So much for the PFT scuttlebutt about Randy Moss getting cut a few weeks back. Despite a hamstring injury that caused him to miss the entire preseason, the Patriots’ recently acquired WR has caught 6 passes from Tom Brady for 151 yards, including a 51 yard bomb in which he easily outran 3 defenders. Earlier, Ellis Hobbs brought back the New York kickoff to start the second half for an NFL record 108 yard TD. New England leads, 28-14, with little more than a quarter remaining, and I can only hope the classy J-E-T-S patrons were unaware of the way Chad Penning limped off the field when he was briefly replaced by Kellen Clemens. Or perhaps that’s what led to the ovation.
After suffering a season ending triceps tear against Seattle last November, St. Louis’ Orlando Pace left today’s home game against Carolina with an apparent shoulder injury. The Panthers are clinging to a 17-14 lead at the start of the 4th quarter, as Jake Delhomme has hooked up with Drew Carter and Steve Smith for a pair of TD’s.
In the event you were planning on skipping the highlights tonight, you might wanna reconsider. Not only has the Eagles/Packers tilt been a pretty good game, but you’ll doubtlessly see a clip of a third quarter shovel pass by His Farveness (while being pulled down) that might have to make it’s way into a future edition of NFL Street.
Former Sooner RB Adrian Peterson (19 for 103 on the ground, a 60 yard catch & TD scamper off a Tavarius Jackson screen) is in the midst of an exceptional pro debut, with the Vikes beating the Falcons, 17-3. Everyone who thought Joey Harrington would have a better day today than Matt Schuab who isn’t a member of the Harrington family, please raise your hand.