Seahawks, Broncos, Cowboys get potentially defining wins (The Associated Press)

No better examples can be found than the way Seattle, Dallas and Denver won on Sunday. Most impressive was the Seahawks’ 31-24 win at Foxborough, a place visitors rarely leave with smiles on their faces. The Seahawks often come on in the second half of the schedule, and the way they punished the Patriots and also handled the hits they were given in return bodes very well for Pete Carroll’s club.