1. Brady Dominates Peyton– It was the game everybody was waiting for. Peyton Manning and Tom Brady facing each other for the sixteenth time and it was a rematch of the AFC title game a year ago and a potential preview of another title game. Denver had the upper hand for most of the game then New England got comfortable. Brady continued his hot streak and Gronk showed why he is such a threat. With this win, New England is 7-2 and on their bye week. Brady has thrown nine touchdown passes in the last two games and the defense is starting to gel and get it together.
2. Cardinals Dominate In Dallas– This game would determine the best record in the NFC. Arizona has played with such confidence this year and it starts with the head coach. They’ve really taken after Bruce Arians and they’re playing within the system. Dallas was without Tony Romo and having him under center does make all the difference. The Cardinals dominated this game throughout. They shut down DeMarco Murray and forced Brandon Weeden to beat them and they held Murray under 100 yards rushing for the first time all season long.
3. Rams Upset 49ers On Kaepernick Mistake– The 49ers definitely aren’t the team they’ve been over the last few years. The defense is missing key guys but the big issue with them now is their offensive line which gave up 8 sacks to St. Louis yesterday. There were some very questionable calls in this one such as that touchdown pass from Kaep to Crabtree and Harbaugh made some questionable calls in the redzone. That’s when you use Frank Gore and let him run and Kaep fumbled the ball to turn the ball over on downs.
4. Dolphins Shut Down Chargers– Ever since that hot start by San Diego, they’ve cooled down considerably. Their pass protection hasn’t been what it was and their defense isn’t attempting to stop anybody. The Dolphins are a team we should be looking at and taking seriously. Tannehill is finally taking control of this offense and they shut down San Diego from the get go. The Dolphins are in the mix for a playoff spot in the AFC.
5. Steelers Defeat Ravens– This is the healthiest I’ve seen the Steelers look all year long. Ben is buying time in the pocket and they’re playing good defense like we’re accustomed to seeing. Roethlisberger has his way with the Ravens secondary who came into this game very injured. The Ravens couldn’t do a thing to protect Flacco. The Steelers needed this game to remain on top of this competitive AFC North.