Week 4 saw nine of the 14 afternoon games end with a one touchdown or less difference between the winners and losers.
As always, there were some important wins and gut-wrenching losses.
The Seahawks had a chance to pull of a major win over the Falcons at home, but the game came down to an unmakeable 61-yard field goal. The Bills had a chance to run their record to a perfect 4-0, but lost to a Cincinnati team Buffalo figured it should beat.
Matthew Stafford, Lions
The Lions are 4-0 and have two of the biggest wins of the NFL season to date, including Sunday's amazing performance in Arlington, Texas, a game in which the Lions won after being down 24 points to the Cowboys in the third quarter.
Two interception returns against Dallas QB Tony Roma turned the momentum in this one before quarterback Matthew Stafford hit Calvin Johnson for a pair of fourth quarter scores, the second of those coming with just 1:39 left.
Just last week the Lions rallied from 20 points down and pulled out a win in overtime and Detroit has now won an NFL-best eight consecutive games.
Falcons' Roddy White helped break Seahawks heart
After being down by 20 points at home in the third quarter, the Seahawks had a chance to pull out a win that would have gotten Seattle back to .500.
But after Ben Obomanu scored with 8:13 to go on a pass from resurgent QB Tarvaris Jackson to get within two points, the Seahawks could get no closer.
Seattle had one shot to win it, but a desperation 61-yard field goal attempt didn't come close.
Matt Schaub directed Texans' 17-10 win over the Steelers
There was a time when the loss of wide receiver Andre Johnson would have been catastrophic for the Houston Texans.
Welcome back, Arian Foster. He took the pressure off quarterback Matt Schaub by rushing for 155 yards, including scoring the go-ahead touchdown after Johnson had been forced out of the game.
Redskins' Brandon Banks had eye on ball vs. Rams
But a Rams' penalty followed by a sack on second down and another sack on third down put them in a fourth-and-30 spot that put St. Louis too far away to do any damage in the final minutes of a 17-10 loss.
49ers' Frank Gore (21) was all over the Eagles in 24-23 win
Down 20 points in the second half, the 49ers rode the kegs if the less-injured-than-advertised Frank Gore to a 24-23 win to improve to 3-1 and a two-game lead in the NFC West.
Gore, who didn't start because of ankle problems, rushed for 127 yards on 15 carries, including a 12-yard burst with about three minutes to go that tied the score, the PAT putting San Francisco ahead to stay.
Quarterback Alex Smith, often maligned as the leader of the San Francisco offense, threw for 291 yards and a pair of touchdowns in San Francisco's most important win yet.
Jermaine Gresham hauls in 17-yard score for Bengals Sunday
Buffalo had done masterful work getting to 3-0 by rallying from big deficits. On Sunday, when they only needed to protect a second-half lead, the Bills couldn't do it.
Up 20-13 with 11:22 to play, the Bills didn't score again and the Bengals, losers of 10 straight against the Bills, rallied for 10 points behind quarterback Andy Dalton, who ran 3 yards for one score and set up a game-winning field goal with his deft scrambling.