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Niners still undefeated at 5 – 0


There seems to be a surge of teams in the bottom of their divisions are starting to rise to the top. As top teams start a slide on the downward trend. Starters and top draft picks begin to finally gel from a lack of playing time in preseason.

Kicking off this week’s action is the “London Bowl” which featured the (4-2) Carolina Panthers who soundly defeated the (2-4) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37-26. Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston had a ton of completions totaling 400 yards and a score, however five interceptions will always put you in the loss column. Teammate WR Chris Godwin collected 151 receiving yards in the loss. New England Patriots (6-0) remain undefeated with a 35-14 win over the (2-4) New York Giants.

Patriots QB Tom Brady moved into second place passing Peyton Manning in all-time passing yards completing 334 yards for the win. Giants surrendered four turnovers which sealed their fate. A flip of the coin on records as the (0-6) Cincinnati Bengals are still looking for their first win dropping to the (4-2) Baltimore Ravens 23-17.

“Sometimes you have to run to win,” stated Ravens QB Lamar Jackson. Jackson rumbled for 152 yards on the ground and 236 yards in the air for the victory. Much anticipation in this matchup as the Seattle Seahawks improve to (5-1) defeating the (2-4) Cleveland Browns 32-28. As Seahawks RB Chris Carson kept them grounded with 124 yards rushing and one score.

The New Orleans Saints (5-1) keep marching in maintaining their dominance in a defensive battle victory over the (2-4) Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6. A 204 yards performance by back up QB Teddy Bridgewater aided by three field goals by Kicker Will Lutz kept Bridgewater undefeated in his role. Game of the week featured the (4-2) Houston Texans pulling out a win over the (4-2) Kansas Chiefs 31-24.

Texans QB Deshaun Watson was the star as he “scratched and clawed” for first down yardage throughout the contest. Watson tossed for 280 yards and a score. However, it was the tough running of teammate RB Carlos Hyde who pounded out 116 yards and a score on the ground. A new head coach granted (1-5) Washington edged out their first win over the winless (0-6) Miami Dolphins 17-16.

It was a one-two punch of passing from QB Case Keenum tossing for 166 yards and two touchdowns. Coupled by the rushing of the ageless RB Adrian Peterson who rumbled for 118 yards in the win. Improving to (4-2) are the Minnesota Vikings with a 38-20 win over the (3-3) Philadelphia Eagles. It was a combination of passing by hot-handed QB Kirk Cousins who completed 306 yards passing and an amazing four touchdowns.

Vikings WR Stephon Diggs digged his heels in with 167 yards and three touchdowns to secure the victory. Footballs were flying all over the field in this contest as the Arizona Cardinals improve to (2-3-1) by edging the (1-5) Atlanta Falcons 34-33. Cardinal QB Kyler Murray showing much improvement by tossing for an amazing 340 yards and three scores in the win.

The End Zone’s surprise team is still on a roll as the (5-0) San Francisco Forty Niners maintain a 20-7 win over the sliding (3-3) Los Angeles Rams. Niners QB Jimmy Garoppolo is now 12-2 as a starter tossing for 243 yards in the win. Another bottom of the pack team is starting to surge as the (2-4) Denver Broncos blanked the (2-4) Tennessee Titans 16-0. Six sacks and three interceptions by the Broncos kept the Titans out of the end zone. Broncos QB Joe Flacco completed 177 yards in the win.

“Top teams continue to spiral downwards,” noted the Captain as the (1-4) New York Jets upset the (3-3) Dallas Cowboys 24-22. Jets QB Sam Darnold returned to the lineup tossing for a whopping 338 yards and two touchdowns. No one expected a third string quarterback to deliver a victory as the (2-4) Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the (2-4) Los Angeles Chargers 24-17. Chargers QB Phillip Rivers had the hot hand tossing for 320 yards and two touchdowns in the loss.

 

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