- • San Diego Chargers (2-3): Beat Denver 41-3. Finally, finally, they played well. (Although they're still not generating much of a pass rush -- only one sack.) This season has been so frustrating. I'm kind of used to them sucking, but I'm not used to them sucking when they're supposed to be good. I don't have any confidence in them at all right now. But they're lucky that the rest of the division is so bad that 10-6 is likely to win it, so they don't have to be great to get into the playoffs. They will have to be great to beat Indianapolis and/or New England
onceif they get there though.
- • University of Oregon football (4-1): They had a bye week, allowing them to cleverly move up a couple of spots in the polls (#9 AP, #8 USA Today) because so many other teams lost. Next up is Washington State (2-4), which hasn't beaten anyone good this year, although they made ASU beat them on a last-minute field goal on Saturday.
- • Los Angeles Lakers: First exhibition game is Tuesday night.
- • San Diego Padres: Brian Giles had microfracture knee surgery, also known as "career-ender knee surgery" BAS.*