NFC Week 10 Review: Cowboys Join NFL 2011 Playoff Race
Celebrate Cowboy fans as Dallas is starting to make some noise in the NFC playoff race. The Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers continue to roll. New Orleans and Chicago have also heated up some. The rest of the contenders in the National Football Conference looked like pretenders as they all stumbled to losses during Week 10 NFL action.
We have a new NFC playoff contender, along with a bunch of pretenders, after the dust settled from Week 10 of the 2011 NFL Season. The Dallas Cowboys were very impressive on Sunday, while the Giants, Eagles, Lions and Falcons, amongst others, were not.
National Football Conference Playoff Races
After losing three of four, the Dallas Cowboys have now won two straight as they bashed the Buffalo Bills 44-7 on Sunday. The victory gets the Cowboys to within a game of the Giants after New York dropped a 27-20 decision to the San Francisco 49ers. With the Dolphins and Cardinals beating the Redskins and Eagles, the NFC East is now a two team race.
Down in the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints scored a 26-23 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta Head Coach Mike Smith gambled on a 4th and one yard play, in overtime, and lost. The decision is puzzling, it was not a good one, and it could prove very costly to the Falcons down the road. The Saints now have a two game lead over Atlanta, and a three game lead over the Buccaneers, who were trashed, 37-9 at home, by the Houston Texans.
Super Bowl Champions Continue To Roll: Lead NFL Standings
With their 45-7 pounding of the Minnesota Vikings during Week 10 Monday Night Football action, the Green Bay Packers remain as the class of the National Football League with a 9-0 record. Chicago crushed Detroit 37-13 to move into a second place tie in the NFC North
All four NFC West teams won on the weekend but the surprising Niners still have a five game lead over Seattle and Arizona. We keep waiting for San Francisco to implode, and we still think they will, but they have won their last seven contests.
Bring on Week 11 with the Jets vs. Broncos battle on Thursday Night Football to kick it off!