08 Nov 2005
King Kaufman makes the very sensible point that, although some pundits will label the 8-0 Colts as halfway to an undefeated season, they're really not. Many teams have started 8-0, but no team has finished 16-0. The '72 Dolphins can't break out the champagne just yet, but they shouldn't sweat, either.
Kaufman also writes about two timekeeping problems from Sunday: the Philadelphia Eagles lost time because of a mistake by the officials, and there's no way Larry Johnson's game-winning touchdown for the Kansas City Chiefs took five seconds. The official NFL play-by-play account lists the play like this: (:05) L.Johnson up the middle for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN. It just doesn't take five seconds for a running back to go up the middle for one yard.
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