.

In his four years with New England, Maroney compiled a total of 2,430 yards and 21 touchdowns. He also missed games in each season due to injuries. Maroney missed two games in 2006 due to a rib injury and three games in 2007 due to groin injury.

The trade between the Patriots and Broncos also involved future draft picks. The Broncos got a sixth round pick for 2011 from the Patriots while the Patriots received a fourth round draft pick from the Broncos.

Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers NFL Scores and Highlights

(Credit: San Diego Chargers)

Kansas City Chiefs vs. San Diego Chargers NFL Scores and Highlights – The debut game for rookie Dexter McCluster’ will surely be memorable as the Kansas City Chiefs scored a win for its NFL 2010 season opening game, 21-14.

It was Jamaal Charles’ 56-yard touchdown run and Dexter McCluster’s team-record 94-yard punt return which gave Kansas City Chiefs a two-touchdown lead, and the Chiefs held Chargers on four downs inside the 6-yard line in the final minute for a 21-14 victory Monday night.

The win on a Monday Night Football Game ended a three-year period that was one of the darkest in the history of the Kansas City Chiefs. Who would not be happy when you defeated the four-time defending AFC West champions.

San Diego Chargers’ quarterback, Philip Rivers may have thoroughly outplayed Kansas City Chiefs’ quarterback Matt Cassel but the overall team play of the Chiefs made the difference. There would be plenty of time for the Chargers to rethink and plan for the next game. Congratulations to Kansas City Chiefs!

San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Scores: NFL 2010 Match Results

San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs Scores: NFL 2010 Match Results – The game between the San Diego Charges and Kansas City Chiefs is currently finished already. Held at the New Meadowsland Stadium, Kansas Chief won the football match with a final score of 21-14.

The San Diego Chargers had a very good first quarter game. A.Gates scored a touch down from a 3 yd. pass from P.Rivers. By the end of the first quarter the Kansas City Chiefs equalize the score, 7-7 through J.Charles for a 56 yd. run.

The second quarter looked good for Kansas City Chiefs. They scored another touch down from T.Moeaki 2 yd. pass from M.Cassel (R.Succop kick is good) Drive: 3 plays, 12 yards in 1:26. At the end of the quarter, they led the game with a score of 14 as against San Diego Charger’s score of zero.

In the third quarter, San Diego Chargers scored 7 points while Kansas City Chiefs scored zero. The fourth quarter finished with both teams of zero scores. At the end of the match, the total scores were tallied 21-14 in favor of Kansas City Chiefs. Congratulations to Kansas City Chiefs!

Baltimore Ravens vs New York Jets Score: NFL 2010 Football Match Update

Baltimore Ravens vs New York Jets Score: NFL 2010 Football Match Update – It would be the season opener for the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Jets at the New Meadowlands. The game will be live via NBC 7:00pm ET.

The game will feature Rex Ryan being fitted against his old team. The Ravens and the Jets are two of the best defensive teams in the NFL. This game will test the many offensive additions of Baltimore and New York’s Super Bowl hype.

So who will win? Do you have a pick already?

So far statistics wise, the Jets had the league’s best rushing attack last season and they are also 11-7 all-time at home on Monday Night Football.

To give as a preview here’s Emory Hunt, the Czar of the playbook for Football Gameplan’s 2010 NFL Week 1 Predicitions (Baltimore Ravens at New York Jets).


UPDATE: Baltimore Ravens vs. New York Jets NFL match has began and the game is currently on the second round with New York Jets leading with scores of 3-0. To track the live scores of the match, you can go to NFL’s Game Center here.

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Highlights: NFL Week 1 Controversial Game

Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears Highlights: NFL Week 1 Controversial Game – Week 1 of the National Football League (NFL) would be memorable for both the Lions and the Bears. They start off the season with a controversial game which the Lions almost defeated the Bears, 20-19. The touchdown by Calvin Johnson with 35 seconds to go on the fourth quarter was ruled as incomplete thus the Bears win, 19-14.

What could have bean the Detroit Lions’s first road win in three years ended up in another defeat. The referees scored it as a touchdown but upon review it was ruled as an Incomplete Pass. Johnson received a 372 yards throw from Jay Cutler.

Lions coach Jim Schwartz agreed with officials on the ruling on Johnson saying, “The rule is if you’re going to the ground in the process of making the catch you need to finish with the football. He didn’t finish with the football. He was (aware) he was trying to come down with it, he had one hand to keep it away from the other guy, he is trying to get his feet down and go to a knee it wasn’t like he was trying to flip it to the official or anything. That’s what it is.”

The greater worry for the Lions however was their quarterback Matthew Stafford. Stafford suffered a shoulder injury at the end of the first half. His injury was caused by a blindside sack by Julius Peppers.

Detroit Lions suffered their 21st straight road loss since a win at Soldier Field in October 2007. The Lions also holds a league-record 30 losses over the previous two seasons.

Here is the controversial touchdown and incompletion of Calvin Johnson in the Lions vs Bears NFL 2010 game.