With a day to think about it...
Matt Bryant's 62-yard kick was more impressive than previous 63-yarders. First, because he didn't kick with a performance-enhancing plate in his shoe, and second, because there was no way anyone saw TB beating Philly. I recognize those reasons are fairly flimsy. So the real reason I'm a fan is because it happened yesterday and anything that happens today is better than things that happened decades ago, right? Of course.
(Lawrence Tynes and Morten Andersen weren't kicking slouches, either.)
We'll all look back and realize that yesterday represented Michael Vick's biggest breakthrough game.
We'll all look back and realize that Ben Roethlisberger's career never got better than his second season. It just got much worse.
(And what a Super Bowl jinx for Matt Hasselbeck, too.)
So much for my attempt to be ahead of the curve in proclaiming the Panthers as the NFL's No. 2 team. I'm going to have to give this week's title to the Pats, almost by default. (The Colts? Save it.)
Leon Washington and Wali Lundy are just the latest examples of how the NFL Draft is a wildly inexact science.
The Texans might not crack your weekly rankings Top 20 just yet, but if you had to invest in a team's success over the next decade, I'll bet they would.
It wasn't Joey Harrington being Joey Harrington that cost the Dolphins the game; it was Harrington doing his best Favre impression that cost the Dolphins the game.
The Redskins' season is as good as over. Al Saunders was arguably Dan Snyder's biggest bust signing yet. Oh, and bench Mark Brunell.
It's time for the Broncos to start Jay Cutler.
Will critics demand we put an asterisk next to Shawne Merriman's "NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year" award?
Be honest: Who had the Jets at 4 wins... overall, let alone 4 wins by Week 7?
I wasn't one of those knee-jerk critics who thought Dennis Green should be fired after the Cards' MNF debacle. Losing to the lowly Raiders, however, is another story: That's a fireable offense; he's obviously lost this team.
MNF Preview: If Tony K. can't have the game of his season with T.O., Parcells and a huge intradivision matchup, maybe he SHOULD retire after this season.
Comments Question: What are your one-line thoughts about the NFL Week That Was?