1. Saints hand Falcons their first loss- Drew Brees loves to
play against the Atlanta Falcons. He has an 11-2 career record against them
since becoming the Saints Quarterback. The Falcons played well in this game but
not well enough to win. The Saints made more plays at essential times in the
game and the Saints came through with a defensive stand late in the fourth
quarter that sealed the deal. After an 0-4 start, the Saints now sit at 4-5 and
they are in a heated NFC playoff race.
2. Texans win battle in Chicago- This was a game that so
many people were looking forward too. Two 7-1 teams and many considered this to be a preview of the Super Bowl. It was a sloppy game from the get go. Despite
the weather being a major factor, there were many turnovers from both teams. The Texans pounded Arian Foster often and it wore down the Bears defense for most of the game. The big news coming out this game was Jay Cutler sitting out the entire second half with a concussion. the Bears had opportunities to capitalize
upon but just didn’t take advantage of them. I still have to give the Bears D
credit to hold that Texans offense under 20 points was very impressive.
3. Cowboys win big in Philly- A huge do or die game for both
the Cowboys and Eagles who both came into this one struggling all around. I
dubbed this game the “struggle bowl”. The winner of this game I felt would make
a strong push for the playoffs. The Eagles would have to try to win without
Michael Vick for the remainder of the game as he was sidelined in this one with
a concussion and the rookie Nick Foles came in. He looked impressive for a few
series then the Cowboys started to capitalize when they knew they needed too.
Tony maybe the most critiqued QB in the game but when he doesn’t turn the
football over and make those plays down the field we all know he’s capable of
making, the Cowboys are a good football team. Dallas won in Philadelphia for the
first time since 2007.
4. Giants struggle in Cincy- I simply don’t trust the Giants
in the month of November. They always have their November swoon and the way
they’ve looked right now as far as effort hasn’t been all that great. The Giants
are struggling on offense and not getting pressure on the QB. Their secondary
which has been the biggest weakness struggled significantly yesterday against
the Bengals. Eli hasn’t thrown a Td pass in two games and he’s turning the ball
over. The Giants are lucky their bye week is this upcoming week because they
have a lot to work on before their next game against Green Bay.
5. Ravens score 55, a franchise record- Sunday was the most
complete I’ve seen the Ravens look since week 1. For the first time in franchise
history, the Ravens scored a career high 55 points in a dominating win over the
Oakland Raiders. Remember when Joe Flacco stated he was the best Quarterback in football? Yes, his numbers were impressive against the Raiders but let’s be
real, it was Oakland, a bad team. He’ll have his hands ful next week with the