Facing an aggressive Jaguars defensive unit, Brissett was sacked a whopping 10 times and hit several others. The pressure forced him to get rid of the ball early, leading to a poor 5.4 yards per attempt and just two gains through the air longer than 17 yards. One positive for Brissett is that he managed to avoid turning the ball over, though it was still a humbling performance. Things won't get much easier, as he will see a Cincinnati defense in Week 8 that has been solid in its own right for most of the campaign.
Hamstrung by one of the worst offensive lines in the league, Dalton was at the mercy of the Steelers' strong pass rush that applied heavy pressure all game long and totaled four sacks before the final whistle. Neither of his interceptions was completely his fault, though -- since both were tipped and fell into the hands of defenders -- but this still marks Dalton's most ineffective game since Bill Lazor took over as offensive coordinator in Week 3. The fact the Bengals tallied only one first down in the second half shows just how stagnant the offensive unit was after Pittsburgh made some adjustments at halftime. Fortunately, Dalton has a fantastic opportunity to rebound in Week 8 when the Bengals host a Colts team that's surrendered the third-most passing yards per game through Week 7.
Bortles was quite efficient on the afternoon, but he also did damage with the deep ball, completing three passes of at least 45 yards. He connected with newfound red zone weapon Marcedes Lewis for a five-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter and likely could've done even more damage, had the team not turned it over to the running game with a large lead. Bortles has still yet to string together multiple effective outings, but he will have the luxury of a bye week before attempting to build on this performance against the Bengals in Week 9.
McCown was leading what appeared to be a rout through the third quarter. Despite the choke job by the team, McCown was actually better than his stats indicate, his interception not coming until the team's final desperation drive. The Jets, even with the loss, continue to outperform what they looked like on paper to start the year. McCown has been a big part of that, accounting for multiple touchdowns in three consecutive games.
Per the report, the injury could sideline Cutler two to three weeks, though such a potential outcome is pending the results of further medical evaluations. At this stage though, it looks like Matt Moore is probably going to start at QB for Miami in Thursday night's game against the Ravens.
Coach Adam Gase expects to have a better idea of Cutler's status later Sunday, but with Matt Moore having helped the Dolphins rally to a 31-28 victory -- from a 28-14 deficit -- Sunday and the team on a quick turnaround this week, it wouldn't surprise us if Cutler is forced to the sideline Thursday night in Baltimore.
Moore promptly threw a pick upon entering the ballgame, but then led Miami to 17 unanswered points for the comeback win, including a pair of touchdown strikes to Kenny Stills. Moore was solid in relief of Ryan Tannehill last season with a 8:3 TD:INT ratio in three games and he might be thrust into a similar role against Baltimore. More tests are needed on Jay Cutler's injured chest, but the quick turnaround for Thursday night's game might make Moore the man.
Goff led his team inside Arizona's 15-yard line on two of his first three drives, but had to settle for short field goals both times in a game that saw kicker Greg Zuerlein make four kicks overall and three from inside 35 yards. The second-year quarterback picked up his second career rushing touchdown from nine yards out in the final minute of the first half and added an 18-yard score to Cooper Kupp in the fourth quarter. While Goff's previous two performances heading into this one proved that he's still not trustworthy in tough matchups, he's shown the ability to exploit lesser opponents after struggling against all comers as a rookie.
Flacco's day also included three fumbles (none lost) and he was sacked a season-high five times by the Vikings defense. He'll look to bounce back from consecutive losses in short order on Thursday when the Ravens take on the Dolphins at home. The quick turnaround is less than optimal, however, with the team's top three wideouts -- Mike Wallace (concussion), Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) and Breshad Perriman (concussion) -- all banged up.
Keenum played second fiddle for much of Sunday's game, as Latavius Murray and Jerick McKinnon ran over Baltimore. That's pretty much been Keenum's MO this season. His monster outing against Tampa Bay in Week 3 aside, Keenum has averaged just 6.07 yards per attempt and has a TD:INT ratio of 2:2. The mystery surrounding Sam Bradford's knee makes it likely that Keenum will get another shot next week against Cleveland, but Teddy Bridgewater's rapid recovery means that Keenum might turn back into a pumpkin following the team's Week 9 bye.