NFL Reactions: Week 9

NFL Reactions: Week 9

This article is part of our NFL Reactions series.

We've all heard the old saying: "Every dog has its day."

Well, apparently it's day was Sunday, November 7. Woof.

The NFL is always good for a couple surprises each week. It's probably what makes football America's pastime – the fact that on any given Sunday, any team can come out on the field and pull off an awe-inspiring upset. Who doesn't love rooting for the underdog? Sunday's slate provided us with a buffet of shock, intrigue and downright confusion.

The surging Cowboys fall flat in a home game against the struggling Broncos. The Raiders lose to the lowly Giants. The Falcons hold on to beat the Saints, a team that upset the Buccaneers in Week 8. The Bengals can't get it done at home against the Browns. The Cardinals manage to go on the road with Colt McCoy at the helm and beat the 49ers in convincing fashion. Six underdogs came up big in Week 9.

Let's not forget the biggest upset of the day: the Jaguars held the Bills – one of the league's best offenses – to six points and won.

If you put a six-game parlay bet on all of that to happen, you're probably reading this from your private jet. If that's the case, go enjoy yourself. You've earned it. The rest of us will still be putting the pieces together of an NFL Sunday that raised more questions than it answered. Usually, as the season goes on, we get clarity. This season seems to

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Joe Daley
Joe Daley is a diehard Dallas Cowboys fan from Connecticut. Beyond his family, Joe's biggest passions are writing and fantasy football. The ability to marry those two things together is an absolute dream.
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