The hype of the Michael Vick vs. Donovan McNabb vs. Philadelphia ended up being nothing more than stale bread.
Yes the Redskins won 17-12. Yes McNabb got his “revenge” on Eagles coach Andy Reid and the Eagles organization for dumping him after 11 years of service (however, McNabb finished the game with 125 yards passing, a touchdown
and an interception for a passer rating of 60.2). And yes, most importantly, with the Giants shocking 17-3 over then undefeated Chicago Bears three of the four NFC East teams are all 2-2, making the division as wide open as a patient’s mouth in the dentist office.
On another note, Vick injured his ribs early in the game that indirectly could have cost the Eagles the win. Kevin Kolb, the original Eagles starter, did finish the game 22-of-35 for 201 yards and a TD. Now, we’ll have at least two games to see if Kolb is the player Reid says he is or the player who will be out of Philly at season’s end.
The T.O. Show: Congratulations go out to Bengals wide receiver Terrell Owens who had 10 catches for 222 yards and a score and who moved into second place all-time in receiving yards with 15,325. He also moved into fifth on the receptions list.
All that and Cincinnati still was beaten by the Cleveland Browns 23-20.
The rest of Week 4 scores:
- Falcons 16, 49ers 14: After San Francisco’s Nate Clements intercepted what should have been the game clincher, Atlanta’s receiver Roddy White forced the fumble that allowed the Falcons another opportunity — and made the Niners pay. That’s appears to how the Niners season is headed.
- Jets 38, Bills 14: Yes New York looked great, but it was only Buffalo. OK, the Jets LOOKED GREAT.
- Packers 28, Lions 26: Green Bay’s quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw three touchdowns and the mighty Packers STILL only won by two.
- Broncos 26, Titans 20: Tennessee actually made enough plays to win but Kyle Orton (341 yards passing, two touchdowns) made the one that counted.
- Rams 20, Seahawks 3: Yes people, St. Louis has won two games in a row. Even more impressive, it actually have the inside track to WIN the NFC West.
- Saints 16, Panthers 14: Was it great that Carolina showed life or that New Orleans barely won?
- Ravens 17, Steelers 14: A true clash of the titans, this game came down to the wire — just like the division will be with these two jockeying for the title at the end of the season.
- Texans 31, Raiders: 24: Houston rebounds nicely.
- Jaguars 31, Colts 28: Is this a bad sign for the mighty Indianapolis?
- Chargers 41, Cardinals 10: Arizona is slowly becoming the team that they use to be — trash.
- Patriots 41, Dolphins 14: New England’s offense didn’t do anything, but how ‘SPECIAL’ they were in the win anyway.