The Steelers maintained their perfect record in 2020 as they easily beat the Cleveland Browns 38-7 Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.
The offensive of the winners showed its depth against their rivals in the sixth week of activity in the NFL. Indeed, James Conner, Benny Snell Jr. and Chase Claypool have all registered majors in races. In Claypool’s case, it was his second touchdown using a rushing game in as many weeks. Recall that the Canadian receiver had reached the paying zone four times last week.
The other offensive success of the Steelers (5-0) was obtained thanks to a pass from Ben Roethlisberger to James Washington.
The victors’ defense was also very good, including a touchdown on an interception.
Browns quarterback (4-2) Baker Mayfield completed 10 of 18 passes for 119 yards and a major. He was the victim of two thefts and was replaced by Case Keenum during the game.
It wasn’t just the Steelers who made sure they went undefeated on Sunday. They worked hard, but the Tennessee Titans won 42-36 in overtime against the Houston Texans.
It was running back Derrick Henry who ended the overtime debate with a five-yard touchdown. It was his second victory of the day, as he also amassed 212 yards on 22 carries.
Quarterback Ryan Tannehill was no slouch with 30 passing passes for 364 yards and four majors.
On the Texans side (1-5), Deshaun Watson also found his receivers for touchdowns on four occasions.
The Titans (5-0) and the Steelers are the only two teams in the American League to be still perfect in 2020. In the National League, the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks are still not defeated. The former face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later in the day, while the latter are on leave.
Finally a Falcons gain
In Minnesota, the Atlanta Flasks finally got their first victory in 2020, who beat the Minnesota Vikings 40-23.
Quarterback Matt Ryan found four of his colleagues in the end zone and completed 30 of his 40 runs for 371 yards.
His favorite target was Julio Jones, who made eight catches for 137 yards and two majors. It was a rare game this season where the Falcons star (1-5) was healthy.
In the Vikings (1-5), pivot Kirk Cousins threw three touchdown passes, but suffered as many interceptions.
In addition, Atlanta is not the only team to have signed a first victory on Sunday. The New York Giants (1-5) also enjoyed this pleasure. They defeated the Washington football team (1-5) 20-19 at MetLife Stadium.
- In Jacksonville, running back D’Andre Swift scored two majors, which went a long way in helping the Detroit Lions (2-3) win 34-16 over the Jaguars (1-5).
- In Carolina, the Chicago Bears (5-1) continued their excellent start to the season, beating the Panthers (3-3) by 23-16.
- In Foxborough, the New England Patriots (2-3) woke up too late and were defeated 18-12 by the Denver Broncos (2-3). All of the winners ‘points were amassed by kicker Brandon McManus’ leg.
- In Indianapolis, the Colts (4-2) scored 10 points in the fourth quarter and beat the Cincinnati Bengals (1-4-1) 31-27.