Recap – Week 11

 

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Green Bay Packers v Seattle Seahawks 

24-27

After a shaky start Russell Wilson nailed the fourth quarter, whilst Seattle’s defense stymied Aaron Rodgers to keep the Seahawks in the thick of the NFC playoff race.

Seattle snapped a two-game losing streak by overcoming their early 14-3 deficit. Wilson  was inconsistent in the beginning stages, but was outstanding in the final period.  He threw for 255 yards on the game and his 15 yard touchdown pass to Ed Dickson with 5:08 left was the difference, the QB recognized the blitz and hit Dickson quickly for his second touchdown pass of the night.

The comeback means Seattle still haven’t lost three straight games since mid 2011 and they finally closed out a one-score victory after straight losses to the Chargers and Rams. The Seahawks were 1-8 in their previous nine games decided by a single score.

Aaron Rodgers had a huge first half and threw for 332 yards, but the Packers had just one scoring drive in the whole of the second half, helped by a 57 yard dart to Devante Adams. The veteran QB threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first half, but never got the ball back after Green Bay opted to punt instead of go for it on 4th down with 4:20 left.

Rodgers was 21-of-30 passing with 10 of them going to Adams for 166 yards receiving. Robert Tonyan had the first catch of his career go for a 54 yard touchdown to give the visitors an early 14-3 lead. They led 21-17 at halftime after Aaron Jones caught a 24 yard TD pass from Rodgers in the final minute of the half, but Green Bay saw their offense stymied in the final two quarters.

Chris Carson rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown to overcome the mistake of fumbling on the first play of the game and setting up Green Bay’s opening score. Tyler Lockett had two key interceptions late in the fourth quarter and Dough Baldwin had his first touchdown catch of the season for Seattle.

Seattle’s defense held Jones to just 40 yards rushing just a week after he went for a career-high 145. They sacked Rodgers five times, four of which came in the second half. They also limited the Packers to just 114 yards gained after the break, half of that yardage came on the one throw from Rodgers to Adams, that pass set up Mason Crosby‘s field goal with 8:23 left to give Green Bay a 24-20 lead.

The Green Bay Packers are now 0-5 on the road this season and have lost seven consecutive games away from Lambeau Field dating back to last season.

 

Up Next:

Packers v Vikings – Sunday November 25th (8:20pm)

Seahawks v Panthers – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

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Dallas Cowboys v Atlanta Falcons

22-19

What looked set to be a low-scoring and arguably boring game took an exciting turn in the final quarter thanks to both teams remembering where the end zone was. There’s no surprise that it was each team’s ‘star’ player finding it. Ezekiel Elliott rushed 23 times for 122 yards and a touchdown for Dallas, which came off a turnover and seemed to just about put the game to bed. That ended up being harder than it ought to have been, but, Elliott later ran three times to set up Brett Maher‘s game-winning field goal, a kick which was necessitated by Julio Jones‘ touchdown catch for the Falcons to tie the game inside two minutes.

The defeat is Atlanta’s second straight, which all but buries a team that was surging before being stunned by the Browns last week. They’re 4-6 with six games to go meaning they’d have to win out to have a shot at a Wild Card berth, with the competitive NFC South essentially out of their reach. Two of those games are against teams ahead of them in their division (New Orleans and Carolina).

There are reasons to be hopeful for Atlanta though, Calvin Ridley is looking to be a very promising target alongside Jones. What’s tripping them up the most is all the injuries on defense and the half-fit defensive players trying to play through whatever it is they have going on. The offseason will allow key defenders to get healthy again and they should, theoretically, put up a great fight next season.

The Cowboys on the other hand are right in the thick of things, thanks to the addition of Amari Cooper and their willingness to keep pushing despite all signs pointing the other way. They’ve had to battle injuries along the offensive line all season and have remedied them by switching to a read-option heavy offense, that leaves their opposition flummoxed.

It seems that Dallas’ players are finally merging together and finding ways to overcome their difficulties. Cooper has given Dak Prescott a go-to option at receiver, opening up their passing game. Linebackers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch have held down the fort brilliantly in the absence of Sean LeeVander Esch secured an interception in Atlanta that produced Elliot‘s touchdown, and while the defense didn’t get the stop it needed, PrescottElliott and Co. did enough to get the Cowboys into a winning position.

The Redskins’ defeat (and their loss of Alex Smith to the tib/fib break) leaves the NFC East wide open and the Cowboys are playing the best in their division right now. The two meet on Thanksgiving.

 

Up Next:

Redskins v Cowboys – Thursday November 22nd (4:30pm)

Falcons v Saints – Thursday November 22nd (8:20pm)

 

 

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Cincinnati Bengals v Baltimore Ravens

21-24

Baltimore’s offense looked a different team with rookie Lamar Jackson making his first start under center. The Ravens came out running and didn’t stop all day. Jackson led an 11-play touchdown drive in which he didn’t attempt a single pass. The highlight of the drive was the five rushes for 46 yards by the dual-threat QB. The young play-caller finished with 117 yards rushing on the day on a huge 27 attempts. He played well in his debut hitting quick routes over the middle and displaying an uncanny ability to extend the play in the pocket and find several targets from several angles.

The 21-year-old still needs to find his rhythm in the passing game but it was a solid start for the future of Baltimore. His biggest mistake came when he attempted to extend a pass play and didn’t see that Shawn Williams dropped off coverage for the interception. Jackson, however, bounced back, leading two straight scoring drives to regain the lead and hold on for the much needed victory. With Jackson under center, the Ravens offense is infinitely more interesting than when they play Joe Flacco.

Cincinnati struggled on all sides of the ball. Randy Bullock missed a 52 yard field goal attempt that would have tied the game. Their offense sorely missed A.J. Green and never found their rhythm. The second half was better than the first, they scored back-to-back touchdowns off an interception and a 4th down stop near midfield. Apart from those couple of short drives, Andy Dalton didn’t do too much all day. Not helped by the lack of running game. Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard only managed 19 yards total on 14 carries. Cincy generated a pitiful 255 total yards with four three-and-outs. Their offense is not good enough when Green is out.

The defense were just as bad. They allowed 258 rushing yards. Their afternoon was characterized by missed tackles and wide open gaps up the middle that allowed the Ravens offense to get into space, which is even worse than it sounds when you realize that they couldn’t make stops against an offense that never threatened to stretch the field and had a rookie quarterback making his debut. The only positive that came from the defense was the interception by Williams.

The win moves Baltimore ahead of Cincy in the AFC North, though they’re level on 5-5. Next week sees another divisional tilt for the Bengals, facing state rivals, the Cleveland Browns.

 

Up Next:

Browns v Bengals – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Raiders v Ravens – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

 

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Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears

20-25

Chicago overmatched the reigning division champions to seize control of the NFC North. They controlled the game from the get-go, forcing three Minnesota three-and-outs in their first four drives.

Khalil Mack was the Bear’s man on defense. He tossed Riley Reiff around like a rag doll on multiple occasions, he helped Chicago hold the Vikings to just 268 total yards at at terrible 4.3 yards per play. The rest of the defense were solid too, making up for the three giveaways their offense gave up by forcing three takeaways, including what turned out to be a game-clinching pick-six courtesy of Eddie Jackson.

Minnesota’s Kirk Cousins has a bad prime time record (4-12) and his woes continued on Sunday. He was constantly under duress facing a swarming Bears front seven and unable to connect on large chunk plays until it was too late. His offense weren’t able to establish a ground game against the likes of MackAkiem Hicks and Leonard Floyd. Their pressure and presence held Dalvin Cook and Latavius Murray to a combined 17 yards on 13 carries. the Vikings; fewest total since their week 3 loss to Buffalo.

His counterpart Mitchell Trubisky was a consistent chain mover on the ground, rushing for 45 yards and passing the Panthers’ Cam Newton in league rushing among quarterbacks. He still continued to struggle with consistency, decision-making and accuracy though. His two interceptions were both as a result of ambitious throws downdfield that landed in Vikings safety Anthony Harris‘ hands.

Chicago’s ground game, however, was strong. Each of their three first half scoring drives featured at least 10 plays. TrubiskyJordan Howard and Tarik Cohen ground down a front seven who was the league’s best 12 months ago.

Trubisky and his team travel to Detroit to play the Lions on Thanksgiving, whilst the Vikings will host division rivals Green Bay Packers on Sunday.

 

Up Next:

Packers v Vikings – Sunday November 25th (8:20pm)

Bears v Lions – Thursday November 22nd (12:30pm)

 

 

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Carolina Panthers v Detroit Lions

19-20

The Panthers scored a touchdown with 1:07 left in the fourth quarter but went for the two point conversion, during which Cam Newton had all the time in the world, but couldn’t find an open receiver and threw the ball over the head of Jarius Wright in the end zone smashing any dream of a Panthers win. With hindsight they’ll be thinking they should have gone for the one point and overtime. In coach Ron Rivera’s defense the decision to go for two came after kicker Graham Gano looked inexplicably off his game, missing a 34 yard field attempt and an extra point earlier in the game. Had he not missed it’s hard to believe that Rivera would have gone for the two.

Offensively DJ Moore had a great receiving game, amassing 157 from seven receptions and a touchdown. Whilst he was kept a little quieter than usual today, Christian McCaffrey still had a solid game, leading the Panthers in rushing (53 yards, 13 Car).

Kenny Golladay played a decisive role in keeping the Lions’ postseason hope alive for another week. He made eight catches for 113 yards and constantly challenged a Panthers secondary trying to make amends for the thrashing handed to them by Big Ben. The wide receiver’s biggest moment was an insane, full extension, leaping catch over James Bradberry at the front of the end zone to break a 13-13 tie in the fourth quarter. He made a number of other impressive catches but that one took the cake.

 

Up Next:

Seahawks v Panthers – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Bears v Lions – Thursday November 22nd (12:30pm)

 

 

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Tennessee Titans v Indianapolis Colts 

10-38

The Colts have scored 24 or more for seven consecutive games – their longest such streak since 2005. With Frank Reich continuing to scheme open receivers and the offensive line pitching yet another shutout in the sack department, Andrew Luck managed to dissect the league’s number one scoring defense, taking full advantage of T.Y. Hilton‘s matchup with Adoree Jackson. The quarterback hit Hilton in-stride for a beautiful 68 yard touchdown and targeted Jackson for a 40 yard pass-interference penalty on the next drive. Hilton finished with a season-high 155 yards and two scores, catching all nine of his targets.

Luck has now joined Tom Brady and Peyton Manning as the only quarterbacks with three or more touchdown passes in seven straight games within a single season. He’s playing better than ever, generating a passer rating over 120.0 for the fourth successive week. Luck ‘owns’ the Titans, winning all 10 games against them in his career. After a slow start to the season the Colts are emerging as a legitimate playoff contender.

On defense, Darius Leonard shone the brightest. He led a swarming Indianapolis D that exploited Tennessee’s QB Marcus Mariota‘s penchant for taking ill-time sacks. Whilst the Colts are the league’s most efficient third-down offense, Mariota is in a battle with Oakland’s Derek Carr for the most third-down sacks this season. Leonard made his first career interception and had his fourth forced fumble to go with his fifth sack.

Mariota suffered an injury to his throwing arm, maybe even aggravating the nerve issue that caused him to miss time earlier in the season. He was replaced by Blaine Gabbert, who ended up connecting with Tajae Sharpe for the Titan’s only touchdown of the game. He wasn’t the only person Tennessee lost, defensive coordinator Dean Pees was hospitalized after what the team termed an undisclosed “medical issue” that required “further observation”.

Tennessee will be hoping that both Mariota and Pees will be better for Monday night’s matchup against the Houston Texans.

 

Up Next:

Titans v Texans – Monday November 26th (8:15pm)

Dolphins v Colts – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

 

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers v NY Giants

35-38

Ryan Fitzpatrick was replaced in the game by Jameis Winston, due to the veteran throwing three interceptions, including a really ugly third that was the straw the broke the camel’s back for Dirk Koetter. It turned out to be a good move, Winston led the comeback by leading four well-balanced and well-paced touchdown drives to help the Buccs get back into the game. The quarterback finished the game with 12-of-16 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception. They fell three points short but they showed promise in almost overcoming such a huge deficit.

The Giants held on for their first home win of the Pat Shurmur era. Eli Manning really stepped it up this week as did Saquon Barkley, who was once again heavily relied upon (27 carries, 142 yards, two TDs and a receiving TD). As a result of the rookie’s excellence, Manning is throwing less and producing better results. Sunday saw him connect on 17-of-18 passing that included 231 yards and two touchdowns. It’s been a rough season but they look to be finding their rhythm, maybe a little too late, but it still gives hope to some New York Giants fans.

The NY defense made four interceptions, Michael ThomasB.W. WebbAlec Ogletree and Curtis Riley all had one. Karim Martin also came up big with a sack. It’s a shame for the secondary to have squandered such a big lead but there was some promise from a side who’s lacked in everything this season.

Sunday’s game saw the Giants score the most points at home since 2012.

 

Up Next:

49ers v Buccaneers – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Giants v Eagles – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

 

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Houston Texans v Washington Redskins

23-21

Washington’s season took a nasty turn on Sunday when starting quarterback Alex Smith was carted off the field in the third quarter with a broken tibia and fibula, being immediately ruled out and rushed to a nearby hospital. He was replaced by longtime backup Colt McCoy.

Smith‘s injury occurred 33 years to the day that former Redskins QB Joe Theismann suffered a career-ending injury when he broke the same two bones agains the Giants. The former player was in attendance at Sunday’s game and said he texted his support to Smith. He also told the media “it was just an eerie moment…It was surreal. You see him go down in a pile and then there’s a shot that showed his leg bent.” He went on to say that he’s always aware of what the date means for him. Theismann was 35 at the time of his injury and expressed that seeing Smith hurt brought back a rush of memories so bad that he had to leave his seat and have a walk around. Here’s to hoping that the surgery Smith had on Sunday is a success and he’ll be back again next season.

Before exiting the game Smith hurt the Redskins with a pair of interceptions, one of which was an ill-fated end zone strike that fell into the arms of rookie Justin Reid, who then authored an amazing 101 yard pick-six to bury Washington in a 17-7 hole. After coming on McCoy led a pair of touchdown drives and showed some decent mobility.

The Texans can be thankful for Washington’s Dustin Hopkins missing a 63 yard field goal that would have resulted in some late drama and a loss for the visitors. The Texans now hold a franchise-record-tying seven straight wins, though it wasn’t achieved beautifully. Ka’imi Fairbairn missed a couple of kicks including a 45 yarder with them up 23-21 with less than a minute to play. DeShaun Watson didn’t help by throwing a pair of picks. Houston were also hurt by a controversial turnover when a DeAndre Hopkins catch on his back was ruled a fumble.

The Redskins are just four days away from the tantalizing Thanksgiving Day showdown with the 5-5 Cowboys, the game will go a long way toward deciding the NFC East. Whilst Smith can be inconsistent the ‘Skins really needed him for the battle. McCoy may have done well on Sunday against an underperforming Texans but he’s no way near ready for the event that is Thanksgiving football in Dallas.

 

Up Next:

Titans v Texans – Monday November 26th (8:15pm)

Redskins v Cowboys – Thursday November 22nd (4:30pm)

 

 

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Philadelphia Eagles v New Orleans Saints

7-48

The Saints remain the hottest team in the league with a ninth consecutive win over the overmatched Eagles.

Led by quarterback Drew Brees, the Saints offense runs like a well-oiled machine. They scored on their first three possession to open the game up with a 17-0 lead. Whilst the Eagles did score a touchdown to make it 17-7, New Orleans stepped it up a notch and scored 31 straight points. Brees finished with 363 yards passing and four touchdowns, making it the third consecutive week in which they have score 40+ points. They entered the game averaging a league-high 37.5 points per game.

The Saints’ fantastic day was made even better by the other three teams in the NFC South losing, giving them a three game division lead over second place Carolina Panthers. Although a lot can still happen down the stretch, New Orleans are essentially in control of their path to the postseason, given the fact that four of their final six games come against divisional opponents, including two meetings with Carolina.

It was a great day for the rookies, Tre’Quan Smith had a career day with 10 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown. He showed his ability to make tough catches in traffic, especially the scoring grab at the goal line and his speed to get down on the field on a 37 yard catch. Keith Kirkwood also chipped in with 33 yards receiving on three catches, whilst second-year pro Austin Carr finally got his first career touchdown.

The reigning Super Bowl Champions looked nothing like the team of last season. Quarterback Carson Wentz completed 19 of 33 passes for 156 yards and three interceptions. Their defense was so bad it allowed the Saints to produce 546 total yards of offense at an average of 7.9 yards per play.

The Saints host the Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving before the Eagles host the NY Giants on Sunday.

 

Up Next:

Giants v Eagles – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Falcons v Saints – Thursday November 22nd (8:20pm)

 

 

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Oakland Raiders v Arizona Cardinals

23-21

Derek CarrJon Gruden and the Oakland Raiders won their first game since week 4. It wasn’t all plain sailing for the quarterback and head coach though, CBS’ cameras caught them exchanging heated words on multiple occasions following broken possessions. Carr threw two gorgeous touchdown passes in the first half but was otherwise stagnant (192 yards, 4 sacks) until late in the game, too often throwing short of the sticks and playing hurried as has been his norm this season.

On the final drive of the game he took control, unleashing a perfect 32 yard toss to rookie receiver Marcell Ateman and converted a key third-down to Seth Roberts on a 20 yard screen, marching the Raiders 61 yards in under two minutes. Rookie kicker Daniel Carlson then converted a 35 yard field goal to put an end to their five-game losing streaking.

For the third successive game David Johnson hit at least 100 yards from scrimmage. He ran through open spaces for 137 yards on 25 carries and tallied a reception for 17 yards. When Johnson is on the field the Cardinals are less susceptible to lulls, which he proved on Sunday. On their final touchdown drive he broke off consecutive runs of 10 and 53 yards to get his team into the red zone for the first time since halfway through the first quarter. Josh Rosen (136 yards, 3TDS) followed Johnson‘s one-two punch with of his own, tossing with pinpoint accuracy toward the sideline to Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald to put the Cardinals up by a point.

The result of this game could have major ramifications on the draft order come April. The loss sees Arizona tie with the Raiders and 49ers (2-8) for the worst record in the league.


Up Next:

Raiders v Ravens – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Cardinals v Chargers – Sunday November 25th (4:05pm)

 

 

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Denver Broncos v LA Chargers

23-22

Von Miller shone for the Broncos. The Chargers were holding a 12-point lead and driving into scoring range, but, the pass rusher instinctively read Philip Rivers, picking off a screen pass and racing 42 yards to the 18 yard line setting up a touchdown. That play awoke the sleeping Broncos offense and made a would-be blowout into a tight tilt.

Case Keenum had 59 passing yards heading into the fourth quarter but made plays when they counted late after the Charges gave the Broncos a fighting chance with their sloppy game management. It took a while but he finally came to life on their final drive, hitting Emmanuel Sanders for a massive 38 yard gain with less than 1:30 remaining on the clock. After a controversial pass interference call pushed Denver back, Keenum found Courtland Sutton to set up Brandon McManus‘ game-winning field goal.

Whilst it wasn’t a great day for Denver’s offense, Philip Lindsay did some heavy lifting, rushing for 79 yards and two scores on just 11 attempts, whilst Keenum showed his agility leading the game-winning drive.

The LA offense was badly hurt by Rivers‘ two interceptions even though the QB did throw for 401 yards and two touchdowns. One was practically tossed into the hands of Miller completely changing the game, what once looked like a walk in the park win started to look like a nightmare, which it turned out to be. Late errors by the play-caller allowed the Broncos to steal the game, for example his toss to the feet of Keenan Allen when the best option would have been to run time off the clock.

The loss ends the Chargers’ six-game winning steak.

 

Up Next:

Steelers v Broncos – Sunday November 25th (4:25pm)

Cardinals v Chargers – Sunday November 25th (4:05pm)

 

 

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Pittsburgh Steelers v Jacksonville Jaguars

20-16

Ben Roethlisberger proved why he’s one of the league’s top quarterbacks by leading a ferocious second-half comeback. The Steelers offense struggled early in the game totally just 66 yards in the first two quarters.

Big Ben, who had thrown for just 53 yards at the break, exploded with 261 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the second as he led his Steelers back from a 16-0 deficit. The signal-caller also shook off three interceptions and two sacks, before coming alive when it mattered most. His first TD came on a 78 yard dart to Antonio Brown, the second on an 11 yard pass to Vance McDonald, he then sealed the game with a 1 yard touchdown run with three seconds left on the clock.

Pittsburgh’s defense deserve their fair share of the spotlight for what they did in the fourth quarter. The Jags had their way for almost three quarters of the game, pounding and punishing the visitors with their ground game to the tune of 179 yards and a touchdown on 43 attempts. The game marked the first time since week 2 that the Steelers had allowed an opponent to rush for 100 yards in a game. The defense eventually rose to the occasion, forcing four consecutive three-and-outs in the final period of play, the most critical came with 2:28 remaining on the clock. Jacksonville managed 169 total yards in the first half but were held to just 74 after the break.

The Jaguars offense did a stellar job in the first half but when it came to the fourth quarter they couldn’t even convert a first down, managing just 7 yards rushing. Quarterback Blake Bortles deserves some of the blame as he failed to generate any sort of offense in the final period and was sacked three times. Their defense also couldn’t stop big plays in the second half.

The Steelers extended their winning streak to six games and improved to 7-2-1 on the season. The Jaguars, however, have now lost six consecutive games and are 3-7 on the season after starting 2-0.

Up Next:

Steelers v Broncos – Sunday November 25th (4:25pm)

Jaguars v Bills – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

 

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Kansas City Chiefs v LA Rams

51-54

The two teams combined for 105 points on the night, the most ever scored on Monday Night Football. The accumulation was only nine points shy of breaking the record for the most points scored in a single NFL game, it’s currently held by the 1966 meeting between the Redskins and Giants (113pts). The matchup set another record, the first game in NFL history where both teams scored 50+ points.

The meeting gave us the most exciting second half so far this season. There were creative plays from both quarterbacks, numerous touchdowns, several lead changes and a bunch of interceptions, two of which came in the final two minutes from Patrick Mahomes. This instant classic saw 1,001 total yards, 56 first downs, 10 passing touchdowns and in the fourth quarter alone saw four lead changes and 35 points.

Heading in to the fourth quarter the Rams were leading by 40-30. Kansas City took a four-point lead shortly into the final period after a record-setting Tyreek Hill touchdown reception with a strip-sack fumble return. The Rams responded with a 90 second touchdown drive, only to see K.C. bounce back three minutes later with a lead-changing touchdown drive of their own. Just 58 seconds after that the Rams were back up by three points, thanks to a game-winning 40 yard sideline strike from Jared Goff to Gerald Everett, who tiptoed down the sideline to put LA ahead for good.

The Chiefs came close to winning the game several times but Patrick Mahomes threw his two ill-timed interceptions, the first with 1:18 left on the clock and the second with just 13 seconds remaining. Had the drive(s) continued it’s likely the Chiefs would have won, or at the very least they would have got into field goal range to tie the game and take it to overtime.

Samson Ebukam had a great game for the Rams, becoming only the second player in the last 10 seasons to record a pick-six and a fumble-recovery in the same game. His most important move of the game came late on when he beat Travis Kelce, who was blocking, to hit Mahomes and force Marcus Peters‘ game-sealing downfield pick. He also added another pivotal rush on K.C.’s final play, flushing the signal-caller out of the pocket and forcing the young QB to throw his third and final interception.

The visitors took advantage of LA’s deficiencies in the secondary, with Hill benefiting the most. He burned the Rams defense for a career-high 215 yards, two touchdowns and had five plays of at least 20 yards, including his fourth quarter 73 yard touchdown. After hauling in that critical score, he became the third player in NFL history with 15 TDs of 50+ yards before turning 25. He’s now being compared to the likes of Antonio Brown, DeAndre Hopkins, Adam Thielen and Michael Thomas.

Kansas City’s defense managed to muster up some stops, mainly thanks to their front seven and prominently defensive tackle Chris Jones, who caused trouble in the backfield, sacking Goff twice and hitting him four times. Justin Houston excelled, forcing the lead-changing strip-sack of Goff that landed in the hands of Allen Bailey. Whilst they didn’t have a terrible game, all things considered, they’re still the most unreliable unit on the Kansas City roster and they did give up 54 points. That’s the main thing they need to work on during their bye week, a consistent pass rush from Houston, Dee Ford and Jones will prove vital to them in avoiding an early exit in January.

The result sees the LA Rams go 10-1, whilst the Chiefs fall to 9-2, they top their respective divisions. Both teams now head into their bye week, so they can enjoy their Thanksgiving to the max.

Up Next:

Both – Bye week

 

 

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Bye week for Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins,
New England Patriots, NY Jets, San Fransisco 49ers


Up Next:

Jaguars v Bills – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Browns v Bengals – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Dolphins v Colts – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

Patriots v Jets – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

49ers v Buccaneers – Sunday November 25th (1pm)

 

ALL TIMES U.S. EASTERN

 

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