Best Ever 2000-04 Team Tournament - Oct 2005

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2000 TEN Titans 25, 2000 NY Giants 13:  In a total team effort where defense ruled the day Bishop had 2 key interceptions of Big Blue's Kerry Collins en route to Tennessee's 25-13 opening round win.  The Titans swarming / blitzing defense followed coach Bill Baker's game plan to a T !  Bishop and company kept high flying Amani Toomer and the explosive Tiki Barber in check all afternoon.  Bishop had 2.5 sacks during the entire 2000 season and nearly matched his season total in 1 fantastic game.

2002 TB Bucs 23, 2003 GB Packers 14:  On the strength of two turnovers '02 Tampa was able to mount an early lead and put away '03 Green Bay 24-14.  The Packers made it close with hard running by Ahman Green (22-131) and clutch passing by Favre (12-22-1-145).  William Henderson's 2 yard run with 7 minutes left in the fourth quarter pulled the Packers within a touchdown.  The Bucs defense was too much, however, for the usual fastbreak ' 03 Packers too handle.  Game MVP Shelton Quarles was all over the field leading the Bucs defense with thirteen tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.  Dexter Jackson intercepted two passes one for a touchdown. "We call it Buc ball and it ain't pretty," said Quarles. "They all count the same though.

 

2004 Pit Steelers 27, 2004 SD Chargers 6 2004 Steelers showed why they achieved 15-1 last year in this opening tourney game. Pete Katsafanas's boys totally overwhelmed the '04 Chargers 27-6 as they posted an amazing 56 rushes for 278 yards MVP Deuce Staley led the way getting 46 on his first touch and finishing with 23-160.  His running mate, Jerome "the bus" Bettis motored for 19-68 2 tds.  Just as impressive was Steelers "D" who controlled this contest throughout. Brunt of SD offensive output (which wasn't much) tallied late, well after the contest had been decided.
2004 Cin Bengals 17, 2003 KC Chiefs 14 (ot) With a matchup of the 2003 Chiefs vs the 2004 Bengals,the game promised to be an offensive explosion.  Both teams appeared to have great offenses and marginal defenses.   Shockingly, it wasn't.  KC dominated the time of possession and yardage statistics, but a few 4th down stops by the Bengals kept the Chiefs shut out until the 4th quarter.  With Cincy up 14-0 on Palmer 9 yard strike and a Rudi Johnson 2 yard run, the game seemed in hand.  Suddenly, KC struck paydirt. With 7 1/2 minutes to go, Holmes ran one in to cut the lead in.  Bengals being Bengals immediately turned the ball over and Holmes scored again 2 minutes later.  With the game tied and 4 minutes to go, the Chiefs coach (Anthony "mop" Barra") chose to onside kick and shocked the Bengals by recovering it.  It looked like KC might steal the victory, but the Bengal defense held strong, sending the game to overtime.  KC received the ball first and constructed a punishing 60 yard drive, but the Anderson couldn't connect on the 56 yard field goal. Team Rudi used 5 straight runs and then Shayne Graham kicked the game winner. KC's Trent Green passed for 311 yards and Kennison had an impressive 12 catches for 118 yards, but the MVP had to go to Rudi Johnson with 28 carries for 152 yards and a TD.

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2004 Phi Eagles 27, 2004 NY Jets 23 In a classic Monday night matchup the 2004 versions of the Jets and the Eagles battled it out in the final game of the first round in the Best of 2000-04 tournament.The game was close the whole way through.  Penalties seemed to rule the day by extending many long drives.  It all came down to a a 4th and goal from the 8 for the Jets.  Coach Fortel's Broad Street Crew held firm and advanced to the 2nd round.  Coach Weinrib was stunned by the results, but at least he fared better than Coach Edwards did on his Monday night game vs Atlants.
2000 Bal Ravens 33, 2000 Min Vikings 13
2002 Oak Raiders 24, 2001 STL Rams 21: 
2004 NE Patriots 32, 2004 Ind Colts 35
   

 

 
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Round 2 - Games

00-ten 37, 00-bal 0

02-oak vs 02-tb

04-cin vs 04-ne

04-phi vs 04pin

ELIMINATION GAMES

00-nyg vs 00-min

01-stl vs 03-gb

03-kc vs 04-ind

04-nyj vs 04-sd

 

Round 1 - Results

 

ten-00 25,  nyg-00 13

TB-02 24, GB-03 14

ne-04 38, IND-04 35

pit-04 27, SD-04 6

cin-04 17, kc-03 14 ot

oak-02 24, stl-01 21

bal-00 33, min-00 13

phi-04 27, nyj-04 23


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