Top 10 Most Surprising NFL Teams of Week 9 (2022)
The Jets beat the Bills. Yes these are not the same old Jets. Robert Saleh has his team doing well. New York's defense had 5 sacks and 2 interceptions which gave Buffalo fits as Zach Wilson led a perfect comeback drive. Not the flashiest numbers but it's enough to get the job done.all of a sudden don't look now but the Jets are in the thick of it to win the division and make the playoffs
Detroit won this game? How? I know the Packers are reeling right now but if there's one constant in this world you can count on Green Bay beating the Lions but not today. This time it was Detroit who pulled off the win. Aaron Rodgers threw 3 interceptions and had an uncharacteristic bad game against Detroit. The Lions perfectly played spoiler and May as well have knocked Green Bay out of the playoff race.
Seattle I don't know how but they keep winning. Arizona is in shambles but still the Seahawks are on a roll. They were clearly the better team. Kenneth Walker did his job and finished off the reeling Cardinals. Even DeAndre couldn't help them much. This is quickly becoming a team nobody wants to play with how hot they have been as of late
Rams and Bucs are both bad football teams remember when this was considered a high quality matchup those were the good days. Anyway neither team does a whole lot yet Tampa Bay wins because LA just stopped trying it looked like. I could see the Bucs winning from a mile away. Tom Brady does what he always does to zone defense he's eaten that up since the beginning of his career. Enjoy your win because the Rams were too busy admiring the Super Bowl they bought
The Chiefs won incredibly ugly they honestly didn't deserve to win. The offense didn't do much until the very end thanks to Pat Mahomes. Chiefs defense won't get the credit they deserve but they were the true unsung heroes of the game. It took overtime and a little refball to do it but a win is a win I guess.
Tennessee played surprisingly well. I could have told you this would happen too. Andy Reid has historically struggled against the Titans for some reason Tennessee kept KC in check they didn't give up a lot of big plays at least until the end. Derrick Henry did his thing but Malik Willis got exposed turns out he's still a little bit raw. That was the turning point sucks they didn't take advantage of that defensive effort real shame
Jacksonville did something they aren't known for doing. They made a comeback. Yes that's right they made a comeback against the Raiders which to be fair have Josh McDaniels as head coach and we all know he's a total hack but to Jacksonville's credit they finally did it and got a comeback from down 17. You can thank Travis Etienne for that. Trevor Lawrence had himself one of the best games of his career. I'd say this win says more about Vegas than it does Jacksonville but good job boys you exposed the Raiders for what they really are.
Perhaps the Bills are more mortal than we thought. They won't lose this game this is the Jets! Even if the Jets are not the same as the Jets of old the Bills should have won this game because they are a powerhouse of so we thought. Josh Allen didn't have his best game and the defense folded up late to let New York Steal a win.
Indianapolis was toast in this game. Whatever happened to that O line? Weren't they supposed to be good? Sam Ehlinger never had a shot because he was sacked 9 Times! Yes 9! This was absolute domination by New England. This led Indianapolis to cut the cord on Frank Reich. Not surprised it was bound to happen eventually the Colts weren't going anywhere with him. Shame I thought he was considered a good coach like 5 years ago. The interim head coach they go with is none other than… Jeff Saturday….? Um what? Are you even trying anymore? Or is Jim Irsay just hiring a yes-man? I mean what's next Pat Mcafee as an assistant coach? This just goes to show Indianapolis has no clue what they're doing and won't figure it out until Jim Irsay looks in the mirror.
The Packers are a bad football team there is no denying that. But they're playing Detroit! We all thought.. there's no way they lose to the Lions right? Detroit has been the NFC North doormat for years! They have the worst defense in the league! Yet Green Bay STILL FAILED! Like I have no words how do you only score 9 points? What in the living hell is that? Green Bay you hear that sound? That's the sound of your Super Bowl window slamming shut.