FOR EGGHEADS ONLY: If Buffalo's Marcellus Wiley (Columbia) sacks Miami's Jay Fiedler (Dartmouth) on Sunday, it will be the first time one Ivy Leaguer sacked another in the NFL since 1984. The sacker then was Reggie Williams (Dartmouth) of Cincinnati and the sackee was Joe Dufek (Yale) of Buffalo.
RAMALAMMA DING DONG: Atlanta and San Francisco have allowed the most points in the NFL this season, 159. San Diego is next worst with 156.
The three have one thing in common: they've played the Rams. Atlanta and San Francisco allowed St. Louis 41 points apiece and the Chargers gave up 57.
One more note: The Rams themselves are fifth from worst with 145 points allowed.
The top and bottom six teams in the league based on current level of play:
1, St. Louis (5-0). Are the '72 Dolphins getting nervous yet? Not really -- note points allowed above.
2, New York Jets (4-0). Nice solid team, with Wayne Chrebet, the Green Lantern, replacing Keyshawn the Star.
3, Minnesota (4-0). Beating Detroit in the Silverdome establishes its credentials.
4, Washington (3-2). Dan the Fan is starting to get his money's worth from oldies such as Bruce and Deion.
5, Miami (4-1). Has anyone noticed the job Dave Wannstedt is doing? Dolphins need to beat a good team on the road.
6, Kansas City (3-2). Elvis Grbac looks like he's finally become a big-time quarterback.
26, Jacksonville (2-3). Too many injuries. This may be the beginning of the end.
27, New Orleans (1-3). Despite a new administration and a lot of changes, looks a lot like last year.
28, Carolina (1-3). Turmoil on the coaching staff is a bad sign.
29, Arizona (1-3). It's hard to remember that the Cardinals made the playoffs two years ago.
30, San Diego (0-5). OK, the offense is bad. But what's happened to the defense?
31, Cincinnati. (0-4). Dick LeBeau had the Bengals playing like an NFL team for a quarter against Miami.
BYE, BYE RAVENS? -- Thirty years after he helped break the NFL's first realignment logjam, Ravens owner Art Modell is prepared to do it all over again.
Modell said Thursday he will volunteer to move the Ravens out of the AFC Central Division when the league realigns in 2002, and would welcome a return to the NFC.
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