There were not many surprises. The three best teams (Pats, Chiefs and Rams) all won. The Pats and Chiefs had easy opponents, but the Rams were expected to have a hard time with New Orleans. They did not. They won 27-9 in a game in which they never trailed.

The Monday night match-up is one of the worst ever. What scheduling genius thought the Browns and Jets were going to pull in viewers?

Rumor of the week: there is widespread speculation that Adam Vinatieri, the NFL’s all-time leading scorer, will retire tomorrow after 24 years in the Big Show. He’s obviously off his game, having missed two field goals and four extra points already this year, in only two games. To place that in perspective, in 2014 he converted EVERY extra point and went 30-for-31 on field goals.

  • Next week’s demolition of the Dolphins — Dallas, at home. The Cowboys are currently favored by 21.
  • Next week’s demolition of the Jets — the Patriots, at home. New England is currently favored by 17.

Gee, I wonder why they would say such a thing …

Oh, yeah – this:

He is prepared to meet with no preconditions,” Pompeo said Tuesday.

Or this:

Mnuchin said Thursday that Trump had made clear “he would sit down with Rouhani with no condition.”

Or this:

Or there was this: