In 10 weeks, there were 71 field targets of 50 meters or more, the most ever achieved by that point. There were 102 attempts from 50 yards or more, also a record, and that 69.6 percent success rate is the third best in NFL history over 10 weeks.

Teams goodbye this week: Bills, Bears, Giants and 49ers.

Titans (6-3) with ravens (6-3)

Lions (4-5) with Panthers (3-7)

Eagles (3-5-1) at Browns (6-3)

Patriots (4-5) with Texans (2-7)

Steelers (9-0) at Jaguars (1-8)

Falcons (3-6) with saints (7-2)

Bengals (2-6-1) in Washington (2-7)

Dolphins (6-3) at Broncos (3-6)

Jets (0-9) on chargers (2-7)

Packer (7-2) at Colts (6-3)

Cowboys (2-7) with the Vikings (4-5)

Chiefs (8-1) at Raiders (6-3)

1 p.m. games

It is time to wonder if the Steelers can go undefeated. Ben Roethlisberger didn’t train before the week 10 game against the Bengals but had his best outing of the season. That prompted him to ask coach Mike Tomlin if he should stick to this schedule. “We had this conversation,” Tomlin admitted. “I’ll admit it was very short and I’ll see him practice.” It doesn’t matter that the opponent this week is the Jaguars with a win. Tomlin said the Steelers had “a ridiculous amount of respect” for them. This is only the fourth time in the Super Bowl era, according to ESPN, that a team with nine or more wins has played an opponent with one or fewer wins. …

When the ravens played the patriots a year ago, they flew high. On Sunday evening, lost in New England, they were damp and earthbound. The Ravens have been overtaken by the Steelers, Chiefs, and even Titans, who they defeated in last season’s playoffs en route to an AFC championship game. Now comes a season-defining game for the Ravens and Titans in which the winner scores a 7-3 record along with some balance and the loser is on his way to introspection.

Baltimore entered the game last week with injuries in the middle of its defensive line and the Patriots ran 39 times for 173 yards. Just imagine what Derrick Henry, who ran 195 yards in the playoff game against the Ravens, could do about it. …

There are ugly wins what the Browns did in Week 10 and ugly defeats the Eagles saw against the Giants. Nick Chubb showed the difference he can make to the Browns offensive by running 126 of the team’s 231 yards in his first game since returning from a knee injury. During his absence, the Browns had an average of 109 fewer rushing yards and no touchdowns on the ground. The Browns defense, however, will be without standout pass rusher Myles Garrett against the Eagles after he was put on the NFL’s Covid-19 reserve list on Friday. The Eagles, who were in third place 0-9 in their loss to the Giants, remain in first place (congratulations or something) on ​​the NFC East with a 3-5-1 mark and the dubious distinction that there are none direct division gives According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the winner since the 1970 season had fewer wins at that time. …

Fortunately for New Orleans, the next three games are against the Broncos and Falcons, both of whom only have three wins. The bad news is that the Saints will do without Drew Brees, starting with Sunday’s game against the Hawks. The Saints won their sixth straight game last week and will now reportedly turn to Taysom Hill as their starting quarterback, with Jameis Winston as a replacement.

Games in the late afternoon

The Packers Colts game has been moved to a late slot with the Colts at 6-3 and the Packers at 7-2. Throughout his career, Philip Rivers is 1-3 as a starter when he takes on Green Bay, but has averaged 373 passes in those games. In the Colts, Aaron Rodgers encounters one of the league’s best defenses against the pass. Indianapolis holds opposing quarterbacks at 78.9, best in the NFL. It has also given up the second smallest overtaking spots and 290.4 yards per game. …

A year and six days ago, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s college career ended with a dislocated hip. The rookie has been 3-0 since Miami started him. He wasn’t spectacular, but he didn’t have to be. What Tagovailoa needs is NFL experience, and he gets that for free for the team that’s in the mix for a playoff spot. This week’s game against the shuffling Broncos should give him another opportunity to get better.

Sunday night

Patrick Mahomes spent the Chiefs’ bye weekend watching the Masters and commenting on the Kyler Murray-DeAndre Hopkins Hail Mary. Now he has an important AFC West game against the Raiders, who are two games back and have a win over the Chiefs in their hands. In that game, a 40-32 Week 5 win for Las Vegas, the Chiefs gave up two touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter. Derek Carr completed 22 of 31 passes for 347 yards and three touchdowns with an interception. Mahomes completed 22 of 43 passes for 340 yards with two touchdowns and an interception.

Against the Broncos last week, Carr’s 81.1 pass rating was his lowest of the season, but it didn’t matter as the Raiders’ defense forced five turnovers and setbacks. Josh Jacobs and Devontae Booker combined 193 rushing yards and four touchdowns. “It’s kind of fantastic,” said Carr. “As I get older, I let the young people do more of the work.”

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