Is it too early to suggest Jeff Fisher made a pact with the devil about 6 weeks ago?  On an afternoon in which Vince Young’s Titans managed a 5 mere first downs and just 98 total yards offense, Tennessee’s D capitalized on three turnovers in a 24-17 win over Jacksonville. Pacman Jones and Chris Hope ran back David Garrard interceptions for Titans TD’s, while Cortland Finnegan (above) scooped up a Garrard fumble which he returned 92 yards for the game winning score in the 3rd quarter.

While observing David Carr throw 4 INT’s to New England today, the Houston Chronicle’s Richard Justice is breaking out lines he must’ve spent all week saving up.

Is it too much to ask for the Texans to stay in the game for a half? Do they have to just roll over and play dead?

I knew there was some bitterness over the way our Dynamo routed the Revolution for the MSL Cup, but there was no call for running it up on these helpless, hapless kids. No need to pick on our quarterback. Be classy, New England. We aren’t the Colts!

How bad was Chicago’s defense in allowing Tim Rattay and Bucs back into the game today at Soldier Field? Rex Grossman thinks Brian Griese oughta get some practice time at safety.

(hopefully they’ve got Sunday Ticket up in heaven)

Baltimore lost Steve McNair when the QB’s right paw was stomped. Under normal circumstances, the appearance of Kyle Boiler would spell doom & goom for the Ravens, but McNair’s understudy connected with Demetrius Williams for a 77 yard TD bomb in their 27-17 defeat of the Browns. The resurgent Jamal Lewis ran for 109 yards on 22 carries, and Baltimore clinched a postseason berth with their 11th win. I’m still petitioning for a full playoff share for Jim Fassel. Mostly because it’s not my money.

Here’s the looming QB controversy for the Vikings, who still have a shot at the playoffs despite being humbled at home by the Jets, 26-13 :

Does Brad Childress opt for the untested Tavarias Jackson next week? Or shall he put the ball in the hands of aging, immobile, boring-as-fuck Brad Johnson?  Regardless of what Childress decides Kerry Collins and Drew Bledsoe both agree — experience is vital at this point in the season.