Cardinals 51, Packers 45 (OT). Aaron Rodgers rallied the Packers out of 17-point deficit to force overtime–and then surrendered the ball on what was technically ruled a fumble that Karlos Dansby ran back for the game winner. Despite such a Garrett Gilbert-esque finish to a terrific game, Rodgers has won praise for his poise in regulation, and his critics finally seem content to stop comparing him to that other guy.
Ravens 33, Patriots 14. The Patriots missed Wes Welker immensely, but the wide receiver’s absence doesn’t explain the 14 points that Baltimore hung on New England before fans could even find the ass grooves in their couches. The Ravens led 24-0 after the first quarter and, despite fits of occasional productivity from Tom Brady, never looked back. Brady finished the game with four turnovers and a serious case of helmet hair.