It's not where he is--contending in the NFC East after guiding the Giants to three consecutive wins--so much as where he's been. Before beating the Redskins on Sept. 19, he'd gone nearly two years without a victory and endured talk-radio hell in St. Louis, where wife Brenda carped about his playing time, and in New York, where cries rang out for the Eli era to begin.
The A's slinked out of the playoff race, and the Raiders (2--2) have now lost 11 straight road games. They head to Indianapolis this week, and with Rich Gannon down and backup Kerry Collins tossing interceptions, the force is definitely not with Al Davis these days.
North Side, South Side, there's just no relief. It's not only Da Bears (they're 1--3 with quarterback troubles--yes, again!), it's the Cubbies (Oh, the humanity!) and those lackluster Chisox.
Ten years after his long-awaited pay-per-view concert was eclipsed by O.J.'s Bronco run, ex-Baywatch stud and Dan Marino look-alike accepts role as lifeguard in SpongeBob SquarePants movie.
Look who's No. 4--in the NFC North. With Brett Favre banged up, the Packers are 1--3 for the first time since '93 and 0--2 at home, making Vegas oddsmakers look like American idiots.