Tuesday, November 7, 2017

NFL - Week Nine Recap

The Philadelphia Eagles continue to soar with the best record in the NFL after blasting the visiting Denver Broncos, 51-23 to improve to 8-1 for the season.
The Eagles used a balanced offense (197 rushing yards and 222 passing yards) in the win as quarterback Carson Wentz threw four touchdown passes and running back Corey Clement scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) to lead the way.
The Los Angeles Rams (6-2) took over first place in the NFC West with a total domination of the host New York Giants, 51-17 as QB Jared Goff (311 passing yards) had four TD passes (two to wide receiver Robert Woods) and running back Todd Gurley scored two rushing touchdowns.
Washington held off the Seattle Seahawks, 17-14 as Robert Kelley (two rushing TD) scored on a one-yard run with 59 seconds remaining. The Redskins defense then stifled the 'Hawks on a last ditch pass as time expired. Seahawks QB Russell Wilson had two TD passes in the fourth quarter comeback that put his team ahead, 14-10 prior to Washington's game winning drive.
The Dallas Cowboys (5-3) beat the Kansas City Chiefs, 28-17 as QB Dak Prescott had two TD passes and a rushing score to lead the way. Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott rushed for a score as well and had 93 yards on the ground after being cleared to play after it was ruled earlier in the week he would begin serving a six-game suspension.
Kansas City (6-3) had rallied from a 14-3 deficit to take a 17-14 halftime lead, thanks to a great play to end the first half in which QB Alex Smith threw a mid range pass to Tyreek Hill, who then followed his blockers and weaved his way to a 56-yard touchdown as the half ended.

                                               Elsewhere around the  NFL  . . . . . . 

The Jacksonville Jaguars topped the Cincinnati Bengals, 23-7 as Jaydon Mickens ran a punt back 63 yards to help seal the win. The Jags defense limited the Bengals to a paltry 148 yards in total offense . . .  The Tennessee Titans outlasted the visiting Baltimore Ravens, 23-20 as QB Marcus Mariota threw two TD passes to offset a pair of TD strikes by Ravens QB Joe Flacco . . . The Carolina Panthers overcame an early 10-0 deficit to defeat the visiting Atlanta Falcons, 20-17 as Christian McCaffrey and Cam Newton scored rushing touchdowns and Graham Gano made a pair of field goals. Falcons QB Matt Ryan had two TD passes in the loss . . .  Two touchdown passes from QB Drew Brees and a score off a blocked punt led the way as the New Orleans Saints (6-2) knocked off the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 30-10 for their sixth consecutive win . . .  Indianapolis topped the Houston Texans (who were without starting QB Deshaun Watson) 20-14 as wide receiver T.Y. Hilton (five catches for 175 yards) hauled in a pair of TD passes from QB Jacoby Brissett . . .  The New York Jets (4-5) surprised the Buffalo Bills, 34-21 last Thursday night behind two rushing scores by Matt Forte and a TD pass and scoring run from QB Josh McCown. Buffalo QB Tyrod Taylor scored a rushing touchdown and also threw two TD passes in the setback . . .  The Oakland Raiders (4-5) beat the host Miami Dolphins, 27-24 as RB Marshawn Lynch scored twice on the ground and QB Derek Carr threw for 300 yards and a touchdown. Miami QB Jay Cutler had three TD passes and 311 yards passing in defeat . . .  The Detroit Lions won for just the second time in 26 games in Green Bay as they rode the arm of QB Matthew Stafford (361 passing yards and two TD passes, both to WR Marvin Jones) to a 30-17 victory. The Lions (4-4) snapped a three-game losing streak while sending Green Bay (4-4) to a third straight loss.

                           Heftyinfo NFL Player of the Week -  Jared Goff   (QB - Los Angeles Rams) 

NY Jets 34, Buffalo 21
Indianapolis 20, Houston 14
New Orleans 30, Tampa Bay 10
Jacksonville 23, Cincinnati 7
Philadelphia 51, Denver 23
LA Rams 51, NY Giants 17
Tennessee 23, Baltimore 20
Carolina 20, Atlanta 17
Arizona 20, San Francisco 10
Dallas 28, Kansas City 17
Washington 17, Seattle 14
Oakland 27, Miami 24
Detroit 30, Green Bay 17

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