Upon Further Review - Week 10
Monday, November 13, 2017
Seahawks @ Cardinals
Well lookie loo over here. After three years, Seahawks finally figured out the monster that is Jimmy Graham. QB Russell Wilson threw two TD passes to Graham as the Seahawks beat the Cardinals 22-16 on Thursday Night. Seattle is now within a half-game of the first-place in the NFC West.
Wilson completed 22 of 32 passes for 238 yards, and was sacked a season-high five times,
Arizona QB Drew Stanton, completed 24 of 47 for 273 yards and a touchdown. This was his second start since Carson Palmer went down with a broken arm.
The Seahawks limited Adrian Peterson to 29 yards in 21 carries, improving to 4-0-1 in Arizona in Bruce Arians’ five seasons as coach of the Cardinals. The only time the Seahawks haven’t beaten Arians’ team in Arizona was in last season’s 6-6 tie.
Larry Fitzgerald caught 10 passes for 113 yards for the Cardinals, topping 15,000 yards receiving for his career in the process.
Kerwynn Williams scored on a one-yard run with 20 seconds to play for the Cardinals and Seattle recovered the onside kick try to seal the win.
49ers @ Giants
They did it! They finally did it! The Niners finally got their first win of the season with a 31-21 win over the Giants Sunday afternoon.
C.J Beathard threw for 288 yards and two TD’s and ran for a third score in the win. Beathard’s 83-yard TD to Marquise was the longest TD pass for San Francisco since Tim Rattay and Brandon Lloyd’s 89-yard TD on Sept. 25, 2005 against the Cowboys. This was the 49ers first win under coach Kyle Shanahan.
Giants rookie TE Evan Engram caught a TD pass for the fourth straight game in the loss. Engram has five TD catches, tying the Giants record for a rookie tight end set by Bob Tucker in 1970.
The Giants have allowed a TE to score against them in every single game this season, including Garett Celek’s TD today.
Cowboys @ Falcons
The Falcons ended the Cowboys three game winning streak with a 27-7 victory on Sunday.
Adrian Clayborn set a Falcons record with six sacks and forced a pair of fumbles in the win. He matched the second-most sacks in NFL history with Derrick Thomas, who holds the league record with seven for Kansas City against the Seahawks on Nov. 11, 1990. He came into Sunday with two sacks on the season.
Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw a pair of touchdown passes and reached 40,000 career passing yards in fewer games than any other quarterback in NFL history. Ryan has 40,073 yards in 151 games, surpassing the previous mark of 152 held by Drew Brees.
Dak Prescott was sacked eight times, the most by a Dallas QB since Troy Aikman in 1991.
Texans @ Rams
Robert Woods caught two of Jared Goff’s three touchdown passes as the Rams came out with a dominant 33-7 victory over Houston. Goff passed for a career high 355 yards with no interceptions in the win. Woods’ 94-yarder was the longest play of his five-year NFL career. It was also the Rams’ longest pass play since 1964.
Tom Savage passed for 221 yards with two interceptions for Houston, and Bruce Ellington caught a 26-yard TD pass for the Texans. Houston lost their second straight since losing rookie QB Deshaun Watson to injury.
This is the Rams’ best start since 2001, when they went 8-1 in St. Louis on the way to the Super Bowl. The Rams are on their longest winning streak since 2003, which was also their last winning season
The Rams are on pace to become the first team in NFL history to go from the worst scoring offense in one season, to the best in the next.
Vikings @ Redskins
Vikings QB Case Keenum threw TD passes to four different receivers to give the Vikings their fifth win in a row beating the Redskins 38-30.
Adam Thielen had eight catches for a season-high 166 yards and a TD in the win. Vikings won their first game out of the bye week for the second time in eight seasons.
Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had three TDs and was 26 of 45 for 327 yards with an interception in the loss
Bengals @ Titans
With 36 seconds left in the game Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to DeMarco Murray to give the Titans a 24-20 win over the Bengals for their fourth consecutive win.
The Titans have their longest winning streak since winning five straight in 2009. They haven’t won six games this early since 2008
The Bengals had a 20-17 lead with five minutes left in the game, but they couldn’t stop the Titans, and lost their third in four games.
Bengals QB Andy Dalton had two fumbles in the second quarter alone.
Jets @ Buccaneers
The Bucs ended a five-game skid with a 15-10 victory over the Jets on Sunday. Filling in for the injured Jameis Winston, Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was facing his former team, completed 17 of 34 passes for 187 yards and was intercepted once.
Jets QB Josh McCown was another story. Tampa sacked him six times, almost doubling their total for the entire season. McCown, was 23 of 39 for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Robby Anderson caught a 38-yard TD pass in the final minute for the Jets.
The Jets were held to less than 200 yards of offence until late in the fourth quarter.
Josh Lambo made a 30-yard field goal with three minutes remaining in overtime to give the Jaguars a 20-17 victory over the Chargers. Safety Tre Boston intercepted Bortles twice in the fourth quarter.
Chargers QB Phillip Rivers finished the game 21-of-37 for 235 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Ekeler had 119 total yards and two touchdowns.
The Chargers have lost 14 games by one possession since the start of last season, the most in the NFL in that span. Jags 20-17. Some good news for the Chargers. Rivers in the 8th QB in NFL history with 4,000 career completions.
Steelers @ Colts
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger threw two second-half touchdown passes to complete a 14-point comeback 20-17 win over the Colts. The Steelers have won four straight. Roethlisberger ended up going 19 of 31 for 236 yards after being picked off on the second play of the game.
For the Colts, QB Jacoby Brissett was 14 of 24 for 222 yards with two TDs and one interception. Frank Gore ran 17 times for 54 yards.
The Steelers faced a 14-point deficit in three of the last four regular season games and came back to win, including their win today.
Browns @ Lions
So the Browns lost. Betcha didn't see that one coming...
After Lions QB Matthew Stafford got sacked on his first snap, and threw a pick on his second drive, he bounced back, threw three TD passes and led the Lions to a 38-24 comeback win against the Browns.
For Cleveland QB DeShone Kizer, completed 21 of 37 passes for 232 yards with a 19-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt in the first quarter.
Isaiah Crowell had a season-high 90 yards and a score that tied the game in the third. Cleveland had a season-high 201 yards rushing and three players with 50-plus yards on the ground for the first time in a game since 1974.
The Browns are the only winless team in the league. By the way if you’re keeping score, the Browns have one win in their last 25 games, and four in their last 46.
Packers @ Bears
The Packers finally won without Aaron Rodgers. Green Bay QB Brett Hundley threw for 212 yards and a touchdown, and Nick Perry had three sacks as the Packers snapped a three-game losing streak against the Bears with a 23-16 victory.
Hundley also became the first Green Bay starting quarterback other than Brett Favre or Rodgers to win against the Bears since Don Majkowski on Dec. 17, 1989.
Bears QB Mitchell Trubisky threw for a career-high 297 yards and was sacked five times. The Bears dropped their second in a row after winning back-to-back games.
Saints @ Bills
You get a touchdown! Everybody gets a touchdown! *Insert Oprah voice here*
Everyone’s favorite fantasy player they forgot to start Mark Ingram, had three touchdowns as the Saints marched to a 47-10 win over the Bills.
Ingram had 131 yards rushing, and the Saints won their seventh straight game. Their six touchdowns rushing set a franchise record, and New Orleans’ 298 yards rushing were the third highest in team history.
Saints QB Drew Brees finished 18 of 25 for 184 yards, and the Saints defense held Buffalo to a measly 138 yards. Bills QB Tyrod Taylor completed only nine passes for 56 yards before being benched.
Buffalo fell to 4-1 at home and missed the opportunity to win six of its first nine games for the first time since 1999.
The Saints are the 2nd team in the Super Bowl Era to win seven straight games immediately after starting 0-2. The other team was the 1993 Cowboys. They won the Super Bowl that year.
Patriots @ Broncos
Remember when this matchup was actually fun to watch? I miss you Peyton…
Patriots QB Tom Brady threw three touchdown passes in their dominant 41-16 victory over the Broncos.
Brady’s 86th regular-season road win broke a tie with Peyton Manning for most all-time.
These teams have represented the AFC in the last four Super Bowls, and the Broncos were hoping this matchup would give them a boost. Beat Brady, suggested Aqib Talib, and "the swag, the energy in this locker room, it’ll skyrocket."
Instead Brady handed them their fifth straight loss in dazzling style. This is the Broncos worst skid in seven seasons, and they dropped back-to-back games to the Patriots in Denver for the first time since 1966.
The Patriots also won a dozen consecutive road games from 2006-08. The NFL record is 18 set by Joe Montana and the San Francisco 49ers from 1988-90. The Patriots for the first time since 1979 had a special teams takeaway, a blocked punt and a kickoff return for a touchdown, which gave them a 27-9 lead at the half.
Denver QB Brock Osweiler hooked up with Emmanuel Sanders five times for 114 yards in the first half and threw 221 yards in the loss. Sanders finished with six catches for 137 yards.
Martellus Bennett was active for the Pats after being picked up from Green Bay. His first catch covered 27 yards and he finished with three catches for 38 yards.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick moved into a third-place tie with Tom Landry on the all-time head-coaching list for wins, with 270. Before last night’s game, Tom Brady was 3-7 all time at the Broncos, his worst road winning pct vs any team.