Week 14: Kicker Jay Feely Scores a Touchdown
Wolverine! That’s the name of the fake field goal play that allowed Jay Feely to use those gloves he wears. He was grinning like an ankle-biter who caught the ball for the first time. Of course, he had much more to smile about. In his 10th year in the league, he finally gets to run one in and scores 6 for his team. Added to his previous points, Feely scored 22 straight points against the Denver Broncos on Sunday. ESPN Anchor and Sideline Pass Favorite Ball Girl Reischea Canidate interviews a very happy Feely who admits that he couldn’t quite make the leap into the end zone. He also admitted that he wears the gloves because he likes the look. The man was running like a starting RB.
You can watch the play here: Feely Interview
Week 13: Troy Polamalu Strips Flacco – Beats Ravens
Did you stay up to watch THE best game of the season thus far? The Pittsburgh Steelers visited the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night. It was football. It was real. And it was spectacular! Twitter was nuts with all of the friendly rivalries that jawed back and forth all week. The BMore folks believed faithfully in their QB Flacco and that celebrated defense. Pittsburgh reminded folks, though, that the Steel Curtain is not just a mythic 70′s legend. Although with all that hair on the game changer Troy Polamalu, we could take a trip down memory lane!
The play was a textbook, perfect strip of the ball. No helmets. No need for a referee huddle in the middle of field. The Ravens were He blitzed explosively with a straight shot to the quarterback. Looks like the Ravens were at their own 43 (think that was a sign for Troy?) Sack. Fumble. Game changer. Until that point (the 4th quarter with 3:25 left in the game), the Ravens had led the whole night and were looking to make a move down field and run the clock. As a result of the strip. the Steelers take over and score a TD to win the game 13-10.
Week 11: Sanchez to Holmes TD to Win
I thought that the Texans were going to pull it out. I believed that the Hard Knocks Jets were going to lose to this scrappy, tall-hat wearing bunch that has won the hearts of Houston fans. At the top of the 4th quarter, the Jets were leading 23-7. In the bag, right? Wrong! Those tough Texans pull back into the game, and soon are leading. With less than a minute to go, Jets fans around the world were praying to Joe Namath for a New York Miracle. They got one when Sanchez, who also won the Offensive Player of the Week Award, methodically moved the team downfield. A 47-yard toss to Braylon Edwards gave them the position and the confidence to go one more. Then it was Holmes time (he’s done it before.) We picked this particular video because it shows just how surprised and excited the fans were when the ball was actually caught!
Week 10: David Garrard’s Last Second Win
I was following the last few minutes of the Texans-Jags game closely. I keep a particular eye on the games that look as if they can go into overtime, especially when you have two exciting quarterbacks like Shaub and Garrard on the field. With 50 yards to go and only :03 left on the clock, I was prepping the OT tweet. Then magic happened! DG let it loose and rather than the ball being batted down or landing short of the goal line, it was hit directly into the arms of WR Mike Thomas.
The Jags sit at 5-4 tied with the Tennessee Titans for 2nd in the division, although TENN owns the tiebreaker having beat the Jags on October 18th. They’ll see each other again on Dec. 3rd. VY vs. DG – who gets the long ball honors?
Week 9 – 2010
OT – Campbell to Ford – 47-Yard Pass Sets up Game Winning Field Goal
Kansas City vs. Oakland for years was one of the most anticipated games on the NFL schedule. Now, it looks like these teams are vying for elite status again. Both have a ways to go to get there, but if Campbell keeps throwing for The Nation and Hillis keeps running for the Chiefs, we’d better get the tailgates going.
In week 9, rookie Jacoby Ford played tough and earned a space in the Sideline Pass Weekly Wink. The receiver made two spectacular catches, one to set up the tie to send the game to OT, and the other to set up the kick to win. The fourth round pick out of Clemson seems to be in rhythm with Campbell. The great play of the tandem has led the Raiders to three straight wins (yes, for real) and reportedly has owner Al Davis pushing Coach Cable to keep Campbell in the huddle, even though the coach favors Gradkowski. It’s been a while since Oakland had one QB that the team believed could win, let alone two. Check out the play.
WATCH! Raiders OT Ford Catch
During a 16 game season, we are guaranteed to see at least one weekly play that makes us jump from our seat and spill the drink! We’ll keep an eye for them and post them here just in case you miss it (and because it looked SO good.)