~ The following article is contributed by beloved Eye of the Hurricane blogger, Delray ~
Weeks 26 thru 30 of the 149 week streak take us from weeks 6-10 of the 2004 season. Anybody new for the streak? Here we go….
The 6th week of the 2004 NFL season brought a new face to the 2004 touchdown club, but not to the streak. Najeh Davenport scored for the Packers on a 13 yard run to help his team defeat the Detroit Lions 38-10. Najeh also had 62 yards on 10 carries. Nice average. Vinny Testaverde made it 2 weeks in a row as he connected with Keyshawn Johnson from 22 yards out to put the Cowboys up 20-10 on the Steelers in the 3rd quarter. Unfortunately for Vinny, the Steelers answered with 2 touchdowns in the 4th quarter to win 24-20.
Week #7 saw a Cowboy and a Packer again break the goal line. Vinny made it 3 weeks in a row as he and Jason Witten hooked up from 42 yards out. On the other side of the ball was the Packers who got a score from Bubba Franks on an 8 yard pass . . . from Tony Fisher? Wait, what happened to Brett? I’m not sure what actually happened on the play, but Fisher is a RB out of Notre Dame. It must have been some sort of pitch-out option play. I’m sure Brett was not too happy about losing out on a passing TD.
The midpoint of the NFL season has come and with a new face to the steak. Welcome to the NFL, Willis McGahee. Willis scored on a 5 yard run as the Bills defeated the Cardinals 38-14 at home. Willis finished the game with just over 100 yards on 30 carries. Vinny made it 4 in a row as he again hooked up with Keyshawn on a 28 yard pass play late in the game to help the Cowboys seal a victory at home 31-21 over the Lions.
Week #9 of the 2004 season saw the Canes in droves. Five touchdowns for the boys from the “U.” Although Vinny’s personal streak of 4 games was halted by the Bengals, Willis Mcgahee scored again for the Bills to put them on top early 7-0 in the 1st quarter. The Bills would hold on to defeat the Jets 22-17 despite a 51 yard pass to Santana Moss from Quincy Carter. Canes really dominated this game. McGahee 132 yards rushing, Moss 157 yards receiving. Jeremy Shockey returned after a 3 week absence connecting on a 1 yard pass from Kurt Warner. The Giants, however, blew a 14 point lead to fall to The Bears 28-21. Reggie Wayne made it back on the list as well connecting with Peyton Manning from 5 yards out as the Colts defeated the Vikings 31-28 in a classic Monday Night battle. Edge did not hit the end zone despite rushing for 123 yards. And you know I always save him for last, Mr. Reed dazzled with a 106 YARD interception return for a touchdown against the Browns. Ed picked off a pass thrown by Jeff Garcia who is better known for marrying Carmella DeCesare than for his throwing abilities. Um, I forgot who won the game but who cares did you see the picture of Carmella? [censored by JSQ, the hater]
The old saying goes you can’t keep a good man down. After getting shut out last week, Vinny came back with 2 scoring strikes to Jason Witton: One from 29 yards out and another from 24 yards out. However, it was nowhere near enough as the Eagles pushed their record to 8-1 destroying the Cowboys on Monday night, 49-21. Jeremy Shockey made it 2 weeks in a row as he connected on a 1 yard pass from Kurt Warner. Giants got defeated in the dessert as Emmit Smith scored twice to lead the Cardinals over the Giants 17-14. Bubba Franks helped the packers get a win at home against their rival Minnesota Vikings 34-31. Bubba connected with Brett this time from 17 yards out. Also on the winning side was Reggie Wayne of the Colts hooking up with Peyton Manning for a score from 5 yards as the Colts defeated the Texans 49-14 at home.
Again, thanks for tuning in and be sure to catch the Canes game tonight (at least on TV if you can’t be there) as we take on FSwho. At stake is a potential bid to “The Dance.”