Think a poor start dooms a team to missing the playoffs? Think again. In the past two seasons, 18 of the 24 teams that made the playoffs started out either 0-2 or 1-1, and the past three Super Bowl champions started 1-1 or 0-2. At least 20 teams will be either 1-1 or 0-2 by the end of Week 2. . . .
Six players each scored three touchdowns last week, the most to do so in one week since 1970. . . .
A revelation that should surprise no one: The University of Miami has the most players on NFL rosters with 43, replacing Florida and Notre Dame, which led the league last season with 40 each. . . .
The NFL released a bevy of trivial league-wide stats this week. This season, 339 players weigh at least 300 pounds. The Cardinals' Leonard Davis is the league's heaviest player at 384 pounds, and the Eagles have the heaviest offensive line at 323.1 pounds per player. Meanwhile, the average NFL player is 26.6 years old. Tampa Bay is the league's oldest team. Its players are 27.81 years old on average. Chicago is the youngest at 25.3 years old on average. . . .
Former Redskins defensive end Bruce Smith has joined the NFL Network as a features reporter for its "NFL Total Access" show. His first assignment was an interview with Redskins linebacker LaVar Arrington.