Ah, very true, Dave. Unlucky Week 13 saw some teams hitting their stride after horrendous first halves. The Cowboys took an early lead on Indy, watched Peyton Manning's usual heroics to tie the game, but then picked him off for the fourth time to set up David Buehler's game-winning FG in OT. Interim coach Jason Garrett is 3-1 and could guide the team to a .500 finish. Just think, if they would have fired Wade Phillips earlier ...
True, but it's a good sign for next year. In Minnesota, Brett Favre got knocked out of the game early and backup Tarvaris Jackson threw two TDs to Sidney Rice and handed off to Adrian Peterson for three more TDs. The Vikings' coaching staff is too meek to sit Favre, but this team still has a shot at 9-7 with Rice and A.P. on their side.
Um, yes, Dave, but in San Diego, the Chargers saw the Raiders steal their December mojo as they ... hey, wait a minute. Shakespeare last week. Whittier, Benatar and Donne this week. Did someone buy a Big Book of Quotes on Black Friday?
I'll take that as a yes.
Before we go, we want to say Godspeed to Don Meredith who died last weekend. Dandy Don, we'll miss you. The party is indeed over.