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- It just feels like the Detroit Lions are better than their record, right? Well, that might actually be the case -- Michael David Smith writes in the Wall Street Journal that the Lions have the worst record in NFL history for a team with a positive point differential. They're currently at +13 and 2-7 -- the second worst team in NFL history with a positive point differential were the 1971 Bengals, who finished 4-10. And yes, this correlates to the fact that the Lions are covering machines (8-1 on the year against the spread) and should correlate to greater success next year.
- Nick Eatman, our Cowboys Rapid Reporter and DallasCowboys.com staff writer, makes the claim that Dez Bryant is the best player on the Cowboys. Frankly, it's a perfectly reasonable argument. Which is a scary thought for the NFC East in terms of the years to come.
- How inspiring is Michael Vick? Even someone like Andrew Joel, who Vick owes $6 million, is cheering for him, according to what he told CNBC's Darren Rovell.
- Brian St. Pierre was promoted to the 53-man roster. Such is the state of the Carolina Panthers right now.
- Brian Urlacher is not concerned about the damage that the Wildcat can do against defense. Which seems safe, considering that it's dead and totally worthless. Just ask any old-fashioned football columnist who hates change! (But, no, seriously, it's been ineffective for Miami this year.
- Terrell Suggs says the Patriots remind him of the cheerleaders from Bring It On. Yes, that's trash talk. No, there's no way to interpret what it means.
- Bleeding Green Nation takes a look at how the Eagles match up, statistically speaking, with the rest of the NFL. Hint: They're good.
- Tyler Thigpen, in an interview with the NFL Network, talks about how much he wants to establish himself as a starter.
- The Bucs just got flexed into primetime, people. That sums up the season nicely, no?