NFL Recap: Week 6
Week six featured some entertaining nail-biters as well as some impressive blowouts.
The Giants fell to the Eagles Thursday night 34-13 after another disappointing performance in front of their home fans. Tom Brady and the Patriots narrowly escaped the Chiefs Sunday night in a shootout in Foxborough with a final score of 43-40.
Week six action was capped off by yet another fourth quarter comeback with Aaron Rodgers leading the Packers past the 49ers on Monday Night Football.
The Eagles were looking to turn things around Thursday night on the road against the Giants after a slow start to the season. Carson Wentz seemed to be back to himself again dissecting the Giants, completing over 72 percent of his passes to eight different receivers to go along with three touchdown passes.
As the Giants’ record moves to 1-5, it is definitely time to start asking questions about two-time super bowl champion Eli Manning and whether or not the 37-year-old still has it. Fortunately for the Giants, they selected running back Saquan Barkley in this year’s draft and he seems to be the only one producing for them consistently this season.
On Sunday night during prime time, rookie sensation Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs were defeated 43-40 in a shootout that was won by a Stephen Gostkowski field goal as time expired. Although wide receiver Tyreek Hill had a career game with seven receptions and three touchdowns on 142 yards receiving, it wasn’t enough to stop the great Tom Brady.
Brady threw for 340 yards and a touchdown to go along with a rushing touchdown. The Patriots ended the Chiefs undefeated win streak and continue to methodically take down teams that seem to have everything together until they face the pressure of playing in Foxborough. If the Patriots continue into the rest of the season with this momentum and poise, they will be as dangerous as any team in the league come playoff time.
Aaron Rodgers led the Packers in yet another fourth quarter comeback over the 49ers on Monday Night Football with a final score of 33-30. The game winning drive was completed by a Mason Crosby field goal as time expired. Crosby had an exceptional game after bouncing back from his four misses in the previous week facing the Lions.
Despite the 49ers' shortcomings at the quarterback and running back positions, the team played hard against Green Bay and put up a fight all game long. The Packers’ defense was having just as much trouble stopping the 49ers offense as the the 49ers had trying to stop Aaron Rodgers.
Rodgers threw for 425 yards and two touchdowns as well as a pivotal 21-yard rush in the final minute to keep the drive alive. The Packers will have their work cut out for them as they move deeper into the season. It is also concerning that Rodgers has a bad knee because the Packers will not know who to look to if they are without his services.
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