–The Philadelphia Eagles have the best record at the eight game mark at 7-1 after beating the Commanders while Kansas City fell to 6-2 with the loss to Denver. The Eagles won even though Jalen Hurts is playing on a sore knee while Patrick Mahomes was playing with the flu and threw two picks. It was his first road loss to a division foe. Russell Wilson threw three touchdown passes for the Broncos, who are now 3-5.
–All four division leaders in the AFC – the Chiefs, Dolphins Ravens and Jaguars — are 6-2 after the Chiefs lost and the other three won Sunday. The Jaguars beat Pittsburgh for their fifth win in a row, the longest win streak in the league now that Kansas City’s six game streak was snapped. The AFC is wide open since every team but 2-6 New England has at least three wins. That shows how far the Patriots have fallen after their loss to the Dolphins.
-Carolina posted its first victory while beating the Texans on a late field goal and are now 1-6, a half-game behind the Cardinals for the first pick, although the Bears own Carolina’s first pick they got in a trade with the Panthers last year. The Bears are 2-6. There are no winless teams in the NFL and just one with only one loss. Parity is here.
–San Francisco probably made a mistake playing Brock Purdy after he suffered a concussion Monday night. He threw two picks in the loss to Cincinnati. They now have a bye and hope two weeks off will give him time to heal. The 49ers haven’t learned the lesson of what happened to Tua last year when he came back too quickly.
-The 2-6 Giants and 4-3 Giants weren’t good enough for Broadway on Sunday. The two New York teams who play in New Jersey combined for 24 punts in the overtime game, the most in a game since 1998. And they combined for 16 punts, the most since 2000. The Giants were down to their third quarterback – Tommy DeVito – after Tyrod Taylor went out and Zach Wilson struggled for the Jets but led a drive for the game-tying field goal at the end of regulation and the game-winner in overtime. Hard to believe the Jets are still alive in the wild-card race.