Weeks 1 to 6 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

Week six of the NFL season has come to a close, and with it came several shocks. Here is everything you missed from that action-packed day of football.

Weeks 1 to 6 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap
Brief Review of the NFL's Weeks in 2022. Photo by Adrian Curiel / Unsplash

The Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, and Atlanta Falcons stood out on Sunday with upset wins over the Buccaneers, Packers, and 49ers in week six of the 2022 NFL season.

Steelers stun Tampa

With a brilliant defensive performance, the Steelers pulled off the first upset of the day; they stopped Tampa Bay's offense led by quarterback Tom Brady, who was intercepted twice. Pittsburgh overcame the Bucs 20-18, in a duel in which they suffered the injury of their rookie quarterback Kenny Pickett, who had a touchdown pass; substitute Mitch Trubisky came in to close the duel with a touchdown throw. It was the Steelers' second win of the season in exchange for four losses; they remain in last place in the AFC North division. The Bucs share the top spot in the NFC South with the Falcons with a 3-3 record.

Green Bay falls again to a New York team

In Green Bay, the New York Jets moved from four games won to two lost with their 27-10 upset win at Lambeau Field, home of the Packers. The Jets' defense was decisive. They caught Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay's quarterback, four times and only allowed him one touchdown pass. The New York team is second in the AFC East division. The Packers have a record of three wins and three losses in second place in the NFC North.

Falcons play their best game and beat the 49ers

Later in the day, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the favored San Francisco 49ers 28-14 with a great performance by their quarterback, Marcus Mariota, who added two touchdown passes. The 49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo also caught two touchdowns but was intercepted on a couple of occasions. In the National Football League's West division, San Francisco is tied for first place with a 3-3 record with the champion Rams, who beat Carolina 24-10, and the Seahawks, who defeated the Cardinals 19-9.

Bills dominate American Conference

In one of the most attractive games of week six, the Buffalo Bills reclaimed their dominance of the American Conference with a 24-20 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs. As the result, the Bills have the best record in the AFC with 5-1 at the top of the East division. The Chiefs accumulate four wins and two losses in first place in the West.

Philadelphia remains undefeated

The Eagles' 26-17 victory over the Cowboys closed Sunday's activity. Philadelphia remains the only undefeated team of the season with six wins. It is first in the NFC East, and in the same division, Dallas is third with 4-2.

Week 5 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

Week 5 of the NFL is over. On Monday Night, the Chiefs, with Patrick Mahomes, received the Raiders in a duel of the Western Division of the American Conference. The locals suffered, but their QB had four touchdown passes with his most powerful weapon, Travis Kelce.

The Las Vegas franchise went to halftime 20-10, but true to Kansas City's style, led by Mahomes, they had an incredible comeback to get a 4-1 record. The quarterback finished with 292 yards through the air and the aforementioned four TD passes.

For his part, Derek Carr had 241 yards per pass and a couple of touchdowns in the same way; in addition, his running back Josh Jacobs, finished the duel with 154 yards on the ground, and a TD, but they could do little against the local offense.

Davante Adams joins the group of 700 receptions

During the match, the receiver Davante Adams, a former player of the Green Bay Packers, had three receptions for 124 yards through the air, with a pair of touchdowns. Thanks to that, he became the fifth player of all time with more than 700 receptions and more than 75 TDs in his first nine seasons. As if that were not enough, the Raiders WR is the first player with more than 100 yards in six consecutive prime-time games (TNF, SNF, and MNF).

Jalen Hurts of the Eagles scored two TDs on the ground

The Philadephia Eagles are the only undefeated team in the 2022 Season, in large part because of the performances of their quarterback, Jalen Hurts. The QB scored two TDs on the ground against Arizona (20-17) to reach seven games with one or more touchdowns and is now three touchdowns behind Cam Newton, who has the record in 10 games.

Josh Allen and Gabriel Davis with a 98-yard connection

The Buffalo Bills showed no mercy and rolled over the Steelers by a 38-3 score. The first TD of the game was a 98-yard pass from Josh Allen to Gabriel Davis, this touchdown entered the history books as the longest touchdown in the first 90 seconds of an NFL game.

Week 4 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

Los Angeles Rams - San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers played a round-robin game to beat the Los Angeles Rams, dominating at home and sealing their second win of the season. Jimmy Garoppolo performed like in the old days. He was quick to throw the ball with accuracy and did not give the ball away once, unlike Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford, who suffered an interception and a fumble.

The 49er's defense played impeccably. They gave no respite for the Los Angeles team to come back and recovered the ball at the right moment when the Rams needed to score to stay alive. This was the most complete game we have seen from Kyle Shanahan and San Francisco in many, many weeks.

Kansas City Chiefs 41-31 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

In their first matchup since the 2021 Super Bowl, Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs got revenge on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a very solid 41-31 victory. Kansas City totaled five touchdowns with Travis Kelce (92 yards and a touchdown) and Clyde Edwards-Helaire (two touchdowns and 94 yards) as the standouts.

In his stellar quarterback duel against Mahomes, Brady went 39-of-52 passing for 385 yards with three touchdown passes, but the Buccaneers, who lost Cameron Brate to concussion protocol, looked flimsy on defense and inaccurate at key moments.

Denver Broncos 23-32 Las Vegas Raiders

The Vegas Raiders ended a season losing streak on Sunday with a 32-23 victory over the Denver Broncos in week four of the NFL season. Vegas quarterback Derek Carr totaled 188 yards and two catches. Denver's Russel Wilson accumulated 237 yards, scored two touchdowns, and was caught three times. The Raiders struggle to make it seven when their offense is inside the opponent's 20-yard line, but an excellent ground game helped them cover some deficiencies in their offense.

Washington Commanders 10-25 Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys keep the winning streak going. Mike McCarthy's team defeated Washington to move to 3-1 with Cooper Rush the architect of the victory. The Lone Star quarterback had a record of 2 TDs and 223 yards. It is worth remembering that the QB is filling in for Dak Prescott and Dallas has not lost in three games.

Buffalo Bills 23-20 Baltimore Ravens

The Buffalo Bills came back from a 17-point deficit against Baltimore to win their third victory of the season. In a game in which Bills quarterback Josh Allen led the comeback, the Buffalo team won at M&T Bank Stadium, where the QB totaled 213 yards, a touchdown, and an interception. However, Allen continues to be a key player for Sean McDermott's team, recording 10 TDs on the season. The loss puts the Ravens with a 2-2 record.

Minnesota Vikings 28-25 New Orleans Saints

The Minnesota Vikings defeated the New Orleans Saints 28-25 in a close game played in the city of London in week four of the 2022 NFL season. The Saints-Vikings duel, played at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, was the first of five international games that the NFL has scheduled for this year outside the United States, of which two more will be in London, one in Munich (Germany), and another in Mexico.

The Saints suffered the injury-related absences of their star offensive players: starting quarterback Jameis Winston, receiver Michael Thomas, running back Alvin Kamara, and center Andrus Peat. New Orleans used the experience of backup passer Andy Dalton and the mobility of number three quarterback Taysom Hill to move its offense.

The Saints had tied it 25-25 with a 60-yard field goal by Wil Lutz with two minutes remaining, Minnesota responded with a Greg Joseph kick to seal the 28-25 win. With two seconds on the clock, New Orleans could have tied it, but Lutz's 61-yard field goal bounced off the uprights twice.

Miami Dolphins 15-27 Cincinnati Bengals

The Dolphins lost their first game of the season and a lot more than that. Tua Tagovailoa went out injured in the second quarter due to a tough catch. He was sent to the hospital with neck and head injuries, though with full limb mobility and consciousness. Substitute Teddy Bridgewater came in and did not do badly. He kept the team in the game, catching a touchdown pass and over 200 yards through the air.

The Bengals get back to form

It was a solid game for Bengals passer Joe Burrow, who caught two TD passes for 267 yards. The Bengals won their second consecutive duel and again showed off their star receivers to the fullest: Tee Higgins and Ja'Marr Chase combined for 205 air yards. The Dolphins stayed in the game until Teddy Bridgewater threw an interception with 3:05 left in the game. The Bengals did not waste the opportunity to seal the game, with a touchdown run by tight end Hayden Hurst.

Week 3 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

The Cowboys won their second consecutive victory after defeating the Giants 23-16 at the end of Week 3 of the 2022 NFL Season. Against the odds, which dictated the defeat of Dallas, and under the command of QB Cooper Rush, they managed to prevail in the divisional duel. The great hero of the night was receiver CeeDee Lamb, who gave the victory to the Lone Star team.

The first half of the game was characterized by field goals, two for the visitors and one more for the New York franchise, and they went 6-3 at halftime. In the third quarter, both managed to score: on the ground, Elliot for Dallas, and Saquon for the Giants. Finally, it was a combination between Rush and Lamb, with a great reception, to win the duel.

100 times the mighty Aaron Donald

The Los Angeles Rams defensive back reached 100 catches in his career, only the second player in history to achieve this feat playing as a defensive tackle. He did it in his team's 20-12 win over Arizona, against quarterback Kyler Murray. The first to do so was former Vikings player John Randle, who finished his career with 137.5 sacks.

Lamar Jackson is unique in the NFL

Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson is the first player in the Super Bowl era to throw three touchdown passes or more and complete more than 100 yards in two consecutive games. He is also the only player to have three or more TD passes and 70 or more yards on the ground in two consecutive games on three separate occasions.

Patrick Mahomes is synonymous with touchdowns

Since 2018, only three teams have more touchdowns on offense than Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes recorded in September. He alone has 50, his same franchise has 60 TDs, the Ravens with 55, and the Rams with 54.

Week 2 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

Atypical day in the NFL, with a double Monday Night. In the first duel, the Bills showed that they are still in demolition mode, sweeping the Titans 41-7 with a spectacular performance by quarterback Josh Allen, wide receiver Stefon Diggs, and the Buffalo defense.

The quarterback racked up 317 yards through the air and four touchdown passes. Diggs had three touchdown receptions and 148 total yards to start the 2022 season perfectly after two weeks.

In the next game, the Philadelphia Eagles won their second consecutive victory, 24-7 over the Minnesota Vikings. The hero of the night was the quarterback of the green team, Jalen Hurts. Not only did he throw for 333 yards and a TD, but he also scored two touchdowns on the ground.

Cooper Kupp the Rams' dependable man

Cooper Kupp, the receiver of the Los Angeles Rams completed 23 games with five or more receptions, equaling DeAndre Hopkins. The maximum record is held by Antonio Brown in 36 games played between 2013 and 2015.

Tyreek Hill at the Hall of Fame level

The receiver who arrived in Miami this season, Tyreek Hill, also known as "Cheetah," achieved a record that only one inductee into the HOF (Hall of Fame), Jerry Rice, former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver, held: both are the only two in the Super Bowl era to achieve four games of 10 or more receptions, 150 or more total yards, and two or more touchdowns.

Mike Evans suspended

The NFL decided to suspend the Tampa Bay wide receiver for one game due to an unnecessary roughness action against New Orleans. Evans shoved Saints defensive back Marshon Lattimore for defending his quarterback, Tom Brady. Both the WR and Lattimore were ejected from that game.

Carson Wentz historic

Washington's quarterback achieved a mark that had not been recorded since 1950 when QB numbers began to be recorded. He is the first to have more than 300 yards and three touchdown passes in the first two games with a new team, as a starter.

Week 1 of the 2022 NFL Season: A Recap

Week 1 of the NFL ended, where Russell Wilson fell in his return to Seattle, but now wearing the colors of Denver, duel in which his Broncos were defeated with a score of 17-16, on Monday Night Football against the Seahawks.

It was a complicated night for Wilson, not only did he have to stand out with a new team, but he also had the task of beating his former team, with which he spent nine full seasons.

However, he had positive numbers, 29 complete passes, and 340 yards, but he was only able to send a touchdown pass on one occasion, and he was not able to beat his former teammates.

Cowboys lose to Tampa Bay and are without Dak Prescott

Dallas' loss to Tampa Bay was too costly for the Lone Star Cowboys, who not only lost 19-3, in a game in which they were unable to score any touchdowns but also lost Dak Prescott to injury. The quarterback's thumb fracture was the most important injury of Week 1 in the NFL. Now the Cowboys will have to survive without their QB1 until at least Week 8.

Patrick Mahomes didn't miss Tyreek Hill

The Kansas City quarterback can't get enough of breaking NFL records. He is the fourth player in the Super Bowl era with more than 300 yards through the air, five touchdown passes, and zero interceptions in the first week of the season. He also became one of six players to throw five TD passes or more on five separate occasions.

Tua Tagovailoa doesn't know what it's like to lose to the Patriots

With Miami's 20-7 win over New England, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa signed a perfect record when facing the Patriots, he has four wins and no losses. He is the only QB to remain undefeated against that team since Bill Bellichick is their head coach.

200 times Justin Jefferson with the Vikings

Minnesota wide receiver Justin Jefferson had his 200th NFL reception in the 23-7 win over Green Bay, all of them made with the Vikings. He ranks fourth in achieving that number in fewer games, he did it in 34 games. The only ones who surpass him are Odell Beckham Jr. who did it in 30 games, Michael Thomas in 32, and Jarvis Landry in 33.