Sunday, 16 October 2011

Fred Jackson 80 yard TD run Bills vs Giants

Four INTs, Fred Jackson's 196 yards help Bills extend Eagles' nightmareTurns out the Buffalo Bills didn't need to actually contain quarterback Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles.

All they had to do was watch and wait for this so-called "Dream Team" to start unraveling all on its own.
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Running back Fred Jackson combined for 196 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown, and linebacker Nick Barnett had two of Buffalo's four interceptions to secure a 31-24 victory Sunday over a slow-starting, underachieving, far-from-elite opponent.
"All week, we talked about getting after Vick," Barnett said. "Containing Vick is a hard job for anybody. We were trying to make him uneasy, make him think too fast."
Barnett returned an interception 31 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. And he then sealed the victory by picking off Vick a fourth and final time with 1:49 left.
Facing third-and-3 at the Bills 29, Vick attempted a swing pass to Jason Avant at the left sideline. Cornerback Drayton Florence got his hands on the ball, which tipped off Avant as he was falling backward. Barnett then scooped it up before the ball hit the ground.
"The ball just popped right into my hands," Barnett said. "I tried to get me another touchdown, but I don't have that Deion Sanders speed."
Barnett and the Bills can laugh because they are showing no signs of playing the familiar role as the NFL's pushover.
Jacked Up
Fred Jackson had a monster game Sunday and it moved him into the top echelon of running backs in Bills franchise history.

Bills' 100-yard rushing games
Since 1960
Player 100-yd rush games
Thurman Thomas 46
O.J. Simpson 41
Willis McGahee 14
Joe Cribbs 13
Travis Henry 13
Fred Jackson 10
Cookie Gilchrist 10
-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information
Bouncing back from a 23-20 loss at Cincinnati, Buffalo (4-1) has already matched last year's win total, is off to its best start since 2008, and looking nothing like the team that opened last season losing eight straight en route to a 4-12 finish.
"I think what we went through last year, nobody wanted to go through again," coach Chan Gailey said. "I think we learned we could play in the big ballgames."
Ryan Fitzpatrick went 21 of 27 for 193 yards passing and a touchdown pass to David Nelson. Brad Smith scored on a 5-yard run that spotted the Bills a 28-7 lead early in the third quarter.
The Eagles are proving dysfunctional, and not even Vick's suggestion of dropping their "Dream Team" label this week has put a stop to what's been an ongoing nightmare.
"Sitting at 1-4, there's really not too much you can say whether you're a good team or a bad team," Vick said. "I know I have a lot of confidence in these guys. We just have to keep fighting."
Vick went 26 of 40 for 315 yards passing and two touchdowns, but was undone by a career-worst four interceptions, three of them coming on the Eagles' first four possessions. He added 90 yards rushing to give him 4,948 for his career, passing Randall Cunningham for most yards by an NFL quarterback.
Philadelphia has lost four in a row -- its longest skid since 2005 -- and is off to its worst start since 1999, coach Andy Reid's first season.

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