Some tidbits as we get set for NFL Week 11 on Sunday.
* Looks like no Santana Moss to catch passes for the Redskins on Sunday, making it even more tough on Jason Campell’s for his first NFL Start. Moss has a sore hamstring that will keep him on the bench. The injury that will keep Moss out of action took place on October 22nd in the loss in Indianapolis. “I’m on the same program. I didn’t do anything all week,” Moss said in today’s Washington Post. “I didn’t make it worse, but it’s not getting any better. I like to be myself, and I don’t want to be out there if I’m not myself.” Moss has 31 catches this season for 452 yards and three TD’s. I think that with Moss out it will only heighten the chances that it will be a very long day for the Redskins offense Sunday as they travel to Tampa to take on the Bucs.
* The Colts will likely be without starting safeties Bob Sanders and Matt Giordano Sunday as well as reciever Brandon Stokely. Indy usually comes up big when it comes to players being down and others stepping up, but it could turn out that not having Sanders and Giordano in the lineup may just be too much to overcome. If there is one thing that the Cowboys have been able to do with Tony Romo in the lineup, its stretch the field with recievers like Terrell Owens and Terry Glenn. This is looking more and more like a game that may end up like Saturday’s Ohio State-Michigan game – 42-39.
* Last season Bengals cornerbacks Deltha O’Neal and Tory James combined for 15 interceptions to help create short fields for the Cincy offense. This year heading into Sundays game in New Orleans – they each have one apiece. Not only that, but now O’Neal will miss the game with a shoulder injury. Last week he was burned for a long TD by Chargers wide out Malcom Floyd in the third quarter of what ended up being an awful 49-41 loss. Bengals D coordinator Chuck Bresnahan said this past week – “I feel like we’re pressing now because we’ve gotten into a little slump on the turnovers so we’re guessing a little bit. We’re not playing technique-conscious like we did. In the past, we bought into what our system was and it put them in good position to make plays.” Look for the Saints to continue the Bengals woes on Sunday at the Dome.