Everyone loves a winner, and supermodel Heidi Klum visited the Pats' sideline as they ran their winning streak to 20 games. Even before the thumbs up, New England looked good-- Victoria's Secret named Boston one of U.S.'s sexiest cities.
After a loss to the intrastate rival Browns, Palmer's Bengals are now 1-4, and the QB is rated last in the NFL. People are pestering coach Marvin Lewis to go back to Jon Kitna, last year's savior. In other Carson news, McCullers's The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter got beaten by One Hundred Years of Solitude on USA Today's list of best-selling classics.
A U.S. city that actually misses the locked-out NHL is finding little solace in the Lions (3-2), who've lost two straight at home. Players are wearing ask steve Tshirts to direct reporters to coach Mariucci, who has been groping for Motor City metaphors. "We hit a big bump in the road, a pothole," he said after Sunday's loss.
With Penn State 2-4 going into homecoming, Joe Paterno says he's "tired of not being good enough." Meanwhile, school has renewed silly ban on scouts attending practice, and prized alum Kerry Collins (right, in '94) is 1-3 and getting booed in Oakland.
It was nice that the team wives hosted a pre-Halloween party for kids last week. Now, if they want to scare Kansas City fans, they'd dress up as the Chiefs' secondary: K.C. (1-4) has allowed an average of 27 points in its four losses and on Sunday gave up a 67-yard game-winning drive to Last-minute Leftwich.