The NFL scores 2010 have been crazy all season. Yet the NFL scores 2010 for Week 10 reached a new level of insanity. The league’s first tie in years was seconds away from happening, while the term “Hail Mary” returned to the pros. In addition, an elite team that just got blown out by a sub-.500 squad destroyed a on the road, while another contender was pounded by a 1-7 club with a new coach. In any other year, these NFL scores would be unusual, but it is almost par for the course in 2010.
The craziness started early, especially in Cleveland and Jacksonville. The Jets and Browns seemed destined for a 20-20 tie, but the Browns gave the Jets just enough time to get a winning touchdown at the end. Santonio Holmes and Mark Sanchez saved the Jets, as their 26-20 win kept them from being humiliated.
But the most shocking ending among the NFL scores 2010 for Week 10 was in Jacksonville. The Jaguars blew their chance to beat the Texans on a field goal, so they used a 50-yard Hail May on the last play to do it. Thanks to the Texans’ Glover Quin batting the ball in Mike Thomas’ hands, the Jaguars got a crushing 31-24 triumph.
While all of this was going on, the Colts held off the Bengals 23-17, the Vikings went back into freefall with a 27-13 loss to the Bears, and the Bills finally got a win over the Lions 14-12. The Dolphins spoiled Randy Moss’ Titans debut with a 29-17 victory, as the Bucs handled the Panthers 31-16.
The late scores also raised a lot of eyebrows, especially in New York and Pittsburgh. The Giants were expected to destroy the flailing Cowboys, yet Dallas jumped out on them instead. Normally, a 33-20 Cowboys win wouldn’t be an upset, but now it is among the biggest of the year.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs took a big hit in a 49-29 defeat to the Broncos, leaving the Raiders in first place in the AFC West. Over in the NFC West, the Seahawks have sole possession of first, after their 36-18 victory in Arizona, and after the Rams’ 23-20 overtime loss to the 49ers.
The insanity concluded with a big show by the Patriots, as they took it to the Steelers 39-26. The Patriots couldn’t keep it close against the Browns, yet they thumped the Steelers in Pittsburgh a week lately. Such a reversal has defined the NFL all season.
Week 10 isn’t over yet, as the Eagles visit the Redskins tonight. If the action on Sunday is any indication, Donovan McNabb could go from being benched to being a big hero.
Yahoo Sports- “Week 10 Scoreboard”