Countdown to 0-16
The Chargers are 0-10, and they figure to be underdogs in their last six games (at Denver, Kansas City, San Francisco, at Baltimore, at Carolina, Pittsburgh). Expect a housecleaning of the front office and the coaching staff during the off-season.
In the past 11 months Bill Parcells, Jimmy Johnson, Bruce Coslet and Bobby Ross quit. All cited the stress of being an NFL coach. "Just saw Bruce in California," Boomer Esiason said last week "He looks 10 years younger." No question it's harder to motivate rich players, but as one fortysomething coach told SI last week, "I would be burned out too—if I could afford it."
The license plate of which NFL player?
A. Packers fullback William Henderson
B. Panthers cornerback Doug Evans
C. Steelers running back Richard Huntley
The Last Word
"They are tough, they are physical, but they are not a Super Bowl team."
—PACKERS SAFETY LEROY BUTLER, on the Bucs after they beat Green Bay 20-15 on Sunday