Undefeated no more

Oct. 15, 2018Posted by NawFuL

Week 6 results


Thursday, October 11, 2018
Philadelphia @ N.Y. Giants Philadelphia Philadelphia New York Giants
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Atlanta
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati Pittsburgh Cincinnati Pittsburgh
L.A. Chargers @ Cleveland L.A. Chargers L.A. Chargers Cleveland
Buffalo @ Houston Houston Houston Houston
Chicago @ Miami Miami Miami Miami
Arizona @ Minnesota Minnesota Minnesota Arizona
Indianapolis @ N.Y. Jets New York Jets New York Jets Indianapolis
Seattle @ Oakland (London) Seattle Seattle Seattle
Carolina @ Washington Carolina Washington Washington
L.A. Rams @ Denver L.A. Rams L.A. Rams Denver
Jacksonville @ Dallas Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville
Baltimore @ Tennessee Baltimore Baltimore Baltimore
Kansas City @ New England New England Kansas City New England
Monday, October 15, 2018
San Francisco @ Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay Green Bay
Byes: Detroit, New Orleans
© 2018 Gehlke Bros. Football

For the third time this season, the Gehlke Bros. are tied in their battle for the Surfy Trophy. And for the first time, they both managed to hit double figures in the win column in the same week — an elusive feat in a year that so far has been filled with upsets and nail-biter finishes. Week 6 was no exception.

The Bros notched three more splits, starting with a pair of games on Sunday morning. The Redskins played like a different team than the one that got slaughtered in New Orleans a week ago, and they dominated Carolina until late in the game when the visiting Panthers tried to mount a comeback. But Cam Newton couldn’t connect for a game-winning touchdown, and Sean picked up the first split by a final of 23-17.

It looked as if the Junior Bro might go 2-for-2 when the Bengals took the lead late in a seesaw contest with division rival Pittsburgh. But the Steelers found some late magic when Ben Roethlisberger hooked up with Antonio Brown for a 31-yard touchdown with 10 seconds remaining, and boosted the visitors’ Paul Brown Stadium record to 18-3. The 28-21 win also boosted the Senior Bro back into contention for a winning week, but it would have to wait until the Sunday nighter to see if it was meant to be.

The Game of the Week was a marquee matchup between the undefeated Chiefs and the Patriots, who had been shocked at home in their previous meeting with Kansas City on opening night last season. The Pats played an up-tempo game in the first half and led by 15 points when they headed to the locker room at intermission. But the Chiefs got things together in the second half behind Patrick Mahomes’ four touchdowns that tied it at 40-all with three minutes to play. That was enough time for Tom Brady to drive the Pats into field goal range, where Steve Gostkowski hit the game-winner and gave Glenn the rubber game for the weekend, 43-40.

The Senior Bro’s 12-3 mark was his best so far this season. Sean took second at 11-4. Only Ben failed to reach double figures, ending at 9-6 for third place. Mutually correct predictions included Houston, Miami, Seattle, Baltimore and Green Bay. We all missed the win by Dallas. With Kansas City’s defeat, only the Rams remain unbeaten as the 2018 NawFuL season passes the one-third mark.