NFL Week 9 Recaps 2018 NFL Week 9 Game Recaps: Oakland Raiders 1-7-0 3 VS San Francisco 49ers 2-7-0 34 Final, Chicago Bears 5-3-0 41 VS Buffalo Bills 2-7-0 9 Final, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5-0 28 VS Carolina Panthers 6-2-0 42 Final, Kansas City Chiefs 8-1-0 37 VS Cleveland Browns 2-6-1 21 Final, New York Jets 3-6-0 6 VS Miami Dolphins 5-4-0 13 Final, Pittsburgh Steelers 5-2-1 23 VS Baltimore Ravens 4-5-0 16 Final, Detroit Lions 3-5-0 9 VS Minnesota Vikings 5-3-1 24 Final, Atlanta Falcons 4-4-0 38 VS Washington Redskins 5-3-0 14 Final, Houston Texans 6-3-0 19 VS Denver Broncos 3-6-0 17 Final, Los Angeles Chargers 6-2-0 25 VS Seattle Seahawks 4-4-0 17 Final, Los Angeles Rams 8-1-0 35 VS New Orleans Saints 7-1-0 45 Final, Green Bay Packers 3-4-1 17 VS New England Patriots 7-2-0 31 Final, Tennessee Titans 4-4-0 28 VS Dallas Cowboys 3-5-0 14 Final

2018 NFL Week 9 Game Recaps



Aaron Rodgers heads to Gillette Stadium to face Tom Brady. Find out who we like in our week 9 game of the week.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 6, 2018.




Oakland Raiders 1-7-0
Versus
San Francisco 49ers 2-7-0


Game Recap: SAN FRANCISCO-Oakland headed to San Francisco. Nick Mullens started for C.J. Beathard and showed why he should be the starter for the duration of the regular season.


Oakland began the game with a 10-play 71-yard drive that took up 5 minutes and 30 seconds. Daniel Carlsson the former Auburn kicker kicked a field goal that gave Oakland a 3-0 lead.


After that San Francisco went on a 34-0 run for the rest of the game to win 34-3. Quarterback Nick Mullens went 16/22 with 262 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Derek Carr went 16/21 with 171 passing yards, but had 0 passing touchdowns and 0 interceptions at quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.


Many will give Mullens all the credit. I thought the offensive tackle tandem of left tackle Joe Staley and right tackle Mike McGlinchey. I'm giving these offensive tackles all of the credit for Mullens effective performance versus the Oakland Raiders.





Chicago Bears 5-3-0
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Buffalo Bills 2-7-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-Chicago should win this game. Buffalo is a complete mess at quarterback.


Neither team scored in the first quarter. This game was scoreless heading into the second quarter.


Jordan Howard got a rushing touchdown. Chicago took a 7-0 lead.


Roquan Smith forced a fumble. Eddie Jackson recovered that fumble for a touchdown. Chicago led 14-0. Leonard Floyd got another defensive touchdown for Chicago. Chicago led 21-0. Jordan Howard got another rushing touchdown. Chicago led 28-0 at halftime.


Buffalo got a field goal in the third quarter. Chicago led 28-3. Chicago got a field goal. Chicago led 31-3 after three quarters of play.


Chicago got a field goal in the fourth quarter. Chicago led 34-3.


Nate Peterman scrambled on a meaningless touchdown. Chicago led 34-9.


Chicago got another touchdown and won 41-9. Rookie Roquan Smith had 11 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 13 total tackles, and 1 forced fumble. Eddie Jackson recovered the fumble Roquan Smith forced. Roquan was my player of the game since he limited LeSean McCoy to 10 rushing yards as well, but you can credit Eddie Jackson too.





Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3-5-0
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Carolina Panthers 6-2-0


Game Recap: CAROLINA-Tampa Bay is going back to Ryan Fitzpatrick. Carolina can separate themselves from the NFC Wild Cards with another win.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw an interception. Carolina got a touchdown off of the possession to gain a 7-0 lead. Christian McCaffrey ran it in and Carolina led 14-0 after one quarter of play.


Donovan Smnith did good at left tackle in this game. Tampa Bay's right tackle Demar Dotson kept missing assignments, but Fitzpatrick threw a touchdown pass to O.J. Howard. Carolina led 14-7.


Cam Newton threw a touchdown pass to Curtis Samuel. Carolina led 21-7 following that play.


Christian McCaffrey got 35-rushing yards on one play. It looked like Carolina would put this game away. McCaffrey got a second rushing touchdown. Carolina led 28-7.


Cam Newton threw a passing touchdown to Greg Olsen. Carolina led 35-7. Tampa Bay got a touchdown before halftime. Carolina led 35-14 at halftime after Ryan Fitzpatrick went back to O.J. Howard.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw another passing touchdown in the third quarter. Carolina led 35-21 after three quarters of play thanks to Ryan Fitzpatrick throwing the football to Adam Humphries.


Ryan Fitzpatrick threw another touchdown to Adam Humphries. Carolina led 35-28. Carolina got another touchdown and won 42-28.


Carolina won this game due to Christian McCaffrey. Christian McCaffrey had 17 carries, 79 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 5 receptions, 78 receiving yards, 22 touches, and 157 total yards.





Kansas City Chiefs 8-1-0
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Cleveland Browns 2-6-1


Game Recap: CLEVELAND-Patrick Mahomes and Baker Mayfield both balled out the last time they played in College. Greg Williams is the new head coach for the Browns. Kansas City did not have Eric Berry.


Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt. E.J. Gaines, Cleveland's boundary cornerback got injured on that play. Kansas City led 7-0. Mahomes got his 27th touchdown pass of the year after throwing a 50-yard touchdown to Kareem Hunt.


Baker Mayfield threw a short pass to Antonio Callaway. Baker Mayfield began this game 4/7 with 38 passing yards in Freddie Kitchens first game as an offensive coordinator. Baker Mayfield threw another first down on second down to tight end David Njoku. Njoku does a lousy job blocking next to Cleveland's left tackle on third down so Cleveland had to settle for the field goal with Greg Robinson filling in for Desmond Harrison. Kansas City led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Denzel Ward left with a hip injury. Both of Cleveland's top two cornerbacks got injured in this game. Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown to tight end Travis Kelce. Mahomes began this game 6/8 with 120 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Kansas City led 14-3.


Cleveland got a rushing touchdown thanks to rookie running back Nick Chubb. The Browns missed the extra point. Kansas City led 14-9.


Kareem Hunt had a rushing touchdown. Kansas City led 21-9.


Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown pass to Duke Johnson. Cleveland attempted a two point conversion and did not get it. Kansas City led 21-15 at halftime.


Patrick Mahomes threw another touchdown pass to Kareem Hunt. Kansas City led 28-15. Kareem hunt had another rushing touchdown. The extra point was no good. Kansas City led 34-15 after three quarters of play.


Baker Mayfield went back to Duke Johnson for another passing touchdown. Kansas City led 34-21. Kansas City kicked a field goal to make it 37-21. Kansas City won 37-21.


Quarterback Patrick Mahomes went 23/32 with 375 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. My player of the game was running back Kareem Hunt.


Kareem Hunt had 17 carries, 91 rushing yards, 1 reception, 50 receiving yards, 2 rushing touchdowns, 1 receiving touchdown, and 3 total touchdowns. Kareem Hunt balled out today and really helped the Kansas City Chiefs win today.





New York Jets 3-6-0
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Miami Dolphins 5-4-0


Game Recap: MIAMI-Sam Darnold will face Brock Osweiler. Darnold lost his first game to Ryan Tannehill and Miami back in week 2.


Brock Osweiler threw a third down conversion to Danny Amendola. Avery Willamson sacks Osweiler to force a fourth down to prevent a field goal.


This game was scoreless after one quarter of play. Miami got a field goal to take a 3-0 lead. Miami got another field goal to make it 6-0.


New York got a field goal. Miami led 6-3 at halftime. Neither team scored in the third quarter and this was due to the New York Jets missing a field goal in the third quarter.


Jerome Baker had a pick 6. Miami took a 13-3 lead after that. Miami won 13-6. Jerome Baker was my player of the game and that is mainly due to his pick 6 over the New York Jets.





Pittsburgh Steelers 5-2-1
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Baltimore Ravens 4-5-0


Game Recap: BALTIMORE-Baltimore's starting offensive tackles are both out for this game. Left tackle Ronnie Stanley and right tackle James Hurst are both out for this game which is one reason why I changed my prediction from Baltimore to Pittsburgh at the last minute.


Joe Flacco threw a third down conversion to rookie tight end Mark Andrews. Baltimore fumbled it, but luckily they recovered. An offsides penalty negated a Stefon Tuitt sack.


Baltimore was stopped again on third down after Pittsburgh failed to do anything on their first series. Baltimore would settle for a feild goal. Baltimore led 3-0.


James Conner got a touchdown. Pittsburgh led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


James Conner got a first down on a third down conversion in the second quarter. Baltimore would make the stop on the next third down conversion attempt.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown. Pittsburgh led 14-3.


Baltimore drove downfield for a field goal. Pittsburgh led 14-6 at halftime.


Pittsburgh put together a 15-play drive where Pittsburgh drove the ball 75-yards. Ben Roethlisberger scrambled it into the end zone, but took up 8 minutes and 14 seconds of clock on Pittsburgh's opening drive in the third quarter. Pittsburgh did miss the extra point. Pittsburgh led 20-6.


Alex Collins got a rushing touchdown. Pittsburgh led 20-13 after three quarters of play.


Both teams traded field goals in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh won 23-16.


Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger went 28/47 with 270 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, and no interceptions. Running back James Conner was my player of the game.


James Conner had 24 carries, 107 rushing yards, 7 receptions, 31 touches, 5 receiving yards, 163 total yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Conner carried Pittsburgh to another win without Marcus Gilbert starting at right tackle.





Detroit Lions 3-5-0
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Minnesota Vikings 5-3-1


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Detroit is healthier than Minnesota heading into this game. Minnesota is still favored despite being injured at some critical positions thanks to Detroit trading Golden Tate.


Latavius Murray got a rushing touchdown before the fumble took place so Murray scores instead of tight end Kyle Rudolph. Minnesota led 7-0 followng that touchdown. Kirk Cousins began this game 5/5 with 50 passing yards.


Matthew Stafford got a third down conversion. That helped Detroit. Minnesota led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Detroit took a drive that lasted 6 minutes and 32 seconds into the second quarter. A flase start penalty by Detroit's center really helped them out. Detroit had to settle for a field goal. Minnesota led 7-3.


Darius Slay intercepted Kirk Cousins. Detroit's field cornerback helped Detroit get a turnover.


Matthew Stafford called a second timeout as the play clock expired. Kenny Golladay got a first down. Detroit settled for another field goal. Minnesota led 7-6.


Dalvin Cook had a 70-yard run. That set up first and goal. Latavius Murray did a nice job. Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown to Adam Thielen. Minnesota led 14-6.


Minnesota got a field goal and led 17-6 at halftime. Neither team scored in the third quarter.


Minnesota won 24-9. Minnesota had a franchise record 10 sacks in the win.


Left end Danielle Hunter had 6 solo tackles, 3 assisted tackles, 9 total tackles, 3.5 sacks, and 3 tackles for a loss. Right end Everson Griffen had 3 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 4 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 1 tackle for a loss. Left tackle Taylor Decker and right tackle Ricky Wagner struggled versus Minnesota's pass rushers.





Atlanta Falcons 4-4-0
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Washington Redskins 5-3-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Desmond Trufant is the only healthy player on Atlanta's secondary. Keanu Neal, Ricardo Allen, and Robert Alford are all injured and inactive for this game.


Tevin Coleman caught a receiving touchdown. Mohamed Sanu blocked for Coleman. Atlanta led 7-0. Matt Ryan threw an interception to Washington. Atlanta led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Ito Smith got a touchdown. Atlanta led 14-0.


Alex Smith drove downfield. Josh Doctson got a receiving touchdown. Atlanta led 14-7.


Matt Ryan threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Calvin Ridley. Atlanta led 21-7 at halftime.


Matt Ryan threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Tevin Coleman. Atlanta led 28-7. Washington got a touchdown. Atlanta led 28-14 after three quarters of play.


Atlanta got a field goal to make it 31-14. Alex Smith threw an interception.


Matt Ryan finally threw a passing touchdown to Julio Jones. This was Julio Jones first receiving touchdown on the season. Atlanta won 38-14.


Wide receiver Julio Jones was my player of the game. Julio Jones had 7 receptions, 121 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown in the win over the Washington Redskins.





Houston Texans 6-3-0
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Denver Broncos 3-6-0


Game Recap: DENVER-Denver traded Demaryius Thomas to Houston earlier in the week. This would be a good test for both teams.


Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to Jordan Thomas. Houston took a 7-0 lead. Denver got a field goal. Houston led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Houston recovered a fumble intended for Denver. Deshaun Watson threw a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins. Houston led 13-3 after missing an extra point. Denver got a touchdown to make it a 13-10 game. Houston got a field goal and led 16-10 at halftime.


Case Keenum threw a touchdown pass. Denver led 17-16 after three quarters of play.


Houston got a field goal in the fourth quarter. Houston won 19-17.


Quarterback Deshaun Watson went 17/23 with 213 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was my player of the game. DeAndre Hopkins had 7 receptions, 105 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Hopkins deserves a lot of credit for stepping up versus Denver today.





Los Angeles Chargers 6-2-0
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Seattle Seahawks 4-4-0


Game Recap: SEATTLE-Melvin Gordon was back for the Los Angeles Chargers. Joey Bosa was not.


Russell Wilson and Philip Rivers both traded touchdowns in the first quarter. Seattle led 7-6 after one quarter of play due to a missed extra point by the Chargers.


Melvin Gordon got a 34-yard rushing touchdown here. Los Angeles failed to get the two point conversion. Los Angeles led 12-7.


Seattle missed a field goal. Philip Rivers threw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Mike Williams. Los Angeles led 19-7.


Seattle kicked a field goal. Los Angeles led 19-10 at halftime.


Neither team scored in the third quarter. Los Angeles put this game away when Desmond King returned a pick 6 off of Russell Wilson. Los Angeles won 25-17.


Running back Melvin Gordon was my player of the game. Melvin Gordon had 16 carries, 113 rushing yards, 1 reception, 10 receiving yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. Melvin Gordon had a huge game for the Los Angeles Chargers today.





Los Angeles Rams 8-1-0
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New Orleans Saints 7-1-0


Game Recap: NEW ORLEANS-The Los Angeles Rams headed into this game without a loss. They would separate themselves among NFC teams with a win today.


Both teams traded rushing touchdowns. Alvin Kamara gave New Orleans a 7-0 lead. Then Todd Gurley ran it in for the Los Angeles Rams tying the game at 7. Drew Brees threw a passing touchdown to Alvin Kamara. New Orleans led 14-7 after one quarter of play.


Jared Goff threw a touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks. That tied the game at 14. Mark Ingram fumbled the football. Los Angeles tried a fake field goal run and was short on fourth down.


New Orleans went on a huge run after this. Drew Brees threw two passing touchdowns and Alvin Kamara ran in for another one. New Orleans led 35-14 at this point in the second quarter.


Los Angeles kicked a field goal. New Orleans led 35-17 at halftime.


Jared Goff threw a passing touchdown. Los Angeles kicked a field goal. New Orleans led 35-27 after three quarters of play.


Jared Goff threw a touchdown pass to Cooper Kupp. Los Angeles went for the two point conversion. The game was tied at 35-35.


Will Lutz got a field goal. New Orleans led 38-35. Drew Brees threw another touchdown pass to Michael Thomas. New Orleans won 45-35 to defeat the NFL's last team without a loss.


Quarterback Drew Brees was my player of the game. Drew Brees went 25/36 with 346 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Another player who deserves an honorable mention is wide receiver Michael Thomas who just had a field day with field cornerback Marcus Peters today. Michael Thomas had 12 receptions, 211 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.





Green Bay Packers 3-4-1
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New England Patriots 7-2-0


Game Recap: NEW ENGLAND-THe leagues two best quarterbacks did battle in New England. Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady.


James White got a rushing touchdown. New England led 7-0.


Mason Crosby kicked a field goal. New England led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Stephen Gostkowski kicked a field goal. New England led 10-3.


Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to DaVante Adams. That tied the game at 10.


Cordarrelle Patterson got a rushing touchdown. New England led 17-10 at halftime.


Aaron Rodgers threw a touchdown pass to Jimmy Graham. Graham got by Patrick Chung in coverage. Chung and Jason McCourty both struggled in coverage. Green Bay tied the game at 17. It was 17-17 after three quarters of play.


James White and Josh Gordon were on my opponents Fantasy team. Even though they kept me from winning in Fantasy, they helped my New England Patriots win in real life with their clutch heroics. White caught a pass from Julian Edelman which set up a James White rushing touchdown. Then Tom Brady threw a touchdown pass to Josh Gordon.


Both quarterbacks did well in this game. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 24/43 with 259 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions for the Green Bay Packers.


Quarterback Tom Brady was my player of the game considering what he did for the New England Patriots. Tom Brady went 22/35 with 294 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interception.


One more player that deserves an honorable mention is former Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon. Josh Gordon had 5 receptions, 130 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown. Gordon stepped up with injuries to running back Sony Michel and tight end Rob Gronkowski.





Tennessee Titans 4-4-0
Versus
Dallas Cowboys 3-5-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Tennessee headed to Dallas. This was Amari Cooper's debut with the Dallas Cowboys.


Dallas missed a field goal. DeMarcus Lawrence forced a fumble and Sean Lee recovered it. That set up an Amari Cooper touchdown. Dallas led 7-0.


Leighton Vander Esch forced another fumble. Dallas got the football back again with scoring position and a chance to gain a two score lead.


Dak Prescott threw an interception to Kevin Byard. Tennessee got the ball back. Dallas led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Tennessee finally got a score. The Titans took up 8 minutes and 55 seconds in the first half on their scoring drive where Derrick Henry pounded it in to tie the game at 7.


Tennessee held Dallas to a three and out. Mariota built off of his momentum and drove Tennessee downfield for another score as Mariota threw a touchdown pass to Dion Lewis. Tennessee took a 14-7 lead.


Dallas tied the game at 14 when Dak Prescott threw a touchdown pass to Allen Hurns. The game was tied at 14-14 at halftime.


Tennessee gained the lead on a shovel pass. Tennessee led 21-14 after three quarters despite missing a field goal.


Marcus Mariota sealed the Dallas Cowboys fate with a rushing touchdown. Tennessee won 28-14 thanks to a turnover of downs by the Dallas Cowboys.


Quarterback Marcus Mariota was the palyer of the game. Mariota went 21/29 with 240 passing yards, 10 carries, 32 rushing yards, 272 total yards, 2 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 3 total touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Mariota may not have wowed you statistically, but he performed very well in this game on tape despite how misleading the stats may seem to be. Mariota's offensive line struggled. Both Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin gave up a sack and both offensive tackles rarely give up sacks. Corey Davis dropped a touchdown pass. Mariota also didn't have his best weapon in tight end Delanie Walker. When you take all of those variables into consideration you have to admit this was a pretty stellar performance by Marcus Mariota since he played smart like Cam Newton and avoided turnovers in the process.








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