Surprising teams on the wrong side of the 10th week bombings

Surprising teams on the wrong side of the 10th week bombings

It was another blast-filled weekend in the NFL, but this time several teams came on the losing end of teams near the top of the standings.

For the second time in four weeks, six games have been decided by at least 21 points, the first time that has happened twice in a season since 2009 and only the fifth time ever.

Five of the six teams that were on the wrong side of those lopsided games were teams that entered the weekend with a score of .500 or better with Atlanta losing 43-3 to Dallas, Las Vegas relegating 41-14 to Kansas City, and the Rams losing 31-10 to St. Francisco, Arizona defeated Carolina and Cleveland 34-10 after defeating New England 45-7.

Another blast was more predictable with the struggling New York Jets winning 45-17 from Buffalo.

It was only the second time in NFL history that five teams that came in a week won without any losing record by at least 21 points, according to Sportradar. The other came in week 17 of the 2009 season when many of these teams were resting key players in the playoffs.

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Blowouts have been extremely common so far this season, with at least 24 points drawn from the 24 tiebreaker for the second-most in 10 weeks since the merger, trailing just 29 games in 1975.

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The Patriots had impressive production from a pair of rookies in their win over Brown with Mac Jones completing 19 of 23 passes for 198 yards and three TDs and Rhamondre Stevenson rushing for 100 yards and two TDs.

The New England team became the fifth team since the merger to have at least one Novice throw in two TDs, and another run in two TDs in the game. The others were Brown in 2018 (Baker Mayfield and Nick Chop), Cowboys in 2016 (Dak Prescott and Ezequiel Elliott), Washington in 2012 (Kirk Cousins ​​and Alfred Morris; Robert Griffin III and Morris), Denver in 2006 (Jay Cutler) and Mike Bell).

Jones’ 142.1 in-game rating was the fifth-highest rating for a single-game pass by a rising quarterback in the Super Bowl era with at least 20 attempts, trailing just two games from Mayfield, one from Prescott and one from Geno Smith in 2013.

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Quartermasters Patrick Mahomes plowed on a shaky stretch to return to his old form, throwing 406 yards with five TDs and no interceptions in a 41-14 win over the Raiders.

It was the third time Mahomes threw at least 400 yards and five TDs in a game, as he also did against the Jets last season and the Rams in 2018, tying Hall of Famers Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and Joe Montana for the most in NFL history.

Mahomes is the only one of those players who has done so more than once without objection, as he did against the Jets.

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The Lions came close to winning in Pittsburgh for the first time since the Ford family bought the team in 1961. Detroit have suffered nine losses and one draw on the road against the Steelers since their last win in 1955 at Forbes Field before settling in another game. Sunday.

According to Elias Athletic Bureau, the other team to beat its rival on the way back to the pre-Super Bowl era that began in 1966 is the Philadelphia Steelers. Pittsburgh is 0-9 on the road against the Eagles since winning in 1965.

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The Vikings have never won a road game against the Colts in Baltimore or Indianapolis, having lost all 12 games.

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