Who's the flashlight now, Keyshawn?
And, by the way, if Bill Parcells is a genius, what's Al Groh?
Those two questions were among the major items that emerged from the NFL season's most overhyped game, the "Keyshawn Bowl" pitting Groh's New York Jets against Keyshawn Johnson's new team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
It's not so much that the Jets won to go 4-0 and leave the Bucs at 3-1. It's the way it happened -- with two TDs in the final two minutes after Tampa Bay had what, with its defense, carried what looked like an insurmountable 17-6 lead through most of the second half.
It's not even that Chrebet, ridiculed all week by Johnson as "a flashlight to my star," caught an 18-yard TD pass from running back Curtis Martin for the winning score. Or that Johnson had exactly one catch for 1 yard. Or that Groh had the guts to approve the halfback option call by offensive coordinator Dan Henning.
The most interesting factor was how Groh changed the momentum.
The turning point came early in the fourth quarter when Groh pulled the ineffective Vinny Testaverde for one series and inserted Ray Lucas, the backup who played so well in Testaverde's absence last season and during the exhibition season.
The Jets went three and out with Lucas at quarterback. Meanwhile, Groh and linebacker Bryan Cox were encouraging Testaverde on the sideline.
On the next series, Testaverde was back in, leading the Jets on an 80-yard drive that brought New York to 17-14, with the 2-point conversion. When Mike Alstott lost a fumble on Tampa Bay's next possession, the outcome suddenly seemed inevitable the other way -- and it was.
"If we go down. We go down with our leaders," said Cox, who was run off the Bears for his temper but is one of the most respected locker room leaders in the NFL. "Ray's a great quarterback, but I told Vinny we live and die with him."
Give that credit to Groh, who apprenticed under Parcells as an assistant with the Giants, Patriots and Jets.
Yes, it was a Parcells-like tactic -- the Tuna's forte is playing with the mind of his players and pushing all the right buttons. But how many rookie coaches would play with the mind of a veteran quarterback in a return to the city where he played the first eight seasons of his career?
Still, a lot of that gets lost in the sideshow.
Johnson spent the week going after Groh, whom he apparently blames for the trade and Chrebet, whom he has ridiculed since he joined the Jets, including in his book, "Throw Me the Damn Ball," written after his rookie season with a 1-15 team.
This week, it was the "flashlight" remark.
"I'm very happy for Wayne," Groh said after the game. "The power of 46 flashlights made it happen."
In other games, it was St. Louis 41, Atlanta 20; Tennessee 23, Pittsburgh 20; San Francisco 41, Dallas 24; Miami 10, New England 3; Baltimore 37, Cincinnati 0; Detroit 21, Chicago 14; Philadelphia 21, New Orleans 7; Kansas City 24, Denver 23; Oakland 36, Cleveland 10; Green Bay 29, Arizona 3; Seattle 20, San Diego 12; and Washington 16, New York Giants 6.
For the third time in their four games, the Jets came back to win after trailing in the fourth quarter. This time, it was 17-6 late in the game.
Victor Green recovered Mike Alstott's fumble at the Tampa Bay 24 to set up the winning score, two plays after Vinny Testaverde's 6-yard TD pass to Martin and a 2-point conversion pass made it 17-14.
Martin took a handoff from Testaverde and looked like he was going to sweep right end before pulling up and throwing to a wide-open Chrebet in the back of the end zone.
"Curtis isn't the best passer in the world," Chrebet said. "The first time we ran it (in practice) was pretty ugly. I was standing there waiting for it. It was like a duck ... I said: 'Please, just give him enough time to get the ball off, and he hit me."'
Rams 41, Falcons 20
Kurt Warner threw four touchdown passes, including 80- and 85-yarders to Torry Holt and 66 yards to Isaac Bruce against Atlanta (2-2).
Warner threw for 395 yards as the Rams (4-0) increased their scoring average to 40 points. The defending Super Bowl champions have reached 30 points in an NFL-record 10 consecutive regular-season games.
The Rams' defense, ranked next to last in the NFL coming into the game, pitched in with eight sacks -- three by Grant Wistrom -- two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, one of them returned 94 yards for a TD by Keith Lyle.
Chiefs 23, Broncos 22
Elvis Grbac rallied Kansas City (2-2) from a 12-point third-quarter deficit with a pair of TD passes, including a 22-yarder to Derrick Alexander with 2:21 left.
Grbac's 15-yard toss to Tony Gonzalez midway through the third quarter made it 19-14.
Gus Frerotte, subbing for injured Brian Griese, was 18-for-31 for 208 yards for Denver (2-2).
Titans 23, Steelers 20
Steve McNair, out of the starting lineup because of a bruised sternum, replaced injured backup Neil O'Donnell and threw an 18-yard TD pass with 1:25 left for Tennessee (2-1).
McNair came in with 2:35 remaining after O'Donnell had his lower lip split open on a sack and wobbled to the sideline.
McNair completed two straight passes and scrambled for 9 more yards before connecting with tight end Erron Kinney for the go-ahead TD.
Kordell Stewart, subbing for an injured Kent Graham, moved Pittsburgh (0-3) to the Titans 32, but Kris Brown's 50-yard field-goal attempt with 18 seconds left was short.
49ers 41, Cowboys 24
Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens caught two touchdown passes each as San Francisco won its first game in four tries and only its second in 16 games.
The 49ers and Cowboys, who played each other in six NFC title games and have played in 13 Super Bowls between them, are both 1-3.
Owens ran to midfield after catching a 3-yard touchdown pass and demonstrated on the Cowboys' star logo. Emmitt Smith then spiked the ball on the logo when he scored for Dallas. Late in the game, Dallas' George Teague was ejected after he tackled Owens when he headed for the logo again.
Dolphins 10, Patriots 3
Miami became the first NFL team ever to allow just one touchdown in its first four games as it shut down Drew Bledsoe and New England (0-4).
The Dolphins (3-1) made one big play -- a 53-yard TD pass from Jay Fiedler to Bert Emanuel. New England's best shot ended when Bledsoe overthrew Eric Bjornson in the end zone with just over a minute to play.
Ravens 37, Bengals 0
Rookie Jamal Lewis ran for 116 yards and a touchdown and Baltimore forced four turnovers and knocked out Cincinnati quarterback Akili Smith with a concussion.
Tony Banks threw two touchdown passes for the Ravens (3-1). The Bengals (0-3), who had only 4 yards rushing, has been outscored 74-7 this year.
Lions 21, Bears 14
Charlie Batch threw two touchdown passes and Kurt Schulz intercepted three passes from Cade McNown to lead Detroit (3-1) over Chicago (0-4).
Batch threw first-half scoring passes of 13 yards to Johnnie Morton and 36 yards to Germane Crowell, and James Stewart scored the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.
Eagles 21, Saints 7
Donovan McNabb threw for a career-high 222 yards and two touchdowns for Philadelphia (2-2).
McNabb, the No. 2 overall pick in the 1999 Class of Quarterbacks, completed 20 of 32 passes, dropping the Saints to 1-3.
Packers 29, Cardinals 3
Brett Favre threw for 277 yards and a touchdown and directed six other scoring drives for Green Bay (2-2).
The Packers intercepted four of Jake Plummer's passes, and Ryan Longwell had five field goals for Green Bay. The Packers also rushed for 176 yards, 93 on 12 carries by Ahman Green.
Seahawks 20, Chargers 12
Seattle (2-2) turned a defensive lapse by San Diego into one touchdown, and Ryan Leaf's seventh interception of the season into another.
Jon Kitna connected with a wide-open Darrell Jackson for a 68-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and Willie Williams returned an interception 69 yards for a score in the third quarter.
San Diego (0-4) managed just John Carney's four field goals.
Raiders 36, Browns 10
William Thomas intercepted Tim Couch twice, including one he ran back 46 yards for a touchdown. The Raiders (3-1) got a pair of 2-yard scoring runs from Tyrone Wheatley and another from Zack Crockett.
After passing for a career-high 316 yards last weekend in Cleveland's 23-20 victory over the Steelers, Couch was 16-for-29 for 141 yards for the Browns (2-2).
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