Chris Ivory's name came up in trade talk this season, after the last two games it's easy to see why a team would be interested in his services. He had 48 yards and a touchdown on only 10 carries in the New Orleans Saints' Monday night win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
On Sunday, he was even better with 72 yards on the ground. He got 56 yards on one very impressive carry.
That beastly effort kicks off the highlights of the 10th Sunday in the NFL season:
My GIFs to You
Ivory is swift nimble and powerful in this run:
Riley Cooper delivered the one-hand catch love for the Philadelphia Eagles:
Von Miller had fun at Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers' expense. First Miller mocks Newton's Superman celebration, then he gives this stirring safety dance.
To the victor goes the spoils:
Chris Johnson has quietly put together a decent season. The Titans rebound from a beating in Week 9 to deliver a beating to the Dolphins. CJ2K put this nice run into the mix:
Steven Jackson shows these men of will what will really is:
Here's the top stories from Week 10.
Eli Manning played about as bad as humanly possible Sunday. What made Manning's struggles even more glaring was that his counterpart was great.
Andy Dalton led his team over the defending Super Bowl champions with four touchdown passes. Dalton only threw for 199 yards, but the yardage number would have been higher if Manning hadn't given the ball back to the Cincinnati Bengals with a short field three times.
Both of Manning's interceptions were his fault and the fumble he lost was as well.
This was a terrible performance by the New York Giants and Manning deserves the majority of the blame for this one.
The Bengals blast the Giants 31-13.
2. Eli Manning finished the day with 2 fantasy points. He has 10 total points in the last three weeks.— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) November 11, 2012
Eli Manning is having one of those "wanna get away" days! Geesh!— ESPN First Take (@ESPN_FirstTake) November 11, 2012
AP's Amazing Season Continues
The fact that Adrian Peterson is playing less than 12 months removed from a torn ACL is noteworthy. To be leading the NFL in rushing after Week 10 is downright amazing.
AP added to his legend on Sunday by becoming the first player to reach the 1,000-yard mark. He did it in grand fashion with 171 yards and a touchdown.
The score was a 61-yard romp that featured a high-stepping ending. The Vikings knocked off the Detroit Lions 34-24 to continue their surprising season.
The Vikings are firmly in the playoff picture at 6-4, and AP's play is one of the biggest reasons why.
What ACL surgery? Adrian Peterson is back.— ESPN (@espn) November 11, 2012
How good is Adrian Peterson in 2012? AFTER reconstructive knee surgery, he has career highs in yds per game.. and yds per attempt— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 11, 2012
Saints Last Stand
The Saints had to have a win, but that meant handing the Falcons their first loss. In front of their home fans, they got it done. They held off the Falcons 31-27 to keep any reasonable playoff hopes alive.
Drew Brees was—Drew Brees. The future hall-of-famer had 298 yards passing, three more passing touchdowns to bring his total to 25 on the season.
It is far too early to talk about this seeing as though the team is still only 4-5, but if the Saints make the playoffs, doesn't Brees deserve some MVP consideration?
The Saints have now won 4 straight games vs the Falcons and 11 of the last 13 #ATLvsNO— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 11, 2012
NFC East Desperation
Both the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles needed this game badly, but only the Dallas Cowboys could halt the futility. The Boys won this one 38-23.
The Eagles lost quarterback Mike Vick to a concussion, per Comcast Philadelphia, they lost the game and they may be turning their head coach loose sometime soon.
This five-game losing streak will just about shut the door on the Eagles' playoff hopes for the second year in a row. They may need to win out—or at the very least finish 6-1 in the final seven games—to have a shot at the postseason.
That wasn't what the team had in mind when they shelled out major dough to sign Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha, Jason Babin and others.
Meanwhile, the Cowboys stay alive in an interesting NFC East.
Here's what I'm ticked off about already: Vick is out w/ a concussion and suddenly with Foles in, the Eagles' off line is blocking suddenly.— Stephen A Smith (@stephenasmith) November 11, 2012
And there it is, the end of an era in Philly...It was a lot of fun, a lot of drama,a lot of wins...And it's over...#Eagles— Mike Greenberg (@Espngreeny) November 12, 2012
Shootout in Foxboro
The Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots played another memorable and entertaining game. Ryan Fitzpatrick matched Tom Brady throw for throw until the end.
With a chance to win the game late, Fitzpatrick was picked-off in the end zone by Devin McCourty. Fitzpatrick went for 337 passing yards and two touchdowns to only 237 yards and two scores for Brady.
The Patriots hold off the Bills 37-31, but they have to be concerned about their defense.
They didn't tackle or cover well in this game, and they were lucky to escape with a win. The Bills had out-gained them 481 to 347, but shot themselves in the foot with three turnovers.
With Sunday's win, Tom Brady is now 20-2 in his career vs the Bills— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 11, 2012
Patriots defensive guys were interesting postgame. Some said yardage/points allowed were disappointing. Others denied there's a problem.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 11, 2012
Welcome to New England, Aqib Talib. The #Patriots need your help.— Tony Santorsa (@TonySantorsa) November 11, 2012
In the Other Afternoon Games
Titans 37, Dolphins 3
2 things nobody could predict. 1. Something called Honey Boo Boo becoming cable TV hit. 2. What the Titans are doing to the Dolphins today.— Colin Cowherd (@ESPN_Colin) November 11, 2012
Dolphins struggle face twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 11, 2012
Buccaneers 34, Chargers 24
Chargers DE Antonio Garay is sporting a Jersey Strong haircut: bit.ly/UwHoHw— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) November 11, 2012
Broncos 36, Panthers 14
Is Peyton Manning good? YES. Is the Broncos pass rush good? YESSSS. 7 Sacks today..— trey wingo (@wingoz) November 11, 2012
49ers 24, Rams 24 Tie
1. The Rams-Niners game ended in the 1st tie since Week 11 of 2008, when the Bengals and Eagles tied 13-13.— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) November 12, 2012
Seahawks 28, Jets 7
HAPLESS IN SEATTLE: Antonio Cromartie's Jets playoff prediction looks way off after Seahawks pounding nyp.st/Zr9DXg— New York Post Sports (@nyp_sports) November 12, 2012
Ravens 55, Raiders 20
Raiders talk trash. Boldin responds. twitter.com/BleacherReport…— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 11, 2012
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