From historic blowouts to surprising upsets and more, Week 5 of the 2022 NFL season has been one for the books.
The first took place in London, as the New York Giants and Green Bay Packers faced off for the first game of the day.
Green Bay’s international debut was spoiled by the Giants’ comeback win. New York, which also played in its first regular-season NFL game across the pond, remains unbeaten in London, with one win each at Wembley (2007), Twickenham (2016) and now Tottenham.
Coach Brian Daboll has led New York to its best start since 2009 with a 4-1 record, which has given fans in the Big Apple a reason to celebrate. It also allowed for the social media team to get creative in celebrating the Giants’ success.
Our kind of tea time 🍵 pic.twitter.com/bS3lloGbDi
— New York Giants (@Giants) October 9, 2022
The Ravens and Bengals clashed in prime time for the top spot in the AFC North. Despite Baltimore battling offensive troubles, its defense held Cincinnati scoreless in two quarters.
Justin Tucker kicked four field goals, including a 58-yarder and the go-ahead 43-yarder as time expired to give Baltimore the victory and sole possession of first place in the division. The team used a clip of Tucker to summarize his post-game mood.
Nuff said. pic.twitter.com/5e5XcB8KnO
—Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 10, 2022
Three weeks after beating last year’s AFC champions, the Cowboys faced the last year’s Super Bowl champs. Dallas was an underdog in both games, but managed to earn a victory in both instances.
Los Angeles is known to be a hub for stars, but according to Dallas, there was one that stood out among them all.
One ⭐️ shines the brightest in Hollywood tonight 😉#DALvsLAR | @WinStarWorld pic.twitter.com/YUzNiqlPJf
— Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) October 9, 2022
Josh Allen sets the tone on the third play of the game when he connected with Gabe Davis for a 98-yard touchdown. He threw for 300 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone, while the Steelers’ offense sputtered in Kenny Pickett’s starting debut.
Buffalo used a Pittsburgh icon in its celebratory postgame tweet.
Pittsburgh, your friendly neighbor has a message.#BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/UiBh5Cvd5E
—Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) October 9, 2022
The Chargers and Browns had the highest-scoring half in the NFL last season with 56 combined points in the second half. The first half of Sunday’s game had the makings of another high-scoring affair with 38 combined points.
The scoring subsided after halftime as Los Angeles notched a comeback victory, thanks to a career-best day from Austin Ekeler and a missed 54-yard field goal attempt by Browns kicker Cade York with 11 seconds left.
The Chargers celebrated their escape from the Dawg Pound appropriately.
that dawg in u Goofy pic.twitter.com/JBhqEj7kik
—Los Angeles Chargers (@chargers) October 9, 2022
The Vikings got off to a hot start as Kirk Cousins completed 17 consecutive passes and held a 21-3 lead in the second quarter. Chicago fought back in the second half and earned its first lead in the fourth quarter, but that was short-lived as Cousins scored the go-ahead touchdown on the next drive.
Minnesota has been a problem at home for its NFC North rivals. The team’s social media account pointed out its success by quoting Jack Harlow after the win.
Cold like the Minnesota Vikings at home 🥶 pic.twitter.com/W6TOcP8b9m
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) October 9, 2022