Kyler Murray, DeAndre Hopkins, and incredible last second win
With only 34 seconds left in the game it seemed like it was a near lock for Buffalo to win. Josh Allen led an incredible touchdown drive to give the Bills a 30-26 lead, then Kyler Murray channeled some magic.
Murray dropped back, scrambled to his left, avoids a sack, and heaved a Hail Mary to the end zone. It just so happened that DeAndre Hopkins was right there to make an incredible catch and steal the win for the Cardinals.
This is the type of play that is looked back on at the end of the year and is deemed to be a season defining moment. The Cardinals are 6-3 and on top of the NFC West at the moment and Sunday’s win over Buffalo could propel them to the playoffs.
Tua, the Dolphins, and Brian Flores
Tua Tagovailoa looks like the real deal and he could very easily lead the Miami Dolphins to the playoffs. Miami improved to 6-3 and they look to be a legitimate contender for the playoffs and possibly the AFC East. A lot of credit must go to head coach Brian Flores as he took the dumpster fire left by Adam Gase and turned them into a good team. Flores has only been there just over a year and the team appears to have changed the culture and appears to be on the right track for the first time in a long time. Flores should definitely get some consideration for NFL Coach of the Year. He may not win, but recognition is more than deserved.
Patriots stop Ravens, questions about Baltimore’s offense continue
Sunday Night Football provided one of the more surprising results. The New England Patriots defeated the Baltimore Ravens 23-17 and they look broken. Lamar Jackson does not quite look like himself from last season. There was a report that opposing defenses were calling out Baltimore’s plays before the ball was snapped. This seems to be a problem and not a new one for a Greg Roman offense. Roman ran into a similar issue with Colin Kaepernick in San Francisco a few years back. There is still time for the Ravens to fix things, but it is running out.