Seattle Seahawks get revenge on Arizona Cardinals
Seattle came out to play on Thursday night and got the huge win over their division rivals 28-21. The Seahawks are now 10-1 on Thursday night dating all the way back to 2010. Meanwhile, the Cardinals weren’t able to get it done offensively and fall to 6-4 on the year and right behind the 7-3 Seahawks.
Joe Burrow goes down in loss to Washington
After throwing for 203 yards and a touchdown, Burrow was hit badly in his knee which caused him to be carted off the field. It was reported that he tore his ACL and MCL along with other structural damage in his knee. The injury was the worst news that the Bengals could have gotten this year, as they fall to 2-7-1 after their 20-9 loss to the now 3-7 Washington Football Team.
Steelers obliterate Jacksonville to remain perfect
Pittsburgh moves to 10-0 on the year after their 27-3 victory over the depleted Jacksonville Jaguars who now drop to 1-9. The Steelers moved the ball very efficiently on the ground and through the air, getting practically everything that they wanted on offence. They also harassed and got after rookie quarterback Jake Luton on the other side of the ball, forcing him to throw a whopping four interceptions. Pittsburgh continues their excellent season.
Texans upset Cam Newton and the Patriots
Yes, you read that right. Deshaun Watson was able to lead the now 3-7 Houston Texans to a huge win over the now 4-6 New England Patriots. Watson threw for 344 yards and two touchdowns without an interception, leading them to a huge victory over a fellow AFC team. For the Patriots, this was another disappointing loss in a disappointing season as they have struggled to find their true identity with Newton controlling the offence.
Taysom Hill gets win in his first start, against Falcons
The entire football world was shocked when they heard the news that Taysom Hill would be the starting quarterback for the New Orleans Saints instead of Jameis Winston. Hill stepped up and delivered for the team as he threw for 233 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions but ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns. Shockingly, he wasn’t even the biggest storyline in the Saints 24-9 victory over Atlanta. It was their defence who sacked Matt Ryan eight times in this matchup and intercepted him twice to move up to 8-2 on the year while the Falcons fall to 3-7.
Cleveland grinds out a win against the Eagles
Neither of these teams was able to get any type of offensive consistency in this matchup. The teams scored a combine seven points in the entire first half and those points were from a Carson Wentz interception that was returned for a touchdown for the Browns. Cleveland continues their offensive struggles, but they pick up another win in the process, moving up to 7-3 on the season while the Eagles somehow remain in first place in their division at 3-6-1.
The Panthers shut out Stafford and the Lions
In a game that didn’t feature Teddy Bridgewater, the Panthers picked up a 20-0 victory over the Lions with Phillip Walker as their starting quarterback. Walker had a very nice showing though, throwing for 258 yards and a touchdown but did throw two interceptions. He showed a lot of potential for a young quarterback and was able to lead them to a victory behind a stellar defensive play. They held Stafford to 178 passing yards and no touchdowns while they limited their rushing attack to 17 carries for 40 yards. Dominant performance for this young Panthers squad.
Titans get the best of the Ravens yet again
After defeating the Baltimore Ravens in the postseason last year, this was built up to be a big revenge game, but it didn’t work out like that. Tennessee continued to feed their workhorse running back Derrick Henry as he took 28 carries for 133 yards and the game-winning touchdown in overtime. But their defence stole the show in this game as they limited Lamar Jackson to only 186 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Tennessee moves up to 7-3 on the year and keeps pace with the Indianapolis Colts while the Ravens fall even further behind the Steelers at 6-4.
Jets remain winless after loss to Chargers
New York fans just can’t catch a break as the Jets fell to 0-10 on the year after their 34-28 loss. The Jets only real positive takeaway from this game was the performance from Joe Flacco and Frank Gore, which isn’t necessarily a good thing due to them both being 10 plus year veterans on a rebuilding team. Meanwhile, the Chargers were able to do whatever they wanted on the offensive side of the ball as rookie phenom Justin Herbert threw for 366 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Los Angeles finally snaps their losing streak and goes up to 3-7 on the year despite the amount of talent that they have on their roster.
Tua gets benched in loss to Broncos
This happened to be one of the lowest-scoring games of the week and featured two up and coming quarterbacks in Drew Lock and Tua Tagovailoa. Unfortunately, Tua was pulled from the game in the fourth quarter after only compiling 83 yards and one touchdown up to that point. Ryan Fitzpatrick came in to try and rally the squad back for a victory but ended up throwing an interception in the end zone with under two minutes left to play. The Denver defence should get all the credit for this 20-13 victory as they held their own against a young and rolling Miami offence. The Broncos now move up to 4-6 on the year while Miami comes back down to Earth after their five-game winning streak at 6-4.
Dallas Cowboys upset the Minnesota Vikings
In an ending that nobody saw coming this week, the Cowboys got the best of the Vikings and won the game 31-28. Andy Dalton came back ready to play this week as he threw for 203 yards with three touchdowns and only one interception while Kirk Cousins picked up 314 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. The game featured all offence with very little defence with the Cowboys shockingly coming out on top despite their horrific defence. They seemingly played with passion and intensity which was the main factor in this game. Dallas is also in a fight for first place in arguably the worst division in football at 3-7 while the Vikings stumble back down to 4-6 after a few consecutive wins.
Colts beat Packers in overtime
This game had gone back and forth the entire time. Indianapolis should have ended the game in regulation but had consecutive holding penalties during their last drive that stopped the clock and pushed them out of field goal range, giving Aaron Rodgers and his explosive offence one more chance to win the game. They marched straight down the field in about a minute but ran out of time at the goal line, they kicked the field goal and the game headed to overtime. Green Bay won the coin toss but fumbled the football on the second play of the drive. The Colts picked it up, kicked a field goal and ended the game 34-31 which puts them at 7-3 on the year while Green Bay takes a surprising loss and falls down to 7-3 as well.
Chiefs get the best of the Raiders in week 5 rematch
It is really hard to beat Patrick Mahomes and it is near impossible to beat him twice in the same season. Kansas City came out ready for revenge in this game after the Raiders are the only team to have intercepted Mahomes this year and beaten the Chiefs. Mahomes wasn’t going to allow that this game as he threw for 348 yards, two touchdowns but another interception at the hands of the Raiders. Derek Carr led a fantastic touchdown drive towards the end of the game to put them up but Mahomes marched down the field and threw a touchdown pass with less than one minute remaining to seal the victory.
Buccaneers lose yet another primetime game, this time to the Rams
The Buccaneers can not seem to get it going during primetime games. Brady was only able to throw for 216 yards and two touchdowns with two interceptions with one of those ending the game. While the Rams were able to get huge games from both Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods in order to pick up a badly needed 27-24 victory. The Los Angeles Rams move up to 7-3 on the year and keep pace with the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the division while the Buccaneers drop to 7-4 and fall two games behind New Orleans.