NFL Week 9 Recap: Undefeated Broncos fall, Niners upset Falcons
By Jack Merlino
Eagles 33, Cowboys 27 (OT)
No one will accuse either of these teams of being an NFC powerhouse. No one will accuse this game of being pretty. Still, the NFC East preseason favorites – the Eagles – did tonight what many people expected them to do, and that’s pound the ball with their runningbacks and have Sam Bradford add what they needed to win. Dallas was able to force overtime on a last second field goal, but still dropped to 0-2 since naming Matt Cassel the quarterback.
Colts 27, Broncos 24
In a big upset, Indianapolis took down the undefeated Broncos. Andrew Luck led the way for the Colts, who had lost three straight games but remain the leader in the AFC South. Peyton Manning needs one more win and three more passing yards to become the all-time leader in career wins and passing yards, respectively.
Giants 32, Buccaneers 18
Eli Manning threw for a pair of TDs and Josh Brown booted four field goals to defeat Tampa Bay. Jameis Winston had a rushing touchdown in the losing effort. New York maintains its spot atop the NFC East with the win.
49ers 17, Falcons 16
Blaine Gabbert threw two touchdowns to win his first game of the season, as the 49ers upset the playoff-hunting Falcons. Atlanta, who was the obvious favorite coming into this game, falls to 2.5 games behind the leading Carolina Panthers.
Bears 22, Chargers 19
Jay Cutler led Chicago on a furious barrage of 15 4th quarter points as the Bears upset the Chargers on Monday Night Football. In his first ever NFL start, runningback Jeremy Langford rushed for 72 yards and a TD, caught three passes for 70 yards, and ran in a 2-pt conversion in the winning effort.