Monday, October 17, 2016

NFL - Week Six Review

The Dallas Cowboys continue to serve notice to the rest of the NFL that they are for real, even with two rookies leading the way on offense.
The Cowboys improved to 5-1 this season with a 30-16 win in Green Bay on Sunday as rookie quarterback Dak Prescott (pictured right) had three touchdown passes and rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for 157 yards to help them win their fifth straight game. The Cowboys defense forced four turnovers in the game, including three fumble recoveries.
The Miami Dolphins surprised the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, 30-15 as running back Jay Ajayi scored two touchdowns and ran for 204 yards in the win. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger left the game with a meniscus injury and will likely be out for next week's game.
The Seattle Seahawks (4-1) rallied back in the final minutes to win 26-24 over the visiting Atlanta Falcons (4-2) after blowing a 14-point halftime lead. Seahawks kicker Matt Hauschka made a 44-yard field goal to decide the game. Seattle RB Christine Michael had two rushing touchdowns while Atlanta QB Matt Ryan (335 yards passing) had three TD passes in the loss.

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Drew Brees
The Detroit Lions held on for an exciting 31-28 victory against the Los Angeles Rams as Matt Prater kicked the game winning 34-yard field goal  . . .  Washington (4-2) won their fourth consecutive game, beating the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, 27-20. Kirk Cousins threw for two scores to offset a defensive score and a kickoff return for touchdown by the Eagles . . .  The Jacksonville Jaguars stunned the host Chicago Bears, 17-16 as they scored all their points in the fourth quarter, including a 51-yard TD pass from Blake Bortles to Aurelious Benn in the final minute of play . . .  New England steam rolled the Cincinnati Bengals, 35-17 in Tom Brady's first home game this season. Brady had two TD strikes and passed for 376 yards to help the Patriots improve to 5-1 . . .  The New Orleans Saints knocked off the visiting Carolina Panthers, 41-38 on a Wil Lutz 52-yard field goal with eleven seconds remaining. Saints QB Drew Brees had 465 passing yards and four TD passes to earn the Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week . . .  The Buffalo Bills blasted the San Francisco 49ers, 45-16 behind RB LeSean McCoy (140 yards rushing and three TD runs) to spoil the season debut of QB Colin Kaepernick for San Francisco . . .  The New York Giants got a huge game from wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. (eight receptions for 222 yards and two TD), including the game-winning 66-yard TD pass from QB Eli Manning (403 pass yards and three TD) in a thrilling 27-23 win over the visiting Baltimore Ravens  . . .  Kansas City squashed the host Oakland Raiders, 26-10 as the defense limited the Raiders to just 286 total yards in offense. The Chiefs (3-2) rushed for 183 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns in the win  . . . The Tennessee Titans (3-3) held off the Cleveland Browns, 28-26 for the win. Titans QB Marcus Mariota threw for three scores and the defense limited the Browns (0-6) to just 40 yards rushing for the game . . .   The San Diego Chargers shocked the visiting Denver Broncos, 21-13 last Thursday night behind a TD pass from QB Philip Rivers and four field goals by kicker Josh Lambo . . .   The Sunday night game saw the Houston Texans rally back big time in the fourth quarter to stun the visiting Indianapolis Colts, 26-23 in overtime when Nick Novak nailed the winning 33-yard field goal. Texans QB Brock Osweiler silenced the boo birds with two TD passes in the final two minutes of regulation to force the extra session . . .  Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson scored three touchdowns and rushed for 111 yards while the defense had two interceptions and limited the New York Jets to 230 total yards in offense in a 28-3 thrashing in the Monday Night Football game.

San Diego 21, Denver 13
Jacksonville 17, Chicago 16
Detroit 31, Los Angeles 28
Dallas 30, Green Bay 16
Miami 30, Pittsburgh 15
NY Giants 27, Baltimore 23
Tennessee 28, Cleveland 26
Washington 27, Philadelphia 20
New Orleans 41, Carolina 38
New England 35, Cincinnati 17
Buffalo 45, San Francisco 16
Seattle 26, Atlanta 24
Kansas City 26, Oakland 10
Houston 26, Indianapolis 23 (OT)
Arizona 28, NY Jets 3 

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