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NFL Week 11
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Follow along here for visit updates and developments from all of Sunday’s NFL games. Check behind after “Sunday Night Football” for a demeanour during a biggest moments and trends to watch.
A span of late-afternoon battles went down to a final second, motionless on domain goals done within only a few moments of any other.
First, Daniel Carlson’s 35-yard feet gave a Raiders their second win of a season, 23-21, during a responsibility of a Cardinals, now also 2-8. That was fast followed by a Broncos’ Brandon McManus fasten from 34 yards, despite after his initial make was nullified by a timeout, to tip a Chargers, 23-22.
Los Angeles, that mislaid for a initial time in 7 weeks and is now 7-3, was in control of a diversion for many of a way, carrying outgained Denver 315 yards to 71 yards by a initial 3 quarters. However, adult 19-7 and pushing low into Broncos domain late in a third, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was intercepted by Von Miller, who returned a round 42 yards and set adult a brief touchdown drive.
Denver kept that movement going into a final quarter, and among a several miscues, Los Angeles was left to charity a missed additional indicate by rookie kicker Michael Badgley. Meanwhile, Arizona indispensable only one final initial down to reason off Oakland, though a Raiders forced a three-and-out with dual mins left, and quarterback Derek Carr led a nine-play, 63-yard expostulate that finished with Carlson’s game-winner.
Saints excoriate Eagles: New Orleans continued to make a box as a best group in a NFL, while a Eagles took another step toward blank a playoffs. Philadelphia was never unequivocally in this game, descending to 4-6 on a deteriorate after losing on a road, 48-7.
The 41-point domain was a largest suffered in a detriment by a fortifying Super Bowl champion. Saints far-reaching receiver Tre’Quan Smith pennyless out with 157 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches, while Drew Brees done another representation for MVP consideration, completing 22 of 30 passes for 363 yards, 4 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.
Early drama: Sunday’s early games, for their part, frequency lacked for tighten finishes. Only one was a blowout, another was won by 4 points, and a rest were motionless by 3 or fewer points. A maestro quarterback suffered a harmful damage and another showed that his quip from a shoulder damage is no fluke.
Just in time for a large Thanksgiving diversion opposite a Redskins for initial place in a NFC East, a Cowboys showed signs of life, relocating to 5-5 with a 22-19 feat over a Falcons on Brett Maher’s 42-yard domain idea as time expired.
Ezekiel Elliott ran for 122 yards on 23 carries, and Dak Prescott finished 22 of 32 passes for 208 yards for a Cowboys.
Meanwhile, a Redskins mislaid Alex Smith to a kind of hideous damage that Joe Theismann could feel (watch here, if we must). Smith, according to Coach Jay Gruden, suffered a damaged tibia and fibula and will have medicine immediately. Washington forsaken to 6-4 with a 23-21 detriment to a Texans and will have Colt McCoy during quarterback Thursday.
Alex’s leg is accurately like cave 33 yrs ago
— Joe Theismann (@Theismann7) November 18, 2018
Giants win again: The Giants won uninterrupted games for a initial time given Dec 2016 with a 38-35 feat over a Buccaneers. Rookie Saquon Barkley scored 3 touchdowns and ran for 142 yards, with Eli Manning flitting for dual touchdowns.
Roethlisberger delivers: Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger came by with 3 seconds left, only removing into a finish section and delivering a 20-16 feat over a Jaguars. Pittsburgh was helped mightily by dual finish section penalties opposite Jacksonville.
The Steelers, who came behind from 20 points down, now have won 6 games in a row. “If we can win today,” T.J. Watt pronounced of a day when small went right, “we can do a lot of things.”
Luck is Luck again: Andrew Luck is behind to being a quarterback we all remember before his shoulder damage and a Colts, with an descent line that now protects Luck, are looking like a dangerous wild-card team. The Colts surfaced a Titans 38-10 in a early games’ blowout and both teams are 5-5.
Remember when we all wondered what Andrew Luck would demeanour like if he had a legit descent line?
Like this: 83-112 his final 4 games, 13 TDs, 1 INT (off a drop), 132.1 passer rating, a 4-0 record.
— Zak Keefer (@zkeefer) November 18, 2018
How good is Luck being protected? He has now left 214 true pass attempts though being sacked, a longest such strain in a NFL given 1991, when a Redskins’ Mark Rypien posted a symbol of 252 (per ESPN). Oh, and Luck scarcely hold his initial touchdown pass.
Lamar Jackson comes through: With Joe Flacco nursing a hip damage and their deteriorate teetering during 4-5, a Ravens done a change during quarterback with their palm forced by a hip damage to Flacco.
The Ravens opted to go with rookie Lamar Jackson, who led them on a 75-yard expostulate for an early 7-0 lead opposite a Bengals, and they might have salvaged their deteriorate with a 24-21 feat over a Bengals. Jackson finished with 117 yards on 27 carries, a many for a quarterback in a Super Bowl epoch (per ESPN).
Last time a Ravens had dual 100-yard rushers in a same diversion was on 12/23/2012 when it was Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce.
Today, Gus Edwards and Lamar Jackson.
— Ryan Mink (@ryanmink) November 18, 2018
Panthers tumble short: Cam Newton’s two-point acclimatisation pass missed open receiver Jarius Wright in a finish section and a Lions hold on for a 20-19 feat that forsaken a Panthers to 6-4. Ron Rivera went for a win since kicker Graham Gano already had missed an additional indicate and domain goal.
It’s go or go-home time: Here, in one tweet, is since this week really, unequivocally matters.
Recent story says teams looking for a Super Bowl run should start now.
In a prior 3 seasons a teams to play in a Super Bowl went a sum 34-7 from Week 11-17.
— Evan Kaplan (@EpKap) November 18, 2018
Eagles face must-win vs. Saints: The Saints came stunningly tighten to advancing to a NFC championship diversion final January, so it’s no warn that good things were approaching of them this year.
Although there was a season-opening, 48-40 event opposite Tampa Bay, a Saints have been abrasive anyone and everybody in their path. They take an 8-1 record into a diversion opposite a Eagles and their offense has scored 51 and 45 points over a final dual weeks for a sum of 96 points that are the many over dual games in a team’s history.
They’re also clicking on invulnerability and had their best diversion of a deteriorate final week, holding a Bengals to 14 points. The invulnerability has kept large plays to a smallest and a delegate is improving, with Eli Apple adjusting to his new group and Marshon Lattimore personification well.
And afterwards there’s Drew Brees.
Look for a Saints to wear white uniforms since Coach Sean Payton mislaid a golf gamble to Eagles Coach Doug Pederson final summer. “We wanted to liven adult a match, and we motionless to gamble and we chose jersey colors,” Pederson pronounced (via Golfweek). “Three holes into it, finished adult violence him, and that was it.”
Rice isn’t fasten a Browns: Condoleezza Rice and a Cleveland Browns shot down an ESPN news that they were meddlesome in articulate to a former secretary of state and inhabitant confidence confidant about their conduct coaching vacancy. (Read more.)
Chubby Chiefs import in: The Chiefs will wear all-white uniforms Monday night opposite a Rams, a preference that did not lay good with everyone. “Most of a corpulent guys weren’t voting on all white.”
Cousins contingency be careful: Sunday night’s NFC North strife between a Vikings and Bears might good hinge on Minnesota quarterback Kirk Cousins’s ability to equivocate dear errors opposite Chicago’s vaunted defense. (Read more.)
These seats are removing warmer: Which coaches are a many approaching to be fired? (Read more.)
Crunchtime for a Cowboys: The Cowboys might be “dysfunctional,” though Troy Aikman still thinks they could win a NFC East. (Read more.)
Let’s consider about a draft: Who will a Raiders, Giants, 49ers and others in a tip 10 pick? (Read more.)
The Bell fallout: What Le’Veon Bell’s preference to lay out a deteriorate means for him and a Steelers. (Read more.)
NFL creates a move: The Rams and Chiefs are personification in Los Angeles, not Mexico City, on Monday night. (Read more.)
A hisssstory of booing: There’s a long, unhappy story of Redskins booing their possess team. (Read more.)
Who’s off: The Bills, Browns, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets and 49ers have byes this week.
Bosa’s debut: Chargers defensive finish Joey Bosa reportedly will play opposite a Broncos, during prolonged final creation his 2018 debut. He has been recuperating from a bone hash in his foot.
Eric Berry update: Chiefs reserve Eric Berry will skip a Monday night diversion opposite a Rams, though he might be prepared to resume practicing with a group when Kansas City earnings from a Week 12 bye, CBS’s Jason La Canfora reports. That would put him on lane for a Week 13 or 14 lapse from complications from a Achilles’ tendon damage he suffered in a initial diversion of a 2017 season.
Watkins healing: Chiefs far-reaching receiver Sammy Watkins has recovered some-more fast than expected from a feet damage and he is approaching to play opposite a Rams.
Armstead out a while: Saints left tackle Terron Armstead is approaching to be out three-to-four weeks after injuring his pectoral flesh in a diversion opposite a Bengals.