Have yourself a day, Josh Allen! After tragically losing his grandmother Saturday night, Allen responded by turning in an inspired performance Sunday. In her memory, Allen erupted for 415 passing yards and three touchdowns while adding 14 yards on the ground and another score. It may have been the best statistical game of his young career and meant even more, given the circumstances. Not only that, but Buffalo’s “Bills Mafia” has helped raise over $200,000 in donations towards the Oishei Children’s Hospital in his grandmother’s memory. What a great way to honor a special person in his life.
Another guy who made considerable noise for the second straight week was Minnesota Vikings’ running back Dalvin Cook. He gashed the Lions’ defense on the ground and through the air all day long. Cook finished with 252 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns as Detroit struggled to contain the former FSU Seminole. He’s been on an absolute tear lately, compiling 478 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns over the last two weeks. This guy is special!
Finally, possibly the biggest disappointment of the week is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. What was billed as a rematch between two heavyweights for the battle of the NFC South turned out to be one-way drumming of the Bucs. The New Orleans Saints jumped all over the Bucs from the start and never looked back. Drew Brees looked exceptionally sharp, slicing and dicing Tampa Bay’s defense for 222 yards and four touchdowns. He found 12 different receivers on the evening, distributing the ball like he was John Stockton. New Orleans’ defense impressed as well, shutting out Tom Brady and his all-star cast of skill position players from the endzone. They forced Brady to throw three interceptions and sacked him three times for good measure. With the win, the Saints swept their season series with the Bucs, taking firm control of the division.
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