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ProCanes NFL Recap: Week Five

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Swoope has a big game for the Colts, Gore is getting a higher share of the carries in Miami, and Hurns scores his first TD as a Cowboy

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings
Erik Swoope has developed a strong chemistry with Andrew Luck
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New England Patriots 38 - Indianapolis Colts 24

Colts TE Erik Swoope had one of his best games with the team Thursday night, hauling in all 3 of his targets for 44 yards and this touchdown:

On the other side of the field, Pats WR Phillip Dorsett finished with 3 receptions for 25 yards as New England knocked off Indianapolis.

Kansas City Chiefs 30 - Jacksonville Jaguars 14

This game featured talented Canes pass rushers on both teams. Chiefs DE Allen Bailey brought down the quarterback for a sack in his fourth straight game as the Kansas City defense made life difficult for the Jags offense.

Jaguars DE Calais Campbell had a solid game in the losing effort, racking up 5 tackles including one for loss despite his defense’s struggles on Sunday.

Detroit Lions 31 - Green Bay Packers 23

Green Bay TE Jimmy Graham was targeted often on Sunday as the Packers staged a late comeback attempt before ultimately falling short against Detroit. Graham caught 6 balls for 76 yards, including this highly-contested grab:

Pittsburgh Steelers 41 - Atlanta Falcons 17

Pittsburgh defensive players Artie Burns and Anthony Chickillo had strong performances for the Steelers’ defense as they kept the Falcons potent passing attack in check the entire afternoon. Burns collected 3 tackles while holding Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones to subpar performances. Chickillo contributed 3 tackles of his own, including a tackle for loss. It was a solid effort for Burns, who has had his struggles so far this season but continues to attack each opportunity with confidence:

Year 3 breakout stalls, but Steelers not giving up on Artie Burns

Atlanta P Matt Bosher dropped two of his three punts inside the 20 as the Falcons fell to 1-4 on the season.

Cincinnati Bengals 27 - Miami Dolphins 17

Miami RB Frank Gore has seen his share of the rushing workload increase over the course of the season:

The trend continued on Sunday, as Gore received 12 of the Dolphins 22 carries on the day for 63 yards. Early in the game, Gore’s runs on first down helped keep the Fins ahead of the chains as Miami stormed out to a 17-0 lead.

Cincinnati RB Mark Walton caught 2 of his 3 targets for 3 yards as the Bengals scored 27 unanswered points to win their fourth game of the season.

Cleveland Browns 12 - Baltimore Ravens 9

Cleveland weapons RB Duke Johnson Jr and TE David Njoku continue to contribute to the resurgence of the Browns franchise as Cleveland won their first divisional game since 2015. Johnson had 35 yards rushing on 5 carries, and Njoku had a career-high 6 catches for a game-high 69 yards.

Carolina Panthers 33 - New York Giants 31

Giants LB Ray Ray Armstrong collected 4 tackles including 1 tackle for loss as the Giants drop a tough one to the Panthers on a game-winning 63 yard field goal by Graham Gano as time expired.

Los Angeles Chargers 26 - Oakland Raiders 10

Chargers LB Denzel Perryman finished Sunday’s win with a team-leading 7 tackles.

NFL: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Chargers
Denzel Perryman led the Chargers defense in holding the Raiders to only 10 points
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Los Angeles Rams 33 - Seattle Seahawks 31

LA DB Sam Shields had a pass deflection in the Rams divisional win over the Seahawks Sunday. Earlier this weekend, ESPN released their own profile of the comeback kid:

After almost two seasons away, Sam Shields gets a new start in Rams’ secondary

Arizona Cardinals 28 - San Francisco 49ers 18

Arizona DT Olsen Pierre got the start Sunday and finished with 3 tackles, including 1 for a loss.

San Francisco S Adrian Colbert contributed 2 tackles in the 49ers losing effort.

Houston Texans 19 - Dallas Cowboys 16

Dallas WR Allen Hurns caught his first touchdown as a member of the Cowboys Sunday night: