Week 10 Reactions: Expected Unexpectedness
Week 10 Reactions: Expected Unexpectedness

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

Every week in the NFL is unique and yet we are constantly surprised by what happens. We're prepared to expect the unexpected but then the unexpected happens and we're all shocked. Whether it was Alex Smith passing for 368 yards and four touchdowns in the season opener against the Patriots in Foxboro, or Deshaun Watson throwing for 16 touchdowns over a four-week span or Carson Wentz leading the Eagles to the best record in football, we know things get crazy in the NFL but we never cease to be amazed by it.

Well, the expected unexpectedness continued in Week 10, led by the Saints absolutely blasting the Bills in Buffalo. Just two weeks ago the Bills were 5-2 and well on their way to their first postseason berth since 1999. Since then, they've allowed 81 points in two games, a 34-21 loss at the Jets in Week 9 and then Sunday's 47-10 drubbing by the Saints. Losing big to the Saints isn't the most surprising thing in the world, as New Orleans has had a tremendous offense pretty much since the day Drew Brees arrived. However, Sunday's unexpectedness came with the Saints scoring 47 points but Brees passing for only 184 yards and zero touchdowns. Instead, they relied heavily on the running game, racking up a ridiculous 298 total yards on the ground, just shy of the triple century mark thanks to Chase Daniel's minus-two yards on three carries. In addition to the 298 rushing yards, the Saints became

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is an eight-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for Football Writer of the Year.
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