The NFL scores 2010 in Week 9 were a fitting end to the season’s first half. Among the NFL scores 2010 for Week 9, fans saw the team with the league’s best record get thumped, while other powerhouses struggled, preseason favorites slid further, and surprising teams continued their run. With every franchise halfway through their schedule, or just starting the second half, the order of things is still very uncertain. Thanks to the Week 9 scores, the pecking order got muddled even further.
The AFC has looked like the best conference by far this year, but their elites are starting to trip over themselves. The Patriots had a leg up for a while, but they were knocked down to earth in the day’s most surprising game. Their 34-14 loss to Cleveland quieted all those who thought the old Patriots were finally back.
Other NFL scores for Week 9 were barely better for AFC favorites. The Jets needed a comeback to beat the Lions 23-20, while the Colts fell to the Eagles 26-24. The Chiefs failed to open up ground in the AFC West, as the Raiders continued their newfound winning ways with a 23-20 overtime win. Out of the AFC elite, only the Ravens looked impressive, in a 26-10 triumph over the road warrior Dolphins.
As for the NFC, the Giants, Packers, Falcons, Saints and Eagles made important statements of their own. The Giants remained the hottest team in the conference by throttling the Seahawks in Seattle 41-7. The Saints got closer to their old dominant self by handling the Panthers 34-3.
However, the Falcons still lead the NFC South after stopping the Buccaneers 27-21. Meanwhile, the Packers still lead the NFC North, following their 45-7 embarrassment of the Cowboys. But among the results, the most buzzed about results involved a 3-5 team.
The Vikings looked set to officially forfeit their season until Brett Favre led a fourth quarter comeback over the Cardinals. With their 27-24 victory, the immense negativity around the Vikings may take a break for a week.
While the Vikings try to rally back from an awful start, the Chargers may have already started their latest rally after a 29-23 comeback over Houston. But the Bills are still buried as the league’s only winless team, as the Bears beat them in Toronto 22-19.
Among the games during Week 9, three went to overtime while several others went down to the final drive. Once again, the supposed best teams in football got a scare, with a few surviving by the skin of their teeth. Truly, the first half of this season couldn’t end any other way.
By that pattern, the Steelers should get a bigger scare than they expected tonight, as they face the Bengals and try to look better than their closest AFC rivals.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 9 Scoreboard”