During NFL Week 11, a trio of quarterbacks threw four touchdowns while winning their respective games. The 4 TD crew includes Lamar Jackson (Baltimore Ravens), Jimmy Garoppolo (San Francisco 49ers), and Sam Darnold (NY Jets).
It’s rare to see a quarterback toss four touchdowns in a single game, but it’s even rarer for multiple QBs to achieve that feat in the same day.
San Francisco also bounced back from their first loss of the season. The New Orleans Saints put last week’s ugly loss behind them, and also got back on track with a bounce-back victory.
The Niners, courtesy of 4 TDs from Jimmy G, were also one of the many teams that stormed back from first half deficits to win their games in NFL Week 11. That list also includes the New England Patriots and the Minnesota Vikings.
Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen also accounted for four touchdowns on the day, but he threw for three, and rushed for another.
Another 4 TD Day from Lamar Jackson
Baltimore Ravens 41, Houston Texans 7… Lamar Jackson tossed four touchdown passes to join the 4 TD crew this week. The Texans (6-4) offense never showed up. The Ravens (6-2) put their top-rated offense on display with L-Jax dropping dimes, and RB Mark Ingram running rampant over the Texans.
— The Checkdown (@thecheckdown) November 17, 2019
Saints Back on Track
New Orleans Saints 34, Tampa Bay Bucs 17… Drew Brees threw three touchdowns, the Saints (8-2) covered, and the over hit. All is back to normal in the Big Easy. The Bucs (3-7) lost another home game. The Dark Side of Jameis Winston suited up to play. Winston tossed four interceptions, and got sacked twice.
Minnesota Vikings 27, Denver Broncos 23… The Broncos (3-7) blew a 20-0 lead. Kirk Cousins threw three touchdowns, and Dalvin Cook rushed for another in a big comeback for the Vikings (8-3).
Jimmy Four Times – 4 TDs from Garoppolo
San Francisco 49ers 36, Arizona Cardinals 26… Another day, another four touchdowns from Jimmy G. Garoppolo led the 4 TD crew while engineering a heck of a comeback.The Niners (9-1) rallied back from a 16-0 deficit. Rookie QB, Kyler Murray threw two touchdowns, and ran for another in the loss.
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) November 18, 2019
Dak Thrice, Zeke Twice
Dallas Cowboys 35, Detroit Lions 27… The Lions (3-6-1) gave a great fight, despite not having Matt Stafford (fractured back). Backup Jeff Driskel threw two touchdowns and rushed for another. Dak Prescott kept his mouth shut and threw three touchdowns, and Zeke Elliot added two scores for the Cowboys (6-4).
Bills Stomp Fish
Buffalo Bills 37, Miami Dolphins 20… The Dolphins (2-8) pulled off a rare onside kick recovery, and a kickoff return touchdown in the same game. Too bad they lost to the Bills (7-3). Josh Allen threw three touchdowns and rushed for another. Monster day from WR John Brown with nine catches for 137 yards and two scores.
Two in a Row for the Dirty Birds
Atlanta Falcons 29, Carolina Panthers 3… For the second week in a row, the Falcons (3-7) won a division road game. The Falcons D kept Christian McCaffrey out of the end zone. Kyle Allen threw four picks in his worst game since replacing Cam Newton. The Panthers (5-5) have dropped two in a row, and lost three out of their last four games.
Julian 1, Tommy 0
New England Patriots 17, Philadelphia Eagles 10… The Patriots (9-1) spotted the banged up Eagles (5-5) a 10-0 lead just to make things interesting in an otherwise uneventful rematch of Super Bowl 52. Julian Edelman threw a touchdown pass to put the Pats ahead for good. Tom Brady finished the game with 216 yards, and zero touchdowns. Carson Wentz failed at his chance to become a legendary Pats killer.
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 17, 2019
Foles Return Spoiled by Colts
Indianapolis Colts 33, Jacksonville Jaguars 13… Nick Foles threw two touchdowns to DJ Chark, but the Jags (4-6) couldn’t keep up with the Colts (6-4). The Colts ran all over the Jags, and rushed for 264 yards and three touchdowns. Marlon Mack was on the verge of a monster day with 109 yards and a touchdown when he went down with an injury. Jonathan Williams came off the bench, and rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Bungles Skid Hits 10
Oakland Raiders 17, Cincinnati Bengals 10… The winless streak continued for the Bengals (0-10). The worst running offense in the NFL exploded for 173 yards, but the Bungles lost again. It wasn’t pretty, but the Raiders (6-4) locked up the victory.
Two in a Row for Gang Green, Darnold 4 TD Game
New York Jets 34, Washington Redskins 17… The Jets (3-7) have won two in a row after ownership gave head coach Adam Gase the vote of confidence through 2020. Sam Darnold is no longer seeing ghosts after joining the 4 TD crew in this easy win. The Jets D gave Rookie QB Dwyane Haskins a rough afternoon.
Return of Old Todd
LA Rans 17, Chicago Bears 7… The Rams (6-4) finally saw the return of the Todd Gurley Show with 133 combined yards, including 97 rushing yards and a touchdown in a low-scoring affair against the Bears (4-6) on Sunday Night Football.
Thursday Night Brawl
Cleveland Browns 21, Steelers 7… This fierce AFC North clash was marred by a brawl and the ugly Myles Garrett incident to kick off NFL Week 11. The Browns (4-6) won the game, but lost the PR battle against the Steelers (5-5).