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BY THE NUMBERS REPORT -WEEK #13
By:- Gary Norris Gray- BASN Staff Reporter
Like Professor Fred Whitted from Winston Salem State University states many times “We have to tell our own story.”
Starting Black Quarterbacks- 14
11-1 Seattle Seahawks- This Northwest team means business as quarterback Russell Wilson and the Hawks took control in the first half, scoring 17 Hawk points in the first quarter. The New Orleans Saints could not move the football with four stalled drives. When the Saints did score a touchdown it only angered the Hawks offense and they scored ten more points the second period. The New Orleans, Ryan Blitz scheme, did not affect the Seattle offense. Wilson went 14 for 19 and 226 yards with two touchdowns. Mr. All World rushed five times for 36 yards in the first half. Seattle’s 12th Man did their job disrupting the New Orleans offence with ear splitting noise causing many off-sides calls.
THE GAME WAS OVER
The Seattle Seahawks win the game 34-7. Wilson ended up with 22 for 30 and 310 yards, and remains undefeated at home. The Aqua and Lime Green Birds have a two game lead on the second place San Francisco 49ers whom the play next week at Candlestick Point. Wilson and the Seahawks are the best team in the NFC.
9-3 Cam Newton- Carolina Panthers- Mr. Newton changed his superhero status from Superman to Batman it did not matter the Panthers just keep moving on with their ninth straight victory of the year. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were no match for the Black and Powder Blue, Cats win 27-6.
Newton went 18 for 29 and 263 yards. He had two throwing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown with one interception. The Cats are now looking at a playoff position.
8-4 Colin Kaepernick-San Francisco 49ers- The Niners put themselves in a very good position in the NFC wild card spot. Kaepernick guided his team to their eight victory of the year, beating the St. Louis Rams 23-13. The game started choppy with both teams jawing with each other on the 50 yard line before the game started. It stayed that way as the referees tired to control the game with multiple personal foul penalties. Colin went 19 for 28 and 278 yards with one touchdown throw. Next week they face Russell Wilson and the NFC West leading Seattle Seahawks. The Niners are locked into the Wild Card Spot with another match with the NFC West Division leader Seattle Seahawks.
5-7 Geno Smith- New York Jets- Rookie- Things did not go well for Mr. Smith in the first half going 4 for 10 and 29 yards with one interceptions and one sack. His best play was a 12 yard pass to Winslow. The New York Jets coaching staff benched Smith at halftime and the New York Jets lost to the dysfunctional Miami Dolphins 23-3. The New York Jets may be changing airports at the quarterback position. Remember, Smith is still a rookie and he has won just as many games as Newton, Luck, and Griffin their rookie season. Smith may need more work in the pro quarterback set and only time will tell.
3-5 E.J. Manuel-Buffalo Bills- Rookie- The team crossed the border in Toronto, Canada at the Rogers Center, their home away from home. The Bills and the Atlanta Falcons went into overtime and thrilled the Canadian football crowd. Manuel and the Bills had the ball on the 23 yard line as tight end Scott Chandler fumbled the ball. The Atlanta Falcons did not waste time kicking the field goal for 34-31 victory. Manuel went 18 for 32 and 210 yards with one throwing touchdown and one rushing touchdown. The Buffalo Bills mathematically cannot make the playoffs.
3-9 Robert Griffin III- The Washington Football Club- Mr. Griffin had a great first half going 13 for 15 and a 14 point lead before the house caved in. The New York Football Giants put linebacker Justin Tuck on Robert Griffin The Third ending the Washington Football Club’s night with four sacks. The team only scored three points after that, leading to a 24-17 Giant victory. Griffin went 24 for 36 and 206 yards with one throwing touchdown. Griffin also had 88 yards rushing on 12 attempts. The Washington Football Club mathematically cannot make the playoffs.
3-5 Terrell Pryor-Oakland Raiders – DID NOT PLAY
2-4 Michael Vick- Philadelphia Eagles- DID NOT PLAY
1-2 Thad Lewis – Buffalo Bills- DID NOT PLAY
1-3 Jason Campbell- Cleveland Browns- DID NOT PLAY
0-1 Seneca Wallace- Green Bay Packers- DID NOT PLAY
0-1 Josh Freeman- Minnesota Vikings- DID NOT PLAY
The Black quarterback quota system seems to be in play once again. The Magic Number seems to be seven. I’m JUST SAYING with the six Brothers on the bench, Vince Young on the M.I.A. list, and Geno Smith having problems in the Meadowlands the DNP (DID NOT PLAY) list continues to grow each week.
Black Head Coaches-3
Marvin Lewis – Cincinnati Bengals 8-4
Ron Rivera- Carolina Panthers-Latin Head Coach 9-3
Mike Tomlin- Pittsburgh Steelers 5-7-
Leslie Frazier- Minnesota Vikings 3-8-1
Black General Managers- 5
7-5 Detroit Lion Martin Mayhew- The Lions started out slow and made four mistakes on the field in the first half. Detroit finally got it together near the end of second period with two quick touchdown drives. Lions win big keeping the ball for over 40 minutes. The Lions won the war in time of possession. Detroit breaks nine game losing streak on Thanksgiving Day. Blue and Silver win 40-10 with 28 straight points. Matt Stafford went 22-for 35 and 330 yards with three touchdowns. Lions are now in control their own playoff fate leading the NFC North Division.
6-6 Baltimore Raven Ozzie Newsome- It was a great ending for Thanksgiving Night as the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens played like they have played before. The last four years the winner won by less than five points in each game. Baltimore made a last second goal line stand to win game 22-20 getting the team back to 500 and back in the AFC North Division with leader Cincinnati Bengals. Ben Roethlisberger had better statistics then Joe Flacco but Purple Birds won with Flacco going 24 for 35 and 251 yards with only one touchdown. Jacoby Jones was the star of this game and would have had another touchdown if it were not for Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin played hop scotts on the sidelines. Tomlin was clearly standing in Jones path. The NFL might be taking action against Coach Tomlin later in the week.
4-8 Oakland Raider Reggie McKenzie- It was a tail of two half’s, The Raiders dominate the Dallas Cowboys scoring 21 points and running the Dallas defense to death. The last two minutes of the first half, it was a different story which the Boys scored 14 unanswered points. The Raider secondary lose two more key players and it showed in the second half The Oakland Raiders seemed tired. Quarterback Tony Romo and The Cowboys exploited this fact scoring 17 more unanswered points, for a 31-24 Thanksgiving Day Victory. Rashad Jennings keep the Raiders close with his 17 rushing attempts for 35 yards and two touchdowns. Black and Silver will now just play out the last 4 games of the year.
5-7 The New York Football Giant Jerry Reese- New York near the end of the first half instituted the hurry up offense to tie the game at 14. The second half the defense took over with Justin Tuck getting four sacks only giving the Washington Football Club three points. Quarterback Eli Manning showed up with a good game going 22 for 28 and 235 yards with one passing touchdown. The Giants win 24-17 and stay in the playoff race barely. The New York Giants only had one penalty for one half yard. A clean game for Big Blue.
2-10 Houston Texan Rick Smith- The Houston defense could not hold the New England offense as the Patriot win 34-31. Tom Brady threw for over 370 yards and it almost was not enough. Houston had 24 point lead going into the third quarter. Case Keenum went 15 for 30 and 272 yards. Head Coach Gary Kubiak went on the field but that could not stop the New England Machine. There have to be some changes in Houston in 2014. Now there are rumors that there could be Spy Gate II. The Houston Coaching staff claims that the New England Patriots knew every play the Texans were running in the second half.
Totals 24 -36
Black Ownership -0
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