It’s been a very long year for first-time NFL head coach Robert Saleh. But a victory over the visiting Jaguars meant that the Jets would double their victory total from 2020. The team got a 52-yard touchdown run from rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, who also threw for 102 yards and a score.
All told, New York rolled up 273 yards on the ground (118 by Michael Carter). Still, the Jets had to hold off the Jaguars in the closing minute to preserve the win.
The team is in the midst of its first losing campaign since 2011. The Seahawks hosted the Bears on Sunday and despite a big game from running back Rashaad Penny (135 yards, 1 TD), Pete Carroll’s club couldn’t put Chicago away.
A Nick Foles-to-Jimmy Graham TD pass with 1:01 to play and a successful two-point conversion spelled doom for the team. The Seahawks lost their 10th game of the season, the most by the franchise since 2009 (11).
Could David Culley’s team make it two straight wins as they hosted the dangerous Chargers? The Texans played arguably their most complete game of the season.
Running back Rex Burkhead amassed 149 yards and two scores on the ground, rookie quarterback Davis Mills threw for 254 yards and a pair of touchdowns and the Houston defense came up with three takeaways, including a 48-yard pick-six of Justin Herbert courtesy of Tavierre Thomas.
Off a Monday night home loss to the Vikings, Matt Nagy’s club made its way to the snowy Pacific Northwest. The Bears and Seahawks engaged in a back-and-forth affair and twice Chicago rallied from 10-point deficits. Nick Foles got the start for Nagy’s club.
He overcame four sacks and threw for 250 yards and one touchdown to tight end Jimmy Graham. That came with 1:01 to play and a successful two-point conversion put the Bears ahead for good.