Happy Homecomings, divine intervention and a Louvre-worthy leap highlight the NFL Week 7 Recap.
2022 NFL Week 7 Recap
Either way, Bill Belichick was going to make history against the Bears. It just wasn’t the history he wanted.
Belichick missed out on passing George “Papa Bear” Halas for second on the all-time coaching victories list at the expense of Halas’ old team but it was Chicago’s first-ever win in Foxborough and the highest-scoring game of Justin Fields’ career. If only for one night, the Bears have a better QB situation than the Patriots.
As part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NFL’s only perfect season, Miami marked down the concessions to 1972 prices — and apparently discounted the football too. The Dolphins defense bailed out a rusty Tua-led offense and spoiled the return of former Fins Brian Flores and Minkah Fitzpatrick to stay in the AFC East race.
If Kyle Shanahan didn’t like watching Super Bowl LIV, he’s really gonna hate this film.
San Francisco demonstrated a reckless level of desperation by trading for Christian McCaffrey, which is a luxury the Niners can’t afford at the price they paid. We’re about to find out how much job security Shanahan and John Lynch really have.
Here’s a fine example of 4-3 starts not being equal: Seattle is one of the most pleasant surprises in the NFL and looking like a sneaky contender in a division widely expected to be decided by the two teams in California. Meanwhile, the L.A. Chargers still look like the talented underachievers they’ve been for years — even with the AFC West not shaping up to be as historically great as previously thought.
Josh Jacobs is the first Raider with three straight 100-yard rushing games since Napolean Kaufman in 1997. If Las Vegas doesn’t want to throw down a few chips to keep him, he’s going to be a nice pick up elsewhere. Put my money on Buffalo.
No matter who plays quarterback, Denver’s offensive is historically putrid. At this point, the only question about this Broncos offense is whether Russell Wilson will finish the season with the most ridiculous stat of 2022 still intact.
Russell Wilson has seven more bathrooms in his house(12) than he has touchdown passes through 6 games(5)
— Shubham (@shubs_shah) October 19, 2022
Taylor Heinicke honored his late father by beating the team of his youth to get hella paid, the defense had the rare distinction of holding Green Bay to no third down conversions and Washington won in front of a bunch of alumni as part of the 90th anniversary celebration — but here goes Tanya Snyder dropping the old ‘R’ word as if it’s still 1983 when Mark Moseley won MVP and now can’t get his name spelled right. Even in victory, this franchise will continue to rob Washington of any joy as long as a Snyder — any Snyder, not just Dan — is at the top of its hierarchy.
Tanya Snyder: “Hail to the Redskins.”
Uh … wow.https://t.co/YwK6ScR9u5
— Nicki Jhabvala (@NickiJhabvala) October 23, 2022
Now this is what Washington used to be: Baltimore celebrated the 10th anniversary of its last Super Bowl and then went out and kept current championship aspirations alive by beating an AFC North rival to stay atop a competitive division. Things get really interesting if the Ravens can shrug off a short week to keep Tampa in a downward spiral on Thursday Night Football.
If Detroit’s response to rock bottom (coming off a bye!) is having nearly as many turnovers (five) as points against a team breaking in a rusty QB, Dan Campbell is as good as gone.
Not that beating a Jacksonville squad that’s lost 19 straight cross-division games is a big deal, Big Blue finding a way to win on the road in comeback fashion to improve to 6-1 (the Giants’ best start since 2008) shows this team just might be for real after all.
Football gods indeed. We live in a world where this is true. Incredible.
I know it’s not all on Brady … but wow pic.twitter.com/NRT4G4BBQW
— Rob Woodfork (@RobWoodfork) October 24, 2022
PJ Walker and Taylor Heinicke were members of the XFL a few years ago.
Today they both started in the NFL and won games over Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) October 23, 2022
Because apparently, Alumni Weekend is magic, Tennessee swept Indy for the second straight year to regain control of the division they were expected to win anyway. The Colts better throw together an Alumni Weekend next week if they want to counter Washington’s Heinicke magic.
Just in case some of y’all really thought Atlanta was good … here you go.
We could play an 18-game season and not get a better shot than this Pick 6.
Hang this gif in the damn Louvre.