Extra Points

Gameday

December 05, 2005|By KEN MURRAY

GOOD ENOUGH

The Jaguars got enough out of backup QB David Garrard for a 20-14 win in Cleveland. Garrard's 12-yard touchdown pass to Jimmy Smith in the third quarter supplied the winning points, and his 28-yard scramble on third-and-19 helped the Jaguars close out the Browns. He'll have to play much better next week against the Colts.

COLLAPSING BILLS

Bills general manager Tom Donahoe already was under fire, but after blowing a 21-0 lead in Miami, coach Mike Mularkey's job could be in jeopardy as well. QB J.P. Losman threw three first-quarter touchdowns, but the Bills' offense didn't score again in a 24-23 loss.

HEART OF A GIANT

RB Tiki Barber continues to be the heart and soul of the Giants. On a day when Eli Manning's passing game was hit-and-miss, Barber carried 30 times for 115 yards to help the Giants climb over the Cowboys into first-place in the NFC East.

GOING BACKWARD

QB Aaron Brooks either hasn't gotten good coaching or hasn't learned very much during his six seasons with the Saints. Brooks, who has a reputation for making big mistakes, threw four interceptions to deny the Saints a chance in a 10-3 loss to the Bucs.

FORCING IT

Packers QB Brett Favre has become a turnover machine at this point in his career, constantly trying to make plays in a losing cause. He had four more (two interceptions, two lost fumbles) in an ugly 19-7 loss to the Bears.

IS DILFER DONE?

Trent Dilfer's time as a starter in the NFL apparently is up. Browns rookie QB Charlie Frye found Braylon Edwards twice for touchdowns and showed lots of promise in the loss to the Jaguars.

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