Surprise in the match that closes the sixth round. The Tennessee running back runs 143 yards and completes 3 touchdowns: final 34-31
Hurricane Henry wipes out Buffalo as well. The Tennessee running back runs for 143 yards and 3 touchdowns on Monday Night that closes the sixth NFL day, giving the success to the Titans, 34-31, surprisingly on the Bills. The oval ball Sunday had alternated confirmations and surprises: Arizona continues to win, last unbeaten, Las Vegas after three knockouts in a row and the resignation of Coach Gruden raises his head with pride.
The Titans are hard to judge. They have 16 players on the list of injuries, in addition to the attacking tackle Lewan, taken away on a stretcher, and freshman cornerback Farley, who has ruptured a cruciate ligament in one knee. But they have fabulous offensive point guards. Henry has been the league’s best running back for years, for continuity and ground running yards. Brown and Jones, the author of an acrobatic hold last night, are fantastic receivers, so far held back more by ailments than by opposing defenses. And Tannehill is a good quarterback: he’s not Allen, opponent of the day, but he’s solid. In short, the Titans have room for growth, especially if the defense – this time capable of intercepting Allen with Byrd, and totaling 3 sacks -, will exhibit more than occasional flashes of excellence in the future. Buffalo, 4-2 record, like the Titans, is a legitimate candidate for the Super Bowl. Thanks to a top quarterback, to the sensational Diggs-Sanders-Beasley trio of receivers, to an insidious secondary. This time the Bills threw the game away. Forward 20-17 at half-time after the try on the Allen-Beasley axis, then 31-24 after Allen’s 2-point conversion (!), They didn’t score the misery of a point in the 4th quarter. Coach McDermott gave away the game by deciding to play a 4th down with 1 yard to be conquered 3 from the opponent’s goal line, a few seconds from the end. Allen was tackled by Simmons, who gave Coach Vrabel a pivotal success to solidify his lead in AFC South. Buffalo remains in the lead in AFC East, but how many regrets …
NFC West is Quality Division. There were those who could imagine Los Angeles with full points after 6 games. Or San Francisco, and who knows, even Seattle. But Arizona? Instead, it is the Cardinals who boast an immaculate record. Mind you, they didn’t become Super Bowl favorites. Murray is always on the razor’s edge, as spectacular as he is capable of doubling an applause play with a great mistake. But he has at his disposal a wonderful receiver like Hopkins and a series of superb athletes, the Kirks, Moore, Edmonds, who can “fly away”. The defense against Cleveland was impressive: the Browns’ running game blocked plus 5 sacks, with Golden unleashed and revenant JJ Watt huge. The mistake came anyway, for the defense of Joseph, on a passage of the Ave Maria of Mayfield in the end zone. But in the meantime, the Cards all look down on.
Players of the week
Derek Carr, quarterback of the Raiders, deserves the award not only for the 341 yards thrown, with 2 touchdowns, in the victory over the Broncos, but above all for how he led Las Vegas, six days after the Gruden fiasco, to a crucial away win against an excellent defense. The Gruden project is derailed, it is not said that the season should do it as well. The defensive player of the week is TJ Watt, Pittsburgh quarterback catcher able to win the extra game against Seattle with the strip-sack to the unfortunate Geno Smith.
October 19th – 11:23 am
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Hurricane Henry wipes out Buffalo: Monday Night belongs to the Titans