Week 14 MNF Doubleheader Recap

Written by: William Petersen

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Week 14 of the NFL season was wrapped up with two game winning drives by rookie quarterbacks Tommy DeVito of the Giants, beating the Green Bay Packers 24-22, and Will Levis of the Tennessee Titans upsetting the Miami Dolphins 28-27 on the road. Tommy DeVito continues to have a Cinderella story of a start to his NFL career after going 17/21 for 158 yards, a touchdown, and 10 rushes for 71 yards to get the New York Giants rolling on a three game win streak. DeVito led a 8 play 57 yard drive with less than two minutes left in the game to set up Randy Bullock for a 39 yard field goal to send the New York Football Giants to 5-8 and have the rest of that fan base now questioning what they are going to do with Daniel Jones next season once he returns from injury. Will Levis led his own 4 play 64 yard drive late in the game to set up Derrick Henry’s second touchdown of the game and gave the Titans a one point lead with less than two minutes left. Tennessee’s defense would sack Tua Tagovailoa and ice the 14 point comeback win for a Titans team that is now also 5-8 and secured their first road win of the season, the Dolphins lost their first game at home this season.

Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers will be disappointed to fall to 6-7 after winning their last three straight, and the Packers can blame the loss on the 40% conversion rate in the redzone. Jordan Love finished 25/39 for 218 yards, a touchdown and an interception but had a difficult time converting long drives into points throughout the game. Tommy DeVito did what Jordan Love couldn’t and drove the Giants down the field after Saquon Barkley almost lost the Giants the game after fumbling late in the fourth quarter to set the Giants up for the touchdown drive that would give them the lead late. The Packers now look forward to a home game but have another tough test against a Tampa Bay Buccaneers team that is now fighting to win the NFC South and are also sitting at 6-7. The New York Giants now move to 5-8 on a season that is suddenly turning into a memorable one after unexpected heroics from Tommy DeVito. DeVito will need these heroics next week as they travel to the bayou for a showdown with the New Orleans Saints.

The Tennessee Titans will be jumping for joy after winning their first game on the road all year and seeing rookie quarterback Will Levis lead a game winning drive with under two minutes. Levis looks more and more like the Titans quarterback of the future and has the winning drive to maybe be the signal caller the Titans have been waiting for their entire existence. Levis will still have plenty of growing pains but the tenacity he showed this evening is a positive sign for Titans fans as they also moved to 5-8 on a season that seemed dead in the water two weeks ago. Derrick Henry had two touchdowns tonight and continues to be a reliable three down back for the Titans as he starts to reach the back half of his career. The Titans will host division rivals, the Houston Texans next week in a game that could decide if the Texans have any shot in making a late season run for the division or wildcard spot. This Titans team seems revitalized and would not be surprised to see them win two straight. The Miami Dolphins now move to 9-4 and taste defeat at Hardrock Stadium for the first time all year in a game that was mismanaged by Mike McDaniel and Tua Tagovailoa. Tua finished 23/33 for 240 yards and had a hard time staying off the turf as he was sacked five times in this brutal one point loss. The Dolphins still lead their division but are looking more and more vulnerable as the season moves on, after looking like the most explosive offense in the league after the first five weeks. The Dolphins welcome the New York Jets next week who just had a career game from Zach Wilson and are looking to spoil another Dolphins home game for the second straight week.