NFL scores from week 5 are already coming in. One of the most important NFL scores from week 5 is the results from the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens game. Hosted in Baltimore, it was a game to decide the first place team in the AFC North, and it provided a number of exciting moments. The most important moment of the game came when Carson Palmer threw a touchdown pass with only 22 seconds remaining on the clock to defeat Baltimore by a score of 17-14. That win also gives Cincinnati the lead in the AFC North standings, and puts them among the elite teams through the first five weeks of the 2009 NFL season.
Perhaps the ugliest game of the season also showed up in the NFL scores from week 5 as the Buffalo Bills hosted the Cleveland Browns. The final score in that game was Buffalo 6 and Cleveland 3, giving the Browns their first (but ugly) win of the season. The Buffalo Bills should truly be embarrassed about the outcome of that match. Other early action on Sunday saw Pittsburgh defeat the Lions in Detroit by a score of 28-20 and the Minnesota Vikings easily handled the St. Louis Rams by a score of 38-10 in St. Louis. The most lop-sided game of the day belonged to the host New York Giants, who crushed the Oakland Raiders by a score of 44-7.
It look late game heroics for two teams not to end up embarrassed on Sunday, with the Panthers scoring 11 4th quarter points to squeak by the Washington Redskins 20-17, and it took the Dallas Cowboys overtime to beat the Kansas City Chiefs. The Cowboys would not have lived down a loss to the lowly Chiefs, and can thank Austin for coming up huge in OT. They won the game 26-20, and though they did win, will not receive as much respect in the coming days for this close game.
There are a few other good games still underway, with San Francisco hosting Atlanta, and the Denver Broncos hosting the New England Patriots. We also have an interesting Sunday night game on NBC, as well as the Monday Night football match-up between the New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins.
Week 5 NFL Scores*
Dallas 26 (In Overtime)
Kansas City 20
New York Giants 44
Tampa Bay 14
St. Louis 10
San Francisco 10
New England 17 (In OT)
Indianapolis at Tennessee (Sunday Night game)
New York Jets at Miami (Monday Night game)
*Games updates as of 4:20 P.M. PST on 10/11/2009
Source: NFL Scores