1. Enough is Enough
After 72 regular-season starts, a minus-13 touchdown-to-interception margin and a 34-38 record guiding a team that has the talent to be markedly better than that, sixth-year quarterback Trent Dilfer finally took his rightful seat on the Buccaneers' bench on Monday. If Tampa Bay coach Tony Dungy hadn't handed Eric Zeier the job, sooner or later Dilfer would have cost the Bucs a shot at the NFC Championship—in a season when the title is well within their reach.
2. Deion 1, Redskins 0
"I'm not old yet," Deion Sanders said on Sunday after the Cowboys' 38-20 rout of the mouthy Redskins. Sanders, 32, upended running back Stephen Davis for a four-yard loss on Washington's first play from scrimmage and, playing with a mild concussion, returned a punt 70 yards for the clinching touchdown in the fourth quarter. Memo to Albert Connell, who along with fellow Washington wideout Michael Westbrook had said before the game that Sanders couldn't keep up with them in coverage anymore: Trash Deion after you've beaten him, not before.
3. Earth to Young
Niners quarterback Steve Young has talked with three Utah doctors about the effect that his recent series of concussions will have on his long-term well-being, and none of them cleared him to play football. Is it sinking in yet, Steve?