Week 9 is just about to begin, and there is plenty to look forward to; the playoff push, the fight for the first pick in the draft. But why don’t we look backwards and reminisce about the games that really got us going?
The Rams stun the Seahawks
The Rams came out all guns blazing in the week against the defending conference champion Seahawks. In a game that featured huge plays in every phase of the game, a 4th quarter comeback, overtime and controversial coaching decisions, this game was an excellent way to start the season.
The Chargers big time rally against the Lions
The Detroit Lions looked to be on their way to a convincing Week 1 win in San Diego. But – following early turnovers – Phillip Rivers led the Chargers to 30 straight points culminating in a 4th quarter, go-ahead score to crush the Lions.
Fumble-itis strikes in Kansas City
The Chiefs jumped out to a 14-0 lead against the Broncos on Thursday Night Football with a long Jamaal Charles run and a Marcus Peters pick-6. But the Broncos defense stepped up big time and ended the game with a go-ahead fumble return.
The Bengals flex their muscles against the Seahawks
The Bengals started the season on fire, but plenty of people expected them to suffer their first loss of the season. But a 4th quarter rally by and Red Rifle – in which he went after the Legion of Boom – carried the Bengals past the Seahawks.
The Bears and Lions duel in Detroit
Nobody expected this game to be what it was. Both offenses had struggled all season, but this game was a proper NFC North quarterback battle. The game was eventually decided in overtime to give the Lions their first win of the season.
The Panthers cement their place among the undefeated in Seattle
The Panthers were largely forgotten about amongst the undefeated teams, but they marched into Seattle and rallied back to beat the Seahawks and silence the 12th man.
The Bills and Jags battle across the pond
The fans in London have been craving a close game after being given multiple blowouts, and the Jags and Bills did not disappoint. A furious Jags rally was wiped out by the Bills, only for the Jags to retake the lead late.
The ‘You like that?! You like that!’ game
Jameis Winston had one of his best games for the Redskins, but Kirk Cousins stole the spotlight with 3 second half touchdowns including the game winner with 24 seconds left. And who can forget his post game outburst? “You Like that?!” I like that.
Tom Brady ‘Tom Brady’s’ the Jets
The Jets came into New England to ruin the Pats undefeated season, and at the beginning of the 4th quarter it looked like they might. But two 4th quarter touchdowns by Tom Brady asserted the Pats position as the kings of the AFC East.
The Giants and Saints offensive explosion in the Super Dome
Who can forget a game that featured 13 touchdown passes? Eli Manning and Drew Brees, at one point, combined for more touchdown passes than incompletions. In a match dominated by touchdowns, the Saints managed to eke out a last-second field goal for the win.