Random Thoughts From The Sports Weekend That Was

Brady and Belichick tie Marino and ShulaMichigan State continued its recent hex by defeating instate rival Michigan for the fourth straight season, the first time this has happened since the 1959-1962 seasons. 

Undefeated Stanford has the nation's longest winning streak at 14 games.

Ohio State went Stone Age in topping Illinois on the road 17-7, completing only one pass in four attempts for 17 yards. 

Unbeaten Clemson was down by 18 points before rallying to defeat Maryland 56-45. 

With New York and Boston aging, are the Texas Rangers building a dynasty in the American League?

Good news in the Bay Area as San Francisco and Oakland (even with a broken collarbone to starting Raiders QB Jason Campbell) are well on their way to the playoffs, after years of futility,

New England's streak of 13 consecutive games of 30 or more points was ended in their dramatic comeback win over Dallas 20-16.  However, two streaks remain intact as Tom Brady has now won 31 straight home games as a starter and the Patriots have now been victorious in 20 consecutive home games. 

Brady's career record as the New England starter is now 116-33 under Bill Belichick, tying the NFL record previously held by the coach/quarterback team of Don Shula and Dan Marino of the Miami Dolphins between 1983-95. 

Baltimore has the best defense in the NFL and it's not even close.  The 4-1 Ravens have allowed only 71 points this season.