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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Saturday, September 15, 7:30 pm
Delaware2½ (46)ATLANTIC CITY
BALTIMORE4 (42)Pittsburgh
WASHINGTON6½ (44)Richmond
Sunday, September 16, 10:00 am
Syracuse1 (47)PROVIDENCE
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in Week 6 games:
  • DE Chris Kelsay, ALB — will return week 7
  • LB Raonall Smith, ALB — will return week 7
  • C Geoff Hantgartner, ACS — will return week 7
  • LB A.J. Hawk, PHI — will return week 7
  • S Ryan Clark, PRO — will return week 7
  • DT Dewayne Robertson, PRO — will return week 7
  • G Rich Seubert, WAS — will return week 8
  • CB Patrick Surtain, WAS — will return week 8

These skill position players were last-second scratches for Week 6 games due to “fatigue”:

  • WR Justin McCareins, PHI — will return week 7
  • WR Reggie Brown, SYR — will return week 7

Week 6 Results

September 15, 2007
at Connecticut
Albany 17, Connecticut 7
The Albany (3‑3) defense held Connecticut (2‑4) to only 199 total yards, with just 59 coming on the ground. The visitors went ahead to stay with 5:41 left in the third quarter on a 47-yard field goal by Jeff Wilkins. They got a much-needed insurance score with 11:24 to go in the game, a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jason Campbell to Santana Moss. Campbell, who was 20-for-41 for 275 yards, won his second straight start since taking over from Trent Green as the starter.
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September 15, 2007
at Philadelphia
New York 41, Philadelphia 16
The first of Samari Rolle’s 2 interceptions for New York (5‑1) came in the game’s first minute, and he returned it 39 yards for a touchdown to jump-start the rout of Philadelphia (1‑5). The visitors extended their lead to as many as 31 points thanks to Willie Parker, who ran for 126 yards and a touchdown and also caught a Jake Delhomme touchdown pass, and Eddie Kennison, who caught 2 Delhomme scoring passes. The hosts were plagued by 6 turnovers, 4 of them picks of Brett Favre.
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September 15, 2007
at Baltimore
Baltimore 17, Pittsburgh 14
Jeff Reed booted a 38-yard field goal as time expired to give Baltimore (4‑2) the come-from-behind win over Pittsburgh (2‑4). Less than a minute earlier, Ryan Longwell had missed a 47-yarder for the visitors. After Longwell’s miss, personal foul and pass interference penalties moved the ball into position for Reed’s game-winner. Steven Jackson ran for 136 yards and a touchdown on 24 trips and also caught 6 passes for 92 yards. The hosts overcame 3 lost fumbles.
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September 15, 2007
at Washington
Washington 32, Richmond 26 (OT)
Washington (5‑1) prevailed over Richmond (1‑5) in overtime on an 11-yard scoring pass from Brad Johnson to Roscoe Parrish, Parrish’s second touchdown of the night. 25 of the 54 yards on the overtime drive came on penalties. David Akers missed a 47-yard field goal try for the hosts with 0:08 to go in regulation. Ladell Betts and Johnson fumbled on consecutive possessions to enable the visitors to claw back from a 12-point 4th quarter deficit. They pulled even on a 2-yard touchdown run by Chester Taylor with 1:45 left.
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September 16, 2007
at Providence
Syracuse 22, Providence 18
This defensive struggle turned on — fittingly enough — a big defensive play by Syracuse (4‑2), and they went on to outlast Providence (2‑4). The play was a sack of Marc Bulger for a safety by Ryan Denney with 5:37 to go in the third quarter. That broke a 10-10 deadlock, and the visitors subsequently extended their lead to an insurmountable 12 points on a Jay Feely field goal and a Chris Baker touchdown reception. Jimmy Kennedy had 3 sacks in the losing cause.
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September 15, 2007
at Atlantic City
Delaware 37, Atlantic City 5   Box   Drive Chart
Delaware (5‑1) featured a fierce ground attack and stifling defense in their trouncing of Atlantic City (2‑4).

LaDainian Tomlinson ran for 209 yards on 17 carries and Michael Turner added 77 on 4 carries for the Cherries as they chewed up real estate in big chunks:

  • On 1st and 10 at the Delaware 46 midway through the first quarter, immediately after the Seagulls had taken a 3‑0 on a 23-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski, Tomlinson turned the right corner and scooted 54 yards for a touchdown. The Cherries would remain in front.
  • Early in the second quarter, left tackle Chris Samuels sprung Turner 73 yards to the Atlantic City 11 to set up a 29-yard field goal by John Kasay.
  • On the next Delaware possession, Tomlinson darted 35 yards around left end to extend the Cherries’ lead to 17‑3.
  • Midway through the third quarter, Tomlinson picked up 29 yards on a draw play to lay the groundwork for another Kasay field goal.

There was even a 50-yard punt return by Eric Parker, which set up a 12-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Isaac Bruce.

But the real story of the game was the Delaware defense. They allowed only 10 first downs and 200 total yards. As well as they played in the first half, which ended with the Cherries up 17‑5, in the second half they turned it up a notch. Make that at least two notches:

  • The Seagulls had 7 possessions in the second half, and each ended with a Mike Scifres punt. Scifres’ leg must have needed special attention after the game — he was called upon to punt 12 times.
  • Atlantic City had negative yardage on 5 of those 7 second half possessions — even the one in which they got that lone first down.
  • The Seagulls had only one first down and 22 total yards in the second half.

The Delaware defense also sacked Steve McNair 4 times, once in each quarter, their most sacks in a game since Jon Brams took the coaching reins in 2004. They even bottled up Tiki Barber fairly well. Barber ripped off a 50-yard gain in the first quarter, which led to Gostkowski’s field goal, but on Barber’s other 21 carries he picked up only 50 yards, an average of less than 2½ yards per trip.

With all their success on the ground, the Cherries didn’t need much of an aerial attack. They didn’t get one: Philip Rivers was 12-for-22 for only 95 yards. He did, however, connect with Bruce for a 32-yard touchdown at the beginning of the fourth quarter. That stretched Delaware’s lead to 27‑5 effectively squelching what remained of Atlantic City’s rally aspirations.

Rodgers’ touchdown pass, by the way, was his second of the season — on 2 passing attempts!