Week 10 of the NFL is underway. Catch up with what’s happening with all your favorite teams.
Securing their first win of the season Sunday, the 49ers were celebrating after defeating the New York Giants 31-21. Giants quarterback CJ Beathard threw 76 percent completion rate and had two touchdowns. But things weren’t all good for the San Francisco team. Wide receiver Marquise Goodwin gave heartbreaking news to fans after the victory. Goodwin said he and his wife lost their unborn son hours before the game due to premature labor. Giving thanks to his wife and the fans, Marquise went on to play in the game and score the Niners’ longest touchdown of the day.
Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers visited Jacksonville Sunday with Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley. The Chargers were hoping to find their 4th win of the season. Little did they know that the Jaguars aren’t who they used to be. Now tied for first in their division, the Jags wouldn’t let The Chargers slip away in overtime. The Chargers blew numerous chances, with the most important one happening in overtime, handing the win to the Jags. One thing the Chargers did do correctly was read Leonard Fournette like a book. The Chargers only allowed the rookie running back 33 rushing yards and no touchdowns.
Los Angeles Rams
Something I didn’t foresee happening was the Rams holding the first place spot in the NFC West. Sunday they beat the Texans 33-7, which put them at 7-2 on the season. Quarterback Jared Goff threw for nearly 68 percent and threw 355 yards. He also had three touchdowns in this game. Some are even calling for Goff to be the MVP and the coach, Sean McVay, to be coach of the year.
The Broncos faced defending super bowl champs New England Patriots Sunday and took a loss 41-16. The 3-6 Broncos were hoping to improve their 4th place spot in the AFC West but it surly wasn’t happening against the Patriots. Broncos QB Brock Osweiler passed a disappointing 221 yards and only completed 18 out of 33 passes. Compared to the infamous Tom Brady’s stats, the Broncos didn’t have a chance. Brady’s completion was at 73.5 percent and threw 3 touchdowns. This was the Bronco’s 5th consecutive loss. Denver’s head coach Vance Joseph said that Osweiler isn’t guaranteed to start next week.
The cowboys lost to The Falcons last night 27-7, giving both teams a 5-4 record this season. Although they hold the same record, that’s about the only similarities these two teams share. Dak Prescott and his team were held in the single digits for only the second time since Prescott’s held the QB position. In addition, All-Pro left tackle Tyron Smith was sidelined with a groin injury. Falcons defensive end Adrian Clayborn was in sack city against Prescott, which could have thrown him off his game. Dallas still has time to turn their season around. They sit at 2nd in the NFC East. The Falcons could still come in and do something with their season as well. Their players are in a good spot, but they’re tired of hearing about the super bowl hangover.
Sitting pretty in the NFC North, the Vikings are cruising into the playoffs. After their win against the Redskins Sunday 38-30, the team can relax with their first place spot in the NFC. QB Case Keenum threw for 304 yards and had a 72.4 percent completion. Despite their injury-filled season, the Vikings have successfully held things together this season and are hoping to hit 8-2 soon.
The Titans are another team that’s looking hot this season. Tied with the Jags, they’ve got the first place spot in the AFC South. At 6-3, their win over the Cincinatti Bangles Sunday shows they’re here to stay. The Bangles lost 24-20, and their hopes haven’t been too high lately. They’ve only had three wins this season, so maybe Tennessee got by easy on Sunday. Either way, Marcus Mariota was left questionable after the game with a shoulder injury. It’s believed to not be too serious.
New York Jets
The Jets are having their usual season, and will remain 4th in the AFC East until their 4-6 record gets worse, and the “Gang Green Nation” demands changes. Their 15-10 loss to Tampa bay on Sunday has left fans wondering what to do next. The Jets QB, Josh McCown, finished yesterday with 1 touchdown, a 59 percent passing rate, and made 23 of his 39 attempts. Fans are calling for a change at QB. Even then, they’d have to win the rest of their games, (Patriots, Chiefs, Saints, etc) to even think about getting a wild card. Good luck.
Catch the Monday night match-up tonight at 8:30 p.m. with the Miami Dolphins taking on the Carolina Panthers in North Carolina.
Since #MNF began in 1970, we've appeared 82 times. Tonight makes 83.
— Miami Dolphins (@MiamiDolphins) November 13, 2017