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The NFL two-minute drill

A quick-hitting look around the league.

November 28, 2010|By Athan Atsales

at N.Y. Giants 24, Jacksonville 20: Giants went into the game with league-high 30 turnovers, so they cut down their turnover chances by holding the ball for only 24:33.

Pittsburgh 19, at Buffalo 16 (OT): At least the Bills lead the NFL in something this season. This was their third overtime loss of the year.

at Houston 20, Tennessee 0: For all those fantasy football players, this game answers the question on whether to pick up Titans rookie quarterback Rusty Smith.

Minnesota 17, at Washington 13: Need a victory? Just fire your coach. So far this season, the strategy of switching to an interim coach in midseason is 2-0 in debuts.

at Atlanta 20, Green Bay 17: Think Atlanta, 19-1 at home with Matt Ryan, enjoys dome life? "I have no plans of going to Lambeau Field in January," Roddy White said.

at Cleveland 24, Carolina 23: Panthers almost blew their hold on the top pick of 2011 NFL draft, but savvy veteran kicker John Kasay came through with a clutch miss.

Kansas City 42, at Seattle 24: If Seattle Coach Pete Carroll had his druthers, he'd probably prefer Matt Leinart to be the Chiefs starting QB instead of Matt Cassel.

Miami 33, at Oakland 17: Apparently, the Dolphins had so many starters sidelined, the Raiders didn't have a proper game plan to contend with a bunch of backups.

at Chicago 31, Philadelphia 26: The Eagles might have one of the league's top big-play offenses, but their defense proved capable of giving up even more big plays.

at Baltimore 17, Tampa Bay 10: Without a victory against a winning team, at least the Buccaneers made progress, their last three losses coming by a combined 113-50 score.

St. Louis 36, at Denver 33: The Broncos need to do a better job of cheating. After a 6-0 start last season, they're 5-16 since and handed Rams their first road win.

San Diego 36, at Indianapolis 14: Peyton Manning's effectiveness against San Diego is much like the Chargers' effectiveness trying to win games in September and October.

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