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LONDON -- Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea recovered from poor starts in the Champions League by winning their first group matches on Tuesday, while Barcelona beat 10-man Celtic 1-0 to avoid a second consecutive loss at Celtic Park. Chuck Foreman Jersey . Robert Lewandowski scored a brace as Dortmund, last-seasons runner-up, defeated Marseille 3-0 in Group F. Arsenal leads the group with six points after a 2-0 win over Napoli. Chelsea kick-started its campaign with a 4-0 rout of Steaua Bucharest in a Group E dominated by Schalke. Julian Draxler made sure the German side maintained its 100 per cent record this season with a superb half-volley that earned his side a 1-0 win at Basel, where activists protesting against Champions League sponsor Gazprom abseiled from the stadium roof and forced the match to be briefly suspended. Missing the injured Lionel Messi, Barcelona earned a workmanlike second win in Group H, courtesy of Cesc Fabregas strike at the scene of last seasons shock defeat. In the groups other match, Mario Balotelli converted a penalty in the fourth minute of injury time to give AC Milan a 1-1 draw against Ajax. Ramires scored twice to help Chelsea get its Champions League campaign back on track following a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Basel to open Group E. "We played good football with intelligence and maturity," Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho said. "We needed to clean what we did at home (against Basel) and we did it with a good result and performance. Now we are not in a dramatic situation, we are in a close situation." The Blues dominated throughout and opened the scoring in the 20th minute through Ramires. They doubled their lead on the stroke of halftime when Daniel Georgievski scored an own goal before Ramires and Frank Lampard sealed Chelseas victory after the break. Atletico Madrid moved on to six points as second-half goals from Diego Godin and Arda Turan helped the Spanish side to a 2-1 win at Porto in Group G. Dortmund was in a different class to Marseille and took the lead when Lewandowski ended a counter-attack with a clinical finish in the 19th minute. As Dortmund coach Juergen Klopp watched from the stands after being banned for one match, the tall striker then converted a penalty in 80th. Marco Reus was also on the score sheet as Marseille slipped to its second consecutive defeat. "We played a very good game, but we have to play the next one just as well," Lewandowski said. At the Emirates, Mesut Ozil again proved to be an excellent signing for Arsene Wengers team as the Gunners took command of the group, three points clear at the top ahead of Dortmunds visit on Oct. 22. Ozils first goal since becoming Arsenals most expensive player and another strike from Olivier Giroud within the opening 15 minutes were ideal presents for Wenger, who celebrated 17 years in charge at the London club. Ozil sidefooted into the net in the eighth minute after Giroud chested down the ball and flicked it onto Aaron Ramsey, who delivered the cross that the playmaker met. "It is everything that you dream to see when you sit in the stands watching football," Wenger said. "Its always on your mind a little bit (scoring your first goal) so he got rid of it." Ozil then assisted Giroud, pulling back the ball for the former Montpellier forward to score in the 15th minute. In a game short of chances, Barcelona had to wait until the 75th minute to avoid another frustrating night in Glasgow, having slumped to a shock defeat to Celtic in the group stage last season. The Spanish giants capitalized on the sending-off of Celtic captain Scott Brown, who was given a straight red card in the 59th minute for kicking out at Neymar. Celtics overworked defence failed to hold out for the final half hour as Fabregas headed a cross by substitute Alexis Sanchez into the corner, earning Barcelona a second straight victory in Group H after beating Ajax 4-0. In Porto, Turan scored the winner four minutes from time as Atletico Madrid rallied to secure a 2-1 win. The result sent the Spanish club to the top of Group G, three points clear of Porto. Zenit St. Petersburg and Austria Vienna drew 0-0 in the other group game and have one point each. Atletico is unbeaten this season and defeated Real Madrid in the Spanish league last weekend. But it was tested by two-time European champion Portos strong first-half performance, with Jackson Martinez scoring from a diving header in the 16th before Godin and Turan struck after the break. Jeff Locke Vikings Jersey . Toronto, which has posted back-to-back wins only once since the first week of June, is still 1 1/2 games in front of Baltimore for the lead in the division, with just two weeks remaining before the All-Star Break. Adrian Peterson Vikings Jersey . When it comes to the struggling New York Knicks, Derek Fisher might be running out of ways to motivate them… so hes resorting to stating the obvious.The milestone came and went, chronicled with a blurb that got second billing to the news that his team actually won a game.So much has happened between the time Michael Vick came into the NFL, with the promise of a man who might change offence forever, and a week ago Sunday, when he led the Jets to their second win of the season while also becoming the first quarterback to reach 6,000 yards rushing in his career.People would tell me that I could revolutionize the game, Vick said of the reaction he received when he was drafted No. 1 out of Virginia Tech in 2001.In the 13 years since his arrival as the fastest man on the field who also happened to have the strongest arm, Vick may not have changed the game completely. But his impact has been palpable — most notably, in the way quarterbacks and offences have evolved in high school, college and the pros.Robert Griffin III, Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick are among those who can thank Vick for clearing their path into the NFL.There have been plenty of others like us, and plenty more to come, Vick said.But while Wilson has a Super Bowl ring and Kaepernick has been to the big game, they have not, by any means, redefined success at the quarterback position. This seasons five highest-rated quarterbacks are Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady. All of them pocket passers who have a total of 4,920 career yards rushing among them; heading into Week 12, all their teams were leading their respective divisions in wins, too.Being able to run the ball is nice, says mobile Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who played receiver for a good chunk of his college career. But at the end of the day, a quarterbacks job is to get the ball to the receivers.Now 34 and in his 12th NFL season, Vick has spent most of his career trying to find a comfort zone in the pocket. That transformation started before he ever took an NFL snap, and kept progressing after his forced two-year hiatus while he was in prison for running a dogfighting ring.Vicks first NFL coach, Dan Reeves, had worked with a mobile quarterback named John Elway through the 1980s and also played with Roger Staubach in the 1960s and 70s. Reeves was well aware of the way a running QB could alter a game plan.I dont know that (Vick) changed anything, Reeves said. The thing that was different about Mike was that, in a lot of instances, he was the fastest guy on the field. You could put a spy on him and still not have anyone be able to catch him. You went in hoping he could use that to his advantage, but also get more comfortable going through progressions and being able to deliver the ball on time.The project has had mixed results. Vick accomplished a lot of firsts, among them the first to throw for 250 yards and run for 100 in a game, and first quarterback to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. Stefon Diggs Jersey. But his career passer rating sits at 80.7. He has a 61-52-1 record as a starter. Hes won only two playoff games.Clearly, though, his impact is measured in more than wins, losses and statistics.Without Vick, many of the wide-open college schemes seen today wouldnt have gained acceptance as quickly to best exploit the talents of RG3, Tebow, Newton, Kaepernick, Johnny Manziel and, most notably this year, Marcus Mariota at Oregon and Dak Prescott at Mississippi State. Those quarterbacks, and eventually, the high-octane offences they run, filter from college to the pros. Now, high school quarterbacks are being taught how to line up in the pistol and throw from a five-receiver set.I didnt realize it then, but now it makes me feel great, Vick said. Im like, I started this. I started this trend.Among those still finding their way is Newton, who has been asked to tailor his game to what works in the NFL, not at Auburn. He was sacked nine times two Sundays ago in a loss to the Eagles.Griffin has been injured or ineffective through most of Years 2-3 in the league after winning the 2012 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.Tebow, famously, is out of the NFL, in large part because he couldnt master the pocket pass.Wilson has been a success, though whether its because of his mobility or in spite of it is up for debate. He has rushed for 100 yards in four games; the Seahawks are 2-2 in those contests. Kaepernicks critics are quick to point out his career 93.2 passer rating — pedestrian in an era when 100s and 110s win the most.Then there are the quarterbacks who were doing what Vick does well before he became a force. Among his most-cited predecessors: Steve Young and Randall Cunningham.I was Randall times 10, Vick said. Im not boasting about it. Its just what God created.Young led the 49ers to the 1995 Super Bowl title during a season in which both his rushing attempts and yardage went down about 33 per cent from the three previous years. Also that season, he completed more than 70 per cent of his passes for the only time.The closest Cunningham got to a Super Bowl was during the 1998 season with Minnesota, when he ran only 32 times for 132 yards and had a passer rating of more than 100 for the only time in his career.In other words, both before Vick and since, mobile quarterbacks who made it their first priority to throw have enjoyed the most success.The game has changed, Reeves said. But youve still got to be able to throw the football.___AP Sports Writer Dennis Waszak Jr., in New York contributed to this report.___AP NFL websites: http://www.pro32.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_NFL cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap jerseys cheap nfl jerseys wholesale jerseys ' ' '

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