· Despite winning for the second consecutive week, the Minnesota Vikings are a team which is not running on all cylinders. In winning 24-21 over the New York Giants, Minnesota scored 21 points on returns before veteran quarterback Brad Johnson led the team on a 42-yard drive, ending with kicker Paul Edinger nailing the game-winner from 48 yards out with 10-seconds remaining in the game. The Minnesota victory keeps the Vikings within striking distance of the Chicago Bears (6-3) and saves head coach Mike Tices job for another week.
· Quarterback Byron Leftwich gave the Baltimore Ravens a good look at what they missed when a draft day deal which would have landed the Ravens the quarterback fell through. Passing for 211 yards with a touchdown, Leftwich led a methodical Jacksonville offensive attack to dominate the Ravens 30-3. When the Ravens were unable to secure a deal to land Leftwich, Baltimore settled for Kyle Boller, who returned from injury to face the Jaguars. Boller was instrumental in the Ravens demise, throwing three interceptions. On the coaching hot-seat, Baltimore head coach Brian Billick remains on thin-ice following yet another embarrassing loss.
· Kansas City coming off a thrilling victory over the Oakland Raiders one-week ago, couldnt keep the momentum against the Buffalo Bills. In a 14-3 loss to the Bills, Kansas City moved the ball effectively, but four Trent Green turnovers (three interceptions and one fumble) stalled the high-powered Chiefs offense.
· Joey Harrington throws for 231 yards and three touchdowns. Kevin Jones rushes for 81 yards. Roy Williams hauls in three touchdown passes. Now, only if the Lions could play the defenseless Cardinals every week.