NFL Red Zone Report: Week 9
Matt Selz breaks down red zone performances and stats from across the NFL.
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A lot of the talk coming out of this past week in the NFL was about the quarterbacks and who was benched, who’s not playing well enough, and who put on a show in big games. There’s more to football than just the quarterback performances though, and we saw that with how some teams attacked inside the 20 to put points on the board. Let’s look at some of those performances, shall we?
Red Zone Passing Attempts
Kirk Cousins , QB MIN – After weeks of ridiculing his game and being called out by his own wide receivers, he’s really started to put things together and in Week 9 he had nearly as many Red Zone attempts as in the three games combined. It was also the first time he’s topped seven attempts inside the 20. Granted it was against the Chiefs and their porous defense but he was efficient with three touchdowns in that area and he split those between Bisi Johnson, Kyle Rudolph , and Ameer Abdullah , not exactly the group you’d expect. With the best running back in the game this...