[size=12pt]Belichick's cheating could lead to dark days for NFL[/size]
By Gregg Easterbrook
Special to Page 2
Updated: September 18, 2007, 3:23 PM ET

...Stat of the Week No. 1: Stretching back to last season, Green Bay has won six consecutive games.

Stat of the Week No. 2: Defending NFC champion Chicago has two touchdowns this season – one by a punt returner and one by an offensive lineman.

Stat of the Week No. 3: Stretching back to last season, New Orleans has lost five of seven. In its past three games, New Orleans has been outscored 38-113.

Stat of the Week No. 4: Stretching back to last season, the Giants have lost nine of their last 11.

Stat of the Week No. 5: There were 11 touchdown passes in the Cincinnati-Cleveland game.

Stat of the Week No. 6: There were 10 turnovers in the Detroit-Minnesota game.

Stat of the Week No. 7: Running plays on second-and-1, second-and-1, second-and-2, third-and-1, third-and-2, fourth-and-2 and fourth-and-2, the Bills gained a combined zero yards.

Stat of the Week No. 8: Atlanta, which averaged 2 sacks allowed per game last season with Michael Vick at quarterback, has allowed 13 sacks in its first two games.

Stat of the Week No. 9: Cincinnati gained 531 yards, scored 45 points – and lost.

Stat of the Week No. 10: San Francisco is last in the NFL in offense – and undefeated...