St. Louis used a fake punt to hold off Seattle 28-26. The Seahawks had rallied from a 21-6 deficit at the half to pull within one score of the Rams with 3:18 to play.
Cincinnati and Carolina tied 37-37 Sunday. It was all about the kicking game in overtime. Each team traded field goals before Cincinnati's Mike Nugent missed a 36-yard attempt on the final play to end the game in a deadlock.
In an era when cities are giving huge amounts of money to already wealthy owners (Cobb County is spending $368 million on a new stadium for the Braves), it's extremely refreshing to see a city like L.A. realize they are the ones with leverage.
In a sign of ultimate causticness, it was one of Reid's old nemeses, clock management, that put Eagle-sized eggs on Chip Kelly's face.
Seems like the Steelers forgot how to do a lot of things during this rainy Sunday afternoon. Like, catch passes. Or, you know, run the ball.
The Chargers have already lost their RB and a major WR, Kansas City is a sleeping tiger for 2012, Oakland still goes as Darren McFadden goes and, despite appearances, it's not all about Peyton Manning in Denver.
There are 32 teams in the NFL and only one will be crowned each year. The two organizations that I think should be in the hot seat are the San Diego Chargers and the Atlanta Falcons.
Every death can bring us together. I've talked to people I haven't spoken with in over 10 or 20 years. Rummaged through pictures and videos. Tapped down memory lane a bit. But I've also seen that we continuously have choices.
The Junior Seau tragedy is so very sad. But I'm afraid it won't be the last. Until something is done to protect a player's brain from trauma, many won't be equipped to handle life after they leave the game.
Playing for USC put me in contact with a few men who went on to play in the NFL and had to give up the game in their 20s and 30s. And they all, to a man, shared some kind of dip in their spirits.
The Giants seem to be entering their typical end of season slide. The Cowboys are always a risk to implode. And being at home doesn't seem to help them.
Word is the NFL will get a whopping increase in its TV money. When all is said and done they'll rake in around $7 billion a year.
I did such a bad job with my picks last week, that this week I've turned making the picks over to Chef Spouse. If he blows it, too, next week, I'm let...
This week, the Eagles host the 49ers. Working in the Eagles favor will be the fact that kickoff will feel like 10 a.m. to the 49ers.
(The problem with pre-writing a post and scheduling it to my main property -- Snarkin' the NFL -- is that I forget to re-post to my syndication sites...
Thanks to the NFL's blackout rule requiring home games to be sold out at least 72 hours before kickoff, the rest of the Chargers' games this season are expected to be blacked out.