First and 10: Cowboys' freefall, mistakes haunt Jets, more analysis
This was supposed to be the game the Cowboys showed up, even with Jon Kitna filling in for an injured Tony Romo, considering the Jags have been inconsistent and all of Dallas' five losses had come by seven points or less. But the
The Lions' pass rush on Washington's Donovan McNabb was relentless, and Ndamukong Suh looks like a shoo-in for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Suh had two sacks and scooped up a fumble for a touchdown to seal the victory. The Lions, who
We know the Chiefs are dominant on the ground -- Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones combined for 284 yards Sunday in a
Rams quarterback Sam Bradford hasn't put up huge yardage numbers, but he hasn't thrown a pick in three games and has helped keep the chains moving with efficient short passing. That's impressive for a rookie and a credit to the St. Louis coaching staff for making sure Bradford isn't in tough spots. Bradford
You saw the best and worst of Cincinnati's Terrell Owens on Sunday. He had two touchdowns, one on a circus play that bounced out of Dolphins CB Chris Clemons' hands. But he didn't go full throttle after two passes on a key late fourth-quarter drive
The 83,941 fans at Wembley Stadium in London got a pretty good show watching the
• Do the officials really deserve such a hard time when so often it's hard to tell what was the right call even on a replay? The Panthers' David Clowney picked a pass off the ground in the fourth quarter against the Rams and the officials ruled he had control of the ball before it hit the ground. The same call went against the Vikings' Visanthe Shiancoe last week and against the Lions' Calvin Johnson in Week 1. All three calls could probably go either way even if they did stick to a strict interpretation of the rule. They can have all the conference calls they want, and those calls will still be too close to call.
• We saw why so many defensive backs play on that side of the ball on Sunday, as several defenders dropped seemingly easy picks. Even the Packers' Charles Woodson, one of the greatest ever, let an easy one go. Surprising, since most of them wear the sticky gloves that help the receivers make so many one-handed catches.
• No one likes the timeout right before a field-goal attempt, but you can't argue with the results in the Chiefs-Bills overtime game. Buffalo's Ryan Lindell knocked a 53-yarder through right after the whistle ended the play in OT, then missed the attempt that counted. Some teams had moved away from that field-goal freeze. Expect to see a lot more of that after it helped Kansas City pull out a win.