Still not much time for exposition. There's not a whole lot to say other than, How 'Bout Them Cowboys!?! There are some teams that fascinate me right now. The Cowboys. That defense is so over-performing, Prescott and Elliot are fantastic, made almost super-human by what may be the best offensive line I've ever seen. The Lions. There are those intrepid reporters who suggested that Stafford may be better without Megatron. I think he is, and no team is more fun to watch in the last 5 minutes of a game. The Titans. Every week they just look more "solid". I'm kind of expecting them to take the AFC South this year. The Eagles. Wentz is so very good for a rookie. And to think, he came from an FCS school. Philly is one small step from being good to great. The Browns. Before you laugh, consider this. With too much youth and too little talent, Jackson has them playing like team. Watching them is like watching a great college team play in the pros. This is building at it's best. Even if they go 0-16, their journey has me enraptured. And the Raiders. I've written before that the league is so much better when the Raiders are good. This team is very good. Carr is getting rid of the ball faster than Brady. Right now, they have the highest upside of any team in the league, save that they play in the same division as the Broncos and the Chiefs. For a football fan, the AFC is impossible not to love.
New Orleans (4-5) at Carolina (3-6) - Saints (20-23, Panthers)
The Saints came back from a 17 point deficit to almost win, but almost ain't enough.
Pittsburgh (4-5) at Cleveland (0-10) - Steelers (24-9, Steelers)
Ben didn't play all that great, but Le'Veon Bell sure did.
Baltimore (5-4) at Dallas (8-1) - Cowboys (17-27, Cowboys)
Best rushing attack against best rushing defense. The Cowboys are for real.
Jacksonville (2-7) at Detroit (5-4) - Lions (19-26, Lions)
Detroit has trailed in the 4th quarter every game this year. They've still won 6 of them.
Tennessee (5-5) at Indianapolis (4-5) - Titans (17-24, Colts)
The Colts still have life.
Buffalo (4-5) at Cincinnati (3-5-1) - Bills (16-12, Bills)
Stick a fork in Cincy. Without Green or Bernard, they're done.
Tampa Bay (4-5) at Kansas City (7-2) - Chiefs (19-17, Buccaneers)
KC's home win streak is over. I am amused.
Chicago (2-7) at New York Giants (6-3) - Giants (16-22, G-Men)
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. It's best to both with Beckham Jr.
Arizona (4-4-1) at Minnesota (5-4) - Cardinals (24-30, Vikings)
I think the Cardinals might be done as well as the Bengals.
Miami (5-4) at Los Angeles (4-5) - Dolphins (14-10, Dolphins)
Do you hear those bells, Jeff Fisher? They toll for thee ...
New England (7-2) at San Francisco (1-8) - Hatriots (30-17, Hatriots)
This was the closest we will come to a duh-now game this season.
Philadelphia (5-4) at Seattle (6-2-1) - Seahawks (15-26, Seahawks)
Love him or hate him, on the field Sherman is a destroyer of worlds.
Green Bay (4-5) at Washington (5-3-1) - Packers (24-42, Taterskins)
Could the Packers actually be playing worse than the bears right now? Yes, actually.
Houston (6-3) at Oakland (7-2) - Raiders (20-27, Raiders)
Mexico is a weird place to play. Carr looks very very good.
Byes: New York Jets, Denver, San Diego, Atlanta
Last Weeks Score: 8 - 6, 62%, Overall: 88 - 59, 60%