TWSN Top NFL Games Of Week Six

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TWSN Top NFL Games Of Week Six


TWSN Top NFL Games Of Week Six

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Week Six of the NFL had plenty of great matchups, whether it was storylines or upsets. There was Josh Allen vs. Patrick Mahomes, the return to Louisiana for Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase, and major upsets like the Atlanta Falcons beating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Find out what games were the best of the week as NFL analysts Marissa Myers, Matt Levine, Isaac Nelson, and Andrew Little give them! 

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts 

After an embarrassing shutout loss in Jacksonville a few weeks back, Matt Ryan and the Indianapolis Colts bounced back with an offensive outburst. They were missing Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines, but it did not matter. Ryan attempted a whopping 58 passes and threw for a season-high 389 yards. The Jaguars started off strong, getting out to a 14-3 lead. Trevor Lawrence was very efficient on the day, completing 20-of-22 passes. Travis Etienne also had his best game of the season as a runner. Michael Pittman Jr. and Deon Jackson diced apart the Jaguars’ defense, which struggled to generate pressure against Ryan. On the contrary, the Colts sacked Lawrence on four occasions. Lawrence found Christian Kirk in the end zone with just under three minutes left in the game to take the lead 27-26. Ryan led the Colts down the field, and the drive culminated with a touchdown to rookie Alec Pierce with 17 seconds remaining in the game. The Colts improved to 3-2-1 and positioned themselves ahead of the Jaguars in what is likely to be a tight divisional race. (Andrew)

Buffalo Bills @ Kansas City Chiefs

What was being called the game of the week leading up to it lived up to the hype once again. It was a defensive showing in the first quarter as both teams were held scoreless. The second quarter saw the offenses start to click as Patrick Mahomes got the touchdowns going with a 42-yard pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster. After a failed fourth down try, and some back and forth punts, the Bills got their first touchdown of the day as Josh Allen found Gabe Davis for a 34-yard score. The Bills were able to find success throwing to Stefon Diggs this time against the Chiefs, as he hauled in the next score for the Bills after halftime and went on to finish the game with 148 yards on 10 receptions. It was a tied game in the fourth quarter until the Chiefs scored a field goal to make it 20-17. Two drives later, the Bills responded with a drive that saw Allen take over the game, creating plays not only through the air, but with his legs as he hurdled a Chiefs’ defender on that drive. It ended with Allen finding Dawson Knox for the touchdown, but there was still one minute left on the clock. As Allen took over for the offense, it was Von Miller who stepped up for the defense, creating pressure on Mahomes, which led to him throwing an interception to Taron Johnson to seal the game. When these two teams face each other, you can expect it to go down to the wire, and that happened on Sunday. (Marissa)


Baltimore Ravens @ New York Giants

The New York Football Giants may just be the real deal. They are now 5-1 after taking down the Baltimore Ravens this past weekend. The defense held quarterback Lamar Jackson in check for most of the day, and it allowed the offense to mount another come from behind win. This team under new coach Brian Daboll has been impressive and beating a team like the Ravens, just seals that. It was a tough, gritty performance from New York, and they now may be one of the favorites in the NFC going forward. (Matt)


Cincinnati Bengals @ New Orleans Saints 

Joe Burrow made his return to Louisiana Sunday. Along with Ja’Marr Chase and several other Bengals in their Week Six win over New Orleans. Cincinnati’s slow starts still plagued them in this game, where they got nothing going on the opening drive and then, after a defensive stop, turned the ball over when receiving the punt. This set up Andy Dalton and the Saints’ offense with excellent field position, where they were able to take an early lead with a touchdown to Tre’Quan Smith. After sharing a couple of punts, the Bengals snapped their slow start to the game and tied it up with a touchdown from Burrow to Joe Mixon. The big story of the game for the Bengals defense was their inability to stop the run, as this then led to 10 points from the Saints and a lot of time off the clock before the Bengals could score again. A field goal from the Saints at the end of the half made it a 14-20 game. Still struggling against the run and sharing some penalties, the Saints opened the half with a field goal. The difference in the second half was the Bengals were able to get touchdowns, while the Saints had to settle for field goals. Down two points, the Bengals took the ball and in just one play, Chase took a pass 60 yards to the end zone for the lead. After what was a tough game defensively, the Bengals stopped the Saints and turned it over on downs for the Cincinnati win. Despite the struggle, the Bengals defense held the Saints to only field goals in the second half, as they have all year. In his return to the Superdome and Louisiana, Burrow led the Bengals to a big win to improve to 3-3. (Isaac)


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