NFL Passion Week 5: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Week 5 wasn't exactly the golden week that Week 4 was but there were definitely some wars going on.
The Chiefs and Jags battled for AFC supremacy, the Rams had stave to off the Seahawks after winning each of their first four games by double digits.The Bengals kept rolling against the Dolphins and the Panthers stole a win that the Football Giants desperately needed. The Superbowl Champs lost another heart breaker but the Vikings kept their early season afloat. There was a Big Ben sighting in Pittsburgh, it was a terrible day as it has been season for bay Area football, and the Battle of Texas went into OT.
Here is your week 5 recap... The Good... The Bad... and THE UGLY!!!!
Game of the Day
Rams 33 Seahawks 31
RAMS(5-0): Jared Goff 321yd TD 2Int Todd Gurley 22car 77yd 3TD Cooper Kupp 6rec 90yd TD SEAHAWKS(2-3): Russell Wilson 198yd 3TD Chris Carson 19car 116yd Tyler Lockett 3rec 98yd
The Seahawks gave the Rams their best shot with the help of the 12th man. After entering the fourth down by a touchdown LA shutout Seattle in the fourth while scoring 9 points on a touchdown run from Todd Gurley and Cairo Santos field goal from 39 yards out. Even with the narrow escape the Rams showed their poise and their case for why they could very well be the best team in football.
What was your favorite game of Sundays Week 5 action?
Dolphins 17 Bengals 27
After trailing 17-0 Cincinnati exploded, particularly defensively going on a 27-0 run to end the game involving both a pick six and a fumble return for a touchdown.
Giants 31 Panthers 33
GIANTS(1-4) Eli Manning 326yd 2TD 2Int Saquon Barkley 15car 48yd 4rec 81yd 2TD Odell Beckham 8rec 131yd 1/1 57 pass yd TD PANTHERS(3-1): Cam Newton 27yd 2TD 2Int
Graham Cano hit a 63 yard field goal with one second left in regulation, erasing an 11 point fourth quarter defict, ruining a good day for the Giants offense, and wasting an Odell Beckham touchdown pass.
Packers 23 Lions 31
PACKERS(2-2-1): Aaron Rodgers 442yd 3TD Davantae Adams 9rec 140yd TD LIONS(2-3): Matthew Stafford 183yd 3TD Lagarette Blount 22yd 2TD
The Lions picked up a win even bigger than they they had against the Patriots a couple of weeks ago. They now stay afloat in the NFC North which is shaping up to be a nice anybodies ballgame type of division race.
Vikings 23 Eagles 21
VIKINGS(2-2-1): Kirk Cousins 301yd TD Adam Thielen 7rec 116yd TD EAGLES(2-3): Carson Wentz 311yd 2TD
A 300 yard performance ftom Kirk Cousins and a 64 yard fumble rrerturn for a touchdown helped lift Minnesota past the defending champs in a rematch of last year's NFC Championship Game.Now with back to back losses the Eagles are 2-3 and may be in a tough spot with little room for error.
Cowboys 16 Texans 19 OT
Despite being a game you only cared about if you were a Texas or Cowboys fans it was a good game.Texans win because of poor coaching down the stretch from Jason Garrett. What else is new? You never punt on fourth and one when it's overtime and Ezekiel Elliot is your running back.
Raiders 10 Chargers 26
This game was never competitive even when Oakland did have a chance to make a game of it Derek Carr thew a pick in the endzone. Easy win for the Chargers.
Cardinals 28 49ers 18
It wasn't a good day for football in the Bay Area. The Cardinals now have their first win of the season.
Jaguars 14 Chiefs 30
JAGUARS(3-2): Bortles 430yd TD 4Int CHIEFS(5-0): Mahomes: 313yd 2Int
Both offenses were pretty awful despite the Chiefs having 30 points. Both quarterbacks threw multiple picks. But Blake Bortles threw two more than Patrick Mahomes and one of those was for a touchdown. Looks like the Chiefs are the best team in the AFC until further notice. Further notice could come sooner than later as they draw the Patriots next week in Foxboro just as they begin to their stride.
Titans 12 Bills 13
Stephen Hauschka hit a 46 yard field goal as time expired and the Bills bounced back and halted the Titans momentum. No offense was played in the making of this football game.
Falcons 17 Steelers 41
FALCONS(1-5): Matt Ryan 285yd TD STEELERS(2-2-1): Ben Roethlisberger 250yd 3TD Int James Conner 21car 110yd 2TD. Antonio Brown 6rec 101yd 2TD
Two teams desperately needed a win. The Steelers decided it was theirs from the jump. Big Ben threw 3 touchdown passes and running back James Conner added two more scores on the ground. After not losing by more than one score in their previous three losses they destroyed in Pittsburgh for loss number four.
Broncos 16 Jets 34
BRONCOS(2-3): Case Keenum 327yd 2TD Int Demariyus Thomas 5rec 105yd TD JETS(2-3): Sam Darnold 198yd 3TD Int
Denver seemed like the better team. Apparently not. They were routed by the New York Jets and now these two teams share the same record.
Ravens 9 Browns 12 OT
RAVENS(3-2): Joe Flacco 248yd Int BROWNS(2-2-1): Baker Mayfield 342yd TD Int
Baker Mayfield continues to get a feel for being an NFL quarterback throwing for 342 yards and finding the endzone once, something the Ravens never did. The Browns held on in a defensive struggle and a win in their next game will put them over .500 for the first time in a long time.
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
Washington Redskins(2-1) at New Orleans Saints(3-1) 8:30ET 5:30PT ESPN
Both of these teams are hot, which one will continue to ride the wave of momentum. Drew Brees has been stellar for New Orleans while Alex Smith and Adrian Peterson are proving they are not over hill but rather have plenty of decent football left in them.
That was your Week 5 recap. The Standings are beginning to shape a little bit and some teams we weren't sure oj are starting to find their identities. Some huge games on tap for next week including the Pats trying to take their conference back from the Chiefs. But until then back to our normal lives until what really matters comes back around. That of course being Week 6!!!!!