So what if Pro Bowl back Clinton Portis has gone to D.C.? Sophomore Quentin Griffin opened the year with 156 rushing yards. Now unheralded Reuben Droughns (left)--of whom an opponent said, "I'd seen him on PlayStation ... that's really all I know"--has back-to-back games of more than 175 yards. Think other teams are eyeing Mike Shanahan's zone-blocking scheme?
He may act childishly--teasing opponents, doing end zone situps, arriving late--but after three-straight 100yard performances, oh, baby, is he the Man. Now TO (yep, that's him, right) leads 5-0 Eagles to Cleveland to face ex- 49ers teammate Jeff Garcia, of whom he says, "He didn't have a strong enough arm."
Jets and Sharks
While the team, off to a best-ever 5-0 start, spins its own West Side Story about why a new stadium would finally put Manhattan on the map, Shark Tale is whupping Friday Night Lights at the box office.
Jacksonville had lost two straight, and coach Jack Del Rio was fielding advice calls from Jags fan Gene Hackman. Then despite an injured ankle and shoulder, QB Byron Leftwich ("My brothers beat me up as a kid," he says. "That's where my pain tolerance comes from") tossed a TD pass with 45 seconds left to beat the Chiefs and give the Jaguars (4-2) their third last-gasp win.