Mac's NFL Blog - 9/11/07

In today's NFL Blog: The recent injury bug continues, two Monday night games prove to be unpredictable, the importance of offensive line continuity is detailed yet again, David Boston does something stupid (who won the pool?), and the Raiders finally get their $62 Million Man.

The Cincinnati Bengals defense saved the game last night.

The doctors would have needed to cut the leg off of Bengals kicker Shayne Graham to keep him on the sidelines last night.

Between the injuries and turnovers
, the Baltimore Ravens didn't rescue Baltimore fans from the doldrums last night.

The injured toe of Ravens left tackle Johnathan Ogden could keep him out of a few more games.

The game-winning drive by the San Francisco 49ers delivered much more than a win.

49ers CB Nate Clements earned his keep against the Cardinals last night.

Dan Bickley of The Arizona Republic writes that the Ken Whisenhunt Era in Arizona begins with heartbreak.

The final three minutes of last night's game was vintage Arizona Cardinals football.

Buffalo Bills team doctors said Bills TE Kevin Everett was paralyzed from the shoulders down and was near death after he was injured in Sunday's game against Denver. Everett's chances for a full recovery has been termed "bleak or dismal".

The Oakland Raiders and QB JaMarcus Russell have agreed on a lucrative six-year contract.

The New England Patriots were caught illegally videotaping their opponents sideline.

New York Jets QB Kellen Clemens could get his first NFL start next week against the Baltimore Ravens.

Miami Dolphins safety Yeremiah Bell will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles' tendon.

Dallas Cowboys head coach Wade Phillips pinned the sub-par performance of the Cowboys defense on assignment breakdowns.

The day after a pair of disasterous muffed punts likely cost the Eagles a win, head coach Andy Reid is considering using RB Brian Westbrook as punt returner.

With DE Osi Umenyiora out, the New York Giants may move LB Mathias Kiwanuka back to defensive end.

Washington Redskins right tackle Jon Jansen fractured his right fibula and dislocated his ankle, ending his 2007 season.

The Cleveland Browns are bringing back QB Ken Dorsey, whom they released less than two weeks ago.

The Pittsburgh Steelers kicking game was nearly flawless.

An MRI revealed that Minnesota Vikings RB Chester Taylor has no structural damage, but does have a bruised oblique muscle. His status for Sunday is uncertain.

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy says the offensive line was outplayed on Sunday.

Oakland Raiders CB Fabian Washington wasn't impressed with Detroit Lions rookie WR Calvin Johnson. (Funny how he'll say that now that he doesn't have to face him for another 4 years.)

A pair of Bears starters on defense are done for the season.

Denver Broncos RB Travis Henry showed why he's the Broncos' first premier running back since 2003.

The Kansas City Chiefs have released rookie kicker Justin Medlock and added veteran kicker Dave Rayner.

The San Diego Chargers' next opponent conjures up painful memories.

Seattle Seahawks WR D.J. Hackett suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter against Tampa Bay and could miss a month or more. WR Nate Burleson will start in his place.

Left tackle Orlando Pace, the St. Louis Rams' best offensive lineman, is out for the rest of the year with a torn labrum in his right shoulder.

Continuity along the offensive line is one reason why the Tennessee Titans blocked so well on Sunday.

Indianapolis Colts LB Freddie Keiaho has a dislocated right elbow that may force him out of Sunday's game against the Titans.
John Fox

Meet Jacksonville Jaguars WR Ernest Wilford.

Houston Texans safety Jason Simmons tore his left patellar tendon and will miss the rest of the season. Von Hutchins will replace Simmons, but the newly acquired Michael Boulware could play, as well.

After watching the film, Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox was impressed by QB Jake Delhomme.

Atlanta Falcons head coach Bobby Petrino says that RB Jerious Norwood will be more involved in the gameplans.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR David Boston tested positive for GHB, a date-rape drug. Top Stories