They're one of two—4--0 NFL teams, that is. In knocking off the Rams (and their
coach, Scott Linehan), Buffalo polished an attractive defensive line: It's
allowed an average of less than 16 points a game. Of the team's best start
since 1992, linebacker Kawika Mitchell (above), told The Buffalo News,
"It's a beautiful thing."
That's Mike Mussina, the Yankees righty and comeback player of the year. Six
shutout innings gave him 20 wins on the season—at 39 he's the oldest 20-game
winner ever—and 270 in his career. Will he retire? Or take a run at 300?
Mussina's not sure yet, but in the meantime he says, "I'm proud of
The Spartans are 4--1 largely because they're using a Ringer. The running
back's gone for 681 yards over the past three games, and he carried—brace
yourself now—44 times in Saturday's win over Indiana. No wonder he's bulled his
way into Heisman contention.
Closing in. The driver's 13th win puts him a few quick turns from his fifth
straight NHRA title. Said Schumacher, who won seven straight, lost a tight one
then won again last week, "I guess we're out of our slump."
And now there are four—winless teams that is. Cincy fell to 0--4, continuing
its woeful play behind a verifiably offensive line. After throwing three picks
and losing a fumble on Sunday, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (above), playing for wounded
Carson Palmer, lamented his "silly mistakes." What's in store this
week? A visit to (yikes!) Dallas.
They're from Wisconsin and had a 19--0 halftime lead over Michigan. Then this:
They gave up 27 straight points, blew a chance to tie by drawing an
"ineligible man" penalty and wound up losers. That's one way to slip
from nine to 18 in the AP poll. Coach Bret Bielema: "We need to quickly
forget what just happened."
Forget that 2--0 start. The Packers' QB tossed three picks in Sunday's loss to
the Bucs, and that's not what really hurt: A late-game shoulder injury left
Rodgers in "intense pain" and could limit him this week. Oh, and the
guy he replaced—a Brett somebody—had himself a day for New York.
Falling out. The fiery driver just doesn't win these days (he's 0 for 2008),
and a 40th-place finish on Sunday dropped him to 11th in NASCAR's Sprint Cup
standings. With seven races to go, Stewart can start gearing up for next