The Newsroom recaps round nine of the NFL.
San Francisco pip the Falcons
A Jarryd Hayne-less San Francisco 49ers recorded a 17-16 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. In light of recent injuries and poor form, Blaine Gabbert replaced regular quarterback Colin Kaepernick and starred in the one point win. Gabbert finished the match with a respectable 15 completions from 25 attempts for 185 yards. The Falcons were able to keep the 49ers scoreless in the last two quarters but we unable to overturn the deficit.
Tennessee Titans break losing streak
After a tumultuous week for the club, the Tennessee Titans defeated New Orleans 34-28 in a overtime thriller. The Titans sacked their coach Ken Wisenhunt last week and interim coach Mike Mularkey managed to guide his team to victory after six straight losses. At half-time it was 21-17 with New Orleans in the box seat but the Titans found a way to fight back in the form of rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota who threw four touchdowns and completed 28 passes for 371 yards.
The Bengals keep roaring
The Cincinnati Bengals secured their eighth straight win for the first time in their history when they demolished the Cleveland Browns 31-10. In the first two quarters the Browns were competitive as it was 14-10 at half-time. The Bengals hit the switch and proved too much for the Browns as tight-end Tyler Eifert scored three touchdowns for the Bengals thanks to some superb passing from quarterback Andy Dalton. Dalton finished the match with figures of 21 completions for 234 yards. – Jesse Mullens
Top photo of the 49ers celebrating their win from San Francisco 49ers’ Facebook page.
Buffalo Bills defeated Miami Dolphins 33-17
Carolina Panthers defeated Green Bay Packers 37-29
Minnesota Vikings defeated St Louis Rams 21-18
New England Patriots defeated Washington Redskins 27-10
New York Jets defeated Jacksonville Jaguars 28-23
Pittsburgh Steelers defeated Oakland Raiders 38-35
New York Giants defeated Tampa Bay Buccaneers 32-18
Indianapolis Colts defeated Denver Broncos 27-24
Philadelphia Eagles defeated Dallas Cowboys 33-27