The Jay Cutler
era began with a loss (and with Cutler heaving a costly interception) and with
star receiver Javon Walker whining (again) about not getting the ball.
Defensive captain Al Wilson is out with a strained neck (that was scary on
Sunday night), Denver's lost three straight, and next up are the 10--2
Not pretty. While
lots of NFL kickers are nailing game-winners (page 44), Miami's Olindo Mare
(left) has missed an NFL-high 10 field goals this year and has hit just 64.3%
of his attempts. Given Mare's reported $2.1 million cap figure for 2007, his
10-year run as a Dolphin may end.
Atlanta had lost seven of 10 through Sunday. NHL's injury-crushed Chicago was
still slogging under .500, and Packers' linebacker A.J. Hawk endured a day of
shredding in a 38--10 loss that dropped Green Bay to 4--8.
we took a step back," said the coach after his Chiefs blew a 28--14 lead
and lost to lousy Cleveland. An even worse misstep: Edwards's decision not to
blitz the Browns' untested QB Derek Anderson.