A day after knocking off BYU 31--3 and improving to 7--0 for just the fourth time since 1938, TCU was rewarded with a No. 5 BCS ranking and has now won 20 regular-season games in a row. Win out, and the Horned Frogs have a shot to play for the national title thanks to early losses by 'Bama and Ohio State.
The Rams' 20--17 win over the Chargers on Sunday was the league's biggest upset last week, and extended St. Louis's home winning streak to three for the first time since 2004 ... the year QB Sam Bradford (right) was a junior at Putnam City (Okla.) North High School.
Human replay machine Ross (1.667 OPS in six playoff games) smacked three nearly identical home runs in the first two NLCS games. The Giants acquired the eighth-year journeyman off waivers in August. How did they ever score without him? Oh, yeah, they didn't.
The Maple Leafs started the season with four straight wins for only the fourth time in the franchise's 93-year history. Led by captain Dion Phaneuf (right), Toronto is second in goals per game (4.0) and sits atop the Northeast, a division it hasn't won since 2000.