When you don’t have your head coach, a hurt starting quarterback, and knock off the league’s only remaining unbeaten team, I would imagine you have to automatically be the winner of the week. We finally got the big answer of whether the Chiefs would be able to score points to keep up with the higher flying offenses of the league. As you’ll see later in this article, the win made the Chiefs go from #1 seed to #5 seed, and vice versa for the Broncos.
The Eagles got their first home win after 9 straight losses. It also was their third straight win, and has put them at the top of the NFC East, for now. Who honestly thought Nick Foles would end up being the savior of the Eagles? Let’s also not forget to mention, how about Lesean McCoy? He went down with a gruesome looking injury late in the half, and it looked as though he was in immense pain, as he grabbed his hamstring. He re-entered the game, and managed to finish it out.
The Panthers & Seahawks are now riding 6-game win streaks, to lead the NFL in that respective category. However, other teams you may not have known that are also riding the ‘Win’ train? Giants (4), Eagles (3), Cardinals (3), and the Broncos (3). Perhaps the most impressive streak belongs to the Panthers, who started the season 1-3. You can’t brush off the Giants, however, as they started 0-6. My how things change.
The Colts were down 17-3 to the Titans on Thursday Night Football late in the 2nd half, but after an Adam Vinatieri field goal as the half ended, they managed to go on a streak of 20 unanswered points. The Colts would eventually win the game 30-27, breaking the spirits of the Titans, who were actually in a huge position to potentially make the AFC South more interesting.
The Saints were down 20-14 less than two minutes into the fourth quarter, and would kick three field goals in the last 8 minutes of the game, including the winner, to win 23-20.
Honorable Mentions: Carson Palmer Goes ‘Pickless’, Falcons Can’t Stop Bobby Rainey, Mother Nature & ‘Da Bears’, Dolphins Best Chargers, Ben Roe’s Big Day