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Week 5 involved a lot of surprises and a lot of the same old. What moments did you guys like? Did your team win or lose? Also did you know our new nights are on TUESDAY for the podcast? TUNE IN TONIGHT to hear the rest of our reaction and hear our fourth and new official co host Elijah!!!!!!
Patriots 25 Texans 22
First of all......... THANK YOU HOUSTON TEXANS SPECIAL TEAMS. Missed field goals and a botched punt. The Texans had the Patriots in a 22-9 chokehold until they tried to get fancy with a dumb punt which bounced off the teammates head. Then New England made them pay and stormed back. So let's start with the negatives. The Patriots made Davis Mills look like a MVP candidate. They held Brandin Cooks in check but every other WR burned them. The secondary was playing underwhelming while the D Line and Linebackers did their thing. On offense they had red zone struggles once again. They also had fumbling issues again as Damien Harris lost another fumble. Speaking of Damien Harris he is injured again which left the Pats with BOLDEN and STEVENSON. Also they opened the second half three games in a row with a turnover. Offense needs to get it together after the half. As for the positives the defensive line played well and the O Line played well. MATTHEW JUDON BALLED OUT. 2 sacks that game!!! Mac Jones had a clean pocket but just one sack. Nick FOLK also came in clutch with 2 50+ yard FGs and more. The game shouldn't have been that close but a win is a win so on to DALLAS.
Dallas 44 Giants 20
Well guys... We're 4-1!!!! I know it may not seem like a big deal to others because it's early in the season, but as a Cowboys fan you have to take the small victories. With that being said, this was a great game! Kind of one sided given the score, but it worked out for us in the end. Dak had another elite game!!! He threw for 302 yards and 3 TD's. Safe to say he has found his groove and the much needed time off was worth it. I know we play the Patriots next week and I'm just hoping the great playing continues.
Phil's Pick: KC Chiefs 20 Buffalo Bills 38
Bills made the Chiefs look vulnerable after a hour plus rain delay after the first half. Josh Allen had 300+ yards throwing, 3 passing TDs, and one rushing TD while rushing for 60+ yards. Biggest takeaway for Buffalo.... THE DEFENSE SHOWED UP. The main part of their problem last year was defense and they came in KC and played great defense. They controlled Tyreek and Kelce and forced multiple turnovers. On offense they played well even without Stefon Diggs playing amazing. TE Dawson Knox continued to play well as he burned Safety Daniel Sorensen for a TD. As for the KC Chiefs..... THE FILM IS OUT and THE DEFENSE IS BASURA. The gameplan for the Chiefs is out!!!!!!! 2 high safeties and trust the rush. They were missing their starting CB in Sneed and Chris Jones but I believe they would not make a difference. It is time to hit the panic button KC the Chargers and Bills are on your tails.
LA Chargers 47 Browns 42
I didn't expect for this game to be as high scoring as it was. We already know the greatness that is Austin Ekeler. And I'm sure many people ere happy with his performance. His 3 TDs helped secure that win. And the Browns literally pulled him in the end zone!!! This was a shootout and a damn good one! I was smiling from ear to ear because even if you don't like either team, you have to respect them scoring as much as they did and the game being competitive from start to finish.
How did your favorite NFL team do? How did your fantasy football team do? What a wild week 5 and we are excited to see what week 6 has in store. SEE YA TONIGHT ON THE PODCAST!!!!!!