Mac's NFL Blog - 9/24/07

In today's NFL Blog: Donovan McNabb gets superhuman, Kevin Curtis thanks various deities that he's not in St. Louis anymore, "Norvball" isn't a hit with LT2, Jason Taylor needs some self-esteem work, and Gerry Austin confuses the 49ers … not to mention everyone who watched the game.

It was a record-tying day in Green Bay.

The San Diego Chargers were very impressed with the Packers.

Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson appears frustrated.

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb passed perfectly on and off the field on Sunday.

Eagles wide receiver Kevin Curtis had a monster day.

The 56-point outburst by the Eagles offense on the Detroit Lions was likely doubly sweet for the man who dialed it all up.

The Lions hope yesterday was an isolated incident.

A controversial penalty helped the Baltimore Ravens kick the game-winning field goal over the Arizona Cardinals.

Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt juggled his quarterbacks on Sunday, but insists Matt Leinart will start against the Pittsburgh Steelers next week.

Mike Preston of the Baltimore Sun calls the Ravens quarterbacks "interchangeable". (Is that an insult to Steve McNair or a compliment for Kyle Boller?)

It was a scary moment at Reliant Stadium when Houston Texans defensive end Cedric Killings was removed on a stretcher, but was laughing and moving in the hospital after the game.

With back-to-back divisional road wins, the Indianapolis Colts have reasserted their AFC South dominance.

Texans wide receiver Jacoby Jones, filling in for injured Pro Bowler Andre Johnson, will miss a few weeks with a separated shoulder.

Trading for wide receiver Randy Moss has worked out thus far for the New England Patriots; As has the trade for wide receiver/punt returner Wes Welker.

Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel made his first start of the 2007 season and snagged his first interception.

The Buffalo Bills continue to be hit hard by injuries. On Sunday, they lost quarterback JP Losman for a few weeks with a knee sprain, and rookie linebacker Paul Posluszny for what appears to be the season with a broken forearm.

The Patriots effectively shut down Bills wide receiver Lee Evans.

The St. Louis Rams lost again, but at least they're consistent.

Bryan Burwell of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch calls the Rams "predictable"; His colleague Jeff Gordon writes that it's time to for the Rams to "blow up its offense and start over again".

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense had a dominating performance.

Buccaneers head coach Jon Gruden sat a pair of his fumble prone players down the stretch.

Miami Dolphins running back Ronnie Brown was a workhorse in Miami's 31-28 loss.

"I suck right now", is how Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor summarizes his play.

With 110 yards against the Dolphins, New York Jets running back Thomas Jones began to earn that $20 million dollar contract the Jets gave him in the off-season.

Jets fans actually cheered for quarterback Chad Pennington before the game.

The San Francisco 49ers offense finally showed some signs of life.

The explanation by referee Gerald Austin on an important replay left the 49ers stunned.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were efficient in disposing of the 49ers.

Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will have an MRI today on his knee.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson was inconsistent all day and turned the ball over three times in the first half.

The play of Browns rookie cornerback Eric Wright could make him a spectator next week.

The Oakland Raiders used a lesson from Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan to hang on against Cleveland.

Raiders linebacker Kirk Morrison is on pace for 16 interceptions this season.

The Jacksonville Jaguars controlled the clock and picked up a huge early-season road victory.

Jaguars defensive tackle John Henderson missed the first game of his 5-year career on Sunday.

Woody Paige of the Denver Post sums up the ugly performance by the Denver Broncos.

Injuries to Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler (ankle) and safety John Lynch (groin) has the Denver area holding their breath today.

The last chance never came for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Defensive adjustments by the Seattle Seahawks limited the Bengals to 117 yards passing on 23 second-half attempts.

The Bengals got plenty of yards, but came up short in the points department.

The Seahawks receivers are still dropping too many passes.

Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme injured his throwing elbow, which means David Carr will likely start his first game for the Panthers next week against Tampa Bay.

Usually concussions knock Panthers linebacker Dan Morgan out of games, but this week it was a shoulder/hamstring/heel combo that sidelined him.

The antics of Atlanta Falcons cornerback DeAngelo Hall were costly.

The first field goal attempt by Falcons octogenarian Morten Andersen was thwarted by a bad snap.

The goal-line stand by the defense saved the season for the New York Giants.

A war hero inspired Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress.

The Washington Redskins defense is hurting in multiple ways.

The Redskins jumbled offensive line is a major reason why they couldn't run the ball.

The stars on the Dallas Cowboys lead the beatdown of the Chicago Bears.

The Cowboys special teams nullified Bears return man Devin Hester.

Jay Mariotti of the Chicago Sun-Times says it's time for the Bears to bench both quarterback Rex Grossman and running back Cedric Benson.

Despite the calls by Bears fans for backup quarterback Brian Griese, head coach Lovie Smith says "Rex is our quarterback". Top Stories