The NFL season is nearly halfway over, and while there have been some stumbling blocks in the form of game postponements, the season is still moving along. Week 7 featured a lot of great games and amazing performances. My Week 7 recap is below (NOTE: This was written before the Monday Night Football game between the Rams and Bears):
Seattle Seahawks (5-1) vs. Arizona Cardinals (5-2)
This matchup was swapped with the Bucs vs. Raiders game into a prime-time slot, and the game did not disappoint. The Cardinals moved to 5-2 with a thrilling overtime win on Sunday, in a rugged NFC West battle featuring two of the league’s top offenses. Cardinals QB Kyler Murray threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns, while racking up 67 yards and a score on the ground as well. Arizona WR DeAndre Hopkins caught 10 passes in the game, turning them into 103 yards and a score. The Cardinals had a fantastic performance, but an injury to starting RB Kenyan Drake put a damper on the night (Drake is expected to miss “a few weeks” according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter). For the Seahawks, dual-threat QB Russell Wilson put up gaudy stats, but his performance was not without its inconsistencies. Wilson threw for 388 yards and ran for 84, but his three interceptions proved costly in what wound up being an extremely close game. The game was knotted up at 34 apiece after four quarters, and after a wild overtime period, Cardinals kicker Zane Gonzalez drilled a 48-yard field goal to win the game for Arizona.
Final Score: 37-34, Arizona
Pittsburgh Steelers (6-0) vs. Tennessee Titans (5-1)
The Steelers defeated the Titans 27-24 on Sunday in a matchup between two of the AFC’s best teams. Both teams were undefeated entering the game, and the Steelers jumped out to an early lead, going up 24-7 by halftime. The Titans, however, would storm back, and they ended up with a chance at a game winning drive, down 27-24 in the fourth quarter. Tennessee got in position to tie the game with a field goal, but kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 45 yarder with 19 seconds left to lose the game. JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson combined for 165 receiving yards to lead Pittsburgh, and Titans QB Ryan Tannehill threw for 220 yards and 2 TDs in the defeat.
Final Score: 27-24, Pittsburgh
Tyler Lockett (WR, Seattle Seahawks)
The tandem of Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf has been a handful for opposing defenses, but it was all Lockett in Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks receiver hauled in 15 passes for a whopping 200 yards and three touchdowns, frequently torching the Cardinals on play after play. It was a career day for Lockett, but it wasn’t enough for a victory, as the Seahawks would lose 37-34.
Davante Adams (WR, Green Bay Packers)
Days like this have almost become routine for Adams, who has established himself as a clear top-five receiver in the NFL. Adams caught 13 passes for 196 yards and two touchdowns against the Texans on Sunday, leading Green Bay to a 35-20 victory. Adams dominated the target share so much that the rest of the Packers’ receivers caught just 10 passes combined. The star WR hasn’t played a ton this year due to injuries, but in his three full games, he has been red-hot, catching 33 passes for 413 yards and four touchdowns.
Joe Burrow (QB, Cincinnati Bengals)
It’s not often that you see a rookie QB throw for 400 yards in a game, but Burrow did just that, tossing three touchdown passes to go with a whopping 406 yards in a Week 7 loss to the Cleveland Browns. The Bengals lost that game 37-34, but Burrow did a lot to keep Cincinnati in it, although his interception and fumble did prove costly.
That wraps up my NFL Week 7 recap. Make sure to follow me on Twitter (@Calvin_SGF) for more sports content!
The NFL season is nearly halfway over, and while there have been some stumbling blocks in the form of game postponements, the season is still moving along. Week 7 featured a lot of great games and amazing performances. My Week 7 recap is below (NOTE: This was written before theLast modified: October 26, 2020