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Grieb passes Sabercats over Avengers

Mar 5, 2007 - 7:41 AM LOS ANGELES (Ticker) -- Mark Grieb got his season off to a sparkling start.

Grieb threw for six touchdown passes as the San Jose SaberCats defeated the Los Angeles Avengers, 66-58, in the Arena Football League opener for both clubs.

The quarterback completed 25-of-37 passes for 258 yards and two interceptions. Grieb threw four touchdown passes to Ben Nelson, who had 14 catches for 180 yards.

Nelson, the reigning Rookie of the Year, caught a six-yard scoring pass from Grieb on San Jose's first possession for a 7-0 lead. He later caught a nine-yard pass for a 38-31 advantage with five seconds left in the first half.

Grieb and Nelson hooked up on a 24-yard touchdown pass early in the third quarter and a 12-yard scoring strike a little over seven minutes later for a 52-45 edge.

Los Angeles quarterback Sonny Cumbie completed 25-of-41 attempts with seven touchdown passes and no interceptions. Cumbie threw three scoring strikes to Lenzie Jackson, who caught 13 passes for 196 yards.

Kevin Ingram and Rob Turner each had two touchdown catches for the Avengers, who outgained the SaberCats, 321-274.








  • ARENA
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    LOS ANGELES 58 FINAL

    Mar 5 12:45 AM


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    LOS ANGELES 58 0:45 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 5 12:31 AM
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  • ARENA
    SAN JOSE 66
    LOS ANGELES 52 11:04 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 5 12:09 AM


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    SAN JOSE 59
    LOS ANGELES 52 14:18 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 5 12:04 AM


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    SAN JOSE 52
    LOS ANGELES 45 3:59 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:53 PM


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    SAN JOSE 45
    LOS ANGELES 45 9:22 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:43 PM


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    SAN JOSE 45
    LOS ANGELES 38 11:24 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:37 PM


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    SAN JOSE 38
    LOS ANGELES 38 13:04 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:35 PM


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    SAN JOSE 38
    LOS ANGELES 31 HALFTIME

    Mar 4 11:18 PM


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    SAN JOSE 38
    LOS ANGELES 31 HALFTIME

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:18 PM


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    SAN JOSE 31
    LOS ANGELES 31 0:49 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:07 PM


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    SAN JOSE 31
    LOS ANGELES 24 0:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 11:03 PM


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    SAN JOSE 28
    LOS ANGELES 24 3:58 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:58 PM


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    SAN JOSE 28
    LOS ANGELES 17 8:23 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:51 PM


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    SAN JOSE 21
    LOS ANGELES 14 12:12 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:43 PM


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    SAN JOSE 21
    LOS ANGELES 7 END, 1ST QTR

    Mar 4 10:37 PM


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    SAN JOSE 21
    LOS ANGELES 7 2:26 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:31 PM


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    SAN JOSE 14
    LOS ANGELES 7 6:51 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:22 PM


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    SAN JOSE 7
    LOS ANGELES 7 9:18 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:17 PM


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    LOS ANGELES 0 13:49 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    SaberCats vs. KISSMar 4 10:11 PM