Colin McCarthy finally practiced yesterday, and there's an outside chance he is cleared to play on Sunday. That's a nice sign of progress from a guy who hasn't been heard from since his concussion a month ago.
Paul K posted what may be my favorite piece he's done in years: If Chris Johnson can run for 2,000 yards for an 8-8 team without receiving a single MVP vote, then why in the hell is Adrian Peterson, running for a team that will be lucky to surpass 8-8, getting so much buzz for the same award? While Peterson has a great chance to break Eric Dickerson's single season, he'd need another 500 or so yards to break CJ's totals yards from scrimmage record.
Looks like the Titans are getting closer towards moving Fernando Velasco back to the center position now that Kevin Matthews is on the IR, but the more notable news is that newly signed guard Michael Petrus could get the start over Kyle DeVan. Petrus played in 25 games for the Patriots over the past few years, and that alone should win him the job over the massively inexperienced DeVan.
It's a damned shame that Kevin Matthews hit the IR this week, because it robbed us all of seeing Kevin vs. Clay on Sunday.
Further proof that the Family Matthews owns all your footballs: Even if we don't get to watch Kevin vs. Clay, we'll still get to watch Bruce scheme and coach against his nephew.
If the Titans are looking for a smart, savvy WR with Pro Bowl experience who is under 30 and in line to be a free agent this offseason... they could do a lot worse than Packer's potential free agent Greg Jennings.
For all of the well-known talent we'll be facing on Sunday, one guy who is flying under the radar is Vanderbilt alum, CB Casey Hayward. Despite the fact that he isn't an every down starter, Hayward is leading all rookies in PFF's defensive ROY race, and leading the Packers with 6 INTs this year.