NFL Week 9 need to know
November 07, 2022
With half the season already done, the NFL is still serving up Sunday football surprises. Let’s dig in.
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The GIST: With half the season already done, the NFL is still serving up Sunday football surprises. Let’s dig in.
Upsets: Green Bay Packers quarterback (QB) Aaron Rodgers had one of the worst games of his life, throwing three interceptions in the red zone before ultimately losing 15–9 to the lowly Detroit Lions. When you’ve upset Weezy, you know it’s bad.
- Elsewhere, the NY Jets stunned MVP favorite QB Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills, taking the AFC East showdown 20–17. Any given Sunday, right?
Standouts: Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon scored a record-setting five touchdowns in a 42–21 win over the Carolina Panthers, while Chicago Bears QB Justin Fields broke the NFL record for most rushing yards by a QB in a single game, putting up 178 in his team’s 35–32 loss to the Miami Dolphins.
- Just when you thought spooky season was over, QB Tom Brady brought the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back from the dead in a 16–13 come-from-behind win over the LA Rams. Brady also became the first player to ever throw for 100K passing yards. The GOAT might still have it after all.