Sunday's games took fans in many cities on rollercoaster rides. The Dolphins/Texans, Cowboys/Cardinals, Rams/Redskins and Bears/Falcons, were among the games that were decided in the final moments.
This week was about redemption and about riding out some rough seas. Atlanta's kicker Jason Elam missed a field goal that could have put the Cardinals out in front only to get a second chance to lift his team to its fourth victory of the season as time expired. He drilled a 48-yard field goal to do just that and lifted the weight of letting his team down.
Josh Brown led the Rams to their first victory of the season when he booted a field goal with no time left. Final score: Rams 19, Redskins 17. In Houston, the Texans beat the surprising Dolphins with a three-yard touchdown run by quarterback Matt Schaub with just three seconds left. The score put Houston ahead 29-28 and handed the Dolphins a disheartening loss.
However, the most excitement came in the battle between the Cards and Cowboys. Trailing by 10 points with less than two minutes, the Cowboys broke out the big guns. First Marion Barber took a short pass from quarterback Tony Romo and ran it 70 yards to close the gap to just 3 points. Then the 'Boys got the ball back with about a minute to go and struggled to get anything going until the final seconds. Patrick Crayton caught a 30-yard pass that took the team down to the 39-yard line. Dallas rushed to the line and spiked the ball, catching an injured Cards player behind the line of scrimmage, resulting in a 5-yard penalty, moving the Cowboys closer. Nick Folk booted a 52-yard FG to tie the score.
The 'Boys had scored 10 points in the final two minutes to draw even with the Cards. In overtime, the Cowboys won the coin toss. The momentum was clearly in the Cowboys' favor, right? Yep, but not for long. The offense would struggle and, on fourth down, the punting unit took to the field. The Cards blocked the punt and took the ball in for a score, thwarting the Cowboys' comeback and sending them back to Dallas with a 30-24 loss.
It truly is a game of inches, and every play, every decision, matters. I have a pick that I think will put me in position for a big win over the long haul --
. It was trading recently around $54. So far this year the stock has shed more than 32% of its value.
On Oct. 10, it hit its 52-week low of $43.32. The stock has rebounded significantly since then, but is still trading at a great price.
It has $51 billion in revenue and $2.5 billion in operating cash. UPS has $1.7 billion in the bank. Its forward price-to-earnings ratio is 13.45, which also shows me it is undervalued by Wall Street. This is a rock-solid company that will be just fine in the long run.
It is a company, along with
, that the country relies on. Yes, this company slows down when the economy goes south, but that doesn't mean it's not valuable. The price is really cheap and will go up over time.
Keep moving the chains!
At the time of publication, Brown had no positions in stocks mentioned, although positions may change at any time.
Tim Brown played 16 seasons in the NFL, where he made nine Pro Bowls. After a brief stint with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2004, Brown retired as an Oakland Raider. He was a Heisman Trophy winner in college for Notre Dame.