This is the analysis with what was learned in the lessons of week 6 of the NFL Season 2021. NOTE: This article will be updated after the game on Monday night.
TB 28, PHI 22
1. This game was not as close as the scoreboard says. The Bucs won in total yards 399-213; there was no competition. The Bucs’ offensive focus was on Leonard Fournette, who has become a versatile weapon for them.
2. The Eagles have to use Miles Sanders more prominently; he’s your best runner by far. The big problem is that he has only had 9, 11, 7, 2, 13, 15 and 2 carries in his games. A team with such an inexperienced quarterback would have to use the running game as their primary offensive weapon.
JAX 23, MIA 20 (in London)
3. The key to this game’s defeat for the Dolphins were two grossly misused red handkerchiefs, where the plays were clearly correct as they were initially called by the umpires. There he plays scolding the group that works in the booth upstairs in the stadium, but he also tells me that Flores is desperate.
4. First victory for Urban Meyer and company, it took a lot of luck and bad decisions and executions of the rival to achieve it. But at least this victory gives confidence to the future of the franchise, Trevor Lawrence, from whom we note his improvement game by game. Now he managed to exceed 300 yards for the second time in his career.
GB 24, CHI 14
5. Aaron Rodgers, in scoring, yelled “I still own you!”To the Bears, which is totally true. They have won 13 of their last 15 games against them. Total dominance.
6. Justin Fields is still a long way from becoming a good passer, with just 174 passing yards. The next step is to know how to read defense better and understand the skills of your receivers. For example, you need to understand that Allen Robinson is the best receiver you have, and that you are going to find him only more times than not.
CIN 34, DET 11
7. It shows that the effort is not enough for the Lions, and the talent on their roster is extremely poor. Unfortunately, no team like that can compete game-by-game in the NFL, no matter how much heart you have.
8. The Bengals’ offensive weapon combination is highly explosive. There is not one of his receivers who cannot make a difference, and Joe Mixon is finally reaching an even level, relying on the fact that no one can put 8 defenders in the box to stop him.
IND 31, HOU 3
9. Clearly the emotional loss the Colts suffered didn’t hit them, and Frank Reich knew how to lift them off the ground. I think part of the motivation is their division: no matter how much they lose games, they will be stuck until December due to the lack of competition.
10. There are things that I just don’t understand in the NFL, and they happen a lot. For example, why if you’re a fully rebuilding team like the Texans, would you give the ball 18 times to a veteran running back who no longer has much to give in the future like Mark Ingram? Instead, Phillip Lindsay could be the future. Try it more! Not for nothing did he average 5.6 yards per carry.
LAR 38, NYG 11
11. The Rams are one of the most complete teams in the NFL. The running game is complemented by two capable running backs, his receiving group is one of the best in the NFL, Matt Stafford is getting more comfortable in this system every week, and as long as Jalen Ramsey and Aaron Donald stay healthy, the other role players are competent. I’d be surprised if they don’t go far in the playoffs.
12. You can tell the difference in not having a reliable running game. Few teams can be competitive without it, and here with one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL and without their star RB, the Giants can’t do much against a defense like the Rams.
KC 31, WAS 13
13. Today, Darrell Williams is a better running back than Clyde Edwards-Helaire. I said.
14. I don’t see Ron Rivera’s adjustments to improve that defense. I know he’s playing one of the best offenses in the NFL, but at least he’ll see something.
MIN 34, CAR 28 (OT)
15. This powerful offense returned to its true level. The Vikings have one of the best receiver pairs in the NFL, one of the best running backs, and Kirk Cousins is always underrated. What Mike Zimmer lacks to take the next step is more defensive talent.
16. With all that Sam Darnold is getting back to what we thought he was, I don’t think his receivers helped him in this game either. Several drops and at very important points in the game.
BAL 34, LAC 6
17. We knew that the Chargers had trouble stopping the race, and one of the best teams to exploit it was without a doubt the Ravens, who are slowly returning to their physical personality that helps them control the games. Great victory for them.
18. That is the problem of gambling every fourth opportunity that arises: the mental factor, the motivational factor and the field possession factor are forgotten, so in a bad scenario the team can fall to the ground. Advanced stats work, but they aren’t everything. We also have to take into account other factors, and who knows what would have happened to this game if Bruce Staley had taken those factors into account.
ARI 37, CLE 14
19. The Cardinals well took advantage of the serious injury problems the Browns entered this game with, and Kyler Murray remains the leading MVP candidate for now. It also proved again that you don’t need to run to be productive. 229 yards through the air and 4 TDs.
20. Sometimes the Browns get disoriented and lose their mind when they go down on the scoreboard; it is not your strength to be a resilient team. It is something that Kevin Stefanski has worked on, and that he has managed to change at times, but they have yet to advance in that sense. Players have them, and it also has a lot to do with Baker Mayfield, who needs to develop character to handle those moments.
LV 34, DEN 24
21. It was not difficult to think that a team with their coach fired and with so much tension in the locker room, this Sunday the Raiders would get everything they had to give. They were seen to be motivated and liberated.
22. This Denver team is missing a lot, and the worst thing is that we already imagine Vic Fangio more outside than inside. They do not have punch.
DAL 35, NE 29 (OT)
23. Dak Prescott showing that he is also clutch and that you can raise your level in the most important moments of the games. The best part is that, with everything and their salary, the Cowboys are hitting home runs in the draft for cheap stars in their early years, like Trevon Diggs, Micah Parsons, etc. This team is setting up well to fight in the playoffs soon.
24. The Patriots played extremely well this game, but the situational adjustments are not working for the great Bill Belichick. Could it be that he is getting old?
PIT 23, SEA 20 (OT)
25. The fact that this game has been so close speaks more to how bad the Steelers are than the Seahawks’ effort to have fought to the end, because we already knew that without Russell Wilson they are a bad roster.
26. The highlight for the Seahawks is that clearly Alex Collins can be a starting RB in this league. Hopefully, even if Chris Carson returns, Collins will have a role in this offense.
This is the analysis with what was learned in the lessons of week 6 of the NFL Season 2021. What would be your notes? We read you in the comments under this article and on our social networks.