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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
PROVIDENCE6 (50)Albany
DELAWAREEven (41)Atlantic City
WASHINGTON4½ (45)Pittsburgh
BALTIMORE1½ (47)Richmond
CONNECTICUT3 (50)Syracuse
Philadelphia *5 (39)NEW YORK
* Sunday, 10:00 am
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in week 13 games:
  • TE Brian Kozlowski, ALB — expected back for championship game #
  • DE R-Kal Truluck ACS — expected back for championship game #
  • DE Aaron Smith, BAL — expected back for week 14
  • CB Al Harris, CON — expected back for playoffs #
  • DE Kenny Mixon, CON — expected back for playoffs #
  • G Steve Neal, CON — expected back for week 14
  • FB Daimon Shelton, DEL — expected back week 14
  • DE Ty Warren, NYE — expected back for week 14
  • TE Anthony Becht, PHI — expected back for playoffs #
  • TE Todd Heap, RIC — expected back for week 14
  • FB Joe Burns, WAS — expected back for playoffs #
  • C Jeff Mitchell, WAS — expected back for playoffs #
  • CB Will Peterson, WAS — expected back for week 14
  • RB Duce Staley, WAS — expected back for playoffs #

    # assuming team participates

These skill players were last-second scratches for week 13 games due to “fatigue”:

  • WR David Tyree, ALB
  • WR Robert Ferguson, NYE (for receiving)
  • TE Chad Lewis, PHI
  • TE Mike Seidman, PIT
  • WR Troy Brown, WAS (for receiving)

Week 13 Results

November 5, 2005
at Providence
Providence 38, Albany 20
Providence (10‑3) clinched the top seed in the upcoming playoffs with an easy win over Albany (6‑7). Priest Holmes had a pair of first quarter touchdown runs and Marc Bulger threw for three scores. They held league‑leading rusher Corey Dillon to 93 yards.
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November 5, 2005
at Washington
Washington 30, Pittsburgh 13
The Washington (8‑5) defense held high-powered Pittsburgh (5‑8) to 171 yards and intercepted Chad Pennington three times. The winners, who clinched a playoff berth, took the lead to stay on a 2‑yard run by Dorsey Levens early in the second quarter.
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November 5, 2005
at Baltimore
Richmond 38, Baltimore 17
Donovan McNabb threw three touchdown passes for Richmond (8‑5) as they won their sixth in a row, clinched a spot in the playoffs, and halted the Baltimore (7‑6) winning streak at four. Muhsin Muhammad had six catches for 121 yards and a score.
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November 5, 2005
at Connecticut
Syracuse 24, Connecticut 23
An 18‑yard field goal by Steve Christie with 3:09 left capped a rally from 13 points down and gave Syracuse (4‑9) the victory over Connecticut (6‑7). The winners got 175 yards on the ground from Clinton Portis and two touchdown catches by Laveranues Coles.
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November 6, 2005
at New York
Philadelphia 17, New York 14 (OT)
Lawrence Tynes kicked a 46‑yard field goal with 3:31 remaining in overtime to boost Philadelphia (8‑5) over New York (3‑10) and take the Central Division title. Moments before Tynes had missed a 37‑yarder, but Jake Delhomme fumbled the snap on the next play.
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November 5, 2005
at Delaware
Delaware 33, Atlantic City 11   Box   Drive Chart
The Delaware (7‑6) offense took inspiration from their determined colleagues on defense, ending a prolonged slump with a three touchdown explosion in the third quarter on the way to a convincing victory over Atlantic City (6‑7). The win halted a three‑game skid.

Two big plays from the defense helped the Cherries take a 12‑3 halftime lead. Defensive end Julius Peppers put Delaware on the scoreboard in the first quarter when he sacked Seagulls quarterback Kyle Boller in the end zone for a safety. Then, after a John Kasay field goal, Boller tried to hit David Givens on a long pass near the left sideline. Safety Brian Dawkins of the Cherries picked it off and threaded his way 68 yards for a touchdown.

Delaware took the second half opening kickoff and drove 80 yards for a touchdown. LaDainian Tomlinson, who had 142 yards on 18 carries, ran 38 yards around right end for the score. Atlantic City then went three-and-out, and Drew Brees concluded a five play, 63‑yard drive with a 28-yard bomb to wide receiver Eric Parker. That put the Cherries up 26‑3.

On the next series, after the defense forced another three-and-out, Brees and Parker hooked up again, this time from 19 yards out, stretching the lead to 30. That lead would hold up until a last minute garbage time touchdown pass from Boller to Daniel Wilcox.

Delaware outgained the visitors 436-261 in an impressive effort on both sides of the ball. Not until their late touchdown did the Atlantic City offense cross the 200‑yard threshold. Furthermore, the Cherries showed discipline that had been sorely lacking in their losing streak during which they were whistled for more than 100 yards in penalties in each of the three games. Against the Seagulls, Delaware was flagged only four times for 45 yards.

On offense for the Cherries, in addition to Tomlinson’s breakout performance, Brees had an excellent night hitting 16 of 23 passes for 213 yards, including the two scores to Parker.