Chicago 34, Detroit 37
Turns out Alshon Jeffery was healthy enough for this contest, and boy did he have something pent up inside of him. Jeffery exploded for eight catches on 111 targets for 147 yards and a touchdown. After how many weeks he's been out, it's good to see Alshon turn up so quick. The other active USC alum in the game, Devin Taylor, recorded two solo tackles on the day.
Washington 20, NY Jets 34
Arizona 13, Pittsburgh 25
Kansas City 10, Minnesota 16
Captain Munnerlyn had a fine day in an otherwise ugly game. Munnerlyn had two tackles, one for a loss, and a pass deflection that forced a Chiefs field goal.
Cincinnati 34, Buffalo 20
Stephon Gilmore did his part in trying to limit the Bengals rockin' offense. Gilmore had five tackles and two pass deflections, and A.J. Green, whom Gilmore was frequently lined up against, had just four catches for 36 yards and no touchdowns. Also he avoided being embarrassed like Bacarri Rambo was on this sick Tyler Eifert catch.
Denver 26, Cleveland 23
Darian Stewart had quite the workout in the heartbreaking loss, accruing six tackles (five solo) and a big QB hit on Josh McCown. I'm sure Stewart would tell you that it's all in the style.
Houston 31, Jacksonville 20
A.J. Cann dodged a bullet by not having to face injured former teammate Jadeveon Clowney, but the Jaguars wide receivers were not so lucky, as Johnathan Joseph lit them up for six tackles and a pass deflection. He was a part of the secondary that let Blake Bortles throw three touchdowns, so maybe it wasn't that great of a day.
Miami 38, Tennessee 10
Ryan Succop got to kick a field goal. It was 37 yards-long. We're all very proud of him.
Carolina 27, Seattle 23
San Diego 20, Green Bay 27
A frustrating statistical day for Melvin Ingram, as he only recorded a QB hit. I watched most of this game, however, and Ingram was one of the few Chargers who could actually bring pressure from the edge rush, though he was briefly moved to the middle linebacker spot for a few disastrous plays.
Baltimore 20, San Francisco 25
While Bruce Ellington was inactive with a mild calf injury, Mike Davis actually got to carry the ball. Granted it was one time for zero yards, but it counts, dang it! But while I have you here, read some of the coaches quotes about why they haven't been using Bruce more, because it genuinely makes no sense to me, and further illustrates to me that, despite winning this week, the 49ers do not know what they are doing.
New England 34, Indianapolis 27