Well, he was upright for a while, but not for long.  KC QB Brodie Croyle became the meat in the Titan sandwhich during the 2nd quarter of today’s likely loss to Tennessee, making the 4th time he’s been rendered indisposed in just 8 career starts.

No disrespect to the genuinely solid Buffalo Bills, but is there another in the coach in the NFL getting as little out as much talent than Norv Turner?  Other than Wade Phillips, I mean.  LT’s clearly not at full strength, and a team can’t lose the services of Shawne Merriman without it making a huge difference, but the Chargers still oughta be a competitive side.

While the St. Paul Pioneer Press’ Charley Walters claims the Vikings offered a pair of future first round picks to Cleveland for Brady Quinn, Minnesota and Chicago have hooked up in an early game of the day candidate, with Da Bears leading 48-41 with 2:48 left.  Kyle Orton and Gus Frerotte have combined for nearly 600 yards in the air, but the Bears have 3 TD’s on the day off a pair of fumble returns and a first quarter blocked punt.

Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported earlier today the Lions coaching staff were the beneficiaries of an hour-long phone call from Brett Favre who “gave them a rundown of the nuances of what Green Bay does on offense”.  “It’s baffling that the Packers legend would spend such a significant chunk of time giving tips to an opponent of his long-time franchise,” wrote Glazer, and we can safely presume any plans for a Brett bust in front of Lambeau will probably be shelved.

Recently cleared-of-all-charges RB Cedric Benson made his Cincy debut earlier today, running for 52 yards on 14 unspectacular carries, the former Longhorn replacing the benched Chris Perry in the Bengals’ 38-10 home loss to Pittsburgh.  At 0-7, it’s never too early for Marv Lewis’ likely successor to begin researching someone else’s idea of who to draft.