1. FRED WHO?
Third-string running back Fred Lane rushed for a team-record 147 yards and three scores in the Panthers' rout of the Raiders and afterward added a bulletin board quote: "Coach told us if we took it to the Raiders, they would lay down."
2. MUSICAL QUARTERBACKS
For those first-place Jets, the last 37 Neil O'Donnell-led drives have produced four touchdowns. The last eight by understudy Glenn Foley have yielded three TDs. Let the back-page headlines begin.
3. NOT SO SPECIAL
The Eagles' special teams are the worst in football. In a 31-21 loss in Arizona, Philadelphia's units allowed a 50-yard punt return and a 63-yard kickoff return, committed seven penalties, missed a 37-yard field goal and fumbled a fourth-quarter punt to set up the Cardinals' winning score. "A ghost is haunting our special teams," said Eagles cornerback Troy Vincent.
4. BAD NEWS BEARS
Lousy enough that they lost at home to the reeling Redskins by 23, a game in which wideout Curtis Conway threw his helmet, like a baby, and was ejected for bumping an official. Guard Todd Burger—on the field, mind you—pushed teammate Tyrone Hughes angrily after a Hughes misplay.
5. BAD MOON SETTLIN'
On pace for an 84-catch season in Kansas City, wideout Andre Rison turns suburbanite. He buys Bo Jackson's place in a tree-lined neighborhood.