Monday, November 16, 2015

NFL - Week Ten Review

The Lions stunned the Packers in Green Bay.
Upset City - This week around the NFL can be described in one word.
 The Detroit Lions pulled off the biggest stunner of Week Ten, beating the Green Bay Packers, 18-16 in Lambeau Field. It was Detroit's first victory in Green Bay since the 1991 season . . .  The Jacksonville Jaguars caught a huge break when Baltimore Ravens linebacker/end Elvis Dumervil was flagged for a face mask penalty, giving the Jags a 53-yard field goal attempt with no time left on the clock. Kicker Jason Myers made the field goal and the Jaguars shocked the host Ravens, 22-20 . . .  The Chicago Bears continue their sudden surge as they blasted the host St. Louis Rams, 37-13 behind three touchdown passes by quarterback Jay Cutler and a solid defensive effort that limited Rams running back Todd Gurley to just 45 rushing yards . . .  Last Thursday night, the Buffalo Bills surprised the New York Jets, getting a 22-17 road win . . .  The Washington Redskins completely dominated the fading New Orleans Saints, 47-14 behind a huge day from QB Kirk Cousins, who four TD passes to go with a perfect passer rating for then game and 324 passing yards . . .  The Kansas City Chiefs blasted the host Denver Broncos, 29-13 as Denver QB Peyton Manning was intercepted four times and was yanked from the game after he had set the all-time NFL record for career passing yardage earlier, breaking Brett Favre's record . . .  and the Monday Night Football game saw an upset as well as the Houston Texans rallied to defeat the host Cincinnati Bengals, 10-6 in a defensive struggle. Backup quarterback T.J. Yates threw a 22-yard TD pass to WR DeAndre Hopkins in the fourth quarter to give the Bengals their first loss of the season.

TOP RUSHERS FOR WEEK TENAdrian Peterson (Minnesota)  203 yards, one touchdown;  Alfred Morris (Washington) 103 yards;  Jeremy Langford (Chicago) 73 yards, two touchdowns (one receiving);  Jonathan Stewart (Carolina) 91 yards and one touchdown.

TOP PASSERS FOR WEEK TENKirk Cousins (Washington) 324 yards and four touchdowns;  Ben Roethlisberger (Pittsburgh) 379 yards and three touchdowns;  Carson Palmer (Arizona) 363 yards and three touchdowns;  Jay Cutler (Chicago) 258 yards and three touchdowns.

Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week - Kirk Cousins (Washington Redskins QB) had 324 yards and four touchdown passes to go with a perfect passer rating in the 47-14 blowout win over the New Orleans Saints.

Game highlights  . . .   Miami battled back from an early 16-3 deficit to beat the host Philadelphia Eagles, 20-19 as QB Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores. Eagles starting QB Sam Bradford left the game with multiple injuries, including a concussion . . .  The New England Patriots remained unbeaten with a last second 27-26 road win against the New York Giants as kicker Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 54-yard field goal with one second left . . .  Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger came off the bench and threw three TD passes, including two to wide receiver Antonio Brown in a 30-9 rout of the visiting Cleveland Browns . . .  The Arizona Cardinals shocked the Seattle Seahawks by getting a 39-32 road win as QB Carson Palmer led the way with three TD passes . . .  Minnesota continued to roll as they throttled the host Oakland Raiders, 30-14 behind a huge day from RB Adrian Peterson (203 rushing yards) who ran for an 80-yard score to ice the game in the fourth quarter . . .  The Carolina Panthers rode the arm and legs of QB Cam Newton (one passing and one rushing TD) once again in a 27-10 win at Tennessee to stay perfect with a 9-0 record.

Buffalo 22, NY Jets 17
Chicago 37, St. Louis 13
Carolina 27, Tennessee 10
Miami 20, Philadelphia 19
Detroit 18, Green Bay 16
Jacksonville 22, Baltimore 20
Pittsburgh 30, Cleveland 9
Tampa Bay 10, Dallas 6
Washington 47, New Orleans 14
New England 27, NY Giants 26
Kansas City 29, Denver 13
Minnesota 30, Oakland 14
Arizona 39, Seattle 32
Houston 10, Cincinnati 6

                                    NFL FANS PHOTO OF THE WEEK

Redskins fans had plenty to cheer about in a 47-14 rout of the Saints.

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