2020-2021 NFL season

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The 2020-2021 NFL season was a wild one. All of the free agent moves, trades, surprising records, and COVID made it crazy, so I'm here to break it all down.

Tom Brady playing for another team!? No Vernon Davis or Travis Frederick!? Jason Garrett gets demoted... to the Giants offense!? If I would have told you 3 or 4 years ago that this all happened, you would have spit in my face and laughed. But, it really did happen. We got to see Tom Brady play for the Buccanneers. We didn't see names like Vernon Davis, Travis Frederick, Eric Weddle, and more pop up on stat sheets. Jason Garrett is now the Offensive Coordinator for the Giants and still kept the Cowboys out of the play-offs. Crazy.


We got to see the first NFL game in Week 1. (There was no preseason due to COVID) This game was the Texans pitted against the returning Super Bowl champs, the Chiefs. As almost everyone assumed, the Chiefs beat the Texans, 34-20. Deshaun Watson played well, with 253 passing yards, 27 rushing yards, one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown, and only one interception. David Johnson on his new team had 77 rushing yards, 32 receiving yards, and one rushing touchdown.  Will Fuller led the team with receiving yards, with 112, but it was Jordan Akins who scored the only receiving touchdown. He had only 39 receiving yards. The returning Super Bowl MVP, Patrick Mahomes, had a decent game as well, with 211 passing yards, no rushing yards, and 3 passing touchdowns. Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a extremely good game, with 138 rushing yards, no receiving yards, and a touchdown on the ground. Sammy Watkins led the Chiefs in receiving yards, with 82 yards. Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, and Sammy Watkins all had one receiving touchdown.

Some other big games were, Gardener Minshew balling out against the Colts, with 173 passing yards, 19 rushing yards, and 3 passing touchdowns for the win, Big Ben's (Ben Roethlisberger) first game back, with 229 passing yards, 9 rushing yards, and 3 passing touchdowns AND a win over the Giants, and Cam's (Cam Newton) big game against the Dolphins, where he passed for 155 yards, rushed for 75 yards, threw 0 touchdowns but rushed for 2 in a win. 


The first game of Week 2 was the Browns vs the Bengals. The Browns won that game, 35-30. Joe Burrow had a pretty good game, with 316 passing yards, 19 rushing yards, and 3 passing touchdowns. Joe Mixon had only 46 rushing yards, 40 receiving yards, and no touchdowns. Tyler Boyd led the team in receiving yards, with 72 yards. C.J. Uzomah, Tyler Boyd, and Mike Thomas all had one receiving touchdown. Baker Mayfields stats didn't match up to Burrow's but they were still pretty good. Baker threw for 219 yards, rushed for 5, threw 2 passing touchdowns, and only one interception. Nick Chubb ran it up with 124 rushing yards, 9 receiving yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns. Kareem Hunt did pretty good as well, with 86 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards, 1 rushing touchdown, and one receiving touchdown. Odell Beckham Jr. led the team in receiving yards, with 74 yards. Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt both had receiving touchdowns.

Some other big games were Dak Prescott's HUGE game, where he threw for 450 yards, rushed for 18 yards, threw 1 touchdowns, and rushed for 3 in a close 40-39 win, Herbert's first game, where Herbet threw for 311 yards, rushed for 18, threw 1 touchdown, ran for 1 touchdown, and threw only 1 interception in a loss against the Chiefs in overtime, and a surprising upset where Derek Carr threw for 284 yards, ran for 3 yards, and threw 3 touchdowns againts the Saints in a win.


Our first action of Week 3 came when the Dolphins faced off against the Jaguars, in a one-sided game. The final score was 31-13, with the Dolphins taking the win. Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 160 yards, ran for 38 yards, threw 2 touchdowns, and rushed for 1 touchdown. The Dolphins leading rusher was Myles Gaskin with 66 yards. Jordan Howard was the only one other than Fitzpatrick to score on the ground, with one rushing touchdown. Davante Parker led the team in receiving yards, with 69 yards. Mike Gesicki and Preston Williams were the only two players with touchdown receptions, with 1 each. Gardener Minshew didn't have his best game, with 275 passing yards, 22 rushing yards, no touchdowns either way, and 1 interception. James Robinson had a big game, with 46 rushing yards, 83 receiving yards, and 2 rushing touchdowns. James Robinson also led the team in receiving yards, with 83 receiving yards. Nobody had a receiving touchdown. 

Some other big games were, the other big upset, this time by the Lions. Matthew Stafford passed for 270 yards, ran for -3 yards, and passed for 2 touchdowns, in a win against the Cardinals, the Bear's look good game, where Nick Foles led the team its 3rd straight victory, while passing for 188 yards, rushing for -3, throwing 3 touchdowns and only one interception, and the trouble in Texas, where both teams in Texas fell bad at 1-2 and 0-3 but were still putting up amazing stats, with Deshaun passing for 264 yards, running for 5 yards, throwing 2 touchdowns, and only throwing 1 interception, and Dak throwing for 472 yards, running for 26 yards, throwing 3 touchdowns, and throwing 2 interceptions.


Our first game of week 4 came when the Broncos headed down to New York to face off against the Jets. The Broncos won this match-up, 37-28. With Drew Lock out, Brett Rypein had to start. In the game he threw for 242 yards, ran for -5 yards, threw 2 toucdowns, and threw 3 interceptions. Melvin Gordon was the leader rusher with 107 yards, and 2 touchdowns. The leading receiver was Tim Patrick who had 113 receiving yards. Tim Patrick and Jerry Juedy both had 1 receiving touchdown. (Since Sam Darnold started the majority of the snaps at quarterback, I am only adding his stats.) Sam Darnold had a decent game, with 230 passing yards, 84 rushing yards, and 1 rushing touchdown. He also led the team in rushing yards, with his 84 yards. Jamison Crowder was the leading receiver, with 104 receiving yards. Nobody had any receiving touchdowns for the Jets.

Some other big games were, Odell Beckham Jr's monster game, where he ran for 73 yards, had 83 receiving yards, had 1 rushing touchdown, and 2 receiving touchdowns, Lamar's usual where he threw for 193 yards, ran for 53 yards, threw for 2 touchdowns, ran in 1 touchdown, and only threw 1 interception, and a new home, same Tom game, where Tom Brady threw for 369 yards, ran for -3, threw 5 touchdowns, and only threw 1 interception.


The Bears vs the Buccaneers was the first game of week 5. In a tight game, Nick Foles and the Bears pulled out the win, 20-19. Tom Brady had a down game compared to his last game, with only 253 passing yards, no rushing yards, and only 1 passing touchdown. Ronald Jones led the team in rushing yards, with 106 yards. He did not score. Tyler Johnson led the team in receiving yards, with 61 yards. Mike Evans caught the only touchdown pass on the Buccaneers side. Nick Foles arguably had the worst game between the 2 quaterbacks, with 243 yards passing, -1 yard rushing, 1 touchdown pass, and 1 interception. David Mongomery led the team in rushing yards, with 29 yards and a rushing touchdown. Allen Robinson led the team in receiving yards with 90 yards. Jimmy Graham had the only receiving touchdown on the Bears side.

Some other big games were the other OTHER big upset, this time again by the Raiders, who faced off the Cheifs in Week 5, and beat them while allowing Derek Carr to have a game, passing for 347 yards, running for 1 yard, throwing 3 touchdowns, and only throwing 1 interception, Ryan Tannehill's big game, where he threw for 195 yards, ran for 42 yards, threw 3 touchdowns, and ran 1 touchdown in, and the game of FItzmagic, where Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards, ran for 16 yards, and threw 3 touchdowns. He also had an extremely good completion/incompletion ratio and percentage, with a 79% completion percentage.


Our first game we saw in Week 6 was a matchup between the



Submitted: January 14, 2021

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I plan to add a section where I add my personal opinion on each week. I will also add stuff about the playoffs.

Wed, January 20th, 2021 1:23pm

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