NFL scores 2017: Live results, highlights, and more from Week 6
The playoff races are starting to become more defined as we approach the midway point of the season.
Let’s enjoy another NFL Sunday, shall we?
Unfortunately, a major injury dominated the news again. Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone and could be out the rest of the season. Where do the Packers go from here?
The Falcons blew a 17-point lead at home and lost to the Dolphins. Deshaun Watson led the Texans to another big offensive performance against the Browns, who fell to 0-6. Another rookie quarterback, Mitchell Trubisky, got his first win for the Bears — and might have helped saved John Fox’s job.
In the afternoon, the NFL’s last remaining unbeaten team finally lost. The Steelers beat the Chiefs, in part because they finally let Le’Veon Bell run wild. Adrian Peterson made his debut for the Cardinals, and he looked like his old self.
And the Chargers did it! They won a game on a field goal!
The Giants also did it! They won a game!
Here are all the other big updates so far:
The 49ers benched Brian Hoyer and replaced him with C.J. Beathard.
Tom Brady now sits alone in first in wins by a starting quarterback.
Colin Kaepernick files a grievance against NFL owners for collusion.
Ben McAdoo isn’t calling plays for the Giants anymore. Mike Sullivan is.
Golden Tate made three Saints defenders look silly and then he flipped into the end zone.
What the hell is this Kevin Hogan pick-six?
Tarik Cohen threw a perfect TD pass on yet another trick play by the Bears.
Tom Brady screamed about “F***ING BULLSH*T!”
Josh McCown carved up the Patriots in the first half, but it might not matter.
The Ravens got a kick return TD thanks to Bobby Rainey tripping over his teammate.
The Falcons looked like they were trying to give away the game to the Dolphins — and they did.
The Jets’ late touchdown against the Patriots was overruled after a questionable call by the referees.
Kiko Alonso took an afternoon stroll with a Falcons receiver over his shoulder.
Adrian Peterson scored a touchdown on his first drive for the Cardinals.
Le’Veon Bell was flagged for boxing the goalpost.
Officials cost the Jaguars a fumble return with a quick whistle.
Kareem Hunt dropped a badass stiff arm on the Steelers.
Andy Reid cost the Chiefs much-needed points on a failed fourth-and-goal attempt.
Antonio Brown’s one-handed TD catch off of a tipped pass is MAGIC.
Aaron Rodgers was carted off after taking a big hit against the Vikings. He suffered a broken collarbone and could miss the rest of the season.
Jameis Winston injured his throwing shoulder against the Cardinals and is doubtful to return.
Leonard Fournette left with an ankle injury against the Rams, but he was cleared to return to the game.
Trevor Siemian left before halftime with a shoulder injury, but he returned in the second half of Sunday Night Football.
Complete scores and schedule (all times Eastern)
Chicago Bears 27, Baltimore Ravens 24 (OT)
Minnesota Vikings 23, Green Bay Packers 10
New England Patriots 24, New York Jets 17
Washington 26, San Francisco 49ers 24
Los Angeles Rams 27, Jacksonville Jaguars 17
Pittsburgh Steelers 19, Kansas City Chiefs 13
Before the games
The 2017 NFL season rolls on with 12 games on the schedule for Week 6. With September well in the rearview window, we’re approaching the point of the year where the true playoff contenders get separated from the also-rans. A lot of teams are about to have their seasons defined over the next few weeks.
Perhaps the most important game of the early window is an NFC North battle between the Packers and Vikings. The Vikings are still 3-2 despite major injury problems, losing Dalvin Cook for the year and sitting Sam Bradford back down after rushing him back last week. Minnesota’s defense will have its biggest challenge yet going up against Aaron Rodgers. The 4-1 Packers can take a stranglehold on the division with a win here.
Another early game to watch is a surprisingly intriguing contest between the Patriots and Jets. Believe it or not, both teams are 3-2 and fighting for first place in the AFC East (the Buffalo Bills, also 3-2, are on bye this week). The Jets are riding an unlikely three-game winning streak, but it’ll be truly stunning if they knock off Bill Belichik’s squad, even with the Patriots’ defensive problems.
The biggest game of the week happens in the late afternoon. Which Steelers team will show up this week? That’s the question when they take on the undefeated Chiefs on the road. Ben Roethlisberger threw five picks last and the offense looked sluggish yet again as the Steelers fell to 3-2. For a team with would-be Super Bowl expectations, they really need to start showing something. Any slip-up will be costly with their division rival Ravens, also 3-2, playing the Bears this week.
The second-biggest game of late afternoon feature the Rams and Jaguars, both defying expectations. The 3-2 Rams missed a shot to take control of the NFC West when they fell to the Seahawks, but an improved offense under Jared Goff and Todd Gurley means that they probably won’t be going away soon. The 3-2 Jaguars sit on top of the AFC South and already matched their win total from last season. The defense and Leonard Fournette are playing great, but how much longer can they keep hiding Blake Bortles? We’re about to find out soon.