NFL Weekly Recap – Week Nine

Week nine matchups (byes: Broncos, Lions, Giants, Cardinals, 49ers, Jaguars)

Miami Dolphins 22 vs. Cincinnati Bengals 20 (OT) (TNF on NFL Network)

  • Ryan Tannehill completed 20 of 28 passes for 208-yards while scoring a rushing touchdown. Cornerback Brent Grimes returned an interception for a 94-yard touchdown as the Dolphins built a 17-3 lead. However, Dalton overcame three interceptions by completing 32 of 53 passes for 338-yards and Giovanni Bernard scored two touchdowns as the Bengals came back to take Miami into overtime. With Cincinnati facing third and ten from their own eight yard line, Dalton was sacked by defensive end Cameron Wake for a safety. It was Wake’s third sack of the game and it won the game for the Dolphins.

Kansas City Chiefs 23 @ Buffalo Bills 13

  • The Chiefs defense rose to the occasion against Buffalo. After allowing a 59 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, Kansas City forced three turnovers with two defensive touchdowns. Cornerback Sean Smith returned an interception for a 100-yard touchdown and defensive end Tamba Hali returned a fumble for an 11-yard score to give the Chiefs the lead. Ryan Succop’s 39 yard field goal put the game out of reach with 2:13 remaining in the game.

Dallas Cowboys 27 vs. Minnesota Vikings 23

  • Adrian Peterson gained 140-yards on 25 carries and scored a touchdown that helped the Vikings take a 23-20 lead. Tony Romo, who completed 34 of 51 passes for 331-yards, led a nine play, 90-yard drive in the final two and a half minutes. Romo threw a seven-yard touchdown strike to wide receiver Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds left to give Dallas the win.

Tennessee Titans 28 @ St. Louis Rams 21

  • Tennessee’s offense was bolstered by Chris Johnson, who gained 150-yards on 23 carries with a pair of touchdowns. Kellen Clemens completed 20 of 35 passes for 210-yards and threw a touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook to tie the game. St. Louis got the ball back, but defensive tackle Jurrell Casey sacked Clemens and forced him to fumble the ball which was recovered by Tennessee. One play later, Johnson scored the winning touchdown from 19-yards out.

New York Jets 26 vs. New Orleans Saints 20

  • Drew Brees completed 30 of 51 passes for 382-yards and a pair of touchdowns to Jimmy Graham, who made nine catches for 116-yards. Jets running back Chris Ivory rushed for 139-yards on 18 carries while scoring a touchdown. Quarterback Geno Smith ran for a score as well as the Jets pulled off another upset.

Washington Redskins 30 vs. San Diego Chargers 24 (OT)

  • Robert Griffin III completed 23 of 32 passes for 291-yards, but Alfred Morris was the key to Washington’s offense by rushing for 121-yards on 25 carries while scoring a touchdown. Philip Rivers completed 29 of 46 passes for 341-yards and a pair of touchdowns, including one to Keenan Allen, who made eight catches for 128-yards. Rivers brought the Chargers back from a ten point fourth quarter deficit to help send the game into overtime. The Redskins got the ball to start sudden death and Griffin led a 10 play, 63-yard drive which took over six minutes. The game ended when Darrell Young scored his third touchdown of the game from four-yards out.

Carolina Panthers 34 vs. Atlanta Falcons 10

  • Cam Newton completed 23 of 37 passes for 249-yards with a touchdown pass to Greg Olsen while rushing for another score. Carolina scored 20 unanswered second half points to put the Falcons away and another touchdown came courtesy of cornerback Drayton Florence, who intercepted a Matt Ryan pass and scored from 38-yards out.

Philadelphia Eagles 49 @ Oakland Raiders 20

  • Just like Peyton Manning did in the first game of the season, Nick Foles did against the Raiders. Foles completed 22 of 28 passes for 406-yards and threw seven touchdown passes. Riley Cooper scored three touchdowns and accounted for 139-yards on five receptions while DeSean Jackson caught just as many passes for 150-yards with a scoring reception.

Seattle Seahawks 27 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 (OT)

  • Tampa Bay jumped out to a 24-7 third quarter lead behind two Mike Glennon scoring passes. However, the Seahawks would mount a furious comeback behind Russell Wilson’s three touchdowns (two passing and one rushing). Wilson completed 19 of 26 passes for 217-yards and he threw a touchdown pass to Doug Baldwin to tie the game and send it into overtime. Kicker Steven Hauschka kicked the game winning 27-yard field goal to win the game for Seattle.

Cleveland Browns 24 vs. Baltimore Ravens 18

  • Jason Campbell completed 23 of 35 passes for 262-yards along with a trio of touchdown passes, including two to wide receiver Davone Bess. Campbell’s primary target was Greg Little; who made seven catches for 122-yards. Joe Flacco completed 24 of 41 passes for 250-yards with a pair of scores to Marlon Brown, but Cleveland’s defense sacked him five times to nail down the win.

New England Patriots 55 vs. Pittsburgh Steelers 31

  • In an aerial attack, Tom Brady completed 23 of 33 passes for 432-yards and four touchdown passes while Ben Roethlisberger completed 28 of 48 passes for 400-yards and threw four touchdowns as well. Three of Roethlisberger’s touchdowns went to Jerricho Cotchery, who made seven catches for nearly 100-yards. Brady had three receivers who had over 100-yards as Rob Gronkowski caught nine passes for 143-yards with a touchdown, Aaron Dobson added five catches for 130-yards with a pair of scores, including an 81-yarder, and Danny Amendola racked up 122-yards on four receptions with a touchdown. With the score tied at 24, New England outscored Pittsburgh 31-7 in the final 18 minutes of the game. Stevan Ridley ran for 115-yards on 26 carries while scoring twice as the Patriots gained over 600-yards of total offense in the blowout.

Indianapolis Colts 27 @ Houston Texans 24 (SNF on NBC)

  • Case Keenum replaced Matt Schaub and he helped the Texans build a commanding 24-6 lead by throwing three touchdown passes to Andre Johnson. Keenum completed 20 of 34 passes for 350-yards while Johnson caught nine passes for 229-yards. Indy staged a furious comeback with just over a quarter remaining as Andrew Luck threw three touchdown passes to T.Y. Hilton, including the game winner with 4:50 left to play. Luck was sacked four times and he completed only 18 of 40 passes, but he threw for 271-yards and Hilton caught seven passes for 121-yards.

Chicago Bears @ Green Bay Packers (MNF on ESPN)

  • The Bears traveled to Lambeau Field without Jay Cutler and the Packers lost Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury early in the game. Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers and completed 11 of 19 passes, but Eddie Lacy carried the offense with 150-yards rushing on 22 carries and a touchdown. Chicago’s offense made the difference as Josh McCown completed 22 passes for 272-yards and two touchdowns, including one to Brandon Marshall, who made seven catches for 107-yards. Matt Forte rushed for 125-yards on 24 carries while scoring a touchdown and the Bears defense registered five sacks to end their six game losing streak to Green Bay.

Week ten matchups (Browns, Chiefs, Patriots, Jets)

Washington Redskins @ Minnesota Vikings (TNF on NFL Network)

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons

Detroit Lions @ Chicago Bears

Philadelphia Eagles @ Green Bay Packers

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans

St. Louis Rams @ Indianapolis Colts

Oakland Raiders @ New York Giants

Buffalo Bills @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens

Carolina Panthers @ San Francisco 49ers

Houston Texans @ Arizona Cardinals

Denver Broncos @ San Diego Chargers

Dallas Cowboys @ New Orleans Saints (SNF on NBC)

Miami Dolphins @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers (MNF on ESPN)