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September 21, 2009 4:29 AM

Eli says "I'm finished!" after crashing Jones' party


Conventional thinking got thrown for a loss around the NFL on Sunday when five of the top six teams in the Grill Room's NFL 100-PROOF RANKINGS went down in flames.

No matter, all that's true and blue about America still stands today after the N.Y. Football Giants went deep in the heart of Texas to christen Jerry Jones' billion-dollar death star by presenting him his fat head on a silver platter.


Giants' quarterback Eli Manning (330 yds, 2 TDs) got revenge against greedy oilmen for Eli's everywhere when he engineered a last-minute drive that resulted in Lawrence Tynes' game-winning, 37-yard FG as the clock expired.

After their 33-31 victory, the No. 3 Giants' were the only top team to survive an unpredictable day around the NFL.

With so much to chew on, we once again offer up platters of bountiful opinion from sports writers and columnists in every NFL city.

If you want baloney and cheese, turn on ESPN and skedaddle. But if you're brave enough to read the writing on the wall, pull up a chair and dig in, while we crack open the morning paper.


I
n the Grill Room, we still love the newspaper business, even if it hates itself.

TODAY'S MENU:

(3) N.Y. Giants 33
(9) Dallas 31

(16) N.Y. Jets 16
(4) New England 9 (10) Atlanta 28
(25) Carolina 20
(23) Cincinnati 31
(12) Green Bay 24 (26) Houston 34
(6) Tennessee 31 (8) Minnesota 27
(32) Detroit 13 (18) Arizona 31
(20) Jacksonville 17 (11) New Orleans 48
(2) Philadelphia 22 (24) Oakland 13
(29) Kansas City 10 (19) Washington 9
(31) St. Louis 7 (22) Buffalo 33
(28) Tampa Bay 20 (14) San Francisco 23
(17) Seattle 10 (15) Chicago 17
(1) Pittsburgh 14
(13) Baltimore 31
(5) San Diego 26 (21) Denver 27
(30) Cleveland 6
(*) Denotes the Grill Room's NFL 100-PROOF RANKING
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