The summary of the Sunday evening games of Week 5 in the NFL

We review the highlights of the Sunday evening games on the fifth day of the regular season

From early in the morning the Sunday day of the Week 5 of the regular season of the NFL, with the first stop in the Old Continent.

In the first Sunday shootout, we had an overtime game that was defined by the team that missed the least, and in the second shootout, we enjoyed one of the best offensive shootouts so far this season, although it was a date with multiple Leisons. of care.

Here we review the most notable of the Sunday evening games:

The Giants suffered critical casualties on a divisional visit to Dallas, including quarterback Daniel Jones, running back Saquon Barkley, and wide receiver Kenny Golladay, and they were simply unable to keep up with the Cowboys in a game in which they started out in a good way. Little by little, the home team tipped the balance in their favor, erased the mistakes, and used the running game to impose their will, 43-20, in a commitment to the NFC East.

The Raiders had few offensive arguments against Khalil Mack and the Bears, losing at home 20-9. In a week that gave Las Vegas a lot to talk about – negatively, of course – because of head coach Jon Gruden, the Raiders were unable to shake off distractions and deliver a competitive game against a Chicago side already scored his second straight win with rookie Justin Fields at the controls.

Arizona remains the only undefeated team in the NFL thanks to a hard-fought home win against the Niners, 17-10. San Francisco didn’t have tight end George Kittle in rookie Trey Lance’s first pro start as an NFL quarterback, and unsurprisingly, inexperience weighed on him. The Arizona defender was relentless throughout the afternoon, complementing an offense that was less explosive than on other Sundays.

Speaking of explosiveness, no game this Sunday offered more offensive thrills than the Browns’ visit to the Chargers, with the Angelenos salvaging a valuable comeback win that should place them firmly in the group of contenders in the American Conference. With stellar performances from Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler and Mike Williams, among others, the Bolts provided one of the most memorable home games in recent history.

Kyle Pitts had his first touchdown reception as a professional and later added a key reception, while Mike Davis iced the game with a rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter as the Falcons managed to avoid another late collapse, this time against the Jets. at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. In Atlanta’s win by 27-20Cordarrelle Patterson was once again the Swiss army knife that did everything to keep chains moving.

Mason Crosby became the hero after being the villain with three missed field goals and an extra point attempt, however, he vindicated himself in overtime with a 49-yard kick that gave the Packers the win. 25-22, in Cincinnati. Aaron Rodgers is totally dependent on Davante Adams, who finished with 206 receiving yards and a touchdown, but the only interception Rodgers suffered was just looking for Adams. The Bengals dodged a bullet after Joe Burrow took a hard hit to the knee on a rushing getaway, also landed violently on his head, but returned to the field after being searched and ended up throwing two touchdown passes.

The Lions did everything in their power to pull off a win at Minnesota, scoring a touchdown in the last minute and playing aggressive for a 2-point conversion to take the lead, but left 37 seconds on the clock for Kirk Cousins. walk the field and put Greg Joseph in position to attempt a 54-yard field goal that sealed his dramatic win 17-19 no time to play. Alexander Mattison became the focal point of the running attack and received the only touchdown pass from Cousins ​​in the game, Justin Jefferson caught seven of eight passes his way, but that was not enough to ignite the offense against a Lions who conceded. too defensive.

Steelers returned to victory path dominating at home 27-19 to the Broncos, who really threatened Pittsburgh until the fourth quarter that Teddy Bridgewater led two touchdown drives. While Ben Roethlisberger is far from spectacular, he played effectively this Sunday, without throwing interceptions and had the help of running back Najee Harris, who finished with 122 rushing yards and a touchdown. Although the victory is not enough to put the Steelers in the conversation for the leadership of their division, it does represent a boost for a battered roster that accumulated three consecutive losses.

Tom Brady played Tom Brady, throwing five touchdown passes to destroy a Dolphins whose greatest strength, in theory, was their defense. Antonio Brown returned to the level he is known for and caught two of those five touchdown passes from Brady en route to a comfortable victory. 45-17 that leaves Tampa Bay as the solo leader of the NFC South and sinks Miami in its division.

Taylor Heinicke had a terrible performance with two interceptions that doomed Washington, but for the touchdowns of running back Antonio Gibson, the game would have been out of reach very soon. Jameis Winston continued to risk the ball with the Saints, but this time the gamble paid off and he finished with four touchdowns to propel a 33-22 victory that puts New Orleans back in contention after their unexpected stumble last week.

It seems that the charm of the Panthers came to an end, losing a game in which they were wide favorites to the Eagles, despite the erratic performance of quarterback Jalen Hurts, but more erratic was Sam Darnold, throwing three interceptions to annihilate all. Carolina’s chance to come back, suffering a defeat 21-18 at home that derails them in their fight for the top of the NFC South. Contrary to what he did with his arm, Hurts was a constant threat on the ground and punched the Panthers defense with two touchdowns.

It’s clear the Jaguars will go as far as rookie quarterback Trevor Lawrence takes them. The Titans also know they depend on running back Derrick Henry and gave him the ball in favorable situations to finish with 130 rushing yards and three touchdowns in their victory. 37-19. Jacksonville had a chance to get closer towards the end of the game, but Lawrence did not stretch the ball to cross the plane at the goal line and they were left without that necessary touchdown, it is something the rookie must learn from to not leave points on the field. .

Mac Jones put the Patriots in position to win and Nick Folk delivered by converting a 21-yard field goal, contrary to what happened last week when they let go of the game against the Buccaneers. With this result 25-22 to their credit, New England leaves the AFC East basement as Houston remains stuck at 1-3 with a crucial game against the Colts next week. Jones found a reliable partner in Hunter Henry to keep the offense moving and Damien Harris responded when called on the ground, finishing both with a touchdown.