San Diego Chargers
It’s one thing to win, but how about beating the 9-1 Chiefs in Arrowhead? That’s quite an accomplishment in itself, and that’s now one less team to stay perfect at home on the season. As everyone predicted, Seyi Ajirotutu would be the hero in this game. Give the Chargers a ’10’ in the style category for their name talent scouts. But seriously, this is quietly a huge win for Philip Rivers & company, who are still in contention for a Wild Card.
It seems like we were just ragging on the woes of the Bucs & Jaguars, and since they remained the league’s final winless teams, they get on the list for not only winning this week, winning together, but because they both beat hard teams. Well, that’s arguable for the Texans at least. The Bucs marched into Detroit, missed several field goals, and still won 24-21, holding off another potential Matthew Stafford comeback. The Jags also won on the road, in Houston. Kudos to both!
I actually picked the Cardinals to win this game here, and at home, they improved to 5-1 in the Desert. They beat the Colts, which usually is no easy task, but they didn’t just win, they crushed them! 40-11? Are you kidding me? It was impressive enough that they were up 34-3 entering the fourth quarter, and maybe even more impressive, or perhaps mind-boggling that Carson Palmer has back-to-back games without an interception. WHO IS THIS QUARTERBACK!? We’ll see what they’re really made of facing the Eagles on the road this week. However, that’s three straight wins over the AFC South in three straight weeks.
Honorable Mentions: New England’s Comeback, Mike Wallace Getting Back On Track, Antonio Brown Debunking the Joe Haden Myth, Knowshon Moreno Toughing Through Everything, Matt Flynn’s Resurgence