Week 10 of the NFL schedule introduced some crazy finishers that will change the picture of the playoff game and the divisional standings. We’re past mid-season for this season, so just about every game has had some impact on our post-season outlook.
Let’s take a look at the updated NFL game picture and assess which teams have boosted or hampered their chances in Sunday’s post-season.
Week 10 NFL game picture
Picture of the current AFC play-off match
1 – Kansas City Chiefs (7-2)
2 – Miami Dolphins (7-3)
3 – Tennessee Titans (6-3)
4 – Baltimore Ravens (6-3)
5 – New York Jets (6-3)
6- Buffalo Bills (6-3)
7. New England Patriots (5-4)
8. Los Angeles Chargers (5-4)
9 – Cincinnati Bengals (5-4)
10. Indianapolis Colts (4-5-1)
11. Cleveland Browns (3-6)
12 – Denver Broncos (3-6)
13 – Pittsburgh Steelers (3-6)
14 – Jacksonville Jaguars (3-7)
15. Las Vegas Raiders (2-7)
16 – Houston Texans (1-7-1)
The leaders win 3rd in a row and move to 7-2
Patrick Mahomes rolled the ball into Week 10, each throwing one touchdown to four different receivers in the Chiefs’ 27-17 victory over the Jaguar. Travis Kelsi, Marques Valdes-Scantling, Cadarius Toni and Noah Gray all scored as Kansas City moved to the AFC top-seeded, thanks to the Bills’ loss to the Vikings.
We may have seen a real change of guard in the Chiefs’ backyard, as Isiah Pacheco tackled 16 rackets while Jerick McKinnon and Clyde Edwards-Helaire combined for one. We’ll also have to watch the case of JuJu Smith-Schuster, who entered concussion protocol after suffering a fearsome blow in the first half.
Dolphins continue to roll, take the lead in the AFC
The Dolphins have won four goals in a row since Tua Tagovailoa’s return to the starting line-up, and they’ve done so in many ways. While he has just thrown three touchdowns against Brown on Sunday, it was the Miami game that moved the needle in a 39-14 win.
Deadline Jeff Wilson Jr. captured 17 deals for 119 yards and one point, while Raheem Mostert took eight attempts for 65 yards and a touchdown on his own. Dolphins have proven that they can win matches even when Tyreek Hill and/or Jaylen Waddle are held under 100 yards.
Thanks to the Bills’ loss, the Dolphins now dominate the East Asian region. They have a half-game lead over Buffalo and New York and a head-to-head tiebreaker over the Bills.
The Southern Titans retain the AFC lead by beating the Broncos
The Titans have won six of the last seven, and their only loss was a tough overtime defeat to The Chiefs last Monday night. Tennessee State took another win in Week 10, and retained the top spot in South Asia after a defensive win over the Broncos.
Denver did an excellent job of keeping Derek Henry only 53 yards off the ground, so the Titans had to find a different way to win. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine was the answer. The third year wide scored the best game of his career, with a total of 119 yards and two points in five receptions.
Tennessee has a vice grip on division leadership and has moved up to the third seed in the AFC. They share a 6-3 record with the Ravens, but the Titans have a better conference mark.
The Colts remain on the sidelines of the play-off match
Saturday’s Jeff earned his first win as an NFL head coach by defeating the Raiders on Sunday. Matt Ryan, who came back under position for the first time since Week 7, completed 75% of his passes and somehow managed 39 yards in a single stampede. Jonathan Taylor looked reborn as well, spreading 147 yards to the ground, including 66 yards.
The Colts are still nominal in the deciding picture, but there is a huge gap between the No. 10 seed Colts and the No. 9 seed Bengals. Indy defeated Las Vegas today, but they will face an even tougher test when they play the Eagles in Week 11.
Current NFC match picture
1. Philadelphia Eagles (8-0)
2 – Minnesota Vikings (8-1)
3 – Seattle Seahawks (6-4)
4 – Tampa Bay Pirates Island (5-5)
5 – New York Giants (7-2)
6- Dallas Cowboys (6-3)
7. San Francisco 49ers (5-4)
8. Washington Leaders (4-5)
9 – Green Bay Packers (4-6)
10. Atlanta Falcons (4-6)
11. Arizona Cardinals (4-6)
12. Detroit Lions (3-6)
13. Los Angeles Rams (3-6)
14. Carolina Panthers (3-7)
15 – New Orleans Saints (3-7)
16 – Chicago Bears (3-7)
Vikings defeated Billings in Game of the Year
Well, the Vikings have finally won their signature! In one of the craziest games in recent memory, she defeated Minnesota Buffalo in overtime to go 8-1.
Justin Jefferson had the game of his life, recording career highs of 193 yards and touchdowns in 10 receptions. With the Vikings down by three minutes and two minutes remaining in the game, he converted fourth and 18 by a 32-yard field. Then he nearly scored a third, but the play turned around, and the Vikings failed to finish fourth.
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The Bills had the first and 10 of their 1-yard streak with 48 seconds left, but the contest wasn’t over yet. Josh Allen fumbled improbably, allowing Eric Kendricks to regain a defensive touchdown and giving the Vikings a 30-27 lead. However, 41 seconds was more than enough time for Allen to put Buffalo in position to score a field goal and send the game into overtime.
Jefferson dominated in overtime as well, drawing a pass interference penalty before taking 24 yards to the Buffalo 2-yard line. Ed Oliver and Chuck Lawson sacked Kirk Cousins for second, and Minnesota eventually settled on a field goal. Allen drove the car effortlessly, but threw an end zone interception to Patrick Peterson to seal the loss.
It was the Vikings’ 8-1 season best win, and it will silence many Minnesota skeptics. Meanwhile, the bills are now at 6-3 after losing two in a row. Their loss lost them to third place in the East Asian region and sixth place in the deciding photo at the conference.
Giants snatch another win, move to 7-2
The Giants took another win on Sunday, beating Texas 24-16. Saquon Barkley had 35 career high attempts for 152 yards and one point, while Daniel Jones threw only 17 passes but threw twice.
At 7-2, New York is a post-season lockout. It will be tough for them to get past both the Eagles and Cowboys to win the NFC East, but the Wild Card slot is within their grasp.
Cowboys blow bullets at the sheaves, dropping to the sixth seed
The Cowboys have won two games in a row since Dak Prescott returned to the starting line-up, but that streak ended today. Leading by 14 points in the fourth quarter, Dallas ceded two defeats to rookie receiver Christian Watson (who scored three in total), sending the game into overtime.
After receiving the ball to start overtime, the Cowboys drove into the Green Bay area but failed to convert 4 and 3 of the Packers 35. Aaron Rodgers then hit Allen Lazard for 36 yards, and a field goal by Mason Crosby gave Green Bay the win.
At 6-3, Dallas is now a game behind the Giants in the NFC East. Packers (4-6) now have about a 14% chance of making the playoffs, per FiveThirtyEight. It’s still a long way off, but a victory over the Titans on Thursday night will at least make things interesting.
The Cardinals beat the Rams, but neither team went anywhere
We saw four quarterbacks play in the Cardinals Rams game on Sunday, but none of them were Keeler Murray or Matthew Stafford, both of whom missed out through injury.
Colt McCoy started working in Arizona but was injured for a while, allowing Trace McSorley to handle some of the shots. Meanwhile, Los Angeles occasionally included Bryce Perkins in third place over John Wolford, taking advantage of the former’s abilities as a runner.
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The Cardinals and the Rams are now 4-6, which probably won’t be good enough either at the NFC West or the Wild Card Conference. L.A.’s odds will only get worse if Cooper Cope – who left after injuring his ankle in the second half – leaves for too long.
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