The Philadelphia Eagles went in hot to their bye week, only to get a dose of reality from an unlikely conqueror in the Detroit Lions. This was a game the Eagles should have easily taken, but they were riddled by penalties and small errors that put the Lions in the lead in the dying minutes.
The Denver Broncos, along with the Philadelphia Eagles, lost their undefeated record this Sunday. This is a bigger deal for the defending Super Bowl champs, as it is their first loss in nine games. That means the last time they lost, Peyton Manning was still putting pads on and trying to fit a helmet over his head. Both teams lost at the hands of their rookie quarterbacks, but that’s more of an coincidence than a correlation.
Sunday’s matchup between Washington and Cleveland was certainly an exciting game, with the Redskins eventually outlasting the Browns 31-20. However, the game is predominantly being talked about because of a play that tilted the game in a different direction.