Summer 2024

NFL Week 5 Recap: Best Performances

This just in, Aaron Rodgers is pretty good. Green Bay’s star QB drove the Packers down the field to another game-winning drive against the Dallas Cowboys. Rodgers wasn’t the only quarterback that had a great day at the office. Panthers Cam Newton tossed three touchdowns, DeShaun Watson found the end zone five times, but it was the quarterback in the city of brotherly love that heads our list.

Carson Wentz (21-30, 304 passing yards, 3 TDs) – Wentz went 7-9 for 121 passing yards and three touchdowns in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals. THE FIRST QUARTER! It was a dominant day for the Eagles 2nd year quarterback in Philly’s 34-7 romp over Arizona. One of Wentz’s touchdown passes also set up this awesome celebration with receiver Torrey Smith.

Philadelphia is 4-1 and leading the NFC East with a big game on a short week against the Carolina Panthers this Thursday. Speaking of the Panthers….

Cam Newton (26-33, 355 yards, 3 TDs) – Reappearing on our list is Newton who threw for 300-yards in back to back games for the first time since his rookie season. Cam pinpointed the ball all over the field against the Lions, throwing for 355 yards and three scores. This performance was more impressive given the Carolina’s lack of a ground game, rushing for 28 yards.

A.J. Green (7 receptions, 189 yards, 1 TD) – The Buffalo Bills decided to play man-to-man coverage on AJ Green with rookie defensive back Tre’Davious White and it did not end well. 77 yards later, Green was in the end zone. It was his only score of the day, but it helped lead the Bengals to a 20-16 home victory. Cincinnati is 2-3 and one-game back of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Baltimore Ravens.

Jacksonville Jaguars Defense/Leonard Fournette (5 INTs, 2 TDs/181 yards, 2 TDs) – Usually we only have one player highlighted for their team, but the Jacksonville Jaguars dominated on defense and rushing the ball..

Starting with the Jaguars defense who picked off Ben Roethlisberger five times and took two of them to the house.

How good was Leonard Fournette on Sunday? Blake Bortles completed only eight passes for 95 yards. Fournette rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns, including this 90-yard scamper to put a bow the on the Jaguars road win. That’s the second most by a rookie in Jaguars’ team history.

Alex Smith (29-37, 324 yards, 3 TDs) – It’s only been five games, but no one in football is playing better than Alex Smith. Kansas City’s quarterback was flawless in leading the Chiefs to a 42-34 victory over the Texans. Smith has thrown for 11 touchdowns with no interceptions while competing 76 percent of his passes this season.

Play of the Week – Just like last year in the playoffs, Aaron Rodgers led the Packers to game-winning drive in Dallas to beat the Cowboys 35-31. Lesson for the rest of the league, do not leave any time left for No. 12, he’ll make you pay, as Dallas has now learned twice in 9 months.

Honorable Mention

Aaron Rodgers – 3 TD passes against the Cowboys.

DeShawn Watson – 5 TD passes in loss to Chiefs.

Melvin Gordon – 105 rushing yards, 58 yards and 2 touchdowns receiving.