Week 15 NFL Recap
Week 15 of the 2009 NFL Season is in the books (except for tonight’s New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins MNF game). We saw some amazing plays, shocking comebacks and historic days from players and teams across the league. The playoff picture isn’t much clearer – there are still six teams in the AFC at 7-7 and fighting for a Wildcard spot. There aren’t as many teams in the NFC still in contention, but it will still likely come down to Week 17.
Yesterday we saw so many great performances – two of them stick out in my mind.
1. Jerome Harrison of the Cleveland Browns rushed 34 times for 286 yards and 3 touchdowns – breaking Jim Brown’s single game rushing record for Cleveland. The Browns haven’t had a lot of bright spots to hang their hat on this season, but putting up 41 points yesterday and seeing Harrison run like a maniac may give them hope for the future.
2. Ben Roethlisberger of the Pittsburgh Steelers threw for an amazing 503 yards and 3 touchdowns yesterday against the Green Bay Packers. Mike Wallace was on the receiving end of two of those touchdowns. Big Ben led the Steelers from behind to beat the Packers in the 4th quarter and keep their playoff hopes alive.
Another interesting side note from the Steelers vs. Packers game – it was the first time in NFL history that a game has ended with a final score of 37-36. That’s crazy isn’t it?
How did your team do this weekend? What plays stick out in your mind from Week 15? Post a comment and let us know.