1. Doing Right by Randy
So this is what can happen if you walk into the boss's office and stomp your feet. Neglected wideout Randy Moss did just that six days before the Vikings' game against the Bucs, and the coaches promptly designed a game plan that put him on center stage. With touchdown catches of 61 and 27 yards in the first nine minutes, Moss spurred Minnesota to a 21-14 win.
For the first time since 1995, when they won their opening four games, the Rams are 3-0, having outscored the opposition 100-27. Quarterback Kurt Warner, the pride of Johnston (pop. 4,702), Iowa, not to mention Arena Football, is a 69% passer who in Sunday's 38-10 win over the Bengals became the only player in NFL history to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of his first three starts.
3. The Paul Brown Bowl
He founded the Browns in 1946. He founded the Bengals in 1967. But Paul Brown, who died in 1991, would shudder if he had to attend this Sunday's meeting between those two teams. Both franchises are 0-4 with hope only for the first pick in the 2000 draft. To watch them is to watch the worst two teams in the game.