This was not the day many people expected. “Broncos”, “Falcons” and “Bears” made everyone worry on the road. The Pirates made it easier for the Packers, the Eagles scared the Ravens, and the Browns turned from looking like a striker in weeks 2 to 5 to the absolute humiliation of the Steelers.
But given that several NFL teams have dealt with closed practice facilities this week through positive coronavirus tests, the fact that even games have been played has been almost as surprising as the results on the field.
Here’s what we learned:
One * Sentences about Sunday games
* Except when you need more.
Pirate 38, packer 10 Almost everything went in the direction of Tampa Bay, but the brightest in this game, most likely, was the defense of passes, as Aaron Rogers, who was fired only three times in the first four matches of his team, was four times pushed back by the terrible “Buccaneers” to pass the peak . Rogers finished the day with a rating of 35.4, which is the third worst score in his career.
Titans 42, Texans 36 (after a while) It’s hard to argue with a game in which the team’s offense went 601 yards, but Tennessee really needs to worry about its defense, which allowed 412 yards and 36 points for the team, which fired its head coach and CEO two weeks ago.
Steelers 38, Browns 7 Cleveland averaged 37.5 points in the previous four games, but could do absolutely nothing against Pittsburgh, and defender Baker Mayfield looked beaten and ineffective during a throw of 119 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. The Browns were four times more than 30 points and twice less than 10.
Colts 31, Bengals 27 It was an emotional week for Indianapolis as the team had to close for a short time after several false-positive coronavirus tests, trailing 21-0 behind Cincinnati and then rushing back to win, tying the franchise record for the biggest return of the regular season game. .
Crows 30, Eagles 28 Baltimore impressed Philadelphia with their running game at the start with a score of 17: 0, but on rare occasions when the Crows removed the collective leg from gasoline, they almost allowed the Eagles to relieve the disorder to get help when Carson Wentz could not. Do not run the ball to turn into 2 points, a little less than two minutes left.
Bears 23, panthers 16 It’s hard to worry about the Chicago attack, regardless of the team’s record, but the Bears’ defense had a return day that forced three turnovers, including an interception in the last two minutes.
Falcons 40, Vikings 23 The dismissal of coach Dan Quinn and the return of Julio Jones were certainly factors in Atlanta’s first win of the season, but when Kirk Cousins, Minnesota, melted to the tune of three interceptions in the first half, he helped score Atlanta to such a great advantage that the team was in the circle. control most of the day.
Broncos 18, Patriots 12 New England seemed to win easily at home as soon as it was announced that Cam Newton was active, but Denver received six field goals from Brandon McManus and barely restrained a comeback. Newton led his team to Denver’s 24-yard line in the final minute of the game, falling by just six points, but the Patriots threw the ball to the fall when Newton’s pass to N’Keal Harry fell incomplete.
Dolphins 24, jets 0 It was the full experience of Ryan Fitzpatrick, when the veteran defender threw three touchdowns, was intercepted twice and made himself for Patrick Magomes, making a short pass with his left hand in an easy victory. Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut, but it was more about laughing than replacing his team’s unstable starter – and Fitzpatrick led the applause to the rookie, who would eventually replace him.
Levi 34, Jaguari 16 Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown – he now has one against all 31 teams except Detroit – D’Andre Swift ran 116 yards and the Lions won so convincingly that Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone admitted after the game that his job may be threatened.
Giants 20, Footballers 19 Tay Crowder’s tangible touchdown recovery resulted in Big Blue winning less than seven but less than four minutes of play, but that game between wounds was also resolved when coach Ron Rivera desperately tried to stay in the Eastern playoff playoffs. NFC, forced its players to try to convert to 2 points in the last minute of the game, only to Kyle Allen under pressure threw an incomplete pass. Rivera wanted a clear victory, not to risk in overtime, but he had to agree to lose.