"Tale of Two Halves" (OBR) - "The Browns played great for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, the game lasts 60 minutes and the Browns saw the Lions scored 24 unanswered points in the second half to win 31-17. The Browns led 17-7 at half time. It was the sixth-straight game the Browns held the lead at the intermission."
"Tough to explain Weeden's backhand toss" (ESPN) - "A lot of Cleveland Browns players said they didn't see Brandon Weeden's backhand, underhand flip that resulted in a fourth-quarter interception. They might want to prepare, because the next time they see it outside the team’s film room it will play to the tune of 'Yakety Sax.'"
"Jimmy Graham has leg injury" (ESPN) - "The New Orleans Saints lost their first game of the season, 30-27, to the New England Patriots on Sunday. They also lost their star tight end Jimmy Graham to an undisclosed lower leg injury in the fourth quarter."
"Woes continue for several 2012 playoff teams" (SI.com) - "It's only mid-October, but it looks like the parity-loving NFL is a lock this year to get those five or six new playoff teams it loves to boast about every season. Because almost half of last year's field is already underwater or sinking fast. Houston, Atlanta, Washington, Minnesota, and Baltimore take a bow."