WEEK 10 WINNERS
It was the Justin Jefferson show in Week 10 as the Vikings took down the Bills in Buffalo to go to 8-1. The third-year receiver was all over the field for Minnesota, making ten catches for 193 yards and a touchdown. This included what will probably be the NFL’s catch of the year on a 4th and 18 with under three minutes to play to basically save the game for the Vikings. Everything seems to be going Minnesota’s way right now, and Jefferson is the biggest reason why. On Sunday, he proved to the league that there’s no one in the world that is better at the position than him. Next week, he’ll hope to repeat his effort in an NFC clash against Dallas that could have massive playoff implications.
Sure, the hiring of Jeff Saturday was a very questionable decision from Jim Irsay. There are many other deserving coaches who have far more experience on the sideline than Saturday both in the league and in the Indianapolis organization. However, we must give props where it’s due. Saturday spent the entire week hearing from the media about how he wasn’t the right hire and how he took the job of someone far more deserving. On Sunday, he hushed the critics and led the Colts to a win against the Raiders in Las Vegas. Not bad for a guy who’s never been a coach.
If there’s one thing we learned in Week 10, it’s that German football fans are awesome. The crowd got rave reviews from everyone involved in the game, and even through a television screen on the other side of the world, you could see why. It was Germany’s first ever NFL game, but after seeing the crowd, it definitely won’t be the country’s last. Check out this awesome clip of the whole stadium singing along to Take Me Home, Country Roads:
WEEK 10 LOSERS
Las Vegas Raiders
The 2022 NFL Season has gone from bad to worse in Las Vegas. After failing to protect yet another lead, the Raiders fell to the Colts on Sunday by a score of 25-20 to go to a dismal 2-7 on the year. In postgame interviews, Derek Carr was visibly emotional when talking about the team’s lack of success. It’s been a very difficult string of years for the Raiders both on and off the field, and to see Carr react in such a way was hard to watch. On a slightly more positive side, the team will face Russell Wilson and the Broncos next week, who they were able to beat in Week 4 for their first victory of the year.
The Bills are currently learning just how quickly things can change in the NFL. Two weeks ago, the team was 6-1 and at the top of the AFC with an MVP frontrunner playing quarterback. After Week 10, they hold a wild card spot after two straight losses while Patrick Mahomes has become the clear leader in the MVP discussion. Josh Allen may be playing hurt, but that doesn’t make up for the six interceptions he’s thrown in the last three games. The team remains one of the best in the league, but losses to the Jets and Vikings have shown the league that they are anything but untouchable.
Los Angeles Rams
Things went from bad to worse for the Rams in Week 10 as they lost to the division rival Arizona Cardinals and also lost their superstar reciever Cooper Kupp for at least four weeks due to a high ankle sprain. No one in the NFL has produced more for their team than Kupp has for the Rams in these last two seasons, and he’ll leave a void in the offence that cannot be filled. With the team currently at 3-6 and last in the division, the Rams will most likely be following up their Super Bowl year with one in which they fail to make the playoffs at all.
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