Joey Porter plays like the Tazmanian Devil, but unfortunately he doesn't play offense. The up-and-down Bengals get beaten of the playoffs by the New York Jets. Somewhere, Paul Brown shakes his head disgustedly.
Of all those lousy NFC teams, the Rams, to me, are clearly the team playing the best and deserve to be in the playoffs. I'd love to see Marc Bulger get a shot at the Eagles on a windless day in Philadelphia next week. That might be the best wild-card matchup of all.
Somehow, I have a feeling Larry Johnson, who enters the weekend 98 yards behind LaDainian Tomlinson in the rushing race, is going to have a monster day -- even against this good Jags front. Johnson will make it a real race for the rushing crown.
Poor Romeo Crennel. What a good man ... a man who deserves a third year with the Browns to try to make it right. I'm just not sure, after his owner and GM meet early next week, if he's going to get that chance.
I think Vince Young is a bad matchup for New England's not-so-fast linebackers. And I think, no matter what Bill Belichick says to his team beforehand, I don't see them entering this game with much of a sence of urgency. How about Tennessee finishing the season winning nine of 11? Amazing.
The one thing Marty Schottenheimer wants from this game is to see Philip Rivers play like he did in October. Because with two weeks off before the playoffs, you don't want Rivers to have that time think about playing a bunch of mediocre football.