Monday’s NFL Roundup: The Lions Still Hot

The Colts don't play until tonight at Tampa Bay, but the rest of the league was busy yesterday, in another wild, unpredictable day of the National Football League.

Lions are still flying high  After falling behind 27-3, the Lions stormed back against the Cowboys to win 34-30.  Tony Romo certainly didn't help the cause, throwing three interceptions (two returned for touchdowns) in the second half after a brilliant first half. The Lions are now 4-0 while the Cowboys fall to 2-2.

Despite Newton, Panthers fall to Bears Once again, Cam Newton threw extremely well, going 27/46 for 374 yards and a touchdown. Despite that, the Bears (2-2) topped the Panters (0-4) 34-29, driven by Matt Forte having over 200 total yards of offense.

Buffalo loses to confusing Bengals The Bengals fell behind, 17-3 before rookie quarterback Andy Dalton brought them back. The Bengals stormed back to win on Mike Nugent's 43-yard field goal. The Bengals now are 2-2, while the Bills lose their first game of the season (3-1)

Titans continue surprising run   Matt Hasselback continues to play well for Tennessee, throwing for three touchdowns on Sunday. While the game was against the Browns (2-2), the Titans continue with their impressive run of wins (3-1).

Steelers lose again, this time to Houston Arian Foster returned in this game to run for 155 yards on 30 carries, a 5.2 average. The Texans came into the game thinking they could beat up the Steelers, and they did just that. Pittsburgh seems to be in a downward spiral at this point, being 2-2 and Houston at 3-1.

New Orleans beats up on lowly Jaguars When Drew Brees throws for over 350 yards and Darren Sproles totals over 180 yards from scrimmage, you have a pretty good chance to win. New Orleans (3-1) wins 23-10 against the Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3).

Battle of the Inept: Chiefs get first win Kansas City and Minnesota are two of the worst franchises in the NFL (for 2011 anyway), and both were in the Andrew Luck sweepstatkes. With this game, the Chiefs move on to get first win, 22-17.

Dream Team still looking awful Even with all of the great signings over the off-season, the Eagles are still struggling as they lost to the San Fransisco 49ers (3-1), 24-23. The biggest problem is the defense, where high priced signings haven't done much for the Iggles so far (1-3).

Washington beats disappointing St. Louis Ryan Torain ran for over 100 yards, and the Rams' disappointing season continues as they fall to 0-4. Meanwhile, the Redskins are 3-1 and leading the NFC East.

Giants comeback against the Cardinals The Cardinals and Beanie Wells had a good day, but the Giants scored 21 points in the fourth quarter to pick up the win.

Falcons win close game against the Seahawks The Falcons' offense got rolling again against Seattle, but once again the defense was struggling.  But, the Seahawks (1-3) missed a 61-yard field goal with 13 seconds left, and the 2-2 Falcons won.

Green Bay still unbeaten Look for Green Bay's defense in the coming weeks. The squad is still not very good, but Rodgers and a very good offense mask the problems very well, similar to the Colts in the mid 2000s. Such was the story here, as Green Bay (4-0) beat the Denver Broncos (1-3), 49-23.

New England bounces back against Oakland After losing to Buffalo last week, the Patriots rebounded with a solid showing against the Raiders, winning 31-19. Wes Welker was once again the player of the game.

San Diego wins the beachfront matchup Miami loses again, and the Dolphins also lost Chad Henne to a shoulder injury. The Dolphins are still looking for a win, but San Diego is at 3-1 after the 26-16 win.

Ravens pound Jets A plethora of defensive scores in this one, the quarterbacks combined to go 21/66. But the Ravens' defense prevailed, and send the Jets home with their tails between their legs.

MNF Prediction: My heart says Colts win this one, but my head says Tampa Bay. My bloggerdome pick was Tampa, but I'm going to say the Colts pull out a close one here: 21-17. 

Kyle J. Rodriguez

About Kyle J. Rodriguez

A film and numbers guru, Kyle writes about the NFL and the Indianapolis Colts for Bleacher Report, Draft Mecca and The Football Educator, and is a co-founder and associate editor of Colts Authority. Kyle also is a high school sports reporter for the MLive Media Group in Michigan, covering high school sports across the state.

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