A great week of games did not disappoint. The Broncos and Cowboys were entrenched in a shootout, while the Seahawks and Patriots finally fell from the ranks of the unbeatens. We have three of them left and who knows how long that’ll last.
- Denver Broncos – The Broncos finally looked human, at least on defense. The only thing that saved this team was Tony Romo finally being himself and throwing a pick to set up the game winning field goal. Can the Broncos top their 51 point spot they put on the ‘Boys? I wouldn’t bet against it.
- New Orleans Saints – Not only can this team beat you in a shootout, but they can now beat you in a close contest as well. In Sean Payton we trust.
- Indianapolis Colts – The Colts continued to impress, as they have now beaten two of the best teams in the NFC, knocking Seattle down a peg. As long as Andrew Luck is the quarterback, this team will always have a chance.
- Kansas City Chiefs – Andy Reid has finally found the perfect way to use Jamaal Charles and Alex Smith continues to manage games to perfection. Having the worst record in the league last year has really paid off in terms of scheduling so far and it continues to remain easy, as the lowly Raiders come to town.
- Seattle Seahawks – Look at only the stat line and it’s hard to see how this team lost. Nonetheless, this week has shown that this team still has some things to work on. Nothing that a home game in the friendly confines of CenturyLink Field can’t fix.
- New England Patriots – What is going on with these Patriots? Tom Brady didn’t throw a touchdown pass for the first time in 52 games and they only put up 6 points on the Bengals. Gronk’s return could not come soon enough.
- San Francisco 49ers – Looking back now and those two losses aren’t quite as bad as we originally thought. Kaepernick has still been unimpressive, but the defense has shined. An easy schedule remaining before the week 9 bye should help the Niners continue to climb in the rankings.
- Baltimore Ravens – Joe Flacco has really missed Dennis Pitta and Anquan Bolden, but lucky for him, he’s still got Ray Rice and a revamped defense. A big win against Miami was needed to recover from their week 4 loss to the Bills.
- Cincinnati Bengals – A win against the previously undefeated Patriots was huge for the team that was coming off of a loss against the dramatically over performing Browns. Andy Dalton has shown he is one ginger you can trust (sorry Jason Garrett) and hopes to string together a couple of wins as they face off with the Bills this week.
- Green Bay Packers – The Packers slide in to the final spot in the rankings after a convincing win against the Lions (although they were without Megatron). The 10th spot in the rankings hasn’t been kind to many teams. Can the Packers break the trend and make this a multi week thing?