Things were rolling over for the Jets and Rams in Week 11, while the Cowboys looked as if they’re hitting their stride
The New York Jets and Los Angeles Rams went through a game like an auto-pilot clock. It was QoS: Quarterback Priority Order.
Once a passing play was setup, the Jets and Rams started clicking on all cylinders. The Jets rolled up 65 yards of offense in the first quarter, all of it coming on an eight-play, 92-yard drive in 1:45.
An all-around offensive performance from L.A. included three short touchdowns from Todd Gurley and two scores by backup quarterback Matt Barkley.
Andrew Luck threw for 261 yards and two touchdowns — one to wide receiver T.Y. Hilton — to lead the Indianapolis Colts to a 33-14 victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.
Hilton (148 yards) and tight end Jack Doyle (99 yards) had the most receiving yards on the day for Indianapolis. Leonard Fournette (114 yards) helped the Jacksonville Jaguars get over the line of scrimmage too, as they handed the Arizona Cardinals a 22-20 defeat on Sunday afternoon.
But the title of Most Embarrassing Moment of the Week goes to the Redskins, who dug themselves a 16-0 hole to the Texans by halftime and ended up losing, 30-20.
Jermaine Gresham’s open-field tackle of Adrian Peterson from behind on a short pass run was the highlight of the Texans’ defensive effort, but it certainly didn’t explain Washington’s slow start.
On Thursday, the Patriots won their 12th straight game and their 16th straight at home, as they crushed the Titans 35-14. New England extended its record-setting streak of having a 300-yard passer, as Tom Brady threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns.
The Denver Broncos dropped the axe from the playoffs by dropping to 0-4, suffering a 28-17 defeat at the hands of the Colts on Sunday.
Indianapolis had won six of seven coming into the Week 11 matchup.
The Kansas City Chiefs and Tennessee Titans also suffered defeats to fall to 0-5, but the Bills remain one win away from being at .500 with a 31-13 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Buffalo Bills running back was pulling together an undefeated record last week — at home against his former team. LeSean McCoy ran for 99 yards and three touchdowns as the Bills beat the Los Angeles Chargers 31-13 on Sunday.
McCoy entered the contest averaging 104.2 yards per game, a mark bettered by only three players in the NFL.