As we found out as early as this Thursday night in St. Louis, winning in the NFL on a consistent basis is tough and going through a season unscathed has been nearly impossible.
The Cardinals were handed their first loss of the season by the Rams, and both the Falcons and Texans were on the road this week looking to stay perfect. And each team proved to be up to the task in near identical fashion, Atlanta beating the Redskins, 24-17, and Houston holding on for their first-ever victory over the Jets, 23-17.
But like any other season, we have had our share of pleasant surprises, as well as disappointments. And as usual, we have had our share of clubs that have made us scratch our heads in total bewilderment.
So here we are with this week’s grades. Please remember that they are based on a number of factors, not just wins and losses and game statistics numbers. And as always, they are grades for this week’s performance and not a team’s overall performance in 2012.
This week, there were a few teams that were nearly given detention.