In the face of the California fires—24 Chargers had to leave their homes;
firefighters led players onto the field for Sunday's game—the team won its
third straight. They scored 35 points, Antonio Gates (above) went over 4,000
yards receiving, and the Vikings' generous defense awaits. Linebacker Matt
Wilhelm: "The confidence is continuing to build."
Texas Tech is limping (6--3, 2--3 in the Big 12 South), but its top receiver is
soaring—Crabtree's 12 catches last Saturday gave him an NCAA freshman-record
100 on the season.
In his first start of the season, the Jaguars cornerback ran an interception
back 28 yards for a TD in a win over the Bucs. That's 13 straight years with at
least one pick for Glenn—"That is why he is here," explained coach Jack
Del Rio—who had four tackles and took an IV to battle dehydration.
Thanks for opting out, A-Rod! How often does a team get a $21 million gift ...
let alone by way of ruthless agent Scott Boras?
They're down (five straight losses) and out: linebacker Jonathan Vilma's gone
for the year (knee), QB Chad Pennington is being replaced after another lousy
performance. "There's like a cloud over us," defensive tackle Dewayne
Robertson (above) told New York's Daily News. No relief in sight. The Jets are
1--7 against Washington, this Sunday's foe.
In the misery of the Boston sweep this Rocky has company. In the matter of
hitting .150 without an RBI in the postseason, including 0 for 10 in the
Series, he does not.
Watch his back, Bears fans. The linebacker says he's been getting treatment and
saw a specialist for an arthritic condition—and he sure is getting grumpy,
grunting his way through interviews. A meager four tackles in a loss to
Detroit, not to mention Chicago's 3--5 record, isn't helping his mood.
Three $7 million-plus-a-year men ( Scott Gomez, left, Jaromir Jagr and Chris
Drury) does not add up to a good start. The team is 3--6.