HOT: OH, MYLANTA
The Falcons are soaring with seven straight wins and a +71 point differential. Matt Ryan was 22 of 29, and in Sunday's 30--17 win over Philly, Atlanta scored on its first six possessions. Said Ryan, "When you do that, it's going to be a good day."
NOT: SEC-SICK COACHES
Hot-seat sitters Gene Chizik of Auburn (above) and Derek Dooley of Tennessee are still winless in the conference. And the media notes handed out by Missouri before its drubbing of Kentucky (0--6) misspelled the first name of UK coach Joker Phillips as Joke.
HOT: CATS GONE WILD
Chris Harper had five catches for 99 yards in Kansas State's 55--24 thumping of then No. 15 Texas Tech, leaving the Wildcats 8--0 for the first time since 1999. K-State, now No. 2 in the BCS standings, is set up to run the table: None of its remaining opponents are ranked in the AP poll.
NOT: ST. LOU'S BLUES
So much for that 3--2 start. The Rams have dropped three straight after a 45--7 loss to New England on Sunday. The good news for coach Jeff Fisher: Next week's a bye. The bad? He's still got two games left against the 49ers (5--2), and three of his final four are on the road.
HOT: A+ FOR EA
Missing the locked-out NHL? Don't fret. EA Sports is simulating every missed game and then running headlines, standings and weekly highlights on EA.com. The Canadiens, thus far, are 8--0, while the Kings, fresh off the Stanley Cup win, are struggling at 2--5.
COURTESY OF EA SPORTS (NHL 13)
SCOTT KANE/US PRESSWIRE (FISHER)
FRED VUICH (HARPER)
DON MCPEAK/US PRESSWIRE (CHIZIK)
ROBERT BECK (RYAN)