Indianapolis Colts take care of business against the Tennessee Titans
The Colts jumped back up to first place in the division after their 34-17 victory over the Titans on Thursday night. The Colts now move up to 6-3 on the year while the Titans continue their poor play and drop to 6-3 after starting the year off 5-0. Indianapolis is now 28-9 against the Titans in all regular-season games since 1998.
New York Giants keep playoff hopes alive after win over Philadelphia Eagles
Shockingly enough, one of these teams is going to have a home postseason game. The Giants are fighting hard for a postseason game, winning each of their last two games and moving up to 3-7 on the year while the Eagles have struggled lately, falling to 3-5-1. The Giants were able to take the lead in this matchup and never looked back, winning 27-17 in a game where they didn’t allow Carson Wentz to throw a touchdown pass.
Jaguars give it all they have against the Packers
Despite their 1-8 record, the Jacksonville Jaguars gave the Packers all they could handle in their 24-20 loss. Playing with an undrafted rookie running back and a rookie quarterback, their offence looked much better than it had in recent weeks. But the main story was how surprising their defence was in that game. Limiting the Packers running backs to 25 carries for only 80 yards. Green Bay now move up to 7-2 for the second consecutive season.
Matt Prater wins the game for the Detroit Lions
After leading by as much as 14 points, the Lions were beginning to lose their grip on the lead until Prater came through on a massive 59-yard field goal that gave them the win as time expired. They pulled this win out against a young Washington Football Team that had the inspirational Alex Smith as their starting quarterback. Smith threw for 390 yards and led this team back into the game but was unable to pull through as Stafford and the Lions move up to 4-5 on the season while the Football Team falls to 2-7.
Browns squeak past Texans in a low scoring affair
This would be marked down as the lowest-scoring game of the week, as the Cleveland Browns fought their way past the Houston Texans, winning 10-7 in poor weather conditions. Neither team was able to get much success putting up points in this game, but the Browns put together a fantastic rushing attack with Nick Chubb finally healthy again. Chubb and Kareem Hunt were able to combine for 41 carries and 213 yards en route to their sixth victory of the year, making them 6-3. While the Texans couldn’t find any type of offensive success in this matchup, falling to 2-7.
The Buccaneers bounce back and obliterate the Carolina Panthers
Much like everyone expected heading into this game, Tom Brady was looking for revenge after being embarrassed by the New Orleans Saints in their last contest. Tampa won the game 46-23 while Brady passed for three touchdowns and Ronald Jones took 23 carries and picked up 192 yards and a touchdown. Carolina was also completely stifled on offence in the second half, only putting up six points after an explosive 17-point first half. Teddy Bridgewater also went down with an injury late in the ball game but is believed to be fit for next week.
The Dolphins stay red hot in win over Los Angeles Chargers
Miami continues to surprise everybody this season with their fifth straight win this week. Their young quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was able to throw for 169 yards and two touchdowns without an interception while the Chargers rookie phenom Justin Herbert threw for 187 yards with one touchdown and one interception. This game was a battle throughout with the Dolphins pulling through right at the end. Miami moves up to 6-3 while the Chargers continue to struggle to close out games, falling to 2-7.
Raiders blow out the Broncos
The Raiders were able to rally behind a dominate defensive performance, forcing Drew Lock into four interceptions throughout the course of the game. Las Vegas won the game 37-12 in a game that wasn’t close at all. Josh Jacobs ended up rushing for 112 yards and two touchdowns while Devontae Booker ran for 81 yards and two touchdowns himself. Meanwhile, the only Denver highlight in this game was a Lock touchdown pass towards the end of the game. All in all, it was a terrible performance from the Broncos as they drop even further down the division at 3-6 while the Raiders follow closely behind the Chiefs and move to 6-3.
Cardinals stun the Bills with a wild hail mary finish
After an intense game that went back and forth throughout, it ended in dramatic fashion. Buffalo had scored a touchdown with just under a minute remaining in the game while the Cardinals had no timeouts. They ended up getting to midfield with about eight seconds left on the clock and threw up a prayer to DeAndre Hopkins in the end zone as time was running out. Hopkins ended up coming down the ball as three Bills defenders were draped all over him, winning the game for Arizona and moving them up to 6-3 while Buffalo drops to 7-3 in heartbreaking fashion.
The Rams continue to plague the Seahawks
Seattle has now lost five out of the last six matchups against the Rams now. Losing this last one by a score of 23-16 in a game that didn’t feel all that close throughout. Russell Wilson didn’t look like himself at all in this game, throwing no touchdowns and two interceptions. While the Rams took full advantage of those miscues and ended up producing points because of them. The Rams close the gap in the division now and move up to 6-3 while Seattle falls to 6-3, forming a three-way tie for first place in the division.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are now 9-0 after win over Bengals
In dominating fashion, the Steelers completely overwhelmed Joe Burrow and this young Bengals team 36-10. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns without an interception, with some even putting him as an MVP candidate this year. Pittsburgh also proved once again that they have the best defence in the NFL, getting four sacks and forcing a fumble. They pull away even further in their division as they are 9-0 while the Bengals continue their rebuild and sit at 2-6-1 on the season.
Saints defence dominates in win over the injured 49ers
Not all was bright in New Orleans after their big home win over the 49ers, as Drew Brees suffered multiple rib fractures and a collapsed lung in the first half of the game. Jameis Winston ended up coming in for Brees in the second half and should be starting for the next few weeks while Brees recovers. But the Saints still won this game 27-13 due to their dominant defensive play, intercepting 49ers QB Nick Mullens twice while forcing two fumbles on punts. They also limited Mullens and the 49ers to only three points in the entire second half. This win keeps New Orleans in first place in the division with a record of 7-2 while the 49ers sit in last place in the NFC West with 4-6.
Patriots upset the Ravens in shocking Sunday Night game
The 2020 NFL season keeps on being turned upside down as the Ravens came out completely flat in their 17-23 loss to the depleted Patriots. This game also marks the first time that the Ravens didn’t score 20 plus points in the last 32 games. They looked sloppy and unprepared for a Patriots team that is still fighting for a playoff spot after almost losing to the winless Jets in their previous game. New England now puts themselves at 4-5 on the year and nearing second place in the division while the Ravens haven’t seemed like themselves this season, sitting at 6-3.
Vikings outclass Bears in a low scoring rivalry game
Chicago has now lost four straight games after starting the season off 5-1. They lack offensive production so badly that it doesn’t seem like there is any way to fix it without a complete overhaul. Nick Foles was also injured towards the end of the game which means that Mitchell Trubisky may get another shot at the starting job. Meanwhile, the Vikings relied on Kirk Cousins and Dalvin Cook to get the job done and they came through, winning the game 19-13. Minnesota finds themselves on a nice winning streak and 4-5 on the year while the Bears have a ton of problems that need addressing and fast, as they sit at 5-5 on the season.