A look at Sunday's AFC East games through the eyes of the columnists who covered them:
Jets 23, Lions 20
New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro notes that while they often look like the Same Old Jets, they're clearly not.
Bob Glauber of Newsday recounts how Mark Sanchez and Brian Schottenheimer pried Rex Ryan from his ground-and-pound foundation in overtime.
Don't get too excited about these Jets until they correct a whole lot of problems, writes Gary Myers for the New York Daily News.
Bears 22, Bills 19
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan notes $78 million can't buy a home-field advantage, and the Bills needed one to get them over the hump Sunday in Toronto.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter Sal Maiorana delivers his entertaining postgame rundown of Bills observations. He says the Bills should bench Marcus Stroud, Ryan Fitzpatrick is fool's gold and C.J. Spiller is lost on offense.
BuffaloRumblings.com editor Brian Galliford is forced to hand out a Bills game ball every week, but he need not apologize. Steve Johnson had 11 catches for 145 yards.
Browns 34, Patriots 14
Boston Herald columnist Ron Borges gives Eric Mangini full marks for totally befuddling old mentor Bill Belichick.
Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England writes: "The Patriots may have been the highest-scoring team in the NFL, but the labors of their offense are obvious to anyone watching the games and not looking at the box scores."
Providence Journal columnist Jim Donaldson opens his commentary thusly: "Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini buried the hatchet yesterday. Look closely and you can see the handle protruding, smack in the center of Belichick’s coachly cranium."
Ravens 26, Dolphins 10
Palm Beach Post columnist Dave George is having serious doubts Chad Henne has what it takes to be the answer at quarterback.
The Dolphins have only a slightly higher likelihood of finding revenge against the Ravens in the playoffs than they would in an alley, observes the Miami Herald's Armando Salguero.
Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel writes: "Frustration bubbled Sunday. It was bound to happen. When you lose in a manner you rarely do -- outmuscled, outthought, possibly even outspat -- everyone's angry."