Lions and Niners and Bills (oh my!) playing like it’s 1999

Did somebody set the way-back machine for the 1990s or has the NFL gone retro this season?

One look at the standings will take you back to the good old days of pro football. Undefeated are the Buffalo Bills and Detroit Lions, harkening back to an era when Jim Kelly and Barry Sanders were still burning defenses.

And sitting atop their respective divisions are the Washington Redskins, Oakland Raiders and San Francisco 49ers, who combined to win five of eight Super Bowls during a stretch from 1988-95. Somebody call Prince and tell him there’s still time to party like it’s 1999.

But at least one of the surprise unbeaten teams will get a wake-up call today, and that’s the Lions. The Dallas Cowboys find a way to time travel back to the future and set the universe back in balance. … Cowboys (-2.5) 27, Lions 24.

In other games:

Saints (-7) 31, Jaguars 17
Eagles (-9.5) 23, 49ers 20
Redskins (-3) 24, Rams 13
Titans (pick ’em) 20, Browns 13
Bills (-3) 28, Bengals 20
Vikings (-3) 17, Chiefs 16
Bears (-6.5) 23, Panthers 20
Steelers (-3.5) 24, Texans 21
Falcons (-4.5) 20, Seahawks 17
Giants (-1) 24, Cardinals 20
Chargers (-7) 34, Dolphins 17
Packers (-12.5) 31, Broncos 13
Patriots (-6) 24, Raiders 21
Ravens (-4) 23, Jets 16
Buccaneers (-10) 20, Colts 13

Last week: 11-5 overall, 10-6 against the spread; Season: 34-14 overall, 26-19-1

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