NFL Week 6 surprises

Three NFL Week 6 surprises

10/16/13 in NFL   |   jakeryanbrown   |   28 respect

1. Rams destroy Texans in Houston 
Oct 13, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; St. Louis Rams middle linebacker James Laurinaitis (55) talks to Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing (56) after the game at Reliant Stadium. The Rams won 38-13. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY SportsThe 2013 season can't go much worse for the Houston Texans.  Matt Schaub's time as a starter with the Texans seems to have come to an end.  His backup T.J. Yates doesn't look to be a suitable replacement.  Schaub left the game with an injury Sunday and Yates came in and somehow looked worse.  The backup threw for two picks and the Texans lost their fourth straight game to fall to 2-4 on the season.  On the other side, the Rams pick up their second straight win and improve to 3-3 as they hope to sneak up in the NFC Wild Card race.  Sam Bradford didn't have to do much, but he did throw three touchdown passes.  We have learned a lot about the Texans this season and it looks to be time for them to rebuild and move on from head coach Gary Kubiak.  It was an impressive win from the Rams, but this team isn’t going to the playoffs.
Oct 13, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins (85) catches the game winning touchdown over the defense of New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) during the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots defeated the Saints 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports
2. Patriots late rally hands Saints first loss
Everyone came into the Patriots week six matchup with the 5-0 Saints talking about Rob Gronkowski and the fact that he wasn’t playing.  People forgot that the Pats have been winning all season without him.  Down four with just over a minute to play and no timeouts, Tom Brady became vintage Tom Brady and led the Patriots to a win.  Brady threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to rookie Kenbrell Thompkins to win the game for the Pats, 30-27.  The Patriots improved to 5-1 with the comeback win as the Saints fell to 5-1 with the loss.  New Orleans was one first down away from sealing the game, but could not get it and the Patriots offense was left with too much time.  The Saints were due for a loss and their defense had their first rough game of the season.  They get their bye this week before taking on the 2-4 Bills.  The Patriots will take on their rival Jets next at the Meadowlands. 
3. Luck runs out in San Diego 
Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers kicker Nick Novak (9) celebrates after 51-yard field goal in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers defeated the Colts 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY SportsThe Colts have been one of the best stories so far early in the season, but Monday night their Luck ran out (pun intended).  The Chargers defense came out firing and Andrew Luck could not get anything going.  The Chargers held the Colts to just nine points and just 74 total rushing yards.  It was San Diego’s best defensive performance of the season as they improve to 3-3 with the victory.  The Colts fell to 4-2 with the 19-9 loss.  The Chargers have been very inconsistent early in the season, but have had some tough luck in their losses.  Luckily, they get the 0-6 Jaguars next week with a chance to climb over .500.  The Colts schedule doesn’t get any easier as the 6-0 Broncos come to town next week in what should be the game of the week.  Peyton Manning makes his return to Indianapolis in the battle of Luck vs Manning. 
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