An NFL record was broken at the end of Week 10 in dramatic fashion. Last night, the Denver Broncos upset the Buffalo Bills with a game-winning field goal as time expired. However, that was just one piece of the biggest Week 10 storyline.
NFL teams around the league helped set a record by the end of Week 10. That record was most game-winning field goals (6) as time expired. The record for most game-winning scores in regulation during one week was also broken in Week 10.
What should we take away from this? What are the most notable storylines? Let’s look back at each one.
Let’s start with the freshest one. The Denver Broncos had a game-winning field goal as time expired last night against the Buffalo Bills. It was a huge upset, considering Denver was an underdog by about a touchdown.
It was a mess leading up to this field goal. A pass interference penalty by the Bills put the Broncos in field goal range. The Broncos then missed that field goal attempt. However, the Bills committed an egregious penalty by having 12 men on the field during that field goal attempt. As a result, the Broncos got another chance and converted it to win the game.
The Seattle Seahawks have quietly taken care of business this season with a 6-3 record. Week 10 against the Washington Commanders was another one of those games where it was not flashy but they got the job done. It should show that the Seahawks are going to be a legitimate contender in the NFC that will keep the San Francisco 49ers honest for the NFC West division title.
This game was about the return of Kyler Murray after suffering a torn ACL injury last season. Murray played great and put the Cardinals in position to win the game. As a result, they had a game-winning field goal as time expired over the Atlanta Falcons. This win makes many more confident the Cardinals will stick with Murray going forward after rumors about them tanking for USC QB Caleb Williams.
The Detroit Lions continued a great season with a game-winning field goal over the Los Angeles Chargers. They improved to 7-2 and are currently in the mix for the top seed in the NFC. The Lions have not hosted a playoff game in 30 years. This win puts them one step closer to ending that long drought.
This one arguably resulted in the biggest upset of the Sunday slate. The Houston Texans had to go on the road to face a Cincinnati Bengals team on a four-game winning streak. As a result, they were underdogs by nearly a touchdown.
Texans QB C.J. Stroud threw just his second interception of the season late in the fourth quarter. Many thought that would result in a potential Bengals win. Well, Stroud responded by leading a game-winning drive during the Texans’ next possession. Matt Amendola delivered the game-winning field goal after just recently signing with the team. Now, it puts the Texans very much in the playoff mix.
Last but not least, we have the Cleveland Browns. This was arguably the biggest win for playoff implications. They upset the Baltimore Ravens after the Ravens had a 14-point lead.
That keeps Cleveland just half a game behind Baltimore in a very competitive AFC North division. It also keeps them in one of the top AFC wild card spots and gives them a fighting chance for the tiebreaker in that division. We will have to see if they can ride this momentum.