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Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) throws a touchdown pass to wide receiver Riley Cooper (not pictured) during the second quarter of the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

Nick Foles

Not one, two, three, or even four, but seven touchdowns!? The only insult to Foles’ performance is the fact that Chip Kelly has not went with him as the permanent starter, yet. I’m sure many are asking, but all Foles did was join a group of only six other quarterbacks in NFL History to throw for seven touchdowns in a pro football game. Hats off to Nick Foles, Riley Cooper, and the Eagles for showing everyone that the NFL is still absolutely unpredictable.

Josh McCown

Wow, you never would have thought you’d see Josh McCown on the winners list, eh? McCown filled in for an injured Jay Cutler (ouch, my groin started hurting thinking of it), and went 22/41, 272 yards, and 2TD. He also helped lead the game winning drive late in the 3rd quarter. Let’s not forget, he helped the Bears beat the Packers at Lambeau. I’ll also add that Matt Forte looked great last night, and feeding him the ball was a smart thing (24-125-TD). We all chuckled at Mike Ditka’s pick last night, as he was on the lonely island of picks, but the joke is on us. I think those Discount Dable Check Bear Fans had something to do with Aaron Rodgers.

Kansas City Chiefs

Okay, how many people are regretting not getting Andy Reid? All the Chiefs have done is remain perfect, as the team is 9-0. They knocked off the Bills on the road (in a game where I honestly thought that they’d struggle), and their defense was the big difference maker for them, yet again. The Chiefs get a week off, and then prepare for their biggest test of the season, Peyton Manning and the Broncos – on the road. I don’t think there’s a person on this planet who saw the Chiefs being the only team to be undefeated after 9 weeks of play.

Honorable Mentions: New York Jets, Keenum to Johnson Connection, Redskins Rally for a Win, Brady & Chris Johnson Get Their Groove Back, Jason Campbell & the Browns, Dolphins Upset the Bengals