It was an exciting Sunday of last-second heroics for a number of teams.
For the first time since Week 3, the NFL was ready to have all 32 teams in action. Of course, as of this writing, the Ravens and Steelers were preparing to clash on Tuesday night after having their contest moved twice.
As for the 28 clubs that have already played this week, there were quite a few contests that came down to the final moments. And a quarterback and wide receivers put on quite the show in Tampa on Sunday afternoon.
New York Jets 0-11
Last week: L, 20-3 vs MIA
Last rank: 32nd
Three-year pro Sam Darnold was back behind center when the team hosted the Miami Dolphins. And the third-year pro was under the gun most of the afternoon, sacked three times while serving up a pair of interceptions.
The Jets managed only 10 first downs, 260 total yards of offense and were a combined 3-of-14 on third (3-of-13) and fourth (0-of-1) down. Veteran running back Frank Gore totaled 23 touches and gained 86 yards from scrimmage.
Jacksonville Jaguars 1-10
Last week: L, 27-25 vs CLE
Last rank: 31st
Mired in a nine-game losing streak, the Jaguars turned to their third different starting quarterback of the season in veteran Mike Glennon as the team hosted the Browns.
The experienced quarterback hit on 20-of-35 throws for 235 yards and two touchdowns and Doug Marrone’s club played turnover-free football. Rookie running back James Robinson had another solid outing with 128 yards rushing (1 TD). But Jacksonville dropped its 10th straight game.
Cincinnati Bengals 2-8-1
Last week: L, 19-17 vs NYG
Last rank: 30th
Head coach Zac Taylor would give Brandon Allen the start against the rejuvenated New York Giants. And he would throw for just 136 yards and was picked off once but did find rookie wideout Tee Higgins for a one-yard score in the fourth quarter.
Cincinnati managed only 155 yards of total offense but their biggest play of the game came on a 103-yard kickoff return for a score by Brandon Wilson. But Cincinnati’s defense allowed 142 yards on the ground.
Dallas Cowboys 3-8
Last week: L, 41-16 vs WAS
Last rank: 24th
The club was coming off an impressive win at Minnesota but had already lost to Washington once this season. The Dallas’ defense had another rough afternoon when it came to stopping the run and surrendered 182 yards rushing.
Andy Dalton threw for 215 yards and one score but was also sacked three times and had an interception returned for a score in the fourth quarter by Washington’s Montez Sweat.