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NFL Recap Week 7

  • October 30, 2020
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Pittsburgh Steelers 27 – 24 Tennessee Titans

The Steelers remain the only undefeated team in the 2020 NFL season after securing a tight 27-24 win over the Titans, one of the top teams in the AFC, on Sunday at LP Field. Pittsburgh jumped out to a 7-0 lead following the first quarter and increased their advantage to 24-7 by halftime. It seemed as if the Steelers would cruise their way towards a comfortable win, but they only scored three second-half points and allowed the Titans to finish the game on the verge of a comeback. Tennessee outscored Pittsburgh 17-3 in the second half, but those efforts wouldn’t be enough and the Steelers improved to 6-0 this season, while the Titans fell to 5-1. Ben Roethlisberger, who notched his 150th win as a Steeler, completed 32 of 49 passes for 268 yards and two touchdowns, but he also tossed three interceptions. On the other hand, Ryan Tannehill completed 18 of 30 passes for 220 yards and two scores with no picks, but their biggest star was A.J. Brown, who racked up 153 yards and one touchdown in just six receptions. Pittsburgh outgained Tennessee 362 to 292 in terms of total yards, although the Titans edged the Steelers in average yards per play (5.2 to 4.9). The Steelers also completed 72% of their third downs, a key factor in the win.

Carolina Panthers 24 – 27 New Orleans Saints

The Saints and the Panthers played another chapter in the NFC South rivalry and this one turned out to be a close encounter, with the Saints edging their rivals by a slim three-point margin. The Saints jumped out to a 7-3 lead in the first quarter, and the second quarter turned out to be a slugfest where both teams combined for 28 points. The game entered the final 15 minutes of action tied at 24 and both defenses stepped it up, but the Saints won it with a field goal from Will Lutz. The Panthers missed a fourth-quarter field goal that would have tied things up, and the Saints closed things out to improve to 4-2, while the Panthers fell to 3-4. Drew Brees completed 29 of his 36 passes for 287 yards and two scores, while Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray combined for 130 rushing yards in 25 carries. Teddy Bridgewater had a decent day for the Panthers under center, as he completed 23 of his 28 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns. and D.J. Moore chipped in with 93 yards and two touchdowns on just four catches. The Panthers struggled on the ground, though, as they tallied just 22 rushing yards on nine carries between Bridgewater and Mike Davis.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45 – 20 Las Vegas Raiders

The Buccaneers delivered one of their best offensive performances in the 2020 NFL season and improved their record to 5-2 with a 45-20 win over the Raiders, who fell to 3-3 and remain consistent in their own inconsistencies. Tampa Bay took the lead in the second quarter, outscoring Las Vegas 14-7 after a 7-7 first quarter, but they would pull away for good in the second half, limiting the Raiders to just six points while scoring 24 points of their own between the third and fourth quarter, including 21 in the final 15 minutes of action. Tom Brady had an impressive game under center for Tampa Bay after completing 33 of his 45 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns while also adding a rushing score, and Chris Godwin contributed 88 yards and a touchdown on nine catches. Scott Miller had 109 receiving yards and a touchdown as well. As for the Raiders, Derek Carr completed 24 of 26 passes — which is a below-average outing for his standards — for 284 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception. Nelson Agholor was their top performer, as he ended with five receptions for 107 yards and a score. They only accounted for 76 rushing yards, though.

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