1. Giants bounce back strong with win over Packers- The talk of their annual November swoon was in the air again and the big question was how would the struggling Giants fare against the streaking Packers? The Giants would win this game 38-10 behind a strong performance by Eli, balanced offense and they put pressure on Aaron and that rattled him throughout the night as he wasn’t able to get into any type of rhythm. Huge statement win for the Giants.
2. Browns upset Steelers- The Steelers have dominated the Cleveland Browns over the last few seasons. Sunday’s game was a different outcome though. The Steelers were now down to their third string Quarterback, Charlie Batch and he wasn’t the only problem. The whole team struggled to do anything when you look at it. When you turn the ball over 8 times like they did in Cleveland, don’t expect to win football games. This is the Browns’ first win over the Steelers since 2009.
3. Ravens win in OT in San Diego- After the big win in Pittsburgh last week, the Ravens had to travel to the West Coast and teams from the East Coast don’t really do too well and that’s how it was looking for most of the game. The Ravens struggles showed early and the Chargers were playing with confidence until late in the fourth quarter. 4th and 29. Flacco dumps the ball off to Ray Rice in the flat and he breezes by eight Charger defenders to get the first down. Horrible tackling efforts by the Chargers. The Ravens escape this one to improve to 9-2, their best start since 2006.
4. 49ers get the best of Brees and Saints- Colin Kapernick got the start for the Niners for the second straight week and the big question was how would he do in a hostile environment that is the Superdome? He handled himself well and he brings more athleticism to the offense, more than Alex Smith did. This was a must win game for the Saints as this was the first of three games against divisional leaders.
5. Bears bounce back; rg3 has big day on Thanksgiving- What a difference having one guy back in the line up can make and Bears fans were happy to see Jay back in the line up under center. This was another big game for the Bears and this final stretch is pivotal now with a few more games against divisional opponents in the upcoming weeks; rg3 returned to his hometown on Thanksgiving to face the Cowboys in his first primetime game and he didn’t disappoint one bit. He led the Redskins to a 38-31 win over the Cowboys.