Monday morning one-liners

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The Bills run defense had an excellent performance against the Browns.

Curious play calling helped sink the Dolphins on Sunday.

Jim Donaldson of the Providence Journal thinks that the officials in Sunday night’s game did a better job than the Patriots defense.

Jets WR Santonio Holmes had a much happier trip to Miami than he did last season.

Members of the Ravens defense know that they need to be better in the coming weeks.

Offensive coordinator Jay Gruden dialed up several winners for the Bengals.

Browns defenders were left grasping for answers after losing to the Bills.

Said Steelers DE Brett Keisel, “As a leader of the defense, I’m going to take responsibility. There were several things I did today that helped them, so I’m going to take the heat on that, because I deserve it. I messed up some things that resulted in touchdowns, so I’m going to own up to it, get better, and learn from it.”

The Texans were able to hold on in the face of a Peyton Manning rally, something they couldn’t do when he was on the Colts.

A rundown of all the ways the Colts let a winnable game get away from them on Sunday.

RB Maurice Jones-Drew was back in his spot as the Jaguars’ leading offensive force.

Titans QB Jake Locker said he couldn’t dream up a crazier way to get his first win as an NFL starter.

Broncos defenders said mistakes on two long pass plays were on the whole team and not just CB Tracy Porter.

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles said that Sunday’s 233-yard performance against the Saints left him finally fully trusting his surgically repaired knee.

Raiders RB Darren McFadden finally broke loose for a long run.

P Mike Scifres didn’t help the Chargers’ chances with an ill-timed shank out of his own end zone.

The offensive line is making it difficult for the Cowboys offense to generate any momentum.

Depth isn’t a problem for the Giants this season.

The Eagles didn’t stick with their original plan to defend Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Plan B was an abject failure.

Keith McMillian of the Washington Post looks for silver linings to the Redskins loss.

RB Michael Bush was a big fan of the Bears’ decision to go heavy on the ground game.

With 26 carries for 100 yards, RB Mikel Leshoure was a workhorse in his Lions debut.

Offensive explosiveness hasn’t been part of the program for the Packers thus far.

Vikings DE Jared Allen picked a good time for his first sack of the season.

Falcons QB Matt Ryan was as sharp as could be against the Chargers.

Panthers C Ryan Kalil said the loss to the Giants was an “embarrassing” night for the offensive line.

Said Saints QB Drew Brees, “I know the type of team we have. I know the type of team we can be. We’re not playing anywhere near that level right now. It’s very frustrating, but there’s not a doubt in my mind we’re going to turn this thing around. I don’t know what that’s going to result in, playoffs or whatever, but we’re going to be a great team, this team.”

The Buccaneers weren’t going to let the fact that their running game was putrid on Sunday stop them from continually trying to run the ball.

Said Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes of the defense’s low profile heading into the season, “Nobody gave us credit anyway, so for us, it’s no big deal. We just try to be workmanlike. We know we’re special. It doesn’t matter if people notice us. We can stay under the radar and that’s fine with us.”

Looking into why second-round pick Brian Quick wasn’t one of the Rams’ active wide receivers on Sunday.

Kyle Williams had a pair of big kick returns to help keep the 49ers in their game with the Vikings.

The Seahawks hope to make a positive impression on a national audience Monday night.