"And the Giants special teams continues to be very, very bad." - Mike Tirico, October 21, 2013
San Diego 19, Indianapolis 9: This is the only GIF necessary from this game. Nick Novak hit a 50-yard field goal just inside the two-minute warning to give the Chargers a two-possession lead. This was Philip Rivers's reaction. He's like a sad movie character who pumps himself up in front of a mirror.
Cowboys 31, Skins 16: Despite the "moral victory" last week, Dallas sought an actual victory against Washington. The Cowboys still found a way to manufacture pressure on Robert Griffin III, keeping him uncomfortable even though pass-rushers DeMarcus Ware and Jason Hatcher were injured over the course of the game.
Patriots 30, Saints 27: Holy shit.
Lions 31, Browns 17: This GIF of wiener dogs is an attempt to soothe sad Browns fans. Forget about Brandon Weeden; just watch these rambunctious puppies run.
Second & 37 generally doesn't mean, "Run around in circles and take a ridiculous sack." Unless you're the Raiders.
It's like one those outfield pileups, only dumber.
Head first and everything.
Bears 27, Giants 21: A game on short rest was the least helpful thing to the Giants' 0-5 woes. New York actually held it together for the most part, though, and their defense gave the team a chance. Unfortunately, Eli Manning's turnovers severely hindered the offense. Matt Schaub knows how you're feeling right now,…
New York 30, Atlanta 28: So that was a surprisingly entertaining game. The Jets won on a 44-yard field goal as time expired but this play from Julio Jones is your play of the game. Jones snatched a 46-yard pass with one hand and Cromartie all over him. It came exactly one play after Jones was flagged for offensive…
49ers 34, Texans 3: As you can probably tell from the final score, San Francisco controlled this game. Matt Schaub threw a pick-six within the first two minutes of the game, his fourth in four straight games; he was not happy.
Broncos 51, Cowboys 48: It seems appropriate that there were only two late games this week, because this game had enough combined scoring, excellent QB play and drama to keep you hooked.
Eagles 36, Giants 21: Take a good look at everything awful in that Eli Manning GIF. The face. The bad pocket. The pass bouncing off a teammate's head. This is the perfect representation of an 0-5 team. For the record, that pass ended up being an interception. Mike Vick was also hurt, but it doesn't seem too serious.
Brandon Jacobs, brought (back) in to bolster a shaky and turnover-prone running game, fumbled without ever being touched.
What looked like a no-doubt-about-it interception wound up being a 56-yard hookup between Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson. LeSean McCoy punched it in shortly thereafter for a 13-7 lead midway through the second quarter.
And no backflips.
Browns 37, Bills 24: Even with both starting quarterbacks leaving due to injury, this was probably the most entertaining Thursday night game this season. Yes, even with Brandon Weeden and Jeff Tuel.
New Orleans 38, Miami 17: People tried to sell themselves on this game tonight. Two 3-0 teams, they said. The Dolphins are really turning it around this year, they said. Drew Brees on Monday against the young guy, they said. This is the lead image we are going with for this game.
Patriots 30, Falcons 23: At one point, New England held a 30-13 lead. Bob Kraft thought the game was over, gleefully taking photos with Floyd Mayweather in his box seats. But Atlanta rallied back and came extremely close to a 17-point comeback in under six minutes.
Broncos 52, Eagles 20: Who can stop the Broncos this season? Denver didn't care how quickly Chip Kelly and the Eagles ran plays; the Broncos scored 38 straight points over three quarters. Peyton Manning threw for four touchdowns and 327 yards. This game was decided early, and the Broncos look near-invincible right now.