Week 10 of the 2022 NFL regular season may have been the wildest ever. We saw incredible endings in strong matches, unexpected heroes who play for their teams, and then, of course, an interim head coach who had never coached in the league before.. Could it be the first of many?
As we see every week, there have been incredible gaming moments, silly mistakes and much, much more. Below we discuss five of the wildest things we saw on Sunday in week 10.
5. Jeff Saturday wins first game as head coach
What a strange week for the Indianapolis Colts, but it ended with a win, and that’s all that really matters. Interim head coach Jeff Saturday won his first game on Sunday as the legendary Colts center swept the Las Vegas Raiders 25-20.
Saturday was the first head coach hired without any NFL, CFL or college football coaching experience since Norm Van Brocklin was hired by the Minnesota Vikings in 1961. Like Saturday, Van Brocklin also won his first NFL game. Saturday’s hiring touched a lot of people for various reasons, but he is a good leader, understands football from a player’s point of view and is very familiar with his organization. I’m fascinated to see if this works.
4. Tom Brady fails with the receiver
With the first NFL game taking place in Germany, our fellow footballers around the world were able to see the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady, take on the most unexpected team of the 2022 season. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-16 in Munich and the atmosphere looked incredible. What wasn’t unbelievable was that Byron Leftwich moved Leonard Furnett to quarterback and had him throw the ball to 45-year-old Brady one-on-one against the young star at quarterback. Tariq Wulen made five interceptions in his first 10 games of his career!
The performance is funny, but the decision to try something like this was truly wild.
3. Christian Watson scores three touchdowns
Christian Watson got off to a slow start in his NFL career. This weekend, the second-round pick played just six games and caught 10 passes for 88 yards. Then Sunday happened.
In an upset 31-28 win by the Green Bay Packers over the Dallas Cowboys, Watson caught four passes for 107 yards and three touchdowns! He needed this game, and we all know that Aaron Rodgers needed it too.
This game itself probably deserves a place on this list too. Before the start of the fourth quarter, the Cowboys led the Packers 28–14. After Team America lost in overtime, it becamethat Dallas lost a game in which they were leading by at least 14 points going into the fourth quarter. Until this week, the Cowboys have won 195 consecutive games in this situation.
2. Justin Fields goes crazy…again
Clearly, the past week has been more than just a flare-up, as the Chicago Bears quarterback exploded again this Sunday. Last week, Fields completed 17 of 28 passes for 123 yards and three touchdowns, as well as 15 runs for 178 yards and one touchdown. That 178 yards is the most by a quarterback in a regular season game in NFL history. Fields also became the first player in NFL history to throw three touchdowns and rush for over 140 yards.
Against the Detroit Lions in Week 10, Fields completed 12 of 20 passes for 167 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, then rushed 13 times for 147 yards and two touchdowns. He is the first player in NFL history to record two or more rushing touchdowns, two or more passing touchdowns, and 100+ yards in a game. Fields and the legendary Michael Vick are the only quarterbacks in NFL history to have multiple 140-plus rushing games, but Fields is the only quarterback to achieve that in back-to-back games. Fields now has four straight games with 60-plus yards and a rushing touchdown. This is the longest such streak for a quarterback in NFL history.
Unfortunately, Fields is also 1-3 in those games. While he sets the defense on fire, his defense hasn’t been very useful lately.
1. Minnesota Vikings-Buffalo Bills Finals
I was covering the Denver Broncos vs. Tennessee Titans on Sunday, and for about 20 minutes everyone in the press box forgot about the game they were in and instead turned their attention to the Vikings vs. the Bills. It was probably the game of the year.
By halftime, the Vikings were 14 points behind, and the Bills lead was extended to 17 points late in the third quarter by a Tyler Bass 45-yard field goal. This game must be over, right? Nope.
Dalwyn Cook threw for an 81-yard touchdown in the Vikings’ next game after the scrimmage.
After intercepting Josh Allen in the red, the Vikings were 66 yards behind on 13 plays and CJ Ham hit a touchdown to cut the lead to four, but Greg Joseph missed an extra point!
The Vikings defense then forced a three-and-out to get the ball back, leaving Kirk Cousins 3:26 to drive the winning shot. Minnesota trailed the clubs after a couple of sacks and faced fourth and 18th. That’s when it happened.
I literally don’t know if we’ll ever see a better catch than this.
The Vikings then reached Bills’ 1-yard line. On the fourth goal, Cousins attempted to hammer it into himself. He didn’t succeed.
So, game over, right? Nope.
Somehow, Allen groped the quarterback at his goal line, and the Vikings scored a touchdown to take the lead with just 40 seconds left!
So the Vikings hit a terrific touchdown that won the game. What a way to end the game. It’s all over, right? You already know the answer.
Allen went 69 yards down the field in five plays to hit 29 yards from the field and go into overtime. This drive was caused by this verythat was somehow overlooked.
After the Vikings scored a field goal in overtime, Allen gave the win to Minnesota with his second interception of the game, thrown to veteran Patrick Peterson.
If this summary makes you dizzy, John Breach has done a great job.from this absolutely incredible match.
We all know that the Billies are rivals, but the Vikings are also in the spotlight. Minnesota has won seven games in a row, all with one possession.