Tuesday, October 17, 2006

10/16/06 We Didn't Come Here Looking For Trouble

I now have another excuse as to why I'm not posting as much or as often. My laptop can't seem to retain a charge in the battery. At least not on a consistent basis. I'm somehow convinced that it's linked to a virus or something of the like. It sounds ridiculous (and virtually impossible), but I think that I could convince you of the same with a bit of demonstration and more in-depth explanation. Either way, I seriously doubt that either you or I want to go through that exercise. Point is - My laptop is like the Arizona Cardinals trying to hold onto a 20 point lead... You just have no confidence in it and you're convinced that it'll collapse at any minute. (ZING!). (Cue lousy transition).... I hope you caught the game tonight. Or at least the highlights. Since it was probably the craziest football game I've seen in years (I can't think of a crazier one right now). Among the oddities of tonight's game (for stat nerds like me) -

• It was the first game in NFL history in which the winning team came back from a deficit of 20 or more points by means of three touchdowns on returns.

• It was the first win in Bears history in which they trailed by at least 20 points in the second half.

• The Cardinals are the first team in NFL history to lose consecutive games in one season after leading by at least 14 points at the end of the first quarter in each game.

• In Monday's loss to the Bears, Matt Leinart became the first player in NFL history to throw at least two first-quarter touchdown passes in each of his first two career starts.

• Rex Grossman completed only 14 of 37 passes (38%), threw four interceptions and lost two fumbles on Monday and the Bears still won.

• The last time a team won on the road while committing as many as six turnovers was almost 20 years ago: on Dec. 21, 1986.

• The Bears are only the second team in NFL history to score at least twice on fumbles and at least once on a return of either a kickoff or a punt in one game. On Oct. 25, 1964 the Browns beat the Giants, 42-20, behind fumble-return touchdowns by Paul Wiggin and Charlie Scales and a punt return by Leroy Kelly.

Edgerrin James had a key fumble in the fourth quarter and gained only 55 yards on 36 carries. That's the most carries in one game in NFL history by a player who did not average at least two yards per rush. The old record was set way back on Nov. 25, 1951, by the Giants Eddie Price, who ran 32 times for 47 yards.


If you work in an office and use a computer... Forward this to your boss immediately.


Some guy solves the mysteries of Stonehenge. Ok, not all of the mysteries. Ok. Just the mystery of how to move big stones. It's a slow news day.

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