NFL Week 6 Told Through Gifs, Tweets and Instagrams

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NFL Week 6 Told Through Gifs, Tweets and Instagrams
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Blistering hits, one-hand catches and killer comebacks were the order of the day today on the sixth Sunday of the NFL season. Though there were tons of highlight reel plays, there was also a good amount of sloppy play.

Turnovers ran rampant in the early parts of the early games. The first touchdown wasn't scored until about 1:15 ET. It wasn't just the players and coaches looking less than their best. Some fans choice of attire was questionable. This gentleman was dressed like a big furry pimp, but hey, he had good seats.

I mentioned hits, and here are two examples of huge collisions. The fact that both victims were OK makes it even more fun to watch. Check out Fred Jackson and Wes Welker getting their cheeks rippled.

 

The Rams didn't win their game, but Brandon Gibson is a winner in my book after this catch:

Here are the major stories from Week 6

 

Lucky, but Costly Win

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The Baltimore Ravens defeated the Dallas Cowboys 31-29 despite being uncharacteristically gashed on the ground. The Ravens' defense gave up 227 yards rushing as both DeMarco Murray and Felix Jones nearly ran for 100 yards a piece.

Trey Wingo chimes in with this tweet:

However, the Cowboys imploded late. After Tony Romo found Dez Bryant for a four-yard touchdown pass, the two failed to hook up on the two-point conversion. The Cowboys still had a shot to win. After recovering the onside kick, the Cowboys committed a holding penalty, and displayed horrible time management on the final drive.

It cost them a shot at running another play to get a closer game-winning field goal attempt. Dan Bailey subsequently missed his shot from 51 yards away, and the Ravens escaped. The victory was costly, though. 

In addition to a defense with bruised egos, the unit has some physical bruises to worry about. Haloti Ngata went down and Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun tweets:

Jason Whitlock actually asked this question when Ray Lewis was removed from the game late in the fourth quarter:

Are you serious? Ray doesn't get benched. Wilson offered this tweet later:

 

Anymore questions?

The worst of the injuries certainly looks to be the one Lardarius Webb suffered, but Lewis' could be bad too. Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com is reporting the injury looks like a torn ACL for Webb, and Lewis' injury could be a torn tricep.

Both could be season-ending, so this could be the beginning of more issues on defense.

 

Is Mike Vick Free-Falling?

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Remarkably, the Philadelphia Eagles have been in every game this season. Despite their turnovers, they haven't been blown out. Still, they are starting to come up on the wrong side of the win/loss column too often.

Mike Vick is sure to take the brunt of the criticism. He turned the ball over two more times this game, and the Eagles blew a 10-point fourth quarter lead, and lost 26-23 in overtime. The loss dropped them to 3-3 for the season.

Everything that happened in this game wasn't Vick's fault, but he isn't having a very good year. He already has nine turnovers this season. Darin Gantt of Pro Football Talk asks an intriguing question about the Eagles' quarterback and a recently famous free-faller:

 

 

Matt Ryan is Picky, But Falcons Still Perfect

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Matt Ryan has been amazing so far this season, but he showed he was human in the first half of the Atlanta Falcons 23-20 win over the Oakland Raiders.

Robert Littal gives us the real deal:

 

Ryan threw three interceptions in the first half, but the Falcons hung tough. In the fourth quarter this pick six from Asante Samuel killed the Raiders' chances.

 

Jets Hop To It

With many people writing the New York Jets off—myself included—Gang Green responded. They were led by a resurgent rushing attack. Shonn Greene had 161 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. 

Littal suggests Greene may have had some inspiration:

Whatever the case, the Jets find themselves in first place in the AFC East.

How did that happen?

The Patriots blew a fourth quarter lead in Seattle, and the Jets own the tiebreaker with a 2-0 record in the division. Every team in the AFC East is now 3-3. Who would have believe that two weeks ago?

Jason Hill is so happy, he's doing a hop scotch touchdown dance.

 

Niners Still Can't Solve The Giants

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In a rematch of the NFC title game the New York Giants manhandled the San Francisco 49ers. The 24-3 defeat was made even more demoralizing because it happened in San Francisco.

How bad was this loss? Mike Sando of ESPN gives this observation:

The Giants even ran for 149 yards against the vaunted Niners' defense. Coming in to the game they had only allowed 81.4 rushing yards per game. Alex Smith threw three interceptions in this game.

The Niners have some questions to answer after this one.

 

RG3 Is The Truth

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After being concussed in the Washington Redskins' 24-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, Robert Griffin III came up big. He was 17-22 for 182 yards passing and one touchdown, but that was just part of his brilliance. RG3 also rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns.

The big one was a 76-yard touchdown scamper to clinch it in the fourth quarter. Check out the obvious early favorite for rookie of the year:

How good is this kid? The twitter world was certainly singing his praises.

 

The Rest of the Day in the NFL

 

Browns 34, Bengals 24

 

Dolphins 17, Rams 14

 

Buccaneers 38, Chiefs 10

 

Bills 19, Cards 16 OT

 

Seahawks 24, Patriots 23

 

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