A bunch of really exciting games took place today, including many that came down to the final two minutes or overtime. Here are the top 10 moments from NFL Week 11.
1. Henry Ends it in Baltimore
In a great game in Baltimore, the Titans came back from an eight-point deficit in the fourth quarter. They took a three-point lead, which Lamar Jackson cutaway, leading the Ravens down the field and evening the score. In overtime, Derrick Henry ended the game on a 29-yard rushing touchdown. The Ravens did a good job slowing down Henry, but his physical running wore them down throughout the game.
2. Colts Defense Stops Rodgers
The Packers scored four touchdowns in the first half and were up by 14 at the break. Then, the Colts roared back. The defense held Rodgers and the Packers offense to only one second-half score. The score was a late field goal that sent the game to overtime. In overtime, the Colts defense forced a turnover and kicked a game-winning field goal to improve to 7-3. The Packers turned the ball over four times in the loss.
3. Defense Comes Through on TNF
The Seahawks defense has been historically bad in 2020. But, the defense did well in the primetime spotlight. The Cardinals were down seven with 2:19 to go in the ball game. They took the ball and started marching down the field. On fourth down from the Seahawks 27, Carlos Dunlap came up with a big sack, sealing a Seahawks win.
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4. Tua Benched
Miami came into Denver with a five-game winning streak. In the middle of the second half, Brian Flores benched Tua Tagovailoa and put in Ryan Fitzpatrick, who nearly brought the Dolphins back. He brought them within one score and threw an interception in the end zone, which sealed the Denver victory. After the game, Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said that Tua was benched because of a football decision and he will start next week.
5. Patriots Lose on the Road
The Patriots were facing a must-win game in Houston. They jumped out to a 7-0 lead, but the Texans came away with the win. There were no turnovers in the game. The Patriots were unusually sloppy, committing seven accepted penalties. New England put up 435 yards of offense, while the Texans put up 399 yards. Rex Burkhead went down with a potential season-ending knee injury.
6. Taysom Hill Starts at QB
Taysom Hill got the start in New Orleans, because of Drew Brees’ injury. Hill did well, throwing for 233 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He ran for 51 yards and two touchdowns. With Hill at the helm, the Saints ran for 168 yards, and all of the Saints touchdowns came on the ground. Michael Thomas had 104 receiving yards. Matt Ryan threw two interceptions and was hit all day long.
7. Joe Burrow Tears ACL
The Bengals should have had only one main goal for the 2020 season— keep Joe Burrow healthy. Against the Washington Football Team, Burrow tore his ACL. Ryan Finley took over at quarterback. Alex Smith started for Washington, winning his first game since his leg injury.
8. Browns Take Second Place in Division
There was significant weather again for Cleveland. The Browns won the turnover battle by two, as Carson Wentz made multiple questionable decisions in the loss. They forced a safety as well as a defensive touchdown. Overall, the Browns and Eagles went 6/26 on third downs. With the win and the Baltimore loss, the Browns are now in second place in the AFC North. The Eagles are still in first place in the NFC East, at 3-6-1.
9. Historic Herbert
Justin Herbert and the Chargers beat Joe Flacco and the Jets. Each team turned the ball over once. Both quarterbacks played well, but Herbert played great. Herbert threw for 366 yards and three touchdowns, while not turning the ball over. He has 20 touchdowns this year in nine games. He tied George Ratterman as the fourth fastest to reach that mark. The three above him? Patrick Mahomes, Kurt Warner and Deshaun Watson, all with eight.
10. Shutout in Charlotte
With Teddy Bridgewater out, P.J. Walker got the start for the Panthers against the Lions. Walker threw for 258 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. The Panthers defense shut out the Lions, who had only 185 total yards with 10 first downs. Carolina won time of possession by almost 14 minutes.