This is an article from the Oct. 18, 2010 issue
Thirty-five-year-old Ray Lewis leads the Ravens in tackles (36)—and in laughs. While he was racking up six stops against Denver on Sunday, the latest of his hilarious Old Spice TV ads debuted. Meanwhile, son Ray III is tearing up the preps. The RB had five TDs in his most recent game for Lake Mary (Fla.) Prep.
DUEL IN BIG D
Sunday's most thrilling game, a see-saw 34--27 Tennessee win over Dallas, saw Vince Young (right, two TDs), the Titans' D (six sacks) and Roy Williams (two great grabs) all reemerge as forces before another Cowboys catastrophe (excessive celebration) marred the end. But who doesn't like to see that?
Detroit's biggest win in 15 years, a 44--6 ripping of St. Louis, was long coming—three of its four L's in '10 came by a total of 10 points. Moment to cherish: 307-pound DT Ndamukong Suh's tip-and-INT of a Sam Bradford pass, which Suh returned 20 yards while Bradford ran alongside like a timid rodeo clown.
After going down two games to none, Cincy faced Philly's Cole Hamels, who was 7--0 lifetime against the Reds. (Make that 8--0.) Tampa found itself in similar straits before climbing back to tie Texas on Sunday—only to earn a Tuesday meeting with Cliff Lee, who'd already had a 10 K Game 1 win.
CRUEL: MICHIGAN D
Denard, schmenard. Defense was just as much to blame for Michigan's first loss of '10, a 34--17 smackdown at the hands of MSU. The Wolverines have held only one team, UConn, below 21 points, and are ceding just over 450 yards per game, placing them behind all but eight of the 120 FBS teams.
Alleged Tiger Woods mistress Devon James claimed to have a sex tape—now it seems she probably doesn't. Alberto Contador (left) blamed a positive doping test on bad meat—and then was revealed to have come up positive in another test. Then there's the Brett Favre sexting situation. Could be someone lying there.