NFL scores 2016: Cardinals soar past Jets on ‘Monday Night Football’
The Cardinals wrapped up an exciting Week 6 by blowing out the Jets in Arizona.
Week 6 of the NFL season is in the books, and there were a handful of exciting games over the weekend.
The 1 p.m. slate found the Eagles getting a loss that they likely hadn’t anticipated as they fell to Washington by a single score. Washington kept pressure on Carson Wentz, and pulled out the tight victory in the NFC East matchup.
Another 1 p.m. game that had piqued interest was the matchup between the Bengals and the Patriots. Unfortunately for Cincinnati fans, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were just too much to handle. It was a career-best day for Gronk, who hauled in 162 receiving yards and a touchdown.
In the late afternoon, we got some marquee NFC games with the Green Bay Packers hosting the Cowboys and the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Atlanta Falcons. Dak Prescott led the Cowboys to their fifth straight win, and Ezekiel Elliott continues to live up to the hype for Dallas, becoming the first rookie to rush for 130 yards or more in four straight games.
With the loss, the Packers fell further behind the Minnesota Vikings, who are undefeated and on bye this week, in the NFC North.
The Seahawks got their bye week at a perfect time and Russell Wilson is close to full health after battling ankle and knee injuries earlier in the year. The Falcons dispatched the defending Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos last week and Matt Ryan is playing at an MVP level, but they threw away their chance to take down the Seahawks on the road. Instead, Seattle came back to win, 26-24, but not without controversy thanks to a pass interference no-call.
On Sunday night, the Colts surged out to a lead in Houston, but Brock Osweiler came alive at the right time to help the Texans erase a late 14-point deficit and win in overtime. Houston improved to 4-2 and remains atop the AFC South.
The Week 6 finale on Monday Night Football saw the Arizona Cardinals have little trouble dispatched the New York Jets, 28-3. David Johnson had a monster game with 111 yards and three touchdowns on the ground, while the defense allowed just 33 yards on the ground.
Here are all the scores, highlights, injury news, and odds and ends for Week 6.
Complete scores and schedule (all times Eastern)
San Diego Chargers 21, Denver Broncos 13
New England Patriots 35, Cincinnati Bengals 17
Tennessee Titans 28, Cleveland Browns 26
Washington 27, Philadelphia Eagles 20
Dallas Cowboys 30, Green Bay Packers 16
Seattle Seahawks 26, Atlanta Falcons 24
Houston Texans 26, Indianapolis Colts 23 (OT)
Arizona Cardinals 28, New York Jets 3
The Jaguars weren’t even close to spelling Prince Amukamara’s name correctly.
Brandin Cooks’ bow-and-arrow celebration has been neutered to avoid a fine from the NFL.
Colin Kaepernick made his first start of the season and found Torrey Smith for a 53-yard strike, Kaepernick’s first touchdown pass in 364 days.
Eli Manning became just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 300 touchdowns.
Vernon Davis scored his first touchdown in two years, but found out the hard way that his favorite celebration is now illegal.
If the Raiders move to Vegas, they should build a stadium that doesn’t fill with water.
Losing to the Dolphins left at least one Steelers player literally sick.
The Browns and Eagles found a way around the NFL’s ban on GIFs.
Panthers punter Andy Lee introduced the slide tackle to the NFL.
Things got pretty heated between Gronk and Vontaze Burfict.
Congratulations to Odell Beckham Jr., who is now engaged to the kicking net. Those two have come so far!
It was clear that Fun OBJ was back, and he practically beat the Ravens all by himself with a 222-yard game.
Golden Tate celebrated a touchdown by becoming a Lions cheerleader.
The Rams tried to blow up the Lions’ victory formation.
Colin Kaepernick was back under center and he wasn’t the savior for the 49ers. No one expected him to be anyway.
Cam Newton played like Superman, and it wasn’t enough to stop the Panthers from falling to 1-5.
Dak Prescott owns the record for most passes without an interception to start an NFL career. He passed Tom Brady in the record books.
Dontari Poe is the Chiefs’ FAT GUY TOUCHDOWN secret weapon.
Jalen Ramsey has backed up his trash talking with his play on the field, including sealing the Jaguars’ win against the Bears.
The Seahawks got so excited after a touchback that they attacked their own mascot. Poor Blitz.
Ooh boy, Richard Sherman got REAL MAD when the Julio Jones scored a touchdown against Seattle’s blown coverage. Then later, Dan Quinn got REAL MADDER when Sherman wasn’t called for pass interference at the end of the game.
Frank Gore became the Colts’ first 100-yard rusher in four years on Sunday night, and liked it so much he did it twice. Wait, what?
Brock Osweiler will get credit for it too, but this touchdown was all Lamar Miller.
Jeff Fisher says the Rams’ players took it upon themselves to bust the Lions’ victory formation.
Patrick Peterson warmed up for Monday Night Football dressed as a giant, inflatable dinosaur.
Ben Roethlisberger injured his left knee against the Dolphins and even though he came back into the game after halftime, he had surgery for a torn meniscus on Monday. There is currently no timetable for his return.
The Bills got a scare when LeSean McCoy went down with an injury, but he later returned.
Odell Beckham Jr. headed to the locker room with a hip injury but came back in and had a huge game.
Ravens CB Jimmy Smith is out after sustaining a concussion against the Giants.
49ers CB Rashard Robinson was ruled out with a concussion.
Falcons WR Taylor Gabriel left the game against the Seahawks after suffering a concussion.
Mo Claiborne left in the third quarter against the Packers due to a concussion.
Seahawks DE Michael Bennett limped off with a knee injury and did not return, though Pete Carroll expects him to be fine.
Davante Adams exited against the Cowboys to get evaluated for a concussion.
The Packers lost CB Damarious Randall for the remainder of the game after he left with a groin injury.
Colts tight end Dwayne Allen left early against the Texans and was ruled out for the rest of the game.
Terrell Suggs will undergo tests on Monday to determine if he has a torn bicep.