Monday morning one-liners


The Bills are going to keep playing C.J. Spiller at wide receiver.

If the season ended today, the Dolphins would be in position to draft Andrew Luck.

Patriots LB Brandon Spikes has given himself more reasons to celebrate of late.

The flu wasn’t going to be enough to keep Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson from playing against his former team.

The Ravens still get fired up to play on Monday Night Football.

The six biggest plays and six biggest surprises of the first six Bengals games.

Browns RB Montario Hardesty didn’t bust too many big runs, but he got praised for battling by coach Pat Shurmur.

CB Ike Taylor didn’t have a very good day covering Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald during the Steelers’ 32-20 victory.

Staying aggressive on offense paid off for the Texans on Sunday.

The good things Colts RB Delone Carter accomplished aren’t enough to eliminate the negatives of an awful Sunday night.

Jaguars G.M. Gene Smith doesn’t feel like his team is too far from getting on track.

The Titans defense found itself in the wrong alignments often in their loss to the Texans.

Broncos K Matt Prater experienced valleys — two missed field goals — before the peaks of a successful onside kick and overtime field goal.

Todd Haley’s beard keeps growing because the Chiefs keep winning.

Ugly as Sunday was for the Raiders, they ended it with proof that Carson Palmer was their quarterback.

Chargers CB Antoine Cason had a terrible time trying to cover Jets WR Plaxico Burress.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wisely passed on making any comparisons between rookie RB DeMarco Murray and Emmitt Smith after Murray’s big game.

The Giants like what they’ve seen from rookie LB Jacquian Williams.

Has the Eagles’ rivalry with the Cowboys lost its luster?

Said Redskins coach Mike Shanahan of QB John Beck, “First time out, he’s always going to have some growing pains, that’s the nature of the business. But I think you can see his athleticism, his quick release. Seemed like he kept his poise in there throughout the game.”

Four interceptions were a key part of the Bears’ victory in London.

Missed tackles and penalties were too big a part of the Lions’ defensive effort.

Two interceptions were part of another big game for Packers CB Charles Woodson.

Vikings DE Jared Allen took little solace from adding two sacks to his impressive total in Sunday’s loss.

Said Falcons DE John Abraham of the defense’s job against Lions QB Matthew Stafford, “We made him a little jittery. We made him throw it a little sooner than maybe he wanted.”

Panthers T Jordan Gross fired up his team with a pregame speech before they beat the Redskins.

The Saints defense got some of the takeaways they had been missing this season.

Injuries in the backfield forced the Buccaneers to put the ball up more than expected.

Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic thinks the Cardinals are waving a white flag.

Rams DE Chris Long called his team’s performance on Sunday “pretty embarrassing.”

Is this a replay of 1981 for the 49ers?

Said Seahawks DT Red Bryant after his fourth quarter ejection, “Under no circumstances is that acceptable. And me being a leader on this team, I’ve got to know better. No matter what.”