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NFL hits Wembley

Alex Ferguson takes a look at a weekend of NFL when the Bucs took on the Bears at Wembley

Alex Ferguson Posted 25th October 2011 view comments


NFL fans at Wembley

We know this sounds bad, but the Tampa Bay vs Chicago game wasn't exactly appealing for the neutral and the NFL had a short time to market and sell the tickets. But nevertheless, 72,000 people turned up, including thousands who flew across the pond, and were raucous - especially those Bears fans! Plus, they had a game that got gradually more entertaining as it went on. Can't wait for 2012!

Chicago Bears: Winners at Wembley

Chicago Bears: Winners at Wembley

Denver Broncos

Tim Tebow was a joke in his first three quarters behind the huddle of the Denver Broncos, but at the end, he came through when it mattered, taking the team 80 yards and 56 yards in the final quarter (and then walking in the two point conversion himself) to even the score up to 15-15. He emerged an 18-15 winner, and the Broncos have help.

72,000 people turned up, including thousands who flew across the pond, and were raucous - especially those Bears fans!

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Carolina Panthers

Cameron Newton has revitalised this franchise, ripping apart the Redskins 33-20 in his first season. The Panthers may still get a solid draft pick in 2012, but Newton's made sure they won't need No.1.

Atlanta Falcons

Despite an injury to quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons - and Ryan - came through to win in a loud Ford Field. The 'Dirty Birds' are now 4-3, and in the running for the NFC South title again.

Chicago Bears

Until you watch them in the flesh, you don't really realise just how quick the Chicago Bears defense really is. The 'D' tormented Bucs QB Josh Freeman all day long.

Houston Texans

The cracking 115 yard rushing game from Arian Foster and the 41-7 thrashing of the Tennessee Titans shows how good the Texans could have been if Foster wasn't injured at the start of the year.

Dallas Cowboys

If we're honest, we don't care so much about the 34-7 thrashing of the St Louis Rams so much as we do about DeMarco Murray's sensational 235 yard rushing game, which was a single game franchise record. Not bad, really.

Green Bay/Minnesota

Green Bay's seriously impressive because they're 7-0, and at the moment look good to run the table. Yes, the team's that good. But Minnesota can have hope - especially with rookie Christian Ponder who brought the Vikings back and played pretty well all game. Now, about the defense...


Indianapolis Colts

On Sunday night, the Colts lost 62-7 to the New Orleans Saints. We'll go out on a limb and say that Indianapolis might not be playing in the Super Bowl they're hosting in February.

Oakland Raiders

Carlson Palmer and Kyle Boller had a rough day, helping their team to exactly no points and throwing six interceptions between them. Against the Chiefs.

Detroit Lions

Quarterback Matt Stafford is injured AGAIN. The Lions once again couldn't win a close one at home for the second straight week. Could the wheels be falling off the team from the Motor City?


Final scoreline from this game: Seattle 3, Cleveland 6. People tweeting from this game were contemplating suicide (not really, but you get what we're saying!).

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