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10/05/2010 12:11 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

10 Things We Learned From NFL Week 4

  1. No one can accuse the Buffalo Bills of peaking too soon.
  2. The NFL has banned Jared Allen's post-sack calf-roping routine because his knee touches the ground while he performs it. That's like banning handguns because they make too much noise when they're used to kill people.
  3. Calling a timeout to ice a kicker before a potential game-winning 59-yard field goal attempt on the last play of the game never works.
  4. The ball may have crossed the goal line on Maurice Jones-Drew's touchdown run, but his helmet certainly didn't.
  5. Hamstring injuries are contagious.
  6. If this football thing doesn't work out for Taylor Mays, he has a bright future as a ballet dancer.
  7. Arian Foster will no longer be required to attend the Texans' team meetings.
  8. LaDainian Tomlinson has apparently stopped working out with Kimbo Slice.
  9. If Southwest Airlines needs someone for their next "Wanna Get Away?" commercial, Ahmad Bradshaw, Nate Clement, and Marc Mariani will all volunteer.
  10. Flipping off a ref if you're an NFL assistant coach: $40,000. Flipping off fans at an MMA event if you're an NFL head coach: $50,000. Flipping off opposing team's fans when the NFL team you own has just won a game: $250,000. Phone call from Roger Goodell: priceless.