The best and worst of week 5 in the NFL (11 items)
With the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots each losing their first game in week five, the number of undefeated teams left in the NFL dropped from five to three this past week. The Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and Kansas City Chiefs are the three teams that still haven't lost this season, and as the season progresses, that list will undoubtedly shrink.
On the flip side, the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Pittsburgh Steelers and the New York Giants are all teams in the NFL that still haven't won a game.
Such extreme differences in the NFL win/loss records correctly reflect the way this season has gone so far: a lot of ups and a lot of downs. Here are the best and worst from week five in the NFL:
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1 of 11. Best: Alex Smith and the Chiefs do it again
Smith led the Chiefs to battle against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, a team Chiefs' coach Reid had never won a game against. Smith put together a fourth-quarter drive that gave the Chiefs the lead. The Kansas City defense then went on to snag two interceptions to seal the victory, winning 26-17.
With Sunday's win, the Chiefs move to 5-0, joining the Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints as the only undefeated teams left in the NFL.
2 of 11. Worst: Michael Vick suffers a hamstring injury
Vick's injury is anticipated to keep him out this week against Tampa Bay. Foles looked solid from a passing standpoint, but Philadelphia's run game suffered tremendously without Vick. For a fast-paced, read option style offense like the Eagles have, Foles doesn't really produce any threat on the ground, leaving the running backs to be easily targeted every play.
While the win on Sunday gives the Eagles a share of their division lead, they will need a healthy Michael Vick to give them a chance at maintaining the lead.
3 of 11. Best: Andrew Luck, Colts prove that Seattle can be beat
Coming into the game, Luck had more fourth quarter comeback victories (with eight) than any other quarterback since he entered the league. He would add to that number on Sunday, as his late-game heroics led the Colts to a 34-28 upset victory over Seattle.
Luck was extremely collected throughout the game, throwing for 229 yards and two touchdowns. While many have doubted Luck's ability, it is clear that the Colts have a solid franchise quarterback for years to come.
4 of 11. Worst: Tom Brady's streak ends
With tight end Rob Gronkowski set to return this weekend, receiver Danny Amendola looking healthier, and former BYU receiver Austin Collie now signed, the Patriots receivers look as though they will be much improved in week six.
5 of 11. Best: Geno Smith leads the Jets to their third fourth-quarter comeback of the year
Smith led the Jets on yet another fourth-quarter comeback victory on "Monday Night Football" against the Atlanta Falcons. Smith and the Jets' offense got the ball with 1:54 remaining, trailing the Falcons by one point. Smith then put together a clutch drive like only a few quarterbacks in this league could, as the Jets drove the ball 55 yards down the field, which set up a field goal as time expired, giving the Jets the 30-28 victory. Smith ended with three passing touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Monday's victory was the third fourth-quarter comeback win that Geno Smith has orchestrated this year, which leads the NFL. With the composure and veteran-like leadership that Smith has demonstrated all season long, it's hard not to love this kid.