NFL Week 6 Recap and Commentary: Adrian Peterson runs with a heavy heart; Tom Brady goes clutch against Saints

(Daily Mail)

Despite the insensitivity of the media, Adrian Peterson knew he could lean on his NFL brotherhood.

The Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson chose to make the football field his sanctuary in the days after the tragic loss of his two-year old son. Peterson and the Vikings were blown out by the Carolina Panthers 35-10. Adding to the sting of defeat was the inappropriate questioning of Peterson by one reporter, but then again are you really surprised?

Tom Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins with five seconds remaining to give the New England Patriots a 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints — plucking Drew Brees & Co. from the ranks of the unbeaten.

Green Bay Packers 19, Baltimore Ravens 17

The Packers lost wide receivers Reggie Cobb and James Jones to knee injuries. Rookie running back Eddie Lacy’s 120 rushing yards propelled a Packers offense in search of balance. Joe Flacco failed to impress again this week.

GREEN BAY PACKERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Rodgers 17 32 315 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
E. Lacy 23 120 5.2 0
A. Rodgers 5 21 4.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Nelson 4 113 28.2 1
J. Finley 3 75 25 0
BALTIMORE RAVENS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
J. Flacco 20 34 342 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Rice 14 34 2.4 0
B. Pierce 6 9 1.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Doss 4 99 24.8 0
D. Clark 4 81 20.2 1

 

Cincinnati Bengals 27, Buffalo Bills 24 (Overtime)
Practice squad quarterback Thad Lewis brought Buffalo back in the fourth quarter with two touchdown passes to force overtime. Cincinnati’s Andy Dalton snapped his consecutive games streak without a touchdown by tossing three scores.
CINCINNATI BENGALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Dalton 26 40 337 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Green-Ellis 18 86 4.8 0
M. Jones 1 34 34 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Green 6 103 17.2 1
G. Bernard 6 72 12 1
BUFFALO BILLS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Lewis 19 32 216 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
C. Spiller 10 55 5.5 0
F. Jackson 10 35 3.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Graham 4 74 18.5 0
M. Goodwin 2 51 25.5 1

 

Detroit Lions 31, Cleveland Browns 17
If there was a play to remind us of who the Cleveland Browns really are it came on drive when quarterback Brandon Weeden inexplicably attempted a shovel a pass which resulted in an interception. Three of Matt Stafford’s four touchdown passes came in the second half. Reggie Bush got back on track with 135 all-purpose yards.
DETROIT LIONS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Stafford 25 43 248 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Bush 17 78 4.6 0
J. Bell 7 25 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Durham 8 83 10.4 0
R. Bush 5 57 11.4 1
CLEVELAND BROWNS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Weeden 26 43 292 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Benjamin 1 45 45 0
W. McGahee 10 37 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Gordon 7 126 18 0
J. Cameron 5 64 12.8 0

 

St. Louis Rams 38, Houston Texans 13
The Texans fan’s disdain for quarterback Matt Schaub took an ugly turn when his ankle injury in the third quarter was cheered with the Rams leading 31-6. Cheers grew louder when backup T.J. Yates was inserted into the game. Sam Bradford threw three touchdown passes as the Rams also scored on defense and special teams.
ST. LOUIS RAMS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
S. Bradford 12 16 117 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Z. Stacy 18 79 4.4 0
B. Cunningham 3 11 3.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cook 2 45 22.5 0
C. Givens 2 20 10 0
HOUSTON TEXANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Schaub 15 21 186 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Foster 20 141 7 0
B. Tate 10 12 1.2 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Johnson 7 88 12.6 0
A. Foster 4 57 14.2 0

 

Kansas City Chiefs 24, Oakland Raiders 7
The Chiefs intercepted Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor three times in the second half on their way to snapping a six-game home losing streak to their division rivals. Kansas City’s defense notched a season-high ten sacks.
OAKLAND RAIDERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Pryor 18 34 216 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
T. Pryor 6 60 10 0
D. McFadden 16 52 3.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Moore 5 82 16.4 1
R. Streater 3 46 15.3 0
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
A. Smith 14 31 128 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 22 78 3.5 2
A. Smith 4 29 7.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Charles 5 50 10 0
D. Bowe 3 46 15.3 0

 

Carolina Panthers 35, Minnesota Vikings 10
Win or lose, Cam Newton continues to carry the Panthers offense. Newton threw for three touchdown passes and ran for another as Carolina won for only the second time this season. Adrian Peterson only carried the ball 10 times for 62 yards. The Vikings will more than likely start newcomer Josh Freeman next week at quarterback.
CAROLINA PANTHERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Newton 20 26 242 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
De. Williams 17 64 3.8 0
C. Newton 9 30 3.3 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. LaFell 4 107 26.8 1
De. Williams 5 53 10.6 0
MINNESOTA VIKINGS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Cassel 32 44 241 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Peterson 10 62 6.2 0
M. Cassel 2 7 3.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Rudolph 9 97 10.8 1
G. Jennings 6 34 5.7 0

 

Pittsburgh Steelers 19, NY Jets 6
They’re breathing easier in the Steel City as Steelers took advantage of the bye to defeat the Jets — who were working on a short week. The Steelers defense was the only unit in the league without an interception before picking off the Jets Geno Smith twice. Yesterday’s victory was Pittsburgh’s 600th in franchise history.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
B. Roethlisberger 23 30 264 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. Bell 16 34 2.1 0
F. Jones 5 18 3.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Brown 9 86 9.6 0
H. Miller 6 84 14 0
NEW YORK JETS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
G. Smith 19 34 201 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
B. Powell 9 30 3.3 0
M. Goodson 4 29 7.2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Cumberland 4 59 14.8 0
S. Hill 3 46 15.3 0

 

Philadelphia Eagles 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20
Nick Foles four touchdown performance has placed head coach Chip Kelly in an uncomfortable position. DeSean Jackson caught two more touchdown passes and LeShawn McCoy led the Eagles with 116 rushing yards. Tampa Bay falls to 0-5. If Foles impresses in an Eagles victory over the Cowboys, fans won’t hesitate to pack Vick’s bags.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
N. Foles 22 31 296 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
L. McCoy 25 116 4.6 0
B. Brown 5 20 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Cooper 4 120 30 1
D. Jackson 6 64 10.7 2
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
M. Glennon 26 43 273 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Martin 16 67 4.2 0
M. Glennon 3 20 6.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Jackson 9 114 12.7 2
T. Wright 7 91 13 0

 

Denver Broncos 35, Jacksonville Jaguars 19
The Jaguars refused to lie down in the face of the high-powered Broncos. Jacksonville’s third-year receiver Justin Blackmon had a career day with 14 receptions for 190 yards. Knowshon Moreno had three rushing scores for the Broncos and Peyton Manning passed for two more. There is a possibility Jacksonville may deal embattled running back Maurice Jones-Drew in the next two weeks.
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Henne 27 42 303 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Jones-Drew 21 71 3.4 1
D. Robinson 1 2 2 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Blackmon 14 190 13.6 0
M. Brown 4 49 12.2 0
DENVER BRONCOS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
P. Manning 28 42 295 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Moreno 15 42 2.8 3
D. Bruton 1 35 35 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Thomas 3 78 26 0
W. Welker 6 63 10.5 1

 

Seattle Seahawks 20, Tennessee Titans 13
Russell Wilson passed for 257 yards and rushed for 67 additional yards as the Seattle Seahawks held off a game Tennessee Titans squad. Chris Johnson’s struggles continue as he failed to rush for at least 50 yards for the third consecutive week.
TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 17 29 171 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
R. Fitzpatrick 6 33 5.5 0
C. Johnson 12 33 2.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Wright 5 69 13.8 0
D. Walker 4 29 7.2 0
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Wilson 23 31 257 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 21 77 3.7 2
R. Wilson 10 61 6.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Lynch 4 78 19.5 0
D. Baldwin 4 48 12 0

 

New England Patriots 30, New Orleans Saints 27
Tom Brady killed any talk of his impending demise with late game heroics. Brady led the Patriots on an 8 play, 70 yard drive in 1:08. The Saints offense was far from its explosive self, accounting for 360 yards of total offense.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
D. Brees 17 36 236 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
K. Robinson 7 53 7.6 1
P. Thomas 11 51 4.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Stills 3 64 21.3 1
B. Watson 3 61 20.3 0
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Brady 25 43 269 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
S. Ridley 20 96 4.8 2
B. Bolden 5 19 3.8 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Dobson 6 63 10.5 0
J. Edelman 5 57 11.4 0

 

San Francisco 49ers 32, Arizona Cardinals 20
Tight end Vernon Davis had his best day as a pro as the Niners won their third game in a row.  San Francisco’s defense forced four turnovers for the second consecutive week. Larry Fitzgerald caught six balls for 117 yards and a score for Arizona.
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Palmer 25 41 298 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Ellington 7 56 8 1
R. Mendenhall 10 40 4 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
L. Fitzgerald 6 117 19.5 1
B. Golden 1 53 53 0
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
C. Kaepernick 16 29 252 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
F. Gore 25 101 4 0
C. Kaepernick 4 18 4.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
V. Davis 8 180 22.5 2
A. Boldin 3 28 9.3 0

 

Dallas Cowboys 31, Washington 16
Return specialist Dwayne Harris scored on an 86-yard punt return and set up another score with a 90-yard kickoff return for the Cowboys — who remained tied for first place in the NFC East. Washington continues to struggle despite last week’s victory after an 0-3 start. Tony Romo was a low-key player in comparison to last week’s theatrics.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
R. Griffin 19 39 246 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
A. Morris 16 81 5.1 1
R. Griffin 9 77 8.6 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Garcon 6 69 11.5 0
J. Reed 4 58 14.5 0
DALLAS COWBOYS
Passing Cmp Att Yds TDs
T. Romo 18 30 170 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
D. Murray 7 29 4.1 1
J. Randle 11 17 1.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Beasley 4 44 11 0
D. Bryant 5 36 7.2 0

Tonight: Indianapolis Colts (4-1) at San Diego Chargers (2-3)

One Response to “NFL Week 6 Recap and Commentary: Adrian Peterson runs with a heavy heart; Tom Brady goes clutch against Saints”

  1. mapoopie says:

    It was big hearted of AP to visit his son for the first time right before they pulled the plug.