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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Sammy Vegas - NFL ‘N’sider #10

In case you might have missed some of the action on Sunday because of a Texas-sized hangover, you missed some fantastic action. There were some improbable wins with none more improbable then the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Matt Bryant’s game winning 62-yard field goal vs. the Philadelphia Eagles. Bryant’s field goal was the second longest in NFL history behind only Tom Dempsey and Jason Elam who each had 63 yard field goals. Due to copyright restrictions, it was hard to come up with video of the kick for you. However, I am Sammy Vegas and I know some people who know some people who were able to get their hands on this exclusive video from the Tampa Bay sky box.

Congratulations to former USC quarterback and current Arizona Cardinal quarterback, Matt Leinart. Leinart and Brynn Cameron, who is a USC basketball player, had a son yesterday. They are not married and it is unclear whether they are in a relationship. Although I could not get a hold of Paris Hilton for her comments, by looking at Brynn's picture – Matt, you get two thumbs up from us here at DXP.

And finally, I offer my sincerest apologies for being a day late with the ‘N’sider. In fact, I am so sorry that I felt obligated to make it up to our NFL fan base. Unfortunately, this is the best I could come up with:

And now back to our regularly scheduled look at Huskers in the NFL.

Josh Brown (K Seattle Seahawks): Without Shaun Alexander and now without Matt Hasselbeck, the Seahawks appear to be reeling. Brown did his part again with 2 FG’s, but unfortunately it was in a 31-13 loss at home to the Minnesota Vikings.

Kris Brown (K Houston Texans): In the shocker of the weekend, Brown and the Texans blew out the tough Jacksonville Jaguars 27-7 at home. Brown had 2 FG’s and 3 extra points.

Mike Brown (S Chicago Bears): In case you missed it, Brown is on the IR and will the remainder of the season after he tore the LisFranc’s ligament in his foot. On the other hand, the Bears are still undefeated and have San Francisco on deck at home.

Ralph Brown (CB Cleveland Browns): Ralph continues to make contributions for his Browns, but was able to record only 1 tackle as his team lost to the Denver Broncos 17-7. Surprisingly, the Broncos have given up only 2 TD’s all year.

Scott Shanle (LB New Orleans Saints): Shanle and the Saints had some time off this week and prepare to take on the Baltimore Ravens this week. The Saints are currently 5-1 but must prepare for a brutal schedule coming up.

Josh Bullocks (S New Orleans Saints): Bullocks, who obviously was also in a bye week, has a great season to date with 33 tackles. However, he still trails his teammate Shanle who has 36 tackles.

Dejuan Groce (CB New Orleans Saints): After being released by the St. Louis Rams before the season, Groce has finally begun to see some playing time the past few games with upstart Saints.

Daniel Bullocks (S Detroit Lions): The nightmarish season continues for the Lions and Bullocks as they dropped to 1-6 after a loss to the New York Jets. Bullocks, however, had a great game with 9 tackles, including 7 solo stops.

Correll Buckhalter (RB Philadelphia Eagles): Correll had 8 carries for only 31 yards as the Eagles lost a heartbreaker to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-21. Tampa Bay kicker Matt Bryant hit a 62 yard field goal as time expired for a miraculous come from behind win.

Ahman Green (RB Green Bay Packers): In his first game back in weeks, Green racked up 118 yards on 18 carries, including a 70-yard TD run. The Packers got their second win of the season against the struggling Dolphins 34-24.

Mike Rucker (DE Carolina Panthers): Mike was able to record only tackle as his Panthers lost a close one to the Cincinnati Bengals in which QB Jake Delhomme threw a INT in the end zone with just at a minute to play.

Mike Minter (S Carolina Panthers): With 9 tackles and 5 solo tackles, Minter was not to blame for that loss to the Bengals.

Richie Incognito (OT St. Louis Rams): The Rams had the week off and will take their 4-2 record to San Diego this weekend.

Chris Kelsey (DE Buffalo Bills): Kelsey continues to impress with 2-5 Bills as he recorded 5 tackles, 4 of which were solo, and 1 sack. However, the team still lost to the New England Patriots 28-6 and appears to be headed nowhere.

Sam Koch (P Baltimore Ravens): Koch and the Ravens had the week off last week. The Ravens have lost 2 games in a row after starting 4-0 and must travel to New Orleans this week.

Kyle Larson (P Cincinnati Bengals): In a close win over the Panthers 17-14, Larson had maybe his best game in a season of great ones thus far. Although he averaged only 37.6 yards/punt on 8 punts, he dropped 4 inside the 20 and had a long of 54 yards. Larson’s has a great opportunity to make a trip to Hawaii come February.

Carlos Polk (LB San Diego Chargers): Although Carlos has been a part time contributor the past few season with San Diego, he still continues to see steady playing time as he recorded 3 tackles in a 27-24 loss in Kansas City.

Barrett Ruud (LB Tampa Bay Buccaneers): Ruud, who had 2 tackles, and the Bucs got their second win of the season on a dramatic 63 yard field goal as time expired. That field goal was the second longest in NFL history.

Fabian Washington (DB Oakland Raiders): Back from injury, Fabian helped the Raiders win their first game of the season with 1 tackle. The Raiders beat the Arizona Cardinals and Dennis Green 22-9, and I am sure Cardinal fans are waiting for the pink slip.

Demorrio Williams (LB Atlanta Falcons): Super Demorrio had one of his worst games of the year with only 2 tackles, but the Falcons improved to 4-2 in a OT win against the disappointing Steelers, who still have only 2 wins.

Grant Wistrom (DE Seattle Seahawks): Wistrom, along with the rest of the Seahawks, decided to take the week off at home against the Minnesota Vikings as they lost 31-13. Grant recorded 2 tackles.