This is what importing a very good line coach ( Russ Grimm, from the Redskins) has done for Pittsburgh: Not only are the Steelers the best rushing team in the league, at 181.8 yards per game, but they also played 535 snaps this season without a holding penalty before getting flagged on Sunday....
Here's another example of why you have to ignore so much of what Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says: Last week he said he would be reluctant to trade his quarterback situation for that of any other team. "There's a lot in me that wouldn't swap our quarterbacks for the best quarterback and the top pick in next year's draft," Jones said. On Sunday, in a 36-3 drubbing, the Eagles scored two touchdowns on Ryan Leaf interceptions.
My Two Cents
Talk Is Cheap For Terrell
1. Terrell Davis was fooling himself when he said last week, after his third knee surgery, "Hopefully I'll be able to play another three or four years." By the time Davis, 29, returns to the Broncos' lineup (probably Dec. 2 in Miami), he will have missed 32 of the previous 40 games with knee and leg injuries.
2. Those who said it was sad that Jerry Rice couldn't end his career with the 49ers should remember this: The organization didn't want him anymore. In nine games as a Raider, Rice has 44 catches and six touchdowns. He wouldn't have put up numbers like that in a full season with the Niners.