Patriots 37 Jets 16: In many ways, this was a mini-Super Bowl for the Jets, who would have taken first place in the division if they beat their rivals on Sunday Night Football. Three turnovers for the Jets. Zero turnovers for the Patriots. There were mistakes on both sides of the ball that allowed the Patriots to capitalize all night long. Tom Brady will never let you off the hook if you make the wrong decision. He is 26 of 39 (66.6 percent) for 329 yards and three touchdowns.
Bears 37 Lions 7: The Bears are one of the hottest teams in the National Football League. With a dominating performance at home against the slumping Lions the Bears move ahead of the Lions in the playoff race and control the first wild card spot in the NFC. The Lions are reeling and need to beat Carolina at home next week. If not, the Lions will be 6-5 heading into the Thanksgiving battle against the Packers.
Seahawks 22 Ravens 17: The Seahawks improve to 3-6 and have a signature victory that they can build on as they play out the rest of a otherwise disappointing season. The Ravens lose the dreaded trap game and fall to 6-3 and a half a game behind the Steelers for the lead in the AFC North.
49ers 27 Giants 20: The win for the 49ers puts them at 8-1 going into their bye week and it doesn’t get much better than that. The 49ers should coast through the rest of the season and secure one of the two byes in the NFC. This loss doesn’t kill the Giants, but it does give some life to the Cowboys who are now only one game back.
Saints 26 Falcons 23 (OT): The Saints are now 7-3 having beat each of their division rivals on the road. The Falcons fall to 5-4 and are going to have to come together during the week after a strange decision by their coach in overtime.
Titans 30 Panthers 3: The Titans put a spanking on the Panthers who didn’t have it today. The Panthers can shake off the loss and find things on tape that can help them improve in the future. The Titans are 5-4 and have worked there way into the playoff picture. They will probably need to win at least 5 of their last 7 to make it.
Steelers 24 Bengals 17: The AFC North is very tight. The Steelers are 7-3, the Bengals are 6-3 and the Ravens are playing late looking to go 7-3. This was a huge road win for the Steelers and is a loss the Bengals will be thinking about if they miss the playoffs by a game or a tiebreaker. Good news for the Bengals, AJ Green was knocked out of the game but he will be back next week.
Rams 13 Browns 12: Sam Bradford is healthy and the Rams have won 2 of the last 3 and Steven Jackson is on fire. The Browns did nothing today to calm down local radio guy Tony Rizzo. The Browns are in need of talent on offense.They just don’t have any playmakers.
Cowboys 44 Bills 7: The Bills hopes at a fairy tale season ending in the playoffs died today in Dallas. The Bills are still ahead of schedule, but they are not ready to be a playoff contender. The Cowboys are building momentum and should challenge the Giants for the NFC East. DeMarco Murray is a stud.
Jaguars 17 Colts 3: This is all kinds of ugly. The Colts have established themselves as the worst team in the NFL and seemed to have secured their control of the first overall pick in the NFL draft. The Jaguars are nothing to be thrilled about, but the future is bright with the improving Blaine Gabbert.
Broncos 17 Chiefs 10: The Chiefs have lost back to back games at Arrowhead to the Broncos and the Dolphins. The AFC west is awful. The Raiders lead the division at 5-4 and the Broncos, Chiefs, and Chargers are deadlocked with 4-5 records. The Broncos beat the Chiefs today with only 2 completed passes by Tim Tebow.
Dolphins 20 Redskins 9: The Redskins are on their way to 3-13 the hard way. After starting 3-1, the Redskins are now 3-6. The Dolphins have won two in a row and have got three great games in a row by the explosive Reggie Bush.
Cardinals 21 Eagles 17: The Cardinals have won back to back games to improve to 3-6 and the Eagles have lost two in a row to fall to 3-6. The idea of the Eagles as a dream team has long since faded and the chances of the Eagles in the playoffs seem to be slim to none. DeSean Jackson was left inactive today, benched by his coach for being selfish, where does he go from here.
Texans 37 Buccaneers 9: The Texans have done a whole bunch of winning without star receiver Andre Johnson who should be close to returning to the team. Arian Forster is the fantasy stud we expected in August and Ben Tate gives Foster rest when needed and the Texans the best 1-2 punch in the league. At this point in the season, the Texans are the best team in the AFC.