Lions Improve To 6-2 With 45-10 Blowout Of Broncos - Pride Of Detroit. As Packer fans can tell you, it's fun to slap the Broncos around for 40+ points in a comfortable win. But it doesn't tell you much about your team. The Lions did just about the same thing they'd been doing for the last couple weeks. The offense was led by WR Calvin Johnson, and in a distant second place was everybody else, except they did get a 41 yard touchdown reception from rookie WR Titus Young. The defense looked great, plus they got two defensive touchdowns to help run up the score, similar to what Charles Woodson did against the Broncos. The Broncos like to help you score on offense and defense.
I'm no fan of his, and I didn't expect a great game from Tim Tebow, but I'm really surprised how quickly the people in Denver have turned on him. He has a pretty unimpressive supporting cast, something Mile High Report pointed out, and he's going to have some bad games against a good defense.
Vikings Vs. Panthers Final Score: Minnesota Holds On To Win At Carolina, 24-21 - SB Nation Minnesota. It was a comedy of errors down the stretch. The Vikings gave up a huge play on 4th and long to give the Panthers a chance, but they blew it when K Olindo Mare missed a game tying 31 yard field goal. QB Christian Ponder still looks to run too soon, but he had a good game against a lousy Panthers pass defense. Adrian Peterson's ankle was hurting all week, but he managed 162 total yards and 2 TDs anyway. Now he'll get a bye week to rest and rehab. With the win, the Vikings avoid falling back into a tie for the worst start in franchise history.