1st. Dallas Cowboys- 6-1 (2-0 DIV)
2nd. Philadelphia Eagles- 3-5 (0-1 DIV)
3rd. Washington Football Team- 2-6 (1-0 DIV)
4th. New York Giants- 2-6 (0-2 DIV)
DALLAS COWBOYS @ Minnesota Vikings
Cooper Rush led the Cowboys to a win in his first NFL start in place of the injured Dak Prescott. Rush hit Amari Cooper for his second of two touchdown passes on the day with 51 seconds left to take a 20-16 lead that held to the final. The Dallas backup finished with 325 passing yards with two scores and a pick. Cooper and CeeDee Lamb both finished with over 100 yards receiving with Cooper catching the game winning score.
The Dallas defense stifled Kirk Cousins and the Vikings offense, holding them to just 278 total yards and a woeful 1-13 on third down. Cousins had his lowest yardage total of the season at 184 on 23/35 passing. Minnesota simply couldn’t maintain drives when the opportunity to take a lead was presented to them and were outscored 17-6 in the second half.
Cowboys Week 9 Opponent- Broncos at home, Sunday at 1:00
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES @ Detroit Lions
The Eagles utterly dominated the hapless Lions by a score of 44-6 to get back in the win column after two losses. Philadelphia’s rushing attack was near unstoppable, as they totaled 236 yards on 46 carries with 4 TDs. Jalen Hurts, Boston Scott, and Jordan Howard all had over 50 rushing yards each. The latter two split time as the lead back in the absence of Miles Sanders.
Jared Goff and the Lions offense was unable to show any life until finally getting on the board with a little over seven minutes remaining. Goff was under siege all day, as the eagles sacked him a total of five times, with a sixth coming at the expense of backup David Blough. Josh Sweat led the way with two sacks and four other Philadelphia defenders had one apiece.
Eagles Week 9 Opponent- Chargers at home, Sunday at 4:05
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ Denver Broncos
Washington dropped a close game in Denver by a final of 17-10. Two blocked field goals by Denver didn’t help their cause, neither did two Taylor Heinicke interceptions. The Washington QB finished with 270 yards and a score to go along with the two picks and was sacked five times.
The Football Team’s defense played well despite the loss, as they held Denver to 273 total yards and sacked Teddy Bridgewater four times. A forced fumble by Chase Young on Melvin Gordon with 18 seconds left gave Washington a chance at the Denver 24 yardline, but they would ultimately turn it over on downs.
Football Team Week 9 Opponent- Bye
NEW YORK GIANTS @ Kansas City Chiefs
A late field goal from the Chiefs sunk the Giants on Monday Night Football, as they lost 20-17. Harrison Butker banged two field goals through in the fourth to give the Chiefs the lead. The game was a sloppy one for both teams who combined for three turnovers and 22 penalties totaling 191 yards.
The Giants defense forced Patrick Mahomes into two turnovers, but ultimately their offense couldn’t take advantage. Daniel Jones immediately gave the ball right back after an early red zone interception from Mahomes. Jones finished 22/32 with 2 TDs and the aforementioned interception. New York struggled to run the ball and totaled just 72 yards on the ground.