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NFL Scores Week 5: Most Impressive Wins from Sunday's Action

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 7:  Wide receiver Mario Manningham #82 of the San Francisco 49ers pulls in a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills in the fourth quarter on October 7, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California.  The 49ers won 45-3.  (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
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Tim KeeneyContributor IOctober 8, 2012

Week 5 was the week of statements in the NFL.

Whether it was teams rolling to huge blowouts, come-from-behind wins, road victories or just flat-out shocking upsets, Sunday was full of impressive showings.

Let's take a look at which ones wowed us the most.

Note: For a complete look at Week 5's NFL scores, check out NFL.com

 

San Francisco 49ers (Beat Buffalo Bills, 45-3)

The Buffalo Bills aren't going to be fooling anyone for a powerhouse anytime soon, so you might not put this victory in the highest regard. Call me old fashioned, but I'm one of those people who think setting NFL records is pretty impressive (via San Francisco 49ers' official Twitter account):

Today, the #49ers became the 1st team in NFL history to post 300-or-more yards rushing (311) and passing (310) in the same game. #NFLHistory

— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) October 8, 2012

Then there was this (via ESPN Stats & Info):

The 621 yards by the 49ers today are 3rd-most by any team in a non-OT game since 1970 (most--661, 1982 Chargers)

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 8, 2012

For a team that usually relies on its insanely intimidating defense to set offensive records is, well, scary for everyone else. 

 

Chicago Bears (Beat Jacksonville Jaguars, 41-3)

One of the best parts of the second slate of NFL games was watching the San Francisco and Chicago go back-and-forth for biggest win of the week.

Bam, 49ers touchdown. Bam, Bears defensive touchdown. Bam, Colin Kaepernick garbage-time touchdown. Bam, Armando Allen garbage-time touchdown.

The Niners came out on top in the end, but Chicago's 41-3 win over a better-than-people-think Jacksonville Jaguars team wasn't too shabby, either.

Jay Cutler was the good version of Jay Cutler (292 yards, two touchdowns), Brandon Marshall was unstoppable (12 catches, 144 yards, one touchdown), Matt Forte ran for more than 100 yards and the defense recorded three sacks, two interceptions and two touchdowns.

The Bears dominated every aspect of this game.

 

Indianapolis Colts (Beat Green Bay Packers, 30-27)

The Packers were a seven-point favorite coming into Indianapolis, but I'm guessing most people outside of Indiana were expecting a double-digit Green Bay win.

But Luck was on Indianapolis' side (sorry).

Andrew Luck is no mere mortal, let alone rookie. He proved that on Sunday afternoon as he threw for 362 yards, albeit on 55 pass attempts, two touchdowns, ran for another score and even continued to resurrect the Reggie Wayne of old, who brought in 13 catches for 212 yards and a touchdown.

Oh yeah, and Luck led a game-winning drive late in the fourth quarter.

Decent work against a team that many thought was the best in the league coming into 2012. 

 

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