Just a month ago, the Green Bay Packers were riding high at 4–1, fresh off a 35–31 win at Dallas, and looking like the class of the NFC. Then Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone in a loss at Minnesota, and the Packers haven’t won since.
Week 10 of NFL "Thursday Night Football" will provide football fans nationwide with a look at two teams in desperate need of a victory. The Seattle Seahawks (5-3) head down to University of Phoenix Stadium to take on the Arizona Cardinals (4-4) in Glendale, Arizona. Seattle was 0-1-1 last season against Arizona as they played to a 6-6 tie on Oct.
CenturyLink Field has been the home of some wild finishes in its 15 years of existence. Last Sunday, was the latest chapter as the Seattle Seahawks (5-2) rallied to defeat the Houston Texans 41-38 in a good, old-fashioned Wild West shootout.
Streaking NFC South teams are set to meet on Sunday when Tampa Bay pays New Orleans a visit. The Buccaneers are going in the wrong direction, losers of four straight after falling 17-3 at home to the Panthers. The offense continued its inconsistent ways, mustering a field goal and two fourth-quarter interceptions thrown by Jameis Winston killed any chances of mounting a late comeback.
Talk about a sophomore slump. It took the whole NFL regular season last year for young Dallas Cowboys stars Dak Prescottand Ezekiel Elliottto pile up three losses. The rookies thrashed opposing defenses, earned fans’ respect for “doing everything right,” and waltzed to the NFC East title at 13-3.
Believe it or not, but Sunday’s matchup between Chicago and New Orleans features two of the hotter teams in the NFL right now. The Bears (3-4) have won two in a row after last week’s 17-3 victory over Carolina at home in which the defense suffocated the Panthers, holding them to just a field goal.
It’s rare that an NFL squad with a 3-2 record faces a “must-win” situation in Week 7. That’s especially true during this season of parity, where no undefeated teams remain. Seventeen of the 32 franchises entered this weekend with records of 3-2, 3-3, or 2-3.
Two teams whose seasons are going in opposite directions will get together at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The Seattle Seahawks (3-2) are riding a two-game winning streak and come in off their bye week with a nice surge of confidence. For the New York Giants (1-5) they are coming into this game looking to build off their 23-10 win over Denver last Sunday night.
The Cowboys picked up their first victory of the week before Sunday when Ezekiel Elliott received a temporary injunction from a New York federal court in the latest development in the running back’s on-again, off-again six-game suspension. For now, it means that Elliott will be on the field against San Francisco and should see plenty of work.