This Sunday saw a host of thrilling encounters in the NFL, with top-of-the-table encounters, mid-table scuffles, and bottom-scraping matches. There were some great football encounters, followed by some unwatchable performances. Here is a recap of what happened yesterday in the league.
Eagles 40 vs Saints 29
Yesterday saw Jalen Hurts become the first quarterback in Eagles’ history to rush for three touchdowns in a single game. The Philadelphia Eagles welcomed the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday to a promising encounter, and we were largely not disappointed. The game turned out to be a thoroughly dominant win for the Philadelphia outfit, seeing them claim victory with a score of 40-29. The Eagles knew that they were taking on the best defense in the NFL for this game and needed something special to get the edge against the Saints, but did it in dominant fashion.
The result meant that the Saints and Eagles are both in second place in their respective divisions. However, this game will probably be remembered in the history books for the historical performance by Philadelphia Eagles’ star quarterback Jalen Hurts. They etched his name into the record books by rushing for a historic three touchdowns for the first time in Eagles’ history.
49ers 30 vs Jaguars 10
In another encounter that was expected to deliver but instead turned out to be thoroughly one-sided in its entirety, the Jacksonville Jaguars welcomed the San Francisco 49ers to EverBank Field, with both sides needing wins to get them back in form after slow starts to their seasons. However, it was the San Francisco franchise that came in to thoroughly dominate their counterparts and win the game in cruise control by a score of 30-10.
The result sees the San Francisco 49ers end the day in 3rd place in the NFC West division, while the losing side sits rock bottom in the AFC South division. While we expected the Jaguars to struggle, this performance from the 49ers feels like it could be the turning point of their season, and we expect them to hit the upper gear and propel themselves to the playoffs this season as was expected with such a strong roster.
Dolphins 24 vs Jets 17
The New York Jets hosted the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. This encounter was an interesting one between 2 teams sitting at the bottom of the AFC East standings and was considered important for both teams’ morale. Both the Jets and Dolphins seemed to be in a competitive mood with plenty of action all around. However, the Dolphins edged out the Jets by 7 points to win the game, which is their third straight.
As a result, the win for the Miami Dolphins sees them sitting third in the AFC East, above their counterparts, the New York Jets. While both teams still need to find some form and consistency if they
are to take away anything positive from this season, the Dolphins are hoping this win will mark the start of that.
Texans 22 vs Titans 13
The Tennessee Titans welcomed the Houston Texans to magnificent Nissan Stadium on Sunday, and the encounter was expected to be thoroughly entertaining. The Titans were coming into this game off the back of a great start to the season, sitting comfortably atop the AFC South division with the Texans at the bottom holding a 2-9 record. The Texans were heavy underdogs coming into the game. They used their status wonderfully, catching the Titans off-guard and turning in quite the performance at Nissan Stadium to win the game dominantly.
The Texans are hoping that this game marks a turnaround from their disappointing season so far.