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Results

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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
PITTSBURGH1 (45)Baltimore
PHILADELPHIA1½ (42)Delaware
Atlantic City4 (46)NEW YORK
Providence6½ (48)SYRACUSE
RICHMOND2 (46)Washington
ALBANY *Even (51)Connecticut
* Sunday, 10:00 am
home team in CAPS
 

Injuries

These injured players will not play in week 12 games:
  • TE Brian Kozlowski, ALB — expected back for championship game #
  • DE Cullen Jenkins, ACS — expected back week 13
  • DE R-Kal Truluck ACS — expected back for championship game #
  • G Steve Neal, CON — expected back for week 14
  • FB Daimon Shelton, DEL — expected back week 14
  • DE Leonard Little, NYE — expected back week 13
  • TE Anthony Becht, PHI — expected back for playoffs #
  • RB Moe Williams, PHI — expected back week 13
  • OT Mark Tauscher, PIT — expected back week 13
  • DE Reggie Torbor, PIT — expected back week 13
  • CB Michael Hawthorne, PRO — expected back week 13
  • WR Josh Reed, PRO — expected back week 13
  • TE Todd Heap, RIC — expected back week 14
  • WR Tim Carter, WAS — expected back week 13
  • RB Duce Staley, WAS — expected back for playoffs #

    # assuming team participates

These skill players were last-second scratches for week 12 games due to “fatigue”:

  • WR Jonathan Carter, ALB (for receiving)
  • TE Kris Mangum, CON
  • RB Arlen Harris, PHI (for rushing)
  • TE Mike Seidman, PIT
  • TE Chris Baker, SYR
  • TE Brandon Manumaleuna, WAS

Week 12 Results

October 29, 2005
at Pittsburgh
Baltimore 31, Pittsburgh 24
Two touchdowns in the last minute of the first half helped Baltimore (7‑5) outlast Pittsburgh (5‑7) for their fourth straight win. A fumbled kickoff by Chad Morton on the heels of a touchdown run by Cedric Cobbs led to a score by Curtis Martin.
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October 29, 2005
at Atlantic City
Atlantic City 26, New York 23
With 1:37 to go Antonio Gates caught a 9‑yard touchdown pass from Kyle Boller to give Atlantic City (6‑6) the victory over New York (3‑9). Neither team led by more than four points at any time, and the lead changed hands five times.
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October 29, 2005
at Syracuse
Providence 22, Syracuse 21
Providence (9‑3) clinched the Northern Division title by edging Syracuse (3‑9) on a 45‑yard field goal by Doug Brien with 0:15 left. Syracuse led by 8 early in the 4th quarter, but a 12‑yard touchdown run by Priest Holmes narrowed the gap with 3:19 to go.
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October 29, 2005
at Richmond
Richmond 23, Washington 20 (OT)
Troy Brown fumbled away a Bryan Barker punt in overtime and Richmond (7‑5) cashed in with a 39‑yard Matt Stover field goal to nip Washington (7‑5) for their fifth consecutive win. The winners had let a 10‑point 4th quarter lead evaporate.
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October 30, 2005
at Albany
Albany 35, Connecticut 14
Corey Dillon ran for more than 100 yards in the first half on his way to 177, including a fourth quarter touchdown, as Albany (6‑6) trounced Connecticut (6‑6). Troy Vincent sacked Tom Brady four times. The losers had 115 yards in penalties.
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October 29, 2005
at Philadelphia
Philadelphia 24, Delaware 10   Box   Drive Chart
This battle for the Central Division lead was dominated by Philadelphia (7‑5) as they handed Delaware (6‑6) their third consecutive loss.

For the third straight game the Cherries struggled to move the ball and were whistled for 100‑plus yards in penalties. The Lakers lacked punched themselves — they were held to 262 total yards by the Delaware defense — but their first half touchdown drives of 73 and 93 yards would yield more points than they would end up needing.

Philadelphia quarterback Brett Favre, who for the night completed 14 of 25 for 152 yards, capped the first of those drives with a 34‑yard strike to Justin McCareins. A punt by Dirk Johnson pinned the Lakers at their own 7, but they were able to move the ball the length of the field for a 5‑yard touchdown run by Jamal Lewis.

Early in the latter drive, on 3rd and 5 from their own 7, tight end Chad Lewis fumbled, but the loose ball was corraled by Jamal Lewis. Later, on 3rd and 8 from the Cherries 32, Jamal Lewis was stopped short of the first down, but a roughing the passer penalty moved the ball into the red zone.

John Kasay was wide on a 43‑yard field goal attempt in the last minute of the first half keeping Delaware from getting on the scoreboard before the break. Their frustrations mounted early in the second half. Deploying a two‑tight end formation, the Cherries took the opening kickoff and marched to within four yards of the Philadelphia end zone. On 3rd and 1 the Lakers stacked up Tony Richardson for no gain. Delaware elected to go for it on 4th down, and Drew Brees overthrew LaDainian Tomlinson in the far left corner of the end zone.

The Cherries’ touchdown drought would extend through its ninth quarter before Brees hit Tomlinson for a 13‑yard score with just 3:04 left in the game. Delaware had just blocked a Todd Sauerbrun punt, leaving them with just 31 yards to cover.

But any thoughts of a dramatic Cherries rally disappeared as Ray Lewis, having stuffed Jamal Lewis for a loss on 3rd and 7 from the Delaware 47, was flagged for a personal foul for overzealousness on the tackle. The play was emblematic of their slump.