It’s getting really hard to argue against the New Orleans Saints being the best team in the NFL.
Drew Brees and co. are now level with the Los Angeles Rams at 10-1 atop the NFC, and haven’t lost since Week 1. Their tenth straight win came in a 31-17 NFC South demolition job of Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.
And right now, they look like a team that knows they’re better than everyone they face.
In the space of two weeks, the Saints have beaten the last two teams to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl — the Philadelphia Eagles and Falcons — by a combined 55 points.
Brees threw for four touchdowns — all to undrafted free agents, Alvin Kamara was just shy of 100 yards from scrimmage, Cameron Jordan had two sacks, and the Saints defence forced four turnovers in a Thanksgiving carve-up.
ALL EVEN IN THE NFC EAST
Ezekiel Elliott made the $21 donation after his touchdown. Amari Cooper made fun of Markelle Fultz following the first of his two touchdown.
The bonus for the Dallas Cowboys: They’re now leading the NFC East race; pulling even with Washington at 6-5 atop the division with a 31-23 Thanksgiving win over the Redskins.
The Redskins lost for the third time in four games in Colt McCoy’s first start in four years coming off Alex Smith’s season-ending leg injury. The former Texas Longhorns star threw three interceptions to offset two touchdown passes.
THEY JUST KEEP MOVING FORWARD
The Chicago Bears are 8-3, people. Really.
Chase Daniel outplayed Matthew Stafford, proving an NFL journeyman can beat one of the highest-paid players in the league.
Daniel threw a career-high two touchdowns to keep the Chicago Bears — who have now won five straight — rolling with a 23-16 victory over the Detroit Lions, filling in well for injured Mitchell Trubisky.
Daniel finished 27 of 37 for 230 yards, setting career highs in each category.
“You don’t know when these opportunities will come,” the 32-year-old Daniel said after making the third start of his career and first in nearly four years. “You just have to make the most of them.”