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NFL Week Five, Update #1

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• The Tennessee Titans, eighteen-and-a-half point underdogs, could be in the process of pulling off the upset of the freakin' decade. They lead the Colts 10-0 at the half, behind a beautiful Vince Young touchdown run and a secondary that's held Peyton Manning to 56 yards, and Marvin Harrison without a catch. I am at a complete loss to explain this. If the Titans end up winning this thing, the party that Pac Man Jones throws in celebration might ensure that they don't win another game for three years.


• It was Joey Harrington who got the start for the Dolphins this morning, as the Fish elect to rest Daunte Culpepper with a "shoulder bruise." And Harrington's responded... he's completed 12-of-15 for 136 yards. He does have an interception, though, because he wouldn't be Joey Harrington without one. Patriots lead, 13-10.

• Bruce Gradkowski, whose qualifications for starting this week include a healthy spleen and little else, already has a touchdown pass. Gradkowski is 5-of-8 for 72 yards and a 19-yard touchdown pass to Joey Galloway. He's also rushed five times for 20 yards. The Bucs defense isn't really holding up their end of the bargain, though, allowing Deuce McAllister to put up 117 yards in the first half, including a 57-yarder. Saints lead, 10-7.

• The Bills had one of the league's best pass defenses heading into this week, and Rex Grossman is making them look like a girl scout troop. He's got 137 yards and 2 touchdowns, one of which came to Bernard Berrian, who is evidently good. J.P. Losman's thrown 2 interceptions. 27-0 Bears.

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