–Not a great week for Prime Time viewing. The Bills are hosting the Sunday night game coming off a frustrating loss in London to the Jaguars, but theyplay the hapless Giants so it should be an easy victory. The Thursday night game isn’t much better with the Chiefs hosting Denver. Should be an easy win for the Chiefs against the rudderless Broncos. The Monday night game features the Cowboys, coming off their blowout loss to the 49ers, traveling to Los Angeles to play the Raiders. But both teams have been disappointing, so it is not a marquee matchup although the Cowboys usually draw good ratings.
–The two unbeaten teams, San Francisco and Philadelphia, are both on the road, but both figure to go to 6-0 with victories over the Browns and Jets.
–The Sunday morning game in London features Baltimore against Tennessee with the Ravens figured to win. They even went to London early in the week to avoid the jet lag issues that plagued the Bills last Sunday against the Jaguars. who were playing their second game in a row in London.
–The only game featuring two teams tied for first place in their division pits the Jaguars hosting the Colts with both teams at 3-2. The Jaguars appear to have the edge because they beat the Colts in the opener and haven’t lost to the Colts in Jacksonville since 2014 and Colts starting quarterback Anthony Richardson is hurt. But Gardner Minshew, who started his career in Jacksonville, is a capable backup and has played well in place of Richardson. And Jonathan Taylor is in his second game after signing a new contract. This could be a pivotal game for both teams in the division race.
–The Patriots, reeling after 38-3 and 34-0 losses the last two games, go to Las Vegas where Bill Belichick faces one of his old students, Josh McDaniels. Since the Patriots host Buffalo and go to Miami the following weeks, they are desperate for a win to stop their tailspin as Belichick continues to deal with the narrative that he is a terrible personnel executive who can’t win without Tom Brady.