Dallas Cowboys The book is almost closed on another week in the NFL - with the Patriots' inevitably two-score win over the Jets on Monday night all that is left of week seven. Sunday's games gave us Aaron Rodgers at his magical best , a rare slip up for Russell Wilson and two huge divisional results which could shift the power balance in each conference going forward.
Rodgers was nothing short of outstanding as his Packers dropped 42 points on the Raiders, and finished with six total touchdowns - five passing and one rushing. Rodgers completed 25 of his 31 passes for yards and a perfect The Packers are now , and had too much firepower for the Raiders, despite excellent performances from both running back Josh Jacobs 21 carries for yards and tight end Darren Waller seven catches, yards, two touchdowns.
At least their fantasy owners will be happy Missing Alvin Kamara to go with Drew Brees' continued absence, they still made light work of the Bears' formidable defense in Chicago, as Latavius Murray filled the void on the ground and Teddy Bridgewater leaned on Michael Thomas in the passing game.
Even with the 49ers at , it's hard to argue the Saints aren't the standout team in the NFC. They shouldn't be able to do this to the Bears without their two most important offensive weapons, but they may just be the best collective team in the league, and have the talent in every phase to plug injury gaps and overcome adversity.
They set the tone from the off here, recovering a blocked Bears punt for a safety, and deserved a far more flattering scoreline - Chicago's two touchdowns came when the game was already dead.
Bridgewater 23 of 38, yards, two TDs was solid once again, while Murray blew up in Kamara's absence. He rushed for yards and two touchdowns from 27 carries, in stark contrast to a Bears ground game which managed just 17 total yards. In fact, the entire Chicago offense was limp as best.
Mitchell Trubisky 34 of 54, yards, two TDs was poor on his return to action, repeatedly missing easy throws and forcing the punt team into action time after time.
Ezekiel Elliott rushed for over yards, Amari Cooper five catches for yards returned with a bang, Demarcus Lawrence and Robert Quinn both registered sacks and Sean Lee led the team in tackles.
Dak Prescott 21 of 27, yards, one TD, one interception was a little quieter, but did not need to make much noise given how the Cowboys started the game. Dallas forced fumbles on each of the Eagles' first two possessions, and converted each into a touchdown.
They were up within minutes and Philadelphia never recovered.
Carson Wentz was again too careless with the ball, turning it over three times including one of those early fumbles, and couldn't find any rapport with his receivers outside of the tight ends. Two games - and now two defeats - into a gruelling stretch, Philly might need another late-season miracle to find themselves playing in January.
Wherefore art thou, Nick Foles? The Vikings are clicking on offense Stefon Diggs had another big day against the Lions Credit: USA Today That's now three weeks in a row where the Vikings' offense has looked mightily impressive, and this time they did it on the road against a division rival, blowing up for 42 points and a win that keeps them right in touch with the Packers in the NFC North.
Kirk Cousins was excellent again, posting his second straight plus-yard, four-touchdown performance - the first time he's done that in his career.
Not even Adam Thielen's early exit through injury could stop him throwing for yards and finding four different receivers in the end zone.
Stefon Diggs was not one of them, but he was Cousins' favourite target, finishing with seven receptions for yards.
After being outspoken in his unhappiness of the offense just a couple of weeks ago, Diggs suddenly looks a lot more content in a unit which is making use of his considerable talents once more. So Minnesota were impressive through the air, and they were punishing on the ground too.
Dalvin Cook continued his career year with yards and two scores from 25 carries, while the Lions struggled in the run game after losing Kerryon Johnson to a knee injury. Matthew Stafford and Marvin Jones did their best to make up for it.
Jones hauled in a career-high four touchdown passes in a yard display, and their partnership made sure the Lions stayed in the game until late in the fourth. They're going to find it tough to reach the postseason in such a crowded division, but there is no doubt Detroit are a much improved team in At the very least Matt Patricia should have bought himself another season in the hot seat.
Lamar Jackson and the Ravens can make Russell Wilson look human Lamar Jackson killed the Seahawks with his running ability Credit: AP For the second straight week a team had no answer for Lamar Jackson's rushing ability, while Russell Wilson had his worst day of the season - and first interception - in a Seahawks loss not too many saw coming.
Wilson's pick was a vital one -Seattle were leading in the second quarter when he attempted an ambitious cross-field effort aimed for Jaron Brown. Instead it ended up in the hands of cornerback Marcus Peters - traded from the Rams earlier that week - then into the Seattle end zone for the fifth pick six of his career.
Wilson is still the front runner for the MVP award, but struggled against the Ravens. He completed just 20 of his 41 pass attempts and struggled to push the ball deep.
Jackson, meanwhile, devastated the Seahawks with his legs, gaining yards and a touchdown from 14 carries. Those numbers included a couple of huge plays on third down, and more than made up for another quiet day nine of 20, yards with his arm. Jacoby Brissett has the Texans' number Jacoby Brissett has four wins in four against the Texans Credit: AP Jacoby Brissett may be fairly young in his life as a starting NFL quarterback, but he's already against the Texans, and this win was the biggest of the lot.
Brissett completed 26 of 39 for yards and four touchdowns, and was excellent in wrestling first place in the AFC South from Deshaun Watson's grasp.
He found Zach Pascal in the end zone twice, including on an impressive opening drive, and never slowed down. Watson throwing two interceptions only served to highlight Brissett's excellent showing, which continues to put stock in the Colts' belief he is the franchise star they hoped he could be when they put their faith in him after Andrew Luck's retirement.
Watson will be angered by a strange call which went against him and could have taken the game in a different direction in the second quarter. Watson looked to have weaved his way out of two potential sacks and fired a touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins, but it was called back when Justin Houston was adjudged to have grounded the mercurial QB.
It didn't look right, but it's too late now. Houston are only half a game back in the race for the division, but it still won't feel good to have been shunted out of the driver's seat.
The 49ers can still win in a swimming pool.