NFL Week 5 takeaways: Raiders score 40 on the champs, and Steelers stay undefeated

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Week 5 in the NFL featured Derek Carr and the Las Vegas Raiders exorcising their demons in Kansas City, the New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons picking up their fifth losses, and the return of Washington’s Alex Smith to the football field after a gruesome leg injury two years ago.

Elsewhere, the Carolina Panthers won their third game in a row, while the Pittsburgh Steelers remained undefeated thanks to four touchdowns from rookie Chase Claypool.

All that and more in Week 5‘s biggest takeaways from NFL Nation.

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LV-KC | CIN-BAL | PHI-PIT
LAR-WSH | CAR-ATL | JAX-HOU
ARI-NYJ | TB-CHI | MIA-SF

Standout performer for MIA-SF: Ryan Fitzpatrick, 350 passing yards, 3 TDs

A near-perfect game from Ryan Fitzpatrick should quiet talk about Tua Time while also showing rookie Tua Tagovailoa a perfect glimpse of how to lead a team. Fitzpatrick’s career has been defined as a roller coaster, and Sunday was the peak of the quarterback’s play. Coach Brian Flores doesn’t have to tell us that Fitzpatrick will remain the Dolphins’ starter this week because Fitzpatrick’s play did the talking, and it seems Miami’s transition plan is working

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