Week 6 is underway and thanks to some lopsided scheduling, a sizable chunk of the weekend is wrapping up early. The league scheduled nine games for 1 p.m. and only two for the 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot. We do get a pair of games on Monday evening, but Sunday will slow down in a hurry this afternoon.
We’ll be updating the standings throughout the rest of the today and Monday evening. All you need to know is the NFC East remains truly horrendous garbage.
The last time the Patriots were under .500 in October? 2002! Meanwhile, the Jets may not win again this year and Miami is quietly taking care of business. Buffalo had some chances against the Chiefs but made too many mistakes.
Cleveland remains a pretender and while they’ll remain a game back of Baltimore and two back of Pittsburgh, there is a clear division between Cleveland and those two.
Houston and Tennessee entertained the heck out of us, with Ryan Tannehill and Derrick Henry impressing in a big way in the win. Meanwhile Jacksonville still stinks and Indianapolis came back from a 21-0 deficit to beat Cincinnati.
Chicago hung on to beat the Panthers and somehow are 5-1, and now are in first place thanks to the Packers ugly loss to the Bucs. The Vikings get crushed by the Falcons, which says a whole lot, while the Lions got a much needed win over Jacksonville.
The Bucs are on top of the division for the time being. The Falcons get on the board with their first win while Carolina just could get quite get going against Chicago.
It’s primetime for three of the four teams out west. The 49ers held off the Rams to tighten up the teams behind Seattle. Arizona closed out the week with a win over Dallas and the race is tightening up.