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By Gary Gramling | Sports Illustrated
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Things That Made Me Giddy
Drew Brees to Michael Thomas Forever: The Rams had no hope of stopping Thomas (more on that later), who followed up a couple of pedestrian performances with a monster 12-catch, 211-yard performance as the Saints knocked off the previously unbeaten Rams to take the top spot in the NFC.
Zach Line as Kyra Sedgwick in ‘The Closer’: Yes, Alvin Kamara was credited with the yardage on the game-sealing fourth-and-1 conversion, but that was Line, original star of the Rookie Journey, sealing it with the lead block.
Big Ben Bounces Back, Baltimore Bummed: It looked like a potentially scary shoulder injury when Za’Darius Smith chased him down on a scramble, and Josh Dobbs had to come on for a play. Roethlisberger came back though, and kept making timely plays in Baltimore, with the Steelers going 10-for-16 on third downs, 1-for-1 on fourth down and controlling the clock for 36:29. With the win in Baltimore, the Steelers are now in total control of the AFC North. ...
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