NFL Week 5 started to separate the contenders from the pretenders in a quest to reach the Super Bowl. From missed kicks in Cincinnati to a new challenger to the AFC throne. Here are the most significant moments from Sunday’s slate of games.
The Bills Are The Captain Now
Josh Allen with his 3rd TD through the air 💪
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) October 11, 2021
Since their loss against the Kansas City Chiefs in last season’s AFC Championship, the Buffalo Bills have waited for this game. The Bills spent no time flexing their talent and took it to the defending AFC Champions on their home turf. Josh Allen outperformed Patrick Mahomes on Sunday night, having many people believe that a new team could run the AFC.
In Need Of A Hero? Call, Mason Crosby?
Mason Crosby redeems himself with the game-winner!
Packers survive the Bengals in OT.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 10, 2021
In a game that looked as if neither team wanted to win, the Green Bay Packers stepped up to the plate to defeat the Cincinnati Bengals in overtime. Packers kicker Mason Crosby decided enough was enough drilling the game-winning kick in overtime after missing three kicks. On the other side, Bengals kicker Evan McPherson missed his two attempts on the day. A game that became comical ended with Aaron Rodger and the Packers bringing home a strange victory.
Chargers Outlast Browns In Shootout
⚡️ 427 total yards
⚡️ 5 total TDs
Justin Herbert went IN to help the Chargers beat the Browns 🔥 pic.twitter.com/NPECODh2eb
— ESPN (@espn) October 10, 2021
While the death of the Chiefs may be premature, the Los Angeles Chargers continue to show they belong at the top of the AFC West. In the most exciting game of the day, the Chargers outlasted the Cleveland Browns 42-47 in a Big-12 style shootout. Chargers QB Justin Herbert continued his young stardom accounting for five total touchdowns and tossing over 400 yards. The Browns lose a heartbreaker but showed they can compete in the AFC.
The Cowboys Own The NFC East
FEED ZEKE 🍽
— NFL (@NFL) October 10, 2021
The Dallas Cowboys fans can finally say they are a threat to the NFC. The Cowboys rolled through long-time rival, the New York Giants 20-44. The Giants took two significant losses during the game, with Saquon Barkley and Daniel Jones both leaving the game due to injury. The Cowboys control their destiny in the NFC East, and from the look of the other teams, fans of the Cowboys should already be thinking playoffs.