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Beautifully designed play as Prescott rolls into the end zone.
On the next Dallas possession, Dan Bailey kicked a goal to extend their
lead early in the second quarter. Walking into the end zone is
Matthews for the touchdown. Second and gold. Intercepted at the goal
line! They bring the ball out to the 20-yard line. Aid plays later
Sturgess equalled his career-best distance to be a 3-point lead going
into half-time. Lee on 3rd 4 and that is touchdown, Jordan Matthews.
Stalled in the been field goal late in in the third quarter. On the next
drive, Sturgess and field goal of the day to extend Philadelphia's
lead to ten points. The Dallas Cowboys with the recovery. The
rookie out of West Virginia was the ball-carrier. Smallwood is put into
the game and what do you know? Bailey kicked his third field goal
of the day from 39 yards and that made it a 7-point game.
That is the thing they wanted to happen. Lee is there. That was big.
It brings in the punter instead of the field goalkicker. And I am on
the 27-yard line. To the Right he goes and reaching and making the
catch is Beazley. Big-time play. Tony Romo is looking on from the
sidelines. Prescott feels the pressure. He has room to run and
picks up the 1st down. Pressure from his back side, so he took off.
Making the catch is Dez Bryant for the touchdown! Dak Prescott this
time is going to throw it and that was an unbelievable catch. If you
have been with as three straight weeks, you know all the rules. It
can end in a tie. No challenges, everything is reviewed upstairs.
Beazley through the 38-yard line. Another Dallas 1st down. For the
moment they are going to leave the fence --.
Prescott was over the middle. Jones will have four years taken of his
life! Wide open! Jason on to win of Jason
Wilson wins the game. Not great how me. I've be better and more
consistent. In the early 90s the Dallas Cowboys were led by an
explosive group of players and the triplets. But the law of nature says
the new shall always replace the old and the Dallas Cowboys now have a
new set of triplets, Dak Prescott, Dez Bryant and Ezekiel Elliott.
First of all, Dak Prescott is a rookie quarterback and he is playing
wise beyond his years. What he is going to do here is he is going to
look to the left. Why? He wants to freeze the safety. The safety reads
the quarterback's eyes and he wants to keep the safety in place. That is
exactly what he does. You find Dez Bryant wide open. He is showing
maturity for his years. The play will break down and the pocket will
collapse and he will try and run the football. He now scrambles. Look at
him keep his eyes down the field and find Jason Witten. That is an
incredible play by a young, rookie quarterback. Now we are going to get
to the man himself, Dez Bryant. You can see him at the top of your
screen. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to be man-to-man coverage.
They said to themselves, today we want to get beaten! Dez Bryant will
run a simple run straight down the field. Look at the impressive catch
this man makes. Look at him adjust his body to the football. It is a
difficult thing to do. He makes the play for his team, a great player.
And last but not least, Ezekiel Elliott. Watch him running back for
his team. You will see the ball handed off to him. He will keep
running. Showing an incredible amount of athleticism. Watch him
run, watch him how hard he runs, watch how he runs through the
defenders. Look how hard he is working for his team. He is working
harder than that man in the gymnasium whose girlfriend has just
left him. I am going to show her! The new triplets getting it up for
the Dallas Cowboys, man. For all the praise, and we have praised Dak
Prescott on the show and we have had a debate about whether it should be
Tony Romo, the Dallas media have had a real go at him over the one
interception. Why? It is because he finally do something at them. And. I
think the same thing. He has not made any mistakes rookie would make
up until that particular point. It was really embarrassing. Maybe Tony
Romo has friends in the Dallas media. He is the darling of Dallas.
Yes, he is, and if he did come back, he would have to play really well.
Is he ready to do that? I am not sure. I am worried whether Dak
Prescott is going to hold up. Is he conditioned enough? Why is it late
in the season when we are only halfway through for a young, rookie
player? The college season is over by early December. He will have
played his last college game. He has never played this much football and
this long in his career. That is a valid point. You are agreeing with
each other! People in general at this point in time, people come in
and out of college and they are done by this time. It is difficult for
rookies to get over that. The head coach at Dallas has got an
interesting man management situation. Not necessarily on form,
but managing the lethargy that might come from Elliott or Prescott as
He can see if his sky has fallen off and does there need to be a change.
We look at the first round of week eight. An ugly Monday night
performance in Denver, a touchdown to help the Houston Texans remain at
home. They have lost all of their road games but have won all five at
home that was the end of Detroit's winning streak. Ryan Fitzpatrick
backed up his words. And a touchdown. Your laughter would
suggest you don't think he has backed up his words? Not at all. It
is the Cleveland Browns. Cleveland are getting a lot of stick today.
Kansas City beat Indianapolis 30-14. They have lost Alex Smith twice
after hits to the head and they also finished the game with West being
the only health the running back. Oakland beat Tampa Bay 30-24. A
franchise record 513 yards completed 30 of 59 passes without an
interception and this was the winning touchdown in overtime. They
have won all five games on the road the Raiders on they are six and two.
San Diego beat Denver. This 49 yard interception return, the running
backs took over with scores from three and one yard. Denver remain
tied with the Raiders six and two at the top of the AFC West and next
week Denver and the Raiders meet in Oakland which will be a fantastic
game and with one eye on the game, let's talk. Derek our second round
pick. He is leading them towards what you think may be some glory?
They have been looking for him. A guy with a big arm, throwing the
ball down the field and he is a leader. He works the field and gets
the ball to all of this target and has some of the best receivers in
the league right now. Am I getting ahead saying he could leave them to
glory? Lots of Raiders fans watch the show and the mind the fact we do
not focus on them enough. Am I going overboard or not? You are not going
overboard. This is the best young quarterback in football right now,
he is dropping Dines, throwing the ball with complete accuracy,
velocity and everything you want in a long call quarterback. That man is
Derek Carr. The hard-core NFL fans and when you look at the passing
stats, the leading quarterbacks on the graphic we show you, Carr is
over 500 as I say, put that in perspective of how rare that is.
That's never happened to me, I've never seen that in all of my playing
career and that is because if a guy is doing that well against you, you
play defence to prevent it. Let's slow this down but he kept going. He
was on fire. He was on fire in that game. I wanted to show the San Diego
one-handed catch from Benjamin which is a great catch in itself but
because of the nature of the AFC West, other charges out of its
because of the strength of the Broncos and the Raiders and the
Chiefs. The other teams ahead of them are five and two and six and
two, it'll be almost impossible. They cannot win the division and to
get in the play-offs that he win out the rest of the games, I do not see
how San Diego can make it. With praise them last week talking about
Philip Rivers and you probably felt they had to win in mile high if they
were going to take the momentum forward? They would have to outscore
teens because defensively they are not too great so it was all in the
hands of Philip Rivers. Would you put money on one of those teams in
AFC West winning or would you like to hold? I will always go with the
Denver Broncos because of the defence and defensively they will
compete and later in the year, when the play-offs are about to begin,
later in the year you will have to bring your defence and they have the
strongest out of all of those teams. Remember I said we have lots of
Raiders fans who watched the show, who do you think will win? I'm going
with the Raiders. I'm going with the Raiders. They are better than the
Denver Broncos. I don't like the way Trevor Siemian is playing right now.
They are going to be in the play-offs ahead of the Denver
Broncos. Why are you stuttering? We will see.
If you've been looking for touchdowns this season,
Led by Matt Ryan at quarterback they have been tearing the NFL
apart, scoring more touchdowns than any other team.
Two successive nail-biting losses though give hope to their opponents
the Green Bay Packers, for whom it's been a stuttering
There are many ways to weave a tale in NFL. The Green Bay Packers way
owned by their fans, winners of the first two super Bowls. The Packers
are an institution in the NFL, Aaron Reynolds is an institution in his
own right but him and the Packers need to win now to keep up the
pressure is on the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC North. The Atlanta
Falcons need a win after two defeats. The Falcons out to reassert
control of the NFC South. Adams in the backfield. Rogers
looked at him initially. That is a touchdown for Judy Nelson. For an
offence. Without Lacey, without Jericho, that is a pretty impressive
beginning. Looking down the field to the enzyme. And it is a touchdown.
Taylor Gabriel. 47 yards, how about that. The coverage really wasn't too
bad. You see the throne here from Matt Ryan and he has two split the
two defenders. He makes a perfect throw beating the ball.
Third goal. Throws to the enzyme and that is a touchdown. Geronimo Rulli
Saint just brought out after a great pre-season. They activate him this
week. Geronimo Rulli indeed. Matt Bryant has a 40 yard field goal on
the possession cutting the lead to a point for Green Beret. -- Green Bay.
Rogers asking Davis to come back and get it and that is a touchdown. What
a throw by Rogers on the run. He ready has had his first catch, Davis
started with the big punt return and he ends it with his first career
touchdown. This is what we got used to seeing from Aaron Rogers, the
ball is perfectly placed. We see that over and over, it is signature
move. Buys him some time and throws a dart for the touchdown. He does an
outstanding job. He learnt a lot from his father who was a great
offensive mind, they run the ball well but that was just the seventh
rushing play for the Falcons. Looking for daylight, finds the
enzyme. -- and design. A beautifully designed play. Getting it into the
hands of the playmaker Freeman. Rogers led the Packers down the
field where they added a 29 yard field goal to make it 24-19.
Third down. I would have complexion on second down but from here what
happened on the first two plays, I would throwing but I like the second
down player action. Finds the end zone with Freeman.
A big third down in the ball game here. To see whether or not, if the
Packers don't make the field goal than what then. What would the
Falcons do to regain the lead. They touchdown here by the Packers. 13th
play of the drive, eight minutes. They are closing in on four to go
with third and fourth. Flag down, touchdown catch. Caught
by Janice. We wait on the penalty, it comes in secondary. Holding,
number 37 defence. But penalties the client, the result of the players a
touchdown. The Packers going for two here. Aaron Rogers, four touchdown
passes today. And he is going to run this in an convert the two points.
So many this season have asked about Rogers, is he the same guy, is the
Packers offence the same group, they have to feel really good. Matt Ryan,
24 coming from behind. He has 32 game-winning drives in the fourth
quarter of overtime, including post season. Does he have another one?
First down. A gain of eight. Sanu is the go to die. Out of
bounds. Burden one coming up. Matt Ryan has not throne to many
incomplete passes. They have not been able to get the ball to Julio
Jones. Snap of the ball. Sanu with a touchdown. He runs second to Julio
Jones, but he was the man on this drive. Sanu, he calms at Jake Ryan
and he has been running those crossing routs, though shallow routs
and Jake Ryan can't ease up like he is going to run a drag and Jake Ryan
gets caught on his heels and makes for an easy throw for Matt Ryan.
Fourth down. Three to go. One time-outs left. Down by one. And
that's it. The young defence we have spoken
about, Dan Quinn is slowly moulding into what he wants and a fast
flowing aggressive group, they do their job against one of the best.
The big win for the Atlanta Falcons. You don't just win it on Sunday at
730, you when it's Wednesday, Thursday and Friday by the way that
you prepare. And I thought our preparation was excellent all week.
Especially Mohammed. He did a great job this week, I was proud of him.
In the contest, what has happened to Atlanta, to close defeats going in
the game and that is a huge win? A big win. When they lost those games,
a big team even if they lose will lose by small margin. I knew they
would bounce back and I'm happy with the way they played against the
Green Bay Packers. Even though four minutes can be a long time, it can
also be a short time so go both behind it increases the pressure. I
really like the way that Kyle Shanahan is calling plays for his
quarterback. I feel like they are on the same page. You like Julio Jones,
Ryan praised Sanu, you are ignoring all of them and the two once you
focus he gets to the end zone. What makes him so good is you can give
him the ball and space and he can get to the enzyme. When you have a
runner he has the scope points and he's good at scoring there. I was
there when he was drafted. When he stepped on a football field it
looked like he was shot out of a cannon, he is so fast and explosive,
he is a really good football player for the Atlanta Falcons and the two
guys like that so hard because you cannot see them behind the blockers.
They just pop out like you said. Has he got better each season that he
seen him? He's definitely gotten better. The intricate parts of
trouble picking up blocks, running the football. Both receiving,
picking up the blitzes, that is what you see him get better at and he is
one of the best running backs in football right now. A quick reminder
you can get a dose of NFL on the show this Friday, breathing you
highlights of Thursday night football and week nine.
We will bring you highlights of Thursday night's Football
This week Osi went up to Stoke to meet some of the locals.
what have you got? You have got two super Bowls. What is the difference
between playing here and over there in America? The technical ability.
That is on this Friday at BBC One at five minutes to midnight. Were you
running through treacle? No, he is fast enough.
Cincinnati hosted Washington at Wembley for the latest installment
With divisional rivals Pittsburgh on a bye week,
Cincinnati had to close the gap in the AFC North, a division
that is there for the taking should anyone want it.
Last in the sell-out series in London, the third of three in the
NFL season. The Washington Redskins and the Cincinnati Bengals. The
Redskins had a stopper, Josh Norman who left the Carolina Panthers.
Norman is tormentor in Chief. The 15th play for the Redskins on
seconds down. And it is a Redskins touchdown! Seven minutes in 22
seconds and the opening drive, you cannot do that any better. Across
midfield and finally forced out of bounds. The seconds down in five and
this is Bernard Lagat touchdown! They get out and they lead these
running backs. He gets a fistful of facemask. Dustin Hopkins would hit a
goal to give them a lead, but the Bengals Mike Nugent would miss one
going into half-time. And it is touchdown! It is 13-10 in the
Bengals' favour. We could have a ten point spread after a complete
domination by the Redskins in the first-half. But it is dangerous when
you allow a team to hang around and do not punch it in. The Bengals are
looking to capitalise. And it is a Bengals' score.
And diving into the end is Jordan Reid for a Redskins touchdown. No AJ
Green on the field. Will Compton with the interception. The first
Cincinnati turnover. Compton with his second career pick. Cousins with
time and he fires. And it is Jamison Crowder. 33 yards from Kirk cousins
to Jamison Crowder. The Redskins go back on top. He is a threat in the
middle of the field. And AJ Green makes a spectacular catch. Look at
the concentration, the eyes of AJ Green brings it in. It is as good as
it gets from Josh Norman. But that is how good AJ Green is. 1st down
and walking it in is Jeromy Hell for a Bengals' touchdown. Looking for a
field goal. Needs about six, seven yards. And the catch is made by
Jamison Crowder. He made the catch and stayed inbounds. He takes it all
the way to the 22. Here comes dust and Hopkins -- Dustin Hopkins.
And that is good and we are tied at 27. The second Redskins possession
and this is Kelly and he stays on his feet inside the 15. Down at the
13-yard line. Dustin Hopkins to attempt the potential game-winning
field goal from 34 yards out. The first ever overtime game in London.
And a time-out is taken by the Bengals. The official had that one
time-out left in his pocket. From 34 and it is no goal. Wide to the left.
Wow. It is happening over stateside and it is happening in London.
The Redskins say they have it. The officials are trying to get to the
bottom of the pile. It is Redskins' football. Wow. Someone came in at
the end of that and put their helmet right on the football. Will Compton
puts his face right on the ball. The final play for a defensive penalty.
The clock hits zero. That will do it. I do not know what
to say, should I be upset or happy? But I am happy about the way we
competed and fought. It was a dogfight. It is a heck of a football
team over there, Cincinnati. It was a grinder. But we fought and made
some good players and made some barn blaze and made things happen, but we
could not get it done at the end. We do not get a win, but we do not get
lost either. We just handled our business. Let's talk kicking. It
seems to be a big thing this season. Percival the tactics of the Bengals'
Hopkins. This would happen a lot in this situation? You always want to
get him to kick the ball, make him come back and think about it. Was I
to fire left or right? You are trying to get him nervous, it is
your last shot. The call-out came so they had to take the cake again and
it worked. I have seen it work backwards. I have seen the kicker
missed the kick and because there is a time out then he kicks it again
and splits it right through the upright. There were three kicks that
were missed before they even got to overtime. Last week we saw Arizona
and Seattle. People say they get paid to make them. But you think why
they might be missed. I had to make a couple of calls. Research. You
have got no friends. You are putting a lot of pressure on them. They are
putting pressure on the middle and they are doing four steps and
getting their hands up and getting into the kicking line. I do not buy
that. If you look at a kicker, the whole time he is running up to the
ball he has his head down, so he is not seeing the guys with their hands
up at the last minute, he is looking at the football the whole time. That
excuse that they are being distracted I do not think is
accurate. They are looking down, but they have got so much time and they
watch the films all week and they see the pressure and they think, I
might have to adjust it this way or that way. From the defense point of
view, when you put your special team out there, you can pick your tallest
players from office and defense to be in that line behind that line to
try and distract the kicker? You are picking your tall guys, the guys
with great verticals. When I was in college there was a guy who was 68
or six foot nine and that was it only job, putting his hands up. You
never saw him do anything else. But could they be talent scouting people
who do not make it in basketball at that height and make it here? You
see that in the game, you might be a scout. As far as Dustin Hopkins
himself is concerned, you was asked for his thoughts after the game on
the turf at Wembley by a German TV crew. This is what happened.
What went wrong with the kick? I am disgusted that happened with my
guys. No, no! I don't do interviews? I am no oil painting, but that is my
German equivalent. It is like Wayne's world. I cannot believe they
found that. You know the Washington press guy who tried to stop that.
That is my guide Tony Wiley, he was with me in Houston. He is not
messing around. He scared the kicker. He was trying to get it off
his chest. Let's take a look at our final round-up from week eight and
we start with Minnesota and Chicago. There was a big shock. Bradford was
sacked five times and the Vikings have now gone to five and two, their
second straight loss. It was a career high of 153 yards. That is
the team that will beat the Patriots, right? We welcome onto
that. Speaking of the Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady, 315 yards.
Four touchdowns as well. They are seven and one. They have 14 straight
since Tom Brady return. We will come to your index in a moment. Seattle
lost to New Orleans. Seattle will be disappointed, Jason. Yes, they will.
He had a great game. Defeat for Seattle in New Orleans. Arizona and
Carolina met last season's NFL champions. Both have struggled this
season. Carolina ran out the winners, but is it too little, too
late? Everyone else in their division one, except for Tampa Bay.
They have got some ground to make up.
AFC NORTH - Everyone but Cleveland is fighting it out.
Stop laughing at Cleveland, there will be Cleveland fans watching us.
AFC SOUTH - Houston is in a weak division.
AFC WEST - Oakland has not made the playoffs since 2002,
NFC NORTH - Minnesota have lost two now.
Green Bay and Detroit are closing in.
Carolina win but still rooted to the bottom.
NFC WEST - Seattle lead the way despite loss.
Only takes a few wins or losses and things can change
Week to week. That is the NFL, you have two win and half to win now.
Ben Mee talk about Jamie Collins. He left New England home has been
traded to Cleveland. He has gone from a team who are... The whole
NFL. From a player 's perspective, how hard is that? I couldn't imagine
it. It has to be so difficult to go from the cream of the NFL to the
Cleveland Browns. That has to be devastating. And yet if you read
some reports, it is because he wanted more money out of the
Patriots and the Patriots were not prepared to pay for that so if you
were in his situation, which have accepted the lesser deal if that is
what it came down to. ? He didn't have the chance. They traded him. If
it's got to that point, this is his big free-agent signing, he has to go
for the money. Even if it means the weakest team he goes to? He is a
free-agent doesn't get a choice. The NFL you have a short shelf life is
what they say, you have to maximise earning potential from the time you
get into the tiny get out. He has to make as much money as possible. New
England Patriots are not making it so he goes where the money is.
Talking of a short shelf life, injury can wreck someone's career.
Kam Newton was on the end of some physical tackles when they played
Arizona over the weekend. After the game in his post-match press
conference he was not happy. At times they little say. And enough is
enough. I plan on talking to the commissioner about this bird it is
not fun and I don't know what I have to do. I showed a lot of frustration
today and I apologise to the referee Bert I don't think a person can go
through what I've go through and keep their head. What was the
breaking point today? The ACL is the breaking point. It wasn't a great
tackle by Campbell? It was low. He could have really gotten hurt. That
is valid. Let me say this, I have to be honest. He is right in saying
that tackle was dirty. Four days in my life I remember being happy, when
my son was born, when I got married, when I won the Super Bowl and when I
heard can Newton say he doesn't feel safe. As a defence player we
literally want to separate your head from your shoulders, marry
Antoinette style, we once you out the picture, you're going to go
crying to your daddy about how you don't feel safe. I don't care. He is
doing this, he's doing there's... He can dab and celebrate and that is
all entertainment but he should be in the position where he could have
his career ended by that kind of tackle, joking aside? Nobody should
be in that position but limiter you something about Cam Newton. He has
the most passing in any quarterback in the league so he has been
protected, on that play the referees did not see it and it happens in the
NFL. It happens to everybody, not just him, you take the good with the
bad. That was more of a mistake by the officials and not them
deliberately being more lenient with the defence against Cam? This
situation is very hard, he is a runner so he is in the running game.
He is getting hit a lot so he is not just a pure pocket passer like some
other guys. He is putting himself in those positions. Let's look at the
indexes to see the photos more than anything else and they have gone for
the top five teams. This is what they did at the end of last week.
Minnesota top for Jason had New England top four Osi. Then this
happened. Minnesota has been chopped down by Jason had you both brought
Atlanta in. I like Atlanta. Their offence is amazing. I think they can
be really strong. Have you really ditched Minnesota from the whole
five? Their offence of line is entirely too weak. You cannot play
football with a weak offensive line. That will cost them. They responded
to the challenge. I think they will respond. He told me earlier you
heard someone say that the courts often they didn't respond. At what
point will they respond. Now, they have two. This is all I've got. The
page it's ahead of everybody else. -- the Patriots.
One last reminder, the NFL Show this Friday -
As we near the halfway point, it's all about momentum now as teams