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- Chicago Bears 41, Buffalo Bills 9 (Recap)
- Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Baltimore Ravens 16 (Recap)
- Atlanta Falcons 38, Washington Redskins 14 (Recap)
- Minnesota Vikings 24, Detroit Lions 9 (Recap)
- Kansas City Chiefs 37, Cleveland Browns 16 (Recap)
- Miami Dolphins 13, New York Jets 6 (Recap)
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Carolina Panthers, (Recap)
- Houston Texans 19, Denver Broncos 17 (Recap)
- Los Angeles Chargers 25, Seattle Seahawks 17 (Recap)
- New Orleans Saints 45, Los Angeles Rams 35 (Recap)
- Green Bay Packers at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m. ET (NBC)
Drew Brees to Michael Thomas a huge blow
Michael Thomas picked up a massive touchdown late in the Saints’ shootout against the Rams, and he broke out a massive celebration for the occasion. Thomas scored on a 72-yard pass from Drew Brees, which put the Saints up 10, then brought back Joe Horn memories when he recovered a flip phone stashed underneath the goalpost and dialed it up. (He was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct because of the use of a prop.) The Saints handed the Rams their first loss, 45-35.
Don’t call it a comeback
The Rams charged back in their game against the Saints and this long touchdown to Cooper Kupp helped them tie it up at 35-35. We’ve got quite a finish in store.
Blessing in disguise?
Just after the Chargers missed what looked to be an important field goal, they turned around and intercepted Russell Wilson for a pick-six on the very next play. That touchdown gave Los Angeles a two-score lead heading into the final minutes of the fourth quarter. That miss may have been a blessing in disguise.
Alvin Kamara has first-half hat trick
The Rams-Saints game has been a wild display of offense in the first half, and the Saints came away looking more impressive through two quarters. That’s due in large part to a three-touchdown effort from Alvin Kamara, who is proving to be Public Enemy No. 1 for the undefeated Rams.
Here’s Kamara’s first (and most impressive) touchdown on the day so far.
What a block by Mark Ingram.
Mike Williams goes for six … maybe?
This was a bit of a controversial play in Seattle. Mike Williams hauled in the catch and was able to take it all the way to the house, but it looked like he may have stepped out of bounds as he shed a would-be tackler along the sidelines.
Ultimately, referees determined that he stayed inbounds and ruled it a touchdown. Have a closer look.
Not sure how you defend this…
Julio Jones finally gets to the end zone
The Falcons wideout had gone 12 regular-season games without a touchdown, but he finally got his first of this season on Sunday. It came on a 35-yard reception with just under four minutes left to play in the game against the Redskins.
Adam Humphries? Adam Humphries.
Raise your hand if you expected Humphries to be one of the most productive receivers this week. Anyone? Well, he’s going off for Tampa and is approaching double-digit catches on the day, including two touchdowns. This is his second:
Speaking of nice catches…
This is unfair
What a pitch. What a catch. This is like playing Madden on rookie.
Are you kidding me, Tarik?
He didn’t get in the end zone but this was still a pretty damn impressive punt return from Tarik Cohen.
Greg with the good hands
It seems like Greg Olsen has been around forever but he’s still capable of making great plays on Sundays. For example, take this one against the Bucs on Sunday. What a way to get that hand on the ball and haul it in for six.
Curtis Samuel puts in work
Curtis Samuel used every part of the field and ran over 100 yards in total to get to the end zone on this 33-yard touchdown run. Credit to him for the vision, but this was also some atrocious defense from Tampa Bay.
Big Ben with the boot
Usually Ben Roethlisberger is enlisted to do it with the arm, but he got a chance to make an impact with the leg on Sunday against Baltimore. Not the worst punt I’ve ever seen?
On the Hunt
Tevin Coleman also kicked his day off with a screen pass that went the distance, though it wasn’t quite as lengthy as Hunt’s.