Even with Minnesota's Randy Moss relegated to two snaps of decoy duty, Tennessee still made sure to take away the deep ball. So Daunte Culpepper and the Vikings shifted gears and grind one out against the struggling Titans.
With a little over two minutes to play and the New York Jets driving for a go-ahead score, the Patriots defense huddled on the sideline. It was fourth-and-8 from the New England 30, and the Patriots clung to a six-point lead. They stayed calm, drawing on their varied experiences in close games, and knew they had to get after Chad Pennington to have any chance at saving the game.
If Kansas University's football team wanted any shot whatsoever at sucker-punching No. 2 Oklahoma on Saturday, it would have needed a complete game with efficient execution and even stronger discipline.
Jason White was more than all right. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner rained passes on Kansas University all Saturday afternoon.
As expected, Kansas University sent two quarterbacks to tangle with Oklahoma on Saturday.
You never know when a football team won't show up. Second-ranked Oklahoma, for instance, could have had an emotional letdown Saturday after last week's satisfying win at Kansas State. The Sooners could have been looking ahead to next week's Bedlam Series battle with Oklahoma State.
Jay Fiedler threw a game-clinching touchdown pass, then sprinted the length of the field to join his teammates in an end zone celebration, waving his index finger as he ran. No, the Miami Dolphins aren't No. 1. But they do have victory No. 1.