1. Patriots remain unbeaten– When I looked at the Patriots schedule prior to the season beginning, this was one game I circled and I also had a feeling that it would be an instant classic and it didn’t disappoint. The Giants were in the Patriots heads all game long and they continuously pressured Tom Brady throughout the game. After losing Dion Lewis last week to a torn ACL, Julian Edelman broke his foot and was lost for the rest of the game. The Giants lost this one. They blew another fourth quarter lead and gave Brady time and the play calling was very questionable. Run the ball to milk the clock. New England won 27-26 to improve to 9-0 for the first time since 2007.
2. Packers stunned at home by Lions– The last time the Lions defeated the Packers at Lambeau Field, Aaron Rodgers was only eight years old. The last Lions win in Green Bay came in 1991. This was just the game the Packers had to take and they would dominate, right? Think again. The Packers have hit a bump in the road right now and the Lions went into the Lambeau and smacked them around the entire game. The Lions finally snapped their losing streak at Lambeau and held onto win, 18-16. With the loss, the Packers have lost three games in a row.
3. Baylor handed first loss– Statement November in the Big-12 continued on Saturday. Baylor welcomed Oklahoma to town looking to continue its recent dominance of the Sooners. Oklahoma had other plans. The world finally got to see Baker Mayfield and how special of a football player he really is. Baylor’s defense couldn’t do a thing with him. They tried to force him to beat them in the pocket and he did that and he ran all over them all night long. I give a lot of credit to Oklahoma’s defense. They took away the big play down the field and slowed Baylor’s prolific offense down. Huge win for the Sooners. Now, it’s on to TCU.
4. Peyton gets benched– Let’s be completely honest with ourselves, Peyton Manning is not the same quarterback we’ve become accustomed to seeing. We thought he was slowly starting to get it back together when they faced Green Bay and he didn’t look too bad in Indy last Sunday either. Entering the day, Peyton was three yards away from becoming the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and he did indeed pass Brett Favre for first all-time. That was the only thing that went right for him. Peyton had the worst game of his career Sunday against the Chiefs. 5 completions out of 20 attempts and four interceptions. He was benched later and the report was released that he has a slightly torn plantar fascia in his right foot.
5. Panthers remain undefeated– Carolina is just breezing through the NFC right now. They won their franchise best 13th straight game and are 9-0 for the first time in franchise history. Other guys on offense are beginning to step it up and make plays to take pressure off of Greg Olsen. The defense is handling its business and they are playing well on special teams.