14. Drew Brees has almost as many interceptions now (nine) as he did all last season (11). And you wonder why the Saints can't win?
15. Say goodbye to the home-field advantage in Denver. The Broncos are 1-2 there this year, winning only when Oakland had to re-kick a field goal that should've won the game. What's worse, the Broncos are 2-6 in their last eight home dates -- with Sunday's loss to San Diego their worst there since 1966.
Just asking but ...
• When it comes down to it, isn't this season really all about Indianapolis vs. New England?
• What happens first: Detroit winning in Washington or the Cubs in the World Series?
• Where in the world was the clock management on Green Bay's last series?
• How would you assess Arizona's chances in the NFC West now?
• Who produces the first victory -- Miami, New Orleans or St. Louis?
Five things I like
1. Julius Peppers making a play. Finally. So he has no sacks. He can block field goals.
2. That gutsy third-down call by Chicago offensive coordinator Ron Turner. Hey, when you're 1-4, why not roll the dice?
3. The chances for another Kellen Clemens sighting ... and soon.
4. Brodie Croyle's short-term future.
5. Listening to Peyton Manning. He and Brett Favre are the absolute best at postgame news conferences.
Five things I don't
1. Travis Johnson's taunting of an unconscious Trent Green. What? Are you kidding me? "It was a malicious hit," Johnson said afterward. "God don't like ugly, you know what I mean?" Uh, actually, no, I don't, Travis.
2. That stupid toss when Atlanta is first-and-goal at the Tennessee 1. What's wrong with a quarterback sneak or a straight dive, Bobby Petrino?
3. Carolina's pass rush. The Panthers have two sacks all year. Honest.
4. Shaun Alexander with a wrist injury. He can say it doesn't bother him, but he's just not the same back.
5. Baltimore's offense. Sorry, guys, but field goals just don't cut it.
My top five
2. New England
5. Green Bay
My bottom five
29. N.Y. Jets
30. New Orleans
31. St. Louis