Sunday, November 29, 2009
Week 12: Young keeping Titans alive
Vince Young: The Young revival continued in Week 12 as the QB threw for a career-high 387 yards, including a game-winning touchdown to Kenny Britt as the Titans won their fifth straight game, defeating the Cardinals 20-17. Trailing 17-13 with 2:37 left to play, Young led the Titans on an 18-play, 99-yard drive, culminating with a 10-yard TD pass to Britt. Young is now 23-11 overall as a starter.
Chris Redman: Filling in for an injured Matt Ryan, Redman hooked up with Roddy White on a game-winning, 5-yard touchdown pass with 23 seconds left to give the Falcons a much-needed 20-17 win over the Bucs. Redman, making his first NFL start since 2007, threw for 243 yards and two touchdowns.
Terrell Owens: Although it may be a little too late, Owens is finally paying dividends for the Bills as the WR had five catches for 96 yards and one touchdown in the Bills' 31-14 win over the Dolphins. Owens has a TD reception in two straight games and is now tied with Marcus Allen for fourth in NFL history with 145 TDs.
Antonio Gates: After a quiet game in Week 11, Gates exploded against the Chiefs with seven catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns. It was Gates' 14th career 100-yard receiving game and his first since Week 4.
Larry Johnson: So much for being brought to Cincinnati as a just-in-case running back. Johnson put up No. 1-back numbers as he rushed for 107 yards on 22 carries as the Bengals completed a season sweep of the AFC North, defeating the Browns 16-7. Not only was it Johnson's first 100-yard game as a Bengal, but it was the first time he'd reached the century mark since Week 16 of the 2008 season.
Justin Forsett: Forsett helped the Seahawks snap a six-game road losing streak with a career-high 130 yards and two touchdowns. The second-year RB now has a rushing TD in three straight games.
Jake Delhomme: Delhomme's season to forget took another turn for the worse in Week 12. The QB finished 14-of-34 for 140 yards and four interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown by the Jets' Darrelle Revis. Delhomme had an abysmal 12.7 QB rating as the Panthers dropped to 4-7 on the season.
Jay Cutler: Cutler and Brett Favre were brought to their new teams to help take them to the next level. When the two met in Week 12, it was clear who had the upper hand. With limited offensive weapons, Cutler threw two more interceptions, giving him 20 on the season, as the Bears suffered another disappointing loss.
Arizona's defense: Yes, Darnell Dockett had three sacks in Week 12, but the Cardinals' defense delivered a lackluster performance against the Titans. Arizona gave up 532 total yards, including 387 yards passing by Young and 154 rushing by Chris Johnson. It was the 99-yard game-winning touchdown drive by the Titans that sealed the Cardinals' fate.
Matt Cassel: While the Chiefs were never in the game past the first quarter, giving away points never helps. In addition to an interception, Cassel's fumble led to a Chargers touchdown and an intentional grounding penalty on the QB led to a San Diego safety.