Some more wild finishes and thrilling moments highlighted the football feast that was Week 6 of the 2013 NFL season. The Patriots notched perhaps their most improbable victory of the Brady era with a win over the Saints, the 49ers slugged one out with the Cardinals, and Aaron Rodgers showed why the Pack is still a force to be reckoned in toppling the Ravens.
The Patriots have been banged up and depleted all season, and that was no different as they limped into their matchup with the 5-0 Saints. On Sunday, New England was missing their top five receivers from last year (including two Pro Bowlers in Wes Welker and Rob Gronkowski), as well as their All-Pro starting nose tackle, Vince Wilfork. Regardless, they dominated the first half and hung on in the second half. When the game seemed out of reach with just over a minute to play, Tom Brady put on a show in leading them to victory, demonstrating the poise and competitiveness that drove him to become a first-ballot Hall of Famer.
The 49ers have put together a 3-game winning streak heading into Week 7 following a 1-2 stumble out of the starting blocks. Their 32-20 victory over the Cardinals was a closer contest than the score might indicate, and involved some plays that drastically shifted the momentum of the battle.
The Packers have had a rough start to the season, but buckled down and ground out a close one against the defending champs. Jordy Nelson played a huge role, as you’ll see in “NFL Turning Point,” where you can once again catch a glimpse inside the minds of the men on the field with exclusive player wires, as they orchestrate some thrilling victories in the most high-pressure situations of the week. Tune in tonight for an analysis by host Dan Patrick and angles of the games only NFL Films can bring you. Here’s a sneak preview:
Catch that and more on “NFL Turning Point,” tonight a 11/10c, only on NBC Sports Network..