All the Top Storylines From Week 10 in the NFL
The who’s who of the NFL is a weekly revolving door, and Sunday’s action spun open new possibilities. Five teams won via blowout — Panthers, Bills, Patriots, Cowboys and Chiefs — while the Titans and Packers keep winning. Yesterday brought big winners and big losers. Here’s a three-and-out of each as we recap Week 10.
Patrick Mahomes: The Chiefs have been a shell of their old selves throughout 2021, but Sunday night’s rollover of the Raiders (41-14) put Patrick Mahomes and company back on track. Mahomes torched Vegas, going 35-for-50 with 406 yards and 5 TDs, and Kansas City (6-4) is back atop the AFC West.
Cowboys Offense: The bounce-back award of Week 10 belonged to the Cowboys. Dallas demolished the Falcons (43-3) with a flawless performance that included 29 points in the second quarter alone. Dak Prescott (24/31, 296 yards, 3 TDs) has Big D firmly in control of the NFC East.
Cam Newton’s Swagger: Just three days after Cam Newton made his return to Carolina, the former MVP played seven snaps and scored two TDs in the Panthers’ rout of the Cardinals (34-10). Newton threw for a score and ran one in on his first snap before taking his helmet off and screaming “I’m back” into the camera. He’s expected to start next week.
The ‘Dumb’ Bucs: The Super Bowl champs suffered a second straight loss after starting the season 6-1, and this one came as a surprise against the Washington Football Team (29-19). Head coach Bruce Arians described the team’s penalty-ridden day as ‘dumb’. Tampa Bay (6-3) hadn’t lost two straight in over a year.
Seahawks Offense: Russell Wilson made his return Sunday against Green Bay, but the Seahawks offense failed to score a single point (17-0). Seattle (3-6) is in danger of missing the playoffs for just the second time in the last decade.
Fans in Pittsburgh: The Steelers faced the Lions on Sunday without QB Ben Roethlisberger, and the result was the first game of the season ending in a tie (16-16, OT). On the bright side for Lions fans, Detroit (0-8-1) won’t be the first time in league history to finish with an 0-17 record.
All Week 10 Scores & Highlights
Dolphins def. Ravens (22-10) | Bills def. Jets (45-17) | Washington def. Bucs (29-19) | Cowboys def. Falcons (43-3) | Titans def. Saints (23-21) | Colts def. Jaguars (23-17) | Lions tie Steelers (16-16, OT) | Patriots def. Browns (45-7) | Vikings def. Chargers (27-20) | Panthers def. Cardinals (34-10) | Eagles def. Broncos (30-13) | Packers def. Seahawks (17-0) | Chiefs def. Raiders (41-14)
Monday Night Football
Rams at 49ers (8:15 pm ET)
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