NFL Week 11 winners and losers: Cowboys, Travis Kelce, Vikings, Zach Wilson…
Week 11 saw its fair share of winners and losers, with standout performances, wild wins, and meltdowns. Here’s how these matches played out.
Week 11 was an exciting one due to superb performances of some players, and also some unbelievably disappointing plays.
The Dallas Cowboys demolished the Minnesota Vikings 40-3, putting up a show that was so far their best in the season. The Cowboys scored on their first seven possessions as they racked up the largest margin of victory this season. Placekicker Brett Maher particularly dazzled, contributing four field goals, including one that flew 60 yards.
The Vikings’ negative point differential
On the flipside you have the Vikings, who were riding a seven-game win streak and held an 8-1 record before the blowout. Despite their win-loss tally, they have a negative point differential, which does not bode well for their chances for a shot at the Super Bowl.
Kelce kills the Chargers
Meanwhile, Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kielce continued inflicting pain on the Los Angeles Chargers as he has been since the team moved to SoFi Stadium two years ago. In their 30-27 victory, the 33-year-old scored the winning touchdown with only half a minute to go, and is now the league leader in receiving touchdowns with 11. Kelce completed six passes for 115 yards and a total of three touchdowns.
New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson was no match for the New England Patriots defense. New York’s defense wasn’t half-bad either, as they left the Pats with no offensive touchdowns and tallied six sacks on Mac Jones.
However, Wilson went 9-for-22 for 77 yards, which is the fewest yards per attempt of any quarterback with at least 10 attempts in a game this season. What makes the whole thing more lamentable is that the 23-year-old did not take responsibility after their defeat.