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And so was the Saints offense, which Reggie Bush aided with 163 total yards, including a 42 yard romp for a touchdown. Sedrick Ellis and the Saints D-Line now under Ed Orgeron also looked great.
Other USC notables were Keith Rivers with 9 tackles in his debut with the Cincinnati Bengals.
And coming of an injury, Pro Bowl Safety Troy Polamalu had his first interception in nearly 2 years.
Dwayne Jarrett caught a couple passes (36 yards) for the revived Carolina Panthers who beat San Diego on the road in dramatic fashion.
And in spelling injured Tom Brady, Matt Cassel was 13 of 18 for 152 and a TD — leading the New England Patriots to a win over the Kansas City Chiefs. (Rumors are rampant that Tom Brady tore an ACL and Cassel will be the Pats QB the rest of the year.) Certainly we wish Tom Brady well, but it would be cool to see a guy that never took a snap as a starting QB at USC be prolific in one of most dominant offenses in the NFL.