NFL Week 5 Recap

A game by game breakdown of week 5 in the NFL.


Colts (12) @ Broncos (9)

DEN: Coming back home from a loss, the Broncos go out and pick up another loss. Russel Wilson couldn’t manage to get it going into the endzone, throwing for 274 yards, 0 touchdowns, and 2 painful interceptions. On the ground, Melvin Gordon could only gather 54 yards. The running game couldn’t pick up any touchdowns as well. Kicker Brandon McManus picked up the team’s only 9 points.

IND: Coming off a big loss, the Colts turned things around in a shootout. A shootout for the kickers that is. Matt Ryan picked up 251 yards, no touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. The running game tallied up 106 yards with 0 interceptions.
Just like the Broncos; all the team’s points came off the feet of the kicker, Chase McLaughlin.



Lions (0) @ Patriots (29)

DET: Going into the game as the leagues highest scorers, the Lions score no points. The Lions offense got crushed by the Patriots defense, turning the ball over twice. The Lions went for it on 4th down on 6 different occasions and couldn’t move the sticks once. It didn’t help the Lions that the secondary started dropping like flies, starting with a scary injury in the first quarter that required an ambulance to come onto the field.

NE: Coming off back to back losses, the Patriots were seemingly going back to their roots of being a mediocre team. To prove this, they decided to bring back Pat The Patriot. Unlike yesteryear, the Patriots played a dominant game, completely shutting out the Lions. Rookie QB, Bailey Zappe started his first game and had a good one at that. Zappe threw for 188 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The running game really came in big. Particularly Rhamondre Stevenson, who picked up 161 yards. The defense continues to improve, this week solidifying themselves as perhaps the best in the league.


Texans (13) @ Jaguars (6)

JAC: After seemingly improving a few weeks ago, the Jaguars have become to look like themselves again. Trevor Lawrence has regressed back to his rookie state. While throwing for 286 yards, none of those ended up in the endzone, and two of them ended up in the other teams hands. The running game was able to pick up 136 yards with no touchdowns. The only points of this game coming from the kicker.

HOU: Going into this game with no wins, the Texans are able to get one over their division rivals. The offense played a slow game. Neither the passing game or the running game picked up a touchdown. The only point not coming from a field goal being a pick six. While certainly a step in the right direction, there just isn’t much to be excited for over the Texans.


Falcons (15) @ Buccaneers (21)

ATL: Going into this game with the NFC South on the line, the Falcons dropped to a quick 21 point lead by the 4th quarter. The Falcons went into the 4th quarter and came out with 15 points. Marcus Mariota tried leading the Falcons to this victory, with 147 yards and a touchdown. Mariota also led the team in rushing yards, going for 61. Unfortunately for the Falcons, a controversial roughing the passer call kept them from getting the ball back during the Buccaneers final drive.

TB: Coming off three straight losses, two of those football games and one of those a potential divorce, Tom Brady went into this game fired up. Brady threw for 351 yards and picked up a touchdown. This game pushing his season yardage to 1,409. The running game remains a quiet part of the Buccaneers, this week only picking up 69 yards. The defense couldn’t pick up any turnovers, but they did pick up 5 sacks. The offensive line got bailed out of a sack late in the 4th that could have given the Falcons the chance to win.


Steelers (3) @ Bills (38)

PIT: It is a sad season for the Steelers. After winning their first game, the Steelers have lost 4 straight in brutal fashion. This week being destroyed by 35 points. Through the air, the Steelers wound up with 310 yards. Not a single pass going into the endzone. One of those passes did go to the Bill’s however. The running game was dormant again. Only managing 54 yards on the ground. The defense did end up with two turnovers but those, in the end, meant nothing.

BUF: The Bill’s yet again shred their opponents thanks to a strong offensive showing. Josh Allen threw for over 400 yards, 4 touchdowns, and an interception. The running game wasn’t as productive, only picking up 120 yards, but with Josh Allen do you really need to?

Dolphins (17) @ Jets (40)

MIA: Things have been falling apart as of late for the Dolphins. This game losing their backup QB and having to bring their third string in. Their rookie, Skylar Thompson,  throwing for 166 yards, no touchdowns, and 1 interception. Raheem Mostert tried carrying the Dolphins to win, with 113 yards and a touchdown, but a weak defensive performance killed them.

NYJ: The Jets are starting to put the pieces together for a potential playoff run. This week being led Zach Wilson who threw for over 200 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. The ground game picked up the majority of the team’s points. Everyone who was handed off the ball scored at least one touchdown. With a game against the Packers coming up, the Jets will seek to remain above the Dolphins in the AFC East.


Bears (22) @ Vikings (29)

CHI: With losses by the Lions and Packers, a victory could have went a long way in moving the Bears up the NFC North. The Bears had a good chance of winning this one also. The Bears O-Line only let up 2 sacks, definitely a step up from last week. With the better protection, Justin Fields was able to throw for 208 yards and a touchdown. Justin Fields also was able to be slightly productive on the ground, running for 47 yards. The teams loss came at the hands of their defense.

MIN: Losses all over the NFC North means the Vikings now have control over the division. This win was a close one however. Kirk Cousins threw for just shy of 300 yards, a touchdown and interception. Dalvin Cook had a good game as usual. Taking the rock 18 times and picking up 94 yards. Justin Jefferson feasted, going for 154 yards and even throwing for 23.


Titans (21) @ Commanders (17)

WAS: With the halfway point of the season approaching, the seem destined to finish the season at the bottom of the NFC East. Carson Wentz did his best, with 359 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. The running game was almost nonexistent, only picking up 43 yards. The defense also played a well rounded game, getting 5 sacks and forcing 8 punts. The Commanders inability to convert on 3rd down along with a weak run defense ended this game.

TEN: With this win, the Titans cheekily squeak their way to the top of the AFC South. Yet another game they were led to victory through the legs of Derrick Henry. This week, Henry ran for 102 yards and picked up 2 touchdowns. Ryan Tannehill had a fair game, throwing for 181 yards and a touchdown. The defense held the Commanders to convert only 1 out of their 11 3rd down attempts. They also picked up a turnover to help keep them over.

Seahawks (32) @ Saints (39)

SEA: With Geno Smith having an electric season, the magic just couldn’t get them over the Saints. That isn’t to say Geno Smith didn’t have another electric game, this week picking up 268 yards and 3 touchdowns. The running game also saw a decent game, picking up 151 yards. The defense really let the team down this week. The team got shredded by Taysom Hill.

NO: What a game on the ground for the Saints. Taysom Hill led the charge this week with 112 yards on the ground and 3 touchdowns on only 9 carries. Alvin Kamara ran for 103 yards with no touchdowns… on 23 carries. Passing the ball, Andy Dalton picked up 187 yards with a touchdown and interception. Taysom Hill picked up a touchdown through the air as well. Taysom Hill did it all this week.


49ers (37) @ Panthers (15)

CAR: It is a sad season for the Panthers. This week getting curb stomped by San Francisco. Baker Mayfield threw for 215 yards with no touchdowns and an interception. Christian McCaffrey was only able to run for 54 yards and a touchdown. The o-line let up 6 sacks which shook up Mayfields pass game. The defense was shut down by the 49ers run game, giving up 153 yards. With Matt Rhule now out of the picture, it’s time for the Panthers to start rebuilding.

SF: Jimmy Garoppolo continues to show he is worthy of the starting spot, this week throwing for 253 yards and 2 touchdowns. The running game was led by Jeffrey Wilson, who had a season high 120 yards. The defense held the Panthers to only a single touchdown as the 49ers steam rolled their way through the game. With losses all over the NFC West, the 49ers take the top spot.


Eagles (20) @ Cardinals (17)

ARI: With the NFC West getting rocky, the Cardinals needed a win here to keep things close. Unfortunately, against the undefeated Eagles that just couldn’t happen. Kyler Murray had a 250 yard game with a touchdown and interception. The running game came out with 124 yards. The game went right down to the wire, the Cardinals were one field goal away from sending the game into overtime.

PHI: As the 5th week passes, the Eagles remain the sole undefeated team in the NFL. Jalen Hurts picked up the team’s two touchdowns with his legs. Through the air, he threw for 239 yards without a touchdown. Dallas Goedert getting 95 of those. The game was put out in the end thanks to kicker, Cameron Dicker.


Cowboys (22) @ Rams (10)

LA: The former super bowl champs become yet another victim to the Cooper Rush train. It would be an understatement to say that Matthew Stafford outplayed Rush. Stafford threw for 3 times as many yards, 308 along with a touchdown and an interception. The running game however just wasn’t there. This week, the Rams only picked up 38 yards on the ground. The o-line played a lousy game as well, giving up 5 sacks. The Rams now fall below the 49ers in the NFC West.

DAL: While certainly not an inspiring game by Cooper Rush, only 102 yards with no touchdowns. All eyes were on the running game this week. The dual threat of Troy Pollard and Ezekiel Elliot combined for 163 yards running. Pollard the only one getting a touchdown. The defense came in and picked up 3 turnovers. The Cowboys continue to inch their way closer to the Eagles.

Bengals (17) @ Ravens (19)

CIN: In a match that would have decided the AFC North, the Bengals suffer a crucial loss. This game was a defensive battle through and through. The Bengals did what many couldn’t, maintain Lamar Jackson. This week, Lamar was held to only 58 yards rushing and 174 throwing. Joe Burrow didn’t have all much of a better game. Burrow threw for 217 yards with a touchdown and interception. Joe Mixon was able to run for 78 yards without a touchdown.

BAL: The Ravens come home and win a crucial AFC North battle that now solidifies them a at the top of the North. Lamar Jacksom had better games, this week he only picked up 1 touchdown while throwing 1 interception. The running game in general has had better games. This week totalling 155 yards. The defense was able to sack Burrow thrice and force 4 punts. With a tough game against the Giants next week, the Ravens seek to remain atop the AFC North.


Raiders (29) @ Chiefs (30)

LV: Yet another crushing loss for the Raiders. This week losing an important division matchup. Derek Carr threw for 241 yards and 2 touchdowns. Davante Adam’s being the main target, picking up 124 yards and both those touchdowns. The running game shined, Josh Jacobs led the charge with 154 yards and a touchdown. The defense managed to sack Mahomes 3 times. Coming just 1 point short, this will sting for a while.

KC: Proving that Tyreek Hill isn’t needed to be a super team, Mahomes yet again impresses with 292 yards and 4 touchdowns. The running game left a little to be desired, only going for 103 yards. Mahomes spread the ball pretty evenly with 9 different receivers getting catches. With this victory, the Chiefs continue to distance themselves from the rest of the AFC West by large margin.