Sleep will be scarce.
Week 5 scores indicate that embarrassment will keep a handful of NFL teams awake at night for at least the next few days.
Here are those teams—don’t expect to see their faces out in public.
Is it too early to give up on Blaine Gabbert?
Julius Peppers giggles every time he hears the word "parity."
Believe it or not, this game was tied at halftime.
Chicago choke slammed the Jaguars, forcing three Blaine Gabbert turnovers and holding the second-year QB to just 142 yards passing. Jacksonville’s defense didn’t fare much better as Matt Forte gained 127 yards from scrimmage and Brandon Marshall caught 12 balls for 144 yards and a touchdown.
The Jags need some new scenery.
The franchise that had the best record in the NFL last season held an 18-point halftime lead over the team that had the worst record.
And the team with the worst record won.
Andrew Luck played catch with Reggie Wayne and friends en route to a 27-point second-half effort. It was enough to deal the mighty Packers their third loss of the season.
And they can’t blame the refs for this one.
Buffalo sure is getting phenomenal value out of that $100 million it paid Mario Williams this summer.
The Bills have gotten 90 points scored on them in the last six quarters. That’s historically pitiful. But the scoreboard isn’t even home to the most embarrassing numbers attached to their franchise.
San Francisco rushed for 311 yards on them. Three NFL offenses haven’t even rushed for that many yards yet this year.
And the 49ers’ longest rush was only 31 yards. That means they weren’t breaking off huge, lucky runs—they were shoving the ball down the Bills’ throats, and they couldn’t do anything about it.
David Daniels is a featured columnist at Bleacher Report and a syndicated writer.