NFL News and Rumors: Mahomes vs. the G.O.A.T was everything
Week 6 NFL Action
We are through six weeks of NFL action. From OBJ leaving for the locker room early to the emergence of a young QB star, we’ve seen a lot.
Scroll through to find what the latest news is surrounding the NFL:
- Chiefs vs. Patriots was a success
- Tough day at the office for Mariota
- A sign or a moment for the Dallas Cowboys
- OT thriller in Miami
- Raider Nation making changes?
Sunday Night Football was everything
Could there have been a better Sunday Night Football game than the Kansas City Chiefs (5-1) visiting the New England Patriots (4-2) last night? On one end of the field, you got the young, fresh talent of Patrick Mahomes paired with a fantasy football owners dream in Tyreek Hill AKA The Cheetah. And on the other, arguable the best quarterback to ever play the game.
How many times are we going to see Tom Brady march his team down the field late in the game and win the game? Seems almost automatic. But down by seven with just over three minutes left in the game, it took the Chiefs just two plays to score a touchdown and bring the score to tied at 40 a piece. But with three minutes left, all three timeouts, and the two-minute warning, that’s a lot of time in Brady’s mind. Brady marched his team down and the Patriots scored the winning field goal as time expired.
All of this to say, could this be a preview of the AFC Championship? That is still in question but what a rematch this would be.
Tough day at the office for Marcus Mariota
It is rare when a defense records more sacks on a quarterback then quarterback completions. But that is exactly what happened on Sunday for Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota. Give credit to the Baltimore Ravens absolutely swarming Mariota recording 11 sacks for 66 yards lost. Mariota completed just 10 passes on 15 attempts in a 21-0 shutout.
Following the game, Mariota said: “It was a combination of a lot of different things; I can do a better job of stepping up in the pocket. I put our guys in a bad spot trying to run around too much.”
For a full rundown, read the story HERE.
What happened to the Dallas Cowboys?
A complete 180 from the beginning of the season. Based on these two teams’ seasons heading into this game, this should have been a win for the Jacksonville Jaguars over the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. But never count out the Cowboys at home. Not only was this a complete turnaround for Dallas, but the Cowboys offense got rolling putting up 40 on the Jaguars who have proven each game that their defense is good.
Cowboys QB Day Prescott went 17-for-27 for 183 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott rushed for over 100+ yards and one touchdown. This was a critical win for the Cowboys in a tight race in the NFC East with Washington (3-2) and Philadelphia (3-3).
The Cowboys (3-3) hit the road to face Washington (3-2) on Sunday. Kickoff time set for 1:25 PM (PT).
Saved by the rookie
The temperature was high but tensions were higher in this overtime thriller. Miami Dolphins (4-2) backup QB Brock Osweiler started for the injured Ryan Tannenhill against the Chicago Bears (3-2) on this 88 degree day.
Dolphins running back Kenyan Drake was moments away from being her hero in Miami. In overtime, Drake fumbled the ball on the goal-line which would have sealed the deal. Luckily, the mistake didn’t cost the Dolphins a win as Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a 53-yard field goal attempt wide right. With a second chance at a win, Miami got into rookie kicker Jason Sanders’ field goal range of 47 yards and the Dolphins came away with the 31-28 win in OT.
Miami will host the Detroit Lions (2-3) in week seven. Kickoff time set for 10 AM (PT). The Bears face Tom Brady and the visiting New England Patriots (4-2).
Raiders shopping for Amari Cooper?
The Oakland Raiders are reportedly shopping wide receiver Amari Cooper, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Per Rapoport, the raiders are considering moving the pro-bowler for a first-round pick. Cooper left the game for concussion protocol in the second quarter of Sunday’s 27-3 loss to Seattle Seahawks, when Seattle safety Bradley McDougald knocked the receiver out of the game.
Cooper’s season has been rather subpar so far with this struggling Oakland Raiders (1-5) offense. He has 22 catches for 280 total yards and one touchdown.
For more on Cooper, read the article HERE.