Snap Judgments (cont.)
Posted: Sunday October 28, 2007 7:00PM; Updated: Monday October 29, 2007 1:26AM
The next time the Bengals defense stops the run will be the first time the Bengals defense stops the run. The Steelers tore through Cincy for 160 yards in their win at Paul Brown Stadium on Sunday, led by Willie Parker's 126-yard, one-touchdown day on 22 carries.
There's no more glaring broken record in the NFL. Will the rushing defense woes ever end for Marvin Lewis' team?
Who said Sebastian Janikowski was a wasted first-round pick? Oakland's kicker -- who always sort of seemed to me to be the John Daly of the NFL -- had three field goals at Tennessee to beat out Chris Bahr as the Raiders' career leader in field goals. Janikowski's always an adventure on field goals, but he has 165 of those babies now, three more than Bahr.
Oh, and this just in: It rains a bit in London. Been known to get a tad foggy too. Wembley's turf -- sorry, pitch -- didn't fare so well in the wet conditions that prevailed on Sunday. Apparently us Yanks have mastered the art of drainage systems to a degree they haven't in jolly old England.
The NFL might want to be aware of that little sticky wicket the next time it decides to kick it off in England.
Wait a minute. I thought Jay Feely said he had experience kicking a football in the mist and wet of England? The Dolphins kicker missed wide right on a 48-yard field goal attempt on Miami's opening drive against the Giants, his ex-team, and then dribbled an onside kick out of bounds in the final moments, killing the Dolphins' comeback.
Turns out Feely played the "other football'' in England, touring the U.K. three times as a teenaged soccer player while growing up in the Tampa area.
Livening up things a bit in the dreary conditions were unconfirmed reports of a streaker at Wembley. And I don't think they were talking about wideout Ted Ginn Jr. in this case.
As part of the rebuilding program that has already begun in Miami, the Dolphins are thought to be open to trading that 26-foot-tall animatronic version of Miami defensive end Jason Taylor that was assembled just for the London game. In case you missed, it the bigger version of J.T. weighs more than a ton, has moveable arms and legs and motors nearly 5 mph, with a footstep that spans about 8 feet. (No word on whether it is married to the animatronic version of Zach Thomas' sister).
Early speculation has Redskins owner Daniel Snyder interested in trading for the Thomas robot, but he's wary, having been burned on one stiff already in the Adam Archuleta deal.