After Week 10 of NFL games, there are observations to be made as the playoffs draw closer.
The weekend games of Week 10 NFL games featured some exciting games, blowouts and a shocking upset.
The Pittsburgh Steelers crashed back down to Earth as they fell to the New York Jets, 20-13. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger looked human once again as he was held to one touchdown pass after throwing six in two consecutive games.
The Green Bay Packers blew out the Chicago Bears in humiliating fashion on Sunday Night Football as they won, 55-14. The San Francisco 49ers saved their season with a 27-24 overtime win on the road against the New Orleans Saints.
Here are five observations that can be made from the Week 10 NFL weekend games.
5. Michael Vick provides a spark to the New York Jets offense
It is now more clear that quarterback Geno Smith really was a major reason for the Jets’ struggles on offense. The Jets had started 1-7 with Smith as their starting quarterback, and Rex Ryan finally had enough after he threw three interceptions in the first quarter against the Buffalo Bills. Vick made the start in the Jets’ loss to the Kansas City Chiefs before helping the Jets snap their eight-game losing streak with a win over the Steelers.
Vick managed the game well against the Steelers as he threw two touchdown passes in the first quarter and played turnover-free football for the rest of the game. Although the Jets still have a severe lack of offensive weapons, Vick gave life to the team that it never had with Smith.