The Raiders probably would have wanted the Browns to win in Week Seven at Jacksonville so they could have caught them playing with less than full intensity.
The Colts are the real thing with Andrew Luck at quarterback, and there’s no reason to think this third-year superstar won’t continue to improve for many years.
Nobody expected Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to match the 27-2 TD-interception ratio he had last year, but those numbers have slipped to 10-7 this year.
The Texans are counting on Ryan Fitzpatrick to provide them with leadership, consistency and accuracy from the pocket.
The Ravens don’t have the statistical prowess of some of the most productive and consistent offenses in the league, but quarterback Joe Flacco is capable of lighting up the scoreboard and making big plays on a regular basis.
The Vikings and their rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater thought they had done enough at Buffalo to come away with a Week Seven victory.
Panic may be settling in the Far Northwest, but that doesn’t mean it has to be of the permanent variety.
The Dolphins have struggled most of the season, but they bounced back from their heartbreaking home loss in Week Six against the Packers to play a superb game at Chicago in Week Seven.
Kyle Orton gives the Bills a veteran’s presence who is going to stay calm under pressure most of the time because he is not going to see many things from the defense that take him by surprise.
The Bears are asking Jay Cutler (and have paid him) to perform like he is one of the elite quarterbacks in the NFL. When it comes to arm strength and a quick release, Cutler is certainly capable of making impressive throws.
Here’s a sneak peek behind the scenes when KPIX 5 produced a pregame show on the field before the San Francisco 49ers played their first exhibition at the brand new Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara.