Week 9 Remix: Elite Teams Flex 💪

11/06/2023 Week 9 Remix: Elite Teams Flex 💪

By: Jeff Yoder

Bengals, Eagles, Ravens & Chiefs All Win Big Games to Open November, Solidify Top Tier of NFL

Week 9 was an important one in the NFL, and we’ve begun to separate the pack. As teams turned the corner on the trade deadline and stepped into November with a renewed purpose, Sunday delivered four marquee matchups amongst elite teams. The four winners — Bengals, Eagles, Ravens, and Chiefs — all flexed their muscles. To top it off, one rookie QB had himself a historic outing. Here’s the Week 9 Sunday remix:


Week 9 Remix

Raiders Response: Less than a week after the Raiders canned their coaching staff and GM, interim head coach Antonio Pierce and new starting QB Aiden O’Connell handed the Giants a beatdown (30-6).


Stroud Makes History: The Texans scored 29 points in their second-half comeback to beat the Bucs (39-37), and rookie QB C.J. Stroud has a breakout performance to remember. Stroud threw for 470 yards and 5 TDs. His 470 yards was an NFL rookie record, and Houston is .500 (4-4).


Ravens Riptide: Records aside, the Ravens might be the best team in football. Baltimore swept the Seahawks out to sea with a 37-3 blowout with three rushing touchdowns. That’s two 30-point wins against the Lions and Seahawks in the last three weeks.


The Dobbs Effect: Newly acquire QB Josh Dobbs led a game-winning 4th-quarter drive to get his first win with the Vikings. Minnesota beat the Falcons (31-28), and Dobbs was magnificent (20/30, 224 total yards, 3 TDs).


Chiefs in Charge: The early game on Sunday took place in Germany where the Chiefs held off a Dolphins comeback (21-14). Miami is 6-0 against teams with losing records and 0-3 against teams with winning records.


Birds Beat ‘Boys: The Eagles beat the Cowboys in an intense game of inches. Dallas had two late drives come up short, including a final pass stuffed inside the 5-yard-line to save the game for Philly (28-23). The Eagles (8-1) now have a 2.5-game lead in the NFC East over the Cowboys (5-3).


Bengals Win 4th Straight: Cincinnati continues to climb up the ranks with another quality win, beating the Bills last night (24-18) behind an aerial assault. The Bengals have now beaten three straight tough opponents — Seahawks, 49ers and Bills — and QB Joe Burrow is clicking.


Top Performers (Stats)

QB C.J. Stroud (HOU): 30/42, 480 total yards, 5 TDs

QB D. Prescott (DAL): 29/44, 388 total yards, 3 TDs

QB J. Burrow (CIN): 31/44, 348 yards, 2 TDs

QB J. Hurts (PHI): 17/23, 243 total yards, 3 TDs

QB J. Dobbs (MIN): 20/30, 224 total yards, 3 TDs

RB R. White (TB): 24 touches, 119 yards, 2 TDs

RB J. Jacobs (LVR): 26 carries, 98 yards, 2 TDs

WR C. Lamb (DAL): 11 receptions, 191 yards

WR T. Dell (HOU): 8 touches, 116 yards, 2 TDs

WR A. Cooper (CLE): 5 receptions, 139 yards, 1 TD

TE D. Schultz (HOU): 10 receptions, 130 yards, 1 TD


Week 9 Scores & Highlights

Steelers def. Titans (20-16)

Chiefs def. Dolphins (21-14)

Vikings def. Falcons (31-28)

Browns def. Cardinals (0-27)

Packers def. Rams (20-3)

Commanders def. Patriots (20-17)

Saints def. Bears (24-17)

Ravens def. Seahawks (37-3)

Texans def. Buccaneers (39-37)

Colts def. Panthers (27-13)

Raiders def. Giants (30-6)

Eagles def. Cowboys (28-23)

Bengals def. Bills (24-18)


Monday Night Football

Chargers at Jets (8:15 pm ET, ESPN)


Read More

B/R: Jalen Hurts’ Brilliance, Toughness Wows NFL as Eagles Beat Cowboys

ESPN: Tua Tagovailoa Shoulders Blame for Dolphin’s Struggles, Loss to Chiefs

Yahoo! Sports: C.J. Stroud Caps Historic 5-TD Day With Game-Winning TD Drive to Beat Bucs


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