Week 6 was filled with some big divisional matchups and some games between some of the league’s elite. Here is a full recap from every game this week.
The Titans and Texans faced off in an AFC South battle. It was an offensive battle between the teams. But Ryham Tannehills 364 yards and four passing touchdowns combined with Derrick Henry’s 212 yards and two rushing touchdowns was just a little too much for Houston. Deshaun Watson had an excellent performance, throwing for 335 yards and four touchdowns. The final score was 42-36, and the Titans improve to 5-0.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens went to Philly to face the Eagles. The Ravens jumped out to a 17-0 lead and led 24-6 late in the third. But Wentz and Eagles battled back with 22 fourth-quarter points but failed on a 2-pt conversion to tie the game. Calais Cambell was a force for Baltimore, as he tallied three sacks in the victory. Baltimore escaped with a 30-28 win.
The Indianapolis Colts matched up against the Cincinnati Bengals. Phillip Rivers 371 yards and three touchdowns lifted the Colts over to a 31-27 win. The Colts move on to 4-2 on the season.
Two struggling teams in the Falcons and Vikings played in week 6. Kirk Cousins threw three picks in the first half, which set Minnesota behind. Matt Ryan’s four touchdowns helped the Falcons get their first win on the season. The final score was 40-23 as both teams move to 1-5.
Drew Lock made his return since his week two shoulder injury. Cam Newton also made his return after sitting out a week from testing positive for Covid-19. It wasn’t a pretty game, but the Broncos pulled it out 18-12. Denver’s kicker was 6/6 on field goals to help Denver to victory.
The New York Giants hosted the Washington Football Team in an NFC East battle. The game came down to a failed 2-pt conversion where Kyle Allen made a questionable decision to pass instead of running it in. The Giants snuck out with a 20-19 win for their first win of the season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns didn’t end well for Browns fans. The Steelers dominated Cleveland and won by a score of 38-7. The Steelers controlled the pace of the game and scored three touchdowns on the ground. Defensively they were smothering, sacking Mayfield 4 times. Minkah Fitzpatrick also had a 33 yard Pick-6. The Steelers remain undefeated at 5-0.
Nick Foles and the Chicago Bears went to Carolina to play Teddy Bridgewater and the Panthers. Foles threw for 198 yards and scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one passing) as Chicago’s defense held Carolina in check. Bridgewater threw two interceptions as the Panthers fell 16-23. “Da Bears” move on to 5-1 on the season.
Gardner Minshew and Matthew Stafford both looked to lead their respective teams to their second win of the year. The Lions rookie RB D’Andre swift ran for 114 yards and two touchdowns to help Detroit. Gardner Minshew threw for 243 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn’t enough as the Lions took the win with a final score of 34-16.
The New York Jets took a trip to Hard Rock Stadium to face division rival Miami Dolphins. It got ugly fast for the Jets. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 191 yards and three touchdowns to help give the Dolphins a 24-0 lead. At the end of the game, highly touted rookie Tua Tagovailoa made his NFL debut and his first action since the career-threatening hip injury he suffered at Alabama last year. Tagovailoa threw two passes and completed both for 9 yards. The Dolphins won 24-0, moving on to 3-3, while the Jets fall to 0-6.
Two of the games’ greatest quarterbacks in Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers faced off in a “Battle of the Bays” per se. The Packers jumped out to a 10-0 first-quarter lead before Tampa Bay scored the next 38 points unanswered. Ronald Jones ran for 113 yards and two touchdowns while Brady threw for a pair of scores. Tampa Bay won 38-10 to give Green Bay their first loss of the season.
The San Francisco 49ers clashed in an NFC West battle with their division rival Los Angeles Rams for a pivotal game. Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 268 yards and three scores, including a 44-yard catch and run to All-Pro George Kittle. 49ers won on a final score of 24-16.
The Chiefs and the Bills matched up in the Matinee Monday Night Football game. Patrick Mahomes threw for 225 yards and two touchdowns, but the star for Kansas City was rookie RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Edwards-Helaire ran for 161 yards with 26 carries. Travis Kelce caught two touchdowns in the win for KC. The Final Score was 26-17.
To close out Week 6, the Cardinals played the struggling Dallas Cowboys. Andy Dalton stepped in to replace the injured Dak Prescott for Dallas. The Cowboys defense played poorly, as they gave up 261 total yards rushing and three touchdowns. Kyler Murray did his damage as well as passing. Murray threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns, including an 80-yard bomb to Christian Kirk. The final score was 38-10, as the Cowboys fall to 2-4, which is still atop the NFC East. The Cardinals move on to 4-2 on the season.
by: Cam Deloatch