After watching the eagles lose last night (can't wait til November 25th), I began to think about Sheldon Brown. About how, like LDT and a few others who had some choice words this week, couldn't get the job done on the field. Perhaps, like the Patriots players, some of these guys should have spent the week preparing, and done a little less commenting... but thats besides the point. I then began to look at the weekend as a whole. Particularly, the outcome of certain games. The fact that once the "cheating" was taken away, a few things seemed a little off center. One that stands out in particular, is the Bengals game. A team that has most recently allowed 0 points at home against cleveland, is now giving up 51. You have a Panthers team (who lost a SB to the Pats but remained eerily silent on the matter throughout the week) that, while impressive last week, were unable to stop the Houston Texans on any drive. You have an eagles who's offense looks to be in complete disarray, sitting at 0-2 right now. You have the Broncos (and admitted signal theif shanahan) struggling to pull out a 3 point overtime victory at home vs. the Raiders. But I digress... Is it premature for me to speculate (I guess we are the only ones who arent allowed to do that) on these things? Sure it is. But it will be interesting to see, as the patriots keep winning, just exactly how the rest of the season plays out. Just who relied on what, "allegedly". In the end, the ultimate questions that need to be answered will be answered on the field. We will find out two things, how much of an impact the taping of the signals had on the game itself (i.e. the Pats keep winning), or, if so, how many other teams are affected by the leagues crackdown. Time will tell, but the amount of other organizations not speaking out is about as telling as the amount who are. One thing I know for absolute %100 sure, the Patriots are thinking about Buffalo right now. Go Pats!