TJ's Take on Week 11
Updated: November 20, 2005, 9:05 PM ETBy Tom Jackson | Special to ESPN.com
Here's my quick review of everything we saw in Week 11 of the 2005 NFL season:
|TJ's Top 10|
|1. Colts||10-0||First team since '98 Broncos to go 10-0 after wild win at Cincy.|
|2. Broncos||8-2||QB Jake Plummer hasn't thrown an interception in eight straight games.|
|3. Seahawks||8-2||Held on for dear life against gutsy 49ers.|
|4. Bears||7-3||I guess that defense is for real. Ask the Panthers.|
|5. Steelers||7-3||Steelers yearn for QB Ben Roethlisberger.|
|6. Cowboys||7-3||Avoided letdown vs. stubborn Lions.|
|7. Panthers||7-3||John Fox's team shut down and cooled off in Chicago.|
|8. Giants||7-3||A little sloppy, but enough to hold off undermanned Eagles.|
|9. Bengals||7-3||Marvin Lewis' defense must learn to stop the run in a hurry.|
|10. Bucs||7-3||Bucs continue their mastery over Michael Vick and the Falcons.|
Offensive player of the week
Colts QB Peyton Manning. Completed 24 of 40 passes for 365 yards and three touchdowns (1 INT) as Indy stayed perfect, beating Cincinnati 45-37.
Defensive player of the week
Cardinals S Adrian Wilson. Totaled eight tackles, three sacks, one forced fumble and had a fumble recovery as Arizona stunned the Rams in St. Louis, 38-28.
Coaching move of the Week
Jon Gruden. His work with QB Chris Simms is starting to pay off, especially late in games.
Thanksgiving should be interesting with Denver visiting Dallas. And can the Steelers end the Colts' undefeated start?
Tom Jackson is an NFL analyst for ESPN.
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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