What we learned from Week 6 in the NFL

Jay Asser 01:40 18/10/2016
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Rookie in charge: Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott.

The NFC East is the best division

After being called the ‘NFC Least’ in previous years, the division finally looks like it won’t be decided by a default winner that limps to a 9-7 record. It may not have a top-tier Super Bowl contender, but there’s quality from top to bottom. None of the four teams have a losing record and the combined mark is 15-8.

Andy Reid proves his worth

Red-hot Oakland were stopped dead in their tracks by Kansas City, but it should have been expected with Andy Reid now 16-2 in games following the bye. Reid also drew up a screen (which ended up being a lateral) to defensive tackle Dontari Poe for a touchdown. He has his moments, but Reid is still one of the better NFL coaches.

The Falcons are for real

Though they ultimately lost to Seattle, Atlanta strengthened their case as one of the best teams in the league. Had a flag rightly been thrown for pass interference on their final offensive play, the Falcons could be sitting pretty with a 5-1 record after going through a three-game gauntlet against Carolina, Denver and the Seahawks.

Shady’s back, tell a friend

It’s good to have the old LeSean McCoy back, the one who can make defenders miss with jump cuts, jukes and change of direction. His effectiveness seemed to be on the decline following the past two years, but ‘Shady’ looks as good as ever right now, averaging a spectacular 5.6 yards per carry to lead Buffalo’s offence.

Indy are in need of an overhaul

Life as a Colts fan must be rough right now. Despite having a franchise quarterback in Andrew Luck, there’s little promise in the rest of the team – coaches included. Indianapolis fell to another low in their loss to Houston, allowing Brock Osweiler of all players to complete a late comeback.

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