1 Drew Brees has picked up where he left off last
season, when he led the Saints to the NFC Championship Game. In his last two
preseason games combined, Brees has completed 18 of 20 passes against
first-team defenses. "I'm getting excited," he said after strafing the
Bengals last Saturday night.
2 NFL owners' charging fans regular-season prices for
tickets to preseason games is a travesty. LaDainian Tomlinson has sat for eight
straight exhibitions—the Chargers say he gets enough work in practices to be
ready for the season—but San Diego fans still have to pay from $54 to $290.
3 I will be surprised if Byron Leftwich, now the
lightest he has been as a pro (242 pounds), doesn't have the kind of
franchise-quarterback season the Jaguars envisioned when they drafted him
seventh overall in 2003.