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The two-minute drill

A quick-hitting look around the NFL in Week 5.

October 12, 2009|Houston Mitchell

Minnesota 38, at St. Louis 10: Turns out the Springsteen line "It's a town full of losers" in "Thunder Road" refers to St. Louis.

at N.Y. Giants 44, Oakland 7: A confused Al Davis mistakenly told the coach to prepare defense to face that "crafty Y.A. Tittle."

Atlanta 45, at San Francisco 10: It was quite a week for the Bay Area football teams. Maybe they should move to St. Louis too.

Cincinnati 17, at Baltimore 14: Pete Carroll calls Carson Palmer after the game and says: "And you shouldn't have gone pro either."

Cleveland 6, at Buffalo 3: You just know there was a fan in the stands who saved up all year to go to one game -- and went to this one.

Pittsburgh 28, at Detroit 20: It's not often that you see a team have home-field advantage when it's on the road.

Dallas 26, at K.C. 20 (OT): How many guesses before you picked Miles Austin as the Cowboys receiver with the most yards in a game?

at Carolina 20, Washington 17: Redskins Coach Jim Zorn calls President Obama after the game, asks for bailout package.

at Philadelphia 33, Tampa Bay 14: Eagles are 11-0 after a bye week under Coach Reid, proving baseball isn't only sport with frivolous stats.

at Arizona 28, Houston 21: When you think "goal-line stand," the Arizona Cardinals usually aren't the first team that comes to mind.

at Denver 20, New England 17 (OT): Patriots were fooled by Broncos' throwback jerseys and thought they were playing 1980s Padres.

at Seattle 41, Jacksonville 0: You can't blame Seahawks if they ask Matt Hasselbeck to break his ribs and play in terrible pain every game.

Indianapolis 31, at Tennessee 9: Peyton Manning hates Sunday night games because that's when he usually films his commercials.

Open date: Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans,

San Diego.

-- Houston Mitchell

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