Houston 24, Jacksonville 31 — Behind a last second Hail Mary catch by Mike Thomas, the Jaguars were able to overcome two missed field goals by Josh Scobee and take a tie for second place in the AFC South. David Garrard threw for 342 yards and 2 TD’s, and Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 100 yards and 2 scores of his own. The Texans came back from a 14 point halftime deficit to tie the game, but couldn’t finish the job. Andre Johnson had 9 catches for 146 yards and a TD in the loss.
Cincinnati 17, Indianapolis 23 — One throw often makes a game, and despite a late rally by the Bengals, they couldn’t catch up to the Colts after Carson Palmer threw a pick six to Kelvin Hayden. The Colts only had one offensive touchdown, a run by Javarris James, and Peyton Manning threw for just 185 yards. Yet the Colts found a way to hang on and win in the face of adversity, and they moved back into first place all on their lonesome. Dallas Clark fill-in Jacob Tamme could barely walk after the game, and it looks like the Colts may be down yet another of Manning’s receiving targets next game.
Tennessee 17, Miami 29 — 5 quarterbacks saw time in a wild up-and-down game that saw the Titans drop to 5-4. Randy Moss had just one catch, but did seem to open up the lanes for Chris Johnson, who had 117 yards rushing and a touchdown. Chad Pennington and Chad Henne were both injured and entrusted the game into the hands of Tyler Thigpen, who led the Dolphins to a clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter. Vince Young’s ankle will be an issue to watch going forward, and Kerry Collins will also have an MRI after hurting his calf. The only other quarterback Tennessee has is Rusty Smith.
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