In all four October games, the Falcons have failed to stay competitive after halftime, and their most recently blown 21-point halftime lead to the Lions stings the most.
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Despite playing two of their three October games at home, the highlight of the month was giving the Chargers a scare before eventually losing the game.
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New York Jets
The Jets lost close battles against two of the AFC's finest teams (Broncos, Patriots), but they lost their other two games by a combined score of 74 to 23.
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Buccaneers lost two heartbreakers against sub .500 teams but also mixed in what could be the biggest stinker of the season when the Ravens put up 48 points on them in Tampa Bay.
Aside from a game against the Jaguars that rookie Blake Bortles gift-wrapped for them, October was a month to forget with losses to the Texans, Redskins, and Browns.
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Over the last two games in October, the Jaguars defense and Denard Robinson have delivered a spark and it led to the first victory of the season in commanding fashion over the Brown--24 to 6.
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The month of October turned the Bears into pretenders after a pair of AFC East teams (Dolphins, Patriots) beat them down to a combined score of 78 to 37.
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After a promising September, the Panthers managed a win against only the lowly Bears while getting annihilated by both the Packers and Saints.
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St. Louis Rams
The Rams had a couple tricks up their sleeve that helped them take down the Seahawks, but they never held a lead in any other October game.
Over the final three October games, the defense has not allowed more than two touchdowns, but their only win came against the Buccaneers.
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Texans fans will likely remember October for the epic meltdown that took place right before halftime against the Steelers in a game that the Texans eventually lost.
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A victory against the Ravens may have saved the season, but losses to the Patriots and Colts by a combined score of 70 to 17 have made most people nonbelievers.
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New York Giants
After two decisive victories against non-division opponents, the Giants lost back-to-back games on the road against their division rivals.
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An otherwise forgettable month was saved when Colt McCoy replaced Kirk Cousins and led the Redskins to back-to-back victories that included a win over the first place Cowboys.
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The Browns turned into a Jekyll and Hyde team in October with an impressive 21-point victory over the Steelers only to follow it up with an 18-point loss to the Jaguars.
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The Seahawks didn't look like defending Super Bowl champions in October, and one of their two losses in the month came against the lowly Rams.
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New Orleans Saints
The Saints are back on the map after closing out October with two decisive victories over the Packers and Panthers.
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San Diego Chargers
After starting the month out with a 31-point shutout against the Jets, the Chargers closed out October with back-to-back losses against division opponents.
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The Ravens defeated the Falcons and Buccaneers by a combined scored of 67 to 24, but they feel short against playoff-caliber teams like the Colts and Bengals.
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We will call their 31-10 loss against the Browns a mulligan after the Steelers closed out October with a statement victory over the Colts.
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Everything clicked when the Eagles defeated their division rival the Giants, but the month started and ended with heartbreaking losses to the 49ers and Cardinals.
Some final drive Aaron Rodgers magic took down the Dolphins to kick off October, but they won every other game by more than one score.
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Winners of three of four in October, the Bills have been a much better team since making the move to go with Kyle Orton at quarterback and it all came together in their final game of the month against the Jets.
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Kansas City Chiefs
After losing a tough battle aginast the 49ers, the Chiefs closed out October with a win against the Chargers followed by a blowout victory against the Rams.