The Colts, who were 1-15 last year, are 4-3, and people are starting to notice. "I don't think anybody's going to respect us," George said after the game. "They're going to say Miami gave it to us. That's all right. We like being the underdog."
A jubilant Myron Cope, the radio voice and soul of the Steelers, said, "I got Foster his 100 yards!" after Pittsburgh's 27-3 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday night. Seems that Steeler back Barry Foster was five yards short of his fifth 100-yard game of the season when he was rested late in the game. Cope, in his radio booth, started pounding on the glass partition separating him from the Steeler coaches' booth. Finally, defensive coordinator Dom Capers read Cope's lips and called down to the field. Foster ran the ball once more for 10 yards to finish with 105 yards.... How amazing is this? The pitiful Cardinals ran 26 plays inside the Eagle 30 and didn't score a touchdown in their 7-3 defeat. Because of three Philadelphia offside penalties in the second quarter, Phoenix had six chances from the one-yard line or closer in succession, including two tries from four inches out. Running back Johnny Bailey was stuffed both times. "I hope they have pictures of that series," said Eagle linebacker Byron Evans, "so I can hang them on my wall."
GAME OF THE WEEK
Buccaneers at Saints, Sunday. Poor Randy Grimes. This is his 10th season with Tampa Bay (he's the only Buc to have played for all five coaches in the franchise's 16-year history), and the team has never fared better than 6-10 in his career. This week Grimes, who's a center, is coming off injured reserve (sprained ankle) just in time to play the Saints at the Super-dome—where Tampa Bay is 0-7 and has been outscored 190-90 since he joined the team. "I come to camp every year thinking this season's going to be different," Grimes says. "I tell people, 'This is our year.' But it never is. I guess that makes me the biggest liar in team history."
THE END ZONE
Remember, in the preseason, when Dolphin tackle Richmond Webb loaned his forest green BMW 535i to nosetackle Alfred Oglesby and the car was found abandoned in a rough section of Miami? Afraid he would get into trouble for having missed the team's curfew, Oglesby had invented a story that he had been kidnapped. Last week Webb's BMW was victimized again, this time while it was sitting in the parking lot at Miami's practice facility. Nearby a man was preparing to wash defensive back Liffort Hobley's Jeep Cherokee, but when he started the vehicle the accelerator stuck. The Cherokee smashed into defensive back Stephen Braggs's Nissan Pathfinder, which slammed into the left side of Webb's car, which smacked into running back James Saxon's Ford Bronco. The Cherokee then plowed over a fence and onto the Dolphins' vacant practice field, where the driver finally stopped the vehicle by applying the emergency brake. Webb's BMW sustained heavy damage to the driver's door and to the left front fender area. After the second bizarre incident involving his car, Webb said, "I think I'm going to sell the car. It obviously doesn't love me anymore."