Atlanta Falcons 23, Tennessee Titans 17
Jake Locker sighting! Matt Hasselbeck sprained his right elbow, leaving a large deficit to the Titans' rookie QB. In his limited time, the kid delivered with 140 yards and two touchdowns to Nate Washington. Atlanta dominated this game, however. Michael Turner ran for 100 yards and a touchdown, and Roddy White had his best game of the season with 147 yards.
Seattle Seahawks 24, St. Louis Rams 7
The Seahawks committed 13 penalties for 100 yards and still controlled this game. Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown for the fifth straight game to go with his 88 yards and helped Seattle maintain possession for ten more minutes than the Rams. Why do we get the feeling this season might end up being more painful than '09 for St. Louis?
San Francisco 49ers 23, Arizona Cardinals 7
We knew we couldn't trust John Skelton. After playing decent ball the past two weeks, he finally came down to earth against a ferocious 49ers defense, throwing three interceptions and finishing the game with a dismal 10.5 passer rating. Though Arizona's QB situation got uglier, San Francisco's was the most active it's been all year. Alex Smith threw 38 passes for 267 yards and two touchdowns to move his team to 9-1.
Chicago Bears 31, San Diego Chargers 20
This was a game of teams that are quickly going in opposite directions. The Bears have given the NFL another reason not to mess with the NFC North with their fifth straight win. Keeping up with Detroit, the Bears forced three turnovers that held a San Diego air attack relatively at bay.