Fisher: My son Brandon's Christ Presbyterian Academy championship football game last year. They started the season 0-3 but made it all the way to the title game, blew a late lead, then won in overtime. He was a sophomore defensive back and made a bunch of tackles. What a game. My heart was in my throat, and it was different for me: I couldn't blitz, couldn't make any calls, couldn't do anything. But I loved every minute of it.
In eight years as a head coach the Colts' Tony Dungy has 69 victories—yet with a win over the Jets on Nov. 16 he would become the first coach to beat all 32 current NFL teams. The Cowboys' Bill Parcells, in his 16th season as a head coach, has beaten every team except the Texans, but Dallas and Houston don't meet again until 2006. The longest-tenured coach in the league, Dan Reeves of the Falcons, who's in his 23rd season and has 188 wins, has beaten 29 of the 32 clubs.
STAR IN THE MAKING
Ravens rookie pass-rushing linebacker Terrell Suggs
After turning in slow times in the 40 at predraft workouts, the highly touted Suggs, out of Arizona State, slipped to the Ravens at the 10th pick. Who's complaining about his speed now? Rushing the passer on nickel downs, Suggs had four sacks and an interception in his first four NFL games.
MY TWO CENTS
1. Why opposing defenses continue to hug the line of scrimmage and respect the Titans' running game is beyond me. Veteran back Eddie George (304 rushing yards in six games) looks tentative and has slowed significantly. What's more, Tennessee's pass-to-run yardage ratio is 3.6 to 1, compared with 2 to 1 for most teams in the league.
2. Until their defense shows it can stop someone, the Packers can forget about making the playoffs. In its two home losses Green Bay gave up 30 and 40 points to the Vikings and the Chiefs, respectively.