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As the NFL season progresses, the list of undefeated and winless teams grows shorter and shorter.

At the beginning of Week 10 there was only one undefeated team and two winless teams. Now there is just one unbeaten squad.

The 9-0 Kansas City Chiefs had a bye, and the 0-8 Jacksonville Jaguars and 0-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers scraped out their first wins of the season.

Just like the previous weeks in the season, Week 10 was compelling. From nail-biting finishes and blowout wins to devastating injuries and locker room controversy, this past week had it all.

Here is the best and worst from Week 10 in the NFL.

You can follow Mitch Kunzler on Twitter at @MitchKunzler.

BEST
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Jaguars capture first win of the season

Nine weeks into their season of terror, the Jaguars won their first game Sunday, defeating the Tennessee Titans, 29-27. The Jaguars' defense made the difference in forcing four Titan turnovers.

Getting that first win has to be a relief, but for quarterback Chad Henne, it is also the start of a journey in the right direction.

"It's definitely a great feeling," Henne told ESPN. "Hopefully we can build on this. We can't become complacent and say we got our first win. We've still got to improve on what we've done today and get better individually."

The Jaguars can build on their first win when they host the Arizona Cardinals Sunday.

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Cowboys allow record number of first downs

The Dallas defense looked dreadful in a 49-17 loss Sunday to the New Orleans Saints. The defense looked lost and out of sync in giving up an NFL-record 40 first downs and 625 total yards.

Dallas coach Jason Garrett voiced his frustration after the game.

"There just were very few plays that we stopped. They were able to go to a lot of different things," he told ESPN. "They ran the ball when they wanted to run it and Drew Brees did a fantastic job reading coverages and finding the right guy."

Brees certainly did that in throwing for 392 yards and four touchdowns, including a streak of 19 consecutive completions. The Saints did whatever they pleased offensively. That is nerve-racking for Dallas, which has high playoff hopes.

With the loss, the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles are tied for the division lead.

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Giants win third straight

After starting the season with six straight losses, the New York Giants have done nothing but improve ever since. They beat the Oakland Raiders, 24-20, Sunday, for their third straight win.

Giants running back Andre Brown ran for 115 yards and a touchdown. His running ability opened up the field for quarterback Eli Manning, who threw for another touchdown. The defense held the Raiders to zero points in the fourth quarter to secure the win.

In the past decade, the Giants have been late bloomers. They have been known to rattle off win streaks which eventually lead to Super Bowl victories. Given the right circumstances, the Giants could realistically make a push for the playoffs, especially with the Cowboys and Eagles leading the division with only five wins.

With the decimated Green Bay Packers coming to town, look for the Giants to extend their win streak in Week 11.

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Locker likely out for the rest of the season

The Tennessee Titans are sitting at 4-5, just two wins behind the division leader Indianapolis. Although the Titans can still sneak in to the playoffs, the road just got much more difficult.

According to ESPN, the Titans are 99 percent sure that quarterback Jake Locker will miss the remainder of the season with an apparent Lisfranc injury suffered in Sunday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

While the Titans season has been quite the roller coaster team this year, Locker has been the one bright spot. His ability to both run and pass the ball is something that replacement quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Rusty Smith don't have, and he will certainly be missed by Packer fans.

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Tavon Austin makes the most of opportunity

The Indianapolis Colts have beaten the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, and Denver Broncos this year, all of which are popular Super Bowl picks. So naturally, many are considering the Colts as a possible dark horse in the Super Bowl race.

St. Louis took the field against the Colts Sunday, and the Rams made a statement by outscoring Indianapolis 27-0 in the first half before going on to win the game, 38-8.

Rams wide-receiver Tavon Austin had only two catches, but made the most of them by scoring on both while racking up 138 yards. He also returned a punt 98 yards for another touchdown. Austin had been waiting for his moment to shine.

"I've been patient for eight weeks and, hopefully, it's my time right now," he told ESPN. "I knew the day was going to come. It was just me being patient and me being true to myself and to keep working. I'm just glad that I had an opportunity."

With game-changing plays like Austin had against Indianapolis, more opportunities may be headed his way.

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Packers quarterback issues

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered a collarbone injury in Week 9, and it will likely to keep him out for quite a while. In Week 11, back-up Seneca Wallace started against the visiting Philadelphia Eagles.

Wallace didn't last long, however, after suffering a groin injury in the first series. Third-string quarterback Scott Tolzien entered the game and threw for 280 yards and a touchdown and two interceptions. He had trouble getting the ball into the end zone when the Packers were in scoring position.

Without Rodgers, the Packer offense seemed very sloppy and inconsistent. If the Packers want to keep their playoff hopes alive, then they must hold the fort down and win some football games until Rodgers comes back.

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Ravens survive overtime thriller

Trailing 17-10, the Cincinnati Bengals had the ball at midfield, and on the final play of regulation, quarterback Andy Dalton launched a Hail Mary toward the end zone.

As the ball sailed into the end zone, a group of Bengals and Ravens players jumped for the ball with their arms outstretched. The ball tipped off of the group and then off of a Raven player's outstretched hand before landing in the waiting hands of Bengals receiver AJ Green for the touchdown. The touchdown and PAT sent the game into overtime.

Ravens kicker Justin Tucker drilled a 46-yard field goal with 5:27 left to seal the deal, 20-17.

For the Bengals, it was a heartbreaking loss, but for the Ravens, they hope it is just the spark they need to energize the remainder of their season.

"Sometimes you have to win by any means necessary," running back Ray Rice told ESPN. "Winning heals a lot. Now we've got to get on a roll to get back where we want to be."

Winning is definitely something that the defending-champion Ravens are familiar with and something they will have to work hard for as they head to Chicago to play the Bears.

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Peyton Manning re-aggravates ankle sprain

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning had an MRI Monday after suffering an ankle injury Sunday against the Chargers. The MRI results came back negative, showing no new damage to the ankle. It does however seem, that Manning has re-aggravated it.

Manning has been fighting a high ankle sprain for weeks. While he continues to perform at a high level most weeks, the ankle certainly was a factor in the Broncos' loss to the Indianapolis Colts earlier in the year.

The good news is Manning will play this week, but the bad news is he will be facing the undefeated Chiefs.

If Manning can perform anywhere close to what he has been nearly every week of the season, the Broncos have a good chance to win.

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Panthers defense swallows Kaepernick

The Carolina Panthers faced the defending NFC champions the San Francisco 49ers Sunday in a highly anticipated defensive match-up and won, 10-9, to win their fifth consecutive game.

While the defensive battle was evenly matched, the Panthers' constant pressure made the difference in holding 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick to only 91 passing yards and sacking him six times.

With the win, the Panthers are just one game behind the Saints for the division lead. Extending their win streak further won't be easy, however. Carolina hosts Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football.

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Incognito vs. Martin controversy is destroying the Dolphins season



With the Richard Incognito and Jonathan Martin controversy splattered across the pages of nearly every newspaper and sliding across the ticker of every sports channel, the Miami Dolphins have been the focus of much scrutiny.

No matter what the Dolphins players and organization say or think, the distraction is at an all-time high. An interview with Incognito was released over the weekend, and any previously smothered fires were rekindled.

Parties in support of Incognito or Martin continue to bring to light new evidence to light in hopes of condemning the other party.

No matter who comes out on top, this seems to be a lose-lose situation for the Dolphins, a team that did its best to suit up against the winless Buccaneers Monday night. Despite their best efforts, the Dolphins never found a consistent rhythm and lost 22-19.

The Dolphins have given up an NFL-leading 37 sacks this season, and with neither Incognito or Martin in the line-up, the offensive line doesn't look like it will improve any time soon.

For a team that started the season 3-0 and had high playoff hopes, the controversy seems to have gotten to it. As Miami's season crumbles before its eyes, the controversy seems to be in the eye of the storm.

The Dolphins hope to survive the controversy and spark something new against the San Diego Chargers in Week 11.

ANOTHER WEEK AHEAD
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With games between the Broncos and Chiefs, Patriots and Panthers, and Saints and 49ers, Week 11 promises to be compelling. Like every week in the NFL, exciting moments are around every corner.

As the Incognito vs Martin controversy continues to develop, injuries continue to occur, and the playoffs draw nearer and nearer, expect teams to battle like they never have before. As is the case with every NFL year, the closer it gets to the end, the more intense and meaningful the match-ups are.