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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Friday, August 18, 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON4½ (43)Pittsburgh
Saturday, August 19, 7:30 pm
PROVIDENCE4 (48)Albany
Atlantic City5½ (39)NEW YORK
RICHMOND4½ (46)Baltimore
SYRACUSE1 (47)Connecticut
Sunday, August 20, 10:00 am
PHILADELPHIA5 (40) Delaware
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in week 2 games:
  • S Chris Hope, ACS — will return week 3
  • DE Tyoka Jackson, BAL — will return week 5
  • LB James Harrison, CON — will return week 5
  • G Shawn Andrews, DEL — will return week 3
  • DE Leonard Little, NYE — will return week 4
  • S Sean Taylor, PIT — will return week 3
  • LB Marcus Washington, PRO — will return week 4
  • OT Jordan Black, RIC — will return week 3
  • RB Derrick Ward, SYR — will return week 5

Week 2 Results

August 18, 2006
at Washington
Washington 24, Pittsburgh 17
Washington (2‑0) parlayed a pair of big plays deep in Pittsburgh (0‑2) territory into 14 difference-making points. In the opening minutes, Eric Warfield blocked a Dave Zastudil punt and on the next play, Daunte Culpepper connected with Doug Jolley for a 6‑yard score. Early in the fourth quarter Joey Porter stripped Jerald Sowell and stepped 3 yards into the end zone.
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August 19, 2006
at Providence
Providence 20, Albany 10
Larry Johnson carried 26 times for 183 yards and a touchdown to lead Providence (2‑0) past Albany (1‑1). Priest Holmes also ran for a touchdown. In the losing cause Corey Dillon ran for 103 yards, and Santana Moss caught six Treen Green passes for 71 yards including a 32‑yard score.
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August 19, 2006
at New York
New York 27, Atlantic City 23
Tony Gonzalez caught a 38‑yard touchdown pass, his third score of the game, from Jake Delhomme with just 0:22 to go as New York (1‑1) overtook Atlantic City (1‑1) for their first victory since week 8 of the 2005 season. The losers had just retaken the lead on a 42‑yard touchdown catch of a Kelly Holcomb pass by Derrick Mason.
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August 19, 2006
at Richmond
Richmond 29, Baltimore 28
A 9‑yard scoring pass from Donovan McNabb to Verron Haynes gave Richmond (1‑1) the lead with 1:00 remaining, and they were able to prevail when Paul Edinger missed a subsequent 42‑yard field goal attempt for what could have been the winning points for Baltimore (0‑2). On the winning drive McNabb moved the Rebels 55 yards in 8 plays in only one minute, 16 seconds.
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August 19, 2006
at Syracuse
Connecticut 26, Syracuse 23
Connecticut (1‑1) erased a 13‑point deficit to spoil the Syracuse (1‑1) home opener. The winning score was a 17‑yard aerial from Tom Brady to Cedrick Wilson with 4:09 left. Mark Brunell guided the losers into field goal range in the winning seconds but a 50‑yard attempt by Jay Feely, which would have tied the game, went short and wide.
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August 20, 2006
at Philadelphia
Philadelphia 16, Delaware 10   Box   Drive Chart
Philadelphia (2‑0) survived a missed field goal, an onside kick, and an avalanche of penalties in the last five minutes to hold off Delaware (0‑2).

The Lakers were comfortably in front 16‑3 when, with 5:34 left, Lawrence Tynes was short and wide with a 49‑yard field goal attempt. It didn’t seem like Philadelphia would need the points. They hadn’t allowed the Cherries to move within 20 yards of the Lakers end zone, and they had kept Drew Brees from completing any passes for big yardage. Brett Favre, on the other hand, dealt three big blows to Delaware through the air, and two of the three led to points.

  • Early in the second quarter, Favre hit Samkon Gado in the flat and the running back motored for 30 yards to the Cherries 12. A personal foul moved the ball to the 6, and on 3rd and goal from the 7, Favre connected with Deion Branch on a curl route for the only Philadelphia touchdown.
  • Just before halftime, Plaxico Burress caught a 34‑yard bomb from Favre to give the Lakers 1st and goal at the Delaware 10. Three plays later Tynes booted a 24‑yard field goal, which put Philadelphia up 13‑3 at the break.

But as it turned out, the Lakers — mostly through their own negligence — almost ended up needing the points Tynes left on the table.

In those final minutes, after a Brees completion to Travis Taylor for a first down at the Philadelphia 45, the Lakers were called for roughing the passer, moving the Cherries to the 30. LaDainian Tomlinson swept left end and ran 8 yards untouched into the end zone four plays later to cut the Lakers lead to six.

John Kasay and the Delaware kickoff coverage team then perfectly executed an onside kick, and Julius Peppers recovered the loose ball to put the Cherries in business on their own 43 at the two minute warning.

It was here where Philadelphia began to make life really difficult for themselves.

On 3rd and 3 at midfield, Tomlinson caught a short pass from Brees for a first down at the Lakers 45. However, Philadelphia was called for a late hit, moving Delaware within 30 yards of a potential winning score.

Next Brees hooked up with Dante Hall for another first down at the 20. Then Eric Parker was stuffed at the 21 after catching a pass in the right flat. But on the play the Lakers were hit with a personal foul giving the Cherries first and goal on the 10 at the one minute mark.

Fortunately for Philadelphia, that was the last of the avalanche of penalties, and they preserved the win by forcing Delaware to give up the ball on downs. The big play came on 3rd and goal from the 8: Brees held on to the ball too long while looking for Tomlinson on a down and out route and got himself pulled down by Nick Greisen of the Lakers back at the 15.