Category Archives: Week In Review

Week Five In Review

Notes:

  • The Arizona Cardinals snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating the San Francisco 49ers 33-21.
  • The Washington Redskins advanced to 3-2 with a 16-10 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
  • New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his 2016 regular season debut as the Pats trounced the Cleveland Browns 33-13.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles sunk to 3-1 with a 24-23 loss to the Detroit Lions.
  • The Indianapolis Colts edged the Chicago Bears 29-23.
  • The Tennessee Titans defeated the Miami Dolphins 30-17.
  • The Minnesota Vikings defeated the Houston Texans 31-13, and are the NFL’s only unbeaten team through Week Five.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the New York Jets 31-13.
  • The Denver Broncos lost their first game of the season to the Atlanta Falcons 23-16.
  • The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 28-14.
  • The Buffalo Bills’ 30-19 victory over the Los Angeles Rams marked their third straight win.
  • The San Diego Chargers stumbled to 1-4 with a 34-31 loss to the Oakland Raiders.
  • The Green Bay Packers defeated the New York Giants 23-16.
  • The Carolina Panthers fell to 1-4 with a 17-14 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Week Four In Review

Notes:

  • The Cincinnati Bengals evened their record at .500 with a 22-7 victory against the Miami Dolphins.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars defeated the Indianapolis Colts 30-27 in London.
  • Behind a 300-yard performance from wide receiver Julio Jones, the Atlanta Falcons outpaced the New Orleans Saints 48-33.
  • The Oakland Raiders edged the Baltimore Ravens 28-27.
  • The Chicago Bears defeated the Detroit Lions 17-14.
  • The Houston Texans advanced to 3-1 with a 27-20 victory over the Tennessee Titans.
  • The Buffalo Bills’ 16-0 victory over the New England Patriots marked the first time the Pats were shut out in Foxborough.
  • New York Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s turnover struggles continued as the Jets fell to the Seattle Seahawks 27-17.
  • The Cleveland Browns sunk to 0-4 with a 31-20 loss to the Washington Redskins.
  • Despite losing QB Trevor Siemian to an injury, the Denver Broncos defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27-7.
  • The Los Angeles Rams collected their third straight win by defeating the Arizona Cardinals 17-13.
  • The New Orleans Saints edged the San Diego Chargers 35-34.
  • The Dallas Cowboys defeated the San Francisco 49ers 24-17.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers rebounded from a Week Three loss and flattened the Kansas City Chiefs 43-14.
  • The Minnesota Vikings advanced to 4-0 with a 24-10 victory over the New York Giants.

Week Three In Review

Notes:

  • Despite having to start third-string rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick created a masterful game plan that flattened the Houston Texans 27-0.
  • The Buffalo Bills upset the Arizona Cardinals 33-18.
  • The Minnesota Vikings advanced to 3-0 by defeating the Carolina Panthers 22-10.
  • Denver Broncos QB Trevor Siemian threw four touchdowns and no interceptions during the Broncos’ 29-17 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Behind QB Aaron Rodgers’s four touchdowns, the Green Bay Packers edged the Detroit Lions 34-27
  • The Baltimore Ravens are still undefeated after defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars 19-17.
  • The Miami Dolphins edged the Cleveland Browns 30-24 in overtime.
  • The Washington Redskins mounted a comeback and defeated the New York Giants 29-27.
  • The Oakland Raiders edged the Tennessee Titans 17-10.
  • The Seattle Seahawks flattened the San Francisco 49ers 37-18.
  • The Los Angeles Rams advanced to 2-1 by defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
  • The Indianapolis Colts edged the San Diego Chargers 26-22.
  • The New York Jets sunk to 1-2 with a 24-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • The Philadelphia Eagles remain undefeated after flattening the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-3.
  • The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Chicago Bears 31-17.
  • The Atlanta Falcons outpaced the New Orleans Saints 45-32.

Week Two In Review

Headlines:

  • The Buffalo Bills lost to the New York Jets 37-31 and fired offensive coordinator Greg Roman the next day.
  • The Carolina Panthers surged late and defeated the San Francisco 49ers 46-27.
  • The Baltimore Ravens overcame a 20-point lead and defeated the Cleveland Browns 25-20.
  • The Tennessee Titans edged the Detroit Lions 16-15.
  • The Houston Texans advanced to 2-0 by defeating the Kansas City Chiefs 19-12.
  • The Miami Dolphins’ comeback bid fell short during their 31-24 loss to the New England Patriots.
  • The New York Giants contained the New Orleans Saints’ offense during their 16-13 victory.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers downed a division foe, the Cincinnati Bengals, 24-16.
  • The Dallas Cowboys edged the Washington Redskins 27-23.
  • The Arizona Cardinals trounced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 40-7.
  • The Los Angeles Rams notched their first win in LA by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 9-3.
  • The Denver Broncos’ defense scored two touchdowns during the Broncos’ 34-20 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.
  • The Atlanta Falcons upset the Oakland Raiders 35-28.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars stumbled to a 38-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers.
  • In his first start with the team, quarterback Sam Bradford led the Minnesota Vikings to a 17-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers.
  • Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz is now 2-0 as a starter after the Eagles defeated the Chicago Bears 29-14.

Week One In Review

Notes:

  • The Denver Broncos downed the Carolina Panthers 21-20 behind running back CJ Anderson’s two-touchdown performance.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston threw four touchdowns during the Bucs’ 31-24 victory over the Falcons.
  • The Baltimore Ravens kept the Buffalo Bills in check during their 13-7 victory.
  • The Houston Texans defeated the Chicago Bears 23-14.
  • The Green Bay Packers edged the Jacksonville Jaguars 27-23.
  • The Kansas City Chiefs overcame a 21-point third quarter deficit to defeat the San Diego Chargers 33-27 in overtime.
  • Oakland Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio’s gutsy decision to attempt a two-point conversion was the difference in the Raiders’ 35-34 victory over the New Orleans Saints.
  • Despite allowing seven sacks, the Cincinnati Bengals defeated the New York Jets 23-22.
  • Philadelphia Eagles rookie QB Carson Wentz had a great NFL debut as the Eagles defeated the Cleveland Browns 29-10.
  • The Minnesota Vikings downed the Tennessee Titans 25-16.
  • The Seattle Seahawks narrowly defeated the Miami Dolphins 12-10.
  • The New York Giants maintained their lead and defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-19.
  • The Detroit Lions outpaced the Indianapolis Colts 39-35.
  • Despite Tom Brady’s suspension, the New England Patriots defeated the Arizona Cardinals 23-21.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers trounced the Washington Redskins 38-16.
  • The San Francisco 49ers flattened the Los Angeles Rams 28-0.

Broncos Win Super Bowl 50, Defeat Panthers 24-10

The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50. Broncos linebacker Von Miller spearheaded a valiant defensive performance and won the Super Bowl MVP title.

Broncos first-year head coach Gary Kubiak, defensive coordinator Wade Phillips, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison, and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis each deserve credit for leading the Broncos through adversity all season and coaching the team to a Super Bowl victory. Broncos EVP of Football Operations and general manager John Elway crafted a high-quality roster built for a Super Bowl run.

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning completed 13 of 23 passing attempts for 141 yards, a completed two-point conversion, and an interception. Running back CJ Anderson tallied 90 rush yards on 23 attempts and a touchdown.

Miller recorded five tackles, 2.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Cornerback Chris Harris Jr., CB Aqib Talib, and defensive lineman Malik Jackson each totaled five tackles, and Jackson scored a touchdown on a fumble return. Kicker Brandon McManus connected on all three of his field goal attempts, and punter Britton Colquitt averaged 45.9 yards on his eight punts.

The Broncos defense shut down Panthers QB Cam Newton, who completed 18 of 41 passes for 265 yards, no touchdowns, one interception, and two fumbles. Coming into the game, a key to a Denver victory was to win the turnover battle, and they came out on top 4-2 in that category.

Elway, who quarterbacked the team to two Super Bowl titles in the late 90’s, recognized owner Pat Bowlen after the game. Mr. Bowlen is battling Alzheimer’s disease.

If Manning decides to retire, it would be a fitting end to a great career. Manning and the Broncos faced a lot of adversity, but they are undisputed league champions, and they accomplished a goal they set before the season began.

Championship Round In Review

Denver Broncos, 20, New England Patriots, 18

Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’s masterful game plan pressured Patriots quarterback Tom Brady all game. The Broncos’ fierce front seven hit Brady a staggering 20 times. It was the most hits any quarterback has suffered in a game all season, per to the Boston Globe. Phillips mixed up coverages, and Brady finished with a completion percentage of just 48.2%. Something also must be said for Broncos QB Peyton Manning, who threw two touchdowns and no picks. Manning will be the oldest quarterback to start in a Super Bowl.

Carolina Panthers, 49, Arizona Cardinals, 15

Panthers QB Cam Newton was pretty much unstoppable throughout the game. Newton has been playing at an MVP level all season. Defensively, the Panthers were sharp and forced seven turnovers. The Cardinals were flustered from the get-go, and QB Carson Palmer never looked comfortable.

Super Bowl: 

(AFC #1) Denver Broncos vs. (NFC #1) Carolina Panthers