Atlanta Falcons 34 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 29
Atlanta P Matt Bosher continued his string of steady performances by averaging 45 yards on his 4 punts Sunday afternoon.
Pittsburgh Steelers 28 - Cincinnati Bengals 21
Steelers CB Artie Burns pitched in to the defense’s solid effort with 2 tackles as they picked up the win over their divisional opponent.
Bengals rookie RB Mark Walton was given 2 carries on the afternoon as he continues to work his way into Cincinnati’s offense.
Los Angeles Chargers 38 - Cleveland Browns 14
A pair of former Canes had big days for the Chargers defense, which held the Browns to only 14 points. LB Denzel Perryman and S Rayshawn Jenkins had 8 tackles each, with Jenkins adding half of a sack to his stat line in what appears to be a breakout performance for the 2nd year safety. Perryman has emerged as a leader for the Chargers defense, likely due to actions like this:
Chargers LB Denzel Perryman out early putting in some work on pass drops in anticipation of facing Baker Mayfield today. pic.twitter.com/Vm3jLTZDl1— Eric Williams (@eric_d_williams) October 14, 2018
The Chargers special teams were also led by a former Cane, as rookie K Michael Badgley got his first career start and rose to the occasion, making all six of his kicks, including a 44-yard field goal and 5 extra-points.
What we learned from the win over the Browns, including the strong performance of kicker Michael Badgley.— Ricky Henne (@ChargersRHenne) October 15, 2018
READ: https://t.co/WnJygpKGjn pic.twitter.com/hIlEGbCPyk
On the other side of the ball, RB Duke Johnson Jr and TE David Njoku managed to have productive days for a Browns offense that could not keep pace with the Chargers. Johnson racked up 109 total yards (73 receiving, 36 rushing), while Njoku nabbed the Browns only touchdown to go along with team high 7 receptions and 55 yards:
Baker Mayfield finds David Njoku for six#LACvsCLE pic.twitter.com/cGC2slCvar— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) October 14, 2018
Miami Dolphins 31 - Chicago Bears 28
The ageless Frank Gore showed everyone why he still belongs out on the field with a grown man performance in the Dolphins overtime victory. Gore led the team with 15 carries for 101 yards, including this big run in the extra period:
The oldest guy on the field just did it to em @frankgore pic.twitter.com/hzLw9VVvyD— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) October 14, 2018
Bears P Pat O’Donnell saw very limited action Sunday, only punting twice for 79 yards, leaving one punt inside the 20.
Minnesota Vikings 27 - Arizona Cardinals 17
Arizona DT Olsen Pierre had one tackle in the Cardinals loss.
New York Jets 42 - Indianapolis Colts 32
Jets rookie TE Chris Herndon had 2 catches in the Jets victory over the Colts, but both were impact plays, starting with this difficult 24-yard reception:
What a catch by the rookie TE Chris Herndon #Jets pic.twitter.com/z5yRVZD7gW— Matt O'Leary (@MattOLearyNY) October 14, 2018
And capped off by Herndon’s first NFL touchdown reception:
Sam Darnold finds Chris Herndon for the 32-yard #Jets TD! #INDvsNYJ— NFL (@NFL) October 14, 2018
: CBS pic.twitter.com/9PFT0aBRZK
Keeping up with the Tight End U standard, Colts TE Erik Swoope caught a TD pass in his second-straight game:
SWOOOOPE! #Colts 27#Jets 33 pic.twitter.com/Fn2m2sZ0Tc— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) October 14, 2018
Houston Texans 20 - Buffalo Bills 13
Texans RB Lamar Miller returned to the lineup after missing last week’s game with a chest injury, and his 71(46 rushing, 25 receiving) total yards helped the Texans do just enough to take down the Bills.
Find a way‼️ Great team win❗️— Lamar Miller (@millertime_6) October 14, 2018
Los Angeles Rams 23 - Denver Broncos 20
LA CB Sam Shields notched a tackle as the Rams hold on to defeat the Broncos.
Dallas Cowboys 40 - Jacksonville Jaguars 7
Despite a lackluster performance from the Jags defense, DE Calais Campbell still had a solid showing, finishing with 5 tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss.
Enjoyed Jaguars DL Calais Campbell philosophizing after loss to Cowboys:— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) October 15, 2018
"We know what we’re capable of. This wasn’t us. This wasn’t our kind of ball. We went out here and played like... impostors.
At the same time, we got to wear it, because it is us. That’s who we are."
Philadelphia Eagles 34 - New York Giants 13
Giants DE Olivier Vernon was active for the first time this season, and spent the game trying to knock off the rust:
OLIVIER VERNON ABSOLUTELY WORKING JASON PETERS PART 1. #NYG pic.twitter.com/sfGF0XGSya— RegularSZN Ethan (@EthanGSN) October 12, 2018
Vernon finished the game with 2 tackles, 1 sack and 1 tackle for loss.
New England Patriots 43 - Kansas City Chiefs 40
In a game where very little defense was played, KC DE Allen Bailey managed 3 tackles and a fumble recovery.