After a chaotic week that saw Tua Tagovailoa make his NFL debut, there were storylines a plenty. Here are five storylines to keep an eye on looking forward to week seven.
Yes, Kyler Murray started off missing a lot of throws against Dallas, but then the magic happened. Murray and the Arizona Cardinals routed the Dallas Cowboys 38-10 in a game that was not even that close.
Murray has never lost in AT&T Stadium, reaching back to his days as an Allen Eagle he is now 7-0 in Arlington and showed just how special he was last night.
Defenders could not catch him, he threw some deep shots that displayed his arm talent, and even added some flare on ball fakes. If Arizona can continue to build their identity they could spoil someone else’s playoff hopes or even sneak in themselves.
BOAT vs GOAT
After jumping out to a 10-0 lead, the Green Bay Packers fell apart at the seams as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers caught two interceptions, one of which went back for a touchdown.
Rodgers’ first two interceptions of the year began his worst game of the season while Brady let the running of Ronald Jones carry Tampa.
The two teams looked like polar opposites, but expect a rematch to come in the postseason.
Oh No Buffalo
After flying out of the gates, Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen has regressed to the mean. Allen went 14-27 for a megre 122 yards and added an interception in the 26-17 loss. A lot of those completions however came later in the game when the Bills were trying to make a comeback.
“We were not good enough, I was not good enough,” acknowledged the Bills quarterback.
With the rain pouring down Allen seemed sloppy, but the title of a top passer in the NFL comes with the ability to make accurate throws no matter the surroundings, something Allen still needs to work on.
In the season preview, I noted the Pittsburgh Steelers were a team to watch closely and six weeks into the season they have certainly been that.
With T.J. Watt having a career year, Minkah Fitzpatrick leading the secondary, and the emergence of Abbotsford BC native Chase Claypool at receiver, Pittsburgh looks like they could be one of the two teams playing for the AFC Championship.
Ben Roethlisberger has been stellar as well coming off his elbow surgery allowing the Steelers to control the ball and dominate games.
Tank for Trevor?
The Minnesota Vikings have themselves an issue. Kirk Cousins entered the year full of questions about his play. After the start of the year, Cousins no longer looks like the future quarterback for the Vikings.
In the 40-23 loss to the 0-5 Atlanta Falcons, Cousins threw three interceptions against an Atlanta defence that has been atrocious all season.
At 1-5 with very little cap space, the Vikings are faced with a question of restarting their franchise with the Clemson pivot Trevor Lawrence. Lawrence is the best quarterback prospect in years and could elevate the 1-5 roster to playoff spot instantly.
Don’t forget to check out week five‘s storylines