The Texans haven't won a game since Vanilla Ice performed at halftime in Week 2. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
You’ve seen (and likely disagreed with) the Week 12 Power Rankings. Now the Sour Rankings take a spin through the worst of the past week in the NFL …
10. Brothers gotta hug: FOX gave Howie Long Sunday off so he could watch his sons, the Rams' Chris and the Bears' Kyle, face off in St. Louis. And of course, that game included both players being involved in a scuffle during the first half.
Kyle was smack-dab in the middle of the incident and picked up a 15-yard penalty. He may have earned an ejection, too, had it not been for Chris racing off the bench to pull him from the pile. There is no penalty for leaving the bench like that in the NFL, as in the other three major sports, so Chris both avoided his own infraction and kept his brother in the game.
9. Mark Sanchez is ... staying?: Mark Sanchez lost his starting job to rookie Geno Smith, then suffered a season-ending shoulder injury and landed on injured reserve. And, apparently, he wants yet another shot to redeem himself next season.
"It’s been a dream come true to play here and I don’t want to go anywhere else so that’s for sure," said Sanchez, whose contract runs through 2016.
Walking a pretty narrow line between dreams and nightmares there, Mark.
8. The overtime rules: Even with the adjustments made prior to last season, the NFL's overtime rules are still rather screwy in the regular season -- mainly because they leave ties on the table. What's even worse, though, is that some players still have no idea how the OTs work.
This would be hard enough to believe on its own, but the referees explain the rules in drawn-out fashion before every extra session. Can someone please pay attention?
7. Jim Irsay's message to his team: This is not Irsay's first appearance on the Sour Rankings for a Twitter rant, and it probably will not be the last. But his latest outburst was a gem:
The Colts play the second-place Machine Gun Maniacs ... er, Tennessee Titans ... this week.
6. The Buffalo Bon Jovis?: Jon Bon Jovi once owned the Arena Football League's Philadelphia Soul. According to a report, he might be looking to take the next step. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported that Bon Jovi has some interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills, who are currently owned by 95-year-old Ralph Wilson.
No word on if Bon Jovi is just hoping to reignite some secret rivalry with Dolphins partner Jimmy Buffett.
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5. Josh Sitton's love for the Lions: Pretty safe bet that Packers guard Josh Sitton will not be exchanging any postgame hugs with Ndamukong Suh or Nick Fairley on Thursday. During an interview with Sports Radio 1250 in Milwaukee, Sitton absolutely shredded the Lions, from the coaching staff on down to the defensive line.
"They’re a bunch of dirtbags or scumbags," Sitton said. "I mean, that’s just how they play. ... That’s how they’re coached. That starts with their frickin’ coach. That starts with their head coach, Schwartz. He’s a d--k, too."
You can hear the interview in its entirety here.
4. Joe Flacco and the Wildcat: In what may be the NFL equivalent of Cardale Jones' "We ain't come here to play school" moment, Joe Flacco lambasted the Ravens' new Wildcat look on offense -- Tyrod Taylor taking snaps and Flacco out wide as a decoy.
"I think it makes you look like a high school offense," Flacco told the Baltimore Sun. "I’m the quarterback. I want to be behind the line of scrimmage, I want to be taking the snaps. That’s really the only thing. ... I’m all for us doing things to get better but we’re not going to be good if we just can’t get good at the basics of what we do 90 percent of the time."
3. Jerry Jones believes in Jerry Jones: "The facts are," the Cowboys' owner told CBS Dallas of his work as the Cowboys' GM, "that I really do think the way things have rolled out that I'm getting to do some of the best work that I've done, relatively speaking in my career of these last several years."
His quarterly evaluations must be a hoot.
2. The Georgia Dome goalposts: Jimmy Graham scored. Jimmy Graham dunked. Jimmy Graham delayed the Week 12 Thursday night game between his team and the Falcons.
1. The Texans' Vanilla Ice curse: As far as hexes go, this one has the potential to rank among the all-time greats. The Houston Texans won in Week 1, then did so again in a Week 2 game that featured a Vanilla Ice halftime performance.
Since then? Bupkis. So, naturally ...