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BY THE NUMBERS REPORT -WEEK #11
By:- Gary Norris Gray- BASN Staff Reporter
Once again the America Sports Media conveniently ignores Black Sports History.
Like Professor Fred Whitted from Winston Salem State University states many times “We have to tell our own story.”
10-1 Russell Wilson- Seattle Seahawks – The Hawks just love playing at home as they defeat the Minnesota Vikings 41-20 for their sixth victory in a row. The Seahawks took command of the NFC Western Division with a bye week ahead. As the new football magician Wilson does it again with a 19 yard running touchdown in second quarter. Wilson was 13 for 18 and 130 yards with two passing touchdowns. Marshawn Lynch contributes two more touchdowns in Seattle victory. They are now the Class of the NFC.
7-3 Cam Newton- Carolina Panthers- It was an old quarterback duel in North Carolina as Cam Newton and New England’s Tom Brady keep throwing strikes. Newton continues to grow and continues to win. It was a knock down dragged out war on the field. The Panthers win the game 24-20 on a late fourth quarter goal line stand. Newton goes 19 for 28 and 209 yards and three touchdowns and was the leading rusher with 67 on seven attempts. Carolina won six in a row and are now breathing down the New Orleans Saints back in the NFC South Division. The Panthers have beaten the San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots back to back. WHERE IS THAT PRO FOOTBALL SPORTS WRITER NOLAN NOWROCKI?
6-4 Colin Kaepernick-San Francisco 49ers- Where was “Batboy” when you need him? Kaepernick had another tough day as he kept the Niners in the game, passing for two touchdowns and 127 years but it was not enough. The New Orleans Saints beat the Niners on late Garrett Hartley field goal 23-20 in a great defensive struggle. Its San Francisco’s 2nd loss in a row as they keep falling further behind the Seahawks in the NFC West. A missed call by referees in the 4th quarter and some very strange play calling by head coach Harbaugh has many in the Bay Area scratching their heads
5-5 Geno Smith- New York Jets- Rookie- well the pattern continues with the Bad Mr. Smith showing up in Buffalo. The New York Jets become the first team to win and lose alternate games since the merger in 1967. Geno Smith had three interceptions and a fumble with 8 for 23 and 103 yards. Jets lose 37-14 in Northern New York. Look out Baltimore Ravens The Good Geno Smith will be on the field next week.
3-4 E.J. Manuel-Buffalo Bills- Rookie- The Buffalo Bills played so much better this week in Buffalo with 37-14 victory over the New York Jets. Manuel gave them 20-0 lead moving into the 2nd period as the Bills coast to easy victory. E.J. was 20 for 28 with 245 yards and two touchdowns. If Manuel had not gotten injured early in the year the Bills could be in the AFC Wild Card race.
3-5 Terrell Pryor-Oakland Raiders – DID NOT PLAY
3-7 Robert Griffin III- The Washington Football Club- Griffin once again waited until the second half to get his club on the scoreboard. Going 17 for 35 and 264 yards and two touchdowns running for another 44 yards, but it did not happen until the 4th quarter. The Eagles win 24-16 and there will be changes at FedEx Field next season if this continues. Can Robert Griffin the Third and the Shanahan Family co exist in Washington?
2-4 Michael Vick- Philadelphia Eagles- DID NOT PLAY
1-2 Thad Lewis – Buffalo Bills- DID NOT PLAY
1-2 Jason Campbell- Cleveland Browns- It was not Jason Campbell’s fault that the Cincinnati Bengals scored 31 points in the second period. Campbell was running for his life the first half and it showed on the scoreboard. Jason threw for three interceptions with one fumble. Campbell went 27 for 56 and 248 yards and one touchdown in 41-20 loss.
0-1 Seneca Wallace- Green Bay Packers- DID NOT PLAY
0-3 Josh Freeman-Tampa Bay Bucs- Waived week 4
0-1 Josh Freeman- Minnesota Vikings- DID NOT PLAY
Black Head Coaches-3
Marvin Lewis – Cincinnati Bengals 7-4
Ron Rivera- Carolina Panthers-Latin Head Coach 7-3
Mike Tomlin- Pittsburgh Steelers 4-6-
Leslie Frazier- Minnesota Vikings 2-8
Black General Managers- 4
6-4 Detroit Lion Martin Mayhew- Detroit loses tuff battle in Pittsburgh. The Lions could not score in second half. Lions did blow up and score 27 points in second quarter. But it was not enough as the Steelers find a way to win 37-27. Big Ben Roethlisberger throws for over 360 yards and four touchdowns. Matthew Stafford went 19 for 46 and 362 yards matching Big Ben but the Lion defense let Detroit down in the second half. The Lions have not beaten the Steelers in Pittsburgh since 1958.
4-6 Baltimore Raven Ozzie Newsome- After a two hour storm delay the Ravens loss in overtime to the Chicago Bears 23-20. People are starting to point fingers at starting quarterback Joe Flacco for the Baltimore downfall. Flacco goes 17 for 31 and 162 yards and two interceptions. It’s not Ray Rice’s fault because he had 25 rushes for 131 yards and one touchdown. The Ravens are suffering from Super Bowl Blues.
4-6 Oakland Raider Reggie McKenzie- Raiders finally start playing team defense making three red zone stands in second half for 28-20 victory. Rookie quarterback Matt McGloin was 18 for 35 and 195 yards. McGloin threw for three touchdowns.
4-6 The New York Football Giant Jerry Reese- The GEEE MEN are on a roll as they win their fourth game in a row with the Dallas Cowboys their next opponent. Big Blue won with defense as Jason Pierre-Paul made major interception in the fourth quarter for the 27-13 win. Victor Cruz did not get a chance to do the Salsa celebration dance in the end-zone but caught 8 balls for 110 yards. The old Eli Manning finally showed up with 25 for 35 and 279 yards with a touchdown and Southern Illinois University Alumni Brandon Jacobs made a one yard touchdown run to make it 20-6 Giants.
2-8 Houston Texan Rick Smith- could not score a touchdown in the red zone and it cost the Texans the game in the 4th quarter. This is their eighth straight loss and there might be major changes in Houston next year. Texan Head Coach Kubiak returned to the team but stay in the coach’s box upstairs to call the offensive plays. Houston losses on another failed red-zone effort at the end of the game.
Totals 20 -30
Black Ownership -0
Gary Norris Gray – Writer, Author, Historian. Gibbs Magazine-Oakland, California and New England Informer- Boston Mass. THE GRAYLINE:- The Analects of A Black Disabled Man, The Gray Leopard Cove on Blogtalkradio.com Disabled Community Activist. Email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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