• Jake Klausner

NFL Week 10 Scores



Week 10 is done and dusted in the National Football League. The Pyrrhic has you covered with our resident NFL expert Jake Klausner. Read on for all your scores and takeaways.


Ravens: 10 (6-3), Dolphins: 22 (3-7)

Final Line: BAL: -8.5


TAKEAWAYS:


- In another shocker, the Miami Dolphins picked up their second-straight win by knocking off the Baltimore Ravens. With the help of dominant defensive performance, the Dolphins shut down the prolific Ravens rushing attack and limited the number of big plays from Lamar Jackson. Jacoby Brissett got the start for the Dolphins, who passed for 158 yards before leaving the game in the third quarter due to a left leg injury. With Brissett gone, Tua Tagovailoa took the field and threw for 156 yards in relief. The play of the game belonged to Xavien Howard, who returned a fumble for 49 yards for the score with under five minutes left to go in the game. For the Dolphins, this was a much-needed win to get them back on track.


- The Ravens couldn't get anything going on offense. On Thursday, a team that generally averages over 100 rushing yards per game only managed 94 total rushing yards. The Ravens had multiple red zone opportunities but only managed one touchdown. Lamar Jackson finished 26-43 for 238 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Jackson, who has been nothing short of spectacular this season, didn't look like his usual self in this one. He looked to be under duress throughout the whole game. I have to give a lot of credit to Miami's defense for stepping up in a significant way.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- Miami will head to MetLife next week for an intriguing matchup with the New York Jets.


- Baltimore will look to bounce back next week when they head to Chicago to face Justin Fields and the Bears.



Falcons: 3 (4-5), Cowboys: 43 (7-2)

Final Line: DAL: -7.5



TAKEAWAYS:


- Well, I turned this game off at halftime, and for a good reason. The Falcons got smacked on Sunday, no other way to put it. The Cowboys got a much-needed win to put them back on track. This was a revenge game for Dan Quinn. The ex-head coach for the Falcons, who is now the defensive coordinator for the Cowboys, dialed up the proper defense and forced Matt Ryan into some uncomfortable situations.


- On the offense, Dak Prescott and company came back to life. Zeke scored twice on the ground, and CeeDee Lamb caught both of Prescott's two touchdown passes. This marked the first time Dallas WR Michael Gallup suited up after sitting out the first nine weeks due to an injury.


- As for the Falcons, I don't know what to say other than this game was clowning. The Cowboys made us look like clowns as Matt Ryan struggled against his former head coach throughout the day. Overall, this was not a good look for the Falcons, who are in the midst of a tough three-game stretch. Despite the loss, the Falcons are still on the outside looking in concerning the playoff push. However, they have to get ready for a Thursday Night Football matchup with Mac Jones and the Patriots next week. I don't like our chances heading into this game, but you never know!


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Cowboys head to Arrowhead next week for a highly-anticipated matchup with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.


- The Falcons have a short rest as they travel back to Atlanta for a matchup with the red-hot New England Patriots on TNF.



Saints: 21 (5-4), Titans: 23 (8-2)

Final Line: TEN -3.0


TAKEAWAYS:


- I love watching the Tennessee Titans this season. After edging out the Saints on Sunday, the Titans have won their last six games, as they keep racking up those wins. Not only have they been winning, but they have been beating playoff teams. This season, the Titans are 7-0 against playoff teams from last season.


- Ryan Tannehill did just enough, as the QB threw a touchdown and ran for one as well. Despite being outgained on offense for most of the game, the Titans' defense showed resilience late by stopping the Saints on a two-point conversion that would've tied the game up at 23. Tennessee secured the ensuing onside kick to seal their sixth-straight victory. With this win, the Titans have further cemented themselves as the team to beat in the AFC, and they are doing it without their best player.


- The Saints showed their mental toughness late in the second half. Trevor Siemian, who has been their survival QB since Jameis Winston went down, showed up late with a 15-yard strike to Marquez Calloway to bring the Saints within two. However, they would go on to miss the two-point conversion. This loss hurts the Saints, mainly because they were without their star player, Alvin Kamara. To make matters worse, WR Ty Montgomery went to the locker room late in the second quarter after injuring his finger. The Saints are already pretty thin on offense, and they can't afford to lose anyone else.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Titans play host to the Houston Texans next week.


- The Saints travel to Philly to take on Jalen Hurts and the Eagles.



Jaguars: 17 (2-7), Colts: 23 (5-5)

Final Line: IND -10.5


TAKEAWAYS:


- This game had no business being close, but the Colts could get the job done. Once again, it was all about the running game for Indy. Jonathan Taylor is having a breakout season, as the running back finished with 116 yards and one touchdown on 21 carries. He has now had seven-straight weeks with over 100 total yards from scrimmage, and he is tied with Derrek Henry for the most rushing yards this season. In addition to Taylor's dominance on the ground, the Colts also got help from special teams after blocking a punt. With this win on Sunday, the Colts have now won 4 out of their last five games. However, they have a meeting next week with the Bills' Mafia.


- Despite the Jags being in the game, I'm still not sold on Urban Meyer and the players buying back into their system. Also, they are not a good football team. Having James Robinson back on the field was a good sign, and Jacksonville's defense has been a promising sign for Jags fans. However, Trevor Lawrence is still dealing with growing pains, as he has now accounted for 13 turnovers this season: the most among starting quarterbacks this season.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Colts travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills in a battle between possible playoff teams.


- The Jags play host to the Niners next week, as they look to steal another win.



Browns: 7 (5-5), Patriots: 45 (6-4)

Final Line: NE -2.5



TAKEAWAYS:


- Like the Titans, the Patriots have also been doing nothing but winning football games. They didn't just win on Sunday; they ran the Browns out of Foxborough on Sunday. I'm not going to single out any individual on New England because this was just an all-around dominant performance. Mac Jones threw three touchdowns in the win, as he continues to improve every week. RB Rhamondre Stevenson had a 100-yard performance to go along with his one touchdown. Not to mention, that top-five defense led by Matthew Judon gave the Browns no chances to move the ball. Furthermore, the Patriots have won four straight and are 5-1 in their last six games.


- As for Browns, they are going to want to forget this one. After a promising first drive, the Browns couldn't get anything going on offense. Not to mention, Baker Mayfield went down yet again, but this time, a knee injury forced him out of the game. Nevertheless, the Browns could be in serious trouble moving forward.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Patriots travel to Atlanta to take on Matt Ryan and the Falcons on TNF.


- The Browns head back to home of Rock' n' Roll to take on the winless Detroit Lions.



Bills: 45 (6-3), Jets: 17 (2-7)

Final Line: BUF -13.5


TAKEAWAYS:


- After being embarrassed last week, the Bills weren't going to let that happen to them again, as they annihilated the Jets on Sunday. Josh Allen had an excellent bounce-back game, and the Bills forced Jets QB Mike White to throw four INTs. There isn't much to say about this one, other than the Bills got a much-needed win to put them back on track.


- Well, Mike White is not the guy in New York, as the Bills' defense flat-out dominated him on Sunday. After throwing four interceptions, the Jets had seen enough and decided to give the veteran, Joe Flacco, a chance. It is expected that Flacco will be the quarterback moving forward, at least until Zach Wilson can return. Besides that, not much else to say.



WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Bills head back home next week to take on the surging Indianapolis Colts.


- The Jets have another divisional matchup in the form of Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins.



Lions: 16 (0-8-1), Steelers: 16 (5-3-1)

Final Line: PIT -5.5


TAKEAWAYS:


- Well, the Lions didn't lose this week, but they didn't win either. Neither team wanted to win this game. The one positive coming out of this game is that Dan Campbell's squad won't be the first team to finish 0-17. However, 0-16-1 is still on the table.


- Pittsburgh came into this game without Big Ben, which many thought would boost their offense, but it wasn't. Backup QB Mason Rudolph had his moments but couldn't get anything going. The Steelers had multiple chances to win this game, but a couple of inexcusable fumbles made it a little more complicated. Overall, I think this is a game that the Steelers need to forget. Even though it was a tie, I consider this a win for the Lions.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Lions' hopes of winning a game this year will have to wait till next week, as they head to Cleveland to take on the Browns.


- The Steelers head to LA for a primetime matchup with Justin Herbert and the Chargers on SNF.



Buccaneers: 19 (6-3), WFT: 29 (3-6)

Final Line: TB -10.0


TAKEAWAYS:


- In probably the biggest shocker of the day, the Washington Football Team silenced the doubters by knocking off the defending Super Bowl champs. The day's highlight came at the end of the game when QB Taylor Heinicke led the Football Team on an 80-yard touchdown drive that took up most of the fourth quarter. That 19-play drive sealed the victory for Washington and kept them in the hunt for the playoffs. Despite the win, star defensive linemen Chase Young tore his ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season.


- As for the Bucs, they are in the midst of the two-game losing streak and showed no signs of improvement coming off their bye week. Tom Brady had a very shaky first half, throwing two slopped interceptions. Brady got it together in the second half, but the defense could not stop Washington in the fourth, ultimately sealing their fate. At the beginning of the year, I picked Tampa to win the Super Bowl, but with the way things are going now, I'm not sure who will win now. The Bucs are in serious trouble and need to figure something out sooner rather than later.



WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Football Team will look to build off the shocking win next week when they head to Charlotte to take on Cam Newton and the Panthers.


- The Bucs will look to end their losing skid next week when they host Daniel Jones and the Giants on MNF.



Panthers: 34 (5-5), Cardinals: 10 (8-2)

Final Line: ARI -7.0



TAKEAWAYS:


- HE'S BACK!!! That's right, Cam Newton is back on the Panthers, and he made his presence felt right away. In addition to his rushing touchdown, Newton also threw a touchdown to Roby Anderson. Christian McCaffrey seems to be healthy and back to playing like his old self. With Newton and McCaffrey back in the offense and Shaq Thompson, and Hasaan Reddick doing their thing on defense, the Panthers could make some noise coming down the stretch.


- As for the Cardinals, they ought to throw this one away. Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins were inactive for the second-straight week, leaving Colt McCoy to start at quarterback once again. After an emotional win last week, the Cardinals got destroyed this week. Even though it was a bad win, they have to look at what's ahead for them, and they should be getting their star players back next week.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Panthers play host to the Washington Football Team next week, with both teams needing a win to stay in the hunt.


- The Cardinals head to Seattle to take on the Seahawks and the ruckus crowd.


Vikings: 27 (4-5), Chargers: 20 (5-4)

Final Line: LAC -3.0


TAKEAWAYS:


- There were times in this game where I thought the Vikings were going to give this game away, but the Vikings stood their ground and held off the Chargers. Dalvin Cook had his second-straight 100-yard rushing game, and Justin Jefferson made some key catches down the stretch to add to his impressive 143-yard performance. QB Kirk Cousins made the throws when it counted the most. The quarterback finished 25-37 for 294 yards and two touchdowns. The Vikings needed to win this game to keep them in the hunt for a wildcard spot.


- This was an ugly loss for the Chargers. Justin Herbert had just 195 yards passing on 20-34 attempts with one touchdown and one interception. The Chargers find themselves in a stretch where they have lost three of their last four. A team that looked destined for the playoffs at the start, the Chargers now find themselves in some trouble. The one thing helping them is that they are still in a position to win the AFC West.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Vikings play host to Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in a divisional showdown.


- The Chargers have a highly-anticipated primetime showdown with the Steelers on Sunday Night.



Eagles: 30 (4-6), Broncos: 13 (5-5)

Final Line: EVEN


TAKEAWAYS:


- In their previous three games, the Eagles have increased their use of the running game, and it has paid off. The Eagles got off to a fast start early on with two touchdown passes to rookie Davonte Smith. Smith became the first Eagles' wideout since Jordan Matthews in 2014 to have multiple touchdowns in a game. The dagger came at the hands of Darius Slay, who returned a fumble for an 83-yard touchdown in the final seconds of the third quarter. With the NFC Wildcard race open, the Eagles have put themselves in a great position to fight for a playoff spot.


- The Broncos couldn't match their dominant performance against Dallas last week. Denver has been too inconsistent on offense this season, and it showed this past Sunday. After Broncos' kicker, Brandon McManus, kicked a field goal to make it 20-13, Denver had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds of the third quarter, when Eagles' linebacker Davion Taylor punched the ball out of Melvin Gordon III's arms. The rest is history.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- Philly has a date with the New Orleans Saints next week.


- Denver will be on their bye this week. Their next matchup is with Justin Herbert and the Chargers.



Seahawks: 0 (3-6), Packers: 17 (8-2)

Final Line: GB -3.0



TAKEAWAYS:


- Aaron Rodgers was back under center, and the Packers got the win to get back on track. While it didn't always look easy, the Packers' defense did an admirable job in holding the Seattle offense to zero points in a game that was 3-0 until the fourth quarter. After running back, Aaron Jones went down with an injury, backup running back, A.J. Dillon came in and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to help the Pack get the win.


- The Seahawks did not look good in Russell Wilson's return. After coming off finger surgery, Wilson did not look comfortable, as the quarterback finished 20 for 40, with 161 yards and two interceptions. I don't have a lot to say about this game because of how incredibly uneventful the game was. Green Bay's defense held Seattle in check for the entire game, and they didn't get Wilson to get into any rhythm. With the loss, Seattle is in danger of missing the playoffs for the second-straight season.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Packers head to Minnesota for a divisional matchup with the Vikings.


- The Seahawks look to bounce back next week when they head home to take on the first-place Arizona Cardinals.



Chiefs: 41 (6-4), Raiders: 14 (5-4)

Final Line: KC -2.5



TAKEAWAYS:


- It took them a while, but the Kansas City Chiefs are back! Patrick Mahomes and the offense were clicking on all cylinders tonight. Mahomes finished 35-50, with 406 yards and five touchdowns. By far, his best performance of the season. The entire offense contributed tonight: Travis Kelce had over 100 yards receiving, Tyreek Hill had two touchdowns, and Mahomes made his trademark escape plays. Overall, an impressive win for the Chiefs. They certainly made a statement!


- The Las Vegas Raiders have had an extremely eventful season. It started with their head coach, Jon Gruden, resigning earlier due to an ongoing investigation. Then, things got even worse when Henry Ruggs got arrested on accounts of a DUI resulting in murder, forcing the Raiders to release the speedy wide receiver. Since the release of Ruggs, Vegas has lost their last two games. It's looking like an uphill battle for the Raiders the rest of the way.


WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Chiefs head back home for a matchup with the Dallas Cowboys in a potential future Super Bowl matchup.


- The Raiders look to bounce back next against Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals.




Rams: 10 (7-3), 49ers: 31 (4-5)

Final Line: LAR -3.5


TAKEAWAYS:


- For the second-straight week, a defense has figured out how to stop the Rams' high-powered offense. The Niners did just that, as they forced two early interceptions from Matthew Stafford, and San Francisco did not let the Rams get into any rhythm on offense. Deebo Samuel had 100 total yards from scrimmage and had two total touchdowns. QB Jimmy Garoppolo also finished with two touchdowns in a much-needed win for the Niners to get them back in the hunt.


- Boy, what has happened to the Los Angeles Rams? After starting the season off 7-1, the Rams have lost two straight and have looked less than stellar on offense. The addition of Odell didn't help one bit, as the receiver finished with two catches for 18 yards in his debut. This was also the first game the Rams played without Robert Woods after going down later in the week with a torn ACL. Von Miller also made his debut for the Rams but didn't put any pressure on Garoppolo. As we look forward to the playoffs, a team that was once looking very pretty now finds itself with many growing pains.



WHAT'S NEXT:


- The Niners head to Jacksonville to take on Trevor Lawrence and the Jags.


- The Rams look to bounce back next week, but it won't be easy, as they will have to head to Lambeau to take on Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers.


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