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Lines

FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Friday, August 17, 7:30 pm
RICHMOND1 (45)Delaware
Saturday, August 18, 7:30 pm
ALBANYE (48)New York
PROVIDENCE6 (50)Pittsburgh
Syracuse4 (42)BALTIMORE
Washington2½ (37)PHILADELPHIA
Sunday, August 19, 10:00 am
ATLANTIC CITY1 (46)Connecticut
home team in CAPS
 

Injuries

These injured players will not play in Week 2 games:
  • DB Mike Logan, ALB — will return week 3
  • CB Tye Hill, CON — will return week 5
  • LB Dhani Jones, NYE — will return week 3
  • DE Jarvis Green, PHI — will return week 3
  • C Melvin Fowler, PRO — will return week 4
  • FB Heath Evans, PRO — will return week 3
  • S Ryan Clark, PRO — will return week 3

Week 2 Results

August 17, 2007
at Richmond
Richmond 39, Delaware 32   Box   Drive Chart
Antonio Cromartie set up Kevin Faulk’s winning touchdown with a 91-yard kickoff return in the last two minutes as Richmond (1‑1) outlasted Delaware (1‑1) in a see-saw game. The Cherries had just come from eight points down to take a 32-31 lead on a 15-yard touchdown pass from Philip Rivers to Heath Miller with 1:30 left.

Down 24-23, Delaware got a huge break on the last play of the third quarter when Donte Stallworth of the Rebels fumbled. Marques Harris recovered and ran 7 yards to the Richmond 38. The Cherries could gain only 2 yards, however, and took the gamble of having John Kasay attempt a 53-yard field goal. Kasay had hit last week from 51 yards. This time the kick was way wide.

The Rebels took advantage, marching 57 yards in 10 plays for a touchdown on an 8-yard run by Chester Taylor. Twice during the drive they converted on 3rd and long with Donovan McNabb passes, first to Stallworth and then to Todd Heap.

A good kickoff return by Michael Turner gave Delaware the ball on their own 39. They got one first down and were forced to punt. Ben Graham perfectly pooch-punted and the Cherries downed the ball on the Richmond 1. On the next play, Kelly Gregg bullied his way through Nick Hardwick and Alan Faneca and corralled Taylor in the end zone for a safety, cutting the Rebels’ lead to 31-25 with 5:58 to go.

After the free kick Delaware took over on their own 28. They moved methodically into the red zone. Then, faced with 4th and 1 on the Richmond 15, the Cherries crossed up the tightly packed Rebels defense by going to the air. Rivers hit Miller on a slant route in stride inside the 10. The second year tight end would not be denied, shedding two would-be Richmond tacklers on his way into the end zone. When Kasay notched the point after, Delaware had regained the lead for the first time since early in the second half.

Then Cromartie took over.

Kasay’s kickoff was a line drive to the 1. The young backup cornerback out of Florida State accelerated quickly, made a cutback near the 30 that left two members of the Cherries coverage team gasping for air, and found daylight. By the time Cromartie was hauled down, he had made it all the way to the Delaware 8.

After an offsides penalty against the Cherries and a 1-yard run by Taylor, Faulk dashed into the end zone off left tackle for the winning touchdown with 0:30 remaining. On the two-point conversion attempt, McNabb bootlegged around left end and scampered in untouched.

That left Rivers time only to throw up prayers — they went unanswered.

Delaware took the game’s opening kickoff and drove to the Rebels 30 before settling for a 47-yard Kasay field goal. The teams then traded punts until the second quarter when both offenses shifted into high gear. Each possession that began in the quarter yielded points, the last a nifty 45-second drill by the Cherries that resulted in a 43-yard Kasay field goal that put Richmond in a 20‑14 hole at the break.

The momentum turned on a fluky play early in the third quarter: On first down at the Richmond 42, McNabb hit Heap over the middle. Delaware rookie safety Donte Whitner jarred the ball loose with a vicious hit, but it bounced right into the arms of Steve Smith who ran 42 yards to paydirt. Matt Stover’s extra point gave the Rebels their first lead, 21‑20.

Stover booted a 28-yard field goal near the midway point of the third quarter to extend Richmond’s lead to four. Kasay matched that with a 34-yarder, his third of the game with 1:38 left in the quarter.

Both quarterbacks played well, especially McNabb who averaged 11.6 yards on his 15 completions, good for 267 yards. Seven of those went to Smith for 122 yards. Rivers hit 21 of 39 passes for 247 yards. His favorite target, Lee Evans, was almost as productive as Smith, with 6 catches for 118 yards. Both Smith and Evans caught long scoring passes as part of the second quarter offensive fireworks.

 

August 18, 2007
at Albany
New York 26, Albany 9
Willie Parker rebounded from a sub-par week 1 performance for New York (1‑1) by running for 224 yards on 25 carries in the rout of Albany (0‑2). Parker’s 27-yard touchdown run with 13:28 remaining gave a 14-point cushion to the winners who enjoyed a 27-12 edge in first downs and converted 5 of 9 third downs. Rian Lindell added four field goals without a miss. Jeff Wilkins was 3-for-3 in the losing cause.
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August 18, 2007
at Providence
Providence 44, Pittsburgh 3
Marc Bulger threw three touchdown passes in a four-minute stretch spanning the first and second quarters for Providence (2‑0) as they annihilated Pittsburgh (1‑1). During that stretch Chad Pennington of the visitors lost a fumble and Jon Ryan had a punt blocked, enabling the hosts to twice take possession less than 10 yards from their opponents’ end zone. Earlier Antoine Randle El returned a punt 70 yards to the 2 to set up a touchdown by Larry Johnson.
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August 18, 2007
at Baltimore
Baltimore 20, Syracuse 10
Steven Jackson ran for 80 yards and a touchdown, and Keyshawn Johnson had 8 catches for 80 yards and a touchdown to lead Baltimore (1‑1) to an upset of Syracuse (1‑1). Jackson also caught 6 passes for 65 yards. Two second quarter field goals by Jeff Reed put the hosts ahead to stay. Twice in the fourth quarter Mark Brunell fumbled away snaps to sabotage the visitors’ attempt to rally.
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August 18, 2007
at Philadelphia
Washington 14, Philadelphia 10
Brad Johnson threw a 10-yard scoring pass to Roscoe Parrish with 2:34 left in the third quarter to boost Washington (2‑0) over Philadelphia (1‑1). In the fourth quarter the hosts twice lost the ball on downs. Then on their last possession they moved to within 26 yards of a potential game-tying touchdown only to have time expire. In the losing cause Brett Favre was 20-for-47 for 246 yards without an interception.
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August 19, 2007
at Atlantic City
Atlantic City 34, Connecticut 32
Tiki Barber ran for 197 yards and 3 scores to lead Atlantic City (1‑1) past Connecticut (0‑2). The lead changed hands four times, the last on a 32-yard field goal with 2:50 left that put the winners ahead 27-25. The visitors then lost the ball on downs and Barber immediately followed with a 48-yard touchdown run. Tom Brady threw for 293 yards in the losing cause; 9 times Brady hooked up with Samie Parker for 124 yards.
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