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NFL Week 6: Top 5 storylines from Sunday’s action

The NFL Week 6 storylines were aplenty, from the Baltimore Ravens dominating to another Dallas Cowboys win and more.

5. The Miami Dolphins are finished

When you snap a team’s 20-game losing streak, it’s over. The Dolphins are 1-5, and while it’s obviously mathematically possible, Miami isn’t making the playoffs. For a team that went 10-6 last year with Tua Tagovailoa as a rookie and Ryan Fitzpatrick under center, this has been a very disappointing campaign.

4. Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs are stopping themselves

Weird headline, right? The Chiefs beat the Washington Football Team 31-13 on the road, but they turned the ball three times in the win. Kansas City now has 14 turnovers in the past 17 quarters, and Patrick Mahomes is responsible for eight interceptions over that stretch. While some have blatantly been on the receivers, Mahomes has also made some horrific decisions. When the Chiefs don’t turn the ball over, they score. Only 10 punts all year.


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3. The Arizona Cardinals are very much for real

Just how real are the Cardinals? They went on the road without their head coach and pummeled the Cleveland Browns, 37-14. Kyler Murray threw for four touchdowns, the defense forced Baker Mayfield into three turnovers and the Cards won in the Dawg Pound without raising anybody’s blood pressure. At 6-0, Arizona is the only unbeaten in the league and should remain that way for another week with the Houston Texans coming in for a visit.

2. Don’t forget about the Las Vegas Raiders just yet

After this week, one could be forgiven if they expected the Raiders to have a tough week. Instead of faltering following the resignation of former head coach Jon Gruden, the team rallied and beat the Denver Broncos 34-24 to halt a two-game losing streak. While Las Vegas might eventually feel the impact of the past six days, give it credit. The Broncos were at home in a tough place to play against a team which had to be emotionally exhausted, and the Raiders improved to 4-2 with ease. Nice work.


Read: NFL Week 6 – Notes And Observations


1. The Dallas Cowboys are here to contend

When your quarterback throws for 445 yards against Bill Belichick, it sends a message. On Sunday, that’s exactly what Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys did in a 35-29 overtime win at Gillette Stadium. Dallas is 5-1 and cruising to an NFC East title, but there are bigger things on the proverbial horizon. The Cowboys should roll with an easy schedule ahead, and while it’s premature to talk about Super Bowl sights, it’s fair to say Dallas is going to be in the mix if healthy.

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