NFL week six: are the Titans contenders?



Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill has led his team to a 5-0 start so far this season.


Week six of the NFL confirmed many things we knew already about teams, and left us scratching our heads about what we thought we knew about others.

Let’s start out with two things we thought we knew and were confirmed after week six of the NFL. For starters, the Dallas Cowboys need to give quarterback Dak Prescott a contract extension. This week, the Cowboys were the most prepared of any week so far this year, according to head coach Mike McCarthy, yet were trounced 38-10 at home against the Arizona Cardinals. Backup quarterback Andy Dalton could not get it done at all and the mistakes made by the Cowboys were so numerous you could just tell the team was deflated. Since Prescott (their starting quarterback) is out for the season, they are no longer Super Bowl contenders. The second thing we confirmed from week six is that the Tennessee Titans are for real, and again they proved how good they are on Sunday. Quarterback Ryan Tannehill led a comeback against the Houston Texans, throwing four touchdown passes with a passer rating of 122.4, leading the Titans to 42-36 victory in overtime. The Titans were in the AFC Championship last year and seem poised to reach the championship game again this year.

Something that surprised the football world was the Green Bay Packers losing by 28 points against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Green Bay started up 10-0, but once Aaron Rodgers threw an interception returned for a touchdown the game got out of hand. The Buccaneers scored 38 unanswered points and the Packers didn’t score again.  The final score was 38-10 with the Tampa Bay defense led the way, holding the Packers to a season low 201 yards on offense. The Buccaneers look like legit contenders now that they have more chemistry on offense and their defense is one of the best in the NFL.

Another thing that surprised us is that the Chicago Bears are now 5-1 and in first place in the NFC North after the first six weeks. In a year where they benched their starting quarterback Mitch Trubisky for backup Nick Foles, the Bears have rode their defense and some clutch plays by Foles to the second best record in the entire NFC and looking to contend for a top seed in the NFC.