» A foot to the right, and Justin Tucker could be out of job. Instead, he's the hero. Life as an NFL kicker.
» Replacement referees were far too inconsistent in their enforcement of contact rules in the secondary. Like a home-plate umpire who doesn't call a consistent game behind the plate, it's hard to know how to play.
» Torrey Smith is worthy of your respect and wonder. One day after his brother was killed in a motorcycle accident, the wide receiver was the same downfield playmaker who has helped transform Baltimore's offense.
» Wide receiver Brandon Lloyd is a nice fit in this Patriots offense. Safe to assume he managed to overcome that daunting playbook.
» If there are football gods, these two teams will meet again in January ... hopefully with real refs. Pound for pound, it's the best rivalry in football right now.
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