NFL Week 10 recap: Successful hail mary, blowouts, upsets
Just like that, another week of the NFL is in the books. There were all sorts of wild plays, including a hail mary that actually worked! Here is a recap of it all:
Eagles 27, Packers 13: The Packers lost their backup quarterback to a groin injury. Halfway through the first quarter, the Packers third string quarterback had to come into play, a player who took his first NFL snap in this game. Tolzien threw for 280 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions for the Packers. Foles threw three touchdowns for the Eagles.
Jaguars 29, Titans 27: The Jaguars are officially in the win column! The Jaguars scored the most points in a game this season for first-year coach Gus Bradley. They never trailed and forced four turnovers they turned into 17 points. The Titans made a late rally, scoring twice in the final 4:15 the last on a 14-yard TD pass by Ryan Fitzpatrick to Delanie Walker with 40 seconds left. But Johnathan Cyprien recovered the onside kick to seal the victory. Jake Locker left the game.
Raiders 20, Giants 24: Terrell Thomas returned an interception 65 yards to set up a go-ahead 1-yard touchdown run by fellow comebacker Andre Brown, and the New York Giants won their third straight game. Giants' Cooper Taylor returned a blocked punt. In the horrible NFC East division, the Giants actually have a chance to win that division.
Bengals 17, Ravens 20 (OT): The Bengals put together a 17 point comeback to send the game to overtime, highlighted by successful hail mary that was tipped and caught by A.J. Green. Justin Tucker kicked a 46-yard field goal with 5:27 left in overtime, and the Baltimore Ravens snap a three game losing streak. It was the first Ravens win since October 6th. The Ravens are now tied for second in their division.
Lions 21, Bears 19 :Calvin Johnson had two second-half touchdown receptions, and Reggie Bush rushed for 105 yards in the Detroit Lions' win over Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears on Sunday, in a key matchup of NFC North rivals. Johnson broke Herman Moore's franchise record with his 63rd career touchdown reception with 2:22 to go, giving the Lions a 21-13 lead with a 14-yard grab in the corner of the end zone. He also had a tiebreaking 4-yard TD reception on the first drive in the third quarter.
Notes from 1pm blowouts:
The Steelers blow by the Bills, behind a rather weak performance by Roethlisberger as they win 23-10
Tavon Austin exploded, running a 98 yard punt for a TD, also with 138 yards and 2 receiving TDs as the Rams obliterate the Colts 38-8
The Seahawks got back on track, handing the surprising Falcons their seventh loss, final score 33-10
Panthers 10, 49ers 9: Graham Gano kicked a 53-yard field goal with 10:05 remaining that held up as the Panthers twice shut down Colin Kaepernick on last-ditch drives with swarming defense. DeAngelo Williams broke two tackles for a 27-yard touchdown run late in the first half that pulled Carolina within 9-7. Gano missed wide left on a 48-yard field goal in the third period, but came through later
Texans 24, Cardinals 27: The AFC's version of the Falcons, the Texans came into the season with Super Bowl hopes, but all that's gone now with their seventh loss, handed to them by the Cardinals. J.J. Watt forced two fumbles, recovering both of them for Houston. The second one set up Johnson's 5-yard TD catch that cut the lead to three with 4:34 to play.
Broncos 28, Chargers 20: The Broncos' wins are getting closer and closer. This one by only eight points. Manning threw four touchdowns and 330 yards. The Broncos' scoring drives lasted 57 seconds; 2 minutes, 27 seconds, 1:25, and 3:26. The Chargers drop to 4-5 on the season.
Sunday Night Football:
Cowboys 17, Saints 49: The NFC East, what a wonder. The cowboys lost, fell to 5-5 on the season and are tied for first place with the surging Eagles. Most of us probably saw this coming: a Saints blowout. Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns.Brees connected with Kenny Stills on a 52-yard touchdown pass, with Marques Colston on a 22-yard scoring strike, with running back Pierre Thomas for a 1-yard score and with running back Darren Sproles for a 28-yard score with 5 seconds left in the first half. The rest was history, all Saints. Besides the successful onside kick by the Cowboys, but before you knew it, that drive was 4th and 21 and it was a quick three and out.