It’s Week 6 of the 2022 NFL season, and we’re bringing you all the action and the biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 6 slate features fantastic matches and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Week 6 program
Commanders 12, Bears 7 (takeout)
Vikings 24, Dolphins 16 (Recap)
Falcons 28, 49ers 14 (Recap)
Patriots 38, Browns 15 (Recap)
Giants 24, Ravens 20 (Summary)
Jets 27, Packers 10 (Recap)
Colts 34, Jaguars 27 (Summary)
Bengals 30, Saints 26 (Recap)
Steelers 20, Buccaneers 18 (takeout)
Panthers at Rams, 4:05 p.m. ET (preview)
Cardinals at Seahawks, 4:05 p.m. ET (preview)
Bills at Chiefs, 4:25 p.m. ET (preview)
Eagles at Cowboys, 8:20 p.m. ET (preview)
Broncos at Chargers, 8:15 p.m. ET (preview)
Oh no, Matthew Stafford. An injury-ravaged offensive line doesn’t help, but Stafford likes to put the ball at risk no matter who’s blocking for him. His last attempt to force-feed Cooper Kupp failed, as the throw went wide and sailed into the arms of Donte Jackson, who took it for the go-ahead six points before halftime.
JuJu Smith-Schuster has been an objective disappointment since signing with the Chiefs this offseason, but the former Pro Bowler has shown the skills that have made him a highly productive receiver with the Steelers. Reception was routine; it’s his tenacity after the catch that must excite Kansas City fans. He broke free from THREE Bills defenders, then galloped 30 yards into the end zone for his first touchdown with his new team.
Remember the high-priced free agent who joined the defending Super Bowl champions this offseason? No worries otherwise, as Allen Robinson had a very forgetful start to the 2022 campaign. Well, he flashed in the second quarter on Sunday, as his jump ball touchdown on the first and goal put the Rams ahead.
Red zone turnovers galore
Bills vs Chiefs is meant to be a shootout, and both teams moved the ball with ease down the field on their first possessions. However, neither came away with points as Isaiah McKenzie dropped a throw from Josh Allen and then Patrick Mahomes threw an interception in the end zone to rookie Kaiir Elam.
Ryan-led Colts strike last
On his 58th (!) pass attempt, Matt Ryan made his biggest throw as a Colt. He was third and thirteen with Indianapolis bottom. If he hadn’t gained another yard, he would have been about 50 yards out for the win. Instead, Ryan went all out and rookie Alec Pierce completed the contested hold and entered the end zone for the go-ahead score with just 17 seconds left. As bad as the Colts are, they are 3-2-1 and just behind the Titans in the AFC South.
Kayvon Thibodeaux has arrived for the Giants. The No. 5 overall pick made the biggest play of the game, knocking out Lamar Jackson late in the fourth quarter and restoring possession to New York inside the red zone. All Big Blue needed was a first down, and they made it 5-1 (yes, you read that right).
With 3:23 down six, the Dolphins still had a chance to win – as long as they could stop the Vikings’ rushing attack. Dalvin Cook had other plans, breaking several tackles on his way for a 53-yard touchdown that nearly clinched the win for Minnesota.
Welcome, Ja’Marr Chase. After five relatively quiet weeks, Chase exploded for seven receptions, 132 yards and two touchdowns when Cincinnati needed him most.
Steelers move forward
It’s the fourth quarter, and the Steelers are poised to massively upset the Buccaneers. Give a lot of credit to the Pittsburgh defense as well as Mitchell Trubisky, who replaced the injured (concussion) Kenny Pickett to lead the team for 71 yards on eight plays and sink it. Chase Claypool scored the score.
Breece fleece Packers defense
Just as the Packers were gaining momentum, second-round rookie Breece Hall silenced the Lambeau Field crowd by taking the inside transfer, flipping his hips up and slashing the Green Bay defense on 34 meters to pay dirt.
Aaron Rodgers needed to make a play, so he went to his new favorite receiver, Allen Lazard. The back-shoulder connection resulted in a nice 25-yard score.
Time to zap
The Patriots are doing what the Patriots have been doing since Tom Brady left for Tampa Bay: smother the opposing offense while hoping to get enough from their offense. Rookie Bailey Zappe was pretty good, throwing for over 250 yards and two touchdowns. The last went to a wide open Hunter Henry for six.
Will the Packers really lose to the Giants and Jets in consecutive weeks? It looks like this after Micheal Clemons blocked a punt and Will Parks returned it for the score to give the Jets a two-touchdown advantage.
Burrow –> Hunt
Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase connected nine times for 221 yards and two touchdowns in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship — which happened to be held at the Superdome in New Orleans. The electric duo reconnected on Sunday, this time from 15 meters.
With Aaron Rodgers and the offense unable to find the end zone, the defense finally broke against the fiery Jets. After Zach Wilson’s long completion to Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios took the backhand from the end and met little resistance on his way to the end zone from 20 yards out.
Another first career score
This time it was second-round speedster Tyquan Thornton who netted the two-yard fourth-round scorer Bailey Zappe. Thanks in part to these two impressive rookies, the Patriots are in control against Cleveland.
Massive comeback at kick-off
The Steelers got a massive kickoff return from Steven Sims Jr. to start the second half. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, a three-and-out meant the 88-yard return only resulted in three runs.
Punters deserve the love too, especially after kicking a punt nearly 80 yards in the air. Kudos to Ryan Wright, who sprinted Tyreek Hill back like a defensive back trying to locate the ball.
Rhomondre goes shopping
The Browns’ rush defense has been BRUTAL this season, so it’s no surprise that Rhamondre Stevenson took over in the middle and didn’t even get hit as he smashed it on the outside and in the end zone from 31 yards.
Terrier + Louisiana = fireworks
The last time Joe Burrow played at the Superdome in New Orleans, he capped off LSU’s perfect season with a dominating win over Clemson in the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. He was also pretty good on Sunday, rounding out 17 of his first 25 passes for 126 yards, one passing touchdown and that smooth, quick touchdown.
First TD in career
We like to highlight career-first touchdowns every week, and Giants rookie Wan’Dale Robinson joined the group on Sunday. The versatile second-round widened took a quick exit on third-and-four, then stopped his momentum enough to sneak into the front left pylon for a short score. New York’s receiving corps has been ravaged by injuries this year, so the team must be delighted that he’s back healthy.
The 49ers and Falcons are the highest-scoring game of the first half, with Atlanta up 14-0 before San Francisco responds with two touchdowns. Brandon Aiyuk has them both at 12 and 14 yards, respectively.
Not James Robinson, not Travis Etienne – but JaMycal Hasty who put the Jaguars ahead, 14-3, against the Colts. In the first five games, Jacksonville’s No. 3 running back gained six yards on a single rush. He rushed for 61 yards on the house Sunday.
Rashid Shaheed! Get to know him, as he scored the Saints’ second touchdown against the Bengals. The undrafted Weber State rookie was lifted from the practice squad on Saturday and immediately paid dividends on Sunday, taking the jet sweep and weaving through the defense for the 44-yard score.
Pick up (x2) and score
Scoop and scores are not that rare. Two scoops and a score on a play are incredibly rare, but that’s how the Falcons extended their lead to two touchdowns against the 49ers on Sunday. First, AJ Terrell picked up Jeff Wilson’s fumble and looked like he was going to sprint to the left end for the touchdown. But as Terrell stretched the ball towards the pylon, George Kittle hit his arm and knocked the ball out. Luckily for Atlanta, the ball stayed in bounds and two Falcons were in the end zone with no 49ers in sight. Jaylinn Hawkins recovered for the score.
Pickett > Brady?
For the first drive on Sunday? Yes. After Tom Brady had three outs to start the game, first-round rookie Kenny Pickett orchestrated an 11-play, 66-yard drive that he capped off with a six-yard pass to Najee Harris to put Pittsburgh on the board. It was Pickett’s first career TD.
Etienne breaks free
Travis Etienne has slowly earned more work in the Jaguars backfield this season, and the second-year RB – who is essentially a rookie after missing the entire 2021 campaign with injury – pulled off the best streak of his young pro career on The first ride from Jacksonville on Sunday. Etienne broke in on the left side and went for the runs for a 49-yard pickup.
Sacred start for Andy Dalton, who has already thrown a touchdown against his former team. The Saints quarterback took full advantage of Trent Taylor’s fumble on the punt return by finding Tre’Quan Smith for 18 yards.
Brissett starts with INT
Having started his NFL career with the Patriots, you have to think that Jacoby Brissett has a little extra motivation to perform well against his former team. Well, he didn’t get off to a good start, as he threw an interception to Kyle Duggar on the Browns’ opening possession.
Everyone knows what happened in last season’s AFC Divisional Round game between the Bills and the Chiefs. If you hadn’t, you wouldn’t have clicked on this story. But on top of this game, in which Buffalo is looking to avenge that atrocious 13 seconds from a year ago, there’s plenty of additional storyline in Week 6.
Saints’ Andy Dalton takes on the franchise (the Bengals) he’s taken to the playoffs five times in nine seasons. There’s Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale, who spent a decade in Baltimore, battling Lamar Jackson and the Ravens. Elsewhere, Bill Belichick looks to tie George Halas for the second all-time win (where he started his legendary head coaching career), as the Colts try to beat the team that knocked them out of the playoffs from 2021 (the Jaguars). And while this game doesn’t fall into the revenge category, LaFleurs’ call to play against each other — Matt as the Packers’ head coach and Mike as the Jets’ offensive coordinator — is certainly noteworthy.
There are plenty of intriguing matches this weekend, but for some, winning would mean a little more.