MTM’s Five NFL Quick Hits

Upstate NY – It was quite the weekend for the National Football League.

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats posing with Justin Bieber.
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats posing with Justin Bieber.

From the New York Jets notching their second win of the season to the New Orleans Saints losing at home, a lot happened in Week 10 and no one expects you to watch every second of every game. That’s what us at Meet The Matts are here for!

Here’s this weeks Five NFL Quick Hits:

Justin Bieber cost the Steelers a W: There is only one way to explain the New York Jets beating the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. Justin Bieber got way too close to the Steelers Saturday night! J-Beebs stopped by Pittsburgh’s bible study Saturday and took the time to take some photographs with some players. Maybe the Steelers had such a great time meeting Bieber, that they listened to his music before Sunday’s game and psyched themselves out. Anything can happen.

CPCarson Palmer tears ACL in win: The 8-1 Arizona Cardinals took a big hit during their 31-14 over the St. Louis Rams. While the win kept the Cardinals two games ahead of the Seattle Seahawks, it came at a price. All signs are pointing towards Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer tearing his ACL in the fourth quarter. With Palmer likely done for the rest of the season, it’s hard to imagine the Cardinals beating out Seattle for the NFC West crown.

49ers slide past Saints in overtime: The New Orleans Saints don’t lose at home right? Wrong! Well… At least in overtime. The San Francisco 49ers were in dire need of victory Sunday, and were able to pull it out in overtime with a game-winning 35-yard-field goal. The loss doesn’t hurt the Saints nearly as bad as it would have the 49ers, considering New Orleans sits atop their division with a 4-5 record. It’ll be interesting to see if this Sean Payton-led squad can rebound moving forward, granted it won’t take much to win the NFC South this season.

Fumbles prove to be too much for Bills in loss to Chiefs: In all of the years I’ve played or watched football, I can say with confidence that I’ve never seen a player fumble the ball

Scott Chandler diving for Bryce Brown's fumble.
Scott Chandler diving for Bryce Brown’s fumble.

outside of the endzone and then the ball roll out the back, resulting in a touch back for the other team – until today. The Buffalo Bills were driving to open up the second half, got deep into Kansas City’s end, and on a 12-yard Bryce Brown run, the running back had the ball punched out on the five-yard line which rolled out the back of the end zone. But the pain and suffering for Bills fans didn’t stop there. With Buffalo up by three in the fourth quarter and Kansas City punting out of their own end zone, Leodis McKelvin fumbled the punt and you can pretty much connect the dots to figure out what happened from there on out. The road to playoffs just got a lot tougher for the Buffalo Bills.

Tony Romo healthy over the pond: With the Dallas Cowboys‘ season in limbo Sunday, starting quarterback Tony Romo put the team on his ailing back and took them to the promise land. Who would have thought a game against a one-win Jacksonville Jaguars squad would prove to be so important, but considering the Cowboys’ remaining schedule it was.

“We had to win this game,” Romo said after the 14-point victory.

In his first game back from injury Romo was 20-for-27 for 246 yards and three touchdowns in the win.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University - until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's a regular on Rugby Wrap Up - his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it's the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.