2022 NFL season, Week 5: What We Learned from Sunday's games – NFL.com

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Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:
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Grant Gordon’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Mark Andrews had seven receptions for 82 yards and a touchdown on eight targets when aligned in the slot.
NFL Research: Justin Tucker’s game-winning field goal was his 61st consecutive FG in the fourth quarter or overtime, which is an NFL record.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Tony Pollard was expected to gain just 5 yards when he took the handoff on his 57-yard TD run. Pollard has gained 2.6 rushing yards over expected per carry this season, second-most among backs with at least 20 carries this season.
NFL Research: The Rams have scored 80 points over their first five games — the fifth-fewest by a reigning Super Bowl champion in history — and have a losing record for the first time after Week 2 of any season during the Sean McVay era.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Jalen Hurts averaged 3.8 air yards per attempt (second-lowest in career — minimum five attempts) and threw a quick pass on 63.9% of attempts. Hurts went 12-of-13 for 70 yards on screen passes, making him the only player since route recognition began in 2018 to have more than 10 screen attempts in a game.
NFL Research: Sunday marked Jalen Hurts’ seventh career game with multiple rushing touchdowns, tied for the second-most ever by a QB. Only Cam Newton (10 games) has more.
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen Stat of the game: Jeff Wilson rushed 12 times for 95 yards and a touchdown versus a stacked box, the second-most such rushes and rush yards by any player in a game in 2022.
NFL Research: Emmanuel Moseley’s pick-six was the 49ers’ eighth pick-six since 2019, tied for the most in the NFL. All eight have come against former No. 1 overall picks (Jared Goff, Matthew Stafford, Jameis Winston, Baker Mayfield).
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Jared Goff was 4-of-12 passing for 90 yards and an interception on passes of 10 or more air yards on Sunday. All four of Goff’s INTs this season on have come on downfield passes.
NFL Research: With Bailey Zappe winning his first career start, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are now 5-0 with quarterbacks drafted outside the first round making their debut start. The rest of the NFL is 30-80 with non-first-round rookie QBs in their first starts, since the 2000 season, Belichick’s first in New England.
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Kirk Cousins completed his first 17 pass attempts as the Vikings scored three touchdowns in the first half. Taking into account the difficulty of each throw, Cousins had just a 1.3% chance of completing all 17 passes.
NFL Research: Justin Jefferson has tied Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Lance Alworth for the most games (six) with 150-plus receiving yards in a player’s first three NFL seasons since at least 1950.
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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: The Dolphins lost 5.5% win probability by kicking a field goal instead of going for it on fourth-and-5 from the Jets’ 36-yard line in the fourth quarter. The field goal try was no good.
NFL Research: The Jets had one rushing touchdown entering Sunday but had five vs. the Dolphins, tied for the second-most in franchise history (6 vs. Boston Patriots in 1968, 5 vs. NE, Week 5, 1993).
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Kevin Patra’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Marcus Mariota was pressured on 36.7% of dropbacks (five sacks). Mariota was 12-of-19 passing for 127 yards and a touchdown when not under pressure. The QB went 3-of-5 passing for 36 yards (three sacks) vs. the blitz.
NFL Research: Tom Brady earned his 23rd career QB win in a game he attempted 50-plus passes (including playoffs). No other QB, since at least 1950, has more than five such career wins.
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Michael Baca’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the day: Texans RB Dameon Pierce forced 13 missed tackles on rushes (most by any player in a game this season).
NFL Research: The Texans’ nine straight wins over Jacksonville is the longest winning streak versus the Jaguars by any team in NFL history. Houston’s last loss to the Jaguars was Week 15, 2017, when Trevor Lawrence was a senior in high school. Jacksonville has played in an AFC Championship Game (Jan. 21, 2018) more recently than it has defeated the Texans.
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Coral Smith’s takeaways:
Next gen stat of the game: Taysom Hill had +90 rushing yards over expected (22 expected, 112 actual), which is the most by a Saints player in a game since 2018 when the stat was created.
NFL Research: With his performance Sunday, Taysom Hill became one of just three players since 1950 with three-plus rushing TDs, 100-plus rushing yards and a passing TD in a single game. The other two are Ronnie Brown (2008) and LaDainian Tomlinson (2005).
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen Stat of the game: Sunday was the first game in which two players recorded at least 70 rushing yards gained over expected since the statistic was created in 2018.
NFL Research: With his 50th career touchdown scored Sunday, Austin Ekeler became the fourth undrafted running back in the common draft era with 50 career scores, joining Priest Holmes (94), Arian Foster (68) and LeGarrette Blount (58).
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Nick Shook’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Josh Allen joined Patrick Mahomes as the only two quarterbacks to total 250-plus yards and four touchdown passes of 10-plus air yards in a single half since 2016.
NFL Research: Josh Allen recorded his 150th offensive touchdown of his career in his 66th career game, becoming the third-fastest quarterback to reach that mark, behind only Patrick Mahomes (60) and Dan Marino (61).
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Michael Baca’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the day: Washington had three players with five-plus QB pressures (Jonathan Allen, seven; Montez Sweat, six; James Smith-Williams, five).
NFL Research: The Titans are the first team to not score a point in the fourth quarter through five games since the 2005 49ers, who started 1-4.
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Jeremy Bergman’s takeaways:
Next Gen stat of the game: Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was 0-6 on deep passes against New York, his most deep pass attempts without a completion in a game since Week 5, 2016 (4-14, 137 yards, INT on such passes in Weeks 1-4).
NFL Research: The 2022 Giants are the second team since 2000 to lose 4+ games in the previous season and match their win total in first five weeks of the following season (2019 49ers, lost in Super Bowl LIV).
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Though it was closer than many expected, quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Eagles eventually pulled away for a 29-17 win over the Texans on Thursday night.
Nick Chubb paved the way on Monday night as the Browns defeated the Bengals for their fifth consecutive win in the rivalry.
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Lamar Jackson and the Ravens came on in the second half and then fended off a Tom Brady-led rally to defeat the Buccaneers on Thursday night.
Quarterback Justin Fields and the Chicago rushing offense keyed the Bears’ lopsided win over the Patriots on Monday night.
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The Cardinals scored 22 straight points to turn an eight-point first-half deficit into a 14-point first-half lead en route to a big win over the Saints on Thursday night.
In OT, a special teams gaffe by the Broncos set up Chargers kicker Dustin Hopkins, who was playing through a hamstring injury, for a 39-yard game-winning field goal and Hopkins lifted the Bolts to a 19-16 victory over the Broncos.
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Carson Wentz, Brian Robinson and the Commanders edged Justin Fields and the Bears, 12-7, on Thursday night.
In an instant classic rife with drama, controversy and stupendous individual efforts, it was Mahomes and Co. who hung on for a 30-29 Chiefs win over the Raiders on Monday night.
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