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.
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.
Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots NFL Live Scores and Updates- The games are about to begin and the New England Patriots is looking forward to add another win into their tab. If the Patriots win, this will be their 14th win over the Buffalo Bills.
The statistics show and even Yahoo! and ESPN NFL picks and predictions are heavily favoring a win by the New England Patriots but an upset is still possible.
Ryan Fitzpatrick had been given a center position by Bills coach Chan Gailey in the hopes to increase the offense of the team but will he help deliver the first win for the Buffalo Bills?
Let us take a look at a short preview of the Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots Football game through Football Gameplan 2010.
First Quarter: Buffalo R.Lindell 39 yd. Field Goal Drive: 10 plays, 59 yards in 5:12; New England R.Moss 7 yd. pass from T.Brady (S.Gostkowski kick is good) Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards in 4:34. 7-3 New England.
Second Quarter: Buffalo R.Lindell 39 yd. Field Goal Drive: 7 plays, 19 yards in 4:01; Buffalo C.Spiller 5 yd. pass from R.Fitzpatrick (R.Lindell kick is good) Drive: 7 plays, 37 yards in 3:23; New England D.Woodhead 22 yd. run (S.Gostkowski kick is good) Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards in 3:15; Buffalo R.Lindell 34 yd. Field Goal Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards in 2:34; New England S.Gostkowski 43 yd. Field Goal Drive: 3 plays, 42 yards in 0:24. 17-16 New England.
New York Jets vs. New England Patriots NFL Scores and Highlights – The New England Patriots was the experts pick for this game but surprisingly the New York Jets pulled out a win and left a trail of smoke for the Patriots. The Jets win their first victory at New Meadowlands Stadium and perhaps a good karma for apologizing to Ines Sainz.
The game ended 14-28 in favor of the New York Jets. Perhaps their first lost against the Baltimore Ravens, 10-9 was an eye opener on what they should be doing and how they should play football. Mark Sanchez made a stunning feat by making a career-high three touchdown passes, including two in the second half. The Jets also prevented Tom Brady and the New England Patriots from getting their game tempo. (View complete NFL week 2 results vs picks here)
Sanchez also completed a career-high 21 passes on 30 attempts for 220 yards and connected with Braylon Edwards, Jerricho Cotchery and Dustin Keller for scores. It was what the New York Jets fans are expecting following new additions to their team.
The New England Patriots did manage to score two touch downs on the second quarter courtesy of Wes Welker from a 6 yd. pass from T. Brady and Randy Moss from a34 yd. pass from T. Brady. That will be the last however for the Patriots as New York Jets dominated the third and fourth quarter of the game. The New York Jets are now even 1-1 in the NFL 2010-2011 season.
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