Jay Feely missed a 38-yard field goal that would have won the game for the Arizona Cardinals at the very end of regulation. Instead of securing the victory, his team was forced into overtime and eventually lost to the Buffalo Bills, 19-16, giving the Cardinals only their second loss of the season. That's not a great way to get named the former Michigan athlete of the week.
Then again, Feely's team never would have been in position to win the game if not for his incredible 61-yard game tying boot just one minute before. The kick sets Arizona's franchise record for longest field goal and is only two yards short of the NFL record. Only five kickers in NFL history have successfully kicked a field goal of longer distance.
"You don't think there is any way a guy is going to make a 61-yarder," Buffalo Coach Chan Gailey said, "and then you think for sure he is going to make the short one and he doesn't."
Honorable Mention: Mike Martin recorded six tackles, a tackle for for a loss, and a hit on the quarterback, as his Titans won over the Pittsburgh Steelers by a score of 26-23. Martin helped his defense hold the Steelers to only 56 yards on the ground and a mere 2.5 yards per carry. He came in for some praise from the Titans' head coach following the performance.
"I think when we drafted him we felt really good about him, and I think we all felt he could contribute right away like Casey did, like Klug did," coach Munchak said. "He's hard to block. That's why we like him. He beats double teams, he's hard to block in the zone game when the center is trying to reach him on the back. . . .He's going to be a very good football player for us. You saw flashes of that last night. He was making plays. Those (defensive tackles) are doubled a lot, and I think our defensive tackles have really all year played pretty good."Miscellaneous:
- Tim Jamison tore his Achilles and was placed on the Texans' Injured Reserve.
- Tom Brady put the ball in the air 58 times and threw for 395 yards in a 24-23 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Braylon Edwards caught his first touchdown pass of the season in the game.
- Brandon Graham recorded one tackle and Jason Avant caught two passes for 21 yards as their Eagles lost to the Lions, 26-23.
- Stevie Brown tracker continues: he tallied four tackles for the Giants in their shocking 26-3 beat down of the 49ers.