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Manning and Griese Lock Up Overtime Wins

You could have guessed that the Buccaneers and Bears would play a close game in Chicago, but I'm pretty sure that only the most diehard of Bengal fans could have pictured Cincinnati pushing the Giants to overtime in New York. In the end only the Bucs and Giants will go home with a victory, each on the arms of their quarterbacks (capped off by chip shots from their kickers of course). The Giants came out with throw after throw after winning the toss, and it eventually paid off with huge completion to Amani Toomer after the defense bit on the play-action fake. The aged John Carney finished off the Bengals with a 22 yarder for the 26-23 win. For Tampa it was all Griese all the time, for better or worse. Fortunately in the end it proved to be for the better. The veteran playing in place of Jeff Garcia led the offense on an 80-yard touchdown drive at the end of regulation, capped off by a short touchdown pass to the league's preeminent douchebag, Jerramy Stevens. After stopping the Bears on the first possession of extra time Griese got the ball back in his hands. He came through with a 12 play, 90 yard drive that Matt Bryant finished off from 21 yards out. The Bucs won 27-24 in Chicago with the former Bear putting up a ridiculous line of 38/67 for 407 yards with 2 touchdowns and 3 interceptions. Those 67 attempts are the most in Chicago history, and just three off of the NFL record set by a young Drew Bledsoe. Mr. Mutoni will be back shortly with the late game updates.


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