On a shortened Sunday slate, two huge upsets looked possible late. But that's why they play 60 minutes (or in Houston and Washington's cases, 45).
•Colts 35, Texans 27. Houston made a huge mistake when they went ahead 17-0, because they did it with nearly three quarters left for Peyton Manning to work with. Manning found seven receivers en route to 4 TDs and 244 yards, in a sloppy game that saw more turnovers than punts. Indy stays undefeated, but they have yet to make it look easy. (Thanks to reader Jason for the screengrab.)
•Eagles 27, Redskins 24. The Skins actually led a 2nd half comeback, but couldn't stop Philly on either of their fourth quarter drives. Minus Portis and Betts, the Skins never got their ground game going, and lose a divisional heartbreaker for the second week in a row.
•Jets 17, Panthers 6. On the opening drive, Darrelle Revis (the best corner in the NFL) picked off Jake Delhomme and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown. That would have been enough, as Delhomme was intercepted three more times and had a couple TDs overturned on a flag and an offensive pass interference.
•Falcons 20, Buccaneers 17. With Matty Ice on ice with a toe injury after just three passes, and Michael Turner taking a seat in the third, Chris Redman — Chris Redman! — put the Falcons on his shoulders and led a two-minute drill that featured five straight incompletions from inside the 10, before he nailed Roddy White for the gamewinner with 23 seconds left.
•Bills 31, Dolphins 14. That's two weeks in a row that T.O. has gotten more involved, and two straight competitive games for Buffalo. He had the 51-yard dagger that sealed it, and the Bills outscored Miami 24-0 in the fourth quarter.
•Bengals 16, Browns 7. I'm not big on QB ratings, but it's worth pointing out that Josh Cribbs more than doubled Brady Quinn's in this one. With an inactive Cedric Benson, the now-playoff-bound Larry Johnson led Cincy with 107 yards, proving that there are no real punishments in pro sports.
•Seahawks 27, Rams 17. Look up "playing out the string" in the sports dictionary, and you'll see this box score. Justin Forsett had more yards and scores (130 and 2) than did Matt Hasselbeck (102 and 0). And that was in a winning effort. As a consolation, St. Louisans didn't have to watch this one, as it was blacked out.