NFL Week 9 Recap: Best Performances/Play of the Week

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in a 2015 game against the Redskins (Photo Courtesy: Keith Allison/CC License https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/legalcode)

Week 9 of the NFL has came and went and several teams have turned their seasons around. The New Orleans Saints are on a six game winning streak after starting the season at 0-2. But, the longest winning streak in the NFL goes to the Philadelphia Eagles who won their seventh consecutive game. The Eagles are led by MVP candidate Carson Wentz and his four touchdown performance against the slumping Denver Broncos leads our list of the five best performances.

Carson Wentz (15/27, 199 yards, 4 TDs) – Fly Eagles Fly! How impressive was Carson Wentz’s game against the Broncos? He tossed all four touchdowns in only three quarters of work. This game was over before halftime as the Eagles put up 51 points on the Broncos defense that hasn’t given up that many points since 2013.

Jared Goff (14/22, 311 yards, 4 TDs) – Another 2nd year quarterback joining the four touchdown party was Jared Goff who torched the New York Giants. Goff has shown the big play ability with a 52-yard strike to Robert Woods and a 67-yard rocket to Sammy Watkins just over two minutes later. The Rams are 6-2 and leading the NFC West division.

Matt Stafford (26/33, 361 yards, 2 TDs) – May the quarterback love continue as Matt Stafford led the Detroit Lions to a 30-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Stafford had his third straight game with at least 300 yards through the air. The streak has a great chance of continuing with the Browns next on the schedule.

Adrian Peterson (37 carries, 159 yards) – You don’t have to find pay dirt to get on this list as Adrian Peterson ran all over the San Francisco 49ers. In three games since Peterson has been traded to the Cardinals he’s ran for 314 yards and two touchdowns.

TY Hilton (5 receptions, 175 yards, 2 TDs) – The speedy receiver scored two long touchdowns from 80 and 45 yards out. Here’s a telling stat: when Hilton has over 100 receiving yards, the Colts are unbeaten. When he is held under 100 yards, the Colts lose.

Play of the Week – Robert Woods takes it to the house on 3rd and 33!


 

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