NFL Week 9 Recaps 2016 NFL Week 9 Game Recaps: Atlanta Falcons 6-3-0 43 VS Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5-0 28 Final, Detroit Lions 5-4-0 22 VS Minnesota Vikings 5-3-0 16 Final OT, Philadelphia Eagles 4-4-0 23 VS New York Giants 5-3-0 28 Final, New York Jets 3-6-0 23 VS Miami Dolphins 4-4-0 27 Final, Jacksonville Jaguars 2-6-0 14 VS Kansas City Chiefs 6-2-0 19 Final, Dallas Cowboys 7-1-0 35 VS Cleveland Browns 0-9-0 10 Final, Pittsburgh Steelers 4-4-0 14 VS Baltimore Ravens 4-4-0 21 Final, New Orleans Saints 4-4-0 41 VS San Francisco 49ers 1-7-0 23 Final, Carolina Panthers 3-5-0 13 VS Los Angeles Rams 3-5-0 3 Final, Indianapolis Colts 4-5-0 31 VS Green Bay Packers 4-4-0 26 Final, Tennessee Titans 4-5-0 35 VS San Diego Chargers 4-5-0 43 Final, Denver Broncos 6-3-0 20 VS Oakland Raiders 7-2-0 30 Final, Buffalo Bills 4-5-0 25 VS Seattle Seahawks 5-2-1 31 Final

2016 NFL Week 9 Game Recaps



The Indianapolis Colts needed a win heading into their bye week. Did they get that win?





Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 6, 2016.





Atlanta Falcons 6-3-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Atlanta did not have Tevin Coleman to compliment Devonta Freeman. Tampa Bay did not have Doug Martin, Charles Simms, or Jacquizz Rodgers at running back.


Both quarterbacks dominated. Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan went 25/34 with 344 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston went 23/37 with 261 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Even Mike Glennon did a solid job in relief of Winston going 10/11 with 75 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.


Ryan outplayed Winston despite being pressured by William Gholston and Noah Spence. Ryan did a phenomenal job keeping his cool. Wide receiver Julio Jones had 8 receptions, 111 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Mike Evans made plays against anyone on Atlatna's secondary with 11 receptions, 150 receiving yards, and 2 receiving touchdowns.


Atlanta won 43-28. Tampa Bay was not the same team in week 1 that beat Altanta without Doug Martin, Charles Simms, Vincent Jackson, and Austin Seferian-Jenkins. Winston and Evans carried Tampa Bay's offense and both did phenomenal despite the loss to Atlanta.





Detroit Lions 5-4-0
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Minnesota Vikings 5-3-0


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Today was Pat Shurmer's first game as offensive coordinator. Norv Turner re-signed last week after a huge let down on Monday Night Football against the Chicago Bears.


Detroit led 3-0 after one quarter. Captain Munnerlyn got injured at nickel corner causing Trae Waynes to play nickel cornerback. Haloti Ngata returned from an injury as well with Detroit leading early in the second quarter.


Minnesota tied it at 3 in the second quarter. Chad Greenway picked off Matthew Stafford on Detroit's next possession.


Anquan Boldin caught a go-ahead touchdown with five seconds left in the first half. Detroit led 10-3 at halftime.


Minnesota got a touchdown in the third quarter before missing the extra point. Detroit led 10-9 after three quarters.


Blair Walsh had a blocked field goal in the fourth quarter after missing the extra point. Detroit had a chance to score.


Detroit kicked a field goal. The Lions took a 13-9 lead.


Minnesota scored with 23 seconds left. That gave the Vikings a 16-13 lead.


Detroit kicked a field goal as time ran out. Detroit tied the game at 16.


Detroit got the ball to start overtime. Detroit had a 12 play drive that lasted 6 minutes and 39 seconds. Golden Tate caught the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Golden Tate had 11 receptions, 79 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown which gave the Lions the 22-16 win in overtime. Tate was the biggest reason the Lions won this game.





Philadelphia Eagles 4-4-0
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New York Giants 5-3-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-With Lane Johnson suspended whichever Giants defensive end lines up at 4-3 left end whether it be Oliver Vernon or Jason Pierre-Paul could have a big day. Both teams need this win to get to 5-3.


Carson Wentz threw two interceptions in the first quarter. Those interceptions set up scoring drives for the New York Giants as Eli Manning threw two passing touchdowns in the first quarter. Philadelphia got a field goal with the Giants leading 14-3 after one quarter.


Ryan Matthews ran it in for a rushing touchdown. That gave Philadelphia 7 more points. The Giants led 14-10 after that Eagles rushing touchdown.


Eli Manning threw another touchdown pass to Odell Beckham Jr. That gave the Giants a 21-10 lead over Philadelphia at halftime.


Philadelphia got another rushing touchdown to make it 21-17. Eli Manning threw a touchdown pass to Sterling Shephard to give the Giants a 28-17 lead after three quarters.


Philadelphia kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter. That field goal made it a 28-20 game. Philadelphia kicked another field goal. Carson Wentz drove the ball into the Giants red zone near the end of the game, but could not capitalize.


Landon Collins was the player of the game for the New York Giants caught the first interception Carson Wentz threw. Collins also had a critical stop in the second quarter on fourth down. Collins finished the game with 6 solo tackles, 6 assisted tackles, 12 total tackles, 2 deflections from pass breakups, and 1 interception. Collins was awesome for the Giants today.





New York Jets 3-6-0
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Miami Dolphins 4-4-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Both of these teams entered today on two game winning streaks. One of these teams needed to keep their winning streak alive in a game that could decide who gets second place in the AFC East.


The Jets took the lead with a field goal. Then Jay Ajayi and Matt Forte both had rushing touchdowns in the first quarter. Jets led 10-7 after one quarter.


Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown pass. That gave Miami a 14-10 lead. New York kicked a field goal. That made it a 14-13 game at halftime.


Miami got two field goals in the third quarter. Miami led 20-13 after three quarters.


The New York Jets kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter. Miami led 20-16 after that field goal.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown to give the Jets a 23-20 lead. Kenyan Drake returned a kickoff for a touchdown. That gave the Dolphins a 27-23 lead. Miami won 27-23.


Jay Ajayi had 24 carries, 111 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Ajayi was the biggest reason Miami improved to 4-4 while the Jets fell to 3-6.





Jacksonville Jaguars 2-6-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 6-2-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Nick Foles is making his first start at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016 today. Jacksonville really needs a win to save their season.


Nick Foles threw a touchdown pass to Albert Wilson. The Chiefs defense also recovered a fumble from the Jaguars in the first quarter. Kansas City led 7-0 after one quarter.


Kansas City kicked a field goal after Blake Bortles threw an interception in the second quarter. Bortles threw a touchdown pass to Allen Robinson near the end of the first half. Kansas City led 10-7 at halftime.


Cairo Santos kicked two field goals in the third quarter. Kansas City led 16-7 after three quarters.


Santos kicked a field goal in the fourth quarter. That gave the Chiefs a 19-7 lead.


Jacksonville got a touchdown to make it 19-14. Nick Foles was the biggest reason the Chiefs won going 20/33 with 187 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Kansas City gets Alex Smith back for next weeks game in Carolina. That may be huge in terms of momentum for the Chiefs.





Dallas Cowboys 7-1-0
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Cleveland Browns 0-9-0


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Cody Kessler returned for Cleveland today. The Cowboys have not lost since week 1 and Cleveland is 0-8 trying to avoid an 0-9 start.


Cleveland got a field goal on their first possession. Dak Prescott ran for a first down before firing a touchdown pass to Jason Witten. Dallas led 7-3 after one quarter.


Cleveland missed a field goal in the second quarter. Ezekiel Elliott ran it in for a rushing touchdown to give Dallas a 14-3 lead in the second quarter.


Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Cole Beasley. Dallas led 21-3 until Cody Kessler threw a touchdown pass to Terrell Pryor. Dallas led 21-10 at halftime.


Ezekiel Elliott ran it in for another rushing touchdown. Dak Prescott threw a passing touchdown to Gavin Escoar. Dallas won 35-10 after a scoreless fourth quarter.


Quarterback Dak Prescott and tight end Jason Witten were the star players for Dallas. Dak Prescott went 21/27 with 247 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Jason Witten had 8 receptions, 134 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Jason Witten became the oldest Dallas Cowboys player to have 100 receiving yards since Terrell Owens who had 100 receiving yards at 34-years-old just like Witten today.





Pittsburgh Steelers 4-4-0
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Baltimore Ravens 4-4-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-Ben Roethlisberger returned today from his injury. Ronnie Stanley also returned at left tackle for the Baltimore Ravens in this game.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Mike Wallace. Baltimore led 7-0 after one quarter.


Kamar Aiken recovered a fumble that the Steelers forced to avoid a turnover. Darius Heyward-Bey got injured in the second quarter at wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Justin Tucker kicked a field goal. Pittsburgh was 0/7 on third down conversions in the first half while Baltimore was 1/8. Baltimore led 10-0 at halftime.


Baltimore led 13-0 after three quarters. Ben Roethlisberger only had 64 passing yards through 3 quarters.


Baltimore returned a blocked punt for a touchdown. The Ravens went for a two point conversion to make it a 21-0 lead.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a passing touchdown to Antonio Brown and ran for a rushing touchdown. Roethlisberger had 200 passing yards in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh went for an onside kick late in the game. They recovered the kick, but the ball did not travel 10 yards, so Baltimore got the ball back and ran the clock out.


Baltimore won 21-14 thanks to former Steeler Mike Wallace. Wallace had 4 receptions, 124 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.





New Orleans Saints 4-4-0
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San Francisco 49ers 1-7-0


Game Recap: SAN FRANCISCO-Delvin Breaux and Sheldon Rankins returned from injuries. San Francisco needed a big day from Kaepernick if they were to win.


Phil Dawson gave San Francisco an early 3-0 lead. New Orleans went on a 14-0 run after that to lead 14-3 after one quarter.


The Saints run continued in the second quarter as Mark Ingram caught a passing touchdown from Drew Brees to make it a 21-3 lead. San Francisco scored a touchdown to make it 21-10 before Ingram scored a rushing touchdown to make it a 28-10 lead after Ingram ran for a 75 yard rushing touchdown.


Phil Dawson kicked a field goal. Colin Kaepernick threw a passing touchdown to Vance McDonald which made it a 28-20 game before the Saints kicked a field goal to lead 31-20 at halftime.


Phil Dawson got the only points of the third quarter on a field goal. New Orleans lead 31-23 after three quarters.


Drew Brees threw a passing touchdown in the fourth quarter. New Orleans won 41-23 thanks to a field goal late in the game.


Quarterback Drew Brees and center Max Unger were the two biggest reasons why the Saints won. Running back Mark Ingram was huge for the Saints in this win as well. Drew Brees went 28/39 with 323 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Mark Ingram had 15 carries, 158 rushing yards, 2 receptions, 13 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown, 171 total yards, and 2 total touchdowns in the Saints win over the 49ers. Unger did not allow a sack and opened up running lanes for Ingram.





Carolina Panthers 3-5-0
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Los Angeles Rams 3-5-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Mike Remmers played left tackle with Michael Oher injured. Both of these teams needed to win today.


Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen in the first quarter. Neither team scored in the second or a third quarter.


Carolina took a 10-0 lead in the fourth quarter before the Rams got a field goal. Graham Gano gave Carolina a 13-3 lead before Case Keenum threw a passing touchdown late in the fourth quarter.


Carolina won 13-10. Both teams were 3-5 following this game. Cam Newton was the biggest reason the Panthers won. Cam Newton went 20/32 with 225 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions.





Indianapolis Colts 4-5-0
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Green Bay Packers 4-4-0


Game Recap: GREEN BAY-T.Y. Hilton, Dwayne Allen, and Philip Dorsett returned. Clay Matthews did not play in this game even after there were preliminary reports with Clay Matthews expected to play on Friday.


Indianapolis returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Andrew Luck threw two interceptions to HaHa Clinton-Dix. Indianapolis led 24-10 at halftime.


Indianapolis led 24-13 after three quarters. The Colts took a 31-13 lead in the fourth quarter. The Colts won 31-26 despite an impressive effort by the Packers late in the fourth quarter. Andrew Luck and Frank Gore did a good job managing the time of possession, but this wasn't an overly impressive win by the Indianapolis Colts, but it is a win the Colts needed.





Tennessee Titans 4-5-0
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San Diego Chargers 4-5-0


Game Recap: SAN DIEGO-Tennessee was trying to avoid a losing streak. Brandon Flowers returned from his injury today at cornerback.


Philip Rivers threw a passing touchdown to Antonio Gates. San Diego led 9-0 after the first quarter after Josh Lambo kicked a field goal in the first quarter.


Rivers threw a passing touchdown to make it a 16-0 lead. Marcus Mariota threw two passing touchdowns to Rishard Matthews in the second quarter. San Diego led 19-14 at halftime.


Marcus Mariota ran it in for a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. Tennessee took a 21-19 lead.


Melvin Gordon ran it in for a rushing touchdown. That gave the Chargers a 26-21 lead in the third quarter. Dwight Lowery recovered a fumble for a touchdown. That gave the Chargers a 33-21 lead after three quarters.


Marcus Mariota threw a passing touchdown to Delanie Walker. That made it 33-28.


San Diego kicked a field goal to lead 36-28. Brandon Flowers returned a pick 6 to give San Diego a 43-28 lead. San Diego won 43-35.


Philip Rivers went 24/33 with 275 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Rivers was great, but the guy who stood out the most for San Diego was running back Melvin Gordon. Gordon had 32 carries, 196 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Gordon was huge for San Diego with both teams at 4-5 thanks to San Diego's win.





Denver Broncos 6-3-0
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Oakland Raiders 7-2-0


Game Recap: OAKLAND-Aqib Talib was inactive. Oakland had their biggest Sunday Night game on TV in years.


Sebastian Janikowski had two field goalds in the first quarter. Oakland led 6-0 after one quarter.


Latavius Murray had two rushing touchdowns in the second quarter. Oakland led 20-10 at halftime.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. Oakland still led 20-10 after three quarters.


Denver kicked a field goal to start the fourth quarter. Oakland led 20-13 after that field goal. Oakland took a 10 point lead when Janikowski kicked a field goal to make it 23-13.


Oakland recovered a fumble. Derek Carr threw a pick on the very next play to strong safety T.J. Ward. The call was overturned after the ball was seen on the ground during an official review.


Oakland won 30-20. Latavius Murray had 20 carries, 114 rushing yards, and 3 rushing touchdowns. Left tackle Donald Penn paved the way for 200 yards on the ground and dominated in pass protection. Khalil Mack had 2 sacks and a 1 forced fumble. Mack had 1 sack on left tackle Russell Okung and another on right tackle Donald Stephenson.





Buffalo Bills 4-5-0
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Seattle Seahawks 5-2-1


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Marcel Dareus was out for Buffalo. The Bills got LeSean McCoy back.


Buffalo blocked a punt. Tyrod Taylor ran it in for a 3-yard rushing touchdown on Buffalo's first possession after a 3 and out series by the Bills defense.


Russell Wilson threw a 50-yard pass to Doug Baldwin. Then Wilson ran it in to tie the game at 7. Buffalo and Seattle were tied at 7 in the fourth quarter, but all of Russell Wilson's completions were to Doug Baldwin early in this game.


Buffalo's 18 play 10 minute drive allowed them to eat up a lot of clock. Tyrod Taylor threw a passing touchdown to Justin Hunter. That put the Bills ahead 14-7. Buffalo led by a touchdown after one quarter.


Russell Wilson threw a passing touchdown to Jimmy Graham. That tied the game at 14 in the second quarter.


Buffalo got a field goal. The Bills took a 17-14 lead.


Christine Michael ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Seattle led 21-17 until Russell Wilson threw a passing touchdown to JimmY Graham. That gave Seattle a 28-17 lead.


Buffalo got screwed at the end of the first half. Richard Sherman should have been flagged for running into the kicker as well as offsides. Buffalo had to take Dan Carpenter out for a play then the officials called a delay of game penalty so Carpenter had to redo a good kick that was no good. Pete Carroll could have called a timeout just to add more insult to injury, but didn't.


Richard Sherman moved over to boundary, but moved back to field corner to intercept Tyrod Taylor. Seattle led 28-17 after three quarters.


Buffalo ran it in for a touchdown. Eric Wood had a right leg injury at center. Buffalo wet for 2. The Bills got the conversion and that made it a 28-25 game.


Russell Wilson picked apart Ronald Darby. Seattle got in field goal range to take a 31-25 lead.


Buffalo drove the ball downfield. The Bills got the ball to the Seattle 15 yard line with 52 seconds left before being stopped on fourth down. Buffalo falls to 4-5 while Seattle improves to 5-2-1.


Russell Wilson went 20/26 with 282 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1rushing touchdown, 3 total touchdowns, and no interceptions. Wilson was the biggest reason Seattle won this game.






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