Contenders are beginning to emerge during this interesting season of football.
Last’s week action gave fans some clarity, and this week even more so.
Here’s a look at some of the notable from the weekend.
Alabama 29 LSU 0
“Separation Saturday” gave fans a clearer picture of the playoff landscape.
But it also saw Heisman Trophy leaders emerge.
The frontrunner is perhaps Crimson Tide quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
The Alabama signal-caller gives coach Nick Saban his most explosive offense ever.
Even LSU’s elite defense wasn’t enough to slow down the Crimson Tide attack.
Alabama’s shutout of the #3 team on the road was a clear sign they are far and away the team to beat.
Oklahoma 51 Texas Tech 46
Sooners quarterback Kyler Murray also strengthened his case for the Heisman.
Murray led his team to victory during a thrilling shootout in Lubbock.
Murray threw for 360 yards and three touchdowns.
He also ran for 100 yards and a touchdown.
The win puts Oklahoma in the driver’s seat for the Big 12 title.
West Virginia 42 Texas 41
Not to be outdone by Tagovailoa and Murray, Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier also put on a show.
Grier, too, led his team to a resounding road victory against a conference foe.
Grier threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns against a solid Longhorns defense.
But if Grier wins the Heisman it will be because of this ridiculous throw late in the game:
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) November 3, 2018
San Francisco 34 Oakland 3
This game is less about the 49ers and more about the Raiders.
Oakland lured head coach Jon Gruden out of an extended retirement with a 10-year contract.
Thus far the results have been terrible.
Gruden traded away the team’s two best players.
He also might’ve shattered the confidence of quarterback Derek Carr whose career suddenly looks on the brink.
The Raiders hit a low point with a blowout loss at the hands of the lowly 49ers starting their third-string quarterback.
The defeat drops Oakland into a tie for worst record in the league.
New England 31 Green Bay 17
In a battle of Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks, Tom Brady came out on top over Aaron Rodgers.
The win keeps the Patriots in contention for best record in the AFC.
They maintain a tiebreaker over the Chiefs, but remain one game behind.
As for the Packers, the loss makes their playoff push harder.
Rodgers’s knee is improving after a week-one injury, but he still doesn’t move like his normal self.
New Orleans 45 L.A. Rams 35
In perhaps a preview of the NFC championship game, the Saints handed the Rams their first loss of the season.
The Rams flirted with defeat before, but found a way to win.
Not this time.
Los Angeles fell behind 35-14, but valiantly fought back to tie the game.
But they ran out of gas late and the Saints secured the home win.
Record-setting quarterback Drew Brees iced the game with a touchdown pass to Michael Thomas, who celebrated in outrageous fashion:
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 5, 2018