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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Saturday, October 14, 7:30 pm
CONNECTICUT4 (46)Philadelphia
ATLANTIC CITY4 (48)Pittsburgh
Providence5 (51)BALTIMORE
SYRACUSE7 (47)Richmond
NEW YORK2 (42)Washington
Sunday, October 15, 10:00 am
DELAWARE2 (44)Albany
home team in CAPS
 

Injuries

These injured players will not play in Week 10 games:
  • DE Renaldo Wynn, ALB — will return week 13
  • DT Kelly Gregg, DEL — will return week 11
  • S Michael Lewis, DEL — will return week 12
  • DT Kindal Moorehead, NYE — will return week 11
  • WR Troy Williamson, NYE — will return week 14
  • CB Curtis DeLoatch, PIT — will return week 12
  • S Darren Sharper, PRO — will return week 11
  • G Alan Faneca, RIC — will return week 11
  • WR Keenan McCardell, RIC — will return week 11
  • CB Terrence McGee, SYR KR only until week 12
  • CB Ty Law, WAS — will return week 11

These skill players were last-second scratches for Week 10 games due to “fatigue”:

  • TE Christian Fauria, ALB
  • WR Keary Colbert, CON
  • WR Nate Burleson, NYE
  • RB Chester Taylor, RIC
  • WR Jerricho Cotchery, WAS

Week 10 Results

October 14, 2006
at Connecticut
Connecticut 17, Philadelphia 13
Marcus Robinson caught a 22‑yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady with 2:19 left to give Connecticut (5‑5) the win against Philadelphia (3‑7). The losers got as far as midfield on their ensuing possession, but then LaVar Arrington intercepted a pass by Brett Favre. Brady was 24-for-35 for 292 yards and two touchdowns. Robinson, Samie Parker, and William Henderson each had five receptions.
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October 14, 2006
at Atlantic City
Pittsburgh 23, Atlantic City 17
Five takeaways helped Pittsburgh (4‑6) get past Atlantic City (4‑6) despite the hosts’ 354‑214 advantage in yards from scrimmage. Chad Morton returned a punt 85 yards for a score on the first play of the second quarter to put the winners ahead 10‑0. They went ahead permanently in the last minute of the third quarter on a 44‑yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Antwaan Randle-El.
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October 14, 2006
at Baltimore
Providence 28, Baltimore 18
Larry Johnson rushed 24 times for 163 yards and touchdowns of 46, 23, and 6 yards as Providence (8‑2) had little trouble beating Baltimore (4‑6). Marc Bulger completed 20 of 31 passes for 224 yards and a score. His favorite target was Torry Holt with seven receptions for 113 yards. Eric Moulds caught nine Ben Roethlisberger passes for 81 yards, but the losers managed only 59 yards on the ground.
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October 14, 2006
at Syracuse
Syracuse 28, Richmond 3
Syracuse (9‑1) relied on their defense in dominating Richmond (3‑7) for their eighth straight victory. The visitors were limited to 237 yards, with Donovan McNabb throwing for only 139. Clinton Portis led the way for the winners on offense with 91 yards and two scores on 17 trips. Laveranues Coles caught seven passes for 126 yards, including a 43‑yard touchdown to break the game open midway through the third quarter.
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October 14, 2006
at New York
Washington 42, New York 21
The Washington (5‑5) offense broke out of the doldrums in a big way with 513 yards and 31 first downs, while in the second half their defense shut down New York (4‑6), who once led 21‑7. Two turnovers by the losers in the last six minutes proved fatal. Daunte Culpepper threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, three to Chris Cooley. Curtis Martin rushed for 113 yards on 18 carries, and caught six passes for 58.
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October 15, 2006
at Delaware
Delaware 36, Albany 33   Box   Drive Chart
John Kasay nailed a 48‑yard field goal with 0:15 to go to boost Delaware (6‑4) over Albany (5‑5). Kasay’s kick capped a wild fourth quarter in which each team scored 17 points and the lead changed hands four times. The Racers had forged a tie at 33 on a 46‑yard Jeff Wilkins field goal with 1:22 left.

The Cherries defense could not stop Albany in the first half as Corey Dillon and Mewelde Moore combined for well over 100 yards on the ground. Dillon would finish with 135 yards on 21 carries.

The first hint that Delaware’s home fans were in for wackiness came after Trent Green hit Reche Caldwell with a 9‑yard touchdown pass to put the Racers up 9‑0. Wilkins made the extra point, but Albany was offsides — Wilkins then sent the retry wide left.

Later Kasay would have not one but two point after attempts blocked, the first coming after an offsides penalty negated a successful attempt. The blocked conversions kept the Cherries from closing to less than a field goal as the teams went into the break and from opening up a lead of more than a field goal in the third quarter.

Kasay would eventually redeem himself in spades in the eyes of the raucous Delaware faithful.

With the Cherries holding a 19‑16 lead, the Racers took over on their own 11‑yard line with 2:39 remaining in the third quarter after a Ben Graham punt. Trent Green drove Albany 89 yards on the strength of good running and receiving by Dillon and Kevin Faulk. On 3rd and 2 at the Delaware 27, Green went deep to Caldwell and the speedy wideout hauled the pass in for a touchdown putting the Racers back in front 23‑19.

The amazing Dante Hall grabbed the lead right back for the Cherries. He took Wilkins’ kickoff on the 6, found a seam, and zipped 94 yards for his fourth touchdown return of the season.

Finding themselves behind again, this time by 26‑23 with 14:25 to go, Albany wasted no time rectifying the situation.

On the first play after the kickoff, Green found Santana Moss on a crossing pattern. Upon catching the ball at his own 35, Moss put such a nimble move on Lito Sheppard that it caused Sheppard to injure his ankle. That enabled Moss to break into the clear, and he streaked down the middle of the field until Brian Dawkins finally caught up to him at the Delaware 8 after a 72‑yard gain. On the next play Moss burned Sheppard’s replacement Travis Fisher on another crossing pattern for a touchdown, putting the Racers ahead 30‑26. For Moss it was a small measure of revenge for Sheppard’s three interceptions when the teams met last season, a game also won by the Cherries.

After an exchange of punts, Delaware got favorable field position on their own 49. Lee Evans turned a square out pattern into a 23‑yard gain to move the Cherries to the Albany 24. On 2nd and 10 from the 11, Evans, who caught eight Drew Brees aerials for 99 yards in his best performance of the season, caught a Brees pass on the right sideline and tiptoed along the sideline into the end zone for a 33‑30 Cherries lead.

The next (and last) exchange of punts found Albany getting the better of the field position. They started on the Delaware 32 with 1:45 remaining when a face mask penalty against the Cherries tacked 15 more yards on to Keenan Howry’s 15‑yard punt return. Dillon ran for five yards, Green missed Caldwell, and then on 3rd and 5 Dawkins sacked Green at the 29, forcing the Racers to settle for Wilkins’ clutch kick and a deadlocked score.

On the ensuing kickoff Wilkins got his foot too far underneath the ball. Hall caught the flutterer at the 15 and motored 20 yards, giving Delaware decent field position on their own 35 with 1:07 left. After an offsides penalty against Albany, Brees hit Eric Parker and Evans with successive passes, moving the Cherries to the Racers 42. Following a timeout and an incompletion, Tony Richardson moved the chains for Delaware with a six yard run on 3rd and 2 behind a crushing block by Bryant McKinnie.

On second down from the 36 with 0:22 to go, Evans again made a critical play, catching a Brees aerial and, fighting, where each yard meant a better shot for Kasay, to the 31, at which point the Cherries used their last timeout. Then, as he had on Albany’s last visit to Delaware in 2004, Kasay came through with the game-winner.

For the morning Brees completed 25 of 38 passes for 291 yards and three touchdowns. He was picked off once, in the second quarter, but Brent Alexander fumbled after a 22‑yard return and LaDainian Tomlinson fell on the ball enabling the Cherries to keep possession. The two turnovers on that one play were the only turnovers in the game.

The win gave Delaware a full two game lead in the Central Divison over Atlantic City and New York with four to play.