Bucs fans should not be too upset if they host only one Monday night game next season. This season, home teams were 5-10 on Monday night, the worst winning percentage in league history.
As impressive as the run the Vikings had at the start of the season (6-0) is the inconsistent one they have had since then. At 8-6, Minnesota may not make the playoffs. That would make it only the second team since the merger to start 6-0 and not make the playoffs. The 1978 Redskins were 6-0 and finished 8-8.
The three active QBs with the best winning percentage with a minimum of 25 starts are New England's Tom Brady (32-12, .727), St. Louis' Kurt Warner (35-15, .700) and Philadelphia's Donovan McNabb (42-20, .677).
Familiar with the cliche that defense wins championships? Well, keep this in mind: the Bucs entered the weekend leading the NFL with fewest points allowed with 201, or 14.35 points per game. The second-lowest was New England with 222. The Patriots were 12-2.
At least in the AFC, the key to success is the giveaway-take-away ratio. After 14 games, the Chiefs (plus-21), Colts (plus-10), Patriots (plus-10), Titans (plus-8) and Bengals (plus-5) led the AFC. Four of the five are division leaders and they have a combined record of 53-17.
- Compiled by Roger Mills using information from other news organizations.