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Saturday, September 22, 7:30 pm
WASHINGTON6½ (42)Atlantic City
NEW YORK7 (43)Connecticut
ALBANY5½ (39)Philadelphia
PROVIDENCE5 (49)Richmond
Syracuse6½ (43)PITTSBURGH
Sunday, September 23, 10:00 am
DELAWARE5 (43)Baltimore
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in Week 7 games:
  • G David Diehl, ALB — will return week 10
  • OT Kyle Turley, ALB — will return week 9
  • DE Jerome McDougle, CON — will return week 9
  • WR Jabar Gaffney, PHI — will return week 13
  • LB Warrick Holdman, PIT — will return week 9
  • G Rich Seubert, WAS — will return week 8
  • CB Patrick Surtain, WAS — will return week 8
  • LB Bryan Thomas, WAS — will return week 9

These skill position players were last-second scratches for Week 7 games due to “fatigue”:

  • WR Justin McCareins, PHI — will return week 8
  • WR Roscoe Parrish, WAS — PR only until week 8

Week 7 Results

September 22, 2007
at Washington
Washington 21, Atlantic City 10
Washington (6‑1) was held scoreless in the first half but rallied to down Atlantic City (2‑5). The hosts went ahead to stay on a 1-yard run by Brandon Jacobs with 1:12 left in the third quarter. They picked off Steve McNair twice in the second half and held Tiki Barber to 63 yards on the ground. Ladell Betts ran for 100 yards on 20 carries. For the visitors Santonio Holmes caught 6 passes for 89 yards and a touchdown.
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September 22, 2007
at New York
Connecticut 30, New York 17
4 takeaways and a 64-yard punt return for a touchdown by B.J. Sams helped Connecticut (3‑4) snap the New York (5‑2) winning streak at 5. The visitors did not trail after L.J. Smith caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady with 2:00 to go in the first half. Willis McGahee had 110 yards on 14 trips. Jake Delhomme passed for 319 yards but was intercepted twice.
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September 22, 2007
at Albany
Philadelphia 31, Albany 22
Plaxico Burress, the league’s leading receiver, hauled in 14 Brett Favre passes for 178 yards and 2 touchdowns to help Philadelphia (2‑5) put an end to their 5-game losing streak at the expense of Albany (3‑4). There were 5 lead changes, the last coming on a 28-yard field goal by Lawrence Tynes with 14:07 remaining. Then a 29-yard Burress-Favre hook-up made it a two-score game. Favre was 22-for-34 for 259 yards.
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September 22, 2007
at Providence
Providence 20, Richmond 10
Providence (3‑4) got back on track after 4 straight losses, downing Richmond (1‑6) behind Larry Johnson (24 carries, 150 yards, 1 TD), Tory Holt (7 receptions, 150 yards), and Ryan Clark (3 sacks). The visitors sacked Marc Bulger 6 times. They got a 91-yard kickoff return by Antonio Cromartie, but it went for naught when Donovan McNabb threw an interception to E.J. Henderson.
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September 22, 2007
at Pittsburgh
Syracuse 23, Pittsburgh 17 (OT)
Marlon McCree made an interception on the first play from scrimmage in overtime, and Clinton Portis followed with a 3-yard run for the game-winning touchdown for Syracuse (5‑2). Pittsburgh (2‑5) had rallied from 10 points down to pull even on an 8-yard run by Ahman Green with 1:00 remaining in regulation. Damon Huard was 20-for-33 for 263 yards, with 11 completions to Laveranues Coles for 139 yards. In the losing cause Jeremiah Trotter made 12 tackles.
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September 23, 2007
at Delaware
Delaware 38, Baltimore 28   Box   Drive Chart
The national audience watching on ASPN will long remember the performance put on by the mercurial LaDainian Tomlinson of Delaware (6‑1) as they took the measure of Baltimore (4‑3) in a shootout.

On his first touch Tomlinson turned the left corner and jetted untouched 70 yards to the end zone. As an encore he would average an even 10 yards on his remaining attempts, finishing with 280 yards and 3 touchdowns on 22 trips. He also caught 3 passes for 26 yards.

It was the 2nd straight 200-plus yard rushing effort for Tomlinson. And with the Bolts’ offense operating efficiently with J.P. Losman at the controls, particularly in the first half, nearly every time the Cherries needed a response, Tomlinson delivered:

  • With 1:07 left in the half and Baltimore having just retaken the lead, 21‑14, on a 3-yard scoring pass from Losman to Keyshawn Johnson, Tomlinson turned a draw play into a 52-yard gain to the Bolts 16. On the next play Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass to Heath Miller to force a deadlock going into halftime.
  • Midway through the third quarter, with Delaware clinging to a 24‑21 lead, Miller and Anthony Clement opened a narrow hole just long enough for Tomlinson to squirt through and dash 45 yards to the Baltimore 36. 6 plays later Tomlinson bowled over La'Roi Glover on another draw play on his way to a 12-yard touchdown. Glover was hurt on the play and was not able to return.
  • Tomlinson delivered the coup de grace with 2:30 remaining: on 1st and 10 at the Cherries 16 with Delaware narrowly up 31‑28, he exploded off left tackle all the way to the Bolts 22, a 62-yard pickup. Michael Turner crashed in from the 1 about a minute later, capping a 96-yard drive and extending the lead to 10 where it would remain.

The leading rusher in the EFL is now Tomlinson — he has 1,009 yards and 11 touchdowns on 150 carries, 6.7 yards per trip.

This was the second time in a row Baltimore visited the Cherries and had their defense lit up by Tomlinson. On October 16, 2004, Tomlinson scampered for 304 yards on only 17 carries as Delaware rolled, 51‑27.

Neither Rivers nor Losman particularly distinguished themselves:

  • Rivers was 16-for-26 for 170 yards. He threw an interception early in the second quarter to Nate Clements that set up the Bolts for an easy 15-yard touchdown drive and their first lead, 14‑7.
  • Losman threw for 213 yards but completed less than 52% of his passes. His last pass of the morning was an interception to Bart Scott.

Steven Jackson led Baltimore on the ground, with 97 yards on 26 carries, and through the air, with 5 catches for 78 yards.