Peyton Manning failed to quench his ravenous thirst for explosive offensive this season, taking part in a 51-48 win over the Cowboys in Dallas. While Manning was not the better passer at AT&T Stadium on Sunday (Tony Romo was), the Bronco’s quarterback threw for more than 400 yards with four touchdown passes to keep Denver perfect this season at 5-0.
Elsewhere in the NFC theatre, the 49ers appear to have awoken from their slump earlier this season as they routed the Texans 34-3 at Candlestick Park.
In the AFC, the Chiefs stayed perfect thanks in part to a fourth quarter touchdown from running back Jamaal Charles that led Kansas City to a 26-17 win over the Titans.
With the NFL’s fifth week coming to a close, two teams that had touted perfection fell from grace on the gridiron. In a defensive showdown in Cincinnati, the Patriots were 1 for 12 on third down conversions and held to 248 total yards of offensive as the Bengals prevailed with a 13-6 win, while in Indianapolis, the Colt’s Andrew Luck handed the Seattle Seahawks their first loss of the season (44-28).