1st. Dallas Cowboys- 3-1
2nd. Washington Football Team- 2-2
3rd. Philadelphia Eagles- 1-3
4th. New York Giants- 1-3
Carolina Panthers @ DALLAS COWBOYS
The Cowboys had a huge day on the ground as they rushed for 245 yards against the then-ranked number one defense and handed the Panthers their first loss of the season. Ezekiel Elliott led the way with 143 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. It was Elliott’s first 100 yard game of the season and just his third since the start of 2020. Dak Prescott rushed for 35 yards and tossed 4 touchdowns through the air as well in the 36-28 win.
The Dallas defense picked off Sam Darnold twice and sacked the Panthers QB five times. Trevon Diggs collected both interceptions, bringing his season total to five and giving him at least one in every game this season. The second year corner had just three picks in 12 games last season.
Cowboys Week 5 Opponent- Giants at home, Sunday at 4:25
WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM @ Atlanta Falcons
A late touchdown pass from Taylor Heinicke to J.D. McKissic gave Washington the lead with 33 seconds left in an ultimate 34-30 win. Heinicke finished with 290 yards and 3 touchdowns on 23/33 passing with no turnovers. One of Heinicke’s TD passes was a tremendous throw and catch by Terry McLaurin in the end zone for a 17 yard score. McLaurin finished with two scores and 123 yards on six catches.
The Washington defense meanwhile struggled to contain Matt Ryan and the Atlanta passing attack. Ryan threw for 283 yards and 4 touchdowns on the day and was only sacked once. Codarelle Patterson led the way with three receiving touchdowns and 82 yards on five catches. It was Patterson’s first multi-touchdown performance on offense since December 29th of 2013. He had no receiving touchdowns in 15 games last season.
Football Team Week 5 Opponent- Saints at home, Sunday at 1:00
Kansas City Chiefs @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
The Eagles couldn’t stop the Chiefs offense as they surrendered touchdowns on six of eight Kansas City drives. The only two without points being an interception and a kneel down to end the game and seal a 42-30 Chiefs win. Andy Reid’s offense gashed his former team for a total of 471 yards with over 8 yards per pass and over 6 yards per rush. Patrick Mahomes three for five touchdowns and completed 24/30 passes for 278 yards.
Philadelphia’s offense moved the ball well but struggled in the red zone and had three touchdowns called back on penalties. Jalen Hurts finished with 387 yards passing with two touchdowns and DeVonta Smith hauled in seven passes for 122 yards. However, the Eagles offense finished 3-6 in the red zone while the Chiefs finished a perfect 5-5.
Eagles Week 5 Opponent- @Panthers, Sunday at 1:00
NEW YORK GIANTS @ New Orleans Saints
The Giants got their first win of the season with a 27-21 overtime win over the Saints. New York erased a 21-10 deficit halfway through the fourth quarter with 17 unanswered points capped off by a Saquon Barkley touchdown in overtime. Daniel Jones threw for a career high 402 yards on 28/40 passing with two touchdowns and an interception.
New York’s defense picked off Taysom Hill once and held the Saints offense to just seven points in the second half. That is despite allowing Alvin Kamara to rush for 120 yards on 26 carries. Starting quarterback Jameis Winston was held to 226 yards and a touchdown on 17/23 passing.
Giants Week 5 Opponent- @Cowboys, Sunday at 4:25