The Bengals were off, but we had no trouble finding significant storylines from NFL Week 9.
Here are seven:
1. The Ravens beat the Steelers.
Baltimore snapped a four-game losing streak with a 21-14 win over visiting Pittsburgh. That was despite the return of Ben Roethlisburger for the Black and Gold.
In the fourth quarter, the Steelers' comeback was thwarted by the worst onside kick in history.
The Ravens and Steelers are tied for the AFC North lead at 4-4 while the Bengals are one on their heels at 3-4-1.
2. The Browns lost for the ninth time in as many tries this season.
Ezekiel Elliott enjoyed his return to the Buckeye State, rushing for 92 yards and a touchdown as the Cowboys romped 35-10. Fellow rookie Dak Prescott was an ultra-efficient 21 for 27 passing for 247 yards and three touchdowns.
Jamie Collins had eight tackles, including one for loss, in his Browns debut after being traded by New England last week.
3. Melvin Gordon ran wild in San Diego.
The former Wisconsin standout piled up 196 yards rushing as the Chargers beat the Titans.
4. Carson Wentz is human.
The Eagles wunderkind quarterback threw for 364 yards, but two costly interceptions helped the Giants build a 14-0 lead en route to a 28-23 win.
Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes, including a 26-yarder to Odell Beckham Jr.
5. Michael Thomas caught two touchdown passes for New Orleans.
The rookie receiver from Ohio State had 73 yards receiving and a pair of scores as the Saints beat the 49ers 41-23.
6. What’s up with the Packers?
Aaron Rodgers threw for 297 yards and three touchdowns, but Green Bay lost 31-26 to the Colts. Yes, the sub-.500 Colts.
Corey Linsley was back in the Green Bay lineup at center for the first time this season. The former Buckeye missed the first eight weeks with a hamstring injury.
7. Raiders back?
Oakland pretty much dominated the Sunday night game, beating the defending Super Bowl champion Broncos 30-20.
Latavius Murray ran for 114 yards and three touchdowns for the Raiders, who took over first place in the AFC West while knocking the Broncos to third place behind the Chiefs.