Published: September 21st, 2011 | Tags: First and 10,
Okay, so Ryan Fitzpatrick hasn’t thrown for a gazillion yards in his first two games like Tom Brady has, but he is tied with Brady and Matthew Stafford for the NFL lead with seven TD passes. Three of those came in Buffalo’s wild 38-35 win over Oakland on Sunday. In case you missed that thriller — or just need to see it again — you can relive all the action on “NFL Replay” Wednesday night at 8 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Not that you’ll need an appetizer for that football feast, but you can also hear from Fitzpatrick himself on “NFL Total Access” at 7 p.m. ET. No doubt, he’ll have lots to say about that Raiders-Bills game — not to mention his Sunday showdown with Brady and the Patriots.
Here’s what else is on tap for Wednesday:
- New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said his team expects quarterback Michael Vick to start for the Eagles Sunday despite Vick’s concussion, while New York safety Antrel Rolle said he doesn’t want the Eagles to have any excuses when the Giants “put it to ‘em the way we will.”
- As the St. Louis Rams prepare to file a complaint with the league office about the Giants’ alleged stalling tactics in Monday night’s game, NFL.com’s Marc Sessler explains that faking injuries is nothing new in the NFL.
- NFL Network’s Albert Breer reports that the Baltimore Ravens locked up All-Pro defensive tackle Haloti Ngata with a five-year, $61 million contract.
- Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon refuted pre-draft critics who said Cam Newton didn’t have the chops to succeed in the NFL. Look who’s laughing now.
- The Ravens’ surprising loss to the Tennessee Titans dropped them from the rarified air of the No. 2 spot in NFL.com’s weekly Power Poll. See who else is down, and who is on top.
- If NFL Network analyst Heath Evans wanted to make friends in Detroit, it certainly isn’t going to happen now after his latest comments about the Lions’ postseason chances.
- Willie McGinest, Mike Mayock and Michael Lombardi share their favorite memories of Patriots coach Bill Belichick when Part 2 of “A Football Life” debuts Thursday night at 10 ET on NFL Network.
- Come up with names for the week’s most exciting plays, and tweet your way into the NFL history books. We’ll pick our favorites, and let users pick the final winner each week.
- If your fantasy team has been ruined by injuries — or if you just did a lousy job of drafting — NFL.com gives you the chance to start all over again. And the best thing? Your statistics are retroactive! So stop by the NFL.com draft lobby and start over.
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