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Why Can't NFL Fans Celebrate Like That?

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To my knowledge there haven't been any delightful female-on-female celebrations in the stands at today's NFL games, but as we all know the real action takes place in the Carolina bathrooms. Fortunately the games themselves have produced their own entertainment, unlike your average Big 10 game. New Orleans and San Diego lit up London's Wembley stadium in the best of the early games, although some gentlemen from Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire were wondering why the hell the yanks let foreigners name their cities. Continue after the jump for a look at what's gone on in the late games. Cleveland 23, Jacksonville 17 The Jags have hung with the Browns all day, and Josh Scobee connected on a 53 yard field goal to tie things up in the fourth quarter. However Cleveland took the lead right back after Horseballs found Syndric Steptoe on a crucial 53 yard completion. The Browns were in a perfect position, but they had to settle for a field goal to retake the narrow lead. Garrard has kept things moving on the ground as well as in the air, although the duo of MJD and Fred Taylor appear to be hiding behind Shaun Rogers. He'll need some help to get back in the game with time running down. Pittsburgh 14, New York Giants 12 The two first place teams are engaged in a tense battle that has yet to deliver much on the scoreboard. Eli has been downright awful against the Steelers pressure, while Big Ben has been up and down all day. Roethlisberger connected with Nate Washington on a 65 yard touchdown bomb after throwing a couple of interceptions earlier in the game. Mewelde Moore has been better than serviceable through three quarters, although it will be up to the defense to seal this one in the final quarter. UPDATE: The followed up on a field goal with a stop that led to Pittsburgh's substitute long snapper sailing one out of the endzone. The resulting safety ties the game up 14-14 with under seven minutes to play. Houston 35, Cincinnati 6 Every afternoon needs a good solid ass kicking, and fortunately the Bengals are here to fill the need. Matt Schaub has carved apart Cinci's defense and the ball has barely touched the ground all day. Andre Johnson is having a big yardage day, but it's Kevin Walter with two touchdowns. Mario Williams has a sack and a forced fumble on Ryan Fitzpatrick with Amobi Okoye snagging the recovery. The Bengals would like to know if they could have three or four more bye weeks. Seattle 34, San Francisco 13 Seneca Wallace has struggled at times, but he hasn't been terrible, and he's leading the Seahawksto a blowout over the 49ers. Even with the absence of a running game (Jones/Duckett/Morris have combined for 15 yards on 19 carries) Wallace has led two touchdown drives, the most recent culminating on a 43 yard hookup with Leonard Weaver. Shaun Hill has seen some time under center in relief of J.T. O'Sullivan, but he hasn't gotten them in the endzone either.

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