1. Another Week, Another Tie– I think by now, you all know how I feel about games ending in ties and I feel the league should implement a rule where both teams keep playing until someone scores so similar to what we’ve seen take place in college football. Last week, Seattle and Arizona ended in a tie and this week, we’ve seen it again this time with the Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals across the river in London. Both teams had opportunities to win the game on field goals and they both were no good. We now have four teams with ties in the record.
2. Clemson survives Florida State– It was the marquee battle of the week in college football and this has become one of my favorite games to discuss. Clemson hasn’t been as strong as they were a year ago, but the zero remains in the loss column and there was nothing more Florida State wanted than to hand their rivals a loss at this point of the season. It was a back and forth affair and when it mattered the most, the inexperience of Florida State showed which propelled Clemson to a win and now, they control their own destiny.
3. Patriots win a fourth straight game– Another week, another win and no problem. The Patriots have really put their mark on the AFC East and maybe the AFC as they continued to roll. When they last played Buffalo, Brady was still gone, Gronkowski wasn’t 100 percent and the Patriots were shut out. It’s tough beating a Belichick coached team twice and we saw that on Sunday in upstate New York. Although he’s only played in four games, Tom Brady is the front-runner for the league’s MVP and this honestly maybe the best I’ve ever seen him look. New England is now 7-1 and entering the bye week after the 41-25 win over the Buffalo Bills.
4. Packers fall short in Atlanta– This game lived up to the hype. The Packers offense looked to be more aggressive entering Sunday and the Falcons were trying to bounce back after two tough losses. It looked as if the Packers were in control throughout the game and Rodgers was having his way with the Falcons secondary but, the Falcons came back and Matt Ryan led his team down the field late in the game for the go-ahead touchdown to give his team the victory.
5. Saints spoil Jimmy Graham’s homecoming– For the first time since being traded to the Seahawks, Jimmy Graham was back in the Superdome but this time, he was a visitor. I didn’t like the way the Seahawks offense looked against the Saints and they should’ve capitalized considering the Saints defense has struggled to stop anyone at times. The Saints just outplayed the Seahawks.