Bengals 24, Titans 17
Cinci had to comeback from down 17-7 at halftime to grab its fifth straight win. It was the first time they have won five in a row since 1988. Andy Dalton continued to grow and impress with three touchdowns and no turnovers.
Broncos 38, Raiders 24
In his first game, Tebow was awesome. Last week, he was the worst quarterback ever. Against the Raiders, he ran for 117 yards and threw for 124 with two touchdowns. *Waits for flip-floppers to back up on last week’s statements. Willis McGahee is making Denver forget all about Knowshon Moreno with another beastly 163-yard performance. Carson Palmer actually was having a decent game until two late interceptions erased his three touchdowns. Could this division be more wide open?
Giants 24, Patriots 20
This game was actually 0-0 at halftime, but Manning and Brady got at each other in the second half. The atmosphere felt like the playoffs from start to finish, and rightfully so. It was the first time the two teams had met since the David Tyree/Plaxico Burress miracle win, and Eli Manning once again proved that he really might be one of the elite quarterbacks in this league with an efficient two-minute drill to win the game.
Packers 45, Chargers 38
Rodgers had five incompletions and four touchdowns. He now has 24 touchdowns and only three interceptions on the year. Still, the Packers were battling late in the game to hold on to a 45-38 lead due to a continually horrible defense. Philip Rivers possibly topped last week’s “worst day ever” with two, almost three, pick-sixes, including one on the final drive.
Cardinals 19, Rams 13
You would have thought the Rams had an easy advantage with Sam Bradford starting and Kevin Kolb riding the bench for this one, but John Skelton actually held his own. Well, enough to not give the game away. Steven Jackson’s 130 yards weren’t enough as Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson impressed once again with an interception and an overtime kick return to win the game.