I have to say that this was a pretty good week for upsets in the NFL. You know how it is. There are some games where you feel absolutely confident in your predictions. They’re just no-brainers. But every once in awhile that feeling can come back and bite you. That happened this week in two games.
The Cincinnati Bengals have been as hot as any team in the NFL. That’s kind of caught the NFL by surprise itself but still, you can’t deny that the Bengals have played extremely well this season and pundits are calling for them to go well into the playoffs. But today they got beat by the Oakland Raiders of all people. With Bruce Gadowski at quarterback the Raiders rallied from down a touchdown, forced a fumble late, and beat Cincinnati for just their third win of the season.
Across the country the Kansas City Chiefs provided a stunner by whipping the Pittsburgh Steelers in overtime. That breaks a 10 game losing streak in the Chiefs home field. Even worse for Pittsburgh, Ben Roethlisberger got knocked out of the game with a possible concussion.