Monday, October 24, 2016

NFL - Week Seven Review

Fantastic finishes and some not so fantastic finishes is the way to describe the action around the NFL this past week.
The Detroit Lions stormed back in the final seconds to stun the Washington Redskins, 20-17 for a home victory. Wide receiver Anquan Boldin scored on an 18-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford with just 16 seconds remaining for the win. Washington had taken the lead (17-13) when QB Kirk Cousins scored on a 19-yard run with 1:05 remaining.
The San Diego Chargers beat the host Atlanta Falcons, 33-30 in overtime on a 42-yard field goal by Josh Lambo. Prior to that fantastic finish, the Falcons twice squandered 17-point leads as Chargers running back Melvin Gordon scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) to lead the comeback win.
Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi ran wild against Buffalo.
The Miami Dolphins came back from 11-point deficit to defeat the visiting Buffalo Bills, 28-25 behind a huge rushing performance by running back Jay Ajayi (29 carries for 214 yards and one TD), the Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week, who went for over 200 yards rushing for the second
consecutive game. Ajayi was the fourth back in NFL history to do that and the first in 14 years to do so.
The Sunday Night Football Game had a not so fantastic finish as the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals played to a 6-6 tie game.  Kickers from both teams blew short field goal tries in the OT after making one earlier in the extra session. The game ended in regulation in a 3-3 deadlock.
The Philadelphia Eagles knocked off the visiting Minnesota Vikings, 21-10 as the defense sacked Minnesota QB Sam Bradford six times while Josh Huff took a kickoff back 98 yards for a touchdown. It was the first loss this season for the Vikings, who fell to 5-1 after the defeat.

                                                  Elsewhere around the NFL . . . . . . 

Indianapolis held off stubborn Tennessee, 34-26 behind three TD passes from QB Andrew Luck and a 14-yard fumble return for score by Robert Mathis . . .  The New York Giants beat the Los Angeles Rams, 17-10 in London, England as RB Rashad Jennings scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter while the defense intercepted Rams QB Case Keenum four times to provide the difference in the outcome . . .  The New York Jets beat the visiting Baltimore Ravens, 24-16, sending the Ravens to a fourth consecutive defeat as the defense forced three turnovers  . . .  The Green Bay Packers smacked down the visiting Chicago Bears, 26-10 last Thursday night behind three TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers, who set a team record with 39 pass completions in the game . . .  The Kansas City Chiefs won at home, 27-21 as QB Alex Smith had a pair of scoring passes and Daniel Sorenson scored on a "pick six" interception. Saints QB Drew Brees threw for 367 yards and three scores in the loss . . . Oakland rolled past Jacksonville, 33-16 behind a pair of scoring runs by RB Latavius Murray . . . Tampa Bay throttled hapless San Francisco, 34-17 as QB Jameis Winston had three TD passes as the Bucs rolled up 519 yards in total offense, including 249 on the ground . . .  The New England Patriots rode the legs of RB LeGarrette Blount (127 yards and two TD) and a pair of scoring passes from QB Tom Brady to beat the host Pittsburgh Steelers, 27-16. The Steelers were without starting QB Ben Roethlisberger, who has an injured knee . . .  The Cincinnati Bengals beat the visiting Cleveland Browns, 31-17 as RB Jeremy Hill gained 168 yards on just nine carries and scored on a 74-yard run. Bengals QB Andy Dalton had two scoring passes to help pace the win. The Browns dropped to 0-7 with the loss . . .  The Denver Broncos ran all over the visiting Houston Texans, 27-9 on Monday Night Football. The Broncos had 190 rushing yards and Devontae Booker and C. J. Anderson each scored a rushing touchdown in the win.

Green Bay 26, Chicago 10
Indianapolis 34, Tennessee 26
Detroit 20, Washington 17
Cincinnati 31, Cleveland 17
Oakland 33, Jacksonville 16
Philadelphia 21, Minnesota 10
Kansas City 27, New Orleans 21
NY Giants 17, Los Angeles 10
NY Jets 24, Baltimore 16
Miami 28, Buffalo 25
Tampa Bay 34, San Francisco 17
San Diego 33, Atlanta 30 (OT)
New England 27, Pittsburgh 16
Arizona 6, Seattle 6 (OT)
Denver 27, Houston 9

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