NFL Week 9 Recaps 2020 NCAA Football Rankings: 1. Alabama: 6-0, 2. Notre Dame: 7-0, 3. Ohio State: 3-0, 4. Clemson: 7-1, 5. Texas A&M: 5-1, 6. Florida: 4-1, 7. Cincinnati: 6-0, 8. BYU: 8-0, 9. Miami FL: 6-1, 10. Indiana: 3-0, 11. Oregon: 1-0, 12. Georgia: 4-2, 13. Wisconsin: 1-0, 14. Oklahoma State: 5-1, 15. Coastal Carolina: 7-0, 16. Marshall: 6-0, 17. Iowa State: 5-2, 18. Oklahoma: 5-2, 19. SMU: 7-1, 20. USC: 1-0, 21. Texas: 5-2, 22. Liberty: 7-0, 23. Northwestern: 3-0, 24. Auburn: 5-2, 25. Louisiana: 6-1












2020 NFL Week 9 Game Recaps



Tua Tagovailoa and Kyler Murray met for the first time since the College Football Playoff.





Chris Ransom Last Updated: November 9, 2020.




Green Bay Packers 6-2-0
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San Francisco 49ers 4-5-0



Game Recap: SAN FRANCISCO-These teams met for a rematch of the NFC Championship. San Francisco did not have Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback, Trent Williams at left tackle, and their top four receivers on this roster. Green Bay got Aaron Jones back at running back, but still did not have David Bahktiari at left tackle.


Aaron Rodgers put up a clinic in the first half. Aaron Rodgers went 13/18 with 149 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. San Francisco only got a field goal near the end of the first quarter after a touchdown was ruled an incomplete pass. Green Bay led 21-3 at halftime because of Aaaron Rodgers. Jordan Willis sacked Aaron Rodgers near the end of the first half, and that's the only thing that kept this game from getting uglier.


Aaron Rodgers threw another touchdown in the third quarter. Aaron Rodgers was 22/28 with 262 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions through three quarters of play. Green Bay outscored San Francisco 10-0 in the third quarter. Rodgers continues to dominate this game without David Bahktiari at left tackle showing teams why he's still a top 5 quarterback in the NFL. Green Bay led 31-3 after three quarters.


Nick Mullens ran for it on fourth down hoping to get the first down. Green Bay stops Mullens on fourth down as a stop by Ty Summers helped Green Bay get the ball back.


Mason Crosby made another field goal. He was 2/2 on field goals tonight and 11/11 on the year with field goals.


Green Bay led 34-3. Ritchie James got by two defenders and James ran for a touchdown. Ritchie James should be proud of his garbage time touchdown versus Green Bay. Jaire Alexander left this game injured and Kevin King was out of this contest so to be fair, Green Bay played extremely well on defense when you consider their top two cornerbacks were injured in this game.


Aaron Rodgers went 25/31 with 305 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions and was my player of the game. Aaron Rodgers was so dominant that backup Tim Boyle came in to get some playing time as a backup. Green Bay won 34-17 with Ritchie James and San Francisco's running game each getting two garbage time touchdowns in the fourth quarter.




New York Giants 2-7-0
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Washington Football Team 2-6-0


Game Recap: WASHINGTON-Daniel Jones needs to avoid turnovers if he wants to sweep the Washington Football Team. This is a game that just was awful to recap.


Logan Ryan forced a fumble when he stripped the ball from Antonio Gibson. Jabrill Peppers recovered the fumble. New York got a field goal after recovering a fumble. Wayne Gallman ran it into the end zone for a rushing touchdown later in the first quarter. New York led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Washington put together a long drive that lasted 6 minutes and 10 seconds. That field goal was the only score for the Washington Football Team in the first half. New York scored 10 unanswered points and led 20-3 at halftime.


Antonio Gibson got a rushing touchdown. New York led 20-10.


New York put together a 12-play drive that took up 7 minutes and 12 seconds. New York led 23-10 after this drive and won 23-20.


Safety Jabril Peppers was my player of the game. Jabrill Peppers had 4 solo tackles, 2 assisted tackles, 6 total tackles, 3 deflections from pass breakups, 1 interception, 1 fumble recovery, and 1 hit that knocked Kyle Allen, the starting quarterback on the Washington Football Team out of the game. Peppers dominated this game despite the fact that Daniel Jones avoided turnovers in this game.





Chicago Bears 5-4-0
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Tennessee Titans 6-2-0


Game Recap: TENNESSEE-Both teams lost two in a row heading into this contest. Both teams were trying to break their two game losing streaks.


Nick Foles began this game 3/3. David Montgomery was stopped on fourth down as Tennessee's defense stepped up.


Nick Foles had another completion. Nick Foles was 4/4 with 40-passing yards.


Ryan Tannehill began this game 0/4 before a 38-yard completion from Ryan Tannehill to A.J. Brown. That completion set up a Tennessee Titans field goal. Tennessee led 3-0 after one quarter of play.


Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown pass to A.J. Brown. Tennessee led 10-0 at halftime.


Desmond King recovered a fumble for a touchdown in the third quarter after being traded from the Los Angeles Chargers to the Tennessee Titans at the NFL Trade Deadline. Tennessee led 17-0 after three quarters of play.


Chicago got a field goal. Tennessee led 17-3.


Ryan Tannehill threw a touchdown pass to Jonnu Smith. Tennessee led 24-3.


Chicago got two more touchdowns. It wasn't enough. Tennessee won 24-17.


Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown was my player of the game. A.J. Brown had 4 receptions, 101 receiving yards, and 1 receiving touchdown.




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


Game Recap: MINNESOTA-Adrian Peterson returns to Minnesota as the starting running back on Detroit. Minnesota has Dalvin Cook dominating the NFL. Kenny Golladay was out for Detroit in this game as Matthew Stafford did not have his best receiver to throw to. Stafford did not practice all week due to being on the Covid-19 list, but was activated and ready to start on Sunday after testing negative.


Minnesota held Detroit to a three and out to start this game with the Minnesota Vikings defense stepping up early. Dalvin Cook ran it on first and goal. It looked like Dalvin Cook got a rushing touchdown, but he was ruled shy and down at the 1-yard line. Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer challenged this play. Dalvin Cook got the touchdown after the play was overturned. Cook led the NFL with 12 total touchdowns after scoring early once again. Minnesota led 7-0.


Matt Prater missed a short field goal. Minnesota kept their 7-0 lead.


Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to tight end Irv Smith Jr. Minnesota led this game 13-0 after one quarter of play as Minnesota missed the extra point following the Irv Smith Jr. touchdown.


Adrian Peterson and D'Andre Swift both had some nice runs on this drive. Detroit only had 29 rushing yards against Indianapolis. They had 70 in the first 21 minutes of this game. Swift caught a pass from Stafford and fumbled it at the one yard line. Jaleel Johnson made a huge stop on third down. Detroit took up 8 minutes and 5 seconds of clock, but got a field goal. Minnesota led 13-3.


Matthew Stafford threw a first down to Danny Amendola and T.J. Hockenson on Detroit's next drive. He was 14/15 to start this game without practicing prompting Scott Hanson of NFL Red Zone to quote Allen Iverson after he yelled practice. It was still 13-3 Minnesota heading into the two minute warning. Stafford threw the touchdown pass to Marvin Jones Jr. Minnesota led 13-10.


Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Ameer Abdullah, the third string running back on this roster behind Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison. Abdullah was drafted by the Detroit Lions out of Nebraska in the 2015 NFL Draft as Abdullah scored on his former team. Minnesota led 20-10 at halftime.


Minnesota go the ball to start the second half. Minnesota punted it to Detroit. Minnesota held Detroit to another three and out. This defense held Detroit to a three and out on their first drive in the first half and did the same thing on Detroit's first drive in the second half.


Kirk Cousins threw a touchdown pass to Irv Smith Jr. Minnesota led 27-10 after three quarters of play.


Matthew Stafford got crunched on a play in the fourth quarter. Chase Daniel came in for Matthew Stafford. Detroit got a field goal. Minnesota led 27-13.


Dalvin Cook ran for a 70-yard touchdown. That play put this game away as Minnesota led 34-13. Minnesota won this game 34-20 after Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson got a receiving touchdown in the fourth quarter.


Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook was my player of the game. Dalvin Cook had 22 carries, 206 rushing yards, caught 2 receptions on 2 targets for 46 receiving yards, 24 touches, 252 total yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns as Dalvin Cook dominated in Fantasy Football for the second week in a row since coming back from his injury when he beat the Green Bay Packers in week 8 in his first game back from an injury.





Carolina Panthers 3-6-0
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Kansas City Chiefs 8-1-0


Game Recap: KANSAS CITY-Christian McCaffrey returned from his injury today. Last week, Dalvin Cook who was also in the 2017 NFL Draft returned from his injury.


Teddy Bridgewater went 2/2 on third down conversions on Carolina's first drive. Carolina got the fourth down conversion despite the third down stop on Carolina's third third down conversion. Teddy Bridgewater threw a touchdown pass to Christian McCaffrey on fourth down. Carolina put together a 15-play 70-yard drive that took up 8 minutes and 53 seconds. Carolina took a 7-0 lead.


Kansas City put together a 12-play 39-yard drive that took up 4 minutes and 29 seconds. Kansas City got a field goal thanks to a Rasul Douglas personal foul penalty. Carolina led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Carolina got a first down with a fake punt pass as Carolina's punter not Teddy Bridgewater, had the first completion of the second quarter. Teddy Bridgewater threw a first down to Christian McCaffrey as Carolina continued to build momentum.


Curtis Samuel got a rushing touchdown as the running back/wide receiver out of Ohio State gave Carolina a 14-3 lead.


Harrison Butker got another field goal on Kansas City's next drive. Carolina led 14-6.


Christian McCaffrey ran for a first down. D.J. Moore caught a first down on third down, but an offensive pass interference penalty by Curtis Samuel.


Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Demarcus Robinson. Kansas City kicked the extra point instead of going for two to tie the game. Carolina led 14-13.


Carolina got a field goal. Carolina led 17-13 at halftime.


Kansas City got the ball to start the second half. They put together a 4 minute drive before missing a field goal. Sam Franklin had two big plays for Carolina's defense on this drive. Carolina put together a 4 minute and 1 second drive before they missed their field goal.


Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Clyde Edwards-Helaire the running back out of LSU. Kansas City led 20-17 after three quarters of play.


Patrick Mahomes threw a touchdown pass to Tyreek Hill after Carolina punted it back to Kansas City. Kansas City attempted the two point conversion, but they could not get it. Kansas City led 26-17.


Teddy Bridgewater took up 4 minutes and 1 second on Carolina's drive for the second time in this second half. Carolina got a rushing touchdown from Teddy Bridgewater. Kansas City led 26-24.


Patrick Mahomes went back to Tyreek Hill. Kansas City led 33-24.


Christian McCaffrey had a garbage time touchdown. Kansas City won 33-31.


Both quarterbacks dominated this game. Both quarterbacks deserve player of the game honors to be honest.


Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went 36/49 with 310 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. He did well, but not well enough to win this game. I picked Kansas City to win and Carolina to cover the point spread and that's exactly what happened.


Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was my player of the game. Patrick Mahomes went 30/45 with 372 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




Houston Texans 2-6-0
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Jacksonville Jaguars 1-7-0


Game Recap: JACKSONVILLE-Jake Luton got his first career NFL start today. The former Oregon State quarterback made his rookie debut against the Houston Texans.


Jake Luton fired a bomb to D.J. Chark. Luton fired a 73-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Chark. Jacksonville led 7-0.


Deshaun Watson threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks. Houston tied this game at 7-7 after only five plays.


Houston made a 54-yard field goal. Houston led 10-7 after one quarter of play.


Deshaun Watson scrambled. A late hit by Jacksonville gave Houston a first down. Houston kicked a 30-yard field goal. Houston led 13-7 after making that field goal.


James Robinson ran it into the end zone. Jacksonville missed the extra point. This game was tied at 13-13 following the touchdown run by the undrafted running back out of Illinois State who was my Mr. Irrelavant in my 2020 NFL Mock Draft.


Myles Jack stripped the ball from Duke Johnson. Jacksonville recovered the fumble.


Zach Cunningham got by the blitz. He sacked Jake Luton after he yelled Entourage on one play in the second quarter. J.J. Watt is waiting for sack 100 at 99 career sacks.


Deshaun Watson scrambeled for a first down. Jacksonville passed on Deshaun Watson and took Leonard Fournette because running back was the more pressing need at the time. They could have had Dalvin Cook, Christian McCaffrey, Patrick Mahomes, or Deshaun Watson. Still at least Jacksonville didn't trade up for Mitchell Trubisky.


Deshaun Watson with another huge scramble. Duke Johnson ran it in. Houston took a 20-13 lead.


Jacksonville made a nice kickoff return. Josh Lambo made a 59-yard field goal. Houston led 20-16 at halftime.


Jake Luton threw an interception. Deshaun Watson threw the game-winning touchdown to Will Fuller in the third quarter on a 77-yard touchdown throw. Houston led 27-16.


Jacksonville got a field goal and Houston led 27-19 after three quarters of play. Jake Luton put together a great last drive for Jacksonville. Luton got a rushing touchdown. Jacksonville just needed to get the two point conversion to send this game to overtime. The bad news for Jacksonville fans is that Houston made the two point conversion stop when it mattered. Houston won this game 27-25. Luton's offensive line gave him a lot of time to make throws as John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported, and Luton did not capitalize on some of his opportunities which is why Houston pulled out the win.


Houston Texans wide receiver Will Fuller was my player of the game as he stepped up big after there were rumors about him being moved at the trade deadline. Will Fuller had 5 receptions on 5 targets with 100 receiving yards and 1 receiving touchdown. On defense, J.J. Watt got his 100th career sack in 120 career NFL starts becoming a top 5 fastest player to record 100 sacks.





Baltimore Ravens 6-2-0
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Indianapolis Colts 5-3-0


Game Recap: INDIANAPOLIS-Baltimore does not have Ronnie Stanley at left tackle. I expected a defensive game from both teams even though the offense has been the story all season.


Jonathan Taylor carried to the 5-yard line. Jonathan Taylor had 3 carries for 17-rushing yards in the first quarter. Jonathan Taylor ran it in for a rushing touchdown. Indianapolis led 7-0.


Marcus Peters forced a fumble once Indianpaolis got the ball back. Chuck Clark recovered the fumble and returned it for a touchdown. Ball security was Jonathan Taylor's weakness coming out of Wisconsin as this was the Balitmore Ravens twenty first consecutive game with a takeaway which is the longest active streak in the NFL. This was also the fifteenth forced fumble by Baltimore this season which is most in the NFL. This game was tied 7-7 after one quarter of play.


Philip Rivers went 6/6 with 68 passing yards in the first quarter. Rivers needs to keep playing at a high level if the Indianapolis Colts want to win this game.


Indianapolis saw their tight end dropped a pass on third down. Baltimore dropped the interception which resulted in a fourth down.


This game was still tied 7-7. Philip Rivers had good pass protection. He did not have any weapons as T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, and Michael Pittman Jr. are all injured. Marlon Mack got placed on injured reserve in week 1, but they got Jonathan Taylor at running back. Jack Doyle went down with an injury late in the second quarter.


Rodrigo Blankenship made a field goal late in the second quarter. Indianapolis led 10-7 at halftime.


Baltimore had the opening possession of the second half. It only took Lamar Jackson a minute to get Baltimore into field goal range. Lamar Jackson ran for a first down to make it first and goal. Baltimore fumbled and Indianapolis recovered the fumble.


Baltimore got the ball back after a defensive stop. Indianapolis made a defensive stop on second and goal to make it third and goal. Gus Edwards gave Baltimore a 14-10 lead on a drive that lasted 5 minutes and 15 seconds. Baltimore led 14-10 after three quarters of play.


Indianapolis had 201 total yards in the first half. They only had 1 yard in the entire third quarter. Baltimore really deserves credit for their second half adjustments. Baltimore had 28 offensive plays in the second half to 4 for the Indianapolis Colts in the first 18 minutes of the second half.


Lamar Jackson had a rushing touchdown. Baltimore led 21-10.


Justin Tucker got a field goal. Baltimore won this game 24-10.


Baltimore Ravens cornerback Marcus Peters was my player of the game. Marcus Peters dominated with T.Y. Hilton out. Marcus Peters had 4 solo tackles, 1 assisted tackle, 5 total tackles, 1 interception, 1 deflection from a pass breakup, 1 forced fumble, and 1 fumble recovery.




Seattle Seahawks 6-2-0
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Buffalo Bills 7-2-0


Game Recap: BUFFALO-Russell Wilson is the front runner to win MVP. Josh Allen may have a say in things if he can pull off the upset today.


Josh Allen threw a first down to Stefon Diggs. That was a great completion after a great kickoff return by Buffalo to begin this game. Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie. Buffalo led 7-0. Josh Allen picked apart Seattle's cover 3 defense. Jamal Adams was the only player not playing zone coverage and Allen saw the play, diagnosed it, and picked Seattle apart.


Josh Allen threw a 22-yard gain to Devin Singletary. Josh Allen began this game 9/10 with 117 passing yards, 1 passing touchdown, and no interceptions. Josh Allen threw his second touchdown of the day to Tyler Kroft starting this game 10/11 with 2 passing touchdowns on his first two drives.


Russell Wilson was driving. Jordan Poyer, intercepted Wilson. Buffalo led 14-0 after one quarter of play.


Mitch Morse got injured at center adding to the number of injuries on the Buffalo Bills offensive line. They cut Quinton Spain at left guard and moved their right tackle Cody Ford over to left guard to compliment Brian Winters. Josh Allen was 16/18 with 174 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Buffalo got a field goal. Buffalo led 17-0.


D.K. Metcalf got by Tredavious White on a huge play by Wilson as Metcalf picks apart White. Wilson went to Tyler Lockett and completed a pass. Russell Wilson got a rushing touchdown on fourth down. Buffalo led 17-7.


Josh Allen threw a touchdown pass to Gabriel Davis. Buffalo led 24-7.


Seattle got a field goal. Buffalo led 24-10 at halftime.


Josh Allen went back to Gabriel Davis. That big completion led to a first and goal. Buffalo got a field goal. Buffalo led 27-10.


DeeJay Dallas made this a 27-17 game with his rushing touchdown for Seattle in the second half. Russell Wilson still hasn't thrown a touchdown against Buffalo today.


Seattle got another field goal after a defensive stop. Buffalo led 27-20 after three quarters of play.


Zack Moss got a rushing touchdown. Buffalo led 34-20.


Tre'Davious White intercepted Russell Wilson which gave the Buffalo Bills a first and goal situation to work with. Josh Allen scrambled in and gave Buffalo a 41-20 lead. Buffalo won this game 44-34 with Russell Wilson's first passing touchdown in garbage time so Sean McDermott may have figured out the key to beating Seattle, don't allow Russell Wilson to score until you have a sizeable lead with Wilson only scoring garbage time points.


Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was my player of the game. Josh Allen went 31/38 with 415 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 4 total touchdowns, and no interceptions.





Denver Broncos 3-5-0
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Atlanta Falcons 3-6-0


Game Recap: ATLANTA-Drew Lock headed to Atlanta to face Matt Ryan. This was a win or go home game for both teams.


Younghoe Koo got a field goal. Atlanta led 3-0.


Drew Lock threw a 32-yard completion to Iowa tight end Noah Fant who was drafted in the first round ahead of Lock in 2019. Noah Fant was limping on the play injured. Albert Okwuegbunam, Drew Lock's tight end at Missouri when Lock and Okwugunam were teammates in the SEC stepped in with Fant injured.


Matt Ryan threw a 51-yard bomb to his teammate. Atlanta led 10-0 after one quarter of play.


Denver got a field goal. Atlanta led 10-3.


Matt Ryan tried to throw a touchdown to Russell Gage. He was covered by Denver. Matt Ryan threw a touchdown pass to Brandon Powell on third and six. That drive took up 4 minutes and 9 seconds. Phenomenal play by right guard Chris Lindstrom as the former Boston College right guard buys the former Boston College quarterback enough time in the pocket. Atlanta led 17-3. Matt Ryan began this game 14/18 with 166 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.


Matt Ryan threw a completion to Julio Jones. That was a first down. Dre'Mont Jones sacked Matt Ryan on a third down. Younghoe Koo made the field goal. Atlanta led 20-3 at halftime. Atlanta's defense held Denver to 0 red zone opportunities in the first half.


Jerry Jeudy stepped up in the second half. He got a first down. Philip Lindsay had a nice run. Kendall Sheffield had a costly pass inferefence penalty. Drew Lock kept yelling Kansas. Tim Patrick caught a pass with four defenders in his way. Denver had 3 first downs on their first drive in the second half after only having 5 first downs in the entire first half. Drew Lock got pressured as Atlanta's pass rush got by Denver's backup right tackle and held Denver to a field goal. Denver put together a drive that lasted 3 minutes and 58 seconds, but Atlanta held Denver to a field goal. Atlanta led 20-6.


Matt Ryan threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to Julio Jones. Atlanta led 27-6 after three quarters of play.


Drew Lock threw a touchdown pass to Jerry Jeudy. Jeudy picked apart A.J. Terrell the rookie cornerback from Clemson. Atlanta led 27-13.


Denver made a defensive stop. Unfortunately, Ricardo Allen intercepted Drew Lock. Todd Gurley got a rushing touchdown. Atlanta led 34-13.


Atlanta won this game 34-27. Matt Ryan was my player of the game. Matt Ryan went 25/35 with 284 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and 1 interception. This wasn't a spectacular day by any individual, but Matt Ryan was the biggest reason that Atlanta won in my opinion.




Las Vegas Raiders 5-3-0
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Los Angeles Chargers 2-6-0


Game Recap: LOS ANGELES-Derek Carr went to Los Angeles. He faced Justin Herbert in a nail biter.


Both teams punted on their first series. The Los Angeles Chargers had quite a long drive, but they missed a field goal after taking up 4 minutes of clock.


Las Vegas got a touchdown thanks to Devonte Booker, who had a 23-yard rushing touchdown. Las Vegas led 7-0 after one quarter of play.


Los Angeles had a drive that lasted 6 minutes and 18 seconds. They took this drive into the second quarter. Kalen Ballage got a rushing touchdown to tie this game at 7-7.


Los Angeles forced the Las Vegas Raiders to punt. The Las Vegas Raiders held Justin Herbert to a three and out after a defensive stop by the Los Angeles Chargers.


Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs got a 14-yard rushing touchdown. Fullback Alec Ingold got injured on the play. Las Vegas led 14-7.


Justin Herbert threw a touchdown pass to Keenan Allen. That touchdown tied this game at 14-14.


Las Vegas fumbled on their next series. Jerry Tillery, the Notre Dame defensive tackle that was the Los Angeles Chargers 2019 first round pick strip sacked Derek Carr on a fumble and recovered the fumble.


Los Angeles kicked a field goal. The Los Angeles Chargers led 17-14 at halftime.


Las Vegas got the ball to start the second half. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor. Las Vegas led 21-17.


Las Vegas held the Los Angeles Chargers to a three and out. Derek Carr threw a touchdown pass to Darren Waller on the Las Vegas Raiders next drive. Las Vegas led 28-17.


Los Angeles got a field goal. Las Vegas led 28-20 after three quarters of play.


Justin Herbert put together a 12-play drive that took up 5 minutes and 47 seconds. Justin Herbert threw a passing touchdown. Los Angeles failed to get the two point conversion. Las Vegas led 28-26.


Las Vegas recovered the fumble on a punt return. That put Las Veags in field goal range. Las Vegas took a 31-26 lead.


Justin Herbert had another strong drive in the fourth quarter. Justin Herbert threw a third down conversion to Keenan Allen. A holding penalty by Trey Pipkins made it first and twenty.


Kalen Ballage had a fourth down conversion on a run. Then Ballage caught a pass by Justin Herbert.


Herbert went to Joshua Kelley the rookie out of UCLA. Justin Herbert went to Mike Williams.


Drew Lock had some Ferris Buehler heroics against the Los Angeles Chargers last week when Denver won 31-30. It looked like Justin Herbert would display those heroics. Herbert threw a touchdown pass, but the receiver did not have full possession of the ball, and the play was reversed by the officials.


The Las Vegas Raiders won 31-26. The Los Angeles Chargers suffered a heartbreaking loss for the second week in a row. One has to wonder if the Los Angeles Chargers need a new defensive coordinator because their current defensive coordinator Gus Bradley does not have much to work with outside of the defensive line.


Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was my player of the game. Derek Carr went 13/23 with 165 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions in the win over the Los Angeles Chargers.





Pittsburgh Steelers 8-0-0
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Dallas Cowboys 2-7-0


Game Recap: DALLAS-Pittsburgh headed to Dallas. Pittsburgh facing a fourth or fifth string quarterback, this would be a walk in the park right? Wrong!


Dallas got a field goal in the first quarter. This was the only score of the first quarter.


Garrett Gilbert threw a touchdown pass to CeeDee Lamb. Dallas led 10-0.


Dallas held Pittsburgh to a three and out. Dallas got the ball back and got a field goal. Dallas led 13-0.


Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to James Washington. James Washington had 2 games where he did nothing against Cleveland and Baltimore so he needed to get this touchdown to save his roster spot for next season. Chris Boswell missed the extra point. Dallas led 13-6.


Minkah Fitzpatrick forced a fumble. Pittsburgh got the ball back and Chris Boswell redeemed himself with a field goal. Dallas led 13-9 at halftime.


Dallas had the ball for 11 minutes and 9 seconds. Dallas had two strong drives where they took up a lot of clock in the third quarter. Pittsburgh's defense held Dallas to field goals on both drives. Dallas led 19-9 after three quarters of play.


Pittsburgh outscored Dallas 15-0 in the fourth quarter. Ben Roethlisberger threw two of his three passing touchdowns in the fourth quarter.


Pittsburgh won this game 24-19 to improve to 8-0 on the year. Dallas drops to 2-7 on the year and now owns the tiebreaker over the New York Giants for the third pick in the 2021 NFL Draft at the moment so right now Dallas looks like the front runner to draft Oregon left tackle Penei Sewell assuming Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields go 1 and 2 overall.


Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was my player of the game. Ben Roethlisberger went 29/42 with 306 passing yards, 3 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Left tackle Alejandro Villanueva did awesome protecting Ben Roethlisberger's blindside.


Pittsburgh's pass blocking dominated this game, but their run blocking on the offensive line looked bad today. Personally, I prefer an offensive line that can pass block effectively as that was the success the Patriots had on their Super Bowl winning teams. Yet, Pittsburgh sports fans want to bring up how pedestrian the run blocking is. Instead of being objective, they are choosing to be subjective. Just be happy you got your first 8-0 start in franchise history.




Miami Dolphins 5-3-0
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Arizona Cardinals 5-3-0


Game Recap: ARIZONA-Tua Tagovailoa faced Kyler Murray for the first time since their matchup in the College Football Playoff when Kyler Murray edged out Tua for the Heisman in 2018 before Tua beat Murray in the College Football Playoff when 1 seed Alabama beat 4 seed Oklahoma.


Jordan Hicks made a big tackle on to create a third down stop for Arizona. Miami punted the ball to Arizona.


Kyler Murray ran for a first down. Murray later called a timeout to avoid a delay of game penalty. Shaq Lawson scooped up a fumble recovery and returned it for a touchdown. I'm so glad I picked up Miami's defense in fantasy as a replacement to San Francisco's defense. Miami led 7-0.


Kyler Murray connected with Christian Kirk on the slant. Kirk got by Byron Jones on the slant for a first down. Kyler Murray went back to Christian Kirk for an 11-yard first down. Arizona goes no huddle more than any team in the NFL. Kyler Murray threw a touchdown pass to Maxx Williams. That tied this game at 7-7.


Jordan Howard got a rushing touchdown. Miami led 14-7 after one quarter of play.


Kyler Murray threw a touchdown pass to Christian Kirk. Murray threw a 56-yard pass to Kirk for the touchdown. Arizona tied this game at 14-14.


Tua Tagovailoa got his first passing touchdown. Tua Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass to wide receiver Preston Williams. Miami led 21-14 after having a drive that took up 4 minutes and 5 seconds of clock.


Arizona took up 5 minutes and 12 seconds on their following drive. Unfortunately, Arizona had to settle for a field goal. Miami led 21-17.


Miami got a field goal at halftime. Miami led 24-17 at halftime.


Kyler Murray had a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the third quarter. The passing touchdown tied this game at 24-24. The rushing touchdown put Arizona ahead. Arizona led 31-24 after three quarters of play.


Tua Tagovailoa threw a touchdown pass. Miami tied this game at 31-31. Miami's defense kept Arizona from scoring in the fourth quarter. Miami got a field goal and took a 34-31 lead.


Kyler Murray threw a 35-yard pass to Christian Kirk. Zane Gonzalez missed the game-tying field goal. Miami won 34-31.


Both Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray dominated this game. These guys were the top two candiddates to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy two years ago.


Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa went 20/28 with 248 passing yards, 2 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions. Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray went 21/26 with 283 passing yards, 106 rushing yards, 399 total yards, 3 passing touchdowns, 1 rushing touchdown, 4 total touchdowns, and no interceptions.





New Orleans Saints 6-2-0
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6-3-0


Game Recap: TAMPA BAY-Drew Brees got Michael Thomas back from an injury. Tom Brady got Chris Godwin back from an injury.


For a game of the week, this contest surely disappointed. New Orleans led 31-0 after three quarters of play before winning 38-3.


I had Tom Brady and Tampa Bay's defense starting on my Fantasy Team. My opponent had the New Orleans Saints defense and took what was a blowout on my end and turned it into a competitive loss.


New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was my player of the game. Drew Brees went 26/32 with 222 passing yards, 4 passing touchdowns, and no interceptions.




New England Patriots 3-5-0
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New York Jets 0-9-0


Game Recap: NEW YORK-Joe Flacco go tthe start for Sam Darnold. Cam Newton faced Joe Flacco on Monday Night Football.


New York had the ball for 6 minutes and 27 seconds on their first drive. New York only came away with a field goal on their opening drive.


Cam Newton threw a first down to Jacobi Meyers. Cam Newton did not have Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, or Devin Asiasi at tight end to throw to. Newton only has 2 passing touchdowns and 7 interceptions on the year with his best playmakers being injured, so Newton will have to have a huge second half if he's going to keep his job at quarterback next season, which honestly, I don't see happening at this point.


Cam Newton threw a first down to Byrd on a third down. Cam Newton with a throw to Meyers. Newton got excellent pass protection on this throw by New England's offensive line. Cam Newton went 4/4 on New England's opening drive with a rushing touchdown. New England needs Cam Newton to play like this the rest of the sesaon if they plan on doing anything. New England led 7-3 thanks to a strong drive by Cam Newton.


New York could not do anything. Mekhi Becton got injured on the second drive and not having him at left tackle really made this offense obsolete. New England led 7-3 after one quarter of play.


Cam Newton threw a pass to James White on third down. New York made the stop on third down as Isaiah Wynn got injured on this drive at left tackle for the New England Patriots after staying healthy in 2020 after injuries kept him out in 2018 and 2019.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Breshad Perriman. Perriman got by J.C. Jackson and scored a touchdown for New York. New York led 10-7.


New England did not do anything on their next offensive series. New York got a field goal. New York led 13-7.


Cam Newton was 12/12 in the first half completing everything in site. Even if one of those completions is negated due to an illegal shift, Newton went 11/11 with 114 passing yards on the day without Julian Edelman, N'Keal Harry, and Devin Asiasi. He also didn't have Isaiah Wynn as his blindside or Marcus Cannon at right tackle. Newton starting 11/11 with second team receivers and second team offensive tackles is truely impressive. New England got a field goal. New York led 13-10.


Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass to Jameson Crowder. New York took a 20-10 lead after that. New York led 20-10 at halftime.


Rex Burkhead got a rushing touchdown on New England's first drive in the second half. New York led 20-17 after New England had the ball for 7 minutes and 33 seconds in the third quarter.


New York had a drive that lasted 6 minutes and 57 seconds. Joe Flacco threw a touchdown to Breshad Perriman. New York led 27-17 after three quarters of play.


New England took up 9 minutes and 26 seconds of clock only to come away with a field goal in the fourth quarter. New England got a field goal. New York led 27-20.


New York threw an interception as Joe Flacco threw a pick to J.C. Jackson. Cam Newton had receivers open, but overtrhew them on all three downs. A pass interference penalty gave New England a first down. Damien Harris ran for a gain of 21-rushing yards on the play. A holding penalty on Jakobi Meyers kept Harris from another big run as Harris was slow to get up on the play.


Cam Newton threw a catch to Jakobi Meyers on first and twenty. It looked like a completion, but New York challenged. The play was ruled an incomplete pass. Cam Newton threw an incompletion setting up a third an twenty. Jakobi Meyers caught he pass from Cam Newton. That completion set up a fourth and one. Cam Newton scrambled for a first down.


New England had under 4 minutes to get a touchdown. Cam Newotn went to Byrd. That made it first and goal for the New England Patriots. Cam Newton scrambled and he was short on third and inches. Cam Newton tied this game with a rushing touchdowm.


New England finally gets their first sack of the game with Deatrich Wise Jr. stepping up. Adrian Phillips pressured Flacco on third down. New York punts the ball to New England.


Jordan Jenkins pressured Cam Newton on this play. Cam Newton has had some bad breaks this season late in the fourth quarter on final drives. He's hoping for redemption here. Cam Newton threw a completion to James White. That completion resulted in a first down. Cam Newton scrambeled for a first down, they spiked it with 8 seconds left. Newton threw a first down.


New England kicked a field goal. New England won this game 30-27.


New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers was my player of the game. Jakobi Meyers had 12 receptions for 169 receiving yards.







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