The best and worst of week 5 in the NFL

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 8 2013 6:55 p.m. MDT

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The matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Dallas Cowboys was an epic shootout to say the least. Both defenses had trouble stopping the offenses, as Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 419 yards and four touchdowns, and Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo threw for 506 yards and five touchdowns.

Despite having one of the greatest statistical games by a quarterback, Romo ended the game by living up to his reputation as a choke artist. With the score tied, and only minutes remaining, the Cowboys had the ball and a chance to drive down the field and give the Broncos their first loss of the season. The first play of the drive, Romo was sacked for a six-yard loss. The second play, Romo threw an interception. Denver went on to win by a field goal.

If Romo can shake off his reputation for choking, and go out and execute in big games throughout the remainder of the season, then he may just be named among the elite quarterbacks in the league. Until then, however, people will always doubt him.
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