The executives at ESPN cannot be happy that their Monday Night prime time tilt matches two teams with a combined one win. The Minnesota Vikings topped the Pittsburgh Steelers 34-27 in London two weeks ago, but reverted back to old ways in a 35-10 rout at the hands of the Carolina Panthers last Sunday. The New York Giants lost their sixth straight contest by falling to the Chicago Bears, 27-21, on Thursday night, dropping Big Blue to 0-6 on the season.
The NFL season has not even reached the halfway point, but the fire under the seat of 10 head coaches is already quite hot.
Five weeks into the season we have two unbeaten teams and one winless team. Drew Brees broke a 52-year-old record once thought to be unbreakable. Everybody is over .500 in the NFC West, and what is wrong with the Packers?
The NFC matched a Pro Bowl scoring record in a 55-41 victory over turnover-prone AFC in a game that was not nearly as interesting as the final would indicate.
Joe Flacco threw two touchdown passes and playoff-savvy Baltimore forced five turnovers to beat the youthful Kansas City Chiefs 30-7 in the NFL playoffs on Sunday.