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Instant replay: Up is down and down is up

December 18, 2011|By Brian Moore, RedEye

It was one of those days in the NFL.

The Green Bay Packers who looked so unbeatable the first 14 weeks of the season suddenly looked average against unlikely giant slayer Kansas City. And who were two of the stars of the Chiefs' win? Ex-Bears Kyle Orton and Thomas Jones. That's gotta hurt, right Bears fans?

And down Interstate 65 in Indianapolis, the Colts got their first win of the season by toppling Tennessee 27-13. The bad news for the Colts? The team confirmed quarterback Peyton Manning will not play this season, even after news leaked that he had practiced last week and wanted to suit up in 2011.

Yep, just another ordinary Sunday in the NFL.


Drew Brees

The New Orleans quarterback was outstanding, passing for five touchdowns and more than 400 yards in the Saints' 42-20 pasting of Minnesota.


Eli Manning

Speaking of Mannings. Peyton's younger brother Eli turned in a terrible performance, throwing three interceptions and no touchdowns in the New York Giants' loss to Rex Grossman-led Washington. That hurts, too, right Bears fans.


Seattle wide receiver Mike Williams left Sunday's game vs. the Bears with an ankle injury. He had two catches before he left.

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