NFL News & Analysis

NFL scores and recaps for every Week 7 game

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) looks to running back Leonard Fournette (7) to pass during the second half at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

PFF broke down the numbers immediately after every NFL Week 7 game, including scores, rookie standouts, offensive line performances and more.

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Arizona Cardinals 42, New Orleans Saints 34

Offensive spotlight: The biggest story of this game, besides Taylor Swift’s album trailer, was DeAndre Hopkins‘ return. In his first game back from a six-week suspension, Arizona’s star receiver caught 10 of his 14 targets for 103 yards, averaging a game-high 3.55 yards per route run.

Defensive spotlight: If you had the Cardinals defense on your fantasy team, you’re starting the week off hot. Arizona’s defense scored two touchdowns on three interceptions from Andy Dalton. Both Isaiah Simmons’ and Marco Wilson’s pick-sixes came within a minute of each other.

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Baltimore Ravens 23, Cleveland Browns 20

Defensive spotlight: Justin Houston and Odafe Oweh had excellent games for the Ravens rushing the passer, causing constant problems all day. Calais Campbell also had a key strip-sack of Jacoby Brissett just as he was about to throw.

Rookie spotlight: Tyler Linderbaum had a relatively easy assignment this week given Cleveland’s interior defensive line. He finished with an allowed pressure rate of just 4.8%. Browns edge rusher Alex Wright had another couple of pressures as he tries to become a complement to Myles Garrett on the defensive line.

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Carolina Panthers 21, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3

Offensive spotlight: A week after recording a 45.5 passing grade, Panthers quarterback P.J. Walker earned an elite passing grade on first review against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, going 16-for-22 with 177 passing yards and two touchdowns. Walker had five big-time throws and zero turnover-worthy plays on the day, pending review.

Defensive spotlight: Panthers veteran linebacker Shaq Thompson was the team's highest-graded defensive player on first review. His 80.1 overall grade was thanks to an all-around good day, highlighted by a 79.4 coverage grade. Thompson also led the team in solo stops, with four.

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Cincinnati Bengals 35, Atlanta Falcons 17

Offensive spotlight: Joe Burrow put together his most prolific performance of the season, going 34-of-42 for 482 yards and three scores in an absolute masterclass of a performance. He racked up three big-time throws and no turnover-worthy plays, as well. Arguably the biggest difference between Burrow now and early in the season is a clean pocket. He was pressured on only nine of his 45 dropbacks.

Defensive spotlight: The Falcons' secondary was under siege on Sunday, with second-year safety Richie Grant having a tough day at the office, in particular. He allowed catches on both of his targets for 64 yards and a score. Cornerback Darren Hall may have even been worse, as he allowed catches on all seven of his targets for 98 yards and a score.

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Dallas Cowboys 24, Detroit Lions 6

Offensive spotlight: Dak Prescott completed 19-of-25 attempts for 207 yards and a touchdown in a win that was largely driven by the team’s defense. He passed for 8.3 yards per attempt with an aggressive average depth of target of 11.2 yards.

Defensive spotlight: The Dallas defense showed up with key turnovers at critical times. The Lions turned the ball over five times, losing three fumbles (including down by the Dallas goal line) and throwing two interceptions. Demarcus Lawrence and Micah Parsons each forced a fumble.

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New York Giants 23, Jacksonville Jaguars 17

Offensive spotlight: Daniel Jones continues to be a legitimate weapon…with his legs. He toted the rock 11 times on the day and had his first career 100-yard game (107). Saquon Barkley went for 110 yards, too, as New York did a number on what was a top-five-graded run defense through six weeks.

Defensive spotlight: Darious Williams has had an up-and-down year after signing with the Jaguars in free agency, but he was easily the most impactful Jags defender Sunday. He was targeted nine times and allowed five catches for 41 yards with three forced incompletions.

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Tennessee Titans 19, Indianapolis Colts 10

Offensive spotlight: Matt Ryan relied on the quick, underneath passing game again in Week 7 to try to limit pressure. His 4.3-yard average depth of target was the lowest of the season, but he was still pressured on 16 of his 48 dropbacks. Those pressured dropbacks didn’t go well for the Colts’ offense. Ryan averaged 3.5 yards per attempt with two interceptions and three sacks taken on those plays.

Defensive spotlight: Titans safety Andrew Adams came into this game against Indianapolis with just two games played and 68 total defensive snaps, but he was the defensive standout with Amani Hooker playing more of a slot defender role. It wasn’t just the out route that Adams jumped for Tennessee’s only touchdown of the game. He also contributed multiple coverage stops and was the first contact defender on nine snaps — most in the game.

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Washington Commanders 23, Green Bay Packers 21

Offensive spotlight: While he made big plays when his team needed him to, this was not a banner day for backup QB Taylor Heinicke. In all, he went 20-of-33 for 201 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, but he recorded five turnover-worthy plays on the day.

Defensive spotlight: Packers linebacker De'Vondre Campbell was all over the field Sunday afternoon, tallying four defensive stops against the run and taking a 63-yard pick-six to the house.

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New York Jets 16, Denver Broncos 9

Offensive spotlight: Denver's Jerry Jeudy collected seven receptions on 11 targets for four first downs and three explosive plays of 15 or more yards. If grades stand, it would be his first 70.0-plus receiving game grade this year (73.1) on a season-high 45 snaps.

Defensive spotlight: Broncos edge defender Bradley Chubb reeled in two run stops and a tackle for loss for a 90.2 grade in run defense, pending review. It would mark the second consecutive 80.0-plus run-defense grade in as many weeks for the fifth-year vet if it holds.

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Las Vegas Raiders 38, Houston Texans 20

Offensive spotlight: Running back Josh Jacobs dashed for a season-high seven explosive runs to spearhead the Raiders' ground attack. Las Vegas' RB1 rumbled for 11 first downs, 7.2 yards per carry and a season-best three touchdowns for his second multi-touchdown performance in three weeks.

Defensive spotlight: On 40 coverage snaps, veteran safety Duron Harmon allowed just one catch on three targets en route to a 2.3 passer rating. The stellar performance by the 10-year veteran led to a 90.0-plus coverage grade on first review.

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Seattle Seahawks 37, Los Angeles Chargers 23

Offensive spotlight: It's not the first time we've said it this year, but Geno Smith was the better quarterback in this one. The Seahawks passer went 7-of-11 for 118 yards and two scores on passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield, and he added three more big-time throws to his season total.

Defensive spotlight: Seahawks safety Ryan Neal saw seven targets in coverage, but he allowed just four catches for 13 measly yards. Better yet, he hauled in an interception and forced three incompletions.

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Kansas City Chiefs 44, San Francisco 49ers 23

Offensive spotlight: Chiefs wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster caught all seven of his targets for 124 receiving yards, one touchdown and five first downs. He caught both of his contested targets, recorded four plays of 15 or more yards and generated a perfect 158.3 passer rating from Patrick Mahomes.

Defensive spotlight: Kansas City DI Chris Jones had yet another strong game, adding two more sacks and two more hurries to his 2022 stat line. Jones entered this game with the highest pass-rush grade among players at his position, and that won't change after this one.

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Miami Dolphins 16, Pittsburgh Steelers 10

Offensive spotlight: The Dolphins came out guns blazing, utilizing speed, motion, run-pass options and play action on their opening drives to help put up 13 first-quarter points.

Mike McDaniel’s squad averaged 9.0 yards per play on the first 15 plays of the game. Things weren’t so hot from that point, however, as they averaged 5.2 yards per play after, with Tagovailoa tossing four turnover-worthy plays.

Luckily for Miami, the Steelers couldn’t capitalize — they dropped four interceptions, which is the most by any defense in a single game this season.

Defensive spotlight: Miami cornerback Xavien Howard had a bounce-back performance after a slow start to 2022. He had allowed a touchdown in every single game played this year and was averaging 76 yards allowed per start. Tonight, he locked down his side of the field, allowing 24 yards and zero touchdowns while forcing one incompletion.


Chicago Bears 33, New England Patriots 14

Offensive spotlight: While the Bears came away with the victory — largely thanks to QB Justin Fields rushing for 82 yards and passing for 8.5 yards per attempt — the story of this game will be Patriots' quarterback play.

Mac Jones played three series before being benched in favor of Bailey Zappe, going just 3-of-6 for 13 yards and an interception. Jones now has seven turnover-worthy plays across three games this year — he had just 15 across 17 games as a rookie.

Zappe entered the game in relief and went 14-of-22 for 185 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, though his first pick was due to a batted pass at the line of scrimmage. His saving grace was arguably his work down the field, as he completed two of his three deep shots for 73 yards and a score.

New England head coach Bill Belichick refused to name a Week 8 starter during the post-game press conference.

Defensive spotlight: Bears safety Jaquan Brisker was targeted five times in coverage, but he gave up just two receptions for 11 yards and one first down. He arguably made the play of the game when he broke on a go route to pick off Mac Jones with an impressive one-handed snag.


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