NFL Week Nine round-up

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Lions 22 Vikings 16

Golden Tate’s wonderful touchdown handed the Detroit Lions a dramatic win over division rivals, the Minnesota Vikings.

Tate juked two Vikings defenders on the sidleine before flipping into the end zone.

Lions kicker Matt Prater connected from 58 yards out with two seconds left of regulation to take the game to overtime.

Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford seemed to have won the game in the final minute of regulation, but the Lions offence went up the field in 30 seconds to give Prater that chance to tie.

It was a different story for Vikings kicker Blair Walsh, who hit the upright of the posts in the third quarter and also had a 46 yard attempt blocked in the fourth quarter, which left the Vikings six points ahead where that extra point may have sealed the game.

This was the third straight loss for the Vikings and puts the Lions right in the mix in the NFC North.

 

Broncos 20 Raiders 30

Nobody expected to see a performance like this from the Oakland Raiders, who gained a 7-2 record after coming out on top against the visiting Denver Broncos.

The Raiders, who now lead the AFC West, were helped by a fine performance from running back Latavius Murray who ran in three touchdowns on the night.

The Broncos seem to be in a spot of trouble and now sit third in the division behind the Kansas City Chiefs and the Raiders. They will most likely stay there for a few more weeks as the Chiefs have a game in hand have the opportunity to stretch their position in the division.

With cracks stating to appear in quarterback Trevor Siemian’s game, is it all downhill now for the Broncos?

 

 

Elsewhere the Colts won in Green Bay for the first time since 1988. it was running back Frank Gore who stole the show, finding the end zone twice which helped the Colts now go 4-5 on the season, which a possible revival on the cards.

London-born Jay Ajayi once again led the Dolphins to victory as he ran for 111 yards as Miami beat the Jets 27-23.

Mike Wallace’s 95 yard touchdown was enough for the Ravens to beat the Steelers.

There wasn’t much defence on display as the Saints beat the 49ers.

There was controversy as a couple of refereeing mistakes may have cost the Bills against the Seahawks.

Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliot continued the fantastic start to his career as the Cowboys handed the Browns their ninth straight loss.

Mike Evans stole the show with his potential catch of the season but it wasn’t enough for the Buccaneers as they lost to the Falcons.

Being sacked five times did not stop Cam Newton for throwing over 200 yards and gaining leading the Panthers past the Rams in a low scoring affair.

Melvin Gordon ran a career-high 196 yards as the Chargers beat the Titans who are without a win in San Diego since 1990.

The Jaguars disappointing season continued as they lost to the Chiefs who were without starting quarterback Alex Smith.

A fast start from the Giants was enough as they held on to beat the Eagles.

 

Written by James Purewal. Edited by Dave Gray

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