Week 8 TJ's Takes


Editor's note: Due to popular demand TJ's Take will be returning for the rest of the season.

Here's my quick review of everything we saw in Week 8 of the 2004 NFL season:

Offensive player of the week
Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Ran for 115 yards and threw for 252 yards and a pair of scores as Atlanta (6-2) topped its win total from the previous season.

Defensive player of the week
Steelers outside linebacker Joey Porter. Eight tackles, three sacks, forced two fumbles and knocked down a pass in Pittsburgh's win over New England.

Coaching move(s) of the Week
Bill Cowher. Any time you end the longest winning streak in NFL history, you have to get the nod. His Steelers committed zero turnovers, allowed zero sacks and controlled the ball for 42:58.

Next week
The Steelers, who handed the Patriots their first loss of '04 (and ended their 21-game overall winning streak), next host undefeated Philadelphia (7-0).

Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.