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A look back at Week 10 in the NFL

Jacob westendorf , Sports Writer
November 14, 2013
Filed under Sports

Eagles 27 Packers 13

Filling in for an injured Aaron Rodgers, Packers quarterback Seneca Wallace lasted one series before suffering a groin injury. Former University of Wisconsin quarterback Scott Tolzien, recently called up from the practice squad, filled in for Wallace and threw a touchdown that was overshadowed by two costly interceptions. The loss is the Packers’ second consecutive at home.

 

Seahawks 33 Falcons 10

Continuing their NFC dominance, the Seattle Seahawks turned in another easy win over an uncommon opponent. Russell Wilson threw for 287 yards and two touchdowns, Marshawn Lynch rushed for 145 yards, giving the Seahawks a balanced attack. Matt Ryan was unable to come to the rescue for the defense, as he threw for less than 200 yards.

 

Ravens 20 Bengals 17

The Baltimore Ravens picked up a much-needed win in one of the best matchups of the weekend. The Ravens forced three turnovers from Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, and Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes, giving the Ravens a lead going into the final play of regulation. A Hail Mary to A.J. Green forced overtime, but the Ravens won in overtime on a field goal from kicker Justin Tucker.

Lions 21 Bears 19

In a divisional matchup for first place in the NFC North, the Detroit Lions edged out the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Lions running back Reggie Bush ran for more than 100 yards and became the team’s first running back to run for 100 yards against the Bears twice in a season since Barry Sanders. A failed two-point conversion with 40 seconds remaining sealed the loss for the Bears.

 

Rams 38 Colts 8

In one of the biggest surprises of the day, the St. Louis Rams blew out the Indianapolis Colts on the road. Andrew Luck was forced into four turnovers, one of which was a fumble returned for a touchdown by Rams defensive end Chris Long. The Rams held Colts running back Trent Richardson to two yards rushing on five carries. This game was the coming out party for Rams rookie Tavon Austin, who caught a pair of touchdowns and returned a punt for another.

 

Giants 24 Raiders 20

The New York Giants have won three straight games after starting the season 0-6. Eli Manning threw for less than 200 yards but was aided by 115 rushing yards from running back Andre Brown. This game also marked the return of the stingy Giants defense.  They forced Terrelle Pryor into two turnovers, sacked him four times and blocked a punt that was returned for a touchdown.

Steelers 23 Bills 10

The Pittsburgh Steelers were able to ruin the return of Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback E.J. Manuel, as they dominated this game from start to finish. After the Bills took an early lead on a field goal from Dan Carpenter, the Steelers scored 23 unanswered points, thanks to a touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Jerricho Cotchery and a rushing touchdown by rookie Le’Veon Bell.

 

Jaguars 29 Titans 27

The Jacksonville Jaguars picked up their first win of the season on the road against the Tennessee Titans. Titans quarterback Jake Locker left the game early with a foot injury, and Ryan Fitzpatrick performed admirably in his absence, throwing for 264 yards and two touchdowns. The Jaguars defense forced four turnovers, including a fumble returned for a touchdown by former Packers defensive back Will Blackmon.

 

Panthers 10 49ers 9

The Carolina Panthers came into the game needing a statement win against a quality opponent, and they got exactly that with a dominant defensive performance against the San Francisco 49ers. The Panthers defense held 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to less than 100 yards passing and got just enough from their offense, whose only touchdown came on a run by tailback DeAngelo Williams.

 

Broncos 28 Chargers 20

The Denver Broncos returned from their bye week looking to pick up where they left off. Demaryius Thomas caught three touchdown passes from Peyton Manning, who finished with more than 320 yards passing and four touchdowns. The Broncos defense did just enough to stop the Chargers offense, sacking Phillip Rivers four times and holding off a late Chargers rally.

 

Cardinals 27 Texans 24

Houston quarterback Case Keenum performed well again in his third start for the Houston Texans. He threw three touchdown passes, including two to Andre Johnson who has caught five touchdown passes in the last two weeks. Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer threw a pair of touchdowns, but Arizona’s defense clinched the win by fending off a late Texans charge to move to above .500 for the first time this season.

 

Saints 49, Cowboys 17

Drew Brees completed 82.9 percent of his passes, racking up 392 yards and four touchdowns against a struggling Cowboys secondary. Saints running backs Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Darren Sproles each rushed for a touchdown, helping the Saints to a blowout win. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was a bright spot for Dallas, rushing for 89 yards and a touchdown. Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo completed just 10 passes.