Over the weekend in the NFL, lots went down between both the AFC and NFC. Let’s unpack some of the top stories over the past few days.
Over in the AFC
In the AFC, the Dolphins took a shocking victory over the Ravens 42-38. Miami’s franchise quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, threw four touchdowns in the fourth quarter to seal the win. Top wide receivers Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle helped assist by catching three of those touchdowns in the final quarter. Hill caught a 48 and 60 yard touchdown in under three minutes to tie the game with only 5:19 left on the clock. Waddle on the other hand caught the game-winning pass with 14 seconds left to complete this 21 point comeback.
The Dolphins are now 2-0 and will be taking on the Buffalo Bills in a AFC East battle next Sunday.
Moving to the Jets, they upset the Browns 31-30 on Sunday in their first win of the season. Cleveland was up 13 with 1:55 to go after Nick Chubb rushed his third touchdown to make it 30-17. Quarterback Joe Flacco then found Corey Davis completing a 66 yard pass, pulling them up to 30-24. With 22 seconds left, Flacco struck again and connected with rookie Garrett Wilson for a 15 yard touchdown pass. Greg Zuerlein then kicked the ball for the final point to stun the Browns.
21 years and 2,229 games since a team won after being down by 13+ points with less than two minutes to go.
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— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 19, 2022
Last but not least, it is notable to add the Bengals need to improve their offensive line after their 0-2 start to the season. Quarterback Joe Burrow was sacked 13 times in the past two games. Six of those sacks were against the Cowboys where they lost to them 20-17. Burrow was then sacked seven times during their 23-20 season-opener loss to the Steelers. This is surprising considering he is coming off a Super Bowl appearance and the O line was revamped from the off season.
Moving to the NFC
The Giants are now one of few 2-0 teams in the NFL after their wins against the Titans (21-20) and Panthers (19-16). This is the second time in 13 years the team has started off the season with two consecutive wins with the addition of their first-year head coach Brian Daboll. They entered the fourth quarter tied 13-13 which they haven’t done since December in 2019. Kicker Graham Gano was able to score the game-winning points by kicking a 56-yard field goal with 3:34 remaining in the fourth. That concluded his fourth field goal of the game and his second three pointer from 50+ yards in the quarter.
The Bucs (2-0) are facing the Packers (1-1) Sept. 24 and they may be in trouble. They are already out two star receivers, Chris Godwin and Julio Jones, due to injuries after their Week 1 matchup against the Cowboys. Now, wide receiver Mike Evans will not be there to compete against Aaron Rogers due to his ejection on Sunday against the Saints. This one game suspension without pay was due to Evan’s violations of “unnecessary roughness and unsportsmanlike conduct rules.”
You can catch Brady and Rodgers duke it out this Sunday at 4:45 p.m. EST.