Would you like your Week 7 with a side of injuries? Or maybe you’d like to make them your main dish? No problem. The NFL was awash with big ticket injuries this week – along with a bunch of great games. Here’s the recap!
Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals (Seahawks won, 34-22)
The Seahawks are rolling, that’s for sure. The Cardinals? They’re hanging in there.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons (Falcons won, 31-23)
A win is a win, even if it comes against a winless team. And the Falcons certainly needed a win.
Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions (Bengals won, 27-24)
Another week, another game-winning field goal by Bengals kicker Mike Nugent. He’s incredible.
Houston Texans at Kansas City Chiefs (Chiefs won, 17-16)
The Chiefs squeaked by the Texans to remain unbeaten. The good news for Houston: Case Keenum, rookie starter at QB, looks like the real deal. The bad news for Houston: Brian Cushing broke his leg and tore his ACL and, clearly, will be out for the rest of the season. A crushing blow considering Cushing mised almost all of last season with a torn ACL on the same leg.
Buffalo Bills at Miami Dolphins (Bills won, 23-21)
AFC East Shakeup: Part I. The Bills win in Miami with standout defense.
New England Patriots at NY Jets (Jets won, 30-27 OT)
AFC East Shakeup: Part II. The Jets win in overtime at home against the Patriots with standout defense…and an odd, but correct, penalty call at the end of the game.
Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles (Cowboys won, 17-3)
The Eagles score also indicates the number of the quarterback they’re on at this point: QB 3, Matt Barkley, rookie out of USC. Vick and Foles are both injured.
Chicago Bears at Washington Redskins (Redskins won, 45-41)
Now, who predicted this one? A high-scorer with the Redskins coming out on top in the final seconds? It’s this sort of craziness that makes us love the NFL. Bears QB Jay Cutler may not love the NFL all too much right now – or at least not the groin injury that sidelined him in the middle of the game and looks like it might keep him there for a few weeks.
St. Louis Rams at Carolina Panthers (Panthers won, 30-15)
It’s not a happy Monday morning for the Rams or their fans. Franchise QB Sam Bradford was having the best season of his career thus far and will now miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. Huge blow for him and for the Rams, who only have one other quarterback (Kellen Clemens) on the roster and will definitely be hiring another this week.
San Diego Chargers at Jacksonville Jaguars (Chargers won, 24-6)
I was wrong. My upset pick upset me.
San Francisco 49ers at Tennessee Titans (49ers won, 31-17)
Let’s just say it was a rough welcome back for Titans QB Jake Locker, who returned after missing several weeks with a hip injury.
Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers (Steelers won, 19-16)
Interesting stat on this rivalry: the last 6 regular season games in Pittsburgh against the Ravens have all been decided by 3 points. It’s always a good time when these two teams get together.
Cleveland Browns at Green Bay Packers (Packers won, 31-13)
Glad to see my
construction workers Packers won this one.
Denver Broncos at Indianapolis Colts (Colts won, 39-33)
What a NIGHT. It was an emotional return to Indy for Peyton – and for everyone watching the game
and crying on their couch as he ran in to overwhelming cheers. Even though it was a rough start for the Broncos and he nearly engineered a signature Manning comeback win, the Colts were the better team on the field last night. They look like the real deal.
Minnesota Vikings at NY Giants (Monday night on ESPN)
Both of these teams are desperate for a win, but I’d venture to say the Giants are more desperate. In every way.
Bye Week: Oakland Raiders, New Orleans Saints