The Dallas Cowboys looked set to snatch a last-gasp win at the Minnesota Vikings but were unable to close out the game.
But Cowboys defensive end Robert Quinn would have left the stadium a happy man after triggering a bonus of more than 800,000 dollars (£625,000) when he recorded his seventh sack of the season as he took down Minnesota signal-caller Kirk Cousins.
The Jets emerged on top in a New York derby as they beat the Giants 34-27, the Green Bay Packers adapted to the snow at Lambeau Field to win 24-16 over the Carolina Panthers and record their eight win of the season, while the Miami Dolphins defeated the Indianopolis Colts 16-12.
It was 35-32 in favour of the Tennessee Titans against the Kansas City Chiefs, who left out LeSean McCoy, the Baltimore Ravens thrashed the Cincinnati Bengals 49-13 and the Cleveland Browns were 19-16 victors over the Buffalo Bills.
The upset of the round so far came with the New Orleans Saints going down 26-9 to the Atlanta Falcons, a side which had gone into the game with only one win this season, the same number the Louisiana side had lost before Sunday.