Each week, we look at the most exciting moments and standout performances from the NFL Sunday game slate. From amazing catches to game-changing touchdowns, we’ve got it all covered. So, let’s dive into the best of week 10:
Last-Second Field Goals Make History
Five teams – Arizona, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston and Seattle, made game-winning field goals with no time remaining in Week 10. This incredible feat marked the most game-winning scores with no time left in regulation in a single week in NFL history.
Close Games Galore
Nine out of 12 games in Week 10 were within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter. The high level of competitiveness made for an exciting day of football, with nine games ultimately decided by one score.
Fourth-Quarter Thrillers Continue
Throughout the 2023 season, 69.6% of all games (103 out of 148) have been within one score in the fourth quarter, highlighting the nail-biting nature of this NFL season.
In the 50th regular-season international game in NFL history, the Indianapolis Colts secured a 10-6 victory over New England in Frankfurt, Germany, showcasing the sport’s global appeal.
Impressive Rookie Performances
Houston’s rookie quarterback, CJ Stroud, had a standout performance, passing for 356 yards with two touchdowns, one passing and one rushing. Running back Devin Singletary contributed 150 rushing yards and one touchdown, while wide receiver Noah Brown registered 172 receiving yards, leading the Texans to a thrilling 30-27 win over Cincinnati. This achievement marked the first time a team had a 350-yard passer, a 150-yard rusher, and a 150-yard receiver in the same game since the Indianapolis Colts in 1998.
Stroud’s Record-Breaking Season
C.J. Stroud’s impressive rookie season continued as he surpassed Cam Newton for the third-most passing yards by a rookie quarterback in his first nine career starts in NFL history, with 2,626 passing yards. Stroud also became the second rookie quarterback ever to have at least 350 passing yards in consecutive games, joining Cam Newton. Additionally, he joined the elite club of rookie quarterbacks with three games of 350-or-more passing yards, along with Andrew Luch and Cam Newton.
Stellar Performances by Veterans
Several veteran players also shone in Week 10. San Francisco quarterback Brock Purdy had a fantastic game, passing for 296 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Tight end George Kittle added 116 receiving yards and one touchdown in the 49ers’ 34-3 victory over Jacksonville. Meanwhile, Cleveland’s defensive end Myles Garrett and Pittsburgh’s linebacker T.J. Watt recorded sacks in their respective games. Watt’s sack total surpassed his brother J.J. Watt, making him second only to Pro Football Hall of Famer Reggie White in sacks by a player in their first 100 NFL games since 1982.
That’s all for this week’s Sunday Spotlight. Join us again next week as we continue highlighting the best of Sunday’s NFL action.