5 Takeaways From Week 6
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We're one third into the NFL season and we've seen an influx of teams playing good and bad football, some surprising, some not so much. Also, for the second straight week, the NFL will touchdown in jolly old England. Here are Week 6's five takeaways.
1. The Cowboys Are Crumbling
Once upon a time, the Dallas Cowboys were 3-0 but all seemed right. Then they “Dem Boyz” ran into the Saints, Packers and the winless Jets and are now 3-3. All of Dallas’ wins have come against winless teams, well, until they played the Jets.
Dallas QB Dak Prescott looked invisible. Zeke was feasting, but not much could be said for Big D's passing game. The Cowboys dominated the Jets in every stat imaginable and yet still lost to the lowly Jets. Darnold outplayed Dak and now the Boys are treading water.
Luckily Dallas isn't playing in a strong division, which obviously benefits them. But these loses certainly aren't helping Jason Garrett keep his job.
2. Allen In, Cam Out?
Sorry Cam Newton fans, but the former number one pick seems to have slid down the depth chart at QB in Carolina. Since Newton went down in week 2, Allen has picked up the scraps and has won 4 straight games.
The offence has scored more points and averaged more yards thanks to the help of Allen taking the snaps. Of course, It does help when you have a juggernaut in McCaffrey as well. None the less, It's the third time in 4 weeks Carolina has scored over 30 points.
Newton might look snazzy off the field but can't say the same for his on-field performances. Even when the former MVP comes back he'll be sitting on the bench while Allen takes centre.
3. Wilson Taking MVP By Force
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson has been having an MVP like season so far. Seattle was down 20-6 against Cleveland and came back thanks to calm and composed Wilson. Against the former Badger no lead is safe!
Wilson has thrown at least two touchdowns in each game so far, is second in the league in passing td’s with 14, and has yet to throw an interception.
Oh, and Wilson and the Hawks are 5-1 and for the first time since 1980.
4. Quinn On The Hot Seat?
The Falcons are in danger of missing the postseason for the second straight season as they currently sit at 1-5.
The Falcons haven't looked like the team that went to the Super Bowl a few seasons back. Ryan has been hot and cold, Devonta Freeman has looked like a shell of his former self, and Jones can’t buy a red-zone target.
Ian Rappaport from the NFL reported that Falcons owner Arthur Blank still has faith in his coach but will wait until the teams Week 9 bye to contemplate making changes in the coaching staff. Times ticking on Quinn's tenor in Hotlanta.
5. Chargers Have Looked Less Than Electrifying
The Chargers are, if not the most, one of the disappointing teams this season. Last year the Chargers were one of the best teams in the AFC only losing to the Patriots in the AFC divisional round. This season people Penned them as a sleeper team for the Super Bowl.
Currently, the Chargers sit at 2-4 and have had tough losses to the Steelers and the Broncos. Even with their star Melvin Gordon back, he's done little to help the Chargers. LA has been costing themselves games with terrible giveaways and bad decision making. To make matters worse, Rivers has been a turnover machine.
The Chargers have a crucial matchup against a team they should beat in Tennessee next week, but when it comes to the Chargers there's no such thing as a guaranteed win.