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• The St. Louis Rams ... HAVE SHOCKED THE NATION. With no time left on the clock, Josh Brown put one through the uprights to get the Rams off the winless list, and perhaps splash a little cold water on the Redskins Super Bowl talk. The Redskins had 22 first downs, the Rams 8. Total yards were 368-200, 'Skins. Rushing yards were 181-76, 'Skins. Fumbling the ball three times, though ... that'll kill you. Especially against a juggernaut like the Rams.

Houston Texans, you are no longer winless. WooHoo! I'm glad to see it, too. The Texans have been, by far, the best winless team in the NFL, and they just got a touchdown run from Matt Schaub with :03 on the clock to give them a 1-point victory over the Dolphins.

• The Lions fought their cute little hearts out against the Vikings, but with :09 on the clock, a Ryan Longwell field goal buried them. The good news, though, is that Dan Orlovsky did play most of the second half on green turf. Sadly, those two points were the difference. That'll be 0-5.

• Also going down to the buzzer: Falcons 22, Bears 20. It was Jason Elam with the pure kick at the buzzer, but credit Matt Ryan, his 301 passing yards, and 0 interceptions against that Bears defense. Unbelievable performance for the rookie.

• The Jets, once again sporting their throwbacks, which they seem to be wearing more often than their normal jerseys, held off a game effort from the Bengals, who drop to 0-6. Favre wasn't superhuman, but that sort of thing isn't at all necessary when you're going up against Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bengals couldn't run (Chris Perry: 11 carries, 14 yards, and Cedric Benson: four carries, six yards), but Chad Johnson did break through for his biggest game of the year: five catches, 57 yards.

• The one game that was supposed to be good, Carolina vs. Tampa Bay, turned into a vicious beating. Carolina was supposed to have the stable quarterback situation, but Jake Delhomme turned into Ryan Leaf for the afternoon, and Jeff Garcia was as solid as can be. This will shake up the Absurdly Premature Playoff Picture on Tuesday.

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