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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Saturday, November 4, 7:30 pm
ATLANTIC CITY4½ (47)New York
DELAWARE4 (42)Philadelphia
Providence4 (46)ALBANY
BALTIMORE3½ (45)Richmond
Syracuse3 (46)CONNECTICUT
Sunday, November 5, 10:00 am
Washington4½ (43)PITTSBURGH
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in Week 13 games:
  • C Chukky Okobi, ALB — out for the season
  • DT Corey Williams, BAL — out for the season
  • LB James Harrison, CON — out for the season
  • S Mike Minter, CON — will return week 14
  • OT Bryant McKinnie, DEL — will return for playoffs #
  • WR Troy Williamson, NYE — will return week 14
  • LB Nick Greisen, PHI — out for the season
  • CB Curtis DeLoatch, PIT — will return week 14
  • S Marlon McCree, PIT — will return week 14
  • DT Pat Williams, PIT — out for the season
  • C Jeff Hartings, SYR — will return week 14

    # assuming team participates

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

  • WR Reche Caldwell, ALB
  • RB Chester Taylor, RIC

Week 13 Results

November 4, 2006
at Atlantic City
New York 38, Atlantic City 35
New York (5‑8) survived a furious late charge by Atlantic City (6‑7). The visitors, who led throughout, extended their lead to 38‑21 on a 4‑yard run by Stephen Davis with 3:30 to go. Then Kelly Holcomb threw his third and fourth touchdowns of the night in relief of the injured Kyle Boller, with an onside kick recovery by James Farrior sandwiched between, to make it close. Ricky Proehl caught three of Holcomb’s scoring passes. Willie Parker ran for 172 yards for New York.
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November 4, 2006
at Albany
Providence 22, Albany 16
Jeremy Shockey caught a 1‑yard touchdown pass with 1:07 left to give Providence (10‑3) the win over Albany (6‑7) and undisputed possession of first place in the Northern Division. With 9:27 remaining Larry Johnson made up for being dropped for a third quarter safety by Dexter Coakley by running in from the 2 to cut the hosts’ lead to two. The winners’ defense sacked Trent Green nine times.
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November 4, 2006
at Baltimore
Richmond 41, Baltimore 22
Richmond (6‑7) exploded for 28 fourth quarter points, including Willie Ponder’s second kickoff return touchdown of the game, to bury Baltimore (5‑8). A 61‑yard scoring strike from Brooks Bollinger to Steve Smith on the first play of the quarter put the visitors ahead for good. In the losing cause Stephen Jackson ran for 145 yards, Eric Moulds caught nine passes for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Paul Edinger kicked five field goals.
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November 4, 2006
at Connecticut
Connecticut 24, Syracuse 21
On the strength of a pair of Tom Brady scoring passes, Connecticut (7‑6) burst out to a 21‑0 lead in the first 17 minutes and held off Syracuse (9‑4). Three takeaways and three sacks of Mark Brunell aided the winners’ cause. Willis McGahee ran for 172 yards on 29 carries, and Brady finished 22-for-36 for 214 yards. For the losers Clinton Portis ran for 142 yards and Laveranues Coles caught nine Brunell aerials for 130.
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November 5, 2006
at Pittsburgh
Washington 33, Pittsburgh 29
Washington (8‑5) clinched the Southern Division title by edging Pittsburgh (4‑9) on a 43‑yard pass from Brad Johnson to Hines Ward with 1:30 remaining. The losers had rallied a second time to take a three-point lead on a pair of Ryan Longwell field goals. Johnson was 25-for-38 for 307 yards and three scores. He was picked off once. Ward caught seven passes for 115 yards; teammate Chris Cooley caught eight for 111.
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November 4, 2006
at Delaware
Delaware 27, Philadelphia 13   Box   Drive Chart
Brian Dawkins returned the second of his two interceptions 73 yards for a touchdown with 3:20 left to provide Delaware (8‑5) with breathing room, and they went on to beat Philadelphia (4‑9) for the first time since 2003. With the win the Cherries clinched the Central Division title and will play in the post-season for the first time since 1999.

The Lakers made Delaware’s task much easier by turning the ball over five times. Furthermore, all five were of the back-breaking variety:

  • On the opening kickoff, Roderick Hood fumbled while making the return and London Fletcher recovered for the Cherries on the Philadelphia 28. LaDainian Tomlinson ran in from the 3 seven plays later to put Delaware up 7‑0.
  • The Lakers moved into the red zone on their ensuing possession, but Deion Branch fumbled after catching a Brett Favre pass, and David Barrett fell on it for the Cherries at the 8. Delaware drove well into Philadelphia territory, and John Kasay connected on a 46‑yard field goal to make it 10‑0 Cherries.
  • Down by 17‑7 the Lakers threatened to further narrow the Delaware lead in the last minute of the first half, but on 2nd and 17 from the 22, Favre underthrew Plaxico Burress in the end zone, and Dawkins intercepted.
  • The Dawkins touchdown came after Philadelphia had narrowed the Cherries lead to four and another Kasay field goal had increased it to 20‑13. Favre quickly drove the Lakers from their own 6, after an ill-advised punt return by Shaun McDonald, to the 43. It seemed that Favre was starting to perform late game magic, as he so often had during his dozen years quarterbacking for Delaware. On 2nd and 10 he looked deep down the right sideline for Justin McCareins. He was pressured by Terrell Suggs and Julius Peppers and had to throw on the run, probably sooner than he would have liked. Dawkins, playing centerfield, stepped in front of McCareins, made the catch and outran a host of pursuers, including Favre, to the end zone.
  • The final Philadelphia turnover came after Favre had skewered the Cherries’ prevent defense, moving the Lakers from their own 42 into the red zone. He was down to his last bullet, though, facing a 4th and 15 at the Delaware 19 with 1:15 to go. That last bullet, intended for Branch in the end zone, was off target, and Barrett came up with it.

Delaware committed only a single turnover, a Sheldon Brown interception, his seventh of the year, in the third quarter, which led to a Lawrence Tynes field goal.

LaDainian Tomlinson was held to only 68 yards on 22 carries, but the Cherries got unexpected boosts from Michael Turner, who had 43 yards on four carries and Ryan Moats, who had 20 yards on three carries. Most of the yardage gained by Turner and Moats came on the longest Delaware drive of the game, an 80‑yarder that consumed the first six minutes of the second quarter. Tomlinson returned to finish the drive, barreling over Alonzo Jackson and into the end zone on 1st and goal at the 3 to put the Cherries ahead 17‑0.

Philadelphia never got anything going on the ground. They were held to 41 yards on 23 attempts. Despite that the Lakers outgained Delaware 299-260 with Favre hitting on 25 of 40 passes for 258 yards, none longer than 18, including a 5‑yard second quarter touchdown to Burress. Favre’s three interceptions upped his total for the season to 26.

Drew Brees actually had a lower passing rating — 53.7 — for the game than Favre — 58.1. Although Brees completed 17 of 29 aerials, the longest gain was 14 yards and his total was a paltry 119. Even so the Delaware offense moved efficiently in the first half, in which they piled up 15 first downs and 17 points.

Dawkins’ touchdown was his second 50+‑yard interception return for a score this season, a feat he also accomplished in 2005.