Bookies Get A Little Redemption In Week 10 In The Nfl
November 16, 2012 in Sports News
It does not happen often but the St. Louis Rams and the San Francisco 49ers played to a 24-24 tie in overtime on Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park. This was the first tie in NFL play since 2008 when the Eagles tied the Bengals by a score of 13 to 13 in Cincinnati. Ties are rare in the NFL. As a matter of fact, there have only been 11 tie games recorded in the past ten years. David Akers made a 33 yard field goal with just 1:06 left in regulation to tie the game at 24 all and sent it into overtime. In the overtime kickers from both teams missed overtime field goals that would have put the game away. Greg Zuerlein of St. Louis kicked a 53-yarder, but did not get the kick off on time and the Rams were penalized 5 yards for delay of game. He tried again from 58 as Coach Jeff Fisher played for the win, and missed wide right with still 2:42 left in OT. San Francisco’s David Akers then missed wide left on a 41-yard attempt that could have sealed it for the 49ers. Ties are so unusual in the NFL that some fans remained in the stands as the teams walked off the field wondering what happened.
The Atlanta Falcons went into the Super Dome in New Orleans as the only undefeated team in professional football but they ran into a very determined Saints squad that came into the contest on a 3 game winning streak.
Falcon Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 411 yards and 3 touchdowns in the losing effort. Saints running back Chris Ivory had a beautiful 56 yard run for a touchdown with 2:30 left in the first quarter and Drew Brees passed for 298 yards and 3 touchdowns to win the day by a final score of 31-27. The Saints are now at 4-5 after a terrible first half of the season without Coach Sean Payton. Interim head coach Joe Vitt finally returned to the team after a 6 game suspension and his presence boasted the Saints over the top to beat interdivisional rival Atlanta.
Eli Manning and the New York Giants went into Cincinnati as 4.5 point favorites but did not play up to their early season standard. The Bengals won by a score of 31-13. Jake Locker returned to the field to take on a Miami Dolphin team that was favored over his Titans by 6.5 points. The Titan defense stepped up and held the Dolphins to just one second quarter field goal and Tennessee upset Miami by a score of 37–3.