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24 in OT (Recap)
New Orleans Saints
Green Bay Packers
New England Patriots
New York Jets
San Francisco 49ers
Los Angeles Rams
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Chargers
Kansas City Chiefs
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New York Giants
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Chargers changing narratives in close games
The Chargers have become notorious for losing close games since the start of 2016, and every time is seemed a turnaround for their season was around the corner, another close one would slip away. But last week the Chargers went on the road and beat a decimated Giants team in a one-score game. And this week, they did it again, winning in the final seconds over the division rival Raiders in Oakland:
These aren’t the Chargers we’ve come to know and love/hate, folks.
Steelers ruin Chiefs’ unbeaten record
Pittsburgh has had their fair share of struggles this season, but they gave
and the Kansas City Chiefs some trouble on Sunday. The Chiefs were the last undefeated team in the NFL heading into the week, but the Steelers , even if they had to bend the rules to do so …
Smith was understandably upset after that dirty play. He got the flag, but was unable to complete the comeback, thanks in part to
and magic plays like this:
*Mutombo finger wag*
It’s been a big day for special teams across the NFL, and the Rams are the latest team to get in on the action. Los Angeles created some separation on the scoreboard when
stuffed the Jags’ punt attempt and
scooped up the loose ball for the score.
continues to be the king of punter celebrations (though it’s not much of a fierce competition) and he once again came prepared this Sunday. After a great punt pinned the Chargers inside their own 20-yard line, King channeled his inner Shawne Merriman for a “Lights Out” throwback celly.
Barth. Bears. Battlestar Galactica
The Bears got their second win of the season on Sunday, their first with rookie Mitch Trubisky under center. Chicago certainly didn’t make it easy on themselves, as they allowed a game-tying punt return to Baltimore late in the fourth quarter that sent the game to overtime.
However, the Bears managed to bounce back and survive the scare. It was
who stuck the dagger into the heart of the Ravens when he delivered the game-winning field goal in OT.
Some end zone love for the linemen
Defensive linemen don’t often get the chance to put points on the scoreboard, but Sunday’s Lions-Saints game was a wacky one that saw touchdowns scored by a defensive lineman from both teams. First, it was
just a few yards outside of the end zone and bringing it in for the score.
Then, it was New Orleans’ Cam Jordan tipping a Matt Stafford pass to himself inside the end zone for a pick-six of his own. That’s quite the response, but it wasn’t even the Saints’ first defensive touchdown of the day. That came when
combined for a scoop and score in the opening quarter. Those defensive scores helped make the difference in the Saints’ 14-point victory over Detroit.
to reintroduce himself
Adrian Peterson suited up for the Cardinals for the first time since being traded by the Saints, and he made an immediate impact in Arizona. On the Cards’ first drive, AP found his way to pay dirt for his first touchdown of the year.
Peterson had just 81 yards in four games with the Saints to begin the season, and he came close to surpassing that total in his first two drives on Sunday.
The Jets didn’t get any help with this call
It’s usually not easy being a Jets fan, but it was made a little tougher on Sunday thanks to a controversial ruling by refs in the fourth quarter. After
appeared to score a touchdown that would have cut the Patriots’ lead to 24-21, officials determined that Seferian-Jenkins fumbled the ball just prior to crossing the goal line and didn’t regain possession in time for the touchdown to count. Instead, it was called a touchback and the ball was given to the Patriots.
That’s a really tough call to make in that situation, especially with the ruling being a touchdown on the field. It’s clear Seferian-Jenkins momentarily lost control of the ball, but it’s pretty difficult to say with absolute certainty that he didn’t have it back in his possession before going out of bounds. Either way, it was a brutal turn of events for the Jets and their fans.
You like one-handed catches?
I hope so, because we got ’em! The Lions were beat up by the Saints but
did his best to give Detroit fans something to cheer about. The Lions receiver battled a defender and made this awesome one-handed grab for a touchdown in the third quarter.
made this one-handed snag, which basically defies any sense of logic. So, here … just take the clip and try to figure it out for yourself. I’m still searching for answers myself.
Weirdest play of the day?
must be a Chumbawumba fan because he got knocked down, but he got up again. The Ravens’ kick returner managed to get the Ravens their first TD of the day on a bizarre return in the third quarter. Rainey got knocked down by a teammate and, as most players assumed the play was dead, he took advantage of the confusion by sprinting downfield and taking it to the house for a 96-yard score. You’re never gonna keep him down.
The Patriots have awoken
After falling into an early 14-0 hole against the Jets, the Pats closed out the first half strong and headed into the locker room with the score tied 14-14. A
interception allowed New England to charge down the field with under a minute left and get things equalized. This gorgeous throw and catch from
got them into the red zone.
And this quick pass to
, who is back in the lineup after missing Week 5 with a thigh injury, got them in the end zone.
On the other side of the half, it was Gronk finding the end zone once again to give the Patriots their first lead of the day.
We’ve got a running back passing TD!
Things seem to be going pretty well for the Bears today. After getting this wild interception to fall into their lap …
… Chicago then turned around and and capitalized on the strength of a passing touchdown from
— their running back. It was a great pitch and catch, with
snagging the toss in the end zone. Maybe if Mitch Trubisky doesn’t work out …
was in in the first quarter, Green Bay backup Brett Hundley stepped in for the Packers. His first pass attempt? An interception. His second pass attempt? A touchdown. That’s progression, baby! The 24-year-old tossed his first career touchdown pass and
was on the receiving end of the score.
burns Saints for great TD
Our first good laugh of the day comes courtesy of Saints defense, which somehow allowed Golden Tate to burn them for a 45-yard touchdown despite having ample opportunity to bring him down. The Lions wideout made a third-down snag and was able to scamper past three Saints defenders along the sideline as he took it to the house. The flip into the end zone was a nice finishing touch…
… but the. Perfect execution.
Jets get off to quick start against Pats
If the Patriots were hoping their defense would get back on track this Sunday against the Jets, well … the opening drive wasn’t particularly promising for New England. The Jets drove down the field with an effective six-minute drive that culminated in a
touchdown pass to Austin Seferian-Jenkins. The key highlight was this beautiful third down catch by
that put the Jets inside the 5-yard line.