Top 10 Most Surprising NFL Teams of Week 6 (2020)Another Week in the books and here we go with the Surprising teams of the week. We had quite the slate of games we had incredible collapses, painful underachieving and just about everything in between. So let’s discuss what surprises the football gods had in store this week
This was a battle of field goals and Denver was able to hold off New England. I get that New England isn’t that good, but Denver is battered with injuries and won on the road. That’s a bit unexpected and caught me off guard.
Philly was battered and down big time against Baltimore. It was looking to be a blowout, but then somehow, they found a way to make this interesting and came back to almost put up 30 on the scoreboard. Sure they still lost, but give them credit where credit is due.
The 49ers are another team devastated by injuries and yet they beat the high flying Rams. LA had no answers as San Francisco punched them in the mouth and they never let up. LA did come back but it wasn’t enough.
Tampa Bay is living up to their hype. They are playing as a well rounded Football team. Rob Gronkowski finally showed up. By halftime, this game was a blowout. The Bucs beat up the Packers in what many thought would be a shootout ended up being anything but that. And don’t look now, but the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the lead of the NFC South.
I thought Cleveland would have more fight in them, but instead, they merely reinforced the narrative that Pittsburgh owns them. Baker Mayfield regressed and the team just didn’t show up. So much for being 4-2 they looked rather lifeless.
Green Bay what was that? Aaron Rodgers was horrid that game. That has to be the worst game I’ve seen from him in a long time maybe the worst of his career. They got owned by Tampa Bay who is all of a sudden a very formidable team
To me, the biggest surprise is the Cardinals going into Jerryworld and running the Dallas Cowboys Outta their own home. Kyler Murray is now 7-0 at Dallas going back to High School. The Cardinals were dominant on both offense and on defense, forcing Dallas to be all outta wack on offense which we’ll get to.
Man Atlanta really went all out for that first win...they were up 23-0 on the Minnesota Vikings also deep on the struggle bus. And I know what you’re thinking, but NO, the Falcons didn’t choke this game away which is more shocking honestly. Ironically enough, the first game after firing Dan Quinn they won. Honestly, where has this team been this whole time and why are they showing up now?
Indy was getting blown the hell out by Cincy, they were in a 24-7 hole, but Phillip Rivers played one of his better games in awhile to rally the team back from the brink of defeat to beat Cincinnati as much criticism as I give Rivers these past 2 years with his age catching up with him he still has it.
Dallas was absolutely smacked on their home soil by Arizona. I’ll cut them some slack here because Dak is injured, but what I can’t ignore is your Defense being atrocious. Like it’s so painfully obvious, you can’t give up big 70-80 yard Touchdown plays to Christian Kirk and Kenyan Drake and convince me this defense isn’t bad. Sit there and enjoy being in first in your weak division all you want but ignoring your problems will only lead to your demise.