I might as well enjoy this week while I can. The Broncos are running all over the Indy D early, but these things never last.
Lions 37, Bears 27 – Hey, Bears fans: Told you so! Brian Griese threw for two sixes, but gave three passes back the other way, one of them for a Detroit score, and then the Bears D completely collapsed in the fourth quarter — 34 points for the Lions in the last 15. Devin Hester’s kick return for a TD made it closer — somewhat. If Lovie Smith’s idea of offense is to have Griese throw 52 times, he’ll lose faster next week.
Raiders 35, Dolphins 17 – The Daunte Culpepper Vengeance Tour gets underway, as the maligned #8 is responsible for all five touchdowns, three with his legs and two with his arm (both to Jerry Porter), motioning to the Miami crowd that his right knee was OK repeatedly.
Cowboys 35, Rams 7 – The Rams are really bad at football this year. Tony Romo throws for 300+ yards and three touchdowns (two to Patrick Crayton.)
Browns 27, Ravens 13 – Derek Anderson throws two TD passes and Cleveland’s D refuses to give up a touchdown until the 4th quarter. Either the Browns are better than we all think as a .500 team or the Ravens are sneaky bad.
Packers 23, Vikings 16 – Brett Favre owns the career touchdown passes record now, having thrown 421 and 422 to beat the Vikings. Kelly Holcomb got picked after the Vikings got a crucial turnover in the third.
Falcons 26, Texans 16 – Letdown game deluxe. The Texans couldn’t get in the end zone much (one TD pass from Schaub) while Joey Harrington threw for 250+ and two touchdowns — Falcons are off the schneid.
Bills 17, Jets 14 – I thought the Jets were a step up from the rest of the AFC East dregs. Guess not. Trent Edwards, much-maligned Stanford alum QB, leads the Bills to their first victory with a short TD pass with seven minutes left in the fourth.
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