Taking down the Cincinnati Bengals got the Bears off to a fast start while Green Bay was falling in San Francisco and Minnesota in Detroit.
Andy Dalton has gotten overshadowed, unfairly perhaps. There was Colin Kaepernick, a second-round pick in the 2011 draft, dashing about and getting his San Francisco 49ers into a Super Bowl.
By Paul Roumeliotis
A P.S. on Jay Cutler’s night in Oakland, because what some of what was happening has the potential to be franchise- and career-altering: