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The center weekend of October noticed many shock groups proceed their unexpectedly good or unhealthy seasons as early battles for divisional leads took centerstage. The discuss of offensive scoring being down appeared to get replaced by the easy true that each one any workforce must do is outscore their opponent whatever the complete factors scored. Now, with a 3rd of the 2022 common season within the ebook, we recap week six within the NFL.

Washington 12 (2-4), Chicago 7 (2-4): The Thursday Night time primetime sport as soon as towards laid an egg for Amazon as each the Commanders and Bears struggled to search out factors. The truth is, if this sport had been performed twice to the identical closing rating, they nonetheless would have fallen a half-point in need of the over/underneath. Heading into the sport, Washington head coach Ron Rivera known as out his workforce’s quarterback play as the primary motive why that they had solely received a single sport. Throughout Thursday’s sport, Carson Wentz fractured the ring finger on his throwing hand, possible leaving him out of motion for a number of weeks and elevating Taylor Heinicke to starter. As for the Bears, it’s changing into clear that Chicago QB Justin Fields is unable to supply factors on the NFL degree frequently. Solely time will inform if that’s due to his lack of abilities, or the workforce’s roster.

Atlanta 28 (3-3), San Francisco 14 (3-3): The 49ers’ protection should have been delayed on the airport for this sport since, after permitting no first half touchdowns all season, Marcus Mariota and the Falcons hung three scores on the scoreboard within the first thirty minutes. The San Francisco offense possible had an early flight again to the west coast as they failed to attain within the second half, inflicting the workforce to fall again to .500 on the season. The loss didn’t knock the ‘Niners out of first place within the NFC West, however solely highlights how the division is 2022, a far cry from final season.

New England 38 (3-3), Cleveland 15 (2-4): Early on on this sport, each New England and Cleveland followers has motive to unite as chats of “Yankees Suck” echoed all through FirstEnergy Stadium. The Dawg Pound’s temper shortly modified within the second half when, after trailing 10-6 heading into the third quarter, the Browns allowed Patriots’ backup QB Bailey Zappe go on a rampage, ending the sport with 306 passing yards and two TDs as New England scored a pair of touchdowns in every of the ultimate two quarters. Followers booed the Browns off the sector because the workforce’s season has not been the identical with out Deshawn Watson on the sector, however with all the AFC North at both 3-3 or 2-4, Cleveland’s playoff possibilities will possible come all the way down to if they’ll win the division. As for New England, getting again to 3-3 nonetheless sees them in tied for third place, however behind the Dolphins, who they’ve misplaced to already this season.

NY Jets 27 (4-2), Inexperienced Bay 10 (3-3): Final week the Packers couldn’t discover factors in London towards the Giants, and this week, they misplaced the backend of their New York, New York schedule because the Jets ran the ball up and down Lambeau Subject at will, particularly within the second half. The sport was tied at 3-3 on the half earlier than Gang Inexperienced’s took off with an offensive TD drive and so they a blocked punt that was returned for an additional rating. Inexperienced Bay’s solely TD got here late within the third quarter to make the rating 17-10 earlier than the Jets added ten extra factors within the fourth quarter for his or her third win in a row, and within the course of, dropped the Packers all the way down to .500, two video games again of the divisional leaders within the NFC North.

Indianapolis 34 (3-3), Jacksonville 27 (3-3): The resurrection of Matt Ryan continues in Indianapolis as the previous Falcons QB orchestrated a last-minute scoring drive that ended with a 32-yard TD move to Alec Pierce. Jacksonville QB Trevor Lawrence did his finest to win the sport when he led a TD drive of his personal, leaving the sector with 2:48 left on the clock and a one-point lead. His efforts weren’t sufficient to beat Ryan’s two fourth quarter scoring passes and knocked the Jaguars out of the highest spot within the AFC South whereas thrusting the Colts into the playoff image after six weeks as one other division has hermetic standings.

Minnesota 24 (5-1), Miami 16 (3-3): Kirk Cousins had two TD passes for the Vikings down on South Seaside, but it surely was a 53-yard scoring run by Dalvin Prepare dinner that gave the Vikings an insurmountable lead over the Dolphins within the fourth quarter. Miami went again to QB Teddy Bridgewater after Skyler Thompson suffered a thumb damage on this sport, with Bridgewater tossing for 329 yards and two scores. His efforts weren’t sufficient to present Miami a lead at any level throughout the sport after falling behind 7-3 however does give the workforce hope going ahead that their season will not be a complete loss with Tua Tagovailoa on the bench along with his well-documented injures. The Vikings flew residence with a two-game benefit within the NFC North and an early two-game lead for the second spot within the playoff seeding.

Cincinnati 30 (3-3), New Orleans 26 (2-4): Bengals’ QB Joe Burrow returned to the place the place he received a nationwide championship at LSU this weekend and placed on a present for his former faculty followers by tossing three TD passes and working for a fourth in a Bayou win. Burrow received a knockout win over Andy Dalton, who began at QB for the Saints and did his finest to maintain up with the previous Tiger. New Orleans yielded the sport’s closing 9 factors after taking a 26-21 lead with 11:11 left on the clock permitting Cincinnati to return to .500 on the season in what has confirmed to be a troublesome 12 months because the reigning AFC Champions. All that whereas the Saints are nonetheless seeking to transfer on from the Sean Payton/Drew Brees period and discovering it troublesome to take action each on and off the sector.

NY Giants 24 (5-1), Baltimore 20 (3-3): This intra-conference matchup was a microcosm of how the season has gone for each of those franchises. New York wowed the house followers at MetLife Stadium for the third time his season by coming from behind to win this sport by scoring the ultimate 14 factors of the competition; that whereas the Ravens proceed to battle on protection to carry lead and maintain groups out of the tip zone when the sport is on the road. Baltimore’s falls to .500 on the season, matching their 1-1 file at MetLife Stadium whereas the Giants at the moment are 3-1 at residence with one other victory in London, that does imply, nevertheless, that their second half schedule can be tougher since it is going to maintain extra highway video games, a real check of one in every of 2022’s shock groups.

Pittsburgh 20 (2-4), Tampa Bay 18 (3-3): The information of Tom Brady’s attendance on the marriage ceremony of Patriots’ proprietor Robert Kraft Saturday night time broke just a few hours earlier than the Buccaneers took the sector in Pittsburgh to tackle the Steelers. With the longer term Corridor of Fame quarterback dropping to Mitchell Trubisky and publicly scolding his personal offensive line throughout the sport, it seems that the return of Brady has gone as properly on the sector as his life goes off it. Trubisky got here into this sport after beginning QB Kenny Pickett suffered a concussion and tossed a six-yard landing move to Chase Claypool to present the Steelers a 20-12 lead. From there it was the Steelers’ protection that used all of the rope they got to carry on to their benefit, even giving up a landing to Brady with 4:45 left within the sport; however stopped a game-tying two-point dialog to safe the win. The streak of Pittsburgh’s head coach Mike Tomlin by no means having a sub .500 season goes to be severely examined this 12 months, however that is the form of win {that a} poorly coached workforce would lose. As for Tampa Bay, it shouldn’t be too lengthy earlier than tales of the doubled requirements being granted to their quarterback come to gentle.

LA Rams 24 (3-3), Carolina 10 (1-5): The Panthers will possible make extra headlines off the sector for the subsequent two weeks now that phrase has come out that their all-purpose working again Christian McCaffery is on the buying and selling block between now and November 1st. This information comes days after the workforce fired their head coach Matt Rhule in his third season with 4 extra nonetheless left on his contract. Carolina confirmed they’re fielding calls with different groups claiming their asking worth of “a number of first-round picks” is simply too excessive. Nonetheless, the Panthers seem poised to be excessive on the NFL Draft selecting listing because the seek for their subsequent franchise QB is already underway. As for the sport, the Rams did what they wanted to do, win a house sport over a foul workforce to get again to .500 and transfer again right into a tie with the ‘Niners for first place within the NFC West. LA QB Matt Stafford overcame throwing a pick-six late within the first half to present Carolina a 10-7 result in rating the video games closing 17 factors to lock up a win in a sport that solely two cities have been hopefully compelled to see.

Seattle 19 (3-3), Arizona 9 (2-4): On this loopy NFL season the place every little thing appears to be turned the wrong way up, it was Geno Smith and the Seahawks outplaying Kyler Murray and the Cardinals on this NFC West water pistol duel. Smith appears to have discovered a house in Seattle and introduced his NFL quarterbacking profession again to life whereas Murray’s new contract will not be paying dividends for Arizona. It’s troublesome to think about how oddsmakers set the over/underneath for this sport at 50.5 factors, simply as it’s troublesome to think about both of those groups taking part in greater than 17 video games this season as they sit on the backside of the division wanting up on the 49ers and Rams.

Buffalo 24 (5-1), Kansas Metropolis 20 (4-2): Within the Tiebreaker Bowl, the Payments went to KC and took management of the AFC with a signature highway win. MVP entrance runner Josh Allen led a game-winning drive that ended with 69 second on the clock when the QB discovered Dawson Knox for a 14-yard TD to seal the win. On the stat sheet, Josh Allen fought to a draw with KC QB Patrick Mahomes with Allen going 27/40 for 329 yards and three TDs and Mahomes going 25/40 for 338 yards and two scores. Buffalo is the one one-loss AFC workforce now whereas Kansas Metropolis joins the Jets, (J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS) as the one 4-2 AFC groups. It’s simple to see how these two groups would be the final two standings within the AFC Playoffs with a Championship Recreation rematch for a visit to the Tremendous Bowl three month away.

Philadelphia 26 (6-0), Dallas 17 (4-2): This primetime battle for first place within the NFC East might have been known as at halftime after the hometown Eagles posted two touchdowns and two subject targets as a part of a 20-0 run that solely ended with a Dallas FG proper earlier than halftime. Dallas QB Cooper Rush suffered his first profession loss after throwing three interceptions however did handle to tug the Cowboys to inside 20-17 early within the fourth quarter. Eagles’ QB and MVP front-runner Jalen Hurts posted a TD as the sport’s closing rating halfway into the ultimate interval, placing the sport out of attain and retaining his workforce undefeated on the season. The loss dropped Dallas to 3rd within the division whereas the win stored the Eagles one sport forward of the Vikings within the NFC. 


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