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Save for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins squaring off in Washington for tonight’s Monday Night game (we’re taking the Eagles in that one, although our fantasy team really needs a big night from both Donovan McNabb and Clinton Portis), Week 7 of the NFL season is in the books, and it was another great day for one Thomas Edward Brady Jr., and a terrible day for Chicago Bears, and it looks like the Cowboys have found a top receiver.  Here’s our brief recap of all the action you may have missed yesterday.

1. The Dallas Cowboys returned from their bye week to register the single most impressive win of the weekend by trouncing the Atlanta Falcons 37-21 last night in Dallas.  The star of the game was Dallas wide receiver Miles Austin (pictured), who backed up his 250-yard performance two weeks ago against Kansas City with a 171-yard, two touchdown game yesterday.  We still don’t think Miles Austin is any good.  But we can’t deny that he was the reason why the Cowboys won yesterday.

2. Kudos to the Cincinnati Bengals for rebounding from their loss to the Texans last week by destroying the Chicago Bears 45-10 yesterday in Cincy.  But seriously Bears, what was that?  You let Cedric Benson, a player you cut last year, run for 189 yards and allowed Carson Palmer to throw five touchdown passes?  We thought you guys were supposed to be a tough defensive team.  And then you only score 10 points?  We thought that Jay Cutler was supposed to be your offensive savior.  It is easy and lazy commentary to say that perhaps the Bears would be better off with Benson and Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton (both of whom were on the roster last season), than they would be Cutler and current running back Matt Forte.  We understand that it is not that simple.  But that performance was straight-up embarrassing.  We thought you were better than that.

3. We firmly believe that the AFC championship, despite the resurgence of the Denver Broncos and the presence of the defending champions Pittsburgh Steelers,  still will go through either Indianapolis or New England.  And the Patriots and Colts summarily dismissed the St. Louis Rams and Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday afternoon (the Bucs were forced to cross the Atlantic to get their asses kicked by the Patriots in London.)  But the Bucs and Rams not only lost.  They weren’t even competitive.  Both looked awful. Like legendarily awful.  The gap between good and bad in this league is huge, and it’s growing.  Not good.

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