DeMarco Murray broke the consecutive 100 yard game rushing mark, held by Jim Brown, in 1958. ''I love that kid,'' Romo said after the two paired up to produce all four touchdowns in the Cowboys' sixth straight victory, 31-21 over the New York Giants on Sunday. ''He really exemplifies everything you want in a player. He's hard-working. He's humble. He's a team-first guy. He's talented. He's explosive."
On the day Murray ran for 128 yards and landed a late touchdown that came after a replay reversal, which denied Romo his fourth touchdown pass, and Dez Bryant his.
"I think we did it as a group,'' said Murray, the NFL rushing leader with 913 yards. ''It's hard for me to accept this individually."
Murray also ran 28 times, which was the second time this season that he more runs than Romo had passes.
Pyro's take: Right now, DeMarco Murray is best running back in the game. He has outdistanced all backs by a large number in yards, and his carry total is amazing too, especially with all the passing and rbbc going on. Obviously he is your starter and keep him in your lineup.
CJ Spiller will be lost for the year after he broke his collar bone. Eric Wood stated about Spiller "He was in a lot of pain," Wood said. "I was just praying for him, telling him to stay strong. I've been there before." Fred Jackson was lost to a groin injury, just two plays before. "I don't know how it'll change moving forward," Wood said of Buffalo's backfield, "but it's never good when you lose two players of that caliber."
Pyro's take: Anthony Dixon or Bryce Brown will get an opportunity here, while both starters are out. Dixon stated "This is opportunity I've been waiting for, to get back in that workhorse role and show people what I can do," Dixon said. "I want to show people what I could do in college and high school."
Jason La Confora has stated via his twitter that "Fred Jackson out at least 2 weeks with his groin injury after undergoing an MRI. Bills have the bye Week 9. Possible he plays Week 10"
Pyro's take: The Bills took a crushing blow losing Jackson and Spiller both in the same day. Spiller will be gone for the season. This makes Bryce Brown an intriguing product which should be on your radar.
Buffalo Bills reporter Mike Rodak stated via his twitter account that "Bills OC Nate Hackett said today the coaching staff wants C.J. Spiller to 'see three, get three.' Said Spiller is trying to "do too much."
Pyro's take: This pretty much sums up why Spiller is not being used and why his production has been dropped since the new coaching staff has arrived.
The Bills are asking him to change the way he runs to fit their scheme, as opposed to changing their scheme to fit him. Spiller is not that type of player, the offensive system, needs to adjust to his skill-set, and not force him to be in a box of set-runs.
This may be the last season for CJ Spiller as a Buffalo BIll, unless the coaching staff is terminated, or comes together to inspire a change of direction for Spiller.
The Washington Redskins need to get Pierre Garcon more involved in the offense. Garcon led the Washington offense and the NFL with a franchise-record 113 catches and 184 targets and ranked eighth with 1,346 receiving yards, last season.
In week one with Robert Griffin at the helm, Garcon caught 10 passes, week two he was largely invisible with just one reception, and then in week three he exploded again for 11 catches for 138 yards and a touchdown, but has disappeared after that.
“It’s football. You know how it is, man,” Garcon said with a grunt when asked to assess the decrease in production and opportunities. “You never know when your number’s going to be called. You just have to be ready.”
Garcon has just 30 catches for 309 yards and two touchdowns. He has 10 fewer catches and 157 fewer yards than he did at this point last season. Garcon also has received 3.3 fewer targets per game. As a result, he ranks 20th in the league in targets, 21st in receptions and 41st in yards.
Pierre Garcon knew that coming into this season things would be different. The acquisition of DeSean Jackson and the receiving ability of Jordan Reed, was going to cut down on his targets. Also, with a different quarterback in Kirk Cousins, that meant a different style of play. “Yeah, it looks like [he is forgotten] compared to last year,” said former Redskins running back Brian Mitchell, an analyst for CSN Washington. “But last year, outside of [Garcon], they did have Jordan Reed, but he was hurt most of the year, and they didn’t have a lot of other options. This year, DeSean Jackson is taking some of those targets and now Jordan Reed, since he’s back.”
Pyro's take: Garcon will just need to be patient, and the passes will flow his direction. Will he have last year number's, probably not, but he is still a stud wide receiver, and will hit the occasional 10 receptions 120 yards and one touchdown type game.
The Carolina Panthers have announced that both DeAngelo Williams and Fozzy Whitaker will be out in Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers. Carolina reporter David Newton announced these players among others via his twitter account "#Panthers have downgraded these to out for #Packers
CB Bene Benwikere
LB Chase Blackburn
G Amini Silatolu
RB D. Williams"
Pyro's take: Its a good thing that Johnathan Stewart will be in the lineup, as the Panthers have had struggles keeping their running backs healthy all season. It may not matter as Cam Newton is running again, killing the value to any running back, the Panthers want to march out there.