1. Destiny's Child: Nice summer for Vikings coach Dennis Green. He loses 40-plus pounds and gains the league's biggest new star, rookie wideout Randy Moss, who grabs two touchdown passes in the season's first 24 minutes. "He's not the greatest receiver we ever faced," Bucs corner Donnie Abraham said on Sunday after a 31-7 thumping, "but he's going to be." And Green, with a new contract extension, is $4.65 million richer. Dennis, can you say Team of Destiny?
2. The Magic Flutie: Score round 1 of the Rob Johnson versus Doug Flutie battle in Buffalo for Flutie. With Johnson sidelined by a concussion, Flutie, the 35-year-old pixieish CFL refugee, came off the bench in the third quarter and, on his second series, threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Andre Reed. He completed 12 of 20 passes, including another touchdown throw to Reed, and almost rallied the Bills in a 16-14 loss to the Chargers. A couple more performances like that, and Buffalo coach Wade Phillips will have a controversy on his hands.
3. No Doubting Thomas: It's no secret that Chiefs linebacker Derrick Thomas wants the single-season NFL sack record (the Jets' Mark Gastineau had 22 in 1984), but this is ridiculous. Thomas embarrassed the Raiders with six sacks on Sunday night. "Maybe I'll go for 62," Thomas said.