Week 7 of the NFL season was a odd weak to say the least. There were teams that maintained their great play, but there were also good teams that underperformed severly. Some of the scores and stats this week were mind-blowing, here is a recap from every game that took place this week.
The week began with the hobbled Cleveland Browns coming off of a short week to face the Denver Broncos. With Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and several other key players for Cleveland out from injury, the Browns took on the Denver Broncos. Cleveland, looked to bounce back from a brutal loss vs. the Cardinals in Week 6. D’Ernest Johnson took advantage of his opportunity and led the charge for the Browns. Johnson ran for 146 yards and one touchdown in the game. Cleveland’s defense manages to hold the Broncos offense in check enough to sneak out with a 17-14 victory with a depleted roster.
The red hot Baltimore Ravens faced off against the Cincinnati Bengals in a battle for the lead in the AFC North. Former LSU teammates Jamarr Chase and Joe Burrow had a field day against the Ravens defense Sunday. Chase caught eight receptions from Burrow, racking up 201 yards and one touchdown. Joe Burrow threw for 416 yards and three touchdowns in the game as well. For the Ravens, Lamar Jackson threw for 257 yards and one touchdown, while running for 88 more. The Bengals won the game 41-17, while taking the #1 spot in the AFC.
The Arizona Cardinals maintains their dominance over the NFL in their 31-5 win over the Houston Texans. Kyler Murray threw for 261 yards and three touchdowns. Murray got new acquisition Zach Ertz acclimated into the offense with three catches for 66 yards and one touchdown. The Cardinals now extend their winning streak and move on to 7-0 on the season.
The Atlanta Falcons took on the reeling Miami Dolphins in their Week 7 battle. Tua Tagovailoa attempted to lead Miami to a victory, but cme up just short. He threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns on the day. For Atlanta, the coonection between Matt Ryan and rookie TE Kyle Pitts was clicking. Pitts caight seven passes for 163 yards for Atlatnta as they won 30-28, moving up to 3-3 on the season. Miami is now 1-6.
The New England Patriots faced off against AFC East rival New York Jets for the second time this season., and once again it did not fair well for Zach Wilson and the Jets. Zach Wilson left the game with a knee injury, but it wouldn’t have mattered Mac Jones and the Patriots offense moved the ball very efficiently throughout the game. New England scored four touchdowns on the ground and three more passing. The defense also had the Jets offense under wraps, holding them to just one touchdown. New England won the game 54-13 and improves their record to 3-4, as the Jets fall to 1-6.
After starting the season 3-0, the Panther have been on a slide in the wrong direction. In their week 7 game vs. The Giants, they failed to get their season back on track. The Giants held the Panthers to under 200 total yards on the day, and only gave up a field goal. Daniel Jones threw for 203 yards and one touchdown on the game, leading the Giants to a 25-3 win. The Panthers have now lost 4 straight games,
The Washington Football Team traveled to Green Bay to take on Aaron Rodgers. Week in and Week out, Taylor Heinicke has proven to be a legit starting QB in the NFL, but hasn’t had the team success this season. Heinicke threw for 268 yards, one touchdown and one interception while also rushing for 95 more yards. Unfortunately, his efforts came up short to Aaron Rodgers 274 yards and three touchdowns. Despite Green Bay rushing for just 57 yards as a team, they still won the game 24-10.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to dominate on both side of the ball in their Week 7 game vs. the Chicago Bears. The Bucs went up 35-3 in the first half, and seemingly took their foot off the gas by winning 38-3. Tom Brady threw for 211 yards and four touchdowns. His four passing touchdowns made him the first QB in NFL history to eclipse the 600 touchdown mark. Brady almost lost his historic ball to a fan, but came to a bargain with the fan for giving the ball back.
The Las Vegas Raiders continue to be on the NFL’s sneaky good teams with yet another win on the season over the Philadelphia Eagles. With Josh Jacobs out again with an injury, Derek Carr had to weight of the offense on his shoulder. Carr threw for 323 yards and two touchdowns while completing 31/34 passes on the day. Las Vegas went on to win 33-21, as they move on to 5-2 through Week 7.
The Kansas City Chiefs came into the season looking to once again compete for a Super Bowl, but through 7 week, the Chiefs have looked anything like the great team they’ve been the last few years. The Titans defense made it uncomfortable for the Chiefs all game, while still moving the ball on offense. Ryan threw for 270 yards on the day, with 133 going to AJ Brown. Patrick Mahomes left the game late after taking a knee/thigh to the head. Mahomes did not get a concussion. The final score was 27-3 as the Chiefs fall to 3-4.
Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff went against their former teams in a head to head matchup between the L.A. Rams and the Detroit Lions. Even though the Lions have been one of, if not the worst team in the NFL this season, but they still gave the Rams a run for their money. Matthew Stafford threw 334 yards and three touchdowns on the day. Cooper Kupp continues his historic statistical season with 156 yards and two rock downs. In the end, the Rams took home a 28-19 victory, as the Lions fall to 0-7.
The San Francisco 49ers hosted the Indianapolis Colts in a rainy game this Sunday. Both teams struggled with turnovers due to the rain, but the Colts did a better job of minimizing their mistakes throughout the game. The Colts took advantage of San Francisco’s mistakes and won the game 30-18. The 49ers record drops to 2-4.
The Seattle Seahawks season has been on a downward spiral ever since Russell Wilson went down with his finger injury. Seattle faced the New Orleans Saints Monday night, and it was a battle throughout. Seattle opened the game with a 84 yard touchdown from DK Metcalf, but didn’t do much for the rest of the game. New Orleans defense made life hell for the Seahawks. The Saints sacked Geno Smith 5 times in the game, while bringing constant pressure. For New Orleans, Alvin Kamara caught 10 passes for 128 yards and one touchdown. He also ran for 51 yards to help New Orleans win 13-10.