COLTS 36-REDSKINS 22 [Sportz this week 1-0; this season 59-29]: I don't know what is more amazing: the Skins leading the Colts at halftime, 14-13, or how quickly it turned to 33-14. To me, it is the former. The Redskins couldn't stop the Colts as much as you'd think. Indy moved the ball but couldn't capitalize...plus Washington got a Antwan Randle-El punt return for a TD. And that was pretty much it. In the 2nd half, Peyton Manning exposed the Redskins banged up secondary.
With the bye week coming, the Skins have a lot of questions. The main one is whether or not there should be a QB change. I may still be one of the few Skins fans that think NO. Mark Brunell, while not spectacular, gives us the best chance to win. He rarely makes mistakes and is doing the best he can. Now if the season is totally lost...I can see bringing in Jason Campbell to get some snaps. I really feel that the bye week will be used by Joe Gibbs to incorporate HIS gameplan into what Al Saunders wants to do. Every Redskins fan knows that Gibbs loves running between the tackles and throwing the ball down the field. Al Saunders offense isn't doing that. It is stretch runs, screen passes and dinks and dunks. That's fine and all, but it doesn't utilize the weapons we have.
FALCONS 41-STEELERS 38 [Sportz 1-1, 59-30]: Who knew that this would be a shootout?? Michael Freakin' Vick tossed 4 TD passes...which doubled his career high. Ben Roethlisberger tossed 3 TDs before being knocked out of the game....only to see Charlie Batch toss 2 of his own. Right now, Pittsburgh finds themselves at 2-4 and with a long road to get back to the playoffs.
PATRIOTS 28-BILLS 6 [Sportz 2-1, 60-30]: The Patriots are quietly 5-1 again and pretty much have the AFC East wrapped up already.
BENGALS 17-PANTHERS 14 [Sportz 2-2, 60-31]: Huge win by Cincy. After losing two straight in unamazing fashion, the Bengals needed a win over a quality opponent to get their spirits up. This was also a big loss for Carolina, who drops a game while Atlanta and Tampa win....and N'Awlins on a bye.
CHIEFS 30-CHARGERS 27 [Sportz 2-3, 60-32]: Big win for KC, who needed this divisional win at home. Damon Huard has done an impressive job keeping this team afloat while Trent Green recovers from his injuries. As for the Chargers...they are in a bit of a jam. They lose Shawn Merriman for four games for a positive steroid test. They trail the Broncos in the AFC West with the Chiefs right up their keister.
PACKERS 34-DOLPHINS 24 [Sportz 2-4, 60-33]: Miami has to be the most disappointing team this season. They are now 1-6 and pretty much dead.
JETS 31-LIONS 24 [Sportz 3-4, 61-33]: Don't look now, but the Jets are 4-3. With a pretty lame schedule ahead, the Gotham Green could make some noise down the stretch.
BUCCANEERS 23-EAGLES 21 [Sportz 3-5, 61-34]: Weird images. Matt Bryant nailed a 62-yd FG to win this game. Donovan McNabb throwing two horrific interceptions. McNabb throwing up all over the field. Brian Westbrook's awesome TD catch and run in the closing moments.
TEXANS 27-JAGUARS 7 [Sportz 3-6, 61-35]: This game made absolutely no sense. The Texans dominated on the ground and with their defense. Huh??? And don't look now but the Jags are 3-3.
BRONCOS 17-BROWNS 7 [Sportz 4-6, 62-35]: Ho-hum. Yawn. Jake Plummer puts up piddly numbers....Tatum Bell looks great...the defense is awesome....Denver wins.
RAIDERS 22-CARDINALS 9 [Sportz 4-7, 62-36]: For all that talk about the New Cardinals....well, they sure look like the old ones.
VIKINGS 31-SEAHAWKS 13 [Sportz 4-8, 62-37]: Seattle lost their Hasselbeck...then lost the game. Give it up to Minnesota who find themselves sitting at 4-2 and are as difficult a team to beat as anyone in the league.