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Early Game Lasso: God vs. America

by Ryan Hudson

Cowboys 28, Lions 27 – The lesson learned here, as always: when it’s America’s Team versus God’s Team, you always take America. Dallas completed a 13-point comeback in the fourth quarter when Jason Witten scored a touchdown with just 13 seconds left in the game. After starting 6-2, Detroit has now lost six in a row, and the rest of the year isn’t looking any easier: at San Diego, home to KC, at Green Bay.

Dolphins 17, Bills 38 –
Miami has now been outscored in their past two games 78 30…against the New York Jets and now Buffalo. Thirty years from now, when we’re celebrating the anniversary of the winless Dolphins, I really hope its Joey Porter who’s on ESPN, rapping.

Rams 10, Bengals 19 – I haven’t seen any highlights from this game yet, so let’s take a look at the boxscore. Rudi Johnson rushed 23 times for 92 yards a touchdown as – wait…Brock Berlin is in the league??

Raiders 7, Packers 38 – This game wasn’t even as close as the score indicates. Green Bay had more than double the first downs Oakland gained (20-9) and racked up almost 450 yards of offense.

Chargers 23, Titans 17 (OT) – Just a crushing blow for Tennessee – up 17-3 with fewer than eight minutes left in the game, at home, and they lost. Vince Young threw for just 121 yards and two interceptions, giving him 16 total picks this year, to go with just seven touchdowns. Can we now all agree that he is not a good quarterback and just move on?

Giants 16, Eagles 13 – Obviously, Donovan McNabb will be blamed for this.

Panthers 6, Jaguars 37 – It would appear as though the novelty of these two “expansion teams” playing each other has finally worn off. Jacksonville dominated Carolina in every way imaginable, but this is what stood out to me: Vinny Testaverde – 13 completions, for 84 yards.

Buccaneers 14, Texans 28 –
Luke McCown against Sage Rosenfels. Really, NFL? We can’t do better than this?