1. ARIZONA CARDINALS (3-4-1)
The Cardinals couldn’t get anything going on offense in a 31-9 loss to the Saints.
They won the Kenyan Drake sweepstakes, however. Drake was rumored to a lot of teams, but injuries to David Johnson and Chase Edmonds forced the Cards to make a move.
The #AZCardinals have traded for #Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake, handing Miami a conditional 6th round pick in 2020 that can become a 5th rounder, source said. Given injuries to David Johnson and Chase Edmonds, AZ jumped in this morning.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2019
2. ATLANTA FALCONS (1-7)
Matt Schaub filled in for the injured Matt Ryan and threw for 460 yards.
The Falcons are still bad.
3. BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-2)
The Ravens were on their bye week this week, but are still sitting at the top of the AFC North with no real threat to be de-throned.
4. BUFFALO BILLS (5-2)
The Bills lost their second game of the season in a 31-13 wholloping at home against the Eagles. They haven’t looked impressive this year, but have the top wild card spot in the AFC.
Their schedule will allow them to be a 10 win team in what has been a down year for the AFC.
5. CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-3)
The Panthers took a beating from the undefeated 49er’s on the road.
Kyle Allen came back to Earth, completing only 51% of his passes while throwing 3 interceptions and was sacked 7 times.
6. CHICAGO BEARS (3-4)
The “Doink” Strikes Back. Another game lost because a Bear kicker can’t connect on a field goal.
Trubisky is just a right handed Tim Tebow. This offense will struggle for as long as Mitchell is their QB.
7. CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-8)
Andy Dalton should just stay in London after the Bengals latest loss.
The Bengals look worse than the Dolphins.
8. CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-5)
Another day, another abortion of a game from Baker Mayfield and Freddie Kitchens.
I’ve been saying it since week one:
9. DALLAS COWBOYS (4-3)
The Cowboys had the week off and remain in first in the NFC East even with the Eagles winning.
Dallas plays the Giants next.
10. DENVER BRONCOS (2-6)
The Broncos lose again and Vic Fangio’s conservative nature is beginning to irk his quarterback:
A frustrated Joe Flacco after the loss: "We're now a 2-6 football team and we're afraid to go for it in a two minute drill… I just felt like, what do we have to lose? Why can't we be aggressive in some of these situations." pic.twitter.com/SYfqGPKqFE— Lindsay Joy (@LindsayJoyTV) October 27, 2019
This team has lost at least three games on late field goals. Maybe being more aggressive in spots would have won those games.
11. DETROIT LIONS (3-3-1)
The Lions climb back to .500 on the year despite their defensive struggles.
Matthew Stafford is playing his way into the MVP conversation.
Matthew Stafford did not throw an incompletion in the 2nd half:— Erik Schlitt (@erikschlitt) October 27, 2019
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QB RTG 157.6
(0.7 away from a perfect rating)
Matthew Stafford is tied with Aaron Rodgers for second in the NFL in TD passes. Both have 16. Russell Wilson leads the league with 17 TD passes. Wilson and Rodgers have played eight games. Stafford has played seven.— Mike O'Hara (@MikeOHaraNFL) October 28, 2019
12. GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-1)
Another win for the Packers. This team will have a first round bye and potentially home field advantage throughout the playoffs.
13. HOUSTON TEXANS (5-3)
Deshaun Watson led his team to a fourth quarter comeback win against the Raiders while almost losing an eye.
This team is loaded with talent and weapons all over. They have no excuse to why they shouldn’t win their division.
14. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-2)
Vinateri does it again.
A late field goal against the Broncos gave the Colts their sixth win of the season.
15. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-4)
Jacksonville pulled back to 4-4 on the year with a win against the Jets.
Minshew was back to his magic ways in this one, throwing for 3 TD passes.
Minshew is never giving Foles his job back. https://t.co/JYNVlpeUI8— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) October 27, 2019
16. KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (5-3)
Matt Moore looked capable in Mahomes’ absence.
Could we see Mahomes return sooner than expected?
#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has a very realistic chance of returning against the #Titans, but the “why” is fascinating: His knee is, structurally, different than most. My story: https://t.co/uTM3np4e4t— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 27, 2019
17. LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-5)
The Chargers are able to steal one on the road against the Bears.
Joey Bosa had two sacks.
18. LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-3)
The Rams won in London and scored on this cool play:
IT'S TRICKY, TRICKY, TRICKY! pic.twitter.com/3BFx4T1ois— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) October 27, 2019
19. MIAMI DOLPHINS (0-7)
The Dolphins actually led this game 14-0 in the first quarter.
The lost again, however, but did cover the 14 point spread!
20. MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-2)
A win is a win for the Vikings.
They win Kirk Cousins’ revenge game against the Redskins. This team’s defense is looking phenomenal to this point.
21. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (8-0)
The Patriots could win three more games and still probably win their division. Perfect start so far from the champs.
22. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (7-1)
Drew Brees came back and looked as sharp as ever, completing nearly 80% his passes for 373 yards.
23. NEW YORK GIANTS (2-6)
The Giants lost to the Lions, but were able to mount a mini comeback and cover the spread.
24. NEW YORK JETS (1-6)
After looking great in a win against the Cowboys a few weeks ago, the Jets prove that they are still bad.
Darnold threw 3 interceptions.
25. OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-4)
The 2019 Raiders are not the 2018 Raiders. This team plays tough and the “Gruden Grinder” mentality is strong with this team.
Detroit comes to town next week in a classic “Are we sure they’re good” matchup.
26. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-4)
This team is nearly impossible to judge.
One week they get blown out by Dallas, the next they blow out Buffalo.
They have the talent to compete, but can they make their game complete?
27. PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-4)
After a slow start to the season, Pittsburgh is taking advantage of a bit of an easy patch in their schedule.
They might be down their first, second, and third running back, however.
James Conner suffered an AC joint injury Monday night. RB Benny Snell suffered a knee injury. RB Jaylen Samuels is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery performed less than a month ago. It all leaves only one healthy running back, Trey Edmunds, on Pittsburgh’s 53-man roster.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 29, 2019
28. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7-0)
The 49er’s are trying to prove that they are for real.
They did a pretty good job of that on Sunday, beating the Panthers 51-13.
29. SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-2)
Seattle isn’t necessarily blowing any team out, but they are winning.
They only beat the lowly Falcons and Matt Schaub by a score, but as they say, winning on the road is never a given in the NFL.
30. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-5)
With Marcus Mariota getting the hook in Tennessee, it will be interesting to see how much more leash the Bucs give Jameus Winston.
He is pretty hilarious to watch though.
31. TENNESSEE TITANS (4-4)
The Titans are showing they can win and Ryan Tannehill is showing that he can be a passable quarterback.
Hindsight is 20/20 obviously, but you have to wonder if this team might have won a couple extra games had he been starting earlier.
32. WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-7)
Washington is a bad team. I don’t have much else to say at this point. They stayed within 10 points in their loss to the Vikings. I guess that’s something.
They have a bye week in two weeks.