The Detroit Lions threw an unexpected scare into the Los Angeles Rams, but more importantly for NFL fans, they injected Sunday’s Week 7 slate with a much-needed dose of drama. Eventually, former Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was able to help Los Angeles hold off former Rams quarterback Jared Goff and 0-7 Detroit, but not before the contest saw a successful onside kick, two successful fake punts and three lead changes in a game that was closer than its 28-19 final score.

Elsewhere, tight margins were hard to come by, outside of a two-point squeaker for the Atlanta Falcons over the Miami Dolphins. Tom Brady threw an unprecedented 600th touchdown pass in a 38-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers win over the Chicago Bears, the Arizona Cardinals swatted aside the Houston Texans to remain the NFL’s only unbeaten team and the Las Vegas Raiders held the Philadelphia Eagles at arm’s length to improve to 2-0 under interim head coach Rich Bisaccia.

Not all of Sunday’s blowouts lacked enormous meaning. The Tennessee Titans stunningly manhandled the Kansas City Chiefs and the Cincinnati Bengals sent the AFC North a message by trouncing the Ravens in Baltimore. The New York Giants got their second win of the season and got Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold benched, and the New England Patriots knocked New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson out of the game with a knee injury while thrashing their AFC East rivals.

It may not have been a rout in Green Bay, per se, but the Packers were able to steadily pull away from the Washington Football Team in a week in which six other NFL teams were on bye. Read below for details and analysis of the Week 7 action.