- The Minnesota Vikings fired head coach Mike Tice.
- Former Ohio State University standout Maurice Clarett was accused of armed robbery.
- Rice introduced former Tulsa defensive coordinator Todd Graham as its new head coach.
- With a victory over the New Orleans Saints, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC East.
- Seattle Seahawks running back Shawn Alexander set a new league record for most touchdowns in a season, with 28.
- Arizona Cardinals kicker Neil Rackers set a new league record for most field goals in a season, with 40.
- Doug Flutie converted the NFL's first drop kick in over fifty years.
Atlanta Thrashers 5, Washington 2
Anaheim Mighty Ducks 4, Nashville 2