Week 5 Game Recaps: Six Left Undefeated

By on October 12, 2015
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After five weeks of games in the National Football League, there are still six teams who are undefeated.

Are the Falcons for real?

Is there any team that can challenge the Packers in National Football Conference?

How dominate is the defense in Denver?

Is this the year the Bengals win a playoff game?

Can the Panthers keep up this improbable run with a lack of talent at receiver?

Will the Patriots win back to back championships?

Week 5 NFL Game Recaps

19 WASHINGTON vs. ATLANTA 26

Atlanta’s continues their winning ways with an overtime pick six against the Redskins. The Falcons remain undefeated and have now beaten the NFC East four times this season. Washington will walk away from this one wondering what could have been. Even though the Redskins were dominated in total yards and lost the time of possession battle this was a game they should’ve won.

Washington

  • QB Kirk Cousins 16-29 218 YDS 1 TD 1 INT
  • RB Matt Jones 11 ATT 20 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Jamison Crowder 8 REC 87 YDS 0 TD

Falcons

  • QB Matt Ryan 24-42 254 YDS 0 TD 2 INT
  • RB Devonta Freeman 27 ATT 153 YDS 1 TD & 7 REC 44 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Kenny Stills 5 REC 81 YDS 1 TD

33 CLEVELAND vs. BALTIMORE 30

The Browns battled back and would not be denied in this divisional contest.  Cleveland quarterback Josh McCown was masterful throwing for 457 yards and two touchdowns on the day. The Ravens are reeling as they drop to 1-4 on the season and sit alone in the basement of the AFC North. In their four losses Baltimore’s four losses have been decided by a combined total of 17 points.

Browns

  • QB Josh McCown 36-51 457 YDS 2 TD o INT
  • RB Duke Johnson Jr. 9 ATT 22 YDS 0 TD & 6 REC 55 YDS 0 TD
  • TE Gary Barnidge 8 REC 139 YDS 1 TD

Ravens

  • QB Joe Flacco 19-35 210 YDS 1 TD 0 INT
  • RB Justin Forsett 21 ATT 121 YDS 1 TD & 4 REC 49 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Kamar Aiken 4 REC 78 YDS 0 TD

24 SEATTLE vs.CINCINNATI 27

The Red Rifle rallies the Bengals to an improbable overtime win. Who Dey! Cincinnati is still among the leagues unbeaten teams after five weeks of play. The Seahawks had what seemed an insurmountable fourth quarter lead but the Bengals fought on and forced overtime. Andy Dalton has thrown for over 300 yards in three consecutive games and has thrown 11 touchdowns versus two interceptions on the season.

Seahawks

  • QB Russell Wilson 15-23 213 YDS 1 TD 1 INT & 3 REC 21 YDS 0 TD
  • RB Thomas Rawls 23 ATT 169 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Doug Baldwin 3 REC 70 YDS 0 TD

Bengals

  • QB Andy Dalton 30-44 331 YDS 2 TD 1 INT
  • RB Gio Bernard 15 ATT 80 YDS 0 TD & 5 REC 21 YDS 0 TD
  • TE Tyler Eifert 8 REC 90 YDS 2 TD

10 ST.LOUIS vs. GREEN BAY 24

Go Pack go! The Packers keep rolling despite Aaron Rodgers throwing two interceptions, Rodgers NFL record of 587 pass attempts at home without an interception ended but Green Bay won again and are now 5-0 on the season. The greatness of rookie running back Todd Gurley was on full display as he racked up over 150 yards on the ground and now has accumulated over 300 yards rushing during his last two weeks.

Rams

  • QB Nick Foles 11-30 141 YDS 1 TD 4 INT
  • RB Todd Gurley 30 ATT 159 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Stedman Bailey 3 REC 73 YDS 0 TD

Packers

  • QB Aaron Rodgers 19-30 241 YDS 2 TD 2 INT & 8 ATT 39 YDS 0 TD
  • RB Eddie Lacy 13 ATT 37 YDS 0 TD & 1 REC 8 YDS 0 TD
  • WR James Jones 2 REC 77 YDS 1 TD

18 CHICAGO vs. KANSAS CITY 17

 

The Chiefs squandered another victory and more importantly lost Jamaal Charles to injury. NFL network’s Ian Rapport reported the “immediate fear” is that Charles suffered a torn ACL based on initial tests. The Bears pulled off an improbable victory with two late touchdowns in less than a three minute span and now have a winning streak of two games.

Bears

  • QB Jay Cutler 26-45 252 YDS 2 TD 0 INT
  • RB Matt Forte 18 ATT 71 YDS 0 TD & 5 REC 38 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Marquess Wilson 6 REC 85 YDS 1 TD

Chiefs

  • QB Alex Smith 16-30 181 YDS 1 TD 0 INT
  • RB Jamaal Charles 12 ATT 58 YDS 0 TD & 1 REC 26 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Jeremy Maclin 8 REC 85 YDS 0 TD

17 NEW ORLEANS vs. PHILADELPHIA 39

An ugly season just got worse as the Saints lost another game and are now an NFC South worse 1-4. The Eagles took control in the second half and secured a much needed victory. The Philadelphia experiment delivered on the field and filled up the stat sheet.

Saints

  • QB Drew Brees 26-43 335 YDS 2 TD 1 INT
  • RB Mark Ingram 12 ATT 57 YDS 0 TD & 2 REC 17 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Willie Snead 6 REC REC 141 YDS 0 TD

Eagles

  • QB Sam Bradford 32-45 333 YDS 2 TD 2 INT
  • RB DeMarco Murray 20 ATT 83 YDS 1 TD & 7 REC 37 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Josh Huff 4 REC 78 YDS 1 TD

31 JACKSONVILLE vs. TAMPA BAY 38

The Buccaneers attempted only 19 passes but the duo of Doug Martin and Charles Sims lead the way on the ground and in the air. Tampa Bay ended it’s 11 game home losing streak but the Jaguars road woes  continued on as their losing streak now stands at 12 games.

Jaguars

  • QB Blake Bortles 23-33 303 YDS 4 TD 1 INT
  • RB TJ Yeldon 11 ATT 32 YDS 0 TD & 5 REC 31 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Allen Hurns 5 REC 116 YDS 1 TD

Buccaneers

  • QB Jameis Winston 13-19 209 YDS 1 TD 0 INT
  • RB Doug Martin 24 ATT 123 YDS 2 TD & 3 REC 35 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Mike Evans 3 REC 41 YDS 0 TD

14 BUFFALO vs. TENNESSEE 13

In an offensively challenged game, where punts were plentiful the Bills erased a 10 point deficit for their third win of the season. The Bills were without LeSean McCoy, Karlos Williams and Sammy Watkins but the man known as T-mobile (Tyrod Taylor) rallied his team to victory. A Marcus Mariota interception in the final two minutes ended any hopes of a Titans victory.

Bills

  • QB Tyrod Taylor 10-17 109 YDS 1 TD 0 INT & 8 ATT 76 YDS 1 TD
  • RB Dan Herron 9 ATT  ATT 28 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Chris Hogan 3 REC 52 YDS 1 TD

Titans

  • QB Marcus Mariota 21-32 187 YDS 0 TD 1 INT & 5 ATT 47 YDS 0 TD
  • RB Antonio Andrews 7 ATT 9 YDS 1 TD & 3 REC 45 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Justin Hunter 4 REC 38 YDS 0 TD

42 ARIZONA vs. DETROIT 17

The dark days have returned to Detroit as the Lions losing streak has reached five games and are the leagues only winless team. Meanwhile the Cardinals continue to impressive and dominated Detroit in all facets of the game.

Cardinals

  • QB Carson Palmer 11-14 161 YDS 3 TD 0 INT
  • RB Chris Johnson 11 ATT 103 YDS 0 TD
  • WR John Brown 4 REC 73 YDS 1 TD

Lions

  • QB Matthew Stafford 20-32 188 YDS 1 TD 3 INT
  • RB Ameer Abdullah 6 ATT 17 YDS 0 TD & 1 REC 9 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Golden Tate 8 REC 74 YDS 0 TD

30 NEW ENGLAND vs. DALLAS 6

The Patriots took care of business as this contest was never in doubt. While the Cowboys must now consider installing the Matt Cassel era as they head into their bye week.

Patriots

  • QB Tom Brady 20-27 275 YDS 2 TD 0 INT
  • RB Dion Lewis 6 ATT 34 YDS 0 TD & 8 REC 59 YDS 1 TD
  • WR Julian Edelman 4 REC 120 YDS 1 TD

Cowboys

  • QB Brandon Weeden 26-39 188 YDS 0 TD 1 INT
  • RB Darren McFadden 5 ATT 16 YDS 0 TD & 9 REC 62 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Cole Beasley 4 REC 40 YDS 0 TD

17 DENVER vs. OAKLAND 16

Is Wade Philips the MVP for the Broncos? The Denver defense and it’s dominance has taken the struggling offense along for the ride. The Raiders are on the rise but are still learning how to win and closing out games is the next step in the process.

Broncos

  • QB Peyton Manning 22-35 266 YDS 0 TD 2 INT
  • RB CJ Anderson 11 ATT 22 YDS 0 TD & 2 REC 18 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Emmanuel Sanders 9 REC 111 YDS 0 TD

Raiders

  • QB Derek Carr 26-39 249 YDS 1 TD 1 INT
  • RB Latavius Murray 13 ATT 39 YDS 0 TD & 3 REC 18 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Amari Cooper 4 REC 47 YDS 0 TD

27 SAN FRANCISCO vs. NEW YORK GIANTS 30

The Giants rode the right arm of Eli Manning to victory and now sit atop the NFC East. The Niners were much improved on Sunday night but a great catch in the back of the end zone by Giants tight end Larry Donnell sealed San Francisco faith.

49ers

  • QB Colin Kaepernick YDS 3 TD 0 INT
  • RB Carlos Hyde 19 ATT 146 YDS 0 TD & 2 REC 15 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Anquan Boldin 6 REC 96 YDS 2 TD

Giants

  • QB Eli Manning 29-46 352 YDS 1 TD 1 INT
  • RB Shane Vereen 16 ATT 83 YDS 0 TD & 3 REC 11 YDS 0 TD
  • WR Odell Beckham 7 REC 121 YDS 1 TD

Come back next week! We’ll share our takes on the Week 6 Game Recaps!

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Matt Modica enjoyed a decade-long career on Wall St. and then embarked on a second career in film production, while living in Los Angeles and Hawaii. Matt is currently the author of the 2015 Starting Pitching Index at CTMbaseball.com and he's a high stakes Fantasy enthusiast.
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