NFL Week 7 Recaps 2018 NFL Week 7 Game Recaps: Denver Broncos 3-4-0 45 VS Arizona Cardinals 1-6-0 10 Final, Tennessee Titans 3-4-0 19 VS Los Angeles Chargers 5-2-0 20 Final, Cleveland Browns 2-4-1 23 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-3-0 26 Final, Carolina Panthers 4-2-0 21 VS Philadelphia Eagles 3-4-0 17 Final, Minnesota Vikings 4-2-1 37 VS New York Jets 3-4-0 17 Final, Detroit Lions 3-3-0 32 VS Miami Dolphins 4-3-0 21 Final, New England Patriots 5-2-0 38 VS Chicago Bears 3-3-0 31 Final, Buffalo Bills 2-5-0 5 VS Indianapolis Colts 2-5-0 37 Final, Houston Texans 4-3-0 20 VS Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4-0 7 Final, New Orleans Saints 5-1-0 24 VS Baltimore Ravens 4-3-0 23 Final, Dallas Cowboys 3-4-0 17 VS Washington Redskins 4-2-0 20 Final, Los Angeles Rams 7-0-0 39 VS San Francisco 49ers 1-6-0 10 Final, Cincinnati Bengals 4-3-0 10 VS Kansas City Chiefs 6-1-0 45 Final, New York Giants 1-6-0 20 VS Atlanta Falcons 3-4-0 23 Final

2018 NFL Week 7 Game Recaps



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Chris Ransom Last Updated: October 22, 2018.




Denver Broncos 3-4-0
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Arizona Cardinals 1-6-0


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Josh Rosen was hoping to make the Broncos pay for passing on him. That did not happen though.


Opening drive Josh Rosen threw an interception to Todd Davis. Davis returned the interception for a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. Then Denver expanded their lead when Case Keenum threw it to Emmanuel Sanders before he threw it to Courtland Sutton on a trick play. Denver led 14-0.


Josh Rosen drove Arizona donfield for a field goal. Josh Rosen threw another pick six in the first quarter. Denver led 21-3 after one quarter of play.


Denver outscored Arizona 14-0 in the second quarter. The Broncos led 35-3 at halftime and won by a final score of 45-10.


Wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders had 6 receptions, 102 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Von Miller was the defensive player of the game and my overall player of the game. Von Miller had 2 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 4 total tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, and 1 fumble recovery. Von Miller had a huge game and showed why he is the man.




Tennessee Titans 3-4-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 5-2-0


Game Recap: LONDON-Melvin Gordon was ruled out for the Los Angeles Chargers. That made thinhgs more interesting.


Tennessee got a field goal on their opening drive. Their opening drive lasted 5 minutes and 16 seconds after Mariota went 2/3 on third down conversions on the opening drive. This was an 11-play 55-yard drive for Tennessee.


Philip Rivers threw a touchdown pass to Tyreek Williams on the first play of the game for the Chargers. Los Angeles took a 7-3 lead.


Logan Ryan broke up a deflection on third down. That forced the Chargers to settle for a field goal. Los Angeles took a 10-3 lead. Los Angeles led 10-3 after one quarter of play.


Tajae Sharpe caught a first down from Marcus Mariota. Tennessee had to settle for another field goal. Los Angeles led 10-6 at halftime.


Los Angeles got the footall to start the second half. Philip Rivers threw a deep touchdown pass to Mike Williams. he offensive lne has done a fantastic job using pass protection for Philip Rivers. Los Angeles took a 17-6 lead.


The combination of Dion Lewis and Derrick Henry allowed Tennessee to run it in for a rushing touchdown. Los Angeles led 17-13.


Philip Rivers had two third down conversions late in the third quarter. One was to tight end Antonio Gates and the other was to wide receiver Keenan Allen. Los Angeles led 17-13 after three quarters of play.


Tennessee opted to challenge a catch after burning a timeout near the end of the third quarter. If the Titans lost this challenge they'd be down to their last timeout. Tennessee lost the challenge. The Titans made a defensive stop as Mike Williams limped off the field after Keenan Allen kicked one of the end zone pilines. Los Angeles got a field goal and took a 20-13 lead.


Marcus Mariota threw a third down conversion to ZTajae Sharpe. sharpe caught a 16-yard pass for a first down. Mariota was in another third down situation in the fourth quarter. Corey Davis dropped a beautiful pass thrown y Marcus Mariota. That caused Tennessee to settle for a fourth down.


Los Angeles got teh ball back. Rivers threw a third down conversion to Keenan Allen which resulted in a first down. Tennessee made a defesnive stop and got the ball back with under 5 minutes in the game.


Marcus Mariota scrmabled out of bounds for a first down. Tennessee kept the drive alive. Dion Lewis had a hugerun to take it to the Chargers 30-arrd line.


Tennessee made it first and goal. Right guard Josh Kline got injured setting up second and goal with 43 seconds left. Tennessee had to burn their final timeout thanks to this injury. Corey Davis dropped another pass in this game. Marcus Mariota scrambled into the end zone. The play was overturned they went from 25 seconds to 35 seconds after calling the timeout. Marcus mariota threw a touchdown pass to Luke Stocker on fourth down. The Titans attempted to go for the two point conversion and win. They did not get the conversion. The Los Angeles Chargers won 20-19.


Quarterback Philip Rivers was the player of this game. Rivers went 19/26 with 306 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.





Cleveland Browns 2-4-1
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-3-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Cleveland traded Carlos Hyde to Tampa Bay in hopes of Nick Chubb getting more carries. Tampa Bay could have easily traded for Hyde just saying.


Jason Pierre-Paul sacked Baker Mayfield on third and eight to end Cleveland's opening drive. A safety allowed Cleveland to gain a 2-0 lead though.


Jameis Winston threw a 17-yard completion to Mike Evans on third and ten. That set up a field goal opportunity. Tampa Bay led 3-2 after one quarter of play.


Tampa Bay got a touchdown. They missed the extra point to make it a 9-2 game. Jameis Winston ran for a rushing touchdown. Tampa Bay led 16-2 at halftime and had the football for 8 minutes and 32 seconds in the second quarter. Tampa Bay was 1/1 on third down conversions in the second quarter. Cleveland on the other hand was 0/4 on third down conversions in the second quarter and they were also 0/1 on fourth down conversions. Cleveland was 1/8 on third down conversions in the first half to make matters worse.


Jameis Winston was strip sacked and fumbled. Cleveland recovered the fumble. Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to David Njoku. Tampa Bay led 16-9. Ronald Jones got a rushing touchdown. Tampa Bay led 23-9 after three quarters of play.


Nick Chubb got a rushing touchdown. Tampa Bay led 23-16. Baker Mayfield threw a toucchdown pass to Jarvis Landry. That tied the game at 23.


Tampa Bay got a game-winning field goal in overtime. Tampa Bay won 26-23.


The two key players for Tampa Bay were wide receiver Mike Evans and tight end O.J. Howard. Mike Evans had 7 receptions for 107 receiving yards and O.J. Howard had 5 receptions for 67 receiving yards.




Carolina Panthers 4-2-0
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Philadelphia Eagles 3-4-0


Game Recap: PHILADELPHIA-Philadelphia may not have Jay Ajayi at running back. They have a way healthier and more effective roster though.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. It was 0-0 after one quarter of play. Carolina was 0/2 on third down conversions in the first quarter. Philadelphia was 0/4 on third down conversions in the first quarter.


Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass to Alshon Jeffrey. Philadelphia led 7-0. Jake Elliott kicked a field goal. Philadelphia led 10-0 at halftime. Carolina was 0/2 on third down conversions in the second quarter and 0/4 on third down conversions in the first half.


Carson Wentz threw a pass to Dallas Goedert. That touchdown gave Philadelphia a 17-0 lead. Philadelphia put together a 17-play 94-yard drive that took up 9 minutes and 22 seconds. Philadelphia led 17-0 after three quarters of play.


Carolina got a touchdown in the fourth quarter, but Graham Gano missed the extra point. Philadelphia led 17-6. Carolina got another touchdown and a two point conversion on their next drive. Philadelphia led 17-14.


Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen. Carolina won 21-17. Carolina went 4/5 on third down conversions in the fourth quarter.


Middle linebacker Luke Kuechly was my player of the game. Luke Kuechly had 12 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 14 total tackles, 4 tackles for a loss, and 1 sack. Luke Kuechly had a huge game and he was the biggest reason the Carolina Panthers won this game.





Minnesota Vikings 4-2-1
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New York Jets 3-4-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Kirk Cousins turned down a huge deal with the New York Jets to go play for Minnesota. This was a statement game for Kirk Cousins.


Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Adam Thielen. Minnesota led 7-0. Sam Darnold also threw a touchdown pass. This game was tied at 7-7 after one quarter of play. Both teams were 0/2 on third down conversions in the first quarter.


Minnesota kicked a field goal and led 10-7 at halftime. Minnesota was 0/6 on third down conversions in the second quarter. New York was 0/4 on third down conversions in the second quarter. Minnesota was 0/8 on third down conversions in the first half. New York was 0/6 on third down conversions in the first half.


Minnesota made it a 17-7 game thanks to a rushing touchdown by Latavius Murray. Both teams traded field goals after that and Minnesota led 20-10 after three quarters of play.


Minnesota outscored New York big in the fourth quarter. Minnesota won 37-17.


Wide receiver Adam Thielen was my player of the game. Adam Thielen had 9 receptions, 110 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.




Detroit Lions 3-3-0
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Miami Dolphins 4-3-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Ryan Tannehill was out for Miami. Detroit needed to win this game coming off a bye week.


Matthew Stafford threw a touchdown pass. Detroit led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Detroit got a field goal to lead 10-0. Brock Osweiler threw a touchdown before LeGarrette Blount ran it in for a touchdown. Detroit led 17-7 at halftime.


Detroit got a field goal to take a 20-7 lead. Detroit led 26-14 after three quarters of play.


Detroit won 32-21. The Detroit Lions took care of business and won a game they needed to win coming off a bye week.


Running back Kerryon Johnson was my player of the game. Kerryon Johnson had 19 carries for 158 rushing yards.





New England Patriots 5-2-0
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Chicago Bears 3-3-0


Game Recap: CHICAGO-New England did not have tight end Rob Gronkowski or right tackle Marcus Cannon for this game. Sony Michel also got injured during the game to make matters worse.


Tom Brady took up 4 minutes of clock. He threw a touchdown to Julian Edelman on third and one. New England led 7-0.


Chicago kicked a field goal. New England led 7-3. New England fumbled a kickoff on special teams. Mitchell Trubisky ran back nearly 30 yards and still scrambled into the end zone ofr a touchdown. Chicago led 10-7 after one quarter of play.


Sony Michel got injured on the first play in the second quarter and did not return. Bilal Nichols forced a fumble that Chicago recovered.


Three penalties by New England put Chicago in great position. Jordan Howard ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Chicago led 17-7.


Cordarrelle Patterson returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Chicago led 17-14 after that kickoff return.


Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to James White. New England led 21-17 at halftime.


Mitchell Trubisky threw a touchdown pass to Tarik Cohen. Chicago took a 24-21 lead.


Stephen Gostkowski tied the game with a field goal. D'Onta Hightower blocked a punt and Kyle Van Noy recovered the punt for a touchdown. New England led 31-24 after three quarters of play.


Tom Brady threw another touchdown pass to James White. New England took a 38-24 lead.


Mitchell Trubisky threw a touchdown pass to Trey Burton. New England led 38-31.


Trubisky threw a hail mar to Kevin White which he actually caught. The ruling was that White was one yard short of the end zone. I haven't seen a team get screwed this badly out of overtime since the Titans were one yard short versus the Rams in Super Bowl 34.


New England won 38-31. The New England Patriots improved to 5-2 while Chicago fell to 3-3.


Running back James White was my player of the game. James White had 11 carries, 40 rushing yards, 8 receptions, 57 receiving yards, 19 touches, 97 total yards, and 2 receiving touchodwns. WHite was a huge reason New England won.




Buffalo Bills 2-5-0
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Indianapolis Colts 2-5-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Buffalo signed Derek Anderson to start against the Colts. LeSean McCoy was also placed on concussion protocall to make matters worse. Indianapolis on the other hand is completely healthy for the first time all season with left tackle Anthony Castonzo, wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, and running back Marlon Mack all playing. Indianapolis even put Braden Smith at right tackle next to Castonzo.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Indianapolis routed Buffalo by scoring 24 unanswered points in the second quarter. Buffalo outscored the Colts 5-0 in the third quarter. It wouldn't matter as Indianapolis won this game 37-5.


Quarterback Andrew Luck went 17/23 with 156 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Anderson had 0 touchdowns and 3 interceptions filling in for Nate Peterman which explains why this contest was so damn one-sided.


T.Y. Hilton only had 4 receptions for 25 receiving yards and 2 receiving touchdowns. Hilton caught every ball that was targeted his way which is why he stood out despite being questionable heading into the week. Middle linebacker Darius Leonard had 12 solo tackles, 5 assisted tackles, and 17 total tackles for Indianapolis.


My player of the game has to be running back Marlon Mack. Mack had 19 carries, 126 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 2 receptions, 33 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 21 touches, 159 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns in this win for the Indianapolis Colts.





Houston Texans 4-3-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 3-4-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Leonard Fournette won't be back until week 9. That's a tough blow for the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Jaedveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus blitz off the edge on third down. Both get by Jacksonville's mediocre offensive tackles thanks to Cam Robinson being out at left tackle. Mercilus forces the fumble while Clowney recovers it.


Dante Fowler sacks Deshaun Watson on third down. The Texans are forced to settle for a field goal. Houston led 3-0.


Jacksonville failed to score on their second drive. An offensive pass interference penalty by Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller forced the Texans to settle for a field goal. Houston led 6-0 after one quarter of play.


Lamar Miller got a rushing touchdown in the second quarter. Houston led 13-0 at halftime.


Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Houston led 20-0. Jacksonville benched Blake Bortles for Cody Kessler in the second half too. Houston won 20-7.


Running back Lamar Miller was the player of the game. Lamar Miller had 22 carries, 100 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Miller helped Houston win this game on the ground to give the Texans sole possession of first place in the AFC South Division.





New Orleans Saints 5-1-0
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Baltimore Ravens 4-3-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-New Orleans is coming off a bye week facing one of the leagues toughest defenses. Drew Brees was expecting to reach 500 career passing touchdowns today too. He could also defeat all 32 NFL teams with a win today.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Justin Tucker got a field goal. Baltimore led 3-0. Then Drew Brees threw his 500th touchdown pass so New Orleans led 7-3. Lamar Jackson ran into the end zone. Baltimore led 10-7 at halftime. Baltimore was 1/1 on fourth downh conversions in the second quarter as well.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to rookie tight end Mark Andrews. Baltimore led 17-7 after three quarters of play.


New Orleans played about as perfect of a fourth quarter as you could play scoring on all three of their drives. Those scores translated to a 24-17 lead. Baltimore had a chance to tie it, but Justin Tucker missed his first career extra point which is really what the big story was in this game. In fact many people are placing a bigger emphasis on that then Drew Brees historic day.


Quarterback Drew Brees is the player of this game. He made NFL history in this contest with 500 career passing touchdowns and defeated all 32 NFL teams. Brees also went 22/30 with 212 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Dallas Cowboys 3-4-0
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Washington Redskins 4-2-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Washington did not have Paul Richardson or Jameson Crowder active for this game. Chris Thompson was also inactive plus Derrius Guice was on injured reserve. Washnington was thin at both running back and wide receiver.


Alex Smith threw a touchdown in the first quarter. Washingotn led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Dak Prescott threw a 49-yard passing touchdown to Michael Gallup. The game was tied at 7-7 at halftime. Dallas had the ball for 8 minutes and 1 second in the second quarter.


Washington got a field goal. Washington led 10-7 after three quarters of play. Washington had the football for 11 minujtes and 13 seconds in the third quarter.


Both teams traded field goals. Washington made it 13-7 before Dallas got a field goal to make it a 13=10 game.


Dallas had it at their own 10=yard line. Ryan Kerrigan strip sacked Dak Prescott before Preston Smith recovered the fumble for a touchdown. Washington led 20-10.


Dak Prescott had 4:48 to comeback to tie this game. Prescott took up 3 minutes and 18 seconds before getting a rushing touchdown that would make it 20-17. Dallas even attempted a field goal hoping to send the game into overtime, but the post improves Washington's record on the season to 4-2. Dallas falls to 3-4 on the year.


Running back Adrian Peterson was the player of this game. Peterson had 24 carries for 99 rushing yards in this contest.





Los Angeles Rams 7-0-0
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San Francisco 49ers 1-6-0


Game Recap: SAN FRANCISCO-This was the original Sunday Night Game. It got flexed due to Jimmy Garoppolo's injury.


The Los Angeles Rams won 39-10. Aaron Donald won this game for the Los Angeles Rams. Aaron Donald had 8 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 9 total tackles, 6 tackles for a loss, and 4 sacks. Aaron Donald absolutely dominated in this game and that's a huge reason why the 49ers won.




Cincinnati Bengals 4-3-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 6-1-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Two teams wih first place in thier divisions competed at Arrowhead Stadium. Both teams needed this win.


Kansas City had control of this game from start to finish. They rebounded from a 43-40 loss to the New England Patriots only to destroy the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10. Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt had field days at quarterback and running back.


Patrick Mahomes went 28/39 with 358 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. Kareem Hunt had 15 carries, 86 rushing yards, 1 rushing touchdown, 5 receptions, 55 receptions, 2 receiving touchdowns, 20 touches, 141 total yards, and 3 total touchdowns.


Hunt was my player of the game. No question Patrick Mahomes balled out once again with Eric Berry injured.




New York Giants 1-6-0
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Atlanta Falcons 3-4-0


Game Recap: ATLANTA-New York got Evan Engram back at tight end. Atlanta also got Grady Jarrett back at defensive tackle.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. Atlanta led this contest from start to finish winning 23-20.


Quarterback Matt Ryan was my player of the game. Ryan went 31/39 with 379 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Ryan did a stellar job against New York on Monday Night Football which is one reason why the Atlanta Falcons are now 3-4.





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