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NFL- Quick Hits From Week Seven - This Is Sports Zone

– Sunday’s slate of games started early this week, as the Jaguars blew a 27-3 lead and had to come back with five minutes late in England, ultimately holding off the Bills 34-31. Meanwhile, back in America…

– The Vikings got just their second road win against a division opponent in five years by beating the Lions in Detroit, 28-19. During the game it was reported that Adrian Peterson had been sick this weekend after swallowing some chewing tobacco, but he didn’t let that stop him from breaking off a 75 yard rush during the game, finishing with 98 yards on 19 carries. Stefon Diggs continued his breakout, catching six passes for 108 yards and a touchdown, and the Vikings sacked Matt Stafford seven times as the Lions fall to 1-6 and Minnesota moves to 4-2.

– In the lowest scoring game this week was the Falcons sliding past the Titans 10-7, in a game where Zach Mettenberger started in place of the injured Marcus Mariota. Devonta Freeman continued his hot start with 116 yards on 25 carries, and Julio Jones caught the lone Falcons touchdown pass, and his first score since week three, to go with 92 yards on nine catches.

– New Orleans jumped out to a 27-0 lead and held on despite three Andrew Luck touchdown passes to beat the Colts 27-24. Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson led the way for the Saints with Robinson scoring the first two touchdowns, and Ingram finishing the day with 143 rushing yards and a score on 14 carries. Luck was hurt by four sacks and two picks on the day, and both teams sit at 3-4 through seven weeks.

– Landry Jones did a good job coming on in the second half in week six, but couldn’t follow it up as a starter, turning the ball over three times as the Steelers lost to the Chiefs, 23-13. Charcandrick West had a big day on the ground with 110 rushing yards and a touchdown on 22 carries, while Le’Veon Bell (17 carries for 121 yards) and Antonio Brown (six catches for 124 yards) had big games in a losing cause.

– The big news out of the Rams 24-6 drubbing of the Browns is that there is no doubt left in anyone’s minds that Todd Gurley is already one of the top 10 running backs in football, as well as the answer St. Louis has been searching for since Steven Jackson left. Gurley had total yards on 23 chances yesterday and provide most of the scoring with two second half touchdowns.

– Arian Foster probably should not have been playing in the second half yesterday. The Texans were down 41-6 at half time and while they did score three second half touchdowns, they were never in this game, and now Arian Foster is out for the season with a torn Achillies that came on a non-contact play with less than four minutes remaining. Foster had 125 total yards on 23 chances and two touchdowns before he left, in what will be his last game until 2016 if he’s lucky. Bill O’Brien’s job could be in jeopardy just because of that.

– The Jets had a 20-16 lead over the Patriots in the fourth quarter, but their defense could not stop Tom Brady as he threw touchdowns to Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski and the Jets did nothing with a recovered onside kick with 15 seconds remaining to lose 30-23, and proving that this division will still go through New England.

– Tampa Bay led 24-7 over Washington at halftime, but Kirk Cousins threw three second half touchdowns, including the game winner to Jordan Reed with 28 seconds left, and got the come from behind win, 31-30 to move to 3-4 on the season.

– The Chargers never had a chance after falling behind 30-6 by halftime, as the Raiders embarrassed them 37-29 in San Diego. Derek Carr had three touchdowns, Latavius Murray ran for a score and Philip Rivers was picked off twice in the game.

– Matt Cassel did a slightly better job than Brandon Weeden, but still threw three interceptions as the Cowboys dropped to 2-4 after a 27-20 loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium. Cassel threw his only touchdown to Devin Street to tie the game at 20 in the fourth quarter…..and then former Cowboy Dwayne Harris returned the ensuing kickoff 100 yards to put the Giants back up and Dallas never answered. Plus Greg Hardy and Dez Bryant were seen fighting on the sidelines at the end of the game.

– Finally, Carolina is still undefeated after a 27-16 victory over the Eagles Sunday night. The Panthers won despite three picks from Cam Newton, as Sam Bradford still couldn’t get anything going and relied on the ground game for most of the game.

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