Many football fans this week are going to be asking: are the Arizona Cardinals the best team in the NFL?
In many senses it’s subjective. What’s not is the fact the Cardinals remain the league’s lone unbeaten and have entrenched themselves as legitimate Super Bowl contenders in 2021 after the team improved to 6-0 by stomping all over the Cleveland Browns.
At the other end of the spectrum, there remains just one winless team and once again it is the lowly Detroit Lions after Dan Campbell’s tears failed to magically turn his players into worldbeaters and they were steamrolled by Cincinnati.
The Packers, Cowboys and Ravens began the season a combined 0-3 but all won on Sunday to improve to a perfect 15-0 since Week 1. Meanwhile, the Colts, Vikings, Raiders and Steelers all earned wins that helped keep playoff aspirations alive.
Nine teams put up more than 30 points on a high-scoring Sunday that saw three games require overtime and another ended on a last-second regulation field goal.
Here’s what else you missed from an action-packed Sunday in Week 6.
Jaguars 23, Dolphins 20 (in London)
Bengals 34, Lions 11
Packers 24, Bears 14
Colts 31, Texans 3
Chiefs 31, Washington 13
Ravens 34, Chargers 6
Most QB wins before turning 25 in NFL history:
Lamar Jackson* 35
Dan Marino 34
Drew Bledsoe 32
*doesn't turn 25 until Jan. 7 pic.twitter.com/dpPGQDVpcc
— NFL on CBS (@NFLonCBS) October 17, 2021
Rams 38, Giants 11
Vikings 34, Panthers 28 (OT)
Cardinals 37, Browns14
Kyler Murray might not be even 5'10 but he's 6-0 right now, folks.
— Blake Allen Murphy (@blakemurphy7) October 17, 2021
Raiders 34, Broncos 24
Cowboys 35, Patriots 29 (OT)
Pittsburgh Steelers 23, Seattle Seahawks 20 (OT)