[caption id="attachment_21136" align="aligncenter" width="475"] Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images[/caption] A lot of teams bounced back strongly this week, others were beaten despite big performances. Read on! The New York Giants overcame a terrific performance from Robert Griffin III to win 27-24 at home. The win came via an Eli Manning 77-yard TD bomb to WR Victor Cruz only moments after RG3 had taken the lead for the Redskins with 1:30 left in the 4th. Heartbreaking. It was a particularly nasty loss for the 'Skins given their TE, Fred Davis, will be out for the rest of the season with an injury to his Achilles. The Green Bay Packers continue to build up steam with a 30-20 win over the St. Louis Rams. Aaron Rodgers' return to form appears complete -- although I never really thought he was slumping -- with 342 yard and three TDs on the day. Chris Johnson may finally be back to form -- or, the Bills run defence is that bad -- with 195 yards and two TDs on the day in the Tennessee Titans' close win 35-34 over the Buffalo Bills. The Indianapolis Colts beat the Cleveland Browns in a battle of rookie QBs 17-13. Andrew Luck only threw for 186 yards but did run the ball in for two TDs. Brandon Weeden managed 264 yards and two TDs as well. It should be noted that while Trent Richardson was active against the Colts he was severely limited due to his rib injury. The Minnesota Vikings held off the Arizona Cardinals 21-14 on the solid performance of RB Adrian Peterson, who ran for 153 yards and one TD and a dominating display from their defence. LaRod Stevens-Howling was their leading rusher with 104 yards on 20 carries and a TD while Andre Roberts was their top receiver with 103 yards on seven catches and a TD as well. Try and make sense of that. Despite Josh Freeman throwing over 400 yards -- 217 of which went to Vincent Jackson -- and three TDs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't top the now hot New Orleans Saints losing 35-28. The tough loss came on a strange rule and a penalty, calling back a TD. The Dallas Cowboys showed up in the 4th to beat the Carolina Panthers 19-14. The Cowboys, and in particular Tony Romo and Miles Austin, were sharp, snapping a two game losing streak. Carolina are now sitting at 1-5 and should consider the season over for rebuilding. Whatever spark they had during Cam's rookie season is gone. The Houston Texans bounced back to dominate an injury-plagued Baltimore Ravens team 43-13. The Texans came up big on offence and defence, exposing a vulnerable Ravens defensive unit and showing up Joe Flacco. While obviously tempered by the loss, Ravens fans should be happy that LB Terrell Suggs' return was without incident. The New England Patriots bested the New York Jets in a surprisingly competitive 29-26 win in OT. Mark Sanchez didn't look completely horrible and the result was nice performances from Dustin Keller, Shonn Greene and Jeremy Kerley. The Oakland Raiders win over the Jacksonville Jaguars also went to OT 26-23. The Jaguars' day was especially horrible with Maurice Jones-Drew suffering an injury to his ankle and quarterback Blaine Gabbert hurting his shoulder. The Pittsburgh Steelers traded blows with the Cincinnati Bengals and came out on top 24-17. Some uncharacteristic drops from the Steelers receivers -- including and especially Mike Wallace -- kept the Bengals in the hunt right until the end. Finally we mustn't forget the San Francisco 49ers bounced back in Thursday Night Football with a 13-6 win over the Seattle Seahawks. Most notable was Frank Gore's impressive effort against what has been a powerful run-stopping defence -- untill now. Teams whose rankings will (rightly) suffer: Baltimore Ravens, Jacksonville Jaguars, Carolina Panthers, Buffalo Bills. Teams whose rankings will (wrongly) suffer: Seattle Seahawks, Washington Redskins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets (they're honestly improving!). Teams whose rankings will (rightly) improve: San Francisco 49ers, New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans (I love bounceback games and bounceback seasons). Teams whose rankings will (wrongly) improve: New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings. Quick and dirty prediction for Monday Night Football: I'd love to see an upset but it's hard to go pass Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall when they're hot. They'll be hot tomorrow. Bears will win 34-26. Which team surprised you the most this week?