It’s unusual for an NFL gameday to have 10 out of 13 road wins, but that is exactly what happened on Sunday September 29. The Eagles were the first of the travellers to start the trend with a 27-34 win over the Packers in Green Bay.
The Kansas City Chiefs left it late to down the Lions in a close fought game over in Detroit.
In Los Angeles, the Rams and Buccaneers played out a thriller, with Tampa Bay grinding out a 40-55 victory in the highest scoring game of the week.
It was another good week for the Cleveland Browns who registered their first two road game wins of an NFL season for the first time since 1994.
In Chicago, the Bears came out on top against The Vikings who are showing contrasting form on the road. The Bears, who so often relied on their defense last season kept Minnesota’s offensive attack quiet with The Vikings only registering a mere 6 points.
The New York Giants made it two wins in two after they brushed aside the Washington Redskins at the MetLife Stadium. The signs are looking daunting for Redskins who are sure to struggle near the bottom of the NFC East this season.
Meanwhile the Patriots show no signs of slowing down after a 16-10 victory over the Bills ensured New England remain undefeated for the season. Tom Brady was uncharacteristically quiet, but the Bills still had no answer to the Pats, and were unable to claim an unlikely victory which would have sent them top of the East.
Over in the West, Seattle Seahawks were quick off the blocks to secure a 27-10 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The Seahawks are now 3-1 this season and share the West lead with the Rams. An in form Russell Wilson could be the vital ingredient needed to topple the Rams come the end of the season.
Vic Fangios’ Denver Broncos are still on the search for their first win of the season after losing 24-26 to the Jacksonville Jaguars and at 0-4 the Broncos can kiss goodbye to any season dreams.
The Panthers ran out as 10-16 winners in Texas meaning Ron Rivera’s team are now 2 wins from 2, keeping them competitive in the South.
The Falcons slumped to a 24-7 defeat to the Titans in a match they would have expected to win and with Atlanta now 1-3, they may already be resigned to a lost season after struggling with injuries last time out.
Meanwhile the Chargers are showing signs of inconsistency and we are still no closer to knowing if they are a play-off potential team after starting their season 2-2. They looked every bit play-off calibre in this game however, with the Chargers easing past Miami Dolphins 10-30.
Green Bay Packers 27 – 34 Philadelphia Eagles
New York Giants 24 – 3 Washington Redskins
Detroit Lions 30 – 34 Kansas City Chiefs
Atlanta Falcons 10 – 24 Tennessee Titans
Baltimore Ravens 25 – 40 Cleveland Browns
Indianapolis Colts 24 – 31 Oakland Raiders
Buffalo Bills 10 – 16 New England Patriots
Houston Texans 10 – 16 Carolina Panthers
Miami Dolphins 10 – 30 Los Angeles Chargers
Los Angeles Rams 40 – 55 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Arizona Cardinals 10 – 27 Seattle Seahawks
Chicago Bears 16 – 6 Minnesota Vikings
Denver Broncos 24 – 26 Jacksonville Jaguars
New Orleans 12 – 10 Dallas Cowboys