NFL week five recap

Giants HC Brian Daboll is the coach of the year

TREVOR JUNT, Evergreen deputy sports editor

Giants vs. Packers:

Brian Daboll looks like the coach of the year so far. The Giants’ roster did not have much turnover and after a season of going 4-13, they have already matched their win total from last year.

The Giants played the Packers in London on Sunday and won 27-22. Daniel Jones went 21/27 threw for 217 yards and rushed for 37. He looked like an awful quarterback last season, ranking as one of the worst in my opinion. So, this season is a massive step up for him.

Saquon Barkley is healthy again and he is looking like the man we know him to be from his rookie year. He had 13 carries for 70 yards and a touchdown along with three receptions for 36 yards. He is the type of running back that can put an offense on his back.

Another surprising thing from this game is how much New York shut down the Packers’ offense. Aaron Rodgers only going 25/39 for 222 yards and two touchdowns. Aaron Jones had 13 carries for 63 yards.

Anytime your leading receiver is Randall Cobb in 2022, you’re going to have issues.

The Packers look like a team that will lose in the first or second round of the playoffs.

Cowboys vs. Rams:

The Dallas Cowboys are now 4-0 with Cooper Rush as their quarterback. He is not doing anything particularly special. He’s not going out and winning them games, but what he is doing is not making mistakes.

He threw 10/16 for 102 yards with no touchdowns but also no interceptions.

The Cowboys ran the ball down the Rams’ throat. They fed Ezekiel Elliott 22 times for 78 yards and gave it to Tony Pollard eight times for 86 yards and a touchdown with a long of 57 to the house.

This was the lone touchdown for the Dallas offense, but they had help from their defense as Demarcus Lawrence returned a fumble to the endzone on the Rams’ first drive.

Matthew Stafford looks terrible this season. He has a total of five touchdowns, seven interceptions and 21 sacks taken this season. He has 0 touchdowns in the fourth quarter and four interceptions so far this season.

In this game, he went 28/42 throwing 308 yards one touchdown, one interception and two fumbles. Cooper Kupp was the only bright spot for the defending Super Bowl champs as he had seven receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown.

The Rams’ offensive line is awful and is desperate for some help along that front.

Bengals vs. Ravens:

The Bengals versus the Ravens is always an incredible division matchup. Not much scoring and mostly defensive. The Ravens won this game 19-17.

This game was close until the final seconds. Lamar Jackson led the Ravens on a 75-yard drive with about two minutes left for them to kick the field goal and win the game.

Jackson finished the game going 19/32 for 174 yards, one touchdown, one interception and 58 rushing yards. He creates all of the Ravens’ offense, with the help of Mark Andrews. It is sort of becoming a problem that no running back can keep up and no wide receiver is an elite target.

From the Bengals side, Ja’Marr Chase did not go off, Joe Mixon did not do incredible and Joe Burrow looked okay.

Chase with 50 yards on seven receptions. Mixon with 78 yards on 14 carries. Burrow 24/35 for 217 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

Neither of these teams look great and need to improve quite a bit to become real contenders.

Raiders vs. Chiefs:

What a truly exciting game this was. This shows the reason why people love football so much, including myself.

Kansas City was down 17-0 at one point in this game but came back and won 30-29.

Patrick Mahomes threw 29/43 for 292 yards and four touchdowns. Each of the four touchdowns going to his favorite target Travis Kelce. This is a career-high. He caught seven balls for just 25 yards and four touchdowns.

Derek Carr went 19/30 for 241 yards and two touchdowns thrown to Davante Adams. They only targeted Adams three times on the night but he still had 124 yards with two touchdowns.

Josh Jacobs also ran 21 times for 154 yards and one touchdown along with five grabs for 39 yards.

The Raiders have a problem in themselves. They are a very talented team and in no world should be 1-4. Their head coach Josh McDaniels should honestly be worried for his job. With Rich Bisaccia last year they were much better.