Published: October 17th, 2011 | Tags: First and 10, Al Davis, Detroit Lions, Donovan McNabb, Jason Campbell, Jerry Jones, Jim Harbaugh, Jim Schwartz, John Beck, Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Rex Grossman, San Francisco 49ers, Sean Payton, Steve Mariucci, Tom Brady
The near-fight between 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh and Lions coach Jim Schwartz was the talk of the NFL on Sunday, overshadowing San Francisco’s 25-19 victory over previously undefeated Detroit. If you missed all the hubbub, you can catch a replay of the game Tuesday on NFL Network at 9:30 p.m. ET. In the meantime, Albert Breer writes that the incident reflects how both upstart teams are taking on the personality of their fiery head coaches, Steve Mariucci offers a lesson in postgame handshake etiquette, and NFL Network takes a look at some other great on-field confrontations in recent NFL history.
Here’s what else is on tap for Monday:
- The Oakland Raiders remembered legendary owner Al Davis on Sunday by winning their first home game since his passing, but the team might be without quarterback Jason Campbell for the rest of the season, leading to speculation about a trade for a big-name veteran such as Carson Palmer.
- Minnesota Vikings coach Leslie Frazier wouldn’t commit to Donovan McNabb as his starting quarterback after McNabb was benched for rookie Christian Ponder in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 39-10 Vikings loss to the Chicago Bears.
- Four interceptions on Sunday got Washington quarterback Rex Grossman benched for John Beck as the Redskins were beaten by the desperate Philadelphia Eagles, 20-13.
- The Denver Post reported Sunday that the Patriots, 49ers and Rams are all interested in acquiring Broncos receiver Brandon Lloyd before Tuesday’s trading deadline.
- Saints coach Sean Payton was a sideline casualty Sunday, suffering a torn MCL and a broken tibia when he was run into by his tight end Jimmy Graham.
- Stymied for most of the day, Tom Brady and the New England Patriots mounted a last-minute drive to beat the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, leaving Cowboys owner Jerry Jones questioning his team’s late-game strategy.
- Hear from Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks and Sunday’s winning and losing coaches, plus injury updates and more fallout from the Great Handshake War on NFL Network’s Around the League Live Monday at 1 p.m. ET.
- Watch highlights of Sunday’s best action as NFL RedZone counts down the top 5 plays from Week 6.
- Come up with names for the week’s most exciting plays, and tweet your way into the NFL history books. We’ll pick our favorites, and let users pick the final winner each week.
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