From No Good To Very Bad: The Worst Of Week 10 In The NFL
Week 10 was a banner week for shittiness, most especially for teams that fancy themselves to be successful organizations. In fact, Week 10 was an all around bummer for almost everyone. Even the 9-0 Patriots are feeling a little blue after Julian Edelman suffered a broken foot that is most likely going to keep him out for the rest of the regular season and possibly into the playoffs.
But at least New England is still 9-0, as are the Panthers who won soundly over the Titans. And it's likely the Bengals will be joining them in just a few hours after they soundly thrash the Texans. For some other teams though, Week 10 was a dark rain cloud over their parade.
Let's start with the Dallas Cowboys, who lost their 7th consecutive game on Sunday to the Buccaneers. The 10-6 showing that featured one total touchdown was an embarassment to the NFL and football in general; but more importantly, it was an embarassment to Cowboys owner and pervy JR Ewing wanna-be Jerry Jones.
Yesterday marked the first time the Cowboys have lost seven consecutive games since Jones bought the team in 1989. You can read more here about how sad and hilarious that is, and how mishandled their 2015 season has been.
Next up are the Denver Broncos, and more specificially Peyton Manning. After going 7-0 to star the season the Broncos lost their second consecutive game in a 29-13 rout by the Chiefs. That honestly wouldn't be that bad all in all if it weren't for the truly hard-to-watch abomination that was Manning's performance. After securing the all-time passing yards record by eclipsing Brett Favre's 71,838 career passing yards, Manning proceeded to have easily the worst game of his illustrious career.
Before being mercifully yanked from the game in the third quarter, Peyton went 5/20 for 38 yards, 0 TDs and 4 INTs for a passer rating of zero. Even for those in the AFC West that have suffered under the Broncos' reign over the divison the last three seasons had to feel utterly depressed watching one of the greatest quarterbacks of all-time completely eat shit like that.
It was reported on Monday that Manning is suffering from a partially torn plantar fascia that was making it hard for him to even walk around this week. Shortly after the news about Manning's injury broke, Gary Kubiak - who admitted that he shouldn't have let Manning play on Sunday - announced that he will sit Manning in favor of Brock Osweiler for the Broncos Week 11 game against the Bears.
"All of our full attention is going to be to getting Peyton back and healthy," Kubiak said.
A few weeks ago the Broncos looked like the only major threat to the Patriots in the AFC, and now their fate may be in the hands of a 25-year-old Osweiler who has never previously started a game in the NFL.
Lastly but certainly not least-ly is the enormous failure by the Packers to secure a win at home in Lambeau over the Detroit Lions; the first time they have failed to do so in 24 years. Not only did they lose (18-16) to the Lions at home for the first time since before Brett Favre had ever donned a Packers uniform, but they lost their third game in a row; slipping to 6-3 and second place in the NFC North behind the 7-2 Minnesota Vikings.
If the Packers cannot get themselves back on track with a win in Minnesota in Week 11, the NFC North may slip completely out of their reach.
For some though, all signs of hope are already out of reach. Here are the rest of the worst of Week 10 in the NFL.
Lowest Completion Percentage
Peyton Manning (DEN): 25.0
*Honorable Mention - Russell Wilson (SEA): 43.8
Lowest Passer Rating
Peyton Manning (DEN): 0.0
*Honorable Mention - Nick Foles (STL): 53.0
Most Sack Yards Lost
Johnny Manziel (CLE): 45 yards
Fewest Rushing Yards (Min. 10 attempts)
Antonio Andrews (TEN): 8 yards on 11 attempts
Fewest Receiving Yards (Min. 10 targets)
Brandon Marshall (NYJ): 23 yards on 10 targets
Fewest Total First Downs
Tennessee Titans: 11 total
Denver Broncos: 5 turnovers
Most Penalty Yards
Cleveland Browns: 188 penalty yards
Lowest Time of Possession
Seattle Seahawks: 21 minutes, 08 seconds
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