A look at Sunday's games through the eyes of the columnists who covered them.
Miami Dolphins 22, Cincinnati Bengals 14
Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald writes: "Rather than leaning on Dan Carpenter occasionally when, you know, things don't go absolutely right or the other team makes a play, the Dolphins are using their kicker as a crutch for their limping offense."
Palm Beach Post columnist Greg Stoda asserts the season was at stake for the Dolphins on Sunday, but they showed again how gutsy they are.
Dave Hyde from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel provides 10 opinions and astute observations on Sunday's victory.
New England Patriots 28, Minnesota Vikings 18
Providence Journal columnist Jim Donaldson writes Sunday's victory was straight out of the Bill Belichick text book.
Tom E. Curran of Comcast Sports Net New England writes of the Patriots "This year, somehow, they are young, smart and selfless as opposed to old, stupid and stubborn."
WEEI.com's Christopher Price sorts out his weekly "10 Things We Learned" about the Patriots analysis.
Green Bay Packers 9, New York Jets 0
New York Daily News columnist Tim Smith called the loss "humiliating" and the boys in green came dressed for Halloween as "The Same Old Jets."
Steve Politi of the Newark Star-Ledger blames Rex Ryan's mismanagement of his challenge flag as a major reason for the loss.
"Ryan needed his quarterback to rescue him yesterday, and [Mark] Sanchez was off the mark," writes Steve Serby for the New York Post.
Kansas City Chiefs 13, Buffalo Bills 10
Buffalo News columnist Jerry Sullivan points out Ryan Fitzpatrick's erratic performance brings the quarterback conversation back to a state of sanity.
Niagara Gazette sports editor Tim Schmitt can only shake his head at the fans who were in drunken-desperation-in-love with Fitzpatrick.
Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reporter shared his opinions on what went wrong for the Bills. It's a long list.