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Fresh Take: Broncos, Eagles, Titans and Bears, Oh My!

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 18:  Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots calls out the play as Sebastian Vollmer #76 listens in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans on October 18, 2009 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
SportsChLeagueContributor IOctober 21, 2009

Welcome back sports fans, it’s another addition of the SCL Fresh Take!  Has the NFL season been a surprise, or what?!?  Jockeying back and forth for biggest surprise of the year are the Denver Broncos on the good side and the Tennessee Titans on the bad! 

The Broncos are 6-0 and running away with the AFC West after pasting San Diego on Monday.  The Chargers are off to their normal weak start and look to be looking up at Broncos in the standings for the rest of the season. 

Meanwhile, the Titans got lathered by Golden Boy Tom Brady and the Patriots who watched Brady throw five touchdown passes in one quarter on route to a 59-0 laugher! 

The Titans never showed up for the game and did not want to be playing in the ice and snow in New England.  I love Jeff Fisher and will love him even more when he’s coaching Dallas next year.

A Fisher firing is on the horizon especially after watching the Titans mail it in game after game this year.  On the flip side, Brady continues his reign as the NFL’s favorite and most protected quarterback.  Did you catch the “roughing” the passer penalty called when one of the Titans waved his hand in front of Brady’s face?  I’m stunned Tom didn’t take a dive to get away.

Two other disappointments showed up on Sunday as the Eagles threw the ball 46 times (88 percent of their plays) against the Raiders and their 31st ranked run defense.  The iggies went down 13-9 which led Head Coach Andy Reid to ponder if they should have ran the ball a few more times. 

The San Diego slow start makes one forget about Philly, but the Eagles always seem to flush home field advantage in the playoffs by blowing games like this and at Cincinnati last year! 

Meanwhile, Matt Forte of the Chicago Bears matched his season total of two fumbles in two successive plays at the goal line Sunday night in Atlanta.  The Bears went down 21-14 and it looks like Forte will get to go the the Tom Coughlin school of frequent fumblers; wrap it up Matt!

And that wraps it up for us, stay Fresh!

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