"We won a game, we lost a game. We won a game, we lost a game. It's just not going to be good enough." -- Patriots defensive captain Richard Seymour on the team's early season struggles.
"I want to do well for these guys. I finally got an opportunity where I knew they were counting on me; it was my time to make a contribution and I didn't do enough for us to win." -- New Jets quarterback Brooks Bollinger who completed 14 of 28 passes for 149 yards as the Jets only managed a field goal against the Ravens.
"Until we win more than we lose, we're going to be losers." -- Browns head coach Romeo Crennel as the 1-2 Browns prepare for the Bears this weekend
"When everybody does their jobs, we feel we can move the football." -- Colts quarterback Peyton Manning after the Colts 31-10 win over the Titans
"It's tough for a (defensive back) when you see the pocket collapse and you think you're done, but then he scrambles out and makes a
play." -- Chiefs safety Sammy Knight on Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb
XL Notes…Essential AFC Information!
During the Bills' three-game losing streak, starter J.P. Losman has posted a dreadful 52.8, 33.8 and 34.0 quarterback rating. They've benched him twice over the past two weeks hoping that former Colts and Browns quarterback Kelly Holcomb could turn things around. But against the Saints, he was 3-of-6 for 28 yards in the 19-7 loss.
Just four weeks into the season, the Patriots (2-2) have already lost as many games as they did in each of the last two regular seasons (14-2). Running back Corey Dillon is averaging just 3.1 yards per carry, and with an injury to left tackle Matt Light, rookie Nick Kaczur will start next to another rookie, left guard Logan Mankins.
The Jets offense was so bad on Sunday against the Ravens that their only points of the game resulted from a lone field goal that was set up by a fumble return by linebacker Victor Hobson. He was tackled at the Baltimore 1-yard line, which proved to be a disaster for the Jets. The Ravens stopped two runs by Curtis Martin and a sweep by quarterback Kyle Bollinger to hold the Jets to three points.
Ravens running back Jamal Lewis is off to a slow start after three games. He's averaging just 2.5 yards per carry so far.
The Bengals will likely be forced to start rookie center Eric Ghiaciuc against Jacksonville's defensive tackles John Henderson and Marcus Stroud this weekend. Starter Rich Braham and backup Larry Moore (a former Colt) left last weekend's game against the Texans with knee injuries. Moore's injury to his right knee appears to be the most serious. He was on crutches and was wearing a brace after the game. He could be placed on injured reserve, ending his season. The Bengals haven't started a season 4-0 since 1988 and only did it one other time in the franchise's history (1975).
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger leads the NFL with a passer rating of 131.8 and hasn't thrown an interception yet this season. Oakland's Kerry Collins is the only other NFL starter who hasn't thrown at least one. On the defensive side of the ball, Pittsburgh has 14 sacks in their first threw games.
The Texans showed improvement in their 16-10 loss at Cincinnati, but
their defense under the direction of former Colts defensive coordinator Vic
Fangio is the only one in the league that hasn't produced a turnover.
Colts quarterback Peyton Manning recorded his third career 100-plus quarterback rating against Tennessee (144.1).
The Jaguars are 8-9 in the regular season since going 3-0 to start their 2004 campaign. Running back Fred Taylor had just 8 carries for 14 yards in Jacksonville's 20-7 loss to the Broncos. Former Colts linebacker Mike Peterson has continued to play well. He had 18 tackles over the past two weeks for the defense. Over the next two weeks, the Jaguars face the undefeated Bengals and the Steelers (2-1) .
While the Titans should be breathing a sigh of relief that the Texans (0-3) are next up on their schedule, Houston swept the two confrontations during the 2004 season.
The Broncos were able to hold the Jaguars to just seven points despite
having to play defense without both of their starting cornerbacks, Champ Bailey and
Darrent Williams. Offensively, they shocked Jacksonville by putting 188 yards of rushing up against their usually stout run defense. Mike Anderson did the bulk of the damage with 115 yards.
The Chiefs allowed the Eagles to score 31 unanswered points at Arrowhead Stadium last weekend. They've lost two straight after starting out 2-0. In their two wins, their defense allowed a total of 24 points. During their two losses they gave up a total of 67 points.
Raiders' quarterback Kerry Collins has a career-best streak of 149 passes thrown without an interception.
Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson has scored a touchdown in 16 straight games. That's just four short of the NFL record. The Chargers ended the Patriots' 21-game home win streak with a 41-17 victory, but face a rough stretch in their schedule with the Steelers, Raiders, Eagles and Chiefs as their upcoming opponents.