The Buccaneers can tie the longest winning streak by any team after an 0-8 start to the season if they win their fourth straight in Carolina. And rookie Mike Glennon has already set the rookie record for most consecutive games with a touchdown to start his career with eight. He impresses us more each week.
The Jets don't even bother to try to pass the ball. Geno Smith is just the sixth quarterback since 2000 to record 10 or fewer completions in three straight starts. New York loves to start the game in the Wildcat and run the ball on third-and-long. Their coaching staff clearly doesn't trust Smith to do much of anything.
J.J. Watt has 9.5 sacks, but that only tells part of the story. He's second in QB knockdowns (28.5) plus hurries (9) this season. There's no question that he's the best defensive player in the league; it would be a shame if Defensive Player of the Year voters don't recognize it.
The Browns' trade of Trent Richardson has worked out well; he's not a difference maker. Still, this 2013 Browns team could badly use a league average running back. Willis McGahee is last in the league in yards-per-carry, and the franchise hasn't had a 100-yard rusher for 18 straight games. An improving Jaguars defense should keep that streak going.
Denver's high-flying offense has slowed down of late. The three-lowest point totals of the season for Denver have come over their last three weeks. We've also seen a swoon from Kansas City's defense, which ranked first in the NFL in points allowed through Week 10, but ranks last in that category over the past two games.
The Rams have been a tough out for teams since Sam Bradford went down with a torn ACL, largely because St. Louis is, at last, getting production from Tavon Austin. The rookie receiver is averaging 123 yards from scrimmage over his last two games after squeezing out just 24.8 over his first nine appearances.
Interesting battle on the ground: Washington has rushed for a league-best 175.4 yards per game since Week 6, but only two teams are allowing fewer than New York's 69.4 yards rushing per game since Week 7.
Arguably the game of the year, this tilt has the second-highest combined winning percentage ever by two opponents on "Monday Night Football" in the second half of a season -- and might just be a preview of the NFC title game. The Seahawks, of course, are the league's best home team and haven't lost on MNF since 2005.