Winners and losers from NFL Week 5

October 10, 2017


DeShone Kizer and Mitch Trubisky

These are two rookies who had rough outings in Week 5. DeShone Kizer was benched early by the Cleveland Browns for Kevin Hogan and only threw for 87 yards and an interception. After being benched, the Browns still went on to lose the game and fell to 0-5 on the season.

Mitch Trubisky got his first NFL start Monday night which ended in defeat. But it wasn’t merely a loss that makes Trubinsky a loser from Week 5.

After a slow start to the game Trubisky threw for a TD (a lucky tip) and ran in a 2-pt conversion putting the Chicago Bears in position to win. But late in the fourth he threw an interception deep in the Bears’ territory which put the Minnesota Vikings in field goal range at the point of possession.

The Vikings went on to win the game 20-17 spoiling Trubisky’s debut.


Dallas Cowboys

As previously mentioned, the Cowboys got Aaron Rogered–again. Dak Prescott orchestrated a drive over eight minutes long that ended in an 11-yard touchdown run from Prescott to put Dallas up 31-28.

The problem is they left 1:13 seconds on the clock for Rodgers and the rest is history.

After losing in the NFC playoff divisional round to the Packers last year, the Cowboys wanted their revenge. However, history repeated itself and Dallas fell to 2-3 on the season.


New York Giants

The Giants are 0-5 and they might as well put a lid on their season. But what they truly lost Week 5 is their best player.

Adding insult to injury, or maybe injury to insult, Odell Beckham Jr. was lost for the rest of the season with a broken ankle. Beckham was carted off the field and seen on the sideline covering his face but presumably crying.

Losing is one thing, but an injury this devastating hurts. If New York had any chance of recovering this season, it just got sidelined with ODB.


Houston Texans

Much like the Giants, the Texans suffered a major loss in Week 5. Yes Houston was defeated by the Kansas City Chiefs 42-34, but they lost J.J. Watt in the process.

On the Texans’ first defensive drive of the game, Watt went down and limped off of the field. He was eventually carted to the locker room and immediately given x rays, which confirmed a fractured fibula in his left leg.

Unfortunately for Houston, who was just improving on offense thanks to Deshaun Watson who threw 5 TDs Week 5, they lost their best player and the leader of their defense.

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