Green Bay scored an impressive 42-24 win over the previously undefeated Texans.
Packers: Green Bay badly needed a win against the Texans on Sunday. The Packers, sitting on a 2-3 record, needed to walk into Houston and beat an undefeated Texans team that many experts considered the best in the league.
Green Bay took the lead early and never looked back, beating the Texans 42-24. This win does not answer all of the questions surrounding the Packers, but it does prove that they can still win a big game when it matters, and in the playoffs sometimes that’s all a team needs.
Giants: New York continues to prove that they are the class of the league. Heading into their rematch of last years NFC title game, very few people thought the Giants would win. San Francisco was supposed to be hungry and ready for revenge, but what did the Giants do? Completely dominate San Francisco and notch perhaps the most impressive win of any team this season on their belts.
Patriots: New England gave up a 10 point lead late in the game vs. the Seahawks and are now 3-3 and tied with the rest of the AFC East for the division lead. Doesn’t it feel like the Pats are always giving up late game leads? It happened against Seattle this week, Baltimore three weeks ago, and in the Super Bowl last season. When was the last time the Patriots won a game from behind?
The unfortunate truth here is that these Patriots are no longer contenders. Sure, they will still win games and make the playoffs. But they just continue to crumble under pressure.
49ers: San Francisco suffered one loss, against one team, but it might be cause for serious concern. The 49ers were motivated, hungry and ready to win that game against the Giants. There was only one problem-- New York didn’t let them. San Francisco is still one of the best teams in the NFL but if they cannot beat the Giants at home during two must win games, then there is a problem.
Texans: Houston had to lose sometime, they weren’t going undefeated. So Sunday’s loss to the Packers is nothing to be ashamed about. The team simply needs to forget about it and get ready for the Ravens next week.
Falcons: Atlanta may have beaten the Raiders, and a win is all the really counts, but this is the third week in a row where the team played a close game that they could have lost. The bye week might do them some good.