HOT: LION IN WAIT
Matthew Stafford has roared (12 of 14, two TDs vs. the Pats), and Detroit's D has ceded just 88.7 rushing ypg. Thrilled fans took less than an hour to buy out the team's first MNF game since '01.
NOT: JUST PLAIN ERIE
OF Michael Brantley is the latest casualty for fading Cleveland (6½ back of Detroit). Out for the year after fracturing his right wrist last week, Brantley (.266 BA) is the 15th Indian sent to the DL in 2011.
September 4, 2011
HOT: DAN UP
His 33-game hitting streak ended Aug. 14, but in the 12 games since, Atlanta's Dan Uggla has hardly folded: He's slugging .512 with an .866 OPS. Amazingly, he's still hitting just .232 on the year.
NOT: CHIEFS CHAFE
Sure, preseason records don't matter. But 0--3 K.C. can't like what it's seeing. Against the Rams, QB Matt Cassel was 6 of 13, and 2010's top rushing attack produced just 14 first-half yards.
HOT: MAN POWER
Striker Edin Dzeko's four goals helped Man City pound Tottenham 5--1 to go atop the Premier League on Sunday—that is, until Man U embarrassed Arsenal 8--2 and took the lead on differential.