1. KORDELL STEWART
Bad Kordell: The Steelers quarterback threw three interceptions in the first half against the Ravens, and Baltimore cashed in for three touchdowns and a 21-0 lead. Good Kordell: He got one of those scores back with a second-quarter touchdown run. All-World Kordell: He threw three touchdown passes and scored on a 74-yard run in the second half. Final: Pittsburgh, 42-34. "There are going to be some other three-interception games coming up, too," Steelers coach Bill Cowher said afterward. "But he'll never lose confidence."
2. ONE INCREDIBLE SUNDAY
Be still, DirecTV hearts. In 10 of the 12 games the trailing team had the ball with an opportunity to tie or win in the final three minutes. Here's how scintillating the games were: Even the Saints were exciting.
3. COMMITMENT TO MEDIOCRITY
Can we please put the Raiders to bed? They're 86-84 over the past decade and only 2-4 this season. They can't fill Oakland Coliseum. They lose to the Chargers by 15 at home. "Teams don't fear us anymore," said tight end Harvey Williams. No kidding.
4. NFL JUSTICE
An antitrust trial begins this week in St. Louis, with the city challenging the legality of the $29 million relocation fee it agreed to pay when the Rams moved east from Anaheim in 1995. Damages could run to $375 million, which means the 24 teams that opposed the Rams' move could be socked for $15 million apiece.
5. BAD CARDS
They led Cincinnati by 21 in the fourth quarter and lost. They fumbled in overtime at Washington and lost. They held the Buccaneers to six first downs, had the lead in the fourth quarter and lost. They were nine points up on the Vikings with five minutes left, missed a 31-yard field goal in the last minute and eventually lost by one. "This is a good team," Cardinals quarterback Kent Graham said on Sunday. He must be having flashbacks to his days at Ohio State.