Here’s a look at the 15 greatest moments from Week 11 of the N.F.L.:
1. Field goal kicker Ryan Succop finished 1-for-2 in the ‘Big Easy’ on field goal attempts — but couldn’t do the same for the Tennessee Titans. Succop missed a field goal in the final seconds and then made a 28-yarder that took the Titans to overtime, only to lose in dramatic fashion in overtime. Succop’s 44-yard field goal in the first quarter got Tennessee started on the right foot and his 30-yarder in the second quarter put the Titans up 27-10. But Succop missed a 41-yard field goal attempt in the third quarter. The Titans drove to the one-yard line in the overtime period before succumbing to the Saints in the first trip to Louisiana in franchise history.
2. Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage completed passes to six different teammates in the second half on Sunday — one of whom snagged what was essentially a pick six in the fourth quarter. Savage found WR DeAndre Hopkins for a 22-yard touchdown in the third quarter — an apparent touchdown that was called back due to a holding penalty. But Savage tossed an 11-yard touchdown pass to WR Will Fuller in the fourth quarter that proved to be the difference in the Texans’ loss.
3. Raiders veteran G Kelechi Osemele appeared to reinjure his right knee. He was taken to the locker room on a cart after taking a hit in the fourth quarter, appearing to have come out of the game for good. Osemele was playing in just his second game since missing 11 games due to a right knee injury.
4. The Rams’ offense and its QB Jared Goff didn’t get off to a great start on Sunday. The team was shut out for the first time in league history, but it wasn’t all on the QB. Todd Gurley accounted for 92 of the Rams’ 106 rushing yards on the day, including a 12-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
5. Several former N.F.L. greats participated in the Classic Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. Several that arrived early included Jim Brown, Lawrence Taylor, Pat Summerall, Darrell Green, Cris Carter, John Lynch, Bill Romanowski, Nick Buoniconti, Richie Petitbon, Jack Butler, Dennis Miller, Ed Reed, Marc Trestman, Scott Studwell, Len Dawson, Jeff George, Matt Millen, and Herschel Walker.
6. The Redskins’ defense looks like it may have turned a corner. Not only did the team defeat the Dallas Cowboys 30-10 — they won’t only field one of the best defenses in the league but they are becoming one of the most dangerous units in the game. The Redskins’ defense held the Cowboys to just 214 total yards and sacked Dak Prescott seven times. No surprise with their defense is Redskins GM Scot McCloughan was in attendance.
7. The Oakland Raiders turned to a newly released QB last Sunday and Robert Griffin III turned in an impressive debut — more than holding his own against the New England Patriots. RG3 finished 17-of-24 for 127 yards and ran for 10 yards. He threw an interception in the third quarter but otherwise was efficient. It was his best throw of the day on a 17-yard touchdown pass to WR Amari Cooper that made it 16-3.
8. The Denver Broncos quarterback situation is taking on a new look. Starter Trevor Siemian injured his ankle in the first quarter of the team’s 24-17 win over the Bengals on Sunday. Backup QB Paxton Lynch suffered a shoulder injury in practice prior to the game. He’s listed as questionable for this week’s game.
9. The Giants’ defense stifled the Bengals in Week 11 as New York held Cincinnati to just 274 total yards of offense. The New York pass rush and secondary took advantage of the fact that A.J. Green out-snapped the Cincinnati receiving corps by over 11,000 yards — 58-29.
10. Charles Wilson (left tackle, 57) and Mike Williams (right tackle, 65) took over the headlines from the Jaguars and Saints as the best tackles in the league. It could not have been a better or deeper draft for the team’s trenches.