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ICYMI in NFL's Week 7: U-G-L-Y, you ain't got no alibi

Let's not write off the NFL just yet, no matter what the declining TV ratings say. Still, this was one long day of tedious, bad football that showcased various problems with the current state of the game.

All the ugliness concluded as Sunday turned to Monday on the East Coast with a "Can you believe that?!" 6-6 tie between the Seattle Seahawks and Arizona Cardinals after each team's kicker missed a gimme field goal attempt late in overtime. Even folks with an appreciation for stingy defense had to be face-palming at the way that one ended.

It all began about 15 hours earlier in London, where Case Keenum threw four interceptions — including one on a...