Cleveland Sports Talk: League Roundup – Week 5

Week 5 of the NFL season has come and gone and for the most part, it went off without a hitch.

Bills 16 at Titans 42

The Tennessee Titans had their Week 4 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers postponed and they weren’t allowed to be in their own building. However, they came out on Tuesday looking like absolute gangbusters on Tuesday night against Buffalo. It almost looked like it was Bills who had a game postponed last week and weren’t allowed to be in their building for a while. 

Giants 34 at Cowboys 37

The Dallas Cowboys got their second win of the season in the last seconds against the New York Giants. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the primary story people were talking about afterward. Instead, people were talking about the devastating ankle injury that Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott suffered. Former Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton had to come in and rescue Dallas after Prescott went out with the injury.

Eagles 29 at Steelers 38

The Battle of Pennsylvania commenced from Heinz Field in Pittsburgh and the Steelers did it again! What did they do? Well, they drafted wide receiver Chase Claypool out of Notre Dame with the 49th overall pick in the second round of this year’s NFL Draft. All Claypool did on Sunday against the birds 🦅 was score four touchdowns. Pittsburgh just has the ability to wait until the later rounds of the draft to grab a receiver and turn them into something special. Meanwhile, the Eagles have to evaluate whether or not Carson Wentz really is the future at the quarterback position. 

Raiders 40 at Chiefs 32

Your eyes are not deceiving you, the Kansas City Chiefs actually lost at home (Arrowhead Stadium) against the Las Vegas Raiders. Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr was actually willing to throw the ball deep to his wide receivers and it worked out for him. So, here’s the question, why won’t he air it out more often? It clearly works out for him. Patrick Mahomes actually looked human in this game for crying out loud! Now, this might have been due to it being a divisional opponent for the Chiefs. But it’s the second time that Kansas City has struggled this season in a divisional opponent because they also struggled Week 2 at the LA Chargers. However, the Chiefs won that game in overtime against the Chargers whereas they just straight-up lost this game against the Raiders.

Panthers 23 at Falcons 16

After losing against the Carolina Panthers at home and falling to 0-5, the Atlanta Falcons decided to clean house and fire both the head coach Dan Quinn and the general manager Thomas Dimitroff. It seems as though Atlanta still has not been able to get over the shock of being up 28-3 against the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51 but not hoisting the Lombardi Trophy. Meanwhile, the Panthers seem to be finding their groove after having a couple of hiccups early in the season. But here’s the interesting part, Carolina is doing this without their star running back Christian McCaffrey

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