Brett Favre had his worst day as a Viking, and a Minnesota team that thought it was set at quarterback is 0-2.
At least the Vikings are certain who their starter is.
After a Sunday full of injuries and interceptions, seemingly half the league heads into Week 3 with a quarterback quandary.
The Titans’ Vince Young was pulled after his third turnover against Pittsburgh. The Steelers needed all those takeaways from their defense because they’re down to their fourth-string quarterback.
Michael Vick won the battle of backups in the Eagles' victory over the Lions, playing so well that now Philadelphia must answer questions about whether he should remain the starter when Kevin Kolb returns.
The Panthers’ Matt Moore and the Raiders’ Jason Campbell also got yanked as those two teams quickly soured on their new starters.
At this rate, maybe we’ll see a coach suiting up at quarterback for somebody.
“I know it won’t be me,” the Steelers’ Mike Tomlin said of who will start for Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay. “I’m not good enough.”
That’s all he knows. Ben Roethlisberger is suspended for two more games. Byron Leftwich, who was supposed to fill in, is out with a knee injury and was even released to make room for another defensive lineman, though he is expected to be re-signed Monday.
Then Dennis Dixon hurt his left knee early in Sunday’s game and didn’t return.
Charlie Batch took over and went 5-of-11 for 25 yards _ and the Steelers still won thanks to their defense and special teams despite not scoring an offensive touchdown. Until Dixon undergoes some tests, the identity of their starter next Sunday is a mystery.
Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher insisted there’s no question about his quarterback situation. He said after the 19-11 loss that Young will start next week against the New York Giants.
The move didn’t work Sunday as backup Kerry Collins had two turnovers of his own.
“I wasn’t concerned honestly about his feelings at that point,” Fisher said of Young. “I was trying to win the football game. And he’s our starting quarterback, and he will start this week, OK? So you know it’s not an easy thing to do to anybody. But he is going to come back, start this week and play well.”
Eagles coach Andy Reid is also adamant that Kolb is his starter, no matter how many dazzling plays Vick racks up. With Kolb out with a concussion, Vick made his first start at quarterback since 2006 and went 21 of 34 for 284 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran for 37 yards _ and frequently avoided losing yardage with his fancy footwork.