The Green Bay Packers remained perfect with another Aaron Rodgers passing workshop, beating NFC North rivals Minnesota Vikings. The Rams (Losing to the Cowboys and DeMarco Murray), Colts (destroyed by the Saints) and the Dolphins (losing to Tim Tebow Show from Denver) are still win-less.
St. Louis Rams (0-6) 17 Dallas Cowboys (3-3) 33
Rookie DeMarco Murray set a new Cowboys running record, going for 253 yards and a touchdown, as the Cowboys learned how good it is to play the Rams, especially coming off a very tough loss to the Patriots.
Seattle Seahawks (2-4) 3 Cleveland Browns (3-3) 6
Yes, that’s right. No touchdowns, three field goals in a terrible game of football. Both quarterbacks combined for a 94 passer rating. The Seahawks had a total of 137 yards. Sad but true.
Atlanta Falcons (4-3) 23 Detroit Lions (5-2) 16
Michael Turner ran for 122 yards and Matt Ryan threw for a touchdown and ran for one himself, as the Lions slipped into their second straight loss with Calvin Johnson the only operating weapon in their Arsenal.
Houston Texans (4-3) 41 Tennessee Titans (3-3) 7
The Texas regained the AFC South lead, running all over the abysmal Titans. Matt Schaub threw for nearly 300 yards and two touchdowns, Arian Foster ran for another two and Ben Tate ran for 100 yards himself. Titans? Hasselbeck was intercepted twice, Chris Johnson ran for 18 yards, in 10 carries.
Denver Broncos (2-4) 18 Miami Dolphins (0-6) 15
The Tim Tebow era, reign, or whatever you wanna call it, began with a tough win. Tebow threw for two touchdown passes and ran for 65 yards as he lead the Broncos on a huge fourth quarter comeback before winning via kick in Overtime.
San Diego Chargers (4-2) 21 New York Jets (3-3) 27
After all of Rex Ryan’s talking, he had to win this one. Mark Sanchez found Plaxico Burress three times in the end zone, while the Jets defense made life very hard for Philip Rivers’ offense, limiting the Chargers to only 268 yards.
Chicago Bears (4-3) 24 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-3) 18
Another UGLY quarterbacking display. Jay Cutler was picked off twice, Josh Freeman four times. Matt Forte ran for 145 yards and a touchdown as the Bears held on in the fourth against the rallying Bucs, who came back from 21-5 down.
Washington Redskins (3-3) 20 Carolina Panthers (2-5) 33
There’s something about the Panthers, and it’s more than just Cam Newton. Belief has now combined with ability against the broken Redskins, with John Beck at QB. Cam Newton threw for 256 yards and a touchdown while NOT GETTING PICKED OFF! and ran for another touchdown as the Panthers ran for over 170 yards. Steve Smith was huge with 143 receiving yards.
Kansas City Chiefs (3-3) 28 Oakland Raiders (4-3) 0
The Al Davis effect is gone, and the Chiefs won their third in a row. Matt Cassel got intercepted twice while Carson Palmer and Kyle Boller shared duties at QB for the Raiders, to bad results (six interceptions!!). The Chiefs scored twice from those interceptions and ran for two more touchdowns.
Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) 32 Arizona Cardinals (1-5) 20
The Kevin Kolb era is hitting road block after road block in Arizona, while Ben Roethlisberger had a huge 363 yards, 3 touchdown passes day. Every time Arizona got close, the Steelers just took it to another level, getting enough separation till the end.
Green Bay Packers (7-0) 33 Minnesota Vikings (1-6) 27
Christian Ponder wasn’t half bad for the Vikings who were leading at half time, with two touchdown passes (and also two interceptions). Aaron Rodgers keeps pushing for that MVP award, keeping the Packers perfect with another huge game, 335 yards and three touchdowns. Mason Crosby was big with his feet, hitting four field goals, including one from 58 yards.
New Orleans Saints (5-2) 62 Indianapolis Colts (0-7) 62
A bye week can’t come soon enough for the Colts who keep getting shredded to pieces. Drew Brees was perfect – 5 touchdown passes, 31-35, 323 yards. Mark Ingram ran for 91, Sproles for 88 and a TD, Pierre Thomas for 57. The Saints put up 557 compared to the Colts’ 252. Indy managed 30 less offensive plays than the Saints.