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Although we had our share of great finishes and intriguing results throughout the early stages of the season, we were looking at the first really important week of NFL 2012.
That's because of the 15 contests scheduled this week, eight were of the divisional kind. And if you have serious plans of reaching the playoffs or perhaps securing a first-place finish, holding serve at home against your three biggest rivals is usually very important.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals, Falcons and Texans were all looking to stay unbeaten, while the Saints and Browns were hoping for their first victories of the season.
As it turned, all five clubs remained "perfect."
So here we are with this week's grades. Once again, keep in mind that they are based on a number of factors, not just numbers. And as a public service reminder, they are grades for this week's performance, not the season to date.
Spoiler alert; we've given out the first F of the semester.
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