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Houston Mitchell's two-minute drill

A quick-hitting look around the NFL during Week 14.

December 14, 2009
  • Tom Brady celebrated the birth of his second child earlier this week, then went out Sunday and pointed the Patriots to a 20-10 victory over Carolina.
Tom Brady celebrated the birth of his second child earlier this week, then… (Charles Krupa / Associated…)

at Houston 34, Seattle 7: Seahawks blame poor play on catching "Winter Olympics fever" from nearby Vancouver.

New Orleans 26, at Atlanta 23: You heard it here first: Saints will lose in the playoffs and not reach the Super Bowl.

at Baltimore 48, Detroit 3: Paying attention, Mark Ingram? Backup quarterback Troy Smith came into the game with Ravens leading, 41-3.

Green Bay 21, at Chicago 14: All of those vocal Jay Cutler fans have become mysteriously quiet in recent weeks.

at Indianapolis 28, Denver 16: Broncos would win if only they could find a way to get the ball to Brandon Marshall.

Miami 14, at Jacksonville 10: All Jaguars have to do to make playoffs is beat the Colts and Patriots the next two weeks. No problem.

Buffalo 16, at Kansas City 10: Chiefs petition NFL for a one-time "do-over" on the Matt Cassel acquisition.

at Minnesota 30, Cinc. 10: Carson Palmer passes for 94 yards. When did USC's Jeremy Bates start calling plays for the Bengals?

at New England 20, Carolina 10: After spending week with newborn son, Tom Brady enjoys the peace and quiet of an NFL game.

N.Y. Jets 26, at Tampa Bay 3: Pete Carroll calls Mark Sanchez, asks him to tell Kellen Clemens that he shouldn't have gone to the NFL.

at Tennessee 47, St. Louis 7: Somehow it seems appropriate that the Rams' quarterback would be named Null.

Washington 34, at Oakland 13: A confused Al Davis wonders why the Raiders didn't have a plan in place to stop John Riggins.

San Diego 20, at Dallas 17: Tired of losing in December, Jerry Jones banished the Cowboys to the Island of Misfit Toys.

Philadelphia 45, at N.Y. Giants 38: Eagles, Giants vowed to play on Sunday night despite nation's sadness about Tiger Woods.

-- Houston Mitchell

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