NFL Week 5

By | October 9, 2017

NFL Week 5 kickoff game was between the New England Patriots against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida where the Patriots won the game, 19-14 in front of a very disappointed home crowd.

A Few NFL Week 5 Highlights

Kansas City Chiefs have done it again, after beating Houston Texans, 32-20 they remain top of the leader-board.

However, rather sadly for the Chiefs, their tight end, Travis Kelce, was knocked out of the game when he was having one of the best nights of his career with eight catches and 98 receiving yards all in the first half. He’s being evaluated for a concussion.

Houston Texans didn’t escape injury though. Their star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg. This means that Watt is out for the season.

Jacksonville Jaguars vs Pittsburgh Steelers
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The Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Defense did it for them this week in their win against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week. Should the Steelers fans panic? On paper, the Steelers should have owned the game with names like Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown and Martavis Bryant, yet on the night, they just couldn’t pull it off.  Sure, they have Ryan Shazier, the linebacker, who showed some of his talents when he snatched the ball away from the Jaguars tight end, James O’Shaughnessy in a play that helped the Steelers get in a field goal. T.J. Watt also showed what he was made of but unfortunately, just a few incidental highlights were nowhere near enough.

Aaron Rodgers did it for the Green Bay Packers this week when he moved the team down the field from their own 25-yard line, setting them up for the winning touchdown in the last minute of the game. From three points down to a win by four points!

Division Top Standings At End Of Week 5

Coming out of week 4, Kansas City Chiefs were the only team that is unbeaten. The good and very exciting news is that after their game this week, they are still unbeaten having won all 5 of their games so far.

Check out the full NFL standings list here.

Here’s a summary of the Week-5 results.

NFL Week 5 Results

New England Patriots19-14Tampa Bay Buccaneers
New York Jets17-14Cleveland Browns
Carolina Panthers27-24Detroit Lions
San Francisco 49ers23-26Indianapolis Colts
Tennessee Titans10-16Miami Dolphins
Buffalo Bills16-20Cincinnati Bengals
San Diego Chargers27-22New York Giants
Jacksonville Jaguars30-09Pittsburgh Steelers
Arizona Cardinals07-34Philadelphia Eagles
Seattle Seahawks16-10Los Angeles Rams
Baltimore Ravens30-17Oakland Raiders
Green Bay Packers35-31Dallas Cowboys
Kansas City Chiefs42-34Houston Texans
Denver BroncosBYE WEEK-BYE WEEKWashington Redskins
New Orleans SaintsBYE WEEK-BYE WEEKAtlanta Falcons
Minnesota VikingsChicago Bears

National Anthem Saga Continues

United States Flag

Players still seem to be offering their protests, or is it defiance, over the statement by President Trump a couple of weeks back.

We have San Francisco 49ers team members kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem with several teammates standing behind them. As a result of this act, their Vice President, VP Pence, walked out of the game stating on twitter that he would “not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem”.

President Trump tweeted that he and the Second Lady were proud of him for his actions.

Then for the second week running, the Indianapolis Colts wore their black t-shirts with the words “We Will” written on the front of them and “Stand for equality, justice, unity, respect, dialogue, opportunity” on the back.

For the second week running, Tennesee Titans receiver, Rishard Matthews, and Miami Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills, safety Michael Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas, all stayed in the locker room during the Anthem.

Before the Philadelphia Eagles versus Cardinals game, Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod, both raised their first above their head during the anthem.

Before the game against the Chargers, New York Giants defensive end, Olivier Vernon, knelt during the anthem and linebacker, Keenan Robinson, raised his fist in the air.

You can read the full report in the New York Times,

I don’t really understand what’s going on with all of this? Is there anyone who can shed a little light on this for me?

Putting all else aside, I was brought up to respect the National Anthem. It’s something that represents a nation and its people.

A recent example was when I was working in Ireland and we were dancing and partying away at the company end of year party. It was, and is, the tradition in Ireland, that the last song of the evening is the Irish National Anthem and true to form, the Anthem started playing at the end of the evening when midnight struck which meant end of music for the night.

Yet despite a night of partying and drinking and the mix of nationalities in the room, everyone stopped dancing, and stood while the song played. It just showed respect for the national song of the country.

So why is it that people playing in a National Team, representing the team at a National level, can’t seem to do the same thing? Please feel free to leave a comment if you have some thoughts about the matter.

Have an awesome week and tune in next week for Week 6 results and highlights.

Please also check out the Football Jerseys for Dogs of the Week-5 kick-off teams, New England Patriots, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers .

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