Winter is on the way and Week 11 marks the final group of bye weeks before the final push for the playoffs. After the Saints, Giants, Steelers and Browns sit out on Sunday, there will be 16 games every weekend for the remainder of the year.
But with the postseason race taking shape, Week 11 features only three games between teams with winning records, and none during the early slate.
The Lions won back-to-back games for the first time this season while the Raiders dropped their third in a row. Brock Osweiler made a successful starting debut with the Denver Broncos against the Chicago Bears. The Broncos held on for the win after the Bears came up short on a potential game-tying two-point conversion with under a minute left. Osweiler had a huge day passing with 250 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, and stated his case for keeping the job even when Peyton Manning is ready to return.
The two tightest divisional races belong to the AFC South and the NFC East. Behind backup quarterbacks, both the Colts and the Texans managed to come away with wins to stay tied atop the AFC South. The Giants remained in first in the NFC East simply because they didn't play. Washington fell to Cam Newton and the undefeated Panthers, while the Eagles got obliterated at home by the Buccaneers.
The only victorious team in the division was Dallas, which welcomed the return of quarterback Tony Romo. It wasn't always pretty for the Cowboys, but they broke their seven-game losing streak in a win over Miami.
Even uglier was the ending of the Rams-Ravens game.
The game of the week was the NFC North duel of the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings, which was the only game on national television for most fans in the second slate. After a three-game slide, the Packers trailed the Vikings in the NFC North, but pulled back to even with a win. Minnesota kept it close for most of the game but ultimately lost by a couple scores.
Only two other games kicked off after 4 p.m. ET, although all four of the teams playing in those games have losing records. The rivalry between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks used to be one of the NFL's best, but both teams were fighting to stay out of the NFC West cellar in Week 11. The Seahawks dominated the game and the 49ers are firmly in the cellar.
The final game between winning records won't be played until Monday night, but a Sunday Night Football game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Arizona Cardinals pits two legitimate Super Bowl contenders against each other. Doubts were raised about the Bengals when the team struggled in a primetime game against the Houston Texans, but the Cardinals still haven't won a game against a team with a winning record, although scoring 39 points against the Seahawks is certainly impressive.
Below, we've got all of the Week 11 games, with scores updated throughout the day.
Final scores so far for Sunday (All times ET):
Indianapolis Colts 24, Atlanta Falcons 21
Baltimore Ravens 16, St. Louis Rams 13
Carolina Panthers 44, Washington 16
Denver Broncos 17, Chicago Bears 15
Detroit Lions 18, Oakland Raiders 13
Houston Texans 24, New York Jets 17
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 45, Philadelphia Eagles 17
Kansas City Chiefs 33, San Diego Chargers 3
Green Bay Packers 30, Minnesota Vikings 13
Seattle Seahawks 29, San Francisco 49ers 13
Cincinnati Bengals @ Arizona Cardinals, 8:30 p.m., NBC
Tony Romo throwing with his left hand is still better than Brandon Weeden or Matt Cassel.
Cam Newton's teammate Mike Tolbert decided to dab on them folks after a touchdown.
Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams celebrated a touchdown by dabbing together. It then got them penalized together.
DeAndre Hopkins repeatedly torched Darrelle Revis.
It's time for our weekly installment of "what's a catch in the NFL?" courtesy of Michael Crabtree.
Brock Osweiler tripped his own running back on fourth-and-1.
Aaron Rodgers started a trend by throwing a Surface tablet. Now Jay Cutler's doing it!
Eric Decker fought hard for a nifty one-handed grab.
Squirrel on the field! Squirrel!
Cam Newton is wearing a raccoon tail. Because whatever.
Devonta Freeman suffered a concussion in the first quarter against the Colts and did not return.
Ravens starting running back Justin Forsett broke his arm against the Rams. His season is likely over.
Darrelle Revis had a rough outing against the Texans and later left the game with a concussion.
Joe Flacco led the Ravens to a win, but the team announced after the game that his season is over due to a torn ACL.
Case Keenum took a big hit late against the Ravens. He stayed in the game and was later diagnosed with a concussion.