Week 11 TJ's Takes

Updated: November 21, 2004, 10:30 PM ET
By Tom Jackson | Special to ESPN.com

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 11 of the 2004 NFL season:

TJ's Top 10
Team W-L TJ Says
1. Steelers 9-1 Steelers' defense has taken matters into their own hands last two weeks.
2. Patriots 9-1 Handled always-hostile Arrowhead Stadium just fine on Monday night.
3. Eagles 9-1 Eagles have blasted Cowboys and Redskins by a combined 77-27.
4. Colts 7-3 Colts are threatening all-time record for points scored in a season.
5. Jets 7-3 An ugly win at Cleveland, but Jets manage to stop the bleeding.
6. Falcons 8-2 Not very convincing, but quarterback Michael Vick remains dangerous.
7. Packers 6-4 Made first appearance at Reliant Stadium a memorable one.
8. Broncos 7-3 Saints' defense over-run by running back Reuben Droughns.
9. Chargers 7-3 Sweep Raiders for first time since 1992.
10t. Ravens 7-3 Nothing pretty, but still a 20-point win over the Cowboys.
10t. Jaguars 6-4 Looked pretty ordinary without quarterback Byron Leftwich.

Offensive player of the week

Colts running back Edgerrin James. Lost in quarterback Peyton Manning's four-touchdown pass outing was James, who rumbled for 204 yards and a touchdown in the team's 41-10 win at Chicago.

Defensive player of the week

Bills safety Lawyer Milloy. Totaled six tackles and three sacks as the Buffalo defense humbled the Rams, 37-17.

Coaching move(s) of the Week

Dennis Green, Arizona: Riding a two-game winning streak, it seemed like a strange time to bench quarterback Josh McCown. The Cardinals lost at Carolina, 35-10.

Next week

Entering Sunday night, the AFC was leading the NFC, 27-16, in head-to-head matchups. There are six more interconference games in Week 12.

Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.

Tom Jackson

NFL studio analyst
Tom Jackson, a standout linebacker for the Denver Broncos for 14 years, joined ESPN as its NFL studio analyst in 1987 for the launch of the network's NFL game coverage. Twenty-four years later, Jackson -- the 2009 Sports Emmy award recipient in the Outstanding Studio Analyst category -- remains one of sports television's foremost pro football analysts, drawing experience from both his Hall of Fame playing career and his more than two decades in broadcasting.

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