1. Brady has a big day in his return– The football world was discussing it all week long and it was finally here: Tom Brady was making his 2016 regular season debut after his four-game suspension and we’ve known him to be a guy that plays with a chip on his shoulder. This year, I think he’ll do the same and he’ll be on a vengeance to send the league a message. He was typical Tom Brady and had a big game throwing over 400 yards and three touchdown passes. Not a bad debut at all.
2. Texas A&M wins a thriller over Tennessee– This was the Volunteers first ever match up against the Aggies of Texas A&M and both teams entered this battle with 5-0 records. The Aggies were pulling away in this one and Tennessee, as they’ve done all year long, once again came back and tied the game up and this was a game that Texas A&M should’ve wrapped up in the fourth quarter. Double overtime was needed and the Aggies pulled away with the win to remain unbeaten.
3. Vikings improve to 5-0– They’ve rolled to wins in the first four games, could they do it in five? What’s really impressed me has been how they’ve been able to be successful without Adrian Peterson and Teddy Bridgewater. I’ve also been impressed with Xavier Rhodes who’s taking on the other teams top wide receiver and shutting down one entire side of the football field. This is the Vikings best start since 2009.
4. Falcons hand the Broncos their first loss– We’ve seen so many rookie quarterbacks make their debuts and we saw Paxton Lynch make his yesterday. The Falcons are playing great football right now. Julio Jones is doing what he does best, Matt Ryan has played at an MVP level and the defense is starting to improve. They beat Carolina, a team that won the NFC last season and now they were facing the defending Super Bowl champions and they outplayed the Broncos. The running backs were used early and often and the Falcons left Denver with a 4-1 mark.
5. Cowboys defeat Bengals– After their week one loss to the Giants, the Cowboys have won three games in a row entering their battle with the Cincinnati Bengals. Dak Prescott has improved each week and Ezekiel Elliott has been showing why the Cowboys selected him fourth overall. Sunday was the most complete I’ve seen the Cowboys look in a really long time and I think the presence of DeMarcus Lawrence made all the difference.