It is time to look again on an unbelievable Week 10, which once more noticed video games performed on both facet of the Atlantic and 6 contests determined by walk-off area targets. An incredible weekend, and we’ll begin with a kind of walk-off winners within the Houston Texans…
1) Stroud lighting up the NFL
CJ Stroud is simply a lot enjoyable to observe proper now, he went toe to toe with Joe Burrow and gained a incredible duel towards top-of-the-line within the league. It was not simply the numbers – 356 yards, one landing and an eight-yard speeding rating – however the way in which he did it once more. He delivered in a high-pressure state of affairs for the second week in a row, taking the Texans 55 yards in 93 seconds to arrange Matt Ammendola’s profitable area objective.
2) Time up for Mac Jones?
It was fascinating to see Stroud shine with a recreation on the road simply hours after Invoice Belichick didn’t need Mac Jones anyplace close to that sort of motion. That is once you need your quarterback to ship, with video games on the road.
Jones threw a horrible interception to Julian Blackmon when Mike Gesicki was wide-open, and Belichick benched his passer. That is an actual concern for the way forward for Jones, he wasn’t good, he wasn’t nicely protected and to me that may be a huge story popping out of a 10-6 win for the Colts. It is the 2-8 Patriots who’ve query marks over the way forward for Invoice Belichick; I believe he stays till the top of the yr, however Mac Jones is heading to the bench.
3) 49ers are again
The 49ers despatched a message with their 34-3 win over the Jaguars, snapping a three-game shedding streak.
It reminded us that the 49ers, when wholesome, when on high kind, are a real Tremendous Bowl contender and, in my view, in all probability the perfect group within the NFC.
It was an entire recreation. Brock Purdy was clear with with 296 yards and three touchdowns, San Francisco rushed for 144 yards and a landing and the protection had 5 sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries. I do not actually suppose they ever went away, however it’s honest to say the 49ers are again.
4) Dobbs’ Vikings strike once more
The Minnesota Vikings have gained 5 in a row now with their 27-19 win over the New Orleans Saints – unbelievable after their 0-3 begin. Josh Dobbs and this complete group are turning into one of many extra fascinating tales of this era of the season.
I really like the way in which he has are available in and hit the bottom working, fairly actually. He threw for a career-high 268 yards and a landing, and ran for a rating.
Justin Jefferson might be again quickly, rookie receiver Jordan Addison is thrilling, TJ Hockenson was excellent in Week 10 with over 100 yards. It is a Vikings group that might be harmful happening the stretch.
5) Lions in Tremendous Bowl rivalry?
I stated earlier the 49ers are the perfect group within the NFC. Philadelphia would definitely have one thing to say about that, but in addition what in regards to the Detroit Lions?
They’re 7-2 now and are doing it with offense after a 41-38 win over the Los Angeles Chargers, one other recreation that was settled with a game-winning area objective from Riley Patterson. The play-calling of Ben Johnson is excellent, Jared Goff is a big beneficiary of that and is taking part in so nicely. He threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns, however there was steadiness they usually ran the ball 31 occasions for 200 yards and three scores.
I believe now we have to start out placing the Lions within the Tremendous Bowl dialog in terms of representing the NFC. That might be such a enjoyable story.
Participant of the Week – CJ Stroud, QB, Houston Texans
For the second week in a row I’ll go CJ Stroud. He is on the very high of his recreation proper now, he is putting in perception in all people round him, he is turning this group right into a playoff contender. He is doing it together with his arms, his legs, he’s overcoming errors and doing it on the finish of video games – he’s the true deal.
Play of the Week – Herbert’s TD move to Guyton
I’ll go along with Justin Herbert’s humdinger of a move to Jalen Guyton for an 18-yard landing towards the Lions. There was simply no room between the 2 defenders, until you might have a cannon of an arm you aren’t moving into the smallest of gaps.
Sadly for Justin Herbert it counted for nothing. He threw for 323 yards, 4 touchdowns however was undone by a protection that allowed 533 yards at a mean of 8.3 yards per play. He could not get the ball again as a result of that protection could not make a cease, however that was a sensational play from Herbert.
Coach of the Week – Dan Campbell, Detroit Lions
Dan Campbell has this Lions group believing, their report is excellent and top-of-the-line within the NFL.
Justiin Herbert had tied issues up for the Chargers with three-and-a-half minutes left on a 38-yard landing move to Keenan Allen after which by no means noticed the ball once more.
That’s as a result of on fourth-and-two, dealing with a protracted area objective, Dan Campbell rolled the cube and threw a move to Sam LaPorta for the primary down which meant they might run out the clock. That’s having complete perception in your gamers, and it is why these gamers would run by means of a wall for Dan Campbell.
On my radar… The unpredictable NFL!
We’ve got now handed Week 10 so we flip our consideration to that race to Tremendous Bowl 58, and every little thing is so vast open.
The Chiefs do not look excellent, the Ravens received knocked off by the Browns, the Jags misplaced, the Dolphins misplaced final day trip, the Steelers are 6-3, the Texans are related, the Bengals are harmful.
Then within the NFC you might have three excellent division leaders within the Eagles, Lions and 49ers, and the Vikings are coming sizzling on the proper time, with Dallas within the combine as nicely. That is going to be a loopy run-in. Strap yourselves in, it is going to be a wild experience.