The undefeated Texans and Packers faced off on Sunday night, both reeling from significant injuries revealed only days before. The Texans lost star starting linebacker Brian Cushing for the season from a knee injury, and the Packers lost starting halfback Cedric Benson to a Lisfranc injury to his foot. Neither player is expected to return this season, possibly changing the fortunes of both teams.
October 7, 2012
Redskins 31, Falcons 28
LANDOVER, MD. -
The Atlanta Falcons steamrolled into the nation's capital as one of the few remaining teams still undefeated in the NFL. The league's leading passer, Matt Ryan, looked to help the Falcons set a team-record 5-0 start with the win on Sunday.
For the Pittsburgh faithful, last season ended in shocking fashion as Tim Tebow stunned the football world by leading the Broncos to an overtime victory over the Steelers in the wild-card round. Tebow has since been shipped to the Jets and replaced with future Hall-of-Famer Peyton Manning, who continued the streak of mile-high disappointments for the Steelers in the NFL's opening weekend.