1). Marcus Mariota is developing quickly- In freezing conditions, Mariota fought back from two bad turnovers to lead a 10-point fourth quarter comeback in Kansas City. Tennessee’s clutch 88-yard touchdown drive included two third-and-long conversions and another great throw on fourth-and-5. Given 1:07 and no timeouts, Mariota calmly knew where to go with the ball to set up the game-winning field goal. This Titans team have the look of a playoff team, and just maybe a playoff team that can do some damage.
2). The Bengals may not win playoff games, but nobody falls apart better than the Bengals- For three-quarters it looked like the Steelers had decided to pay the Bengals back for all the times the Bengals had imploded against the Steelers. So of course instead of taking advantage of the Steelers self-implosion the Bengals just decided to wait until the fourth quarter and fall apart.
3). The Detroit Lions are a tough football team- Even though they lost the Lions fought hard the entire game. The big question for this team will be how quickly can Matthew Stafford heal.
4). Minnesota is done- The Vikings have fought through adversity all year, and on Sunday they just looked physically and emotionally drained.
5). Maybe the Dolphins are better off with Matt Moore?- Moore came in at the end of last weeks game against the Cardinals to win it. He followed that up with a four-touchdown game against the Jets Saturday night. A lot of people thought Tannehill was holding this team back, and at least for one night, they were right. We should get a definitive answer Saturday in Buffalo.
6). Dak Prescott is the leader of the Dallas Cowboys- Prescott may have played his best game of the year against the Buccaneers. The big thing here is people were starting to whisper that maybe Romo should take over. Prescott answered those people resoundingly Sunday night.
7). The Browns are going 0-16, But, the 49ers are still worse- The Niners continue to get obliterated every week. The Browns are not doing much better, but if they played right now, my money would be on the Browns.