So much happens during one singular week in the NFL. How could one possibly cover everything thing that goes on from the NFC East to the AFC West, from Thursday to Monday, from injury wire to biggest fantasy implications?
Verge tries to wrap up each game and blanket the important storylines in only four sentences, or four quarters. Week six is over, let’s get to it.
Thursday Night Football
New York Giants 14 – New England Patriots 35
After a couple of semi-impressive wins from rookie Daniel Jones, the Giants have come down to earth. Turnovers and below-average defensive play led to a blowout loss to New England.
It’s worth to note that New York played without some of their best offensive weapons on Thursday Night Football. Getting the likes of Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley back will do wonders for the rebuilding team.
Philadelphia Eagles 20 – Minnesota Vikings 38
The Eagles lost in humiliating fashion to a super-charged Kirk Cousins led Vikings team. Cousins played one of his best games as a pro, and even with a nice performance from Carson Wentz, his secondary never gave him a chance.
Philadelphia looks ahead to its season-defining game against Dallas this week. A road win would do wonders for both their NFC East position as well as the seemingly unsettled locker room.
Carolina Panther 37 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26
The Panthers won their rematch from week 2 in the second London game of the 2019 season. The Bucs defence did their best to keep it close, but Winston’s five interceptions would end the game before it even started.
Tampa Bay is in a predicament, to say the least. How much longer does Bruce Arians roll with the former first overall pick?
Seattle Seahawks 32 – Cleveland Browns 28
The Browns had Seattle right where they wanted them all game. Even through the many turnovers from Baker Mayfield, Cleveland’s defence and run game we’re destined to prevail.
It was not enough though, and this was a game Freddie Kitchens desperately needed. The Browns are now 0-3 verse the NFC West.
Houston Texans 31 – Kansas City Chiefs 24
Deshaun Watson continues to terrorize defences. This weeks victim: the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Texans have positioned themselves at the top of the AFC South. As for the Chiefs, forget about Super Bowl aspirations, their AFC West hopes might even be in trouble.
Washington Redskins 17 – Miami Dolphins 16
Congratulations to the Miami Dolphins. With their unsuccessful 2 point conversion attempt, they have one the battle of winless teams.
Miami moves that much closer to the 2020 first overall pick. After the benching of Josh Rosen, could they be positioning themselves for taking a quarterback?
New Orleans Saints 13 – Jacksonville Jaguars 6
Teddy Bridgewater has won another game in place of Drew Brees. More impressively, the Saints defence smothered an on the rise Jags offence.
Jacksonville’s defence played great again without Jalen Ramsey, and they will have to get used to playing without. They traded him to the LA Rams this week.
Cincinnati Bengals 17 – Baltimore Ravens 23
Lamar Jackson got back to what Lamar Jackson does best: winning with both his arm and his legs. 152 rushing yards to compliment his 236 passing yards, Jackson played plenty well enough to beat the winless Bengals.
While the Ravens continue to gain consistency, the wins pile up. Luckily for them, every other team in the AFC North is struggling for worse than Baltimore.
San Francisco 49ers 20 – LA Rams 7
The Rams fall further down their downward spiral. After the Niners convincingly dominated them, LA is in jeopardy to fall below 500.
Jimmy Garoppolo has yet to have a truly standout performance, and he just hasn’t needed to. San Francisco remains undefeated behind solid game planning and a league-best defence.
Atlanta Falcons 33 – Arizona Cardinals 34
The rookie combo of Kingsbury and Kyler have started their first win streak. After the Cardinals defeated a plummeting Falcons squad, Arizona now moves to a 2-3-1 record.
Arizona has to be happy with the early synergy of their rookie head coach and QB. As for Atlanta, the hot seat keeps getting warmer and warmer for Dan Quinn.
Tennessee Titans 0 – Denver Broncos 16
It could be the end of the Marcus Mariota era in Tennessee. The Titans replaced the former 2nd overall pick with Ryan Tannehill in their shutout loss to Denver.
It was thought that Tannehill could be a trade piece for teams in need of a replacement QB. Now that he has been named the starter moving forward, Mariota could be that trade piece.
Dallas Cowboys 22 – New York Jets 24
Welcome back, Sam Darnold. The second-year QB led his previously winless team over the struggling Cowboys.
Darnold and co. look to keep their momentum going against the undefeated Patriots. Dallas goes back home, awaiting the most important game of their season to play the Eagles.
Pittsburgh Steelers 24 – LA Chargers 17
The Steelers season has been nothing short of tumultuous. Now on their third-string QB, Develin Hodges answered the call for his team.
The Chargers are now in a lot of trouble after the loss to Pittsburgh. Will LA get back on track?
Monday Night Football
Detroit Lions 22 – Green Bay Packers 23
When the game reached a fever pitch, the referees dropped the ball in the worse way on Monday Night Football. For the Lions, fortune was not on their side.
After two atrocious illegal hands to the face penalties were called on Tre Flowers, the Packers were able to run the clock down and hit a chip shot game-winning field goal. Although it could leave some teams with a bad taste in their mouth, Green Bay has to be happy to have escaped with a close win.
Thursday Night Football (Week 7)
Kansas City Chiefs 30 – Denver Broncos 6
If there has been one shining spot of Kansas City this year, it’s been their reigning MVP. Now after Pat Mahomes has gone down with a knee cap injury, the Chiefs season is in a lot of trouble.
Luckily for the Chiefs, Mahomes expects to only miss about 3 weeks after the gruesome injury. But with the Raiders surging, Kansas City cant cruise too much if they want to win the AFC West.