Frank Reich’s offense looked lackluster all afternoon and it was another rough afternoon for quarterback Philip Rivers. Despite not being sacked, he connected on just 25 of his 43 throws for 227 yards and one interception. Rookie running back ran six times for 27 yards but also lost a fumble, part of two Colts’ turnovers in the loss. The Indianapolis’ defense limited the Ravens to just 266 total yards but allowed Baltimore to win time of possession.
The surprising Cardinals returned to the field after some time off and played host to the Dolphins. Quarterback Kyler Murray ran for 106 yards and one score, threw for 283 yards and three touchdowns and his team rolled up 442 yards of total offense. But he also lost one fumble that was returned for a score by the opportunist Dolphins that put Arizona behind early. And Kliff Kingsbury’s team was outscored 10-0 in the fourth quarter in the loss.
The Dolphins made their way to the desert looking to extend the team’s three-game winning streak. It was the second start for rookie quarterback Tua Tagovaiola and he impressed in many ways. He overcame three sacks and hit on 20-of-28 throws for 148 yards and a pair of touchdown passes. Once again, Brian Flores’ team lost the battle when it came to total yards (442-312) but the defense scored early via a Shaq Lawson 36-yard fumble return.