Being 7--7 doesn't seem so bad for a team that won nine games last year, then lost Brett Favre. Except that they began 3--0, and their new QB, rookie Mark Sanchez, has 18 picks in his last 10 games.
Korver, the Jazz swingman, returned from left-knee surgery for Utah's loss to (ugh) Minnesota; five days later, unable to bury the rock on wounded knee, he had to sit after two minutes.
The Lightning center and Team Canada hopeful (SI, Nov. 16) had four points in 11 games, hurting his Olympic chances. Tampa Bay is hurting too: It went 2--9 in those games.
End of the affair? Sunday's 31--7 loss to the Ravens dropped the Bears to 5--9 and 21--25 since they went to the Super Bowl. So, will Lovie be back next year? G.M. Jerry Angelo wouldn't commit.