Monday, November 13, 2017

NFL - Week Ten Recap

The New Orleans Saints served notice they are to be taken seriously when it comes to the NFC playoff race.
The Saints (7-2) won for the seventh consecutive game as they blasted the host Buffalo Bills, 47-10 as they had six rushing touchdowns in the win. Running back Mark Ingram rushed for 131 yards and three scores while Drew Brees, Alvin Kamara and Trey Edmunds each had rushing touchdowns. The Bills were limited to 198 total yards in offense by the Saints defense.
Not to be outdone, the New England Patriots also served notice they are the defending Super Bowl champions with a 41-16 rout of the host Denver Broncos, who lost their fifth straight game. New England has won five in a row as QB Tom Brady passed for 266 yards and had three touchdown passes while Dion Lewis rushed for a score and also had a 103-yard kickoff return TD as well.
Brady also completed passes to nine different players in the game. The Patriots defense/special teams  also got two turnovers and a punt block to help pace the rout.
The Los Angeles Rams (7-2) continued to steam roll the opposition as they won 33-7 at home against the Houston Texans, who have lost two straight games since losing QB Deshaun Watson to a season ending knee injury.
Rams QB Jared Goff had 355 passing yards and also three TD passes, including two to wide receiver Robert Woods, one of which was a 94-yard scoring pass.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings (both 7-2) won close games to continue to lead their respective divisions. The Vikings won 38-30 over the host Washington Redskins as QB Case Keenum had four TD passes along with 304 yards through the air. Redskins QB Kirk Cousins had two rushing touchdowns and a TD pass in the loss.
The Steelers survived a 20-17 win at Indianapolis as kicker Chris Boswell made the game winning 33-yard field goal as time expired. The Colts blew a 14-point lead as Pittsburgh QB Ben Rosthlisberger had two scoring passes to aid the comeback win.

                                                  Elsewhere around the NFL  . . . . . . .  

The Detroit Lions kept the Cleveland Browns winless with a 38-24 win at home as QB Matthew Stafford had three TD passes in the second half . . .  The Jacksonville Jaguars (6-3) won a gift wrapped game against the visiting Los Angeles Chargers, 20-17 in overtime as kicker Josh Lambo nailed a 30-yard game winner following his 34-yard field goal with three seconds left in regulation. The Chargers defense twice intercepted passes with a 17-14 lead in the final two minutes but the offense could not muster up a first down to clinch the game . . .  Tennessee rallied for a 24-20 home victory against the Cincinnati Bengals as Titans running back DeMarco Murray scored his third TD of the day on a seven-yard pass from QB Marcus Mariota . . .  The San Francisco 49ers won their first game of the 2017 season with a 31-21 home win over the hapless New York Giants (1-8), despite two TD passes from QB Eli Manning. 49ers QB C.J. Beathard had two TD passes and the offense was balanced while gaining 474 yards . . .  The Green Bay Packers snapped a three-game losing streak as they beat the Chicago Bears, 23-16 behind a 37-yard scoring run by Ty Montgomery and a 19-yard TD pass from Brett Hundley to WR Davante Adams . . . The Seattle Seahawks won 22-16 over the Arizona Cardinals last Thursday night as QB Russell Wilson and tight end Jimmy Graham hooked up twice on scoring passes . . . The Atlanta Falcons beat Dallas, 27-7 as QB Matt Ryan had a pair of TD passes and Adrian Clayborn had SIX QB sacks. The Falcons defense registered eight sacks for the game . . .   The Carolina Panthers (7-3) routed the visiting Miami Dolphins, 45-21 on Monday Night Football. Panthers QB Cam Newton had four TD passes and also 254 pass yards and 95 rushing yards as they amassed 548 yards of offense.

                                                       Heftyinfo  NFL  co-Players of the Week

Adrian Clayborn  (Defensive End - Atlanta Falcons) 
                                                                                              Mark Ingram (RB - New Orleans Saints)

Seattle 22, Arizona 16
Green Bay 23, Chicago 16
Detroit 38, Cleveland 24
Minnesota 38, Washington 30
Jacksonville 20, LA Chargers 17 (OT)
Pittsburgh 20, Indianapolis 17
Tampa Bay 15, NY Jets 10
Tennessee 24, Cincinnati 20
New Orleans 47, Buffalo 10
LA Rams 33, Houston 7
Atlanta 27, Dallas 7
San Francisco 31, NY Giants 21
New England 41, Denver 16
Carolina 45, Miami 21

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