Seven and Out – Week Thirteen
By Michael -Louis Ingram, Editor
PHILADELPHIA (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) – We devote this issue of Seven & Out to the Cincinnati Bengals, the NFL’s most improved team (and Tiger Woods’ unofficial favorite squad).Cincy’s former Puddy Tats have some serious growl goin’ on, and are poised to win their division, but while Big Cats can maul you (as our favorite Cablinasian found out) a little pussy can REALLY hurt you!
Alright, new shooter comin’ out…
For the first time in NFL history, there are two 12-0 teams in the same season.
The Colts, who clinched the AFC South last week, improved to 12-0 with a 27-17 win over Tennessee. The Saints reached the 12-0 mark for the first time in franchise history with a 33-30 overtime victory at Washington. With the win, New Orleans also clinched the NFC South.
This is one time when the South should rise, according to the talent of the aforementioned teams.
Also, the Colts have now won 21 consecutive regular-season games, tying the 2006-08 New England Patriots for the longest streak in NFL history.
But don’t mention that head coach who’s responsible for it. Jim Caldwell is Coach of the Year – or you can get rid of the fucking award – forever.
Minnesota quarterback Brett Favre has now played in 283 consecutive regular-season games, passing Vikings legend Jim Marshall for the longest consecutive game streak in NFL history by a non-kicker/punter. New York Giants punter Jeff Feagles has played in an NFL-record 348 consecutive regular-season games, including today’s 31-24 win over Dallas.
And as the League gets a collective hard-on behind this. And by the way, why isn’t Jim Marshall in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?
The Bengals improved to 9-3 with a 23-13 win over Detroit. The Bengals’ nine victories are an eight-win improvement over last season (1-10-1) through the first 12 games.
Cincinnati is tied with the 1963 Oakland Raiders (0-12 in 1962; 8-4 in 1963) and the 1999 Indianapolis Colts (2-10 in 1998; 10-2 in 1999) for the best win improvement through 12 games from one season to the next in NFL history.
I did! I did see a Puddy Tat!!! Bengals have earned their stripes.
Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 270 yards and one touchdown in the Colts’ 27-17 win against Tennessee. Manning has 3,685 passing yards and 25 touchdowns this season.
He is the first player all-time to pass for at least 3,500 yards in 12 consecutive seasons and is also the first player in NFL history to throw at least 25 touchdown passes in 12 seasons in a row.
In or out of Peyton’s Place, Manning is a joy to watch; and Drew Brees couldn’t carry his left testicle.
Tennessee running back Chris Johnson rushed for 113 yards in a 27-17 loss against Indianapolis. Johnson leads the NFL with 1,509 rushing yards and became only the fifth player in NFL history to rush for 1,500 yards in his team’s first 12 games. He joins Pro Football Hall of Famers Jim Brown, Walter Payton, and O.J.
Simpson and former Denver running back Terrell Davis as the only players to accomplish the feat.
Now those are REAL yards – see how many tailbacks show up with 1500 after 14 games and you’ll see what I’m talkin’ about.
San Diego running back LaDainiian Tomlinson rushed for a touchdown in the Chargers’ 30-23 win against Cleveland. LT, who has scored 150 total touchdowns (135 rushing, 15 receiving) in 137 career games, is the fastest player in NFL history to reach 150 total TDs. He joined Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith as the only players to score 150 career touchdowns…
In spite of his front office’s efforts to further disrespect him.
LT, that’s the way to tell A.J. Smith to kiss dat black azz.
Tomlinson also rushed for 64 yards against the Browns and has 12,321 career rushing yards.
He passed Marshall Faulk (12,279) and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (12,312) to move into eighth place all-time.
Hopefully, L.T. will be moving on to an organization that actually appreciates him.
New England wide receiver Randy Moss had 66 receiving yards in the Patriots’ 22-21 loss at Miami. Moss has 1,058 receiving yards this year and joined Jerry Rice (14) as the only players in NFL history to record 10 1,000-yard seasons.
A modicum of consistency, skill, and talent; imagine what numbers he really could’ve put up if Oakland had a team when he played there!
And as always, once the point is established, roll a seven – you’re gonna crap out!