Week 11 of the NFL season was no other than the rest; FULL OF EXCITEMENT, here’s a recap of the action.
Russell Wilson and the Seahawks hosted Kyler Murray and the Cardinals for their week seven rematch. The Seahawks kept Murray in check in terms of running the ball, holding him to just 15 yards. Wilson and co. fought off the Cardinals in the fourth and escaped with a 28-21 win.
For the first time, the Titans and Ravens faced each other since the AFC Divisional round last season, where Tennessee shocked the world and beat Baltimore. This time around, the game went into OT. Derrick Henry ended the game on a 29 run through the defense for a touchdown. Henry ran for 133 yards total to help lead the Titans 30-24 in a heated battle.
Deshaun Watson and Cam Newton went head to head this Sunday as both QBs combined for over 600 yards passing. The Texans outlasted the Pats, though, 27-20. Houston picks up their third win of the season while the Pats drop to 4-6.
Andy Dalton returned to play for the Dallas Cowboys vs. Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings. Adam Thielen had a dominant day for the Vikings, with eight receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns. Dalvin Cook racked up 160 total yards as well. But the Cowboys stayed persistent as Dalton led them to a touchdown with 1:37 remaining to take the lead. The Cowboys got back in the win column after a four-game losing streak. The final score was 31-28.
The Chiefs looked for redemption against the Las Vegas Raiders in week 11. Derek Carr and Mahomes went down to the wire. Carr threw for 275 yards and three touchdowns, but it wasn’t enough for the Chiefs. With 30 seconds left, Mahomes completed a 22-yard laser to Travis Kelce to take the lead 35-31 and went on to win the game. Mahomes threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns. Kansas City moves on to 9-1 on the season.
The Cleveland Browns faced the Philadelphia Eagles in a game that featured inclement weather. Carson Wentz’s two interceptions plus a fumble lost from Miles Sanders helped Cleveland’s chances to win. Nick Chubb ran for 114 yards to help the Browns win 22-17. The Browns are now 7-3 while the Eagles fall to 3-6-1.
With Drew Brees out due to injuries he suffered last week, the Saints promoted Taysom Hill to the starting QB spot vs. Atlanta. Tayson threw for 233 yards with a 78% completion percentage. Hill also ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns for New Orleans. New Orleans defense was lights out, forcing two interceptions and eight sacks, three coming from all-pro Cam Jordan. New Orleans took the victory 24-9 as they improved their record to 8-2.
The Washington Football Team took on the Cincinnati Bengals this week. Unfortunately, rookie QB Joe Burrow who has been very good and was on his way to win the Offensive Rookie of the year, went down with a gruesome knee injury. Burrow tore his ACL, MCL and suffered other ligament damage that will sideline him for this season’s duration and possibly miss some time next season. The Washington Football Team won through 20-9. Get well, Joey B.
The Carolina Panthers faced the Detroit Lions this week. With Teddy Bridgewater out from a minor knee injury, Carolina started former XFL QB P.J. Walker. Walker threw for 258 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. The Lion’s offense struggled as they failed to score a point. The Panthers won 20-0.
The Pittsburgh Steelers made quick work of the Jacksonville Jaguars. The safety duo of Minkah Fitzpatrick and Terrell Edmunds both caught two interceptions for Pittsburgh. The Steelers won by a final score of 27-3 as they remain perfect on the season (10-0).
The Miami Dolphins went to Mile High to play the Denver Broncos. Rookie QB Tua Tagovailoa was under pressure all game and was sacked six times. Tua suffered an apparent foot injury that didn’t seem severe but was benched for precautionary measures. For Denver, melvin Gordon III and Phillip Linsday combined for 166 yards rushing while Drew Lock threw for 270. Denver won 20-13 to end a two-game losing streak.
The Los Angeles Chargers took on the winless New York Jets. Justin Herbert was fantastic, throwing for 366 yards and three touchdowns. Keenan Allen was even more impressive had 16 receptions for 145 yards and a touchdown. The Chargers held on to win 34-28 as the Jets still seek their first win of the season.
The Packers and the Indianapolis Colts matched up this week in Indianapolis. Both teams were evenly matched through four quarters, and the game was sent into OT. The Colts escaped with the victory after overcoming some questionable calls. The final score was 34-31.
To conclude week 11, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosted the LA Rams in an exciting Monday Night Game. Jared Goff and his wide receivers had a special connection. Robert Woods had 12 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown, and Cooper Kupp had 11 receptions for 145 yards. Tom Brady threw and an interception in the fourth, which sealed the game for the Rams. The final score was 27-24.
By: Cam Deloatch