Heartbreaking loss. We lost by a field goal with a handful of seconds left in the game. It was the worst defensive game of the year. Chase Young drew a crucial roughing the passer penalty on Matthew Stafford, giving Detroit enough yardage to put them on field goal range and win the game. A missed field goal and a fumble by McLaurin came back to haunt the final score for Washington. Dustin Hopkins is becoming way too inconsistent, and it costs us valuable points in close games.
However, for the first time so far this season, the offense looked balanced and more effective in controlling the time of possession. Alex Smith is by far the best quarterback on our roster, and this game made that clear. The offense moves better with Smith, and he seems to have a good handle for Scott Turner’s offense. It makes you wonder what our record would’ve been if Smith had started sooner.
Next for the Football Team is Joe Burrow and the Bengals. This should be a very winnable game for us, and we got to start winning games against teams with losing records.
WFT 20 — LIONS 23:
And for the rest of the league…..
NY GIANTS 27 — EAGLES 17:
Philly had a stinker of a game. Carson Wentz broke his 8 game streak of at least one interception per game but failed to score any TDs. The Eagles are still on top of the NFC EAST, but they have a tough schedule ahead of them. The Giants are climbing out their bottom feeder hole and making a run at this division.
RAMS 23 — SEAHAWKS 16:
The Rams’ defense made things difficult for Russell Wilson, got themselves a huge divisional win to get to 6-3, and are now at second place behind Arizona. The Seahawks play Arizona Thursday night for what should be another thrilling game like their previous encounter. The NFC WEST is the most exciting division in the NFL.
RAIDERS 37 — BRONCOS 12:
Las Vegas Raiders have quietly risen to top contender status in the AFC. They are now 6-3, and next Sundays’ game against Kansas City should be pure fireworks for these two divisional rivals. The Raiders already have a win over the Chiefs this season, so sweeping them would be massive for Vegas and their playoff aspirations. Denver has not been able to put together a competitive roster to compete in the AFC WEST, and their remaining schedule is pretty tough, which would put them in a great spot to draft one of those top quarterbacks coming out on the 2021 NFL draft.
CARDINALS 32 — BILLS 30:
The thrilling last-second touchdown Hail Mary pass throw from Kyler Murray to Deandre Hopkins was straight out of a Hollywood movie. These teams are two of the most dynamic duos in the NFL, and it did not disappoint. Buffalo dropped to 7-3 and stayed one game ahead of Miami in the AFC EAST. Murray is the most exciting player to watch in the NFL. The Cardinals have to play Russell Wilson and Cam Newton in the next two weeks — those two are must-watch games.
PATRIOTS 23 — RAVENS 17:
Cam Newton had himself a solid game with 2 scores; throwing for one and rushing for another. New England is 4-5 and mathematically still pretty much in the hunt for the AFC EAST. They play Houston next with the chance to turn their season around. Baltimore has lost some ground for a wildcard spot, and at 6-3 for the season, it seems like catching up to Pittsburgh is highly unlikely. The Ravens have a challenging home game against Tennessee next Sunday.
BROWNS 10 — TEXANS 7:
The Texans had nothing offensively to make this even competitive. Houston struggle both throwing and running the ball; they have to address their running game during the offseason. The damage Bill O’Brien has caused for this Houston team is alarming. Cleveland has a running game, which was the difference-maker in this game. The Browns are tied at second place in the AFC NORTH with Baltimore. A wildcard spot is within reach for Cleveland.
STEELERS 36 — BENGALS 10:
The Steelers destroyed Cincinnati and brought Pittsburgh to 9-0 for the season. The way their schedule looks, Pittsburgh seems likely to finish the season at 16-0; their toughest test would be on week 14 against Buffalo.
DOLPHINS 29 — CHARGERS 21:
The Dolphins are officially relevant and are now 6-3, in second place and one game behind Buffalo in the AFC EAST. Tua seems to be transitioning into the starting job smoothly and providing stability to their quarterback position, which Miami hasn’t had since Dan Marino retired over 20 years ago. The Chargers are essentially playing for next season and building around Justin Herbert, who has clearly established himself as the future for the LA Chargers.
SAINTS 27 — 49ERS 13:
Drew Brees had a hard time throwing the ball in this game, but Alvin Kamara and New Orleans running game was the key to put away this decimated San Francisco team. The saints seem to have the NFC SOUTH lockdown, and they already swept their closest rival, Tampa Bay.
BUCCANEERS 46 — PANTHERS 23:
After being embarrassed by New Orleans last week, Tom Brady had an excellent rebound game, throwing 3 TDs for over 300 years and zero interceptions. The next three games for Tampa Bay are against outstanding defenses that consistently bring pressure to opposing quarterbacks — looking forward to seeing how the Bucs figure out ways to protect Brady better. The Panthers had an excellent first half of this game, but they were outscored 30-7 in the second half. Carolina is obviously not the same without McCaffrey.
VIKINGS 19 — BEARS 13:
Kirk Cousins finally won his Monday Night Football game. Minnesota has put together 3 straight wins, and with Dallas ahead next week, they should easily get to 4 consecutive wins. Chicago has a lot of problems to address in the offense; Nick Foles is by far their best option currently at quarterback. Maybe they’ll draft a QB next year to develop him into a future starter; nevertheless, they have to upgrade their talent in the offense.
PACKERS 24 — JAGUARS 20:
Jacksonville made this game closer than it should have been. It took a 4th quarter touchdown to put away this feisty Jaguars team. The remainder of the NFL schedule for Jacksonville is against tough teams chasing playoff spots. The Packers had a hard time putting away Jacksonville, and with this win, they get to 7-2 and remain on top of the NFC NORTH. Next week they take on the Colts, who are also currently on top of their division.
COLTS 34 — TITANS 17:
Indianapolis seems to be getting hotter every week, and now they are tied with Tennessee at 6-3 for the division. The Colts have a tougher schedule in front of them, so this divisional victory is massive. Tennessee has a crucial game next week against Baltimore for their playoff chances.