Skip to comments.Four INTs, Fred Jackson's 196 yards help Bills extend Eagles' nightmare (awww, poor Vick)
Posted on 10/09/2011 8:45:00 PM PDT by doug from upland
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Turns out the Buffalo Bills didn't need to actually contain quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles.
All they had to do was watch and wait for this so-called "Dream Team" to start unraveling all on its own.
Graziano Juqua Parker shouldn't have jumped. Michael Vick's interceptions hurt. But Dan Graziano says it's all Andy Reid's fault in Philly.
At first, the Bills were just a surprise winner. They've since morphed into a serious contender, writes James Walker.
Running back Fred Jackson combined for 196 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, and linebacker Nick Barnett had two of Buffalo's four interceptions to secure a 31-24 victory Sunday over a slow-starting, underachieving, far-from-elite opponent.
"All week, we talked about getting after Vick," Barnett said. "Containing Vick is a hard job for anybody. We were trying to make him uneasy, make him think too fast."
Barnett returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. And he then sealed the victory by picking off Vick a fourth and final time with 1:49 left.
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Heh heh heh... One of the young punks in my fantasy league offered me Aaron Rogers in a trade after last week. He wanted Mike Sick from my roster. Cha-ching!! Done deal, and good riddance!
Meanwhile, Tebow should finally get the starting job in Denver.
How long before Andy Reid is fired?
Maybe Andy needs to bring back the pickle juice.
Those who say Tebow can’t play are going to be proven wrong. He may not have the best skills to throw the ball, but there is something inside him that cannot be measured and which makes him a winner.
At the end of that game, I was rooting for Broncos, as if I were rooting for the Gators.
I was at the Packers game last week and there were tons of people calling for Tebow. He deserves a shot. He can’t be any worse than Orton.
Of course, Rodgers & Co. would have put the hurt on Tebow, just like they did on Orton.
The difference is, Tebow can hurt them right back.
At the end of the game, the whole stadium was chanting “TEBOW!!! TEBOW!!!”
Tebow is simply not a regular, throwing quarterback, but did you see when he ran the ball? Even KNOWING he was going to run, he was very difficult to stop. He might be the only QB in the league who needs to run in order to setup his (not so great) passes. Not exactly a wildcat QB either, he is something else. But I think he can be very effective, if he is used properly. Honestly I think he should be in every other offensive down at least, even as a fullback.
Vick is the rare example of a person who’s getting run over both by karma and by dog(ma).
A lot of teams got burned in college thinking that “Tebow Can’t Throw.”
The NFL is about to find out the same thing.
If proper mechanics and a strong arm were a guarantee of NFL success, Ryan Leaf would be in the NFL Hall of Fame.
Tebow did what he could and he made it damn exciting. Just feel bad for Orton because the Tebow shadow is too big not to ignore.
Orton sucks, besides, he’s a big-time lib.
Tebow looks good because no one has game planned for him. When they do, his shortcomings will be glaring. Bank it. He is not NFL material. Sorry.
I don't know how much longer it'll last, but I'm getting all the jollies I can in the NFC East.
Oh, I know. He can throw well enough to burn a team that is trying to stop him from running, the guy is a load. I'm convinced he can be a good QB, but the offense has to be modified for his talents.
Orton’s a lib? How did u know?
Have you heard that the Miami Dolphins are honoring the Gators National Championship Team when Tebow and the Broncos go to Miami?
The sports writers in the Miami Herald were up in arms about it. As a Hurricane, I'm supposed to hate you guys but I've always rooted for all the Florida teams in the bowls.
Since we Dolphin fans are pretty much resigned to Suck for Luck and rooting to get Coach Sparano and GM Ireland fired this year, maybe the entire stadium will be rooting for Tebow. ;-)
While he was at Purdue, Orton was very outspoken against the Iraq War, and he admitted in interviews that he was a liberal Democrat.
F***. There was a reason why I didn’t like that jackhole but couldn’t pinpoint it. Now I truly want Tebow to take his job.
Yep, Niners looked real good today....Harbaugh is definitely getting it done.
If Denver doesn’t want Tebow, I think Tebow would fit in nicely in Miami....but it looks like Miami is going to get Luck(y).
I doubt they will ever fire him.
I agree with you. I think Tebow will be just one more in a long line of great college QBs who simply weren’t cut out for the NFL. It’s nothing against Tebow . . . it’s just that the skills of a great college QB simply don’t necessarily translate to success in the NFL.
I’m a Pats fan, so the Bills winning is never good news for me, but I’m ok with it if it means another embarrassing game for Vick. I am so happy he is so awful this season. ESPN is trying so hard to will Vick into being a good quarterback, but I cannot see how anyone can consider him good after the way he has been playing so far this season. Every quarterback (even Brady and Manning) can have a bad game, but Vick just plain sucks.
Vick is an amazing athlete, but he's inconsistent. Maybe they'll start saying "Good Vick, Bad Vick," like they used to say "Good Rex, Bad Rex" about Rex Grossman when he was with the Bears. The year the Bears went to the playoffs Rex had both more top rated and more bottom rated games than anyone.
When Cam Newton gets it, he is going to dominate, you can see spending time with Tebow at Florida really was an influence on Cam and you can see it in how he leads that team on the field.
USA Today Revealed Bears QB Loves Hillary
By Tim Graham | January 15, 2006 | 12:38
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Okay, please take this with a grain of Cheesehead salt, but um, I have a reason why conservatives could root for the Carolina Panthers against those dreaded Chicago Bears today. Bears QB Kyle Orton? Big liberal. In the midst of some research into the weird absence of the words “Kerry” and “Hillary” within 50 words of each other in the fall of 2004, I came across this USA Today piece, where an Orton teammate at Purdue related, “He said that if John Kerry doesn’t get elected, he’s going to throw himself headlong into the Hillary Clinton camp.” The report had more detail:
Now he understands that Orton’s success on the football field could one day be seen as the introduction of an ambitious liberal democrat to a larger audience.
“I’d love to run for Congress or the Senate,” Orton said.
He has read about the Kennedy, Johnson and Clinton administrations. He has declared his concerns over policies of the current administration, specifically the commitment to the war in Iraq.
“I don’t think we should be over there,” Orton said.
The quarterback searches for voices of dissent on campuses and does not find enough of them.
“It surprises me a lot,” he said. “Usually college campuses are pretty liberal places where you debate different thoughts. You protest over it. You read about all these protests that went on in the 60s. I don’t think there are that many young people that feel they can make a difference in politics. They feel the government is so big that they don’t think their vote or their voice matters any more.”
[Coach Joe] Tiller acknowledges Orton’s conviction but ...”Well,” the coach said and winked, “he’s pretty young.”
Still, the coach has seen a strengthening of Orton’s political resolve in the last year.
“We quickly disagreed on our opinions,” Orton said. “One thing I do like about our conversations is you really can’t have a lot of political conversations (with others) without one person getting bent out of shape. We stay calm, and just talk, and give each other a hard time.”
Back in November, Orton reiterated his beliefs for the Chicago Tribune: “I’ve always been interested in politics. I’ve always been around it with my dad. He was involved at a state level. He was the head commissioner of OSHA (In Iowa). I’ve been thinking about getting involved in some campaigns, people like the John Edwardses, the Barack Obamas, the Hillary Clintons—that’s kind of who I support. So, I’d probably say I was a liberal.”