The bye week comes at a good time for the Steelers and Texans; Houston loses Matt Schaub and Ben Roethlisberger is running around with a fractured thumb. This league is never boring.
This is also a true put up or shut up time for some of the NFL's upstart franchises. The Bengals, who are trying to avoid a losing streak, have a daunting road game in Baltimore. The Bills are probably already cooked, but anything other than a win at Miami and it's lights out. The Lions cannot afford a slip up against the Panthers, with the Bears now hot. And the Eagles ... well, who are we kidding, it's over there, dare I say.
Overall, plenty of divisional games. Oh, and one other thing: I can guarantee you Curtis Painter and the Colts will continue their perfect losing record. They're on the bye as well. Remember, games here are rated as either a footlong, a six-inch, a pita or a finger sandwich.