1. Bills Stun Packers– I stated that this was a trap game for the Packers. No game in the NFL is ever easy. Teams will bring their absolute best especially when one of the best is coming to town. The Packers defense did their job. I’m still not 100 percent sold on their defense but they held their own yesterday. It was the Packers offense that couldn’t get anything going. The one thing I took away from this one was the lack of communication. The receivers were dropping wide open passes and not catching perfectly thrown passes. Aaron wasn’t as sharp as he usually is because he pressed a lot because he doesn’t trust his defense. Give all the credit in the world to the Bills for pressuring Rodgers and jamming those receivers at the line.
2. Cowboys Take Control Of NFC East With Huge Win In Philly– Two weeks ago, we saw the Eagles dominate the Cowboys. They did everything right. Now, let’s fast forward to last night. Dallas came out firing on all cylinders. The Eagles kept DeMarco in check and Romo saw that. He and Dez Bryant were on a roll last night. The Eagles continued to defend Dez in single man to man coverage and press coverage. Tony saw that and took advantage of it. They connected on three touchdowns. The Eagles just looked flat all around. No pressure on the quarterback, couldn’t really get anything going offensively and with the win, the Cowboys are in first place in the NFC East. This is a huge win on the road for the Cowboys who improved to 7-0 on the road away from JerryWorld.
3. Seahawks Eliminate 49ers From Playoff Contention– It’s been a roller coaster year for the 49ers. We’ve heard about Jim Harbaugh’s future in the bay and the lack of consistency has really shown. The 49ers have steered away from their identity which is running the football and the offensive line dominating the line of scrimmage. The Seahawks are rolling right now. When Bobby Wagner came back, the defense clicked and they’ve played well since his return. Seattle swept their bitter rivals with the win and eliminated the 49ers from playoff contention in the process. If they win out, Seattle could have home-field advantage in the NFC playoffs.
4. Steelers Hold Off Falcons– The Steelers won a huge game on the road last week in Cincinnati. Now, it was time for another test in Atlanta, a tough place to play. Le’Veon Bell did stack the stat sheet but he was efficient and he opens things up within the Steelers offense. The Falcons were without Julio Jones and if he were in he would’ve made a difference within the offense. At 5-9, the Falcons are still in contention for the NFC South division title despite a losing record.
5. Bengals Shut Down Manziel and Browns– It’s the start we’ve been waiting for all season long. Johnny Manziel was finally getting his chance to start. The Browns embarrassed the Bengals the first time they played. Sunday in Cleveland was a much different story. This game was all Bengals. They put their foot on the gas and never let off and Manziel just couldn’t get anything going.