Before we get into the highlights from the network NFL studio shows (as provided by those nice network folks), let's note one line from the ever-quotable Al Michaels of NBC, referencing a show on another network in speaking about the Cowboys: "The only desperation on Sunday night is on Wisteria Lane."
NBC's Dan Patrick, on what he is doing to help the environment as part of the company's "green" initiative: "I've been recycling lines I used at ESPN."
Patrick on the Eagles' Donovan McNabb saying he didn't realize the game could end in a tie: "Did he think there was going to be a shootout?"
ESPN's Chris Berman on the Ravens' Joe Flacco: "Talking to John Harbaugh, coach of the Ravens, he said that Cam Cameron told him that he has put more in in eight weeks with Flacco than he's ever put in eight weeks with anyone else. That's saying something. And that Flacco has the skin of an armadillo ... stuff just rolls off."
ESPN's Tom Jackson, on the billboard he'd put up in Detroit, featuring a picture of fired GM Matt Millen: "Change we don't believe in. 0-9."
CBS' Shannon Sharpe on the Jets' Brett Favre: "How often can you say Brett Favre, during the course of a game, is not going to put the ball in harm's way at least once? Do we expect Brett Favre over the next six-seven weeks to play that flawless like he did Thursday night? I don't believe he can."
Fox's Howie Long on the Vikings' Adrian Peterson: "The most physically gifted player that I saw or played against was Bo Jackson. That was 17 years ago, his career ended vs. the Cincinnati Bengals in the playoffs. I've been waiting 17 years to say this, Adrian Peterson is close to Bo Jackson."
NFL Network's Warren Sapp on Giants coach Tom Coughlin: "When I was a free agent in Tampa Bay, there was no way I wanted to play for him, but he has really changed his perception in the league. He definitely looks like a guy I would want to play for."
NFL Network's Bob Papa on the Ravens' Le'Ron McClain: "He is a poor man's Jerome Bettis."