Oct 23, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer yells at his offense as they come of the field during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Vikings, 21-10. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Week 7: Top Games & Quick Recaps

Vikings Fall for the First Time

There is no longer an undefeated team in the NFL this season after the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Minnesota Vikings 21-10. Minnesota is now 5-1 for the season while Philadelphia is 4-2. Both teams had four turnovers each, but Minnesota led in total yards, possession time and first down conversions. Neither quarterback played their best game. Sam Bradford threw for 224 yards, one TD and one interception in his return to Philly, while Carson Wentz went 16 of 28 for 138 yards and a TD.

Another Week, Another Browns QB

Staying on the subject of quarterbacks, the Cleveland Browns went to yet another quarterback after Cody Kessler got a concussion in the game versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie quarterback Kevin Hogan became the sixth quarterback for the 0-7 Browns this season. He threw for 100 yards and had two interceptions, but shined in the running game after rushing for 104 yards and one touchdown. The Browns couldn’t overcome Andy Dalton and the Bengals in the 31-17 loss, but Cleveland may have a new set of wheels on the team that can be utilized more often.

Bucs Rout 49ers

One player that was utilized heavily was Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans, who had eight receptions for 96 yards and two touchdowns in the Buccaneers’ 34-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers. After San Fransisco started the game with 14 unanswered points, the Bucs rallied back on a 27-0 run behind Jameis Winston’s three touchdowns. Another contributor was running back Jacquizz Rodgers who had 26 carries for 154 yards. Behind Rodgers’ performance and Winston’s 269 yards, the offense totaled 513 yards.

Pats Edge Steelers

Another team that contributed as whole was the New England Patriots in their 27-16 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tom Brady threw for 222 yards with two touchdowns. One of those touchdowns connected to Rob Gronkowski, who finished with 93 yards and one TD. The Pats running game also did damage behind Legarette Blount’s 127 yards and two touchdowns.

Ajayi, Dolphins Roll Again

Blount’s ground game was impressive, but the top performing back this week was Miami Dolphins running back Jay Ajayi, who had his second consecutive 200-yard game after rushing for 214 yards and one touchdown in the 28-25 win over the Buffalo Bills. Miami controlled the game with a majority of the possession and had nearly twice as many total yards to Buffalo’s 267 with 454 yards.

Chargers Top Falcons in OT

Staying on the topic of top performers, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers led all quarterbacks this week in passing yards with 371 yards and one touchdown in the 33-30 overtime victory over the Atlanta Falcons. San Diego took the game into overtime with a late fourth quarter field goal that tied the game. They then won the game with another field goal three minutes into overtime. Chargers running back Melvin Gordon also shined, both receiving and in the ground game. Gordon had 22 carries for 68 yards and rushed for two touchdowns while also catching six passes for 53 yards and one receiving touchdown.

Seahawks and Cards Fight to Draw in Desert

Two other sides destined for overtime were the Seattle Seahawks and the Arizona Cardinals, but it was completely different than the Chargers and Falcons matchup. After a notable day of football, most fans were expecting an exciting Sunday Night Football game between the  Seahawks and Cardinals, but got just the opposite of it. In fact, neither team won the matchup as they ended in a 6-6 tie. Arizona scored a field goal in the second quarter and Seattle didn’t answer back until the fourth quarter with another field goal. With the game in overtime, both teams exchanged field goals to tie the game and had the opportunity to win, but also exchanged field goal misses and neither team was able to leave victorious.

The only game that has yet to be played in Week 7 is  the Monday night game, as the defending Super Bowl Champion Denver Broncos host the Houston Texans. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m.

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