Doug’s Sports Rap: Week Ten
Pivotal Week Ten in the NFL saw teams climb out of the basement and make a statement.
The New York Football Giants were one of those teams as Daniel Jones completed his second straight game without a turnover, throwing for 244 yards, and a rushing touchdown as Big Blue defeated division rivals the Philadelphia Eagles 27-17. The Giants defense stopped Philly on every third down attempt.
The Arizona Cardinals were down to their last play, as seconds ticked off the clock when Kyle Murray scrambled, and threw a 43 yard hail Mary pass into the end zone that was caught by DeAndre Hopkins, while surrounded by three Bills defenders in a shocking 32-30 victory.
The Miami Dolphins win their fifth consecutive game, as Tua Tagovailoa won his third straight game since taking over for Ryan Fitzpatrick, undrafted Running back Salvon Ahmed scored a one-yard touchdown in a 29-21 win over the L.A. Chargers.
Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers remain the leagues only unbeaten team, (9-0) with a 36-10 spanking of the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tom Brady was back to form this week, and threw four touchdown passes on a 341-yard day, defeating the Carolina Panthers 46-23.
The New England Patriots rebounded as Cam Newton ran for a touchdown, and threw a touchdown pass in a 23-17 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
The New Orleans Saints were without Drew Brees in the second half, but made up for it with three touchdowns on the legs of Alvin Kamara, and a stifling Saints defense in a 27-13 with over the San Francisco 49ers.
The Detroit Lions got off to a big lead, but saw the Washington Football team come back to tie it at 27 all, before the Lions Matt Prater kicked a 59 yard field goal as time expired to defeat the Washington team 30-27.
The Green Bay Packers squeaked out a win, as Aaron Rodgers ran for a touchdown, and threw two touchdown passes, including the final one that put Green Bay up for good, with a 24-20 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Cleveland Browns continue to climb the AFC North win a 10-7 win over the Houston Texans, the win puts Baker Mayfield and the Browns in a tie for second place with the Baltimore Ravens.
The Las Vegas Raiders won their third straight game, bringing their big defense, that forced five turnovers in a 37-12 blowout over the Denver Broncos.
The LA Rams coming off a bye week hammered Seattle’s Russel Wilson, including a key interception in the end zone by Darious Williams, to give the Rams a 23-16 victory over the Seattle Seahawks.
Monday Night Football will feature an NFC North matchup Minnesota at Chicago.