It's not the worst thing for an NFL team to plays its best football right now.
Winning in Week 8 makes November and December more manageable, which can take a significant amount of pressure off when competing for January. That said, a team such as the Denver Broncos and Peyton Manning can't afford to drop winnable games.
The AFC West is still a wide-open race, and Denver welcomed Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening. The Big Easy was on a roll but the Broncos defense was up for the challenge on Sunday night.
Games outside the division are extremely vital, because victory creates a bit more leeway when facing rivals. Well, pro football had plenty of both for us this week, and here are winners for each along with the final scores.