Saturday, February 17, 2018

San Francisco vs. Cleveland Week 2 1970 - Comeback kids?

An amazing second half 49'er comeback was stifled by a late game interception as the 49'ers were on a game winning drive.

After benching Steve Spurrier in the second half, 49'er coach Dick Nolan relied on John Brodie to spark the offense. Down 28-7 at halftime things looked grim.

Cleveland had no answer however for the adjustments the opponent made in the second half and would score no more points.

In the second half the 49'ers shut out Cleveland and put up 19 unanswered points to almost come back and win. A controversial 2 point attempt earlier in the game was the difference as San Francisco dominated time of possession and the running game but careless passes by Spurrier in the first half put them too far behind. The game was punctuated with a Nunley 15 yard fumble recovery that put the 49'ers within 2 with about 2 minutes left. Driving downfield Brodie was almost within field goal range but threw a last second interception.

The 49'ers go into week 3 at 0-2 and the surprising Browns are 2-0 and leading their division.

"We did everything we were supposed to do in this one but protect the ball. I haven't made a decision on next week's starter yet. I was impressed with the running of Cunningham." said San Francisco head coach Dick Nolan.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Butkus and the Bears stifle the lowly Eagles

Knocked out of the game early Bears QB Jack Concannon may face some controversy after Bobby Douglass came in and played a great game against the hapless Eagles in week 2 of the 1970 season

Looking for a spark the Monsters of the Midway found it in their tough defense and punishing running game as they controlled the ball and blanked the Eagles (now 0-2) 23-0.

Concannon was knocked out in the 3rd quarter and so far this year has 4 INT's and a low rating of 30.5 on the season. Douglass came in and threw TD strikes of 20 and 26 yards. On the day however the Chicago Bear rushing game was bruising, amassing over 180 yards including a 46 yard run by Don Shy.

The Eagles and Bears played a scoreless first half but after adjusting at halftime the Bears went deep and ran up the middle to shred the Eagles. The Bears are now 1-1 after losing in week one 17-10. Eagles coach Jerry Williams will have to take a long look at his paltry QB situation as Norm Snead is only throwing at a 29.6 rating with no TD's and 2 INT's so far.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Action PC Football: NY Jets vs. Boston Patriots Week 2 1970

The Jets were looking to recover from a devastating week one loss to Cleveland by a point and took out their anger on the Boston Patriots who came in after getting trounced by Miami. The day looked promising as the Jets stormed out to a 14-7 lead but both defenses were stubborn and Boston tied it at 14 on the running of Jim Nance.

The Jets suffered a horrible blow to their Super Bowl hopes when Namath was injured for the year and carried off on a cart with a leg fracture. A few plays later the ever dependable Matt Snell went down for the season with a twisted knee.

Woodall came in to guide the Jets to a final late touchdown throwing a second TD pass to Maynard who had 101 yards on the day. Snell and Boozer could not seem to get going and the Jets running game was anemic.

The only bright spot for Boston was Nance who had 69 yards rushing and a touchdown.

Jets coach Weeb Ewbank mentioned that with two of his stars out for the year now the rest of the team would have to step up and Boozer would be their main back. He did not comment on a permanent starter to replace Namath in Week 3.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Taking out a Pukei Pukei - Monster Hunter World

Pukei-Pukei slightly resembles a chameleon, and its eyes are similar to frogs. It has a pair of wings and is covered in green scales that vary in color throughout its body excluding its underbelly. Its underbelly is covered in white osteoderm-like protrusions. Despite being reptilian in nature, Pukei-Pukei has vibrant feathers around its neck and wings.