The Good
Alexander the great!
Boy has Shaun Alexander looked good this year. All he did this weekend was rush for 141 yards and score 4 TDs. Alexander currently leads the league in rushing with 715 yards and he leads the league in scoring with 12 TDs.

Where would Seattle be without Alexander? He is averaging 5.5 yards per carry and shows no signs of slowing down. He has a tough test against the Cowboys, Eagles and Colts, but the rest of the schedule for the Seahawks are against soft rush defenses. Alexander could very easily have over 2000 yards rushing this season.

The Good Part II
I’ll take LT for 1000 please!
On Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson accomplished something that only 6 other NFL players had done before him. He ran for a TD, he caught a pass for a TD and threw a 4 yard TD pass to Justin Peelle. The Chargers scored 27 points against the Raiders, 3 TDs and 2 FGs. Tomlinson was responsible for all 3 TDs.

The last person to do it was New England wide receiver David Patten in 2001. Drop me an email if you can name the Dallas Cowboys player who also accomplished the same feat in 1967! (If you don’t and want to know, email me asking

The Bad
The Atlanta Falcons win over the New Orleans Saints.
Usually a win is not a bad thing, but how this win occurred is what got me. The Saints played a good enough game to beat the Falcons as they were tied 31-31 with 9 seconds left. The Falcons lined up for a 41 yard field goal attempt. Falcons kicker Todd Peterson sets sup, the ball is snapped, the kick is up, NO GOOD! The kick sails wide left and the Saints are taking the Falcons to overtime!

The game should have gone into overtime, but instead, the officials called a defensive holding penalty on Saints defensive end Tony Bryant and the Falcons got 5 yards and a chance to try the field goal attempt again. This time from 5 yards closer, Todd Peterson makes the field goal and the Falcons win. Yes it was a win, but it was a bad win!

The Ugly
The still winless Houston Texans.
At the beginning of the season the Houston Texans set high expectations for themselves and it looked like some of those expectations might be reached. Six games into the season though, it’s another story, as they are an horrid 0-5. Their following 5 games on the schedule are against Indianapolis, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Indianapolis again and then Kansas City, they could very well start out the season 0-10.

There has never been a team to go 0-16. In the Super Bowl era, only 3 teams have finished the season without ever winning a game. In their first year in 1960 the Dallas Cowboys finished 0-11-1. The expansion Tampa Bay Bucs of 1976 finished the season a horrible 0-14, and in recent history the Baltimore Colts finished 0-8-1 in the strike shortened season of 1982.

Will the Texans become the first team to go 0-16? With the loss of linebacker Kailee Wong to a season ending injury, and injuries to WR Andre Johnson, defensive end Gary Walker, guard Zach Wiegert and strong safety C.C. Brown, they just might end the season winless.