Three observations ...

• One of these days, reports that Norv Turner will be fired in San Diego will be accurate. This appears to be those days.

• Eliminating the kickoff in football is a ridiculous idea. Touchdown returns are as exciting as any play there is.

• Watching the Jets fumble through their quarterback situation brings three words to mind: "Told you so!"

... and two bold predictions

• Cam Newton will step from the shadows of RG3 and Andrew Luck and lead the disappointing Panthers to an upset of Atlanta.

• Further proving that the NFL makes no sense, the Vikings will upset a Bears team that dominated them 28-10 only 14 days earlier.