Morning from Australia – I will do my best to catch you up on games this week, Some I have not been able to see and I know the Dallas game has just taken place. I am looking forward to seeing Carlos Hyde from Ohio State in his first professional game with the 49er’s.
By passing the Green Bay – Sea Hawks game which I covered when I got it here in Australia,
Oakland Raiders – 14 and the New York Jets – 19
*Gene Smith for the Jets was 23 of 28 for 221 yards. He threw for 1 touch down but was also picked off. Hope this is the start of a good year for him.
*First quarter – Jets kick a field goal from 45 yards to take a 3 – 0 lead. Oakland answered back at the 2:43 mark in the first when Rod Streater ran 12 yards on a pass from Carr to take the lead 7 – 3.
*Second Quarter – with :30 left in the quarter, Chris Johnson ran 5 yards on a pass from Smith to retake the lead going into the half 10 to 7 over Oakland.
*Third Quarter – saw the Jets with the only score, a 42 yard field goal by Nick Folk to increase their lead, 13 to 7
*Fourth Quarter – would see the final score for the day come from Jet Chris Ivory on a 71 yard run and the two point conversion failed. at the 8:03 mark, the Jets increased their lead to 19 to 7. the Raiders final score came at the 1:21 mark with James Jones taking a Derek Carr pass 30 yards for the score, with the extra point, would take the score to 19 – 14.
*Miami Dolphins 33 and New England Patriots 20
Ryan Tannehill threw for less than 200 yards to day which is a rare case. He was 18 for 32, 2 TD’S but 1 interception.
*First quarter – Miami took the lead at the 11:46 mark when Lamar Miller take a Tannehill pass 4 yards for a TD, with the extra point it was a 7 – 0 with N.E to get the ball for their first series. At 5:10 left, Vereen from N.E ran 2 yards, with the extra point the score was tied at 7 a piece. With 47 seconds, Gostkowski from the Patriots took the lead 10 – 7.
*Second Quarter – Patriots increased their lead when runs in a Brady, 6 yard pass. Score 17 to 7. Sturgis boots another Field Goal getting to a score of 10 to 17 still in N.E favor. Gostkowski gets in on the field goal game with one of his own with 6 seconds left in the half. *Score at the close of the half was N.E 20 and Miami 10
*Third Quarter – It was all Miami in the second when at 10:46 , Sturgis boots a 24 yard field goal, closing the gap to 20 to 13, still in N.E favor. Mike Wallace runs 14 yards from a Tannehill pass to tie the score at 20 all. Another Sturgis Field Goal at 2:38 left in the half gave Miami back the lead 23 to 20 going into the fourth quarter
*Fourth Quarter was all Miami adding to their lead with a 4 yard run from Moreno, taking the score to 30 to 20, the field goal raced ended when Sturgis added the final goal of the day finishing the scoring, Miami – 33 and New England – 20
*San Francisco(28) and Dallas Cowboys(17)
Tony Romo returned from surgery, throwing 23 of 37 for 281 yards with 1 touchdown but three interceptions.
*First Quarter – Niners would take the lead and never look back, Culliver on a 35 yard fumble recovery would open the score 7 – 0.(14:06). Bailey for Dallas would open their scoring with a filed goal at 7:22 for a 7 – 3 SF lead. Davis would run in a Kaepernick throw for a 29 yard field goal taking their lead to 14 to 3, 4:25 left in the quarter S.F would add another touch down from Kaepernick to Davis for a 21 to 3 S.F lead going into the second quarter.
*Second Quarter – the only score would be former Ohio State player Carlos Hyde scoring his first professional touchdown. S.F increased their lead to 28 to 3
*Third and Fourth Quarter would be all Dallas but it would not be enough to steal the win, 0:29 in third would see Murray on a 2 yard run, with the extra point Dallas would hit double-digit scoring 28 to 10, the final score of the day and for Dallas would be Williams taking a Romo throw, 2 yards for the score. Closing the game with a loss for Dallas 28 to 17,