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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
PHILADELPHIA2½ (52)Connecticut
ALBANY4 (40)New York
ATLANTIC CITY1 (45)Pittsburgh
BALTIMORE3½ (47)Syracuse
PROVIDENCE5 (50)Washington
DELAWARE *5 (45)Richmond
* Sunday, 10:00 am
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in week 10 games:
  • LB Steve Foley, ALB — expected back week 11
  • TE Brian Kozlowski, ALB — expected back for championship game #
  • S Chad Williams, ALB — expected back week 12
  • DE Cullen Jenkins, ACS — expected back week 13
  • LB Nick Barnett, BAL — expected back week 12
  • LB Clark Haggans, BAL — expected back week 12
  • G Chris Villarrial, BAL — expected back week 12
  • FB Daimon Shelton, DEL — expected back week 14
  • RB Willie Parker, NYE — expected back week 11
  • TE Tim Euhus, PIT — expected back week 12
  • WR Josh Reed, PRO — expected back week 13
  • S Darren Sharper, PRO — expected back week 11
  • CB Willie Williams, SYR — expected back week 11
  • DE Michael Strahan, WAS — expected back week 12
  • RB Duce Staley, WAS — expected back week 11

    # assuming team participates

These skill players were last-second scratches for week 10 games due to “fatigue”:

  • TE Daniel Graham, DE
  • WR Jonathan Carter, ALB (for receiving)
  • TE Mike Seidman, PIT
  • TE Brandon Manumaleuna, WAS

Week 10 Results

October 15, 2005
at Philadelphia
Connecticut 32, Philadelphia 31
Willis McGahee’s third touchdown run, with 1:30 left, was the game-winner for Connecticut (5‑5). There were six lead changes. McGahee finished with 89 yards. Philadelphia (5‑5) got 210 rushing yards on 29 carries from Jamal Lewis who scored twice.
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October 15, 2005
at Albany
Albany 31, New York 24
Albany (5‑5) got a three touchdown lead and held off New York (3‑7) behind Corey Dillon’s 139 yards rushing and 53 receiving. Dillon scored on the ground and through the air. Chris McAlister returned two interceptions for scores in the losing cause.
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October 15, 2005
at Atlantic City
Atlantic City 48, Pittsburgh 34
Kyle Boller’s fourth and fifth touchdown passes broke a tie and gave Atlantic City (5‑5) the cushion that proved sufficient. Chad Pennington threw for four scores for Pittsburgh (4‑6), three to Antwaan Randle El who had 11 catches for 204 yards.
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October 15, 2005
at Baltimore
Baltimore 24, Syracuse 6
Baltimore (5‑5) just missed a shutout. With only 0:30 left Syracuse (3‑7) finally scored on a 6-yard pass from Patrick Ramsey to Clinton Portis. The winners ran for 213 yards, 123 by Curtis Martin. Javon Walker and Laveranues Coles each caught seven Ramsey throws.
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October 15, 2005
at Providence
Providence 25, Washington 6
This battle of division leaders was dominated by Providence (8‑2) as they won their sixth straight game by holding slumping Washington (6‑4) to only 246 yards in offense and no second half points. Priest Holmes had 88 yards and a touchdown for the winners.
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October 16, 2005
at Delaware
Richmond 37, Delaware 20   Box   Drive Chart
Richmond (5‑5) won going away, taking advantage of 131 yards in penalties and bad special teams play by Delaware (6‑4).

The Rebels scored on their first two possessions, gaining a 10-0 advantage before the Cherries got their first first down. Their second drive, which ended with a 10-yard scoring pass from Donovan McNabb to Marshall Faulk, went 95 yards with 20 coming on Delaware penalties. In the second quarter the Cherries roared back on a pair of Drew Brees touchdown passes and led 14-13 at halftime.

Delaware’s real troubles began with 11:17 remaining in the third quarter. Dirk Johnson had his punt blocked by Aeneas Williams of the Rebels who snatched up the loose ball in stride and took it 17 yards to the end zone.

The Cherries displayed some resiliency with a pair of nice drives ending in John Kasay field goals. The second tied the score at 20 with 12:39 left in the game. On the ensuing kickoff, Willie Ponder, Richmond’s league leading kick returner who had been threatening to break one all morning, silenced the fans. He caught the ball on the 8, found a seam in the coverage, and sprinted 92 yards for the go-ahead score.

Still Delaware was not to be deterred. After they punted, McNabb went to the air from deep in his own territory and was picked off by Lito Sheppard. Sheppard returned the ball to the Richmond 8, but a belated flag for pass interference negated the turnover.

That was the back-breaker.

The Rebels went on to complete their second 95-yard touchdown drive of the game. When McNabb hit Jerame Tuman from 8 yards out, the Richmond lead was 34-20, there was a mere 5:10 left on the clock, and the Cherries were out of fight.

Delaware outgained the visitors 309-240 and held a 12-minute edge in time of possession. They were undone by a whopping 15 penalties and, of course, the egregious lapses by their punting team and their kickoff coverage team.