NFL Week 5 in review

Tennessee posted the most surprising victory of the weekend, routing the Bills 42-16 in a rare Tuesday night game after dealing with a virus outbreak.

The victory kept the Titans unbeaten at 4-0, dropped the Bills to 4-1 and raised questions about whether Bills are as good as their record.

—The virus continued to cause havoc with the schedule as the Denver-New England game was first moved to Monday night and then postponed to an undetermined future date.The question remains whether the league will be able to play the entire season.

—Kansas City’s bid for a perfect season as defending champions ended with the loss to the Raiders and now, they find themselves only a game ahead of the Raiders in the AFC West.

—Dan Quinn was fired as the Atlanta coach after the Falcons fell to 0-5. They never really overcame 28-3. GM Thomas Dimitroff was also fired by owner Arthur Blank, so the Falcons will start over.

—Seattle did come back from a devastating Super Bowl loss to the Patriots. And Russell Wilson, who threw the devastating interception from the 1 in that Super bowl loss, remains an MVP candidate as he led the Seahawks to a 27-26 win over the Vikings by putting together a 94-yard drive in the final two minutes.

—Alex Smith completed an amazing comeback story after suffering a life-threatening leg injury two years ago and having to undergoing 17 surgeries. He threw his first pass in 683 days after Dwayne Haskins was benched and Kyle Allen was hurt. The Washington team still lost to the Rams, but it doesn’t take away from his amazing comeback.

—The 49ers’ 43-17 rout at the hands of the Dolphins dropped them to 2-3 and raised questions whether they are still a contender just a year after losing the Super Bowl to Chiefs. Were they a one-year wonder?

—The Browns at 4-1 are off to their best start in 25 years when they were coached by a guy named Bill Belichick.

—Dallas season is now in the hands of Andy Dalton after Dak Prescott suffered a season ending injury that raised doubts about his future and his bid for a new contract. His injury showed why players want long term deals and hate the franchise tag.

—A New York team has a good shot at getting the first pick. The Giants and Jets are 0-5.

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