NFL Week 10

Sean Gordon, Staff Writer

The tenth week of the 2020 NFL Regular Season has concluded. At this point in the season we have a good understanding of each team and where they stand.

The Indianapolis Colts and the Tennessee Titans started the week on Thursday. The Colts were able to defeat the Titans, 34-17. The Colts were rolling on offense, on the ground and in the air. Philip Rivers threw for over 300 yards and a touchdown. Indianapolis also implemented an efficient ground game, rushing for a team total of 133 yards. The Titans struggled establishing an air attack, but Derrick Henry rushed for over 100 yards.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers took on the Carolina Panthers in an NFC South showdown. The Panthers were without their star running back, Christian McCaffrey, which proved to be a problem. The Panthers were unable to get the offense going, only throwing for 136 yards and were held under 70 rushing yards. The Buccaneers just ran away with the game, winning 46-23. Tom Brady threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns, recovering from his lackluster performance last week. Ronald Jones rushed for 192 yards on 23 carries.

The New York Giants earned their third win of the year over the Philadelphia Eagles, with a score of 27-17. This is the Giants’ second straight win over an NFC East opponent. The Eagles still stand atop the shaky NFC East, but the Giants move from last to second place. The Giants looked very strong on offense, not suffering a single turnover. Turnovers have been a huge problem for New York, which have cost them a few games this year.

The Buffalo Bills were stunned by the Arizona Cardinals in the final seconds of the game. DeAndre Hopkins caught a Hail Mary over two defenders to win the game, putting the Cardinals up 32-30. The game was competitive all the way to the end, with the lead changing on multiple occasions. Both teams were able to throw the ball very efficiently, but the difference maker was the ground game from Arizona. Buffalo could not establish a solid run game. Kyler Murray threw for 245 yards and a touchdown, while rushing for 61 yards and two touchdowns.

The Miami Dolphins kept their win streak going against the Los Angeles Chargers, improving to 6-3 on the season. The final score of the game was 29-21. That is five in a row for the very surprising Dolphins team. The rookie quarterbacks performed pretty well, but did not have huge workloads. Tua Tagovailoa completed 15 passes for 169 yards and two touchdowns, while Justin Herbert threw for 187 yards and two touchdowns.

The Seattle Seahawks were upset by their NFC West rivals, the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams defense shut down the Seattle offense, only allowing 16 points, while the LA offense managed to put up 23. The highlight matchup of the game was Jalen Ramsey covering rising star receiver, D.K. Metcalf. Metcalf was held to just two catches for 28 yards.

The Monday night game saw the Minnesota Vikings defeat the Chicago Bears, 19-13. Dalvin Cook, who has been on fire lately, was slowed down by the stingy Bears defense, being held without a touchdown. The Vikings made up for it through their passing game. Kirk Cousins threw for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns, while throwing an interception. Minnesota completely shut down the Chicago offense all game, only allowing a touchdown on a kickoff return.