The Bengals almost came from behind to beat the Steelers. That would have been Pittsburgh’s second straight loss with a match-up against the Patriots looming. They hung on for the win and appear to be the more confident team headed into Sunday night’s key match-up.
Whether Le’ron McClain spit in Channing Crowder’s face or not, Baltimore dominated the Dolphins and has won five of its last six. Thursday Night Football kicks off this week and the Ravens face the Falcons in what should be a great match-up of 6-2 teams.
The G-men were the hottest team in football headed into their bye week and Charlie Whitehurst was the perfect candidate to keep that going. They haven’t played many great teams lately, but they’re destroying everything in their path.
New England looked downright awful against the Browns, but I don’t want to drop them too far just yet. The 20-point road loss looks like a classic example of a team looking ahead to it’s next match-up. We’ll know more about the AFC after the Pats-Steelers game on Sunday night.
After being shutout by the Packers, we expected the Jets to bounce back in a big way against the lions. That didn’t happen. As a matter of fact, if Ndamukong Suh didn’t have to attempt an extra point the Jets probably would have lost. They aren’t looking like the dominant team we saw through the first seven weeks.