And he's not happy about it.
He's among five quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the last 25 years who lost when facing their former team for the first time.
It happened to Drew Bledsoe when he played New England,
Despite giving the
The 49ers clamped down on defense in the second half, got 107 yards rushing from
On a day when the
Smith, widely regarded as a bust in his early years with the 49ers, when the team was a revolving door of head coaches and offensive coordinators, finally got traction under Jim Harbaugh and now Andy Reid.
Smith reportedly got a rousing cheer from a large group of 49ers fans as he left the locker room after the game. He's among several quarterbacks to wear the red uniforms of both San Francisco and Kansas City, including Joe Montana, Steve DeBerg, Steve Bono and Elvis Grbac.
500 club: With four touchdowns against Arizona, Denver's Peyton Manning joined
Manning's at 503, so the record most likely will come in Week 7 against San Francisco or Week 8 against San Diego. (Favre had 508.) The
The touchdown totals drop off sharply after Favre and Manning, with
Bounce-back Browns: The Cleveland Browns hadn't won a road game in more than a year. So when they fell behind in the first half at Tennessee, 28-3, they looked cooked.
What followed? An unanswered Cleveland scoring cavalcade — touchdown, field goal, safety, touchdown, touchdown.
"It's just good to win," quarterback
Although they're in the
Please pass the oxygen.
Kicking himself: In four years at Nebraska, kicker
There's no telling where that guy is now, because Henery missed all three field-goal attempts for Detroit in a 17-14 loss to Buffalo at home, including a 50-yarder with 21 seconds left. That doesn't bode well for the former fourth-round pick of Philadelphia, who was signed to replace rookie Nate Freese two weeks ago.
"It's a performance-based league, plain and simple, and you have to perform,"
For 21 seasons, the Lions had
Carpenter had missed a 50-yarder in the third quarter, and someone reportedly was shining a laser pointer in the eyes of Buffalo holder Colton Schmidt. After the game, Bills Coach Doug Marrone told reporters the laser issue was resolved after that kick, but didn't elaborate.
Carried away: Some celebrations are spontaneous. Others, not so much.
That brings us to the decision of Buffalo players to lift defensive coordinator
Bills linebacker Ty Powell told the Associated Press that Schwartz had asked in the off-season that he be carried off if his new players beat his old ones.
Said Powell: "I remember back in OTAs [Organized Team Activities], somehow he was talking about it in a meeting. He said, 'When we go to Detroit, and we win, I want to be carried off the field.' I remembered that in the game. So I turned to [linebacker] Randell [Johnson]; I said, 'Hey, we're going to carry him off the field.'"
Depth charge: Somehow, the
Rookie center Chris Watt replaced
At running back, rookie Branden Oliver had a terrific performance in Sunday's 31-0 blanking of the New York Jets, rushing for 114 yards in 19 carries and scoring on a 15-yard run and nine-yard pass. The Chargers had already lost running backs
Those rookie outings were impressive. But of course in helps to have
Keep it down: The
After his team's 20-17 victory over Houston, Cowboys quarterback
"I was a little bit surprised by the number of Houston fans," Romo told reporters. "We need to do a better job as a team, as a fan base, to make sure how big of a difference playing at home is. I think going forward, I'm going to push that issue."
Dome-bodies: Atlanta lost at the
Special delivery: Chip Kelly's offense isn't clicking the way it was last season, but Philadelphia is making up for it in other areas. The
On Sunday, for the second time in two games, the Eagles scored on a blocked punt. Throw in
"Turnovers equal victories," said