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Ravens offensive consultant says beating his old team, the Giants, on Sunday was just another win. Yeah, right. His top pupil, Kyle Boller, had four-TD game as Baltimore neared wild-card position. Pretty good ad for a man prowling for a head-coaching job.
Coaching the Browns
Cleveland looks more inept (17--17!--total yards versus Bills) under Terry Robiskie (right) than it did under Butch Davis. "It was men against boys," Robiskie said after 37-7 loss. Guess you've got to get out of Dodge: Ex-Browns Bill Belichick (Pats coach), Marty Schottenheimer ( Chargers coach) and Ozzie Newsome ( Ravens G.M.) are thriving.
Last year Cowboys owner-G.M. saw his team go 10-6 and was hailed for hiring (and--gasp!--getting along with) Bill Parcells. On Sunday 5-8 Dallas all but ended playoff hopes, and in aftermath of spat with Parcells over who should be starting QB, Jones bowed out, saying, "I could make that call, but I'm making it Bill's call."
Bad week for Bears RB Adrian Peterson (right), who had no carries in 22-3 loss to Jaguars. (More painful: seeing brother Mike, a Jags LB, twist the knife with five tackles and a sack.) Oklahoma RB had loss of his own: to Matt Leinart for Heisman. Disappointed freshman to New York's Daily News: "I'm not going to be the person to dwell on things."
Loss to Montana eliminated Bearkats from playoffs, disappointing coach Ron Randleman, who later announced his retirement after 23 years in the NCAA. On Sunday all three of the school's NFL alums-- Cowboys safety Keith Davis, Browns TE Keith Heinrich and Cardinals QB Josh McCown--were losers.