Seven & Out: Week #9

By Michael-Louis Ingram, BASN Staff Reporter
Updated: November 11, 2009

PHILADELPHIA (BASN) – The weeks keep tickin’ and some teams take a lickin’; but as we pass the half-way mark with Week 9, the spin is as predictable as the bones hittin’ the back of the crap table.

Alright, new shooter comin’ out…

The Indianapolis Colts defeated the Houston Texans 20-17 and have won a franchise-record 17 consecutive regular-season games dating back to 2008. Indy is now tied with the 1933-34 Chicago Bears for the third-longest such streak in NFL history.

And still no mention of the great job Head Coach Jim Caldwell is doing with a battered secondary; news flash: Black people can coach, too – but don’t call them ‘geniuses’ – that’s too close to acknowledging them as being human; you can use the euphemism you like when you think Black folks wanna be like you – “gifted”.

New England wide receiver Randy Moss had six catches for 147 yards with one touchdown in the Patriots’ 27-17 win over Miami.

Moss, who now has 140 career touchdown receptions, tied Buffalo’s Terrell Owens for second-most all-time.

Jerry Rice holds the NFL record with 197 career touchdown receptions.

Congratulations to Randy Moss! The man everyone wanted to label as a malcontent has strolled his way into a tie with another cat who drums to a different beat in Terrell Owens. From a drummer’s standpoint, it’s like listening to Art Blakey, then Diamond Williams; and it’s no surprise both men excel in their profession because they do the work – fuck that ‘gifted’ bullshit – and both got there with years to spare on the great Mr. Rice.

Now given this magic number, the ticket should already be punched to Canton’s Hall of Fame for both players – but when I hear a bitch – ass like Skip Bayless say Terrell Owens doesn’t belong in the Hall, it sickens me because we know the politics and dehumanization on Black athletes done in the name of “entertainment” by the Mouse and this mealy – mouthed muthafucka. That ain’t entertainment – and it ain’t funny, you scumbag!

Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber registered his 13th career return touchdown on a blocked punt in the Buccaneers’ 38-28 win over the Green Bay Packers.

Barber is now tied for the third-most return touchdowns all-time. He trails only Deion Sanders (19) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Rod Woodson (17) for the most return touchdowns in NFL history.

Barber has had a stellar career, and ironic as it was that the Bucs finally won their first game wearing the old “Creamsicle” jerseys, the recognition of their 1979 team and placement of Lee Roy Selmon’s #63 in their Ring of Honor made it evident that we should also see Barber’s #20 in that ring someday – along with Derrick Brooks’ #55, Richard “Batman” Wood’s #57, Ricky Bell’s #42 and Doug Williams’ #12.

Jacksonville wide receiver Torry Holt had four receptions in the Jaguars’ 24-21 win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Holt, who has 902 career receptions in 166 games, ranks second in NFL history for the fewest number of games to reach 900 catches. He trails only Marvin Harrison, who accomplished the feat in 149 games.

Think about it – the St. Louis Rams said this guy couldn’t play anymore…

Indianapolis defensive end Dwight Freeney registered 1.5 sacks in the Colts’ win over Houston.

Freeney has recorded a sack in each of the Colts’ first eight games of the season and tied teammate Robert Mathis (eight games, 2005) for the longest such streak since the sack became an official statistic in 1982.

With his speed and tenacity to get the quarterback, Freeney is a modern – day version of John Randle, sans excessive eyeblack…

In addition, Freeney has recorded a sack in nine consecutive games overall, tying him with Pro Football Hall of Famer Bruce Smith and Kevin Greene for the third-longest streak since 1982 .

The Pro Bowl is calling, Mr. Freeney – are you in?

Green Bay running back Ahman Green gained 45 rushing yards on six attempts in the Packers’ 38-28 loss at Tampa Bay.

Green, who now has 8,208 rushing yards with the Packers, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Taylor (8,207) for the most rushing yards in franchise history.

The NFL’s version of the Dark (and I do mean Dark) Knight has cranked out over 8,000 yards of turf justice against defenses; give well deserved props to the Packer organization for giving Green the chance to come back and break the record!

New England quarterback Tom Brady passed for 332 yards in the Patriots’ victory against Miami.

Brady recorded his 27th 300-yard passing game of his career, surpassing Drew Bledsoe (26) for the most 300-yard games in franchise history.

Given the 18 – 1 ChampionCheat season, it would be a good bet Brady won more of those games than Bledsoe did, so give Brady his due. Now if he would only stop cryin’ like a little beeyotch when someone breathes on him, we could really appreciate his talent!

As always, gang – once the point’s established, throw a seven – you crap out!