Week 10 featured a number of headline-grabbing performances. Cam Newton made an explosive return to Carolina, the Chiefs looked like the Chiefs for the first time in months and Mike White turned back into a pumpkin, throwing four interceptions against the Bills.

However, some performances left us scratching our heads and could be just an anomaly. Here’s a look at some of the most notable performances and what they could mean moving forward:

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Overachieving Team of the Week: Washington Football Team

Washington entered Sunday winless in their last six games and had to play the second half without Chase Young, but still emerged victorious over the reigning Super Bowl champions.

Tom Brady and company were 9.5-point road favorites, but Brady struggled early, tossing a pair of interceptions to end the Bucs’ first two drives. He also appeared to throw a third, but it was overturned upon further review.

One thing that has plagued Brady in his time with Tampa has been interceptions, he’s now had seven multi-interception games since joining the Buccaneers after having just seven such performances in his last seven years in New England.

In fact, six of the Buccaneers’ eight regular season losses in the Brady era have occurred when Brady throws at least two picks.

However, the key to the Football Team’s win was simply keeping the Bucs offense on the bench. Washington ran 24 more plays and held the ball for nearly 19 minutes more than their counterparts.

Taylor Heinicke engineered a masterful 19-play, 80-yard drive that chewed up over 10 minutes of clock and ended with a touchdown to put the game effectively out of reach with less than 30 seconds remaining.

The Washington defense also deserves credit for holding the NFL’s seventh-best red zone offense to just one touchdown and two field goals on their three trips inside the 20.

Washington has opened as 2.5-point underdogs for next week’s game in Carolina against Newton and the Panthers.

Underachieving Team of the Week: Cleveland Browns

The Browns seemed to turn a corner last week against their cross-state rival, posting 41 points, but failed to build on that progress in New England, going scoreless for the final 55 minutes in a lopsided loss.

The thing is, everything started well for the Browns. An 11-play, 79-yard drive that ended in a touchdown gave Cleveland a lead less than five minutes into the game.

The good times stopped there.

Baker Mayfield left the game with a knee contusion, the Browns averaged less than four yards per play, New England racked up 452 yards of total offense and the final margin was the worst the franchise had seen since Charlie Frye was under center.

While Mayfield and the offense’s struggles will remain the topic of conversation, the Browns defense has now allowed over 30 points in four games and over 40 points in two. Cleveland is 0-4 in those contests.

Luckily for Cleveland, it has the fortune of hosting the winless Detroit Lions next week.

Overachieving Player of the Week: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes

Things are finally looking up in Kansas City after Sunday night’s performance against the Raiders. Patrick Mahomes looked like, well, Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs won by their largest margin of victory since Week 6 of last year.

Kansas City’s passing offense has struggled in recent weeks, ranking 23rd in the NFL in success rate on first half early downs and Mahomes throwing six touchdowns and six interceptions while completing just 60 percent of his passes.

One of the things that helped Mahomes was the abundance of Cover 3 called by Gus Bradley, who has loved the scheme dating back to his days in Seattle. The Chiefs have struggled to produce explosive plays against two deep safeties this season, but five different receivers produced a catch of 20+ yards on Sunday night.

The Chiefs will have another chance for downfield success next week against Dan Quinn and the Cowboys. Only three teams have allowed explosive plays at a higher rate than Dallas this season.

Underachieving Player of the Week: Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

Lambeau Field has been a house of horrors for Russell Wilson in his career and Sunday afternoon was no different. Wilson’s return to the field was supposed to be a boost to Seattle’s offense, but instead they were shut out for the first time since Wilson was drafted in 2012.

Wilson struggled with accuracy against the Packers, completing just 20 of his 40 pass attempts and tossing a pair of interceptions. In his five winless starts in Green Bay, Wilson has eight interceptions and has taken 16 sacks.

One thing Wilson wasn’t on Sunday was afraid. He was second in the NFL in intended air yards, averaging over 12 intended air yards per pass attempt. However, his 3.3 completed air yards per attempt ranked in the bottom five of QBs and the differential of nine yards was double any other quarterback in Week 10.

Wilson was 0-7 on deep passes on Sunday despite the matchup dictating he should have taken advantage of a Packers defense that ranked 20th in yards per attempt on passes less than 20 yards downfield. Wilson was also the NFL’s most efficient passer on those throws before his injury.

This space could’ve been spent on Jared Goff after he threw for just 54 yards through four quarters in the Lions tie with Pittsburgh. However, considering it was the first game Goff didn’t lose without Sean McVay on his sideline since the Armed Forces Bowl in 2015, he gets a pass.

Bad Beat: Eagles-Broncos over 44.5

The total for this game opened at 44 this week, but even trended higher as we got closer to kickoff, rising as high as 45.5 in some books. The Eagles offense has been efficient in recent weeks, hitting the over in three-straight games.

History was even on the Broncos’ side too. They had scored at least 40 points in each of the Eagles last three trips to Denver, dating back to the previous century.

Things looked good early with 20 points being scored in the second quarter and the total rising to 30 before halftime. The outlook got even better in the third quarter when Darius Slay returned a fumble 83 yards for a touchdown to push the total to 40 as the fourth quarter began. It could’ve been 43, but the Eagles blocked a 22-yard field goal attempt.

However, things got conservative in the fourth quarter when Vic Fangio decided to punt the ball twice despite being down three possessions. The Eagles also scored just a single field goal, leading the total to sit at 43 with five minutes to go.

From there, the Broncos managed to drive into field goal range, but Fangio decided to get aggressive much too late and go for it on fourth down at the Eagles 10-yard-line. However, Teddy Bridgewater overthrew a wide-open Tim Patrick in the end zone, ending any hope.

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