Bills 16, Dolphins 6
There were questions about the status of Duante Culpepper
's injury coming into the season, but the Dolphins quarterback is starting to look like his old self again. Unfortunately for Miami fans, he's starting to look a
like his old self again-the old self who had no mobility in the pocket, couldn't spot open receivers and forced passes that turned into interceptions. The old self who completed four TD passes, added a rushing score and ran for 40 yards every game is, as of press time, nowhere to be seen and presumed missing.
The Bills sacked Culpepper seven times, prompting the crowd to start chanting for backup Joey Harrington to get a chance under center. Stomping and clapping to Queen's "We Will Rock You", the crowd sang: "Weeeee wannnnnt"Â¦ Weeeee wannnnnt"Â¦ the guy who Detroit couldn't get rid of fast enough even if it meant they'd have to take a salary cap hit to unload his career 68-point-1 quarterback rating and average of five wins per season!" It was a mouthful, but catchy.
Vikings 16, Panthers 13 (OT)
Once you accept the fact that Minnesota kicker Ryan Longwell
had more touchdown completions than quarterback Brad Johnson,
the rest of this game somehow managed to get even more
boring. Carolina, already without All-Pro wide receiver Steve Smith
and linebacker Dan Morgan
, lost... well, a shitload more players to injury, including left tackle Travelle Wharton
, who left the game with a season-ending knee problem. Team doctors could only offer one possible diagnosis for the rash of injuries.
"Gypsy curse," they nodded in unison. "No other explanation, given that we've since learned our home stadium is not built on an Indian burial ground."
Giants 30, Eagles 24 (OT)
New York entered the fourth quarter down by 17 points but took advantage of the NFL's unwritten "Do not tackle or intercept any quarterbacks named Manning" rule to come back, tie things up and pull out a win in overtime. Manning's winning TD pass to