Monday Night Wow!by BigGreek24
After tonight’s game I can tell you who could possibly be the Eagles MVP for the 2009 season. McNabb, you say? Nice year, but its not him. Its also not DeShaun Jackson or Brent Celek. Ready, here it is:
Devin Aromashodu – that’s right, learn how to spell that guy’s name because his catch in overtime gave the Bears a huge win over the Vikings 36-30 in a game that the Bears led 16-0 at halftime and by as much as 23-6 in the second half before watching the Vikings offense, led by Brett Favre and Adrian Peterson suddenly spring to life and tie the game twice in the fourth quarter to force overtime, the last coming on a 4th and goal Faver to Rice touchdown with just seconds to play. It was his catch that may just give the Eagles the second seed in the NFC Playoffs, but more on that in a minute.
Aromashodu caught 7 passes for 150 yards and his first catch of the overtime setup Robbie Gould for a shot at winning the game from 45 yards out, but his kick pushed right and never hooked back, keeping the game tied at 30-30. Aromashodu’s winning catch was setup by a great defensive play by the Bears Hunter Hillenmeyer on Adrian Peterson as the ball was knocked loose just before Peterson hit the ground and recovered by the Bears. The play wasn’t reviewed and in overtime coaches aren’t allowed to challenge calls on the field. Just a couple plays later Cutler faded back and hit Aromashodu for the touchdown, Cutler’s 4th of the game against just one interception.
With the Bears win, the Eagles now control their own destiny not only to win the NFC East, but with a win at Dallas on Sunday they become the number two team in the NFC and would have a first round bye along with New Orleans, who clinched home field throughout the playoffs by virtue of the Vikings loss.
The Vikings are suddenly reeling – their second half performance not withstanding, they looked terrible for much of the game. Favre had just 36 yards passing in the first half, and the Vikings special teams allowed more than 200 yards on kickoff returns, including a 60 yarder to Manning right after Peterson had tied the score at 23-23. The return setup a Cutler to Bennett touchdown pass on a beautiful post pattern ran by Bennett and a Bears 30-23 lead. The loss is the Vikings second in a row and third in four weeks, not the time of the season for this type of losing streak.
So there you have it, Eagles fans. Win on Sunday against the Cowboys and your team is 12-4 – NFC East Champions and gets a week off during the playoffs. Please, someone tell me you saw this coming at 5-4 because I know I sure didn’t. All together now:
A R O M A S H O D U
Learn how to spell that one because if the Eagles beat the Cowboys, then they have him to thank in part for that nice off week they will enjoy the following week.