NFL roundup: Week 7

Published On October 22, 2012 | By Kimberly Petalas

The Titans win with a last-minute touchdown

The Titans win with a last-minute touchdown in the fourth. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score: 35-34 Titans

Both teams were off to a great start in the first quarter of this game. Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson scored both of the Titans’ touchdowns in the first quarter. The Buffalo Bills also scored two touchdowns in the first. In the second and third, the Titans scored two more touchdowns, and the Bills matched them. The Bills also had two field goals, giving them a six point lead going into the fourth.

With three minutes left in the game and the Bills leading 34-28, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a pass intended for Donald Jones, but instead it was intercepted by the Titans on their own 48-yard line. The Titans used the opportunity to topple the Bills. With 1:08 left in the game the Titans scored a touchdown. The kick was good, and the Titans escaped with the win.

The Saints win against the Buccaneers after a Bye week

The Saints rally back against the Buccaneers with a strong second quarter. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score: 35-28 Saints

After a bye week for the New Orleans Saints, they really wanted and needed this win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It helped that suspended defender and team leader Jonathan Vilma was finally back in uniform for the game.

The Buccaneers drew first blood in the first with two touchdowns. The Saints came back with a touchdown to end the first with a 14-7 deficit. The Buccaneers led with the first touchdown of the second quarter. But then the Saints took over. Quarterback Drew Brees and his offense rallied back with three touchdowns, entering into half time with a 28-21 lead .

After a scoreless third quarter, the Saints increased their lead with another touchdown. The Buccaneers scored as well, but they just could not keep up and ultimately lost by a touchdown.

Victor Cruz scored game winning touchdown with a minute left

Victor Cruz scores the game winning touchdown. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE

Final Score: 27-23 Giants

It was a very uneventful first quarter for the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins. The Redskins scored a 20-yard field goal, which marked the only three points in the first quarter. In the second quarter, the Giants scored their first touchdown, and not far behind them, the Redskins scored as well, making it a 10-7 game in favor of the Redskins. The Giants added to their score with two field goals in the second, and the Redskins added a field goal as well, tying the score at 13 all at half time.

Going into the fourth after a scoreless third quarter, the Giants were the first to score. The Redskins came back with a field goal and a touchdown leading the game 23-20. But with 1:23 left in the game, clutch Eli Manning did it again with a 77-yard game-winning pass to Victor Cruz, who corralled it to help the Giants to the win.

QB Andrew Luck runs in only two touchdowns for Colts victory

Quarterback Andrew Luck runs to score two touchdowns for the Colts. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

Final Score: 17-13 Colts

It was not a high scoring game for the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns. The Colts scored a touchdown in the first, and both teams scored a touchdown in the second. The Browns, in a rare move, missed the extra point, and the Colts led 14-6 at half time. Quarterback Andrew Luck was responsible for both those Indianapolis touchdowns, which he ran in himself.

In the third quarter, the Browns scored a touchdown, but the Colts answered with a field goal, going into the fourth with a score of 17-13 Colts. Neither team scored in the fourth, leaving the Colts with the win.

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Kimberly graduated from Hofstra University in December 2012. She has been a sports fan her whole life and grew up around sports, whether it was playing or watching them. She started her writing career interning for her local newspaper, The Gardner News, where she currently works as a reporter. In college, Kimberly wrote for Long Island Report, as well as Her Campus Hofstra.