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NFL Week Two scores, stats and rundown


NFL Week 2 scores may produce panic among fans of the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys, both of which suffered their second consecutive losses without a win this new season. But if you live in Chicago, you’re ready to crown Mike Martz, king of the Windy City.

Here are the scores and rundown of the games for NFL Week Two.

Miami Dolphins beat the Minnesota Vikings 14-10: Adrian Peterson was the whole show for the Vikings in their home opener.  He ran for 145 yards and scored the team’s only TD. Another poor day for Brett Favre included a fumble in the end zone resulting in Miami’s second and final TD of the day.

Green Bay Packers over the Buffalo Bills 34-7: The Green Bay home opener against the Buffalo Bills gave the home crowd a big win, but the Pack sputtered a bit until the second half. QB Aaron Rodgers turned it up a couple of notches as he passed for two TDs and ran for another. Fred Jackson scored the lone TD for the Bills.

Chicago Bears win over the Dallas Cowboys 27-20: It’s worry time in Dallas. Cowboys QB Tony Romo threw a ridiculous number of passes for the second game in a row. He was 39-51, which resulted in only one TD and 2 INTs. The Bears held the Dallas running game in check and Jay Cutler was 21-29 with 3 TDs. The highlight for Dallas was rookie Dez Bryant’s 62 yard punt return for a TD.

Pittsburgh Steelers over Tennessee Titans 19-11: The Pittsburgh Steelers are 2-0 without Ben Roethlisberger but it’s no thanks to Dennis Dixon. He left the game with an injury, replaced by Charlie Batch. Kicker Jeff Reed accounted for 15 of the Steelers points. Titans RB Chris Johnson was held to 34 yards from scrimmage and Kerry Collins, in for the sputtering Vince Young threw for the only Titans.

Philadelphia Eagles beat the Detroit Lions 35-32: In a wild and high scoring game in Detroit, the Philadelphia Eagles outlasted the Lions 35-32. Mike Vick had a great day at QB, subbing for the injured Kevin Kolb. But the Lions almost pulled it out, scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter. Lions rookie RB, Jahvid Best scored three times as did his counterpart on the Eagles, LeSean McCoy. Vick ended the day with 2 TDs 21-34 without an INT. Kolb is expected to return next week. QB controversy anyone?

New England Patriots visited the New York Jets and lost 28-14. The Jets had a controversial week with a sexual harassment flap and a bad loss to the Ravens. It made you think the Pats would roll, right? That’s why they play the game. Mark Sanchez didn’t turn the ball over on 21-30 passing and threw for three TDs. The Jets defense intercepted Tom Brady twice, both by Antonio Cromartie who had to pick up the slack for an injured. Darrelle Revis. LaDainian Tomlinson looked like he drank from the fountain of youth. He was the team’s most productive runner for the second week in a row, gaining 76 yards on the ground and added 26 yards receiving.

The Houston Texans came back to tie and then beat the Washington Redskins in overtime 30-27.  Matt Schaub who threw for more than 497 yards, pitched a pretty TD pass to trusty wide receiver Andre Johnson with a bit more than two minutes left in regulation to tie it up. The Redskins couldn’t seem to run the ball very much, except when Clinton Portis was near the goal line. He scored twice but gained only 33 yards. Donovan McNabb threw for 426 yards and one score. The Skins had a chance to win the game in OT, but as kicker Graham Gano ran up to the ball, Houston coach Gary Kubiak called a time out to ice him. It worked and his second attempt failed. The Texans were able to capitalize and won on Neil Rackers third successful field goal of the game. The two teams put up almost 1,000 yards of total offense.

The Denver Broncos skunked the Seattle Seahawks 31-14 and it was not pretty on either offense or defense for the Seahawks. The Seahawks came back down to earth in Week 2, after their win against the 49ers, and their defense let the Broncos run wild. Denver QB Kyle Orton didn’t have a pick and threw for 2 TDs on 307 yards. Knowshon Moreno and Correll Buckhalter both scored a Denver TD on the ground. Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck went 20-35 and was picked off three times, in a game that was reminiscent of the 2009 season. Back to the drawing board for coach Pete Carroll.

The San Diego Chargers put a beat down on the Jacksonville Jaguars, 38-13.  Philip Rivers threw for 334 yards, two TDs and 2 INTs. Malcolm Floyd scored once on 95 receiving yards with fullback Mike Tolbert scoring two on the ground. The Jaguars decided that after four INTs and no TDs quarterback David Garrad should be replaced by Luke McCown. It looked like a good move as McCown moved the offense, but he left the game with an injury. A chastened Garrad returned to throw for the only Jags touchdown on the day, a pass to Mike Sims-Walker. Maurice Jones-Drew was held to 31 yards on the ground and 17 receiving yards.

The Oakland Raiders held off the St. Louis Rams, 16-14. After Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell got benched, Bruce Gradkowski did what he generally does for Oakland: he wins. He threw for the team’s only touchdown on the day, a pass to Louis Murphy. Kicker Sebastian Janikowski kicked three field goals and that was enough to beat St. Louis. Rams quarterback Sam Bradford had a decent game two for a rookie. He threw for two touchdowns, both to Mark Clayton and went 14-25 on the day with one INT.

Cincinnati Bengals win against Baltimore Ravens 15-10: Cincinnati evened its their record at 1-1 with a big win against their fierce division rival. Ravens QB Joe Flacco had the worst day of his pro career, going 17-39 with 4 INT’s and one TD. The Bengals got all their points from kicker Mike Nugent.

Atlanta Falcons over the Arizona Cardinals 41-7: . Matt Ryan threw for 3 TDs and running back Jason Snelling ran for two. The Cardinals offense was non-existent except for one 80 yard TD run by Tim Hightower. How’s that QB thing going for the Cards? Anyone? Other news from the Falcons sidelines, Michael Turner left the game with a groin injury in the 2nd quarter and did not play in the second half.

Kansas City Chiefs beat the Cleveland Browns 16-14: The newly invigorated KC Chiefs won their second in a row by beating the Cleveland Browns, who drop to 0-2. Seneca Wallace, subbing for injured Jake Delhomme, at QB for the Browns actually outplayed his counterpart, Matt Cassel but the KC defense and running game ruled the day.

Tampa Bay Bucs win against the Carolina Panthers 20-7:  Break up the Bucs! They are 2-0 after a beat down of the Carolina Panthers, 20-7. Bucs QB Josh Freeman threw for 2 TDs and the Bucs defense held the twin-towers of Carolina’s running game to under 100 yards. They also picked off Matt Moore once, which resulted in him being benched for rookie Jimmy Clausen, who fared no better.

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Paula Duffy is a national sports columnist for Examiner.com and the Huffington Post and regularly comments on sports/legal matters for radio affiliates of ESPN and Fox Sports. She founded the sports information site, Incidental Contact, is the author of a line of audio books designed for sports novices and in her spare time practices law in Los Angeles. 

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Cowboys, Redskins to butt heads on SNF


The Dallas Cowboys have huge expectations going into this season and start 2010 off against their bitter rival Washington Redskins on Sunday Night Football.

Most media members aren’t giving the Redskins much of a chance in a game they need no motivation for. Are people underestimating Mike Shanahan and his made-over Redskins? Maybe.

If we analyzed the individual matchups in this game piece-by-piece, the talent level of the Cowboys does look to a bit higher but looks can be deceiving. The fact is, the Redskins have a great chance to win if they play aggressive defense and win the following match-ups.

The Redskins must be aggressive on D and blitz Romo, and blitz him hard if they want to win. Coming in to this season, the Cowboys aging offensive line was considered one of the few weaknesses of the team. This week matters got worse when they lost veteran tackles Marc Columbo and Kyle Kosier for Sunday’s game.

The ‘Boys are expected to start Kyle Barron, a former first round draft pick from the St. Louis Rams, in Columbo’s place and Montrae Holland, a player who was inactive in all 16 regular season games last year for the Cowboys, in Kosier’s spot. You have to think Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett is salivating going into this game.

The Redskins are expected to attack this weakness and shrug off the drama between Albert Haynesworth and Coach Mike Shanahan. Although Haynesworth is not expected to start, he is the perfect man to clog up the middle and force players like Holland and Barron to make adjustments.

If Haynesworth draws enough attention, that allows Redskins linebacker London Fletcher to use his speed in an open lane to Romo.

Expect the Cowboys to respond to the blitz with their wide collection of weapons including speedy wide receiver Miles Austin and Roy Williams, tight end Jason Witten and underrated Martellus Bennett.

Another huge factor is the match-up between OL Trent Williams and DeMarcus Ware. This is the most important individual matchup in this game with Ware being a certified quarterback killer who racked up 11 sacks last season and 20 sacks in 2008.

The Redskins may also use the Cowboys aggression against them. Cowboys’ defensive lineman Marcus Spears and linebackers DeMarcus Ware, Bradie James and Anthony Spencer can swarm through even the smallest gaps in an offensive line. Once the ball is snapped; these four go zero-to-sixty as fast as any tandem in the NFL. But maybe the Redskins can use that to their advantage.

As a writer at Cowboys Nation pointed out, the aggressive Cowboys defense has also so far been very susceptible to misdirection plays, as they over pursue where they expect the ball to go, many times leaving the backside wide open. 

Cowboys/Redskins series record: 59-39-2 Cowboys
Streak: Cowboys have won the last 3.

Redskins 2009 Leaders

  • Receiving-Santana Moss. 70 receptions for 902 yds, 3td
  • Rushing Clinton Portis.124 rushes for 494 yards, 1 td
  • Tackles-London Fletcher 142 tackles. 95 solo. 2 sacks.
  • Sacks- Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo tied with 11.
  • Interceptions-DeAngelo Hall 4
     

2009 Cowboys Leaders

  • Passing-Tony Romo. 347/550 4483 YDS. 26TD. 9 INT.
  • Receiving-Miles Austin. 81 receptions for 1320 yds, 11TD.
  • Rushing- Marion Barber. 214 rushes for 932 yards, 7TD.
  • Tackles- Bradie James. 113 tackles. 80 solo. 2 sacks.
  • Sacks- DeMarcus Ware. 11.
  • Interceptions- Mike Jenkins. 5.

Another version of this article can be found on Mike’s Redskins’ Examiner column here.

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Based in Washington, Michael Hoffman has covered D.C. sports for numerous publications. In addition to contributing to Sports Climax, he is currently the Washington Capitals and Washington Redskins columnist for Examiner.com

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Bengals’ “Batman & Robin” debut in NFL


While the New York Jets may be the most boisterous team this off-season and are the subject of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series this summer, the most fascinating locker room in 2010 may be the Cincinnati Bengals. 

The outspoken roster led by wide receiver/reality TV dancerChad Ochocinco has been augmented this season by controversial defensive back Adam “Pacman” Jones and equally-loquacious wide receiver Terrell Owens.  This motley crew debuted for the first time last night and kicked off the NFL preseason losing 16-7 to T.O.’s former team, the Dallas Cowboys.

The pairing of Ochocinco and Owens might be the most fascinating and unpredictable one this season.  Ochocinco has already come up with a name for the “dynamic duo” announcing on Twitter that T.O. will be Batman, while he will play Robin.  (This photo-shop pic is worth a look.)

What can we expect from these self-titled “superheroes” in 2010? 

For starters there should be plenty of creative end zone acts.  After all, this is the same tandum that has given us some of the league’s most notorious end zone celebrations – from Ochocinco’s “bribing” of a referee and donning a sombrero to Owens’ autographing a football with a Sharpie and stomping on the Cowboy’s logo at midfield during a game. 

Don’t be surprised if the Dynamic Duo pay more in fines to Commissioner Roger Goodell this season than some Wall Street firms paid to the SEC.

This pairing is worth watching but not because of their thespian talents, because they are likely to go up in flames.  Ochocinco has long griped about not getting the ball enough (as he did last year), and that may only get worse with T.O. on the other side of the line of scrimmage. Likewise, Owens has been known to voice similar gripes, as he did with former teammates Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb and Tony Romo.  Add to the mix another free agent, former Bucs wideout Antonio Bryant, and you have to expect at least one disgruntled receiver in Cincy.

The real winner in all this could be Bengals QB Carson Palmer.  While he will have an improved crew of wideouts, at the very least he should be entertained all year.  Here’s hoping that T.O. tearfully defends his “teammate/quarterback” – and doesn’t instead question his sexuality.

While last night’s sneak preview of Batman & Robin was tame with Owens snagging two passes for 18 yards and Ocho-5 being held off the stats sheet, it’s still only the trailer for this train wreck.  Will the final NFL adaption of the show be worse than the big-screen version?

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Chris Lardieri covers the Los Angeles Dodgers for Examiner.com and has written about Major League Baseball for Inside Edge, a scouting company that provides content to ESPN Insider and Yahoo Sports. He previously wrote for 1766, the Rutgers Alumni Magazine, and popular blog, ‘The Outer Loop’.  Be sure to follow Chris on Twitter for more MLB and sports observations.

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Cowboys Dominate Eagles For First Playoff Win Since 1996


ARLINGTON, TX. – The Dallas Cowboys responded to last week’s blowout over the Philadelphia Eagles with another Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaderslopsided win, 34-14. The Cowboys dominated from the start with the Eagles offense only taking 18 snaps and gaining 140 yards total offense in the first half. Michael Vick’s longest touchdown pass of his career (76 yards) tied the game 7-7 but after that is was all Dallas.

Dallas quarterback Tony Romo hit 23-of-35 passes for 244 yards and two TDs and 0 INTs. He spread the ball around well throughout the game connecting with rookie John Phillips and Miles Austin for touchdowns and Roy Williams on five passes for 59 yards.

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb was never able to develop a flow to his offense. He finished the game 19-of-37 for 230 yards, with one touchdown and an interception.

Dallas linebacker Keith Brooking who played his entire career for the Atlanta Falcons before coming to Dallas this year was ecstatic with the win. “We have something to really build off of,” said Brooking “With the talent we have I don’t think there are a lot of teams in this league that can beat us right now.”

Dallas coach Wade Phillips got a gorilla off his back with the win, his first ever in the playoffs. The win may have created job security for Wade as speculation of Dallas owner Jerry Jones replacing him was picking up steam prior to December.   “This team has hung together all year, got stronger at the end of the year and were playing our best football,” said Phillips. “I think we’re playing as good as anybody right now.”

Romo can finally forget about the bad hold he had that caused a botched field goal attempt and contributed to a Dallas playoff loss a few years ago.

“It’s just … rewarding,” Romo said. “It makes me proud of the guys. Fighting, grinding, staying committed to the approach. I’m happy for the guys, happy for Wade, happy for Jerry.”

The game was played in the $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium drew 92,951 fans making it the largest crowd to ever see an NFL playoff game other than the Super Bowl.

The Cowboys pack up and head into Minnesota for their game next Sunday against Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings.

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Last-second heroics determine NFL playoff schedule


The 2008-09 NFL regular season came down to the wire as several teams battled their way into a few remaining wild-card spots and division titles. You have to appreciate the fact that none of these teams backed into the playoffs, they (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)all came out victorious on Sunday.While the Baltimore Ravens, Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings and San Diego Chargers secured playoff spots with wins at home, the Miami Dolphins had to travel to the Meadowlands and beat Brett Favre and the New York Jets to capture the AFC East division title.

In that much-anticipated match-up between quarterbacks Chad Pennington and Favre, the Dolphins capped their miraculous turnaround season with a 24-17 win.

Pennington completed 22 of 30 passes for 200 yards and two TD’s while Favre struggled; throwing three interceptions in the game.

The Eagles went into their afternoon game against the Dallas Cowboys knowing the Tampa Bay Bucs and Chicago Bears had already lost and that a win would put them into the final wild-card spot. The Eagles responded by blowing the Cowboys off the field in a lopsided 44-6 win.

The stumbling Cowboys turned the ball over 5 times in the loss.

A few of the games came down to final-second heroics from the placekickers.

The Vikings’ Ryan Longwell nailed a 50-yarder with just five seconds on the clock to defeat the New York Giants 20-19 and John Casay buried a 42-yarder through the uprights with just one second left on the clock for the Carolina Panthers 33-31 victory over the New Orleans Saints. Casay’s kick earned the Panthers the NFC South division title and a first-round bye in the playoffs.

In addition to the Dolphins, the biggest surprise teams in the playoffs are the Atlanta Falcons and Ravens who both finished 11-5 with rookie quarterbacks Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco at the helm.

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NFL Pro Bowl selections and surprises


Selections were announced for the NFL Pro Bowl game on Tuesday and here’s a quick run-down.

(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)The N.Y. Jets had the most selections with seven and QB Brett Favre who leads the league in interceptions is on that list.

There are 17 first time appearances for the AFC and 14 for the NFC.

Titans RB Chris Johnson is the only rookie selected.

Both Mannings will participate. QB Peyton is starting for the AFC while QB Eli is on the NFC squad.

The combined age of the NFC kickers is 86 years (see below).

Teams not represented are Detroit, Jacksonville, Cincinnati and St. Louis.

Players not selected included Cowboys QB Tony Romo and pot-stirrer WR T.O.

A few comeback players are also joining the NFC team.

Topping that list is 44-year-old John Carney who actually put on the pads early in the season to play “fill-in” for a few games while the Giants’ starting placekicker Lawrence Tynes was nursing an injury.

Carney responded by kicking 27 of 29 field goals and his only two misses were blocked. The kicker has remained in the position on a full-time basis and was rewarded by being selected to represent the NFC this year. Carney, the oldest player ever selected for the game, will be joined by teammate 42-year-old punter Jeff Feagles.

Arizona Cardinals QB Kurt Warner who joined the Cardinals to mentor young Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart finds himself in the limelight again after rebooting his career in the desert.

Warner, who has passed for 4,290 this season and led his team to a guaranteed home playoff game, will start for the NFC. He will have familiar targets as teammates, WR Anquan Boldin and WR Larry Fitzgerald both were voted in.

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Cowboys PR overriding underachieving season


A lot is happening in the Cowboy’s camp this week. There is a buzz about Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones returning to the team, QB Tony Romo, who is throwing without a splint on his broken finger, spending the day at the movies with a homeless guy named, ‘Doc’, T.O missing practice with an illness, the list goes on and the media eats it up.Maybe too much.

While we columnists scramble to be the first to report the latest ‘news’ on the ‘Boys, the pertinent items, like performance on the field, find a way to make it to the back burner.

Pertinent items, like the fact these same ‘Boys have lost more games before Thanksgiving Day that they lost all last season and sit three full games behind the New York Giants.

Jerry Jones was quick to cheese in front of the cameras to tell the world his troubled player ‘Pacman’ was being reinstated by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell but here we are days later and there is still no official word from the NFL. Is Jerry jumping the gun here? Maybe he should borrow Romo’s splint and put it on his tongue and let the league do the press releases.

And the NFL’s newest Boy Scout, Romo–is this guy for real or is this all a PR stunt? Helping an old couple change a tire on the side of a dark road then going to a flick with the homeless guy-it’s old-school, Boy Scout walking the old lady across the street stuff, and the timing couldn’t be better for the Cowboys.

With the team anxiously awaiting a confirmation from the league, the timing of this Good Samaritan act is somewhat interesting.

These may all be good-faith gestures but either way, it takes the media pressure off the ‘Boys concerning their lackluster performances. Has anyone asked T.O. and the team about Owens gaining less than 40 yards per game over the past four games?

PR. Gotta love it.

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Pacman back in NFL after ‘Brawl in the Stall’


It seems like Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones, has created a part-time gig for himself called, “NFL spokesman.” The charismatic, scene-stealing owner of the Dallas Cowboys told the media, his troubled player Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones is returning to the field in a few weeks.

We should expect the NFL to verify this but why have they refrained from doing so and allowed JJ to run loose with it?

The league responded to Jones’ comments with an email from a real NFL spokesman Greg Aiello that read, “When there is a final determination, we will announce it.”

Pacman, who has an album full of mugshots and laundry list of court appearances, has completed the inpatient portion of his NFL-ordered alcohol treatment in the Boston area and had been awaiting word from Roger Goodell and the league about his immediate future.

JJ stated to the press that Pacman was “Being reinstated by Roger Goodell and will begin limited practice before returning to the field when the Cowboys play in a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on December 7.”

JJ said, “He’s a long way, a long way from having clear sailing.” and that he would not have bodyguards for ‘Pacman’ in the future.

Is this insinuating the bodyguards were at fault for the “brawl in the stall?”

Pacman’s attorney, Worrick Robinson added this, “It all starts with him (Pacman) and his decision-making. He’s comfortable making decisions for himself.”

And there lies the problem.

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Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week – Dallas Cowboys


The St. Louis Rams 34-14 blowout of the heavily-favored Dallas Cowboys will be one of the most talked about games around the NFL water cooler this week.  The ‘Boys ‘D’ got run over all game long and the team got bitch-slapped all the way back to Dallas. 

Back-up QB  Brad Johnson threw three passes to the wrong colored jerseys while the Rams offense controlled the ball with Steven Jackson rushing for 160 yards and 3 TDs.

After a strong start, The ‘Boys (4-3) have lost 3 out of 4 and find themselves two games behind the division-leading N.Y. Giants (5-1).

Newly-acquired WR Roy Williams did not catch a pass and DB Roy Williams is out the rest of the season with a broken arm; things are going downhill fast for the ‘Boys.

Dallas has played awful for the past month, so it’s difficult to pin this slaughter on the injury to Romo . . . the team just didn’t show up.

Wade Phillips summed up why these ‘Boys are the recipient of the Sports Climax’s Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week, “This is the worse game we’ve played since I’ve been here; all around we didn’t play well in many areas at all and there’s no real excuses for it.”

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NFL Week 3 – Zebras, Cheeseheads & Mike Martz


Detroit vs. Mike Martz – The Lions make a trip to the west coast to play the San Francisco 49ers and face offensive guru, Mike Martz, who was fired by the Lions last season. Seems like every week somebody has a career day against the Lions who again boast one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

Expect Martz to unleash a smorgasbord of big plays and unmercifully run up the score against Lions defensive coordinator, Joe Barry’s group. This week, JT O’Sullivan may suddenly look like a seasoned NFL quarterback. The biggest challenge for Martz will be removing the shit-eating grin on his face every time his offense scores another TD. Thing to watch for: Mike Martz hiding the smirk on his face with his clipboard throughout this blowout and struggling not to gloat during his post-game press conference.

Dallas at Green Bay – These two teams, who both started 10-1, were expected to meet in the NFC Championship game last year, until they ran into the overachieving Giants.

In the nationally televised SNF game, the Farve-less Packers have an opportunity to show the world they are for real and what better way to do that than to beat Tony Romo’s Cowboys. Should be an entertaining game featuring two young QB’s who love standing back and heaving bombs. Things to watch for: A record number of those stupid-ass looking cheese headgears in the sold-out crowd.

NFL Referees – After Ed Hochuli’s controversial game-stealing call against the San Deigo Chargers last week, eyes will be on the NFL’s whistle-blowers like never before. The media pounded that one into the dirt, exposure the league prefers to avoid. Expect more zebra huddles throughout the games this week on any plays even remotely questionable. Things to watch for: Head-scrathing, ass-pickin’, dumbfounded looks . . . the usual things that occur in zebra huddles.

Cincinnati at NY Giants – The champion NY Giants and their 2-0 record seem to be on cruise-control through the first few weeks of the season. It’s almost do-or-die time for the Bengals who cannot afford a 0-3 start. The Bengals have struggled offensively, scoring a mere 17 points over the first two games.

Buffalo’s punter, Brian Moorman has more TD passes than Carson Palmer, who has averaged two TD passes a game throughout his career and not yet connected for one this season. Things to watch for: A lot of high-fives and chest-banging from the NY Giants ‘D’ while they feast on Palmer and the Bengals struggling offense. Palmer trying to surpass punter Moorman on the stats sheet.

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