The Bears, without a true number one receiver, and without their leader on defense, Brian Urlacher, beat the defending Super Bowl Champion Steelers, 17-14 (K Jeff Reed's fault). The game was at Chicago, true, but this wasn't supposed to happen. As a Viking fan, I was really hoping this wouldn't happen! And what's the deal with Urlacher anyway? He can't play with a cast? I seem to remember players, back in the day, playing with casts. What a puss!
In Tennessee, the same Texans team that got embarrassed at home by the Jets, 24-7, beat the AFC South Champs from a year ago, 34-31, in their house! That's a shocker! And I don't mean the two in the pink, one in the stink variety! Andre (I'm the best receiver in the NFL) Johnson exploded for 10 catches- 149 yds and 2 TD's- against one of the best CBs in the league, Cortland Finnegan! At Tennessee! The only reason, I can think of, why this could happen is because the Oilers, er Texans, are still mad that the Oilers, er Titans, moved to Tennessee from Planet Houston. That has to be it!
And in Green Bay, the for sure bet of the day was for the Packers (coming off a last minute win over the Bears) to trounce the lowly Bungles, er Bengals. I mean, c'mon, it's the Bungels, fer Christ's sake! They're the best team in the league at finding a way to lose! And they're playing at Lambeau! Nobody wins at Lambeau- or at least nobody used to... until now. Bengals 31-24. And Mr. Ochocinco's dream was realized; getting to do the Lambeau Leap! (picture of how happy the Packer fans were to the right).
The Giants winning at Dallas usually isn't that big a deal, but when it's the first game at Dallas' new $1.2 billion stadium, that's just silly. Of all teams, the Giants took the first game at Dallas' new stadium. The Giants! Being a Viking fan, that would be like the Vikings christening a new stadium and the Packers coming in and beating the Vikings. Blasphemy! I will say this, Jerry Jones is an intense customer. Even before his team lost, his eyes were shooting darts at anyone that tried to talk to him while the game was going on. And after his team lost, well lets just say he wasn't very happy.
And last, but not least, I'm pretty sure Eagles fans are missing the late Jim Johnson right about now. The NO Saints, who seem to be pretty good offensively, rolled into Philly yesterday and dropped 48 on the NFC Champ runner-ups! 48! I know Drew Brees could score 30 on anybody with the MN Gophers offense, but 48 on the vaunted Philly "D"? In Philly?
Pretty sure that's not supposed to happen.
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