NFL Week 7 Scores
RECAP OF WEEK 7 IN THE NFL
Aside from one game in the Sunday slot, it wasn't an exciting weekend for football. With that said, let's take a look at the scores.
Broncos (3-4) 14, Browns (4-3) 17
Despite having a depleted offense, the Cleveland Browns could fend off the Denver Broncos on Thursday, 17-14.
- With no Baker Mayfield, Nick Chubb, or Kareem Hunt, the Browns had to rely on backup QB Case Keenum and third-string running back D'Ernest Johnson. Against the fierce Broncos' defense, there's no way they'd be able to compete. Wrong! Case Keenum had a decent performance, tossing for 199 yards and one touchdown. Johnson, on the other hand, was calm. He ran all over Denver's defense, racking up 22 carries for 146 yards and one touchdown.
- Despite playing on an injured foot, Broncos' QB Teddy Bridgewater gutted it out and played a solid game. He finished 23 of 33 for 187 yards, a pair of touchdowns, and one interception. With this loss, Denver has now dropped their last four games. The loss proved to be very costly, as star linebacker Von Miller left the game due to a sprained ankle. Miller missed all of last season with a dislodged ankle tendon.
- Cleveland will host Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers in a Halloween divisional showdown. The Browns are going to need a healthy offense if they hope to win this game.
- After dropping their fourth-straight game, the Denver Broncos hope to get back on track as they head home next week to face the Washington Football Team.
Falcons (3-3) 30, Dolphins (1-6) 28
Atlanta sports are flying high after the Braves clinched the National League. Why not keep the spirits flying high as the "Dirty Birds" were able to fend off the Miami Dolphins, thanks to a late field from Younghoe Koo.
- The Falcons' offense clicked on all cylinders on Sunday. QB Matt Ryan finished 25-40, 338 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Corderelle Patterson had some bright moments on the ground, punching it in one time. The story on offense for Falcons was rookie TE Kyle Pitts. All you have to do is throw him the ball, and he will find a way to pull it down. Pitts hauled in seven catches for 163. For a tight end, that's pretty amazing. It's also fitting that it was National Tight End Day this week.
- The Dolphins dropped their sixth-straight game today. QB Tua Tagovailoa showed some signs of life but made a couple of costly turnovers down the stretch. With the trade deadline looming, look for the Dolphins to possibly move to better their team. If you were to ask me, I think it is time to go elsewhere at QB. Tua has shown improvement, but I still think they could use a better player, like Deshaun Watson.
- The Atlanta Falcons will head home to face the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South showdown between bad teams.
- It only gets harder for the Miami Dolphins. They will travel to Buffalo to take on Josh Allen and Bills' Mafia.
WFT (2-5) 10, Packers (6-1) 24
Aaron Rodgers proves his case for another MVP season, as the Packers took care of business on Sunday against the Football Team.
- It seems like week one happened a long time ago. Since that dreadful week one loss, the Packers have now won six straight, and it's all due to the tandem of Aaron Rodgers Davante Adams. They took advantage of many mistakes made by Washington, and Rodgers capitalized on it with 274 yards and three touchdowns. Davante Adams tacked on 76 yards and caught one of Rodgers' touchdown passes. Next, it's off to Glendale to take on the undefeated Cardinals.
- The Washington Football Team continues to struggle. They lost for the third-straight week after having the ball for most of the day and being ahead of Green Bay in total yards. Despite not punting the entire day, Washington had five scoreless trips inside Green Bay's 30 yard-line, including back-to-back drives that ended inside the five. Taylor Heinicke continues to show signs of promise, but he also tends to make dumb plays, like when he dove short of the end zone that would've put them within ten.
- The Green Bay Packers will head to Arizona for a marquee matchup on Thursday Night Football with Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.
- The Washington Football Team will head to Denver to take on the Broncos.
Chiefs (3-4) 3, Titans (5-2) 27
The Titans were utterly dominant against the Chiefs today, giving Patrick Mahomes no time in the pocket.
- This was all about the defense for the Titans. They held one of the most exciting offenses in football to three points. On the offensive side, Derek Henry was a big part once more, but he did the damage with his arm this time. The true QB, Ryan Tannehill, threw for a touchdown and ran for one as well. A.J. Brown was also productive for the Titans. He hauled in eight receptions for 133 and a touchdown. Overall, a very dominant performance for the Titans.
- Turnovers continue to be the story for Kansas City Chiefs. They look so broken right now. Patrick Mahomes looks lost on the field, as he continues making poor decisions with the football this season. He has accounted for 11 turnovers this season. I think the Chiefs have some time to turn this around, but I don't know how much longer they can tolerate this poor play. They have to get it together quickly.
- The Tennessee Titans head to Indy for a crucial divisional matchup against the surging Colts.
- The Kansas City Chiefs head back home to Arrowhead for a Monday Night Football showdown with the New York Giants.
Jets (1-5) 13, Patriots (3-4) 54
The New England Patriots destroyed the New York Jets. This game wasn't close from the start.
- The offense was clicking on all cylinders on Sunday. Mac Jones has put together three impressive games in a row. The rookie QB finished 24 of 36, 307 yards, and two touchdowns. RB Damien Harris had a great day on the ground, racking up 106 yards and two scores. Utility man Brandon Bolden had an excellent game as well, with 79 receiving yards and a touchdown. If the Patriots can continue this trend, they can keep themselves in the hunt come playoff time.
- Not a lot can be said about the Jets, other than they suck. They could also find themselves without their rookie QB Zach Wilson after spraining his PCL after taking a hit from New England DE Matthew Judon. He is going to miss 2-4 weeks. It will be a long season for the Jets, but I think we already knew that.
- The New England Patriots head to Las Angeles to take on Justin Herbert and the Chargers.
- The New York Jets play host to the red-hot Cincinnati Bengals.
Panthers (3-4) 3, Giants (2-5), 25
In an absolute snooze fest of a game, Daniel Jones and the New York Giants proved no match for the Carolina Panthers.
- I'm not exaggerating when I say that this game was a snooze fest. The score was 5-3 heading into the fourth quarter. Yes, 5-3. That is unheard of. Aside from that, QB Daniel Jones made an unbelievable catch on a trick to help get the Giants in range to pounce. The defense did an excellent job in containing Sam Darnold and forcing him to make bad decisions.
- If Sam Darnold could pause the season after week three, he would do just that because he was awful. The Panthers' offense struggled all day, as they have now dropped four straight games. After starting the season 3-0, the Panthers find themselves in a challenging position, but they have some winnable games coming up.
- The New York Giants travel to Arrowhead to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.
- The Carolina Panthers head to Atlanta to take on the Falcons in a divisional matchup.
Bengals (5-2) 41, Ravens (5-2) 17
An offensive explosion helped the Cincinnati Bengals rout the Ravens in Baltimore this past weekend.
- It's the Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase show in Cincy. It showed in Baltimore this weekend. While the young QB tossed for 416 yards and 3 TDs, Chase stole the show. The rookie receiver racked 201 receiving yards, including an 82-yard touchdown catch and run. With that performance, Chase has now set an NFL record for most receiving yards through the first seven weeks of the season with 756. With this win, the Bengals now sit atop the AFC.
- It was a tough day for the Ravens. The Bengals' defense was all over Lamar Jackson as they were able to sack Jackson five times. Jackson found no rhythm and had to watch from the sidelines as Joe Burrow torched the Ravens' secondary. At least they have an off-week next week so they can regroup.
- The Cincinnati Bengals travel to the Meadowlands to take on the struggling New York Jets.
- The Baltimore Ravens are on bye this week, and then they have a date with the Vikings the following week.
Eagles (2-5) 22, Raiders (5-2) 33
No Darren Waller, no problem. Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raider offense were nearly perfect in their 33-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
- At one point in this game, QB Derek Carr had completed 16 straight completions. Carr finished 31 of 34, 323 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception. A 91.1% completion percentage is impressive for any QB, and he did this all without his top target, tight end, Darren Waller. The Raiders have now won their last two games under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia. The sky's the limit for this team, and I see them firmly in contention come playoff time.
- Things are not going well for Philly at the moment. After a stellar start to the season, they seem lost. Jalen Hurts having trouble taking care of the football, and they seem to lack trust in their head coach. With this loss today, Philly has lost for the second straight time and the fifth time in six games.
- The Raiders are off next week and won't play till Nov. 7 at the Giants.
- The Eagles travel to Detroit next week to face the winless Lions.
Lions (0-7) 19, Rams (6-1) 28
The Lions gave it everything they had, but it still wasn't enough as the Lions still find themselves without a win.
- The Rams, once again, showed why they have one of the best offenses in football. Cooper Kupp is showing why he is one of the best receivers in the football, hauling in 10 catches for 156 yards and two scores. The story of the game, however, was QB Matthew Stafford. He shredded his former team with 334 passing yards and three touchdowns. Stafford is continuing to show why he is an MVP frontrunner this season. The defense also showed up late in the game, as Aaron Donald put pressure on Lions' QB Jared Goff and forced a bad pass, which led to a Jalen Ramsay interception.
- The Lions wanted to win this game. An onside kick, two fake punts, and lots of heart, yet, they still came up short. Head coach Dan Campbell is continuing to make aggressive play calls, but it just wasn't enough. The Rams were simply the better team. I do have a feeling that the Lions will eventually get a win. It could happen next week, but we will have to see now, won't we?
- The Rams travel to Houston next week for a matchup with the Texans.
- The Lions will play host to the Philadelphia Eagles next week.
Texans (1-6) 5, Cardinals (7-0) 31
In a game that saw its second straight scorigami, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Houston Texans to remain undefeated.
- The Cards are the team to beat in the NFC at the moment. The offense is clicking, and the defense has been stellar. QB Kyler Murray finished 20-28 passing with 261 yards, three touchdowns, and one interception, including a 47-yard bomb to the newly acquired tight end, Zach Ertz. The Cardinals found themselves down 5-0 early in the second quarter, but that was when the offense found their mojo. They scored 31 unanswered to rout the Texans.
- I don't have a lot to say about the Texans because there is nothing to say. They are a terrible football team.
- The Arizona Cardinals have an intense Thursday night matchup with the Green Bay Packers upcoming.
- The Texans play host to Matthew Stafford and the Rams next Sunday.
Bears (3-4) 3, Buccaneers (6-1) 38
Tom Brady threw his 600th touchdown pass as the Bucs decimated the Bears, 38-3.
- Tom Brady is truly one of a kind. I think this is the best version of Tom Brady we have seen, and he is 44 years old. Brady finished 20-36, 211 yards, and four touchdowns. Leonard Fournette offered a solid ground attack, and Mike Evans hauled in three touchdowns, including the 600th touchdown pass for the Brady. After the game, Brady was able to get the ball back from a fan, and in return, Brady gave him many goodies.
- Meanwhile, the Chicago Bears are in a world of hurt. I'm pretty every Bears fan wants Matt Nagy gone at this point. The Bucs' defense had Justin Fields under duress all day. Fields accounted for five turnovers and has now been sacked a league-high 22 times. For a rookie QB, that isn't good. Turnovers are the Bears' worst nightmare at the moment, and I don't see it getting better anytime soon. I see it getting better for Chicago if they fire head coach Matt Nagy and GM Brian Pace.
- The Bucs travel to New Orleans for a divisional matchup with the Saints.
- The Bears play host to the San Francisco 49ers.
Colts (3-4) 30, 49ers (2-4) 18
On a rainy night in the bay, Carson Wentz and the Colts were victorious against the Niners.
- The Colts continue to trend in the right direction. Carson Wentz finally finds his groove finishing 17-26, 150 yards, and two touchdowns. Jonathan Taylor continues to be productive on the ground with 107 rushing yards and one touchdown. Wentz and receiver Michael Pittman create a dynamic partnership as the two connected for 104 yards and a touchdown. After a less than stellar start to the season, the Colts look to be finally playing as a team.
- The 49ers have now dropped their fourth straight game and are still looking for their first home win since Oct. 18, 2020. QB Jimmy Garoppolo proved ineffective in his return and failed to provide that spark the offense had been searching for. Garoppolo threw for 181 yards, lost a fumble, and threw two interceptions. He couldn't push the ball downfield. The Niners are riddled with injuries. They are still without their star-tight end, George Kittle, but he should be back soon.
- The Colts play host to the Tennessee Titans in a crucial matchup between divisional rivals.
- The 49ers head to the Windy City to take on the Chicago Bears.
Saints (4-2) 13, Seahawks (2-5) 10
The Seahawks couldn't get anything going offensively, as the Saints nailed a field goal late in the game to win, 13-10.
- It was a defensive battle for most of the game, but Jameis Winston and Alvin Kamara could make some big plays offensively for the Saints. Demario Davis was a menace on the defensive side, helping the Saints get a big win on the road in Seattle.
- The Seahawks are quickly learning that life without Russell Wilson is hard. For the first time in nearly 30 years, the Seahawks are 0-3 at home this season. This loss hurts even more because it was entirely self-inflicted. QB Geno Smith took several sacks that took them out of field goal range, kicker Jason Meyers missed a pair of field goals, and the Seahawks have now dropped three in a row.
- The Saints play host to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- The Seahawks host Trevor Lawrence and Jacksonville Jaguars.
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