1. What do Jack Del Rio and Bobby Petrino have in common? Both have made a QB change that involves Gary Coleman, er, I mean Byron Leftwich. Del Rio looks like a genius for replacing Leftwich with Garrard who has been rock solid all season long. Petrino looks like a nimrod for benching Harrington for Leftwich for today's game versus Tampa Bay. Leftwich could have easily been replaced with a steaming pile of dog poo today with little to no decrease in offensive production. 2. How great was it to see Andre Johnson back on the field today? Our backup WR's did a fine job in his absence, but you just can't replace AJ! 3. You really have to feel badly for the Minnesota Vikings. They lose RB Adrian Peterson and then have to bring Chester Taylor off the bench. He trots out there for them and can only muster up 164 yards and 3 TD's. Just awful. Poor, poor Vikings. 4. I've never seen a field goal like the one that Cleveland had at the end of regulation against Baltimore. The ball bounced off the upright, then bounced off of the pole that holds the uprights up, then bounced back into the field of play. I was glad to see that I was not an *****, though, for calling the field goal "good" because it went through the uprights, even if it came back out. 5. I'm not a big Reggie hater and I'm not a huge Mario homer. But it was a little sweet today watching Reggie's production (against our rather porous defense, I might add) come up short. Actually, seeing the Great Dayne outrush Bush was really pretty awesome, I can't lie. The sweetest part of all, though, was watching Mario have a really solid day against the Saints. He got pressure by himself a few times and added another sack.... gotta love it. 6. Wade Philips + hairspray = Jimmy Johnson 7. I had a buddy a long time ago who had an "on again, off again" relationship with this girl who habitually cheated on him. They would get together and things would be great for a while. Then she would cheat on him, break his heart, and they'd break up. He would be devastated. A few weeks later, they'd get back together and then repeat the cycle. Watching the Bears with Rex Grossman reminds me a lot of this. 8. What the heck is wrong with Adam Vinatieri? He misses two chip shots in San Diego that could have won the game and then misses two more today. When your offense is riddled with injuries, you'd like to think that you could count on your kicker (especially one of Vinatieri's pedigree) a little more than that. 9. While I'm not completely off of the Itchy Echemandu bandwagon, I'll be the first to admit that I really didn't mind Dayne staying on the field after Itchy coughed the ball up like he did in the first half. I don't know what's more disturbing: that I've been calling for a guy called Itchy to start at RB or the fact that I was pulling for Kubiak to leave Hunger Pain Dayne in to grind out the clock. 10. There was a thread not too long ago about Kubiak "lacking fire." He seemed to have it back today and I'm glad that I wasn't on the officiating crew during the game. Seems like all of them lost more than a little arse to a really, really visibly pissed-off Kubes. For what its worth, I loved watching it, too.