The Best Headlines From Week 7 in the NFL

Upstate New York – As we approach the midway mark in the NFL, many storylines are beginning to take shape throughout the league. From records breaking to team’s winning their first game of the season. It was a busy weekend for football, but don’t worry MTM readers! I have you covered!

Here’s the top headlines from around the National Football League:

Peyton Manning breaks touchdown record: Congratulations to the Sheriff! Manning broke Brett Favre’s all-time touchdown record Sunday night with a eight-yard hookup to wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Aside from the lack of multiple Super Bowl rings, it’s hard to argue against Peyton Manning as the greatest quarterback of all-time. And not only is Manning an elite quarterback, he might be an even better actor. It’s also worth noting that Dallas Cowboys running back Demarco Murray became the first running back in NFL history to open a season with seven straight 100-yard games.

The Cleveland Browns are who we thought they were: Can everyone finally get off of the Cleveland Browns bandwagon? The Browns finally displayed their true colors Sunday in a 24-6 loss to the previously winless Jacksonville Jaguars. And on top of that, it seems like quarterback Brian Hoyer has come back to earth going 24-for-58 for 432 yards and a touchdown in his last two games. Maybe it’s time for Johnny Football in Cleveland?

SW1Banged up Bills come back to beat Vikings: The Buffalo Bills looked dead in the water heading into the fourth quarter down 13-10 to the Minnesota Vikings at home without Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, but they were able to pull off the improbable. The Bills converted a fourth-and-20 and a second-and-20 on their final drive all to score the game-winning touchdown with a single second left in the fourth quarter. Buffalo has a lot to improve on, especially their offensive line play, but they can challenge for a wild card this season.

Percy Harvin could be a cancer in Jets locker room: So to recap… The latest New York Jets acquisition Percy Harvin gave former teammate Golden Tate a black eye the day before the Super Bowl last season, fought former teammate Doug Baldwin in training camp this summer, and now he’s on the Jets. Harvin comes with a lot of red flags, but also with a lot of talent. Maybe Rex Ryan is the right head coach to contain this diva?Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show

Seattle’s overrated: Without Harvin, the Seahawks got off to a slow start in their two-point loss to the St. Louis Rams. Not only was Harvin a cancer when he was on the defending Super Bowl champs, but his presence is still being felt (or at least that’s how Baldwin feels.)

“Obviously the shock of the transaction and what took place there made for a bit of an emotional roller coaster,” Baldwin said, according to ESPN. “When something that drastic happens, right before we get on the bus [to go to the airport for the trip], there is going to be an emotional impact. I felt we handled it to the best of our ability, but I think it might have been a factor in some way.”

Now that the Seahawks are 3-3 and have lost two-straight is it time to wonder if Seattle is still one of the top teams in the NFL? Only time will tell, but the Seahawks need to get on track fast.


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