Week 6 of the 2019 season is done, and the results were stunning to say the least. Some games played out with shocking results, a few were tainted by bad referees, and some key players were injured.
There are some key things to be gathered in every game and the following is what we should take away from this past weekend.
1. Patriots 35, NYG 14
NEP – This was a fart in the wind as compared to their two Super Bowl matchups, but the Patriots never relented control although for the first half it was closer than most expected. Eventually Tom Brady worked the field with Julian Edelman and James White. Josh Gordon has quietly faded into the background, while Brandon Bolden keeps vulturing away critical opportunities from White and Sony Michel.
NYG – Considering the team was missing Saquon Barkley, Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard, they made it a game. Thankfully, Golden Tate’s return from suspension showed he was worth the wait and leaps in as the team’s top target. Darius Clayton stepped up too getting eight targets but only pulled in three for receptions. He’s one to watch though if Shepard or Engram misses more time.
2. Panthers 37, Bucs 26
CAR – Christian McCaffrey was held to 31 rushing yards and 26 receiving, but still managed to score two touchdowns. Kyle Allen remains undefeated as a starter and has not thrown an interception yet in four games. For those still holding onto Cam Newton, you might not get the chance to bring him back. Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore had productive games and are inching up the ranks.
TAM – Is there anyone else out there who can throw for 400 yards regularly and look this unimpressive and incompetent than Winston? He was picked off five times and got most of his points in garbage time. Mike Evans was targeted 17 times but James Bradberry minimized him to just nine catches for 96 yards. Chis Godwin though caught 10-of-12 passes meant for him and continues to benefit from Evans getting the best coverage and catching whatever is thrown his way.
3. Ravens 23, Bengals 17
BAL – Mark Andrews led the team with six catches for 99 yards but this game was all about Lamar Jackson running the ball for 152 yards and one score. He managed to leave some leftovers for Mark Ingram though.
CIN – Auden Tate stepped up, being targeted a team-high 12 times and pulling five in for 91 yards. Tyler Boyd and Joe Mixon busted as the Ravens were hell bent on forcing others to beat them.