|The Damn! Moment of Week 5||Good, bad, ugly from Week 5||Match Game: Starring Al Pacino||The Pats
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We saw a very young quarterback learn a painful first lesson on the west coast.
We saw a positively ancient quarterback resuscitate an injury-riddled team on the east coast.
And we saw a Super Bowl MVP demonstrate that his team can still defend their title.
Can you believe we're already wrapping up Week 5? Time is flying, and here's some takes on all the action from the Page 2 critics.
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|Message sent Sunday by Tom Brady:||I'm more Brett Favre than Joe Montana||Forget about the Red Sox||It ain't over||Don't doubt us. Ever.|
|The Packers-Saints game proved||The Saints should sue the NFL||The Saints are sad and weary||See above||Brett Favre can still carry a team|
|Alex Smith's debut summed up in three words:||Sidney Crosby's twin||An untenable situation||He's still alive||What a nightmare|
|Donovan McNabb needs to||Chill for two weeks||Take two Maalox and call T.O. in the morning||Be thankful for last year||Take a vacation|
|Can the Jets make the playoffs with Vinny?||Hell to the no!||What are you, nuts?||No. Never.||It's possible, but he won't stay healthy long enough|
|Week Dom Capers will be canned:||Week 7||Today good for you?||Week 7||Week 7|
|The Ravens' biggest problem is:||No Muhsin Muhammad||Following Raiders' game plan, 21 penalties||Billick can't get out of his own way||Still need a QB|
|Stat that has to be a damned lie:||21 penalties (Ravens)||Green Bay's 52 unanswered||Alex Smith's three picks in one quarter||C'mon, 21 penalties?|
|Dangerous team under the radar:||Denver||Seattle||Kansas City||Buffalo (with Holcomb under center)|
|Finally exposed in Week 5:||Tampa Bay's running attack||Washington Redskins||Philly's offense is not prime time||The Eagles have come back to the pack|
|The NFL's most dangerous weapon is:||The Shaun Alexander/Joe Jurevicius option||A referee scorned||Still in college (Reggie Bush)||Ronde Barber's right hand|
|Most important injury to watch:||Cadillac Williams||Mike Vick come back Mike!||Kyle Boller||Donovan McNabb|
|Indy's chances of going 16-0 are||Slim as Lindsay Lohan||Ticking Nick Buoniconti off||Going to vanish on Nov. 7||About as good as the Red Sox's chances of repeating|
|What we learned about the Bengals on Sunday night:||They're the team the Colts don't want to see in December||Bad helmets||Still a ways to go||They definitely have the most entertaining WR in the league|
|The NFL's best division:||AFC West||AFC West||NFC South||NFC East (for now)|
|The NFL's worst division:||NFC North||NFC North, the NL West of football||NFC North||NFC North (for good)|
|Best defense in the NFL:||The Broncos||Dungy's Dingers||Indy||Indy (won't last)|
|Biggest disappointment?||The Ravens||That the Browns-Bears game counted||Minnesota||The Ravens|
|Not as good as they looked:||Kevin Jones||Drew Bledsoe||Colts D||Matt Schaub|
|Not as bad as they looked:||Terrell Owens||Alex Smith (Niners pray)||Alex Smith||Donovan McNabb|
|Stick a fork in 'em:||The Saints||Houston. Blecch.||Baltimore||The Cardinals|