Here is everything that happened in the American Football Conference this week.
Houston Texans at Miami Dolphins -5.5
This one was fucking ugly
(Spoiler alert- they'd add 2 more to finish with 9 combined)
Apologies for this part of the blog but not a lot of highlights in this one.
Minnesota Vikings at Baltimore Ravens -6
Minnesota came out flying in this one.
I mean FLYING
Justin Jefferson had A DAY
There was also some razzle-dazzle from the Ravens
This game went down to the wire. The Ravens having Justin Tucker is like an MLB team having a shutdown setup man and closer. The game is over in the 7th. For Tucker, you only need to get him to midfield.
Neither team wanted the W
We saw a scoreless OT nearly ending in a tie before…
Buffalo Bills at Jacksonville Jaguars +14.5
Bills fans infiltrating Jacksonville, Florida for the weekend…
What could go wrong?
The same karmic energy seemed to carry over onto the field, and Josh Allen
But Josh Allen wasn't done making Josh Allen's day miserable
For reference: Josh Allen Sacked Josh Allen, Intercepted Josh Allen, AND Recovered A Josh Allen Fumble in this one.
The other Josh Allen looked awful
Lawrence went down and exited the game early with an ankle injury, but returned throw 15-of-26 for 118 yards in the second win of his NFL career.
Big W for Jax.
Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals -2.5
Earlier in the week Cincinnatti was COCKY coming into this one.
Even the local meteorologists were chirping-
There was this during pregame -
Things did not start out too hot for Joe Burrow
Or the Cincinnatti secondary
Nick Chubb is back
Baker looked phenomenal
The Browns, with no OBJ to feel pressured to get the ball to, were HUMMING on offense.
Green Bay Packers at Kansas City Chiefs -7
Over the weekend Aaron Rodgers got put through the ringer. And Big Dick Pete got in on the action on his little tv show.
I know they're not at home, but Rone traveled to Green Bay to take in some tailgating at Lambeau.
(Sidebar- I went a few years ago when the Patriots visited the Packers for Sunday Night Football. It was like -10 degrees but people were still out tailgating all day. And they couldn't have been nicer. Everybody. So welcoming and charming. The minute they saw you had visiting team colors on they'd invite you over to their table, or RV, or yard (yes, there are literal ranch houses across the street from the stadium, it's a wild scene unlike anything I've seen anywhere) and try to feed you or crack you a beer. When I asked why Packers fans always got such a bad rap down in Chicago I was told "oh, we're not like this for Bears fans. We hate Bears fans. We're cool with everybody else." The stadium is also a must-visit, bucket-list trip for anybody football fan.)
Jordan Love's mom got to watch her son's first start in the NFL from right up front. Props to Chiefs. Class act.
Maybe we were a little quick to crown Jordan Love. Kid thought it was a pickup game
Mahomes to Kelce still solid
The Packers should have won this one.
But the Chiefs prevailed, and as Andy says-
Tonight we've got the Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers -6 (O/U 39.5)