Week 5: Finally No More Talk About T.O. Back in Philly

The problem of having cable is that I can't get the NFL Sunday package. Since I can't, I'm stuck with whatever they force me to watch on TV. Today was a perfect example. While 95% of FOX's audience would see the most anticipated regular season game this season between the Eagles and Cowboys, I had to watch the Jaguars completely annihilate the Jets 41-0. Why? Because I live in Jacksonville and since the game was sold out it would be shown on CBS. Therefore no other game could be broadcast at the same time. Yeah I could have gone to a bar crowded with loud screaming Eagle fans but I wanted to avoid loud screaming Eagle fans. I know you're saying just get Direct TV but I'm a not a creature of change.

In the most overhyped regular season game we'll hear about for a long time, the main focus of the hype, Terrell O.D. wasn't that much of a factor. Three catches, 45 yards, and nothing worth writing about. He was such a non factor that his first catch came in the third quarter. The story ended up being a back and forth battle between division rivals that was sealed with a Lito Sheppard 102 yd interception return. In between we saw the real spotlight stealer, Donovan McNabb throw for 354 yards and two touchdown. We also may have been Drew Bledosoe's final game as a starter as he was sacked seven times and threw three interceptions, including the final one on a throw into the endzone to try and tie that game. Instead it was badly thrown and Lito Shepard ran it back.

Can we just call the Bears the best team in the NFL now?

The Chicago Bears could have easily had a let down game after utterly beating the defending NFC champions last week. Instead the Bears keep on rolling with a high powered offense and an even better defense. This week the Bills and JP Losman were the victims of a 40-7 beating. They scored on their first five possessions to lead 27-0. The Chicago Bears have allowed a mere 36 points (7.2 a game) while scoring 156 (31.2 a game) this season en route to their first 5-0 start since 1986. You get the idea. When they're doing crazy Matrix shit (above) then we know why they're playing so well.

Did Reggie Bush finally find the endzone?

Reggie broke his cherry and scored his first NFL touchdown.Fittingly he did it in typical Reggie Bush fashion. He took a punt 65 yards with less than five minutes to play to lead the Saints to a 24-21 victory in their second game back in the Superdome. Though Reggie was the first running back draft, he's been outperformed by rookies such as Laurence Malroney, Jerious Norwood, Joseph Addi, and Maurcie Jones-Drew. Maybe now that since this monkey is off his back, he'll run off more highlight reel runs.

Will the Oakland Raiders go 0-16?

At halftime in their game against San Francisco, there's was surprise that the Oakland Raiders were actually leading 13-7. But come on this is the Raiders and only bad ugly things happen to them. In the second half it was all 49ers. Randy Moss caught his 100th touchdown pass to move to 5th all time but the who really cares? When his career is over will he be Hall of Fame material? I'm thinking Pete Rose might have a better chance in this lifetime.

Oakland has a real shot of going 0-16. Looking at the remaining schedule, their only two chances at getting a win are with Arizona and Houston at home. Other than that they play on the road at Denver, Seattle, Kansas City, San Diego, and the New York Jets. Their remaining home schedule has Pittsburgh, Seattle, St. Louis and Kansas City. Though the upset can happen any given Sunday, the Raiders just might do enough to find a way to continue this losing streak.

How did new starting quarterbacks do this week?

Joey Harrington started for Dante Culpepper this week and showed that he has loses in his blood because he did it again. You can't blame it all on him but he didn't help his team by throwing two interceptions. He also had the unfair advantage of playing against New England.

Bruce Gradowski didn't play like a rookie today especially with his first start being on the road. He made only one costly mistake, fumbling while being sacked near his 20-yard line, a turnover that led to a New Orleans touchdown. Otherwise he had 225 yards passing and two touchdown with no interceptions. He's worth keeping an eye on for any fantasy football players needing a quarterback. I know I am.

Matt Leinart got off to a hot start completing his first six passes with two going for touchdowns against a defense that had no allowed a passing touchdown in 12 quarters. But then he cooled off along with the rest of the Cardinals and they lost 23-20 to the Cheifs. Neil Rackers had a chance to tie the game but missed a 51 yard field goal. He said he had fun this week, which is what he'll need because next week he faces the Bears' defense on Monday night. It's probably better to put in Kurt Warner and let him being the tackling dummy next Monday night.

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FOX crew were waiting for an outburst from TO 
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