*HEROES (TEAM) – THE COWBOYS: They physically manhandled the previous unbeaten Panthers ignited by a 20-0 third quarter in the eventual 36-28 win.
*HERO (PLAYER) – THE JETS QUINNEN WILLIAMS: He had two of the Jets seven sacks in their first win of the season. Williams has been one of the league’s interior defensive linemen thru four weeks.
*HERO (COACH) – THE RAVENS JOHN HARBAUGH: The Ravens have overcome multiple injuries and COVID issues to begin 3-1 with just one of those games at home. The Ravens next four games are in Baltimore, and because of a bye week after the first three, their next road game is not until November 11th at Miami.
*ZEROES (TEAM) – THE STEELERS: They were significantly outplayed in all three phases at Green Bay and seem destined to finish last in the AFC North.
*ZEROES (UNIT) – THE SAINTS: Playing their first regular-season home game with a full stadium of fans in 21 months, they allowed 485 yards and lost to the previous winless Giants.
*ZERO (COACH) – VIKINGS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR KLINT KUBIAK: They scored a touchdown on their first possession, but that was it in a winnable 14-7 loss to the Browns.
CFB WEEK #5
*HEROES (TEAM) – KENTUCKY: Mark Stoops team is 5-0 after its first home against Florida since 1986.
*HERO (DIVISION) – THE BIG TEN EAST: The top four teams are a combined 19-1 with Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State all 5-0 while Ohio State is 4-1.
*HERO (COACH) – OKLAHOMA STATE DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR JIM KNOWLES: The unbeaten Cowboys have allowed just 18.6 points per game and have not surrendered more than 23 in any game.
*ZEROES (OVERRATED) – ARKANSAS AND OLE MISS: The Hogs lost 37-0 at Georgia while Lane Kiffin’s team trailed 35-0 at Alabama.
*ZEROES (TEAM) – MARYLAND: It happened again – a hyped weeknight Prime Time home game against a qualify opponent and it got embarrassed after seven turnovers during a 51-14 loss to Iowa.
*ZERO (COACH) – ED ORGERON: LSU is 8-7 since winning the 2019 national championship after blowing a fourth-quarter lead at home against Auburn and the coach is on the hot seat.