NFL Week 5: What we learned
Browns 37, Bills 24
In Cleveland, each club lost their starting quarterback to injury as the Browns rallied for a third consecutive win. The Browns lost QB Brian Hoyer for the season, and Bills QB E.J. Manuel is expected to miss four to six weeks.
Saints 26, Bears 18
In Chicago, another stellar offensive output carried the Saints to their 5-0 record as QB Drew Brees and TE Jimmy Graham continue along their historic pace in the passing game.
Bengals 13, Patriots 6
In Cincinnati, the Bengals pulled out a close matchup as torrential downpours slowed QB Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense. The Bengals held Brady to zero TDs, ending his streak of 52 consecutive games with at least one TD pass.
Packers 22, Lions 9
In Green Bay, the Packers appeared to be back on the rise, handily defeating a Lions team that was without star wide receiver Calvin Johnson. James Jones posted the Packers' only TD on an 83-yard reception.
Chiefs 26, Titans 17
In Nashville, the Chiefs capitalized on a late-game rally to improve their surprising early-season record to 5-0. RB Jamaal Charles turned in another solid performance, and has cemented himself as the team's go-to player.
Colts 34, Seahawks 28
In Indianapolis, Andrew Luck and the Colts rode 11 unanswered fourth quarter points to victory, handing the Seahawks their first loss of the season.
Rams 34, Jaguars 20
In St. Louis, Rams QB Sam Bradford performed well, throwing for 222 yards and three TDs with no INTs to lead his team past Jacksonville. The abysmal Jaguars fell to 0-5 and are well on their way to #1 overall pick contention.
Ravens 26, Dolphins 23
In Miami, the Dolphins missed a late-game FG that would've sent the game to OT and lost by the three point margin. The Ravens gave the Dolphins their second straight loss after a 3-0 start, seemingly bringing the Dolphins back to earth.
Eagles 36, Giants 23
In East Rutherford, the Eagles thumped the Giants with a fourth quarter push from backup QB Nick Foles, who came in after Michael Vick sustained an injury. The Giants fell to 0-5, and are a far cry away from their recent Super Bowl days.
Cardinals 22, Panthers 6
In Glendale, the Cardinals defense swarmed Carolina QB Cam Newton, forcing three INTs and sacking him seven times, including one safety, en route to the comfortable victory.
Broncos 51, Cowboys 48
In Arlington, a wild shootout pitted QB Peyton Manning against QB Tony Romo. Each QB put up a historic performance, but it was Romo's late-game interception to Broncos LB Danny Trevathan that will be remembered as the fatal blow in this exciting contest.
49ers 34, Texans 3
In San Francisco, the 49ers defense dismantled the Texans, forcing four turnovers and scoring a touchdown on their way to a blowout victory. San Francisco appears poised again to make a run at the NFC crown.
Raiders 27, Chargers 17
In Oakland, the Raiders looked to be in top form even with the bizarre 8:35 pm PST start time. Oakland thrived off great performances from QB Terrelle Pryor and FS Charles Woodson, winning the division rivalry matchup and bringing the team to a 2-3 record.
Jets 30, Falcons 28
In Atlanta, the Jets stunned the wavering Falcons behind a superb performance from rookie QB Geno Smith. Smith led the Jets to a game winning 43-yard FG from Nick Folk as time expired.