The Dallas Cowboys record their seventh win of the season and don’t give the Minnesota Vikings a chance. The Las Vegas Raiders have to go into overtime in the divisional duel against the Denver Broncos.
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings 40:3
The Dallas Cowboys put on an impressive game against the Minnesota Vikings. At no point in the game did Head Coach Mike McCarthy’s team let the opponent get into the game.
The Cowboys already led 23-3 at halftime, and in the end Dallas won 40-3.
Player of the game on the side of “America’s Team” was Tony Pollard. The running back ran for 80 yards and caught six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Ezekiel Elliott also found himself in the end zone twice. Quarterback Dak Prescott finished with 276 passing yards and two TD passes, completing 22 of his 25 passes.
The Vikings, who had no convincing players, lost their second game of the season, but are still clearly in first place in the NFC North with eight wins. No other team in the division currently has a positive record.
The Dallas Cowboys are in second place in the NFC East with seven wins and three losses.
Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos 22:16 OT
The Las Vegas Raiders won the divisional duel against the Denver Broncos in an overtime thriller. A 35-yard touchdown by Davante Adams ensured the 22:16 victory. The wide receiver totalled 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Running back Josh Jacobs ran for 109 yards and caught three passes for 51 yards. Quarterback Derek Carr completed 23 of 37 passes for 307 yards and two touchdowns.
For the Broncos, Russell Wilson, who had one of his better games for Denver, had 247 passing yards. However, he did not score a touchdown.
Both teams now stand at three wins and seven losses. However, because the Raiders won more games against teams in their division, the Broncos are in last place in the AFC West.
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers 37:30
Thanks to Samaje Perine and Tee Higgins, the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Pittsburgh Steelers. While running back Perine caught three touchdowns, wide receiver Higgins amassed 148 yards.
Quarterback Joe Burrow threw for a total of 355 yards and four touchdowns, but also made two interceptions.
Kenny Pickett, the Steelers’ rookie quarterback, completed 25 of his 42 pass attempts (265 yards) and threw one touchdown.
The Bengals are now six wins and four losses behind the Baltimore Ravens, while the Steelers are third in the AFC North with three wins and seven losses.