Extra points

Monday Morning Qb

October 23, 2006|By KEN MURRAY

It's a history thing

Yesterday's 27-7 loss to the Texans dropped the Jaguars to 3-3, but it shouldn't have come as a surprise. The Texans were 4-4 against the Jaguars coming into the season, and knocked them out of a playoff spot with a Week 17 upset in 2004.

Chester Taylor's day

Could the Ravens use running back Chester Taylor? You bet. He had a 95-yard touchdown run for the Vikings and 169 rushing yards in a 31-13 upset of the Seahawks. But it's no sure thing that Taylor could have ignited the Ravens' tepid ground game. The decision to keep Jamal Lewis over Taylor is one of the season's many subplots.

Not a Marino re cord

On a team that had Dan Marino, it seems strange that Joey Harrington could own the Dolphins' record for pass attempts in a regular-season game. But it's true. Harrington threw 62 passes in the Dolphins' 34-24 loss to the Packers, three of which were intercepted. Two of those interceptions were deflections off receivers.

A different game

A week after Jake Delhomme torched the Ravens' secondary for 365 passing yards, the Panthers' quarterback made the big mistake in a 17-14 loss at Cincinnati. With the game winding down, Delhomme tried to squeeze a pass in to Keyshawn Johnson in the back of the end zone, but was picked off by Kevin Kaesviharn.

Down day

Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart (above) finally looked like a rookie against the Raiders. He completed just 13 of 32 passes and threw two interceptions in a 22-9 loss. In a short week after a brutal Monday night loss, that wasn't surprising, either.

That wasn't the idea

Meanwhile, was there a worse free-agent signing than Arizona's adding running back Edgerrin James? He gained 34 yards on 13 carries yesterday and, once again, the Cardinals were forced to abandon the running game.

Multiple threats rule

The Chargers' versatile LaDainian Tomlinson produced 139 scrimmage yards - including one touchdown passing and another receiving - but the Eagles' Brian Westbrook outdid him with 214 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 113 receiving). Westbrook's best play was a 52-yard catch-and-run touchdown that gave the Eagles a brief 21-20 lead. Four Bucs had a shot at Westbrook and missed.

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