Week 7’s AFC Recap-Standings, Highlights, Big Plays, & More

AFC EASTWL
Patriots70
Bills51
Jets15
Dolphins06
AFC NORTHWL
Ravens52
Browns24
Steelers24
Bengals07
AFC SOUTHWL
Colts42
Texans43
Jaguars34
Titans34
AFC WESTWL
Chiefs52
Raiders33
Broncos25
Chargers25

The Chiefs turned in a dominating performance on Thursday night. Their defense would go onto rack up 8 sacks. Which is their best output since Spagnola took over as the DC. This night would prove to be costly as the Chiefs saw MVP Patrick Mahomes leave the game early with a dislocated knee. He will miss 3 weeks. This is huge and can have adverse effects on the AFC standings.

One of the most anticipated games of the week saw two guys that are in the MVP conversation. In a battle for first place in the AFC South DeShaun Watson and Jacoby Brissett would both lead their offenses to a lot of points. Brissett’s Colts would outlast Houston as Brisset would go onto throw for over 325 yards with 4 TDs; if anyone would have said the Colts would win the division without franchise QB Andrew Luck we would have laughed at you. However, Chris Ballard and Frank Reich have quietly put together a team ready to contend and it looks like Brissett is the right man to lead them.

In a game that saw two teams desperately in need of a win, the Chargers battled the Titans in a really good game in Nashville. Tennessee made headlines last week by going with Ryan Tannehill over former #2 overall pick Marcus Mariota. This move paid off in its first week; Tannehill finished with 312 Yards, 2 TDs, and only one INT, Derrick Henry had 90 yards on the ground. But the real story is on the other sideline with the Chargers; they dominated the first half in time of possession but just couldn’t seem to accomplish anything. They even went for it on 4th and 2 early on in the first to be denied. Hunter Henry proved to be huge, gashing the Titan’s defense all day long finishing with 97 yards. Late in the 4th in a wild sequence the Chargers would have 2 touchdown calls overturned and with 19 seconds left in the game Melvin Gordon would fumble the ball and Jurell Casey would recover for the Titans to seal the victory. This Charger team only lost 4 games last year not even halfway through the season they’ve already surpassed that total.

In the upset of the week; we saw the Baltimore Ravens go into Seattle and out bully the bully. It is so hard to predict what Lamar Jackson is going to do each week because you never really know. Lamar would only pass for 146 yards here and add another 116 yards on the ground. However, these guys made some key conversations in the 3rd going for it on 4th and 2 instead of opting for the field goal after Lamar begged Coach John Harbaugh to go for it. Seattle didn’t play horribly in this game but Baltimore really controlled the clock and limited Russell Wilson’s opportunities with the football. With a late fumble scoop and score by the Ravens D, it would seal the fate for the Seahawks. This by far was Jackson’s biggest win as a pro so far.

The Patriots and the Jets ended the week on Monday Night Football…and that game went as we thought it would. The Patriots defense dominated the Jets en route to a big victory.

Key Injuries

  • Patrick Mahomes expected to miss 3 weeks
  • Will Fuller hamstring; Tashun Gibson suffered back injury DNR
  • Forrest Lamp high ankle sprain
  • Adoree Jackson foot DNR; Delanie Walker ankle DNR

We are keeping our eyes on things in Nashville as it pertains to Delanie Walker; he was seen arguing with coaches on the sidelines during the game before being pulled from the game completely; Delanie has been very critical of the coaching for most of the season and the rumors in Nashville are that they are looking to move Delanie as we get closer to the trade deadline.

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