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NFL Week 10 review: Bill Belichick under pressure after New England Patriots lose in Germany

Week 10 in the NFL was filled with drama, with a record five games decided by the final kick of the football.

The Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks and Detroit Lions all won on walk-off field goals in an exciting weekend of action.

The Indianapolis Colts beat the New England Patriots to increase the uncertainty about Bill Belichick's future while NFC contenders, the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers, picked up big wins.

Uncertainty surrounding Pats after another loss

Belichick's legacy as one of the best coaches ever looked certain when he parted ways with Tom Brady in 2019, with the pair having won six Super Bowls with the Patriots.

The Pats have increasingly struggled since then and they have slipped to 2-8 this season after losing 10-6 to the Colts in Germany.

Quarterbacks Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe had an interception each as the Pats' offense struggled to get going.

Only the Carolina Panthers now have a worse record than New England and whether it comes in-season or at the end of the year, Belichick's time with the franchise looks increasingly likely to come to an end in the near future.  

Stroud in MVP picture?

C.J. Stroud led his team on a game-winning drive for the second week in a row, throwing for 356 yards and rushing for a touchdown as the Houston Texans beat the Cincinnati Bengals 30-27.

The Texans are now 5-4, in part thanks to Stroud making his last four throws of the game for 51 yards to set up a Matt Ammendola field goal to walk it off.

Only the Washington Commanders quarterback Sam Howell has more passing yards than Stroud's 2,626 and the rookie has thrown just two interceptions all year.

With some favorable matchups on the horizon, Texans fans can start believing that they may have a major say in the playoffs this season after years of mediocrity.

Stroud is now -2000 to win Offensive Rookie of the Year and is +3500 to win MVP honors, something only Jim Brown has ever achieved as a rookie.

Cowboys and 49ers impress

Dallas and San Francisco were two NFC teams looking to bounce back after losses in Week 10 and they each did so in style.

The Cowboys had a favorable game in which to return to form against the struggling New York Giants but they did not let up against a poor Giants team, winning 49-17.

Dak Prescott threw for 404 yards and four touchdowns, with Dallas taking 28-0 and 42-7 leads.

The Cowboys held Giants quarterback Tommy Devito to 86 yards passing and Dallas is now 6-3 as they have one eye on the 8-1 Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC East.

The San Francisco 49ers won the first five games of the season before losing three in a row.

In Week 10, they snapped that streak with a dominant 34-3 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Brock Purdy threw for three touchdowns while San Francisco picked off Trevor Lawrence twice.

Perhaps the only negative for the 49ers was that star running back Christian McCafferty fell short in his aim of becoming the record holder for most consecutive games with a touchdown.

San Francisco are -550 to win the NFC West after returning to the top of the pile in that division with a 6-3 record, they are +500 for Super Bowl success.

Dobbs gets job done for Vikings again

Josh Dobbs was brought in as an emergency replacement for the Minnesota Vikings after Kirk Cousin was ruled out for the season with an Achilles injury but the new quarterback has thrived in his new environment.

Having joined the team just 12 days ago, he led them to a 27-19 win against the New Orleans Saints in his first start.

Dobbs had to be shown where the home locker room was before the game but was impressive again as he led his new offense past the Saints, throwing for 268 yards and rushing for an extra 44.

Opposition quarterback Derek Carr left with an injury for New Orleans in the third quarter and his replacement Jameis Winston couldn't pull off the comeback, throwing for two touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Minnesota have now won five games straight and Dobbs is +500 to win Comeback Player of The Year.

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