The Week in Jewish Sports (as of Dec. 27)
With the season winding down, Sage Rosenfels still has not taken a “real” snap. The Giants put in another poor showing, dropping a crucial game to the Green Bay Packers, 45-17.
Geoff Schwartz made the game start in the Carolina Panthers’ 27-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, who clinched a wild card slot.
Igor Olshansky made three tackles and Kyle Kosier made the game start as the Arizona Cardinals foiled the Dallas Cowboys’ comeback attempt, 27-26.
Adam Podlesh averaged 41 yards on seven punts (longest, 52 yards, with two inside the 20-yard line), but the Jacksonville Jaguars lost in overtime to the Washington Redskins, 20-17.
Erik Lorig made two tackles on special teams in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 38-15 win over the Seattle Seahawks.
Antonio Garay made one tackle and assisted on two others, but the San Diego Chargers were eliminated from post-season contention with their 34-20 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Teammate David Binn has been out all season with an injury.
Taylor Mays appeared in the San Francisco 49ers’ 25-17 loss to the St. Louis Rams.
The game between Greg Camarillo’s Minnesota Vikings and the Philadelphia Eagles, originally scheduled for Sunday night, was postponed until Dec. 28 because of the blizzard.
Jordan Farmar scored seven points off the bench in the NJ Nets’ 101-94 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Dec. 21. He followed that up with four points in a 105-91 loss to the New Orleans Hornets the next night.
Sacramento Kings reserve guard Omri Casspi played just eight minutes (two points) in a 117-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors on Dec. 21. The next night against the Milwaukee Bucks, Casspi scored five points in 14 minutes in an 84-79 loss.
Michael Cammalleri was held pointless in the Montreal Canadiens’ 5-2 loss to the Dallas Stars on Dec. 21. He scored the game-tying goal against the Carolina Hurricanes, a game that Montreal won 3-2 on Dec. 23. He also had an assist on the team’s lone goal as they dropped a 4-1 decision to the NY Islanders on Dec. 26. Teammate Jeff Halpern appeared in all three games but did not accumulate any points.
Eric Nystrom (Minnesota Wild) appeared in games against the Detroit Red Wings (4-1 loss) and Colorado Avalanche (3-1 win).
Mike Brown (Toronto Maple Leafs) is still nursing a hand injury and unavailable for action.
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