Week 5 served as an NFL mind eraser; we found out that teams were NOT what we thought they were. The defending champs lost to Arizona, the up-and-coming Texans were blown off the field at home by the Giants, San Diego lost to the Raiders, Cincinnati lost at home to Tampa Bay, and Dallas reverted to their season-opening form after many thought they had righted the ship. Oh, and Peyton Manning failed to throw a touchdown pass at home. It’s the first time since 1970 that there isn’t a 4-0 team in the NFL, a testament to parity…and sloppy, mediocre play.
Despite the overall sloppiness, there were a few teams that looked sharp this past weekend. The New York Giants were one of them. They manhandled, throttled, steamrolled (choose your word, it’ll fit) the Texans in Houston, 34-10. Hakeem Nicks did his best Andre