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09-01-2004, 10:28 PM
[highlight=yellow:5c86243cd6]NFL 2004-2005 Season Thread in Geetham [/highlight:5c86243cd6]

Yo Merry Gentlemen of Geetham !!

Here is the topic for all discussions concerning NFL 2004-05 Season, which begins in two weeks... Name your team, follow them as they run through the season, and see if they make it to the playoffs and beyond..

The talk (and the yelling and cheering and raving and lamenting) begins now.. !!

The limits: Nothing (rr.. almost :wink:) !! Just have fun !!!


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Only College Football : http://www.geetham.net/forums/viewtopic.php?p=117757

NBA Talks : coming sooon

NHL Slides : coming soooon

NFL Rants : Right here.. :)

09-03-2004, 01:21 AM
all my wishes with the detroit lions...yea they are no more stuck in the den.

beware the lions are out ! ;) ;)

09-10-2004, 06:11 AM
[highlight=yellow:c8e7aa8fef]New England Patriots Prevail Over Indianapolis Colts in NFL Season Opener[/highlight:c8e7aa8fef]

New England 27, Indianapolis 24

By DAVE GOLDBERG, AP Football Writer
September 10, 2004

AP - Sep 10, 1:04 am EDT (Via Yahoo)

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- In a game in which the offenses seemed to move at will, defense saved the New England Patriots. The Super Bowl champions moved within three wins of setting the NFL record for consecutive victories Thursday night with a 27-24 win over Indianapolis.

Tom Brady was uncannily accurate as usual, throwing for 335 yards and three touchdowns, but that wouldn't have been enough if not for two big plays by a defense that had been pushed around all night.

The biggest was the last -- a 13-yard sack by Willie McGinest on Peyton Manning that forced Mike Vanderjagt to attempt a potential game-tying field goal from 48 yards. It went wide right, the first miss by Vanderjagt after 42 successes.

``Willie always seems to be there when we need him,'' coach Bill Belichick said of the 32-year-old linebacker, who last year stopped Edgerrin James on fourth-and-1 in Indianapolis to preserve a 38-34 win.

The win was the 16th straight for New England, including the last 12 regular-season games plus two playoff games and the Super Bowl last season. That puts the Patriots two short of the NFL record of 18 set by five teams, most recently Denver in 1997-98, with games at Arizona, at Buffalo after a bye and Miami at home coming up.

Brady was 26-of-38 for 335 yards and three touchdowns -- one each to Deion Branch, David Patten and Daniel Graham. Corey Dillon, obtained from Cincinnati to revive the Super Bowl champions' running game, carried 16 times for 86 yards.

But the Patriots' defense bailed them out after a horrible first half, although the 446 yards they allowed were more than they gave up in any game last year.