Week three is all but in the books minus tonights tilt between the Titans and Saints. There were plenty of storylines Sunday yet again, and here we go with this weeks Winner and Losers:
Brett Favre – Sure he’s old, and sure he should have likely retired two years ago, but you’ve gotta love the way that the gunslinger is playing right now. It would have been easy for the Packers to mail it in down to the Chargers late, but Favre would have none of it, leading Green Bay down the field for the winning score. The Pack truly is back, and with the Bears struggling, anything can happen in the NFC North.
Rex Grossman – We’d like to thank Rex Grossman YET AGAIN for another awful performance when it counted. Can anyone give me a reason why Grossman should start anymore for the Bears? I thought so. He makes bad decisions, hurts drives with mistakes, and is killing the Bears chances to get to the level where they were last year. Time to cut the cord, give Brian Griese a shot.
New York Giants Defense – I bet you’d never have thought you would have seen that under “winners.” Give them credit, this unit did a nice job buckling down and halting the Redskins march on their final drive to try and tie the game at 24. They also didn’t panic after trailing 17-3, and allowed their offense time to get back in the game. I don’t think we’ll see them here again in 2007, but I’ll give it to them this week.
St.Louis Rams Offense – The defense hasn’t played well either, but the offense has been just bad to start the season. 32 points in three games with Marc Bulger, Steven Jackson and Tory Holt? Yes a big chunk of their offensive line is either gone for the year or hurt right now, but there is no way this team should be 0-3 with losses to Carolina, SF and Tampa Bay with that talent.
Lane Kiffin – After being burned last week from getting his first win by having the Broncos call a time out as they were kicking the game-winning field goal in OT, Kiffin turned the tables on Cleveland Sunday, doing the EXACT same thing to Phil Dawson before he took a swing at a 40-yard game-winner. The time out was called, forcing Dawson to do it again, and this time, it was blocked, earning the Radiers their first win of the year, 26-24.
DeAngelo Hall – The Falcons corner earned a whopping 67 yards of penalties on one drive, that ended up being a TD drive that tied the game vs Carolina at 17 on Sunday. Reports then say he was beat up in the locker room postgame. Hall is a superb talent, no doubt, but his mouth and actions cost the Falcons a real shot at win number one Sunday at home.