2022 NFL season, Week 7: What We Learned from Sunday’s games

Around The NFL breaks down what you need to know from all of Sunday’s action in Week 7 of the 2022 NFL season. Catch up on each game’s biggest takeaways using the links below:

MORNING GAMES

  • Dallas Cowboys 24, Detroit Lions 6
  • Tennessee Titans 19, Indianapolis Colts 10
  • Carolina Panthers 21, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3
  • Washington Commanders 23, Green Bay Packers 21

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Kevin Patra takeaways:

Next Gen stat of the game: Dak Prescott averaged 10.7 air yards per attempt. The QB attempted four deep passes on the day, none in the second half.

NFL Research: Trevon Diggs has 17 career interceptions, tied for most in the NFL since 2020. Diggs has played 35 NFL games. The only player with more interceptions in his first 35 games in the Super Bowl era was former Cowboys CB Everson Walls.

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Kevin Patra takeaways:

Next Gen stat of the week: Jonathan Taylor earned 23 yards on four rushes outside the box and had 47 yards on nine rushes versus light boxes.

NFL Research: Ryan Tannehill is 6-1 against the Colts as the Titans’ starting QB with 12 passing touchdowns, four interceptions, and a 102.9 passer rating over the seven games.

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Michael Baca’s takeaways:

Next Gen stat of the day: Mike Evans had 10.9 yards of separation on a would-be TD drop in the first quarter, which is the most separation on a drop this season.

NFL Research: Tom Brady was held to three points or fewer for only the fifth time in his career in the Week 7 loss to the Panthers. Brady had two such games in his first 20 seasons (all with the Patriots) and now has three such games in three seasons with the Buccaneers.

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Eric Edholm’s takeaways:

Next Gen stat of the game: Taylor Heinicke and Terry McLaurin connected for a 37-yard touchdown, a play that had a 19.8% chance of success. It was McLaurin’s 11th career reception with a completion probability under 25%, which is tied for the most in the NFL since 2019 with the Chargers’ Mike Williams.

NFL Research: Aaron Rodgers had only 47 passing yards (on 15 attempts) in the first half. Packers linebacker De’Vondre Campbell had more yards on his pick-six of Taylor Heinicke (63) than all of the Packers receivers combined in the opening half.

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