Week five of the NFL has already begun with the exciting victory of the Seahawks over the Rams 30-29.
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LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
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In a game where Russell Wilson stood out as the official page of the Seahawks called it, "he had one of the best games of his career." According to the statements of coach Pete Carroll, Wilson "played one of the best games that I've seen him playing (...) I think Russ stole the show tonight for everything he did, and also what he did to start the season in the best way.”
The Seahawks are running out of the long drought of defeats against the Rams, since October 2017 they had not been able to impose themselves on the Los Angeles natives. About his performance, Wilson said: "I left everything on the ground. The coach and I were talking about it. It was one of the best."
In addition to the celebration to win against the Rams, they also celebrated the event finally overcoming the streak of three consecutive defeats and ranks second in the conference.
It was not enough for the Rams to win, as CNN notes, “a Jared Goff pass was intercepted by Tedric Thompson in his penultimate possession before Greg Zuerlein failed what would have been a 44-yard field goal for winning the game". With this result, the Rams are positioned in third place in the West national conference group, below the 49ers and the Seahawks.
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What will happen today?
The second round of matches will take place this Sunday and week five will close with the match between the 49ers and the Browns. But on Sunday, the day in which 13 games will be held, the Cowboys will play against the Packers, in an interesting game, as both teams come from losing the mark of undefeated games so far this season.
To this is added the adrenaline of continuing to retain the victory against the natives of Dallas, keeping at least 34 points scored; a challenge, considering that the team led by Matt LaFleur has reached a maximum average of 27 points in the four games that have been played.
Another unmissable match is that of the Jaguars against Panthers, a team that has been chosen by several experts as a potential winner. The Panthers are characterized by having an offensive line, highlighting the player Christian McCaffrey.
McCaffrey has become the engine of the team, after a series of injuries that have been presented on the offensive line; Although it has worked for them, it is a strategy that they should not maintain, as well as being repetitive, the rivals give them more foot to unseat.
According to Cat Scratch Reader, the team would find more success “simply with the threat of McCaffrey touching the ball on any play. It's time to use him as a decoy and allow it to show its value by helping other players get good opportunities.”
However, the Jacksonville Jaguars can take advantage of the injuries of the Carolina natives to grant them victory. According to Marca, “Carolina arrives at the game allowing 4.9 yards per carry, the sixth worse. And although its pass defense has been the best in yards per attempt so far, the situation could change without its best corner.”
In addition, the Cardinals face the Bengals, who have barely faced eleven times; of which 10 have been for Cincinnati Bengals and 1 for the Cardinals when imposed in 2007 by 35-27. It will be a decisive match for the Cincinnatis since they come from falling 27-3 against Pittsburgh Steelers.
Meanwhile, and according to The New York Times, "the Cardinals tied against Detroit in Week 1, but, despite showing a great offensive improvement last season, they have been surpassed, 88-47, since then." An exciting game to see who shows that he has a better offense and who's defensive.