One reason I love to watch football is to see individual players so good, they disrupt and alter the opposing team's strategies. Randy Moss forces opposing secondaries to focus on him, opening up everything else. In his prime, Deion Sanders dictated the offense's strategy by his mere presence. These are the players I love to watch play. Mike Sando has an ESPN article about what current players force opposing teams to alter their game plans.
Stephanie Stradley at Fanhouse features perspectives of Travis Johnson, reminding us that people and stories are almost always more complex and nuanced than a lot of commentary and coverage would have us believe. The Starting Five also points out the absurd language of the AP explanation of Trent Green's injury.
Viking Update looks at the upcoming game at Soldier Field.
According to the Pioneer Press, Brad Childress won't name his starting QB for this week.
See Zygi Wilf hanging out with fans at Fanhouse.
Cold, Hard Football Facts compares the 1992 Cowboys to the 2004 Patriots. Boy, those Cowboy teams were good. I always consider the 1994 49ers the best team I ever saw. With slightly different rosters, the Cowboys were clearly better than the 49ers in 1992 and 1993, and still played them tough in the 1994 NFC Championship game (where turnovers really killed the Cowboys). CHFF says the Patriots are better than the Cowboys (but it seems to me that CHFF is full of Patriot homers, too--there are a lot of reasons why this comparison favors Dallas).