There's plenty of buzz this morning about the Pats' narrow escape from the Eagles on Sunday Night Football, but you won't hear about it here — the game was too well-played to get a featured spot in the weekly examination of Who Sucked the Most.
Those honors go specifically to (a) some key players in a pair of exciting overtime games and (b) Eli Manning. Last thing first: young Elisha showed that he still gets jittery in the pocket, throwing four interceptions in the Giants' 41-17 loss to the Vikings — three of which were returned for TDs, which made me feel great about keeping the Minnesota D safely ensconced on my fantasy bench.
Also receiving votes: Neil Rackers and the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards wasted 484 passing yards from Kurt Warner in a heartbreaking 37-31 OT loss to the woeful 49ers. Rackers kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal in overtime, but a delay of game penalty nullified it, and Rackers missed the ensuing attempt from 32. On the Cards' next possession, Warner's tiny hands fumbled the ball in the end zone, where Tully Banta-Cain fell on it to give San Fran its third win of the season (and second against Arizona).
But the hands-down suckiest loser has to be the Broncos' special teams unit. Devin Hester had two returns for touchdowns, and a blocked punt set up another Bears TD in a 37-34 OT win for Chicago. Dude, you just don't kick it to Hester. Not unless you have Josh Brown kicking off.