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NFL week 15 - Favre, Dolphins romp

December 18, 2007|By ROBERT KELLER / Pulse Correspondent

Another record has been broken by Green Bay quarterback Brett Favre. He passed Dan Marino in the career-passing-yards department. Dan Marino had 61,361 yards total. After this week's game, Favre has 61,405. With more games to play, Favre could make this record hard to beat.

The best game this week was between Baltimore and Miami. Miami desperately needed a win so they would not join the 1976 Tampa Bay Bucs as the only winless teams to come out of an NFL season. It looked as if the Dolphins would lose again, as they went into halftime down 13-3. In the second half, the momentum swung in favor of the Dolphins, and they came back to take the lead 16-13. The Ravens still tied the game with only seconds left in regulation. In overtime, Ravens kicker Matt Stover missed a 44-yard field goal due to a bad snap, giving Miami a chance to win. It took only a few plays to score a touchdown. The Dolphins pulled ahead to win 22-16.

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I went 2-2 with my picks this week since the Dolphins won and the Bengals lost to the 49ers 20-13. I am 29-27 overall. I incorrectly picked Detroit over San Diego - the Chargers won 51-14 - and I thought Jacksonville would lose to Pittsburgh, but the Steelers lost, 29-22.

This week, I predict that Baltimore will fall to Seattle, Cincinnati will lose at home to Cleveland, Indianapolis will walk over Houston, and Carolina will lose at home to the Cowboys.

Baltimore has struggled on offense. Cincinnati has lost any hope of winning any important games, thus giving the Browns another win and another shot at the division. Houston is not too bad right now, but Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts will shut down the Texans. Even though Dallas lost to Philadelphia over the weekend, they can still manage to beat the Panthers and stay alive in the chase for home-field advantage.

It might sound funny to hear, but what if the Dolphins gave the Patriots their first defeat? It sounds impossible, but it could happen. The Dolphins have a spark of life now that they've beaten their first team and that could help them defeat the toughest team in the league.

With that said, the Dolphins have to come out the whole game and play like they did in the second half against Baltimore. If they don't, the Patriots easily could have another win and be one step closer to going undefeated.

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