Vikings Comeback, Ravens Dominance Highlight NFL Week 11
It was a memorable week in the NFL, primarily because of the incident that occurred at the end of the Steelers-Browns game on Thursday night. Myles Garrett swinging a helmet that hit Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head will be talked about for years to come. However, there was some other great action in the league in Week 11. Here are the highlights.
Broncos Whither in Minnesota
The Denver Broncos held a 20-0 lead heading into the half and looked like they were on their way to a decisive victory. However, the Minnesota Vikings defense stiffened, and the Vikings offense came alive, scoring on each of their second half possessions on their way to a 27-23 victory.
Kirk Cousins was absolutely brilliant, completing 29 of 35 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Stefon Diggs, who had five catches for 121 yards and a TD. The Vikings defense allowed 394 yards of offense to the Broncos, but denied them points on their final three possessions on their way to the victory.
Ravens Silence Texans
DeShaun Watson is considered one of the brightest young quarterbacks in the NFL, but he was no match for the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, as the Houston Texas were crushed, 41-7. Baltimore scored the first 34 points of the contest before yielding a touchdown late in the fourth quarter. Lamar Jackson looked to be the up-and-comer in this contest, going 17-24 for 222 yards and four touchdowns.
Panthers Punked by Falcons
This was a weekend with a lot of blowouts, and the Carolina Panthers were the recipients of one of those thrashings, as they were blasted by the Atlanta Falcons at home, 29-3. Atlanta led 26-0 entering the fourth quarter behind quarterback Matt Ryan, who was 21-31 for 311 yards and a TD. Calvin Ridley had a huge day, making eight catches for 143 yards. Carolina put up 347 yards of offense and they averaged 5.0 yards per play but gave up five sacks and threw four interceptions in the loss.
Of the first 13 games in Week 11, nine of those contests were decided by 10 points or more, with six decided by 17 points or more.
The Cowboys Back?
Everyone seems to be all excited about how well the Dallas Cowboys played on Sunday, but it is hard to start patting a team on the back that won by eight over the Detroit Lions. After all, the Lions are 1-6 over their last seven games and were playing without star quarterback Matt Stafford. Yet, the Cowboys had to ride a 21 point second quarter to victory.
Before the season began, a lot of NFL insiders thought the Cowboys were a potential Super Bowl contender. If this is all they can do against one of the worst teams in the NFL, the championship dreams will be fading fast.
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