NFL records, last-minute drama
The Lions devour LA in a wild show with 79 points
By David Needy
November 13, 2023, 7:08 am
Week 10 features an NFL record and offensive showing, plus plenty of drama. Right in the middle of the shootout between the Lions and Chargers: German St. Brown. Dallas overwhelms New York, super rookie Stroud repeats himself.
St. Brown excels on offensive plays
With two straight wins, Khalil Mack and the Los Angeles Chargers defense had regained confidence. That’s what people thought. But their Week 10 opponent, the Detroit Lions, were far too big. Jared Goff and the Lions (7-2) have the second most productive offense in the league and put on a show with Justin Herbert and the Californians. Right in the middle of the triumph 41:38: German Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown.
The 24-year-old impressed at home (he grew up mostly in Los Angeles and attended college there) with eight of nine catches, 156 yards and a touchdown — and had at least 100 yards for the fourth straight game. On the other hand, Keenan Allen caught an outstanding 175 yards and two touchdowns.
It went back and forth between the excellent attacks of quarterbacks Goff (333 yards, two touchdowns) and Herbert (323 yards and even four touchdowns). The defense was largely eliminated. Above all the Chargers played the fourth attempt successfully again and again, but in the end the Lions also did it decisively: the play led to the decisive basket in the last second. The Lions demonstrate more and more impressively that they belong to the NFL’s elite and that they are a team that can seriously be reckoned with in the playoffs. Thanks also to St. Brown.
CJ Stroud with the next decisive drive
Rookie CJ Stroud does it again: for the second consecutive week, the Houston Texans quarterback launched a last-minute drive that decided the game. In total, the 22-year-old threw for 356 yards and outclassed his counterpart Joe Burrow (347 yards but two interceptions in the fourth quarter) in a narrow 30:27 win over the Cincinnati Bengals.
With the score at 27:27 and 1:33 remaining in the game, Stroud, the second overall pick in the spring draft, drove the Texans 55 yards on six plays, allowing a 38-yard field goal by Matt Ammendola as time expired. expired. Burrow had at least brought his Bengals back from a deficit 7:20 into the third quarter and kept them within striking distance until the end. But then came the next big moment for the super rookie, whose Texans (just three wins total last season) are now 5-4, just like Cincinnati.
Lamb with NFL record in Dallas win
The Dallas Cowboys overwhelmed the hopeless Giants with a score of 49:17 for the second time this season and celebrated their twelfth home victory in a row. Wide receiver Ceedee Lamb (151 yards) became the first pro ever to have at least ten receptions and at least 150 receiving yards in three consecutive games in the NFL. His 617 receiving yards since Week 6 are the most in Cowboys history over a four-game span. Quarterback Dak Prescott (404 yards and four touchdowns) also set a passing record for Dallas as he became the first Cowboys player to score more than 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in three consecutive games.
Cardinals celebrate quarterback after tearing his anterior cruciate ligament
The Arizona Cardinals are one of the worst teams in the NFL, but now quarterback Kyler Murray (picked first in the 2019 draft) is back from a torn ACL and not only made headlines, but also their second win of the season. The playmaker threw for 249 yards and ran for a touchdown, and the Arizona Cardinals ended a six-game losing streak with a 25-23 win against the Atlanta Falcons. Even though Matt Prater clinched the game in the final second with a 23-yard field goal, it was Murray who reminded everyone what he was still capable of.
The Seahawks struggle against the commanders
There was also a late dramatic moment in the Seahawks’ 29:26 victory over the Commanders. After Washington tied the game with seconds left, Seattle managed to get within field goal range again. With three seconds on the clock, kicker Jason Myers converted from 43 yards out. Overall, quarterback Geno Smith excelled with 369 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. After the heavy blow inflicted on the Ravens, the Seahawks managed to recover and still have a good chance of reaching the playoffs after their fourth home win in a row.
The Steelers celebrate their running backs and defense
After the 23:19 victory over the Green Bay Packers, the Pittsburgh Steelers had their running backs to thank above all: Jaylen Warren and Najee Harris totaled 183 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Quarterback Kenny Pickett added only 126 yards and no touchdowns, but in the end his team could once again rely on an excellent defense to maintain the victory. Patrick Peterson blocked an extra point and deflected a throw so it led to an interception instead of a touchdown with a good three minutes left. The Steelers (6-3) won their ninth straight game decided by eight points or fewer.
Buccaneers end streak with Brady’s successor
Baker Mayfield signed a one-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the 2023 season to succeed Tom Brady, who finished his career. It’s worked to a limited extent so far, but at least the 2018 No. 1 pick threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns against the Titans and helped his team end its four-game losing streak (the longest such decline since 2019) with a 20 -6 victory over Tennessee). With four wins and five losses, the Buccaneers are only in third place in the NFC South, but the New Orleans leader has just one more win to his name with a balanced record.
The Vikings win their fifth consecutive game
A few weeks ago the Vikings still looked like an amateur team when they were 1-4: now the Minnesota team defeated the New Orleans Saints 27:19 and won the fifth game in a row. Even the change of quarterback did not change the situation. Joshua Dobbs, taking over last week after playmaker Jaren Hall was injured, has kept Minnesota’s injury-plagued offense on track (superstar wide receiver Justin Jefferson missed a fifth straight game with Achilles strain ) in his first match as a starter. He threw for 268 yards and two touchdowns and the Vikings managed to preserve a 24-point halftime lead into the half. Saints quarterback Derek Carr had to leave the field in the third quarter with a concussion and shoulder injury.