Another week, NFL fans, and another round of exciting football. There were two more overtime games this week, after last week’s three–proving parity still rules in the NFL. Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos played a three-hour game of hot potato with Josh McCown and the Cleveland Browns, winning an ugly one 26-23. And in Detroit, Matt Stafford and Jay Cutler had themselves a duel. After a back-and-forth thriller, Stafford rolled to his right and launched a mortar shot to Calvin “Megatron” Johnson, putting the Lions in position for a walkoff field goal with only 2:29 left in OT! The final was 37-34, but believe it or not it was even more exciting than that sounds.
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Gang Green and the New York Jets continued their rise to prominence, thumping Washington 34-20 as QB Ryan Fitzpatrick ran one in from 18 yards out. Andy Dalton led the Cincinnati Bengals to 6-0, with a 34-21 pounding of the injury-riddled Buffalo Bills. Ryan Tannehill and the Miami Dolphins clobbered Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans 38-10, while Adrian Peterson‘s off day didn’t stop the Minnesota Vikings from beating the disappointing Kansas City Chiefs 16-10.
In the 4pm round of games, Cam Newton led the Carolina Panthers on a daring last-minute drive against the Seattle Seahawks, hitting tight end Greg Olsen in the back of the end zone with half a minute left for their first and only lead of the game! Every time you start to wonder if Newton is really legit, he pulls out a game like this. Jimmy Graham is becoming more and more a part of the Seahawks offense, but it wasn’t enough to help them here.
On Monday night, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles squared off for what was supposed to be an NFC East showdown. Instead it was an NFC East beatdown, as the Eagles pounded the Giants 27-7. Eli Manning and the Gmen marched down the field with ease on their first possession to take a 7-0 lead, and they didn’t score for the rest of the night as they were beaten up n every phase of the game. The Giants and Eagles are now tied at 3-3 for the divisional lead, and the playoff race remains wide open.
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