The Patriots suffered a loss last night, but not the worst kind given encouraging news on Gronk. The focus now should be on getting in position for January, writes Bill Barnwell.
First Take's Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless agree that even though the Seahawks defeated the Steelers 39-30, Seattle's defense is not as explosive and intimidating as it used to be.
It's difficult to come off the couch from a layoff such as the one Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo had and be on top of the game mentally.
Antone Exum made the most of his opportunities in Sunday's win over the Falcons.
Buck Allen will get his chance to shine against the NFL's worst run defense on Monday night.
RB Stepfan Taylor summed it up best: "Penetration kills." The 49ers twarted the Cardinals in multiple short-yardage situations on Sunday.