Atlanta Falcons 31 vs. Indianapolis Colts 7: Matt Ryan and Julio Jones hooked up for two touchdown passes as the Atlanta Falcons won their third straight game. The Falcons are scheduled for a divisional showdown next week against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome.
New Orleans Saints 27 vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Drew Brees threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints defeated the Buccaneers to improve to 6-3 on the season and 4-0 at home. With the loss, Tampa Bay drops to 4-4 on the season and into third place in the NFC South one game behind the Atlanta Falcons.
Carolina - Bye: The Carolina Panthers will emerge from their bye week to host the Tennessee Titans in Week 10. At 2-6, the Panthers are going to need a quick turnaround if they hope to get back into the NFC playoff picture.