Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Alex Smith (pictured above) outplayed reigning MVP Aaron Rodgers as the 49ers got a huge victory in the opener at Lambeau Field.
By Wesley Kaminsky
Last season, it was Cam Newton who dazzled us all, throwing for 422 yards in his NFL debut. One year later, Robert Griffin III went into the Superdome, threw for 322 yards, two touchdowns, and beat the Saints. It took awhile Washington, but your quarterback has finally arrived. The Redskins will make some noise in the NFC East this season.
Griffin was just one of many stories through Week 1 of the NFL season. In case you missed it, here’s a quick recap.
Taking over this weeks number one spot in the power rankings are the 49ers, who marched into Lambeau Field and beat the Packers. Another team that made a statement was Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. Manning finished 19-26 for 253 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Steelers.
Ah, so much to get to. Where does your team rank after Week 1?
1. San Francisco 49ers (4): 1-0. That was a statement win for the 49ers in Green Bay. Alex Smith outplayed Aaron Rodgers. Impressive. (Next game: vs. Detroit on SNF) Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of zimbio.com. Joe Southwick (pictured above) will be the Boise State starting quarterback tomorrow night as the post-Kellen Moore era begins.
By Josh Kramer
Lights. Camera. Action. After a 234 day hiatus, the 2012 college football season kicks off tonight. We are coming to the end of the BCS era as the first college football playoff creeps closer. Week 1 generates a major buzz every year, despite featuring very few “buzz-worthy” matchups.
Here are the marquee matchups:
Boise State at Michigan State: Spartans by 7
Headline: The post-Kellen Moore era begins poorly with a Spartan smackdown.
The date was December 23, 2007. Taylor Tharp was the quarterback for Boise State as they took on East Carolina in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Current Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson was the star player for the Pirates, leading them to a 41 to 38 upset victory over Boise State. This night in Hawaii over four years ago happens to be the last game that Kellen Moore was not under center for the Boise State Broncos. Tomorrow night, the Joe Southwick era officially takes flight, as Southwick takes over the quarterback reigns for the great Kellen Moore. Continue reading
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Photo courtesy of al.com. No player has been more exciting this season than LSU's Tyrann Mathieu (pictured above). Will he lead his team to a National Championship on Monday night?
By Josh Kramer
Welcome to the thunder dome. All eyes will be on the mythical “Superdome” come Monday night as the National (SEC) Championship game transpires. SEC West rumble. Old coach versus new coach. Honey Badger versus Richardson. “Game of the Century Part Deux.” Grab your popcorn, because this game is poised to be far better than any movie.
The majority of the country tuned in to the “Game of the Century Part 1” back on November 5th. And unfortunately, many were disappointed by Round 1 of the heavily hyped game (I was not). Well have no fear, the points will be here on Monday night. With a month to prepare, despite phenomenal defenses, the O’s will at least put up one touchdown apiece (no touchdowns on November 5th). Continue reading
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Tagged AJ McCarron, Alabama Crimson Tide, BCS, Eric Reid, Georgia Bulldogs, Jordan Jefferson, Les Miles, LSU Tigers, National Championship Game, Nick Sabin, SEC, Spencer Ware, Superdome, Trent Richardson, Tyrann Mathieu