Sunday, November 15, 2009

Top 5 Plays from Week #10 of 2009 - Packers/Cowboys

The Green Bay Packers got a much needed win over the Dallas Cowboys. Here are the five plays that made the difference:

#5) Packers lead 3-0, Dallas ball on their own 27 yard line, 4th and 19 with 13:29 left in the 3rd quarter:
Mat McBriar (Dallas) punted 47 yards to the Green Bay 26 yard line. Tramon Williams (Green Bay) returned the punt 28 yards to the Dallas 46 yard line. Mat McBriar (Cowboy punter) forced a fumble that was recovered by L.P. LaDouceur (Dallas) at the Dallas 44 yard line. Green Bay challenged the fumble ruling and the play was reversed.

#4) Game tied 0-0, Dallas ball on their own 28 yard line, 1st and 10 with 4:03 left in the 2nd quarter:
Tony Romo (Dallas) passed deep middle to Roy Williams (Dallas) to the Green Bay 30 yard line for 42 yards. Charles Woodson (Green Bay) forced a fumble that was recovered by Clay Matthews (Green Bay) at the Green Bay 31 yard line.

#3) Packers lead 10-0, Packers ball on Dallas 2 yard line, 3rd and 2 with 10:53 left in the 4th quarter:
Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay) passes short left to Spencer Havner (Green Bay) for 2 yards for a touchdown.

#2) Packers lead 17-0, Dallas ball on Green Bay 1 yard line, 1st and goal with 6:03 left in the 4th quarter:
Tony Romo (Dallas) passed short right intended for Jason Witten (Dallas) intercepted by Charles Woodson (Green Bay) at the Green Bay 1 yard line. Charles Woodson (Green Bay) returned the ball to the Green Bay 4 yard line.

#1) Packers lead 10-0, Dallas ball on their own 32 yard line, 2nd and 6 with 11:52 left in the 4th quarter:
Tony Romo (Dallas) sacked and stripped at the Dallas 25 yard line for -7 yards by Charles Woodson (Green Bay). Ball is touched at the Dallas 20 yard line. Ball recovered by Clay Matthews (Green Bay) at the Dallas 7 yard line. Clay Matthews pushed out of bounds at the Dallas 3 yard line.

Journal Sentinel beat writer Greg A. Bedard answered questions following the Packers' game against the Cowboys Sunday, he was nice enough to take a question from me about my #1 rated play, here is the exchange:

Q: Cheesehead Sports Nut, Chicago, IL - Did the Cowboys get hosed on Romo's fumble that Jones looked to recover before being stripped (by Jolly I think) and recovered by Matthews? I understand that some plays are unchallengeable but doesn't making that unchallengeable seem silly with everything else that can be challenged?

A: Greg A. Bedard - They did get hosed, but the rule was used (or not used) correctly. I explained it in the post-game blog. Reminds me of the tuck rule: dumb rules that don't make much practical sense. Woodson was involved with both, and came out ahead on this one. Gotta run. Thanks for the chat. Cya around the blog.

If you are a Packer Insider, click here to view Greg's entire chat following the Packers/Cowboys game.

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