1. And then there was one. By virtue of their 33-26 come-from-behind win over the Bengals, the Broncos became only the 10th NFL team to start a season 8-0. Of the previous nine, seven reached the Super Bowl. It's hard to imagine that Denver won't be the eighth.
2. Off the hook. Redskins coach Norv Turner benches wideout Michael Westbrook for missing last Saturday's practice. The next day Washington plays inspired football and picks up its first win of the season, 21-14 over the Giants. Redskins fans take note: Your team is only three games back in the NFC wild-card race.
3. Some homecoming. Quarterback Kerry Collins returns to Carolina as a member of the Saints and watches from the sideline as the Panthers win their first game, 31-17. "You absolutely can't believe the things that were said to Kerry before, during and after the game," Saints president and general manager Bill Kuharich said on Monday, of the heckling Collins took from the crowd. But that doesn't justify Collins's behavior early on Monday, when he was stopped by police in Charlotte and charged with driving under the influence.