1. Panthers stun Seahawks in Seattle– When I watched this game, I kept saying to myself this is old school football. Both these teams do not like each other and they know each other so well from playing against one another over the past few seasons. Everyone wondered how Seattle would bounce back after blowing a 17 point lead in Cincinnati in week five. They were coming back home and Marshawn Lynch was back so it had to get better, right? There’s a lot of concern surrounding them and the biggest thing is them holding onto leads. Cam Newton had his way with the Legion of Boom and connected with Greg Olsen for the go-ahead touchdown pass. The Panthers remain undefeated and a win like this will give them a ton of confidence moving forward.
2. Michigan State wins on botched punt– It was one of the marquee games of the day. Sparty going to the big house to face a Michigan team that entered the day as one of the hottest teams in the nation. It was close all the way throughout then the play that everybody has been talking about happened. Michigan’s punter struggled to receive the snap and he fumbled the ball. Jalen Watts-Jackson scooped it up and took it to the house and that won the game for Michigan State. I was in shock after watching that one.
3. Broncos survive OT in Cleveland– If there was going to be a day for the Broncos offense to pick it up, this Sunday would be the day, right? Against a Browns defense without Joe Haden. Denver showed once again why they have been the best defense in the league as they scored another touchdown on that side of the football. Peyton is looking his age more and more by the week. The zip on his throws just isn’t there anymore and the offensive line is struggling to protect him. Ronnie Hillman gave them a boost in the running game and Denver went on to win in Cleveland 26-23. They are 6-0 heading into the bye week and meet with undefeated Green Bay in two weeks.
4. Colts fall to Patriots– We were all waiting for this one. New England, Indianapolis, Luck and Brady. Let’s not also forget that this was supposed to be the game that Tom Brady returned from had he remained suspended. The Colts controlled the game for the most part in the first half striking first and getting some pressure on Brady. New England as expected made their usual second-half adjustments and wore the Colts down. Indy fell to the Patriots once again.
5. Packers hold off Chargers– The Packers offense will always stand out and be the engine of this football team especially with Aaron Rodgers under center. What’s been impressing me has been their defense and they’ve stepped it up when the offense hasn’t been able too and if the Packers want to not only get back to the Super Bowl but win the whole thing, the defense must make plays and dominate as well. This is a scary team when both sides of the football are clicking. Though they gave up over 500 yards passing to Rivers, they were able to hold off the Chargers to remain undefeated.