The Winners and Losers From The Weekend
Good Monday Morning America and for some of us, this morning brings back pain and frustration as you go back to work. The weekends games still ringing in your ears as your team took to the field. Some Big Winners and Some Not so good outings for some NFL Teams and we will try to check in on all of them.
Biggest SHOCKER of the weekend goes to the Jacksonville Jaguars! What the heck happened in Big D? Did the team miss the plane? Did they spend Saturday night at Dolly’s place? Cause the Jaguars did not show up at AT&T Stadium. From the opening kick off to the final whistle, the Jaguars looked out of place, out matched and very very sloppy. The Dallas Cowboys did anything and everything that they wanted on both sides of the ball.
People are blaming Blake Bortles for the loss, but does it really all go on his hands? He was 15 out of 26 fr 149 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Not the best from Blake, but far from his best. No Running game led to some problems, but a fumble, plenty of penalties and a lack luster performance from the Defense didn’t help either.
Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT passed for 183 yards, rushed for 82 yards and had three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) in the Cowboys’ 40-7 win against Jacksonville.
Prescott, who is in his third NFL season, has nine career games with at least one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown, tied with JACK KEMPfor the fourth-most such games by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history. Only Carolina’s CAM NEWTON (20), New England’s STEVE GROGAN (11) and the New York Jets’ MARK SANCHEZ (10) had more games with at least one passing and one rushing touchdown in their first three seasons.
The Atlanta Falcons did just enough Sunday to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a loss. The Bucs came out firing on the first drive taking it down the field and into the end zone, but a missed extra point would, later on in the game be the difference in the game. Winston looked good most of the day, and a shot out to former Buc Matt Bryant, who at over 40, was able to connect with a 57 yard field goal late in the game.
Jameis Winston was 30 out of 41 for 395, 4 touchdowns but his 2 interceptions in the red zone was just to much for Tampa Bay to over come. Matty Ice, was 31/41 for 354 and 3 touchdowns!
The MIAMI DOLPHINS defeated Chicago, 31-28, in overtime this week. Dolphins rookie kicker JASON SANDERS converted the game-winning, 47-yard field goal as time expired in overtime, marking the second-longest game-winning field goal in overtime by a rookie since 1974. The record is held by Rams kicker GREG ZUERLEIN, who kicked a game-winning 54-yarder as a rookie on December 2, 2012.
At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks of the 2018 season, marking the first time that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first six weeks.
Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY rushed for a career-high 208 yards and had two touchdown runs in the Rams’ 23-20 victory at Denver.
Gurley leads the NFL with 11 scrimmage touchdowns this season and is thefifth different player since 1970 with at least 11 offensive touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season. Gurley joins SHAUN ALEXANDER (12 in 2005), Pro Football Hall of Famers EMMITT SMITH (11 in 1995) and LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (11 in 2005) and PRIEST HOLMES (11 in 2002 and 11 in 2004) as the only players to accomplish the feat.
Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had 11 receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 27-17 victory over Arizona.
Thielen has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in each of Minnesota’s first six games this season and joined CHARLEY HENNIGAN (seven consecutive games in 1961) as the only players in NFL history with 100 or more receiving yards in each of his team’s first six games to start a season. Thielen’s 58 catches, which lead the NFL this season, are the most by a player in his team’s first six games of a season in league annals.
Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN, who had five catches for 105 yards, caught the game-winning, 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds remaining in regulation in the Steelers’ 28-21 win at Cincinnati. The play marked the longest go-ahead touchdown by a Steeler in the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter since 1970.
Steelers running back JAMES CONNER rushed for 111 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, his third game this season with at least 100 rushing yards and two touchdown runs. Conner became the fifth player since 1970 to record 100 or more rushing yards and at least 2 rushing touchdowns in three of his team’s first six games of a season.
Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON completed 17 of 23 passes (73.9 percent) for 222 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 125.4 rating in the Seahawks’ 27-3 victory over Oakland before a crowd of 84,922 at London’s Wembley Stadium.
Wilson joined Jacksonville’s BLAKE BORTLES (September 24, 2017), Dallas’ TONY ROMO (November 9, 2014) and New England’s TOM BRADY(October 28, 2012) as the only players to throw for at least three touchdowns and record a passer rating of 125 or higher in the 22 NFL games played in London since 2007. By the end of the 2018 season, the NFL will have played 24 regular-season games in London, with 29 of 32 teams having participated.
New York Jets kicker JASON MYERS converted all seven of his field goal attempts and made three-of-three extra points in the Jets’ 42-34 win against Indianapolis.
Myers’ 24 total points are the second-highest single-game total by a player who did not score a touchdown in NFL history. Only the Titans’ ROB BIRONAS (26 on October 21, 2007) scored more points in a single game without scoring a touchdown.
In Sunday’s late game Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs went toe-to-toe with Tom Brady, but committed the cardinal sin: Never leave the GOAT time on the clock.
After the only punt of the game led to a New England field goal to put the Patriots up seven points, K.C. got the ball back with 3:15 on the clock. It took the Chiefs one play, and 12 seconds, to go 75 yards on a bomb from Mahomes to speedy wideout Tyreek Hill. Boom! Tie game, 40-40.
Brady, however, had 3:03 left to do what Brady does: Lead a game-winning score.
We talked all day about who needs the game more, and for those watching the game, we the fans got our moneys worth.
The Packers and 49ers take to the field today and we all will be watching Aaron Rodgers!