1. O'Donnell's Revenge
In the last three years, the Steelers have chosen Kordell Stewart and the Jets have chosen Glenn Foley and Vinny Testaverde to play quarterback over Neil O'Donnell. On Sunday, O'Donnell took the Bengals 93 yards in 1:36, ending the drive by outfoxing the Steelers with a fake spike before throwing the winning last-minute touchdown pass. O'Donnell completed 20 of 26 passes for 298 yards and three scores, with no interceptions. Sunday's numbers for the three who ran O'Donnell out of town: 49% passing, one touchdown pass, two interceptions and a pair of fumbles.
2. Rare Birds
What two teams have the best record in the NFL over the last 11 regular-season games? A clue: Both have employed Brett Favre. The Falcons and the Packers are 9-2. Atlanta, which faces the Saints, the Jets and the Rams in the next three weeks, is a heavy favorite to grab a wild card.
3. Parcells-Patriots III
On Sunday, eight days before this season's first Jets-Patriots showdown, vendors were selling CAN THE TUNA T-shirts outside Foxboro Stadium. Jets coach Bill Parcells returns to his old stomping ground, and this time he brings former New England running back Curtis Martin with him. "Bill coming back, Curtis coming back, Monday night, division game," New England quarterback Drew Bledsoe said. "This is turning into Red Sox-Yankees."