Mac's NFL Blog - 9/20/07

In today's NFL Blog: The Eagles have some knee issues, Bob Sanders gets more love, Tom Brady is Joe Cool, and Darrell Jackson doesn't seem to know what to do in the end zone.

Detroit Lions running back Kevin Jones is set to make his 2007 debut in the stadium his father helped build.

Lions wide receiver Roy Williams doesn't know "what's so good about the Bears". The Lions play the Bears a week from Sunday.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb stood by his comments on Wednesday.

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook had an MRI on his right knee.

Arizona Cardinals linebacker Gerald Hayes lets his play do the talking.

With Trevor Pryce out with a fractured wrist, Baltimore Ravens defensive end Dwan Edwards will get his shot to start.

Ravens quarterback Steve McNair avoided questions about the comments Donovan McNabb made on HBO this week.

Indianapolis Colts safety Bob Sanders was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, and is the difference maker on the Colts defense.

The Houston Texans are scrambling to replace injured wide receiver Andre Johnson.

The San Diego Chargers are looking at four possible locations for a new stadium.

The Chargers could be without linebacker Matt Wilhelm or right tackle Shane Olivea on Sunday.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre talks about the records he'll soon break.

Five starters did not practice, and eight more were limited, when the Green Bay Packers practiced on Wednesday.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is off to a great start.

Brady is also an "Icon of Cool" and will be on the cover of the 50th anniversary issue of GQ.

Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel is back to his natural position.

Buffalo Bills quarterback JP Losman feels the Bills need "an attitude".

St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson apologized to his teammates on Wednesday.

Rams defensive coordinator Jim Haslett likes what he sees in his pair of backup cornerbacks.

When he's on the field, Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia turns into a grouch.

When the Miami Dolphins travel to the Meadowlands to play the New York Jets, yelling signals at the line of scrimmage won't get either team an unfair advantage because both teams do it.

Dolphins cornerback Andre Goodman is confident he'll make his 2007 debut on Sunday.

In this Star-Ledger notebook, we learn that New York Jets quarterback will start and cornerback Chad PenningtonAndre Dyson's starting job now belongs to rookie Darrelle Revis.

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Darrell Jackson has dropped a touchdown pass in each of the 49ers two games this season.

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau no longer has a leash holding him back.

In his Steelers' notebook in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Ed Bouchette notes that linebacker James Harrison will start Sunday against San Francisco and the team has claimed former Bengals linebacker Andre Frazier off waivers. Linebacker Marquis Cooper was waived to make room for Frazier.

It appears that Kelly Holcomb will be the starting quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings when they take on the Kansas City Chiefs.

Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen is eager to get back in the action.

Chiefs running back Larry Johnson and left tackle Damien McIntosh were held out of practice on Wednesday.

Thus far, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards is making good on comments he made in May.

Browns quarterback Derek Anderson was named the AFC's Offensive Player of the Week.

Oakland Raiders head coach Lane Kiffin is standing by his kicker.

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Matt   Jones responds to his coach's criticism.

The Denver Broncos expect it to be tough to run against the Jaguars this Sunday.

Broncos kicker Jason Elam was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan pins the defense's failure on himself.

Bengals wide receivers Chad Johnson and TJ Houshmandzadeh will be a challenge for the Seattle Seahawks secondary.

Carolina Panthers guard Jeremy Bridges is likely to start this Sunday against Atlanta. Bridges is coming off a two-game suspension.

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Joey Harrington isn't concerned that the team signed Byron Leftwich.

47-year old Falcons kicker Morten Andersen has heard all the age jokes.

New York Giants rookie cornerback Aaron Ross thinks he would be ready to start if asked.

Washington Redskins offensive lineman Jason Fabini will start at guard this week, but the team has signed veteran Rick DeMulling.

Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell sympathized with Donovan McNabb.

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Terence Newman is getting closer to returning from his heel injury.

Cowboys defensive tackle Tank Johnson vows to do the right thing.

Chicago Bears rookie tight end Greg Olsen participated in all of the Bears practice on Wednesday.

The Cowboys lackluster pass defense could mean the Bears let quarterback Rex Grossman sling it around the field on Sunday night. (Is that a good thing?)

Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young says thick skin is more important than race when it comes to playing quarterback in the NFL.

New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister says he'll be ready to play on Monday night.


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