It’s one thing to lose close games. But it is another when you get destroyed at home to the Titans, as the Panthers did.
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Guy: Aaron Rodgers
The Packers star became one of five quarterbacks in NFL history to start the season with at least two touchdown passes in the first nine games of the season. Rodgers has 28 touchdowns against only three picks this year. It’s a season for the ages.
Goat: Browns field-goal unit
Blame the snapper. Blame the kicker. Blame LeBron. That was the single worst attempt at a game-winning field goal.
Guys: Bill Belichick and Tom Brady
The duo passed Don Shula and Dan Marino for the coach/quarterback combination with the most wins together in NFL history.
Goat: DeSean Jackson
The Eagles receiver has been a total non-factor this year. Jackson missed a team meeting Saturday, leaving coach Andy Reid no choice but to deactivate him for the loss against Arizona. That’s unacceptable.
Guy: Rob Gronkowski
The Patriots tight end made Eric Smith look like, well, the overmatched safety he is.
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Goat: Andy Reid
How are the Philadelphia Eagles 3-6 after losing at home to the Arizona Cardinals? Coach Andy Reid keeps saying we should blame him. OK, you got it.
Guy: John Skelton
The Cardinals quarterback threw for 315 yards and three touchdowns in Arizona’s stunner in Philadelphia. “I was frustrated after the Asante Samuel pick-six," he said Monday on the SiriusXM Blitz. "The defense was playing great. But my teammates weren’t down on me. That gave me confidence.” Skelton struck back and hit Larry Fitzgerald for another touchdown. That’s awesome.
Goat: Josh Freeman
It was another grotesque Sunday for the Buccaneers quarterback, in a blowout loss to Houston.
Guy: William Gay
The Bengals had a chance to beat the Steelers or at least tie the game. Gay’s pick of Andy Dalton's pass, stepping in front of receiver Jerome Simpson, was the biggest play of the Pittsburgh win.