15 Nov 2004
Peter King this week tells us that the best teams in the AFC are able to succeed because they have a balanced attack.
King's Goat of the Week shows why you can't tell everything from looking at a box score: "Detroit QB Joey Harrington. Son, you're too old, too far advanced in the game, to go 11 of 33 against the 21st-rated defense in football." His goats ought to be Kevin Jones, Cory Schlesinger, Stephen Alexander, and David Kircus. If Harrington's perfect passes hadn't been dropped all day, his numbers sure would look a lot better than that. Alexander and Kircus both had balls in their hands in the end zone. The Lions' offense was dreadful on Sunday, but it wasn't Harrington's fault.
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.