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Any given Sunday in the NFL: Week of big surprises around the gridiron

The NFL's Week 6 games had some big surprises, with wins by teams that would presumably be underdogs, such as the New York Giants, New York Jets, Pittsburgh Steelers and Atlanta Falcons.

On the one hand, the Jets, who went to Lambeau Field and, after dominating the Green Bay Packers in the second half with 24 points, won 27-10, to move into second place in the AFC East with a 4-2 record.

Meanwhile, the Giants came from behind in the fourth period at home and with 14 points took the game away from the Baltimore Ravens, who gave up two fumbles, with a score of 24-20 and are momentarily second in the NFC East.

But that was not all, in Atlanta, the Falcons dominated one of the most solid teams in the NFC, the San Francisco 49ers with a 21-point offense in the first half. Also in Pittsburgh, the Steelers withstood Tom Brady's inconsistent offense and were able to pick up their second win of the year, led by Mitch Trubisky, after their starter, rookie Kenny Pickett, left the game with a concussion.

Packers debacle at Lambeau Field

The Jets' defense dried up the Packers' defense, with relentless pressure on Aaron Rodgers, who was caught four times and a fumble recovered. A-Rod was limited to 246 yards on 26 passes, one of them for a touchdown to Allen Lazard.

However, the "Cheeseheads" have problems with their vertical attack, so their leading receiver was tight end Robert Tonyan with 10 catches for 90 yards. In addition, on the ground AJ Dillon barely ran for 41 yards and Aaron Jones contributed another 19.

The Packers defense also allowed 179 yards on the ground, with 116 from Breece Hall and Zach Wilson made no mistakes, completing 10 of 18 completions. The game was tied at halftime at three points, but the Jets scored 14 in the third and 10 in the final period on carries by Hall and Michael Carter.

The imposing G Men

With a compact team that has a great defense, a powerful ground attack and a quarterback who learned to minimize mistakes, today they are one of the best in the NFC and even more with a performance like the one this Sunday at home against the Ravens. The G Men managed to keep the game even until the last quarter, down 13-10, and in the last period they took advantage of an interception and a fumble by Lamar Jackson to score 14 points and take the game away from them in the final minutes.

Daniel Jones, without great numbers, completed 19 of 27, for 173 yards with two touchdowns, while Saquon Barkley contributed another 83 yards on the ground and a touchdown. The defense didn't shine as much, allowing 211 yards on the ground, with 119 from Kenyan Drake and 77 from Lamar Jackson. However, those two turnovers were enough to tip the scales in their favor.

The Falcons' big surprise

The Falcons, supposed to be one of the worst teams in the NFC got their third win of the year, beating the 49ers 14-28, in one of those games they don't love Jimmy Garoppolo for: he had two touchdown passes, but also two interceptions, after completing 29 of 41 completions. San Francisco was barely able to gain 50 yards on the ground and Brandon Aiyuk totaled 83 yards on eight receptions, with two touchdowns.

For the Falcons, Marcus Mariota, had a performance of few yards and a lot of efficiency: 13 of 14 passes completed, 129 yards and two touchdowns, in addition to 50 yards on the ground and another touchdown. In addition, Jeff Wilson lost a fumble for the 49ers, who no longer looked as solid as in previous weeks, as they now have a 3-3 record, the same as the Falcons.

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