What a weird day. Rex Grossman showed incredible touch and accuracy. Tony Romo made big plays when the Cowboys needed them. Sidney Rice was a more effective passer than Tarvaris Jackson. OK, so maybe that's not so weird. Anyway, here's your Sunday roundup. Enjoy.
Miami 35, Buffalo 8: This was a wild one—for the first half, at least. After putting up a quick 28 on the Bills, the Dolphins got tired of batting around the rotting corpse that is the Bills breakout season and only mustered 7 more points the rest of the way. I guess they were able to survive without their precious kicker.
Green Bay 35, Tampa Bay 26: The Packers are 10-0. Even though LeGarrette Blount rolled the defense, Green Bay carried on with business as usual. Rodgers had three touchdowns—two to White Lightning himself, Jordy Nelson. Still not sure what's whiter, though: being nicknamed "White Lightning" or being real-named "Jordy."
Cleveland 14, Jacksonville 10: [Leaves "Out to lunch, be back in 15 minutes" sign]
Baltimore 31, Cincinnati 24: The Ravens moved into a tie with Pittsburgh thanks to 165 yards and a touchdown from Torrey Smith and 104 yards and two touchdowns from Ray Rice. Oh, and 373 yards and 3 interceptions from Andy Dalton. The Baltimore Smashmouths did it all without vocal/spiritual/dancing leader, Ray Lewis.
Detroit 49, Carolina 35: Mathew Stafford had 5 touchdowns as the Lions came back from a big deficit in yet another game. Kevin Smith ran for a career high 140 yards and three touchdowns. Kevin Smith also spent the afternoon reminding most of the country that he still exists. The Panthers, well, they lost again. It's not easy, to be Cam.
Oakland 27, Minnesota 21: This was a tough game to watch, and not just because it was Raiders-Vikings. Darius Heyward-Bey left the game immobilized on a stretcher and teammates were said to have been "visibly shaken as he was taken off the field with no movement in his extremities visible." It was later reported he would make the team flight home. Adrian Peterson also left the game with a foot injury and according to Leslie Frazier, x-rays were negative. [CBS Sports, Twitter]
Dallas 27, Washington 24: Despite Rex Grossman's heroics and Tony Romo pulling a Chris Weber that went uncalled, the Cowboys won in overtime on a 39 yard field goal.