Across the pond, in Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Urban Meyer and the Jacksonville Jaguars finally got their first win of the season.
Matthew Wright split the uprights on a 53-yard field goal as time expired and gave the Jaguars a 23-20 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The win was the first for Meyer as an NFL head coach and ended the Jaguars' 20-game losing streak.
Jacksonville #Jaguars K Matthew Wright nails the game winner against the Miami #Dolphins in London to snap a 20 game losing streak for #DUUUVAL. Urban Meyer has his first win. #NFL pic.twitter.com/jedwNe1VR4— Justin Time Sports (@JTIMESPORTS) October 17, 2021
The last time Jacksonville won a football game, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were married. The last time Urban Meyer won a game (the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1, 2019), Justin Fields hadn’t even enrolled at Ohio State yet.
The best thing about being 1–5...
Heyward hits milestone
Cameron Heyward is building the blocks for a Hall of Fame career. On Sunday night, the Steelers stalwart tied Joey Porter for the fifth-most sacks in franchise history with the 60th quarterback takedown of his career.
The son of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward also now tops the list for career sacks by a Steelers defensive lineman.
In the second half, Jamarco Jones was inserted at left guard for the Seattle Seahawks. This often pitted the former Ohio State offensive lineman against the veteran Heyward.
Early in the fourth quarter, Seattle recovered a Ben Roethlisberger fumble at the Pittsburgh 35-yard line. On Seattle's first play following the turnover, Alex Collins blasted thru the left side for a 16-yard gain to the Steelers' 19-yard line.
However, Heyward gained leverage on Jones and the offensive lineman was called for holding. The 16-yard gain was negated and turned into a 10-yard loss.
As you can see from the clip below, Heyward easily handled Jamarco.
Yeesh Cameron Heyward's get off on this tfl pic.twitter.com/1beybK3WQs— SyedSchemes (@syedschemes) October 18, 2021
Heyward finished the game with nine tackles, one shy of his career-high, and was a key player in Pittsburgh's 23-20 overtime victory.
Campbell for six
Parris Campbell's NFL career has been riddled with injuries. When healthy, the Akron native has flashed his immense talent. Late in the first quarter, Carson Wentz connected with Campbell for a 51-yard touchdown. It was the first score of the game and the second touchdown of Campbell's career.
Parris Campbell goes deep for a 51-yard touchdown. pic.twitter.com/suXCchirwD— Eleven Warriors (@11W) October 17, 2021
However, the injury bug bit Parris again. Shortly after his explosive play, Campbell was sidelined by a foot injury. Since being drafted in 2019, Campbell has played in only 14 of 38 possible games for Indianapolis – and Colts coach Frank Reich said Monday that Campbell’s latest injury could potentially be season-ending.
Per #Colts HC Frank Reich: WR Parris Campbell will miss some time. Too soon to tell if it is season-ending.— Olivia Ray (@OliviaRayWISH) October 18, 2021
"For Parris the injury is significant...It's unfortunate because I feel like he was hitting his stride." | @WISH_TV pic.twitter.com/hgBeByrS95
Fuller full of tackles
Jordan Fuller had a career-high 11 tackles as he helped the Los Angeles Rams defeat the New York Giants, 38-11. It was a homecoming of sorts for Fuller as he grew up in New Jersey and attended Old Tappan High School.
For the Giants, Billy Price started at center and Nate Ebner contributed on special teams. The Rams improved to 5–1 while the Giants dropped to 1–5.
Bosa balls out in loss
The day belonged to the Baltimore Ravens, but Joey Bosa put in a full day's work. The Los Angeles Chargers defensive end registered five tackles and two tackles for loss in the Chargers’ 34-6 loss.
In 69 games, Bosa has now recorded 51 sacks, bringing him more than halfway to 100 for his career.
Fields' hard-fought loss
Justin Fields guided the Chicago Bears to a touchdown on the team's first possession of the game. The talented signal-caller completed three passes for 46 yards on the eight-play drive that culminated with Khalil Herbert's 1-yard touchdown run.
On the ensuing drive, the Bears' defense forced the Green Bay Packers into a three-and-out. It appeared Fields was poised to give the home team a commanding two-score lead, but a non-call changed the course of the game.
The Bears got screwed by the referees against the Packers after Justin Fields threw his first interception of the day on what should have been a free play due to offsides. https://t.co/VwL8pwKdu6— The Big Lead (@TheBigLead) October 17, 2021
Late in the first half, the Bears were on the Green Bay 35-yard line and in a position to tie the game before the break. As the play broke down, Fields used his feet to pick up a nice gain of four yards before sliding feet first and taking a punishing hit in the process.
Clearly going down for the slide, leads in with his head.— Bears Nation (3-3) (@BearsNationCHI) October 17, 2021
This needs to be a MASSIVE fine pic.twitter.com/UxLZgmI7O3
Rasul Douglas was called for unnecessary roughness, but the penalty was negated as the Bears were also called for holding on the play. The drive stalled and Chicago entered the half down three.
Although the missed opportunities were key factors in the 24-14 loss to the Packers, some might rightfully put the blame on the awful winged helmets the Bears wore.
Burrow leads Bengals
Joe Burrow threw three touchdown passes as the Cincinnati Bengals steamrolled the Detroit Lions on Sunday. Burrow completed 19 passes for 271 yards and connected with three different receivers on the touchdown tosses.
Sam Hubbard made the most of his lone tackle in the game.
Elliott snags seven
For the first time since October 2020, Ezekiel Elliott had seven receptions in a game. Although Zeke didn't score, he chipped in 119 all-purpose yards to power the Dallas Cowboys past the New England Patriots in Foxboro.
Elliott, Noah Brown, Malik Hooker and Jake McQuaide have helped the Cowboys to a 5–1 record and three-game lead in the NFC East.
Need more Buckeye action from Week 6? The clips below share some of the highs and lows.
Injury updates: LB Baron Browning has been ruled OUT with a concussion.— Denver Broncos (@Broncos) October 17, 2021
LB Andre Mintze (hamstring) is QUESTIONABLE.
Jerome Baker to fans: We work hard. We are young. We are hungry. That is never going to change. Its disappointing we are 1-5. But it is still early. We need the fans to support and back us.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) October 17, 2021
The numbers won't show it, but Ezekiel Elliott was fantastic yesterday. Came up big on the ground and as a receiver. pic.twitter.com/o1WMnC81N7— Connor Livesay (@ConnorNFLDraft) October 18, 2021
|PLAYER||POS||TEAM||WEEK 6 STATS||SEASON STATS|
|ELI APPLE||CB||BENGALS||1 tackle||21 tackles, 3 PBU, 1 TFL|
|DAMON ARNETTE||CB||RAIDERS||IR (groin)||4 tackles, 1 PBU|
|JEROME BAKER||LB||DOLPHINS||8 tackles, 3 QBH||43 tackles, 1 sack (10 yards), 1 TFL, 6 QBH, 1 PBU, 1 FF|
|VONN BELL||S||BENGALS||7 tackles, 1 PBU||38 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 PBU, 1 FF|
|TUF BORLAND||LB||VIKINGS||Practice squad|
|JOEY BOSA||DE||CHARGERS||5 tackles, 1 sack (9 yards), 2 TFL, 2 QBH||20 tackles, 2.5 sacks (25 yards), 2 TFL, 6 QBH|
|NICK BOSA||DE||49ERS||Bye||15 tackles, 4 sacks (44 yards), 7 TFL, 9 QBH, 1 FF|
|NOAH BROWN||WR||COWBOYS||2 catches, 47 yards||5 catches, 83 yards|
|BARON BROWNING||LB||BRONCOS||Played at LB||1 tackle|
|PARRIS CAMPBELL||WR||COLTS||1 catch, 51 yards, 1 TD||10 catches, 162 yards, 1 TD|
|DRUE CHRISMAN||P||BENGALS||Practice squad|
|JONATHON COOPER||LB||BRONCOS||Played at LB||4 tackles|
|WYATT DAVIS||OG||VIKINGS||Played at G||4 games played|
|TAYLOR DECKER||OT||LIONS||IR (finger)|
|J.K. DOBBINS||RB||RAVENS||IR (knee)|
|NATE EBNER||DB||GIANTS||Played at DB||1 tackle|
|PAT ELFLEIN||OG||PANTHERS||IR (hamstring)||2 starts|
|EZEKIEL ELLIOTT||RB||COWBOYS||17 rushes, 69 yards; 7 catches, 50 yards||102 rushes, 521 yards, 5 TD; 16 catches, 105 yards|
|LUKE FARRELL||TE||JAGUARS||1 catch, 21 yards||5 catches, 46 yards|
|JUSTIN FIELDS||QB||BEARS||16/27 passing, 174 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT; 6 rushes, 46 yards||53/99 passing, 632 yards, 2 TD, 3 INT; 27 rushes, 105 yards|
|JORDAN FULLER||S||RAMS||11 tackles||45 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 PBU|
|DaVON HAMILTON||DT||JAGUARS||Played at DT||17 tackles, 1 PBU|
|JOHNATHAN HANKINS||DT||RAIDERS||Inactive||12 tackles, 1 QBH|
|MALIK HARRISON||LB||RAVENS||4 tackles||18.5 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 QBH|
|JAKE HAUSMANN||TE||GIANTS||Practice squad|
|CAMERON HEYWARD||DT||STEELERS||9 tackles, 1 sack (8 yards), 2 TFL, 1 QBH||36 tackles, 2 sacks (14 yards), 2 TFL, 1 QBH, 4 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR|
|K.J. HILL||WR||CHARGERS||3 KOR, 50 yards||3 catches, 30 yards; 3 KOR, 50 yards; 6 PR, 41 yards|
|JUSTIN HILLIARD||LB||GIANTS||IR (ankle)||2 games played|
|JALYN HOLMES||DE||SAINTS||Bye||1 tackle|
|MALIK HOOKER||S||COWBOYS||2 tackles||8 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 PD|
|SAM HUBBARD||DE||BENGALS||1 tackle, 1 TFL, 1 QBH||24 tackles, 1.5 sacks (12.5 yards), 2 TFL, 3 QBH|
|CARLOS HYDE||RB||JAGUARS||Played at RB||24 rushes, 108 yards; 2 catches, 14 yards|
|JONAH JACKSON||OG||LIONS||Started at OG||6 starts|
|MALCOLM JENKINS||S||SAINTS||Bye||35 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 1 TD|
|CAMERON JOHNSTON||P||TEXANS||5 punts, 42.4 avg, 4 inside 20||29 24 punts, 45.0 avg, 13 inside 20|
|DRE'MONT JONES||DT||BRONCOS||1 tackle||9 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 QBH|
|JAMARCO JONES||OT||SEAHAWKS||Played at LT||1 start, 5 games played|
|MICHAEL JORDAN||OG||PANTHERS||Played at OG||1 game played|
|MARSHON LATTIMORE||CB||SAINTS||Bye||16 tackles, 1 INT, 9 PBU|
|TYQUAN LEWIS||DT||COLTS||2 tackles||13 tackles, 1.5 sacks (2.5 yards), 1 TFL, 3 QBH, 1 PBU|
|COREY LINSLEY||C||CHARGERS||Started at C||6 starts|
|TERRY McLAURIN||WR||WFT||4 catches, 28 yards||33 catches, 428 yards, 3 TD|
|RAEKWON McMILLAN||LB||PATRIOTS||IR (knee)|
|JAKE McQUAIDE||LS||COWBOYS||Played at LS||1 tackle|
|JOSH MYERS||C||PACKERS||Started at C||5 starts|
|ANDREW NORWELL||OL||JAGUARS||Started at LG||6 starts|
|JEFF OKUDAH||CB||LIONS||IR (leg)||4 tackles, 1 PBU|
|BILLY PRICE||C||GIANTS||Started at C||5 starts|
|MALCOLM PRIDGEON||OG||STEELERS||Practice squad|
|ISAIAH PRINCE||OT||BENGALS||Played at OT||5 games played|
|BRADLEY ROBY||CB||SAINTS||Bye||3 tackles, 1 sack (7 yards), 1 TFL, 1 QBH|
|CURTIS SAMUEL||WR||WFT||Inactive||4 catches, 19 yards|
|C.J. SAUNDERS||WR||PANTHERS||Practice squad|
|TREY SERMON||RB||49ERS||Bye||21 rushes, 104 yards|
|KENDALL SHEFFIELD||CB||FALCONS||Bye||1 game played|
|DEVIN SMITH||WR||JAGUARS||Practice squad||1 target|
|BINJIMEN VICTOR||WR||RAVENS||Practice squad|
|DENZEL WARD||CB||BROWNS||4 tackles||22 tackles, 0.5 sack (2 yards), 2 QBH, 3 PBU|
|PETE WERNER||LB||SAINTS||Bye||25 tackles, 1 TFL|
|CHASE YOUNG||DE||WFT||3 tackles, 1 sack (7 yards), 1 TFL, 1 QBH||19 tackles, 2 sacks (7 yards), 4 TFL, 4 QBH, 1 FF|