What we learned from the 2023 NFL Week 5 games

The 2023 NFL Football Week 5 featured fourteen games from October 5-9 including one of Thursday Night Football, Sunday Night Football, and Monday Night Football. After finishing disappointing losses and dramatic wins, what we learned from the 2023 NFL week 5 live action.

You can mark the game’s main turning points, weaknesses, and playoff scenarios. Who are the best passing, rushing, receiving leaders, and what teams are in the hunt or out?

Bears vs Commanders Thursday Night Football:

After disappointing losses in four games Chicago Bears’ first win against the Washington Commanders 40-20 on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at the FedEx Field Stadium in Maryland. QB Justin Fields threw 282 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, RB Khalil Herbert scored 76 rushing yards, and PK Cairo Santos threw 4 field goals for 16 points.

Cowboys vs 49ers Sunday Night Football:

Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers meet the fifth Sunday Night Football in the 2023 season. The 49ers made history (5-0) over the Cowboys 42-10 and reached the No. 1 team of NFL power ranking. QB Brock Pudry threw 17-24 for 252 passing yards and 4 touchdowns, RB Jordan Mason threw 69 rushing yards and 1 touchdown and WR George Kittle threw 67 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. The Cowboys have not scored in the 1st and 4th quarters. QB Dak Prescott scored 6 points in the second quarter and PK Brandon Aubrey threw one field goal for 4 points in the 3rd quarter.

Texans vs Falcons (21-19)

Texans lost against the Falcons by 2 points on Sunday football games. The Falcons PK Younghoe Koo threw two field goals for 7 points. QB Desmond Ridder threw 28-37 for 329 passing yards and one touchdown. PK Ka’imi Fairbairn threw four field goals for 13 points. QB CJ Stroud threw 20-35 for 249 passing yards and one touchdown.

Saints vs Patriots (34-0)

New Orleans Saints (3-2) historically won over the New England Patriots 34-0 on Sunday. The Saints PK Blake Grupe Scored two field goals for 10 points and QB Derek Carr threw 18-26 for 183 passing yards and two touchdowns.

The Patriots (1-4) have won one and lost four games in the 2023 season. QB Mac Jones scored 1008 passing yards, RB Rhamondre Stevenson added 188 rushing yards and WR Kendrick Bourne scored 218 receiving yards in their last five matches.

Sunday Night Football other games results in week 5:

  • Jaguars (25-20) Bills
  • Panthers (42-24) Lions
  • Colts (23-16) Titans
  • Dolphins (31- 16) Giants
  • Steelers (17-10) Ravens
  • Eagles (23-14) LA Rams
  • Bengals (34-20) Cardinals
  • NY Jets (31-21) Broncos
  • Chiefs (27-20) Vikings

In the hunt or out team lists:

AFC Conference

  • Cleveland Browns (2-2)
  • Los Angeles Chargers (2-2)
  • Houston Texans (2-3)
  • Tennessee Titans (2-3)

NFC Conference

  • New Orleans Saints (3-2)
  • Green Bay Packers (2-2)
  • Los Angeles Rams (2-3)
  • Washington Commanders (2-3)

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