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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 pm
Baltimore1 (41)NEW YORK
DELAWARE8½ (42)Pittsburgh
Providence2½ (42)PHILADELPHIA
CONNECTICUT5½ (45)Richmond
SYRACUSEE (44)Washington
Sunday, October 21, 10:00 am
ALBANY3 (40)Atlantic City
home team in CAPS
 

Injuries

These injured players will not play in Week 11 games:
  • NT Kelly Gregg, DEL — will return week 14
  • G Pete Kendall, NYE — will return week 13
  • WR Jabar Gaffney, PHI — will return week 13
  • DB Tyrone Carter, PIT — will return week 13
  • S Corey Chavous, RIC — will return week 13
  • WR Reggie Brown, SYR — will return week 12
  • DT Kevin Williams, SYR — will return week 12
  • LB Joey Porter, WAS — will return week 12

Week 11 Results

October 20, 2007
at New York
New York 31, Baltimore 29
New York (6‑5) turned an Angelo Crowell interception into the go-ahead touchdown — a 7-yard pass from Jake Delhomme to Mark Clayton — early in the third quarter and then held off Baltimore (6‑5). Jeff Reed missed a 44-yard field goal attempt with 5:39 left which would have put the visitors up by a point. The hosts responded with 4-play, 66-yard drive culminating with Willie Parker’s second touchdown of the night to make it a two-score game.
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October 20, 2007
at Philadelphia
Philadelphia 15, Providence 14
Plaxico Burress caught a 10-yard scoring pass from Brett Favre with 1:30 left to rally Philadelphia (3‑8) past slumping Providence (4‑7). That touchdown was the first for the hosts in their last 8 quarters of play. The comeback started when Sheldon Brown intercepted a Marc Bulger pass with 11:01 remaining and returned it 13 yards to the Providence 25. Lawrence Tynes followed with a 26-yard field goal, his third in 3 tries, to cut the losers’ lead to 14‑9.
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October 20, 2007
at Connecticut
Connecticut 42, Richmond 14
Tom Brady was 14-for-18 for 218 yards and 3 touchdowns, 2 to Jerricho Cotchery, as Connecticut (6‑5) clobbered Richmond (3‑8) to move into a tie for first in the Northern Division. Mike Minter had 2 interceptions, returning one 61 yards for a touchdown with 8:16 left in the second quarter. Takeo Spikes had 10 tackles. The visitors had a huge edge in time of possession — 37:56‑22:04 — but Jeff Garcia was picked off 3 times and sacked 3 times.
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October 20, 2007
at Syracuse
Washington 20, Syracuse 14
Washington (9‑2) had a 323-yard edge in yards from scrimmage but still needed a pair of field goals by David Akers in the fourth quarter to put away Syracuse (6‑5). The hosts gained a paltry 116 yards enroute to their third straight loss but stayed in the game thanks to 3 takeaways and a 71-yard punt return for a touchdown by Mewelde Moore in the third quarter. Ladell Betts had 20 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown and caught 9 passes for 68 yards.
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October 21, 2007
at Albany
Albany 20, Atlantic City 0
The Albany (5‑6) offense sprang to life in the second half when a personal foul against Atlantic City (4‑7) enabled the hosts to convert on 3rd and 36, and they went on to record a shutout. The visitors moved the ball into the winners’ territory 8 times but were victimized by 3 turnovers and 3 missed long field goals by Stephen Gostkowski. They also lost the ball once on downs. In the losing cause Tiki Barber ran for 95 yards and Antonio Gates had 7 catches for 120 yards.
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October 20, 2007
at Delaware
Delaware 36, Pittsburgh 13   Box   Drive Chart
League-leading rusher LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 136 yards on 24 carries and caught 5 passes for 51 yards to lead Delaware (9‑2) past Pittsburgh (5‑6). He had 2 touchdowns, his 14th and 15th of the season on the ground.

With the win the Cherries clinched the Northern Division title for the second straight season. The stout Delaware defense held Ahman Green to 57 yards and allowed Eli Manning to complete only 40 percent of his passes. They also intercepted Manning 3 times in the first half — one each by Michael Lewis, Carlos Polk, and Brian Dawkins.

Oddly enough, the Cherries converted those takeaways into only 6 points — John Kasay field goals of 38 and 43 yards. (Dawkins’ pick didn’t leave them with sufficient time to move into field goal range.) Rather, they built their 20‑7 halftime lead mainly on the strength of two long touchdown drives:

  • The first was a 10-play, 66-yard effort immediately after the Ironmen had taken their only lead of the night, 7‑3, on a 9-yard pass from Manning to Donald Driver. Tomlinson put Delaware ahead to stay with a 2-yard run.
  • Later the Cherries started from their own 20, and on the ninth play with 0:52 remaining in the half, Philip Rivers found Eric Parker cutting across the end zone from 8 yards out with a bullet for the score.

What little inclination Pittsburgh had to mount a comeback effectively evaporated early in the third quarter thanks to a roughing the punter penalty. Delaware had started their first possession of the second half from their own 44, following a Jon Ryan punt. On 3rd and 11 at the Pittsburgh 41 Tomlinson was stopped 5 yards short of the sticks on a draw play. The Cherries then passed up a long field goal opportunity in favor of a Ben Graham punt. Pittsburgh was called for roughing Graham giving Delaware new life at the Ironmen 20.

The Cherries were called for holding on the next play, but then Rivers and Heath Miller combined for a 20-yard completion, and Tomlinson dashed around left end for a 10-yard touchdown with 10:26 to go in the third quarter. Minutes later Kasay booted a 47-yard field goal, his third in three tries, to extend the Delaware lead to 29‑7.

Although Manning would later complete a 2-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Curtis to make it 29‑13, he was largely unsuccessful at rallying Pittsburgh. He ended up completing just 16 of 40 passes for 177 yards, and his passing rating for the night was an ungamely 39.3.

Rivers, on the other hand, fashioned a passing rating of 110.3, with 17 completions in 27 attempts, good for 201 yards and two scores. The second, a 45‑yarder to Lee Evans on 3rd and 11 with 7:56 to go, closed out the scoring. On the play Evans caught Rivers’ throw just past the first down marker, broke out of the grasp of Ken Lucas, and outran Sean Taylor and Warrick Holdman to the pylon.

Evans was Rivers’ most frequent target, with 6 catches for 82 yards. The touchdown reception was Evans’ eighth of the season.