32 things we learned from Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season – USA TODAY

The 32 things we learned from Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season:

1. Granted, it was a memorable Saturday in college football — knock on wood if you’re with me, LSU and Minnesota fans — but you still can’t beat “Any Given Sunday” (or Thursday … or Monday) in the NFL. The Raiders, Browns, Titans and Buccaneers all flipped the script with game-winning points inside the final two minutes. The Dolphins, Packers and Bears each staged defensive stands with their respective opponents driving for potential go-ahead scores at the end of regulation. The one-win Falcons drilled the one-loss Saints … in New Orleans.

1a. For all you Alabama truthers — the ones who have maintained for years that the Crimson Tide could beat the NFL’s worst teams — enough already. Shoulda-been TDs that get dropped, horrible special teams play and unsightly turnovers won’t beat LSU, much less the (not Bayou) Bengals. 

1b. Maybe Miami brass was watching Tua Tagovailoa and Co. and weren’t impressed by what they saw, either … because there was certainly no tanking on Sunday as the Dolphins, who initially appeared headed for one of the worst seasons in the league’s 100 seasons, won their second in a row after an 0-7 start.

1c. Meanwhile, with the Jets and Falcons also notching win No. 2, Cincinnati’s “competition” for the top pick of the 2020 draft — LSU’s Joe Burrow looked pretty sweet throwing haymakers at ‘Bama — is quickly vanishing. Only the idle Redskins (1-8) remain within striking distance.

2. The Falcons entered Sunday with a league-low seven sacks. Naturally, they turfed Saints QB Drew Brees six times.

3. Detroit’s Jeff Driskel, Cincinnati’s Ryan Finley — this was never your fault, Andy Dalton — and Indianapolis’ Brian Hoyer all made their first starts under center in 2019 on Sunday. Each lost.

3a. Fifty-one quarterbacks have now started league-wide this season.

3b. The NFC West is the only division to have its four Week 1 QBs make every start.

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