Bills Can Win Games They Shouldn’t Win, Saints and the Ease of Beating an Opponent a Third Time -—Also, the Chiefs end up where they probably should have ended up, the Falcons D catches fire, John Lynch makes the 49ers exactly what the Browns wanted to be, the Raiders’ obsession with the past, and all the overreactions to that Patriots story. Plus, musical guest Neil Young!

Republicans can win elections. But they can’t govern.. If GOP leaders had allowed the majority of Congress to work its will — or the president had negotiated in good faith — the shutdown might have been avoided.