It’s the 10th Sunday of the 2021 NFL season, and we’ll keep you updated on all the action and biggest stories throughout the day. The Week 10 board has some great matchups and story lines, and we’re here to help you see it evolve. Come back often to find out everything you need to know.
The Broncos could have equalized the game or at least drawn within four with a field goal. Instead, Darius Slay picked up a fumble from Melvin Gordon and somehow danced, jumped and banged through a sea of orange until all he saw was green on his way to an 82-yard score. You may not see a better touchdown from a defender the rest of the season.
Rodgers throws than zone INT
Aaron Rodgers matched Russell Wilson late in the third quarter on Sunday, but it was not in a good way. The possession after the Packers defense intercepted the Seahawks signal caller in the end zone, Rodgers threw his own end zone pick to Jamal Adams.
Cousins’ prayer is answered
On the fourth-and-goal, Kirk Cousins took the snap from under the center, dropped the back and then dropped back somewhat more because the unblocked linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga came to take his head off. Just as Ogbongbemiga hit Cousins, he hovered the ball towards the right-center of the end zone. Luckily, an unguarded Tyler Conklin was there to pick up the 1-yard score.
Russ throws end zone INT
One would think that Russell Wilson against Aaron Rodgers would give many points, but that has been point after point after point in this NFC showdown. Seattle finally entered the red zone midway through the third quarter – only for Kevin King to intercept Wilson in the end zone. Seattle continues to be shut out in Wilson’s first game back from injury.
JJ clouds to great gain
Sophomore Justin Jefferson is one of the best young receivers in the NFL, and he showed why again Sunday by twisting his body in the air to come down with this 27-yard pickup.
Herbert INT sets up TD
Deep inside his own territory, Justin Herbert thought he had a small window to find Keenan Allen in the middle of the field. But at the last second, linebacker Eric Kendricks emphatically closed it by making a dive interception. Six games later, the Vikings extended their advantage to 10 with the game’s first touchdown.
Spectacular Birthday TD
DeVonta Smith is celebrating his 23rd birthday on Sunday, and instead of waiting for presents, he went and got one late in the first quarter. As he ran a wheel route down the right sideline, Smith made a bouncing, spinning catch with a novice Patrick Surtain II draped over him. The 36-yard chin opened the scoring.
‘I AM BACK!’
Cam Newton returned to the Panthers was that heartwarming story that goes into week 10 and it has gotten so much better in his first fight back. Not only is Newton active for Carolina’s fight against the NFC’s top-seeded Cardinals, but he has created touchdowns on his first two touches. Everyone knew Newton would run the ball when he entered the fight in second place and goal on Carolina’s first possession, yet Newton found the end zone before tearing off his helmet and screaming “I’m back!” into the FOX cameras.
Newton returned to the field on the Panthers’ next drive, but instead of plowing through the Cardinals defense with his legs, he rolled out to the right and hit Robby Anderson for the 2-yard score.
Lions miss game-winning FG
The Lions were oh so close to finally getting into the winning column, but in classic Lions manner, kicker Ryan Santoso hit a 48-yard field goal in overtime that landed shortly after vertically.
Lawrence fumbles away
It was a great match to begin with for Trevor Lawrence, who completed less than 50% of his passes (16-for-35) on just 162 yards and took three sacks. Then, with a chance to lead the Jaguars to the battle-winning scoring in the final minute, the reigning No. 1 overall ball lost the ball in an attempt to scramble. The Colts recovered and were able to drain the rest of the game clock to give Jacksonville its seventh defeat this year.
19-legs drive ?!
Nineteen games, 80 yards, 10 minutes, 26 seconds taken from the clock. It’s super impressive in itself, but it’s even more shocking when you consider that it came on the game’s final drive to bury Super Bowl champion Buccaneers. Washington’s running back Antonio Gibson closed out the monumental possession with a 1-yard touchdown with 29 seconds left to win the disrupted victory.
As he played in his 39th career game of his third NFL season, Meyers finally ended the drought and scored his first professional touchdown! It marked his 50th catch in the league, but the first where he crossed the finish line.
Mike Evans burns secondarily
It seemed like only a matter of time before Mike Evans got behind the NFL’s worst passing defense, and it happened with about 11 minutes left. Shortly after the Bucs forced a much-needed fumble, Evans burned the cornerback, who tried to push him, leaving Brady with one of the easiest throws he has made all day for the 40-yard score.
Heinicke surpasses Brady
Just after the Buccaneers had reduced the deficit to a field goal, Taylor Heinicke and the company responded immediately with an 8-play, 71-yard drive, which Antonio Gibson limited with a physical 1-yard run. Washington backs up by 10.
Bucs empty closer
A double-digit deficit is no longer for the Bucs as Tom Brady completed all four of his passes in 43 yards on the most recent drive, including a 6-yard touchdown to Cameron Brate.
Stefon Diggs was not happy with the Bills taking a 10-3 lead at the break over the Jets, so he led on his own a touchdown drive before the break. First, he slammed his defender down the left sideline and caught the ball in stride for a 57-yard pickup. Four games later, he made a much harder catch to get Buffalo up to double digits.
Daks moon ball lands for TD
Faced with heavy pressure, Dak Prescott continued to pedal before just throwing the ball up towards the left side of the goal zone. When it finally fell, CeeDee Lamb settled down under it for her second score for the afternoon.
Lions run over the Steelers
The Lions had rushed no more than 137 yards in a game that began Sunday and averaged just 93.1 yards per carry. competition (26th in the NFL). In just over two blocks on Sunday, Detroit has 199 yards on the ground, including touchdowns on 28 and 42 yards from NFL unknowns Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike.
The 15th overall pick in the 2021 draft cuts the Browns defense in a game with AFC playoff implications. He has hit nine of his first 10 passes in 116 yards and a couple of touchdowns, the second of which came on a perfectly placed strike to Kendrick Bourne for the 23-yard scoring.
Washington is expanding the lead
The Buccaneers closed out as 10-point favorites against Washington, but midway through the second quarter they stared at a double-digit deficit after Taylor Heinicke threw this pristine touchdown pass to DeAndre Carter.
Agnew ran for TD
Just when you thought the Jaguars were dead, Trevor Lawrence handed the ball to Jamal Agnew and watched him do the rest, knife through the Colts defense and then run from everyone for a 66-yard goal.
Block point TD!
The Colts do not want the Jaguars to think they have any chance of beating their AFC South rival, and they have done a fantastic job with that in the first quarter. Indianapolis began the game with a long field goal drive, then extended its advantage when Zaire Franklin blocked a punt and EJ Speed returned it 12 yards to the house.
Tom Brady intercepted (twice)
OK, so this was by no means Brady’s fault, but it’s a bug for GEDEN nonetheless. When the Bucs were already down, 3-0, Brady thought he was delivering a finish to Jaelon Darden. But just as the ball arrived, safety Kamren Curl put it in the air so William Jackson III could come down with the interception.
The second choice, however, was definitely the 44-year-old’s fault. Brady looked for Mike Evans over the middle, but failed miserably, and his pass landed right in the hands of Landon Collins, whose return put Washington just outside the Tampa Bay 30-yard line.
Bills hit first
It took less than three minutes for the Bills to surpass their points total from their terrible losses to the humble Jaguars last week. Josh Allen looked like himself when he fell back, avoided a pass-rusher, rolled out and delivered a strike on the run. Matt Breida was at the receiving end and picked up the 15-yard score to put Buffalo ahead.
Jonathan Taylor is the odds-on favorite to win the NFL title with the Titans ‘Derrick Henry on the sidelines, and the Colts’ second-year full-back got off to a solid start Sunday against the Jaguars. On his first carry, he blasted through the line on his first carry for a 34-yard win, setting the Colts up for an opening drive field goal.
Snow, wind expected for Lions-Steelers
If Ben Roethlisberger’s surprise – he wants to sit out Sunday’s Lions-Steelers game after a positive COVID-19 test – was not enough to make things more unpredictable in Pittsburgh, there is this too: Mason Rudolph’s first start of the season comes in less than ideal weather for throwing football.
Rain and snow showers are predicted in Pittsburgh, according to weather.com, which begins just around 1 p.m. ET kickoff and continues throughout the game. The wind is expected to be in the range of 12-14 mph during this period. Pittsburgh is a 6-point favorite at Caesars Sportsbook as the kickoff approaches after starting the week at -9. You can take a look at how the Steelers offense will likely look different with Rudolph at the helm here.